Arizona Lottery Waives Retailer Licensing Fees for Fiscal Year
New Promotion Allows
Arizona Retailers to Partner with the Arizona Lottery with
PHOENIX, Arizona (June 28,
2018) Starting July 1, 2018, the Arizona Lottery will be waiving all
retailer licensing fees for its fiscal year 2019. The promotion will allow all
new and existing Arizona Lottery retailers to acquire or maintain licensing at
We are dedicated to
creating and strengthening our retail partnerships across the state,
said Raynie Hosto, deputy director of customer service and sales for the
Arizona Lottery. This promotion will allow new retailers to partner
with the Arizona Lottery with greater ease, and will allow current Arizona
Lottery retailers license renewals with no cost associated. We look forward to
growing our network of retailers over the next year.
The Arizona Lottery is proud to have
a network of more than 3,000 retailers across the state including grocery,
convenience and independent stores. The thousands of accessible Arizona Lottery
retailers create an exciting experience and lasting relationship for loyal
As an Arizona Lottery retail
partner, every story receives a 6.5 percent commission on all Lottery sales,
which happens to be one of the highest commissions in the country. In fiscal
year 2018, the Arizona Lottery gave more than $64 million in commissions to
retailers across the state.
Additionally, 95 percent of Lottery
customers purchase at least one additional product while in a retail store
resulting in an increase in sales. Arizona Lottery retailers also receive
performance incentives, marketing support and technical maintenance.
The current licensing fees range
from $45 to $67 depending on the type of retailer applying. From July 1, 2018
to June 30, 2019, the Arizona Lottery will waive all initial and renewal
licensing fees. The Arizona Lottery is committed to providing ongoing support
for its retailers and anticipates an increase in Arizona Lottery retailers over
the next year.
For more information, please visit
About the Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.9 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales nearly $4 million per week
fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
INTRALOT Renews Its Contract with New Hampshire Lottery
Commission Through 2025
ATHENS, Greece (July 2, 2018) --
INTRALOT is pleased to announce a five-year extension to its current gaming
systems contract with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. The extension
will commence at the end of the current contract term of June 30, 2020,
furthering the contract through June 30, 2025.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission
is the first and oldest U.S. state lottery and continues to be an industry
leader. INTRALOT began its partnership with the New Hampshire lottery in
The newest product addition included
is a Keno game. The game is branded KENO 603 and is driven in part
by self- service peripherals that are an integral part of the extension. The
projected growth that keno revenues will provide the State of New Hampshire
specifically is kindergarten funding for the upcoming years.
Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director
of the New Hampshire Lottery, said, "Our collaboration with INTRALOT on the
gaming system contract over the last eight years is an amazing success story.
INTRALOT has a great understanding of our market and we look forward to our
John Donahue, INTRALOT U.S. CEO
stated, The New Hampshire lottery has a terrific team that INTRALOT
has been privileged to work with over the past eight years on behalf and for
the people of New Hampshire. INTRALOT appreciates the confidence and looks
forward to a continued successful relationship.
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).
Lottery Awards Pollard Banknote Five-Year Instant Ticket Contract
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (July 5,
2018) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is
pleased to announce that it has received a five-year contract extension from
the Oregon Lottery for instant ticket printing services. Under this agreement,
Pollard Banknote will continue to provide the Lottery with instant ticket
printing, marketing support, and related services through June 30, 2023. Based
on average annual sales, this contract is valued at approximately $2.65 million
USD over the five-year term beginning July 1, 2018.
Since 2005, Pollard Banknote and the
Oregon Lottery have worked together to bring a variety of engaging instant
scratch games to the citizens of Oregon, including Frogger, the nostalgic
licensed brand available to lotteries exclusively from Pollard Banknote; in
fact, this Scratch-its℠ ticket performed so well in 2015
that the Lottery launched it again in 2017.
Oregonians count on the
Lottery to fund state programs they care about, and Pollard Banknote helps us
to achieve that goal each year, said Barry Pack, Director, Oregon
By leveraging Pollard
Banknotes print innovations and industry knowledge to develop games that
our players enjoy, we continue to deliver funds that support education,
economic development, state parks, watershed restoration, veteran services,
outdoor school and problem gambling prevention and treatment.
