Missouri Scratchers Sales Setting New
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (February
23, 2016) -- Missouri Lottery Scratchers sales continue to reach new heights
due to the first $30 Scratchers game and momentum from holiday Scratchers and
promotions, along with the record $1.5 billion Powerball run that ended Jan. 13
and helped raise sales across all Lottery products. Five of the highest
Scratchers sales weeks in the Lotterys history have occurred during the
last eight weeks, with last week being the highest.
Scratchers sales last week
were $18.8 million, said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of
the Missouri Lottery. Of those sales, $4.3 million was from the new
$30 Scratchers game alone.
The Lotterys first $30
Scratchers game, $300,000,000 Golden Ticket, officially went
on sale Jan. 25. It offers more than $300 million in prizes, 30 chances to win
up to $10 million on each ticket, and there are 15 prizes between $1 million
and $10 million in the game.
There will also be three
second-chance drawings for a chance to win up to $1 million, along with monthly
drawings for 10 $500 cash prizes throughout the year.
Reardon noted that the holidays
produce some of the highest Scratchers sales of the year, because of holiday
games, promotions and gift-giving. In addition to the holidays, the Lottery
benefited from a record Powerball jackpot in January, and Scratchers sales also
go up during big jackpot runs due to increased store traffic and lottery game
We also just started MO
Money Mondays in January, which is a program to release new Scratchers on the
last Monday of each month, Reardon noted. This should
provide consistency, so players will know when new games will come out. It
should also boost sales over time.
For more information about Missouri
Lottery Scratchers games, go to MOLottery.com.
About the Missouri Lottery
In 1984, more than 70 percent of
Missouri voters approved a lottery. Currently, the Lottery is the sixth-largest
source of state income, and more than 95 cents of every dollar spent on the
Lottery benefits Missouri. Since sales started in 1986, the Missouri Lottery
has generated more than $5.2 billion for the state and public education, and
annual Lottery proceeds make up approximately 4 percent of the states
funding for public education. Lottery players have won more than $11.3 billion
in prizes, and retailers have earned more than $1.1 billion in commissions.
Each year, the Lottery generates more than $270.7 million for vital education
programs, including A+ scholarships. When you play the Missouri Lottery, you
Play It Forward!
Follow the Missouri Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/MOLottery), Twitter (www.twitter.com/CaptainLotto) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/CaptainLotto).
CONTACT: Susan Goedde, T: (573)
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
Gambling Expenditure Up in FY 2014/15
Lotteries decreased 9.2 per
Press Release: Department of
NEW ZEALAND (February 24, 2016) --
Gamblers in New Zealand spent* $2091 million dollars on the four main forms of
gambling in the 2014/15 financial year, $25.5 million (1.2 per cent) more than
the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal
Affairs. They spent more in casinos, on non-casino pokies, racing and sports
betting; but less on Lottery products.
- The net take from TAB racing and sports betting
increased 4.8 per cent from $310 million in 2014 to $325 million in 2015. This
was driven by an increase in sports betting and the introduction of a new TAB
mobile app that attracted thousands of new customers.
- The net take from NZ Lotteries decreased
9.2 per cent from $463 million in 2014 to $420 million in 2015. Lotto
sales are quite volatile and driven by the size of first division and jackpot
prizes. In 2015 fewer customers were drawn to Lotto products, since there was
only one week in which the Powerball jackpot went above $20 million. Prior to
2015, Lotto sales were on an upward trend, with an average increase of 5.0 per
cent per annum from 2010-2014.
- The net take from non-casino gaming machines
increased 1.5 per cent from $806 million in 2014 to $818 million in 2015. This
increase in expenditure occurred against a backdrop of declining numbers of
venues and machines, but a higher average return per machine and venue.
- The net take from the countrys six casinos
increased 8.5 per cent from $486 million in 2014 to $527 million in 2015. This
increase followed a period of significant capital investment by the SkyCity
casino operator in particular.
When we adjust for inflation, we see
that gambling behaviour has varied only slightly over the past six years,
ranging from a low of $2,060 million in 2011 to a high of $2,099 in 2012.
