and HTC VIVE Partner to Deliver World-Class Virtual Reality Casino
brings HTC VIVE VR content and hardware to casino floors via IGT's "Virtual
SEATTLE and LONDON (March 20, 2018)
-- HTC VIVE, the leader in room-scale premium Virtual Reality ("VR"), and
global gaming leader IGT today announced a partnership whereby IGT will
leverage HTC VIVE Studios' world-class VR content within its "Virtual Zone"
platform on casino floors. IGT's Virtual Zone is a competition arena designed
for casino environments that enables casino patrons to compete against each
other for cash prizes in spirited VR tournaments, and enjoy competitive VR
games in a physical installation. This agreement marks HTC VIVE Studios' first
foray into the casino entertainment industry and the completion of IGT's first
market-ready VR solution.
"Arcade-like installations and
experiences are skyrocketing across the globe as VR has proven to be a
consistent traffic generator in entertainment venues," said Joel Breton, HTC
VIVE VP Global Content. "By combining IGT's gaming expertise and the world's
best VR in HTC VIVE, we are launching a combined platform that can deploy the
best complete experiences for VR tournaments or stand-alone VR arcades. This is
also a huge opportunity for more consumers to be exposed to amazing VR
"IGT's Virtual Zone represents an
exciting evolution of modern-day casino entertainment, and an important step in
diversifying IGT's portfolio with unique offerings that can differentiate our
customers' casino floors and entertain a broad demographic of players," said
Enrico Drago, IGT SVP Global Product Marketing Interactive, Betting &
Licensing. "HTC VIVE's leadership in the VR space and commitment to developing
unparalleled VR player experiences made it the ideal partner for IGT's first
commercialized VR solution, the Virtual Zone."
IGT's Virtual Zone is now live at
Boyd Gaming's The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The experience
leverages HTC VIVE hardware, and solutions for a multiplayer competition
allowing players to compete in real time within VR for Slot
To support the tournament platform,
IGT published a Software Development Kit (SDK), which game designers can
leverage to develop VR content for the Virtual Zone. VIVE Studios was the first
developer to leverage IGT's SDK, adapting the Arcade Saga game into a product
that is designed to be tournament-ready for casino floors.
"IGT is committed to developing and
delivering the most compelling content for our customers across multiple
channels and platforms. Arcade Saga is a testament to the usability and
relevance of IGT's SDK. HTC successfully adapted one of its most popular VR
titles into a solution that IGT customers can leverage to entertain their
players in a new way. We look forward to the further expansion of IGT's VR
content library through this program," added Drago.
About HTC VIVE
HTC VIVE is the creator of the
unprecedented PC-based virtual reality system, the VIVE, which was built and
optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. The VIVE ecosystem
has evolved around its premium VR product portfolio, supported by VIVE X, the
most active global VR/AR accelerator that has invested in over 80 start-ups,
Viveport, a global content platform with the world's first VR subscription
model that operates in more than 60 countries, and VIVE Studios, VIVE's VR
content development and publishing initiative. VIVE is delivering on the
promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, bringing
VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike.
For more information on VIVE, please
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
HTC, the HTC logo are the trademarks
of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein
may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE: HTC VIVE.
Kentucky Lottery Sales Continue Positive
Early March indications
show near record-breaking sales levels
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 23,
2018) -- Year-to-date Kentucky Lottery sales continue to surpass last
years record-breaking level. This was announced in todays meeting
of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations board of directors.
Vice President and Corporate
Controller Maggie Garrison reported FY18 year-to-date sales (July 2017 through
February 2018) were $670.9 million. Thats $31.3 (4.9%) more than the
record-setting level achieved in FY17. This increase is due in large part
to great performance from our Powerball and Mega Millions games, both of which
have seen nice jackpot runs in recent months, said Garrison. Powerball
sales are up $6.9 million (13.9) from the previous year, and Mega Millions
sales are up $5 million (25.4%).
