Company Supplies Products to All 16 German State
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, (October 5,
2015) -- Scientific Games
Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the
Company has signed a new contract to provide retail technology, including 600
terminals, software and maintenance services, to the Verwaltungsgesellschaft
Lotto und Toto in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH, Germany (the "Lottery"). The
eight-year contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement
process, was signed on August 12, 2015 and may be extended by the Lottery for
an additional two years.
Mrs. Barbara Becker, Managing
Director of the Verwaltungsgesellschaft Lotto und Toto, said, "Building on
nearly two decades of successful partnership with Scientific Games, we are very
happy to continue with reliable, next-generation retail terminals for the
Lottery's retailers across Mecklenburg-Vorpommern."
Scientific Games has provided retail
technology to the Lottery since 1997, and currently provides products to all of
the 16 German state lotteries.
Matthias Mueller, Managing Director,
Germany, for Scientific Games, said, "We appreciate the continued trust in
our technology products and services and look forward to delivering new,
upgraded terminals with easy-to-use application software and to our next decade
of collaboration with the Lottery of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern."
Scientific Games is a leading
provider of gaming systems and retail technology globally, with operations
serving lottery and gaming customers on six continents.
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 http://www.scientificgames.com.
Company Contacts: Investor
Relations: Bill Pfund (702) 532 7663
Media Relations: Mollie Cole (773)
Lottery Communications: Therese
Minella (770) 825-4219
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Long-time West Virginia Lottery Director Wins Top Prize
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (October
9, 2015) West Virginia
Lottery Director John
C. Musgrave announced today that he has elected to retire effective October
31, 2015. Musgrave said that his decision to retire came after much thought and
I have been very blessed to
serve the Lottery and the State of West Virginia for so many years,
said Musgrave. And, I am very grateful to have had the confidence of
four Governors, loyal staff and the Legislature whom have entrusted me to lead
the Lottery through more than half of its 30-year history. I will leave with a
Musgrave has served as the Lottery
Director for the State of West Virginia for more than 19 years and has more
than 24 years of state service. During his tenure at the Lottery he has had
consecutive appointments by four different Governors, including his first
appointment in April 1997 by Gov. Cecil Underwood, followed by Gov. Bob Wise,
former West Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, and his current
appointment under Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Musgrave has also served as Acting
Cabinet Secretary of Revenue in 2003-06, 2010-11, and was again appointed as
Deputy Secretary of Revenue in 2013 and has continued to serve in this position
with oversight for the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA), Athletic
Commission, Racing Commission and the Lottery.
From fiscal year 1997 to 2015,
Musgrave has led the Lottery in generating more than $20.6 Billion in sales and
more than $8.2 Billion in proceeds to the state to support Seniors, Education
and Tourism; things which he says have been a major catalyst behind his
dedication to the Lottery. West Virginia is one of the most beautiful
states in the United States, and knowing that my position has directly helped
to preserve and enhance the cornerstones of West Virginia has been one of my
greatest personal accomplishments and something that has given me unmatched
satisfaction during my career.
Musgraves passion for being on
the cutting edge of gaming across the U.S. has positioned West Virginia as a
leader in the Lottery industry, with West Virginia being one of the first
Lotteries in the U.S. to implement and regulate casino operations in addition
to its traditional gaming. Musgrave led the Lottery through a paradigm shift in
1994 with the addition of Video Lottery, Limited Video Lottery in 2001, and
Table Games in 2003. The successful implementation of these programs
collectively set the largest milestone in West Virginia Lottery history when
the Lottery reached its first year of record sales totaling more than a billion
dollars in 2003. Under Musgraves leadership, the Lottery has continued to
generate revenue above the $1 Billion milestone.
SOURCE: West Virginia Lottery (www.WVLottery.com).
First GLMS General Secretary Takes Office
The WLA gains a WLA-SCS
BASEL, Switzerland (October 5, 2015)
-- The Executive Committee of the Global Lottery Monitoring System for Sports
Betting (GLMS) is pleased to announce that a new General Secretary has been
hired to run the daily operations of the association.
Lacarrière has assumed the office of GLMS General Secretary,
effective September 1, 2015.
As the role of GLMS General
Secretary constitutes a 50% position, Sarah has also taken over the
responsibilities of the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) Certification
As GLMS General Secretary, Sarah
will be responsible for public relations, marketing and stakeholder relations,
and all administrative matters for the association. She will be situated in
Lausanne, Switzerland, at the offices of Loterie Romande. Technical operations
of the GLMS will remain at the facilities of Danske Spil in Copenhagen,
As WLA-SCS Certification Manager
Sarah will be responsible for the administration of the WLA-SCS program. She
will liaise with WLA members, WLA approved auditors and potential auditors, and
the SRMC on all WLA-SCS matters and will tend to the issuing of WLA-SCS
certificates. Working closely with the WLA Security and Risk Management
Committee, Sarah will develop and maintain the WLA-SCS and all documentation
relevant to the standard. WLA Communications Coordinator, Paul Peinado, has
covered these tasks since 2010.
