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Vol. 89 No.6 - Monday November 11, 2019

 

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Australasian Gaming Expo a Finalist in Awards for Excellence

SYDNEY, Australia (November 1, 2019) -- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) is delighted that the 2019 Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is a finalist in the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) 2019 Awards for Excellence.

The EEAA is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sectors, and the Awards celebrate those doing outstanding work in this area.

Nominated in the ‘Best Association Event’ category, the AGE is one of 2 finalists in this category.

The chair of the judging panel, Australian events industry leader John Trevillian AM, said that the judges had gone through a rigorous process in order to determine the finalists.

Each category was separately assessed by three independent judges, and it has been an extremely competitive process. The high standard of entries and the submission requirements such as auditing, research and references, enabled the panel to validate the merit of the finalists,” said Mr Trevillian.

Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, Chris Muir said being recognised as a finalist in the Awards was a tribute to all involved in Australasian Gaming Expo. Mr Muir said “As our 30th show, 2019 was already a year of celebration for the AGE. So many people work so hard to get the AGE to such a high standard, and being a finalist in EEAA awards is a recognition of all their hard work and talent.

AGE is the ‘must-attend’ event for suppliers and buyers in the hotel, club and casino industry. It is the place to see both domestic and international products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, and develop new business partners.

The finalists will join the EEAA community for the awards celebration at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne on 4 December.

Next year’s AGE will be held at ICC Sydney from 11 to 13 August 2020. For more information, contact info@gamingta.com.

 

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About EEAA

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry Association representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues and Suppliers within the exhibition and event sector. The EY study, The Value of Business Events to Australia, shows in 2013-14, there were 2,157 exhibitions staged in Australia, attracting 9.3 million visitors and over 65,000 exhibitors. The total direct expenditure from exhibitions was $3.1 billion and these events contributed direct value add of $1.5 billion and generated over 21,000 full time equivalent jobs.

The EEAA Awards for Excellence are a highlight of the business event industry calendar. Each year, they celebrate the achievements of EEAA Members and honour the existing and future leaders of our industry – the shows, venues, suppliers, teams and individuals that have excelled in their field and are beacons of innovation, passion, leadership and commitment.

 

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About the Australasian Gaming Expo

Established in 1990, the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the world’s third largest hospitality and gaming trade show. Featuring well over 200 exhibitors, welcoming more than 6,500 attendees across 19,000 m2 of exhibition space, AGE is the biggest event of its type in the Asia Pacific.

The AGE is the place to see new international products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales.

CONTACT: sabina@gamingta.com, M: +61 451 391 562.

SOURCE: Gaming Technologies Association Limited.

 

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IGT Extends Contract with Kentucky Lottery Corporation for Five Years

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LONDON, U.K. (November 4, 2019) -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation for five years through July 9, 2026. The Lottery is exercising its five one-year extension options in which IGT will provide new self-service lottery vending machines and updated technology.

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..

"The Kentucky Lottery Corporation looks forward to continuing the innovation and growth we have experienced with IGT since the Lottery began in 1989," said Tom Delacenserie, Kentucky Lottery Corporation President and CEO. "IGT's forward-thinking products and solutions have delivered convenience to our retailers and players for the last 30 years, and we're pleased to continue our longstanding partnership in the years to come."

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"IGT leads the global gaming industry by focusing our innovations in content and platform technology that deliver an outstanding player experience," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "Through this contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, we will be adding IGT's convenient cashless feature to existing self-service vending machines to help the Lottery attract a new demographic of players and maximize sales growth."

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will provide the Lottery with additional 575 GameTouch™ 28 self-service vending machines and equip approximately 1,400 total GameTouch 28, GameTouch™ 20, and GameTouch™ Draw machines with cashless functionality that enables  players to use credit or debit cards to purchase lottery products. In addition to these products, IGT provides the Kentucky Lottery Corporation with facilities management, field service, call center services, and marketing support.

