Announce the Signing of Four-Year Extension Agreement with the Nebraska
LONDON, U.K. (September 15, 2015) --
International Game Technology
PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary,
GTECH Corporation (the
"Company"), has signed a four-year extension agreement with the Nebraska
Lottery, extending the current agreement to June 30, 2021. Under the terms of
the extension, the Company will provide additional lottery equipment to the
Nebraska Lottery, including Altura® GT1200 lottery terminals,
AccuTherm® Ultra printers, and ES MultiMedia flat panel advertising
monitors. Additionally, the Company's Ticket-Scan® Plus self-service ticket
checkers will be installed at all current lottery retail locations. The
Nebraska Lottery has also been provided with the ability to receive certain
instant-ticket print options at no additional cost over the extension period.
In addition to being the lottery technology services provider, the Company is
also the sole printer of instant tickets for the Nebraska Lottery.
"IGT is committed to supporting
the growth of its customers," said Michael Chambrello, CEO, North America
Lottery, for IGT. "Over the years, we have worked together to understand the
Nebraska Lottery's vision in order to deliver products and services that meet
the Lottery's needs, as well as the needs of its retailers and players. IGT
welcomes the opportunity to continue being of service to the Nebraska Lottery
over the next several years and working to generate proceeds for its
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 has more than 13,000
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INTRALOT Will Exhibit Industry Leading Innovations at CIBELAE
Congress in Argentina
ATHENS, Greece (September 18, 2015)
-- INTRALOT is ready to
head off to CIBEALE Congress in Mendoza, Argentina, 22- 24 September, and
unveil to lottery professionals its integrated and diversified portfolio of
gaming solutions. INTRALOT will be a major exhibitor of the Congress
demonstrating a string of innovative products and services under the umbrella
of "Personal Gaming", the future of gaming that through an omnichannel approach
places the consumer at the heart of product and services design and offers
players an unparalleled gaming experience.
INTRALOT always being at the
forefront of the global gaming industry will showcase at its booth exciting
tools and content for Lottery operators and their end-customers. The industry's
top retail solutions, including state-of-the-art retailer and self-service
terminals will be presented, along with an entire range of in-store gaming
applications, such as Lottery, Betting, Racing and Virtual Games delivered
through its Horizon Content Network Solution. To secure success in operations,
INTRALOT's enhanced VLTs Central Monitoring System iGEM, as well as its iFLEX
Suite of Products & Services that manages and customizes sportsbooks, give
an edge to operators for real time monitoring and performance enhancement.
At INTRALOT we have created an
unparalleled Mobile experience supported by our Mobile product offering; a
Lottery native app, which is a fully blown mobile platform enabling Lotteries
to offer a complete game experience on mobile devices, and exciting e-Instants
content, strengthen Lottery's product offerings and extends its player
Furthermore, visitors will enjoy a
preview of INTRALOT's player account and relationship management system that
meets the growing demands of the Lottery industry. It enables the expansion of
sales and services across all virtual sales channels and product verticals. The
platform is fully integrated with the Interactive Gaming Console, which
provides personalized user experience in relation to each player's access
Excited to be present once again at
the most prestigious lottery event in the Latin American region, INTRALOT
invites all the participants of the CIBELAE Congress to visit its booth, so as
to take a detailed look of its multi - solution portfolio for land-based and
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
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, about 5.400 people
and revenues of 1,85 billion for 2014, INTRALOT has established its
presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210
6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com.
Scientific Games' 360 Degree Solutions Will Power Your Gaming
26,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Will
Feature Newest Product Innovations from Leading Supplier at G2E
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Sept. 14, 2015)
-- Visitors to the Scientific
Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company")
booth #1126 at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Las Vegas Sands Expo
& Convention Center, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, will experience how the Company can
power the gaming world as a leading supplier of the industry's top gaming
devices, table products, systems and interactive solutions, and lottery
business products and solutions.
For the first time at G2E,
Scientific Games will exhibit its Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master, Williams,
and WMS branded products in the same booth. The 26,000-square-foot multi-level
exhibit will feature products from the Company's gaming, lottery, and
interactive divisions, and highlight the end-to-end solutions for gaming and
lottery customers around the world. The Company aims to showcase why it
is better-equipped than any supplier to address the increasing convergence of
land-based, online, social, and lottery entertainment solutions.
"We are uniquely positioned as
the provider of the industry's most robust solution suite to offer our
customers more brands, more solutions, and more possibilities to excite their
players," said Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer for
Scientific Games. "Our customer partners will see how we can power their
gaming and lottery world with our innovative products to help grow their
business as we strive to be their partner of choice."
Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games'
Group Chief Executive, Gaming, said, "At G2E 2015 we will demonstrate our
continued commitment to innovation by introducing trailblazing new cabinets,
exciting slot and table games, and award-winning systems and interactive
solutions. We will also show how bringing together the industry's strongest
brands has enabled us to share resources and content to empower our customers
with the best gaming and lottery experiences."
TwinStar Cabinet Delivers Diverse
Content from Bally and WMS
A highlight of the Company's slot
offerings will be the new TwinStar cabinet, which features dual, vivid, 24-inch
full HD displays and debuts the new ArgOS state-of-the-art operating platform
that combines the best technology from both Bally and WMS. This for-sale
cabinet supports Bally- and WMS- branded content.
