Presents New Hardware and Gaming Technology at SAGSE Buenos Aires
LONDON, U.K. (August 29, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) today announced
that the Company will present new-to-the-region hardware and award-winning
technology from its gaming solutions portfolio at SAGSE Buenos Aires, September
11-13 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center. The Companys SPHINX
4D game featuring industry-first technology and the stunning
CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine will make their Argentina market debut in
IGTs stand 206.
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...
SAGSE presents an excellent
opportunity for IGT to highlight our commitment to our customers in Latin
America and to showcase how IGT solutions can differentiate our customers
gaming venues and support their continued growth, said Walter Bugno,
IGT CEO International. The market introduction of SPHINX 4D with TRUE
4D technology and the versatile CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine reinforce
our dedication to delivering our most compelling innovations to the
Product highlights within IGTs
SAGSE stand will include:
- CrystalDual® 27 Cabinet and Content: SAGSE
marks the premiere of IGTs CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine in the
Argentina market. The striking cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal
hardware series and features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the
option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and
more. The eye-catching cabinet will showcase titles such as the SCARAB
and Temple of Fire games.
- TRUE 4D and TRUE 3D Technology: For the
first time in Latin America, the Company will present its TRUE 4D technology on
the award-winning SPHINX 4D game. Housed on the CrystalCurve TRUE
4D cabinet, the SPHINX 4D game leverages TRUE 3D technology, gesture
recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to deliver a multi-sensory gaming
experience. IGT will also showcase the player-favorite Zuma 3D game
within its stand. Housed on the AXXIS® 3D gaming machine, Zuma 3D features
glasses-free TRUE 3D technology and seven progressive bonuses.
- CrystalCurve Cabinet and Content: IGT will
showcase the gorgeous CrystalCurve cabinet, which features an ultra-HD, 4K,
43-inch curved display. Premium titles on the hardware include Fortune
Gong Dragon, Phoenix, and Tiger, along with the Fort Knox® game with
the Twin Win, Majestic Gorilla®, and Cleo® base games. The
Company will also highlight games from its core video portfolio with titles
such as the Golden Egypt Grand, Cleopatra® Gold, and All In games on the
CrystalCurve gaming machine.
- Multi-Game Solutions: The Company will display its
multi-game solutions, USwitch and diversity HD game suites on the
AXXIS 23/23 cabinet and the CrystalDual 27 gaming machines. The USwitch
game groups similar games together, making it easy for players to find games
that suit their individual preferences. Diversity HD game bundles 6 and 7 will
also be on display within IGTs stand. Diversity HD game bundles are
comprised of 12 engaging IGT titles such as the Solar Disc, Ascent of the
King, and Ocean Magic games. IGT will also showcase the Money
Strike progressive solution on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet. The Money Strike
game is a bolt-on progressive that enhances a variety of games, including IGT's
diversity HD content bundles.
- Systems and Mobile Solutions: IGT will present a
range of systems solutions within its SAGSE stand including its IGT
Advantage® casino management system and IGTs content management
system, M5. The M5 solution is built with HTML-5 which enables operators to
build content once and deploy it across multiple channels. M5 offers players
many conveniences such as the ability to order a drink or make a restaurant
reservation without having to leave their favorite slot. The Company will also
spotlight its mobile offerings including PlaySpot and the Cardless
Connect system solutions. With Cardless Connect technology, players can
initiate their player loyalty sessions by simply tapping their mobile phone
onto the gaming machine. PlaySpot technology enables visitors to land-based
casinos to use their mobile device to play slots and table games for real
money, all from a single, easy-to-use mobile app.
Other product highlights within
IGTs stand includes:
- Premium content on the S3000® gaming machine
with titles such as the Red Hot Enchiladas!, Red Hot Chimichangas!,
and Triple Double Diamond® games.
- The Hyper Hits Multi-Level Progressive on the
CrystalSlant 27 gaming machine with titles such as the Heavenly Treasures
and Greek Glory games.
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 Digital
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 www.igt.com.
Robert K. Vincent, Corporate
Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada
Kelley Waynert, Global
Communications, Gaming (702) 669-3236
James Hurley, Investor Relations,
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06
51899030; for Italian media inquiries
INTRALOT Sign New Contract in Germany
ATHENS, Greece (September 5, 2018)
-- INTRALOT Global Operations B.V. a fully owned subsidiary company of INTRALOT
S.A., following a competitive tender process procured by the German State
Lottery LOTTO Hamburg GmbH was awarded a ten (10) years contract
for the provision of a new integrated Lottery System Platform with
multi-mandate capability, customised to the individual needs and requirements
of Lotto Hamburg as well as to the German Lottery Market, supporting LOTTO
Hamburgs Strategic and Operational objectives.
