Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Services to the Texas Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (October 30, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its
subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology
PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a six-year contract extension with the
Texas Lottery Commission ("Texas Lottery") to continue printing instant
tickets. The extension will run through August 31, 2024.
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...
IGT and the Texas Lottery have
worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the
Lottery's portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Texas was the first
jurisdiction in the U.S. to launch IGT's Super Ticket, offering players
the chance to play multiple games on a single, oversized instant ticket. In
collaboration with the Texas Lottery, IGT also developed the successful Loteria
line at the $3, $5, and $10 price points, with a $20 "Million Dollar Loteria"
ticket scheduled to launch in November.
"IGT and the Texas Lottery
Commission have established a valuable partnership since the Lottery's
inception in 1992, and IGT looks forward to furthering our longstanding
relationship through this contract extension," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief
Operating Officer, Lottery. "Together with the Lottery, we will continue to
deliver innovative games to Texas Lottery players to help increase sales,
attract new players, and maximize contributions for education and
In addition to instant tickets, IGT
provides the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data center
operations, field sales organization, retail sales and support, warehouse and
distribution, call center, and marketing services.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital
and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial
investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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).
Pollard Banknote Announces the Closing of the Acquisition of
WINNIPEG, Canada (Oct. 31, 2018) --
Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote" or "Pollard") is
pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced purchase
("Acquisition") of substantially all of the operating assets and business of
Schafer Systems Inc. ("Schafer"), the leading global provider of lottery ticket
dispensers and play stations.
Today's announcement follows
completion of the closing conditions included in the definitive agreement dated
September 25, 2018. As part of the former Employee Stock Ownership Plan
("ESOP") the employees and former employees of Schafer who remained members of
the ESOP, and the ESOP Trustee, were required to approve the transaction
through a formal vote, which we are happy to announce was overwhelmingly in
favour of the Acquisition.
"We are very pleased to close the
Acquisition and particularly gratified with the vote of confidence provided by
our new colleagues at Schafer," stated Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive
Officer of Pollard. "We look forward to providing lotteries the same
great service and innovative retail products they are used to receiving from
Schafer and, in combination with the resources available in Pollard, expanding
Schafer's reach to new geographic and technological opportunities. The
Schafer retail knowledge base will fit extremely well in the Pollard portfolio
of tools available to our lottery customers and assist us greatly in maximizing
growth at the retail level."
Schafer was founded in 1986 in
Adair, Iowa and has built its business largely on creating innovative products
including lottery ticket dispensers and point of purchase displays for the
lottery industry. As the foremost supplier of lottery ticket dispensers,
Schafer has partnered with all 44 existing U.S. lotteries and over 50 lotteries
in other countries during its three decades in business. Based in western
Iowa, Schafer employs approximately 50 full-time employees and is the
recognized leader in assisting lotteries to efficiently and effectively
distribute their instant-win scratch tickets to consumers.
With a focus on solutions to
increase sales at the retail location for the lottery industry, and on the
development of innovative and proprietary products, Schafer is a leader and key
partner to the lotteries for on-counter and wall mounted modular dispensers
with promoters, in-counter dispensers, ticket menu boards, check writers,
literature holders, promotional products, mounting fixtures, pop-ups, stands,
play stations, and game centers in a variety of sizes, configurations, and
The total Acquisition purchase price
was $23.5 million U.S. dollars (approximately $30.6 million CDN dollars using
an exchange rate of $1.30 CDN dollar per U.S. dollar) prior to any standard
working capital adjustments, with 100% all cash consideration being funded from
existing Pollard Banknote cash resources and availability under our existing
senior credit facility. Schafer has a long history of profitability and
the Acquisition is expected to be accretive to Pollard Banknote's net income.
John Pollard, Co-Chief Executive
Officer of Pollard Banknote concluded, "Our strategic vision continues to
set the foundation for our business: being the partner of choice for the
lottery and charitable gaming industry. The closing of the acquisition of
the Schafer business is another important step in achieving that
vision. Adding the industry leading solution in the retailing of
instant tickets follows that vision and allows Pollard to remain the thought
leader among the suppliers to lotteries around the world. We look forward to
working with the great team at Schafer."
