Mifal Hapayis Launch Pop-Up Scratch-Off Instant Ticket Innovation
from Pollard Banknote
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (January 21,
2015) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce that
Mifal Hapayis, Israels
national lottery, is the first lottery in the world to launch a Pop-Up
Scratch-Off instant game, a Pollard Banknote innovation. Hanukkah, named for
the Jewish Festival of Lights, launched in early December at the 10 Israeli New
Shekels (NIS) price point (approximately $2.55 USD). The ticket is printed on
foil stock and features an image of a brightly lit menorah, giving it a festive
feel that conveys the message, Happy Hanukkah.
Pollard Banknotes Pop-Up
Scratch-Off adds an exciting new feature to a standard two-dimensional instant
ticket. With its unique use of die-cutting and scoring processes, one simple
fold transforms a conventional scratch ticket into a pop-up place card.
Hanukkah Pop-Up Scratch-Off instant tickets are great for welcoming family and
friends to Hanukkah dinnerand treating guests with an entertaining chance
to win up to 10,000 NIS!
Hanukkah is a perfect
tie-in for Pollard Banknotes Pop-Up Scratch-Off product, said
Nancy Bettcher, Vice President, Product Innovation & Development, Pollard
Banknote. Pop-Up Scratch-Off tickets placed around a dinner table add
a fun, exciting element to any celebration or gathering. This product is among
Pollard Banknotes growing range of innovative offerings that help
lotteries raise revenues to support good causes.
Since 2002, Pollard
Banknote has contributed insight, knowledge, and experience to bring new
instant ticket concepts to Israels lottery players, with the Hanukkah
ticket being the most recent one, commented Avi Levy, Mifal
Hapayis Instant Tickets Marketing Director. The Hanukkah instant
ticket complements a great Hanukkah meal and wonderful company. Everyone likes
to receive money as a gift, and with this new game, some dinner guests will be
pleasantly surprised with a winning card. This new concept has piqued
players interest and retail sales have been impressive. This games
four-week average sales are 11% higher than other 10 NIS games.
Mifal Hapayis was founded in 1951 as
a revenue source for healthcare initiatives. Today, the Lottery supports
various good causes, including education, health, social services, community
sports, culture, the environment, and the arts. In total, Mifal Hapayis has
raised over 23 billion NIS to support Israeli good causes.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and has
decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales,
and proceeds for good causes.
Pollard Banknote also plays a major
role in the charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established
in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family
and 26.5% by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL).
For more information, please visit
our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
For More Information Contact:
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Brings World-Class
Services Beyond Testing to ICE 2015
HILLEGOM, The Netherlands (January
19, 2015) Gaming
Laboratories International (GLI®) is the worlds leading
land-based, iGaming and lottery testing laboratory, and from its stand N3-210
at ICE, GLI will discuss its testing services, as well as its many world-class
services beyond testing that make GLI the go-to laboratory for regulators,
operators and suppliers who want to get more than just testing from their lab.
GLI is also the worlds leading
gaming consultancy, and GLI President James Maida will offer valuable insights
on the panel How to do Business in Indian Country, which takes
place Tuesday, 3 February at 12:00 p.m.
On its stand, GLI will shine a
spotlight on its auditing services, which contain a critical package of
services ranging from WLA compliance to IT security. These services help
regulators, operators and suppliers to improve governance, risk and compliance
processes across the entire operation. GLIs portfolio of auditing
- WLA security controls certification
- WLA responsible gaming certification
- Enterprise risk management
- Field audits
- Internal audit
- IT processes
- Network risk assessment
- PCI:DSS compliance
- Security audits
GLI is an associate member of
NASPL, CIBELAE and the
In addition to auditing, GLI offers
its clients an extensive portfolio of services, including lottery testing,
gaming device and systems testing, online gaming systems and security testing,
rule writing, consultation and professional services.