LOTTO Hamburg is the state licensed
lottery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and offers state licensed
games such as LOTTO 6aus49, GlücksSpirale, KENO, EuroJackpot and the legal
sports betting games ODDSET and Toto, for over 60 years. In 2017 the Lottery
generated ca. 150 million in stakes.
The agreement includes the supply,
customization and installation of INTRALOTs holistic and cross-channel
Lottery Gaming Platform based on the L10 Product, the next generation of LOTOS
platform, along with the terminal software for the operation of its 450
terminals, the Interactive Gaming Platform (based on the Player PULSE
CRM-Platform) as well as the innovative Content Management System (based on
INTRALOT will also provide the
Lottery with training, Terminal installation and related maintenance and
Mr. Michael Heinrich, Managing
Director of LOTTO Hamburg GmbH, stated: As result of an extensive
tendering process we tasked INTRALOT with implementing a new Lottery Suite
based on LOTOS 10. The Lottery Suite will cover all processes and distribution
channels of our lottery business. We are convinced that we will get a
future-proof system meeting all our requirements for adapting to customer needs
and legal changes much faster and at less costs because of its new modular and
micro-services-oriented architecture. We know the professionalism and
efficiency of INTRALOT since 2006, so we are looking forward to a smooth
customization and implementation process followed by another 10 years of
successful operation and cooperation period.
INTRALOTs Group Chief
Commercial Officer, Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos commented: We have been
working for Lotto Hamburg more than ten years now, and this new contract award
will strengthen more our relationship, while in parallel it proves that we have
met Lotto Hamburgs Strategic and Operational objectives as well as our
good track record and successful presence in Germany. We are honoured by Lotto
Hamburgs trust and we are committed to provide the best solution in terms
of security, reliability, technology, products, cost-efficiency and services,
coupled with a true partnership approach, which will provide considerable
advantages to the stakeholders and customers of LOTTO Hamburg
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.1 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in
subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience.
The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations
across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise.
Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an
integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions
& services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive,
VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting
games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and
interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its
global lottery operations.
For more info: Mr. Chris Sfatos,
Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800,
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.INTRALOT.com).
Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcasing Solutions to Help Suppliers
Enter Latin America at SAGSE
GLIs Latin America
Team Brings 20 Years of Supplier, Regulator, and Operator Experience to Booth
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 4, 2018)
As the global gaming industry turns its attention to SAGSE, Gaming
Laboratories International (GLI®) will showcase solutions that help
land-based, online, and lottery suppliers worldwide enter Latin American
markets faster. GLI will be in booth #301.
Technology is evolving
rapidly, and that makes the gaming industry incredibly exciting. We are very
much looking forward to this years SAGSE, discussing new technologies
with attendees and helping the LatAm gaming industry to grow, said
Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLIs Director of Latin American and Caribbean
Government Relations and Business Development. Globally, suppliers
know GLI is the only lab that can take them anywhere in the world, and our
quality means they get to market faster. We offer suppliers more markets for
less, and our locally based experts provide our clients with deeper
GLIs detailed and proven
supplier testing and certification services reduce costs and speed time to
market. Additionally, the companys services for regulators, such as field
inspections, security audits, and responsible gaming services help regulators
maintain the highest levels of compliance and public trust.
Whether attendees are suppliers,
operators, or regulators, GLI will be able to help with global insights
delivered from a local perspective. The company has been working in Latin
America for nearly 20 years and is celebrating the 10th anniversary at its GLI
South America lab.
Among its recent successes in Latin
America, GLI became the first independent test laboratory to be accredited by
Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA), and the company welcomed 80
representatives from 33 government entities and 19 countries to its Latin
American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable.
The company will also be helping
regulators, suppliers, and operators face the growing challenges of
cybersecurity. Sierra-Hughes said, Every company must do everything
they can to increase their cybersecurity through careful planning. The reality
is, staying ahead of an attack is a much better strategy than recovering from
one. We will discuss many different cybersecurity services at SAGSE, and we
strongly encourage all attendees to discuss this crucial business matter with
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:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
International press release.
