GTECH S.P.A. Subsidiary Gtech Corporation Awarded Seven Year
Integrated Services Contract To Provide New Lottery Technology And Ongoing
Services To The Missouri Lottery
Company to receive approximately
$112 million in revenues over seven-year term
ROME, (ITALY) and PROVIDENCE, RHODE
ISLAND (U.S.), (Nov. 21, 2014) --
GTECH S.p.A. announced that
its subsidiary GTECH Corporation (GTECH) has been awarded a seven-year
integrated services contract to provide a new central gaming system, a variety
of lottery/self-service machines, multimedia displays, an upgraded
telecommunications network, and related ongoing services to the
GTECH has been the major lottery
technology and services provider to the Missouri Lottery since 1991. The new
contract, which is scheduled to run for seven years beginning in the second
half of 2015, is the result of a competitive procurement, and includes one
three-year extension option, exercisable at the Lottery's discretion. GTECH
expects to receive revenues of approximately $112 million over the seven-year
Over the past 23 years,
GTECHs flexible technology solutions and marketing insights have
supported the Missouri Lotterys innovative approaches and multi-faceted
GTECH Americas President and CEO
Jaymin B. Patel. Through this agreement, our robust, forward-thinking
solutions will help to ensure that the Lottery continues to grow and raise
funds for good causes.
The Missouri Lottery is
continuously seeking new ways to increase profits for public education through
strategic innovation, said Missouri Lottery Executive Director May
Scheve Reardon. This agreement with GTECH will continue to drive the
Lotterys performance to greater levels as technology and player
Under the terms of the new contract,
GTECH will provide the Missouri Lottery with a full set of integrated services,
including a new central gaming system and replacement of Lottery Scratcher
Validation and back-office systems, based on GTECHs Enterprise
Series® platform. It will also replace draw-based lottery terminals with
approximately 3,500 full-service Altura® GT1200 terminals and 1,500 Altura
GT1200 Compact terminals, both featuring the fastest play slip reader and
fastest thermal printer in the industry.
In addition, the Company will
provide self-service machines, as well as its Enterprise Series MultiMedia
(ESMM) monitors, including Smart Shows, for Lottery and Keno. ESMM allows the
Lottery to manage, distribute, and display vibrant multimedia content, such as
games, Lottery advertising, promotions, jackpot updates, and other messages
through a single point of control, while Smart Shows technology gives operators
the power to load and display automated yet dynamic and flexible marketing
content precisely displayed by audience type, geographic location, and/or
terminal type and display. The Company will also upgrade the existing VSAT
GTECH will continue to provide
ongoing services to the Lottery, including field service management, operations
data center services, communications, software and QA testing, marketing and
events specialization, and retailer training. Since Missouri Lottery sales
began in 1986, the Lottery has provided the state and public education with
nearly $5 billion, including currently funding 65 percent of the A+ Scholarship
GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial
operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets,
delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the
highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation.
The Company is listed on the FTSE MIB at the Italian Stock Exchange under the
trading symbol GTK and is majority owned by De Agostini S.p.A. In
2013, GTECH had approximately 3.1 billion in revenues and 8,600 employees
with operations in approximately 100 countries on six continents.
For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392 7452
T. (+39) 06 51899030
This news release and those archived
are available at www.gtech.com
SOURCE: GTECH S.P.A.
INTRALOT Receives Award For Its Commitment To
ATHENS, Greece (November 26, 2014)
-- INTRALOT received the
honorary award for business excellence from the Hellenic Management
Association, at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards ceremony held in Athens
yesterday before an audience of government and business representatives.
The honorary distinction recognizes INTRALOT for its enduring participation in
the certification process and for its continued commitment to business
INTRALOT holds the "Recognised for
Excellence (R4E) in Europe - 5 Stars" award of the European Foundation for
Quality Management (EFQM) since 2011, for its commitment to operational
excellence and the highest quality standards, its ability to innovate and
pledge to create value for customers and stakeholders alike. The companys
dedication in business excellence has been ongoing, having begun with the
Committed to Excellence distinction in 2007.
Receiving the award, Mr.