Communities benefited from an
estimated $655 million, or 31.4 per cent of gambling expenditure, for various
- The New Zealand Racing Board allocated $140
million, mostly to support racing club activities and infrastructure
- Approximately $201 million of Lottery Grants Board
funding was distributed across a range of sectors, including sports, culture,
health and community services;
- Non-casino gaming machine trusts raised an
estimated $260 million for authorised purposes;
- Non-casino gaming machine clubs raised an estimated
$50 million for their own purposes; and,
- Casinos paid just over $4 million to their
Details are available on the
Departments website (dia.govt.nz) under Gambling Expenditure
* Expenditure means the gross amount
wagered by gamblers, less the amount paid out or credited as prizes or
dividends. In other words, "expenditure" is the amount lost or spent by
players, as well as the gross profit of the gambling operator.
SOURCE: Press Release: Department Of
Lottery Extends Instant Ticket and Instant Tab Printing Contract with Pollard
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 22,
2016 /CNW/ Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard
Banknote) is pleased to announce a one-year extension to its Instant
Printing and Production Services contract with the Arizona Lottery. Under this
agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to provide the Lottery with instant
ticket and instant tab ticket printing and related services until January 14,
This extension continues Pollard
Banknotes long-standing relationship with the Lottery that began 18 years
ago. This relationship is a testament to the companys ability to foster
enduring, cooperative, and mutually reliable relationships with its lottery
partners, together fulfilling the common goal of increasing revenues and
profits in support of good causes.
As the Arizona Lotterys main
supplier of Bingo games, Pollard Banknote has helped grow category sales by 32%
between 2010 and 2014, reaching a record-setting $42 million in total Bingo
sales in fiscal year 2014. Pollard Banknote also produces the majority of the
Lotterys Crossword games, with sales steadily trending up in this core
category over the same time period. Overall, the Lottery has been able to
leverage Pollard Banknotes second-to-none expertise in extended play
games to develop and strengthen its Bingo and Crossword categories.
Our relationship with
Pollard Banknote began nearly two decades ago, and in that time we have
achieved great success implementing many of the companys strategic
recommendations, said Kevin Donnellan, Interim Lottery Director of
the Arizona Lottery.
Most recently, we have
worked with Pollard Banknote to lead the launch of our new Instant Tab program,
selling instant tab tickets in age-restricted locations. We have worked closely
with the company to grow both our instants sales and instant tab sales and will
continue to explore new ways to offer our players even more value and
In addition to providing instant
game and instant tab ticket printing to the Arizona Lottery, Pollard Banknote
provides marketing support and strategic planning, research, design testing,
and portfolio management. Pollard Banknote also provides warehousing and
distribution of the Lotterys instant tab tickets, and was recently
awarded a three-year contract (with two one-year extension options) for these
services in September of 2015.
With this new contract comes a new
business opportunity for the Lottery. As a result of new legislation in the
state, the Lottery is now licensing vendors and selling instant tab tickets in
age-restricted locations, including bars and charitable organizations.
We are very proud of our
enduring partnership with the Arizona Lottery, said Jennifer
Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development, Pollard
Banknote. Through ongoing consultation, the Lottery has taken
advantage of many of our print innovations over the years, including Scratch
FX® and the recent launch of its inaugural PlayBook®the $20 Big
Money Game Book. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue working
with the Lottery to offer the best services and produce the best games possible
to generate revenues for a variety of state programs.
The Arizona Lottery operates
entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since
July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.8 billion in prizes to
players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state, and more than $686
million in commissions to retailers. Proceeds from sales of lottery
ticketsnearly $3.4 million per weekfund a variety of state programs
including economic and business development, education, environmental issues,
and health and public welfare. In FY2014, the Lottery contributed $175.6
million to various state funds.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and has
decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales,
and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major role in the
charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established in 1907,
Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5%
by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more
information, please visit our website at
For more information CONTACT:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Novomatic Wants to Acquire Majority Share in Ainsworth Game
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (February
23, 2016) NOVOMATIC, one of the leading global gaming technology groups,
and Len Ainsworth, founder and majority shareholder of Ainsworth Game
Technology (AGT), have today announced that they have signed a purchase
agreement for the shares of Len Ainsworth in AGT.
This has created the foundation for
the acquisition of approximately 53% of shares in AGT by NOVOMATIC, subject to
approvals under corporate law and from the authorities. With this step,
NOVOMATIC does not only set another milestone in its corporate history, but
also strengthens its market position in Australasia and the USA.