Governor Announces Larrick Has Stepped Down as Lottery Director; Names
Buffington as Acting Director
CHARLESTON, WV (August 31, 2018) --
After the successful launch of sports gaming at the Hollywood Casino in Charles
Town yesterday, Alan Larrick informed Governor Jim Justice that he would step
down as the Director of the West Virginia Lottery effective September 1,
Larrick expressed his thanks to
Governor Justice for the honour and privilege of serving the people of West
Virginia and for the opportunity to work with the great staff at the
Governor Justice thanked Larrick for
his service to the people of West Virginia. There is no question he
has done an excellent job and he will be missed, Governor Justice
Since Larrick's appointment in
January 2017, in addition to sports gaming, Larrick oversaw a 12% increase in
instant sales, the first year over year increase in instant sales in more than
a decade, and a $12 million total sales increase from the previous year, the
first year over year sales increase since 2012.
The Governor has appointed Doug
Buffington as the acting director of the West Virginia Lottery.
The appointment is effective
Buffington is currently
serving as the Deputy Secretary for the West Virginia Secretary of Revenue.
SOURCE: Office of the Governor.
Technologies Association (GTA) CEO Ross Ferrar Retires after 17
SYDNEY, Australia (August 31, 2018)
-- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today announced the appointment of
Chris Muir as CEO following the retirement of its long-serving Chief Executive,
GTA Chairman Adrian Halpenny said:
I would like to thank Ross for his service to the GTA for the past 17
years. He has been a keen and steadfast advocate for the Association and its
members and has had a distinguished career in the industry.
leadership, the GTA has developed a strong record of advocating for its members
in support of a robust and sound regulatory environment and has made an
important contribution to the public discussion around our industry.
The GTA will continue to
participate as a voice of reason in the public discourse about poker machines
and their role as a legitimate entertainment choice enjoyed by millions of
Incoming CEO, Chris Muir said:
I would like to thank Ross for the hard work and guidance he has
provided the GTA for almost two decades. I am excited to continue to work with
the GTA members and our industry stakeholders to best represent them on issues
pertaining to technical and regulatory matters and advocate strongly for
Mr Muir joined the GTA in June from
senior-level roles in both NSW and Federal governments, including as a chief of
staff to senior ministers and as a senior official at AUSTRAC.
Mr Halpenny said: Chris has
worked closely with Ross over the past three months particularly in our
regulatory engagements and in the planning for the recent industry showcase the
Australasian Gaming Expo. The Board looks forward to working with Chris to
continue to represent the interests of members with all of our industry
CONTACT: GRACosway, T: (02) 8353
SOURCE: The Gaming Technologies
Hoosier Lottery Releases the Voice Scratch-off
2nd chance offers a once
in a lifetime VIP experience
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (September 4,
2018) The $5 The Voice Scratch-off is available at Hoosier Lottery
retailers today, the Hoosier Lottery announced Tuesday.
The $5 The Voice Scratch-off gives
players the chance to win one of three top prizes of $100,000. Players simply
match YOUR NUMBERS to the WINNING NUMBERS to win the PRIZE shown. If players
find a 5X symbol, they win five times the prize shown.
When players scratch the I WANT YOU
play area and reveal a YES symbol, they can win $20 instantly.
When they scratch the STEAL bonus
area and reveal a microphone symbol, they can win $50 instantly.
The $5 The Voice Scratch-off offers
players the opportunity of a lifetime with The Voice 2nd Chance Promotion.
Players can enter non-winning $5 The Voice Scratch-off tickets via the free
Hoosier Lottery app or at hoosierlottery.com. Players must sign up for a
free myLOTTERY account if they dont already have one to enter their
Eight Hoosier Lottery winners will
be drawn for a VIP trip to The Voice Experience where they will each receive
round trip tickets for two to Las Vegas, two deluxe hotel accommodations in Las
Vegas, three deluxe hotel nights in Los Angeles, ground transportation, one
thousand dollars spending cash, a Hollywood bus tour, two tickets to The Voice:
Neon Dreams concert in Las Vegas, and two tickets to The Voice Viewing Party
and Millionaire Maker Event where each winner will win a cash prize and may
have the opportunity to win one million dollars and a chance to attend The
Voice Season 16 finale.