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,

T: +39 3485475493;

for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley,

Investor Relations,

T: +1 (401) 392-7190

 

SOURCE: IGT.

 

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50 Years Ago New Jersey Citizens Took a Chance on the Lottery

TRENTON, NJ (November 1, 2019) – New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, making New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery. As part of the 1969 General Election, the measure was wholeheartedly welcomed by an astonishing 81.5% voter approval, making it one of the largest favorable public responses in New Jersey legislative history.

The goal was to establish a state lottery similar to those conducted in neighboring states and abroad. The New Hampshire and New York Lotteries had been quickly embraced by their communities, and it wasn’t surprising considering what else was happening in the world at the time,” said New Jersey Lottery’s Acting Executive Director James Carey. “American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon in 1969, and later that summer, the Woodstock Festival attracted nearly half a million people for a weekend celebrating music. People were very open to change and possibility.

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Approval of the New Jersey State Lottery occurred in 1969, but it would take until December 16, 1970 for the first lottery ticket to be sold. The ensuing months allowed for the creation of regulations, selection of a Lottery Director, and the formation of a Lottery Commission.

The original hope was that the lottery would produce in the area of $12 million annually. There is no way that the voters in 1969 could have foreseen that revenues contributed to the State would exceed $26 billion over the next 50 years, continuing to make New Jersey a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” Carey continued.

This country has a long history with lotteries stretching back to the original 13 colonies, where lotteries were established to raise revenues to fund schools and universities. In 1823, Congress approved a private lottery with proceeds used to beautify Washington, D.C. However, the love affair with lotteries followed a tumultuous path, with breakups and makeups playing out over the years. By 1910, almost all types of gambling were illegal in the U.S. The first modern state lottery did not appear until 1964 in New Hampshire, followed in 1967 by a second state lottery in New York.

Currently, 45 states and the District of Columbia operate lotteries. There are over 200 lotteries worldwide and the New Jersey Lottery is ranked ninth in U.S. total sales and 23rd in worldwide total sales.

About the New Jersey Lottery

Since its inception in 1970, the Lottery has contributed more than $26.8 billion to the State. As its fifth-largest revenue producer, the Lottery is a significant economic engine for New Jersey, helping to bolster the public employee pension system for teachers, police and fire personnel and other public employees, as well as supporting businesses and communities throughout New Jersey. As a sign of its commitment to responsibly play, the New Jersey Lottery achieved the World Lottery Association’s Level 4 Certification in Responsible Gaming. This certification is the most comprehensive measure of responsible play among lotteries in the industry. The New Jersey Lottery was first granted this certification in 2016 and will continue to uphold the most thorough and complete responsible gaming initiatives for the entirety of the Lottery's tenure.

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®

Inquiries: Missy Gillespie, Communications Manager, Phone: (609) 599-5875, Email: PublicInfo@lottery.nj.gov.

SOURCR: New Jersey Lottery.

 

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New Survey Shows Gambling in NSW is Declining

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (October 31, 2019) -- The NSW Government has today released the NSW Gambling Survey 2019 - a major new study into gambling in NSW commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Fund.

The survey found the level of gambling has fallen in the past eight years with just over half (53%) of 10,000 people surveyed gambling in the past 12 months compared to 65% in 2011.

Lotteries were the most common form of gambling followed by gaming machines, instant scratchies and race betting.

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The rate of problem gambling in the NSW community has remained relatively stable since the last Gambling Survey in 2011, changing from 0.8 per cent of the population to 1 per cent. This change is not considered statistically significant.

The survey will give the NSW Government a better understanding of the gambling landscape, changes in gambling behaviour, the extent of problem gambling and how the various regions across NSW are affected.

The results show gambling problems are more prevalent among young people. Gamblers aged 18-24 were most likely to be moderate-risk and problem gamblers (14.9%) compared with 7.2% of gamblers overall.

Young people are a priority for the NSW Government which funds, through the Responsible Gambling Fund, a number of education and awareness initiatives targeting them.

