Expands its Senior Leadership Team
Bob Vincent to Become
Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation; Wendy Montgomery Named Senior
Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications; and Scott Gunn
Appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs
LONDON, U.K. (February 13, 2019) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has
expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of three members to
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...
Bob Vincent has
been named Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the primary
operating subsidiary for the U.S. lottery business, effective April 8, 2019.
Bob will serve as a senior consultant to IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala
and the rest of IGT's senior leadership team. Bob began working as a consultant
for IGT in 1990 and joined the Company in 1996. He has held several
leadership roles, including his current role as Executive Vice President for
Administrative Services and External Relations, which he will be leaving on the
effective date of his new role. Bob is a member of several Rhode Island-based
boards and committees, including the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, the
University of Rhode Island Foundation and the University's Harrington School of
Communication and Media.
joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Brand,
Marketing, and Communications, effective immediately. Reporting directly to
Marco Sala, she will oversee the strategy for IGT's global brand, trade shows,
and external communications, including community relations, responsible gaming,
and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining IGT in 2018 as Senior
Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing, she spent 13 years at the Ontario
Lottery and Gaming Corporation where she led marketing, sales, operations,
policy and planning, and the iGaming business.
Scott Gunn also
joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Public
Affairs, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, Scott is
responsible for public affairs related to government relations strategy, and is
instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public
engagement to advance global business interests for the North American and
International business units. Scott has been with the Company for more than 24
years and has held positions in operations, sales, business development, and
public affairs. Scott serves on the Board of Advisors to Reviver Auto, is
Chairperson of IGT's Political Action Committee, and is a member of IGT's
Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.
"Bob, Wendy, and Scott are all
seasoned industry professionals with specialized individual skills who bring
great value to IGT. I look forward to Bob's continued contribution as the new
chairperson of our operating subsidiary, and I am pleased to have Wendy and
Scott join our senior leadership team," said IGT Chief Executive Officer
Marco Sala. "IGT is constantly evolving to maintain our position as the
industry leader in gaming, and I am confident that these appointments will
positively impact our business and serve us well in the coming years."
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 over 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit
Angela Geryak Wiczek,
Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside
U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
+39 06 51899584;
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INTRALOT Announcement on Sportoto Tender in
ATHENS, Greece (February 14, 2019) -
-INTRALOT informs the investor community that on 11/02/2019 we submitted
through INTELTEK, our subsidiary in Turkey, an offer to the Sportoto State
Organization competition for the management of Sports Betting for 10 years.
INTELTEK submitted its final financial offer on 13/02/2019 and awaits the
decision of the Competition Committee.
INTELTEK has been active in Turkey's
sports betting market since 2004 and manages the current IDDAA betting license
with a contract expiring on 28/08/2019.
In addition to participating in
INTELTEK, INTRALOT owns 50.01% of BILYONER, one of Turkey's online betting
agents, with a market share of approximately 40% of the online market.
BILYONER's activity accounts for 42% of INTRALOTs EBIDTA and 55% of
INTRALOT's revenues in Turkey.
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe.
With 1.1 billion turnover and
a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in HQ and
subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer
The company is uniquely positioned
to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested
solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new
ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery,
Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation.
INTRALOT has been awarded the
prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery
Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control
For more info: Ms. Spyranda
Anamouroglou, Corporate Communications Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Laboratories International (GLI®) Names Chris Kwon iGaming Client Services
LAS VEGAS, NV (February 11, 2019)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has named Chris Kwon as
iGaming Client Services Representative. In his role, Kwon is responsible for
helping GLIs valued clients obtain maximum benefit from its world-class
iGaming and sports wagering testing, certification, and professional
consultancy services. He will also support various clients professional
services and security auditing needs. Kwon is based out of GLIs Las Vegas
We are pleased to welcome
Chris Kwon to our experienced global iGaming and sports wagering
team, said Salim Adatia, GLIs Vice President of iGaming and
Chris brings a solid
background in iGaming, sports wagering, customer retention, and affiliate
development. His understanding of the domestic and international land-based and
online sports wagering markets and his proven track record of outstanding
customer service will help us better serve our rapidly growing list of iGaming
and event wagering clients across the country and around the
Prior to joining GLI, Kwon was the
Sales Manager/Customer Retention and Affiliate Director for SportsOptions, LLC,
a sports wagering data feed supplier in Las Vegas. During his eight-year tenure
with SportsOptions, Kwon exceeded multi-platform sales targets, cultivating new
sales accounts and managing an affiliate program with more than 700
While at SportsOptions, Kwon
developed detailed sales strategies and created promotional platforms focused
on customer retention and development. He was also responsible for creating new
domestic and international sports wagering clients, as well as maintaining a
high level of customer service with Las Vegas sportsbooks and casinos.