Konstantinos Farris, Chief Technology Officer of INTRALOT Group, commented:
"Today's distinction is a great honor for us and I would like to express my
appreciation to the Board of the Hellenic Management Association. Our
persistent effort to develop business processes according to principles of
excellence, quality and innovation has been the basis of our growth. It has
enabled us to earn the trust of our customers and partners, while expanding our
presence worldwide, to gain competitive advantage and to further our strategy
of sustainable leadership.
INTRALOT, a public listed company,
is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing
systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive
gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad
portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing
& Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a
competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers
efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 57 jurisdictions, more
than 5.500 people and revenues of 1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more info: Ms. Persa Kartsoli,
Group Director of Corporate Communications,
T: +30-210 6156000, E:
Scientific Games Secures Nevada Gaming Commission Approval for Merger
with Bally Technologies
NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 20, 2014)
-- Scientific Games
Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today
announced that the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the Company's
pending acquisition of Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally").
The Commission's approval was the final regulatory approval required to
complete the merger. The Company expects to complete the Bally merger on
November 21, 2014, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining customary
"We are pleased to have received
unanimous approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, and we thank the
Commission, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and its staff for their diligence
in reviewing the transaction," said Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Scientific Games.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The
Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic
gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems;
sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and
interactive content and services. For more information, please visit
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Doing business in China: Five Points of corporate
Article for the Benefit
of LI Readers, by Carly Mae Penworthy - Global Marketing Executive at
Penworthy is Global Marketing Executive at
LONDON, UK (November 27, 2014) --
Wherever you are in the world, business people will have different ways they go
about working. As the lottery industry grows and globalises, this creates
exciting, dynamic opportunities as well as the potential for mishap. In the
interests of helping you avoid such pitfalls, I want to share some of the tips
Ive discovered from my experiences of working in Asia with Geonomics.
1. Red isnt a lucky
colour all the time
Weve all heard that red is a
lucky colour in China, but there are exceptions to the rule. Names, for
instance, should never be written in red. This is because traditionally the
names of the deceased were painted in red on their gravestones. Therefore, if
you write a business associates name in red, the more traditional may
think youre wishing ill upon them.
2. Avoid the aggressive
A strong handshake is often thought
of as a sign of professionalism and competency, but in China this isnt
the case. Those squeezing contests that are so common at
conferences in the West wont impress in Asia. There, handshakes last far
longer. This might seem uncomfortable at first, but dont be shy about
holding on if your counterpart is enjoying the contact its just
cementing a good business relationship.
3. Beware of the business
Business cards are exchanged for a
multitude of reasons in China, even in more casual circumstances. This means
that business cards are ubiquitous, and that you should think carefully about
having professional, up-to-date cards ready your trip.
There is also a ritual to follow
when handing over your business card. Always offer or receive a card with both
hands, and remember to look at the card before storing it away in your wallet
or purse. Treat the card itself with respect, too: its vitally important
not to write on it or shove it away hastily. And above all, never place a
business card in your back pocket.
4. Dont try to split
We all know the feeling: after a
lovely meal, the bill arrives and theres an awkward scramble to ascertain
who will be paying, or how to split the amount owed. In China, this simply
doesnt happen; the host will always pay. Therefore never attempt to
settle the bill when youve been invited to dine with a business
associate, and be prepared to pay for everyone if you have organised the
5. Keep it formal
In a world of dress-down Fridays, we
are used to the business world and our interactions within it becoming
increasingly casual. However in China, formality is very important. Avoid
coming across as overly relaxed, both in your demeanour and how you dress. And
in business situations such as meetings, remember a few key rules of etiquette.
Find out who the most senior person in the room is, and address this person
first. Then when speaking to your counterparts, refer to them by their job
title, rather than their name (for example, Chairman or Vice President).
Likewise, use nin the polite you in Mandarin when
youre addressing your elders. And finally, understand the format of
Chinese introductions and the respect this shows for institutions: first your
business contacts will refer to their company, then their job title and finally
This may seem like a lot to
remember, but making an effort is paramount to impressing overseas business
contacts and cementing a good working relationship. As someone brought up in
another culture, your attempts to learn about and follow Chinese customs will
show you in a very positive light to potential business contacts which
will stand your organisation in great stead for developing partnerships in the
Our flagship products
GeoLotto and Treasure Hunt are online games that use maps to engage a
new generation of online gamers and lottery players. The games are running in
the UK, and in September 2014 a TV advertising campaign began for GeoLotto.
