Signs Long-Term Contract with Norsk Tipping to Provide New Online Bingo
Contract for up to 11
years includes Room/Game, Chat Host, and Promotions management
LONDON, U.K. (May 23, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary,
IGT Global Services Ltd. (with International Game Technology PLC and its
subsidiaries, hereinafter IGT), has signed a contract with Norsk
Tipping AS (Norsk Tipping) to provide its new online Bingo solution
and related services.
Norsk Tipping, Norway's state
lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has been a
valued customer of IGT, previously as legacy GTECH, since 2012.
"Since the launch of our iGaming
program, IGTs online solutions and content within multiple categories
have played a key role in the programs success," said Hans Erland
Ringsvold, Head of iGaming and VLT, Norsk Tipping. "With IGTs new online
Bingo solution, Norwegian players can safely and responsibly enjoy an enhanced
digital offering, with proceeds remaining in Norway to support arts, sports,
and cultural initiatives.
This agreement enables Norsk
Tipping, a leader in regulated digital gaming, to strengthen player acquisition
and retention through IGTs new online Bingo solution, offered in
combination with online casino and instant win games and available seamlessly
in a single game window, said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President
and COO, International. IGT is proud to be part of the next evolution of
their program, and to further enhance player entertainment in Norway.
The five-year contract was awarded
as part of a competitive procurement, and includes provisions for three
two-year extensions. IGT will provide its new online Bingo solution, as well as
complete Bingo management services including Room/Game management,
Chat Host management, and Promotions
management. In addition, IGT will supply a mixture of online casino and instant
win content, including third-party side games. The contract also includes an
option for IGT to manage a potential digital Bingo network with other World
Lottery Association member lotteries on behalf of Norsk Tipping.
The online Bingo solution replaces
Norsk Tippings current digital bingo platform provided by IGT since 2014.
The new solution, built on multi-channel HTML5 for desktop, tablet, and mobile,
offers more than 10 game variants and will help Norsk Tipping enhance
players Bingo experience by also offering a variety of popular IGT
digital casino slot and instant win games within a single game window, so
players can seamlessly experience all game categories. IGTs instant win
and game portfolios feature many popular titles from IGTs leading RGS
game content library, including exclusive, popular titles adapted from the
Companys land-based game library. IGTs exclusive game variants
include Picture and Roulette bingos.
IGTs online Bingo solution
offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities, and is part of a
complete suite of digital products, game platforms, content, and business
systems that work seamlessly together, with the flexibility and modularity to
grow, adapt, and integrate with all types of lottery and casino businesses.
In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's
Nordic WLA digital customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel in
Sweden. IGT also provides its digital content through a third party to Danske
Spil in Denmark.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit:
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
York Traditional Lottery & Video Lottery Gaming Set New Record with $9.97
Billion in Sales/Net Win For Fiscal Year 2017-18
Total Aid to Education
Contribution up 3.2% or $105 million over 2016-17
NEW YORK (May 24, 2018) -- The New
York State Gaming Commission today announced yet another monumental year marked
by a record-breaking Aid To Education contribution totalling $3.37 Billion and
traditional Lottery sales and Video Lottery Gaming net win totalling $9.97
Billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.
New Yorks Lottery and
Video Lottery Gaming operations continue to lead the industry in contributions
made in support of New York schools, said Commission Acting Executive
Director Ronald Ochrym. We are pleased to be able to maintain funding
for education while incorporating best practices to promote responsible gaming
in the state.
As the largest lottery in the
nation, the New York Lottery has earned $64.6 billion to support education
statewide since 1967. The $3.37 billion in Aid To Education raised in Fiscal
Year 2017-18 represents 13 percent of total state education aid to local school
The funds disbursed by the state
provide a valuable means of support to school districts in the state. New York
Lottery and Video Lottery Gaming revenue is distributed to school districts by
the same formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into
account a school districts size and income level; larger, lower-income
school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery/Video Lottery
Gaming school funding.
