International Game Technology PLC Announce That Its Subsidiary
Has Signed a Contract to Provide Instant-Ticket Printing Services to the
Croatian Lottery, Hrvatska Lutrija
LONDON, U.K. (July 30, 2015) --
International Game Technology
PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary,
GTECH Corporation ("the
Company"), has signed a two year contract with Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o., the
Croatian Lottery, whereby the Company will act as the sole supplier of
instant-ticket printing and related services to the Lottery. The contract award
is the result of a competitive procurement and represents the first time that
the Company will be providing instant-ticket printing services to the Croatian
Lottery. It is expected that a minimum of 18 instant-ticket games will be
printed over the contract period and solutions and strategies will be offered
to help increase revenues for the instant category over the next two years. The
profits generated by the Lottery help to support good causes including
financing organizations that promote the fight against drugs and other forms of
addictions, help to meet the needs of people with disabilities, support social
and humanitarian activities, technical education, culture, non-institutional
education and the upbringing of children and young people.
"We are eager to begin what we
hope is a long-term, successful relationship with the Croatian Lottery,"
said Michael Chambrello, CEO, North America Lottery, for IGT.
"We will focus on maximizing
their profitability, generating incremental funds which will help support good
causes. We will also support the Lottery's growing business by introducing a
more diverse product mix specific to the demands of the Croatian marketplace
and their players. The Croatian Lottery has much potential for growth and the
Company is excited to play a big role in their expanding business over the next
two years and beyond."
"The Croatian Lottery is excited
to partner with one of the largest lottery technology providers in the
world," said Danijel Feri, Chairman of the Board, Hrvatska Lutrija. "We
are confident that IGT will help our Lottery to see a continued increase in
instant-ticket sales year-over-year. Their reputation for providing superior
products and services, along with integrated marketing solutions for
instant-ticket customers, makes us very enthusiastic to begin working with them
as our sole provider of instant-ticket services."
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 employees.
For more information, please visit:
|Robert K. Vincent,
(+39) 06 51899030
INTRALOT Acquire 35% of Bit8 Sealing Strategic Alliance
ATHENS, Greece (July 30, 2015) --
INTRALOT Group announces
today that it has acquired a 35% stake in Bit8 via its subsidiary INTRALOT
Global Holdings BV (INTRALOT). The agreement provides for a call option for
INTRALOT to raise its participation in the company up to 60% within the next
two years if certain financial thresholds are met. In parallel the agreement
contemplates a put option right for the current shareholders to sell partially
and within the next four years the remaining part of their shares in Bit8 in
case that certain agreed financial thresholds or certain specific business
metrics (KPIs) are met.
In February of 2015 INTRALOT and
Bit8 announced their strategic cooperation during a Press Conference in London.
Since then the two companies started cooperating closely in order to seamlessly
integrate the Bit8 platform with INTRALOT's and provide INTRALOT's global
customer base with unparalleled Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and
Player Account Management (PAM) services and innovative gaming platform
INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Antonis
Kerastaris, stated: "The first results of our cooperation with Bit8 are very
positive and we are very pleased to announce today the acquisition of 35% of
the company. This strategic cooperation is in line with our strategy to focus
on the B2C gaming market, while we further expand our product portfolio,
increase customer satisfaction and provide exceptional gaming experiences to
Bit8 CEO, Dr. Angelo Dalli, stated:
"We are very pleased to further our strategic cooperation with the INTRALOT
Group which gives Bit8 the necessary global reach that will enable us to
achieve our vision of offering the best gaming platform in the industry
complemented with a wide range of professional services and solutions."
Bit8 was named "Software Rising
Star" at the EGR B2B Awards 2014. Its online gaming platform is based on
proprietary artificial intelligence technology. Thanks to its functionality,
modularity, scalability and flexibility, Bit8's platform has gained widespread
commercial success with its customers including some of the top online casinos
internationally. Bit8's platform is an all-inclusive sportsbook and casino
platform that includes functionalities such as PAM, eWallet, Bonus engines,
CRM, agnostic of Central Transaction Systems, real time analytics, VIP
management and built-in integrations with third party content, among
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.
About BIT8 (www.bit8.com)
Bit8 is an innovative platform
solutions company to the gaming industry with award winning products, related
professional services and standalone and hosted solutions that have attracted
operator clients ranging from start-ups to some of the top operators in the
world. Its flagship product, the Bit8 platform, supports multiple verticals
including casino, sportsbook, fantasy sports, pool betting, poker, live dealer
and lottery. With clients in 10 jurisdictions in 2 continents, and a growing
team of over 50 people based in Malta, Bit8 is one of the fastest growing
platform companies in the gaming industry.
