Atlantic Lottery Surpasses Target to Return $419.2 Million in
Profit for 2017-18
Corporation returns more
than $400 million in profit for the fourth consecutive financial
- Atlantic Lottery reports profits of $419.2 million,
exceeding target by $1.8 million.
- Destination line of business contributed $284.3
million; Retail and iLottery line of business added $134.9 million.
- All provinces exceeded budget, except in
Newfoundland and Labrador, where profit missed target by $4.5 million.
- Highlights included investment in enabling
technology renewal and skills to improve player experience.
HALIFAX, N.S. (October 1,
2018) Atlantic Lottery president and CEO Brent Scrimshaw released the
corporations 2017-2018 annual report and financial results Monday during
an event at the Volta Labs innovation hub in Halifax.
Im proud to share
that Atlantic Lottery exceeded its target to report profits of $419.2 million
in fiscal year 2017-18, Scrimshaw said. In addition to
providing strong, stable returns to our provincial shareholders, the past year
also saw us take significant steps to modernize our business and culture. This
will ensure we are better prepared to grow in the future and continue to make
significant contributions to Atlantic Canada.
Of the total profits in 2017-18,
Atlantic Lottery returned $137.9 million to Nova Scotia, followed by $133.8
million to Newfoundland and Labrador, $128.7 million to New Brunswick and $18.8
million to Prince Edward Island.
All provinces profits grew
from the previous year and surpassed their 2017-18 profit targets except in
Newfoundland and Labrador, where the provincial target was missed by $4.5
The Destination line of Atlantic
Lottery, which includes its video lottery and Red Shore businesses, accounted
for $284.3 million of the annual profit, while the Retail and iLottery line of
business added the remaining $134.9 million.
Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned
by the four Atlantic provinces and returns 100% of its profits to the four
Founded in 1976, Atlantic Lottery
has since returned more than $9 billion in total profits to the region. At the
end of the 2017-18 fiscal year, Atlantic Lottery had 650 employees based in all
four Atlantic provinces.
Investing in the Future
Among Atlantic Lotterys key
successes of the 2017-18 financial year was the implementation of enabling
technology infrastructure, including new systems for both retail lottery and
iLottery, as well as broad new digital applications online and through new
mobile iOS and Android apps.
These investments improve
customers experience wherever they choose to engage with the
Combined with an emphasis on
creating an innovative and agile culture, Scrimshaw said the new technology
will allow for quicker and more cost-effective development and deployment of
the new games, promotions and experiences that players have come to expect.
This is at the core of what
Atlantic Lottery is all about. We know our players have more options than ever
and we want to make sure we are able to give them everything theyre
looking for, while also offering the peace of mind of knowing theyre
playing in a safe and regulated environment.
Scrimshaw also highlighted that
Atlantic Lotterys iLottery online player base increased substantially
from 63,000 to 72,000 in 2017-18, with further growth anticipated next year. In
addition, Atlantic Lotterys sponsorship program supported events across
Atlantic Canada, including Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Royal St.
Johns Regatta, Celtic Colours and Ocean Festive.
Over the past five years, Atlantic
Lotterys sponsorship program has invested more than $1.1 million into
community-focused festivals and events that celebrate the unique spirit and
culture of Atlantic Canada.
The complete 2017-2018 annual report
and financial statements are available at ALC.CA.
CONTACT: Natalie Belliveau, Atlantic
Lottery Communications, T: 506-867-5800 x.5143, E:
SOURCE: Atlantic Lottery
Communications press release.
Lottery Announces Special Powerball Promotion
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (October 1, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Lottery's new Powerball® promotion launched today: when
players purchase an individual Powerball with Power Play® ticket for $3, a
free ticket of equal value will be awarded at random.
The offer is valid through October
31 or while supplies last.
To play Powerball, players pay $2
and select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, then select one
number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Players can also use Quick Pick to
let the computer pick their numbers.