The New York Lottery also has a
significant impact on the economy in the state. The Lotterys 17,000 plus
retailers earned $475 million in commissions during FY2017-18. The commissions
paid to retailers help support businesses large and small in the state. Video
Lottery Gaming operators earned $913 million in commissions during the same
A County-by-County breakdown of
combined Lottery and Video Lottery Gaming Aid to Education disbursements can be
CONTACT: Communications, T: (518)
388-3415, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: The New York Lottery press
Bayern - The Reliable Partner of a World-Class WTA
MUNICH, Germany (May 18, 2018) --
Lotto Bayern has been
a reliable partner of the NÜRNBERGER Insurance Cup since 2014. His
activities around the WTA tournament on Valznerweiher started again this year
before the first serve. In its LOTTO Academy on Nelson Mandela Square, the
state gambling operator has already kicked off the peloton for the fifth
LOTTO Bayern's Vice President Josef
Müller justifies the already traditional commitment: "The
NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup has established itself in just six years as a
true test of endurance before the start of the French Open. Also this year we
expect exciting world-class duels on Valznerweiher. I am delighted that we can
support a top-class women's tournament in the Free State. LOTTO Bayern has
always considered itself a partner of the sport, which is why the
NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup has been an integral part of our commitment to
top-level sport in Bavaria for five years."
Rittner ( National Coach ), Josef Müller (Vice President LOTTO Bavaria),
Katharina Hobgarski, Mona Barthel, Sandra Reichel (Tournament Director),
Martina Lutkova (WTA Supervisor)
"The draw of the player field in
the LOTTO -Academie Bayern will surely be extremely exciting once again. And
with the original LOTTO drawing device, this ceremony is also a lot of fun. We
are looking forward to further joint and creative activities in the supporting
program of the NÜRNBERGER Insurance Cup, says organizer Sandra
As a premium partner, LOTTO Bayern
will be presenting a comprehensive advertising package on gangs, press and
interview walls as well as all official print products for the tournament with
its logos "Bayernlos" and "LOTTO Bayern" throughout the tournament.
Its product range extends from the
sports bet ODDSET on rip-off and scratch cards, the number lottery KENO with
the additional lottery plus 5, the football TOTO, the European lottery Euro
Jackpot, the pension lottery Glücks Spiral with its additional lottery
"The winner chance" up to the main product LOTTO 6aus49 with the additional
lottery games 77 and SUPER 6. LOTTO Bayern is also operator of the nine
Nederlandse Loterij Implements iDIN
Extra control contributes
to responsible gaming
The Hague (May 18, 2018) --
Loterij (The Dutch Lottery) games are intended for people aged 18 and
older. To make it easier to verify the age of participants in the games online,
Dutch Lottery introduces iDIN, the online tool with which consumers can safely
and easily identify themselves via their bank login on 30 May.
"IDIN is fully in line with our
vision of offering our games to the Dutch consumer in a responsible
manner," explains Willemijn Jansen, Responsible Gaming Manager of Dutch
"Our gaming policy is focused on
consumer protection, addiction prevention and combating illegality and crime.
iDIN is a new step to effectively implement that policy."
Dutch Lottery will inform its
players as well as possible about iDIN in the coming period. For example,
existing players receive personal notification about the implementation of
Anyone with a Dutch Lottery account
will be asked to carry out an age check in the next three months via iDIN.
Director Marja Appelman of the
Gaming Authority, the regulator on the market for games of chance, applauds the
implementation of iDIN by Dutch Lottery.
'Top priority of the Gaming
Authority is to prevent young people from being able to participate in
That's why we think it's a good
thing that Dutch Lottery does an age check with all its online players.'
What is iDIN?
iDIN is an online service developed
by Dutch banks to log in to (government) agencies and webshops in the same way.
Dutch Lottery uses this service per 1 June to verify the age of players.
With iDIN, consumers identify
themselves online with the safe and trusted means of login from their own
Appoints Moshe Edree as Chief Operating Officer Leading the Digital
SPAIN (May 22, 2018) - - Codere, a
leading company in the private gaming sector worldwide, has announced today the
appointment of Moshe Edree, who will lead the Online division and will report
directly to the General Management of the Group.
Mr. Edree comes together with a team
of professionals with years of expertise in the sector.
The appointment of Mr. Edree is part
of the companys new strategy, which seeks to boost online business as one
of the pillars of growth and development within the European and Latin American
markets in which it is present.
Thus, Codere will strengthen its
competitive position in this area, which is already present in Spain and
recently started operations in Mexico and Colombia.
Edree, who has more than 15 years of
experience in online gaming management, will be responsible for strengthening
the current structure, incorporating new specialized talent in the management
of the online betting and casino business, in line with the challenge that the
company sets out.
SOURCE: Codere press release.