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital offerings
ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery
solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company
is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to
maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard
Banknote also plays a major role in providing pull-tab tickets, bingo paper and
its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and
other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is
owned approximately 67.6% by the Pollard family and 32.4% by public
shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information,
please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited.
Way to Purchase Lottery Plays from a Grocery Check-Out Lane Has Launched in
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (October 29,
2018) -- The new text-to-play Lottery Card allows Kentucky consumers to buy and
play Powerball® and Mega Millions®. The Lottery Card can be found in
checkout lanes and on gift card racks in Kroger stores statewide. Kentucky is
among the first states to debut this new option.
The Lottery Card pairs a
fun, digital way to play the lottery with the convenience of a gift
card, said Tom Delacenserie, President & CEO of the Kentucky
Lottery. This great new way to play embraces modern consumer
preferences for convenience and digital play, all while making the purchase
directly from the check-out lane.
The Lottery Card provides a host of
- No more lost tickets quick pick numbers are
sent to the players phone via text and picture message;
- No need to check numbers players are
notified via text and picture message if they win;
- No uncollected prizes or need to return to the
store to collect low-tier wins (under $600) every time players win they
get paid electronically via PayPal;
- Buy at ANY checkout Lottery Cards can be
purchased at any checkout in a participating retailer, not just the service
- Lottery Cards are reusable players keep
their cards for high-tier wins (over $600) and for easy replay the next time
they return to the store.
Lottery Cards are currently
available for both Powerball and Mega Millions, and cost $10 for five plays and
$20 for 10 plays. Consumers are charged the cost of their chosen Lottery Card
plus $0.89 for Mobile Play Benefits
To play, consumers simply purchase
the Lottery Card at their favorite Kroger location. When ready to play, the
player texts in the Lottery Cards unique code to a specified number,
provides their name and confirms their location to complete a one-time card
enrollment. The player then receives
a picture message with their quick pick numbers,
draw date and other transaction
information. Winners are notified via text and picture
message and most winnings are paid
automatically via PayPal. After enrolling, players can use their Lottery Card
to play again and again by presenting it at checkout. After paying, players
automatically receive their next set of quick pick numbers via text.
Kroger has been a fantastic
partner in this launch, said Delacenserie. Now, shoppers
have a lottery product they can find in multiple locations throughout the
store, including the gift card racks and check lanes, and they can purchase the
Lottery Cards as they are checking out, along with their other groceries.
Were thrilled to be able to provide players a new way to purchase, play,
gift and win the Kentucky Lottery. And, any additional sales means more
proceeds for the scholarship and grant programs we fund.
More details regarding this new way
to play, including where to buy the Lottery Card, are available at
CONTACT: Chip Polston | Sr VP of
Communications, PR and Social Responsibility, T: +1 502 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery Media
EquiLottery Games, Kentucky Lottery Announce 45 Locations
Selling Win Place Show Trial
Louisville, KY (October 29, 2018) --
In preparation for the trial launch of Kentuckys Win Place Show game
beginning March 24, 2019, EquiLottery Games and the Kentucky Lottery have
announced the 45 stores committed to offering the game. The locations represent
an even split between the Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky markets.
They also feature a mixture of independently-owned and corporate retailers.
We are very pleased with
the results of this recruitment effort, said Kentucky Lottery
Corporation President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. We set a list of 90
stores to be considered for the pilot with an expectation that not all stores
would be willing to take on the complications of a trial run. That expectation
was quickly eliminated as our retailers enthusiastically accepted the
challenge. This process has been another reminder of how exceptional our
retailer family is in Kentucky.
A complete list of retailers and
locations can be found
here which includes four major corporate chains
Circle K, Kroger, Speedway and Thorntons. Weeks prior to the launch of this
trial, these locations will feature information about Kentuckys Win Place
Show game, including how to play the game and download the games mobile
app. The trial will be marketed primarily through in-store advertisements with
some push through digital and social media. Success metrics will be built based
on the level of draw game activity in each store and this targeted marketing
Working with Tom
Delacenserie and the Kentucky Lottery team has been a dream since we officially
began this process in June, said EquiLottery Games CEO Brad Cummings.
