Lottery Insider banner


The WEEK in REVIEW
Vol. 90 No.4 - Monday January 27, 2020

 

Sponsor

sponsor

Pollard Banner

 

LOTTERY NEWS

 

In 2019, Illinois Lottery Awards Nearly $1.7 Billion In Prizes

48 Players Claim Prize of $1 Million or More

CHICAGO, Illinois (January 16, 2020) -- The numbers are in, and 2019 was another big year for Illinois Lottery players!

The Illinois Lottery paid $1.698 billion in prizes to players in 2019 and sold more than 100 million winning tickets. Forty-eight (48) players claimed a prize of $1 million or more in 2019.

Advertisement
IGT

The largest jackpot won in 2019 was a $15.75 million Lotto jackpot in the April 11, 2019, drawing. It was won by an Illinois Lottery player who played on the Illinois Lottery mobile app, representing the one of biggest prizes won to date on the app.

The Illinois Lottery marked its 45th birthday last year, but there were plenty of other reasons to celebrate in 2019,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. “We want to celebrate our players, our winners, our retail partners and the contributions made by the people of Illinois to education and special causes through purchasing Lottery tickets.

2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY EDUCATION CONTRIBUTIONS

The Illinois Lottery paid millions of winners in 2019, and, thanks to its players, the Illinois Lottery helped the State of Illinois win, as well. With annual ticket sales of nearly $3 billion, the Illinois Lottery contributes around 25 cents of every dollar spent on games back to the state for public schools, capital projects and other special causes. In Fiscal Year 2019, Illinois received $731 million for public schools from Lottery sales, averaging out to $2 million a day for public education funding.

2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY RETAIL PARTNERS

Illinois Lottery retailers also won in 2019. In all, retailers across Illinois were paid $165 million in bonuses and commissions in Fiscal Year 2019.

For more information, visit illinoislottery.com.

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. Players must be at least 18 years old. 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: Jason Schaumburg, T: (312) 793-3034.

SOURCE: About the Illinois Lottery.

 

IGT NASPL

 

Netgaming Pens Content Distribution Agreement With Betconstruct

MALTA (January 16, 2020) -- NetGaming, the creative casino games studio, has signed a deal with software solutions provider BetConstruct.

BetConstruct’s operators can soon feature NetGaming’s immersive slot portfolio in their online casinos, including recent superheroes themed slot Infinity Battle. The studio will also benefit from the BetConstruct Spring Platform, the platform provider’s market-leading content distribution tool.

The agreement sees NetGaming continue its impressive expansion across a range of key jurisdictions with a string of high-profile commercial deals, including a partnership with Relax Gaming.

Advertisement
Lottery Insights December Issue
Click here for the latest electronic version of Lottery Insights.

NetGaming’s engaging game content is available in 26 languages and can be played with over 40 currencies, with the supplier entering several emerging markets such as Africa and CIS countries.

Pallavi Deshmukh, CEO at NetGaming, said: “We are thrilled to partner with BetConstruct in a move that is sure to strengthen our customer base.

“BetConstruct is constantly looking to enter new, regulated markets – an approach which fits well with NetGaming’s commercial strategy of rapid growth and expansion. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”

Aida Harutyunyan, Product Owner of BetConstruct’s Casino, said: “We happily welcome NetGaming to our family of gaming content providers. The innovation and diversity of their portfolio will see wider success among our partner operators and their players.”

About NetGaming

NetGaming is a creative casino game studio that produces premium quality content for online operators. The company’s innovative portfolio has been built with a unique game engine, strong proprietary technology and a dynamic approach. Founded in March 2018 by industry veterans, the rapidly growing studio now has multinational management, creative and development teams. The company has ambitious plans to enter several regulated jurisdictions and roll-out a mixture of branded and original content each month throughout 2020. Learn more at: https://netgaming.com/

About BetConstruct

BetConstruct is a global award-winning technology and services provider for online and land-based gaming industry. BetConstruct’s innovative and proven offerings include Online and Retail Sportsbook, Classic and Virtual Reality RNG & Live Casinos, Esports, Poker, Skill Games, Fantasy Sports, Social Gaming Platform, Sports Data Solutions and more – all ready to be launched and managed through SpringBME, its pioneering Business Management Environment.

