LONDON, U.K. (June 1, 2015) --
International Game Technology
PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH
Corporation, has entered into an agreement with the Massachusetts Gaming
Commission to provide a central monitoring system that will monitor up to
20,000 electronic gaming devices at up to four venues in the Commonwealth, with
the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville being the first venue. IGT expects to
receive approximately $23 million in revenues over 10 years
"IGT welcomes the opportunity to
assist the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in building this new and exciting
business endeavor in the Commonwealth," said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO,
North America Lottery. "We have leveraged more than 20 years of development
expertise along with intelligence gathering and validation sessions with gaming
central system clients throughout the world to produce a system that meets both
their current and future needs: the INTELLIGEN system. We look forward to
working closely with the Commission to deliver this flexible, secure, and
robust system that will allow them to effectively manage their new business and
help to generate additional revenue for the Commonwealth."
IGT's INTELLIGEN was designed
to support new industry advancements and incorporates full support for the
Gaming Standards Association's Game to System® (G2S) protocol, as
well as existing industry standard protocols such as SAS. The INTELLIGEN system
will provide the Massachusetts Gaming Commission with the ability to monitor
electronic gaming devices using either SAS or G2S. The system will also provide
the Commission with advanced security and financial monitoring functionality,
which will assist in ensuring the integrity and transparency of the gaming
program in the Commonwealth.
The implementation in Massachusetts
will be IGT's sixth implementation of the INTELLIGEN system in the United
States, following completed implementations in Kansas, Maryland and Rhode
Island and ongoing implementations in Oregon and Pennsylvania.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT generated approximately $6 billion in revenues in 2014 and has more than
13,000 employees. For more information, please visit:
Robert K. Vincent Corporate
Communications (401) 392-7452
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (June 1, 2015)
-- Pollard Banknote Limited
(TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is excited to announce that Norway's national
lottery, Norsk Tipping AS, is the first lottery in the world to market the
latest Pollard Banknote instant ticket innovation-Eco Scratch. Pengedryss
and KryssordFlax-two instant games offered regularly in the Norwegian
market-are refreshed and revitalized with the artisanal retro visual appeal of
Pengedryss, sold at the 50 Norwegian
kroner (kr) price point, launch co Scratch.ed earlier this year, and the
30 kr KryssordFlax will be available at Norwegian retailers in late summer.
Pollard Banknote's Eco Scratch
leverages the latest package design trend-kraft paper. This trend is part of
the shift toward clean, simple designs that stand out at retail. Consumer
packaged goods companies are capitalizing on this material to give products a
handcrafted, one-of-a kind feel or to highlight an environment-friendly
feature. Although the organic, recycled look and feel of Eco Scratch
lends itself to vintage designs, it is also perfect for creating striking
modern designs when combined with well-chosen fonts and colors.
"Pollard Banknote's Eco
Scratch adds a new, distinct look to our instant game portfolio. It
offers a unique alternative to foil and white card stock, and printing on this
stock gives us color options and combinations that are simply not possible with
standard stocks," explained Vibeke K. Haakonsen, Brand Manager, FLAX (Norsk
Tipping's instant product line). "We like to change the ticket art on our
base games regularly, and Eco Scratch is the latest print innovation
Pollard Banknote's Eco Scratch
tickets also offer lottery players an eco-friendly way to play and win! Eco
Scratch paper stock is made from 60% recycled fibers (35%
"As an impulse purchase, an
instant ticket must be eye-catching. Eco Scratch offers a whole new look,
allowing tickets to cut through retail clutter, while also catering to
environmentally conscious players," said Nancy Bettcher, Vice President,
Product Innovation & Development, Pollard Banknote. "Norsk Tipping is no
stranger to trying new products and utilizing the most cutting-edge and
creative ticket art designs, so it is no surprise that they are the first
lottery to launch an Eco Scratch game. The list of lotteries taking
notice of this innovation's multifaceted value proposition is growing, with US
and other international lotteries recently adding Eco Scratch to their
instant ticket offerings."
Located in Hamar, Norway, Norsk
Tipping is a wholly state-owned lottery. Founded in 1948, the Lottery's main
objective is to provide the Norwegian people with entertaining games in a
socially responsible manner. In FY2014, Norsk Tipping contributed a record 4.2
billion kr (approximately $536 million USD) to a variety of sports, culture,
volunteer, and other charitable organizations.
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:
Current Jackpots Runs
Could Help Improve Profitability
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 30, 2015)
-- Kentucky Lottery sales
are projected to finish FY15 at a level that breaks last year's all-time
record, but lag behind what's expected from the Commonwealth. This news was
shared today at a meeting of the Corporation's board of directors.