Adding the $1 Power Play option to a
ticket allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or
5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. A 10X multiplier is available
whenever the jackpot is $150 million or less. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize
are not multiplied by this number. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option
is set at $2 million.
Visit palottery.com to learn more
about how to play Powerball and the Power Play option.
Powerball is played in 44 states,
Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held
every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
Visit the Winners and Benefits pages
at palottery.com to review how much money each county received in Lottery
prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians last fiscal year.
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
$29 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care
services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers
Players must be 18 or older. 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 online at pailottery.com. Install our official mobile app,
like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery press
Has Been Selected to Provide Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) with
Next Generation Lottery Terminals in Canada
COLOMBES, France (September 28,
2018) -- IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, is proud to reinforce
its relationship with OLG by providing next generation camera-based Lottery
Terminals. Thanks to this new technology developed by IDEMIA, OLG will be able
to enhance its relationship with players and improve the customer
With more than 25 years of
experience in Point of Sale and Lottery / Betting technologies, IDEMIA has
already deployed over 280,000 terminals worldwide. Thanks to its industrial
leadership and its capacity to innovate, IDEMIA has been able to design the
ELITE-Terminals. This next generation solution enables lottery organizations to
benefit from more than just a lottery terminal and will allow OLG to improve
the retail experience for both customers and retailers.
The ELITE-Terminal offers speed and
ease for processing documents (e.g. play slips, receipts, instant tickets,
etc.) for retailers; as well as new opportunities for designing innovative play
slips for special events.
For this long-term specific project,
IDEMIA will work with OLG over the next 18 to 24 months to rollout 10 700 new
terminals and associated ticket checkers in retail locations. IDEMIA is also
collaborating with Rogers Communication Canada Inc. as the Telecommunications
Network Services Provider, with NCR Canada Corp. as the Lottery Terminal
Support and Maintenance Services Provider and with FDJ Gaming Solutions (a
subsidiary of la Française des Jeux), IDEMIAs long-term partner,
for the delivery of the Lottery Terminal middleware and associated remote
IDEMIA is proud to work
once again with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and provide them with
the next generation of camera-based Lottery Terminals. IDEMIA has a worldwide
experience and the ability to implement, integrate, and maintain leading edge
solutions in the lottery and gaming industry. To date, more than 60,000 units
of ELITE-Terminals have been sold worldwide, showing strong success for this
ground-breaking technology, said Philippe Larcher, Deputy General
Manager for Citizen Identity & Public Security activities at IDEMIA.
Replacing and updating
Lottery terminals will help improve the way OLG connects with customers in a
responsible way, » said Greg McKenzie, OLGs Chief Operating
Officer. « Its part of OLGs plan to ensure our technology is
responsive to changing market expectations. New terminals will allow OLG to add
more products and provide a better retail experience for customers, while
delivering enhanced features for retailers.
IDEMIA, the global leader in
Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, has the ambition to
empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote
in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity
has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for
Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this
asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as
well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for
international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security,
Gaming and IoT sectors.
OT (Oberthur Technologies) and
Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With
close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA
serves clients in 180 countries.
For more information, visit
www.idemia.com / Follow @IdemiaGroup on
OLG is a crown agency that develops
world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a
socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming
facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming;
and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable
Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing
industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the
people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health
care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support
for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLGs operations also
support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local
charities across the province.
Florida Lottery Introduces Three New Fast Play Games
The fastest way to play
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 1,
2018) -- Rush to your nearest Florida Lottery retailer for three new Fast
Play games from the Florida Lottery, on sale today! HOT DICE, IN BETWEEN,
and BREAK THE BANK range in price from $1 to $5, and give players the chance to
win top prizes of $1,000 to $50,000.
Now, through November 14, Fast Play
tickets can be entered into the Fast Play Replay Second Chance promotion using
the Florida Lottery Collect N Win app or by visiting
Three drawings will be held between
October 19, and November 16. In each drawing one winner will receive $10,000
and 40 winners will each receive $500!
