Lotterys 1st Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for
Education to More Than $4.7 Billion
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (October 16,
2018) -- The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has announced its
first-quarter transfer to education of more than $98 million, which brings the
total raised since inception to more than $4.7 billion. Total sales and total
proceeds for education for the period of July 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2018,
were the second highest for this period since the Lottery began on Jan. 20,
These results are great news
for students and education in Tennessee, said Rebecca Hargrove, President
and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. The Lottery continues its commitment
to success, and we are off to a strong start to this 15th fiscal
Additional highlights from the first
quarter include instant ticket sales of $342.1 million -- the highest first
quarter since inception -- and total sales of $418.1 million, the second
highest for any first quarter since inception.
More than 130,000 students benefited
from Lottery-funded programs during the past academic year, and more than 1.3
million scholarships and grants have been awarded since 2004. In addition to
the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $12.9 billion in
prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.2 billion in retailer
commissions since inception.
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CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, T:
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SOURCE: The Tennessee Education
Lottery Corporation press release.
Instant Scratch-Its Launches Limited Edition Ticket Collection
to Share the Joy This Christmas
Queensland, Australia (October 17,
2018) -- From present gift tags that could be worth up to $10,000 to stocking
fillers offering top prizes of up to $100,000, there are plenty of ways
Australians can share the joy this Christmas with Instant Scratch-Its.
Launching this week, the limited
edition Instant Scratch-Its Christmas range features bold colours, metallic
finishes and Australiana inspired designs provide the perfect accompaniment to,
or present for, friends, family and loved ones this Christmas.
This years Instant Scratch-Its
Christmas range features three different games something for every
ticket-gifting occasion, including:
- $1 Merry Christmas, an Instant Scratch-Its that
also doubles as a gift tag with a pre-cut hole for ribbon and a to/from section
- $2 Festive Fun, which can be used as a tree
ornament, gift tag or table decoration.
- $5 Christmas Wish, which features four different
scenes and is the perfect size to pop inside a Christmas card.
Not only does the ticket range give
players a chance to win multiple top prizes of up to $100,000, there are also
tens of thousands of smaller prizes waiting to be won from the combined prize
pool of more than $10.5 million.
spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said the range was perfect for any Christmas
This years Instant
Scratch-Its Christmas ticket range also delivers fun and decorative treats
designed to complement any Christmas decorating theme, she
We know many of our
customers will love adding a festive flourish to their Christmas wrapping with
a $1 Merry Christmas gift tag or including a $2 Festive Fun ticket on a
Christmas Day lunch napkin.
There is nothing that says
share the joy more than seeing someones face when a $5
Instant Scratch-It falls out of the inside of a Christmas card when it is
Another favourite gifting
option for our customers is a Christmas Scratchie Tree a
miniature tree decorated with lots of Instant Scratch-Its which is why
we have specialised trees available for purchase from our retailers.
And for those who want a
last-minute gift with no fuss, simply grab a few of the Christmas collection
from a retail outlet and ensure you pick up a matching complimentary
The Instant Scratch-Its Christmas
ticket range is now available at Instant Scratch-Its outlets in Queensland, New
South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern
NOTE: Not all games are
available in all jurisdictions.
About Instant Scratch-Its
The worlds first scratch off
ticket with instant prizes was introduced in the USA in 1974 and into Australia
Instant Scratch-Its tickets are
priced from $1 to $20. Within this price range there are a range of game types,
from quick fun plays to extended play games.
Each ticket series or game has a
specific prize structure consisting of several prize levels, ranging from top
prizes of up to $1 million down to thousands of other smaller prizes. In most
instances, the top prize represents approximately 10 per cent of the total
prize pool available in that game.
Chances of winning on an Instant
Scratch-Its ticket range from 1-in-2 to 1-in-4, which creates millions of
moments of instant joy each year.