Geonomics games and technology can be licensed by lottery and gaming operators
around the world.
Contact: Carly Mae Penworthy is
Global Marketing Executive at
Geonomics, a gaming
company that creates location-based lotto games.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Holds Incredibly
Successful Seminar during SAGSE Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (26 November
2014) Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) has been bringing more gaming education to Latin
America and the Caribbean, where the company recently completed an incredibly
successful Argentinean Regulators Seminar during SAGSE.
The seminar, produced under the
companys GLI University® program, drew 37 regulators from across
Argentinas nine gaming jurisdictions. The seminar covered todays
most relevant topics for the region, including new regulations, sports betting,
forensics, carbon footprints, data center architecture and ISS, and
verification tools features.
In addition to critical programming
for regulators, the event featured a Regulators Open Forum, at which 15
supplier representatives were able to gain even greater understanding of
regulators main concerns and challenges in this growing and competitive
Education has been a critical part
of GLIs mission to provide more than just testing in Latin America and
the Caribbean. Between Septembers Latin American Roundtable and the
Argentinean Regulators Seminar, GLI brought together more than 90
representatives from regulatory entities and state lotteries from 25
jurisdictions across the region.
GLI Director of Latin American
Development Karen Sierra-Hughes said, This seminar brings to an end an
incredibly successful year for GLI in Latin American and the Caribbean. We
continue to be absolutely committed to this region, and we are very pleased to
be the only gaming laboratory that is bringing so much more than just testing
to Latin America and the Caribbean, from educational events to many other
professional services. We are already planning our GLI University series for
2015, and we invite the industry to keep in close contact with us to ensure
they benefit as much as possible from everything GLI has to
GLI South America Director Javier
Diaz said, We are grateful to have the support of the many regulators,
suppliers and presenters who helped to make this event such a big success. With
new and emerging technologies, there are many important issues facing
regulators across Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world, and we are
proud to offer training forums such as this to our clients so they can benefit
from GLIs global experience and insights.
For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality land-based and
iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing
time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across Africa, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the
only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards
for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For
more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Sisal Matchpoint on air with Betradars Live Channel Retail and
GALLEN, Switzerland (November 27,
2014) -- We are proud to announce the successful launch of our Live Channel
products with Italian bookmaker Sisal Matchpoint. Sisal Matchpoint has already
integrated the Live Channel Retail in 500 retail outlets across Italy.
Furthermore, the implementation of the Live Channel Online into the
companys website sisal.it has been concluded and punters have access to
live streams with immediate effect.
Jörn Anhalt, Managing Director
Media Rights at Sportradar, said: Were very delighted to have
sealed the partnership with Italian key player Sisal Matchpoint. The
integration of Live Channel Online and Retail strengthen Sisals portfolio
significantly with entertaining and revenue-generating live streaming
solutions, dedicated for every platform.
The Managing Director of Sisal
Entertainment, Francesco Durante explained: Today, punters are looking
more and more for interaction with sports, as shown by the growth and
appreciation for live betting. Sisal Live Channel offers a rich schedule of
sports events, supported by information, statistics and the latest
With the launch of the Live Channel
Online in August 2014, Betradar fulfilled a key milestone in the execution of
being the world-leading one-stop shop provider for the betting industry. The
Live Channel Online provides online bookmakers around the world with 24/7 live
sports content to increase their business turnover.
Betradars Live Channel Retail,
launched in summer 2013 and incorporated in over 1,500 betting shops across the
world, combines live odds, live statistics and most importantly live pictures
from sporting events around the globe on one single screen. The
easy-to-implement streaming offer includes a wide range of international media
rights, such as the German DFB Cup and DFB National Team Home Matches, French
Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue, U.S Major League Soccer, German and Spanish
Basketball league and several international ATP and WTA tournaments.
International Lottery & Totalizator Systems Warn of Lottery
VISTA, California (November 20,
2014) -- Currently, there are email scams claiming to be from or associated
with International Lottery &
Totalizator Systems, Inc. ("ILTS") (PINKSHEETS: ITSI) circulating on the
internet. You might have received an email announcing that you have won a
lottery prize and are asked to provide your personal information or to pay a
fee to release the winnings.
To be clear, International Lottery
& Totalizator Systems, Inc. is not associated with this apparent scam in
These fraudulent emails use
International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc.'s name and other details
without our permission, and have been sent without our knowledge or consent.