Sales for the FY through the end of
April were $743.8 million, which is $25 million more than last year but $30
million behind budget. Leading the way were outstanding sales of the Lottery's
scratch-off tickets, which finished the period with $461.5 million in sales.
This is $27 million more than last year and $12.7 million more than budget.
The main drag on overall
performance, according to VP of Finance Rick Kelley, was the lackluster
performance of large multi-state games. "Overall draw game sales for the
year-to-date have been $243.3 million, which is $18.4 million less than last
year and $38.8 million less than budget. Those declines have been led by
Powerball and Mega Millions," Kelley said. He also reported Keno sales of
$39 million, which is $16.4 million more than last year but $4.4 million less
than budget. "The games which we can control - namely our scratch-off
products - are performing well. It's the games such as Powerball that literally
fall to the luck of the draw that are experiencing lower than expected
sales," Kelley said.
"The scratch-off increase is a
direct result of several initiatives we put in place over the last year to
improve sales of the product,' said the Lottery's Vice President of Sales
Pete Ramsey. "There are over 1000 retailers - that's more than one-third of
our entire network - that are experiencing over a 10% sales increase of
In his projection for the remainder
of the FY which runs through June, Executive Vice President & CFO Howard
Kline said the lottery remains on track to break the sales record set in FY14
of $858.8 million. "While we believe we'll end the year in the neighborhood
of $898 million in overall sales, that's nearly $37 million below what we had
budgeted for the year," said Kline.
He said a 27.6% projected decline in
Powerball sales is the main culprit. "We're projecting sales of this game
will be $25.3 million below what was budgeted for the FY, and the blame lies on
the lack of big jackpots. The same goes for Mega Millions, which we believe
will end the year 20.6% - or $8.8 million - less than budgeted," said
"We're in the middle of nice runs
in both the Powerball and Mega Millions games," said Kline. "Friday
night we'll have an estimated $233 million Mega Millions jackpot, and the next
night there will be an estimated $171 million Powerball jackpot available. If
we can continue to get a nice run from these products at the 11th hour, we will
be able to close some of this gap."
He added this is a phenomenon seen
across the country. "For the first six months of the FY, Powerball sales
alone across the country were down 40%. In the same timeframe we were only down
35% in Kentucky, but this is our most profitable game," he said. Kline did
however caution the projections were built around the game performing as it had
for the entire year.
Based on his projections, Kline
estimates the Lottery will turn over a record-breaking $225.5 million (plus
another approximately $9 million in unclaimed prizes) to the Commonwealth.
While this would be $7.7 million more than last year, it would fall $12.5
million short of budget. As a result, the board authorized a change in the
dividend schedule to transfer estimated net income at the end of the FY.
In other business, the board
A continuation budget for the beginning of FY16.
Projected revenues and associates costs with the launch of the iLottery
platform by the end of the calendar year are still being assessed, and will be
incorporated in the FY16 budget presented to the board at its next meeting
A $5 million transfer to the Commonwealth from the
net unrestricted reserves.
Rules and regulations for eight scratch-off
The next meeting of the KLC's board
of directors will be July 30. 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 Global Lottery
Monitoring System partners with Sportradar to provide unprecedented insight
into the global betting market
BASEL / LAUSANNE Switzerland (June
1, 2015) -- After years of development, the
World Lottery Association (WLA)
and the European Lotteries (EL)
are proud to announce that the Global Lottery Monitoring System for sports
betting (GLMS) went live today. Powered by Sportradar, the GLMS will provide
member lotteries with extensive monitoring of the various betting markets
offered by government-authorized lotteries and for-profit-only bookmakers. The
GLMS will utilize Sportradar's unrivaled technology to provide member lotteries
with alerts, and a platform for users to communicate effectively about
potentially suspicious matches.
Commenting on the launch of the
GLMS, Friedrich Stickler, GLMS President and EL President, stated:
Both the EL and the WLA are absolutely committed to honest betting and
sports integrity worldwide. We recognize the role we play in helping safeguard
that spirit. The GLMS, powered by Sportradar, will give our Members a unique,
global view into betting behavior and irregular betting patterns. Indeed,
monitoring constitutes a significant tool to detect fraud and manipulations and
is a necessary step for the effective fight against match-fixing and I am
confident that the GLMS will provide sport and society with a significant
helping hand in keeping sport competitions safe and clean, taking the
monitoring work onto a higher level. It is of great importance that two
lotteries from Asia have joined the GLMS given the fact that Asia accounts for
the biggest part of the global sports betting activity. I am excited that the
EL and the WLA have taken this bold step to eliminate the threat of
match-fixing and preserve the integrity of sports.
