Rhode Island Employees Raise Nearly $60,000 for United Way of Rhode
PROVIDENCE, RI (May 8, 2018) -- IGT
employees raised nearly $60,000 for United Way of Rhode Island during the
Companys two-week campaign held in April. All IGT offices in Rhode Island
participated in the campaign including the Companys operating
headquarters in Providence, as well as its campus in West Greenwich, and call
center in South Providence.
We all know that hard times
dont discriminate, and that everyone needs help sometimes, said
Anthony Maione, United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO.
We also know that it takes
a community working together to make our state a better place to live and work.
Through their generosity, the team at IGT is changing lives and strengthening
our community, and we are grateful for their continued
IGT takes great pride in
giving back to our local communities, and when our employees become personally
involved in raising thousands of dollars for a great community agency like the
United Way, the impact of our participation becomes that much more
meaningful, said Angela Wiczek, IGT Vice President of Corporate
The campaign concluded with a raffle
prize drawing for IGT employees who contributed to United Way. The 39 raffle
prizes were donated by local businesses including many restaurants, hotels, and
limo/car rental companies.
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:
CONTACT: Angela Wiczek, Corporate
Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada,
KY Lottery Sales Break Records
LOUISVILLE, KY (May 7, 2018) --
Sales of lottery tickets in Kentucky just posted their highest level for the
month of April in 29 years.
Overall sales for April 2018 were
$91.9 million, a 4.9% increase ($4.3 million) from the same month in 2017.
Scratch-off tickets made up a bulk of the sales for the month, seeing $57.8
million in sales. This is a 3.4% ($1.9 million) over April 2017 sales.
Draw game sales were up 4.4% (from
$24.2 million to $25.2 million), and Keno sales jumped 13.5% (from $6.9 million
to $7.8 million). Instant Play games (online) rose 73% to $948,000.
Kentucky Lottery President and CEO
Tom Delacenserie said numerous factors have led to the sales increase.
Our retailers have been
tremendous in adopting the new programs and initiatives weve
launched, he said. New planograms, early activation of new
games, specific media support for those new games and general increased
awareness have been key to our success.
Delacenserie said the lotterys
board of directors is set to review a proposed five-year plan at their next
meeting in June, which will provide a roadmap for, as he described it,
Looking forward, Delacenserie is
optimistic about continued success. Im confident in our great
lineup of products ready to launch in FY19. More vending machines are on the
way, and continued targeted marketing for specific products and families of
games will help sales grow, he said. Students in the Commonwealth
are counting on us to continue to provide much-needed college scholarship and
grant funds, and we wont let them down.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit kheaa.com to find out more
about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
CONTACT: Chip Polston, Jennifer
Cunningham or Sara Westerman (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery.
Its a Record-Breaking April for Arkansas
Providing a Jackpot for In-State Scholarships
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 8, 2018)
-- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is reporting its biggest-ever April for
prizes, ticket sales, total revenue and retailer commissions. Total sales were
$42,006,929 for April 2018 compared to $38,614,686 last April; this
Aprils total revenue was $42,180,970 versus last years $38,722,169.
(See graph below for quick details.)
Year to date, the Lottery is up 13
percent, or nearly $49 million, in total sales versus the same period last
year. Were obviously very proud of these numbers, and were
proud to say the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has now raised more than $759
million for in-state scholarships, Director Bishop Woosley said.
The June 15 deadline to
apply for a scholarship is fast approaching, so wed like to encourage any
interested Arkansas student to apply for one at
This record-breaking April follows a
trend. Last months report recorded the highest-ever March for prizes,
ticket sales, retailer commissions, and total revenue in its history.
In total, March was the
second-highest sales month ever for the Lottery, including the highest Cash 4
sales month ever, and the highest Fast Play sales month ever.
The full April report was released
to the Lottery Oversight Committee today. This report is available to the
public at the Lottery website: MyArkansasLottery.com/about/reports.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
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 more than $759 million for
in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, $2.5 billion+ in prizes to
players, and more than $219 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions -- and to
join The Club for free. 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.