For more information please CONTACT:
Ms. Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210
6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com or Ms. Caroline
Schembri, Media Co-ordinator, Phone: +356-20925800, email:
Scientific Games Name David Smail Executive Vice President and
Chief Legal Officer to Lead the Company's Legal Strategy and
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (July 28, 2015) --
Scientific Games Corporation
("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of
David W. Smail as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, effective
August 3, 2015. Smail will be based at the Company's global corporate
headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev.
Most recently, Smail was Executive
Vice President and General Counsel of Morgans Hotel Group Co., where he served
as chief legal officer of the hospitality company from 2006 to 2014.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel at Havas
S.A., a French-based global advertising and communications services company
following a progressive legal career at the international law firm Hogan
Lovells in their Paris and Washington, D.C. offices, most recently as Partner
in their Washington, D.C. office.
Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games'
President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "With more than 20 years of
leadership and accomplishments in international business and the legal
profession, David's broad-based global legal and public company expertise and
dynamic leadership in support of business objectives, aligns well with our
growth strategy. David will be an excellent addition who will further
strengthen and complement our talented management team."
Smail succeeds Katie Lever, the
Company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, who will remain with
Scientific Games until August 31, 2015 to facilitate the transition.
Isaacs added, "I would like to
thank Katie for her outstanding dedication and passion over the last several
years as we navigated several significant mergers and complex business
transactions. Katie has built an exceptional legal organization, and we wish
her the best as she moves on to pursue other professional and personal
interests, including a passion for philanthropy."
Smail received his J.D. cum laude
from Harvard Law School in 1991 and his B.A. summa cum laude in Biology and
French from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. in 1987.
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 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
COMPANY CONTACT: Bill Pfund, Vice
President, Investor Relations, +1 847-785-3167, Email:
SOURCE: Scientific Games
NOVOMATIC Increase Its Lottery Stake
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (July 23,
2015) -- (OTS) - NOVOMATIC, Europe's largest gaming technology group, is
indirectly purchasing a further stake in Österreichische Lotterien GmbH
(ÖLG). Through third party investment companies, NOVOMATIC now indirectly
holds an equity stake of approximately 18 percent in ÖLG.
NOVOMATIC was able to secure for
itself the interests in LTB Beteiligungs GmbH and RSV Beteiligungs GmbH held by
Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (ERSTE BANK). The company
furthermore acquired the interest in LTB Beteiligungs GmbH held by BAWAG P.S.K.
Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse
Aktiengesellschaft (BAWAG), as well as the interest in RSV Beteiligungs GmbH
held by immigon portfolio abbau ag (VOLKSBANK).
NOVOMATIC's CEO Mag. Harald Neumann
said: "We are delighted to increase our stake in Österreichische
Lotterien GmbH and thus to further support the company as a sustainable and
stable domestic co-shareholder."
The purchase agreements were signed
subject to formal approval requirements.
The parties have agreed not to
disclose the purchase price.
CONTACT: Mag. Alexandra Lindlbauer,
Konzernkommunikation, Group Communications
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC AG.
Laboratories International (GLI®) Name Cathryn (Cathy) Nickum Supplier
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (July 28, 2015) -
International (GLI®) has appointed gaming supplier expert Cathryn
(Cathy) Nickum Supplier Development Representative. Nickum is based in GLI's
Las Vegas office.
Nickum is well-known throughout the
gaming industry as a dynamic and creative sales professional who is an expert
in relationship-building. Prior to joining GLI, she was Regional Sales Manager
for Games at American Gaming Systems (AGS). She has also served in sales
leadership roles at American Gaming & Electronics, Progressive Gaming
International, TransAct Technologies, JCM Global and Atronic.
"We are thrilled to welcome Cathy
to our supplier development team. At GLI, we are committed to each of our
supplier clients, and we go out of our way to treat every client equally and
importantly. Cathy's profound level of supplier experience underscores that
commitment, and we are happy to have her join us in our mission to provide so
much more than just testing to our supplier clients," said Patrick Moore,
GLI Senior Director of Client Services.