WLA President, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet
added, The world lottery community is gaining momentum in its efforts
to combat match-fixing and to preserve the integrity of sports. The launch of
the GLMS is a testament to that fact. Our cooperation with the EL in founding
the GLMS, aided by the Sportradar's state-of-the-art technology, will help us
unite our member lotteries across five continents in the fight against fraud in
sports. Through the GLMS we look forward to continuing our partnership with the
IOC and FIFA, providing them with information on irregular betting patterns in
accordance with our respective agreements. I would like to extend my warmest
appreciation to all that have helped make the GLMS a reality, in particular
Danske Spil who will host the operational headquarters of the GLMS. The GLMS is
funded by our member lotteries, which are more than ever determined to preserve
the integrity of sports and protect the integrity of their products. We wish
the GLMS a successful start, and success well into the future."
Also commenting on the GLMS launch,
Sportradars CEO Carsten Koerl said: Our Fraud Detection System
has been relied upon by sports federations for over a decade now and has
recently been used by law enforcement agencies to initiate or support criminal
prosecutions, so I am delighted to see that as well as working with them, our
System will now underpin the Global Lottery Monitoring System. This partnership
is absolutely in step with the spirit of the recent EPAS Convention on the
Manipulation of Sports Competitions, which calls for practical and effective
collaboration between stakeholders. We heed that call and look forward to
working with the WLA and the EL to keep sport honest, credible and
ABOUT THE WORLD LOTTERY
The World Lottery Association (WLA)
is an international, member-based organization of stateauthorized lotteries and
suppliers to the global lottery industry. Its mission is to advance the
collective interests of its members and to facilitate their development through
the provision of a range of lotteryrelated services, such as internationally
recognized lottery sector standards.
WLA Lottery Members are
organizations licensed or authorized to conduct lotteries or sports betting
operations in a jurisdiction domiciled in a state recognized by the United
Nations. The majority of their net revenues must be dedicated to supporting the
public good. As stipulated by the WLA Code of Conduct, all WLA Member Lotteries
may only sell their products to consumers within the jurisdiction in which they
are licensed. WLA Associate Members are suppliers of goods and services to the
lottery or sports betting industries whose business practices conform to the
aims and objectives of the association. Currently, there are 152 WLA Lottery
Members and 71 WLA Associate Members drawn from over 80 countries spanning five
The European Lotteries (EL) is the
European umbrella organization of national lotteries operating games of chance
for the public benefit. EL has members from 46 European countries including all
28 EU Member States. The associations EU members contribute more than 20
billion p.a. to the state budgets and the funding of sport, culture,
social projects, research and other causes of general interest. Unlike many
commercial online gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and
betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the
respective national government.
For more on the European Lotteries
please visit their website at: www.european-lotteries.org
ABOUT SPORTRADAR SECURITY
Sportradar is a global leader in
understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for
its clients around the world. The companys Security Services operation
provides the Fraud Detection System (FDS) to several federations, including the
AFC, CONCACAF and UEFA. This unique system allows the Security Services team to
monitor betting behaviour and patterns worldwide and to identify suspicious
activities. Those findings prove invaluable for sports federations and law
enforcement agencies that are looking to pinpoint match-fixers. The Security
Services also include the Fraud Prevention Service (FPS) through which
Sportradar offers education tools and services that have been delivered to
leagues and clubs around the world. These have been show to increase awareness
of illegal betting and match-fixing among those involved in sport.
More than 600 businesses in over 80
countries rely on Sportradars data depth and quality services in their
daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in more
than 25 locations around the world and employs over 1,000 highly experienced
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 2, 2015)
-- From a financial and accounting standpoint, 2014 was a year of stability for
Loterie Romande. At the year close, gross gaming revenues totalled CHF 388
million, a small increase on the previous year. Net profit, i.e. the sum
disbursed for the public good, was stable, totalling CHF 209.9 million. These
results meant that funds paid out to charitable, cultural, sporting and
environmental projects were maintained at a high level. Against the backdrop of
a gambling industry becoming ever more fiercely competitive, these results can,
to a large extent, be explained by the frequency of big jackpots on draw-based
lottery games which gave a boost to sales.
The new Swiss Federal legislation on
gambling the draft bill was sent out for consultation in 2014
will soon be debated in the Swiss Parliament. As part of the process of
formulating this new law that will regulate the whole of the gambling sector,
Loterie Romande has been at pains to emphasise the need to produce legislation
that is adapted to the mission and responsibilities of lottery companies so as
to safeguard the long-term stability of profits distributed for public-interest
projects and to sport.
On Tuesday, at the Maison du Sport
International in Lausanne, Loterie Romande convened its annual press conference
to announce its operating results for 2014, under the Chairmanship of Mr
Jean-Pierre Beuret, alongside Loterie Romandes CEO, Mr Jean-Luc
Moner-Banet, and the Chair of the Conference of the Chairs of the Distributing
Bodies (CPOR), Mrs Anne-Marie Maillefer.