One axiom nearly every lottery in the U.S. abides by is the idea that
retailer reception is the leading indicator for a new lottery games
success. That makes the ease of the retailer recruitment effort even more
rewarding. It validates our belief that Kentuckys Win Place Show game
will prove to be an exciting new game that grows the lottery player base and
increases funding for the good causes the Kentucky Lottery
About EquiLottery Games
The creators of Kentuckys Win
Place Show, a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing being
offered by the Kentucky Lottery beginning March of 2019, EquiLottery Games has
evolved into the leader of a new live sports category for state and provincial
lotteries. Developing a series of live sports games of pure chance protected by
US and Canadian patents, EquiLottery Games supports its lottery offerings
through a series of products and services that make its games plug-and-play for
its state lottery customers. These include systems integrations, mobile apps,
video streaming, intellectual property licensing, sports licensing, horsemen
negotiations, calendar development, data licensing, second chance raffle prizes
and multi-channel marketing support.
Click here for a complete list of stores and addresses.
CONTACT: Brad Cummings, T: (502)
SOURCE: EquiLottery Games press
New Scratch-Off Games From The Florida Lottery Make The Perfect Gifts This
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 29,
2018) -- Today, the Florida Lottery launched a new family of holiday-themed
Scratch-Off games. The four new games, $2,000,000 HOLIDAY BONUS, $1,000,000
HOLIDAY BONUS, $50,000 HOLIDAY BONUS and $10,000 HOLIDAY BONUS, offer more than
$167 million in cash prizes and feature more than 17.5 million winning
The HOLIDAY BONUS family of
Scratch-Off games make a great addition to any gift or can be the perfect gift
all on their own when you wrap them in our special holiday
envelope! We encourage our players to gift responsibly, and keep in
mind that Florida Lottery products are intended for adults 18 and older. All
Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available
for purchase within 72 hours.
- The $10 game, $2,000,000 HOLIDAY
BONUS, gives players the chance to win more than $62.5 million in
prizes, including two top prizes of $2 million! The games overall odds of
winning are one-in-3.39.
- The $5 game, $1,000,000 HOLIDAY
BONUS, offers more than $54.5 million in prizes, including six top
prizes of $1 million! The games overall odds of winning are
- The $2 game, $50,000 HOLIDAY
BONUS, features more than $32 million in prizes, including six top
prizes of $50,000! The games overall odds of winning one-in-4.41.
- For just $1, $10,000 HOLIDAY BONUS
features more than $17.5 million in prizes, including 36 top prizes of $10,000.
The games overall odds of winning one-in-4.88.
Players can also enter their
non-winning HOLIDAY BONUS Scratch-Off tickets into the $10,000 Holiday
Bonus Second Chance Promotion for the chance to win cash prizes of $1,000
Three drawings will be held between
November 21, 2018, and January 2, 2019. In each of the three drawings, three
winners will each receive $10,000, seven winners will each receive $5,000, and
35 winners will each receive $1,000.
All entries are weighted by price
point, giving players the chance to earn up to 10 entries per ticket.
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lotterys portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69
percent of ticket sales and generating more than $871 million for the
Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2017-18.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than
808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 98
percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $61.2 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).
Loto-Québec Continues to Perform Well in 2Q
MONTRÉAL, Canada (October 29,
2018) -- Now halfway through the fiscal year, Loto-Québec is in a strong
position. Indeed, consolidated revenues reached $1.394 billion, an increase of
$61.9 million (+4.6%) compared to the same period last year. Net income was
reported at $721.6 million, up by $43.0 million (+6.3%).
All product categories are on
the rise. Lotto Max recorded excellent sales (+45.3%) thanks to the many major
jackpots offered. Sales also increased for instant lotteries due to more
dynamic offerings (+21.3%).
