Signs Long-Term Contract Extension to Provide Its INTELLIGEN System for
Louisiana's Video Gaming Program
LONDON, U.K. (July 12, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its
subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game
Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), signed a 9.5-year contract extension to
provide a video gaming monitoring system upgrade for the Video Gaming Division
of the Louisiana State Police's Department of Public Safety and Corrections
(DPS&C) video gaming program. The contract extension commenced on June 30,
2018. The Louisiana DPS&C has been a valued IGT system customer since
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...
"Over the past 13 years, we have
established a strong working relationship and foundation with the Louisiana
State Police," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "With IGT's
INTELLIGEN central system, the Louisiana State Police will be equipped with
more advanced tools to ensure that they continue to properly manage their
expansive video gaming network and provide their players with an optimal gaming
Under the extension, IGT will
upgrade the DPS&C's current central system to the INTELLIGEN central
system that will monitor approximately 13,100 video gaming devices at more than
1,700 distributed locations in the state of Louisiana.
Built on more than 20 years of
proven central system experience, INTELLIGEN's new, modern architecture offers
stable, secure command and control capability and business intelligence
features uniquely tailored to video gaming environments. It interoperates with
a wide range of video gaming devices using multiple protocols, including the
Game to System® (G2S®) open standard protocol, and has advanced
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).
INTRALOT Renews Its WLA Certification of Alignment in the
Responsible Gaming Framework Through 2021
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ATHENS, Greece (July 5, 2018) --
INTRALOT is proud to announce the renewal of its WLA Certification of
Alignment with the Responsible Gaming Framework through July 2021.
In-depth assessment on its products and services as well as its Responsible
Gaming practices was performed by the WLA Approved assessor, TÜV NORD.
TÜV Nord is one of the worlds largest certification bodies
performing on-site inspections and examining the local operations.
Granted accreditation is in
accordance with the criteria set in WLA Responsible Gaming Certification
Standards for Associate Members and covers all corporate functions certifying
the integrity of the games and corporate conduct. The certification
covers the complete life cycle of system and service design, development,
implementation, support and operations.
INTRALOT, as a leader in the gaming
sector, recognizes that Responsible Gaming is an essential element of both its
business and its corporate social responsibility strategy. The company ensures
that players have the choice of well-designed games in a secure and supportive
environment and implements strategies for preventing underage, illegal and
problem gambling, or other potential harm to society. In order to achieve these
goals, INTRALOT has dedicated corporate governance structures to oversee the
development and execution of its Responsible Gaming Program on the basis of all
8 elements of the WLA Responsible Gaming Standards.
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®) Names Jacqueline Lin Client Service
MACAO, China (July 9, 2018)
International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that it has named
Jacqueline Lin Client Service Representative.
Lin will work out of the GLI
Asia® office located in Macao where she will be responsible for providing
GLIs growing list of clients in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with the
world-class, personalized service they have come to expect from GLI.
We are delighted to welcome
Jacqueline Lin back on our team, stated Marina Wong, General Manager
of GLI Asia, Limited.
Having previously worked
for GLI Asia in an internship capacity, Jacqueline has a distinct advantage
that will help her hit the ground running. We look forward to leveraging her
excellent customer service, sales, and professional customer-relationship
skills as we continue to strengthen our outstanding capabilities throughout the
expanding Asian gaming market.
Lin obtained a bachelors
degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Macaus
School of Government and Public Administration and is fluent in Cantonese,
Mandarin, and English.
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
Broncos, Bengals, and Vandals Oh My! Lottery Unveils
Historical New Scratch Game That Features Top Public University
BOISE, Idaho (July 10, 2018) --The
Idaho Lottery announced three new Scratch Games today for fans of college
football in the state of Idaho. The announcement came during a media
day unveiling ceremony after the filming of the television commercial for
the new games in Boise. Broncos-Bengals-Vandals is a new commemorative series
of $5 Scratch Games from the Idaho Lottery featuring the three mascots from
Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho.
The games feature a total of twenty top prizes of $5,000 each.
The opportunity to film the
television commercial made for a unique moment in collegiate history in Idaho.
For the first time ever among Idahos top collegiate public universities,
all three mascots Buster Bronco, Benny the Bengal, and Joe Vandal all
appeared together today for the filming of the Lottery advertising spot. All
three assisted with the unveiling of the new game today.