CONTAC: Kara Lee Ford at
501-683-1646 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
WyoLotto in search of May 5 $2 Million Powerball Winner and May
3 Cowboy Draw Jackpot Winner
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (May 7, 2018) --
On Saturday, May 5, a lucky Powerball® player became a millionaire as
WyoLottosTM latest big winner. WyoLotto officials announced the $2
million ticket was sold at Maverik, located at 4651 W. Yellowstone Hwy, in
Casper, Wyo. No one was able to match all five numbers and the Powerball, as
the jackpot increased to $233 million, but the lucky player at the Casper
Maverik was able to match all five regular numbers to become the newest
millionaire. By adding the Power Play for just an extra $1, this player doubled
their winnings from the $1 million prize to $2 million.
WyoLotto officials are now in search
of the winner who has yet to come forward. Check your tickets! You
could be the winner, you just dont know it yet! said Jon
Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto.
The winning numbers of the May 5,
draw were 14, 29, 36, 57, 61 and Powerball of 17. If you think you have the
winning numbers, call the WyoLotto office at 855-995-6886 (855-WY-LOTTO).
This recent win comes just days
after the Cowboy Draw® jackpot of $466,159 was won on May 3, at the Loaf
N Jug at 1900 E. 2nd Street in Casper. The search is still on for that
winner, with the winning numbers of 10, 20, 35, 37 and 40.
Having two big winners from
the same city in a span of just a couple of days is a really exciting time for
us, Clontz added.
To celebrate the two big wins,
WyoLotto will be hosting retailer parties at both locations in Casper on
Monday, May 21st, beginning at the Loaf N Jug located 1900 E. 2nd Street
from 10 a.m. to noon, and at the Maverik located at 4651 W. Yellowstone Hwy
from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
WyoLotto players have been notching
wins across the state, with more than 3 million winners bringing home over
$42.5 million in total winnings since the lottery launched in August of
To receive updates and notifications
about Cowboy Draw, Powerball, Mega Millions®, or Lucky for Life® visit
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax
State law requires Lottery revenue
to be distributed to cities, towns and counties based on ticket sales.
SOURCE: The Wyoming Lottery
Lotería de Río Negro Does Its Bit for Health and Education in
VIEDMA, Río Negro, Argentina
May 05, 2018) -- La
Lotería de Río Negro transferred 30 million pesos to the
province during the month of last April, as a result of its profits, to
distribute among Health, Education, Culture, Social Development, Family and
The areas that receive the highest
percentage by law are Health and Education, with 77% of the secondary
distribution of funds. This meant $ 20,097,000 divided equally between the
Ministries of Health and Education.
The auditor of Lottery, Luis
Ayestarán, explained that "the objective of the agency is to carry
out social action works. And this is achieved through the collection of the
In turn, Ayestarán recalled
that "the transfers made by the agency every month to the Province go to the
areas of Health, Education, Social Development, Tourism, Sports and
This is why the
Lotería de Río Negro works permanently in modernization and
efficiency, as well as practices for responsible gaming.
Provincial Law K No. 48 determines
in what percentages the utility is distributed among the sectors of the
Provincial Executive Power.
Lotería de Río Negro.
Lotto24 Makes An Exceptionally Good Start To The Fiscal Year
- Quarterly record with just under 180 thousand new
- Billings and revenue growth of 25.9% and 28.5%,
- EBIT of EUR -0.3 million due to higher marketing
HAMBURG, Germany (May 3, 2018) --
For Lotto24 AG (Lotto24.de), Germany's leading online provider of
state-licensed lotteries, the fiscal year 2018 began exceptionally well -
thanks in part to a very positive jackpot trend for the European lottery
EuroJackpot at EUR 73.3 million, billings in the first quarter of 2018
rose strongly by 25.9% year on year (prior year: EUR 58.2 million) with even
faster growth of 28.5% in revenue to EUR 8.6 million (prior year: EUR 6.7
million). At 11.7%, also the gross margin was up on the previous year (prior
With 179.5 thousand new customers in
the first three months of 2018 (prior year: 95.1 thousand), the total number of
customers registered with Lotto24 grew by 27.3% to 1,753 thousand (prior year:
1,377 thousand) - despite consistently strong competition.