The sign of Australias
Official Lotteries, the Lott operates and markets Australias leading
lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every
Last calendar year, 74 million
winners took home a total of $2.7 billion in prize money from their favourite
games which include Saturday Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz
Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno and Instant Scratch-Its.
For more information please
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SOURCE: the Lott press release.
Michigan Lottery Awards Neopollard Interactive iLottery
LANSING, Michigan (October 17, 2018)
-- NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive or
NPi) is pleased to announce a four-year extension to the iLottery
technology and related services contract between Pollard Banknote Limited
(Pollard Banknote), with NeoGames S.a.r.L. (NeoGames),
and the Michigan Lottery. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote and NeoGames
will continue to serve as the providers of the Lotterys iLottery
platform, games, and managed services through their joint venture, NeoPollard
Interactive, through July 2022.
Pollard Banknote and NeoGames first
teamed up with the Michigan Lottery to launch their turnkey iLottery 360°
Solution in 2014, providing the platform, managed services, and games required
to deliver a comprehensive interactive solution to players throughout the
Since then, NPi and the Lottery have
worked collaboratively to establish the top-performing iLottery program in
North America. Initial unaudited results for the 2018 fiscal year show iLottery
generated over $100 million in net win (wagers minus prizes paid and
promotional costs), helping the Michigan Lottery provide its fourth consecutive
record contributionapproximately $930 millionto its beneficiary,
the state School Aid Fund. More than 890,000 players have registered for the
Lotterys online services.
Under the extension, NPi will
continue to provide the Michigan Lottery with leading technology that evolves
to meet the changing needs of the Lottery and its players, including customer
engagement marketing and innovative game development, and operational services.
Closely collaborating with the Lottery through its headquarters in Lansing,
Michigan, NPi delivers 24/7 customer service to players throughout Michigan
with live chat, email, and phone support, and oversees all operational
services, including banking and payments, and claims and compliance.
We are thrilled to continue
our collaborative relationship with the Michigan Lottery as its iLottery
provider, said Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive.
Since the launch of iLottery in 2014, the Michigan Lottery has become
a leader within the digital space, providing innovative digital products to
players and continuing to seek out new experiences to enhance its technology,
games, and services. In fact, the performance of the Michigan Lotterys
iLottery platform has become the benchmark of the industry, with other
lotteries launching similar operations.
About the Michigan
Since it was established in 1972,
the mission of the Michigan Lottery has been to maximize revenue to support
public schools by providing fun and entertaining games of chance. The Lottery
contributed a record $930 million to its beneficiary, the School Aid Fund, in
the recently ended 2018 fiscal year, according to initial unaudited results.
This was the Lotterys fourth consecutive record contribution, topping the
previous record of $924.1 million set in the 2017 fiscal year. Since its
inception, the Michigan Lottery has provided more than $22 billion to support
public education. To learn more, visit:
NeoPollard Interactive LLC is
jointly owned by two of the worlds most trusted and reputable companies
in lottery and internet gaming -- Pollard Banknote Limited (Pollard
Banknote) and NeoGames S.a.r.L. (NeoGames). Established in
2014, NPi combines the marketing expertise and extensive worldwide lottery
experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven leadership and technology of
NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming products and services in
response to an ever-evolving marketplace. The company leverages the strengths
of each partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative
online gaming services for regulated lottery clients in order to generate
revenues for good causes.
For more information about
Neopollard Interactive, CONTACT:
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: Neopollard Interactive press
Skilrock Creates Flutter in G2E, Las Vegas with Vibrancy of Its
New Logo That Truly Reflects Its Belief and Solutions it
GURGAON, India (October 19, 2018) --
Team Skilrock is back after exhibiting at G2E Las Vegas, one of the
worlds most prestigious gaming extravaganza. This was Skilrocks
maiden exhibition at G2E and was made even more special as Skilrock unveiled
its new brand logo. The launch of this new brand identity is more than symbolic
as it represented a transformation in its belief and outlook that will be
exciting for all the stakeholders. The new approach to innovation coupled with
smart offerings, were well appreciated by the seasoned business participants as
well as the new takers. The event recorded presence from every nook and corner
of the gaming industry and visitors comprised operators, suppliers, industry
veterans as well as new generation of entrepreneurs and players.
