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Vol. 88 No.10 - Monday September 9, 2019

 

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Wyolotto Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday with Its Largest 12 Month State Transfer to Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (August 29, 2019) – The Wyoming Lottery Corporation celebrated its fifth birthday on August 24. A milestone that was not taken lightly by the WyoLotto team. The five year mark is not only validation for all the hard work the team has put forth, but recognizes the excitement Wyomingites have for playing WyoLotto games. The entire state has played a huge role in creating a new revenue stream for Wyoming and a platform to give back to the state.

To show just how far the WyoLotto has come in just five years, this past July, WyoLotto transferred $1,201,849 to the State Treasurer’s Office, bringing the total amount this fiscal year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) to over $6.6 million.

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This is the largest fiscal year transfer total since WyoLotto started making transfers to the state in April 2016 and the seventh consecutive transfer to the state of over $1 million, totaling over $16 million.

In the past five years, WyoLotto has seen 4,252,153 winners, over $58 million in player winnings, over $9 million in retailer commissions, and launched three new games to the state, including Cowboy Draw®, Lucky for Life®, and WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle. These are just a few of the many ways WyoLotto has made substantial impacts on the state.

Giving back to Wyoming is what WyoLotto set out to accomplish when it was formed five years ago,” Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto, said. “We measure our success by what we are able to give back, and we are proud to be able to give back over $1 million to the state of Wyoming this quarter and $16 million over the past five years. We look forward to more Wyoming winners, more money given back to the state, and many more WyoLotto birthdays to celebrate,” Clontz concluded.

You can find out more on how the money is distributed to the counties on the State Treasurer's website that has links to PDF's of all of the distributions for each quarterly transfer: https://statetreasurer.wyo.gov/finances_distributions.aspx

To receive updates and notifications about Cowboy Draw®, Mega Millions®, Powerball®, Lucky for Life®, and WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle, visit wyolotto.com/signup.

About Wyoming Lottery Corp.

The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money. State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties based on ticket sales. 

SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery Corp.

 

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IGT PlaySports Technology Powers Sports Betting at Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort's Sportsbook 360

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LONDON, U.K. (Sept. 3, 2019) -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its IGT PlaySports platform is powering sports betting at Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort's recently opened sports wagering destination, Sportsbook 360, in Monticello, N.Y.

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...

Patrons of the New York sportsbook can now place pre-match and in-play wagers over the counter or via the venue's 14 self-service betting kiosks through IGT PlaySports technology. IGT's sports betting platform and peripherals are now deployed in eight U.S. states: New York, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Nevada and Mississippi.

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"Adding Resorts World Catskills to the growing list of operators leveraging the IGT PlaySports platform reinforces the quality, versatility and market readiness of our omni-channel solution," saidEnrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The continued expansion of IGT PlaySports' footprint validates that we are serious about sports betting, and our '50-state solution' can service a diverse range of IGT customers spanning commercial and tribal casinos, lotteries and racetracks."

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports technology visit IGT.com.

About IGT

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.

CONTACT:

  • Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
  • Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
  • James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
  • Michelle Schenk, Global Communications +1 (702) 669-8177

 

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About Resorts World Catskills

Located in the heart of New York'sCatskill region, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated commercial casino resort includes an 18-story hotel, casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within the Resorts World Catskills' casino complex is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery. The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located includes the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.

Contact: Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort, Talya Regan, Public Relations Manager, T: 845-428-7200, EXT. 1646, E: tregan@rwcatskills.com.

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

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Lottery Community Calls for Global Action as Macolin Convention Historically Enters Into Force

LAUSANNE / BASEL / BRUSSELS (September 2, 2019) -- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the World Lottery Association (WLA) and The European Lotteries Association (EL) urge more countries around the world to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Sports Competition Manipulations (Macolin Convention) as soon as possible. As a vital step in the fight against corruption in sport, now is the time for global action. The global lottery community welcomes the entry into force of this ground-breaking Convention on 1 September 2019.