GLI serves more than 475 global
jurisdictions, more than 130 of which exclusively accept GLI certification
About Gaming Laboratories
For more than 25 years, Gaming
Laboratories International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality
land-based and iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy
while reducing time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across
Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South
America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and
international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and
17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery
industries. For more information, visit:
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing +1 (702) 914-2220, Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Pennsylvania Lottery Report Record Sales, Over $1 to Billion to
Benefit Older Pennsylvanians in Fiscal Year 2014-15
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (July 24,
2015) -- The Pennsylvania
Lottery achieved a new sales record of $3.82 billion for the 2014-15 fiscal
year and again generated more than $1.06 billion in net revenue to fund
essential programs and services that benefit older Pennsylvanians.
I want to thank
Pennsylvania Lottery players for helping us to achieve another record sales
year and continue to fulfill our mission of funding benefits that improve the
lives of older adults, said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director
Drew Svitko. Were very proud of our unique mission and sincerely
appreciate all that our players and retailers do to make great things
Lottery sales in fiscal year 2014-15
surpassed the prior years all-time sales record by $20.1 million, or 0.53
The Lottery paid $2.41 billion in
prizes, an increase of $35 million over the previous year and a new all-time
record. More than 63 cents of every Lottery sales dollar was returned to
players in the form of prizes, and 75 Lottery players won prizes of $1 million
or more last year.
Net revenues to the Lottery Fund
totaled $1.06 billion, making 2014-15 the fourth consecutive year the Lottery
generated over a billion dollars to fund senior programs.
Instant games sales for the fiscal
year totaled $2.59 billion, which was $146.7 million, or 6 percent, higher than
the previous year. Instant games accounted 67.84 percent of fiscal year 2014-15
sales, up from 64.34 percent of total sales in the previous year.
Sales for terminal-based or draw
games including the PICK family of games, Treasure Hunt, Cash 5, Match
6, Cash4Life, Millionaire Raffle, Powerball®, and Mega Millions®
totaled $1.23 billion for the fiscal year, which was $126.7 million, or
9.35 percent, less than the previous year. Lotteries across the nation are
experiencing a long-term trend in declining sales of draw games, reflecting a
growing consumer preference for instant games.
Powerball sales of $239.8 million
were $61.5 million, or 20.42 percent, less than the previous year. Mega
Millions sales totaled $124.9 million, down $21 million, or 14.38 percent, from
the previous year. Sales of both multi-state games suffered from a relative
lack of very large jackpots, which tend to motivate players. This trend was
also seen in many other states.
Lottery retailers, many of them
family-owned small businesses, earned $203.2 million in commissions, an
increase of $868,662 from the prior year. There are more than 9,000 licensed
Lottery retailers across Pennsylvania.
The Lotterys administrative
costs decreased $1.6 million from the prior fiscal year, accounting for only
1.98 percent of total sales in 2014-15.
We are working to enhance
to our game selection and efficiently maximize points of sale in order to
responsibly grow Lottery sales, said Svitko. Because older
Pennsylvanians are counting on us, we are striving to position the Lottery for
continued success, this year and in years to come.
The Pennsylvania Lotterys
2014-15 annual report is available at www.palottery.com, under About Us
& News, then Annual Sales & Benefit Reports.
About the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the
only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit
older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has
contributed more than $25.8 billion to programs that include property tax and
rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost
prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the
52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers
throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds
players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
For drawings results, winning
numbers, winners stories and to subscribe to the Lotterys RSS news
feed, visit: www.palottery.com.
Like us on Facebook or follow us at:
CONTACT: Gary Miller,
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Atlantic Lottery Meet $368 Million Profit
MONCTON, N.B. Canada (July 23, 2015)
-- Atlantic Lottery met
its projected profit targets and delivered $368M to the four Atlantic Provinces
for 2014/15. Further details are outlined in the Corporations Annual
Report, which was released today.
We return 100% of our
profits to the governments of Atlantic Canada and these profits continue to
fund important public services across the region. We are proud of our
contribution to the communities we serve, said Brent Scrimshaw,
President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery. We will continue to work hard
to provide sustainable and responsible profits by offering adult Atlantic
Canadians the right games through the right channels.
Highlights from the report
- iLottery sales grew by more than 10% to a record
high of over $20M. This result was achieved by more than 30,000 unique
customers making a purchase;
- $306M contribution to the economy through salaries,
retailer commissions and business expenses
- $372.7M was awarded in prizes large and
small to players across the region; and,
- Operating expense as a percentage of net sales
remained consistent year over year at 16%.