Additionally, Kwon managed promotional projects, customer outreach, and
affiliate programs with sports information websites and sportsbooks.
Kwon graduated from the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and
Media Studies Communications.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Registration and Identification is Now Available on
Lotto-Bayern Website with Giropay
MUNICH, Germany (February 12, 2019)
-- Register, identify and play in just a few minutes. This allows
LOTTO Bayern its
Internet customers with giropay.
"For us as a state-owned gambling
provider, protection of minors, security and data protection are given the
highest priority," comments Friederike Sturm, President of LOTTO Bayern, on
the use of the newly integrated examination procedure.
Every customer who registers on the
website of LOTTO Bayern and selects the verification with giropay-ID, will be
forwarded directly to the SSL-encrypted online banking of his house bank.
Here he logs in as usual with his
access data. After successful login, the customer confirms by entering a TAN
that he would like to have his legal age confirmed to LOTTO Bayern.
While the customer is redirected
back to LOTTO Bayern, LOTTO Bayern receives the verification result from the
house bank at the same time and can fully unlock the customer profile for
A list of banks participating in
giropay is available at:
LOTTO Bayern in Munich is the only
state-owned gambling provider for all players resident in Bavaria. With us you
play legally - even online! At LOTTO6aus49 with the additional lotteries Spiel
77 and SUPER 6 you can not only participate in all reception points, but also
on the internet. But our portfolio goes well beyond LOTTO. That's what we
offer: LOTTO 6aus49 : our classic with the additional lotteries Spiel 77 and
SUPER 6. Euro Jackpot: probably the most popular Europe-wide lottery with high
jackpots. Lucky Spiral (with the Winner Chance): Final number lottery with the
chance to win an immediate withdrawal. KENO : sophisticated game system with
the additional lottery plus 5th TOTO: the LOTTO Bayern football bet. You will
find the latest jackpots and odds on lotto-bayern.de, Facebook and Twitter as
well as in our lucky leaf . Or download the LOTTO Bayern app on your smartphone
and stay mobile up to date. LOTTO Bayern - Take your luck in the hand .
CONTACT: Oliver Albrecht,
Press and Public Relations Telephone number: 089 / 28655-586 Fax number: 089 /
28655-0 E-Mail Address: email@example.com
Arizona Lottery Goes All-In with Our New Casino-Themed
Players Can Win up to
$100,000 While Enjoying Casino Fun On-the-Go!
PHOENIX, Arizona (February 12, 2019)
Arizona Lottery players can now bring casino fun home with the
Lotterys new lineup of casino-themed games. The five new tickets feature
favorites like blackjack, poker, craps and slot machine-style play, with price
points ranging from $1 to $10 and prizes up to $100,000.
We are pleased to introduce
this fantastic collection of casino-themed games to our players,
Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar said. This new lottery
gaming experience gives our players the chance to win big while having
casino-style fun in the comfort of their own home.
The Arizona Lotterys five new
casino-themed games include four Scratchers® tickets and the first-ever $10
Fast Play ticket:
- $1 Blackjack If players play their cards
right they can beat the dealer or score 21 in any hand to win up to
- $2 Lucky Deal Players can put on their poker
face and scratch off their cards. Three-of-a-kind could win the pot - a
$10,000 top prize.
- $5 Casino Gold Players can strike gold with
this tickets top prize of $50,000.
- $10 CLEOPATRA Slots The Queen of the
Nile will have players walking like Egyptians, traveling back in time where
they can experience slot machine-style play to win a $100,000 jackpot.
- $10 Casino Cash Players can win up to
$100,000 instantly with this Fast Play ticket by playing four different games
that rival those in an actual casino.