As the only legally binding international treaty promoting global co-operation to tackle the manipulation of sports competitions, the Macolin Convention's entering into force is an historic milestone for fair play and integrity in sport. The Convention covers all topics relative to the fight against match-fixing including: national and international cooperation; the sharing of information; national platforms; criminal provisions; whistle-blowers protection; education and prevention; conflicts of interest; and measures against illegal sports betting.

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Since the conceptualisation and drafting phase of the Convention, the global lottery community – through GLMS, the WLA, and EL – has fully supported the initiative and assisted the Council of Europe in its efforts to promote the Convention and support states with the implementation of its provisions. The work must now begin on the Convention’s implementation and the establishment of the Follow-Up Committee, and concrete measures against corruption in sports must be taken forthwith. 

GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi has stated: “We are delighted to finally see the Convention entering into force. We now need to focus on its implementation as well as the preparation of the activities of the Follow-Up Committee. In the upcoming phase, GLMS is very much looking forward to further supporting the Council of Europe with the promotion of the Convention and all on-going and upcoming relevant work streams, such as the setting-up of the Follow-Up Committee, the initiatives of the Group of Copenhagen and the KCOOS+ project”.

Supporting Ludovico's statement, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chair of the WLA Sports Betting Integrity Committee said, “This is indeed an historical day for many of us. The Convention will no doubt play a vital role in eradicating match-fixing, a phenomenon that jeopardises the very credibility and inspirational value of sports. On behalf of WLA and its members, I urge states across the globe to proceed with its ratification and the implementation of its provisions. We also call upon states to set up national platforms and take concrete measures against illegal sports betting, as required by the Convention”.

Finally, EL Secretary General, Arjan van ’t Veer adds "Sharing a strong commitment to values-driven sport, the European Lotteries community is also delighted to welcome this development. This Convention is of key importance since - apart from providing clear guidelines on how a state can globally combat this phenomenon - it also delivers for the first time a clear legal basis for the fight against illegal sports betting, which is indispensable for the effective implementation of all provisions of the Convention. We urge more European states to sign and ratify the Convention as soon as possible to protect athletes and society as a whole."

  • The text of the Council of Europe Convention of the manipulation of Sports Competitions can be accessed here
  • GLMS and Lotteries join forces with the Council of Europe and key stakeholders to keep crime out of sport (article available here)
  • GLMS signs agreement with the CoE to contribute to Group of Copenhagen’s monitoring activities (article available here)
  • CoE, Lotteries, sport and public authorities join their voice for the importance of the Macolin Convention (article available here)

 

CONTACTS:

The European Lotteries Association – EL

Lucy Lenaers-Mathieson, Communications Officer, Email: lucy.mathieson@european-lotteries.eu, Tel: +32 2 234 38 23

 

Global Lottery Monitoring System - GLMS

Evangelos Alexandrakis, Deputy General Secretary, Email: evangelos.alexandrakis@glms-sport.org, Tel: +41 792608666

 

The World Lottery Association – WLA

Paul Peinado, Senior Operations Manager, Program Management, Email: paul.peinado@world-lotteries.org, Tel: +41 61 544 1103

 

About the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions is the first legally binding international tool to fight sport competition manipulations. Its purpose is to prevent, detect and punish the manipulation of sports competitions, as well as to enhance the exchange of information and national and international co-operation between the public authorities concerned and with sports organisations and sports betting operators. The Macolin Convention will enter into force on 1 September 2019 thanks to its ratification by Italy, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine. Another 32 countries, including Australia, have also signed it. Within 12 months from the date of the entry into force, the Council of Europe needs to set up and convene the Follow-Up Committee. The states that have ratified will be represented in the Committee.