Set of stable
In 2014, gross gaming revenues
(GGR), i.e. the amount of money staked less winnings paid out to players,
totalled CHF 388 million, a small increase of 2.6% on 2013 levels. This result
was, to a large extent, due to the frequency of sizeable jackpots on offer with
the draw-based Swiss Loto and Euro Millions lottery games which helped to boost
Net profit for the year came in at
CHF 209.9 million. This total, disbursed to the cantonal bodies tasked with
redistributing Loterie Romandes profits and to sport, was steady relative
to its 2013 level (CHF 206 million). This outcome for 2014 is positive
considering the ever stiffer competition in the gambling industry due, in no
small measure, to the activities of illegal Internet operators.
With 280 staff on its books as of
1st January 2015, Loterie Romande paid out in 2014 CHF 71.9 million in
commission fees to the 2,650 retailers distributing its games throughout
French-speaking Switzerland. Through these payments, Loterie Romande makes a
significant contribution to local neighbourhood businesses (kiosks,
cafés/bars, restaurants) located in city centres, on the outskirts of
towns or in villages in the country.
Around 3,000 public-service
foundations and institutions received funding from Loterie Romande in 2014. On
average, over CHF 500,000. were distributed daily to charitable and good
causes, and cultural and sports projects in French-speaking Switzerland.
After deduction of the CHF 3.8
million earmarked for the Association pour le développement de
lélevage et des courses (ADEC; Association for the Promotion of
Horse Breeding & Racing), net profits for 2014 are distributed according to
the following split: 5/6ths, i.e. CHF 171.8 million, go to the cantonal
distributing bodies to fund projects in the social-welfare, cultural,
educational or environmental fields, with the remaining 1/6th or CHF 34.4
million going to sport.
As in past years, Loterie Romande
paid the 0.5% duty levied on its GGR, i.e. a sum of CHF 1.94 million, which is
earmarked for preventing and combating gambling addiction.
ISO certification and
Since 2009, Loterie Romande has been
awarded the ISO 27001 certification hallmark which offers a guarantee that, in
compliance with international standards, the company is applying and
implementing best possible practice when it comes to security and risk
management. After renewing its certification for a three-year period in 2012,
Loterie Romande was successful in being recertified in April 2015. With
specific regard to Loterie Romandes own business activities, ISO 27001
certification bears testimony to the equity and quality of games marketed.
Loterie Romande also holds
certificates attesting to its fulfilment of the most stringent standards in
terms of Responsible Gambling laid down by European Lotteries and the World
Lottery Association. These certificates bear witness to Loterie Romandes
tireless and ever strengthening commitment to preventing and combating excess
gambling. In this sphere, Loterie Romande has been running compulsory
interactive training courses for all of its retailers and its own staff
members. In 2014, these training programmes were completely revamped. This
provided Loterie Romande with the opportunity to renew the certification as
regards Responsible Gaming of its own employees and the whole of its
New Swiss gambling
On 30 April 2014, the Swiss Federal
Council sent out for consultation the draft text of the bill for the new
Gambling Act in Switzerland. The results of this consultation process will be
taken into consideration to produce a revised draft bill which will be
discussed this autumn by the Federal Council before being presented to
Parliament. On this score, Loterie Romande has been emphasising the importance
of not damaging the balance and homogeneity of the draft bill sent out for
consultation as this had been formulated with the cooperation of all those
involved and envisaged workable compromise solutions on key sensitive
In an increasingly fiercely
competitive gambling industry, this new law on gambling in Switzerland must
enable lottery operators to propose attractive, innovative and socially
responsible games so as to guarantee the long-term sustainability and stability
of profits distributed to support cultural, social and sporting projects for
the public good.
HAMBURG, Germany (June 2, 2015) --
Lotto24, the leading provider of state-licensed lotteries on the Internet, has
a cooperation agreement with t-online.de, Germany reichweitenstärkstem
online portal. Lotto24 hereby has exclusive lotto partners t-online.de.
Users of t-online.de will get access
to a professional lottery shop, as well as additional services such as a
"jackpot SUBSCRIPTION" which allows customers to automatically take part in
draws from a user-defined jackpot amount, without a new completed playslip.
The offer is represented with its
own navigation point on t-online.de and is advertised by the marketers
Interactive Media about media placements.
Petra von Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24
AG: "We are delighted to have won one of the strongest partners t-online.de
Germany with over 26 million customers for us and t-online.de Lotto24
collectively have great potential. , online lottery to establish even broader
The central element of the
partnership is an integrated online lottery ticket, the future may fill their
numbers directly on www.t-online.de about the user.