Within Sports Data Solutions, the AI-powered scouting tool AJNA performs game flow recognition and provides statistics and extremely accurate technical data to create new unique markets to bet on.

All partners benefit from the BetConstruct Spring Platform with its powerful back office tools and all-inclusive services. From stand-alone set up to turn-key and white label solutions, BetConstruct offers its partners an unparalleled opportunity to succeed.

SOURCE: NetGaming.

 

sponsor

 

Tennessee Lottery’s Second Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More Than Five and a Quarter Billion Dollars

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (January 16, 2020) -- The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) today announced its FY2020 second quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2019) transfer of $103,376,000 to the Lottery for Education Account, bringing the total raised for education since January 20, 2004 to $5,274,330,000.

To date in FY2020, the TEL has generated more than $200 million for education in Tennessee and more than $8 million for after-school programs.

“January 20 will be our 16th anniversary, and just as it was on Day 1, everything we do is focused on our larger mission to serve Tennessee by generating proceeds for education,” TEL President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove said.

Advertisement
INTRALOT

“We will continue to develop new and innovative products and services that support those initiatives.”

Additional highlights from FY2020 2Q include:

  • For the month of December, instant ticket sales of $134.8 million and total sales of $161.2 million were the highest for any December since inception;
  • Year to date, instant ticket sales are 2.0 percent ahead of the prior year; and
  • Tennessee-only, drawing-style games (Cash 3, Cash 4, Tennessee Cash and Keno-To-Go) are 7.9 percent higher than the prior year.
    

 

About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5.25 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants, scholarships, Drive to 55 initiatives and after-school programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $14.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.3 billion in retailer commissions.

For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow the TEL on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

CONTACT: Dave Smith, T: 615-324-6556, E: Dave.Smith@tnlottery.com

SOURCE: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

 

GLI Banner

 

The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes a Study to Better Understand the Existing Skills Gap in the Gaming Industry for the Year 2018

MALTA (January 16, 2020) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), through its Information & Research Unit, has conducted a survey (second of its kind) among its licensed remote gaming operators in order to obtain a better understanding of the existing skills gap in the gaming industry.

This report highlights the key findings of a survey carried out by the MGA in 2019 (for 2018) and outlines the main elements of similarity and contrast with the results of the previous survey, where relevant.

The following are the key highlights from this survey:

Advertisement
JUMBO
  • A total of 730 unfilled positions have been reported by the online gaming companies in Malta as at the end of 2018;
  • 68% of unfilled vacancies are primarily at the operational level;
  • The majority (69%) of the vacancies remained unfilled for no more than three months;
  • Lack of work experience (28%), competition from other firms (27%) and lack of qualifications (21%) are the main reasons for unfilled vacancies;
  • According to the survey results, more than one-third of the operators recruit personnel employed by other firms in the sector;
  • 35% of firms engage in in-house training activities or mentoring in order to tackle skill shortages;
  • The recruitment of workers immediately after the completion of their formal education was reported by 9% of the surveyed firms, confirming the potentially stronger role which could be played by educational institutions;
  • Several policy efforts have been made to ensure that training courses are aligned with the industry’s needs. In 2017, the European Gaming Institute of Malta (EGIM) was launched following an agreement signed between the MGA and Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). In 2018, 56 students applied for the iGaming Diploma at MCAST, and an additional 43 enrolled between January and mid-November 2019;
  • By mid-November 2019, 58 students enrolled for the Award in iGaming course at the iGaming Academy - a joint collaboration between the MCAST and EGIM;
  • In 2019, 21 students were selected and matched with seven companies through the Gaming Malta’s Student Placement Programme, an initiative that aims to reduce the mismatch which exists between the supply and demand for gaming skills in the Maltese labour market; and
  • The majority of the surveyed companies expressed their satisfaction with the training offerings in Malta; however, between 15% and 20% of the respondents indicated that more needs to be done with respect to the availability, quality and value for money of the training opportunities in Malta.

