Australasian Gaming Expo to Wow Visitors
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (August 2,
2017) -- The Gaming Technologies Association, owner and operator of the
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) advised today that the event build starts next
Scheduled for 15-17 August 2017 at
the ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour, AGE2017 is already the largest and most
anticipated in the events 28 year history.
Next week we start building
the event said Ross Ferrar, the Associations CEO.
After five years of planning,
its a pleasure and a challenge to be back at Darling Harbour a
pleasure because ICC Sydney is a great venue, and a challenge because
were building many more stands than ever before. No effort has been
spared to make sure that visitors will be dazzled and entertained by the event
and its exhibitors. With digital show bags, cutting-edge signage, an ask
me event team and many other new features, were making sure
visitors experience much more than
they ever have before.
More information about the AGE and
Visitor registration are available at: www.austgamingexpo.com or call the
Gaming Expo Help Line on 02 9211 7430.
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
venues. Trade suppliers are not eligible to attend the event unless
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, eBet Group, IGT (Australia), Interblock
Asia Pacific, Konami Australia and Scientific Games.
For further information CONTACT:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Association Limited (www.gamingta.com).
Forms Joint Venture with Telling Telecommunications to Provide Innovative
LONDON, U.K. (July 27, 2017) -- IGT
has announced that it has formed a Chinese-foreign equity joint venture with
Telling Telecommunication Holding Co., Ltd. subsidiary Shenzhen Tian Lian Cai
Investment Co., Ltd. (Telling) to provide innovative lottery
products to regulated Lottery Centers in the Peoples Republic of China.
Telling owns 51 percent interest in the newly formed joint venture, while IGT
owns 49 percent.
IGT is excited to join
forces with a company of Tellings stature and provide our latest
technology and innovations to the growing Chinese lottery market,
said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International.
As the lottery market
continues to change, and the regulatory framework evolves, we believe that this
partnership will be ideally positioned to successfully participate in
Chinas bright lottery industry future.
We are pleased to join
forces with global lottery industry leader IGT, said Huang Shaowen,
Chairman of Telling Telecommunication Holding Co., Ltd.
By working together, we
will bring the worlds most advanced technology, games, and operational
best practices to China, enrich players experiences, help advance the
Chinese lottery industry into a new era, and enhance its contribution to
Chinas social welfare.
In addition to providing innovative
lottery products, the joint venture will have the capability to conduct
independent market operations, business development, and technological
innovations in China.
Operations will be subject to
applicable Chinese regulatory and licensing approvals, and pending all
approvals, it is expected to be operational in the third quarter of this year.
Telling Communication Holding Co.,
Ltd. was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 1997 (stock code: 000829,
stock abbreviation: Telling Holding).
Beginning as a mobile phone
distribution business, it has developed into a large group of companies,
including mobile phone distribution, lottery, mobile internet, mobile resale,
and other businesses.
Since 2004, for 13 consecutive
years, it has ranked among the top 500 enterprises in China.
Missouri Man Finds His $10 Million Golden
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (July 31,
2017) -- Being particular paid off to the tune of $10 million for one Imperial
electrician, who was searching for a specific Missouri Lottery Scratchers
ticket during a recent trip to Schnucks Market in Arnold for groceries.
David Piper said he found the
$300,000,000 Golden Ticket Scratchers in the third machine, so he
bought one of those and a few other tickets. When he took his tickets home to
scratch them, he got a jolt when he discovered his Golden Ticket
was worth a $10 million top prize.
The number 33 came up, and
I thought, Well, I won something, Piper said.
And when I scratched it off, I had to look at it several times before
I believed what it said.
After some careful thought and
financial counsel, Piper decided to retire from the electrician job he has held
for more than 27 years. His fellow co-workers were excited for him.
I said goodbye on the same
day I was leaving, he shared. I was kind of sad, and I hated
to leave it.
Both David and his wife, Vickie,
would like to buy a new home, but Vickie also has an item she would like to
cross off her list.
I want to go to New York
City, she said. I have always wanted to see Central Park,
Broadway and stand in the middle of Times Square at night and see the lights.
That would be one of the best things in the world to do.