The Idaho Lottery was
created, in part, to benefit the States Permanent Building Fund
places like our university facilities. Supporting collegiate athletics
and their facilities is another way we help to improve the student-athlete and
fan experience on our college campuses, said Jeff Anderson, Idaho
of these limited edition, special, commemorative Scratch Games featuring all
three schools, is the culmination of collaborative work, over several years,
between the Idaho Lottery and each of the three universities.
Tickets for the new games will be
available state-wide in Idaho Lottery retail locations beginning July 30. All
non-winning tickets, regardless of which mascot is on the front, , may be
entered via the web at idaholottery.com or through tele-entry at 208-334-4656
for a chance to win a trip for two to see Boise State take on the Oklahoma
State Cowboys in Stillwater on September 15.
Players may also enter non-winning
tickets for a chance to win season football tickets to Idaho State football
games or University of Idaho football games. Entries must be submitted by
August 19, 2018. For the balance of the season, players may enter their
non-winning tickets for a chance to go to Boise States Bowl Game.
ABOUT THE IDAHO LOTTERY
The Idaho Lottery responsibly
provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions,
Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the
dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their
inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.4 billion in products,
awarded over $2 billion in prizes to players, returned $200 million in retail
commissions, and distributed $792.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho
public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit
CONTACT: David Workman, T: (208)
SOURCE: The Idaho Lottery.
Bayern Make More Millionaires in the First Half of 2018 than in Entire
14 direct hits: more
million in profits at LOTTO Bayern in the first half of 2018 than in the entire
MUNICH, Germany (July 10, 2018) --
Bayern's lottery players have proven to be lucky in the current year.
Forty-four free-play gamblers managed to win millions in the lottery offer of
the state-run gambling provider. It took barely six months to surpass 13
million in 2017. In the first half of 2017, there were only six seven-digit
profits in Bavaria.
"I am sure that our game
participants have not used up all their luck and will continue to win millions
in 2018," says Friederike Sturm. The President of LOTTO Bayern is also
pleased about 81 winners, who received at least 100,000 euros from LOTTO Bayern
in the current year.
With 588.6 million euros, LOTTO
Bayern recorded an overall increase in turnover of 2.7 percent compared to the
first half of 2017. The Bavarian State Treasury will receive about 200 million
euros in lottery tax and profit transfer. LOTTO Bayern distributed almost 292
million euros to the winners in the Free State.
Measured by the number of
inhabitants of the seven Bavarian administrative districts, there were in
Middle Franconia most millionaires (around 435,000 inhabitants a millionaire)
across all varieties. Participants from the Upper Palatinate achieved in
relation to the population most of the major profits of at least 100,000 euros
(to around 99,000 inhabitants a big win). The Upper Palatinate is - relatively
speaking - also the leader in the major profits of at least 100,000 in
LOTTO 6aus49 (to about 272,500 inhabitants a LOTTO grand prize).
"I am very satisfied with our
results. However, it could look even better if there were effective measures
against black lotteries. The providers of these black lotteries are located in
tax havens and offer bets on the draw results of the lotteries of the state
German lottery companies via the Internet as product pirates. Betting offers of
this kind - as well as the participation in it - are illegal in Germany, since
they are not based on official licenses. Only the state German lottery
companies are entitled to run the lotteries, as they have the necessary
licenses. Already in 2016, black lotteries have withdrawn about eight percent
of the German gambling market in the order of around 600 million euros. And the
trend is rising.
|Friederike Sturm (President LOTTO Bayern), Josef Müller
(Vice President LOTTO Bayern) with "Lotti Pepper" Source: (LOTTO Bayern /
The biggest bird in the current year
shot down a lottery player from Middle Franconia. He cracked two jackpots at
the draw on May 23 and won exactly 11,352,222.50 euros. About 8.8 million euros
was worth the Supersechser of a game participant from Lower Franconia, about
8.3 million of a lottery player from Upper Bavaria. Exactly 3,977,777 euros
scored a Oberbayer with his participation in the additional lottery game 77.