Fast Play game tickets print
on-demand from the Lottery terminal and can be played immediately. If the
ticket is a winner, the prize can be claimed instantly! HOT DICE, IN BETWEEN,
and BREAK THE BANK can be purchased at any of the Lottery's more than 13,000
retailer locations statewide.
To play, ask the retailer for a Fast
Play ticket for the game you wish to play, or present a Fast Play playslip,
tear-away sheet, or barcode to the retailer and a ticket will print
Prizes up to $50,000 can be claimed
at any Florida Lottery office and prizes less than $600 can be redeemed
immediately at any Florida Lottery retailer.
Fast Play game prizes must be
claimed within 60 days after the official end of game.
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 Floridas economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to
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:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com) press
Lottery Scratch-Offs Offer Unique Ways to Win
Three Big Jackpots Continue
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 1,
2018) -- Tomorrow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) will launch four new
instant scratch-off games with unique ways to win.
Although the Big Multiplier game is
the third oversized instant ticket to be sold in Arkansas, it is a first of its
kind with four games on one ticket.
Players can win up to 40 times on
this $10 scratch-off that has a top prize of $250,000.
Another first with the Big
Multiplier ticket is that for the first time ever the back of the ticket
reminds lottery players to join The Club, said Bishop Woosley, ASL
director. Players who join The Club can submit non-winning instant
tickets for a second chance to win and earn reward points on eligible tickets
that are redeemable in the online store. With the official ASL Club app players
can even scan their tickets with their mobile device. And its free to
The second distinctive instant
ticket this month is called Black and Gold. Its unique feature is
there are 10 additional chances to win on the back of the ticket.
I think players will really
like the Black and Gold ticket. The top prize is $100,000, and they can win up
to 25 times. Plus they get to scratch the back for another game. All for just
$5, Woosley said.
The other two new scratch-off
tickets are the $1 Cash on the Spot ticket with a top prize of $3,000 and the
$20,000 Money Bag, which sells for $2. Both tickets are loaded with prize
Woosley said the top three big
jackpot games are all growing to near record amounts. The Natural State
Jackpots draw tonight is for $300,000. Tuesdays Mega Millions
jackpot is up to $367 million, and the Powerball jackpot stands at $229 million
for Wednesdays drawing.
He reminds players that sales from
jackpot games provide a larger percentage of revenue to scholarships.
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 302,000
college scholarships, more than $2.6 billion in prizes to
players, about $228 million in
retailer commissions and more than $117 million state and federal tax
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 Lottery
Games Live on British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) through Agreement
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (September 25,
2018) --Following completed technical integration, a range of NetEnts
popular games is now live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
through an agreement with IGT. This marks the first entry for NetEnt on the
regulated market in Canada.
NetEnt has previously agreed with
IGT to supply online casino games to BCLC. The integration is now complete and
a range of NetEnts portfolio of world-leading games is available to
BCLCs players through the IGT Connect integration layer IGT is
providing to the lottery.
BCLC is a member of World Lottery
Association (WLA), the industry organization for state-authorized lotteries
around the world.
Therese Hillman, Group CEO of
NetEnt, commented: Launching our games to players in British Columbia
is an important milestone for us in our expansion in North America. Entering
regulated markets is a vital part of our strategy going forward, especially
within the WLA segment. I am sure that our exciting games will be much
appreciated by BCLCs players.
About NetEnt Americas LLC
NetEnt Americas LLC is a US
subsidiary of NetEnt AB (publ), a leading digital entertainment company,
providing premium gaming solutions to the worlds most successful online
casino operators. Visit http://www.games.netent.com to try our games.
Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt
has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a
NetEnt is committed to helping
customers stay ahead of the competition, is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm
(NETB) and employs 1,000 people in Malta, Stockholm, Kiev, Krakow,
Gothenburg, Gibraltar and New Jersey. www.netent.com
SOURCE: NetEnt AB (publ).