Piper purchased the winning
Scratchers ticket on July 9 at Schnucks Market, 3900 Vogel Road, in Arnold,
where he often buys his Lottery tickets. Winners of the top prize have the
option to take the $10 million winnings in 25 annual payments of $400,000 or as
a one-time lump-sum payment of $6.8 million. The Pipers decided to take the
Ticket is a $30 game that started Jan. 25, 2016, to celebrate the
Missouri Lotterys 30th anniversary. It offers more than $165 million in
remaining prizes, including five $1 million prizes and one $10 million top
The Pipers are the 114th players to
win $1 million or more on a Scratchers ticket, and they claimed the 473rd
Missouri Lottery prize worth $1 million or more sold since the Lottery began in
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
Arizona Lottery and Arizona Cardinals Kick Off Second Season of
Cardinals Scratchers® TICKET
Lottery Players and
Cardinals Fans Can Celebrate This Football Season With a Chance at Winning
PHOENIX, Arizona (August 2, 2017)
The Arizona Lottery and the Arizona Cardinals are teaming up again to
bring back the popular Arizona Cardinals Scratchers® ticket for its second
Last year, the two organizations
introduced the exclusive ticket to lottery players and football fans alike.
This season, the ticket kicked off on August 1, 2017.
As the Arizona Lottery and the
Arizona Cardinals continue their long-standing partnership, players can score
even bigger cash prizes than last year.
The top prize has doubled to
$100,000 with $11 million in additional prizes ranging from $10 - $5,000. The
ticket also boasts a robust prize pool for its second-chance drawings, where
players can enter their non-winning tickets for the opportunity to win
These prizes include autographed
memorabilia, season tickets, home game tickets and an exclusive trip to attend
an away game.
Arizona Lottery is thrilled
to continue its long standing partnership with the Cardinals and bring back
this fan-favorite with even bigger cash prizes, Executive Director
Gregg Edgar said.
We had an incredibly
successful launch of this ticket last year, and we cant wait for
Cardinals fans to start winning with this ticket this year.
Arizona Lottery will host a tailgate
party on Monday, August 7 at the Arizona Lottery Phoenix office at 4740 E.
University Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees can pick up their
Cardinals Scratchers tickets while mingling with Arizona Cardinals
Cheerleaders, alumni players, team mascot Big Red and head coach Bruce Arians.
Players can also participate in a promotion where those who purchase $30 in
Arizona Cardinals Scratchers will receive $4 worth of Scratchers free*, a spin
on the prize wheel and a chance to win a pair of Club Level tickets to an
upcoming Arizona Cardinals game.
The $10 Arizona Cardinals Scratchers
ticket is available today at Arizona Lottery retailers state-wide. For more
information about the partnership, Scratchers and launch event, please visit
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
*Free Scratchers tickets offered
during the promotion will be determined by the Arizona Lottery
Arizona Cardinals CONTACT: Chris
Melvin, Cardinals Director of Media Relations,
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.5 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales
nearly $4 million per week fund programs in education, economic
development, environmental conservation and health and human services.
The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Lottery Raises $622 Million for Education Programs in
Earnings top $600 million
mark for second year in a row
RALEIGH, North Carolina (August 2,
2017) -- Fun games and prizes added up to another year of record-breaking sales
for the N.C. Education Lottery as it raised $622 million for education programs
in North Carolina.
As the lottery ended its fiscal year
on June 30, preliminary and unaudited results showed lottery ticket sales
totaled $2.42 billion, up 1.8 percent from the year before. The lottery has
increased its sales in each of its 11 years of operations. From those sales,
the lottery earned $622 million for education programs in the state, topping
$600 million for the second year in a row. Earnings for education averaged $1.7
million a day.
performance shows how much Tar Heels like their lottery, said Alice
Garland, executive director of the lottery. The prizes, averaging $4.2
million a day, make for a lot of fun. The fun fuels the sales and the sales
produce the profits that go to a good cause.
Final transfers of revenues to the
state in June brought the lotterys total contribution since inception to
more than $5.2 billion.
During the year, prizes of $1
million or more were won 59 times. The lottery paid out $1.54 billion in
prizes. The biggest prizes won included a $10 million instant prize from the
Ultimate Million game and two $1,000 a Day for Life top prizes in the new Lucky
for Life Game that were worth at least $7.2 million. Many winners put their
money right back to work in the economy, by paying bills, buying new houses or
cars, taking vacations, saving and investing the money for retirement or
college, or donating to good causes they care about.