GLIs professional services
division has four main areas, each specifically designed to make doing business
in the lottery and gaming industries faster and more effective. Those
categories are: Project Management; Governance, Risk and Compliance; Technical
Services; and GLI University® Training.
GLI University conducts training for
many groups all over the world. Most recently GLI University completed its
first Masters Level Commissioner Certification Training for the National
Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). Next, GLI University will stage the North
American Regulators Roundtable on 4 and 5 March in Las Vegas, and then it will
produce the European Regulators Roundtable on 28 and 29 May in Rome.
The company also boasts an array of
exclusive tools that streamline processes and speed time to market. These tools
include the award-winning GLI Link®, Point.Click.Transfer. SM,
Point.Click.Submit.SM, GLI Mobile® and the recently released GLI CloudSM.
Land-based, lottery and iGaming
stands across the ICE Totally Gaming trade show floor will be populated by
devices and systems that have been tested and certified by GLI. In fact, at an
average of 120,000 per month, GLI issues more certifications than any other lab
for more than 475 global gaming jurisdictions worldwide.
Join GLI on stand N3-210 at ICE or
visit gaminglabs.com for more information.
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 20 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.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman,
VP of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
STRATACACHE 2014 an Annus Mirabilis or Wonderful
Company Closes $412.5M in New Contracts in 2014 -
Dramatically Accelerating Growth
CALGARY, AB, Canada (January 20,
2015) -- Carmanah
Signs is very pleased to announce that STRATACACHE, Carmanahs parent
company and a leading provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage,
content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, announced
a record year in its history with over $400 Million in new contracts closed in
2014. This represents a 400% increase over 2013.
I am very proud to have led
this group of amazing professionals through a year of tremendous
growth said Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE. Across our key
industry sectors, vertical markets and regions of the world, 2014 came together
with the critical mass that we all knew was possible.
Serving the Digital Signage,
In-Store Interactive, Mobile Digital and Media Activation marketplaces across
seven key vertical markets and nine key regions around the globe, STRATACACHE
serves mid to large tier customers with world class technology, strategy, media
and sales optimization solutions to help customers improve their sales growth,
revenue performance and to enhance the quality of their customer
As we continue our drive
towards $1 Billion in annual sales, we know that we have a significant journey
ahead of us, but our 2014 success clearly demonstrates that the digital signage
and digital interactive market opportunities are significant and that
STRATACACHE has grown into a market leader in this industry. said
Riegel. Our results-oriented business approach has gained the trust of
many new Fortune 500 clients as well as continued investment from our existing
client base worldwide.
About Carmanah Signs
Carmanah enables lotteries and
casinos to engage players by designing and supplying digital sign networks,
digital media experiences and value-added LED signs.
Carmanah is the world leader for the
global lottery market in the development and production of wirelessly-updated
lottery jackpot signs, which increase jackpot awareness, sales and ultimately
revenues for good causes. Carmanah has provided over 100,000 wireless jackpot
signs for lottery retailers in 41 lottery jurisdictions.
Carmanahs LED and digital
table game signage is installed in over 500 casinos on all five major
continents, helping to inform, engage and retain casino players.
Carmanah is the gaming division of
Stratacache, a leading global provider of digital sign software, hardware and
network services. Carmanah and Stratacaches digital technologies improve
in-store shopper experience, promote retail conversion and assist with mobile
CONTACT: Heather Saunders, Tel.:
+1.403.930.4273, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Carmanah Signs.
Smell of Bacon in the Air: New Hampshire Lottery Launch Bacon-Scented
CONCORD, New Hampshire (January 21,
2015) The New Hampshire
Lottery has launched its first scratch-n-sniff ticket, the I Heart Bacon
Scratch Ticket, which features a $1,000 grand prize and the priceless aroma of
The new bacon-scented scratch ticket
went on sale Monday, January 5th.
When players scratch the ticket, the
tickets scented ink releases a generous whiff of bacon.
