Hurry! Less Than 2 Months to Go Until 2019 APLA Regional Conference
(14 - 18 October 2019)
Dear friends of APLA
The 2019 APLA Regional Conference is
fast approaching. Have you registered already ?
In less than two months, industry
leaders will converge in Brisbane, Australia, for what promises to be an
exceptional business and social program.
Were excited to confirm the
conferences amazing keynote speakers who are set to inspire and
From Reinvention Through
Technology through to The Future of Consumers, the
speakers will bring to life the conferences theme of CX Unlock the
For the first time, the conference
features an additional half-day program that focuses solely on how technology
aids the lottery business in its pursuit of exceptional customer experience.
This is a must for delegates who work in the information technology, security
and data fields.
For more information on the
conferences program and the keynote speakers, visit:
Key information for the 2019
APLA Regional Conference are as follows:
- Date: 14 18 October 2019 (Business Program
on 14 17 October)
- Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane,
- Theme: CX Unlock the Exceptional
This Seminar is being hosted and
organized by the Lott, Tabcorp Australia.
Do hurry and register!
We look forward to seeing you in
Brisbane in October.
Beh Swan Swan
APLA Secretariat Administrator
Registration is now
IGT Debuts Cobalt 27 Cabinet at EAE Romania
LONDON, U.K. (Aug. 27, 2019) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) today announced
that it will unveil the newest member of its gaming machine family, the
Cobalt 27 cabinet, in addition to its latest portfolio of compelling
content, at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) in Bucharest, Romania from Sept.
At the Companys stand 503,
visitors will experience the Cobalt 27 cabinets modern, immersive playing
experience, coupled with an extensive player-tested game library.
"The Cobalt 27 cabinet represents
the next evolution of IGTs hardware solutions, and this exciting new
cabinet will appeal to customers who want to increase performance and diversify
entertainment on their gaming floors," said Walter Bugno, IGT International
CEO. Players will be thrilled by this new cabinets large screen
display, attractive, comfortable design, and our extensive, localized content
The Cobalt 27 cabinet demonstrates
IGTs commitment to thoughtful design that enhances the player experience.
Clad with two high-definition 27 screens, a 24 video topper,
integrated cabinet lighting, and Dynamic Player Panel with dual bash buttons,
this cabinet is designed to fit operators unique needs and forge new
opportunities for their gaming floors. Advanced ergonomics and a built-in
external USB charging port add to its universal appeal.
The Cobalt 27 cabinet is available
with IGTs full library of proven core games and multi-games, including
the latest, expanded USwitch Multi-Game game pack of player-tested,
market-attuned content available to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin
America, and Caribbean markets. With an intuitive game selector and interface,
a deep library of proven themes, and stunning visuals, USwitch Multi-Game
redefines the multi-game experience.
IGT will also heat up the show floor
with its BLAZIN FLAMES bolt-on progressive, available with the
USwitch Multi-Game for both the Cobalt 27 and CrystalSlant 32 cabinets.
The BLAZIN FLAMES progressive provides appealing, achievable three-level,
must-hit-by progressive jackpots awarded randomly on any wagered game at any
SOURCE: International Game
Five Years of Wyolotto
CHEYENNE, WY (August 26, 2019) --
Summer might almost be over, but it's our 5th birthday, and we want to
Since the Wyoming Lottery
Corporation launched on August 24th, 2014, we've had so many epic wins with
over 4 million winners from Wyoming.
As we've introduced new games like
Lucky For Life® and Cowboy DrawTM, we've seen the numbers climb with
Wyomingites winning over $58 million!
Only through your loyalty, we've
been able to give over $16 million back to Wyoming's cities, towns, and
counties, making an impact here in the state we love.
To help us celebrate our 5th
birthday, head over to our Facebook where we're giving away 5 swag bags filled
with awesome gear so you can keep kickin' it in style!