Overall, casinos reported good
results with revenues up by 0.4%. The Casino de Montréal celebrated its
25th anniversary on October 9, and related festivities will continue throughout
the coming year.
- Gaming halls
Gaming halls continue to
grow, while the withdrawal of video lottery terminals resulted in a decrease in
revenues for the bar and brasserie network. Pilot project preparations for
launching our new electronic bingo offering called bingo+ are now complete.
Bingo+ has been available in the first hall since early October. Remember that
bingo is an important source of financing for many non-profit
The popularity of the lotoquebec.com online gaming site
remains strong, reflected by the 32.6% increase in revenues.
NOTE: Due to new accounting methods, prizes
paid out are now deducted from lottery, bingo and Kinzo revenues, as was
already the case for casinos and video lotteries (more details are available on
page 6 of the quarterly report). Figures for 2017-2018 were therefore adjusted.
Gross profit and net income were not affected.
quarterly report is available on Loto-Québecs
Government Introduces New Point of Consumption Tax to Help Fund
Gambling Harm Measures
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (October 29,
2018) -- The new 10 per cent Point of Consumption tax on online wagering by NSW
residents will provide $5 million per year for measures targeting gambling
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said
the funding boost means the Responsible Gambling Fund can expand its work in
preventing and reducing gambling harms.
As the Point of Consumption
tax closes a loophole in wagering laws by capturing online and telephone
betting, it makes sense to reinvest revenue from the tax into prevention and
harm minimisation programs in this area, Mr Toole said.
Legislation for the new tax will be
introduced to Parliament today and the tax is expected to start from 1
Online betting is
experiencing the fastest growth of all gambling. The additional funds from the
Point of Consumption tax will enable the Government to build on the work
weve already done in this space, Mr Toole said.
Last year, we launched the
innovative Betiquette advertising campaign targeted at young men aged 18 to 35
who make up the vast majority of sports bettors.
The Responsible Gambling
Fund is guiding the Governments approach to preventing and reducing
gambling in the community and in 2018/19 will spend a record $25 million to
support harm minimisation and prevention programs.
Mr Toole said the newly created
Office of Responsible Gamblings first Strategic Plan, launched last week,
also outlines measures targeting online and telephone betting.
The Point of Consumption tax will
also provide an extra $4 million per year for the new Greyhound Welfare and
Integrity Commission. This is on top of the $41 million already committed to
set up the new regulator and improve track safety.
To ensure the racing industry is not
negatively impacted by the tax, it will receive two per cent of total taxable
net NSW wagering revenue.
This is expected to be around $40
million for a full financial year, split between the three racing codes.
CONTACT: Ashley Gardiner, T: 0429
SOURCE: Office of Paul Toole,
Minister for Lands and Forestry, Minister for Racing.
Engages Auditor to Support Anti-Money Laundering Program
Monitoring Underway to
Ensure Integrity of Source of Funds Reporting
VANCOUVER, BC (October 23, 10, 2018)
-- BCLC is taking action to ensure that its Casino Service Providers are
completely and accurately recording information regarding the source of
players funds as part of its commitment to the prevention of
money-laundering activities in B.C. casinos
BCLC has engaged a third-party
auditor to undertake independent monitoring at B.C.s three busiest
casinos to support their compliance with BCLCs Source of Funds
declaration requirements, implemented in January 2018 following an interim
recommendation from Dr. Peter German as part of his independent review of
B.C.s anti-money laundering policies and practices in Lower Mainland
As an industry, we are
actively engaged and committed to continually improving the anti-money
laundering practices in B.C. casinos to stay current with an ever-changing
challenge, said Jim Lightbody, President and CEO, BCLC. For
instance, it is essential that BCLC work together with our casino service
providers to ensure that source of funds declarations completely and accurately
record the necessary information as one means to help keep dirty money out of
BCLCs initial monitoring of
its Service Providers compliance with source of funds declaration
requirements determined the need for the additional third-party oversight. As
such, additional monitoring at River Rock Casino Resort, Grand Villa Casino and
Parq Vancouver is underway to ensure that registered gaming workers are
consistently and completely accurate in gathering detailed information on the
source of player funds for all transactions of $10,000 or more. This additional
monitoring will continue until BCLC is satisfied that its service providers are
In addition to third party
monitoring, BCLC is also working with B.C.s gambling regulator, the
Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), which is auditing the overall
source of funds process. BCLC will continue to work in collaboration with the
regulator to support ongoing monitoring and success of the policy.