While our efforts have
resulted in a return of $368 million to our shareholders, we must keep working
toward a future that continues to contribute a sustainable financial return to
the region, said Mr. Scrimshaw.
Atlantic Lottery is
evolving to ensure it meets the expectations of its players now and into the
future. Players are looking for different gaming options, new ways to play, and
alternative prize structures; we are working hard to deliver on their
expectations. When they play with us they get a variety of products and are
protected with responsible gambling tools that are recognized as world
Next year marks Atlantic
Lotterys 40th anniversary as a responsible gambling company owned by the
Atlantic Provinces and operated by Atlantic Canadians on behalf of Atlantic
Canadians. With over 600 employees across the four provinces, Atlantic Lottery
plays a central role in the gambling and gaming industry, which employs
thousands of people across the region who work locally and compete
The 2014/15 Atlantic Lottery Annual
Report is available
Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned
by the four Atlantic provinces which means that we return 100% of our
profits to Atlantic Canada. Interested in finding out more about who we are and
what we do. Please visit askaway.ca, find us on Twitter at @al_lottery, or like
us on Facebook.
For more information CONTACT:
Christine Manore, Senior Communications Counsel, 1-506-867-5946, Email:
1-800-561-3942, ext. 5946.
SOURCE: Atlantic Lottery.
Minnesota Lottery Announce Record Transfers to the State for
ROSEVILLE, Minnesota (July 23, 2015)
According to preliminary, unaudited figures, the Minnesota Lottery will
transfer $135.3 million to the state of Minnesota to benefit the programs that
are funded in part by the Lottery.
This amount is the highest ever
recorded in the Lotterys 25-year history.
The Lotterys mission
has always been to be a reliable revenue source for the state of Minnesota and
the projects that are funded by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust
Fund, said Executive Director Ed Van Petten.
We take this very seriously
and, like many organizations, were always looking for ways to maximize
revenue and reduce costs.
For the fifth straight year, Lottery
sales topped $500 million, coming in at $546.9 million. Sales were led by
record scratch ticket sales of $376.2 million.
Lotto sales were down this year due
to a lack of big jackpots.
Players won $335.7 million in
prizes, while retailers earned $33 million in commissions and incentives, an
average of $10,794 per store.
The following is a breakdown of the
$135.3 million in transfers to the state. All figures are unaudited.
SOURCE: Minnesota Lottery.
NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions Sign Six Plus Two-Year Contract
with Catalonian Lottery
leading gaming technology group, announce that its subsidiary NOVOMATIC Lottery
Solutions (NLS) has been selected as successful bidder in a public competition
for a six-year contract by the Catalonian Lottery (Loteria de
VIENNA, Austria (July 27, 2015) --
The contract provides full lottery facility management services for the
autonomous region of Catalunya in Spain for both online and instant lottery
products and services. The contract will commence on 1st April 2016 and
contains an option for an additional two-year extension.
"We are extremely pleased at the
prospect of working with Loteria de Catalunya", said Miriam Lindhorst, CEO
of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions. "In this full facilities management contract
we are excited about helping Loteria de Catalunya to increase sales to a level
more appropriate to the stature of the region's local economy. Through the
deployment of modern technology and up to date solutions we are convinced we
will make a significant difference to the good causes supported by Loteria de
Catalunya. We look forward to a long and mutually successful
Under the new agreement, that was
secured through a competitive bid, NLS will provide Loteria de Catalunya with
2,300 Morpho S8 online lottery terminals, a new generation state of the art
fully integrated central system encompassing retail, internet and mobile in
what will be the first fully omni-channel system implementation in the region.
The company will also deliver the printing and design of instant lottery
tickets, complete online lottery services, warehousing and distribution, as
well as sales and marketing services.
About NOVOMATIC &
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies in the world and 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, Austria's 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.
SOURCE: The NOVOMATIC Group.
Gaming Group Announce Approval of LT-3 Video Dispenser in New
LOS ANGELES, California (July 20,
2015) -- INNOVA Gaming Group Inc. (INNOVA, the Company)
(TSX: IGG), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Game
Enterprises (Diamond Game), has received a manufacturer license and
approval from the New Hampshire Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission to
deploy its LT-3 ticket dispenser (LT-3) in the state of New
Hampshire (the State) in approved charitable locations. Diamond
Game expects to deploy the machines through licensed distributors in the State
and is currently in negotiations with a select list of potential partners.