 

GLI 300x250

The survey which reflects responses received from 238 individual respondents (companies) looks at the size, nature and causes of unfilled vacancies, the recruitment strategies of the respondents, training and development activities as well as the educational offering to the online gaming industry in Malta.

The MGA’s Chief Officer of Finance & Programme Management, responsible for the Information & Research Unit, Peter Spiteri said:

We are pleased to publish the second paper on the Skill Gap Affecting the Online Gaming Industry with a view to shed light on the current state of play regarding human capital found on the island.”

Recent figures published by MGA through its Interim Performance Report indicate that 69% of employees in the online gaming sector are non-Maltese, highlighting the need for expatriate workers to sustain the ever-increasing demand of the industry.”

Whilst acknowledging that significant milestones have been achieved through the establishment of the European Gaming Institute of Malta as well as Gaming Malta’s Student Placement Programme initiative, the study indicates that there is significant potential for the local educational system to contribute in addressing the continuous thirst of the industry for a skilled workforce.

 A full copy of the survey can be downloaded from here.

SOURCE: Malta Gaming Authority.

 

SSI Banner

 

Pennsylvania Lottery Announces Powerball® and Mega Millions® Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online

MIDDLETOWN, PA (January 17, 2020) – Pennsylvania Lottery officials today announced that players will now be able to purchase Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets online through the iLottery platform at pailottery.com.

We are excited to announce that we are now selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Selling lottery online is a big part of our effort to appeal to new customers and meet our players where they already are — which is online. This is an important step that will help us continue generating funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Advertisement
Schafer Systems Inc.

Players who purchase Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets online can enjoy many of the same features available to players who visit a Lottery retailer. They can choose their own numbers or select the “quick pick” option to receive randomly selected numbers. Players also have the option to purchase multiple tickets and to buy tickets up to 26 drawings (13 weeks) in advance.

To play Powerball® or Mega Millions® online, players must sign up for an iLottery account and deposit funds in order to make a purchase. New account holders are required to securely submit proof of identity and age. Players must be 18 or older. After purchasing tickets, players will be able to view their transaction history, which will include past and current drawings and plays.

By law, online lottery players must be physically located in the state of Pennsylvania to play for money and win prizes,” Svitko noted. “As with all Lottery games, we urge players to play responsibly and always within their means.

To promote responsible play, iLottery features a number of player-controlled settings, including time limits, deposit limits and spend limits. Players can configure one or more of these limits to suit their personal play style and budget. The site also allows players to take a “cool-off” break of up to 30 days or self-exclude entirely for one year or five years.

To play or purchase PA Lottery games on a computer, mobile device or tablet, install the PA Lottery’s Official App. Apple users can download the app from the Apple App Store.

Advertisement
Neoplooard

For Android users, visit palottery.com/android or text APP to 54187 to receive a special Android download link. The Google Play store has the PA Lottery Official LITE App, but this version currently does not include the ability to purchase Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets. Tickets that are issued online cannot be cancelled.

The Pennsylvania Lottery launched online via its iLottery platform in May 2018 with internet instant games. Players can play a variety of games online, including Monster Wins™, Prospector’s Gold, Snow Me the Money and Pennsylvania Payout.

For more information about how to play PA Lottery online or how iLottery prizes are paid, visit paiLottery.com.

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.

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: The Pennsylvania Lottery.

 

Pollard

 

Pollard Banknote Renews Exclusive Chevrolet® Corvette® License Agreement

logo

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (January 20, 2020) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is thrilled to announce the renewal of the Chevrolet® Corvette® brand, extending the exclusive license agreement until the end of 2022. The renewal coincides with the release of the new 2020 Corvette® Stingray™, featuring the most innovative engineering since the debut of the first Corvette® in 1953.

Since 2015, Corvette® has turbo-charged Pollard Banknote’s sales driving portfolio of high-profile brands that appeal to existing lottery players and attract new brand-loyal players. In that time, lotteries have revved up their instant ticket portfolios with Corvette® to great success. Lotteries that have launched Corvette® appreciate the brand’s widespread appeal and enthusiasm shown by players and retailers. Promotional events that feature a Corvette® on display generate buzz and excitement, making it easy for players to envision themselves behind the wheel. Under this renewal agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to deliver captivating lottery scratch tickets that capture the luxury, power, and prestige of Corvette®.