This new collection of casino-themed
lottery games is available now at all 3,000+ Arizona Lottery retail
For more information, visit:
AZplayersclub.com and arizonalottery.com.
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $4 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales more than $4 million per
week fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com
CONTACT: John Turner Gilliland,
(480) 921-4438 desk, (602) 702-2758 cell, E:
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Lottery Celebrates Crawfish Season with Launch of Zatarain's Scratch-Off
Baton Rouge, LA (February 12, 2019)
-- The same one-of-a-kind, flavorful fun that is packed into a Zatarains
seafood boil can now be found on a Louisiana Lottery scratch-off game, when the
new $2 game Boil It Up! launches today.
Every year our players look
forward to our seasonal crawfish game, making it the perfect opportunity to
partner with Zatarains and that cant do without
essential ingredient that makes a Louisiana boil authentic, said
Lottery President Rose Hudson.
The Lottery is pleased to
bring the brands popularity to a scratch-off game, another seasonal
essential for having a good time!
The Lottery printed 1.4 million
Boil It Up! tickets featuring nostalgic graphics from
Zatarains seafood boil packaging. The game contains over $1 million in
cash prizes, including four top prizes of $15,000.
Overall odds of winning any prize
are 1 in 4.45.
Revenue potential for the game is
$2.8 million, 35 percent of which is transferred to the state for K-12 public
education as is the case with all Lottery sales.
To tie in with the crawfish season
theme, the Lotterys $1 Mudbugs game will launch at the same time with top
prizes of $3,000.
For 130 years,
Zatarains authentic flavors have been an important part of
Louisianas cuisine and fun gatherings for every occasion, especially boil
season, said Claude Davis, of Zatarains.
Its just natural to
marry our hometown zeal for good food with another local favorite pastime
playing the Lottery.
A web-based promotion for Boil
It Up! will run Feb. 25-March 8 on the Lotterys website,
www.louisianalottery.com. To enter, players will be asked to upload a picture
of themselves showing both the Boil It Up! ticket and a bottle,
bag, box or jar of a Zatarains Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil, as well
as share what their favorite item is to add to a Zatarains boil.
Five winners will be randomly
selected to win a Lottery apron, crawfish tray, $20 in Boil It Up!
and Mudbugs scratch-offs as well as a selection of Zatarains
A sixth winner will also receive a
set of four club level tickets to the March 26th Pelicans vs. Atlanta Game,
including an autographed basketball, pregame arena access to watch players warm
up and participate in a pregame presentation.
The minimum age to purchase a
Lottery ticket is 21.
The Lottery encourages those who may
have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem
to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867.
Zatarains® and associated
marks and logos are registered trademarks of McCormick & Company,
Incorporated, licensed to the Louisiana Lottery.
SOURCE: Louisiana Lottery.
Helps the Moroccan National Lottery SGLN Implement a New
DORTMUND, Germany (February 13,
2019) -- adesso has successfully completed a lottery consultancy project in
Morocco. The Moroccan National Lottery SGLN again placed its trust in the
extensive industry experience of the IT service provider adesso as it switched
to a new lottery system operator. The new central lottery system was developed
by the Italian Sisal Group and went into operation in Casablanca at the start
of January as planned.
adesso supported the transition from
the previous lottery system provider Intralot, a Greek supplier of lottery
technology, to the new operator, Sisal Loterie Maroc, a subsidiary of
Italys second largest lottery provider Sisal. Last year it secured the
tender for the creation of a new lottery company in Morocco in connection with
a ten-year licence.
During the ambitiously timed project
phase, from September 2018 to early January 2019, the lottery experts from
adesso supported the Moroccan National Lottery SGLN in an advisory capacity and
orchestrated the transition to the new system environment. In a public tender
process, adesso was able to convince the client, SGLN, of its concept for
specialist support in the change of operator and the migration of all functions
from the old platform to the new central lottery system.
Mohamed Sulaimani, Managing Director
of SGLN, explains a further reason for working with adesso: In 2010
adesso advised us during a previous change of operator and the associated
porting project. The companys extensive international experience in the
area of lottery technology is a great benefit to us and once again proved
itself during the current project.