Sarah is a native of France. She
graduated from the Universities of Lille, Bordeaux, and Grenoble. Her area of
study focused on political science with an emphasis on international relations
and global security stakes.
Her career began in Paris where she
was employed by IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et
Stratégiques), from 2009 to 2012. IRIS is one the main independent
European think tanks on geopolitical and strategic issues. At IRIS, Sarah was
engaged as both a research officer and an education officer. As a research
officer, she was involved in activities and studies related to defense,
security, and crisis management, as well as international negotiations on
environmental stakes. As an education officer, she was responsible for the
pedagogical management of an "International Relations" basic education diploma
(Master 1 level). When she joined IRIS, Sarah was also assigned the task of
developing a specific area of expertise covering sports-geopolitics, economics,
and internationalization. In 2012 she coauthored a white paper entitled "Sports
Betting and Corruption" thereby becoming familiar with the problem of match
fixing and the need to preserve the integrity of sports.
In April 2012, Sarah moved to
Lausanne and began working for SportAccord, an association of over a 100
international sports organizations. As an integrity officer for SportAccord,
her main objective was the development of informational and educational tools
for the awareness and preventions of match fixing. The tools were aimed at
sports governing bodies, and were designed to draw their attention to sports
betting related issues. During the three years that Sarah worked at
SportAccord, she was also in charge of public affairs, academic partnerships
and institutional relations. Additionally, she was responsible for following
public policy discussions on sports in fora such as the European Parliament,
the Council of Europe, and agencies of the UN. Most notably, she was involved
in the negotiations for the European Council's International Convention on the
Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
During her last year at SportAccord,
Sarah also assisted the its legal team on membership administration matters and
statutory issues. In her previous positions Sarah became familiar with the
world lottery community through the strong support that she received from it.
Most notably, the above mentioned white paper on "Sports Betting and
Corruption" was an independent study initiated by La Française des Jeux
and the European Lotteries. Moreover, the SportAccord Integrity Unit was
actively supported over the course of three years by the World Lottery
Association (WLA) and the European Lotteries (EL).
On Sarah Lacarrière's start
as GLMS General Secretary, GLMS President Seah Chin Siong said, "This is a
major step in the establishment of the GLMS. We have a lot to accomplish in the
coming months and we are certain that Sarah's professional experience will be a
great asset in managing the daily business of the GLMS. As the public face of
the GLMS, Sarah will be the point of contact for all GLMS matters. I would like
to wish Sarah a good start and look forward to working with her in the
On Sarah's start as WLA-SCS
Certification Manager, WLA Executive Director Jean Jorgensen added, "Sarah
will also assume the position of WLA-SCS Certification Manager. Through her
Master of International Relations degree, and her expertise in sports
integrity, Sarah is well suited for this position. She will be of great help to
the WLA Security and Risk Management Committee, which was mandated by the WLA
Executive Committee to revamp the WLA-SCS before the next WLA General Meeting
on November 9, 2016 in Singapore. The new WLA-SCS will have enhanced controls
for sports betting and online gaming. We look forward to working with Sarah on
the new WLA-SCS and I'm convinced the membership will appreciate liaising with
her on matters relating to the WLA-SCS certification program".
Both the WLA and the GLMS wish Sarah
a good start in each of her new roles and look forward to working with her in
Shoutz® and MUSL Join for Launch of
AUSTIN, Texas (October 1, 2015) --
Shoutz, Inc. and the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) have
joined to offer Powerball® players the opportunity to play Powercode for
chances to win a variety of exciting prizes from well-known national sponsors.
Powercode is a web and mobile-based promotional campaign designed to increase
engagement with players by rewarding loyalty through digital gameplay. Players
can win prizes through online sweepstakes and instant-win games.
The first three Powercode promotions
will run between October 24, 2015 and February 20, 2016, with the goal of
increasing engagement between Powerball players and the national lottery brand.
Players who enter the correct Powerball number (the red ball number drawn in
each Powerball drawing) during the promotion, will be eligible to play an
Instant Win game for a chance to win gift cards from national retailers.
Players are also automatically entered into sweepstakes for a chance to win a
series of grand prizes, including destination vacations and a new car. Players
must be 18 or older to win. No purchase required to participate; promotion may
not be available in some jurisdictions.