The Voice Estimated Overall Odds are
1 in 3.61. The Voice Experience 2nd Chance odds of winning are dependent on the
total number of valid entries entered at the time of the drawing. © 2018
Talpa Content B.V. The Voice is a registered trademark, licensed by Talpa
ABOUT THE HOOSIER
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the
Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2017, the Hoosier Lottery contributed
$228 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier
www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook and
CONTACT: Jerry Grider, Hoosier
Lottery, Sr. Manager of Public Relations, T: 317-264-4676 office, E:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery press
Successful Bid Announced for Guangdong Welfare Lotterys
The Board is pleased to
announce that Lottnal, a subsidiary of the Company, has successively won a bid
for Guangdong Welfare Lottery Issuance Centres Lottery Scanner
HONG KONG, SAR (September 3, 2018)
-- The Board of Directors (the "Board") of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited
(the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, collectively referred to as the
"Group") is pleased to announce that Guangzhou Lottnal Terminal Company Limited
("Lottnal"), a subsidiary of the Company, has successively won a bid for
Guangdong Welfare Lottery Issuance Centres (Guangdong Welfare
Lottery) Lottery Scanner Project, providing 16,000 lottery
scanners along with maintenance and other services to Guangdong Welfare
Lottnal scored highest with 94.2
points against the evaluation criteria. The bid-winning model, LT-BS100C QR
code scanner (LT-BS100C) was fully recognized by industry experts
riding on its advanced design and superb performance.
The LT-BS100C comes with precise red
light sight and a wide-angle image sensor, which can quickly and accurately
read mobile payment codes, one-dimensional and two-dimensional barcodes,
together with sound error correction feature.
The product adopts industrial design
with protection class IP54, which can withstand 2.0 meters of free-falling,
dustproof and waterproof with reliable performance. LT-BS100C will be deployed
to the Guangdong Welfare Lottery market, and will play an active role in
promoting the standardization, normalization and visualization of Guangdong
Welfare Lottery betting stations.
Guangdong Welfare Lottery, the
largest provincial Welfare Lottery market in China, has maintained the top
sales rank for ten consecutive years, with recorded sales of approximately
RMB22.884 billion in 2017 and annual sales exceeded RMB20 billion for four
Guangdong Welfare Lottery has become
a vital driving force of Welfare Lottery sales growth, attaching great
importance to the innovation in a move to propel development and pursuit of
The Group has been serving Guangdong
Welfare Lottery for many years. Its subsidiary, Beijing Bestinfo Cyber
Technology Co., Ltd., provides Computer Ticket Game (CTG) Lottery
Information System for Guangdong Welfare Lottery for 18 years.
The system is safe, stable,
function-rich and not involved in any accident of responsibility over the 18
years, which fully meets the various needs in distribution and sales of
Guangdong Welfare Lottery.
In 2015, Guangzhou San Huan Yong Xin
Technology Company Limited ("GZSH"), a subsidiary of the Company, won the bid
for Guangdong Welfare Lotterys terminal procurement project. GZSH will
provide Guangdong Welfare Lottery with 20,000 new lottery terminals, in
addition to maintenance, upgrade and other related services.
To date, this is the largest single
terminal equipment order in Chinas lottery industry. Lottnal's
bid-winning lottery scanner will be fully applying to the terminals previously
provided by the Group, jointly delivering safe and innovative services for
Guangdong Welfare Lottery supported by the CTG system.
Provision of all-round services with
continuously upgrade for the China's largest provincial lottery market is of
great significance to the Groups development in CTG area. In the future,
the Group will make unremitting efforts to earn market recognition leveraging
on its technical prowess and integrated services capabilities, and make
contributions to China's Welfare Lottery market.
Announcement of Interim Results
for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2018 Interim Financial Statements
The Board of Directors (the
Board or the Directors) of China LotSynergy Holdings
Limited (the Company) hereby presents the unaudited condensed
consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries
(collectively referred to as the Group) for the six months ended 30
June 2018, together with the comparative unaudited figures for the
corresponding periods in 2017.
Click Here to download the report (pdf)
SOURCE: China LotSynergy Holdings
Limited press release.
Matías Lanusse, President of the Lottery of the Province
of Buenos Aires, Assumes the Presidency of ALEA
CÓRDOBA, Argentina (August
31, 2018) -- On Wednesday, August 29, in the city of Córdoba, the
authorities of the regulatory bodies of Argentina formally assumed, forming the
Board of Directors of the association, for the biennium 2018-2019, as had been
foreseen in the meeting of last 2 of August.