68th Ordinary Assembly -- Reincorporation of the City and Province of Buenos
CÓRDOBA, Argentina (May 21,
2018) -- On Thursday, May 17, 21 representatives of the 24 jurisdictions of
Argentina participated in the 68th Ordinary Assembly, which took place in the
Hall of the Fishermen's Club, located on Av. Costanera, in front of Aeroparque,
in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Regarding the election of the
authorities for the 2018-2019 bienniums, it was decided to move to a fourth
interim and ratify the current Board of Directors during said period of
At the beginning, the Assembly
approved the incorporation of LOTBA SE as a regular member. It should be noted
that the presidents of the Lottery of the City and the Lottery of the Province,
respectively, Martín García Santillán and Matías
Lanusse, participated in the meeting, a fact that made possible the dialogue
between the authorities and representatives of the regulatory entities, in
order to reach consensus on objectives and workspaces on common themes.
The President of ALEA, CP Alfredo
Monaco, in the opening, had underlined the projects carried out and the basic
principles of his management of 'listening and giving participation to all the
members of the Association, considering the experience and situation of each
one; to combine criteria and positions through joint work spaces, to build a
federal, facilitating, responsible and strategic ALEA '. The reincorporation of
the jurisdictions of the city and province of Buenos Aires allow us to glimpse
that this guideline is closer to being a reality.
Dissemination and training of the
The presentation of Normative
Referential No. 19, the ALEA IRAM quality standard specific to the gaming
sector, occupied a prominent place in the Assembly. Monaco thanked the Board of
Directors of ALEA and, in particular, the Presidents of the Lotteries of
Córdoba, the CP Hector Trivillin; Black river; the CP Luis
Ayestarán; Among Rivers, the CP Silvio Orestes Vivas; and from Mendoza,
Lic. Josefina Canale.
Also congratulate and thank the time
and dedication of the staff of these agencies that, together with the
Provincial Institute of Games of Chance of Neuquén, integrated the
technical team that developed this reference.
And he announced that the
referential will be presented on May 29 and 30 in the seminar organized
together with the Institute of Social Assistance of the Province of Formosa,
called 'Strengthening Tools in our Lotteries: Quality Management and Prevention
of Money Laundering' . And he invited the entities and member companies to
participate because 'in the future, we must work so that both the regular
members and the associates can access this certification, and incorporate their
main suppliers in the process, internally training their human resources.'
During the meeting, the presentation
of Normative Reference Nº19 ALEA-IRAM, was in charge of Ing. Ernesto
Kerner, Manager of Relations with the Government and Mario Font Guido,
president of the Argentine Accreditation Organization. Both exposed the
characteristics and scope of the referential. Font Guido expressed, 'regarding
the estimation of the times, for those who have certified ISO 9001 2015, it
should readjust to certify this referential within a period of six months. And
for an organization that does not have the ISO 9001 2015 it would be necessary
to calculate approximately nine months of work '.
Among the activities under
development, at the beginning of the Assembly, President Monaco had highlighted
the Technique in Administration and Management of Games of Chance. In this
regard, he announced that the 2018 cycle has 65 students for the new modules on
Communication, Analytical Thinking and Game Anthropology.
About the cycle organized together
with the School of Public Senior Management, of the National Institute of
Public Administration (INAP), underlined that on April 27, with 100
participants, high-level managers and provincial agencies, participated in
'Management by results', activity organized in conjunction with the Institute
of Lottery and Casinos de Corrientes.
The ALEA face-to-face seminars
planned for the current year, the Lottery Evaluation Campaign, the WLA
certifications in Responsible Gaming reached by the members of the association
and the recent activities developed in CIBELAE were synthesized in their
On WLS 2018, he highlighted the
coordinated work between ALEA and the WLA, and among other aspects, he recalled
that online registration is open on the official site of the event, in which
ALEA members can register as a WLA member lottery . 'On this occasion the
registration costs have been revised to offer a reduction of up to 25%,
compared with the previous events'.
In another order of topics, the
incorporation of Rapipagos SA as an adherent member was approved.
The 68th Ordinary Assembly
culminated with the celebration of Telekino's 26th Anniversary.
SOURCE: Asociación de
Loterías, Quinielas y Casinos Estatales de Argentina (ALEA).
Delaware Planning to Launch Sports Betting Through State
Lottery in June
Department of Finance,
Delaware Lottery expect to launch in June
WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 17, 2018)
-- The Delaware Department of Finance, in consultation with the Attorney
Generals Office, has determined that there are no legal obstacles to
moving forward with full-scale sports betting in Delaware, including
head-to-head-betting, which permits single-game wagering.