President and CEO Tom Delacenserie
reported the overall picture looks bright. We ended February less than
one half of one percent behind our budgeted sales figure, but March has really
helped improve an already healthy bottom line, said Delacenserie.
Both Powerball and Mega Millions saw
jackpots in excess of $400 million during the month, and the launch of four new
Scratch-off games led to a sales week surpassed only by the very first week of
ticket sales in KY back in 1989. Were aligned to finish the last
quarter of the year on a very strong note, he said.
In other business, the board
approved contract renewals with:
- Garron Lottery Products for draw machine balls and
- Smartplay International for draw machine
- Gaming Laboratories International for lottery ball
testing, random number generator evaluation and related services;
- Goldberg Simpson, LLC and Valenti Hanley, PLLC for
The board also approved:
- A contract amendment with Ellipse Solutions LLC for
enterprise resource planning implementation and related services;
- A new contract with Blue & Company for draw
audit and related services;
- A new contract with Linq3 Technologies LLC for
lottery card products and related services, and;
- Rules and regulations for 10 scratch-off tickets,
artwork and prizes structures for four scratch-off tickets, and rules relating
to internet purchases for 20 games.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be June 22, 2018. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM
EST, and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. The audit committee meeting will begin at 8:00 AM EST, as well as
the procurement committee at 9:00 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned more
than $5 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit www.kheaa.com to find out
more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporations the Big Spin
Instant Game Gives Players a New Way to Win!
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (March
26, 2018) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
congratulates the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on
the incredible success of THE BIG SPIN INSTANT ticket, which launched in
The Lottery invested several years
into research and development of this unique concept, and the extensive
planning paid off. After 10 weeks on the market, sales of THE BIG SPIN were
nearly triple the Lotterys average sales for other $5 games launched
since 2014! With such remarkable immediate sales results, it is not surprising
that OLG followed the initial launch with a second THE BIG SPIN game only a few
weeks later. The Lottery introduced its third launch of the game in December
The instant ticket was printed by
Pollard Banknote in a die-cut format, and leverages a straight-forward key
number match gameplay that is appealing to a broad range of players. By
matching numbers on the wheel with the lucky numbers at the top of the ticket,
players have a chance to win an instant cash prize up to $100,000, or a
SPIN at an OLG retail location.
When the SPIN is
redeemed, players watch an animated wheel spin on the customer-facing lottery
terminal screen, giving retailers and other customers a chance to share the
moment of anticipation. Every SPIN guarantees a win of a cash prize
from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN. Ticket holders that land on the
BIG SPIN are awarded the ultimate prize experiencea spin on
THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto for a guaranteed prize of
$100,000 to $500,000!
THE BIG SPIN was designed to capture
the moment when a player knows they have won a prize and anxiously awaits the
spin of the wheel to determine the amount. The Lottery is leveraging social
media to livestream THE BIG SPIN events for grand prizes, letting people around
the world share the winning moment.
Player word of mouth is the
most powerful driver of instant ticket sales, said Brad Thompson,
Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. THE BIG SPIN pushes
this strategy to the extreme with the unprecedented way in which prizes are
publicly awarded. We are excited to be a part of this innovative game, and we
look forward to working with OLG to continue providing players with unique and
exciting instant ticket experiences.
THE BIG SPIN has been more
successful than we could have expected, said Adam Caughill, Director,
Lottery Business Development & Innovation, OLG. Although we
planned the first issue of the game to be in the market for six months, we ran
out of stock in just four weeks! We look forward to continuing to offer new
player experiences like this in the future to drive sales, and ultimately
support communities across Ontario.