This promotion will help
Shoutz and MUSL build on what is already a successful relationship,
said Shoutz CEO Jim Mueller. Powercode will help MUSL market smarter
by adding value to customer experiences. Initiatives like Powercode keep
customers coming back, which will help the lotteries selling Powerball continue
to generate revenue for the good causes they support across the
At the end of each promotion, Shoutz
will measure and report key performance indicators to MUSL.
The Powercode promotion
engages Powerball players directly on the digital devices they are already
comfortable with, said Gary Grief, MUSL Powerball Group Chair and
Executive Director of the Texas Lottery. Our partnership with Shoutz
allows us to offer new and exciting opportunities for our players to engage
with the Powerball game. These types of promotions really appeal to
todays lottery player, helping to keep our games fresh and attractive to
Powerball players will be able to
access the Powercode promotion through Powerball.com, Lotteryhub.com and
Shoutzs LotteryHUB mobile app, an official Powerball app. Each platform
will include a link to Powercodes dedicated HTML web page, which uses
Shoutzs proprietary customer engagement and loyalty rewards software.
Shoutz, Inc. is an award-winning
marketing, technology and gaming company that brings together the rewarding and
fun experiences of mobile gaming with consumer engagement and loyalty programs
within the retail, media and entertainment industries. With its innovative use
of digital media, Shoutz gives lotteries the power to better engage their
players, accurately measure their marketing efforts, and optimize their
fundraising abilities. Shoutz is dedicated to driving brand engagement through
digital, social and gaming programs on mobile. With offices in Austin, Texas
and Leawood, Kansas, Shoutz is a member of the World Lottery Association.
LotteryHUB is an official mobile
application of Powerball® and Mega Millions®. It offers a convenient,
engaging and rewarding mobile experience for lottery players and includes video
and news content, jackpot and drawing information, and a loyalty rewards
program. Players can also use the app to save their tickets, either by entering
numbers manually or scanning tickets with a smartphone camera. LotteryHUB has
twice been named the Best Mobile App by the American Gaming Association (AGA)
and has won AGA Awards in the Best Direct Digital Marketing and Best Mobile
Marketing categories. LotteryHUB is available to download for free on the Apple
iTunes and Google Play app stores.
SOURCE: Shoutz, Inc.
NEOPOLLARD Interactive Congratulates Michigan Lottery's Danny
Bogus on Winning NASPL Powers Award.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (October 6,
2015) -- NeoPollard Interactive LLC ("NeoPollard Interactive"), a strategic
joint venture between Pollard Banknote and NeoGames, congratulates Danny Bogus,
the Michigan Lottery's
Deputy Commissioner of Gaming Operations, on receiving a Powers Award from the
North American Association of
State and Provincial Lotteries ("NASPL"). Bogus was named as a Powers Award
winner at NASPL's Professional Development Seminar earlier this year and
received the prestigious award at Pollard Banknote's recent ribbon-cutting
event for its new state-of-the-art Tresu inline press in Ypsilanti,
The NASPL Powers Awards are
presented each year in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and
vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. The awards are
named in honor of the late Edward J. Powers-the "Father of U.S. Lotteries."
Edward Powers was one of the founders of NASPL, and spent more than 25 years in
the lottery industry helping to define the most effective organizational
structures that have become a blueprint for today's lotteries.
Bogus has been with the Michigan
Lottery since May 2009. Most recently, he led the launch and currently manages
the ongoing operations of the Michigan Lottery's tremendously successful online
games program, which has generated about $120 million in sales in its first
year of operation. Prior to that, Bogus directed the development of many major
digital initiatives, including a fully integrated loyalty program, several
successful mobile apps, Keno To Go, and other 'Space Between' products that
currently drive more than $120 million in sales per year. Under his guidance,
the Michigan Lottery has built a strong digital team, which has grown to 19
staff members over the past five years.
"Danny's vision and hard work has
been instrumental in developing the Michigan Lottery's digital approach,"
said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. "Both
NeoPollard Interactive and Pollard Banknote have had the pleasure of working
with Danny on a number of digital initiatives. Notably, the Michigan Lottery
has launched several of Pollard Banknote's 'Space Between' products in recent
years-such as our WebPlay games, Instants Plus, Social
Instants, and more-to bridge and support both online and retail sales
channels. We congratulate him on this much-deserved award, and look forward to
continue working with Danny and the Michigan Lottery's digital team for years
"NeoPollard Interactive is happy
to congratulate Danny Bogus on winning a NASPL Powers Award," added Ilan
Rosen, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. "We have had the
distinct pleasure of working closely with Danny and his team to launch and
operate the Michigan Lottery's online games program, which has proven to be the
most successful in North America to date. His leadership has been key to
growing the Lottery's portfolio of interactive games overall and ensures that
its digital products are entertaining and resonate with lottery players in
NeoPollard Interactive is a joint
venture between Pollard Banknote Limited ("Pollard Banknote") and NeoGames
S.A.R.L. ("NeoGames"). NeoPollard Interactive combines the marketing expertise
and extensive worldwide lottery experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven
leadership and technology of NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming
products and services in response to an ever-evolving marketplace. This joint
venture leverages the strengths of each partner company to develop, implement,
operate, and maintain innovative online gaming services for regulated lottery
clients in order to generate revenues for good causes.