In addition to the jackpot-related
increase in marketing activities, Lotto24 launched a test run of comparatively
more expensive TV commercials in March. As a result, the marketing expenses in
the first quarter of 2018 rose to EUR 4.6 million (prior year: EUR 2.3
million). Cost per lead (CPL) was also slightly up on the previous year at EUR
25.52 for the first quarter of 2018 (prior year: EUR 24.07).
In spite of the strong revenue
trend, the increase in marketing expenses led to a slight year-on-year decline
in EBIT to EUR -0.3 million (prior year: EUR -0.1 million). Due to a negative
technical tax effect also net profit for the period of EUR -1.3 million was
slightly lower than in the previous year (EUR -1.1 million).
For fiscal year 2018, Lotto24 AG
still plans to increase its marketing investment in order to extend its
position as the leading online provider of state-licensed lotteries. The
company anticipates an increase in billings of 15% to 20%, with a growing
number of new customers and a rise in CPL. Lotto24 also expects a slight
improvement in gross margin compared to the previous year.
Depending on external conditions -
especially the jackpot trend - and marketing investments to attract new
customers, both EBIT and net profit will remain above the break-even mark.
About Lotto24 AG:
Lotto24 is Germany's leading
provider of state-licensed lotteries via the Internet (Lotto24.de). Lotto24
brokers customers' tickets to the state lottery companies and the Deutsche
Fernsehlotterie, for which it receives a commission. The offerings include
among others Lotto 6aus49, Spiel 77, Super 6, EuroJackpot, GlücksSpirale,
lotto clubs, Keno and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie. After its foundation in
2010 and IPO in 2012 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard), Lotto24
is now the market leader. As a fast-growing company with a strong service and
customer orientation, Lotto24 aims to provide its customers online as well as
mobile with the most convenient, secure and modern game experience
CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina
Hoffmann, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Tel.: +49 40 82 22 39
501, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet:
SOURCE: Lotto24 AG.
Gaming Act Approved by Maltese Parliament
SMARTCITY, Malta (May 9, 2018) --
Yesterday, Maltese Parliament approved the third and final reading of the new
Gaming Act, which shall elevate the jurisdictional profile of Malta from a
regulatory perspective by strengthening the MGAs supervisory role,
specifically the compliance and enforcement functions to better achieve the
regulatory objectives, in line with concurrent developments relating to
anti-money laundering and combating the funding of terrorism.
This new framework shall also
broaden the regulatory scope to increase the MGAs oversight and to allow,
in a proportionate manner, intervention where necessary. As stated previously,
the new Act will also segment the role of a Key Official within a licensed
entity into various key functions for direct scrutiny and targeted supervision
controls, and shall strengthen the player protection framework by formalising
the role of the MGAs Player Support Unit as a mediator between aggrieved
players and operators. The new Act also envisages new and more effective
processes for criminal and administrative justice.
Other important areas of focus
include consumer protection standards, responsible gaming measures, reporting
of suspicious sports betting transactions in the fight against the manipulation
of sports competitions and objective-orientated standards to encourage
innovation and development.
The legislation is currently
undergoing the Technical Regulation Information System process (TRIS) in line
with European Union Directive 2015/1535, whereby the EU Commission and Member
States may issue their opinions thereon. In the absence of issues emerging from
this process, it shall come into force on 1 July 2018 for remote gaming
operators and, following a transitory period, on 1 January 2019 for land-based
The same considerations apply to the
subsidiary legislation and Directives which are envisaged to be issued under
the remit of the new Act, which are also currently undergoing the TRIS
In order to facilitate the
transition to the new legislative framework, the MGA has embarked on a process
of liaison with existing licensees, and outreach shall be increased in due
course both with operators as well as with other interested stakeholders. This
shall include guidelines on the application and interpretation of the new laws
The Parliamentary Secretary for
Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri
said; I would like to thank the MGA for moving the regulatory agenda
for gaming services forward, as well as for identifying areas for further and
continuous improvement. The MGA will periodically review the regulatory
performance of the sector and the framework itself and will advise Government
on the attainment of its objectives mainly focusing on consumer protection and
The MGAs Chief Executive
Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia stated; This is a very important
milestone for the MGA. The new law establishes very robust compliance and
enforcement powers and structures, and lays the necessary foundation to
continue to strengthen player protection.