OLG is the Ontario government agency
that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG
conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery
games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic
gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a
sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided
nearly $47 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to
the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the
Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling
prevention, treatment and research.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide. We provide high quality
instant ticket print products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital
offerings ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and
iLottery solutions, including related strategic marketing and management
services. 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 providing pull-tab tickets,
bingo paper and its Diamond Game-branded electronic ticket machines to
charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907,
Pollard Banknote is majority owned by the Pollard family and is publicly traded
on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
Multi-State Lottery Association Concludes RNG Analysis and
Arizona Lottery makes
investigation results available to the public
PHOENIX, Arizona (March 19, 2018)
The Arizona Lottery released the report from the Multi-State Lottery
Associations (MUSL) investigation of Arizonas Random Number
Generators (RNG). This report can be found
In November 2017, the Arizona
Lotterys Executive Director instructed MUSL to investigate RNG machines
in response to irregular draw results. An independent investigation was then
conducted on Arizona Lotterys draw machines that were operated by MUSL.
The investigation was conducted by a third-party forensic technology firm and a
statistical expert to evaluate historic draw events.
Since December 11, 2017, the Arizona
Lottery has conducted its own game drawings independently from MUSL. The
Lottery purchased new draw machines as part of a technology infrastructure
upgrade prior to these irregular draw results occurring. These new RNGs have
been certified and audited by two independent auditors and were built by
Smartplay, an industry leader in RNG technology.
The Arizona Lottery is committed to
protecting its players, the integrity of the Lottery and transparency to the
residents of Arizona. We appreciate our players patience and support
during this investigation.
CONTACT: David Nunn, Public
Information Officer | email@example.com, T: (480) 921-4438.
SOURCE: The Arizona Lottery.
Group Confirms 2017 Results Exceed Guidance Following Strong Fourth
- EBIT of 25.2 million; above guidance
- Total Operating Performance of 141.2 million;
above guidance range
- 31% increase in new registered customers
- Strong fourth quarter billings of 78.8
million; up 21% from third quarter
LONDON, U.K. (March 22, 2018) --
ZEAL Group, the worlds leading lottery innovator, today announced it
delivered a strong performance in 2017, with results exceeding guidance in
spite of the exceptionally weak jackpot environment during the third quarter of
The Group confirmed, as it published
its audited results for 2017, it has delivered EBIT of 25.2 million and
Total Operating Performance (TOP) of 141.2 million. Total billings for
the year were maintained at 280.5 million.
The strong results were delivered in
spite of the weak jackpot environment in the Groups core products during
the third quarter, higher hedging costs due to EuroMillions rule changes, and
significant pay-outs including a single 15 million prize in the first
The Groups fourth quarter
performance was particularly strong with billings of 78.8 million; up 21%
since the third quarter. This was driven by a combination of its most
successful new product launch to date with the introduction of Powerball, and
record billings in the Spanish Christmas Lottery, El Gordo.
Jonas Mattsson, Chief Financial
Officer, ZEAL Group, said: 2017 was an exciting and satisfactory year for
ZEAL Group. Our strong financial results, delivered in challenging conditions,
demonstrate the underlying strength of our business. I am particularly pleased
with our excellent fourth quarter performance in which we delivered our most
successful new product launch ever. This, coupled with the progress we have
made on being even more operationally efficient, gives me confidence for the
The Group continued to make
significant progress against its strategy by launching into three new
international markets during the year, including two in the fourth quarter
Norway and the UK which followed its second quarter launch in
Ireland. In 2017, its sustained focus on customer acquisition delivered 411,000
new registered customers for the Group and its partners (2016: 314,000); an
increase of 31%.
Dr. Helmut Becker, Chief Executive,
ZEAL Group said: 2017 was a milestone year for the Group as we made good
strategic progress: launching in three new markets, improving our product
portfolio, enhancing our technology, being even more efficient, attracting more
new customers, and continuing to unearth the lottery disruptors of the
Dr Becker added: The global
regulatory environment continues to be challenging. However, we firmly believe
the worlds lottery market is full of untapped potential. As a diverse and
long-term focused business, we are well positioned to take advantage of those
financial results to 31 December 2017:
Earnings per share
For 2018, ZEAL Group expects to
deliver EBIT in the range of 33 million 43 million, and
Total Operating Performance (TOP) of 150 million 160
million. ZEAL Group expects to pay a dividend of at least 1.00 per share
in 2018, subject to financial performance.