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director
at Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd, commented
Launch of our new logo was
an instant hit. Everyone ranging from our clients to complete strangers
appreciated our new Logo that they believe is a true reflection of who we are
and our belief in being innovative - immersive intelligent.
Those who could not visit us at
G2E, watched the video of our launch and appreciated every bit of what we
explained as constituent of our logo.
As an organization we find
ourselves fully transformed as every employee has adopted a new found
enthusiasm to internalize our logo within themselves. Teams from different
offices were fully charged up to overcome the time zone differences to be part
of the launch and the tempo has continued!
With our belief to bring smiles
to the faces of every direct or indirect stakeholder that we serve, the impact
will be huge. As every one of them is adopting digital transformation and
adoption of new technology, they will find a matching partner in
Skilrock Technologies is a leading
technology solution provider for the lottery, gaming and payment industry with
its R&D centres located at global IT hubs. It is technology arm of $2
billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are leaders of Indian lottery &
The WEAVER Omni-Channel Gaming
Platform of Skilrock serves RETAIL, iGAMING & SELF SERVICE channels with
equal ease and at the same time supporting a wide variety of games like Lotto,
Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports, Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots. More than 120,000
retail touch points and over 5 million iGaming players across 22 jurisdictions
have been serviced using Weaver Platform.
SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies press
Lotterywest and Healthway Chairperson Appointed
PERTH, Western Australia (October
16, 2018) -- Professor Peter Klinken AC to take the helm as Lotterywest and
New chairperson to serve across both
organisations following alignment of Lotterywest and Healthway boards
Outgoing chairperson, Heather
Zampatti remains Healthway Board Commissioner
Premier Mark McGowan and Health
Minister Roger Cook have welcomed the appointment of new Lotterywest and
Healthway chairperson, Professor Peter Klinken AC.
Professor Klinken will assume his
role as chairperson this week for a three-year term - leading the Lotterywest
and Healthway Board of Commissioners.
The announcement follows the
integration of the Lotterywest and Healthway boards as part of efficiencies and
service rationalisation to deliver more benefits to the WA community.
Professor Klinken's contribution to
the State extends beyond his role as Chief Scientist of Western Australia in
which he is responsible for attracting Commonwealth and industry investment
into WA science, building the State's scientific capacity and promoting its
initiatives across academia, industry, government and the community.
Professor Klinken is highly regarded
for his work in medical research, health and new discoveries, and holds a
Companion of the Order of Australia.
Both Lotterywest and Healthway
operate under their own legislation.
Lotterywest provides and administers
the State's official lottery service. It supports the WA community through its
grants program and maintains a strong State-wide retail presence.
In 2017-18, Lotterywest delivered a
total of $260 million in grants including $104 million to 785 not-for-profit
community organisations and local governments across Western Australia.
Healthway promotes and facilitates
good health and activities that encourage healthy lifestyles for Western
Australians. It partners with organisations in health, research, sports, the
arts and the community to address preventable health issues, and support health
promotion activities and research.
More than $19 million worth of
Healthway grants and sponsorships were provided last financial year.
Comments attributed to Premier
"Professor Klinken is a prized
appointment and brings a unique skill set to enable him to chair both
Lotterywest and Healthway to ensure they continue to deliver benefits to the
"I would like to thank Ms
Zampatti for her contribution to Lotterywest during her full term of
"More than $260 million was
returned to the WA community through Lotterywest grants and $463 million was
shared among WA lottery winners in the last financial year.