SOURCE: Malta Gaming Authority.
and eSports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) Join Forces to Safeguard the Integrity
LAUSANNE / LONDON (May 4, 2018) --
For its nature eSports is particularly vulnerable to match-fixing and we have
witnessed a few cases over the last years. Given the rise of eSports betting at
a global level, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the eSports
Integrity Coalition (ESIC), have stipulated an agreement with the objective of
working together to identify and report any potential irregularities and
suspicious betting patterns with regards to eSports competitions.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi
states: Betting on eSports has been growing consistently in the last
few years and the global appeal among millennials on digital entertainment is
the driving force behind it. eSports and in-play Mobile Betting are a perfect
combination of social entertainment and interaction. GLMS, has been monitoring
the phenomenon over the last 3 years now and we consider eSports an area to
dedicate specific efforts and commitment given the impact on young citizens and
society as a whole. We are very excited to support ESIC in its mission to
tackle the integrity challenges within the eSports arena. Thanks to our growing
network which guarantees local expertise and global reach, I am convinced that
we can make a difference in the domain of eSports as well.
ESIC Commissioner, Ian Smith, adds:
ESIC being the main integrity player in the field of eSports is
pleased to welcome GLMS into its network of partners. GLMS, thanks to its
experience on monitoring betting patterns, as well as its global operations
with hubs in Copenhagen and Hong Kong will for sure be a great asset in the
pursuit of our mission. The expertise of GLMS in managing intelligence and
integrity matters as well as its local presence in almost 30 countries across
the world will also help us enhance our education and prevention
GLMS and ESIC have already enjoyed a
fruitful unofficial cooperation and exchange of information over the past
years. Beyond the cooperation on the monitoring of betting patterns, the two
parties have also agreed to work together on the development of relevant
educational programmes to raise awareness about risks related to betting on
eSports competitions across the globe.
Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General
GLMS Deputy General Secretary,
GLMS is the state lotteries
mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and
analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a
sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment
in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015
extending the network to other continents.
GLMS facilitates the sharing of
sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in
ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation
with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports
GLMS currently has 29 individual
Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria,
Loterie Nationale Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija Croatia, Danske
Spil Denmark, Veikkaus Finland, La Française Des Jeux
France, Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern Germany,
Opap SA Greece, Szerencsejatek Hungary, Israel Sports
Betting Board - Israel, Lottomatica Italy, Sisal
Italy, Norsk Tipping Norway, Santa Casa De
Misericordia da Lisboa Portugal, Loteria Romana
Romania, Sportna Loterija Slovenia, Svenska Spel
Sweden, Loterie Romande Switzerland, Swisloss
Switzerland, Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands, Hong Kong Jockey
Club Hong Kong, Singapore Pools Singapore, Ktoto Co
South Korea, China Sports Lottery China, Loto-Québec- Canada,
Polla Chilena de Beneficencia Chile, Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo
Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco, Loterie
Nationale du Sénégal Senegal) and 2 collective Members
(European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association)
The Esports Integrity Coalition
(hereinafter referred to as ESIC) is a not for profit members association
established in 2015 by key eSports stakeholders to deal with issues of common
interest in particular the threat that match manipulation and betting
fraud and other integrity challenges pose to eSports. ESICs mission
is to be the recognised guardian of the sporting integrity of eSports and to
take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution
of all forms of cheating, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and
doping. See: www.esportsintegrity.com.
CONTACT: Global Lottery Monitoring
Remote Gambling Association Has Published Guidance to Help Licensed Gambling
Operators to Comply with Their Obligations Under the General Data Protection
LONDON, U.K. (May 3, 2018) -- The
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a
regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union
and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for
all individuals within the European Union (EU). It will come into force on 25
The consistent and effective
implementation of the GDPR poses a number of challenges for all industries and
organisations, not least because of the lack of precedent to follow; and the
fact that clear regulatory guidance on every aspect of it is not yet available.
The aim of this guidance is to assist the remote gambling sector through this
phase. It will be reviewed and updated as and when greater clarity or better
A copy of the RGA GDPR Guidance
document can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
In the UK, it should be read in
association with information and advice provided by the Information
Commissioners Office (ICO) which is responsible for regulating the
legislation and issuing guidance on it. In particular operators should be aware
of the general guidance published by the ICO and the following information note
issued by the Gambling Commission.