To highlight the tickets
launch, the New Hampshire Lottery will hand out free delicious, savory strips
of bacon and $1 I Heart Bacon scratch tickets (while supplies last) to generate
awareness for this new game in Keene, Durham, Hooksett and Manchester.
The Lottery is focused on
developing new and fun ways to engage customers. The I Heart Bacon scratch
ticket combines two things people love: the chance to win cash and the
wonderful, enticing smell of bacon, said Charlie McIntyre, Executive
Director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
Every time players scratch
an I Heart Bacon ticket, they will think it is time for Saturday morning
breakfast, and they might just scratch and sniff their way to
The NH Lotterys Bacon Truck
will visit a number of New Hampshire locations to hand out free slices of
thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon.
The I Heart Bacon ticket game is
easy to play.
Reveal a "HEART" symbol and win the
prize shown. Reveal a "BACON" symbol, and win double the prize shown.
The grand prize is $1,000.
SOURCE: New Hampshire Lottery.
MECN's Benchmarking Report on the Global Lottery
MECN presents the 2014/2015 edition of its
lottery benchmarking study with a special focus on social media activities of
LONDON / MUNICH, (January 20, 2015) -- For the
sixth time since 2007, MECN is updating and expanding its unique and
well-received benchmark study of the global lottery industry. This study again
provides a wealth of information on lottery-specific industry benchmarks far
beyond existing sales comparisons. The 2014/2015 edition also includes a large
number of analyses of the Internet/digital segments. Since social media and
networks, such as Facebook, and social gam(bl)ing are becoming more and more
important, MECN again included analyses of activities and successes of
lotteries in social media.
The updated study includes:
- Sales-related benchmarks - Total
sales and product-related sales (e.g., lotto, betting, instant, ...)
benchmarks, such as per-capita sales analyses.
- Sales channel benchmarks - such as
number of residents and sales per outlet, ...
- Internet/digital segments and
channels - The report offers many analyses of the
Internet/digital/mobile segments and channels, including breakdown by product
(Internet lotto, betting,...), users, .... Also included are comparisons to
private Internet gambling companies.
- Social media and networks benchmarking and
success stories - In-depth analyses of the social media activities
(Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) of lotteries. Moreover, the report includes
several best practice case studies identifying potential success factors.
- Marketing benchmarks - such as
marketing/advertising expenses in % of total sales, optimal media mix of the ad
- Marketing benchmarks, such as marketing/advertising
expenses in % of total sales, optimal media mix of the ad budget, ...
- Operating expense benchmarks -
such as operating expenses in % of sales broken down into human resources
(e.g., average personnel expenses, sales per employee), IT and communications,
and other benchmarks.
- Best practices - For most
benchmark areas we provide updated best practice case studies of the leading
- Large number of lotteries analysed and most
up-to-date information - Analyses of data from ca. 130 state/public
lotteries and operators for the years 2013 and 2012 as well as long-term trend
analyses reaching back to 2005.
In total, the report has 95 pages
and 96 graphs/exhibits.
The study can be obtained at:
MECN is a network of experts on issues concerning the media and
entertainment industry. Together they provide in-depth knowledge, analysis, and
advice to global clients.
CONTACT: Martin Oelbermann, Tel: +49 (0)89 3835
6785, e-mail: email@example.com.
Cowboy Draw, Wyoming's Own Game, Coming This Spring
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (January 16, 2015)
-- Get ready to draw, Wyoming! The
Corporation is proud to bring you Wyoming's very own lottery game, Cowboy
Draw. Set to launch in the spring of 2015, Cowboy Draw gives players
better odds and ensures that winning tickets will be sold from a WyoLotto
retailer right here in the Cowboy State.
"Being a Wyoming-specific game
means more Wyoming players winning top jackpot prizes and more Lottery money
staying in the Cowboy State," said Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyoming Lottery
Corporation. "I expect that the Cowboy Draw game will become an extremely
popular addition to our game portfolio."