"Lotterywest is an asset to the
entire WA community and I'm pleased my Government has moved to secure its
future by introducing new laws to protect WA lotteries from synthetic
lotteries. These new laws prevent betting on the outcome of lotteries in WA and
will enable Lotterywest to continue to contribute to our State."
Comments attributed to Health
Minister Roger Cook:
"Professor Klinken is a
recognised leader in medical research and will bring great insight and passion
to the agenda of Healthway.
"I welcome Professor Klinken to
his new role as he works with the Board of Commissioners to ensure Healthway
maximises opportunities to promote health and wellbeing, and support best
public health outcomes for WA."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Health Minister's office - 6552
SOURCE: Office of the Premier press
Lottery Receives National Certification for Responsible Gaming
AUSTIN, Texas (October 15, 2018)
The Texas Lottery has announced that its responsible gaming initiatives
have been verified by the North American Association of State and Provincial
Lotteries (NASPL) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Texas is
one of only 14 lotteries to achieve this certification.
We are very proud to have our
responsible gaming efforts verified by these two national organizations,
said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
As a component of our
mission, responsible gaming practices are implemented in all aspects of our
business, including the design process and advertising strategies for our
games. Last fiscal year, the Texas Lottery generated more than $5.6 billion and
as an organization of this size, we take responsible growth seriously and are
committed to NASPL and NCPGs principles of responsible
The Responsible Gambling
Verification Program was launched by NASPL and NCPG in 2016. To achieve
verification for 2018-2020 at the Planning Level, the Texas Lottery was
evaluated in eight areas, including research, employee training, retailer
training, player education, engagement and awareness, product oversight,
advertising and budget.
The Texas Lottery provides awareness
training for retailers and employees and makes resource information available
to players and retailers through the dedicated PLAY RESPONSIBLY page on its
website. Responsible gaming messages are also featured in employee
communications and on the Texas Lotterys official social media accounts.
The Texas Lottery is a Silver member of NCPG and participates in its holiday
campaign to prevent underage gambling.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $28 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $57 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $22 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which
supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature,
certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for
Veterans Assistance. Since the first veterans themed scratch ticket
game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $101
million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega
Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®,
Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games. For more
information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at
www.txlottery.org. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.
Editors/News Directors, note: The
Texas Lotterys Responsible Gaming Verification Standards certificate from
NASPL and NCPG is attached in PDF format.
CONTACT: Media Relations, T:
512-344-5131, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery press
Novomatic Lottery Solutions Chosen To Supply Million Flax Game
To Norsk Tipping
WIEN, Austria (October 11, 2018) --
NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS), a modern full-service lottery supplier, has
won Norsk Tippings recent mini competition to supply the digital version
of the lotterys most popular scratch game Million Flax.
Million Flax is one of
the core products in Norsk Tippings portfolio of physical scratch games
and it has won a great brand recognition since its launch in 1995.
NLS offered not only a smooth
transition of all elements from the physical ticket to its digital version but
also proposed attractive and playful animations that can further enhance
We are very happy that once
again our offering has proven to be the best fit for Norsk Tippings
sophisticated online games portfolio. It was a competitive bid and the fact
that we won based on quality is another validation of NLS innovative
approach to the eInstant game category - commented Pall Palsson,
Director of Product Management at NLS.
This win falls within the contract
that NLS signed with Norsk Tipping in March 2017, following a competitive
tender procedure. Under the terms of the contract, NLS supports the growth and
diversity of lotterys e-Instant portfolio and provides business
development expertise in the area of interactive games.
NLS is a full solution alternative
vendor for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using
state-of-the-art technology that allows for easy integration with any 3rd party
systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously,
creating a truly Omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing
lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA
Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS
solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability.
NLS is part of the NOVOMATIC Group
with around 30,000 employees and activities in more than 75 countries. NLS was
established in 2014 after the acquisition of Icelandic lottery provider Betware
and quickly became a major player in the international lottery business.
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions
(NLS) press release.