Gambling Commission Issues New Standards for Complaints
Processes in Gambling Industry
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (October 1, 2018)
-- The Gambling Commission has today published new standards, which come into
effect from 31 October and improve how complaints are handled by alternative
dispute resolution (ADR) providers in the gambling industry.
New standards and guidance set out
how consumer complaints should be handled and make clear the Commissions
- The types of consumer complaints we expect
providers to take on.
- Principles for considering compensation.
- Decision quality standards, particularly focused on
how providers look at and use evidence.
- The Ombudsman Associations (OA) six
principles of good governance which we expect providers to follow whether or
not they are members of the OA.
- Conflicts of interests.
- The information and customer service providers give
- The information and data providers share with us
Ian Angus, Programme Director for
Consumer Protection and Empowerment said: The standards published
today seek to simplify existing complaints processes and ensure consumer
complaints are handled in a fair, timely, transparent and effective manner.
Improved standards will also help cultivate consumer trust and confidence in
the industry. The standards will come into effect from 31 October, alongside
further changes that provide stronger protection for consumers and ensure they
are treated fairly.
Following the 31 October, the
Commission will begin to assess ADRs against the new standards.
CONTACT: press office on T: 0121 230
6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
International Association of Gaming Regulators Annual
Conference in Copenhagen Attracts over 200 Delegates
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (October 2,
2018) -- IAGRs Annual Conference, September 17 - 20 in Copenhagen, has
been declared a huge success by IAGR Board of Trustees and delegates alike
Trude Felde, newly designated IAGR
President and Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority
said: The Conference attracted almost 230 delegates representing 47
different gambling jurisdictions and 41 countries from every continent.
As Co-chair of the Conference
planning committee, I believe we met our goal of making the Conference a truly
global event and I am pleased at the diverse nature of both the speakers and
panellists, and the delegates.
We attracted many new speakers who
made an invaluable contribution to the program as well as fresh insights from
speakers who have worked with us previously.
Our program was intended to
challenge and generate discussion within the overall theme Let us make
great regulation together.
Our first keynote speaker, Chris
Brady, Professor of Management Studies and Director of the Centre for Sports
Business at Salford University in the UK, gave us food for thought in likening
regulators and punters to referees and players.
Ranjana Adhikari, Co-head, Media
Entertainment & Gaming Practice from Nishith Desai Associates, asked us
whether regulating gambling was a job for state/government or industry. The
debate was illustrated by the example of India.
We also tackled subjects such
as the effectiveness of sanctions; whether payment blocking was a successful
tool in the fight against illegal operators; the dilemmas faced by regulators,
and crisis and emergency management in casinos.
From a global perspective we learnt
about sports betting in Africa and the USA, how gambling is developing in Latin
America, and the impact of the recently imposed advertising ban in Italy.
Lootboxes; effective regulation through social licence and risk communication
strategies; the importance of dialogue between regulators and industry, and
whether bonuses continued to be an attractive marketing tool, all contributed
to a stimulating and thought-provoking event.
We also revealed the findings of our
first survey of IAGR members, covering questions ranging from the size of
different regulators, their areas of responsibility and the challenges that
they face. We will be publishing this survey on the IAGR website in the near
Birgitte Sand, Director of the
Danish Gambling Authority, who co-chaired the Conference planning committee,
and her team of staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the delegates
experienced the best that Copenhagen has to offer.
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all the presenters for their contributions, compelling
insights and for giving their time so freely.
At the Annual General Members
Meeting, three new members were confirmed as members of the IAGR Board:
- Dr Jason Lane, Chief Executive, Jersey Gambling
- Ben Haden, Programme Director Insight, UK
- Steven Ngubeni, Chief Executive Officer, Gauteng
Gambling Board, South Africa
Trude Felde, Senior Advisor, The
Norwegian Gaming & Foundation Authority will serve 12 months as President,
with Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming and Racing NSW,
Australia as Vice-President. Bruce Molnar, Chairman, Pokagon Band
Gaming Commission (USA) continues as Treasurer. Cedrick Chiloane,
Executive Manager: Communications, Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (South Africa)
remains as Secretary. Dale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and
Gaming Authority of Manitoba (Canada), who served as President of IAGR for a
two-year period, remains as a Trustee.