Retailers across the state earned
$169 million in commissions, up 1.8 percent, or $3 million. The commissions
play an important role in the states retail economy.
Legislators decide how lottery
proceeds are best used. Currently, lottery funds cover the costs of
non-instructional support staff and provide additional transportation funds to
all school systems; help counties build and repair schools; provide
scholarships and grants based on financial need to help cover the cost of going
to a state university or community college; and help at-risk
four-year-olds get a better start in school by attending an academic preschool
in the N.C. Pre-K Program.
CONTACT: Van Denton, Director of
Communications, Brand Management & Communications, PHONE: (919)
SOURCE: NC Education Lottery.
Card Purchases To Be An Option For Players, Retailers
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (July 28,
2017) -- With the new month comes a new addition to the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery beginning August 1, lottery players may use debit cards for
their purchases at participating retailers.
Act 876, signed into law by Gov. Asa
Hutchinson on April 5th following its passage by the Arkansas Legislature,
gives lottery retailers the option to allow debit card payments for lottery
Retailers may also accept other
non-cash, non-deferred forms of payment such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet
apps. The act does not allow for lottery purchases with credit cards or
This law is not mandatory
it allows retailers discretion on whether to accept debit cards for
lottery purchases, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop
Woosley said. This gives our players more convenience, and our
retailers more options.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
The Lottery has provided nearly $700
million for more than 235,000 scholarships in the state since it began. More
than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships,
retailer commissions and other expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales
started in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided nearly $2.3
billion in prizes to players, and more than $195 million in commissions to
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit www.MyArkansasLottery.com for
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join
the free Play It Again Rewards Club. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning
Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling,
contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Bishop Woosley at
501-683-1890 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery Products Manager Wins Top Industry Honor
AUSTIN, Texas (August 2, 2017)
The Texas Lottery Commission today announced that Robert Tirloni,
products manager, was a recipient of the 2017 Powers Award at the North
American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) seminar
held recently in Nashville.
I want to congratulate
Robert on this prestigious honor, said Gary Grief, executive director
of the Texas Lottery. Every day, Robert demonstrates the distinguished
performance and overall excellence in the lottery industry that this national
Each year, the Powers Awards are
presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and lottery
vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance.
These awards are named in honor of
the late Edward J. Powers, the Father of U.S. Lotteries. Powers
spent more than 25 years in the lottery industry helping to define the most
effective organizational structures that have become a blueprint for
The drive, commitment and integrity
Powers demonstrated set the standard of excellence exhibited by lottery and
vendor employees nominated for this award.
Robert Tirloni joined the Texas
Lottery in June 1997 and has held several operational and marketing positions.
He oversees a product portfolio that realizes more than $5 billion in annual
sales and is responsible for managing the research, development,
implementation, promotion and sale of Texas Lottery scratch and draw games.
Robert works closely with the Texas
Lotterys scratch ticket manufacturers and its operator, IGT, to market
the games to retailers and players through contests, promotions and incentive
He has been involved in implementing
numerous draw game launches and game enhancements during his tenure including
the introduction of Mega Millions in 2003 and Powerball in 2010.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $26 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $50 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $20 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 $80
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.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery.
Gambling Commission Launches Lottery Transparency
Should society lotteries be more
transparent about the money raised for good causes? Have your say
BIRMINGHAM, UK (July 24, 2017) --
The Gambling Commission is calling for views on changes that will make it
easier for consumers to understand where money raised from society lottery
ticket sales is going.
Our latest consultation, sets out
proposals for new rules for society and local authority lottery operators - as
well as external lottery managers (ELMs) - that seek to improve transparency
for society lottery players.
- making it clear to consumers before they buy a
lottery ticket exactly which society or charity the lottery proceeds are going
- publishing how much money raised from lottery
ticket sales is being returned directly for the purposes of the society.
The consultation also addresses what
the Commission views as an 'instant win' and 'low frequency lottery',
incorporates recent changes to the remote technical standards required by
online gambling businesses, as well as updates relating to changes to
regulatory data collection requirements.