Kentucky Lottery Sales Dip Slightly In Q1
Current Powerball and
Mega Millions runs are closing the gap
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (October 11,
2018) -- In todays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Board of Directors, it
was announced that first quarter sales for FY19 (July 1 thru September 30)
dipped 2% compared to the previous year.
Overall sales for the period were
$250.6 million, which is $5.2 million less than the same period in FY18.
According to Vice President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison, Powerball
was the big culprit. That game was really an outlier, dropping 47.1% or
$12.1 million alone, she said. This is due primarily to a nice
Powerball run that was ongoing during that period last year. However,
were currently in very healthy jackpot runs in both the Powerball and
Mega Millions games, so we will close that gap.
The lotterys largest-selling
product line scratch-off tickets rose $3 million (2.1%) in the
same period to $148.2 million.
In other business, the board
- A two-year extension with IGT Global
Solutions Corp. for secondary Scratch-off production and related
- Compensation for President and CEO Tom
Delacenserie, including a 6% salary increase, a lump sum incentive bonus of 10%
of base salary for FY18, and performance metrics for FY19;
- A memorandum of agreement with Kentucky State
Police for assistance with ticket integrity testing;
- Funding for the third year of a contract with The
Buntin Group for advertising and related services for digital media, and;
- Rules and regulations for nine scratch-off tickets,
three Instant Play tickets, and updated rules and regulations for the
Powerball, Mega Millions and Keno games.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be December 14. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM EST,
and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. The audit committee meeting will begin at 8:00 AM EST, as well as
the procurement committee at 9:00 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned more
than $5.1 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit
www.kheaa.com to find out
more about grants and scholarships paid for by the
For More Information CONTACT:
Chip Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery (www.kylottery.com) press
Cibelae Celebrates 30 Years; Elects Luis Gama Director
Nacional de Loterías y Quinielas de Uruguay as President for the Third
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (October 17,
2018) -- Loterías y Apuestas de Estado (CIBELAE) celebrates its thirty
years of existence on October 17th. In these 3 decades, the entity that brings
together 29 countries, with its 33 Regulators and 30 companies, said that
"it has worked at the service of its members: public entities, regulators,
operators and companies belonging to the Games of Chance industry."
The General Assembly of
CIBELAE unanimously elected
Luis Gama - Director of the National Department of Lotteries and Quinielas of
Uruguay - as President of the Corporation for the third consecutive term.
The voting took place within the
framework of the XVI Congress that began yesterday morning with the development
of the Meeting of the Board of Directors , in the afternoon, of the General
Assembly and the inauguration of the exhibitors' fair with the presence of the
TecnoAcción companies, Novomatic, IGT; Gi Tech; Skilrock; GLI, Carmanah
Signs, Idemia, Smartplay, Oasis Entertainment and EPPL.
In the morning, the meeting of the
Board of Directors of CIBELAE was held , with the presence of representatives
of regulatory bodies and gambling operators from Brazil, Chile, Portugal,
Argentina, El Salvador, Spain (SELAE), Uruguay, Panama, Spain (ONCE) and
Paraguay and the General Assembly were joined by the National Children's Trust
(PANI) of Honduras, the National Lottery of Nicaragua, the Lottery des
Pacifique des Jeux and the companies La Banca and AAQUI of Uruguay.
The new Board of Directors
for the 2017-2019 biennium was formed as follows:
- President: National Direction of Lotteries and
Quinielas of Uruguay, in charge of Luis Gama.
- Vice-president 1 °: SELAE, Spain, in charge of
- 2nd Vice-president: Caixa Economica Federal, Brazil
in charge of Deusdina dos Reis Pereira.
- Vice-president 3 °: National Lottery of
Beneficence, Panama in charge of Armando Guerra.
- General Secretary: National Gaming Commission,
Paraguay, by Javier Balbuena Estigarribia.