Profiles of all Trustees can be
found on the IAGR website.
Montego Bay, Jamaica will be the
venue for next years IAGR conference and will run from September 30
October 3 2019.
SOURCE: The International
Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).
Wins Technical Service Bid from China Sports Lottery Technology
HONG KONG, SAR (Sept. 28, 2018) --
AGTech Holdings Limited ("AGTech" or the "Company", HKEX stock code: 8279) is
delighted to announce that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has won the
technical service tender to provide technical service for integrated security
access platform infrastructure framework to China Sports Lottery Technology
Group ("CSLC"). This demonstrates the Group's continued industry leading
position and commitment in China's lottery technical services and technical
John Sun, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of AGTech, said, "With the outstanding performance in
safety, compliance, innovation and precision, we won the bid for the technical
service of CSLC, which once again proves the Group's comprehensive leading
position in the Chinese lottery market, we are very excited about this. AGTech
has always been committed to promoting innovation and healthy development of
the industry, and accumulated more than ten years' experience to provide
technical support for the responsible, trustworthy, healthy and sustainable
development of China lottery industry and public welfare."
About AGTech Holdings
AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda
and its shares are listed on the GEM (Stock Code: 08279). AGTech is an
integrated technology and services company engaged in the lottery and mobile
games and entertainment market with a focus on China and selected international
markets. A member of the Alibaba Group with around 400 employees, AGTech is the
exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group.
AGTech's businesses are broadly
divided into two categories:
- Lottery (including hardware, games and systems,
provision of distribution and ancillary services); and
- Games and Entertainment.
AGTech is a Gold Contributor of the
World Lottery Association (WLA), an associate member of the Asia Pacific
Lottery Association (APLA), and an official partner of the International Mind
Sports Association (IMSA).
For more information, please visit
SOURCE: AGTech Holdings
Limited press release.
SPORT BETTING: Global Lottery Monitoring System President Presents Threats and
Opportunities to US Lotteries
CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 27, 2018)
-- GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended from 25-27 September 2018 the
Conference of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
(NASPL) in Cleveland, US. Ludovico joined a high level discussion on Sports
Betting post PASPA repeal.
Ludovico highlighted GLMS full
support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments
since prohibition have often only favoured the proliferation of black markets,
criminal orgs and, as a result, sport competition manipulations.
He presented threats and
opportunities for the Lotteries in connection to the world of sport and the
need to effectively join the legalisation process and play a key role in the
definition of sustainable regulatory frameworks. Ludovico claimed that thanks
to regulated sports betting, 2018 will be a turning point for the evolution of
the US Gaming Landscape, which has a great chance to innovate itself and engage
young adults and millennials effectively through, digital social engagement and
Sports Integrity has been a key
debated topic in the US media and Ludovico presented GLMS and its mission to
the audience, pointing out the need for a clear and sustainable US sports
integrity policy and urged for cooperation among all private and public
Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General
Evangelos 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).
GLMS has 1 associate Member:
Scientific Games Corporation
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
Entertainment, Inc. Announces Expanded Sports Betting Relationship with William
Americas Leading Bookmaker, to Manage all Golden Entertainment Race and
Sports Wagering Operations, Including Potential Future Opportunities in
Maryland and Montana
LAS VEGAS, NV (Oct. 2, 2018)
Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) has entered into a long-term agreement
with William Hill, the leading bookmaker in America, to manage the
companys race and sports operations in Nevada, Maryland and Montana.
This expands upon Golden
Entertainments existing agreement with William Hill, which already
operates the race and sports book at Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall
as well as deposit kiosks at approximately 80 Golden Entertainment wholly-owned
taverns and third party distributed gaming locations throughout Nevada.