Two Euro Jackpot participants from Central Franconia won over 2.9 million
euros, while a handed down in Lower Bavaria Euro jackpot game order was worth
over 2.1 million euros. A Glückspirale pension worth 2.1 million euros
went to the Upper Palatinate, a Oberfranke was pleased, however, about his
lotto-six and almost 1.9 million euros. Six correct players without a
super-count had also been ticked by a lotto player from Middle Franconia,
earning just under 1.7 million. 1,677,777 euros went for a direct hit in the
game 77 to Lower Bavaria, about 1.4 million to a Euro Jackpot player from Upper
Bavaria, just under 1.4 million fell to Upper Bavaria for a LOTTO six with no
super number. In LOTTO 6aus49 a share system tip generated over 1.6 million
The turnover of the lotteries and
sports betting in detail:
- LOTTO 6aus49: 258,600,000
- Euro Game 77: EUR 72.6 million
- SUPER 6: EUR 30.3 million
- Euro Jackpot: 106.5 million
- Instant Lotteries: EUR 58.9 million
- ODDSET: 20.0 million euros
- GlücksSpirale: 21.3 million euros
- The winning chance: 3.5 million euros
- TOTO 13er bet: 2.6 million euros
- TOTO 6aus45: 0.9 million euros
- KENO: 12.3 million euros
- Plus5: 1, 1 million euros
CONTACT: Oliver Albrecht, Phone: +49
89 28655-586, Fax: +49 89 28655-300, E:
Camelot Illinois Release Fiscal Year 2019 Illinois Lottery
Financial contribution to
the state projected to grow 5.7 percent to $735 million; new games, technology
CHICAGO, IL (July 10, 2018)
Illinois Lottery private manager Camelot Illinois today released the
companys business plan for Fiscal Year 2019 which began on July 1, 2018
and ends on June 30, 2019.
A requirement of the 10-year private
management agreement between the State of Illinois and Camelot, the annual plan
outlines Camelots business objectives for the year as well as its
strategy for managing and growing the Illinois Lottery.
The plan is the framework for an
ambitious program as the new private manager for the Lottery begins its first
full year of operations.
Under the plan, Camelot Illinois
will work in partnership with the Illinois Lottery to establish new games and
improved experiences for Lottery players, as well as growth in revenue to the
In Fiscal Year 2019, Camelot is
projected to deliver Lottery sales of $3.03 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent
over the previous year, slightly more than expectations outlined in the private
This sales increase is anticipated
through 3.2 percent growth in instant ticket sales to $1.94 billion, and 4.2
percent growth in draw-based game sales to $1.09 billion.
Overall, the plan is projected to
result in a financial contribution to the state of $735 million, up an
estimated 5.7 percent over the prior year.
By the end of Camelots
contract term in 2027, the company projects the net annual income to the state
to exceed $1 billion.
To achieve this growth, the annual
business plan focuses on strategies, goals and planned activities for marketing
and branding, games, retail and iLottery, communications and corporate social
Our first year is a
foundation year to establish operational fundamentals and build trust in the
Illinois Lottery through responsible, transparent and accountable
management, said Camelot Illinois General Manager Colin Hadden.
Our long-term goal is to create an innovative, modern lottery that
will attract new players and maximize financial returns to the state in a
socially responsible way.
Camelot projects Illinois Lottery
expenses to be $2.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2019, including $1.96 billion in
prizes and claims, $114.1 million to fund the costs of sales and services,
marketing and advertising and vendor fees, as well as $26.6 million in
Key highlights anticipated in Fiscal
Year 2019 include the transition to a new back-office central gaming system,
new computer terminals in all retail locations, new vending machines and the
launch of a new website and mobile app. In the second half of the year, Camelot
plans to implement the roll out of a $15 million investment in point of sale
equipment that will transform the presentation of the Lottery in more than
7,600 retail stores across Illinois.
Also planned for Fiscal Year 2019
are the launch of a new draw-based game that will offer winners regular
payments for life rather than a single jackpot, enhanced training and support
for retailers and initiatives to expand awareness of iLottery to acquire new
To learn more and to download the
business plan, please visit
Camelot operates lotteries in
Illinois, the U.K. and Ireland and serves as an adviser to multiple U.S. state
lotteries. Its sister company, Camelot U.K., has operated the U.K. National
Lottery since 1994 and has an unrivaled track record of success, helping the
U.K. National Lottery deliver over $92 billion to winners and $52 billion to
good causes (as of November 2017). Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) won a
20-year license to operate the Irish National Lottery in February 2014. Over
the three years to the end of 2017, PLI has grown overall sales by 16 percent
and nearly tripled digital sales.