Mr. Matías Lanusse, President
of the Lottery of the Province of Buenos Aires, assumed the head of the Board
of Directors of ALEA, which renewed his positions with the participation of all
In the Vice Presidency, Dr. Marcelo
Ferraris confirmed his performance, by the Regulatory Body of the Random Game
of Salta. While the 1st Vice Presidency, was assumed by Dr., María
Emilia Bustos, by the Social and Financial Fund of San Luis. And the 2nd
Vice-Presidency, by Dr. Carlos Barbato, for the Social Assistance Institute of
Dr. Martín García
Santillán, assumed the position of Secretary by Lottery of the City of
Buenos Aires SE and CP CP Oscar Brugnoli, of Lotería Chaqueña, as
Lic. Josefina Canale assumed the
Treasury, by the Provincial Institute of Games and Casinos of Mendoza.
After welcoming the new President
with applause, the authorities of the regulatory bodies reviewed the topics on
the agenda: the integration of the Advisory Commissions and the Coordinating
Units; the state of the funds of the entity; the dates of the federal contests;
acting in CIBELAE and in the WLA. Regarding the World Lottery Congress (WLS
2018) it was defined that the CP Alfredo Monaco will continue to be the formal
representative before the world entity and in matters related to the event as
recognition of its performance and seeking to continue the work of the
Finally, Neuquén and San
Martín de Los Andes were ratified as the headquarters of the 64th
Extraordinary Assembly, which will take place at the end of November or
beginning of December of this year.
here to see Board of Directors ALEA 2018-2019
SOURCE: la Asociación de
Loterías Estatales de Argentina (ALEA).
Camelot Announce Improved Range of Games that Offers Something
UNITED KINGDOM (September 3, 2018)
-- Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (Camelot) today announced upcoming
changes to Lotto and EuroMillions, as well as preliminary details of a brand
new draw game that will launch in 2019. The changes follow the companys
recent wide-ranging strategic review, which identified improving the range of
National Lottery games as one of four key areas where action was needed to
enable The National Lottery to get back into long-term, sustainable growth and
raising as much money as possible for Good Causes.
- On Lotto, new bigger, fixed* cash prizes in the
main game including a fixed prize of £1 million for matching
5+Bonus Ball will replace the raffle.
- The Lotto jackpot will be won or shared more often
the jackpot will only be allowed to roll five times (compared with
around 10 rolls today), and a new Rolldown mechanic will see the
jackpot shared** across all winning cash prize tiers if no one matches all 6
main numbers in a must-be-won draw.
- On EuroMillions, the prizes on the main game will
stay exactly the same, but Camelot will run more special draws in which
multiple guaranteed £1 million UK winners are created and these
will be bigger and better. To help fund these bigger, more frequent draws,
Camelot will guarantee one UK millionaire in every draw instead of two.
- Subject to regulatory approval, Camelot will launch
a brand new annuity game in the spring of 2019, which is expected to have a top
prize of thousands of pounds every month for at least 25 years.
Announcing the changes, Camelot CEO
Nigel Railton said: It was clear from the review that we needed to
create a more appealing and balanced range of games that offers something for
everyone. In particular, we needed to make our draw games stand out from each
other and to give people the ability to play their way with prizes,
chances to win and prices to suit different tastes. "
"The portfolio updates we are
announcing today will complement the other initiatives we are bringing in
across retail and digital, as well as our ongoing work to make The National
Lottery brand more relevant and visible and will ensure that The
National Lottery as a whole continues to deliver for both players and Good
Under the refreshed draw games
portfolio, there will be: a huge, rolling jackpot game (EuroMillions); a core
millionaire-maker game (Lotto); a £1 value game with a top prize of
£500,000 (Thunderball); and, subject to regulatory approval, a brand new
annuity game, which is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 and which is
expected to have a top prize of thousands of pounds every month for at least 25
The changes announced today follow
the launch of a new EuroMillions HotPicks game and the addition of an extra
Thunderball draw day in January this year both of which performed ahead
of expectations and boosted returns to Good Causes in the last two months of
the 2017/18 financial year.
Lotto (November 2018):
Lotto is the UKs
biggest-selling lottery game with more than 10 million weekly players
and millions of prizes awarded every week.
However, the game has not performed
as well as expected following changes in 2015.
The strategic review also
highlighted how, over time, Lotto had become too similar to EuroMillions, so a
clear differentiation between the games was needed for The National
Lotterys long-term health.
Camelot has listened to what
players, non-players and retailers have said that they want to see from Lotto
in the future a prize fund thats more fairly shared, jackpots that
will be won more frequently and bigger cash prizes at the other levels.
As a result, from November, new
bigger, fixed cash prizes in the main game will replace the raffle; the Lotto
jackpot will be won or shared more often; and new Rolldowns will
see the jackpot shared across all of the winning cash prize tiers if no one
matches all 6 main numbers in a must-be-won draw.