Under state law passed in 2009,
Delaware may authorize betting on professional and collegiate sports, with the
exception of games involving Delaware-based teams.
The Department will begin training
lottery and casino staff next week in preparation for a June launch of
full-scale sports betting in Delaware. Finance Secretary Rick Geisenberger
issued the following statement on Thursday:
ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and consultation with the Delaware Attorney
Generals Office, we are confident that Delaware has the legal and
regulatory authority to authorize sports gaming in Delaware. The Delaware
Lottery has had plans in place for months, and we will begin training lottery
and casino staff early next week. We will continue to provide public updates as
we prepare to launch full-scale sports gaming in Delaware next
SOURCE: Department of Finance |
Office of the Governor.
Release on Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting (PASPA)
CONCORD, Ohio (May 18, 2018) -- In
the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting, U.S.
lotteries remain keenly focused on any activities that might help or hinder
their mission to maximize revenues for good causes in all lottery
jurisdictions, according to the lottery industrys North American trade
As states begin to consider
sports wagering, the lottery industry is ready to help establish the real-world
network that would be involved if called upon to do so, said Charles
McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery and President of the
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). The
organization, based in Concord, Ohio, represents all government-sanctioned
lotteries in the United States and Canada.
McIntyre noted that U.S. lotteries
already have strong relationships with more than 200,000 retail locations
across all lottery jurisdictions, many of which are the bars, clubs and pubs
that would be natural venues for sports-betting products. In addition, some
American lotteries already sell their products on the internet, a potential
avenue for sports betting if a state allows that option. McIntyre also noted
that all lotteries have the technical expertise to offer a wealth of detailed
sports information upon which sports bettors rely via their
well-developed websites, and most also have mobile apps.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 14
that states themselves should have the right to regulate and tax sports
betting, and that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to ban
them from doing so.
The Courts decision came in
the case of Murphy, Governor of New Jersey vs. the National Collegiate Athletic
Association, a challenge by New Jersey to the federal Professional and Amateur
Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which banned all states outside of Nevada from
offering single-event sports betting. Three other states -- Montana, Oregon and
Delaware -- were allowed to offer limited forms of sports betting under
The Court determined that PASPA,
passed by Congress in 1992, attempted to "regulate state governments'
regulation" of their citizens by preventing them from enacting sports betting
laws. The Court said that under the U.S. Constitution, Congress does not have
the right to do so. The Court also noted that under the 10th Amendment of the
U.S. Constitution, all legislative power not conferred on Congress is reserved
for the states.
The legalization of sports
gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to
make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to
do so, each state is free to act on its own. Our job is to interpret the law
Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution.
PASPA is not,'' Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the Court.
McIntyre noted that NASPL members
agreed to a resolution in 2011 and reaffirmed it by acclamation in 2012 that
states have the right to determine the best gaming alternatives for their own
jurisdictions. The resolution states:
NASPL, on behalf of its
membership, is opposed to federal legislation that would encroach on the
traditional state prerogative to regulate gaming within each states
borders. Bills such as this would federalize the internet as a gaming portal,
and create a costly and duplicative federal gaming-licensing regime, and
moreover, they would impair the ability of states to represent the sensibility
of their citizens, which states are uniquely qualified to do and which they
accomplish by regulating gaming within their borders to, among other reasons,
raise revenue for worthy causes. We believe that the use, regulation, and
ultimate beneficiaries of the internet for gaming are best left to the
legislative determination of each state. Throughout U.S. history, states have
retained, under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the authority to
establish their own gambling policies and the federal government has deferred
to the states by enacting only the laws necessary to support state policies.
Lotteries move cautiously and deliberatively toward new revenue opportunities,
always keeping in the forefront the express mission to maximize the dollars for
the good causes supported in each state and the District, and the regulatory
and statutory framework within which the individual lotteries
This resolution was adopted in the
face of proposed federal regulation of internet wagering, but its principles
apply to any attempt by the federal government to impinge upon states
rights. The Supreme Court made it clear that PASPA did exactly that.
Estimates claim that Americans spend
anywhere from $67 billion to $400 billion on illegal sports gambling annually.