There are particular risks around online sports betting which is the fastest-growing type of gambling.

The survey found that just under one in 10 adults (8%) had gambled online in the past year with race betting being the most common form of online gambling.

The NSW Government is committed to preventing and minimising gambling harm. The information gathered from this survey will inform prevention, education and treatment initiatives, as well as policy development and regulatory efforts.

In 2019/20, $35 million has been allocated to responsible gambling programs and initiatives to prevent and minimise gambling harm, promote a safe gambling environment and support those impacted by problem gambling.

For more information visit the Office of Responsible Gambling website  

Infographics summarising the survey results are available on request.

 CONTACT: Eric Aubert (02) 9995 0794, 0438 207 294  

SOURCE: Liquor, Gaming & Racing NSW Department of Customer Service.

 

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Florida Lottery Introduces Two New Fast Play™ Games

Just in Time for the Holiday Season!

 

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 1, 2019) -- The Florida Lottery is excited to introduce its first ever holiday-themed Fast Play™ games, on sale now! The two new games, BLIZZARD BINGO and MERRY MONEY MATCH, range in price from $1 to $2, and give players the chance to win top prizes of $500 to $10,000.

Follow the instructions printed on the ticket to determine if you are a winner. The overall odds of winning a BLIZZARD BINGO prize are 1-in-3.62; and the overall odds of winning a MERRY MONEY MATCH prize are 1-in-4.51.

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Fast Play game tickets print on-demand from the Lottery terminal and can be played immediately. If the ticket is a winner, the prize can be claimed instantly! BLIZZARD BINGO and MERRY MONEY MATCH can be purchased at Lottery retail locations statewide.

To play, ask the retailer for a Fast Play ticket for the game you wish to play, or present a Fast Play playslip or barcode to the retailer and a ticket will print automatically.

Prizes up to $50,000 can be claimed at any Florida Lottery district office, and prizes less than $600 can be redeemed immediately at any Florida Lottery retailer. Fast Play game prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the official end of game.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education.

Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com

CONTACT: Florida Lottery Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).

 

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EL Participates At First-Ever Responsibility in Gaming Europe Conference

BRUSSELS, Belgium (October 30, 2019)

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The first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Conference on 23-24 October in Brussels gathered over 80 participants from the gambling sector to understand the deeper causes of problem gambling but more importantly to focus on what stakeholders can and should do to create an effective and workable responsible gaming policy.

Moderated by Peter-Paul de Goeij, Quod Bonum from The Netherlands, EL Secretary General Arjan van ‘t Veer took part in an ‘Interview with Industry Stakeholders’ together with Per Jaldung of the European Casino Association (ECA).

Arjan van ‘t Veer highlighted how progress should be an opportunity to help market regulation and the importance of a risk-based approach towards gambling advertisement to safeguard the channeling role and the benefits of games for society.

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Earlier this year EL members adopted the Antwerp Resolution on societal role of lotteries, the need to change gambling desire and to advertise lottery productions. He also underlined the importance of responsibility for EL and its members with a reference to the EL Responsible Gaming Certification.

EL and its members are committed to addressing illegal gambling and related criminal activities while minimising any potential harm on society and vulnerable groups. Responsibility is one of our core values and the EL Responsible Gaming Standard not only strengthens this but promotes the adoption of best practices across the EL membership. This Conference was an opportunity to highlight EL’s ongoing activities and proactiveness on Responsible Gaming policy,” said Arjan van 't Veer.

The two-day conference also saw interventions from several EL members. First, Sisal’s Valérie Peano and co-founder of the European Gambling Lawyers and Advisors (EGLA) participated in a panel debate on regulation, where she outlined how self-regulation is meaningless without enforcement or fines for those who break the rules and how gambling must self-regulate now more than ever.

Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Alison Gardner shared experiences from the National Lottery UK of using behavioural science to design interventions with national lottery players.