ENTER TO WIN
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
BULLETPROOF, a GLI Company Launches Bulletproof
FREDERICTON, NB (August 27, 2019)
BULLETPROOF, a GLI Company has announced the launch of Bulletproof
Academy (www.bulletproofacademy.ca) in conjunction with the global
leader in corporate learning, Skillsoft. Bulletproof Academy is a powerful
learning management framework that combines world-class courses with
leading-edge eLearning technology to provide medium and enterprise
organizations with customized eLearning programs that drive business outcomes
and help people meet their full potential.
Experienced success coaches work in
close partnership with clients HR teams to help them create their own
unique portfolio of custom-tailored online curricula, beginning with
Skillsofts 165,000-title library of world-class e-Learning content. Users
access this unique custom-curated e-Learning content through a dedicated,
user-friendly, and custom-branded online portal where they may also consolidate
their own in-house content.
The solution goes beyond
affordable 24/7 on-demand course access, explains Darryl Esau,
Bulletproofs VP of Learning Services. Many eLearning programs
fail because they werent set up for success in the first place. Our
powerful framework provides monitoring and reporting and on-going support
including a dedicated Success Manager to help our clients achieve optimal
onboarding, adoption, and deployment results. Thats something a lot of
LMS providers dont do. Creating the best conditions for learning success
translates to a superior learning experience and maximum ROI for our
Organizations have the option to
choose between two bundles of eLearning to meet their specific
requirements. The Bulletproof Select 300 Bundle includes content titles
from IT, Business Skills and Productivity & Collaboration libraries while
the Compliance Bundle includes topics from legal and ethics to workplace safety
As a global leader in
corporate learning, Skillsoft is trusted by the worlds leading
organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. We are thrilled to partner
with Bulletproof to launch Bulletproof Academy, providing both the most
extensive eLearning catalog and the best user experience platform!
said Ms. Gwenn Lazar, Senior Director, Global Partner Programs, Skillsoft.
About Bulletproof, a GLI
Founded in Fredericton, NB in 2000,
Bulletproofs ultimate goal is to reduce complexity for organizations of
all sizesincluding those with massive amounts of data, those subject to
regulations and extensive compliance requirements, those managing remote
workforces, and moreby empowering them to use technology more effectively
with security at the forefront. The company now has offices in Moncton, Saint
John, Charlottetown, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Austin, and Las
Bulletproofs Learning Services
division was formed in 2009; quickly growing from Certified Instructor-Led
Training to Custom eLearning Development and Learning Management System
Administration. As developers of custom digital learning content for globally
recognized Fortune 500 companies, the Bulletproof Academy team understands the
needs of organizations when it comes to managing eLearning as well as the needs
of eLearning students. Bulletproof was named a 2019 Learning! 100 Award
winner for excellence in collaboration for its Customer E-learning Services
Learn more at
Skillsoft is a global leader in
corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that
drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three
award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft
learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the
SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management. Skillsoft is trusted by
thousands of the worlds leading organizations, including 65 percent of
the Fortune 500.
Learn more at skillsoft.com.
CONTACT: Athea Costello, Digital
Marketer, Bulletproof, A GLI Company, E:
New Jersey Lottery Kicks Off Annual Campaign to Prevent Underage
Not 18 Yet?
No Bet Awareness Campaign Underway
TRENTON, NJ (Aug. 27, 2019)
The New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
(CCGNJ) kicked off Lotterys annual Not 18 Yet? No Bet
awareness campaign. This campaign reminds residents and retailers that New
Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age
James A. Carey, Jr., Acting
Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery and Neva Pryor, Executive Director,
CCGNJ, renewed their organizations commitment to responsible play and the
prevention of underage gambling at the campaigns kickoff event at the
Acme Market on Route 33 in Hamilton Square, a Lottery retailer.
We have an active
partnership with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and support
their efforts to prevent underage gambling, Carey said. The
New Jersey Lottery has a longstanding commitment to promoting responsible play
and discouraging underage gambling of any kind.
The Lottery has had a representative
on the Council of Compulsive Gamblings board of directors since June
1999. The Councils problem gambling helpline number (1-800-GAMBLER®)
is printed on every Lottery ticket, brochure and sign. Finally, the
Lotterys website directs visitors to the Councils site
(800gambler.org), which provides the public with free information and help for
compulsive gambling problems.