In addition to forcing those interested in sports gambling to engage in
unlawful behavior, PASPA prevented states from enacting consumer protections,
hindered law enforcement from investigating and prosecuting illicit activity,
and unlawfully blocked state lawmakers from acting on the will of their own
NASPL respects the
sovereignty of state governments to legislate gambling within their respective
jurisdictions, McIntyre noted. Member lotteries operate
within strict state laws to transparently support benefits to good causes while
protecting the population by offering safe games in a legal and socially
The courts ruling on
PASPA will help preserve the founding principles and integrity of American
lotteries. The ruling will also potentially provide the freedom necessary to
enhance the more than $22 billion that American lotteries returned to their
states in FY2017, helping to fund a wide range of programs, services and
scholarships within each state.
The North American Association of
State and Provincial Lotteries was founded in 1971. Membership includes
all government-sanctioned lotteries in the US and Canada. NASPLs
basic mission is to assemble and disseminate information on the lottery
industry through education and communications, and where appropriate publicly
advocate the positions of the Association on matters of general policy.
CONTACT: David Gale, Executive
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Government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (May 17, 2018) --
The Government has published its review of gaming machines and social
As part of the review the Government
has decided that it will reduce the maximum stake on an FOBT [B2] to
In March the Gambling Commission
advice to Government advice aimed at reducing the
risks that consumers, especially those that are vulnerable, face from
Gambling Commission Chief Executive
Neil McArthur said: Were pleased Government has supported a
comprehensive package of measures to protect consumers, and that this includes
a substantial stake cut. Whilst we welcome the reduced stake, that alone will
not be enough to address the risks of harm that can come from all forms of
That is why we will
continue to act in other ways to reduce those risks including delivering
enhanced consumer protection for online gambling in the areas of customer
verification, fairness and interaction, implementing strong penalties for
businesses who breach advertising guidelines, and reviewing gambling product
characteristics to identify whether particular features pose greater risk of
harm than others.
We are particularly pleased
that Government has formally recognised gambling related harm as a public
health issue and has asked Public Health England to conduct an evidence review
to inform action on prevention and treatment. This marks an important step
forward in understanding the wider harms that problem gambling can have in our
It should not be forgotten
that tackling gambling-related harm is a complex issue, so we will support the
Government in monitoring the impact that any of the changes announced today
CONTACT: press office on 0121
230 6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Reaffirms ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Gaming Laboratories International
(GLI®), Making it the Most Highly Accredited Lab in the
Zero Deficiencies Found
in Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Wheat Ridge Labs
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (May 21, 2018)
Gaming Laboratories Internationals (GLI®) laboratories in Lakewood,
New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Wheat Ridge,
Colorado have once again earned biennial accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025
technical standards from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
(A2LA). The audit yielded zero deficiencies in the Las Vegas, Vancouver, and
Wheat Ridge labs.
GLI laboratories have been
accredited by the A2LA for 12 years. With 14 accredited labs globally, GLI has
established itself as the most highly accredited gaming testing lab in the
world by a wide margin. The GLI Group of Companies maintains 27 accreditations
from various accreditation bodies worldwide.
The rigorous accreditation process
takes several weeks to complete and involves written responses and onsite
A2LA accreditation is a requirement
by some regulators and serves the purpose of holding GLIs operations
accountable to a third party with internationally accepted standards for
quality and excellence.
accreditation is a costly and highly involved process. This accreditation is
absolutely essential to the work we do for our customers around the globe
because it gives our customers all the more reason to have increased confidence
in GLI, said GLI Vice President of Compliance Chris Gallo.
GLI has a very mature and effective management system that assures
consistently high quality and comparable results across all offices, and it is
that consistency in quality that is important to our regulatory, supplier, and
Upon completion of the Las Vegas lab
audit, an A2LA auditor commented that he was impressed with the management
systems in place which lead to consistent quality in the execution of testing
processes across all GLI offices.
GLI invests nearly $120,000 in fees
and expenses each year to uphold global accreditation. This does not account
for the labor cost for the dedicated team that manages GLIs quality
system globally, or the nearly 1,000 hours required in support of the
accreditation process annually.
GLI Quality Manager Mark Mensik is
responsible for GLIs global accreditations, and he and his team are
diligent in using quality metrics to constantly refine GLIs procedures in
compliance with accreditation standards.