The license renewal also comes on the cusp of the release of the 2020 Corvette® Stingray™! As Corvette®’s first ever mid-engine model, the 8th Generation Corvette® has been completely redesigned to deliver an intense thrill with every drive. As the recently awarded 2020 MOTORTREND Car of the Year, the new 2020 Corvette® Stingray™ is sure to appeal to lottery players and car enthusiasts everywhere.

Pollard Ticket

The popularity of Corvette® extends beyond the road with an impressive following on social media. Over 3.3 million admirers interact with the brand via Facebook, and 3 million fans follow Corvette® on Instagram to view the latest photographs and videos that display the car’s provocative and distinct design. The brand’s strong online presence facilitates the incorporation of social media elements into a lottery program, resulting in invaluable player engagement.

“Pollard Banknote is very excited to continue our partnership with Chevrolet and to be able to offer the Corvette® brand to our lottery clients,” said Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “Corvette® stands out as one of the automotive industry’s most luxurious sports cars and the release of the new 2020 Corvette® Stingray™ will make the brand a welcome addition to any lottery portfolio. Corvette®’s bold look, premium design, and incredible performance draw immediate attention and make it the ultimate aspirational prize for any lottery player. We look forward to continuing to provide our lottery customers with the opportunity to capitalize on Corvette®’s brand prestige and social media presence to deliver an enhanced lottery experience to players.”

Pollard Banknote’s Licensed Products team offers a full turnkey program that includes the design, programming, and printing of themed tickets, as well as various options such as second chance draws, a POS program, and broadcast and digital marketing.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America.  Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

For More Information CONTACT: Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Telephone: (204) 474-2323, E-mail: bthompson@pbl.ca

SOURCE:  Pollard Banknote.

 

Neopollard Banner

 

Pragmatic Play Welcomes the New Year with A Gigantic Network Promotion

GIBRALTAR (January 17, 2020) -- Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider for the gaming industry, is set to kickstart 2020 with a six-month Network Promotion, worth €1,500,000 in cash prizes.

Daily Drops & Wins will last until 1st July. Weekly Tournaments and Daily Prize Drops worth €250,000 each month are up for grabs.

Advertisement
Smartplay

Selected Pragmatic Play games will qualify players for the Network Promotion, including best-performing video slots like the Gold or John Hunter series. Participating games can be identified by the Daily Drops & Wins logo.

The entire prize-pool will be fully sponsored by Pragmatic Play, using the Pragmatic Play Enhance tool and thus creating a seamless process for participating operators.

Renata Banyar, Head of Promotions at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are thrilled to announce our biggest Network Promotion yet, which is set to pay out a staggering €1,500,000 to Pragmatic Play fans.

“Pragmatic Play Enhance, our all-new in-game promotional tool is designed to create non-stop gaming excitement! The promotion adds even more incentives for players to enjoy Pragmatic Play games and it’s completely customizable to suit operators’ requirements. “

The provider’s entire portfolio of video slots, bingo, and other games is available to its operator partners via a single API.

About Pragmatic Play

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, all of which are available via a single API.

Pragmatic Play’s 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. We release three new video slots every month, with plans in place to further expand this.

SOURCE: Pragmatic Play (http://pragmaticplay.com/).

 

Neopollard Banner

 

West Virginia Lottery Revs Up Holiday Sales with Chevrolet® Silverado®

logo

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (January 21, 2020) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the West Virginia Lottery on the success of its Chevrolet® Silverado® instant game and “A Truck for All Seasons” promotion. Available throughout the 2019 holiday season, the instant tickets have delivered impressive results; after 12 weeks, average sales were 26% higher than other $5 games over the same period, making it the third-best selling $5 game since 2016!