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About EL

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 association’s 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. Website: www.european-lotteries.org, Twitter @EuropeLotteries, LinkedIn

About GLMS

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 organizations. GLMS currently has 32 individual Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria,  Loterie Nationale – Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija – Croatia, SAZKA – Czech Republic, Danske Spil – Denmark, Veikkaus – Finland, La Française Des Jeux – France,  Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern – Germany, Opap SA – Greece,  Szerencsejatek – Hungary, Islenk Getspa – Iceland,  Israel Sports Betting Board  - Israel, Lottomatica – Italy, Sisal – Italy,   Maltco Lotteries Ltd – Malta, Norsk Tipping – Norway,  Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa – Portugal,   STOLOTO – Russia, Sportna Loterija – Slovenia,  Svenska Spel – Sweden,   Loterie Romande – Switzerland, Swisslos – Switzerland,  Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands,  Hong Kong Jockey Club – Hong Kong, Singapore Pools – Singapore,  Ktoto Co – South Korea, China Sports Lottery – China, Loto-Québec- Canada,  Polla Chilena de Beneficencia – Chile, Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo – Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco,  Loterie Nationale du Sénégal – Senegal) and 2 collective Members (European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association).GLMS has 3 associate Members: Scientific Games International (SGI), INTRALOT and IGT

About the WLA

The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international, member-based organization of state-authorized lotteries and suppliers to the global lottery industry. WLA Lottery Members are organizations licensed or authorized to conduct lotteries or sports betting operations in a jurisdiction domiciled in a state recognized by the United Nations. The majority of their net revenues must be dedicated to supporting the public good. As stipulated by the WLA Code of Conduct, all WLA Member Lotteries may only sell their products to consumers within the jurisdiction in which they are licensed. WLA Associate Members are suppliers of goods and services to the lottery or sports betting industries whose business practices conform to the aims and objectives of the association. Currently, there are more than 145 WLA Lottery Members and more than 70 WLA Associate Members drawn from over 80 countries.

SOURCE: The European Lotteries.

 

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Arizona Lottery is Red Hot with Winners in August

More than a dozen mega-prizes won across the Grand Canyon State

PHOENIX, Arizona (August 30, 2019) – It’s been a long, hot summer in Arizona and players are winning big with the Arizona Lottery.

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The last week of August has been especially hot, with one Pinetop-Lakeside player winning the $333,003 Fantasy 5 jackpot, and another winning a third-place Powerball prize with the 10X Powerplay multiplier for $500,000 from a Phoenix Fry’s store on the same day, August 28!

In fact, the whole month of August has been a hot one for Arizona Lottery players, with a slew of high-end winners.

Adding up the prizes paid to all our winners, Arizona Lottery players took home $43,724,752 just this month and $706,491,066 in all of fiscal year 2019!

We love to see so many Arizonans from so many different parts of our state win so much money,” Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar said.

When Arizona Lottery players win, our whole state wins as they are doing so much good for our state with the dollars they are spending to play our games.

Arizona Lottery ticket sales fund more than a dozen vital programs across our state, including higher education infrastructure built and maintained by the Board of Regents, habitat purchased through the Heritage Fund to protect and promote our unique and iconic wildlife, and the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, speaking in court for abused and neglected children.

These are just a few of the 18 beneficiaries that receive hundreds of millions of Lottery dollars every year.

SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.

 

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DC Office of Lottery and Gaming Adopts Sports Wagering Regulations

News Release — DC Office of Lottery and Gaming

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2019) -- The Office of Lottery and Gaming (the “Office”) today announced the adoption of its rules governing sports wagering in the District of Columbia.

The rules, which were published in the August 30, 2019 issue of the District of Columbia Register, support implementation of the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” passed by the D.C. City Council in December 2018.

Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan said, “The 115-page document incorporates feedback from potential operators in the District’s emerging sports wagering industry submitted during the public comment period that closed on July 15. The changes incorporated by the Office largely provide further clarification to the operating community and did not fundamentally change the rules as initially proposed earlier this summer.