Because of Marks
expertise and constant pursuit of excellence, our lab teams are able to live up
to our commitment to be the trusted global compliance and quality expert relied
upon by our clients delivering world-class customer service and value
that is unmatched, Gallo said.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary,
A2LA is the only independent, 501(c)3, non-profit, internationally recognized
accreditation body in the United States that offers a full range of
comprehensive laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and
training. Established in 1978 as a non-profit, public service membership
society, A2LA is dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and
calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and
reference material producers. For more information, please visit a2la.org/.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
Lotsynergy Wins Bids in Two Provinces in China
Expands Sales Channels at
HONG KONG, SAR (May 18, 2018) --
China LotSynergy Holdings Limited ("CLS" or "the Company", together with its
subsidiaries "the Group", HKEX stock code: 1371) is pleased to announce that
its subsidiary, Guangzhou Lottnal Terminal Company Limited has successfully won
bids for the sports lottery computer-generated ticket games ("CTG") terminal
procurement programmes of Guangxi and Hunan.
Of these two provinces, Guangxi was
a sixth win while Hunan was a second win. Guangxi, a new strategic stronghold
for the opening-up and development of the southwest and central-south China,
has seen its strong Sports Lottery sales performance in recent years and
achieved many outstanding records. Sports Lottery sales in Guangxi ballooned by
88.1% YoY for the first quarter of 2018, claiming second place in terms of
growth nationwide. Hunan Sports Lottery sales exceeded RMB 4 billion and RMB 6
billion in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and reached new heights of RMB 8 billion
in 2017, representing a big leap in sales performance with its national
rankings by sales volumes jumped to ninth from sixteenth over the past three
years. Sports Lottery sales in Hunan took the top spot nationwide with over
1-fold YoY increase for the first three months of 2018. CLS is honored to
provide superb terminals and services with sense of responsibility, fueling the
robust development of Sports Lottery in Hunan and Guangxi. The spectacular
results of these two provincial markets that can propel and expedite CLS's
Sports Lottery CTG terminal business.
CLS has engaged in the Sports
Lottery CTG terminal market since 2013. With five years of rapid development,
the Company has become a major participant in the China's Sports Lottery space
with rising market share, providing products and services to almost half of the
provincial markets across the nation. In March 2018, a new android terminal
designed and manufactured by CLS passed the third party test by the China
Sports Lottery Administration Centre, gaining a head-start in new approach of
new sales channels expansion by new terminal type. CLS will uphold its core
values of "focused, practical and innovation", be closer to users and markets,
be grounded, and continue to enhance its corporate value and competitiveness to
maintain its industry leading position.
SOURCE: China LotSynergy (ACN
Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Entry Into Real Money
Online Gaming and Sports Betting Markets
CDI announces a strategic
partnership with SBTech to utilize their integrated technology
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 17, 2018)
-- Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN) today announced
its entry into real money online gaming (iGaming) and sports
betting markets. It Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Entry into Real
Money Online Gaming and Sports Betting Marketsalso announced a strategic
partnership agreement with SBTech to utilize their integrated technology
platform for CDIs iGaming and sports betting operations. SBTech will
provide CDI with an iGaming platform, consisting of the consumer website,
mobile apps, and back office systems to manage iGaming and sports wagering,
where permitted, pursuant to which CDI may offer branded products separate from
TwinSpires.com to its iGaming and sports betting customers.
The strategic partnership with
SBTech initially is intended to enable CDI to enter New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, which have already approved iGaming and sports betting. In
addition, the strategic partnership will enable CDI to enter Mississippi for
sports wagering. CDI and SBTechs entry into these states is subject to
gaming license approvals and finalization of iGaming and sports betting
- In New Jersey, CDI has announced an agreement with
Golden Nugget to enter the New Jersey iGaming and sports betting markets.
- In Pennsylvania, CDI previously announced the
acquisition of Presque Isle Downs & Casino (Presque Isle) in
Erie, Pennsylvania from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Eldorado). The
definitive purchase agreement between CDI and Eldorado for the acquisition of
Presque Isle requires Eldorado to apply for certain iGaming licenses, subject
to reimbursement by CDI at closing, if the exclusive time periods to acquire
Pennsylvania iGaming licenses are expected to expire prior to the closing of
the Presque Isle acquisition.
- In Mississippi, CDI has two existing
brick-and-mortar casinos that will be utilized to offer on-property sports
We are confident that our
strategic partnership with SBTech provides us with an industry leading platform
to offer innovative and exciting, integrated iGaming and sports betting
products, said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs. We
have the unique opportunity to leverage our knowledge and experience operating
the largest legal online horse racing wagering business in the U.S. as we enter
the iGaming and sports betting markets.