Head of Corporate
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SOURCE: ZEAL Group.
Gambling Business Changing Its Promotions
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (March 23, 2018) --
A further gambling operator has changed the terms of its online promotions
following an investigation.
BGO Entertainment Ltd has made
formal commitments to change the way it offers bonus promotions to customers
playing online games.
The commitment follows a Competition
and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation, in collaboration with the Gambling
Commission, to tackle shared concerns about unfair terms and practices within
the gambling sector.
Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT
Entertainment gave similar commitments in response to the CMAs concerns
that certain terms in these promotions were likely to be unfair, in breach of
consumer protection law, and could mislead their customers.
On 1 February, the Commission warned operators to take
immediate action to meet consumer law requirements and make changes to their
BGO has also separately agreed that
it will not include terms which could be used to unfairly change promotions
after players have opted in. We also expect operators to remove any similar
terms they may have by 3 April 2018.
Details of the commitment are set out in the CMA
Ian Angus, Programme Director at the
Gambling Commission said: Its very important that consumers feel
that the odds are not stacked against them when they gamble and we expect all
online operators to look closely at their terms and practices to ensure they
treat customers fairly.
We will soon commence a
programme of compliance activity and if necessary we will not hesitate to take
robust regulatory action.
CONTACT: Press office on T:
0121 230 6700 or email:
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Gambling Commission Makes Online Gambling
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (March 26, 2018) --
New plans to make gambling online in Britain safer than ever before have been
announced by the Gambling Commission.
Statistics show that industry
profits (1) from the sector have grown 10% to 4.7bn in the last year, and
public participation has increased from 15.5% in 2014 to 18.3% in 2017. It is
estimated that nine million people across Britain gamble online.
Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission
Chief Executive, said: Britain has the largest regulated online gambling
market in the world and we are continually looking for ways to make it even
fairer and safer for consumers.
The proposals we have
announced today are intended to protect children better, reduce the risks to
vulnerable consumers and build on the measures we already impose on operators
to know their customers and intervene at an earlier stage before consumers
Tracey Crouch Minister for Sport and
Civil Society said: "We are committed to ensuring the gambling industry is
safe and sustainable. These proposals for additional regulations will
strengthen the controls already in place and further safeguard children and
vulnerable people from the risks of online gambling."
Proposed changes and action
- Further protecting children by banning operators
from providing free-to-play demo games until a consumers age has been
- Improving the speed and effectiveness of age
- Ensuring operators set limits on consumers
spending until affordability checks have been conducted
- Tackling unacceptable marketing and advertising and
unfair terms, and improving complaints and disputes procedures
- Strengthening requirements to interact with
consumers who may be experiencing, or are at risk of developing, problems with
The review also identifies five
areas where the Commission is undertaking further work during the coming
The Commission is going to:
- Assess the effectiveness of the current tools
available to consumers to manage their gambling
- Review gambling product characteristics to identify
whether particular features pose greater risk of harm than others
- Review our requirements on the protection of
customer funds and consider whether there are sufficient protections around
- Consider whether gambling on credit should continue
to be permitted
- Consider whether we need to make changes to ensure
that consumers can withdraw funds more easily
Read the Gambling Commission Review of online gambling.
CONTACT: press office on T:
0121 230 6700 or email:
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Betbright Sign Up to Betradars Managed Trading Services
GALLEN, Switzerland (March 26, 2018)
-- Betradar have announced a partnership with online bookmaker Betbright
through its Managed Trading Services (MTS) division. The agreement
between the two businesses will see Betradar engage in selective trading on
specific sports for the Dublin-based operator.
Founded in 2012, Betbright has
emerged to establish itself as one of the best in class operators
when it comes to technology and systems, competing successfully against the
legacy operators in the UK and Ireland. For Co-Founder and CEO
Marcus Brennan, the business has a clear vision, where technology built around
Betbrights own proprietary platform remains a foundation for growth and
Betradar is a global leader in
sports data and launched its MTS division at the beginning of 2015. From its
inception as a fully managed outsourced trading solution, under Managing
Director Paolo Personeni, the business has seen exponential growth, with in
excess of one hundred operators now using the service.