Sarah Gardner, executive director
Society lotteries are a
crucial source of income for many good causes across the country, whether a
hospice, air-ambulance services, community groups or other charitable causes.
We want to improve consumer confidence in the lotteries sector to protect those
much needed funds that benefit so many societies across the country.
Transparency plays a vital
role in this, as ultimately consumers need to be confident that the money they
are contributing via ticket sales is going to the people and organisations that
needed it the most.
While the proposed changes
will come as no surprise to the lottery sector, we want the wider industry and
public to give their views on the proposals.
The consultation is open for
responses until 30 September 2017.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.
Announce Joint Venture with Paytm to Expand into the Indian Mobile
HONG KONG, SAR (July 28, 2017) --
AGTech Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint
venture agreement with One97 Communications, parent company of Paytm,
Indias largest mobile payment platform, to create Indias leading
mobile entertainment experience.
This joint venture will enable both
companies to tap into the significant potential of the fast growing mobile
entertainment market in India. Vijay Shekhar
Sharma, the founder and CEO of
One97, and Mr. John Sun, Chairman and CEO of AGTech, attended the signing
ceremony in New Delhi, India.
This joint venture plans to engage
in the development and operation of website, mobile applications and other
distribution channels to offer a variety of entertainment products and services
to Paytms 225 million users. Through this joint venture, AGTech plans to
create a high quality mobile entertainment experience tailored for the Indian
consumers by leveraging its operating experience and technical expertise in
products and services such as casual mobile and social games and other user
engagement activities. As the leading mobile payment platform in India, Paytm
is the ideal local partner for this key international initiative.
This joint venture is AGTechs
first significant strategic international expansion and an important milestone
for the company, laying the foundation for further international expansion in
New Co-Sponsor and Official Exclusive Sports Betting Partner of Borussia
BERLIN, Germany (July 26, 2017) --
The mybet Group supports Borussia Mönchengladbach as new Co-Sponsor during
the upcoming two seasons of the German football league Bundesliga. Therefore, a
sponsoring contract has been signed by the club and the sports betting
As official Co-Sponsor of Borussia
Mönchengladbach and exclusive sports betting partner, mybet will be
present in various ways in the stadium and within Borussia's public
communication. Part of the sponsoring package are, amongst other things,
perimeter advertising within the stadium and the presentation of the mybet logo
on the team bus, but also advertising measures in the club's own online, print
and social media channels, the Club.TV and radio programme as well as promotion
options with players of the professional football team.
"We are very pleased by this
partnership with mybet as an established player in the sports betting market
for more than 15 years", said Guido Uhle, Director Sponsoring, Catering and
Events at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
From mybet's point of view is
Borussia Mönchengladbach, a club with a long-standing tradition,
presenting itself these days as a modern club aligned towards the international
football business, that in spite of that is not losing its down-to-earth
attitude and closeness to its fans. Because of the highly matching brand
characteristics as well as the high brand awareness of Borussia, mybet's
decision in favour of Borussia Mönchengladbach was taken very easily.
"Football is by far the most
important sport when it comes to sports betting. As our newly developed online
product platform is now operating, it was time for mybet to again be present on
the stage of the football Bundesliga. With Borussia from Mönchengladbach
we do support a club, whose image and development in the last couple of years
fit our own goals perfectly", said Markus Peuler, CEO of mybet Holding
mybet Holding SE
The mybet Group, licensed in several
European countries, provides sports betting and online casino games with the
headquarter located in Berlin and offices in Cologne and Malta. mybet offers
its betting and gaming products over the internet platform mybet.com as well as
in land-based betting shops operating under a franchise system. In addition,
the group is supplying regional betting providers in Europe and Africa as a B2B
mybet Holding SE is the parent
company of the mybet Group. The shares of mybet Holding SE (ISIN DE000A0JRU67)
are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard.
For further information, visit
www.mybet-se.com | www.mybet.com | www.mybet-shop.com
CONTACT: mybet Holding SE, Sebastian
Bucher, Investor & Public Relations, T: +49 30 22 90 83 161, F: +49 30 22
90 83 150, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: mybet Holding SE.
Returns to the Community from Lotto NZ
Press Release: New Zealand
Government, Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs.