There will be no change to the way
people play Lotto the price will stay at £2 per line and players
will still pick 6 numbers from 59, so the odds will not change.
This is because sales of the old
£1, 6 from 49 Lotto game had been falling for a long time and
so had the amount of money it was raising for Good Causes. Given that
Camelots overarching objective is to maximise returns to Good Causes,
going back to a game that was in long-term decline was not a viable option.
The prize payout on Lotto will
increase slightly and the prize money from the raffle which currently
comprises 1 x £1 million prize and 20 x £20,000 prizes in every
draw will now go into the main Lotto draw, resulting in bigger, fixed*
cash prizes (apart from the jackpot):
|| Current game
|| From November
|| Rolldown mechanic
6 main numbers
£1 million (fixed)
5 main numbers
4 main numbers
3 main numbers
2 main numbers
Free Lotto Lucky Dip
Free Lotto Lucky Dip
Free Lotto Lucky Dip
*Match 3 to Match
5+Bonus Ball prizes are fixed, subject to capping in very rare circumstances.
More details around prize capping will be included in the new Lotto Game
**When no one
matches all 6 main numbers on a must-be-won draw, each winning cash prize tier
will be allocated a set percentage of the jackpot.
In addition, once the Lotto jackpot
rolls over five times, there will be a must-be-won draw on the sixth
consecutive draw (this compares to around 10 rolls currently before it must be
won). And millions more players will benefit if no one matches all 6 main
numbers in a must-be-won draw because the jackpot will no longer go to a single
prize tier (e.g. Match 5+Bonus).
Instead, there will be a
Rolldown which will see the jackpot shared across all of the
winning cash prize tiers (Match 5+Bonus, Match 5, Match 4 and Match 3),
boosting each individual prize amount in the process. For example, the usual
100,000 Match 3 winners in a typical draw could see their prizes boosted from
£30 to around £100 in a Rolldown situation, and the thousands of
Match 4 winners could each scoop around £500 (up from a fixed prize of
Camelots retail partners, who
continue to be vital to the long-term health of The National Lottery, are also
set to benefit from the changes. In line with the companys ongoing
£20 million investment in retail, National Lottery retailers across the
UK will, for the first time, receive sales commission when a player claims a
Match 2 free Lotto Lucky Dip prize in their store resulting in an
average annual commission boost of around £5 million.
With jackpots starting at £15
million and the potential to roll to a massive £168 million (190
million), EuroMillions is The National Lotterys giant jackpot game. Sales
of the game and therefore the amount of money it raises for Good Causes
are driven by the big, rolling jackpots, as well as special draws in
which multiple guaranteed £1 million UK winners are created (for example,
13 UK millionaires on Friday the 13th). These special draws build huge levels
of player excitement and typically generate over 60% more in sales when
compared with an equivalent draw, so are great from a Good Causes
From 2019, Camelot will run more of
these special draws and they will be bigger and better. For example,
instead of 10 guaranteed UK millionaires created in a special draw, 30
guaranteed UK millionaires might be created. To help fund these bigger, more
frequent special draws, Camelot will guarantee one UK millionaire in every draw
instead of two. This change will come into effect early in the New Year and the
prizes on the main game will remain exactly the same.
Offering a steady stream of
guaranteed UK millionaires two every week as well as more
frequent special draws will not only drive player participation; by reducing
the prize payout slightly on EuroMillions, Camelot is also able to deliver even
more money for Good Causes. The new format will kick off with a special 40 UK
millionaires draw in the spring of 2019, with further big events to follow over
Annuity game (Spring
Subject to approval from its
regulator, Camelot is currently finalising details for a brand new annuity
game, which is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 and which will offer a
regular, fixed amount of money for a set number of years.