ILTS does not run lotteries.
We are in the business of designing,
manufacturing and selling of lottery systems, terminals and services to lottery
organizations around the world. ILTS can be found on:
If you receive such email scams, do
not reply to any of these emails and do not send any money if you are asked to
wire money. We urge caution and appreciate your understanding.
CONTACT: Marketing Department,
International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc., Phone: 760-598-1655
SOURCE: International Lottery &
Guide to Gambling Advertising Codes
UNITED KINGDOM (November 2014) --
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 requires that only gambling
operators licensed by the Gambling Commission (the Commission) are permitted to
advertise to consumers in Great Britain or provide them with remote gambling
This simplifies the position for
carriers of advertising. Carriers of gambling advertising will need to ensure
they only permit gambling operators licensed by the Commission to advertise in
Licensed operators who offer online
gambling are required to display a link (on all web pages that are used to
access gambling) to their licensed status with the Commission so consumers can
quickly verify that the operator has a licence.
Consumers and carriers of
advertising can also check whether operators have a licence by accessing the
Commissions register of licensed operators.
It is a requirement of the
Commissions Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) that gambling
operators wishing to advertise must comply with the advertising codes of
practice which apply to the form and media in which they advertise their
gambling facilities or services.
The Committees of Advertising
Practice (CAP) write and maintain the UK Advertising Codes which are
administered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
CLICK HERE to download the Guide to Gambling
SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.
Lottery Names Apparent Successful Offeror for I-Lottery
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (November 24,
2014) -- The Kentucky Lottery
Corporation's (KLC's) board of directors on Friday approved GTECH S.p.A. as
the apparent successful offeror to provide iLottery services and games in
Kentucky. The action followed an extensive competitive bid process, and will
allow contract negotiations to begin.
The KLC hopes to have the iLottery
platform ready to launch by later in calendar year 2015. "As a business, we
have to continue to change and evolve to meet the demands of our players and to
stay competitive in the entertainment marketplace, said the KLC's
President and CEO Arch Gleason. "Many consumers today want to do business
online, and we view this as a different channel to offer our games to new
customers. Its vital we stay up to date with our products, as students
across the Commonwealth depend on us for scholarship and grant
"We really don't see this as
competition for our existing brick-and-mortar retailers," said Gleason.
"In states where Internet sales are currently underway, the amount of these
new sales have been small, yet at the same time traditional brick-and-mortar
retailers have seen their lottery business continue to grow. This has also been
the experience for European and UK lotteries, which have been selling lottery
products online for more than a decade. We expect this to be the same case in
Kentucky, and are looking at ways that would potentially involve traditional
retailers in the program."
Gleason also said no decision has
been made as to which lottery products will be available at launch.
Our product launch plans will be set through discussions with GTECH in
the coming months, said Gleason.
According to Vice President of
Finance Rick Kelley, sales for FY15 thru October were $287 million, which is
$13.5 million more than the same period in FY14 but $8.2 million below budget.
Scratch-off ticket sales showed the most growth, surging $11.2 million ahead of
the same period last year with $178 million in sales. Draw game sales however
dropped $12 million from the same period last year with $94.8 million in sales.
Keno, which first went on sale in November 2013, has seen $14.2 million in
sales. This is $2.9 million below budget.
Executive Vice President and CFO
Howard Kline reported draw game sales have definitely been hurt by the lack of
large jackpot runs in the Powerball game. "Powerball is currently down 41.3%
or $14.1 million from last year," Kline said. "The game has not
hit its sales target for a single
week this year, and its our most profitable product. Powerball sales as a
whole are down 49% across the industry."
In other business, the board
approved rules and regulations for 13 scratch-off tickets and one draw
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be January 23 2015. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM
EST, and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery has earned more
than $4 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit www.kheaa.com to find
out more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information
Chip Polston, Jennifer
Sara Westerman (502) 560-1675
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery.
Statement on claims suggesting the State will be at a Loss due to
State Treaty on Gambling.
KIEL, Germany (November 19, 2014) --
The media coverage that Schleswig-Holstein in 2015, will lose an additional 60
million euros from occupying the gambling tax, is wrong. In the proposed
amendments to the State Government on the draft budget 2015 (so-called.
Nachschiebeliste) amount taken into account is an adjustment of payment from
the settlement process between countries for the sports betting tax.