From fixtures to resulting, odds
compilation and risk management, MTS supports every link in the value chain.
Using cutting edge technology, MTS remains the only solution available to
operators that is based upon the full control of all components necessary to
power a modern and highly efficient sportsbook.
Betbright are one of the latest
operators to join Betradars MTS. Speaking about the agreement, Brennan
emphasised that the partnership was an important development for the business:
We have worked closely with Sportradar through data provision and their
reputation in the industry speaks volumes. But we saw an opportunity
through MTS that would enable us to increase our offering and trade on selected
sports where Sportradars expertise was proven. This enables Betbright to
free up resource and focus on areas where we are particulary strong. Selective
trading through MTS we feel will become a more integral part of our strategy
going forward and certainly as we expand into new territories with our first
foreign markets planned for 2019.
MTS Managing Director Personeni
outlined the strategic importance of the relationship with Betbright and how
such brands were assisting with the evolution and continued growth of the team:
The partnership with Betbright has enabled MTS to develop its offering
further. Each operator has individual requirements as they seek a
tailor-made solution specific to the needs of their business and ultimately the
end user. With Betbright, we have a partner that has a long term vision for
growth, combined with the energy to embrace change and new technology.
Using the innovative
Guaranteed Return commercial model, Betbright will also benefit
from our compelling and credible risk management tools. With an essential
two-way flow of communication between the trading teams, it ensures maximum
efficiencies for a healthy sportsbook delivering solid margins and returns.
We would also like to take this
opportunity to thank Betbright for their openness and availability to work with
Betradar in such a highly progressive and industry leading manner,
BetBright are an online gambling
group based in Dublin operating across the UK and Ireland. BetBright provides
betting odds for hundreds of events throughout the live sporting calendar.
Their offering includes football
betting on all the major tournaments, UK and Irish horse racing odds, a broad
range of golf bets and all the major tennis odds amongst a growing range of
BetBrights focus on internal
product development has seen them earn a number of industry awards, including
Best In-House Product award at the 2016 EGR operator awards and
Best Football Betting Product at the SBC awards the same year.
For more information about BetBright
SOURCE: Sportradar AG.
Launch Realistic Games Content
comprehensive slots portfolio available to players
READING, Berkshire, U.K. (March 26,
2018) -- Slots from award-winning casino supplier Realistic Games are now live
with casino and sportsbook operator NetBet.
Recent releases Win Sprint,
Symmetry, and the shortlisted Game of the Year, Time is Money, have been made
available alongside player favourites Super Graphics Upside Down and Six
These will be joined in the new year
by a host of exciting new games, including Realistics new 3D slots and
deluxe games, which are scheduled to be released on phone, tablet, and
Robert Lee, Commercial Director at
Realistic Games, said: We are very pleased to see our games go live on
NetBet and are confident they will prove popular with their players across
Were also looking
forward to delivering some exciting new games in the coming months which we are
sure operators and players alike will be equally excited about.
Gavin Wong, Content Manager, Netbet,
said: Realistics slots are proven performers and were
delighted to add them to our casino offering, which now provides even greater
variety to our players.
Were looking forward to
a long and fruitful relationship with them and are excited to see the new
content in the coming months.
About Realistic Games:
Based in Reading, Berkshire,
Realistic Games is a leading supplier of high-quality, electronic gaming
content to some of the worlds most successful operators. Our
technologists, designers and modellers have many years of experience in both
the land-based and digital gaming markets. We are passionate about the products
we create. The team specialise in creating roulette, blackjack, slots, and
fixed odds games tailored to a wide variety of devices, including PCs, iPhones,
iPads, Android phones and tablets. The games are fully-hosted on our ReGaL
games platform and are accessible to customers through a simple integration.