Right now, the Council on
Compulsive Gambling of NJ is in the midst of a major expansion of its community
and school-based outreach programs. One of our focuses is preventing the onset
of gambling addiction among adolescents and young adults, so the New Jersey
Lottery's message and support is particularly important, said Pryor.
The Lottery continues to be a great partner in promoting the
importance of responsible gambling and in publicizing the Councils
helpline number. If a parent thinks their child might have a gambling problem,
they can call 1-800-GAMBLER®. We offer support, treatment and
As part of its effort, the Lottery
has developed a Not 18 Yet? No Bet brochure in English and Spanish
providing information about the major types of teen betting and ways to
recognize signs of a gambling problem. The brochure also provides concerned
individuals with contact information on how to receive advice and assistance.
The brochures are available at more than 7,000 Lottery retailer locations, at
all Lottery-sponsored exhibits and events, and may be downloaded from the
Lotterys website: NJLottery.com.
Today, the Lottery provided the
CCGNJ with additional Not 18 Yet? No Bet brochures, along with
supplies of branded pencils for distribution to students who attend the
Councils school lecture series. The pencils are imprinted with the
message LOTTERY IS NOT CHILDS PLAY, You Must Be 18 Or Older To
Play The NJ Lottery.
In addition, the Not 18
Yet? No Bet message and the 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline number are
continually flashed on Lotterys digital messaging screens at all retailer
The New Jersey Lottery has also
received international recognition for it responsible gaming initiatives. It
has obtained the highest level of achievement by the World Lottery Association
(WLA) for its adherence to the Responsible Gaming Principles and Responsible
Gaming Framework which is ingrained in the Lotterys day-to-day
Must be 18 or older to buy a lottery
ticket. Please play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling
problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER®
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
JCM Globals® Patented FUZION® Technology Expands its
GLI® Certifications Around North America
LAS VEGAS (August 27, 2019)
JCM Globals® patented and award-winning FUZION® system has earned
additional GLI® certifications around North America. Certifications are the
latest milestone achievements for the landmark and industry-changing FUZION
Jurisdictions directly affected by
the certifications include Arizona Tribal, California Tribal, Michigan State,
Michigan Tribal, and Oklahoma Tribal.
We are excited to see
FUZION gain additional regulatory certifications, and it is a clear indicator
of where JCM is taking the gaming industry, said Dave Kubajak, SVP
Sales, Marketing & Operations. At JCM, we have a proven
track record of innovation, and we are constantly developing new ways to bring
the strongest value through partnership with our customers. FUZION will
transform the way our customers connect with their players and will greatly
improve their casino operations.
Connecting JCMs iVIZION®
bill validator and GEN5 Thermal Printer to the FUZION system unleashes a
new industry direction: transforming each slot machine into an interactive
kiosk with multiple functions. As certified, FUZION works as a real-time
peripheral management system and dramatically increases efficiencies with
complete peripheral health monitoring, remote firmware upgrades and more.
Enhancing the players
experience and bringing new connections to the propertys existing casino
management system, it delivers CMS-driven promotional ticketing with
iPROMO. FUZION also functions with the CMS system to deliver
multi-currency acceptance and live exchange rate conversions at the EGM.
FUZIONs advanced security
features further increase a propertys compliance efforts with its
anti-money laundering alerts, transaction image capture capability and
high-resolution image archive.
For more information about FUZION
and JCMs award-winning portfolio of products, visit JCM at G2E booth
#4039, online at www.jcmglobal.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About JCM Global
JCM Global is one of the
worlds leading transaction technologies supplier for the gaming, banking,
kiosk, retail, and vending industries. With unsurpassed service and support,
JCM is trusted by operators, manufacturers, and integrators on six continents.
Its extensive line of award-winning products set global standards with
ground-breaking peripheral transaction components to optimize your cash
management. Please visit www.jcmglobal.com for more information.
CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
Steinbeck Communications/Red Wagon Institute, T: +1-702-413-4278, EL
SOURCE: JCM Global.