For more information on
NeoPollard Interactive contact:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive.
Florida Lottery Shatter Record with $1.35 Billion in First
Record Number of Prizes
Yields Best Quarter in 28-Year History
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 1,
2015) -- The Florida
Lottery announced today a record-breaking first quarter with ticket sales
exceeding $1.35 billion; breaking the previous record of $1.25 billion in
fiscal year 2014 by 7.85 percent. With more prizes and more winners than in any
quarter ever before, the Florida Lottery's first quarter transfer to the
state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) is expected to reach $250.45
"This is an exciting
accomplishment for the Florida Lottery and I want to thank our sales team for
their commitment and dedication, as well as our players and retailers for their
loyal support," said Florida Lottery Interim Secretary Tom
"This achievement is
particularly significant in that every month of the quarter had record sales,
following a record-setting annual sales year in 2014-15, proving that the
Lottery remains focused on increasing sales and delivering on our mission of
maximizing revenues for education funding."
"The Lottery's done a fantastic
job of coming out with new games that get my customers' attention and bring
them into my stores," said Steven Desautels, Senior Category Manager, Murphy
USA. "Additionally, the FL Lottery is one of the few states that allow you to
begin selling all of the new games on the day they launch". This is very
important if you want to capture the sales increases that new games always
provide during the first week.
Florida Lottery contributions
currently represent approximately six percent of the state's total education
budget. Lottery education funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and
then administered by the Florida Department of Education.
About The Florida Lottery
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 nearly 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 www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Massachusetts Lottery Set Records for Net Profit and Sales in
Final Statement of
Operations shows $985.8 million in net profit, $5.014 billion in
BRAINTREE, Massachusetts (September
30, 2015) -- The Lottery ended fiscal year 2015 with a record-setting $985.8
million in net profit, surpassing the previous high of $983.7 million that the
Lottery generated in FY12.
Eclipsing the $5 billion mark in
transactions for the first time, the Lottery also achieved a record-setting
year in terms of sales with $5.014 billion. Lottery net profit is the single
largest source of unrestricted local aid to the Commonwealths 351 cities
The Lotterys fiscal year
commenced on July 1, 2014 and ended June 30, 2015. Sales of $5.014 billion
topped the previous record of $4.863 billion set in FY14 by $151 million,
marking the fourth consecutive year of record-setting sales.
The Lottery spent $100.5 million on
administrative costs in FY15. These costs remained at approximately 2 percent
of overall revenues, the lowest of any U.S. lottery.
The Lottery awarded a record $3.641
billion in prizes in FY15. With 72.6 percent of all revenue returned to players
in the form of winnings in FY15, the Massachusetts Lottery has the highest
payout percentage of any lottery in the country. Meanwhile, Lottery retailers
earned over $286 million in retailer commissions and bonuses in FY15, topping
the mark of $277 million set last fiscal year.
Click here to view the Lotterys final FY15 Statement
The Massachusetts State Lottery was
created in 1972 to generate much-needed local aid revenues for the
Commonwealths cities and towns. Since its inception, the Lottery has
returned more than $23 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth.
SOURCE: Massachusetts State
Carolina Education Lottery Set Two New Sales Records
Strong sales in first
quarter of FY16 help raise money for education
RALEIGH, North Carolina (October 2,
2015) -- The N.C. Education
Lottery set two new sales records as it started a new fiscal year, selling
the most lottery tickets ever in a single month and in a quarter.
Lottery ticket sales for the first
quarter of fiscal year 2016 were $520.5 million, $44.8 million more than the
previous record which was set during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014.
Quarterly sales were up 13.8 percent as compared to the first quarter of the
previous fiscal year.
Sales for the month of September hit
$192.8 million, up $6.8 million from the previous monthly sales record which
was set in March.
Alice Garland, executive director of
the N.C. Education Lottery, attributed the new sales records to the popularity
of new instant games - from the BBQ Bucks ticket to the Ultimate Millions
ticket launched in September - and the big jackpots offered in September for
the Powerball and Carolina Cash 5 games. The new instant games included the
lottery's first scented scratch-off, with a smoky BBQ scent, and a game with
the largest scratch-off prize ever, $10 million.