The Office will release additional information and guidance to potential applicants for sports wagering licenses as it prepares to formally launch the licensing process in the coming weeks.

The Office’s adopted sports wagering regulations can be read online here.

Adopted rules published in D.C. Register on August 30

CONTACT: Nicole Jordan

SOURCE: News Release — DC Office of Lottery and Gaming.

 

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Regina Sippel Appointed Veikkaus’ CFO

FINLAND (August 29, 2019) -- Regina Sippel, M.Sc. (Econ.) will start as Veikkaus’ CFO and member of the Executive Team.

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Ms. Sippel starts in her job on 1 September. She will take over the management of Veikkaus’ Finance, Planning, and Services function, leaving her previous position as Group CFO of Thomas Cook Northern Europe.

Veikkaus’ organizational structure will be revised at the beginning of September, and the Executive Team members’ responsibilities will be defined accordingly.

Pekka Ilmivalta will continue as SVP, Legal Affairs and CSR; Ari Aarnihuhta as SVP, CIO, in charge of the ICT function; and SVP, Channels and Sales Jari Heino will be taking over retail sales, in addition to the Points of Sales and Services. 

In the new organization, Jarmo Kumpulainen will be taking over CSR matters besides the tasks of the Secretary of the Executive Team, and Anna Segercrantz will be responsible for procurement, in addition to premises.

Master of Engineering Joni Hovi will start as VP  Customer Relations Management in Veikkaus’ New Business function.

SOURCE: Veikkaus media release.

 

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Government of El Salvador Initiates Transformation of the National Charity Lottery

EL SALVADOR (August 29, 2019) -- The Government of the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, has initiated the transformation of the National Charity Lottery (LNB), with an investment in technology, more control and improving the Identity of its employees to restore the population's trust with the institution

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The president of the LNB, Javier Milián, said he is studying the implementation of an electronic version of the Lottery that, in addition to the traditional market, seeks to captivate younger clients. "The lottery is a traditional product, but the interest in customers has declined, as have the wallets," he said in relation to the fact that the population that consumes the two modalities of the lottery is less and less

We will strengthen the lottery by expanding products. We are in the quest to take an innovative turn of 180 degrees and thus attract more public sustained, while mentioning that another product under study is the implementation of a sports betting system.”

In recent years, said Milián, more than five million dollars have been lost as a result of raffles and bad administrative habits, as well as financial ones. He added that in order to eliminate poorly transparent practices, reinforcement of surveillance during the draws is underway, with the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Finance, the Ombudsman's Office and the LNB's internal audit office that will exercise special control over the draws.

The official explained that at the beginning of his administration, on June 24, a diagnosis was made in the administrative, financial and commercial area after which cases of resource abuse were found, but with the administration of President Bukele, all these bad practices are going to stop, he said.

Finally, Milián said that we are from the few countries in the region that have a primitive lottery. At the regional level we are the last, but we will end up being the first in the subject of the modernization of the Lottery.

SOURCE: CIBELAE.

 

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Camelot Lottery Solutions Congratulates Illinois Lottery for Record Contribution to Education Funding

Record $731 million returned to the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund.

CHICAGO, Illinois (August 29, 2019) -- Camelot Lottery Solutions congratulates the Illinois Lottery on contributing a record level of funding back to the State’s Common School Fund in fiscal year 2019.

The $731 million generated by the Illinois Lottery for K-12 public education in Illinois is more than $12 million higher than the previous year.

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The Illinois Lottery paid more than $1.9 billion in prizes to winners across the state in FY19, generating $165 million in commissions and selling bonuses to more than 7,200 retailers in the process.

The Illinois Lottery also transferred $4 million for good causes, including Illinois veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, multiple sclerosis research, Special Olympics training programs, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Harold Mays, Illinois Lottery Acting Director, said, “The Illinois Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue in an ethical and socially responsible manner to benefit schools, capital projects and specialty causes.