"The German Tax Law is very
complex, sometimes its necessary to read deeper into the matter,
"said Finance Minister Monika Heinold.
The Schleswig-Holstein Act on the
Restructuring of gambling from 20.10.2011 was in the field of sports betting
replaced by a federal law amending the Betting and Lotteries Act on 29.06.
For the sports betting tax was
introduced on 01.07.2012 nationwide. Linked to this was a change of
Responsible for the execution of the
sports betting tax under the Betting and Lotteries Act were by the end of 2013,
a tax office in Schleswig-Holstein and one in Hesse. As of 2014, this is only
responsible for the account between the states of Hesse, Hamburg is
Schleswig-Holstein had from the
sports betting tax in 2012 and 2013, a relatively high volume. This is followed
by the decomposition amounts to be paid and prepayment amounts calculated for
the following years. As a result, Schleswig-Holstein has in 2014, a negative
volume of about 104 million euros. 2015 parts thereof shall be reimbursed by
the other countries after settlement of the decomposition.
This reimbursement was taken by the
state government in connection with the tax assessment taking into account the
fiscal equalization in the proposed amendments to the draft budget for 2015.
The Treasury expects recoveries totalling about 60 million euros. However,
owing to the inclusion in the financial equalization, these revenues reduce the
balance on a seven-figure sum.
Responsible for this press release:
Düsternbrooker Weg 64, 24105
Telephone 0431 988-3906 | Fax
988-616 0431 3906 |
SOURCE: Ministry of Finance
NetEnt Launches Cosmic Fortune
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (November 24,
2014) -- NetEnt, the worlds leading provider of high-quality online
casino games, has unveiled its first ever five Jackpot video slot, Cosmic
This star attraction is packed with
fantastic features, including the Jackpot game, two bonus games, Free Falls,
Avalanche FeatureTM and Wild substitutions.
Cosmic FortuneTM is a 5-reel, 3-row,
15-line video slot that ensures players will love this intergalactic adventure
through deepest, darkest space.
The main mission sees three scatter
symbols award 10 Free Falls. Once the Free Falls Bonus game is launched,
players can start collecting balls. The more balls the player collects
increases the possibilities of hitting the jackpot cups in the Jackpot
One of the five Jackpots can be
secured if the target is hit three times.
NetEnt has also added Jack and the
Beanstalk to its stand-out TouchTM portfolio. This mobile version of the
classic slot tells the tale of a boy on his quest for riches. Jacks story
is portrayed through the featured Free Spins Treasure Collection in a land
ruled by giants.
Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer
of NetEnt, comments: Cosmic FortuneTM is an action-packed space
journey that leaves players wanting more and more of this mysterious
intergalactic trip. Its the first time weve included five Jackpots
as we continue to drive the online casino market forward.
For additional information please
Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer
NetEnt, Phone +356 2276 8145
Anna Romboli, Communications
Director NetEnt, Phone +46 709 124 531
Net Entertainment NE AB
Net Entertainment NE AB (Publ) is a
premium supplier of online casino games used by many of the worlds most
successful online casino operators. The NetEnt CasinoModuleTM is a leading-edge
gaming system which includes high-quality online casino games, powerful bonus
programs and a sophisticated Back Office. CasinoModuleTM creates the ultimate
gaming experience for the player, while managing billions of transactions every
year and gives online casino operators full control and management of their
casino activities. Operators are provided with a customized casino that
is easily integrated ensuring short time to market and a cost efficient
operation. NetEnt is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (NET-B). More information
about NetEnt is available at www.netent.com.
SOURCE: Net Entertainment NE AB.