Following this, the customer is
forwarded to the Lotto24 webshop, where he can log on and give the playslip.
Regardless of whether you are accessing from home or on the move to the new
offer, all pages automatically adapt to the screen of the terminal.
Lotto24, is the online lottery
market leader with more than half a million customers and already successfully
cooperates among others with RTL, Focus and Vodafone. The new portal
cooperation with t-online.de which starts on 1 June 2015 supported Lotto24 the
further expansion of market leadership.
About the Lotto24
Lotto24 is the leading German
supplier of state-licensed lotteries on the Internet (www.lotto24.de). The
company closes the sales order from game contracts for lottery products such as
Lotto 6aus49, Game 77, Super 6, Euro Jackpot and Glücksspirale with the
respective lottery organizers.
After its founding in 2010, the
company was in 2012 one of the first private online lottery agent who becomes
active in the German market became active after the new State Treaty on gaming,
and received all necessary government permits.
Since 3 July 2012, the Lotto24 AG is
listed Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime. Lotto24 aims to
extend the lead as the leading German provider of lottery products in the
The wholly owned
subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC AG, Novomatic Lottery Solutions strengthens its
activities in the German-speaking region: As the newly appointed Country
Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Andreas Kohlmann will be
responsible for business development and business implementation in this
HAMBURG, Germany (June 2, 2015) --
Andreas Kohlmann (51) has gained extensive industry experience in the
German-speaking market place during his career at Wincor Nixdorf and Adesso AG.
Mr Kohlmann will oversee business
activities in this region from the office in Rellingen, located outside of
Hamburg. The newly assigned Country Manager reports directly to the CEOs of
Novomatic Lottery Solutions, Miriam Lindhorst and Frank Cecchini.
We are very pleased to
welcome Andreas Kohlmann and we are confident that his wide-ranging experience,
profound knowledge and excellent network of relationships will support the
establishment of our products and solutions in the German-speaking market. The
timing of Mr Kohlmann joining Novomatic Lottery Solutions is perfect,
considering we are at the culmination of the integration of Betware within the
NOVOMATIC Group, along with investments undertaken to encourage a 360 degrees
solution platform. We have thus laid the foundation to present ourselves to the
market as the leading provider for innovative high quality solutions,
Miriam Lindhorst said on the occasion of Mr Kohlmanns appointment.
Andreas Kohlmann Country Manager Novomatic Lottery
Andreas Kohlmann has been mainly
engaged in the lottery industry throughout his professional career. As the head
of the lottery segment, business development, software development and sales,
he significantly contributed to Wincor Nixons success in the lottery
terminal business. As a senior business developer at Adesso AG, he successfully
developed new customer segments and made a significant contribution to the
doubling of customer figures in the lottery industry.
Andreas Kohlmann lives in Hamburg
with his wife and his two sons. Confidently awaiting his new duties Mr Kohlman
says: I am delighted to be part of the NOVOMATIC family and I will
conduce to enhance our position in the lottery industry in the German-speaking
region. Novomatic Lottery Solutions integrates the strength and experience of
the leading gaming technology group in Europe, with the innovative solutions of
the former Betware for the benefit of our customers success. This allows
us to offer a true alternative for the German-speaking market with innovative
ideas, services and solutions.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies in the world. The group
employs more than 23,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports
high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group
operates more than 232,000 gaming terminals in its about 1,500 plus traditional
and electronic casinos as well as via rental concepts..
Part of the Group is also Admiral
Sportwetten GmbH, Austrias leading sports betting operator with more than
200 outlets as well as the Vienna based online gaming specialist Greentube
Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH. With the acquisition of Betware and the
foundation of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions in 2013 the Group also entered the
lottery business segment.
The main markets of the group are
the Member States of the European Union; the Central, Eastern and South Eastern
European markets where NOVOMATIC was, due to its early market entry, able to
establish an excellent position; as well as expanding markets with exceptional
growth such as Latin America and the US,
PALO ALTO, California (May 28, 2015)
-- XcelMobility, Inc. (OTCBB: XCLL), a leading online lottery service provider
in China, today announces the launch of Afterburner, XcelMobility's innovative
new Wi-Fi networking platform allowing mobile users and lottery players to
easily and quickly connect to the company's online lottery and advertising
portal. Afterburner Wi-Fi nodes will be installed in lottery and phone card
kiosks throughout China creating a true national Wi-Fi network.