Regulatory Affairs Adviser for the Nationale Loterij (Belgium) Roland Louski focused on ‘responsibility by design’. His takeaway from the Conference - “The future will be more intelligent and more intrusive regarding the way the players will be tracked down and their behaviours supervised. For the more dangerous gambling activities, a balance needs to be struck between the protection of the player’s privacy and the prevention policies to avoid problem gambling.”

Further information on the Responsibility in Gaming Conference: https://www.responsibilityingaming.com/

More information on EL’s Responsible Gaming Standard and a list of certified lotteries is available here.

CONTACT: Lucy Lenaers-Mathieson, Communications Officer,  D +32 2 234 38 23 | M +32 470 84 75 73 | lucy.mathieson@european-lotteries.eu.

SOURCE: The European Lotteries.

 

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OLG Annual Report 2018-19: Financial Performance of the Lottery Business Continues to Grow and Significantly Exceed Budget Targets

Message From The President And Chief Executive Officer

ONTARIO, Canada (November 4, 2019) -- The fiscal year has been defined by strong financial performance and determined progress against corporate priorities. The organization exceeded its financial targets and completed important procurement streams for its Land-based Gaming, Lottery and Digital Gaming operations.

In fiscal 2018–19, OLG continued to reshape its Land-based Gaming landscape, transitioning the West GTA and Central Gaming Bundles to service providers in May and July 2018, respectively. As we increasingly shift our focus to managing our relationships with service providers, benefits of our transformation are being realized.

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Proceeds continue to grow, new jobs are being created and new capital investments are being made in communities across Ontario. The organization is well positioned for continued growth under the Land-based Gaming modernization program. Financial performance of the Lottery business continues to grow and significantly exceed budget targets.

Growth in Lottery remains balanced across all lottery product categories; national and regional Lotto, INSTANT and Sports all exceeded the previous year’s proceeds. In the past year, we advanced plans to deliver new products and customer experiences in a growing digital economy. Key foundational pieces were put in place to realize and accelerate our digital evolution. New service providers were brought on board to launch an integrated player platform, to develop a new gaming website and mobile applications and to replace and upgrade our retail point-of-sale system with a state-of-the-art network and new lottery terminals. In the coming year, we expect to select a service provider for an enhanced sports betting solution that will be applied to retail and digital channels.

While this future development necessitated a tremendous amount of work, it did not take away from our current-day focus to meet targets and deliver on our core business. Growth in top-line proceeds combined with a reaffirmed commitment to cost management resulted in $2.47 billion in Net Profit to the Province, a full 10 per cent or $225 million above target. The organization will continue to maintain a determined focus on managing our expenditures, finding efficiencies and implementing more robust enterprise-wide risk management measures.

Our achievements this past fiscal year were driven by focusing on our customers, enhancing their experience and being responsive to their changing expectations. To ensure we can advance this customer-centric strategy, we are leveraging data and analytics to enhance our understanding of the market.

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As we become a more performance-driven organization, we are setting and measuring our progress against key performance indicators that align with our strategic priorities. An imperative for the organization and a key to our continued success is OLG’s commitment to Responsible Gambling and our industry-leading PlaySmart program.

In 2018, OLG was selected from among more than 200 members from 80 countries to receive the World Lottery Association’s (WLA) Best Overall Responsible Gambling Award. In making the announcement, the WLA recognized PlaySmart’s strategic approach to responsible gambling, its commitment to OLG Annual Report 2018–19 3 continuous improvement and its success in implementing robust and innovative training programs for retailers and employees.

We continue to prosper as a vibrant company in two important communities in this province. This past fall, OLG was named to the prestigious list of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers. Winners in this region routinely rank among the highest in the nation in workplace best practices.

And in January, OLG was presented a Community First Award for outstanding business achievement in Sault Ste. Marie. OLG was recognized for its contribution to the well-being of the community by sourcing local products and services, growing employment and supporting the community through charitable activities.