Scientific Games' innovators have
also developed exclusive new game titles for TwinStar to take advantage of the
processing power of this trailblazing new platform. Game themes include
player-favorite Bally and WMS brands such as Gold Fish, Quick Hit, Kronos, and
Zeus, along with exciting new games like Quick Shot, Steam Dream, and Hot
TwinStar also builds on the
award-winning iDeck button deck by offering a 40-percent larger area for player
interaction. TwinStar's 22-inch full HD digital topper will be offered in two
distinctive styles. Both versions include chrome details, improved sound, and
edge lighting, adding beauty and excitement to casino floors.
Hit Licensed Brands
At G2E 2014, Scientific Games
announced a partnership with Playboy and global music superstar Pitbull. This
year, the Company introduces Playboy Don't Stop the Party!, a progressive video
slot featuring Playboy Playmates and Pitbull on the ALPHA 2 Pro Theater cabinet
with a Pro Sound Chair. The game will entertain players with three hit songs
from Pitbull, popular play mechanics, and a five-level progressive jackpot,
including a life-changing wide-area progressive award on the Bally Cash
Connection link that is sure to heat up casino floors.
The incomparable Cher performs five
of her most popular hits in the CHER Live video slot, which will be featured at
G2E 2015 on the Pro Series V22/32 platform with a Pro Sound Chair. A Concert
Wheel Bonus awards credits and five Free Games bonuses: Believe, Turn Back
Time, It's in His Kiss, All or Nothing, and Strong Enough. With hit songs, a
variety of popular play mechanics, and a huge progressive award, this game
gives players the chance to become the ultimate fan.
MARGARITAVILLE, featuring the music
of Jimmy Buffett, will be presented on the Blade Stepper with a 42-inch curved
LCD top box. This three-reel low denomination game includes six bonuses and
plenty of tunes to keep players wasting away in Margaritaville. Not only is
fabulous music featured, the massive LCD top screen will show concert clips,
crowd shots, and plenty of the fun associated with Margaritaville.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and
CADDYSHACK themes will make their slot debut on the WMS Blade cabinet.
Go golfing with the hilarious cast
in CADDYSHACK, which features seven character bonuses from Warner Bros.'
classic comedy. The game includes clips from memorable moments in the movie and
proven gameplay features that will keep players in their seats. It'll be the
best round of your life!
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
features clips from the cult classic movie, five Time Warp base-game features,
and a wheel that awards credits, four jackpots, or a Free Spin Bonus. With all
this zany fun, this game will have players doing the Time Warp again and again.
The game also includes many of the famous songs to keep players singing
Additionally, Scientific Games will
debut five follow-up titles to its hit licensed game library: Michael Jackson
Icon on the Bally Pro Wave cabinet with Digital Wheel; THE WIZARD OF OZ Not in
Kansas Anymore and ELVIS Lives on the Gamefield xD cabinet; FRIENDS I'll Be
There For You, and TITANIC Heart of the Ocean on the Pro Theatre cabinet.
Bally Systems Adds Cutting-Edge
Solutions to Robust Lineup
Scientific Games will offer
demonstrations of some of our most popular casino and slot management solutions
including BetVIEW, a secondary wagering application that generates incremental
revenues while adding to the player experience. The award-winning Elite
Bonusing Suite continues to offer more exciting applications that now includes
Power Progressive Strike and Power Paytable Progressive, two new coin-in driven
and pay-at-the-slot machine progressive applications. Also on display will be
Social Link, a pioneering Elite Bonusing Suite feature that enables casinos to
integrate the suite's bonusing events with their social media in real time
Customer service is always a top
priority for casino properties. Visitors to Scientific Games' exhibit can
experience interactive demonstrations of BallyVIP, a comprehensive CRM
(Customer Relationship Management) built to offer faster service to casino
players and resort customers.
Scientific Games also will
demonstrate its high-performing Bally CoolSign 8K Video Wall Controller, a new
product that quadruples the previous power of CoolSign by enabling
unprecedented 4x4 video with multiple regions of content playback using any
1080p monitor - with no loss of resolution. The CoolSign 8K Video Wall
Controller can increase efficiency and decrease costs for casino operators
because no intermediary device is needed.
Also on display will be the Bally
Servizio suite of mobile service solutions; version 13 of the Company's core
systems products including ACSC, SDS, CMP, and Business Intelligence; and the
new InSite site controller for operators with multiple locations featuring a
Booth #1126 will also feature
Tournaments Express, a stand-alone tournament system designed to offer exciting
slot tournaments on more than 100 different cabinets from various manufacturers
that easily and quickly converts stand-alone games to tournament games and
Company Introduces 12 Proprietary
Table Games and Trailblazing New Shuffler
DJ Wild Stud Poker headlines an
array of 12 Shuffle Master proprietary table games that include Fortune Asia
Poker, Flushes Gone Wild, Picture Perfect and an assortment of blackjack side
bets that feature an automatic dealer tipping feature. DJ Wild is a
player-vs-dealer poker game with five wild cards: four deuces and one
Scientific Games will showcase
several Shuffle Master progressive table games incorporating its enhanced Game
Manager 2 software and Nexus Command hardware.
The Company's Shuffle Master
shuffler segment will feature the Safe-Bacc, a machine that combines a shuffler
and card-reading shoe into one device to increase game speed and improve
security on baccarat tables. Also on display will be the i-Deal Plus, the
DeckMate2, and the utility products i-Score Plus and the Chip Star sorter for
Innovative Electronic Table
Scientific Games continues to
provide innovative electronic table game solutions ("ETS") for every type of
casino floor through its Shuffle Master brand. Several of these e-table
innovations will be prominently featured, including Tablemaster Fusion, Fusion
Hybrid, and Fusion Auto Roulette.
Headlining the ETS segment this year
will be a new game available: Tablemaster Fusion - Playboy Bonus Blackjack.