NEW ZEALAND (August 1, 2017) --
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced a new record figure of
$272 million in lottery funding to help build stronger, more sustainable
communities across New Zealand.
The funding is a result of a very
strong 2016/17 financial year for Lotto New Zealand.
Lotto New Zealand exists to generate
community funding for distribution through the Lottery Grants Board to support
a diverse range of community activities, including building community
facilities, funding health research and services, supporting outdoor safety and
protecting New Zealands natural and cultural heritage.
Lotto New Zealands
strong performance during the year was highlighted by a number of large
jackpots, including two Powerball Must Be Won draws in 2016, leading to record
funding for distribution.
This represents over $81
million in additional community funding than initially forecast, said Mr
Lotto funding is a major source of
funding for Sport New Zealand, Creative New Zealand and the NZ Film Commission
(including Nga Taonga Sound and Vision).
"This result will also be welcome
news for more than 3,000 groups and organisations which receive Lotto funding
to support their communities.
Total lottery funding for the
financial year includes $2.7 million raised for earthquake relief efforts in
Kaikoura/Hurunui and surrounding regions through a special Lotto draw held on
10 December 2016; and a further $7.5 million allocated to Kaikouras
earthquake rebuild in July from profits distributed to the Lottery Grants
Lotto New Zealand celebrates
its 30th anniversary this month. Beyond its winners, its biggest impact over
the past three decades is most clearly demonstrated by the more than $4 billion
in funding that has been returned to Kiwi communities during that time,
Mr Dunne said.
Lotto New Zealands final
audited financial statements for 2016/17 will be published in its annual report
later this year.
Lotto New Zealands statutory
purpose is to provide safe gaming that allows New Zealanders to play and win,
while contributing money back to New Zealand communities.
Lotto New Zealand profits are
transferred to the Lottery Grants Board for distribution to New Zealand
SOURCE: Press Release: New Zealand
Government, Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs.
Florida Lotterys Grouper® Package Play is Back and Here to
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (August 1,
2017) -- Beginning today, the Florida Lottery is bringing back GROUPER®,
but this time as a permanent offering, which gives players the opportunity to
sample a variety of Draw games in one easy purchase! GROUPER players receive a
$1 PICK 4, $1 FANTASY 5®, $1 FLORIDA LOTTO®, and $2
CASH4LIFE® ticket plus; one free $1 LUCKY MONEY ticket. Thats a
$6 value for $5!
"With the purchase of every Lottery
ticket, players are investing in the future of our children and
grandchildren, said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. Offering
a player favorite like GROUPER as a permanent fixture will allow us continue to
generate revenue to benefit education in Florida.
GROUPER is now available for
purchase at more than 13,000 Lottery retail locations statewide. Players can
simply ask their retailer for GROUPER and the terminal will print five
individual Quick Pick tickets for the next available draw.
For detailed information on draw
schedules and times, visit the Lotterys website at
www.flalottery.com. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier
stations throughout the state and are also available for viewing on the Florida
Lottery website, along with winning numbers information. You can also get
winning numbers information at Lottery retailers statewide or by phone at (850)
921-PLAY. Also, you may register here to receive winning numbers and other
Lottery information by email or text message.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than
750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more
than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For
more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Names Jerry Hale Vice President of Midwest Operations
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (July 31, 2017)
Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT) announced the promotion of Jerry
Hale to Vice President of Midwest Operations. Hale is based at VGTs
manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Okla. and will report directly to VGT
President Jay Sevigny.
Jerrys leadership has
increased our supply chain efficiency and the overall value we can provide to
our customers, VGT President Jay Sevigny said. Jerry brings
a passion for delivering quality products and providing exceptional customer
service to the role. We are thrilled to welcome him to the position of Vice
President of Midwest Operations.
Hale said, This is an
exciting time for VGT, and I am honored to lead our Midwest team in delivering
the best Class II gaming experience in the industry.
Hale started his VGT career in 2006
as Supply Chain Manager. In 2012, he relocated from VGTs corporate
headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. to the Tulsa facility as Director of Supply
Chain and was most recently Vice President of Supply Chain.