We are thrilled to have the
opportunity to continue to partner with the Oregon Lottery, said Brad
Thompson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote. The
Lotterys approach to Scratch-its℠ balances player favorites with
new, innovative offerings that entertain and engage, and we look forward to
many more future collaborations.
Since the Oregon Lottery began
selling tickets in 1985, it has grown to become the second largest revenue
producer for the state following income tax revenues, and continues to do good
things for Oregon. Since its inception, the Lottery has earned more than $11
billion for economic development, public education, state parks, and watershed
enhancements. It has also paid players over $28 billion in prizes. For more
information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital offerings
ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery
solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company
is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to
maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard
Banknote also plays a major role in providing pull-tab tickets, bingo paper and
its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and
other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is
owned approximately 67.6% by the Pollard family and 32.4% by public
shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information,
please visit our website at:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Long-term Relationship with West
Virginia, Approved as Test Lab for Sports Betting
LAKEWOOD, NJ (July 2, 2018)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been approved as a test
laboratory for sports-wagering equipment in West Virginia by the West Virginia
State Lottery Commission, expanding a long-term relationship and bringing
GLIs global expertise in sports wagering equipment testing to West
We are extremely pleased
that the State of West Virginia has chosen to expand the successful, long-term
relationship we have had and place its trust and confidence in GLI to deliver
world-class sports wagering testing solutions, said GLI Director of
Client Services Michael Capen.
We are excited to help
regulators, operators, and suppliers ensure the integrity of sports wagering in
West Virginia by offering our nearly 30 years of extensive global
The West Virginia Lottery will
benefit from GLIs end-to-end knowledge of sports-wagering platforms and
operations from around the globe, experience earned from GLIs position as
the first and most experienced independent event-wagering testing and
certification laboratory in the world.
Since 1990, GLI has provided the
State of West Virginia Gaming and System Testing, Regulatory and Technical
Consultation, Forensic Assistance, and On-Site Field Inspection services. Most
notably, GLI was at the forefront of introducing Video Lottery Terminals at
West Virginia racetracks in 1994, the Limited Video Lottery in 2001, the
certification of West Virginias Aegis Video Lottery Central System in
2006, the Connexus Video Lottery Central System in 2017, and the current User
Acceptance Testing for the West Virginia Aurora Traditional Lottery System. GLI
also provides the West Virginia Lottery with a dedicated team of engineers
possessing many years of video lottery testing experience.
GLI was the first independent
testing lab to certify a sports wagering system built from the ground up in the
state of the Nevada and is the most trusted name in the gaming equipment
When a jurisdiction has its
equipment and software tested by GLI, those regulators, operators, and
suppliers can rest easy knowing the tests and reviews have been conducted by
the most sophisticated network of gaming test labs in the world, said
GLI Senior Engineer Manager Joe Carlon, whose team spearheads many complex
sports wagering projects. GLI customers worldwide have come to rely on
the unmatched expertise, technology, tools, and capabilities of our staff, and
we are able to test for every regulated market in the world that uses
GLI invests considerable resources
in its extensive global technical compliance team that is unique in the
industry. This group of specialized engineers and policy analysts works with
regulators in every jurisdiction in the world to ensure a complete
understanding of technical requirements. This team, along with GLIs legal
staff, has been actively engaged with supplier, operator, and regulatory
clients for more than a year in preparation for the expansion of sports
wagering in the U.S.
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. For more
information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Million in Proceeds Raised for Nebraska Lottery
LINCOLN, NE (June 29, 2018)
The Nebraska Lottery recently distributed among its beneficiary funds
$11,246,604, derived from a share of Scratch and Lotto ticket sales for the
previous three months.
A total of $693,917,786 has been
distributed in quarterly transfers since the Nebraska Lottery began operation
on September 11, 1993. The latest transfer, made the week of June 29, was
distributed among beneficiaries in the following manner:
- Nebraska Education Improvement Fund,
- Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund,$5,004,739;
- Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement
- Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund $112,466.
With the June transfer, the total
amount distributed to Lottery beneficiaries during the current fiscal year is
$45.2 million. This is the largest yearly transfer amount in the Lotterys
25-year history. Strong Scratch ticket sales, the addition of the Lucky for
Life Lotto game, and extended jackpot runs for the Powerball and Mega Millions
games contributed to the increased transfer amount.