As part of its extensive research,
Camelot has been closely examining what is done in other countries where this
type of game is hugely popular. Annuity games appeal to people who dream of
lifelong financial security, rather than just big, one-off jackpots so
this will be an entirely new proposition to round off The National Lottery
As the game isnt due to launch
until next year, the prizes on offer or the cost of play have not yet been
finalised but the early indication is that the top prize will be
thousands of pounds every month for at least 25 years. Camelot will provide an
update as soon as possible and in line with the normal processes in the
lead-up to the launch of a new game.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot UK Lotteries Limited
Veikkaus New Executive Team Appointed
Finland (August 31, 2018) --
Veikkaus Board of Directors has appointed a new Executive Team for the
company this week. At the same time, Veikkaus organization is also being
By revising our
organization, we are preparing, for our part, for the changes in our operating
environment, for the rapidly increasing international competition, and for
success in digital business, says Veikkaus President and CEO
The organizational change will not
lead into personnel reductions, and the changes have been discussed with
The new Executive Team that will
start its operations on 1 September has seven members in addition to President
and CEO Olli Sarekoski. The members of the new Executive Team are:
- Executive Vice President Velipekka Nummikoski, in
charge of communications, community and beneficiary relations,
- Chief Operating Officer Nora Vähävirta,
in charge of accountable business units (casino games, lucky games and
betting), products, product development, marketing, brand, customer loyalty and
digital channel sales and development.
- Senior Vice President, ICT and Sales Ari
Aarnihuhta, in charge of retailer sales, ICT systems, customer management,
corporate social responsibility, business intelligence, finance and
- Senior Vice President, Business Operations Timo
Kiiskinen, in charge of new business operations, the game studio, equipment and
release platforms, networks and ecosystems.
- Senior Vice President, Channels and Sales Jari
Heino, in charge of Pelaamo arcades and restaurant game tables, casinos, Feel
Vegas arcades and race tracks, POS services, and logistics.
- Senior Vice President, HR Heli Lallukka, in charge
of HR, HRD, Corporate Planning & Premises.
- Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Governance
Pekka Ilmivalta, in charge of legal affairs, governance, compliance, production
and infra services, corporate security.
Jari Heino starts as a new member of
the Executive Team, switching to Veikkaus from the position of European
Distribution Director at Canon on 1 October 2018, and Heli Lallukka, who joined
Veikkaus in June, switching from the position of Country HR Operations Manager
For further information please
contact: Executive Vice President Velipekka Nummikoski, contacts via the media
service, tel. +358 9 4370 7000.
SOURCE: Veikkaus press release.
Lottery Monitoring System and the Gambling Commission of Great Britain
formalise their partnership
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (August 30,
2018) -- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the Gambling
Commission of Great Britain (the Commission) share a commitment to protect the
integrity of sports and sports betting. This agreement formalises the informal
partnership that has been in place for some time. Under the agreement, GLMS and
the Commission will exchange information on suspicious betting to help
safeguard the interests of British consumers.
The Commission leads Britains
national platform, as per article 13 of the Council of Europe Convention on the
Manipulation of Sport Competitions. They also play an active role within the
Group of Copenhagen (GoC), the network set up by the Council of Europe,
bringing together the national platforms of several Member States. Working
together with a number of regulatory authorities and national platforms
as well as the GoC GLMS is looking forward to supporting the Commission
and notably its Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU) in its role in
gathering intelligence related to potentially corrupt betting activities.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi
states: We are very excited to formalise our partnership with one of
the most responsible and active regulatory authorities in the world. The
Gambling Commission of Great Britain has played a significant role in recent
years in the fight against sport competitions manipulations in Britain and
beyond and we always valued their pioneering attitude and investigative
approach. I am convinced that this partnership will further enhance our mutual
efforts to address the phenomenon of sport competition manipulations globally
Richard Watson, Executive Director
of Enforcement and Intelligence of the Gambling Commission adds We are
pleased to be signing this MOU. GLMS have shown they have considerable
experience in monitoring betting data and access to information from Lotteries
all over the world. This will help continue to build our sources of information
to tackle the issue of betting integrity and prevent match
GLMS General Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandrakis, 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 31 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, Islenk Getspa
Iceland, Israel Sports Betting Board - Israel, Lottomatica
Italy, Sisal Italy, Maltco Lotteries Ltd
Malta, Norsk Tipping Norway, Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa
Portugal, STOLOTO Russia, Sportna Loterija
Slovenia, Svenska Spel Sweden, Loterie Romande
Switzerland, Swisslos 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)
About the Gambling Commission and
the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit
Considering the provisions of the
Gambling Act (2005) the Gambling Commission of Great Britain regulates
gambling in Great Britain, apart from spread betting. It does so in the
public interest and through its statutory licensing objectives to:
a. Prevent gambling from being a
source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being
used to support crime;
b. Ensure that gambling is conducted
in a fair and open way; and
c. Protect children and other
vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
The Commissions Sports Betting
Intelligence Unit (SBIU) collects information and develops intelligence about
potentially corrupt betting activity involving sport. Members of the SBIU
receive information from a number of sources which includes (but is not limited
to) alerts from operators about suspicious activity on betting markets,
concerns from sports governing bodies or information captured through its
confidential intelligence line.