Within the scope of the advisory
contract with SGLN, adesso primarily offered support during the conception
phase and took control of the various testing activities, as well as inspecting
the specialist, technical and security concepts for the gaming operations. The
IT service provider also ensured that the organisational and process-related
implementation met the requirements of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
Mohamed Sulaimani sums up the
result: The change of operator went seamlessly: Our lottery customers
did not notice the background technical changes at all, and gaming operations
continued as usual. adessos project manager, Michael
Kübbeler, was also pleased about the successful go live of the central
lottery system: The ambitious implementation period made the project a
real challenge, but that also means that everyone involved has an even greater
feeling of satisfaction with the results.
The new operator, Sisal Loterie
Maroc, will be responsible for the technical operation and sales development of
the lottery business in Morocco until 2028.
adesso is one of the leading IT
service providers in the German-speaking area and focuses its consulting and
software development activities on the core business processes of companies and
public authorities. adessos strategy is based on three pillars: the deep
industry-specific know-how of its staff, the comprehensive expertise in
technology and the application of reliable methods in software implementation
projects. Following this approach, adesso develops superior IT solutions, which
enhance the competitive position of a company.
adesso was founded in Dortmund in
1997 and employs more than 3,100 members of staff. The share is listed on the
regulated market. Some of the most important customers are Allianz, Daimler,
Commerzbank, Münchener Rück, Hannover Rück, Union Investment,
Bosch, Westdeutsche Lotterie, Swisslos, Zurich Versicherung, DEVK, DAK,
Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung (MDK-IT), DZR Deutsches
Zahnärztliches Rechenzentrum, TÜV Rheinland, Beschaffungsamt des
Bundesministeriums des Innern.
SOURCE: adesso (www.adesso.de) press
European Lotteries Celebrates Its 20th Consecutive Successful Marketing
Gathering in London
LONDON, U.K. (February 8, 2019) --
Whats New? Whats Hot? Whats Not? for the
Lotteries sector in todays multi-channel marketing trends and
technologies? This was the main focus that drove a day and a half of debates
and presentations at the 20th Marketing seminar organised by the European
Lotteries (EL) in collaboration with the World Lotteries Association and hosted
once again in London, this year by Camelot Group. Over 170 marketing
professionals from around the world gathered together in what over the last 20
years became one of the most attended and highly appreciated seminars in the
New marketing trends come
to the surface year by year. Some of them stay to reshape the industry and some
fade away quickly, says Hansjörg Höltkemeier, President of
the European Lotteries, who then explains that:
the purpose of this
years Seminar was to give our Lottery Members the tools needed to help
them distinguish between the lasting trends and the ones that are bound to
Over the years this event has proved
to be not only a great opportunity for networking among lotteries
professionals, but as well a very important moment of reflection upon the
latest and most relevant business cases and lessons-to-be-learnt from inside
and outside the lotteries sector itself.
Arjan vant Veer, Secretary
General of The European Lotteries comments: The strength of our
Association lays on the solid values at the core of the companies we are proud
to represent and with this 20th Marketing seminar I believe we did our part in
helping them to stay ahead of the game, to future proof their lotteries in this
ever-changing marketing landscape.
About The European Lotteries
The European Lotteries Association
(EL) is the European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating
games of chance for the public benefit. EL has members from more than 40
European countries including all EU Member States. The associations EU
members contribute more than 20 billion EUR p.a. to the state budgets and the
funding of sport, culture, social projects, research and other causes of
general interest. Unlike many commercial online gambling operators, EL members
only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are
licensed by the respective national government.
CONTACT: Jutta Buyse, EL Deputy
Secretary General, Tel: + 32 2 234 38 20, mobile +32 476 896 376, E:
SOURCE: The European Lotteries
Lottery Monitoring System Partners with Key Stakeholders to Kickstart
GLMS Partners with Key
Stakeholders in Order to Support Capacity Building of Law Enforcement
Authorities (LEAs) Across Europe
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (February 8,
2019) -- GLMS joined on 30-31 January 2019 a series of strong partners in the
official kick-off of the IntegriSport project. The project, which is co-funded
by the EU ERASMUS+ programme, will seek to raise awareness among law
enforcement authorities across Europe on risks related to sport competition
manipulations. With criminal organisations infiltrating sports, strong
education and capacity building activities for law enforcement agencies are
crucial for the global fight against the phenomenon.