Pragmatic Play Goes Live with Interwetten
MGA-licenced operator takes live
full suite of Pragmatic Plays Live Casino games
GIBRALTAR (August 23,2019) --
Pragmatic Play, one of the leading software providers for video slots, live
casino and bingo, has seen its Live Casino offering go live with European
Customers of the MGA-licenced
operator will now have access to Pragmatic Plays live casino games, all
of which will be broadcast using the latest technology from a state-of-the-art,
newly constructed studio.
The announcement follows shortly
after Pragmatics recent communication of receiving an MGA Recognition
Notice for its bingo and live casino products. The supplier was also granted an
operational licence by the Romanian regulator earlier in 2019.
Yossi Barzely, Chief Business
Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: We are delighted to have
gone live with such a highly-regarded operator as Interwetten.
We have been hugely impressed
with the companys work and joining forces with them will consolidate our
position as a leading multi-product supplier.
The speed at which we have
achieved commercial success after receiving the MGA Recognition Notice is very
exciting, and we eagerly look forward to the future.
Mario Bilic, Head of Product
Management, CRM and Content at Interwetten, said: Pragmatic Play has a
proven track record in the iGaming industry, and we are delighted to be one of
the first operators to offer its high-quality live casino games.
Their suite of games is one of
the most innovative in the market, and we have every confidence
Pragmatics live casino games will be hugely popular with our
Pragmatic Play has signed a series
of significant commercial agreements over the past 12 months in regulated
markets, expanding its reach with operators including PokerStars, Kindred and
The providers entire portfolio
of video slots, bingo, live casino and other games are all available via a
About Pragmatic Play (http://pragmaticplay.com/)
Pragmatic Play is a leading content
provider to the iGaming industry. Pragmatic Play offers a multi-product
portfolio of innovative, regulated and mobile-focused gaming products.
Our passion for premium
entertainment is unrivalled. We strive to create the most engaging and
evocative experience for all our customers across a range of products,
including slots, live casino and bingo.
Pragmatic Plays Games Library
contains unique in-house content consisting of over 100 proven HTML5 games,
available in all currencies, 26 languages and all major certified markets.
Interwetten offers the best online
entertainment, with around 1.8 million customers and a betting revenue of about
1.4 billion euros. In addition to classic sports betting, Interwetten's
portfolio is supplemented by a comprehensive live betting service. In 2018,
bets were placed on 138,000 LIVE events. There are also casinos, LIVE casinos
and a large number of exciting games. Interwetten offers its customers a casino
atmosphere around the clock. More than 30 providers are in the product range
and more than 1,200 games are on offer.
Interwetten was originally founded
in Vienna in 1990 as a sports betting provider, and has been online with the
website www.interwetten.com for over 20 years. Interwetten distributes more
than 95 percent of its revenue to its customers as profits.
The founding member of the European
Gaming and Betting Association has been licensed in Malta by the Malta Gaming
Authority (MGA) since 2005. Interwetten has also successfully
completed licensing procedures in Italy, Spain, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany),
Ireland and Sweden. In Germany, Interwetten applied for a nationwide sports
betting licence in 2012 and reached phase 2 of the selection procedure.
In the area of player and consumer
protection, Interwetten is committed to the highest standards on all
SOURCE: Pragmatic Play media
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launches Razorback-themed Scratch-off
Tickets on sale now at
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 28, 2019)
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery today announced the launch of a new
Razorback-themed lottery ticket. The ticket is the first of its kind in
The scratch-off ticket costs $5 and
includes three top prizes of $100,000.
Players can win varying amounts of
money up to 15 times on a single ticket. Tickets will feature either Razorbacks
football, basketball or baseball.
This year marks the 10-year
anniversary of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, and partnering with the
Arkansas Razorbacks to raise scholarship funds is the perfect way for us to
celebrate, said Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship
Theres no brand more
important to the state of Arkansas than the Razorbacks, and we believe this
will help raise more funding for scholarships all over the state.
Since its inception in 2009, the
Lottery has provided funding for more than half a million scholarships totaling
more than $859 million.
At the University of
Arkansas-Fayetteville alone, more than $182 million has been awarded for
approximately 98,000 scholarships.