"Our effort to continue the
success of the lottery in raising money for education is off to a strong
start," said Garland. "Thanks to the support of North Carolinians who
enjoy playing the lottery, we've increased sales and money raised for the state
every year since the lottery started and we hope to continue that record in our
This year, the lottery expects to
exceed $2 billion in lottery ticket sales and to raise $528 million for
On Friday, the Education Lottery
also saw its overall sales since inception in March 2006 cross the $14 billion
mark. From those sales, the lottery has paid $8.3 billion in prizes to players
and $978 million in commissions to lottery retailers, and raised more than $4
billion for education.
SOURCE: N.C. Education Lottery.
Pennsylvania Lottery Seek Drawing Show
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylania (October 2,
2015) -- Singer Marvin Gaye famously asked, "Can I get a witness?" Today,
anyone old enough to remember that hit song from 1963 is very likely the right
age to volunteer as a witness on the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening drawing
"Serving as a drawing show
witness is more than just a chance to be on TV; witnesses represent the public
interest by helping to ensure the security and integrity of our drawings,"
said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "We sincerely appreciate the
participation of all of our witnesses since we started televising drawings 38
Pennsylvania residents 55 or older
are invited to volunteer. Witnesses perform different functions on two
consecutive evenings, which includes appearing on-camera on one of the nights.
The process lasts approximately 2.5 hours, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., each
Witnesses work with two Pennsylvania
Lottery drawing officials, who will directly perform all drawing tasks, and two
independent Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), who will monitor all tasks to
ensure that all procedures are properly performed and security standards are
Over the two nights, witnesses
directly participate in the selection of the drawing machines and ball sets
used for drawings, observe all pre-drawing and post-drawing tests and appear
on-camera during the live televised drawing show.
Drawings take place at the studios
of WITF-TV in Harrisburg. Volunteers are responsible for their own
transportation and, if necessary, lodging. Scheduling is usually conducted a
month or more in advance.
"Our witnesses tell us that they
enjoy being part of the process and are greatly impressed with the degree of
careful work that goes into making sure drawings are conducted fairly and with
integrity," Svitko added.
Visit www.palottery.com and look
under "About Us" and "Become a PA Lottery Drawing Show Witness" to find an
email address and phone number to learn more about the opportunity.
The 6:59 p.m. drawing show is
carried by the following television stations: WJET, Erie; WGAL, Lancaster;
WTAJ, Altoona; WNEP, Scranton; WTXF, Philadelphia; and WPXI, Pittsburgh.
The evening drawing includes all
PICK games and Cash 5, seven nights a week. It also features the Match 6 Lotto
drawing on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition to watching the drawing
show to find out winning numbers, players may visit palottery.com, use the
Lottery's official smartphone app or call the toll-free results hotline,
1-877-282-4639. Players should be sure to check every ticket, every time, using
a scanner at a Lottery retailer.
About the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the
only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit
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
For help with a gambling problem,
call 1-800-848-1880. For drawings results, winning numbers, winners' stories
and to subscribe to the Lottery's RSS news feed, visit:
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Media Conact:: Gary Miller,
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Veikkaus Award a Record Number of Players
HELSINKIM Finland (October 3, 2015)
-- Veikkaus has awarded a record number of millionaires from games in Finland
this year. Even now, the number touches last year's record, which is 57.
Lucky 2015 rewarded many players
with profit, making millionaires have been as much as the total of last year
already by the end of September.
It is record breaking due to the
fact that Veikkaus' game offering has expanded and diversified greatly in the
2000s. Without a multinational Eurojackpotia, we would not have reached these
levels. Jackpots in addition to Veikkaus games produce joy every day in
hundreds of thousands of smaller winnings. An important part of the
conservation of the joy of the game is to play moderate stakes, reminds
Communications Maria Roos.
The number of millionaires:
in 2015: 57 (until 30.9)
Valentine's Day weekend, 11
Profit got a boost shot in February
on Valentine's Day, when Lotto had risen to an all-time record high and the pot
went to half to two 10-player group of friends. Each bunch luckily had played
their games tuplausominaisuudella, when everyone got their winnings doubled.
One group of victory was celebrated in Vaasa Gerbyntien Siwa, repeat in
different parts of Finnish as a perfect fit hit match Veikkaus website online
Valentine's Day 20-person outfit
lotto profit was preceded Eurojackpot victory the previous night. On Friday,
February 13, naantalilaispelaaja won 1.2 million euros.
Inter alia, Turku jackpot of over
EUR 46 million and a one time 10 new millionaires have been obtained during
2015. Finland, the beginning of September on-line outfit received a direct hit
of EUR 38.9 million.
A Rare Luck
Veikkaus' second most popular game,
Keno has been a popu;ar game. The game picked one million profit in 2011,
although the possibility should be every day and evening. After a four year
break, the next time a million victory came twice in one week in August 2015.