Through the planned share
acquisition from Len Ainsworth, one of the top players in Australasia and in
the USA, we will not only increase our market share in those continents, but
will be consistently continuing our international growth strategy. The synergy
transfer of know-how, contents, high-tech gaming equipment will allow us to
further increase our potential in the worldwide gaming market, says
NOVOMATIC's CEO Mag. Harald Neumann.
Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd is
listed on the Australian stock exchange, with headquarters located in
Newington, Sydney and worldwide operations including North and South America.
The company was founded in 1995 by Len Ainsworth, a renowned expert in the
gaming industry for over half a century.
Ainsworth Games Technology is one of
the leading manufacturers and suppliers of superior innovative gaming solutions
in Australasia as well as in North and South America.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide.
Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, 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 235,000
gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world.
This product range includes land
based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC Group press
Commission Research Features Online Gambling Trends for the
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 23, 2016)
-- NEW figures providing better insight into gambling behaviour in Britain have
been published by the Gambling Commission.
Accompanied by easily digestible
infographics the reports cover participation in gambling, perceptions of
gambling and rates of problem gambling.
The research, for the first time
ever, also includes information about how people gamble online the
devices they use to gamble, where they gamble, and the number of accounts they
- Participation in gambling has fallen from 57% in
2012 to 45% in 2015 - this can be attributed to National Lottery draw
participation dropping from 46% to 32% in the same period.
- National Lottery draws remain by far the most
popular gambling activity followed by other lotteries and scratchcards
- At 0.5% rates of problem gambling are static
2015 (0.5%) and 2014 (0.5%)
- Those aged 18-24 are most likely to be problem
gamblers (1.1%), and 1% of men were problem gamblers in 2015 compared with 0%
- 25-34 year olds are most likely to use mobile and
tablet devices, bet in-play and gamble outside of the home
- Laptops are the preferred devices among all age
groups for online gambling while those aged under 45 are most likely to use
mobiles or tablets to gamble in addition to laptops.
Paul Hope, Gambling Commission
programme director, said: Its vital that we monitor gambling
trends and behaviour across society.
Reports such as these are
essential for us when developing regulations and for the Government when
developing public policies on gambling.
¹ Overall participation in
gambling (data drawn from 4,000 telephone surveys conducted during 2015):
Online behaviour (data drawn from
8,000 online surveys conducted during 2015):
CONTACT: press office, T: 0121 230
6700 or E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.
Vanguard Group Announce Cooperation Agreement with Shenzhen Sports Lottery
HONG KONG, SAR (February 23, 2016)
-- The Board is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a
Cooperation Agreement with Shenzhen Sports Lottery Administration Centre for
the provision of the newly launched innovative marketing technology
Principal Terms of the
On February 2, 2016 the Group,
through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into the
Cooperation Agreement with Shenzhen
Sports Lottery Administration Centre for the provision of out-of-home
(OOH) advertising and information services on LED display panels
and an electronic coupon distribution and physical lottery ticket redemption
services, Le Yiao throughout lottery stores in Shenzhen.
Pursuant to the Cooperation
Agreement, the Company has been authorised to install LED panels and operate
OOH advertising services in lottery stores in Shenzhen under the jurisdiction
of Shenzhen Sports Lottery Administration Centre, as well as provide electronic
coupon distribution and physical lottery ticket redemption services in lottery
stores through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled hardware that
will be installed as provided by the Group.
About The Services
The end-to-end interactive in-store
marketing technology solutions shall include OOH advertising and public
information dissemination services on LED display panels are to be installed in
lottery stores throughout Shenzhen. Information disseminated will include
lottery related information from Shenzhen Sports Lottery Administration Centre,
while a portion of the screen time will be allocated for revenue generating OOH
advertising. Furthermore, the Group, through a revolutionary electronic coupon
distribution and physical lottery ticket redemption systems, Le Yao , will be
able to offer incentive-based mass marketing promotions, and utilizes the
location-based BLE backed iBeacon technology on WeChat, the PRCs leading
text and voice messaging communication service APP on smartphones and a
proprietary store-front coupon redemption recognition APP. Through the
BLE-based Shake function provided by the WeChat platform, the Group
shall offer customers free electronic coupons while enabling third-party
merchants to gather social media engagement via driving social media traffic to
WeChat Official accounts.
Reasons for and benefits of the
cooperation agreement to the Group
The Board is of the view that the
innovative nature of the marketing services will transform lottery consumption
behaviour that will be catalytic in increasing lottery sales, creating a
win-win situation between third-party advertisers in marketing outreach while
providing new revenue streams for the Group.