The partnership further extends
William Hills relationship with Golden Entertainment to include race and
sports books operations at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona
Charlies Decatur and Arizona Charlies Boulder in Las Vegas and
Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. William Hill will also continue to
operate the race and sports books at Edgewater and Colorado Belle casino
resorts in Laughlin after Golden Entertainment finalizes the acquisition of
these properties in Q1 of 2019. In addition, the agreement provides that there
will be a minimum of 100 William Hill mobile deposit kiosks at Golden
Entertainments wholly-owned taverns and third party distributed locations
William Hill and Golden
Entertainment will also pursue sports wagering opportunities in Montana and
Maryland, subject to enabling legislation within these states. Golden
Entertainment currently operates distributed gaming across Montana in
approximately 300 locations and owns Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland.
We are excited to expand
our current relationship with William Hill, which has a proven sports wagering
platform not only in Nevada but around the world. We look forward to growing
our business in Nevada and other jurisdictions through this
partnership, said Steve Arcana, COO of Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Since entering the United
States, William Hill has had an excellent relationship with Golden
Entertainment and we look forward to continuing it for many years to come in
Nevada and elsewhere as opportunities arise, said Joe Asher, CEO of
William Hill US.
William Hill is expected to begin
operating Golden Entertainments additional Nevada race and sports books
by December 2018, subject to receiving required regulatory approvals.
About Golden Entertainment,
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and
operates gaming properties across two divisions resort and casino
operations and distributed gaming. The company operates more than 16,200 gaming
devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for
approximately 7,000 team members.
Golden Entertainment owns eight
casino resorts seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its
distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, the company operates video
gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns 60 traditional taverns in
Nevada. Golden Entertainment is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming
terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its
portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management
capabilities across its two divisions. More information is available at
About William Hill
William Hill PLC is one of the
worlds leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 16,000
people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is
listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its $2.1 billion annual
revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of
licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming
services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and
mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business
in the USA. William Hill US (www.williamhill.us) currently operates 108 race and sports
books in Nevada and the states leading mobile sports betting app. William
Hill US is operating in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack and Ocean Resort
Casino and is a licensed sports betting provider for several casinos in
Mississippi and a casino in West Virginia.
William Hill US is the
exclusive risk manager for the sports lottery in Delaware. William Hill also
has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy and Spain and serves online
customers throughout the world from its online headquarters in Gibraltar.
William Hill: Michael Grodsky, Vice
President of Marketing & Public Relations: (702) 378-7852
Golden Entertainment: Lauren
Cahlan/Emma Williams: (702) 868-4545 / GE@wickedcreative.com
SOURCE: Golden Entertainment,
Spotlight on the International Sports Betting Market: Felipe Ludeña
Felipe Ludeña -
Overall responsibility for sports betting at NOVOMATIC
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (October
10, 2018) -- NOVOMATIC is expanding its staff and, with Felipe Ludeña,
has brought on board a well-known industry expert for the international sports
Gumpoldskirchen, October 2, 2018
(OTS) In September 2018 Felipe Ludeña left his position with the
international sports betting provider Codere Group to join NOVOMATIC. At
Codere, Mr. Ludeña headed the "Spanish Online Business Unit" since 2011.
In this function, he also coordinated the international expansion of sports
betting in Mexico, Colombia, Panama and other countries. The online expert will
now concentrate on the international expansion of NOVOMATICs sports
Ludeña - Overall responsibility for sports betting at
Felipe Ludeña is excited
about the new challenge: "NOVOMATICs pioneering spirit has always
fascinated me. It is of course a particularly exciting task to be able to
develop the international sports betting business for one of the worlds
largest gaming technology groups."
NOVOMATIC is pursuing an
international expansion strategy in the sports betting sector and plans to
further expand its strong position in Europe. At the same time, there will be
activities in this business segment for the first time in the USA. "To do
this, we need experts with excellent management skills. With Felipe
Ludeña, we are looking to play a major role in shaping the sports
betting market," said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann, pleased with the new
member of the NOVOMATIC family.
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: NOVOMATIC AG.
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