Cities in China are littered with
small kiosks selling lottery, phone cards and other personal products. Today
there are over 1,000,000 of these small shops located throughout China. Each of
these locations provides a potential installation for the Company's Afterburner
Wi-Fi device. The Afterburner device will be installed at no cost to the kiosk
proprietor and provides the proprietor with numerous opportunities to increase
sales and profits including:
Offering his local customers free Wi-Fi service at
the kiosk thus increasing traffic
Providing an easy and convenient method for lottery
and other personal products
The ability to sell new products and services
offered over the Afterburner network
Sharing in online advertising revenues
XcelMobility's CEO Ryan Ge
commented, "Afterburner provides a unique and innovative method for mobile
lottery players to quickly and easily connect to our lottery portal and
advertising network. It positions us well to take advantage of the 85 Billion
Yuan mobile internet lottery segment that grew at over 100% in 2014."
Afterburner provides a most
innovative and complete method to connect with the over 1 Billion mobile users
in China today. No other system in China offers lottery players such an easy
and convenient method to purchase lottery and other personal products and
Initial Afterburner installations
are being tested now. The company will begin general rollout of the Network
over the second half of the year.
XcelMobility is a leading online
lottery service provider in China. The company aggregates and processes lottery
purchase orders from registered user accounts and derive revenues from service
fees paid by provincial sports lottery administration centers for the purchase
orders of welfare and sports lottery products. We focus on China's burgeoning
online lottery market of well over 300 Million Users.
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (May 27,
2015) -- The Charitable Fundraising Regulation 2008 is due to expire on 1
September 2015. It is proposed to replace this regulation with the Charitable
Fundraising Regulation 2015.
The primary objective of the
proposed Regulation is to effectively support the operation of the Charitable
Fundraising Act 1991 in regulating entities conducting fundraising activities
Before the proposed Regulation can
be made, a formal process of review must be undertaken under the Subordinate
Legislation Act 1989.
A Regulatory Impact Statement, which
attaches the proposed Regulation, has been prepared to explain the clauses of
the proposed Regulation and their costs and benefits. It also outlines three
proposals to reduce costs and red tape for charities. This includes a review of
the standard conditions imposed on a charitable fundraising authority (titled
Charitable Fundraising Authority Conditions - 8 December 2014), which is
referred to in clause 15 of the proposed Regulation.
The Office of Liquor, Gaming and
Racing is inviting comment on these proposals and the proposed Regulation. The
Regulatory Impact Statement and proposed Regulation, and Charitable Fundraising
Authority Conditions are available for public comment until Wednesday 24 June
Copies of the Regulatory Impact
Statement, including the proposed Regulation, and the Charitable Fundraising
Conditions can be obtained by clicking on the links below, by sending an email
request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting the Office
on (02) 9995 0588.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 1, 2015) --
NYX Gaming Group is proud to announce the extension of its Poker distribution
agreement with Scientific Games, enabling Scientific Games to distribute the
networked NYX Poker offering in free-to-play mode to its land-based
customers across the United States. In addition, NYX and Scientific Games
Interactive (SG Interactive) have signed an agreement under which NYX will
distribute content from the SG Interactive Bally, Shuffle Master, Barcrest and
Williams game studios in online wagering formats to its regulated NYX OGS
David Flynn, EVP Business
Development for NYX Gaming Group Ltd., commented, Our free-to-play
poker model positions our company for changes in regulation. Our partnership
with SG Interactive has already delivered several new land-based casino clients
in the United States, which we can further leverage as the market
Flynn continued, Having had
agreements in place to distribute the online content from the Bally game studio
previously, I am very pleased that SG Interactive sees the value in partnering
with NYX to also distribute content from the Barcrest, Shuffle Master and
Williams game studios via NYX OGS.
Bob Hays, Vice President Commercial,
Interactive for Scientific Games said, We are excited to extend our
relationship with NYX Gaming Group. The inclusion of the NYX Poker product for
our land-based clients helps them increase loyalty among online players and
drive more frequent returns to the casino. Distribution of our games via NYX
OGS enables us to reach an even broader range of players in regulated online
wagering markets around the world with greater speed to market. We look forward
to our continued partnership delivering compelling online casino
Commercial Contact: David Flynn, EVP
Business Development NYX Gaming Group
NYX Gaming Group is headquartered in
Las Vegas with development out of Stockholm and Sydney. The group provides
flexible gaming solutions to some of the largest lotteries, casinos, poker
rooms and I-gaming operators across the globe.
NYX Poker Network, is a leading
internet poker network deliver poker solutions for online poker operators
Game development arm NextGen Gaming
is the industrys leading platform agnostic provider of engaging, repeat
play Slots, providing entertainment for players and profits for Operators.
The technology division, NYX
Interactive, specialize in developing gaming system solutions for World Lottery
Association members, media companies and both private and publicly listed
Gaming companies worldwide. Through its Open Platform System(OPS),
operators can take advantage of best of breed products and services, including
their own, all managed via a single interface. Through its fully hosted Open
Gaming System (OGS), licensees can leverage the best in multi-vendor
Casino content from around the world.