The interactive marketing services
will contribute to the Groups revenue through revenue share from
advertising screen time on the LED display panels and share of marketing
service revenue from third-party social media engagement.
The digitalization and mobilization
of modern business operations has created the need for a more efficient and
measurable interactive electronic information system to facilitate data and
information flow between Lottery Centres and various distribution channels. The
Board is of the view that the new services offered will create a significant
new revenue stream for the Group.
The Board considers that the term of
the Cooperation Agreement are fair and reasonable, and in the interests of the
Company and its shareholders as a whole.
The Groups principle business
activities include the provision of authorized lottery solutions and related
services for both Sports and Welfare Lottery Centres in the PRC.
The Group is a leading purveyor with
a proven track record in providing comprehensive, end to-end solutions in
hardware and software solutions, marketing promotion and distribution services,
as well as downstream channel management services to Sports Lottery and
Lottery Centres located across 21
provinces and regions in the PRC. Whilst the Group is focusing on its expertise
on lottery-related operation, the Board is of the view that the new marketing
services will become a substantial new business area and enable the Group to
broaden its service offering and revenue streams.
Shareholders and potential investors
of the Company are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the shares of
the Company. The Company will make further announcement(s) on the latest
development of Groups operations as and when appropriate in accordance
with the GEM Listing Rules.
SOURCE: China Vanguard Group
Technologies Recaps Its 5th Continuous Year at ICE
GURGAON, India (February 19, 2016) -
Skilrock Technologies, a leading technology and service provider for global
Lottery & Gaming industry is back from ICE Totally Gaming Show, the largest
gaming event which was held from 2nd 4th February, 2016 at ExCel Center,
It was the largest ever
participation by Skilrock in terms of floor space, contingent, product showcase
and visitors at this exhibition. The location, theme and arrangement were
innovative enough to attract more than 300+ visitors to our stand, who held
extensive discussions about their potential requirements and greatly
appreciated our products demonstrated to them. The entire spectrum of solution
consisting of Retail, iGaming & Self Service coupled with innovative games
ensured visitors from all the continents representing matured as well as
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Director of
Skilrock Technologies, commented, "This is our 5th continuous year at ICE
and I am proud to say it was the best ever. We had engaging meeting with
various operators, suggesting them innovative solutions to help them achieve
their business goals. Several operators queried about retaining player loyalty
and creating differential in challenging competitive environments. Our vision
has always been to enrich the player experience and create higher value for our
clients to maximize their Return on Investment (ROI), and therefore we
demonstrated the best fit solutions for such operators.
We are always delighted to be a
part of ICE -Totally Gaming as this landmark event and have seen it grow
year-on-year to become the most anticipated shows for the gaming
Skilrock Technologies (SUGAL &
DAMANI GROUP) is a leading technology solution provider for the lottery and
gaming industry. It's Retail Network Solution, Cost Effective POS Terminals
along with four decades of SUGAL & DAMANI's Operational Expertise has
turned around a number of emerging economy lotteries and allied businesses. Our
partnership with lottery operators have reached to a next height with mobile
lottery solution over SMS, USSD & Mobile APP. Skilrock's Interactive
Solution also serves a number of products and services like INSTANT WIN, BINGO,
CASINO & SLOT, RUMMY, SPORTS BETTING, etc. to highly refined player
Skilrock has strong credentials with
CMMI Level 3 certification; ISMS approved operations, UK Gambling Commission
Approved software development house, Certification from iTech Labs, Gaming
Patents and having live solutions in Asia, Africa and Europe.
For further information, CONTACT
firstname.lastname@example.org and visit
CONTACT Person: Sourabh Goyal, E:
+91 8826 315550.
SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies.
Gaming Women Launch as Independent Charitable Organization to Support and
Develop the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Gaming
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (February 18,
2016) -- Global Gaming Women, which began in 2011 with the American Gaming
Association as a development program to nurture emerging female leaders in the
gaming industry, has launched as an independent charitable organization,
announced Virginia McDowell, who will retire as Chief Executive Officer of Isle
of Capri Casinos effective April 27, and lead the new 501(c) (3) as president
and board chair.