Amendment 4 passed by Nebraska
voters in November of 2004 established the following distribution formula:
Education as directed by the Legislature (44.5 percent) - currently distributed
to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund; Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund
(44.5 percent); Nebraska State Fair (10 percent); and the Compulsive Gamblers
Assistance Fund (1 percent, plus the first $500,000 in fund proceeds each
The funds' respective totals to date
- Nebraska Education Improvement Fund,
- Nebraska Environmental Trust
- Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement
- Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund
Prior to July 1, 2016, the Education
Innovation Fund received proceeds totaling $174,222,842, and the Nebraska
Opportunity Grand Fund received proceeds totaling $100,929,476.
Prior to July 1, 1997, the Solid
Waste Landfill Closure Assistance Fund received proceeds totalling $18,460,996.
In 2004, the Legislature directed that a one-time transfer of $5 million be
made to the State General Fund.
Criteria for proceeds distribution
are established by the beneficiary funds in accordance with legislative
mandates. Every county in Nebraska has received service through grants funded
with Nebraska Lottery proceeds.
CONTACT: Neil Watson, Phone:
(402) 471-6120, Mobile: (402) 560-4580, E:
SOURCE: The Nebraska Lottery.
Efficient Measures Against Illegal Black
Co-operation to maintain
the successful model: GlücksPirale and Destinatäre Demand Efficient
Measures Against Illegal Black Lotteries
MUNICH, Germany (July 2, 2018) -- A
total of more than 2.1 billion euros in funding: Since its founding in 1970,
the GlücksSpirale has been a model of success in support of the common
good. However, "black lotteries" are massively threatening this
welfare-oriented model. Supported organizations (beneficiaries) are therefore
calling for a joint declaration to take effective measures against the illegal
offering of product pirates.
From the proceeds of the organized
by the German Lottery and Totoblock pension lottery payments of a total of
about 65 million euros annually go to the German Olympic Sports Confederation
(DOSB), the German Foundation for Monument Protection and the Federal
Association of the Free Welfare. The fourth part of the funding goes to
organizations that do charitable work at the country level in the areas of
nature and environmental protection, addiction prevention and church charitable
"Commercial providers based
outside Germany without German regulatory approval offer black lotteries over
the Internet," says Friederike Sturm, President of LOTTO Bayern and
GlücksSpirale leader and said: "The game is interested suggests that he
participates in the German lotteries. In fact, he betting on the outcome of the
draw results of German lotteries of state licensed lottery companies, but does
not participate in fact de facto. The proceeds go to the private shareholders
of the providers and are thus removed from the common good."
According to Friederike Sturm, this
practice jeopardizes the functioning funding structure and thus its effect on
the general public. The common good gambling model is therefore massively
endangered. State lottery providers and beneficiaries are therefore working
together to preserve the tried and tested funding model.
"The Destinatäre der
GlücksSpirale are pulling together and are consistently committed to
preserving the welfare-oriented lottery model in Germany," says Friederike
"Sportdeutschland's 90,000 clubs
engage eight million volunteers who deserve support and solidarity. The
charitable lotteries belong to the sport like the groundskeeper or the trainer,
they only produce winners. The black lotteries, on the other hand, withdraw
taxes from our society and put the profits in their own pockets, they use few
and harm many ", explains DOSB boss Alfons Hörmann.
Working Group of the Free Welfare and Chairman of the Joint Welfare Association
- Gesamtverband e. V., Alfons Hörmann (DOSB President), Friederike Sturm
(President LOTTO Bavaria and Leader GlücksSpirale), Thomas Röhler
(Javelin Olympic Champion 2016).
"Supporting people who need help
or who are in need is the most important task of the Free Welfare. Since 1976,
the GlücksSpirale has supported us with a total of over 627 million
euros ", emphasizes Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Rosenbrock, Vice President of the
Federal Association of the Free Welfare and Chairman of the Joint Welfare
Association - Gesamtverband e. V., out.
Dr. Steffen Skudelny, Member of the
Board of the German Foundation for Monument Protection, adds: "The German
Foundation for Monument Protection needs around 22 million euros a year for its
projects. In total, the German Foundation for Historic Monuments has received
more than 480 million euros from the GlücksSpirale since 1991."