AFF calls on Sportradar to Monitor Suzuki Cup
Asean Football Federation
move to protect integrity of their biennial showpiece
HANOI, Vietnam (November 24, 2014)
-- At yesterday's signing ceremony, the Asean Football Federation (AFF), which
promotes and supports the interests of the 12 South East Asian football
federations, entered into a partnership agreement with Sportradar to secure
their unparalleled coverage and analysis of the global betting markets across
all 18 matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. Under the agreement, Sportradar will
also be providing its unique education workshops to the tournament officials,
both in Hanoi and Singapore, before the tournament kicks off in Hanoi on 22
The AFF Suzuki Cup takes place every
two years, and this year, the tournament will be jointly hosted by Vietnam and
Singapore, with the eight teams contesting the group stages until 29th
November, after which the four qualifying teams will look to reach the finals
and get their hands on the trophy on 20 December 2014. Sportradar's Fraud
Detection System will notify the AFF if there are any suspicious betting
patterns on any of the 12 group games or the six games in the knock-out
Speaking about the deal, Lt Gen
Dato' Azzuddin Ahmad (Retired), the General Secretary of the AFF, said: "The
AFF Suzuki Cup is the most exciting competition in the region and has been
electrifying fans since 1996. But we are not blind to the dangers that match
fixing and manipulation poses. Together with the best monitoring system
available, we will be vigilant, precisely so that our fans don't have to be.
They can just focus on enjoying the highly competitive and entertaining
tournament and doing all they can to will their respective teams to the title
Representing Sportradar at the
signing, Senior Manager Asia Oscar Brodkin had this to add: "The last
12 months has been a whirlwind for Sportradar in Asia. We have been welcomed
and supported by so many federations. It should be incredibly encouraging and
reassuring for all football fans in the region that leaders across Asia are
standing strong in the face of match-fixing. The AFF today have shown their
unwavering commitment to integrity and we will work tirelessly to help the
tournament officials spot the danger signs and to keep the AFF abreast of any
suspicious behaviour in the regulated and unregulated betting markets. The
players and fans will make this is a magic tournament; we will do all we can to
keep it honest."
About the ASEAN Football
The AFF Suzuki Cup is a biennial
football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF),
accredited by FIFA and contested by the national teams of Southeast Asia.
A total of eight teams will vie for
the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy from November 22 to December 20, 2014. The top two
teams from the qualifiers, Laos and Myanmar, will join the six seeded ASEAN
nations - holders Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and
Vietnam - to make up the final field of eight nations.
The semi-finals and final will be
played on a home and away format from December 6 to 20.
For more information about the AFF
Suzuki Cup, please visit: http://www.affsuzukicup.com/2014
Sportradar is a worldwide leading
premium partner for the sports betting and media industry. Sportradar provides
sports data services to the bookmaking world with its brand Betradar, and to
the international media with its brand Scoreradar. Besides market leading
companies in the sports betting and media industry, Sportradar also operates a
unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) for several federations, including UEFA and
German DFB/DFL. Furthermore, Sportradar is the exclusive, worldwide distributor
for ITF (International Tennis Federation) Official Data. More than 500
businesses in over 80 countries rely on Sportradar's data depth and quality
services in their daily business. Sportradar employs over 700 highly
experienced staff worldwide. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has
offices in 30 other cities.
Contact: Alex Inglot
Head of Communications
Phone: +44 203 695 22 14
Lotterywest Doing Great Things in West
Premier opens refurbished
Wanslea - listed on the State Register of Heritage Places
Cancer Wellness Centre
completed with Lotterywest grants of more than $8m
PERTH, West Australia (November 14,
2014) -- Premier Colin Barnett today officially opened the refurbished Wanslea
in Cottesloe, now home to a unique support centre for West Australians affected
Using more than $8 million in
Lotterywest grants, the heritage-listed building has undergone extensive
refurbishment to become the Cancer Wellness Centre with four cancer support
organisations offering information and support from a central location.
"The redevelopment of Wanslea was
a significant conservation project which has also highlighted the potential to
adapt heritage projects for use as community facilities," Mr Barnett
"The conservation and re-use of
this beautiful building has not only taken it back to its former glory but also
restored Wanslea to the original purpose of caring for West
Wanslea was built as an orphanage in
1905. Throughout its history, the building has been used by various
organisations including the Red Cross to nurse returned service personnel and
by the State Government as a home for the children of sick mothers.
The Premier also acknowledged the
scale of the work undertaken in the refurbishment project and the benefit to
the wider community.
Breast Cancer Care WA, Melanoma WA,
Cancer Support WA and the Brady Support Cancer Foundation are now located in
the refurbished centre, allowing the organisations to share ideas, resources
and programs to benefit clients.
Mr Barnett said cancer was a leading
cause of death in Australia and many West Australians needed cancer support
services while they were receiving medical treatment.
"The Cancer Wellness Centre will
offer a unique integrated cancer support campus, conveniently drawing together
the services and expertise into one place to provide cancer support, learning
and prevention," he said.