About Video Gaming Technologies,
VGT An Aristocrat Company is
the leading designer/manufacturer/distributor of Class II games for Native
American casinos and emerging markets. The company is headquartered in
Franklin, Tenn., with a manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Okla., and design
studios throughout the country. The VGT difference provides customers with
exciting game titles that generate intense player loyalty, record-setting
gaming revenues, the assurance of reliability and unmatched customer service.
CONTACT: Susan Frederick, Marketing
Representative II, Product Marketing, T: (918) 877-7000 ext. 52295, E:
SOURCE: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
TrueFlip and DAO.Casino Join Hands to Create a New Quick
Lottery Game on TrueFlips Platform
USA (July 27, 2017) -- True Flip has
entered into a strategic partnership with DAO.Casino to improve user
A number of agreements have been
reached between TrueFlip, the international anonymous blockchain lottery known
for its instant payouts, open source code, and transparent prize fund, and
DAO.Casino, the creator of an Ethereum-based protocol for the online gambling
industry and decentralized gambling platform. The agreements on the part of
both parties acted as the prerequisite for the decision to become strategic
partners. The two projects are currently in ICO stage.
For their first joint project, True
Flip will undertake development of a decentralized lottery game on their
platform utilizing DAO.Casinos gambling protocol. True Flip expects this
update to provide additional momentum to platforms development following
As were aimed to
provide the ultimate user experience for those playing at True Flip, the
general idea of extending our product line was stated to be among the first
major improvements following the crowdsale. It has become clear that True Flip
and the team behind DAO.Casino have a mutual interest, so we move on with our
Roadmap goals using this chance to rapidly implement the partners
excellently crafted solution. Thanks to the success of True Flips ongoing
crowdsale, now were ready to boost the planned improvements
process, said Nikita Parhomenko, True Flip COO.
As per DAO.Casino team, this
partnership demonstrates to the entire gambling community all the advantages of
using their protocol. According to them, it is a substantive confirmation of
how easy it is to implement the DAO.Casino back-end and another argument in
favor of the bright future ahead of their technology.
Ilya Tarutov, DAO.Casino CEO, stated
that the DAO.Casinos protocol was created to provide the necessary level
of decentralization for the businesses seeking it. True Flip is one good
example of the benefits given by such partnerships.
Tarutov further added that as
DAO.Casino provides True Flip team with a sustainable back-end solution to
maintain one of its gaming options, its going to become a good showcase
of the opportunities that DAO.Casino provides to its partners. DAO.Casino looks
forward to making this partnership a truly win-win for both teams.
Additional details concerning the
new game are to be published in the following weeks.
Finally, True Flips ongoing
crowdsale is running successfully and has raised 4,880,392 USD in funds with
5,698,961 TFL sold, at the time of writing. The funds raised are to be used for
further technical improvement, marketing and forming of lotterys
SOURCE: True Flip.
Activistic JV Extends Sports Lottery Offering to the Round-Ball
AUSTRALIA (August 2, 2017) -- After
launching its innovative charitable lottery product with the Collingwood
Football Club in January, listed wagering company Activistic (ASX: ACU) has
struck an agreement with a prominent Melbourne soccer club to offer a similar
product to its members and supporters.
The deal is via a joint venture with
the Collingwood FC, Sports Lottery Australia.
Under the tie-up, Activistics
Plus Connect gaming arm will develop a lottery for the South Melbourne Football
Club, to enable the 58-year old club to fund its many community activities.
The lottery will be modelled on
Magpie Millions, a weekly draw for Collingwood FC that has attracted strong
interest not just from the clubs extensive member base but AFL supporters
South Melbourne FC is one of
Australias most successful soccer clubs, having won four national
championships and represented Oceania in the 2000 FIFA Club World
Championships. It is expected to be elevated to the A League as part of the
premier competitions planned expansion.
Football is a strong and
growing area of sport in Australia and its success is dependent on securing
reliable, independent funding sources, club president Leo Athanasakis
said. Sports lotteries play a key role in delivering that funding in
Europe and we are excited to be the first Australian football club to bring
this potential to Australia through this exciting partnership.
Activistic executive director Paul
Crossin said the joint venture had a strong pipeline of interest across a
number of sporting codes. The company has a full pipeline of product
releases for the next 12 months that will see it becoming a major contributor
to developing sport in Australia, he said.