Clive Hawkswood, the RGAs
Chief Executive, said the principles which underpin the GDPR reflect the
importance of safeguarding personal data and ensuring that it is used only
where it is appropriate to do so. Unfortunately, there remains a good deal of
uncertainty about the GDPRs precise interpretation and application. This
guidance is designed to help our sector navigate its way through the
requirements as they are presently understood. It has had input from a wide
range of stakeholders and we are heavily indebted to the ICO for the
constructive and supportive advice it has provided at different stages of the
The RGA is a trade association for
the online gambling industry whose members are all licensed for gambling
purposes in Europe.
A copy of the guidelines and further
information about the RGA, together with a list of its members can all be found
Any queries about the guidelines
should be addressed to Clive Hawkswood at:
Betsoft Gaming Signs Strategic Content Partnership with
VALLETTA, Malta (May 7, 2018) -- A
newly-announced partnership will see Betsoft Gamings high-quality content
added to CasinoPops exclusive portfolio.
The agreement covers Betsofts
complete range of MGA-certified games, including marquee titles from the
Founded in 2016 by iGaming industry
veterans, CasinoPop was built on a vision for more exciting experiences that
would lead to deeper, more lasting player loyalty. Now active in numerous
European and Scandinavian markets with significant new growth in the
Nordic countries CasinoPop still retains that startup mindset.
Today, the company re-invests a portion of its profits to offer risk-free
rewards through the unique popSpin loyalty programme, allowing returning
players a chance to win everything from event tickets to exotic getaways.
To offer the best possible
player experience, CasinoPop has curated a library of around 1,000 titles -
covering slots, live casino, and table games choosing to work
exclusively with partners who understand and share their vision,
explained Aaron Axisa, Account Manager at Betsoft Gaming.
At Betsoft, we know that
securing loyalty means looking beyond the present, and considering how the
right blend of brand identity, marketing, support, and cutting-edge content
translates into customer satisfaction in the longer term. On that basis,
we are thrilled to be adding our games to CasinoPops prestigious
The agreement also establishes a
framework for the integration of new content over time, with Betsoft joining an
exclusive list of industry-leading providers who meet CasinoPops exacting
standards, as Co-Founder Daniel Eriksson explained:
At CasinoPop, we have
deliberately taken great care to build a perfectly balanced game
portfolio. Only slot providers of the highest quality are allowed to take
shelf space, and only games with a high bar of entertainment are
put in front of our players. These rules are key to creating customer
satisfaction, and our new partnership with Betsoft embodies both. Today,
we can hold our heads high and say that we have achieved our goal of perfect
balance something that would have been impossible without the immense
strength of Betsoft.
About Betsoft Gaming:
Betsoft Gaming develops innovative
casino games for desktop and mobile. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG
titles reaches players through partnerships with many of the iGaming
industrys leading operators. Under the SLOTS3TM banner, Betsoft is
elevating players expectations; these cinematic, true-3D slots blend
rapid, gratifying gameplay with an audio-visual excellence more typical of
movies and videogames.
An early entrant to mobile gaming,
Betsoft launched the ToGoTM collection in 2012. More recently, Betsoft
revealed the ShiftTM environment, which supports truly cross-platform
development at the same time as increasing performance, drastically reducing
file size and streamlining integration.
Casino Manager, Betsofts
comprehensive back-office platform, rolls reporting, management, marketing,
promotion, and administration into a single compelling package.
Betsoft is headquartered and
licensed to operate in Malta and holds an additional license in Curacao.
Contact email@example.com or visit
www.betsoft.com for general
information and enquiries. For press and marketing enquiries, email
SOURCE: Betsoft Gaming press
Team Up with Sportradar to Boost Innovation in Sports Data
GALLEN, Switzerland (May 4, 2018) --
SPARK, the advanced digital technology acceleration platform, is pleased to
announce a new partnership with sports data and technology giant, Sportradar.
SPARK is dedicated to regional startups and projects and is commissioned by
leading European companies. With programs including SPARK school, SPARK
r&d, SPARK business and SPARK startup, the innovation works closely with a
range of individuals, teams, investors, companies, researchers, and sponsors.