We are thrilled to be
partnering with Churchill Downs and to introduce our award-winning iGaming and
sports betting platforms in the U.S., said Richard Carter, Chief
Executive Officer of SBTech. We both share a deep commitment to
technological innovation and excellence, and we look forward to working with
them during this exciting time in the history of the U.S. gaming
SOURCE: Churchill Downs
Launch Revolutionary Skill Score Feature
New and innovative
feature evaluates players based on their performance and places them on a
MALTA (May 18, 2018) -- Codeta, the
live dealer pioneer that delivers a personal skill-development experience to
players, has launched a revolutionary new feature, Skill Score
Codeta launches revolutionary Skill
ScoreTM featureSkill Score ranks players based on their table game
performance, and places them on a leaderboard so they can see how they compare
with their rivals.
A players Skill Score is
determined by the two factors that have the most impact on their performance
the ability to win big and to keep winning over time.
For the purpose of Skill ScoreTM,
Codeta has named these factors dedicated wins and big wins. Dedicated wins are
calculated as a ratio between wins and losses, while big wins summarize earned
A multiplier on each factor ensures
top performances are really valued. Whats more, the simplicity of the
factors makes it possible to compare skills between players regardless of the
size of the bets placed.
A players Skill Score
can be increased by improving either factor, or by working on the balance
between the two.
Codeta offers tips, guides and the
opportunity to benchmark a players Skill Score and the individual
factors against other players.
The goal is to provide tools to
enable players to improve their game regardless of whether they want to compete
against themselves or others.
Codeta will run tournaments and
promotions around Skill Score with the highest-ranked players winning a
raft of prizes.
Edward Ihre, co-founder and Chairman
of Codeta, said: Skill development is a big part of why players engage
with live table games, and Skill Score enables them to keep track of
their progress while also competing with other players.
Skill Score allows us to
better engage our players and communicate with them on a regular basis. If we
see they are performing well at blackjack but not so well at roulette, we can
send them tutorials to help improve their roulette skills, for example.
Skill Score really sets
us aside from our rivals, and allows us to offer added value to our players.
Our brand promise is to capture the skill and thrill of table games, and Skill
Score is just one way we are able to offer this.
The launch of Skill Score
comes shortly after Codeta underwent a major redesign at the back end of last
The name Codeta is a take on the
French phrase coup détat; with the site kick-starting a revolution
against the current status quo of the online casino industry.
Codeta.com is a Malta and
UK-licensed online casino operator with a focus on live table games. The sleek
and intuitive site is powered by EveryMatrix, and offers players an authentic,
immersive experience like no other. Codeta was founded by Edward Ihre back in
2015, and employs some of the gambling industrys top innovators,
designers, developers and marketers, who are all passionate about standing out
from the crowd and delivering the best possible experience to players. The
company has offices in Malta, Tel Aviv, London and Stockholm.
Lotteries Supports and Participates in ISACA Cybersecurity
MALTA (May 18, 2018) -- Maltco
Lotteries are sponsoring ISACA's Cybersecurity Conference 2018 taking place on
May 22 at the Hilton. The conference is being organised by the ISACA Malta
The full day conference entitled
'Cybersecurity: Securing our Future' will be attended by Maltco Lotteries
Operations Director, Mr George Kakouras and Legal & Regulatory Manager, Dr
Maria Barbara. Maltco Lotteries has one of the most sophisticated digital
networks on the Maltese Islands and are constantly seeking best practice in
information technology and protection.
The conference will present
cybersecurity trends, risks and challenges, focusing not just on the ones
currently faced by local and international organisations, but also on
disruptive trends that will soon hit the mass markets, including Cyber
Espionage, IoT, Augmented Reality, BlockChain, GDPR and Privacy requirements,
Cyberwar, AI, and related topics.
ISACA engages in the development,
adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices
for information systems. ISACA is the voice of the information systems audit,
IT governance, risk management and cybersecurity professions. By offering
industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA
enables over 140,000 professionals in 187 countries to apply technology in ways
that instil confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive
momentum for their organizations.
Maltco Lotteries believes those who
do not work in IT but use computing devices for work, it is necessary to have
an understanding of cybersecurity to appreciate how minor mistakes or simple
oversights might lead to a disastrous scenario regarding the security or bottom
line of their organisation.