Cowboy Draw is a draw game, that
plays similar to Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Players choose five
numbers ranging from 1 to 45. A player who correctly matches all five numbers
is the jackpot winner. Players who correctly match four, three and two numbers
also win cash prizes of $1,000, $20 and $5, respectively. Tickets cost $5 per
ticket with two chances to win per ticket.
Clontz explained that the big
attraction for the Cowboy Draw game, offered only in Wyoming, is that more
WyoLotto players will win larger prizes. "The minimum jackpot will be
$250,000, and it will grow until someone wins it. Someone asked me if the
jackpot could realistically hit $1 million, and the answer is
Cowboy Draw has an approximate
payout of 68 percent, whereas Powerball and Mega Millions payouts are 50
percent. This gives our Wyoming players another great reason to play this game,
said Clontz. Because Cowboy Draw is not a national game, all proceeds are
retained in Wyoming.
In May 2014, the Lottery Board
decided to explore the addition of new games to continue to expand the
entertainment value associated with playing the lottery and increase revenue
potential. In August 2014, Lottery conducted focus groups in Wyoming to
evaluate player reactions to the new game concepts. After reviewing the
research, the board decided to go with a Wyoming-specific draw game in the
spring of 2015 and other games will follow. The Cowboy Draw game will launch on
March 15, Clontz added.
To receive updates and notifications
about the upcoming Wyoming Cowboy Draw game, visit
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery.
Changes Coming to LOTTO MAX Mean Bigger
MONCTON, Canada (January 15, 2015)
-- LOTTO MAX is upping its game by introducing even bigger jackpot
opportunities. Starting in July 2015, players will see the LOTTO MAX jackpot
maximum increase from $50-million to $60-million.
For five years now, LOTTO
MAX has been offering jackpots that maxed out at $50-million, says
Manon DesLauriers, Senior Brand Manager of national and regional games with
Atlantic Lottery. Players have told us though, that theyd be
excited by even bigger jackpots. With this change, if a $50-million jackpot is
not won, it could grow to $60-million.
MAXMILLIONS, additional $1-million
prizes, will still be added when the jackpot reaches $50-million, and will grow
along with the jackpot.
Every lottery game is
unique and each appeals to people for different reasons. LOTTO MAX
players enjoy the combination of a big jackpot and the possibilities of
MAXMILLIONS prizes as the jackpot grows. This game definitely
delivers, notes Manon.
To support the increase in the
maximum jackpot, the prize structure will be adjusted slightly. The funding for
prizes will remain at 48% of sales; however, minor adjustments will be made to
the prize pools for the 5/7, 6/7 and 6/7+Bonus categories. The price for a
LOTTO MAX ticket remains the same at $5.
The six-month lead time
announcing the changes will allow all Canadian lotteries to ensure their
players and their systems are ready for the change, explains Manon.
LOTTO MAX customers are being notified of these changes through
notices on our websites and signage at retail and top of ticket
Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned
by the four Atlantic provinces which means that we return 100% of our
profits to Atlantic Canada. Interested in finding out more about who we are and
what we do? Please visit askaway.ca, find us on Twitter at @al_lottery, or like
us on Facebook.
For more information CONTACT: Carla
Bourque, Phone: (506) 867-5800 ext. 5814, e-mail:
SOURCE: Atlantic Lottery.
Optimal Payments and OLG Partnership Now Live
NETBANX iGaming Solution
Fully Integrated and Operational on PlayOLG
LONDON, MONTREAL and NEW YORK
(January 15, 2015) -- Optimal Payments Plc (AIM: OPAY), a leading global online
payments provider, announces that its NETBANX® iGaming payment solution is
now fully integrated and operational on the new
Ontario Lottery and Gaming
(OLG) regulated online gaming site, PlayOLG.ca. This follows the
announcement on April 22, 2014 of a five-year service agreement between OLG and
PlayOLG offers regulated online
interactive lottery, casino and poker games for residents of Ontario as well as
the ability to purchase lottery tickets.