To that end, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion in revenue to help fund education in Illinois and hundreds of millions of dollars more for specialty causes and capital projects.

Camelot Illinois, a subsidiary of Camelot Lottery Solutions, is the private manager of the Illinois Lottery since 2018 and has a mission to maximize revenue to the State of Illinois in a socially responsible way.

Wayne Pickup, CEO of Camelot Lottery Solutions, said, “Generating record funding for the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund is a fantastic achievement.

Our mission is to engage players, grow lotteries and benefit communities. When players are engaged lotteries grow and local communities benefit.

The record contribution for education funding in Illinois in FY19 is proof positive of that simple yet powerful strategy working. Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery.

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The Illinois Lottery generates more than $14 million each week to benefit schools, capital projects and speciality causes, and pays out more than $5 million in prizes every day.

Earlier this year, the Illinois Lottery completed the first iLottery conversion in the US. Digital base week sales are now up 10% and over 10,000 tickets are being scanned every day through its new app.

About Camelot Lottery Solutions:

Camelot is a leading lottery solutions and advisory provider to lotteries around the world. Camelot’s digital and data platforms and digital services power some of the most innovative and fastest growing digital lotteries in the world, including the Illinois Lottery, the Irish and UK national lotteries, and Loterie Romande (Switzerland). Camelot is the integrated business manager of the Illinois Lottery and is a long-term strategic partner to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

For more information, visit camelotls.com

About Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com.

CONTACT: Emilia Mazur - Director of Corporate Affairs, Camelot Lottery Solutions, E: Emilia.Mazur@camelotls.com, T:+44 (0) 7889 232 755.

 

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Pennsylvania Lottery Announces iLottery Prize Draw for a Chance to Win $1 Million in New York City This New Year’s Eve

WBRE/WYOU-TV (September 3, 2019) -- Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that PA iLottery players may now enter into the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest iLottery Prize Draw.

This special drawing will provide the opportunity for five iLottery players to win a VIP trip to New York City this New Year’s Eve and a chance to win $1 million. “The Pennsylvania Lottery launched iLottery in May of 2018 with new, fun games to play online,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We’re excited to give five of our iLottery players this exciting trip and entry into a special drawing that will give them a shot to win $1 million.

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The Pennsylvania Lottery will send a total of 25 winners to New York City for a chance to win $1 million — 20 players will come from its Second-Chance Drawing promotion, announced earlier this summer, and the other five winners will come from its PA iLottery Prize Draw promotion, launching today.

The PA iLottery Prize Draw will run through September 26, and winners will be announced in October. Players can earn entries into the PA iLottery Prize Draw by making daily iLottery deposits. The Second-Chance drawing will also run through September 26. “We wish all of our players luck and, as with all Lottery games, we encourage players to play responsibly and always within their means,” added Svitko.

The lucky winners will be part of an exclusive party in Times Square where the special drawing for the First Powerball® Millionaire of the Year will occur on January 1, 2020, just after midnight, during ABC’s live broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The First Powerball® Millionaire of the YearSM promotions are set to occur in 25 participating lottery jurisdictions.

Entry dates and requirements vary by participating lottery.

More than 300 winners from those jurisdictions will head to New York City in late December to enjoy a once-in a-lifetime trip experience, including a theater performance and a holiday cruise on the Hudson River with dinner and entertainment. The experience also includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala, featuring live entertainment and prime location for the Times Square ball drop.

One lucky trip winner will be randomly drawn to win $1 million and become the First Powerball® Millionaire of the Year. For more information on the First Powerball® Millionaire of the YearSM promotion, please visit: www.powerballrockineve.com and the following social channels:

YouTube: YouTube.com/NYRE

Facebook: Facebook.com/NewYearsRockinEve

Twitter: @NYRE

Instagram: @rockineve

Snapchat: officialnyre

Hashtag: #RockinEve

Website: https://www.powerballrockineve.com/

 

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Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record $312 Million to the State of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 3, 2019) — Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor today announced a record transfer of $312 million to the State of Indiana for Fiscal Year 2019 that ended on June 30.  The Lottery’s surplus revenue was generated by record sales of scratch-off and draw products totaling $1.34 billion, according to preliminary and unaudited results.