With New Hampshires
approval, our LT-3 dispensers are now approved for use in five U.S. States and
two Canadian provinces, said Richard Weil, Chairman and CEO of
INNOVA. In the coming weeks, we expect to choose distribution partners
and look forward to demonstrating the unique benefits that the LT-3 can provide
to regulated operators in the State. We are pleased with the number of LT-3
deployments achieved so far this year and, as of today, we have 1,698 LT-3
dispensers installed network-wide.
About INNOVA Gaming Group
INNOVA develops unique games and
products for the global gaming industry, with particular focus on state and
provincial lotteries. Through the Companys wholly owned subsidiary,
Diamond Game, INNOVA focuses on enhancing the revenues of government-sponsored
lotteries and other regulated operators by offering its unique
stay-and-play products in traditional and non-traditional gaming
Its primary product is the LT-3, an
instant ticket vending machine that dispenses tickets while simultaneously
displaying the results of each ticket on a video monitor in an entertaining
For more information, please visit:
For further information CONTACT:
Jonathan Ross, CFA LodeRock Advisors, INNOVA Investor Relations, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (647) 479-6175.
SOURCE: INNOVA Gaming Group Inc.
Scratch-off Offer More Than $10 Million in Prizes
include season tickets for 20 years, trip to Miami and more
BALTIMORE, Maryland (July 27, 2015)
-- Maryland Lottery &
Gaming and the Baltimore Ravens have teamed up for the seventh consecutive
year on a Ravens-themed scratch-off ticket and second-chance drawings. This
year's ticket, Ravens, launches today and offers numerous cash and experiential
The Ravens ticket includes five
$100,000 top prizes and more than 50,000 prizes between $50 and $500. The
scratch-off will be sold at the more than 4,500 Lottery retail locations across
the state and at every Baltimore Ravens home game.
Players can enter non-winning Ravens
scratch-offs into their My Lottery Rewards accounts to enter second-chance
drawings for prizes. New this year, players will have the opportunity to choose
which second-chance prize category they would like to enter. Second-chance
- Cash prizes totaling $260,000.
- Season tickets for 20 years.
- Travel with the team to the Dec. 6 game in
- Season tickets for one season.
- Premium game-day packages.
"We are proud to be partners with
the Maryland Lottery," said Dick Cass, President of the Baltimore Ravens.
"Because of our partnership, the Lottery will once again be able to provide our
fans the opportunity to win outstanding prizes, including cash, Ravens tickets
The Lottery will be onsite at
M&T Bank Stadium for the training camp open practice on Aug. 3 and all
Ravens home games, offering fans the chance to buy tickets for their favorite
games and spin the prize wheel.
"The football season is an
exciting time for Ravens fans, and the Lottery's ongoing partnership with the
Ravens makes it an exciting time for us as well," said Gordon Medenica,
Director of Maryland Lottery & Gaming. "Our collaboration with the team
offers Lottery players the opportunity to win exclusive prizes and enjoy
unforgettable experiences. The Maryland Lottery's Ravens-themed tickets are
always popular, and we're pleased to continue our partnership."
Since its inception in 1973,
Maryland Lottery & Gaming has awarded nearly $22.3 billion in prizes to
Lottery players and $14.4 billion in Lottery revenue to the State of Maryland.
One of Maryland's largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports important state
programs and services including education, public safety and health, human
resources and the environment.
For more information, go to
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery.
and DNLQ of Uruguay Sign Cooperation and Mutual Assistance
CORDOBA , Argentina (July 24, 2015)
-- On Thursday July 23, the Agreement of Cooperation and Mutual Assistance
between the Argentine State Lottery Association (ALEA) and the National Lottery
and Quinielas the Ministerio de Economía de la República Oriental
del Uruguay (Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uruguay (DNLQ) was
The President of ALEA, Robert A.
Lopez, received the President of the DNLQ of Uruguay and also of CIBELAE Luis
Gama, in the new meetinghouse of ALEA soon to open, which will also host the
Executive Directorate of that corporation. There, after touring the various
departments, both proceeded to the signing of an agreement that facilitates the
exchange of information and experience in the regulation, control and operation
of games of chance.
Together with the Presidents of ALEA
and DNLQ, he attended the signing ceremony of the Executive Director of the
sub-office of CIBELAE in Buenos Aires, Dr. Nestor Cotignola , along with
authorities and staff LNSE and ALEA.