The Las Vegas office provides social
Poker & Casino solutions out of the group headquarters.
NYX Gaming Group is a proud
recipient of the Special Achievement Award from EGR Magazine, which recognized
the groups consistent growth and innovation in multiple e-gaming
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets.
The Companys portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and
systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery
games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology;
loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more
information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 2, 2015)
- The Hoosier Lottery is
partnering with Indiana Pork to bring Hoosiers a one-of-a-kind new
bacon-scented Lottery ticket with a unique prize offering.
The game, a Scratch-off ticket
called Bringin' Home the Bacon, is available June 2 at more than 4,400 Hoosier
Lottery retailers. Tickets are $2 each and feature instant prizes up to
$10,000, along with unique Indiana Pork trivia.
No fakin! Win 20 years of
In addition to cash prizes, Bringin'
Home the Bacon offers another exciting prize. Five lucky players can win a
"bacon annuity," a 20-year-supply of bacon, paid in installments and valued at
$5,000 or $250 annually.
Four bacon prizes can be instantly
won on the Scratch-off, and one final bacon prize will be awarded through a
second chance drawing in late September. An additional 60 prizes of $200 will
be awarded in second-chance drawings held in the months of June, July, August
and September. To enter, players simply need to visit
www.hoosierlottery.com/bacon, register for a FREE mylottery account and enter
their non-winning Bringin' Home the Bacon tickets into the second chance
It's the summer of bacon!
Catch the Bacon Brothers, with the
real Kevin Bacon, as a VIP with the Hoosier Lottery at Fair Oaks Farm's
Sizzling Day of Bacon June 28 in Schererville.
In conjunction with Indiana Pork,
Hoosier Lottery street teams will host bacon tastings in Indianapolis, Fort
Wayne and Evansville in June and July and will give away bacon-themed prizes at
retail events around the state. The statewide bacon-blitz culminates in Lotto
Town at the Indiana State Fair in August. Visit www.hoosierlottery.com/bacon
for event details.
The Hoosier Lottery is takin' bacon on the road in
June and July with events throughout the summer.
Catch the Bacon Brothers, with the real Kevin
Bacon, as a VIP with the Hoosier Lottery at Fair Oaks Farm's Sizzling Day of
Bacon June 28 in Schererville
The most beautiful thing on Earth!" Hoosier
comedian and Purdue alumni Jim Gaffigan on the beauty of bacon
Where does bacon come from? Indiana Pork farmers
raised 8.5 million pigs last year.
beautiful thing on Earth!" Hoosier comedian and Purdue alumni Jim Gaffigan on
the beauty of bacon
ABOUT THE HOOSIER
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the
Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed
$164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier
Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download the official Hoosier
Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Hoosier Lottery logos are
BARCELONA, Spain (June 3, 2015) --
The World Gaming Executive Summit, taking place on 6-8 July is the most
exclusive and influential gathering for the gaming industry.
View the event brochure now to see
the full speaker line-up and agenda.
By registering for WGES 2015
you will get VIP access to:
Pre-conference networking drinks reception on the
Full 2 days of CEO Summit presentations, panels and
CEO gala dinner set on the shores of Barcelona
Networking pool party hosted by Playtech and
Exclusive Eclipse after party on the 26th floor
nightclub at the W Hotel
A place at the closing champagne drinks
Once you've booked, as an attendee
you'll be able to take advantage of the event's room discounts at the W Hotel.
You need to be quick as this special rate expires on Saturday 6th
June and there are only a handful of discounted rooms remaining. The
link to book your room is at the top of the event registration page.
I look forward to welcoming you to
sunny Barcelona in July
Kind regards, Andrew Kerry
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LAUSANNE / BRUSSELS, (June 2, 2015)
-- Lotteries reaffirm their strong commitment to promoting grassroots sport and
healthy lifestyles in Europe by signing an agreement with the European
Commission to support the European Week of Sport.
EL is proud to announce the
signature of an agreement with the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,
Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, in support of the European Week of Sport.
The signing ceremony took place in Brussels, Belgium on 2 June 2015.
In its efforts to promote higher
levels of physical activity across Europe, the European Commission has
developed the concept of a European Week of Sport. The main objective is to
encourage society and people to #BeActive and engage in an active lifestyle.