- Treasurer: ALEA, Argentina in charge of Alfredo
- National Organization of the Blind of Spain, Spain
by the Executive Director Alfonso Galiano Martínez.
- Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia, El Salvador by
Rogelio Fonseca Alvarenga. Santa Casa Da Misericordia of Lisbon, Portugal by
- National Lottery of Mexico
- National Board of Children of Honduras, by Golda
- Pacifique des Jeux in charge of its CEO, Thierry
It was also decided to move the
regional office that operates in the Dominican Republic to Panama, created the
figure of Vice-president 3 °, it was considered to change the profile of
the Executive Director, the incorporation of ColJuegos of Colombia and the
financial statements of 2015 and 2016 was approved .
At the end, the President, Luis Gama
said that "I make a very positive assessment, we have grown, approved a
strategic plan, the work commissions are with clear work objectives and we
incorporate new members. A new stage is coming, we have already grown and we
have to give it content and rationale internally."
From now on "we will seek to
generate a new structure for the next two years. Promoting joint actions,
generating documents on responsible gambling, illegal gambling, online gaming
and topics that serve the region. They are two very important years for the
internal structure, to generate value," culminated Gama.
SOURCE: Loterías y Apuestas
de Estado (CIBELAE).
Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Gambling
Published By: Jules Norwood (ECU
GREENVILLE, NC (October 16, 2018) --
A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted
by East Carolina Universitys Center for Survey Research confirms that
many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports. Earlier this
year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal law prohibiting states from
authorizing sports gambling, and the states of New Jersey, Delaware,
Mississippi and West Virginia responded by legalizing sports betting.
The survey results show differences
of opinion based on gender, age and income, but not along political lines. Men,
younger Americans and those with household incomes above $120,000 are more
likely to agree that gambling should be legal. Republicans (50 percent) and
Democrats (48 percent) fall within the range of statistical error.
With nearly half of the
U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Congress, now currently considering sports
betting legislation, the issue of legalized sports gambling is likely to remain
a major legislative issue at the state and federal levels for months, even
years to come, said Dr. Peter Francia, director of the Center for
Survey Research. The current state of public opinion on legalized
sports gambling is thereby an important political matter.
The ECU Life, Liberty and Happiness
Project is a nationwide survey of more than 1,100 Americans conducted in May
and June by the Center for Survey Research at ECU using mail, internet and
phone surveys to reach adults across the country. Results are weighted to be
representative of the U.S. population.
The projects purpose is to
highlight shared experiences among Americans as well as identify
The initial report on the Life,
Liberty, and Happiness survey, released in July, showed that a majority of
Americans are satisfied with their lives, that only 23 percent trust the media,
and that 1 in 10 adults live in a home with unsecured and loaded firearms.
After Murphy V. National
Collegiate Athletic Association
The State of Public Opinion on the
Legalization of Professional Sports Gambling
Survey findings include:
- More Americans agree than disagree that gambling on
professional sports should be legal, by a margin of 47 percent to 26
- There is little partisan divide on this issue, with
only a 2 percent difference between Republicans and Democrats.
- Men are more likely to agree than women, by a
margin of 57 percent to 38 percent.
- Only 28 percent of Americans over age 75 support
legalized gambling, compared to 57 percent of those between age 18 and 24.
Download the report here.
SOURCE: East Carolina
Lottery Monitoring System President Discusses the Business of Sports Betting in
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 12, 2018) --
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended the Sports Betting Symposium at the
Global Gaming Expo on October 11th 2018 in Las Vegas, US. Ludovico
discussed with a high-level panel of US Sports Leagues and Gaming Industry
stakeholders the status of the US Sports Betting legalization process
Ludovico, in his attendance,
highlighted how the divergent firm positions of the various key actors could
jeopardize the creation of a sustainable regulatory framework in every US
He emphasized how individual vested
interests should necessarily give way to a more constructive, responsible and
forward looking approach, which would eventually lead to a sustainable fiscal,
operational and commercial environment able to compete against the massive and
undetected US black market.