Subscribers can access the entire business plan here.
SOURCE: Camelot Illinois.
Arkansas Lottery Celebrates Record-Breaking
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (July 10,
2018) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lotterys (ASL) fiscal year ended June
30, and it is celebrating recording-breaking sales and revenue for the year.
Sales reached $499,704,976, and revenue was $500,490,212.
ASL Director Bishop Woosley said the
best part of having record-breaking sales and revenues is it means more money
for scholarships. Proceeds to scholarships were just shy of $92 million
the third highest amount since 2012 when more than $97 million went to help
fund the Academic Challenge Scholarship.
Our mission is to maximize
proceeds to scholarships in a responsible way, Woosley said.
With outstanding sales and revenues, we are doing just that. We have
provided more than $781 million for the Academic Challenge Scholarship program,
which equates to more than 275,000 scholarships. And that number will exceed
300,000 next month when the Arkansas Department of Higher Education awards
scholarships to Arkansas students for the 2018-2019 school year.
Instant lottery ticket sales also
set a new record of $407,604,791, and Arkansas draw game sales had the second
highest sales ever at $92,103,185.
In 2016 draw game sales
were more than $95 million, Woosley said. That was the year
that the Powerball jackpot went over $1 billion.
The Lottery also paid out the
highest amount of prizes ever to players this year nearly $342 million,
which is about $27 million more than the second highest amount paid to players
in 2012. And retailer commissions of more than $28 million were record-breaking
as well this year.
Woosley added that the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery staffs hard work contributed to the record year.
Our excellent sales staff
worked extremely hard this year, he said. Our gaming
division introduced several new recording-breaking instant tickets, and our
marketing group introduced a new advertising theme which featured real winners.
I think all those efforts influenced our sales. Im proud of the entire
To read the entire financial report
presented to the Arkansas Legislative Council Lottery Oversight Subcommittee,
go online to http://MyArkansasLottery.com/reports and click on June
2018 Monthly Disclosure Reports under LOC Reports.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and
other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the Lottery has provided more than $781
million for more than 275,000 college scholarships, more than $2.6 billion in
prizes to players, about $224 million in retailer commissions and more than
$116 million state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions and
to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers
Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the
National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Kara Lee Ford at
501-683-1646 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Report Takes Significant Step Forward in Measuring the Impact of
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (July 10, 2018) --
to understanding the full range of harms gambling can have on society has been
It was led by Dr Heather Wardle, on
behalf of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) which provides
independent advice to the Gambling Commission. The report is the result of
close collaboration between the Gambling Commission, GambleAware as funding
body, and RGSB. The report calls for views on how the social cost of
gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood.
Mapping out for the first time
methodology that could be used to quantify the impact gambling can have on
relationships, finances and health, the report seeks to:
- Agree a definition of gambling-related harms that
can be used by policy makers and public health officials.
- Explore how the social and economic impact of
gambling-related harms can be better understood, measured and monitored.
- Set a framework for action that considers how the
impact of harms can be felt by individuals, families and communities.
- Identify the most effective way to estimate the
social cost of gambling-related harms.
Gambling Commission Chief Executive,
Neil McArthur said: While the majority of consumers can enjoy gambling
without experiencing harm, we cannot forget the devastating effects it can have
on some individuals, families and communities. This report shows significant
progress in understanding those effects and measuring the impacts on wider
society and the economy as a whole. We do not see this as a definitive position
- its very much a work in progress. We encourage public health officials,
academics, the industry and the public to feed back on the report and work with
us to set a framework that can help prevent harm to consumers.
Dr Heather Wardle, lead author of
the report commented: "This report is a dramatic step forward in our
understanding of gambling. It represents a sea change in thinking about
gambling as it recognises that gambling isn't something that affects just a few
individuals but extends far beyond them to affect their families, communities
Marc Etches, Chief Executive at
GambleAware commented: "Problem gambling is a public health issue that can
have serious economic and social consequences not only for individual gamblers
but also family, friends, communities and society. This is why this project,
led by Dr Heather Wardle of RGSB and funded by GambleAware, is so important. We
need urgently to improve our understanding of what gambling, and its
wide-reaching knock-on effects, is costing us."