The project that comprises two
phases the research phase and the awareness-raising phase is run
by CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity and beyond GLMS, its partners
include 7 Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe.
The project will also have the
support of the Council of Europe which was present at the kick-off
meeting - and will be complementary to the Keep Crime out of Sport
(KCOOS+) of the Council of Europe, in which GLMS is also a key partner.
Project Manager, Norbert Rubicsek,
has stated "I am delighted that GLMS is a partner to this project. I am
looking forward to further cooperating with GLMS and I am sure that with the
years of expertise in the Sport Integrity field and thanks to its global
network, GLMS will significantly contribute to the success of our project."
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi has added: It is with great pleasure
that we are part of this important initiative. GLMS is very well placed to
support the project partners in the development and deliverance of the
educational tools and we look forward to the next steps to cooperate
effectively with all key stakeholders.
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
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 32 individual
Members from 4 continents and 2 collective Members (European Lotteries
Association and World Lottery Association).
GLMS also has 2 associate Members:
Scientific Games International (SGI), INTRALOT.
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
System (GLMS) Website: www.glms-sport.org
Gambling Commission: New Rules to Make Online Gambling in
Britain Fairer and Safer
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 7, 2019)
-- The Gambling Commission has today announced new rules which online operators
must follow to make gambling safer and fairer.
The new rules, which follow an open
consultation, will ensure operators verify customers age and identity
details faster which will benefit consumers.
Safer for children
Until now, online gambling
businesses have been allowed 72 hours to carry out age verification checks. The
operator cannot permit customers to withdraw winnings until age verification
has been completed and must return stakes if the person is found to be
But to guard against the risk of
children gambling, new rules mean operators must verify customer age before the
- deposit funds into an account
- gamble with the licensee with either their own
money or a free bet or bonus.
In addition, the Commission is now
also insisting that customers must be age verified before they are able to
access free-to-play versions of gambling games on licensees websites.
While free-to-play games are not technically gambling (there is no prize
involved), there is no legitimate reason why they should be available to
Fairer and safer
In March 2018 the Commission
announced that some online operators were treating customers unfairly by
requesting additional identity information when the customer attempted to
withdraw winnings. Around 15% of complaints to its contact centre were about
licensees not allowing a customer to withdraw funds until they submit certain
forms of ID.
The new rules require remote
- verify, as a minimum, the name, address and date of
birth of a customer before allowing them to gamble
- ask for any additional verification information
- inform customers, before they can deposit funds, of
the types of identity documents or other information that might be required,
the circumstances in which the information might be required, and how it should
be supplied to the licensee
- take reasonable steps to ensure that information on
their customers identities remains accurate.
The changes will help operators
better prevent harm or detect criminal activity because they have more
information about their customers. In addition, the changes will mean that
operators cannot demand that customers submit ID as a condition of cashing out,
if they could have asked for that information earlier.
Finally, the changes will increase
the likelihood that someone will be identified if they attempt to gamble while
self-excluded. This applies equally to the operators own self-exclusion
schemes and the online multi-operator self-exclusion scheme, Gamstop. This is
because effective verification by operators will mean that a customer will not
be verified, and therefore unable to gamble, until they provide correct
details. These details will then be checked against both the operators
own self-exclusion database and the verified data held by Gamstop.
Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission
Chief Executive, said: These changes will protect children and the
vulnerable from gambling-related harm, and reduce the risk of crime linked to
gambling. They will also make gambling fairer by helping consumers
collect their winnings without unnecessary delay.
gambling market is the largest regulated market in the world and we want to
make sure it is the safest and the fairest. Todays changes follow our
review of online gambling and our ongoing widespread regulatory action into the
online sector. We will keep using our powers to raise standards for
Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State
for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said:
These significant changes
mean operators must check someones age before they gamble, and not after.
They rightly add an extra layer of protection for children and young people who
attempt to gamble online. By extending strong age verification rules to
free-to-play games we are creating a much safer online environment for
children, helping to shut down a possible gateway to gambling- related
The new rules come into force on
The Gambling Commission will shortly
be launching a consultation on plans to make explicit our expectations about
how to interact with a customer who may be experiencing gambling-related harm
and will be calling for evidence on the use of gambling blocking software.