What the lucky spiral generates for
its beneficiaries, showed its positive balance of the first half of 2018. Safe
annuity payments of 10,000 euros - and the 20 years - get three lucky spiral
"I am pleased with all winners,
who may now call themselves GlücksSpirale pensioners," said Friederike
Sturm a satisfied conclusion.
CONTACT: Oliver Albrecht, Phone: +49
89 28655-586, Fax: +49 89 28655-300, E:
SOURCE: LOTTO Bavaria.
The Jackpot This Summer With The New Monopoly Themed Family Of
Scratch-Off Games From The Florida Lottery!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 2, 2018)
The Florida Lottery today introduces the MONOPOLY
JACKPOT family of Scratch-Off games. The four new games feature more than
$355 million in cash prizes and over 31 million winning tickets! All Lottery
retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for
purchase within 72 hours.
The $10 game, $2,000,000 MONOPOLY
JACKPOT, offers more than $176 million in prizes, including eight top
prizes of $2 million! The games overall odds of winning are
The $5 game, $1,000,000 MONOPOLY
JACKPOT, offers more than $91 million in prizes, including eight top prizes
of $1 million! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-3.98.
The $2 game, $50,000 MONOPOLY
JACKPOT, offers more than $66 million in prizes, including 20 top prizes of
$50,000! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.39.
The $1 game, $10,000 MONOPOLY
JACKPOT, offers more than $22 million in total cash prizes, including 136
top prizes of $10,000! The games overall odds of winning are
Players can also enter their
non-winning MONOPOLY JACKPOT Scratch-Off tickets into the Pass Go,
Collect $20,000 Second Chance Promotion for the chance to win cash prizes
of $1,000 to $20,000! Four drawings will be held between July 25 and September
26. In each of the four drawings, one winner will receive $20,000, five winners
will each receive $5,000, and 30 winners will each receive $1,000. All entries
are weighted by price point, giving players the chance to earn up to 10 entries
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent
of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
The MONOPOLY name and logo, the
distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY
name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board
and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and
game equipment. © 1935, 2018 Hasbro. All Rights
Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than
775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more
than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For
more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Publishes its 2017 Annual Report and Financial Statements
MALTA (July 2, 2018) -- The Malta
Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements
for the financial year ending 31 December 2017 (found here). The report
provides an overview of the activities and work performed throughout the year
by the MGA which mainly focused on the finalisation of the new Gaming Act,
coming into force in 2018, and on the enhancement of its compliance systems,
including the implementation of the requirements of the EU 4th Anti-Money
Throughout 2017, the MGA also
focused on enhancing its IT systems, as reflected in the introduction of the
Licensee Relationship Management System (LRMS), a secure and dedicated portal
featuring a one-stop shop for licensing and reporting and a new communication
The Annual Report also looks at 2018
and beyond, whereby the MGA will be focusing on the implementation of the new
regulatory framework, the transition towards a risk-based approach to
regulation, the continued implementation of onerous AML (Anti-Money
Laundering)/ CFT (Combating the Financing of Terrorism) obligations, and the
application of the General Data Protection Regulation, and its impact on
operators and the MGA alike.
The following are the key highlights
from the Annual Report:
- During the year under review, the MGA generated a
total revenue of 66.3m in licence fees, gaming tax and other
administrative fees and fines, compared to 62.5m in 2016. This represents
an increase of 3.7m or a 6% year-on-year increase;
- The direct contribution of the gaming industry to
the Maltese economy was valued at 1.1 billion in 2017, with approximately
9,800 full time jobs created within operators directly in the sector and other
- In January of the same year, the MGA launched a
licensing and regulatory regime based on the Skill Games Regulations for the
online skill games sector, including the creation of a specific B2C and B2B
licences for controlled skill games;
- It also conducted a thorough study to assess the
application of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the use of
cryptocurrencies in a sandbox environment, with the objective of issuing a
consultation paper and subsequently, guidelines, in 2018;
- As highlighted above, the MGA kept investing in its
IT systems, most notably on the introduction of a New Licensee Relationship
Management System accessible through a secure and dedicated web portal. This
system has changed the way the MGA interacts with its existent and prospective
licensees through the digitisation of regulatory and licensing processes;
- In 2017, the MGA further enhanced its AML/CFT
supervisory mechanisms, including the implementation of the EU 4th Anti-Money
Laundering Directive. This involved cooperation with the Financial Intelligence
Analysis Unit (FIAU) to develop supervisory practices and procedures,
sector-specific guidelines, and joint supervision;
- MGAs most important achievement was the
finalisation of the new Gaming Act which was tabled in Parliament earlier this
year. The new law is set to overhaul completely the way the Authority regulates
the sector, once it comes into force in 2018.