After welcoming Luis Gama, the CP
Roberto Lopez said that: "little by little, we crystallize the objectives of
actions that provide content from Latin America. The idea of this agreement is
to facilitate the exchange of information for the benefit of members of CIBELAE
and ALE '.
For its part, the Executive Director
of CIBELAE, Dr. Nestor Cotignola, stressed that "this agreement represents
another step in the path taken to unite America and also to the world through
lotteries as proposed to the Congress of CIBELAE Mendoza.
Luis Gama said, What better
for Uruguay to sign an agreement with Argentina, and we share the same the same
language, River Plate, and what better to do with ALEA. An entity that I watch
grows and strengthens. For some there is a sub-office of the WLA in ALEA and
also note that in addition to what you see, there are many people working for
the association is where it is today."
For before the end of July they have
provided the first meetings of technical training, as detailed in the
agreement, which are directed to the staff of each institution, and conducting
courses and seminars, sending specialists and technicians mission advice. This
agreement is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and knowledge of results
of initiatives carried out by the signatories.
SOURCE: la Asociación de
Loterías, Quinielas y Casinos Estatales de Argentina (A.L.E.A.).
Bay Packers and Wisconsin Lottery Unveil Details of This Years Packers
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (July 27, 2015)
-- The Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Lottery on Monday, July 27th unveiled the details
of this years Wisconsin Lottery Packers scratch tickets that give fans a
chance to experience two 2016 regular season home games at Lambeau Field in
Three different scratch-off tickets,
the $1 Kickoff Cash ticket, the $3 Go Pack Go ticket
and the $5 Green Bay Packers, ticket are available now throughout
the state, with the $5 ticket having a cash prize of up to $45,000.
Players who dont win instant
cash prizes can still enter the bonus drawing and be entered for the grand
prize package, which includes 25 tickets for the winner and his or her friends
in a Legends Suite with food, non-alcoholic beverages and two parking
To enter the bonus drawing, players
can mail $5 worth of non-winning tickets from the three games to the address on
the back of the scratch ticket by March 9, 2016. The grand prize package winner
will be selected from the bonus drawing in mid-March. Last years grand
prize winner was Danny Erickson of St. Francis, Wis.
Lottery director Mike Edmonds and
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced the new games during a Monday news
conference in a Lambeau Field suite.
This is our sixth year of
partnering with the Wisconsin Lottery to offer our fans a chance to cheer us on
in person, said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. In
addition to enjoying the current scratch-off game, one lucky winner will enjoy
a 2016 game in style, catching all the action with 24 friends from one of our
Retailers are pleased with the new
offering as well.
The Packers tickets are one
of our fastest and bestselling scratch games, said Wisconsin Lottery
Director Mike Edmonds. Since we began teaming up with the Packers in
2010, weve sold more than $30.9 million worth of tickets, which helps
increase property tax relief for Wisconsinites. Its a win-win for
- 95 tailgate party packages to either the Festival
Foods MVP Deck or Miller Lite Lounge include:
Food and non-alcoholic
One $50 Packers Pro Shop gift card
One helmet autographed by
current Packers player
Two pre-game field passes to participate in holding
the American Flag during the National Anthem
- 100 five-hundred dollar ($500) gift cards to be
used at the Packers Pro Shop or PackersProshop.com
- $1 Kickoff Cash ticket: win up to
- $3 Go Pack Go ticket: win up to
- $5 Green Bay Packers ticket: win up to
More information on the Wisconsin
Lottery Packers games is available online at www.wilottery.com.
SOURCE: Wisconsin Lottery.
Set for An Exciting New Lottery Game
PERTH, West Australia (July 28,
2015) -- Introducing Set for Life, an exciting game with 7 day entries and
draws every day of the week. When you win 1st Prize, instead of a single
one-off payment, you get an ongoing prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years and
it's guaranteed for up to 4 winners.
Get SET to play
When you play Set for Life, you
dont just play your SETS of numbers in a single draw, these numbers are
played every day across 7 consecutive daily draws. You can also start your
entry any day of the week.
Ways to play Set for
- Ask for a QuickSET: QuickSETS are exclusive to Set
for Life and is a quick way to get a SET of numbers for 7 consecutive draws.
QuickSETS are tickets where the terminal randomly picks the numbers for you.