Two versions of tickets were launched, each coordinating with two of the biggest holidays of the year—Halloween and Christmas. Both tickets feature a unique play style that incorporates a second chance draw for a high-octane grand prize. By scratching the ticket, players can either match three symbols to instantly win up to $2,000 or reveal a ‘key’ symbol for an entry into a draw to win one of two Chevrolet Silverado® trucks or cash prizes up to $75,000.

As part of its promotional services, Pollard Banknote developed a fulsome microsite with information about the promotion where players who have uncovered a ‘key’ symbol can enter ticket codes for entries into the second chance draw. In addition, the company provided the West Virginia Lottery with point-of-sale material, online and social media promotion support, and will facilitate the draw in January 2020.

Pollard WV Tickets

We are very excited about our ‘A Truck for All Seasons’ Chevrolet Silverado® holiday promotion,” said Michael Thaxton, Product Development Manager, West Virginia Lottery. “It’s the perfect way to kick the seasons into high-gear with a brand that resonates with our players. The microsite and marketing support provided by Pollard Banknote were the holiday package we needed to get our players revved up for the chance to win cash prizes or one of two Chevy™ Silverado® pick-up trucks!

We’re thrilled to work with the West Virginia Lottery to create its Chevrolet Silverado® holiday game and promotion,” said Brad Thompson, Pollard Banknote’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “The Lottery has developed a unique promotional concept that not only evokes the elements of both Halloween and Christmas, but also highlights the grand prize Silverado® trucks. Chevy Silverado® is a strong, well-recognized brand and we’re thrilled with its ability to generate player excitement and drive sales to support good causes for our lottery partners.

Pollard Banknote’s Licensed Products team offers lotteries a comprehensive turnkey program that includes the design, programming, and printing of themed tickets, as well as additional value-added options including second chance draws, a POS program, and broadcast and digital marketing.

About West Virginia Lottery

Since the creation of the Lottery in 1985, the West Virginia Lottery has been dedicated to delivering fun and exciting lottery games for the people of West Virginia. Today, the Lottery generates sales in excess of $1.1 billion annually, with nearly $500 million directed towards programs that benefit the people of West Virginia, including public education programs, services for senior citizens, and enhancements to tourism and State Parks. For more information about the West Virginia Lottery, please visit www.wvlottery.com.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America.  Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

For more information CONTACT: Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Telephone: (204) 474-2323, E-mail: bthompson@pbl.ca,

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.

 

Smartplay Banner

 

IGT Showcases Player-Driven Performance at ICE 2020

  • Elevates content portfolio with new Proven Performer titles - Enhances multi-level progressive library with Scarab Link™ and Bubble Blast™
  • Evolves hardware offering with ICE debut of PeakSlant™, PeakBarTop™, and Cobalt™ 27 cabinets
  • Displays strength of market-attuned Uswitch™ multi-game bundles
  • Extends PlayDigital™ offering with a host of new content, a new licensed title, and next-generation PlayCommand™ solution
  • Demonstrates how IGT ADVANTAGE® systems solutions are transforming the player experience

 

logo

LONDON, U.K. (January 21, 2020) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its commitment to player-driven performance through its vast array of proven games, cabinets, systems, and solutions at the ICE London show from Feb. 4-6 at ExCel London. During the event, IGT will present innovations that elevate the player experience and drive growth for its casino, lottery, and digital customers around the globe.

Building on the success of one of its top-performing titles, IGT will highlight its latest version of the player-favorite Scarab™ theme with two new additions at ICE 2020, including the Scarab Grand™ game.

"At ICE, IGT will show how our extensive product roadmaps and our focus on proven performance can deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and propel our customers' success," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "Our portfolio of market-attuned, player-driven solutions, including hardware designed to forge new opportunities for operators, represent our commitment to the continued growth of our customers across all geographies, verticals, and gaming channels."