Mr Crossin said the South Melbourne
FC agreement came at an exciting time with sports lottery products (which are
well established in Europe but less so here) replacing traditional charity
The lotteries involve members
purchasing a $2.50 bet in the weekly draws, with a $2m prize for picking seven
correct numbers. But there are also minor rewards for picking as little as two
The main prizes are insured by
Lloyds of London.
Revenues are split evenly between
Sports Lotteries Australia and the participating club, which must use the funds
for its charitable and community support activities.
Once the product is developed, South
Melbourne FC will promote the lottery across its supporter databases, social
media platforms, club media publications and game-day events.
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Western Lotto Brings International Lottery Brands to Nigerian
LAGOS, Nigeria (July 28, 2017) --
With the support of a UK firm, entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto
Nigeria Limited entered the Nigerian market on July 10th with five
international lottery games and pledged to change the landscape of gaming in
Western Lotto is offering well-known
European and American gaming brands on its platform. It is also luring
customers to go entirely online, unlike many other players in the market who
offer sports betting on improvised boards for the urban poor.
Games on offer at Western Lotto
include Powerball, Euro Millions, Euro Jackpot, UK Lotto and Mega Millions.
Powerball is an American lottery game played every Wednesday and Saturday. Euro
Millions is a transnational lottery played across Europe. The Euro Jackpot is
similarly played across Europe. UK Lotto is also known as the National Lottery.
It has served good causes in the UK. Draws for Mega Millions are held on
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Western Lotto secured the exclusive
franchise to operate the games in the Nigerian market. It claims to be the
biggest, most equipped and most capitalised gaming company in Nigeria.
Mr. Elvis Krivokuca, the Croatian
who is Managing Director, speaks excitedly about the initial response to the
brand. It has hired over ten stars from the Nigerian entertainment industry,
including well-known music acts by Tuface Idibia and Olamide as well as key
players from Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry.
Firms offering lotto and lotteries
have grown in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. There are noless than
eight companies in the Nigerian market, each offering a mix of games. There is
a strong pull as many of the urban youth play the games. They also create jobs
through the many agent locations.
Mr. Elvis Krovokuca, Managing
Director, said, "Western Lotto seeks through its products to create employment
opportunities, wealth and empowerment for people in Nigeria and across Africa."
He added, "Our mandate at Western Lotto is to bring both fun and hope to the
people who choose to play our games. For a few Nairas, we deliver excitement
and the possibility to change the story of your life radically."
A particularly resonant message is
the company's pledge to contribute to right causes, such as a campaign against
rape and support for education, as lotteries elsewhere do.
A Croatian, Krivokuca studied Hotel
Management with emphasis on gaming casinos and entertainment business, at the
University of Rijeka, Croatia and completed a General Management Programme at
the Harvard Business School in 2012. Fluent in German, English and Italian, he
has been in Nigeria doing business for over five years.
The technical partnership is with
Lot. To, a British company that avers its mission to 'change the way people
play the lottery.'
A galaxy of stars from three arms of
the Nigerian entertainment industry formally endorsed Western Lotto, as it
entered the market. The stars come from Nollywood, music and comedy.
Present at the unveiling of the
brand were Olu Jacobs, Jide Kosoko, Zack Orji, Aki and Pawpaw, and Ramsey
Noauh. Also present were Paul Obazele, Alex Usifo and Lanre Anjola. Musicians
included Tuface Idibia and Olamide, while there was also comedian Ayo Makun,
popularly known as AY.
Also present at the launch were
Senators Ben Murray-Bruce, Magnus Abe and Fatima Raji Rasaki. Honourable Segun
Oni and Abdulmojeed Adekoya came from the House of Representatives.
Nollywood's great Olu Jacob was one
of the endorsers at the launch. He recalled playing the lottery during his
20-year sojourn in the UK, "Usually, you play with small stakes with hope in
your heart for big winnings."
It's your game, people. Play to win.
Play to support good causes. Play for recreation.
As Tuface Idibia, one of the brand
ambassadors stated, "Tell a friend to tell a friend. Let's have fun. And let
the lucky people be lucky. Let us play the games."
CONTACT: Celestine Achi, Cell:
+234-8037197175, Email: Celestine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Western Lotto Nigeria