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: email@example.com
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Governor Announces Record Year for Virginia Lottery Sales and
Lottery Profits for K-12
Education Top $600 Million for First Time in Virginia Lottery
RICHMOND, Virginia (July 11, 2018)
-- Today, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Virginia Lottery completed
its best year ever, with record sales of $2.14 billion and profits topping $600
million for the first time. The news was delivered at the Lottery Boards
quarterly meeting held in Richmond today. Virginias Constitution requires
that all Virginia Lottery profits be deposited in the Lottery Proceeds Fund,
from which the General Assembly makes appropriations in support of K-12 public
education programs. The previous record, set in Fiscal Year 2016, was $588
These numbers are unaudited figures.
The final, audited results will be released in August.
Todays news is a big
win for public education in Virginia, particularly for the students and
educators across our Commonwealth who benefit from this funding, said
Governor Northam. Not only is the Lottery generating record profits,
but the General Assembly has raised the Lottery per Pupil Allocation, giving
school districts throughout Virginia more flexibility to use lottery funds to
meet their local needs.
This $600 million will
support so many areas of Virginias K-12 education system and will benefit
teachers and students in all parts of the Commonwealth, said
Secretary Atif Qarni.
Lottery players shared in the
years success through a record $1.3 billion in prizes. A total of 48
tickets won prizes of at least $1 million in Virginia.
The Lottery partners with about
5,200 retailers across Virginia to sell tickets. Those lottery retailers, many
of them small, locally-owned businesses, earned more than $120 million in
commissions and incentives in Fiscal Year 2018.
Players continue to support
our broad, creative portfolio of fun games while also enthusiastically
supporting a great causeVirginias public schools. At the Lottery,
we celebrate good fun with a great social purpose, said Virginia
Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. The record $600 million we
contributed to public schools this year will help local schools fund child
nutrition programs, early reading intervention, career education and other
important classroom programs. An additional $14 million in unclaimed prizes
this year has been deposited in the Literary Fund, which provides low-interest
loans to help localities upgrade their school facilities and technology. In the
coming months, look for us to deliver new games in new ways and in new
The Lottery celebrates its 30th
birthday in 2018. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988, nearly a
year after Virginia voters approved creation of a state lottery.
The Lottery is proud to
deliver record sales while adhering to sound business principles and presenting
our products in the most responsible manner possible, said Virginia
Lottery Board Chairman Ferhan Hamid. The Lottery is all about fun and
games, but were very serious about fulfilling our mission of benefitting
K-12 education in the Commonwealth.
For more information and a complete
list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, visit www.valottery.com,
like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on
LinkedIn and YouTube. And remember: please play responsibly.
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery press
Lottery and Casinos Transfer a Combined $163.7 Million to State of Kansas in
Fiscal Year 2018
TOPEKA, Kansas (July 11, 2018) --
The Kansas Lottery reported to the Kansas Lottery Commission at its monthly
meeting in Topeka today that in Fiscal Year 2018 the Lottery nearly matched the
all-time combined transfer record for traditional lottery and casinos.
Total revenue transferred to the
State through the sale of traditional lottery games was $74.7 million.
Revenue transferred from the four casinos with state-owned and state-operated
gaming totalled $89.0 million.
Combined, traditional lottery and
casino revenue totalled $163.7 million transferred to the State in Fiscal Year
2018. That was only slightly below the record combined transfer of $163.9
million in Fiscal Year 2016.
Traditional lottery sales in Fiscal
Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018) were $283.2 million
(unaudited). Thats 4.35 percent ahead of last years sales of
Im grateful to our
retailers, staff and players for the good year weve had, said
Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. Instant tickets
continue to grow as our biggest category. We are up in the two big multi-state
jackpot games Powerball and Mega Millions, and sales show players are enjoying
our new games, Lotto America and Lucky for Life.
While Im very pleased
with this years results, its next fiscal year thats going to
be the real game changer, continued Presta.