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Lottery Commission Chairman Bill Zielke presented a ceremonial check to State Budget Director Zac Jackson and commented, “The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to return maximum net income to the state in a socially responsible manner. Thanks to the hard work of our Lottery team, we continue to provide funds for those programs selected by our legislators that support our retired teachers, police officers and firefighters as well as reduce auto excise taxes for all Hoosier vehicle owners.

Director Taylor explained that 72% of the Lottery’s revenue was generated by different Scratch-off games and 28% was from draw games including Powerball and Mega Millions as well as Indiana’s own Hoosier Lotto, Daily 3 and Daily 4.  Draw game sales were impacted by multiple large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots during the year including a record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in October.   

She noted that the Lottery paid 64% of its revenue ($860 million) in prizes to players and 7% ($92 million) in commissions to over 4,300 retailers that sell Lottery products.

Taylor also noted that under the incentive structure of the innovative Integrated Services Agreement (ISA) between the Hoosier Lottery and IGT Indiana, an incentive of $11.2 million was earned by IGT Indiana.  She added, “As envisioned by the Lottery Commission, adding the skills and expertise of an international gaming company to our own excellent team continues to produce great results for the State of Indiana.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2018, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $246 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Download Hoosier Lottery logos here. 

SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.

 

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WyoLotto Announces New Members to Its Board of Directors

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (September 3, 2019) -- Wyoming Lottery Corporation officials announced the appointment of Todd Peterson and Ed Liebzeit as the newest members of the 2019 Board of Directors. The Board consists of nine members who oversee the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, with each member appointed by the Governor.

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Todd Peterson and Mr. Ed Liebzeit to the Lottery Board,” said Governor Mark Gordon. “Todd is heavily involved in his community of Torrington and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Ed is also very involved in his community of Jackson Hole, with roles in multiple non-profits and sits on the board of numerous organizations that make a difference. Their experience in their communities and board positions they’ve held will serve the Wyoming Lottery Board well.

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It’s great to be able to add this level of experience to an already well established board,” said WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz. “In addition to their experience, they both bring local community perspective, as well as leadership roles in their respective careers. We are pleased with Governor Mark Gordon’s appointments to our board and can’t wait to have them get involved and share their ideas.

Todd Peterson is a native of Wyoming and grew up in Torrington. Todd and his wife, Maggie, reside in Torrington. They have four grown children, and seven grandchildren. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Agricultural Economics.

Todd is a Regional President for Pinnacle Bank-Wyoming. Todd’s banking career began in 1978. He has been in his present position since 1999.

Todd is heavily involved in the Torrington community. He is a Past President of the Torrington Rotary Club. He has served two terms as President of Goshen County Economic Development Corporation and continues as a Board member. Todd is President of the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation. He also is a long-time Board Member for Saint Joseph’s Children’s Home and is an active member of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Todd also sits on the University of Wyoming College of Business Advisory Board and the University of Wyoming’s Sustainable Agricultural Research Education Center Advisory Board. Todd is also a past Board Member of the Wyoming Bankers Association.

Ed Liebzeit and his wife, Carole, are residents and strong supporters of the Jackson Hole community. Ed graduated from Michigan Technological University. He served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force and is a former executive of the Procter & Gamble Company.

Ed is an Associate Real Estate Broker in Wyoming and Idaho. From 2011-2014, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, and prior to that was Executive Vice President of the Company. Ed resigned his management responsibilities to focus on his real estate clients and allocate more time to his community involvement.