Our founding board is very
excited about the opportunity to expand and enhance the considerable work done
by the American Gaming Association to foster stronger relationships between
female executives, provide mentoring and networking opportunities, and deliver
targeted educational programs, McDowell said. We have secured
nearly $1.5 million in committed multi-year funding pledges to provide a
sustainable structure for our new organization and to fund educational and
grant programs. We look forward to delivering high impact programs and events
on a global scale that support, inspire and influence the development of women
in the gaming and lottery industry.
2016 initiatives for the
- Providing scholarships to over 100 women to attend
GGW leadership development conferences in the East Coast, Midwest and Southern
gaming markets, as well as the MGM Womens Leadership Conference
- Launching ten Lean-In mentoring circles at gaming
companies across the United States
- Establishing a career advisory board and dedicated
mentors for GGW program graduates
- Expanding the W Development Conference in Las Vegas
to include an alumni conference and the introduction of a public speaking
- Participating in programs, panels and networking
events at major conferences, including Ice, Totally Gaming, National Indian
Gaming Tradeshow and Convention, Southern Gaming Summit, East Coast Gaming
Congress, North American Association of State and Local Provincial Lotteries
(NASPL) Annual Conference, and expanded programming at the Global Gaming Expo
MGM Resorts has long been
an advocate of advancing women in the workplace, and the contributions of
female gaming professionals have immeasurably strengthened our company and our
industry, said Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
MGM Resorts and AGA Board Chairman. We look forward to working with
Global Gaming Women to further expand the leadership of women in the gaming
industry, Murren added.
In addition to McDowell, the
founding Global Gaming Women board members are: Patty Becker, CEO Patricia
Becker & Associates; Diana Bennett, Chairman of the Board Paragon Gaming;
Ginny Shanks, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer Pinnacle Entertainment; Ann
Hoff, General Manager Excalibur (MGM Resorts); Katie Lever, former General
Counsel Scientific Games; Staci Alonso, SVP Marketing and CMO Station Casinos;
Holly Gagnon, CEO Chumash Tribal Enterprises; Sarah Jackson, SVP Human
Resources Isle of Capri; Eileen Moore, President of The Cromwell, The LINQ and
Flamingo Las Vegas; Tina Kilmer, VP Product Compliance Scientific Games;
Christie Eickelman, VP Marketing GLI; Maureen Keenan, VP Finance Seminole Hard
Rock Tampa; Ann Simmons Nicholson, President & CEO The Simmons Group; and,
Phyllis Gilland, SVP & General Counsel American Casino & Entertainment
The companies who have made founding
commitments to fund GGW include a coalition of major commercial and tribal
gaming companies, private donors and major industry suppliers: MGM Resorts
International, Seminole Gaming, American Gaming Association, Pinnacle
Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment, Scientific Games, Rush Street Gaming,
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc, Penn National Gaming, Station Casinos Inc., Boyd
Gaming, IGT and Paragon Gaming.
AGA and the dedicated women
who have helped lead GGW initiatives over the past five years have made
tremendous progress growing an idea into a successful program that benefits
more than 2,500 gaming employees across the industry, said Geoff
Freeman, AGA President and CEO.
The new structure will
allow GGW to take its work to the next level and provide significant value to
countless women in gaming.
Companies who wish to become
involved with programs or to sponsor Global Gaming Events should contact
Katarina Murzl at 702-336-1453.
CONTACT: Global Gaming Women,
Katarina Murzl, T: 702-336-1453.
SOURCE: Global Gaming Women press
Gambling Trust Publishes Leading Think-Tank Demos Study of Social Media
UNITED KINGDOM (February 19, 2016)
-- The scale of the social media challenge facing gambling regulators and those
working to minimise gambling-related harm is set out in a new report by leading
think-tank Demos, published today by the Responsible Gambling Trust.
Demos researchers identified 877
Twitter accounts promoting gambling and noted that over
900,000 British Twitter users
(around one-in-twenty) followed at least one promotional account.
It was found that if a Twitter user
followed just the three most prolific pro-gambling accounts they would receive
a promotional message on average once every 240 seconds.
The report reveals some specific
challenges to regulators and those concerned about gambling related harm:
- The range of online products and sources which
promote gambling such as through apps operating with digital currency or
online tipsters, who may be paid to promote gambling as affiliates but who are
not subject to any of the licencing that covers traditional gambling.