This one-of-a-kind blackjack game features the first-ever licensed brand ETS
product that incorporates a community "slot-like" bonus round and highlights
the beauty of four Playboy Playmate dealers. The Tablemaster Fusion line uses a
high-definition, 75-inch 4K display for the attractive virtual dealers as well
as 22-inch widescreen player terminals with touchscreen betting, enhanced
graphics, and multiple side bets.
Also taking center stage will be the
cutting-edge Fusion Hybrid, which features connections to up to four
live-dealer games and user-friendly, 22-inch widescreen electronic betting
terminals. For a dynamic gaming experience and increased revenue potential,
players can switch between and concurrently play baccarat, roulette, and sic bo
from the same terminal with the convenient touch of a button. Also, the Company
will also display community blackjack on the Fusion Hybrid, where all players
are dealt the same first two starting cards but subsequently each player can
independently make unique playing and betting decisions on each hand.
Fusion Auto Roulette, which brings
traditional roulette to a fully configurable, live-action, electronic layout,
will also be shown. A beautiful, color display board offers the latest
statistics on table happenings, and a camera displays the live ball drop
on-screen. The game includes an array of terminal- and wheel-lighting options,
allowing players to customize a unique experience that captures the essence of
each casino area.
SG Interactive on Display
At G2E 2015, SG Interactive will
showcase its industry leading suite of digital gaming solutions for both online
and land-based casinos, anchored by renowned slot and table content.
Highlighted will be SG Universe, a
suite of products that enables land-based casinos to deepen their relationships
with players through incremental engagement both on and off the casino floor,
keeping their brand top-of-mind between casino visits while generating
excitement for increased casino visits. SG Universe's award-winning platforms
include Mobile Concierge, VenueBet and Play4Fun Network.
With Mobile Concierge, players can
engage with a casino's brand and amenities, including the ability to view
loyalty rewards, receive personalized messages, and book hotel rooms, spa
treatments and more. With the VenueBet platform, players can engage with slots
and table games, as well as more casual and skill-based content, from their
smartphone or tablet within pre-determined areas of a casino property, turning
players' mobile devices into incremental gaming positions on the casino floor.
The Play4Fun Network is a proven social casino platform that drives player
engagement with multiple forms of content from across the Company's breadth of
studios. SG Universe integrates into a casino's CMS allowing for a single,
360-degree view of the player and the ability to deliver a powerful,
personalized, branded experience based on a player's activity both on and off
the casino floor.
SG Interactive continues to provide
the deepest and broadest portfolio of player-favorite wagering content to
online casinos globally through its Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and
Williams game development studios. Remote Game Server content features numerous
licensed brands already popular with many players including the Hasbro classic
MONOPOLYTM, with new launches joining recent hits such as MONOPOLY Big EventTM
and Super MONOPOLY MoneyTM, as well as the legendary KISSTM and the whimsical
THE WIZARD OF OZTM. Now HTML5 games are launching simultaneously for web and
mobile and with features like free spins, wilds and scatters; players can
continue to expect an exciting ride from the SG Interactive portfolio.
Lottery Comes to G2E
Additionally, Scientific Games will
have its breakthrough lottery retail technology on display at G2E with the
PlayCentral HD, an interactive self-service kiosk for lottery instant and draw
games, and high-frequency draw games where allowed by law. PlayCentral HD takes
the self-service retail experience to a new level with a 42-inch LCD
touchscreen display with a 3-D graphical user interface that offers unique
interactive capabilities. PlayCentral HD puts the player in command of the game
options and the information they want to access, while offering features like
cash and debit card payment, ticket checking and validation, age verification,
integrated advertising display and - for the first time in lottery self-service
- a "shopping cart" experience similar to internet retailers.
A central focus of the Company's
lottery exhibit will be the Play Central EX self-service betting terminal. This
reliable, easy-to-navigate, eye-catching kiosk delivers an extensive,
configurable betting program in real time offering unlimited sports, events and
markets. It can be used as an end-to-end sports betting solution or as an
integral part of the omni-channel, Scientific Games unified sports betting
system to deliver pre-game and in-play excitement.
New for lottery play, Scientific
Games combines its intriguing LinkedPlay holographic instant game concept with
three popular WMS slot brands to create all new instant games. Players scratch
off the play areas of Jackpot Party, Gold Fish and Zeus II instant games to
reveal familiar symbols from these popular slots games. The Company is the
first to use holographic play symbols under an instant game scratch-off
coating, adding a dynamic and exciting play experience for both instant and
casino players as they scratch to win big.
Scientific Games currently leads the
industry in mobile and web solutions for lotteries. The Company delivered more
distinct mobile and web-based projects to lottery organizations than all
competitors combined, managing diverse regulatory environments, player
sophistication, third-party system integrations and multiple languages. At the
core of Scientific Games' interactive focus are bonusing and rewards solutions.
More than 600 solutions have been delivered to more than 40 lotteries around
the world, ranging from single game second-chance promotions to full-line
loyalty and bonusing programs. Scientific Games has also delivered iLottery
solutions to more than 13 World Lottery Association members, beginning with
Lotto Bayern (Germany) in 2001 and most recently with North Dakota Lottery
(U.S.) in 2014. Where permitted by law, the Company's mobile and web iLottery
solution is an exceptional opportunity for channel extension. Central to all of
the Company's interactive solutions is its lottery mobile app that is currently
deployed with nine U.S. lotteries with two more soon to be released. Scientific
Games embraces "mobile first" and our many deployments are a testimony to this
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CADDYSHACK and all related
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Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. MARGARITAVILLE is a registered trademark
of Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC and is used under license.