In publishing this report,
Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Gaming Authority,
stated that: Last year was perhaps one of the most exciting years for the
MGA. The ongoing efforts and relentless work of MGA officials on the various
projects the Authority embarked upon was reaching its final stages, with the
new regulatory framework and the 4AMLD being the most notable ones.
Their introduction in 2018, coupled
with the investment in IT systems shall continue to elevate our regulatory
standards, by strengthening our controls and empowering the Authority to adopt
a risk based approach towards enforcement and supervision.
Whoever wishes to receive hard
copies of the Annual Report may send an email to:
SOURCE: Malta Gaming Authority.
NOVOMATIC wins WKO Export Prize
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (July 2,
2018) Every year since 1994, the Austrian Export Prize is awarded to
Austrian companies with the most success in foreign markets. This year,
NOVOMATIC applied for the prize and emerged as a winner in the Tourism and
Leisure Industry category. The leading company from Gumpoldskirchen, with a
strong focus on export, was honored for international success by Federal
Minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO President Harald Mahrer at a Black
Tie Gala in the Vienna Museumsquartier.
NOVOMATIC has been steadily
improving its turnover since the company was founded 38 years ago. The gaming
technology group is a clear market leader in Europe, and active around the
globe with more than 300 subsidiaries. In total, NOVOMATIC employs more than
25,500 employees worldwide, 3,300 of those in Austria alone.
As a globally operating
gaming technology group with exports to more than 75 countries, this prize is
not just a high commendation for NOVOMATICs successful international
engagement, but also confirmation that we are contributing significantly to
Austrias export success, said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann.
Not only that, we are proud, with an export quota of around 97%, to do
our part for Austrias economic success, he continued.
Focus on sustainable growth and
NOVOMATIC is not interested
in short-term profit maximization, we prefer to think long-term, said
NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann on the company strategy. The company plans to
shift focus to a consolidation of the corporate group so that global growth can
be fostered over the next few years. This also, of course, includes
modest acquisitions and the evaluation of various national subsidiaries in
regards to their optimization potential. He noted that after rapid
growth over the past few years, the time has now come to optimize internal
processes and structures across the board. NOVOMATIC is also an international
pioneer when it comes to the area of player protection. In 2017, an innovative
fingerprint access system was introduced at ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment
AG in Austria, and the facial recognition access system CLEVER ENTRY was
introduced at LÖWEN Entertainment GmbH in Germany.
24th time, the annual Austrian Export Prize was awarded to the countrys
most successful export companies at Exporters Nite 2018. One of the
winners: NOVOMATIC in the Tourism and Leisure Industry
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and
exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75
countries. The Group operates around 270,000 gaming terminals and video lottery
terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
SOURCE: The NOVOMATIC Group.
Lottery Monitoring System Welcomes Maltco Lotteries Ltd within the GLMS
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (July 3, 2018)
-- Maltco Lotteries Ltd has today become the 31st Member of the Global Lottery
Monitoring System (GLMS). Maltco Lotteries has been a firm and traditional
supporter of sport of all levels in Malta and with a long-standing commitment
to responsible gaming operations in all its products.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi
states: We are delighted to welcome Maltco Lotteries Ltd to our
Association. Maltco once again proves its commitment to responsible and
sustainable sports betting operations, but also to an ethical driven sport in
the highest interest of all Maltese citizens. The joining of Maltco will no
doubt further strengthen this unique global alliance of Lotteries that have
joined forces to safeguard the credibility of sports, fully in line with the
core lottery integrity mission and values.