There is a range of QuickSETS to suit your budget and pricing options are
available in the Cost of Entry brochure. QuickSET entries are also available
through our Play Online website or Lotterywest App.
- Fill in a Playslip: Mark your favourite 8 numbers
from 1 to 37 to form a SET. You must select a minimum of 2 SETS to play and
remember to save your favourite numbers to your Players Card.
the instructions on the back of the playslip then give your payment to your
retailer, who will give you your ticket. Before you leave the store please
check your ticket carefully and make sure the numbers, number of SETS, number
of draws and the draw date(s) on your ticket are the ones you have chosen. You
can also choose your own numbers using our Play Online website or Lotterywest
- Ask for a System: A System entry is a quick and
easy way to increase the number of SETS you play in a draw. The more games you
play in each draw, the better your chances of winning. Because playing Systems
multiplies the number of SETS you are playing, a winning System entry pays
multiple prizes. Visit the Systems page for more information.
- Multiweek entries: If you have lucky numbers and
you dont want to miss a draw, you have the option to purchase tickets for
2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks in advance for Set for Life. Mark the appropriate number
in the NUMBER OF WEEKS or PLAY MULTIPLE-WEEKS box on the playslip and hand it
to your retailer.
- Advance play: You can enter a single draw for up to
6 draws in advance for Set for Life. Mark the ADVANCE PLAY box on the front of
your completed playslip and tell your retailer which draw you would like to
start your entry from. You can also Advance Play your entries using the Play
Online website or Lotterywest App.
What you'll need to
Every night, 10 numbers are randomly
drawn from 37. The first 8 numbers drawn are the Winning Numbers and the last 2
numbers drawn are the Bonus Numbers. You win if a single SET on your ticket
matches the right combination of numbers in a single draw.
* Set for Life 1st
Prize is a maximum of $20,000 a month for 20 years guaranteed for up to 4
winners every draw. If there are more than 4 winners the total 1st Prize Pool
of $19,200,000 ($80,000 a month for 20 years) is evenly shared via monthly
instalments over 20 years.
2nd 8th Prizes are paid as
When can you buy
You can buy your Set for Life
tickets any day of the week and draw close off is 7.00pm WST every day. Set for
Life tickets are available from 6.00am on Monday 3 August 2015.
The first draw is on Friday 7
How do you know if
There are a number of ways you can
check your entry:
- Use the ticket checker in-store or ask your
- Visit the results page or check the Lotterywest
- Subscribe to get the results in your inbox
- Call 1900 919 958. Calls cost 44 cents per minute
including GST plus a 15 cents connection fee. Mobiles and pay phones cost
- Watch Channel 7 between 7.45pm and 8.00pm every
Remember to keep your entry in a
safe place as its valid for 7 consecutive draws.
Further Information - Head to the
Lotterywest Website HERE
Lottery Earnings for Education Hit $522 Million in Fiscal Year
RALEIGH, North Carolina (July 31,
2015) -- For the 9th year in a row, the
N.C. Education Lottery set
new records in sales and earnings in fiscal year 2015, raising $522 million for
education programs in the state.
As the lottery ended its fiscal year
on June 30, preliminary and unaudited results showed lottery ticket sales
totaled $1.97 billion, up 7.2 percent from the year before. The lottery raised
$522 million for education, up 3.8 percent.
This success comes from
North Carolinians enjoying our lottery games and winning prizes, said
Alice Garland, executive director of the lottery. Our job is to
operate fair and honest games and to encourage those who choose to play to play
responsibly. The result is extra money for good causes. The popularity of our
games combined with the hard work of our retail partners and lottery employees
enabled us to raise the most money ever for education.
During the year, prizes of $1
million or more were won 55 times. Total prize money won was $1.23 billion, or
on average about $3.4 million a day. Many winners put their money right back to
work in the economy, by paying bills, buying new houses or cars, taking
vacations, saving and investing the money for retirement or college, or
donating to personal good causes.
Garland said after nine years it was
good to see interest and participation in the lottery continuing to grow.
The number of retailers interested
in selling lottery tickets grew to the highest number ever, 6,901, up 127 from
the year before. Retailers earned $137.7 million in commissions, up $9 million.
More than 588,000 North Carolinians have joined the lotterys Lucke-Zone,
a website where they can get lottery news, ask questions about lottery games,
and enter second-chance drawings and other promotions. And the lottery launched
its fourth draw game played only in North Carolina, All or Nothing. The new
game is the only one where you win a top prize of $250,000 by matching all or
none of the numbers.