Major European and North American
regulated gaming operators already use Optimal Payments' iGaming services, and
the company is pleased to include OLG as a marquee client.
"We are as committed as OLG to
provide responsible and sustainable online gaming," said Danny Chazonoff,
COO, Optimal Payments. "Offering regulated services in this sector is highly
complex and we shared our expertise and experience with OLG. This helps the
company achieve its goal of responsible play while supporting community and
Through its proprietary NETBANX
processing platform that supports integrated technologies and tokenization
capabilities, Optimal Payments provides OLG the ability to deliver an enhanced
customer experience while maximizing conversions.
Through a single platform, Optimal
Payments' suite of services for online operators includes: regulatory-compliant
account funding and disbursements; risk and fraud management; and comprehensive
data management and reporting.
About Optimal Payments
Optimal Payments is a global
provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in
over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each
year. Merchants use the NETBANX® platform and services to simplify how they
accept credit and debit card, direct-from-bank, and alternative and local
payments; and the NETELLER® service to increase revenues and capture new
customers. Consumers use the multilingual and multicurrency NETELLER and
Net+® Card stored-value offering to make secure and convenient payments. In
July 2014, Optimal Payments acquired Meritus Payment Solutions and GMA as part
of the company's commitment to strengthen its presence in the US market.
Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM, with a
ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company Optimal Payments Ltd is authorized
and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority
(FRN: 900015). For more information on Optimal Payments visit
www.optimalpayments.com or subscribe at:
SOURCE: Optimal Payments Plc.
Italy's Serie B Sign Agreement with Sportradar Security Services For
Secure Integrity Education for Clubs
GALLEN, Switzerland (January 15,
2015) -- Today, Italys second division, Lega Serie B, signed an agreement
with Sportradar Security Services, under which the betting fraud prevention
specialists will provide both education workshops and e-learning packages to
all 22 club teams for this season and the next two.
Under the terms of the agreement,
the workshop and e-learning modules will be provided to the senior team and
youth teams of each club. Workshops will help all participants understand
why match-fixing is a growing problem, how fixers make their approaches and
what the consequences of fixing are, using real-life case studies. The
e-learning tutorials will support and supplement the workshops, ensuring that
each participant understands what they have learnt and is comfortable with the
Speaking alongside Sportradars
spokesperson, the Lega Serie B President, Andrea Abodi stressed not just their
own commitment to fraud prevention and detection, but the whole of Italian
professional footballs strong stance on honesty and integrity.
Mr Abodi made the following
commitment: The most important asset of football are its supporters.
Deceiving football supporters means deceiving the whole football world. That is
the reason why knowledge and training about match fixing is essential for Serie
Bs credibility, and is fundamental to ensuring our stadiums are full. I
would like to underline how important teamwork is to ensuring the effective
defeat of match-fixing, and our key ally is Sportradar, which already
collaborates with many other football associations worldwide.
Managing Director Integrity and
Strategy at Sportradar Andreas Krannich, had this to say: Our
market-leading Fraud Detection System already monitors every match in all five
professional leagues in Italy. No other country has that level of coverage.
Today successfully closes the circle. This exclusive agreement means that our
unparalleled integrity education services will reach all 102 professional clubs
in Italy. We could not be prouder that all of these stakeholders have shown
this level of trust in us and we will ensure that professional football in this
country gets the most informed, joined up and credible information and insight
About Lega Serie B
The Lega Nazionale Professionisti
Serie B (Italian for National League of Professionals Serie B), commonly known
as Lega Serie B, is the governing body that runs the second tier of
professional football competitions in Italy. Founded on 7 July 2010, the
national competition includes 22 teams.
For more information about Lega
Serie B, please visit: www.legaserieb.it.