As one of the worlds leading suppliers of in-depth sports data and
technology, Sportradar is dedicated to innovation, with a series of programs
dedicated to supporting start-ups, entrepreneurs, and the next generation.
As part of the collaboration,
Sportradar will be on hand to support a range of SPARKs events.
SPARKs startups will also gain a number of benefits from the new
partnership, with the chance to utilise Sportradars bespoke sports data,
which covers more than 300,000 professional sports events each year from across
40 different sports. SPARKs Managing Director Sanjin Osmanbaić
said: We are extremely pleased to forge a new corporate agreement of
partnership and cooperation with Sportradar.
As a leading provider of technology,
we are confident they will continue to support our focus on supporting
businesses to reduce their operational complexity, improve their learning
curves and increase efficiency.
Just as it did last year, Sportradar
will participate in the organisation of the second edition of the
Innovation Hack hackathon. Innovation Hack is a 24-hour long
competition with valuable prizes, in which competitors can showcase their IT
and business skills through developing innovative solutions and mockups based
on sports data.
Sportradars Innovation &
Business Development Manager Luka Pataky added: The partnership with
SPARK is yet another coup as we develop Sportradars investment in
innovative practice. We have used our data and knowledge for a number of
innovation initiatives across the last few years, including our own Acceleradar
program for startups and Innovation Challenge for the next generation of sports
technology enthusiasts. The partnership with SPARK is yet another opportunity
to support those individuals and startups interested in utilising and
leveraging sports data to take sports ability to connect to the next
level. For more information about SPARK and Sportradars 2018
Innovation Hack visit
For more information about
Sportradars Acceleradar Challenge for startups visit
SPARK is an advanced digital
technology acceleration platform dedicated to regional startups and projects
commissioned by leading European companies. Their programs include SPARK
school, SPARK r&d, SPARK startup and SPARK business. Users are individuals,
teams, investors, companies, researchers, and sponsors.
For more information about SPARK
National Lottery Authority to Create 10,000
GHANA (May 2, 2018) -- In a
statement by the Director General of NLA Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, to congratulate
workers on May Day, he said the Authority will do all within its power to help
the government fight unemployment.
Tthe National Lottery Authority
(NLA) has said that it will create over 100,000 jobs within a space of
According to the NLA, this will be
to reduce the unemployment situation in Ghana.
In a statement by the Director
General of NLA Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, to congratulate workers on May Day, he said
the Authority will do all within its power to help the government fight
It also disclosed that its E-kiosk
project will be rolled out in 29,000 polling stations nationwide soon.
Below is the full
Thumbs-Up to All Ghanaian Workers as
We Celebrate Happy Labours Day
In memory of the struggle of all
workers for better working conditions, safe working environment, and decent
wages, May 1 was declared an eight-hour holiday by the International Workers
Congress in Paris.
In Ghana and many Countries
worldwide May 1 is officially known as the International Workers Day marked to
celebrate productivity, and unite workers for socio-economic advancement.
In line with the vision of NPP
Government, the management of NLA is doing everything possible through
collaboration with stakeholders to create jobs and maximize revenue for
socio-economic development of the Country.
Stakeholders of National Lottery
Authority should expect the implementation of E-kiosk project across 29, 000
Polling stations in the Country, the operation of NLA owned online
lottery platform and other lottery products.
There were several challenges facing
the Lottery industry in Ghana but the leadership of the Authority has put out
the tools at our disposal and planned projects to overcome the menace of
unemployment as well as correct the anomalies facing the Lottery industry.
As part of efforts to solve the
unprecedented unemployment rate in Ghana, the management of NLA has come up
with constructive and collaborative measures to create over 100, 000 jobs
within a space of time to reduce the unemployment situation in Ghana.
We would like to entreat the
stakeholders of the Authority, Management, staff, LMCs and LMC B2B Lotto
Operators, Agents and writers to continue to have absolute faith, trust,
hope and confidence in management of the Authority to perform even better than
Lastly, I wish the workers of
NLA and all Ghanaian Workers home and abroad a happy International
God bless all of us and our homeland
SOURCE: Issued from: the Office of
Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, Director- General of NLA.