We are excited that thanks
to our relationship with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, students from around
the state will have access to valuable educational opportunities,
said Hunter Yurachek, vice chancellor and director of athletics at the
University of Arkansas.
As Arkansans we rally
behind the Razorbacks. Now, we can use that same passion to make a meaningful
investment in the lives of Arkansas students.
Tickets are now available for
purchase at all Lottery retailers.
Arkansans must be 18 or older to
play. For more information, visit MyArkansasLottery.com/Razorbacks.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and
other expenses in Arkansas.
Since 2009, the Lottery has provided
more than $859 million for more than 542,000 college scholarships, more than
$2.9 billion in prizes to players, about $255 million in retailer commissions
and more than $127 million in state and federal tax revenue.
The Razorback name and hog logo are
registered trademarks of, and the hog logo is copyrighted by, the Board of
Trustees of the University of Arkansas (University). All rights
The University makes no endorsement
of any content, products, services related to this ticket and has no obligation
or liability for any associated representations, payments, prizes of a lack
CONTACT: Kara Lee Ford at
501-683-1646 for more information.
SOURCE: The Arkansas Scholarship
Early Bird Rates for La Fleurs 2019 Austin
ROCKVILLE, MD (August 27, 2019) --
La Fleurs 2019 Lottery Conference Early Bird registration rates are
available for two and half more weeks! Normal rates begin on Monday, September
Click here to register now!
- Lottery employees get a large registration
- There are only a limited amount of rooms left at
the discounted rate!
- Download the agenda now
La Fleurs 2019 Austin
conference will be held November 18-21, 2019 at the AT&T Hotel &
Conference Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Lotteries know
that the goal is to get closer to the customer -- at retail and digital.
But how can they do this? The most
important channel is the sales transaction.
Come learn how lotteries are
embracing the new technology through in-lane, API, cashless and iLottery
La Fleurs Magazine has
negotiated a discounted $199 rate at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
where the conference is held.
After registering for the
conference, attendees will receive the reservation link to book their hotel
SOURCE: La Fleur's Magazine.
SMP eGaming and Nordic Gambling Launch Sweden Compliance
Online compliance courses
tailored specifically for operators in the regulated Swedish market are the
first of their kind in the industry
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man (August 22,
2019) -- SMP eGaming and Nordic Gambling have today jointly announced the
launch of the first online compliance courses tailored specifically for
gambling operators in Sweden.
They are being delivered via the SMP
Compliance Academy platform, the market-leader in eLearning software for the
global gambling industry.
The three new courses cover
anti-money laundering (AML), responsible gambling (RG), and the regulatory
framework and environment in Sweden.
The content has been developed by
the legal and regulatory experts at Nordic Gambling, the most prolific legal
firm engaged in the preparation of licences for gambling operators in the
Their specialist market knowledge
has been combined with that of SMP eGaming, which has been offering tailored
eLearning to the sector via its hugely successful Compliance Academy product
for several years.
Maria McDonald, Partner at Nordic
Gambling, said: As the regulated Nordic gambling markets continue to
grow, its essential that operators encourage and maintain high compliance
By offering our expertise in
an online course format, powered by SMPs software, were able to
help operators instil a culture of compliance amongst all their staff, reducing
organisational risk and improving outcomes for players.
Jade Zorab, Head of Corporate
Development at SMP eGaming said: Were extremely pleased to partner
with the immensely talented team at Nordic Gambling to deliver these
Weve seen the positive
impact that eLearning can have for operators and the players that put their
trust in them and we are committed to expanding our already extensive suite of
courses into new jurisdictions. Sweden now joins the UK, Isle of Man, Malta,
and Gibraltar in the list of jurisdictions we have tailored content for, with
more on the horizon.
The courses are available from both
companies on the same subscription pricing model. In contrast to the
traditional pay-as-you-go model used by other providers, it grants permanent
access to all the courses as well as deep learning analytics, regulatory
reporting, and regular content updates for a low per-user-per-year fee.