IGT

IGT product highlights at the Company's stand N3-160 include:

Proven Performers built for player engagement

Building on the success of one of its top-performing titles, IGT will highlight its latest version of the player-favorite Scarab game with two new additions. Featured on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, the Scarab Grand™ game represents the next evolution of a Proven Performer with its Wild Stays, Charges, Then Pays feature. The Scarab Link game on the CrystalDual™ 27 cabinet features the same persistence element as the original, in addition to an exciting Hold-and-Respin bonus feature. Along with Scarab Link, the Company will showcase Fortune Link™ and Fu Gui Long Feng™ multi-level progressives on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

ICE show debut of PeakSlant 49™, PeakBarTop™, and Cobalt™ 27 cabinets

Making its ICE show debut, the new PeakSlant 49 gaming machine offers a deep library of proven IGT games. It features a curved, 49-inch, ultra-high-definition display, wireless charging for mobile devices, and more. At the show, it will house IGT's exciting new Bubble Blast Link™ game featured on Spells 'N Whistles™ and Treasures of Atlantis™ base games.

Another addition to the Peak cabinet family, IGT's new poker bar top gaming machine, the PeakBarTop cabinet, elevates the player experience with its 23-inch curved display, USB charging ports, a comp-drink indicator, and enhanced lighting and audio. Backed by extensive focus group testing with operators, players, and bartenders, the cabinet will be demonstrated with new and proven IGT content including Game King X™, Ultimate X Poker™, and Super Star Poker II™.

The Cobalt 27 cabinet is also making its ICE show debut. Clad with two high-definition 27-inch screens, a 24-inch video topper, integrated cabinet lighting, and Dynamic Player Panel with dual bash buttons, the Cobalt 27 cabinet is designed to fit operators' unique needs and forge new opportunities for their gaming floors.

Powerful multi-game, progressive, and standalone offerings

The Company will demonstrate the strength of its multi-game portfolio by featuring market-attuned USwitch™ multi-game content on the Cobalt 27, CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant™ and AXXIS™ 23 gaming machines. These user-friendly game bundles feature a range of player-favorite IGT titles along with recently released Proven Performer themes, which can easily be adapted to meet regional requirements and player preferences.

Available with the USwitch Multi-Game for the Cobalt 27, CrystalDual, and CrystalCurve cabinets, IGT's BLAZIN' FLAMES™ bolt-on progressive game offers a fully flexible setup that can be attuned to each casino floor.

IGT has also deepened its content library for single and dual-screen cabinets with titles including Star Goddess™, Lucky Buddha™, and Twin Strike™ games on the CrystalDual 27 gaming machine, as well as Magic of the Nile™, Mistress of Egypt Grand™, and Zodiac Lion™ titles on the popular CrystalCurve gaming machine.

Proven Video Lottery Terminal content, hardware, and systems

The Company is showcasing the Cobalt 27 video lottery terminal, in addition to a variety of market-attuned proven VLT performers including Brilliant Wilds™ and 7's Wild Gold™ games, as well as the newest addition to its game library, the Jungle Magic™ game. IGT will highlight additional new VLT games and multigame sets that can be tailored to players across diverse international regions, while also showing its proven INTELLIGEN™ System solution for managing VLT operations.

Compelling new PlayDigital solutions

Advertisement
IGT

IGT's PlayDigital division will unveil several exciting new titles, including Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure™, which takes players on a fun-filled journey through time as Bill and Ted collect famous historical characters to win jackpot prizes. Additional new titles include the Cleopatra Gold™ game, the newest omnichannel extension of the iconic IGT brand, and the Juicy Loot™ game, a move-based, multi-stage Instant Win game that offers an engaging play experience.

IGT will show its updated IGT PlayCommand™ platform as its driving force for digital and sports. The engine that propels gaming operations, the PlayCommand platform now supports IGT's full range of product verticals, including IGT PlaySports™ betting products, Gaming, and Lottery. Powered by IGT's Play.AI™ artificial intelligence solution, the PlayCommand platform's updated, advanced interface enables faster and easier access to reports and information to help operators optimize their business.

At ICE, IGT PlaySports' market-leading solutions for the newly opening U.S. sports betting market will include the VIP CrystalBetting™ terminal and IGT PlaySports Kiosk.