The National Trust of Australia (WA)
received Lotterywest grants totalling $6.59m for the redevelopment of Wanslea
into the Cancer Wellness Centre
The Cancer Wellness Centre received
Lotterywest grants totaling $1.6m for project costs, information technology,
fit-out and website costs
For a full list of grants
recommended by the Lotterywest board and approved by the Premier, visit
iSoftBet Unveils Updated Brand Identity alongside new website
LONDON, UK (November 26, 2014) --
iSoftBet, leading provider in online and mobile gaming software is proud to
announce the launch of a new brand identity representing the growth of the
companys industry presence and better reflecting its unparalleled range
of content and services.
Embodying the core company values of
simplicity, creativity and personality, iSoftBet has today launched its brand
new logo and website featuring a cleaner, lighter and more user-friendly layout
to support the ongoing expansion of the services on offer from the gaming
Operators and players will now have
access to iSoftBets ever-growing catalogue of branded, original, mobile
and games direct from the homepage alongside clearly laid-out and accessible
information on the myriad of B2B services available to its customers.
iSoftBets rebranding comes at
a great time for the company, coinciding with its recent Alderney accreditation
and the release of a number of stunning new branded and original titles
available in both Flash and mobile formats.
iSoftBets Commercial Director
Nir Elbaz said the rebrand goes far deeper than simply changing the logo and
Looking the part is vital,
of course: we want our branding to reflect the fact that iSoftBet is at the
vanguard of gaming innovation. Weve also been working with all
departments to enhance our offering from the bottom up: from game development,
to integration methods and account management.
We feel weve created the
perfect brand identity to reflect the nature of our business and highlight the
unique services we can offer to customers.
We strive to offer our
customers the best possible service, and we cant wait to introduce the
new brand identity to new and existing customers.
With a wealth of knowledge and
experience in regulated markets, iSoftBet has quickly become a household name
in the online casino industry. Boasting an impressive collection of
games with stunning audio-visual
effects, iSoftBets unparalleled casino games collection also features a
range of unique and innovative HTML5 mobile content along with exclusive
branded content and a brand new online and terminal-based sports betting
platform. Each of iSoftBets products is created to ensure that it meets
industry standards and we combine innovation with experience to provide world
class gaming software to our partners.
Contact: Luci Apostolou, Sales
Tel: +44 (0) 208 133 2907
Jens Halle to leave NOVOMATIC GROUP
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (November
26, 2014) -- The NOVOMATIC Group has announced that gaming industry veteran
Jens Halle is to leave his joint positions as Managing Director, Austrian
Gaming Industries GmbH and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas Sales LLC.
This move, which was reached by
mutual agreement, will see Jens Halle relinquish his roles within NOVOMATIC by
the end of this year.
Commenting on the decision Mr Halle
said: Fifteen years ago I was honoured by the invitation of President
and majority shareholder Professor Johann F. Graf to join the iconic NOVOMATIC
Group as Head of Sales. Later, I was appointed Managing Director of Austrian
Gaming Industries GmbH and, assisted by a loyal team of true gaming
professionals, was able to see NOVOMATIC achieve notable success not just in
Europe but around the world. However, although I now feel the need for new
challenges and new directions, I will always be grateful for the experience of
working together with colleagues and friends and for the satisfaction that I
gained from being within one of the gaming industrys true
Commenting on the decision reached
jointly by NOVOMATIC and Jens Halle Mr Herbert Lugmayr, Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of NOVOMATIC AG, said in recognition of Mr Halles
I extend my appreciation to
Mr Jens Halle on behalf of the owner, the management board and the supervisory
board, for his long-standing commitment. Mr Halle has made a significant
contribution to the international orientation of this company. I wish him all
the best for his future.
SOURCE: Novomatic Group.
Alabama Woman Wins Largest Florida Lotto® Jackpot Of The
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 25,
2014) -- The Florida
Lottery announces that Carolyn Bell, 64, of Montgomery, Alabama, claimed
the $48 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on November
19, 2014. Bell chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of
Bell is a loyal FLORIDA LOTTO player
and plays her lucky numbers every time she visits Florida. Bell said, I
play with the hopes of winning, but never think it is actually going to happen.
All I could say was Wow! when I realized my numbers were finally
chosen. She and her husband have decided to officially retire, but have
no plans of changing their current lifestyle.