Users can access the courses by
contacting Nordic Gambling at nordicgambling.com or SMP eGaming at
About Nordic Gambling (www.nordicgambling.com)
Nordic Gambling is a legal firm in
the Nordic countries which specialises in gambling related law such as
licensing, compliance advice, and public affairs. They have gained extensive
experience in the industry from working with operators, suppliers, service
providers, and Government regulators. This has included close involvement in
the development of law and regulation in several European jurisdictions,
including Denmark and Sweden.
About SMP eGaming (www.smpegaming.com)
SMP eGaming Limited is the online
gaming compliance division of SMP Group, the global corporate, trust, and
professional services company. It provides objective and unbiased,
multi-jurisdictional licensing, regulatory and compliance advice, support, and
training to established and early stage eGaming operators, platforms, and
software providers. Their internationally recognised team of over 30
multi-disciplined gaming professionals is headquartered in the Isle of Man with
offices in Malta and Jersey and has successfully advised and guided over 75
gaming operators and software providers through the licensing process across
multiple-jurisdictions the Isle of Man, UK, Jersey, Malta, and
SOURCES: SMP eGaming and Nordic
Gambling joint media release.
Sydney Hosts Local and International Regulators for Gaming and Casino
SYDNEY, Australia (August 28, 2019)
-- Earlier this month, 60 Australian and international gaming regulators
attended the first ever casino and gaming regulation program held in
Gaming Regulation, a
joint venture by Liquor & Gaming NSW and the University of Las Vegas,
Nevada (UNLV) International Center for Gaming Regulation, ran from 1116
August at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
The six-day program was developed in
consultation with casino and gaming regulators, and focused on compliance and
enforcement, licensing, audit, responsible gambling, technology, emerging
threats and regulatory challenges.
Liquor & Gaming NSWs
Executive Officer, Nathan Bennett said the course was a huge success and
attracted delegates from all around the world.
This is the first time,
outside of Las Vegas, that casino and gaming regulators have been able to
participate in an educational training program specifically designed to meet
their regulatory needs, Nathan said.
This program has provided a
platform for regulators in the Asia-Pacific and across the world to increase
their supervisory capability and capacity, and to workshop their regulatory
priorities and challenges with peers.
Casino regulators from every
Australian state and territory, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan,
Ireland and Cyprus sent participants to Sydney.
Jennifer Roberts, Associate
Director, UNLVs International Center for Gaming Regulation led a faculty
of four who, along with a small number of Australian-based subject matter
experts, delivered the program to participants.
It was exciting to learn
from different jurisdictions, and do a comparison about how they approach
gambling regulation, said Jennifer.
Brendan MacNamara, from
Irelands Ministry of Justice, attended the program as plans to create an
Irish regulator continue.
The intention of the
(Irish) government is to move to the creation of an independent regulator, to
regulate all forms of gambling, explained Brendan.
I (was) looking forward to
hearing what all of the regulators from different Australian states and beyond
have done in terms of their regulation of forms of gambling what they
found worked, what they found didnt work.
The program also included a number
of networking events to allow delegates to build their contacts within the
gaming and casino regulation space.
This project was supported by the
NSW Responsible Gambling Fund.
SOURCE: Liquor & Gaming NSW.
Illinois Lottery Reports Record Contribution for Education
CHICAGO, Illinois (August 28, 2019)
-- As students across the state head back to school, the Illinois Lottery
announced today a record $731 million contribution to the State of
Illinois Common School Fund for Fiscal Year 2019, which ended June
The $731,250,000 Common School Fund
contribution for FY19 is 1.7% higher than the FY18 contribution of $719
million. In addition to the money generated for K-12 public education in
Illinois, the Illinois Lottery also transferred $4 million for specialty
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.
The Illinois Lotterys FY19
contribution to the Capital Projects Fund and FY19 final sales figures have not
The Illinois Lotterys
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 capital
projects. Over $50 million has been generated for specialty causes,
Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. Our ambition is
simple: Create meaningful returns to the state and make Illinoisans proud of
The Illinois Lottery also supports
local businesses throughout Illinois. In FY19, the Lottery paid $165 million in
commissions and selling bonuses to the more than 7,200 Lottery retailers. The
Lottery also paid $1.9 billion in prizes to winners across the state.