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All
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International, Inc. PLAYBOY, PLAYMATE, PLAYBOY BUNNY and Rabbit Head
Design are marks of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. and used under
license by Scientific Games Corporation.
The MONOPOLY name and logos are
trademarks of Hasbro. The distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner
squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the
distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces, are trademarks of Hasbro,
Inc. for its property trading game and game equipment. ©1935, 2015 Hasbro,
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About Scientific Games
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 Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems;
table games products; 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:
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Growth Up 4.6% Half-Year on Half-Year; Growth Buoyed by Sales Surge in Latin
BASEL, Switzerland (September 14,
2015) -- After a sunny start to the year in which sales grew by 8%
quarter-on-quarter, growth slowed in Q2 2015, with aggregate half-year on
half-year growth coming in at 4.6% globally. Regionally, growth in the Americas
strengthened, while growth across the African, Asia Pacific, and European
Latin American region was the
standout performer in H1 2015, with participating Latin American lotteries
reporting an aggregate first-half on first-half increase in sales of 20.3%.
Spearheading a very good first half for the Latin American lotteries was
Chile's Polla Chilena, where sales increased by 39% half-year on half-year.
Sales at Argentina's Lotería Nacional Sociedad del Estado also continued
to perform strongly, with the Argentinian national lottery reporting an
increase in sales of 26.1% for the first half of 2015, as against the first
half of 2014. Elsewhere in Latin America, sales at Brazil's Caixa
Econômica Federal grew modestly over the same timespan, while Mexico's
Lotería National para la Asistencia Pública held steady.
Continuing its robust first quarter
showing, the North American
market also enjoyed a strong second quarter, participating North American
lotteries reporting an aggregate increase in sales of 6.6% for the period
January-June 2015, versus the corresponding revenue period in 2014. Yet again,
the standout performer in the North American region was the California Lottery,
which oversaw a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 15.1%.
The Kentucky Lottery, Minnesota
State Lottery, and the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation all also
performed strongly, reporting H1-on-H1 increases in sales of 8.7%, 7.5%, and
7.1% respectively. Similarly, sales at the Connecticut Lottery and Canada's
Ontario Lottery and Gaming grew by 6.3% and 6.2% respectively over the same
timeframe. Framing the series of positive results reported by the participating
North American lotteries was the improving U.S. economy, which saw real gross
domestic product - the value of the goods and services produced by the nation's
economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production,
adjusted for price changes - increase at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second
quarter of 2015; this according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis second
Asia Pacific region, the
situation was more nuanced. Relative to Q2 2014, sales for Q2 2015 in Asia
Pacific moderated, with the result that participating Asia Pacific lotteries
recorded an aggregate first-half on first-half increase in sales of 4.6%, down
from an aggregate first-quarter on first-quarter increase in sales of 14.3%.
The moderation in sales was most notable with respect to the mainland Chinese
lotteries, with the China Sports Lottery recording a half-year on half-year
increase in sales of 6.2%, and the Chinese Welfare lottery reporting a
half-year on half-year increase in sales of 4.4%. The comparatively modest
positions of the mainland Chinese lotteries for H1 2015 relative to H1 2014 is
apparently attributable to the effect of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the staging
of which led to exceptionally large sales for Q2 2014 at the China Sports
Lottery in particular. Thus, for example, sales of Guess Lottery (sports
betting) were down by 66.8% in Q2 2015, as compared to Q2 2014. Elsewhere in
Asia Pacific, Australia's Lotterywest saw its sales increase by 4.8% for the
first six months of 2015, as against the first six months of 2014, while
Japan's Takara-kuji lottery saw its sales dip slightly over the same
The picture in
Europe was similarly
nuanced. Although participating European lotteries eked out an aggregate
increase in sales of 1.6% for H1 2015, as against H1 2014, a number of European
lotteries nonetheless recorded stellar double-digit growth. In particular, the
Czech Republic's SAZKA a.s., Poland's Totalizator Sportowy, and Hungary's
Szerencsejáték Zrt. recorded half-year on half-year increases in
sales of 30.1%, 28.5%, and 21.6% respectively. The growth in sales at these
lotteries was occasioned by a confluence of factors. At the Czech Republic's
SAZKA a.s., for example, the main engine of growth was the Eurojackpot
multi-jurisdictional game, which SAZKA a.s. joined in Q3 2014. An increase in
the price point of SAZKA a.s.'s flagship lotto game Sportka also affected sales
figures. On the other hand, an incredibly high jackpot of HUF 5 billion on
Lotto 5/90 (Ötöslottó) at the end of May 2015 resulted in a
high sales income at Hungary's Szerencsejáték Zrt.; moreover,
this very large jackpot had a knock-on influence on other games such as instant
games and Szerencsejáték Zrt.'s Joker game.
At the same time, relatively high
prizes in the January 2015-April 2015 period stimulated the sales of the
Hungarian lottery's Tippmix (sports betting) game. The results from the central
European lotteries were all the more impressive given Europe's continuing
lackluster economic performance, which saw seasonally adjusted GDP rising by an
anaemic 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by a lukewarm 0.4% in the EU28 during
the second quarter of 2015 (according to Eurostat). Offsetting these positive
results, however, was the performance of Italy's Lottomatica, the third largest
lottery in the world. Sales at Lottomatica contracted over the period
January-June 2015, as against the corresponding revenue period in 2014; given
Lottomatica's position as Europe's largest lottery, this inevitably impacted
upon the performance of the European region as a whole
Africa, the state of
affairs was also quite complex. Overall, African lotteries participating in the
WLA Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator reported an aggregate increase in sales
of 1.3% for H1 2015, as against H1 2014.