Scratch games was celebrated for the
first time in a million profit, when the spring novelty, Nordic Mega lottery
brought a million profit to the center for Finnish men.
After 2015, 30.9 million profit by
Viking Lotto: 1
Arkansas Lottery: Six Years of Big Wins, Big Money, and Bigger
Opportunity for Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (September 26,
2015) -- With over 200,000 Arkansas students awarded over a half a billion
dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the
Lottery is celebrating six full years of big wins and big opportunities for
higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
"Before that first ticket was
bought on September 28, 2009, we could only guess at what this lottery could do
for our state," Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley
"Everyone had an opinion, but no
one-the taxpayers who overwhelmingly voted for it, the lawmakers who designed
it, the Arkansas Lottery staff and management that worked night and day to get
that first ticket up for sale-no one knew for sure what that first day would be
Winners have made the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery great! Those include the students that have started
college, in the state, this year and those that have already graduated as
recipients of a lottery funded scholarship.
Along with the students that have
secured and enjoyed the benefits of lottery scholarship funding, the players of
Arkansas have won big as well. Since the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery began
selling tickets on September 28, 2009, one player from Beebe won $3 Million in
Mega Millions®, five players throughout the state have won $2 MILLION each.
Another thirty-five Arkansas players
have each won a $1 Million prize. In total to date, the Arkansas Lottery has
created forty-three millionaires in the past six years, including the $25
MILLION Powerball® winner from Conway.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has
had a multiplier effect for education and the economy of Arkansas. Lottery
tickets have funded scholarships that help pay for college degrees. College
degrees build talent. Talented citizens help Arkansas compete on the global
stage for good jobs and new business.
With every lottery ticket an
Arkansan chooses to buy, we have invested in each other and the future of
students across the state.
Bishop Woosley, who joined the
Lottery staff in July 2009, said part of the gamble in 2009 was an economy
still unsteady after a year of recession. "Had we thought more about what
was working against us, we might have wished for more time," Woosley
"But the mandate of the voters
and the General Assembly was clear: Get it done now, Get it done fast, Get it
done right. We had just over 1,200 retailers across the state who stepped up to
sell our tickets, and they have been the 'driving force' ever since."
To validate the efforts put forth by
the retailers, staff and citizens of Arkansas, the $2.63 Billion plus in net
ticket sales earned since start-up in September 2009, the vast majority of the
ticket sales has gone right back into Arkansas in the form of retail
commissions, prizes and scholarships equal to 95 cents of every dollar spent on
In the past six years, the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery has built a track record of sales far beyond those
anticipated on that September 28th morning in 2009. Here is the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery, at six years, by the numbers:
- $529.9 MILLION* in net proceeds, providing
scholarships for more than 200,000 Arkansas residents pursuing opportunities
and advancement through higher education at Arkansas's 47 public and private
nonprofit colleges and universities; [*Net proceeds earned from Sept. 2009 to
- $2.634 BILLION in net ticket sales;
- $1.668 BILLION in prizes paid on tickets purchased
- Over $1 MILLION in unpaid personal income tax and
unpaid child support deducted from claims and returned to Arkansas
- $11.5 MILLION in Arkansas state income tax and
$41.6 million in Federal income tax paid on Lottery winnings;
- $1.26 MILLION in average daily ticket sales and
cashing commissions paid to licensed Lottery Retailers selling tickets in
- $148 MILLION in lottery retailer commissions earned
With six years now marked on the
calendar , the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating its Anniversary with
a new look to the future and newer, bigger instant, draw, and multi-state game
enhancements. And ad campaigns that say "Thank you!" (look at what we have
accomplished together), to the people of Arkansas for playing the Lottery and
making higher education a reality for more Arkansas students.
Tickets for our newest game, Lucky
For Life went on sale in January of 2015, offering players a top prize of up to
$1,000 a day for life. The second level top prize of $25,000 a year for life
was just won this month, by a player from Benton, Arkansas. The Arkansas Only
game, the Natural State Jackpot just had its second highest prize ever
($345,000), won by a player from North Little Rock. The lottery has proven to
be a winning combination of the students and citizens of Arkansas taking home a
whole host of benefits from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery each year. The
seventh year is now under way, to add even more to the impressive list of
accomplishments that have benefited all of Arkansas over the past six
Thank you Arkansas!
SOURCE: Arkansas Lottery.
Proposed Amendments to LCCP for All Operators in Relation to
the Prevention of Crime Associated with Gambling
LONDON, UK (Ocober 1, 2015) --
Proposed Amendments to LCCP for All Operators in Relation to the Prevention of
Crime Associated with Gambling UNITED KINGDOM (September 30, 2015) -- The
Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) form part of the central
framework for regulating gambling in Great Britain.