With annual ticket sales of
approximately $3 billion, the Illinois Lottery is one of Illinois top
five revenue sources. In Fiscal Year 2018, 54% of all gaming revenue came from
the Illinois Lottery.
About Illinois Lottery:
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion (since 1985) to the states
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. Players must be at least 18 years old.
CONTACT: Jason Schaumburg, T: (312)
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Kansas City Chiefs Announce Partnership Agreement with Kansas Lottery
Ahead of 2019 Season
Kansas City (August 28, 2019) -- On
Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced a number of partnership agreements
with local and national companies for the 2019 season, including 12 new
partners and 10 renewals.
We want to thank all of the
new and returning partners that we have this season, Chiefs President
Mark Donovan said.
The local business
community and the national sponsorship landscape have taken an incredible
interest in what were building here in Kansas City.
We look forward to expanding on
our current relationships while developing new and exciting partnerships with
all of these companies throughout 2019 and beyond.
We have worked hard on our
partnership program over the years and feel like we have created an environment
that allows for unique opportunities and mutually beneficial relationships to
thrive, Chiefs Vice President of Partnerships and Premium Sales Kim
This announcement is a
culmination of a lot of effort and attention to detail across both our sales
and activation teams and we, along with our partners, are looking forward to
the upcoming season.
The Kansas Lottery has partnered
with the club to produce a Chiefs-themed scratcher ticket which provides unique
Chiefs experiences for some lucky winners.
Tickets are available throughout the
state of Kansas.
SOURCE: Chiefs Public Relations.
The Malta Gaming Authority Establishes a Commercial Communications
Committee and Publishes Guidelines
MALTA (August 28, 2019) -- The Malta
Gaming Authority (the MGA) is hereby announcing that for the
purpose of ensuring the Gaming Commercial Communications Regulations (S.L.
583.09) are being adhered to, the Authority has set-up a Committee (Commercial
The main functions of the Committee
lie in reviewing commercial communications brought to its attention and
assessing any possible breaches.
In addition, the MGA is hereby
issuing the Commercial Communications Guidelines (the Guidelines),
as part of the MGAs mission of placing player protection and responsible
gaming on top of its regulatory agenda.
These Guidelines are aimed at
providing practical guidance to any person offering licensable game/s and to
persons who collaborate in any way or provide any service, including any
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Instant Win Games Supplier and LottoInteractive Partner to Launch
Star Match with Atlantic Lottery Corporation
IWGs RGS allows lottery to fast-track product expansion
LONDON, U.K. (August 28, 2019) --
Instant win games supplier IWG has enhanced its long-term partnership with the
Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) by launching LottoInteractives Star
Match through its leading Remote Game Server (RGS).
The popular gem-matching puzzle game
has been delivered via a seamless integration, allowing ALC to expand its
online offering quickly and efficiently.
IWG works alongside the
industrys leading games developers to allow lotteries to aggregate
content from multiple providers through its RGS.
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said:
We have been navigating the North American lottery market for many
years and have learned that providing access to other game providers offers
value to our lottery partners.
Were happy to have
partnered with LottoInteractive, bringing another games provider to the ALC
content portfolio. Much like our games have evolved with our North American
experience, so has our approach to aggregating content. We seek content
providers as we know the most successful iLottery programs are the ones that
offer multiple games from a mix of suppliers.
Brian Ward, LottoInteractive CEO,
said: Working with IWG to deliver Star Match, first to BCLC and now
ALC, has been great for our North American market access.
Were thrilled that
Atlantic Canadians can experience the popular Star Match game and look forward
to working with IWG to deliver more content through its RGS in the
Merrill Fullerton, Marketing Manager
Instant Games at ALC, said: IWG has been a tremendous partner and
helped us achieve new sales heights by delivering a steady stream of content
several times per month.
The companys access
to third party providers, in this case LottoInteractive, offers additional
value and shows its level of commitment to our success.
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
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.
LottoInteractive creates immersive,
skill-based games in the most popular mobile game genres integrated with real
money mechanics. LottoInteractive creates game experiences that give operators
and lotteries excellent player engagement and retention metrics from players
who want to be entertained
SOURCE: Instant win games (IWG)