Transforming the player journey with IGT Systems Player Experience Product Suite

IGT will demonstrate the myriad player and operator benefits of its industry-leading IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system and its Player Experience Product Suite of solutions, which includes Cardless Connect™, Resort Wallet, and Intelligent Offer solutions. This innovative product suite enables casino patrons to effortlessly interact with gaming devices via their mobile phones, while casino operators benefit from greater operational efficiencies.

Modernizing the Electronic Table Games space

IGT's latest Electronic Table Games (ETG) solutions feature the new Dynasty Peak Terminal™ and new Dynasty Wheel Housing. These sleek, space-saving solutions can be deployed independently or together, and are designed to optimize the gaming floor. They will be shown with a full portfolio of RNG games including an expanded side-bet portfolio for baccarat and Triple Hand Blackjack, as well as new roulette content. The Company will also feature the new RNG Three Pod ETG standalone unit to modernize the player experience without increasing space and labor costs.

In addition, the Company will feature Chill Gaming's unique hybrid skill game concepts, IGT's Cleopatra™ tournament solution, and much more.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. 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
  • Rhonda Whittaker, Global Communications, +1 (506) 878-6471

 

SOURCE International Game Technology PLC.

 

GBGC Banner

 

Lotto24 Supports Australia

HAMBURG, Germany (January 20, 2020) -- Due to the continuing forest fires in Australia, Lotto24 AG (Lotto24.de, Tipp24.com), Germany's leading online provider of state-licensed lottery products, has decided to help local people and animals: In the period from 18 to 25 January 2020, the company is therefore offering four different lottery clubs under Lotto24.de named "KoalaLove", "KangarooLove", "WombatLove" and " CockatooLove", in which - depending on the lotto club - EUR 0.50 or 1.00 per sold share goes to the organisation WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.).

Advertisement
Neoplooard

WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. With the support of more than 2.500 volunteers in 28 branches, WIRES is able to help tens of thousands of animals each year.

"Social engagement is not an option for us, but our responsibility. We hope that with the support of our customers we can help at least some of the countless animals in need", says Jonas Mattsson, CFO of Lotto24 AG.

About Lotto24 AG:

Lotto24 AG is Germany's leading online provider of state-licensed lottery products (Lotto24.de, Tipp24.com) brokers customers' tickets to the state lottery companies and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, for which it receives a commission.

The offerings include among others Lotto 6aus49, Spiel 77, Super 6, EuroJackpot, GlücksSpirale, lotto clubs, Keno and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie. After its foundation in 2010 and IPO in 2012 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard), Lotto24 is now the market leader. In 2019, ZEAL Network SE acquired a majority shareholding in Lotto24, which now belongs to the ZEAL Group.

As a fast-growing company with a strong service and customer orientation, Lotto24 aims to provide its customers online as well as mobile with the most convenient, secure and modern game experience possible.

CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina Hoffmann, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Tel.: +49 40 82 22 39 – 501,E-mail: ir@lotto24.de.

SOURCE: Lotto24.de (Lotto24-ag.de).

 

ILTS Banner

 

InComm, Pollard Banknote Partner to Launch In-Lane Instant Lottery Tickets

ScanACTIV™ enables in-lane purchase of instant lottery tickets, giving players a digital outcome

logo

ATLANTA, Georgia (January 22, 2020) -- Payments technology company InComm and instant ticket expert Pollard Banknote announced today a partnership to launch ScanACTIV™, an innovative new way for lotteries to merchandise instant tickets at retail. The platform, proprietary to Pollard Banknote, enables consumers to purchase their favorite instant games directly at the cash register or at self-checkout kiosks at major retailers.

With the ScanACTIV™ platform, retailers can display instant tickets near a point-of-sale (POS) terminal to be scanned upon purchase. Once the purchase transaction is completed, the game is ready to be played. Players can play the in-lane instant game similarly to a traditional instant ticket, or via a digital reveal. All consumer electronic devices are supported, and for a more traditional instant game experience, a game card can also be used to claim a player's prize.

"Our vision when entering the lottery space was to create a seamless, secure experience that provides all types of retailers with an efficient option to begin selling lottery in-lane," said Tim Richardson, Senior Vice President of InComm. "Our partnership with Pollard Banknote makes it possible to introduce instant tickets in-lane without the need for traditional lottery hardware or the security challenges of traditional instant tickets. We are excited to deliver innovative new ways for our retailers to offer lottery in their stores and deliver fun new products to their customers."