Vasileios Kasiotakis, CEO of Maltco,
adds: Being an operator that respects both society and its customers
and sharing a strong commitment to responsible sports betting operations,
Maltco is pleased to join the GLMS, notably as it has been lately enhancing its
operations and intensifying its regulatory efforts and activities. We look
forward to benefiting from the GLMS services and also contributing to its
important work for the benefit of sport and society.
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).
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
Evolution to Partner with Svenska Spel in New Swedish Gambling
RĪGA, Latvia (July 4, 2018) --
Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, announced today
that it has been selected by Svenska Spel to provide a complete Live Casino
solution for the re-regulating Swedish market.
According to Evolution, the new
Svenska Spel Live Casino service will go live the moment Swedens new
gambling law comes into effect on 1 January 2019.
Svenska Spel will have access to
Evolutions full portfolio of live games, including exclusive Poker
variants and exclusive side bets.
Svenska Spel is Sweden's largest
gaming company and includes such well-known brands as Lotto, Triss,
Stryktipset, Oddset, Vegas and Casino Cosmopol. The state-owned Svenska
Spels mandate is based on protecting the customer by delivering
attractive games in a responsible manner. The companys vision is that
gaming is for everyone´s enjoyment.
Svenska Spel Sport & Casino MD
Fredrik Wastenson commented: We naturally carried out a thorough market
review with regard to our choice of Live Casino partner. We are confident that
Evolution Gaming offers the very best solution for Svenska Spel and its current
and future players. Evolutions world-class Live Casino will mean not only
the best possible choice of live games for our players, but also highly
enjoyable and secure gaming experiences.
Martin Carlesund, Group CEO at
Evolution Gaming, said: This a truly ground-breaking agreement between
our two companies, both of which are very deeply rooted in Sweden. Sweden is a
key market for Evolution, and we are honoured to have been selected by such a
big name in that market as Svenska Spel.
Evolutions Chief Commercial Officer, added: We are proud of our
market leading Live Casino solutions and content, and we are confident of their
ability to bring excitement and joy to existing and new Svenska Spel customers.
We are looking forward very much to 2019 and to helping Svenska Spel maximise
its opportunities in the new re-regulated market.
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SOURCE: Evolution Gaming press
Technology and Innovation the Focus at Australasian Gaming Expo
SYDNEY, Australia (June 18, 2018) --
In Australia, gambling expenditure has increased from $22.7 billion in
20142015 to $23.6 billion in 20152016 (up 3.9 per cent) . The
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), from 14-16 August 2018, is an annual event run
by the Gaming Technologies Association, focusing on fostering a sustainable and
AGE is the largest event of its kind
in the Southern Hemisphere. This years program focuses on
technology and innovation across the entire sector, featuring over 200 local
and international exhibitors, as well as industry-led seminars covering new
technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the end customer.
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming
Technologies Association, shares his insights into the changing industry and
what that means for the future.
Our event is crucial for
the health of the industry we promote connections, education,
regulation, technology and trends, business and more, to casinos, pubs, clubs
and hotels. Its about empowering local businesses to thrive.
Weve got a jam-packed
show floor this year, featuring the latest innovations direct to the industry.
Its these new technologies driving the evolution of gaming and its
our job to embrace, explore, train and innovate alongside them. We are proud to
provide such a platform for our industry, said Mr Ferrar.
Key exhibitors confirmed from
the gaming technology sector include:
This years event will
incorporate technology into the visitor experience offering Teleportals, or
virtual assistants, across the show floor to aid guests with their
All AGE registered delegates will
also have a Konduko reader in their lanyard a small digital platform
that can be tapped at exhibitor stands they visit.
At the end of each day a
Daily Digest email containing a full round-up of information
from the day is delivered to the delegates inbox, in either PDF,
PowerPoint, or short video format.
For 2018, we are really
aiming to provide a 360 degree digital-focus, to elevate our event and provide
real ROI to our stakeholders. We want to be at the forefront of the industry,
to make Australasian gaming, global gaming, added Mr Ferrar.
Australasian Gaming Expo is
the worlds third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and will take
place at International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 16 August 2018.
For more information or to register,
 Queensland Government
Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury, Australian Gambling Statistics,
SOURCE: Australasian Gaming
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