ReGaL first went into production for Stan James in April 2011. Subsequent
launches followed with BetVictor, Ladbrokes, bet365, Boylesports, Paddy Power,
William Hill, Coral, Gala Bingo, Bede Gaming, Gaming Realms, Daub, Betfair,
NYX, Rank, Optima, FSB, Leo Vegas, Vera and John, Betsson, GVC, and The Kindred
SOURCE: Realistic Games press
Gaming Control Board to Accept Interactive Gaming Operator Applications
Starting June 4th
HARRISBURG, PA (March 27, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced companies that wish to
operate interactive gaming platforms can begin to submit their applications on
June 4, 2018.
Potential interactive gaming
operators can download the application now from the PGCBs web site,
www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. The application titled Enterprise Entity
Application and Disclosure Information Form can be found by clicking onto
the Pennsylvanias Gaming Expansion box on the home page and
then choosing Interactive Gaming License Applications under the
Interactive Gaming section.
The process for Interactive Gaming
Operator applications will be as follows:
- Once an application is submitted, the applicant
will receive instructions for how to be fingerprinted.
- After the PGCB receives the fingerprint results and
all other deficiencies in the application are cured, the application will be
- The completed application for each individual and
entity will undergo a background investigation.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry,
along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to
the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved by the signing of
Act 42 of 2017.
The Commonwealths casino
industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in
operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities
collectively employ 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4
billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest
portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania
Additional information about both
the PGCBs gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Aristocrat Brings Popular Links, Successful Cabinets to FADJA
Aristocrat Exhibiting in
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 27, 2018)
Aristocrats products are popular with casino operators and their
players in Colombia and across Latin America, and now Aristocrat is bringing
player-favorite links and cabinets to FADJA 2018.
Aristocrat will be located in booth
#50 at the tradeshow and will exhibit several links and games on its Arc
Single and Helix+ cabinets.
Leading the way is Aristocrats
new Mighty Link, a multi-licensed progressive link that combines the
proven and popular Mighty Cash feature with leading Aristocrat licensed
brands: the hilarious Ted, the dashingly daring Zorro, the
high-flying Pan Am and the seductive Elvira: Mistress of the
Each game is on the Arc Single
cabinet and contains the Mighty Cash Hold & Spin bonus feature, where
players can win credits, jackpots, extra spins and a wheel bonus.
Mighty Cash Link is on the
Helix+ and features exciting proprietary themes with a distinctive Asian flair,
including Dragon Flies, Tiger Roars, Red Blade Nuxia, and
Green Blade Nuxia.
Next is Aristocrats Gold
Stacks link on the Helix+ cabinet. Gold Stacks games feature a unique
wagering configuration that offers players an innovative Gold Reel
Buy-Up mechanic. Gold Stacks games also offer entertaining Asian
themes with titles such as Golden Princess, Golden Prosperity,
Prosperity Princess, and Prosperity Cats.
line of entertainment-style games offer thrilling game play, enchanting music,
and multiple chances for big wins, and on the Helix+ cabinet at FADJA is the
Xtra Xtra Bonus Wilds line, with the fun and entertaining titles Choy Coin
Doa, 5 Dragons Rapid, Xtra Xtra Bonus Wild Fiesta Coins, and
Fu Fu Fu.
Buffalo and 5 Dragons games are back in all-new versions for the
Arc Single cabinet. Buffalo Gold and 5 Dragons Gold, each with an
exciting Gold Bonus feature.
Visit Aristocrat in booth #50 at
FADJA and online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and join Aristocrat on Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a
subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider
of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than
200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90
countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and
services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems.
For further information, visit the companys website at
CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
Steinbeck Communications, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies
Launch Latest Danske Spil Site Youbet.dk
Landmark launch sees new
Danske Spil site powered by SBTechs full sports and casino platform
LONDON, U.K. (March 27, 2018) --
SBTech, the leading sports betting and casino solutions provider to the
regulated igaming sector worldwide, is delighted to announce the landmark
launch of Danish state lottery Danske Spils latest gaming and betting
The new site will target fresh
sports betting demographics with dynamic, cutting-edge features and competitive
pricing, and will also include a best-of-breed casino hub with over 1,000
gaming titles and live casino products from the worlds best developers
and live studios.