Maltco Lotteries is proud to be able
to support this important event that brings such world-class speakers in the
field to the Maltese Islands.
For further information email
email@example.com, visit the Maltco website:
www.maltco.com.mt or call
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries.
Playtech Receives Italian Gaming Regulator Approval for
Update on the acquisition of
Snaitech S.p.A - Consent from Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, the Italian
gaming regulatory authority
LONDON, UK (May 21, 2018) -- Further
to the announcement dated 12 April 2018 and the publication of the shareholder
circular on 11 May 2018 regarding Playtech's agreement with certain
shareholders of Snaitech S.p.A ("Snaitech") for the Group to acquire
approximately 70.6 per cent of the issued share capital of Snaitech (the
"Initial Acquisition") and, subject to completion of the Initial Acquisition,
to subsequently make a mandatory takeover offer for the remaining shares in
Snaitech not held by the Group (the "Mandatory Takeover Offer" and together
with the Initial Acquisition, the "Transaction"), Playtech is pleased to
announce that it has received formal consent to the Transaction from Agenzia
delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, the Italian gaming regulatory authority.
|REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The General Meeting for shareholders
relating to the Transaction will take place on 29 May 2018 and Playtech now
expects completion of the Initial Acquisition to occur in June 2018.
The overall Transaction is expected
to complete later this year.
For further information please
CONTACT: Playtech plc, James Newman, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate
Communications, T: +44 (0) 16 2464 5954. Headland (PR adviser to Playtech) Lucy
Legh, Stephen Malthouse, T: +44 (0) 20 3805 4822.
Founded in 1999 and premium listed
on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in
the gambling and financial trading industries.
Playtech is the gambling industry's
leading software and services supplier to many of the world's leading regulated
online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government
sponsored entities such as lotteries and new entrants opening operations in
newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software
offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of omni-channel
gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers a
seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online,
mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It
provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services
for operators seeking a full turnkey solution. Playtech's Financials Division,
named TradeTech Group, operates both on a B2C and B2B basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,000
employees across 17 countries.
This information is provided by RNS,
the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial
Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information
Gaming Names Lars Kollind as Head of B2B
MALMO, Sweden (May 17, 2018)
Global Gaming has appointed Lars Kollind to the newly-created role of Head of
With his extensive industry
knowledge, Kollind will spearhead the organisations future B2B offering
with a view to bolstering Global Gamings growth objectives and ambitions
to emerge as a leading player in the iGaming industry.
Kollind, who will be based at Global
Gamings Malta Office in Sliema, previously enjoyed a successful career as
Sales Director for B2B at Aspire Global and joins during a new and exciting
chapter in Global Gamings history.
Some of the companys
successful brands including Netticasino and Vikingslots operate on the Aspire
Global platform, meaning that Kollind has already gained a thorough
understanding of Global Gamings offering.
I could not think of a
better time to join Global Gaming, said Kollind. As the
organisation seeks to grow, it seems natural to add a new vertical in the B2B
Drawing from the success
story that is NinjaCasino.com, our goal is to keep on focussing on innovation
and enhancing the user experience. As a consequence, our B2B product focus will
be on differentiation in the form of experience customisation, leveraging my
experience in the field, as we seek to attract high-profile partners and white
His appointment closely follows a
recent wave of key appointments in Global Gamings Product Team, including
several ex- GiG talents.
Global Gaming Chief Product Officer
and MD Malta, Mark Wadsworth, said: Lars joins us to take complete
business ownership and development of our B2B offering. His experience and
knowledge of the B2B marketplace is invaluable as we continue to put in place
the foundations for continued growth of Global Gaming.
About Global Gaming
Global Gaming offers B2C and B2B
gaming products and services to partners and consumers in regulated and
emerging markets around the world.
Its flagship product Ninja Casino
has revolutionised the online casino customer sign-up process by removing
traditional registration requirements. It features a bespoke payment solution
that simply requires a deposit via a players bank and ensures most
winnings are paid under 5 minutes.
The site offers 200+ slots from the
likes of NetEnt and Playn GO, including Starburst, Gonzos Quest,
and progressive jackpots Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune, as well as a full range
of table and live dealer games.
Ninja Casino was named Innovative
Start-up of the Year at the 2017 EGR Operator Marketing and Innovation Awards,
and claimed In-house Innovation of the Year for Global Gaming at the 2017 EGR
SOURCE: Global Gaming press release.