Mark the Dates for WLA Marketing Seminar London (February 4 - 6,
2015) - 'Rediscovering the Customer'
LONDON, U.K. (January 18, 2015) --
Marketing Seminar & Workshop
On Design Thinking
4 - 6, 2015 Hotel Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
It is not just about digital or
terrestrial channels; it is not just about narratives, stories and respectful
two-way dialogue; it is not just about engagement and
share-ability; it is not just about legacy and metrics
ultimately about the customer.
The 2015 WLA/EL Marketing Seminar
will offer a range of speakers from lotteries, suppliers and the private sector
who will explore these themes and situate them in the lottery and gaming
We will explore common principles of
effectiveness in advertising; we will hear reports of lottery game and
distribution innovations; we will hear novel ideas such as the lottery as
publisher, the paperless lottery and how much of a threat is
social gaming. Is omni-channel or multi-channel the future, or is
there still a future for non-digital aficionados?
Over and above that you are also
invited to attend a workshop on design thinking prior to the Marketing Seminar.
In recent years design thinking has
made its way into strategy research and literature, now representing a new era
in the field of business strategy. Design thinking is a strategic approach
focusing on how an organization can continuously address emerging changes in
customer needs, technology and the competitive environment and successfully
position itself with a sustainable competitive advantage.
In the EL/WLA Workshop on Design
Thinking in London, participants will be introduced to the topic of design
thinking, followed by practical hands-on phases working on a specific problem
statement they all can relate to. The goal is to get a general understanding of
the design thinking process and apply it practically. The workshop will be
facilitated and organized by design thinking specialist Hester Hilbrecht.
note: our marketing seminar coincides with the International
Casino Exhibition (ICE) and participants will get a 10% discount on entry
tickets to ICE!
We look forward to welcoming you in
Lotto24 Increases Its Market Lead, While Significantly Increasing
- Transaction volume grows by 168%, sales by
- Outlook for 2015: stabilization of market
leadership with moderate growth
HAMBURG, Germany (January 20, 2015)
-- Lotto24 AG, the leading online agent state lotteries in Germany, has
increased transaction volume by 168% and the sales volume by 180% according to
preliminary calculations, in 2014. The transaction volume was almost 82 million
euros (previous year: 30.5 million), the sales volume of about 8 million
euros (previous year: EUR 2.8 million). The gross margin has clearly exceeded
9.5% on the previous year (9.1%).
Significant increase in market share
from 12% to 21% in online business online lottery 2014 grew strongly. Lotto24
it had a considerable share.
Although the total sales of the
German lottery and pools (DLTB) 2014 declined slightly developed due to the
relatively weak jackpot development -0.7% (previous year: 10%), online sales of
state companies and private agencies increased by calculations Association of
the German Lotto by around 50% to 390 million euros (previous year: 253
The online sales of the 16 state
lottery companies grew hereafter in total by 30% to 285 million euros (previous
year: 219 million). The market share of Lotto24 has almost doubled in a
transaction volume of 82 million Euro from about 12% to about 21%. 'This is a
clear confirmation of our business model and our strategy', says Petra von
Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24.
Costs for the expansion of market
leadership expected to influence the outcome
Due to the jackpot lull in lottery
6aus49 was provisionally calculated number of newly registered customers in
2014 with 284 thousand. just below the forecast that. depending on the jackpot
situation at least 300 thousand lay new customers. The provisional total number
of registered customers amounted to 31 December 2014 around 521 thousand
(previous year:. 237 thousand).
For marketing expenses of around 13
million euros (previous year: 7.3 million EUR) thus showed acquisition cost per
new customer (CPL) of about 45 euros (previous year: EUR 35.25).
The result from operating activities
(EBIT) and net income were in 2014 due to the investment in the further
expansion of market leadership According to preliminary calculations, with
around 14 million euros (previous year: 11.3 million), or just under 16
million euros (previous year: 10.5 million euros) as predicted by higher losses
than in the previous year was characterized.