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Youbet complements Danske
Spils current online sports betting and casino offerings with a new site
powered by SBTechs full platform solution. To place Danske Spils
position within the context of Denmarks regulated gaming market, the
group recorded gross gaming revenues of almost 660m (DKK4.9bn) in 2017,
while Denmark state regulator Spillemyndighedens latest figures show that
industry-wide GGRs across sports, online and land-based casinos and gambling
machines were 792m (DKK5.9bn) in 2017, with betting contributing the
highest GGR of all the verticals at 308m (DKK2.3bn).
This latest launch in a regulated
market is built around SBTechs powerful sportsbook engine, offering
unparalleled event coverage and in-play betting, thousands of proprietary bet
types and industry-best features such as Action Betting, Add2Bet and Pulse.
Youbet will also benefit from
SBTechs Chameleon360 iGaming platform, providing it with advanced player
management services, high-end analytics, strong anti-money laundering and
responsible gambling features, robust regulatory reporting and streamlined
Niels Erik Folmann, CEO of Danske
Spil, explained the thinking behind the Danish lotterys new brand:
Danske Spil has executed a very strong strategy in terms of maintaining
our market share since regulation in 2012, exceeding all market expectations.
We are now taking the next step towards faster growth by adding a new brand to
our portfolio, targeting players who de-mand a deep sports and casino
SBTech showed a profound
understanding of our needs during the RFP process. The sports-book and casino
platform looks good, as does the roadmap for new features, meeting our need for
a partner that will drive the success of our new brand through cooperation and
co-creation, Folmann added.
Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech,
added: I look forward to working closely with Danske Spil and to building
the success of this exciting new brand. This partnership is another major
milestone for SBTech as it establishes itself as the leading provider of fully
managed platform solutions and services to state lotteries and major operators
in regulated markets worldwide.
SBTech is a global leader in
omni-channel sports betting and gaming, with over 1,000 employees in 11
locations worldwide. Since 2007, SBTech has developed the industrys most
powerful online sports betting and casino platform, serving more than 50
licensees in over 20 regulated markets.
SBTechs clients include many
of the worlds premier betting and gaming operators, state lotteries,
land-based casino and horse racing companies, and igaming start-ups. The group
supplies superbly flexible betting and gaming solutions to clients looking for
speed to market and exceptional configurability, supported by the best business
intelligence and reporting capabilities.
The SBTech offering includes its
Seamless Sportsbook, the Chameleon360 iGaming Platform, Managed Services, and
retail and omni-channel solutions that provide players with constant access to
sports and casino products across all touchpoints: online, mobile and
Backed up by unrivalled expertise in
trading and risk management, regulatory compliance, AML and KYC procedures,
acquisition and CRM, SBTechs partners consistently achieve rapid growth,
enhanced brand loyalty and peak profitability.
For more information, visit:
About Danske Spil:
Founded in 1948, Danske Lotteri Spil
is the state lottery of Denmark and since 1989, its Danske Licens Spil division
has operated a full range of sports betting and casino products. The group
launched its online betting, poker and casino portals when the country
regulated its igaming market in 2012 and has been one of the leading operators
in its home market ever since. The Danish government owns 80% of the
organisation, while the Sports Confederation of Denmark and the Danish
Gymnastics and Sports Associations own 10%. Danske Spil profits are shared
between the state and a wide range of good causes.
For more information, visit:
SOURCE: SBTech press release.
Habanero Conjures Up Presto! Slot
Magical new game set to
MALTA (March 27, 2018) -- Premium
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hat with the release of its amazing new game, Presto!