At one end of the scale, Ghana's
National Lottery Authority continued its strong run from the first quarter,
reporting a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 33.7%. At the other
end, sales at the Mauritius National Lottery contracted sharply over H1 2015,
as compared to H1 2014.
The performance of the Mauritian
National Lottery for the period in question was adversely affected by budgetary
measures taken to ban Quick Win cards on the one hand, and by a prohibition of
advertising of the lottery on the other, with the ban on quick win games
resulting in an exceptional inventory writeoff. In addition, the restructuring
of company operations resulted in downsizing that led to an exceptional
Set between these two extremes was
the performance of lotteries in Morocco, with Loterie Nationale reporting a
first-half on first-half increase in sales of 7%, and La Marocaine des Jeux
reporting a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 6.9%.
The WLA will continue to track the
progress of global lottery sales in future editions of the WLA QLSI.
Once again we thank all WLA member
lotteries participating in this initiative, and look forward to bringing you
the third quarter 2015 results shortly.
WLA Executive Director
SOURCE: WLA media release.
Pollard Banknote's Exclusive Corvette® License is
Engineered for Instant Lottery Greatness
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (September 14,
2015) -- Pollard Banknote
Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") a leading lottery partner that
provides instant tickets, interactive solutions, and marketing support, is
pleased to announce the addition of Chevrolet Corvette®-a North American
automotive icon-to its portfolio of licensed brands. This new licensing
agreement will provide lottery clients the opportunity to capitalize on
Corvette's brand prestige and social media presence, and add this luxury sports
car and branded merchandise into a lottery program-for a supercharged instant
The very first Corvette® rolled
off an assembly line in Michigan on June 30, 1953. After more than six decades,
Corvette® has proven its longevity-driving enthusiasts continue to covet
this visually impactful, high-performance sports car.
Under this exclusive license,
Pollard Banknote can now provide instant tickets that feature the redesigned
Corvette® Stingray-considered a flagship brand in the Chevrolet
lineup. Chevrolet introduced the all-new Corvette® Stingray in 2014
with a great deal of fanfare. This seventh generation Corvette® was the
industry's most decorated car of the year, winning more than 20 industry
awards, including North American Car of the Year for 2014! Praised for its
sculpted exterior, driver-focused interior, brilliant engineering, and superb
performance, the 2014 Corvette® Stingray has adorned the cover of
many top industry magazines, including Car and Driver and Motor Trend. Like
this sports car's prowess at capturing the attention of the automotive
industry, the encapsulation of its aesthetics, speed, power, and exhilaration
into an impactful instant ticket will capture the attention of players at
The popularity of the Corvette®
is also apparent on social media. More than three million admirers interact
with the brand via Facebook, and fans follow on Instagram to view the latest
photographs that display the car's provocative and distinct design. This strong
social presence facilitates the incorporation of social media elements into a
lottery program, resulting in invaluable player engagement.
"Pollard Banknote is very excited
to offer Corvette®-the epitome of automotive excellence-to our lottery
clients. With hundreds of vehicular-themed instant tickets launched in the last
few decades, automotive is a tried-and-true category that consistently performs
well at retail," noted Sina Aiello, Pollard Banknote's Vice President,
Marketing. "The quintessential luxury sports car, Corvette®
Stingray is an ideal aspirational prize that will appeal to car
enthusiasts and lottery players alike. Corvette® also offers a robust
licensing program with premium products that mirror the superb craftsmanship of
the Corvette® brand and will be great for second chance prizing."
Pollard Banknote's Licensed Products
team offers a full turnkey program that includes the design, programming, and
printing of themed tickets, as well as various options such as second chance
draws, a POS program, and broadcast and digital marketing.
The Corvette® license enhances
Pollard Banknote's sales-driving portfolio of high profile brands selected to
appeal to the existing lottery player while attracting new players that are
brand loyal. Current licenses include NASCAR, Tetris®, Frogger, Star
Trek, and others. Lotteries are invited to contact the Licensed Products
team at Pollard Banknote to learn more about the strengths of the Corvette®
brand and how a licensed instant game can complement their instant ticket
Founded in 1911 in Detroit,
Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more
than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year.
Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging
performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety
features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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: Sina
Aiello Vice President,
Marketing Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote .
Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Its WLA-SCS & ISO 27001
Certification Audit Services to Europe and Africa
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (September 15, 2015)
International (GLI®) is expanding its market for World Lottery
Association Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) and ISO 27001 Information
Security Management Certification audit services to Europe and Africa. Already
well established in North America with numerous lottery clients, GLIs
Professional Services Division is receiving increasing interest from lotteries
around the world for its global lottery expertise and services.
GLIs Professional Services
Division has successfully completed a WLA-SCS Certification audit for its first
African lottery client, the Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise
(LONASE), and is continuing to grow its client base in Africa as well as in
We were very pleased
Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise chose GLI and our Professional
Services Division to conduct their WLA Security Control Standard
audit, GLIs Director of the Lottery & Gaming Practice
Thomas Bierbach said. Since GLIs creation of its Professional
Services Division in 2011, we have grown to a global team consisting of the
industrys foremost leading experts, and lottery clients around the world
can rely on GLI, confident that their projects are carried out by the
The WLA Security Control Standard is
the lottery sectors only internationally recognized security standard.
The WLA-SCS combines a leading international standard for information security,
ISO 27001, with current best practices in lottery security. WLA accredited
Security Control Standard auditors at GLIs Professional Services Division
conduct certification audits for lotteries worldwide.