The Kansas Lottery hopes to
have vending machines in stores sometime next calendar year, and our new
partner Scientific Games is providing us with a brand new state-of-the-art
gaming system with incredibly fast terminals and a whole new central system
thats scheduled to go live at the end of this month. These changes will
help create revenue next year and in years to come.
Heres a breakdown of FY18
traditional lottery sales, by game, compared to FY17 sales:
| Game Type
|| FY 2017
|| FY 2018
|| % Change
| Thru 6/30/2017
|| Thru 6/30/2018
Super Kansas Cash
Lucky For Life
Instants & Pull Tabs
Total All Games
Included in the traditional lottery
Fiscal Year 2018 transfer is $1,028,373 from the sale of special $1 and $2
Veterans Benefit instant scratch tickets. Proceeds from the sale of Veterans
tickets are directed to state programs that provide benefits to Kansas Military
veterans. Programs include the Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery
Program, National Guard scholarships and Kansas Veterans homes and
Expanded (Casino) Gaming
The $89.0 million transferred to the
State from state-owned and -operated casino gaming in Fiscal Year 2018 includes
revenue from four casinos. This was the first full fiscal year of
operation for the Kansas Crossing Casino near Pittsburg in the Southeast Kansas
Gaming Zone, which opened March 29, 2017.
In addition to $89.0 million in
total transfers to the State from the four casinos, $12.1 million went to local
units of government and $8.1 million to the Problem Gambling & Addictions
Here is the distribution of
revenue at Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City in FY18:
Adjusted Net Revenue as of June 30, 2018:
State of Kansas
Problem Gambling &
Addictions Grant Fund
* 1.5% to City of
Dodge City and 1.5% to Ford County
Here is the distribution of
revenue at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane in FY18:
Adjusted Net Revenue as of June 30, 2018:
State of Kansas
Problem Gambling &
Addictions Grant Fund
* 1% to City of
Mulvane, 1% to Sumner County, and 1% to Sedgwick County
Here is the distribution of
revenue at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in
Kansas City, Kans., in
Adjusted Net Revenue as of June 30, 2018:
State of Kansas
Problem Gambling &
Addictions Grant Fund
* 3% to the
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kans.
Here is the distribution of
revenue at Kansas Crossing Casino in Pittsburg, Kans., in FY18:
Adjusted Net Revenue as of June 30, 2018:
State of Kansas
Problem Gambling &
Addictions Grant Fund
* 1% to City of
Pittsburg, 1% to Cherokee County, and 1% to Crawford County
The four casinos are
generating millions of dollars for good causes, said Presta.
I want to thank the casino managers and their staffs for the hard work
they do in competitive markets and express gratitude to the casino players for
Where Does the Money Go?
Traditional lottery revenue
goes into the State Gaming Revenues Fund. On a yearly basis, the first $50
million is divided by a formula which first transfers $80,000 to the Problem
Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund.
Then 85 percent of the balance is
transferred to the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, 10 percent to the
Correctional Institutions Building Fund, and 5 percent to the Juvenile
Detention Facilities Fund. Any receipts in excess of $50 million must be
transferred to the State General Fund.
The Economic Development
Initiatives Fund supports state programs that create and retain jobs in Kansas.
Those include Kansas Department of Commerce programs, Tourism and Parks
programs in the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, the Kansas Board of
Regents for vocational education programs, and many more.
Expanded Lottery (Casino)
The 2007 Kansas Expanded Lottery Act created the Expanded
Lottery Act Revenues Fund (ELARF). The States share of revenue from
state-owned and -operated casino gaming is transferred from the ELARF for
purposes of reduction of state debt, state infrastructure improvements and
reduction of local ad valorem tax; and/or for other purposes as directed by the
Kansas Legislature, such as Kan-Grow Engineering Funds at state universities
and the reduction of unfunded actuarial liability of the Kansas Public
Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
NOTE: All revenue figures are
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T:
(785) 296-5708, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
from CT Lottery Board Chair Donald DeFronzo:
Appointment of Gregory Smith as President and CEO of the
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
ROCKY HILL, CT (July 5, 2018) -- As
indicated in the Board action earlier today, Gregory Smith, Acting Executive
Director of the Illinois Lottery, has been selected as the new permanent
President and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC). His appointment
will be effective July 20, 2018.