- The very small number of highly intensive followers
of online gambling accounts e.g. the 412 accounts identified as having sent
more than 20 gambling-related tweets in the study period (four weeks in late
September and early October 2015) whilst following more than 30
- The extremely limited penetration by online efforts
to assist and advise those wishing to avoid problematic gambling: those who
follow pro-gambling accounts are very unlikely to follow accounts dedicated to
tackling gambling related harm.
Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the
Responsible Gambling Trust, said: The Responsible GamblingTrust is
committed to minimising gambling-related harm, and the interaction between
social media and gambling is an increasingly important consideration."
"There is a need to maintain a
careful balance between the freedom to promote legitimate commerce and the need
to protect vulnerable people."
"We hope that this report will be
helpful to policy makers, regulators and all those working to minimise
Carl Miller, Research Director of
the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos said: This
study shines important new light on
the increasingly prominent digital dimension of gambling, which poses new and
specific challenges for policy-makers and regulators.
As we move so much of our
lives online, our research at Demos has underscored just how important it is
for policies to evolve, to acknowledge the new ways in which we as a society
are engaging with information.
Clearly, more needs to be done to
ensure that messages countering problematic gambling are able to reach people
where they can best be heard and have the greatest impact.
CONTACT: Adrian McMenamin, Bell
Pottinger, Direct line: +44 (0)20 3772 2618 / +44 7812 766017, E:
or Sophie Gaston, Demos T: d 0207 367 6325 | m 074727 4567.
Read the report
SOURCE: Responsible Gambling
Lotterywest is Seeking Applications for a Newly Created
Executive Leadership Position (General Manager Marketing & Brand
Development) Reporting to CEO
Position Title: General
Manager Marketing & Brand Development. (This is newly created executive
leadership position reporting to CEO).
Salary: Class 1 $167,257
(plus motor vehicle and 9.5% superannuation).
Listing Date: February 22,
Closing Date: March 8,
Reference Number: Reference
Lotterywest works every day to serve and enhance the lives of every West
Australian. It operates a wide range of lottery games via a State-wide
retail network of over 500 small businesses as well as the Play
Online channel. Sales in 2015 totalled $826 million.
Lotterywest also manages the distribution of funds raised to a variety of
beneficiaries in the form of grants to not-for-profit organisations and local
government authorities, and to the States hospitals, arts and sporting
sectors. Last financial year this totalled $283 million.
Reporting to the CEO, the GM Marketing & Brand Development is responsible
for all marketing and branding to optimise sales, communications and public
relations functions. A major focus within the marketing portfolio is the
development and execution of a digital marketing strategy. As a member of
the Leadership Group, this position plays a broader role in strategy
development, policy and business planning.
People interested in considering this position must offer demonstrable
experience and success in leading and managing a high performing,
multi-disciplinary strategic marketing team, one that is likely to also include
public relations, communications and brand development with a strong sales
focus. You should be nothing short of cutting edge on contemporary
digital marketing strategies. High level strategic leadership, stakeholder
relationship management and communication and influencing skills are also
Employment to this position is on the basis of a contract of up to 5 years
duration (with the possibility of an extension) with a salary of $167,257 plus
motor vehicle and 9.5% superannuation. A copy of the Position Description
is available by telephoning Lester Blades on 9221 0744.
This position was advertised in
December 2015. All previous applicants will be considered again. If
applicants wish to resubmit their application with additional information,
please do so by the closing date.
How to Apply: Confidential
applications should be made in Word format to Lester Blades Executive
Search, Selection & Retention at:
quoting Reference LB301833.
Initial telephone enquiries to Geoff
Blades are welcome on +61 8 92210744 (Perth time is GMT + 8 hours).
Applications close on Tuesday 8
March 2016 at 5.00pm WST.
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more about the Seminar and how to register.
forward to seeing you in Cleveland, Ohio for another great event!
AUSTRALASIAN GAMING EXPO
Save the Dates for Australasian Gaming Expo
Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August
are the dates for the 2016 Australasian Gaming Expo to be held at Sydney
Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.
Featuring more than 200 exhibitors
across 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo
is easily the biggest event of its type in Australia and one of the world's
All indications are that the
exhibition will again be full to capacity with a wide range of companies
showcasing the worlds best gaming and related equipment and services.
Following on from last years
Gaming Expo where we saw a 16.5% increase in visitors over the previous
years Expo, there are a number of improvements being introduced this
These include greater use of the
Glebe Island site resulting in a 9% increase in floor space, the installation
of a visitors lounge that takes advantage of the panoramic views of the
harbour and an exhibitors sales area which will preview the Australasian
Gaming Expo for 2017.