SOURCE: The Gambling Commission.
Nevada Gaming Chairwoman Keynote Speaker at UNLV Gaming &
HENDERSON, NV (February 11, 2019) --
The UNLV Gaming & Hospitality Education Series today announced that Sandra
Douglass Morgan, recently appointed as chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control
Board, will serve as a keynote speaker for the first Episode of the 2019 UNLV
Gaming & Hospitality Education Series, The Road to 2020.
The Episode will be held on February
21 at the UNLV Stan Fulton Building from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chairwoman
Morgan will deliver her keynote at the luncheon beginning at 12:30 pm.
Morgan was appointed to this role by
Governor Steve Sisolak for a four-year term from January 28, 2019 to January
Morgan was previously appointed to
the Nevada Gaming Commission by then Governor Brian Sandoval in April 2018.
While serving as a commissioner, she was also the director of external affairs
for AT&T Services, Inc. and was responsible for managing AT&Ts
government and community affairs in Nevada. Morgan previously served as the
city attorney for the city of North Las Vegas, and was the first
African-American city attorney in the state of Nevada. Prior to her public
service with the city, she served as litigation attorney for one of the
worlds largest gaming companies. For the Nevada Gaming Control Board, she
is the second woman chair and the first African American.
Were very excited to
welcome Chairwoman Morgan as the Keynote Speaker on the Road to 2020
Episode, said Roger Gros, publisher of GGB magazine, one of the
organizers of the UNLV Gaming & Hospitality Education Series. The
newest member of the Gaming Control Board already has extensive regulatory
experience and her views on how regulators will view the changes in gaming in
2020 and beyond will be very valuable.
The Road to 2020 will
help attendees prepare for the big events scheduled to happen beginning that
year. The year 2020 will bring major changes to Las Vegas and to the gaming
industry as a whole. In Las Vegas, a variety of new casinos and sports and
entertainment attractions will open, turning the Strip on its head. In gaming,
changes in technology will only accelerate during the next year and begin
moving at the speed of light as we enter the new decade. From new ways to play
casino games to shifting demographics to a reconfigured casino floor, fueled by
innovative technology that will change the casino experience, gambling in 2020
and beyond will change fundamentally. The Road to 2020, a full-day Episode,
will prepare operators, suppliers, regulators and educators for what lies
The Road to 2020 will be held
February 21, 2019 from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on the campus of UNLV at the Stan
Fulton Building-International Gaming Institute. A Networking Cocktail Reception
will follow the event. Cant attend in person? Register for the webcast
and view it live or whenever you have the time.
For more information and
registration, visit UNLVGHES.com.
SOURCE: UNLV Gaming &
Hospitality Education Series.
Positioning the Gaming Industry for Success in the New
Dear Gaming Colleague,
This is a remarkable time for
gaming in America. The industry continues to grow, and acceptance of gaming as
a form of mainstream entertainment has never been higher.
Fundamental to the gaming
industrys continued success is ensuring that policymakers at all levels
of government understand our positive economic impact and commitment to
With nearly 20 percent of the new
U.S. Congress composed of freshman members, it is incumbent on AGA to engage
and educate them aggressively with the goal of developing a regionally and
politically diverse group of future industry champions.
With that in mind, I sent an
introductory letter to Capitol Hill last week providing a brief overview of the
gaming industry and outlining the policy priorities we hope to work with
members of Congress from both parties to advance.
Among the key policy areas we
- Growing legal sports betting by directing federal
attention to illegal sports betting operators that put consumers and the
integrity of sports at risk, while allowing state and sovereign tribal nations
to build on their proven record of successfully regulating gaming without
- Reviewing the current anti-money laundering (AML)
framework to ensure a strong culture of compliance while alleviating
unnecessary industry burden;
- Supporting a corporate tax policy that encourages
industry investment and lowers administrative time and costs; and
- Implementing smart immigration and travel policies
that meet the needs of the gaming industrys diverse workforce and
As always, we want to be a
resource for you as we work to advance our industrys interests in
Washington, DC. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach
President & CEO
American Gaming Association.