- mandatory licence conditions
- social responsibility code provisions, which have
the force of licence conditions
- ordinary code provisions, which, although not
mandatory, set out good practice that we expect responsible licensees to
Last year we held a detailed review
of the social responsibility elements of LCCP. At the time, we announced that
we planned to consult separately on elements in LCCP that link to crime. This
review of the LCCP therefore focuses on improving practices to best support the
first of the three licensing objectives set out in the Gambling Act 2005: to
keep gambling free from crime and from being associated with crime.
Proposed amendments to LCCP for all
operators in relation to the prevention of crime associated with gambling Link
Link - use this to respond to our consultation.
We have based our proposals on our
ten years of experience of how crime links to gambling in Great Britain, and on
evidence from our casework.
- We are proposing changes to the LCCP to improve our
regulatory tools to support good practices by licensees and tackle poor
practice more effectively.
- We are seeking views and opinion on some emerging
areas in order to inform our thinking as it develops.
- We are also using this opportunity to consult on an
update to our guidance for remote and non-remote casinos The Prevention of
Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (third edition).
We are not revisiting any of the
areas covered in the last LCCP consultation at this time. This consultation
will be of interest to all gambling operators, gambling customers, and to
bodies or individuals with an interest in the regulation of gambling. We would
like you to share your own evidence and examples of good practice on the topics
for consultation. We are also interested in your view of the impact the issues
and proposals may have on your business, including how these might be
We take your responses seriously. We
will look at what you tell us and where appropriate make further changes to our
approach. Where this is the case, we may need to consult again on certain
topics before finalising our approach.
SOURCE: Gambling Commission
Betting & Gaming Launch eSports with Betgenius
LONDON, U.K. (October 1, 2015) --
Sky Betting & Gaming has launched a full eSports betting service including
both pre-match and live betting through its partnership with Betgenius.
This month, Betgenius announced the
worlds first comprehensive eSports betting service and has already began
to sign strategic deals, which will see the sports betting technology leader
pave the way for a new revenue stream for betting operators.
According to the recent report by
Eilers Research, theres currently 2.3 million eSports viewers, which is
expected to rise to 19.5 million by 2020. The report further claims that the
current eSports betting market pulls in revenues of USD$24 million and that by
2020 this will reach USD$1.81 billion worldwide.
Ben Wright, Head of Sports Trading
at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: The eSports sector is such a fast
growing market that we see great potential in this new offering. Our
partnership with Betgenius and the new opportunities it provides for our
customers is a key part of our vision of making betting better.
Mark Locke, CEO of Betgenius, said:
Sky Betting & Gaming has been a critical partner in our journey to
success, and the launch of their eSports product through Betgenius
technology solidifies our long standing partnership. We are looking forward to
what will be a very exciting time for both teams and carving out another
profitable revenue stream.
Research Makes Lottery Case for EquiLottery
KENTUCKY, U.S. (October 2, 2015) --
Lotteries across North America need to feel confident any new game will ensure
great returns for the good causes they support. So, over the summer of 2015, we
went into the field with our research partners Ipsos to measure the appeal of
our lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. And judging from
the returns, were sure glad we did.
A comprehensive qualitative (focus
groups) and quantitative (polling) study of nearly 2,000 Kentuckians shows the
immense possibilities when these two products are combined by speaking to the
demands of consumers in the 21st Century.
You can see the results of this
study by clicking
here for a PDF report.
1. Widespread Appeal - EquiLottery
is a game that appeals to all demographics equally, creating no niche and
therefore a widespread appeal game. Whether you are 20 or 70 years old, male or
female, or from horse rich Central Kentucky or the Eastern and Western parts of
the state with little or no horse culture at all, your propensity to play our
game is statistically the same.
2. Revenues - Largely due to this
widespread appeal, the revenue projections of this game are very strong. At a
minimum of 10% awareness, this game produces an $18m return (8 cents per
capita). Building a very feasible 15% market awareness for this game,
EquiLottery projects to produce nearly $27m (12 cents PC) in first-year
revenues and at 20% awareness nearly $36m (16 cents PC). These ranges are based
on the effectiveness of the marketing campaign built around EquiLottery's
launch into the marketplace.
3. Stickiness - Players who want to
play EquiLottery will play often. A resounding 48% of players would play our
game weekly with 34% buying tickets on a monthly basis. Also, the average
Kentuckian would purchase 2.2 tickets every time they played.