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Ed is an active and engaged member of the Jackson Hole community. He served as President of the Community Safety Network Board (an organization helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking) for 6 years and a Board member for 9 years. Some of Ed’s other activities in Jackson Hole include being Chairman Emeritus of the St. John's Hospital Foundation, Board Member of Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources (JH AIR), Commander of VFW Post #4274, and Trustee of the Newton Foundation. Ed is a member of the Future Projects Committee for Habitat for Humanity. Ed is a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole and former director and multi-term President of its Foundation. He was Chairman of the Jackson Centennial Commission in 2014 and is a past Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival. He is a former Director and officer of the Aspens Water & Sewer Board and the Teton Pines HOA. He is also a former Director of a bank holding company. Ed currently serves as Chairman of the St. John’s Living Center Capital Campaign which is on track to achieve its $19 million goal.

Ed is the only realtor in Wyoming to have ever received the National Association of Realtors “Good Neighbor Award” for his community service work. He is also a former recipient of the Teton Board of Realtors “Realtor of the Year” award and has been separately recognized as a “Home Town Hero” by the Town of Jackson.

The Board of Directors for the Wyoming Lottery Corporation are:

 

Sandi Chitwood, Chairman

Gerry Marburger, Vice Chair  

Dave Bonner, Secretary

Gina Monk, Treasurer

Mary Throne

Jim Willox

Sandra Wallop

Todd Peterson

Ed Liebzeit

 

For more information about Wyoming Lottery Corporation and the Board of Directors, visit: wyolotto.com/lottery/staff-and-board.

The Wyoming Lottery Corp:

The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money. State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties based on ticket sales. 

SOURCE: The Wyoming Lottery Corp.

 

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Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Reports Steady Progress Being Made in Comité Européen de Normalisation’s TC456 Standard

SAN GWANN, Malta (September 3, 2019) – Malta-based GSA Europe has been serving as a liaison organization to the Comité Européen de Normalisation’s Technical Committee TC456 since 2017. Earlier this year, GSA Europe Managing Director Mark Pace was elected by the CEN to co-lead on a project to create a European Union online gaming reporting standard.

Speaking at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona, Pace reported the technical committee has been making steady progress in creation of a standard in support of online gambling supervision.

The creation of a regulatory reporting standard is important to regulators throughout Europe, and it is an honor to work side-by-side with our colleagues on TC456 on this important project,” Pace said. “We are bringing the full technical expertise of GSA Europe to TC456 to help to ensure we create a standard that can be readily adopted throughout the continent.

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Earlier this year, GSA Europe donated its Regulatory Reporting Interface and Regulatory Data Set draft standards to CEN to help TC456’s activities.

While it would not be appropriate to divulge specific details at this time, I can say we are diligently working towards a final draft, making consistent progress, and expect a draft document will go to a final TC member consultation by end of this year,” he added.

GSA Europe was created with a mission to focus on better serving the regional needs of suppliers, manufacturers, online and land-based operators, and regulators outside North America. There is a level of membership to fit every budget.

For more information, visit: www.gamingstandards.com.

GSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Microgaming Software Systems, LTD.; NOVOMATIC AG; Playtech, (PTEC.L) & Scientific Games International (SGMS).

Other members include: ABARIS, INC; Adlink Technology Inc.; Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Alphaslot; Amatic Industries GmbH; AmTote International; APEX pro gaming; Ares Way; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; AXES.ai; BMM Testlabs; Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited; Canadian Gaming Association; Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment Innovations (CPI); European Casino Association; Everi; Fortunet; Foxwoods Resort Casino; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Consultants International; Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Genlot Game Technology Co., Ltd.; Grand Vision Gaming; Grover Gaming Inc.; Incredible Technologies; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock USA; JCM Global; M3 Technology Solutions, LLC; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Mobile Gaming Monitoring On GmbH; Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Paltronics Australasia Pty. Ltd.; PSM Tech; PVS Australia Pty, Ltd.; Quixant; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Smernax Holdings Ltd.; Synergy Blue; U1 Gaming; Universal de Desarrollos Electronicos, S.A.; UNLV International Gaming Institute; VEIKKAUS; Western Canada Lottery Corporation

CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications/Red Wagon Institute, T: +1-702-413-4278, E: paul@steinbeckcommunications.com.

SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association.

 

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Malta Gaming Authority Launches Phase 2 of Its Sandbox Regulatory Framework

By Malta Gaming Authority

MALTA (September 4, 2019) -- Following the implementation of the first phase of the Sandbox Regulatory Framework as of 1 January 2019, which established the possibility for authorised persons to be allowed to accept Virtual Financial Assets (VFAs) as a means of payment, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is announcing the launch of the second phase of the Framework.

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During this phase, the MGA will be accepting applications for the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAs), including Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platforms and smart contracts.

Further to the aforementioned, the MGA shall be extending the duration of the Sandbox Regulatory Framework until 31 December 2021. The Guidance on the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements and the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and Virtual Tokens through the implementation of a Sandbox Environment has been amended, in order to reflect the developments that have taken place in relation thereto. The Licensee Relationship Management System (LRMS) has been updated to the effect that both prospective and existing licence holders are now able to apply for the MGA’s approval in order to integrate ITAs within their operation.

ITAs shall be required to be audited by auditors registered with the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) in terms of the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services (ITAS) Act (Chapter 592 of the Laws of Malta), and shall only be accepted by the MGA if the audit report consists of a positive opinion and the MGA is satisfied that the regulatory requirements shall be adhered to by the authorised person.

An approval to participate in the Sandbox Regulatory Framework is conditional on the applicant holding the relevant licence issued by the MGA, without prejudice to any other regulatory requirements stemming from other applicable legislation, including but not limited to, the Virtual Financial Assets Act (Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta) and the regulations issued thereunder.

Kindly contact the Innovation Team on innovation.mga@mga.org.mt for any queries related to the above.

SOURCE: By Malta Gaming Authority.

 

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Aristocrat Reinvents Bar Top Gaming with All-New Winner’s World Multi-Game™

Game-changing Bar Top Product Brings Buffalo™ to the Bar

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 4, 2019) –  Aristocrat unveiled the reinvention of bar top play today with its revolutionary Winner’s World Multi-Game™ bar top cabinet, now installing at locations nationwide.

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This innovative product offers a completely different bar top play experience chock-full of entertainment-style and Buffalo keno games, poker games and player-favorite slot games including Buffalo, Buffalo Gold™, and Wild Lepre'coins™.

“While innovation abounds in every area of the casino, bar top play has been largely stagnant,” said Hector Fernandez, president of Aristocrat Americas. “Winner’s World Multi-Game™ offers a fresh take for our customers, and we’re excited to bring player-favorite Aristocrat games to these venues for the first time.”

Winner’s World creates a streamlined bar top experience for players, operations and bar staff alike. The cabinet features the industry’s largest floating 23.5” LCD tilted monitor complete with an easy-access USB phone charger. Additionally, the monitor boasts a flip top for fast and easy service while simultaneously eliminating counter space intrusion and downtime. Finally, the cabinet is equipped with Aristocrat’s “smart-drink” tracking light, making it easier than ever to reward players.

“Winner’s World Multi-Game has been an instant fan favorite across Boyd Gaming destinations nationwide,” said Mike Laubach, vice president of slot operations. “We look forward to bringing this new and improved bar top play to our players throughout our portfolio.”

For more information about Winners World Multi-Game, please click here. Additionally, to find where to play Winner’s World Multi-Game, please click here.

ABOUT ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,000 employees. The company is licensed in around 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com

CONTACTS:

 

Paul Speirs-Hernandez

Steinbeck Communications

paul@steinbeckcommunications.com

Meghan Speranzo

Director of Marketing Communications,

Aristocrat

Meghan.Speranzo@aristocrat.com

 

SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.

 

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