This decision is the result of a
lengthy search beginning in March of 2017, and delayed several times by
developments within the Lottery and on the Board.
Nevertheless, over 80 candidates
from 17 states and the District of Columbia and one foreign country applied.
Extensive candidate reviews were conducted as were preliminary screening
interviews, and approximately a dozen in-person interviews were conducted by
the Search Committee itself.
Since 2012 Greg has served as
Executive Director of two state lotteries, the Vermont Lottery Commission and
the Illinois State Lottery. During his four years at the Vermont Lottery,
he grew sales and profits by more than 20%. While leading the Vermont Lottery,
he was asked to serve on the finance and executive committee of the Multi-State
Lottery Association board, through a challenging leadership transition.
This exposure, coupled with his
accomplishments at the Vermont Lottery, led him to receive an offer to serve as
the Acting Director of the Illinois Lottery. Interested in working for a larger
lottery and learning more about the privatization process, he accepted the
As Director of the Illinois Lottery,
he has led a management and technology transition while restructuring
Illinois privatized $2.8 billion lottery system. He now serves on the
national board of the Mega Millions Group.
In addition to lottery experience,
Greg possesses extensive private sector experience in the hospitality industry
including work in the hotel business and as Director of Operations for the
Vermont Country Store where he had responsibility for approximately 250
He is a graduate of Purdue
University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has also held a
license in Virginia as a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to his work in both
large and small lotteries, and in the state agency and privatized lottery
models, Greg has a national reputation having served on two national lottery
The Search Committee put a high
premium on administrative performance, personal integrity, credibility,
communication skill, and throughout the selection process, sought to ensure
stability in the operations of the Lottery in the short run, and continued
growth and innovation in the future.
In addition to these desired
qualities and objectives, the selection needed to fit within the Lotterys
ability to pay in what is a very competitive professional field.
I have said that the selection of a
CEO is a defining moment in the development of an agency and with the selection
of Greg Smith we are clearly defining our objectives as follows:
First and foremost is a commitment
to integrity in operations at all levels. In selecting an individual with
Gregs mix of experience and skill we expect to change the face of the
Lottery and to move forward with innovative measures that will propel the CLC
to the forefront of gaming operations national resulting in expanded growth for
The Board believes that these are
realistic aspirations, shared entirely by our new CEO, and we intend to work
with him to achieve these goals.
One final note, as we welcome Greg
to Connecticut, the Board wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge the
exceptional work done by Acting CEO Chelsea Turner over the last 16 months.
She has taken an agency with a
damaged image and improved its standing with the public, improved its financial
performance to record levels, endured what most of us believe have been unfair
criticisms, and has helped to establish the CLC as one of the best performing
lotteries in the country.
She will assume the duties of Acting
Vice President effective July 20, 2018.
CONTACTS: Kendra Eckhart,
(860) 713-2711 or Valerie Guglielmo, (860) 713-2703, Fax: (860)
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery
$167 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Claimed in
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (July 9, 2018) -
-Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs winners claimed $167,335,899 in prizes
during June, including two $1 million top prizes.
The $1 million winning tickets were
sold at Wawa, 3321 Willow Lane, Lower Macungie, Lehigh County (game: $1,000,000
Power Payday), and Pantry Food Mart, 102 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, Bucks
County (game: My First Million).
Across Pennsylvania, other big
prizes claimed during June included:
- Four $300,000 prizes;
- Two $150,000 prizes; and
- Fourteen $100,000 prizes.
Monthly winner lists posted in the
Winners section of palottery.com include winners of $1,000 or more, although
many prizes below that amount were won.
Scratch-Offs currently offer prizes
ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Before playing any game, players
should read and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of
winning found at palottery.com. Check tickets promptly and immediately claim
Prizes expire one year from a
Scratch-Off game's end-sale date posted at palottery.com.
The overall chances of winning any
prize, printed on the back of each ticket, are stated across all tickets
produced in a game and not by consecutive tickets sold per pack. Random
distribution ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and retailers do not know where
winning tickets will be sold.
About Us: The Pennsylvania
Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that
benefit older residents.
Since ticket sales began in 1972, it
has contributed $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates,
transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services
including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Do not
give lottery games to children. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER
(1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win.
Play and win online at
pailottery.com. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow
us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, T:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
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