GLIs Professional Services
Division has four practice areas of services, each specifically designed to
make doing business in the lottery industry faster and more effective: Software
Quality Assurance & Testing; Core Systems Modernization; Governance / Risk
/ Compliance; and Lottery & Gaming Practice, which includes the World
Lottery Association Security Control Standards (WLA SCS) and WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework services.
GLIs Professional Services
division is headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and has consulted
with lotteries worldwide on a wide range of topics spanning the complete
spectrum of the lottery industry, from broad scope security assessments to
project management, procurement support and system renewal, IT strategy and
implementation and WLA and ISO standards.
GLI is a member of WLA, NASPL,
CIBELAE and the European Lotteries.
For more information about how
GLIs Professional Services can benefit your company, visit
www.gaminglabs.com to schedule a demonstration.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
consulting services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company 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
For more information, visit:
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Marketing, Phone: +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Scratchcard Lottery Warning
LONDON, U.K. (September 14, 2015) --
Online scratchcard players are being advised to beware of a money-making scheme
that could result in them promoting an illegal lottery.
The warning comes after the
Gambling Commission was
alerted to plans for a system which involved customers paying a monthly fee in
return for digital scratchcards.
Customers are also told they will
receive more scratchcards in return for encouraging others to take part - but
by doing this the player may commit the offence of promoting an illegal
lottery. Under the Gambling Act 2005, the penalty could be up to 51 weeks in
jail and/or a fine.
Nick Tofiluk, Commission director of
regulation, said: "The law is quite clear on this matter - you cannot
promote a lottery for private or commercial gain.
"We would advise anyone thinking
about taking part in any scheme that involves purchasing, or encouraging others
to purchase, online scratchcards to think very carefully before promoting an
illegal lottery to others."
Anyone wanting to promote a lottery
in Britain must either have a gambling licence from the Gambling Commission or
be registered with their local licensing authority.
Members of the public can check if
an organisation has a gambling licence by using the Commission's licence
register. If ticket sales are less than £20,000 for a single lottery, or
£250,000 from aggregated lotteries, in a calendar year, then the
organiser should instead be registered with their local licensing authority.
Customers can ask the lottery organiser which local licensing authority they
are registered with.
Anyone who believes that an
organisation, or person, does not have the necessary permissions to promote a
lottery can contact the Commission's via its confidential intelligence line
0121 230 6655.
Consumers may also want to read the
Commission's How do I know if a lottery is legal webpage.
The Gambling Commission (the
Commission) regulates gambling in the public interest alongside its
co-regulators local licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of
gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by
gambling. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as
regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges
Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. The Commission also
provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.
Walmart Shoppers Can Start Scratching
OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 14, 2015) -
Beginning September 16th, the Oklahoma Lottery and Walmart will become partners in an
effort to increase funds available for Oklahoma education programs through the
sale of lottery tickets.
The retailer will start selling a
full complement of Lottery games through new electronic lottery kiosks located
at 32 Walmart Neighborhood Markets across the state, with all designated
locations to be selling by October 15th.
The 32 Walmart Neighborhood Markets
are located in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, as well as rural
locations around the state.
Lottery Executive Director, Rollo
Redburn, said "We are excited about this new partnership with Walmart and
about the additional selling locations that will now be available to our
Redburn continued, "This
partnership, along with Powerball changes in October, should help us meet our
mission to provide additional funds for Oklahoma education programs."
About the Oklahoma
Net proceeds of all Lottery games
are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More
than $693 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
For more information about the
Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.
SOURCE: Oklahoma Lottery.
Participates in the European Week of Sports Awareness 2015
MALTA (September 12, 2015) -- Before
the traditional rowing event; the Regatta, hundreds of people had the chance to
do their bit of rowing in The Maltco Indoor Rowing Event, which was held
yesterday (8th September) morning at the il-Ponta, Senglea.
Taking yet another initiative to
support and strengthens the Maltese athlete,
Maltco Lotteries was the
main sponsor for this rowing activity, during which, participants were split
into 10 different categories including Under 10s, Under 30s, Over 55 and even a
Special Olympic category.
The last challenge towards noon and
only minutes before the Regatta, was the TEAM RACE, in which teams made up of 4
employees represented their company, rowed their way in a "relay" manner to
compete against other companies. The companies participating in this category
were Ken Lake Fitness, Freemyme Fitness Club, GO, Vodafone and KMS.
This was part of The European Week
of Sport awareness (7th to the 13th of September) - organised by the Kunsill
Malti ghall-iSport (KMS), aimed to promote sport and physical activity across
Europe. Regardless of age, background or fitness level this is your week to be
The European Week of Sport Awareness
is meant to inspire Europeans including Maltese to #BeActive on a regular basis
and to introduce opportunities in peoples' everyday lives to exercise
Each category awarded the top three
rowers and teams placing in their respective category. The medals were
presented by the Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and
Sport Chris Agius, Maltco Directors Georgios Kakouras and David A Gatt as well
as KMS representative Tanya Zahra.
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries.
Day" Number 5-5-5-5 Costs the CT Lottery 3rd Largest Prize Payout in Game's
CT Lottery's "Play4 Day"
Number 5-5-5-5 Pays Out $3,400,000 in Prizes on Sept. 10
ROCKY HILL, CT/ (September 11, 2015)
-- By the time the dust settles and all the prizes are claimed, a total of $3.4
million will be paid out by the CT Lottery on the Play4 Day winning number 5-5-5-5 drawn on
September 10, 2015.