The mission to uproot US illegal
operators is paramount and should prevail over all since it will without a
doubt bring benefit to every individual stakeholder.
GLMS promotes regulated and
sustainable betting markets and will continue to support and sponsor every
effort made in this direction by all public and private stakeholders providing
its global experience in the definition of sustainable betting regulatory
Watch a video with the full intervention of Ludovico Calvi
Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General
Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS
Deputy General Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
REPORT: World Lottery Authorities Meet to Finalize Details for
CÓRDOBA, Argentina (October
13, 2018) -- On October 11, in the sub-office of the Autonomous City of Buenos
Aires, President ALEA and Lotería of the province of Buenos Aires, Mr.
Matías Lanusse, presided over the meeting of the Board of Directors,
which included the special participation of authorities of the World Lottery
Association (WLA) and of CIBELAE, and the presence of representatives of 17
Lanusse welcomed and thanked,
especially, the WLA President, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, the General Secretary,
Lynne Roiter for his presence and Alfredo Monaco for the work done on the WLS
The Executive Director of ALEA,
Mario Trucco, underlined that in the framework of the last inspection visit of
the authorities of the WLA, prior to the realization of this important world
event, the objective of this meeting was to dialogue with all the jurisdictions
present and with Luis Gama, President of CIBELAE, specially invited to the
meeting. And he highlighted the importance of WLS for the region, which brings
together the representatives of CIBELAE and ALEA.
Moner-Banet, President of the World
Lottery Association said: 'We are very happy to be here for the second time and
meet again with the members of ALEA. We were at the first meeting a year ago.
Then, a few months ago we were here with the organization and now they are left
alone in about six weeks. We are approaching the event. '
And he continued: 'I want to thank
ALEA and Alfredo Monaco, we think that the Congress will be a success. As you
know, the WLA is a global organization that carries out its flagship event once
in each continent and this time it is in South America. '
Greater participation of Latin
America and Central
The President of the WLA continued
by pointing out that they expect the participation of around 800 people, from
five different continents.
Everyone shares the values
and ideals of the WLA. We are very pleased to share with those who will come
from Asia, Africa and America. In the WLS you will have the opportunity to be
trained with a complete business program that reflects the issues of
importance, both current and future. In parallel sessions, in the trade show in
which the most important suppliers will exhibit the technology of the future of
For his part, Luis Gama, President
of CIBELAE and the National Lotteries and Quinielas of Uruguay, congratulated
Mr. Lanusse for his position at the helm of ALEA. And he stressed that 'it is
good news that they are working together, I always say that if ALEA grows, the
region is strengthened. We think the commitment they have made is very
important and, without a doubt, Buenos Aires, the city that never sleeps, will
welcome you with open arms. It will be an unforgettable event for all the
regions that make up the association. '
On the end of the visit, Lynne
Roiter, stressed that participants of the event coming from Latin America and
Central America, despite not being members of the WLA can access the value of
members, with a reduced cost. 'In these coming weeks it would be wonderful to
increase the participation of Argentina and the member countries of CIBELAE to
access this unique event that provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet
people from other parts of the world, as was done in Asia in the last WL S.
Therefore, we want to increase the participation of this continent. It would be
wonderful if everyone could attend. ' With applause, the WLA and CIBELAE
authorities were dismissed.
Next, the agenda of local issues
that included the integration of the Special Advisory Committees, the
reconsideration and status of the Strategic Plan, the report of the Executive
Director and, finally, the definition of date and venue were dealt with. of the
64th Extraordinary Assembly.
Regarding this last point, it was
defined that, on the occasion of the presence of ALEA representatives in the
city of Buenos Aires by WLS 2018, the meeting will take place on Thursday,
November 22, at the headquarters of the association.
SOURCE: Association of Argentine
State Lotteries (ALEA).