While it’s gratifying to win awards of this nature, we are committed to make OLG an even better partner for our communities and place to work for our valued employees. The significant achievements of 2018–19 would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our employees. It can be challenging to balance the needs of our current business while also driving organizational change, but our employees are dedicated to helping us meet our objectives.

I thank them for continually delivering strong returns to the Government of Ontario and exceptional service to our customers and all Ontarians. As an organization, we are proud of all that’s been accomplished this past fiscal year and, together with our employees, look forward to the new challenges and opportunities ahead as we continue to build a strong gaming industry for the benefit of the people of Ontario.

Stephen Rigby

President and Chief Executive Officer

2018–19 Annual Report

 

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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launch New Instant Tickets Today

Natural State Jackpot Continues to Grow

 

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (November 5, 2019) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is launching five new instant tickets today that should bring players fun, excitement and the chance to win big. Plus, The Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) stands at $240,000 for tonight’s drawing.

The new $10 Ultimate Fortune scratch-off ticket offers three top prizes of $200,000 along with more than 15,000 prizes of $100 or more. The $5 Extra Play offers exactly that – extra chances to win the top prize of $100,000 on the back of the ticket – and a player can win up to 25 times.

The $3 Bingo Plus ticket has a top prize of $75,000, and the $2 Money Multiplier’s top prize is $20,000. And who wouldn’t want a chance to win $3,000 on the new $1 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner instant ticket?

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The Natural State Jackpot is a draw game exclusive to Arkansas. Drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m.

NSJ tickets are only $1 dollar each, and now that the jackpot is over $150,000, it increases by $10,000 every draw until it’s won,” said Bishop Woosley, ASL director.

Players just have to select five numbers from 1 to 39 or do a Quick Pick which allows the computer to select the five numbers for you.

Woosley said he wants to remind players that the lottery is designed as entertainment and should be played responsibly.

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

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 $895 million for more than 542,000 college scholarships, more than $3 billion in prizes to players, about $261 million in retailer commissions and more than $129 million state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966).

To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

CONTACT: Kara Lee Ford at 501-683-1646 for more information.

SOURCE:  Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

 

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Sportradar Partners with BetIndiana to Deliver Real-Time Sports Data and Managed Trading Services to BetIndiana’s Mobile Sportsbook

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 4 2019) -- Today, BetIndiana and Sportradar, the world’s leading global provider of sports data and content, officially announced a partnership to bring Sportradar’s real-time sports data and Managed Trading Services (MTS) to BetIndiana’s mobile sportsbook, in conjunction with the Amelco platform. The announcement follows the recent news that BetIndiana will be launching a mobile sportsbook with Spectacle Entertainment.

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BetIndiana is the first startup in the US market to launch as an operator and one of the first Sportradar clients in the US to use its MTS service, a holistic solution that enables bookmakers to future-proof their business. While established operators will find the right tools to significantly improve their own trading and risk management, startups like BetIndiana can build their entire business in the most flexible manner under the umbrella of MTS, benefiting from market-leading sports data and betting entertainment services and enjoying full administration of their trading by Sportradar’s experts.

“We are pleased to be working with BetIndiana, a true pioneer in the US betting market,” said Neale Deeley, Vice President of US Sales and Gaming, Sportradar. “Given its focus on mobile and online sports betting, we are well-positioned to provide BetIndiana with the data, tools, and services it needs to succeed for many years to come.”

“Partnering with Sportradar, another business that’s aggressively diving into the US market, was the right fit for us,” said Frank Ignatius, President & Founder of USA Sports Gaming. “As a startup in a competitive landscape, it’s crucial that we hit the ground running with a hyper focus on growth. Sportradar gives us the opportunity to do that, and we look forward to continuing our journey with them by our side.”

In October, Indiana became the seventh state to debut mobile sports wagering.

About Sportradar

Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. Established in 2000, the company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs over 2,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. We monitor, analyze and deliver insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.

SOURCE: Sportradar media release.