Not only is it the first time that
the Play4 Day number 5-5-5-5 has been drawn in the game, it's also the third
highest prize payout since the game began 1998.
Statewide, a total of 947 winning
Play4 Day tickets were sold for the September 10 drawing. Because prize payouts
in the game are based upon amount wagered, players could have won $2,500 (for a
$.50 wager) up to $25,000 (for a $5.00 wager).
High-Tier Centers are able to cash
CT Lottery prizes up to $5,000.
Though the bulk of winners will most
likely redeem their tickets in the next few days, players with winning tickets
have 180 calendar days from the date of draw to collect their winnings.
The odds of making a 4 digit match,
such as 5-5-5-5, are 1 in 10,000, the same odds that any given number will be
randomly drawn in the Play4 game.
Play4 Day drawings are held daily at
Tickets cost from $.50 to $5.00.
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly. For
information about the CT Lottery, call (860) 713-2700, visit
ctlottery.org or join us
on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) and Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery).
SOURCE: CT Lottery.
WyoLotto Makes History as Cowboy Draw Celebrates the
Games First Million Dollar Jackpot Winner
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (September 14,
2015) -- Week after week, records were broken as Cowboy Draws
jackpot climbed to unprecedented heights. WyoLotto players around the
state continued to play and win with $1,000 tickets, but the jackpot for
Wyomings own game proved to be as elusive as WyoLottos jackpotalope
History was made during
Mondays drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draws
first million dollar jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased on Sunday,
September 13 at Ridleys located at 300 East Wyoming Boulevard in Casper,
and was the fifth jackpot-winning ticket sold for Wyomings own game. The
last Cowboy Draw jackpot winner was announced on June 4, 2015.
The final jackpot amount (advertised
at $975,000) totaled $1,000,022 and shattered the previous record jackpot
amount of $628,630 announced on April 16, 2015.
The winning numbers for
Mondays drawing were 5, 10, 16, 23, and 31.
Cowboy Draw, which launched on March
15, is a draw game similar to Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Players
choose two sets of 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. Each $5 ticket provides two chances to win. The weekly drawings
for Cowboy Draw will be held every Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m. MST.
The jackpot starts at $250,000 and
keeps growing until someone wins.
Tickets for Cowboy Draw are sold
only in Wyoming.
To receive updates and notifications
about the Wyoming Cowboy Draw game, visit:
About the Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires the first $6
million of Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties
based on Wyoming's sales tax formula.
Any additional earnings will be
deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account.
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery.
Lottery Release Statement in Relation to Lottery Ticket
RICHMOND, Virginia (September 9,
2015) -- Recently the Virginia
Lottery was notified by Ms. Ardella Newman about discrepancies regarding a
series of lottery tickets she purchased from one of our ticket dispensing
machines in Northern Virginia. With the assistance of our ticket vendor, the
Virginia Lottery has concluded its investigation and determined that the
original reports published by media were missing information key to the story.
The investigation has concluded that there are actually two different
The case in question involved a game
that Ms. Newman believed entitled her to a $20,000 prize. The investigation has
concluded that Ms. Newman was actually trying to cash two separate tickets, the
lower portion of one ticket and the top portion of another ticket. Based on the
ticket codes we obtained from our ticket vendor, we have determined that the
top ticket was not a winner, but the small piece of the bottom ticket would
have been a $4.00 winning ticket if Ms. Newman had the entire ticket.
The Lottery rules for the
game clearly address this issue:
Virginias Instant Game Lottery
1552 5x The Money Final Rules for Game Operation
1. Ticket Validation
2. The Ticket must have been issued
by the Lottery in an authorized manner. The Ticket must be intact and must not,
in whole or in part, be defectively printed, produced in error, counterfeit,
unreadable, incomplete, mis-registered, defective, torn, stolen, mutilated,
altered, reconstituted, tampered with or previously paid.
Our investigation also determined
that the machine in question was responsible for the torn tickets. There are
clear rules that govern tickets of this nature and the responsibility of the
11VAC5-41-120. Replacement of
If a misprinted or otherwise
defective ticket is purchased, the agency's only liability or responsibility
shall be to replace the misprinted ticket with an unplayed ticket of equal
price from the same or another current game or to refund the purchase price of
the defective ticket.
- The tickets presented by Ms. Newman were valid
tickets that were torn, apparently when they were dispensed from Lottery
- The claim made by Ms. Newman involved two tickets.
It would be a violation of the rules to award Ms. Newman a prize for
mis-matching parts of two tickets. The integrity of our games is our highest
priority which is why we have rules that govern each game. It would be both
unethical and unfair to all players to violate the rules for the benefit of one
- Had Ms. Newman returned the tickets to the store or
to the Lottery unplayed, she would have received a full refund or replacement
The second case was not reported in
the media and once again involved two tickets that Ms. Newman claimed to be
worth a prize of $52.00. It was clear to our customer service representative
and our investigators that this too was an altered ticket where someone
attempted to tape together two parts of separate tickets to claim a prize. Ms.
Newman admitted to our Lottery investigator that she taped the two tickets
This is a clear violation of Lottery
rules and in this case, the law:
§ 58.1-4017. Alteration
and forgery; presentation of counterfeit or altered ticket or share; penalty.
Any person who forges, alters or fraudulently makes any lottery ticket or share
with intent to present for payment or to transfer to another person to be
presented for payment or knowingly presents for payment or transfers to another
person to be presented for payment such forged, altered or fraudulently made
counterfeit lottery ticket or share sold pursuant to this chapter is guilty of
a Class 6 felony.
This second claim of Ms.