The intelligence gathered by the
SBIU informs the Commissions decision making process. The SBIU will
share, where appropriate, specific intelligence or information with other
partners (for example, betting operators, sports governing bodies, overseas
regulators, and so on) both nationally and internationally.
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2018 Wrap-Up
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (September 3,
2018) -- Wed like to extend a huge thank you and congratulations to
everyone who made Australasian Gaming
Expo another stand-out event!
We were thrilled with the quality of
Exhibitors, the enthusiasm of the Visitors and the supreme professionalism of
our host venue, ICC Sydney.
AGE 2018 set the scene for industry
discussions relating to technology, regulation, marketing and much more during
our 3-day seminar program.
Thank you to all who took part and
attended our seminar sessions this year.
What a show!
It was a delight to see our seminar
programs, featuring distinguished local and international industry experts,
draw large audiences across the three days.
AGE presented the hot topics and
trends shaping some wonderful, productive discussions and collaborations among
panellists and attendees.
Thank you to our speakers and
visitors for sharing their knowledge and time.
the Best Stand Awards for 2018
Our show floor was abuzz from the
moment AGE launched; thank you to our valued exhibitors who make such a
wonderful contribution in their presence at the Expo.
Hennessy Handcrafted Coffee and
Hostplus took home the coveted crowns of Best Stand and best Shell Scheme Stand
at this years Expo did you see their incredible work on the
Dont miss both stands at AGE
2019 to see if they can top this years efforts.
These lucky visitors are off
We delight in awarding three lucky
AGE visitors a free trip to Las Vegas to visit the Global Gaming Expo.
Announced each day on the show floor, these attendees were set grinning for the
rest of the week!
|Mrs Jennifer Smith,
Warragul RSL Club, Victoria
|Mr Christopher Whiteley,
Windsor RSL Club, New South Wales
Also a winner: Miss Georgina
Connell, Watsonia RSL Club, Victoria.
AGE 2019 - Bring it on!
Bring on next year! We are already
making plans and finalising the show floor map, ready for our milestone 30th
anniversary of AGE in 2019!
Add 13-15 August 2019 into your
calendar now and stay tuned for exhibitor and sponsor details coming soon!
Excellent event for
industry networking and reviewing gaming products and innovations. A must do
for all gaming executives
2018 AGE attendee
Lottery Insider is a media partner for the
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE).
You Registered Yet for the WLS 2018 in Buenos Aires?
It is already July, and WLS 2018 in
Buenos Aires, the lottery event of the year, will soon kick-off in grand style.
If you have not yet registered for
this important event, we encourage you to do so today. As a member-based
association with a global reach, a key goal of the WLA is to provide our
members with a platform for learning international lottery best practice, as
well as a forum for networking with lottery colleagues from around the world.
There is no other event in the industry that meets these goals better than the
World Lottery Summit.
In the interest of our attendees, we
have negotiated excellent room rates. We recommend you to act now and take
advantage of this great offer, which will only last until October 12, 2018.
The WLA together with host ALEA look
forward to welcoming you in Buenos Aires for WLS 2018, the WLAs flagship
To register, please
Further information about the
convention can be found at the WLS 2018 website at:
See you in Buenos Aires!
APLA Regional Conference 8 - 12 October 2018 - Registration
Dear friends of APLA
Hurray! We are pleased to announce
that the Registration for the 2018 APLA Regional Conference is now open!
The details for this event are as
- Date: 8 - 12 October 2018
(Business Program on 9 - 11 October 2018)\
- Venue: Hilton Kuching Hotel,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Rumble in the Jungle
This Conference is being hosted and
organized by Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd.
A very interesting and varied
business program has been drawn up to keep the attention of the delegates'
interests on all 2.5 days.
Have a read at the ebrochure
attached and you will find we have invited a Global Keynote Speaker, Guest
speakers with domain knowledge on the topics selected, our very own Panelists
from our peers to share their experiences, our popular debate with a
thought-provoking topic and a special half day workshop on Design Thinking. Not
forgetting the sharing from our valued Sponsors on their commitment and
direction towards embracing which new technologies.
Do keep checking the APLA website
for more announcements and updates (www.asiapacific-lotteries.com)
and note that the Closing Date for the Conference Registration and Hotel
booking is 24 September 2018.
See you all in Kuching!
Beh Swan Swan APLA Secretariat