Classified Advertisement
Internation Lottery Conference

The ScanACTIV™ solution is powered by InComm's point-of-sale activation technology, which reduces the risk of retail and player fraud by preventing instant lottery tickets from holding any cash value until they are scanned at the register. This technology also eliminates barriers, such as employee training and special storage units, that have historically prevented stores with multi-lane checkouts from selling instant lottery tickets.

Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Development at Pollard Banknote added, "With a focus on retail excellence and innovation, Pollard Banknote is at the forefront of the lottery industry in offering in-lane retail solutions. By partnering with InComm, our in-lane solutions will facilitate new business opportunities for lotteries to penetrate new retail environments and offer unprecedented convenience for players to purchase lottery products. We are confident that selling instant lottery tickets in-lane will be beneficial for retailers and players alike and will ultimately help lotteries expand their player base and drive incremental revenue for good causes."

About InComm

By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services – which range from gift card malls to enhanced payment platforms – connect companies across a wide range of industries including retail, healthcare, tolling & transit, incentives and financial services to an ever-expanding consumer base. With more than 25 years of experience, over 500,000 points of distribution, 386 global patents and a presence in more than 30 countries, InComm leads the payments industry from its headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Learn more at www.InComm.com.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

SOURCE: InComm media release.

 

Asean Gaming Summit

 

Gaming Standards Association Japan Will Hold Technical Seminar and Announces New Name

logo

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 22, 2020) – In 2019, the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) established a strong presence in Japan by establishing GSA Japan. GSA Japan joins the other GSA regional offices in Europe, Macau and North America. To this effect, GSA will now operate under the name and branding of the “International Gaming Standards Association” or “IGSA” with the new website address: igsa.org.

GSA Japan will guide existing Japanese gaming business entities, manufacturers, suppliers and those that wish to enter the gaming industry, with up to date, accepted practices and standards. By providing locally relevant gaming industry expertise, GSA Japan will act as a conduit offering unbiased gaming industry information and education on the technical aspects of gaming and regulation to the appropriate authorities.

Classified Advertisement
EL Marketing Seminar

As part of its ongoing mission, GSA Japan will hold a gaming educational seminar for invited guests on January 28 in Tokyo. Joining Takeshi Kaji, GSA Japan’s Managing Director, will be Peter DeRaedt, IGSA President, and Mark Pace, GSA Europe Managing Director, who will provide insight into the work that IGSA has been doing for the gaming industry on behalf of its members for the past 22 years. DeRaedt and Pace will share the association's history, the importance of industry standards, and how and why they were created.

In addition, they will explain the various relevant domains within the industry and their interactions and provide a high-level overview of generic system architecture. At the same time, they will provide an update on the latest work IGSA is undertaking. Takeshi will speak on how GSA Japan will leverage that knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the Japanese gaming industry.

“For 22 years, IGSA members have been working together to create standards that provide business value for them,” DeRaedt said. “IGSA seeks to educate the industry on experiences gained and reasons that our members opted to create a set of standards. IGSA’s mission is to provide unbiased information to the benefit of all parties - regulators, suppliers and operators.”

Takeshi said, “GSA Japan strives to become a valuable partner to the budding Japanese IR and gaming industries. Working as a guide to all entities, we will support the optimal development of a unique and sustainable Japanese market.”

There is a level of membership for every type of company. Is your organization interested in working with IGSA on the creation of future standards? Please join us – visit www.igsa.org to learn more, and follow IGSA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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

SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA).

 

 

HOME

 

Up


Copyright 2019 Interplay Multimedia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Interplay Multimedia Pty. Ltd disclaims all liability for information provided within Lottery Insider. Data supplied by named sources. The material provided on Lottery Insider is copyright protected. You may not use any part of the material on the Lottery Insider site to establish, maintain or provide, or assist in establishing, maintaining or providing your own publications, Internet site or other means of distribution. All news articles are owned by their respective publishers.