 

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Pennsylvania Lottery Awards Largest iLottery Prize Ever

MIDDLETOWN, PA (November 5, 2019) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery has awarded its largest PA iLottery prize ever. Cash Buster Extreme awarded an online player $300,000, a prize that was hit on Saturday, November 2.

PA iLottery games are played online on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Cash Buster Extreme features a collect-style internet instant game with two separate mini-games and a chance for free plays. Players win when five or more adjacent like blocks are destroyed.

Internet instant games are available online and offer an all-new type of play experience. Players can try out demo versions of the online games for free at pailottery.com.

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About PA iLottery: To play PA iLottery games, create an account at pailottery.com and add a payment method such as a debit card, credit card or linked bank account. Prizes are paid back to the player’s account. Players must be 18 or older and provide proof of age and identity.

To play PA Lottery online games on a mobile device or tablet, install the PA Lottery Official App. Apple users can download the app from the Apple App Store. For Android users, visit palottery.com/android or text APP to 54187 to receive a special Android download link. The App is also available through the Google Play Store.

To promote responsible play, online players can set time limits, deposit limits and spend limits to suit their budget and play style. Players may also take a cool-off break or self-exclude entirely for one year or five years.

Pennsylvania is the eighth U.S. state to sell lottery games online. The Pennsylvania Lottery launched PA iLottery in May 2018.

About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $30 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at palottery.com to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Lottery players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club to play online or enter for second chances to win. Install our Official App, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery. Use the hashtag #palottery to share your messages with us.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.

 

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IGT Launches Live Multi-Site Dynasty Electronic Table Games at Two Casinos in Canada

Casinos in Ontario, Canada maximize floor-space with IGT's Dynasty ETG live dealer solution

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LONDON, U.K. (November 7, 2019) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Dynasty Electronic Table Game (ETG) terminals are now deployed at Niagara Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara in Ontario, Canada. Through IGT technology, live baccarat and blackjack ETG games are streamed from Niagara Fallsview Casino to its neighboring sister property, Casino Niagara. This is the first deployment of IGT's multi-site live streaming Dynasty ETG technology.

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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.

Niagara Fallsview Casino is leveraging IGT's live dealer ETG solution to maximize the reach of its live table games investment and enable players to wager on live table games at both casinos with a single dealer.

"This multi-site installation of IGT's Dynasty ETG demonstrates IGT's commitment to delivering innovative solutions that drive operational efficiencies, and create an unrivaled player experience," said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. "By adding IGT's Dynasty ETG to their entertainment portfolio, Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino are positioned to maximize their table game revenue without additional operating costs."

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

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 over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT CONTACTS:

 

Phil O'Shaughnessy,

Global Communications,

 toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452

Kelley Waynert,

Global Communications

T: (702) 669-3236

Francesco Luti,

T: +39 34 85475493;

for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley,

Investor Relations,

T: (401) 392-7190

 

SOURCE: IGT.

 

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Innovative Solution Launched by Skilrock at G2E Vegas Makes Slot Games Cashless-Cardless-Ticketless

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GURUGRAM, India (November 7, 2019) -- Skilrock is back from showcasing its revolutionary next generation product that will make slot games go Cashless, Cardless and Ticketless. The product was amongst the hottest product launches this year and will lead to a paradigm shift in the way casinos conduct their engagement with players.

The Skilrock booth was overwhelmed by huge number of visitors from the Casino industry who wanted to witness the innovative solutions first hand, where a live Casino Game from Floor was showcased with the innovative solution to free any slot machine from usage of cash, card and ticket.

Casinos woke up to the new generation product which will help them wipe out substantial portion of their costs of Cash Validators, Ticket Printers, Ticket Paper and Cash Management. The product is already in the go live stage and has been integrated with multiple SAS platforms and Slot cabinets. Its already running in Pilot phases with a few casinos and new casinos are coming on-board faster than ever.

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Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director at Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd, said “Exciting gaming contents are central to any casino or slot operations but players come back to them only to have a wholesome consumer experience and that decides their lifetime value. So for a player the value goes much beyond their gameplay alone.