Along with the growth in
participation, the lottery strengthened its programs to encourage responsible
play. During the year, the Education Lottery became the 5th U.S. lottery to
achieve one of the top certifications from the World Lottery Association for
its responsible gaming program. The Level 3 certification attests that the
Education Lottery has established the resources and programs to support top
principles of responsible gaming governing the protection of players,
cooperation with others interested in problem gambling, and advertising
Final transfers of revenues to the
state in June brought the lotterys total contribution since inception to
more than $3.9 billion. Legislators allocated lottery proceeds to help pay
salaries of teachers and teacher assistants; help counties with construction
and repair of schools, help North Carolina students pay the cost of going to a
state university or community college, and help at-risk
four-year-olds attend an academic preschool in the N.C. Pre-K Program.
Kentucky Lottery Breaks Sales and Dividend Records in
Proceeds To State Come In
Less Than Budgeted
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (July 30, 2015)
-- The Kentucky Lottery
announced today in a board of directors meeting that sales for Fiscal Year 2015
were $899.1 million (including $12.2 million in free tickets). This breaks the
old sales record established in FY14 of $858.8 million by $40.3 million.
Those sales led to record-breaking
profits returned to the Commonwealth. A total of $236.1 million was transferred
to the state, breaking the old record of $225.3 million by $10.8 million.
However, the Lottery was $16.2 million below what was budgeted by the
Commonwealth for FY15 dividends. Unclaimed prizes, which are directed by law to
the KEES scholarship reserve fund, were $9.3 million (versus $8.3 million in
There were $147,000 in prizes
withheld to pay back child support claims, along with $372,000 in other related
debts to the Commonwealth. The state also received an additional $2.5 million
in taxes withheld from prizes.
Scratch-off ticket sales were key in
the record-breaking performance, rising $39 million from FY14 to a
record-breaking $560.5 million. This breaks the old record level set in FY13 by
$38.3 million. Draw game sales held nearly steady at $338.6 million, rising
$1.3 million from FY14's level of $337.2. Keno sales showed the most dramatic
increase of any draw game - 60.7% - to $47.3 million in its first full year of
The multistate Powerball and Mega
Millions games continued their declining performance from FY14, following the
trend seen at lotteries across the nation. Powerball sales fell $14.6 million
to $65 million, while Mega Millions sales decline $6.6 million to $33.2
"The things we can control did
extremely well last year," said Executive Vice President and CFO Howard
Kline. "It's the things we can't control - namely the Powerball and Mega
Millions jackpots - that kept our dividends from rising to the level we'd
Kline was optimistic looking
forward. "We have terrific momentum going into the new fiscal year. Scratch
off ticket sales for the first week of July were better than any week we saw in
the first six months of the last fiscal year. Our scratch-off ticket sales in
May and June were around 13.5% higher than the same time last year. We're on
the right track, and hoping for better jackpot performance from Powerball and
"For 17 out of the past 22 years,
we've broken sales records. We've also broken dividend transfer records in 17
years out of the past 22," said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch
Gleason. "I believe we'll be among the best in the country for our scratch
off ticket sales increase for the last year, and Powerball and Mega Millions
actually performed better in Kentucky than it did in many of our peer states.
Looking forward, we have an aggressive budget ahead of us and it's going to be
a big challenge, but we're off to a great start in the new fiscal
The board also approved the
corporation's operating budget for FY16. The budget includes a sales projection
of $972 million, an 8.1% increase over FY15's sales mark. This includes $600
million in sales of scratch-off tickets and $369 from draw games.
According to the Kentucky Higher
Education Administration Authority (which administers Lottery-funded college
scholarship and grant programs), from 1999 through 2014 the Kentucky Lottery
has funded $2,209,374,268 in college scholarship and grant programs for 569,542
students. The Lottery is the sole funding source for the KEES scholarship
program, and also funds the need-based College Access Program and Kentucky
Since inception, the Lottery has
sold $16.42 billion in tickets, returning $4.4 billion to the Commonwealth.
Winners have received $9.9 billion in prizes, and retailers have been paid $1
billion. Operating expenses have been held to 6.6% of sales (FY15 operating
expenses were 4.9% of sales).
In other business, the board
approved the FY16 retailer sales incentive, along with rules and regulations
for 12 scratch-off tickets.
The next meeting of the KLC's board
of directors will be September 25th. 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.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery .