Six-Year Contract Extension with the Texas Lottery to Continue Providing
Lottery Operations and Services Through August 2026
LONDON, U.K. (Oct. 17, 2016)
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT
Global Solutions Corporation, with an assumed name in the State of Texas of IGT
Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter
IGT), has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas
Lottery Commission (Texas Lottery) to continue providing lottery
operations and services through Aug. 31, 2026. The Texas Lottery has been a
valued IGT customer since the Texas Lotterys startup in 1992.
We welcome the opportunity
to extend our longstanding partnership with the Texas Lottery, said
Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery.
The Texas Lottery is a
highly-regarded organization raising more than $25 billion for good causes
since it began selling lottery tickets in 1992. We look forward to continuing
to support the Texas Lottery over the next decade and help them to maximize
contributions to Texas public education and veterans
J. Winston Krause, Texas Lottery
Commission Chairman, said, This is good government and a testament to
the Lotterys strong contract monitoring and compliance work. The contract
extension positions us to continue to produce record revenue for Texas
education and veterans while being smart, responsible stewards of state
We appreciate the
outstanding job IGT has performed as the lottery operator for the state of
Texas, continued Mr. Krause. IGT shares our passion for innovation
and our pursuit to provide the citizens of Texas with the best entertainment
experience available through our products.
Under the contract extension, IGT
will continue to provide the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data
center operations, field sales organization, retail equipment and support,
warehouse and distribution, call center, and marketing services.
The Texas Lottery generated record
sales of approximately $5.067 billion in its fiscal year 2016, and ranks #5 in
the United States in terms of total sales.
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 over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent, Corporate
Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada
James Hurley, Investor Relations,
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06
51899030; for Italian media inquiries.
INTRALOT Announced Tom Little, CEO of its US Subsidiary
INTRALOT Inc., is Stepping Down
ATHENS, Greece (October 19, 2016) --
INTRALOT announces that Tom Little, CEO of its US subsidiary INTRALOT Inc.,
steps down. His duties will be undertaken by INTRALOT Group Chief Operating
Officer Nikos Nikolakopoulos as Interim CEO of INTRALOT Inc. to ensure
continuity of our services and full alignment of our offering upgrade with our
global strategies, effective October 19, 2016. Mr. Little will become
non-executive Chairman of the Board at INTRALOT Inc. until his upcoming
Group CEO Mr. Kerastaris stated:
I would like to thank Mr. Little for his contribution to the launch
and growth of INTRALOTs US activities. I would also like to take this
opportunity to reconfirm our strong commitment to the US market as an area of
key strategic focus and main source of future growth for our Group. We are
excited to dedicate more resources and launch new products and services, as
part of our evolving portfolio to meet new consumer demands, mainly in the
retail area, and help our valued US clients fulfill their own growth
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 55 regulated jurisdictions around the globe.
With 1.91 billion turnover and
a global workforce of more than 5,200 employees in 2015. INTRALOT is an
innovation driven corporation focusing its product development on the
customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and
gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail
Through the use of a dynamic and
omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class
gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming
verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT).
Players can enjoy a seamless and
personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across
multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive.
INTRALOT has been awarded with the
prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery
Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Dimitra Tzimou, Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (
Virginia Lottery Celebrates Another Year of Record-Breaking
Instant Ticket Sales
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (October 17,
2016) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
would like to congratulate the Virginia Lottery on another year of
record-breaking sales, closing out FY 2016 with more than $1.1 billion in
instant Scratcher sales (all figures in USD). FY 2016 sales were an impressive
8.1% increase over FY 2015a year in which the Lottery made history by
selling more than $1 billion in Scratcher tickets for the first time in a
single fiscal year.
One contributor to the Virginia
Lotterys record-breaking success is the growth of its $3 price point, in
particular the strength of its $3 Crossword games. Since FY 2014, sales of the
Lotterys $3 games have increased by an outstanding 27%.
In addition, the Virginia Lottery
continues to enhance its core offerings and create new and innovative products
that engage players with unique play concepts and value propositions, as seen
with its $1,000 Frenzy ticket. This $10 game, featuring a lower top prize of
$1,000, focused on offering an increased number of meaningful wins for
Pollard Banknote commends
the Virginia Lottery on the successful efforts and initiatives put forward to
improve core games, leverage innovative products and introduce new play
formats, and applauds the Lotterys hard work and dedication in reaching
record sales. The Lottery has developed a truly exciting portfolio of games for
players in Virginia, and continues to identify player trends and unique
opportunities to bring the very best games to the market, said Byron
Peterson, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. As the
Lotterys primary supplier of instant Scratcher tickets, we pride
ourselves on being a value-add partner that the Lottery can rely upon to
provide strategic support and industry proven tactics to drive sales and to
incorporate new, innovative products to their game portfolio.
We are extremely pleased
with the impressive growth over FY 2015 in our instant Scratcher
sales, said Paula Otto, Executive Director of the Virginia
We work diligently to bring
our players the best instant games that the industry has to offer in order to
maximize proceeds that ultimately benefit education in the Commonwealth of
Virginia. We look forward to continuing to work with Pollard Banknote to
explore new ideas and new initiatives in the years to come.
About Virginia Lottery
Since 1988, the Virginia Lottery has
been producing fun and exciting games for Virginians to enjoy. With every game
purchase, sales increase and more profits can be turned over to the
Commonwealth. Since 1999, 100% of the Lotterys profits support Virginia
public education, K-12. For more information, please visit
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 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
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Group plc Partners with NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS)
LONDON, U.K. (October 18, 2016) --
Kambi Group plc and NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS), a wholly owned
subsidiary of NOVOMATIC, www.novomatic.com, Europes leading gaming
technology Group have signed an MoU, with the mission to provide a powerful
full-service gaming solution to government regulated lotteries. The service
will combine NLSs market leading lottery platform with Kambis
state-of-the-art sports betting service.
This strategic partnership will see
Kambi and NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions joining forces to deliver a unique and
modern omni-channel solution, which responds to an increasing demand in the
lottery sector, for a superior user experience in all channels and most notably
in interactive gaming. NLS and Kambi will integrate their services which will
be showcased at the World Lottery Summit in Singapore in November.
This service will be co-branded and
marketed under NLS Sports Betting Powered by
Commenting on the partnership,
Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi said:
We are very excited to have
formed this partnership with NLS; NLS is the ideal partner and share our vision
for growth and innovation within the lottery sector. The co-branded service
will offer a modern best-in-class solution, creating a competitive service
giving government regulated lotteries the possibility to make a leap,
especially in interactive gaming across all verticals. We look forward to
collaborating with NLS and are excited to reveal NLS Sports Betting
Powered by Kambi at the World Lottery Summit in
This alliance is a part of
our best of breed philosophy where combining two modern systems,
deploying state-of-the-art technologies while exercising the inherent expertise
of each, delivers world beating performance in highly competitive markets.
NLS is very pleased to be working with Kambi, whom we feel is a
like-minded partner in technology and an expert in sports betting
operations, said NLSs CEO Frank Cecchini.
Kambi Group plc is a B2B supplier of
managed sports betting services to gaming operators. Kambis product
encompasses a broad offering from front end through to odds compiling and risk
management. The companys current coverage includes more than 165,000 live
betting events and 300,000 pre-match events per year covering 65 different
sports from all over the world. Kambi utilises a best of breed security
approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001. Kambi is a member of WLA, EL,
Cibelae and is eCOGRA certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at
Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol KAMBI. Kambis Certified
Advisor is Redeye AB.
NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS) is
a full solution alternative vendor for international lottery markets delivering
games and services that can be integrated with any 3rd party solution. The NLS
system supports all sales channels simultaneously, creating a truly
omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing lottery revenues and
returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA Security Control
Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS solutions guarantee the
highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part of the NOVOMATIC Group,
one of the biggest global producers and operators of gaming technologies, with
revenues of about $4bn, more than 24,000 employees and activities in 80
countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of Icelandic
lottery provider Betware and quickly became a player in the international
Disclaimer: The information in this
report/press release is such that Kambi Group plc is required to disclose under
the Swedish Securities Market Act.
CONTACTS: Kambi Group plc, CEO,
Kristian Nylén +44 7764 161 055, Web:
SOURCE: Novomatic | Kambi.
Returns $204 Million to the Community
NEW ZEALAND (October 17, 2016) --
Lotto NZ is pleased to report solid financial returns for the 2015/16 financial
year and a transfer of $204 million back into community initiatives throughout
Im pleased to report
sales for the year of $974.2 million, which is 9% up on the previous
year, said Lotto NZs Chief Executive Wayne Pickup.
Combined with increased
business efficiencies, which saw operating expenses decrease by 2%, we were
able to return $204 million to the community.
Lotto NZ exists to provide safe
gaming that allows New Zealanders to play and win while contributing money back
to New Zealand communities.
Thanks to Lotto players,
thousands of community projects across New Zealand are made possible every
year, said Mr Pickup.
The 2016 financial year signalled
some major changes for Lotto NZ, with its biggest-ever game change bringing
Lotto, Powerball and Strike to Wednesday as well as Saturday.
The game change has proved popular
with Lotto players, resulting in increased sales and increased returns to the
More people are playing our
games more often, said Mr Pickup, and our mobile and web
services continue to go from strength to strength.
More people are choosing to buy
their Lotto tickets online, with MyLotto sales increasing almost 30% on the
previous year, and over one million tickets are scanned each month using Lotto
NZs smartphone ticket-checker App.
Later this year, Lotto NZ will be
releasing an updated version of the App with new features for players.
Lotto NZs world class
operating environment was internationally recognised during the year for both
its responsible gaming programme and its approach to security and risk
ensuring the integrity of our games, and protecting the personal information of
Lotto players are cornerstones of our business, said Mr Pickup.
The World Lottery Association sets
the international benchmark for responsible gaming and awarded Lotto NZ with
the highest possible accreditation, recognising Lotto NZs commitment to
minimising the potential risk of harm in relation to its products.
Lotto NZ also obtained two
international security standards from the World Lottery Association and the
International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
A copy of Lotto NZs 2016
Annual Report can be found on MyLotto.co.nz
SOURCE: Press Release: New Zealand
Lottery Saves State $65 Million With Lottery Operator Contract
Current contract with IGT
extended to 2026
AUSTIN, Texas (October 14, 2015) --
The Texas Lottery Commissions five member board unanimously approved
three 2-year extensions to its existing nine-year contract with lottery
operator, International Game Technology (IGT). The new contract renewal terms
are expected to save the state $65 million over the extension period and
increase revenue to the Foundation School Fund. The six-year extension period
will begin Sept. 1, 2020 and continue through Aug. 31, 2026.
This is good government and
a testament to the Lotterys strong contract monitoring and compliance
work, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery
The contract extensions
position us to continue to produce record revenue for Texas education and
veterans while being smart, responsible stewards of state funds.
The Texas Lottery experienced
extraordinary growth in fiscal year 2016, achieving a record $5.067 billion in
sales which resulted in $1.373 billion to the Foundation School Fund and $14.7
million to the Fund for Veterans Assistance, the largest contributions to
both lottery beneficiaries. It was the 13th consecutive year the Texas Lottery
provided more than $1 billion in revenue for Texas. In addition to
record-breaking sales, the Texas Lotterys careful spending kept
administrative costs to just 4.4 percent of FY 16 sales, one of the lowest
administrative expenditure rates in the country and the lowest in Texas Lottery
IGT will continue to be compensated
under the current rate of 2.2099 percent of lottery sales through the end of
the initial contract period ending on Aug. 31, 2020. The compensation rate will
decrease with each contract extension.
Contract Extension Dates Percentage
of Lottery Sales:
- Sept. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2022 2.0773
- Sept. 1, 2022 Aug. 31, 2024 2.0331
- Sept. 1, 2024 Aug. 31, 2026 1.9889
IGT has provided lottery operator
services to the Texas Lottery since the Lotterys inception in 1992. The
Texas Lotterys current contract with IGT was executed in 2010 and has
resulted in annual savings of more than $20 million. The contract was the
culmination of a three-year process in which competitive bids were submitted
from three of the worlds major lottery operator service providers.
We appreciate the
outstanding job IGT has performed as the lottery operator for the state of
Texas, said Krause. IGT shares our passion for innovation and our
pursuit to provide the citizens of Texas with the best entertainment experience
available through our products, said Krause.
Consistent with the Texas
Lotterys commitment to a fair and transparent procurement process, all
lottery operator procurement and contract documents, with the exception of
those involving proprietary information and lottery security, have been posted
to the Texas Lottery website at:
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $25 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $50 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $19 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which
supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature,
certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for
Veterans Assistance. Since the first veterans themed scratch ticket
game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $68
million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega
Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®,
Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five®, Texas Triple Chance and
scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations,
512-344-5131, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: The Texas Lottery
Winning $1,000 a Day for Life with Daily Grand, Canadas Newest
Poll shows most would buy
a house, travel the world and donate to charities
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada (October 18,
2016) -- What would you do if you won a $1,000 a day for the rest of your life?
British Columbians over the age of 19 now have the chance to imagine what that
would feel like with the launch of the new national lottery game, Daily Grand!
This exciting new game has a true for life grand prize of $1,000 a day,
empowering winners to make the most of every day.
BCLC asked players across B.C. what
they would do if they won Daily Grand through a Vision Critical survey. 40 per
cent of players said they would buy a new house, 54 per cent would donate to
charity, 52 per cent would celebrate by travelling the world, and 37 per cent
would ditch household chores by hiring a cleaner.
Daily Grand at a glance:
Gare, senior communications officer with BCLC, is promoting the new Daily Grand
lottery draw (photo by BCLC).
- Game launches on October 18, 2016 with the first
draw on October 20, 2016
- Cost: $3 per selection
- Daily Grand will be drawn every Monday and Thursday
and players can buy tickets up until 7:30 PT on draw day at their favourite
lottery retailer or on PlayNow.com
- The grand prize for the game is $1,000 a day for
the life of the winner
- The grand prize winner can also opt for a single
cash payment option of $7 million
- Six numbers are drawn five main numbers from
1-49 and one Grand number from 1-7
- To win the top prize, a player must match all five
main numbers and the Grand number
- Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 13,348,188
per $3 play
- Odds of winning the second prize are 1 in 2,224,698
per $3 play
- Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 6.8 per $3
To celebrate the launch of this new
national game, BCLC is launching a contest asking people how they would spend
$1,000 in a day. Beginning October 21st, those 19 years of age and older can
enter their written submissions on DailyGrandContest.com.
Winning entrants will be awarded
with $1,000 and asked to submit a video of how they would spend $1,000 to make
their day grander.
BCLC offers socially responsible
gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit British Columbians.
Remember, play for fun, not to make money.
For more information visit
GameSense.ca or CONTACT: BCLC Media Relations, T: 604.225.6460, E:
Georgia Lottery Raises Record First Quarter Dollars for HOPE
Scholarship, Pre-K Programs
ATLANTA, Georgia (October 18, 2016)
-- The Georgia Lottery Corp. today announced record profits for education for
the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. Profits transferred to the State
Treasurys Lottery for Education Account will amount to $273.6 million,
surpassing last years record first quarter transfer by $19.7 million.
The Georgia Lotterys first
quarter profits bring the total raised for educational programs in the state of
Georgia to more than $17.8 billion since the lotterys inception in
Were pleased that our
fiscal year is off to a record-breaking start, said Georgia Lottery
President and CEO Debbie D. Alford.
Our robust performance is
excellent news for the Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Grant
Program and Pre-K Program. Our success has a direct impact on Georgias
students and families who benefit from these important programs.
The Georgia Lotterys record
first quarter follows a record fiscal year. In fiscal year 2016, the Georgia
Lottery reached the milestone of $1 billion raised for education for the first
time in a single fiscal year.
The first quarter of the Georgia
Lotterys fiscal year spanned from July 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal
year 2017 first quarter profits also include funds generated from coin operated
amusement machines (COAMs) in Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17.8 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
More than 1.7 million students have
received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the
statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com and
CONTACT: Tandi Reddick,
Communications Director, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5062 office, (404)
323-4644 mobile, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.
Swedish Lottery Operator Svenska Spel Selects Safran Identity
& Securitys ELITE for the Renewal of its Lottery
PARIS, France (October 19, 2016) --
The Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel has extended its partnership with
Safran Identity & Security through the acquisition of 3,000 lottery
terminals including middleware application, a download server and associated
Under the contract, Safran Identity
& Security will deliver its latest ELITE lottery terminal, using
cutting-edge imaging technology (camera) which offers high efficiency,
reliability and user-friendliness for retailers. The ELITE terminal includes
enhanced services such as the authentication of ID documents and retailers
through the fingerprint recognition.
The middleware supplied with these
terminals as well as the download server will be developed in partnership with
Lotsys, a subsidiary of the French lottery operator, la Française des
We are honoured by this
latest mark of trust from Svenska Spel. Through this new contract, we have once
again confirmed our ability to provide lottery operators with innovative
turnkey solutions, said Samuel Fringant, EVP, Security Division,
Safran Identity & Security.
Jörgen Olofsson, CIO of Svenska
Spel added: Safran has been a long time partner of Svenska Spel, and
we are pleased to extend this cooperation which enables us to continue
investing in our current platform in order to strengthen and secure our future
success within retail.
To date, more than 50,000 units of
the ELITE terminal have been sold throughout Europe, showing strong customer
enthusiasm towards this ground-breaking technology.
Safran is a leading international
high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and
equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000
employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed
on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50
Safran Identity & Security is a
global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more
than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics,
the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private
sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security
For more information :
www.safran-group.com and www.safran-identity-security.com / Follow @Safran and
@SafranIDSec on Twitter
CONTACT: Isabelle de BUYER, E:
/ T +33 (0)1 30 20 22 67.
Lotteries Release Their Corporate Social Responsibility
MALTA (October 18, 2016) -- Maltco
Lotteries, Malta's national lottery brand, has just published its Corporate
Social Responsibility Release (CSR Publication June '15 to June '16), which
covers four key pillars: Responsible Gaming; Retail; Sports; and, Charity.
Maltco is certified by the World Lottery Association's and by the European
Lotteries for fully applying and maintaining the Responsible Gaming
With this year's theme 'Society
Positive', the publication highlights Maltco's commitment to the local
community. Maltco has led the standards in the local gaming industry to ensure
that everyone involved in the Maltco portfolio of games are fully conversant
with Responsible Gaming principles as advocated by the company.
Maltco also contribute 50,000
towards the Responsible Gaming Fund and has undertaken an annual programme to
train over 600 Maltco agents and their assistants on Responsible Gaming.
In the CSR release, Maltco
highlights their work to prevent underage play, sponsor sports events such as
the European Week of Sports and the Malta Chess Federation, amongst many, as
well as making considerable donations to charities such as L-Istrina and the
Community Chest Fund.
Furthermore, the government's Good
Causes Fund is furnished with around 600,000 annually consisting in the
entirety of Maltco's games unclaimed prizes.
Maltco is also an active participant
in the cultural life of the island sponsoring concerts of renowned local and
international singers. The Company also supported business events such as the
Mediterranean Leaders' Forum; The Economist.
A spokesperson for Maltco said that
the relevance of Corporate Social Responsibility to the company goes much
further than Responsible Gaming.
Maltco leads a vision in Malta's
gaming industry, a vision based on the fundamental principle of being a
responsible organization, rather than just an organization with a responsible
A copy of this publication can be
obtained through the company's website:
For further information email
email@example.com, or visit the Maltco
website: www.maltco.com or
call 2388 3000.
About Maltco Lotteries
Maltco Lotteries Limited operates
all National Lottery and Additional Games in Malta. The company is currently
operating most of the games which previously fell under the responsibility of
the Department of Public Lotto. These games include the Super 5 lottery, the
Lotto, Grand Lottery, instant lotteries (Scratchers), U*BET Fixed Odds Betting
and Horseracing, Quick Keno, Bingo75 and Fast Bingo.
MALTCO was set up in 2004 with a 73%
shareholding by INTRALOT S.A. and the remaining 27% is owned by high profile
Maltese businessmen .
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, more than 5,400
people and revenues of 1.54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has established
its presence on all 5 continents.
MALTCO offers its services through
an extensive network of Points of Sale (Lotto Booths).
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries
Lottery Unveils New Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Instant
Proceeds Support Breast
Cancer Research and Education
CHICAGO, Illinois (October 12, 2016)
The Illinois Lottery today introduced the 13th edition of its breast
cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure, at
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, a recent grant recipient of
Ticket for the Cure funding. Illinois was the first lottery to launch a game to
support the fight against breast cancer.
Since 2006, Ticket for the Cure has
raised more than $11.5 million to support breast cancer research, awareness and
education in Illinois. Net proceeds from the sale of the ticket are distributed
by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which provides grants that
fund medical research centers and community organizations across the state.
Millions of dollars have
been raised to help support women diagnosed with breast cancer in Illinois
through this Illinois Lottery specialty ticket, Illinois Lottery
Acting Director Tim McDevitt said. The Carolyn Adams Ticket for the
Cure is an exciting opportunity for players to win great prizes while also
helping fight breast cancer.
While breast cancer is the
most common cancer among women in Illinois and the second leading cause of
cancer death, early detection can significantly improve the rates of survival
from this disease, said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.
If we do promote early screening and healthy lifestyles, while
supporting research that will further prevent the spread of this illness, we
can drastically increase the survival rate. We are fortunate to partner
annually with the Illinois Lottery on this ticket, which helps fund valuable
research and screening activities in Illinois.
This specialty game was renamed
Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure in 2011. It is named for former Illinois
Lottery Superintendent (2003-2007) Carolyn Adams, who fought her battle with
breast cancer until 2007.
Tickets are available at nearly
8,000 Lottery retail locations statewide. Each ticket costs $3 and has three
top prizes of $50,000.
for information about breast cancer and screenings in Illinois.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $19 billion (since 1985) to the states
Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of
millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like
Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research,
Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to
playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all
draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at
least 18 years old
CONTACT: Jason Schaumburg, T: (312)
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
FlaminGO Celebrates Expansion with Niki Lauda
Macedonian Casino Operation to be the Largest Casino in South East
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (October
18, 2016) The official inauguration of the expanded casino premises at
the Macedonian Casino FlaminGO was celebrated on Friday, October 7, with a
grand festivity and 3,000 guests as well as NOVOMATIC brand ambassador Niki
Lauda as a special VIP guest.
Following the takeover by the
NOVOMATIC Group and an investment in extensive refurbishment measures amounting
to some EUR 40 million, Casino FlaminGO reopened at the beginning of 2014.
The latest expansion of the casino
premises, which has now concluded, amounted to a further EUR 14 million.
The Casino FlaminGO complex to date
comprises a hotel with 60 rooms and Spa & Wellness areas, as well as two
restaurants, three bars, a café and a nightclub. The casino floor offers
26 live gaming tables with a comprehensive offering, and the number of slots
has now been expanded from the original 470 gaming machines to 920 terminals
and will further increase to 1,001 units by the end of the year.
At this point, Casino FlaminGO will
become South East Europes largest casino, offering jobs for 570 staff and
welcoming more than 500,000 guests per year.
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
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
Quality Group to Deliver the Lottery Operating System for Scottish
HAMBURG, Germany (October 14, 2016)
-- The Quality Group Lottery Technology Systems GmbH
(TQG-LTS) is delighted to confirm that it has been selected as
provider of the lottery operating system for the new charity lottery, Scottish
The Scottish Childrens
Lottery, to launch in October 2016, will operate on the TQG LotterySuite
standard software, a secure, high-performing and market proven lottery
The system manages the entire gaming
process; the calculation of operating wins and the payouts to the players. The
TQG-LotterySuite is connected to various external services, including DataCash
for payment transactions and the CallCredit service for player identification.
Additionally, a range of e-instant games has been chosen and will be integrated
into the gaming experience. The system is hosted by TQG-LTS in a UK based
ISO27001 certified data centre.
Commenting on the selection of TQG
by Scottish Childrens Lottery, Karsten Hagemeister COO and Head of
Business Development at TQG said: "We are very proud of how quickly this
project was realised by TQG-LTS, based on our standard platform. Within the
project, the standard software has been updated to meet current British
requirements. Additionally a target-audience-specific user interface has been
implemented according to the TQG Responsive Design Frameworks in accordance
with the UK Gambling Commissions latest requirements. This demonstrates
our standard software approach and its effectiveness combining high
quality and low costs, in addition to rapid project realisation.
John Catnach, Head of Technology,
Scottish Children's Lottery said: The TQG-LotterySuite guarantees a
secure gaming operation and an optimal customer approach. TQG really
understands lotteries and the implementation of the platform for the Scottish
Childrens Lottery was completed in a highly professional manner. We look
forward to working with TQG on this exciting new venture.
The Scottish Children's Lottery is a
charity lottery supporting projects for young people in Scotland
For more information about new
products like iLottery and lottery central system, as well as the Innovation
Performance Quality of TQG LTS visit:
www.tqg-lts.com or contact
us directly: The Quality Group GmbH Press Office Claudia Köhler
Lübecker T: +4940689468-41, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: The Quality Group GmbH.
Baden-Württemberg Sign Contract with Genera for
Luck is Looking for a
Home in Germany
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (October 14, 2016)
-- Genera today announces its expansion into Germany after closing a contract
with the state lottery Lotto Baden-Württemberg for Nabor, the
lottery where you win with your neighbours.
German players get the chance to win
with their neighbours as the localized version of Nabor, branded LOGEO, will
reach more than 9 million potential players through a wide distribution via
Internet, a native mobile application and a network of over 3.200
LOGEO guarantees a top prize of
100.000,- in Baden-Württemberg every single week. LOGEO will be on
sale as of February 2017.
With LOGEO we break new
ground and introduce a completely new and innovative product to our customers.
Such a lottery has never before existed in Baden-Württemberg. We pick up
the trend for geo-based games which are getting more and more popular and which
also involve social platforms with neighbourhood communities and with
guaranteed winners every week," said CEO Marion Caspers-Merk.
"We will continue to build on our
success with Nabor being the lottery format sold to the most countries
worldwide," said Maria Sandell, one of the co-founders of Genera.
"Nabor has to date generated over
3,1 million wins in Scandinavia and created more than 227 millionaires. We are
very eager to duplicate its success in Germany."
For more information in German
please refer to:
For further questions, please
Genera is a Swedish provider of
innovative lottery formats and gaming solutions.
Genera works exclusively with
regulated lottery operators to develop games that are
unique in their combination of
simplicity, high entertainment value, broad distribution,
and attractive winnings. Our games
are designed for the latest technology to reach
both existing and new target groups
via internet, social media, mobile, web-TV and
traditional TV, as well as through
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SOURCE: Genera Networks.
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Appoint Interim
MBLL Moving into Next Phase of
Growthto Deliver on Manitobans' Priorities
MANITOBA (October 4, 2016) -- The
Board of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries today announced that it will focus the
corporations strategies towards growth and refinement of its core
This will include developing new
ideas, new projects and new approaches to strengthen the organization while
improving its liquor products and gaming and entertainment services.
This will ensure MBLL is aptly
positioned for a future that meets the needs of its customers and Manitobans.
As a Board, our job is to
maximize the positive impact MBLL can have on the Manitoba economy and in the
lives of all Manitobans, said Board Chair, Polly Craik. Clear
strategic direction, sound business principles and strong executive leadership
are the keys to ensuring we are well positioned to support the province through
our core operations.
As part of this new direction,
current CEO John Stinson will depart the organization. Peter Hak, an MBLL
executive who has held several senior portfolios since joining Manitoba
Lotteries in 1984, will become interim CEO effective immediately.
John played a key role in
guiding MBLL through a period of significant change, and we thank him for his
leadership, Craik said. Peter will have the Boards
full support through this important transition.
Stinson, who joined the corporation
in February 2015 said, It was a privilege to serve Manitoba Liquor
& Lotteries during a time of change, and I wish the organization every
success moving forward.
CONTACT: Susan Olynik, Vice
President, Corporate Communications & Social Responsibility
SOURCE: Manitoba Liquor &
Where the Gaming Industry Collaborates, Welcomes 14 International
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (October 18, 2016)
- The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) continues to grow its international
membership, adding 14 new members to its roster of companies from across the
global gaming industry. GSA welcomes the following companies:
- Amatic Industries GmbH, Austria
- APEX pro gaming a.s., Austria
- Ares Way, Italy
- CasinoFlex Systems International Ltd, Bulgaria
- Combination AB, Sweden
- Gaming Consultants International
- Ganlot, Inc., Taiwan
- Innovative Technology Limited, United Kingdom
- Kobetron, United States
- Onetill Pty Ltd, Australia
- Smartgames Software Hardware Systems Holdings,
- Seoul National University of Science and
Technology, South Korea
- techno-consult GmbH, Germany
- Universal de Desarrollos Electronicos, S.A.,
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said,
"We are pleased to welcome this diverse roster of members to the Gaming
Standards Association. GSA is excited about gaming's future as iGaming expands
internationally. We stand ready to help the industry find the path forward,
encouraging collaboration, and providing the tools necessary to do so! GSA
membership is a critical key to success in the gaming industry of the
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There is a level of membership for
every budget. Visit www.gamingstandards.com to learn more. Join GSA as a member
today and join GSA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
GSA Platinum members include:
Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami
Gaming Inc.; NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries Gmbh; Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific
Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.
include: Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Alberta Gaming & Liquor
Commission; Amatic Industries GmbH; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Ares Way;
Atlantic Lottery Corporation; BMM Testlabs; Casinos Austria; CasinoFlex
Systems; Casino Technology; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment
Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association;
Everi; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Consultants International; Gaming
Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Ganlot; Grand Vision Gaming;
Innovative Technology Limited; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group
Ltd.; Interblock USA; Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE); Loto-Quebec;
Kobetron; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming;
Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Onetill Pty, Ltd.;
Oregon Lottery; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of
Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Smartgames
Software Hardware Systems Holdings Ltd.; techno-consult GmbH; Transact
Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; Universal de Desarrollos
Electronicos, S.A.; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Western Canada Lottery
Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422
+1 (702) 413-4278
SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association
the Dates for Australasian Gaming Expo 2017
SYDNEY, Australia (October 10, 2016)
-- Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August are the dates for the 2017 Australasian
Gaming Expo to be held at the new International Convention Centre Sydney,
located at Darling Harbour.
Featuring more than 250 exhibitors
across 19,000 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.
It follows on from AGE 2016 Gaming
Expo when we saw 6,813 visitors attending over the three days establishing a
new record for attendance, since the show first started 27 years ago.
We're excited about the event's
future at ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour. Almost 100 exhibitors covering
two-thirds of the exhibition floor have already committed to exhibit at the AGE
The new event website is already
operational at www.austgamingexpo.com and plans are extremely advanced for an
even bigger and better event.
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 in 2016
by Ron Kent from the Vikings Group ACT, Peter Smith from Springvale RSL
Victoria and Daniel Grady from Wests Leagues Club.
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 venues.
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, Scientific Games, Ebet Limited, IGT
Australia and Konami Australia.