Effective January 10, 2018, all cash
and bank draft / certified cheque buy-ins for $10,000 or more, in one or more
transactions within a 24-hour period, require a source of funds declaration.
The declaration must include the financial institution, branch number and
account number related to the buy-in as well as the customers signature.
Depending on the circumstances, customers may also be required to provide
supporting banking documentation. This information is required before a
customer is allowed to buy in.
The registered gaming worker
conducting the transaction at the cash cage is also required to certify that he
or she received a source of funds declaration directly from the customer, and
completely and accurately recorded that information. If a customer does not
provide the required information, provides information that raises concern or
refuses to sign the source of funds declaration, the Service Provider must
refuse the transaction, document the refusal, and notify BCLC and GPEB, which
will trigger further inquiries and could result in a police investigation.
For more information, please
CONTACT: BCLC Media Relations, T: 604.225.6460, E:
SOURCE: BCLC Press release.
Sports Betting Expenditure in Australia Between 20162017 Increased from
$921 million to $1.062 billion (15.3 Percent Increase)
Latest Edition of the
Australian Gambling Statistics Released
AUSTRALIA (October 25, 2018)
The latest edition of Australian Gambling Statistics contains 20162017
gambling statistics for all Australian states and territories.
This comprehensive set of data
covers the entire range of legalised Australian gambling products such as
pokies, casino, race betting, sports betting and lotteries.
It provides a wide range of gambling
data, including total turnover, total expenditure, per adult turnover, per
adult expenditure, percentage change in turnover and expenditure each year,
market share of each gambling product and government revenue collected from
- total gambling expenditure in Australia decreased
from $23.804 billion in 20152016 to $23.694 billion in 2016-17 (a 0.5 per
- per adult gambling expenditure in Australia
decreased from $1,277.83 to $1,251.39 (a 1.7 per cent decrease)
- total electronic gaming machine expenditure in
Australia increased from $12.074 billion to $12.136 billion (a 0.5 per cent
- total casino expenditure in Australia decreased
from $5.195 billion to $4.790 billion (a 7.8 per cent decrease)
- total race betting expenditure in Australia
increased from $3.099 billion to $3.313 billion (a 6.9 per cent increase)
- total sports betting expenditure in Australia
increased from $921 million to $1.062 billion (a 15.3 per cent increase).
For more information, see the 34th
edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics on the
Government Statistician's Office website.
SOURCE: Lottery Insider.
Goes Live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation
integrates suppliers portfolio onto its PlayNow.com
LONDON, U.K. (October 29, 2018) --
IWG, the world leader in supplying online, instant win games, has partnered
with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery
with its entire portfolio of online instant win games.
Following an integration using
IWGs Progressive Play Remote Gaming Server (RGS), popular releases
including the world-renowned Cash Buster series, Slingo and Monopoly are now
live via web and mobile on the lotterys PlayNow.com portal.
As part of the agreement, IWG will
also develop bespoke content for BCLC, as well as deliver new games on a
The partnership with BCLC highlights
IWGs growing presence within the North American lottery market, following
similar launches with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and
Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said:
Delivering our games to BCLC, one the most successful internet Lottery
programs in North America, is an exciting move for us.
This latest partnership
further strengthens our position as a leading supplier of instant win games to
the lottery sector, with players across the territory able to enjoy our
Jason Lisiecki, Vice President of
North America at IWG, said: Through our RGS integration, BCLC players
can now play our wide range of instant win games featuring a variety of themes,
play styles and mechanics. Most excitingly, BCLC will have direct access to our
new games as we continue to evolve and push our product offering.