Bell purchased her jackpot-winning
ticket at Stateline Liquors, located at 1065 Highway 179 A in Westville. The
retailer received a bonus commission of $210,000 for selling the
jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot
generated more than $46 million for Floridas students and schools.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will
be Wednesday, November 26, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $3 million jackpot. FLORIDA
LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state.
Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning
numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by
phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
About The Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $27 billion to education and sending more than
700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into
Floridas economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000
Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
International Association of Gaming Regulators Announces New
Officers and Trustees At Philadelphia Conference
PHILADELPHIA, USA (November 25,
2014) -- The International Association of Gaming Regulators, Inc. (IAGR) has
announced its 2014-2015 Officers/Trustees at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting
held in Philadelphia, USA in conjunction with its annual conference.
Ms. Birgitte Sand of Denmark was
inducted as President during the associations conference in
Philadelphia. Ms. Sand is the Director of the Danish Gambling
Authority. Mr. Bheki Mlambo of South Africa was inducted as Vice
President of IAGR. Mr. Mlambo is the Chief Executive Officer of the
Mpumalanga Gambling Board. Treasurer A.G. Burnett, Chairman of the Nevada
State Gaming Control Board, and Secretary Trude Felde, Senior Advisor of the
Norwegian Gambling and Foundation Authority, retained their respective offices
for the next two years. In addition, four new Trustees were elected to
The 2014-2015 Officers/Trustees
Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish
Gambling Authority (President)
Bheki Mlambo, Chief Executive
Officer, Mpumalanga Gambling Board (South Africa) (Vice President)
A.G. Burnett, Chairman, Nevada
Gaming Control Board (Treasurer)
Blair Cairncross, Executive
Director, New Zealand Gambling Commission
Dale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer,
Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba
Susan Hensel, Director of Licensing,
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Michael Sarquis, Executive Director,
Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Håkan Hallstedt, Director
General, Swedish Gambling Authority (incoming Board member)
Jerry See, Chief Executive, Casino
Regulatory Authority of Singapore (incoming Board member)
Fortune Sekgaphane, Chief Executive
Officer, North West Gambling Board (South Africa) (incoming Board member)
Nick Tofiluk, Director of Regulatory
Operations, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom) (incoming Board member)
The conference, which was held
October 27-29, 2014, gathered over 200 attendees from 32 countries.
Among the topics covered during the
Bitcoin: Regulating the Next
Generation Payment Solution
Problem Gambling - A Glimpse
Around the World
Current & Future Trends
in Social Gaming
Testing; Probity &
Audit & Compliance
Internet Gambling; Integrity
Is Horse Racing a Dying
How to Build a Gambling
Authority; and The Future of Gaming - 2014, 2015 and Beyond.
The conference featured an opening
address from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and special keynote address by
Kevin Slavin of the MIT Media Lab.
Begun in the 1980s, IAGR works
to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation throughout the
world and provides a forum in which gaming regulators from various countries
can meet, exchange views and information, and discuss policy issues.
In addition, IAGR creates a means of
fostering cooperation between gaming regulators in the performance of their
official duties and is a central point of contact for inquiries from
governments, gaming regulatory agencies and personnel, and representatives of
the international gaming industry.
IAGR will hold its next annual
conference in Lima, Peru , October 2015.
CONTACT: Mariah Echele, IAGR
+1 (314) 973-4784
SOURCE: International Association of
Gaming Regulators - www.iagr.org.
Norsk Tipping Rolls Out Separate app for iPad
Now we have launched a
special Norwegian Tipping app for iPad. Many have wanted this to exploit the
screen size better - and now the first version is ready.
HAMAR, Norway (November 19, 2014) --
We have received many questions for
why could we not make a separate app for the iPad, so that those who have iPad
can utilize the screen size and the iPad features. It is finally here, says Tor
Erik Hagen in Norwegian Tipping.
Games And Results
- Among what you get in this app, we mention
- Improved results service My Games
- New results service for sport
- Opportunities to get push notifications
- New design
Because of Apple's policies, we are
not allowed to accept bets in the app, but it has a seamless transition to a
website for delivery. As it is mobile, explains Hagen.
He stressed that this is a first
version and that Norwegian Tipping would like feedback and improvement
SOURCE: Norsk Tipping.