This years event still
includes complimentary ferry travel from Darling Harbour to Glebe Island,
providing all visitors with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise.
Of course theres more to the
Expo than a cruise, with one visitor summing up their Gaming Expo experience in
the following words: I find the AGE great for networking and Im
easily able to compare products & services under the same roof.
In fact, our post show research showed that 93% of the visitors saw the Expo as
an opportunity to see new products and technology.
Event owner and operator, the Gaming
Technologies Association, will again add to the fun by offering a surprise trip
for 2 to Las Vegas for visitors at each day of the Expo, which was won last
year by Liz Jacobs from the Hellenic Club in the ACT, Rod Pittorino from the
Bayview Hotel at Gladesville in NSW and Gavin Hood from Skycity in
Of course the Gaming Technologies
Associations members, whose exhibition stands would sit comfortably
alongside the worlds best at any global event, will be in full force at
the Australasian Gaming Expo - which is the must attend 2016 gaming
Note: The Australasian Gaming Expo
is a trade exhibition, for management representatives of Gaming Industry
Organisations only including government, regulatory, research and support
bodies, clubs, hotels, casinos, resorts and similar Hospitality Industry
Trade suppliers are not eligible to
attend the event unless exhibiting.
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, eBet Limited, IGT (Australia), Konami
Australia and Scientific Games.
For further information CONTACT:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Association Limited (www.gamingta.com).
Registration for APLA/WLA Seminar 2016 (18 - 21 Apr) Now
"Operational Excellence - Getting
Things Done from Good to Great
18 - 21 April 2016
Sule Shangri-La Hotel
Click here (Seminar brochure) for more information on the
Click here (Seminar registration form) to register now!
The Asia Pacific Lottery Association
(APLA) and the World Lottery Association (WLA) are pleased to announce that
registration for the APLA/WLA Seminar 2016 is now open!
Operational Excellence is an
imperative, alongside the lottery industrys pressure to perform in this
highly competitive environment, to be leaner and more efficient to drive better
productivity and bottom line for stakeholders.
With the theme of "Operational
Excellence Getting Things Done from Good to Great, this Seminar is
specially put together with a different format this year.
Led by distinguished invited
speakers, its workshop format focuses on best practices and in-depth
interactive learning and sharing, which will come in useful for both emerging
and mature lottery organisations.
Each workshop will be followed up
with insightful discussions among lottery industry leaders sharing best
practices from their respective organizations. There is also a panel
comprising APLA Sponsors, most of whom are also WLA Contributors, sharing their
insights from the suppliers and partners perspectives.
This Seminar caters to both senior
and middle managerial levels, particularly those of us working in or dealing
It gives us insights into achieving
operational excellence and also exposes us to other aspects such as web
services (also known as cloud computing) and cybersecurity/cyberfraud which
will also impact operations.
Hosted by Singapore Pools, the
Seminar will be held in Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, a country
with unspoiled beauty and mythical allure, undergoing rapid transitions on
every front and emerging as the next travellers and investors
A definite high-point in the
networking program is a visit to the 2,600-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, one of
the oldest and most beautiful pagodas in the world.
Highlights of the seminar program
- Ms Catherine DeVrye, Best-selling Author of
8 Books, Speaker on Customer Service, Managing Change and Resilience, and past
winner of Australian Executive Woman of the Year Award
not Cost to Your Bottom Line
and Your Life
- Mr Sam Wong, Partner, Performance
Improvement, Ernst & Young Solutions
The ABCs of Activity
- Mr Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director,
Asia Pacific and Japan (Global Public Sector), Amazon Web
Using Web Services by Lotteries to Reduce Costs, Improve
Efficiency & Increase Productivity
- Mr Simon Piff, Associate Vice President,
Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Asia/Pacific
Managing Cyber Security
in the Era of the 3rd Platform
- Mr Goh Su Gim, Senior Enterprise Cyber
Security Consultant, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Just Security, Its Defence
We look forward to seeing you in
Yangon, Myanmar from 18 21 April, 2016.
The Seminar hotel, Sule Shangri-La,
Yangon, is offering discounted room rates specially for APLA/WLA Seminar 2016
participants and their companions. As April is a peak period for tourism
in Yangon, please make your booking early. The necessary information is
in the Seminar brochure.
SOURCE: Asia Pacific Lottery