Forecast 2015: stabilization of
market leadership with moderate growth
in 2015 plans to Lotto24 to expand
its market leadership moderate. As part of this strategy, the company is,
however, to focus more on the optimization of CPLs in conjunction with the
previous year significantly lower marketing costs, which - is expected to lead
to a correspondingly reduced subscriber growth - depending on jackpot
situation. 'Lotto24 will continue to invest long term in the expansion of
business and market share while the result of weight strategically
stronger,' said von Strombeck.
At the same time, the company is the
insourcing begun in 2014 of strategic IT sector continues to be independent in
the long term, to open the way for further cooperation in the field of B2B and
client services and implement their own development needs flexible, faster and
easier in the future to can.
Assuming an unchanged regulatory
environment and depending on the jackpot situation Lotto24 AG therefore expects
a significant increase in transaction volume by up to 50% over the previous
year and a slight improvement in gross margin for the 2015 fiscal year. In
addition, both EBIT and net income are expected to be characterized by lower
losses than in the previous year.
About the Lotto24 (www.lotto24-ag.de)
Lotto24 is the leading German
mediator of state-licensed lotteries on the Internet (www.lotto24.de). The
company includes in the sales order from gaming contracts for lottery products
such as Lotto 6aus49, Game 77, Super 6, euro jackpot and Glücksspirale
with the respective lottery operators.
Formed in 2010, the company was in
2012 one of the first private online lottery agent that becomes active in the
German market became active after the new State Treaty on gaming and received
all necessary government permits. Since July 3, 2012, the Lotto24 AG is listed
Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Prime.
Lotto24 aims to increase the lead as
the leading German mediator of lottery products on the Internet.
CONTACT: Lotto24, Vanina Hoffmann /
Verena von Gehlen, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Tel .: +49 (0)
40/82 22 39-501, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentor Wins the Framework Agreement on IT Security with Svenska
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (January 20, 2015)
-- Sentor has won a framework agreement on IT security with Svenska Spel. This
contract applies to IT security and valid for two years with an option to
extend for a further 1 + 1 years.
The framework agreement covers the
three areas of IT security, code review and information security, where IT
security, inter alia, review, development and implementation of technical
All tenders that were included in
the contract was evaluated based on the three dimensions of quality; ability to
carry out consultancy work of high quality, quality and competence assurance
and collaboration and communication with the Svenska Spel as a customer.
Of the companies that participated
in the procurement and went on Sentor is the company that received the highest
quality score of all when it comes to the qualitative evaluation criteria.
- Sentor has long been supplying
security consultants to various companies in the gaming industry. It has given
us a unique insight on the challenges facing the industry. Our high scores in
the evaluation criteria is pleasing and verifies that we have a delivery
quality equivalent to Swedish Spel's high standards, says Anders
Söderström, CEO of Sentor.
- The agreement with Swedish
Games gives us the opportunity together with their internal resources to ensure
that the requirements regarding responsibility and safety are met fully,
says Anders Söderström, CEO of Sentor.
The agreement is valid for two years
with an option to extend for a further 1 + 1 years.
For more information, please
CONTACT: Anders Söderström, CEO, Sentor, Tel: +46 707 57 30 55,
Loto-Québec Presents Its Annual Awareness Campaign as a
Reminder of the Role of Chance in Gambling
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (January
19, 2015) -- Loto-Québec launches its third annual awareness
campaign, signed This is always the chance to decide . Since last night, new
information messages are broadcast on television, on the web and display, in
French and in English ( It's all up to luck ). The campaign will be
particularly visible on all the digital displays of the Montreal metro.