The European Week of Sport will take place annually in September as of
As the primary partners of
grassroots sport in Europe, Lotteries have committed to support this
far-reaching initiative. Lotteries will be promoting this project in their
respective countries through their communication platforms, their huge network
of outlets and also by organising national activities and events. EL also plans
to organise an event in Brussels during the European Week of Sport (7-13
By signing the partnership
agreement, the Commissioner recognised the positive aspects of collaborating
with EL and the value it will bring in making the European Week of Sport a
Sharing a passion and genuine
interest in the well-being of European citizens and the promotion of grassroots
sports activities, Lotteries are delighted to contribute with all their power
to this significant project and strongly hold the conviction that the European
Week of Sport will have a very valuable contribution to the on-going problem of
the increasing rates of Europeans physical inactivity.
For further information please
Lobjois, EL Secretary General, Lausanne, Tel: +
Buyse, EL General Delegate, Brussels Tel: +
Alexandrakis, EL Sport Executive Secretary, Lausanne Tel: +
European Lotteries (EL) is the European umbrella
organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public
benefit. EL has members from 45 European countries including all 28 EU Member
States. The associations EU members contribute more than 20 billion
p.a. to the state budgets and the funding of sport, culture, social
projects, research and other causes of general interest. Unlike many commercial
online gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and betting services
in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national
KAMLOOPS, Canada (June 2, 2015) --
BCLC President & CEO Jim Lightbody announced executive appointments today
Amanda Hobson who
has been serving as Interim Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services
and CFO, has been named to the role permanently.
The new Vice-President of Human
Resources, Jamie Callahan will be joining BCLC later this month. Both will be
located in Kamloops along with Jim Lightbody, and Lynette DuJohn, Chief
Information Officer and Vice-President of Business Technology, who are already
based out of the Kamloops Head Office.
Two additional appointments
announced today are Monica Bohm who becomes Vice-President of
eGaming after serving as Interim Vice-President of Casino Gaming and
Brad Desmarais who becomes Vice-President of Casino and
Community Gaming after serving as the Vice-President of Corporate Security and
Compliance and Interim Vice-President of Human Resources.
They will join Kevin
Gass Vice-President of Lottery, and Susan Dolinski
Vice-President of Social Responsibility and Communications who will
continue to serve in their existing.
With these appointments, the
Executive Team is now well positioned to successfully execute our business and
BCLC is a provincial Crown
corporation offering socially responsible gambling entertainment generating
more than $18 billion in net income over the last 30 years to benefit
provincial and community programs across B.C. Learn more at bclc.com.
BCLC President & CEO, Jim
Lightbody Today we solidified the Executive team that will be
responsible for leading BCLC along the path of renewal. Each of us share an
approach to the culture we want to create that is based on trust,
collaboration, embracing change, and customer focus. We are also committed to
supporting the communities we do business in, particularly our head office
community in Kamloops."
Welcomes the Belgian
Gaming Association, BGA, as the federations newest
BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 1, 2015) --
EUROMAT members elected Eduardo Antoja -President of the Asociación
Española de Empresarios de Máquinas Recreativas, FACOMARE- as
their new President at the associations Annual General Meeting on the
27th of May in Amsterdam. Mr. Antoja will be supported by John White - CEO of
the British Amusement Catering Trades Association, BACTA - as Vice-President,
and Mirjana Acimovic -President of the Serbian Association of Gaming Operators,
Authorized Technicians and Producers of Slot Machines and Equipment for Games
of chance, JAKTA - as Treasurer. The trio replaces Annette Kok, Helmut Kafka
and Roberto Dongiovanni, who depart after several years of service to
EUROMATs members also welcomed
the Belgian Gaming Association, BGA, as the federations newest
Commenting on his election, Eduardo
Antoja said: Im honoured to have been chosen to represent
EUROMAT at the highest level at a time when its existence has never been so
important to its members.
Our industry faces a
challenging environment in terms of tax and regulation as European governments
struggle to get to grips with a changing multi-channel gaming market. We need
to help regulators establish simplified rules and a level playing field to
encourage vibrant gaming across all channels to the benefit of players,
governments and our sector.
Commenting on the new leadership
team, John White added: As a team we represent markets with
considerable volume, variation of regulation and geography. This will help us
to ensure that we represent the interests of all EUROMATs
Mirjana Acimovic said: As
one of EUROMATs newer members, I am pleased to have been trusted by my
colleagues to steer the work of the association. As a fresh pair of eyes, I can
help to ensure that we remain focused on delivering value for the
The European Gaming and Amusement
The European Gaming and Amusement
Federation (EUROMAT) is the voice of the land-based gaming entertainment
industry, a highly regulated and extremely taxed industry sector contributing
more than 250,000 jobs across Europe. The organisation was established in 1979
to represent, through its affiliated national associations, private sector
operators of gaming machines and the manufacturers that supply them. Today,
EUROMAT has 17 national member associations from 12 European countries.
For further information please
CONTACT: Kieran OKeeffe, Phone: +32 (0)476 900 255.
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