4. Mobile App Appeals to
Non-Traditional Player Segments - Our study shows that 25% of those polled who
do not currently play the lottery (and are not morally opposed) will start
because our live action lottery product and its mobile app is in the
marketplace. Thats higher than what Ipsos has seen compared to other
games they have tested, making EquiLottery well positioned to expand the
lottery base. And while Millennials scored the same as other groups on appeal
and spend scores (which is significant in itself), they gave high marks on
several key reasons for liking the game, most importantly the mobile
integration of this lottery product.
5. 2 Minute Live Action Excitement -
At the core of EquiLottery is the excitement of live horse racing repackaged
for the demands of the 21st Century. Through this game, people are able to
easily fit a 2 minute horse race into their daily lives rather than a full 5
hour race day, especially when conveniently transmitted through a mobile app or
website. This was considered a huge plus by those who were drawn to playing
For more information, please
CONTACT: Brad Cummings, Phone: (502) 644-1454 or Email:
the Season for Scratchers
Scratchers Arrive in Stores
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (October 6,
2015) -- New Mexico Lottery
Holiday Scratcher games arrive in stores today, October 6. Although some may
think it's a little early, retail stores are already touting twinkling
ornaments dangling on red and gold displays.
This year's five festive
- Season's Greetings, a $10 game printed with sparkly
silver ink with a top prize of $100,000;
- Ho Ho Ho 10X features a classy Claus and $50,000
- Holiday Magic has $25,000 top prizes! Find 3 like
colorful holiday icons under the snowy surface to win cash prizes;
- Holiday Gold 5X glitters with gold ornaments and
offers 11 chances to win with top prizes of $10,000; and
- Holiday Surprise Doubler is decked with cheerful
gift boxes and features $1,000 top prizes.
While typically players purchase
Scratchers for themselves, many players find they make great gifts for any
holiday occasion. Available in more than 1,100 locations, they can be used to
fill cards, stockings, or office "in-boxes.".
Last year, New Mexico player Emerson
Charley of Shiprock purchased four "Jackpot Party" Scratchers for gifts. Then,
just two days before Christmas, he played them and won $50,000! What a great
way to "wrap up" his holiday shopping!
Since its inception in 1996, the
lottery has raised $660 million for education in New Mexico. More than 97,000
students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More
information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/nmlottery) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMexicoLottery)
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Fleurs 2015 Lottery Conclave & Digital Summit
- Tuesday, December 1st Opening Night
Reception (5-7 pm)
- Wednesday, December 2nd Conclave Program
- Thursday, December 3rd Conclave Program (8-6
- Friday, December 4th Summit Program (9-3
The theme of La Fleur's 2015 Lottery
Conclave & Interactive Summit is Digital 2016. The 3-day
conference will be held Tuesday, December 1-Friday, December 4, 2015 at the
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The Florida State Lottery is the
co-host of the conference. La Fleurs Magazine will also spotlight the
winners of the 2nd Annual Fleurry Best Event Contest.
La Fleurs conclave will
feature 35+ speakers from North American lotteries, vendor partners, ad
agencies, digital and ecommerce firms talking about the global lottery
industrys digital future. With billions of dollars currently being spent
on players wagering via mobile and web platforms on lottery games, the $284
billion worldwide lottery industry is at a crossroads.
Millennials demand socializing the
transaction process. Time-poor and convenience-starved Over 35s demand a
smartphone solution to buying tickets. Retiring boomers can see a new rationale
to buy lottery tickets at this life stage.
Lotteries can make an emotional
connection with lapsed and non-players by digital marketing. Rebooting
Powerball as a new and improved game in October guarantees that higher jackpots
are in the future. This presents an opportunity to reach more potential
consumers by a social connection through jackpot awareness. A customer has a
lifetime value by the information gleaned through loyalty and CRM
Since many lotteries are
legislatively prohibited from selling online, they are focusing on the digital
channel through social media and second-chance programs. Millennials can be
reached with relatable winners, if younger winner will share their
stories in social spaces. Learn how a West Coast lottery has embraced
technology in processing/sharing winning stories through a new iPad app. Listen
how a Midwest lottery created a unique promotion to drive awareness and create
awareness with a new scratch family by a gas station takeover. Discover how
experiential is becoming a vital part of marketing, especially to the 18-34
audience. Instead of money, the prizes become sought-after experiences, such as
X-games, Walking Dead and VIP concert passes. Domestic and international
lotteries will present iLottery case studies.
The 3-day conference will feature a
blend of 15-minute presentations, interactive breaks, lottery executive panels
and private lottery marketers workshop. The first two days of the
conference will feature segments on rebooting Powerball 2.0, marketing national
bloc lottos, launching new-style draw games, growing scratcher sales,
recruiting new corporate lottery retailers and ad campaigns.
The one-day Interactive Summit will
put the spotlight on digital campaigns, social media platform case studies and