Aired for eight weeks, from 18
January to 15 March, the consumer campaign seeks to remind people of the
importance of the role of chance in gambling and money in addition to
addressing some myths associated with lotteries, slot machines and video
In support of this campaign, the
website lejeudoitresterunjeu.com includes a wealth of information for demystify
gambling and money and allowing players to make informed choices. This website
is interactive; The public is invited to ask them any questions on
participation in gambling and money, and the strategies to keep the game a
Loto-Québec is committed to
promote the adoption of good gaming habits. The campaign It is always the
chance to decide is one of many measures taken by Loto-Québec over the
years to inform and equip players so they do not exceed their limits of time
The self-exclusion programs
available in casinos in gaming halls and on the website Espacejeux.com ;
control programs of age for people under 18 years; and the devices integrated
with video lottery terminals are also part of measures to promote responsible
Help throughout Quebec
Loto-Québec recalls that help
and support are available free throughout Quebec for people who are concerned
about their gambling habits or those of a loved one.
Many treatment centers are available
to them, as well as the site aidejeu.com and an anonymous telephone service,
confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1 800 461-0140).
About Loto Québec
Loto Québec's mission is to
manage the supply of gambling and money responsibly fostering order, the extent
and interest of Quebecers.
Each year, it spends more than $ 30
million to the fight against excessive gambling. In September 2012,
Loto-Québec became the first lottery company internationally to obtain
the renewal certification level 4 of the framework Responsible Gambling World
For further information CONTACT:
Jean-Pierre Roy, Director of Communications and Media Relations.
Loto-Québec, Telephone: 514 499-5151.
SOURCE: Loto Quebec.
KOH-LANTA®: Ready for a New Adventure?
FRANCE (January 21, 2015) -- On
January 5, La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ®) launched a new temporary instant
game inspired by the popular reality game show Koh-Lanta®, in association
with TF1 Enterprises and Adventure Line Productions (Zodiac Media). In France,
this is the first time a television programme becomes a scratch game. 30
million tickets in more than 33,400 points of sale will be available.
The ticket costs 3 and
players can win up to 30,000. Launched in 2001, Koh-Lanta®, the
French version of US TV show Survivor, is one of the most popular
TV shows in France.
After almost two years of absence,
the programme returned in September 2014 with a special edition.
The scratch game recreates the world
of the show: an adventurous setting, a deserted beach, immunity totems, iconic
challenges (eating insects, rafting race, archery
), red and yellow
The ticket features two play areas:
a main area with 5 challenges and a bonus area.
The rule of the main area is simple:
the player (yellow team) competes against the red team in a series of
The player has to scratch all the
totems. For each challenge, if the score of the players team is higher
than the one from the opposite team, he wins the corresponding prize.
The bonus area consists in finding 1
to 3 palm tree symbols in order to win the priz associated.
Winnings can be cumulated.
Overall chances of winning are 1 in
déposée par la société ADVENTURE LINE
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For more information, please
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International Relations Email: email@example.com or Antoine
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International Hockey Federation Has Signed Up to the International
Olympic Committees Integrity Betting Intelligence
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (January 20,
2015) -- The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the
International Olympic Committees (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence
As an intelligence-sharing digital
platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member National Associations to
access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event
owners and the major sports-betting entities.
The objectives set out by the IOC
through the implementation of IBIS are three-fold:
To safeguard sports from the threat
connected to illegal sports betting
To support international federations
and multi-sport event organisers with intelligence and information exchange
To create a framework for
transparency, confidentiality and trust across all users
FIH joins the seven Olympic winter
sports federations and a growing number of Olympic summer sports federations
which have already joined IBIS in view of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de
FIH have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with the IOC and implementation of the system is to come into
effect in 2015.
FIH President Leandro Negre said:
We are pleased to sign up to IBIS and to be working together with the
IOC in the fight against corruption in sport. As the world governing body
of hockey, it is our responsibility to ensure the integrity of the sport is
upheld and protected from the threats that are match-fixing and corruption. We
are confident that this partnership will help safeguard hockey and all other
Olympic sports and see it as an excellent step forward."
SOURCE: International Hockey