At IWG, were
committed to working alongside our lottery partners to deliver online revenue
growth alongside their successful retail offering and help raise funds for good
IWG has been a successful service
provider and supplier of content to lotteries for over a decade, producing and
delivering over 300 high quality instant win games on desktop and mobile, as
well as offering valuable strategic and marketing support.
IWG is a world leader in supplying
online, instant win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in
the online gaming industry.
It has over 15 years
experience of making top selling, high quality instant win games and the
strategic know how to make them work.
IWG has launched over 300 games that
perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while
driving excellent results for customers.
It has the knowledge to deliver a
winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales
figures and data to back this knowledge up.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution
covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote
Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from
data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad
library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and
mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partners
instant win portal.
SOURCE: IWG press release.
Issuing for Consultation of a Revised Version of the FIAU
Implementing Procedures Part I
By Malta Gaming Authority
MALTA (October 30, 2018) --The
Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is pleased to announce the
publication of a revised version of the Implementing Procedures Part I for
consultation and is inviting all persons and entities subject to the Prevention
of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) (Subsidiary
Legislation 373.01 of the Laws of Malta), private sector representative bodies,
as well as supervisory and other competent authorities, to participate in this
The Implementing Procedures Part I
have been drafted by the FIAU with the scope of guiding all those financial and
gaming service providers as well as a number of professionals who qualify as
subject persons under Regulation 2(1) of the PMLFTR in implementing their Anti
Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)
These legally binding Implementing
Procedures Part I have been revised and updated so as to reflect the
legislative amendments which took place between December 2017 and January 2018
to the PMLA and the PMLFTR, following the transposition of the 4th Anti-Money
Laundering Directive (4AMLD) (Directive (EU) 2015/849), and more importantly to
provide more detailed and qualitative AML/CFT guidance reflecting todays
business realities and technological developments.
The full document of the amended
Implementing Procedures Part I and further information on this consultation
process may be accessed from the FIAUs website by clicking on the
following link. The consultation process is open until Monday 31st December
SOURCE: Malta Gaming
Welcomes Industry to Technology Summit: Focus on Blockchain Sponsored by
NOVOMATIC AG and Featuring Keynote Address by Nevada State Senator Ben
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 25, 2018)
The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) welcomes the industry to its
first ever conference event: GSA Technology Summit Focus on Blockchain.
The event is scheduled for November 8 9, 2018 at the Nevada Museum of
Art in Reno, Nev. GSA is pleased to announce that its Platinum member,
NOVOMATIC AG, has graciously agreed to be a top sponsor. The event also
features a keynote address from Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer.
The Blockchain technology - the
second phase of the Internet - will have a dramatic impact on our lives and
businesses. It is poised to revolutionize data sharing, security and has the
ability to provide regulatory authorities with previously unobtainable levels
Those looking at how this technology
will impact the gaming industry will be able to listen to companies that are
using the technology today and regulators as they debate the benefits
Blockchain provides them.
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said,
We are excited to see a lot of interest in the event. For this unique
summit weve used our extensive contacts within and outside the gaming
industry to bring together speakers and participants who have the experience
and know-how to offer attendees a more grounded foundation and education about
The event features speakers from:
Axes Network, Clear Poker, Dominode, Gioco Ventures LLC, Global Market
Advisors, IBM, Innovum Technology, INTEL, Loyra Abogados, McDonald Carano,
MELCO Resorts & Entertainment, ORACLE, RedChalk Group, Secure
Communication, Berkeley Center for Law & Business, Unikrn.
Blockchain Committee Chair Earle G.
Hall said, Blockchain is the answer to so many of our inefficiencies.
It is inherently designed for transparent, secure and distributed information
"Blockchain will exponentially
increase the potential for collaboration, efficiency and connectivity. We look
forward to this event and expect to truly educate the industry on this
For a detailed agenda, special rate
accommodation information and registration, please visit GSAs event
website at GSA Technology Summit Focus on Blockchain. GSA also welcomes
companies interested in sponsoring this event to contact us.
There is a level of membership for
every type of company. Is your organization interested in working with GSA on
the creation of future standards?
Please join us visit
www.gamingstandards.com to learn more, and follow GSA on
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CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
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