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tricks galore await the audience as the top-hatted showman goes through his
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This latest release also boasts no
less than five sets of unique illusions which operate in both the base game as
well as in the free games feature.
Featuring replicating magic hats,
flying cards, synced reels, and more, theres plenty up this
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triggered when three of more Crystal Balls appear brings pay-outs with a whirl
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Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate
Communications at Habanero, said: Presto! has all the hallmarks of being
a magical game and were very confident it will entertain players at all
of our operator partners.
Were particularly proud
of the interesting maths and features behind the games that will offer a unique
experience and complement the rich graphics and music that are a real
The game is the latest in
Habaneros impressive slot portfolio, following on from titles such as
London Hunter, Four Divine Beasts, and 5 Mariachis.
The supplier now offers over 80
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integrated with over 60 operators and aggregators and available in 24 European
and Asian languages.
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Yggdrasil Agrees Stanleybet Deal
MALTA (March 27, 2018) -- Yggdrasil
Gaming has signed a deal with major operator Stanleybet to supply its extensive
range of gaming content in Italy.
The operator will also receive
Yggdrasils range of complementary in-game promotional tools, BOOST,
and social sharing tool, BRAG.
Stanleybet is one of the leaders in
retail betting and is now attracting its extensive customer base online,
offering a vast array of content, whilst focusing on acquiring new online
clients on its website, Stanleybet.it.
Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist,
said: Italy has been a major focus of late as we look to deliver our
leading games and promotional tools to the countrys millions of gaming
fans, many of whom play with Stanleybet.
Its a privilege to
provide our content to such a prominent name in the territory and were
confident their customer base will take to our popular titles.
Stanleybet Group Online Director
Gianluca Porzio, said: We always strive to provide our customers with the
latest online content and we are pleased to add Yggdrasil to our online
The games will allow our
customers to experience new innovative titles which are well-suited to the
Italian market, whilst enhancing our players experience through their
social and promotional tools.
About Yggdrasil Gaming
Yggdrasil Gaming is a provider of
superior online and mobile casino games. It has emerged as one of the
industrys most respected and acclaimed suppliers and provides games for
some of the worlds biggest operators, including: bet365, Betsson Group,
bwin.party, Cherry, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Casumo and Unibet.
The company is headquartered in
Malta, with a major development office in Krakow, Poland and regional offices
in Stockholm and Gibraltar. The firm holds licences in Malta, Romania,
Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.
Yggdrasils slots are renowned
for their outstanding graphics and gameplay and many have become global hits.
They are integrated via the industry-changing iSENSE 2.0 HTML client framework
which allows for simultaneous launches on desktop and mobile, and is supported
by BOOST, a collection of promotional tools focused on engagement and
retention via concepts such as Missions, Super Free Spins and Cash Race,
and BRAG, an industry-first concept which allows for the promotion of games via
iSENSE 2.0+, launched in April 2017,
includes a number of industry-leading features, including retina support for
crisper visuals, a new minimalistic mobile UI with a sleek and fresh feel, and
a new and easy in-game deposit process.
Yggdrasil was the winner of
Innovator Supplier of the Year at the 2017 and 2018 International Gaming
Awards, Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 EGR B2B Awards, Gaming
Software Supplier of the Year at the 2016 International Gaming Awards and
Software Rising Star at the 2015 EGR B2B Awards.
Stanleybet was initially established
as the international branch for Stanley Leisure plc, a sports betting company
established in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1958.
In 1963 Stanley Leisure plc became
an officially authorised bookmaker under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act
1963 and after having acquired a relevant position in the UK with its casinos
and betting shops, it started an extraordinary growing trend in the European
market of sports betting.
Today, the Group is an Industry
leader in Europe with a predominant presence in Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark,
Germany, Italy, Malta, Romania and United Kingdom. The Stanleybet Group
currently employs over 3,000 people.
The Stanleybet.it website is
licensed by ADM, the Italian Gaming Authority (Online Gaming License No.
15247), to operate in the regulated Italian market.
SOURCE: Yggdrasil Gaming press