Newmans involved altered non-winning tickets to make them appear to be
winning tickets. The Virginia Lottery is still reviewing this case to determine
if additional actions are necessary.
SOURCE: The Virginia Lottery.
Chairwoman Announced for Lotterywest
Heather Zampatti replaces
John Atkins as chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board
PERTH, West Australia (September 16,
2015) -- Premier Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of Heather
Zampatti, head of Wealth Management at Bell Potter Securities, as the new
chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board. Mr Barnett said Ms Zampatti had strong
credentials to carry out the role, including a background in strategic
planning, financial management and governance.
"Her current position at Bell
Potter Securities and her experience as a board member will bring significant
commercial and financial expertise to the Lotterywest Board," Mr Barnett
said. Ms Zampatti is a Member of the Australian Securities and Investment
Commission's Financial Services Consultative Committee and was previously a
Member of the Takeovers Panel.
Ms Zampatti also has a long history
of community involvement, with appointments on a number of boards including
current positions with the West Australian Ballet, Osteoporosis Australia,
Chief Executive Women (CEW) and The University of Western Australia University
Club. She has also been chairwoman of the Princess Margaret Hospital
The appointment will take effect
Ms Zampatti said she was honoured
and excited at her appointment to the board of an organisation committed to
serving the community.
WA is the only State where money
raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to
support not-for-profit organisations.
The Premier also expressed his
appreciation to outgoing chairman John Atkins, who recently took up the
position as Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom. Mr
Atkins completed a five-year term as chairman and led the Lotterywest Board
during a time of record business success and innovative grant making to the
Western Australian community.
Last financial year, Lotterywest
raised $283 million to support the WA community
This included $130.8 million in
direct grants to more than 900 community organisations around the State
CONTACT: Keryn McKinnon - 08 6552
5200 or 0429 361 781.
EquiLottery Joins NASPL as Associate Member
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (September 9,
2015) -- After just over a year in business as North America's newest draw game
solution, EquiLottery has officially joined the North American Association of State
and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) as an Associate Member. Joining
other members of the lottery vendor community, EquiLottery looks to expand on
the momentum it has built since July of 2014 when the lottery game based on the
results of a daily live horse race was first introduced to the general
"We are thrilled to be an
official member of an organization as well regarded as NASPL," said
EquiLottery President & CEO Brad Cummings. "This membership is an
investment in our future, and even more importantly, an investment in an
industry so dear to us. We look forward to this being the beginning of a long
term relationship with NASPL and the many lotteries they represent."
A daily $2 live action draw game
based on the results of live horse racing, EquiLottery represents a next
generation in draw games that makes the drawing as much a part of the lottery
experience as the actual winnings. Research conducted over the summer of 2015
shows that players are drawn to the live action excitement of horse racing,
love the ability to watch races on their mobile devices and would play often
with minimal cannibalization of other lottery games. Testing also shows that
many game attributes specifically appeal to the millennial generation.
"We are excited to have new
vendors enter the lottery space as state and provincial lotteries look for ways
to expand their game portfolios and increase their contributions to the good
causes they support," said NASPL Vendor Relations Director Jake Coy.
"With this in mind, EquiLottery is a welcome addition to our vendor
CONTACT: Brad Cummings, Phone: (502)
644-1454, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Lottery Honours Bright Futures Scholarship
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (September 14,
2015) -- The Florida
Lottery and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) today celebrated Bright
Futures scholarship recipients at an event attended by Lottery Interim
Secretary Tom Delacenserie and TCC President Dr. Jim Murdaugh. More than $23.4
million of Florida Lottery contributions have directly benefited TCC Bright
Interim Secretary Delacenserie and
Dr. Murdaugh had the opportunity to interact with students one-on-one to
discuss their academic goals and future plans in a laid-back setting with other
TCC faculty and Lottery staff. Students enjoyed music, giveaways and ice cream
donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer, Winn-Dixie.
Bright Futures scholarship
recipients weren't the only ones honored at today's ice cream social; Leon
County's 2016 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Betsy Penn was also recognized at
today's event as part of the Florida Lottery's Everyday Heroes Campaign which
recognizes educators and students who are making a difference.
"We are proud of the
opportunities made possible for Florida's students as a direct result of
Lottery contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund," said
Interim Secretary Delacenserie. "We are also extremely proud of all of the
wonderful educators in Florida who are dedicated to helping Florida students
Recognized as one of the most
efficient lotteries in the nation, the Florida Lottery has remained a strong
partner in helping generate additional funds for public education for the past
27 years. Lottery contributions have made an impact with more than $1 billion
being transferred annually to the EETF for the past 13 consecutive years,
resulting in a total contribution of more than $28 billion. Florida Lottery
contributions represent approximately six percent of the state's total
ABOUT THE FLORIDA
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $28 billion to education and sending more than
700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's 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
$48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires.
For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Gaming Show: Your Ticket to Asia's Lucrative Lotteries
MACAU, SAR (September 15, 2015) --
The lottery market in the Asia
Pacific region is a multi-billion dollar industry. In mainland China alone,
sales are rising at an estimated 10-15 per cent on 2014 when they hit almost
Around the new and established
markets in Asia, lotteries are generating revenues of a such significant
magnitude, lottery systems, ticketing and new lotto launch companies have
targeted the continent as a must enter market.
Make sure you pick your lucky
numbers. Come to the Macao Gaming Show and use your ticket to reach the whole
of Asia's rapidly expanding lottery industry.
MGS Lottery Hotline:
Macau: +853 6363 0053 (Marina
International: +44 1257 277400 (John
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