With CX in focus this year, Skilrock launched a highly innovative product that has potential to add zing to the slot gaming industry by making it cashless using a simple mobile App. The product received overwhelming response and we look forward to its deployment across multiple customers who expect significant savings and increased player loyalties.

Skilrock’s 4th generation INFINITI platform continues to attract customers due to its unique architecture and its true omni-channel and omni-gaming character. They could see the inherent value that the platform offers in terms of CX - encompassing loyalty, bonus, registration, cashier, marketing, affiliate and many other processes.

I am happy that our customers now fully believe that at every stage of a player’s life time, they should have a rich experience”.

Watch out for this space to witness the unravelling of casino floor revolution near you.

About Skilrock Technologies

Skilrock Technologies is a leading technology solution provider for the lottery, gaming and payment industry with its R&D centres located at global IT hubs. It is technology arm of $2 billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are leaders of Indian lottery & gaming operations. The complete Omni-Channel Gaming Platform of Skilrock of Skilrock serves Retail, iGaming & Self Service Channels with equal ease and the same time supporting a wide variety of games like Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports, Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots. More than 200,000 retail touch points and over 5 million iGaming players across 25+ jurisdictions have been serviced by Skilrock.

CONTACT: Sourabh Goyal, Manager – Marketing & Sales, Office: +91 124 4193500, Mobile: +91 88 2631 5550, Email: sourabh.goyal@skilrock.com.

SOURCE:  Skilrock Technologies (www.skilrock.com).

 

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Next Generation Lotteries Acquires Novomatic Lottery Solutions and Sets Sights on Market Growth

VIENNA, Austria (October 31, 2019) -- Next Generation Lotteries (NGL) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS) from NOVOMATIC AG. The acquisition was closed on October 31st 2019 in Vienna and from the 1st of November 2019 NGL will be the sole shareholder and owner of the NLS Group, including all intellectual property, all subsidiaries, and all existing NLS contracts. NGL was formed around a vision to leverage existing systems and commodity components to deliver cost-efficient solutions for lottery license holders, the acquisition of NLS is a giant leap towards realizing this vision.

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It is our true privilege to have acquired what is said to be the most modern lottery system in the world and the services of the talent that created it. What we have acquired today is more than a company, but also the intellectual property developed with great ingenuity by passionate professionals over more than 20 years.” – said Mr. Hans Vigmostad, CEO of NGL.

I am convinced that this acquisition, with the new vigor we intend to bring to the company, will accelerate our growth, revitalize the development of NLS’ product portfolio, grow existing business and allow us to win new business. It’s time to prove that this is the most modern lottery system,” he concluded.

Mr. Ryszard Presch, COO of NOVOMATIC said: "We are pleased that NLS will remain in good hands after many years of development work and significant investments. There is a perfect strategic fit of both companies and the experienced team of Next Generation Lotteries has a convincing concept for further development of NLS. Moreover, it was important to us to pay attention to the existing jobs and that Austria will remain the company´s headquarter.“

NGL is keeping the existing NLS locations in Austria (HQ), Serbia, Iceland, Tunisia and Spain in addition to NGL’s own offices in Norway and Germany.

While the company’s first priority is to support NLS’ customers and provide them with best-of-breed products and solutions required for their long-term success, NGL will put emphasis on the business development activity. NLS is now once again ready and eager to grow its existing business, enter into new partnerships and win new business.

ABOUT NGL

NGL was formed to take advantage of digital trends and developments to deliver modern and cost efficient solutions for lotteries and license holders. Having a long and broad background in gaming and lotteries the company believes in the opportunities that reside in the digital transformation of the industry.

ABOUT NLS

NLS is a provider of end-to-end lottery solutions for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using state-of-the-art technology that allows for easy integration with any 3rd party systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously, creating a truly Omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

CONTACT: Hans Vigmostad, CEO of NGL, Phone: +4795453388.

SOURCE: NGL.

 

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