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/PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced
that its newest upright cabinet for casino gaming, the PeakSlant49 gaming
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INTRALOT Orion, the
next-generation sports betting platform, accelerates the retail transformation
for Nederlandse Loterij.
ATHENS, Greece (July 29, 2020)
INTRALOT announces that its subsidiary in The Netherlands, INTRALOT
BENELUX BV, has signed a four-year contract, including an extension option of
three years, with Nederlandse Loterij for the provision of its next-generation
sports betting platform, INTRALOT Orion, to enable the operations and
management of TOTOs retail sportsbook. TOTO is one of the brands of
Nederlandse Loterij and is dedicated to sports betting.
INTRALOT Orion, a shortlisted
platform at the industrys most prestigious awards GGA2020, provides
hosting, maintenance, and support services of the sports betting solution,
while enhancing the operation with its high-quality Managed Trading Services,
land-based sales channel monitoring, and performance assessment.
A seamless digital sports betting
Nederlandse Loterij is the
largest provider of games of chance in The Netherlands. One of our fastest
growing brands is TOTO, the only legal provider of sports betting in The
Netherlands. With INTRALOT Orion we are able to provide a seamless digital
sports betting experience in retail, which meets the wishes of our TOTO
customers and our retailers," said Bas van de Bunt, Director Business
Transformation and Strategic Projects, Nederlandse Loterij.
This contract extends the
successful and nearly 12-year partnership between INTRALOT and the leading
operator in the Netherlands, said INTRALOT Group CEO, Dr. Chris
Dimitriadis. The success of Nederlandse Loterij over the last years
has been particularly impressive and we are looking forward to continuing the
delivery of our state-of-the-art technology and to contributing to the growth
of Nederlandse Loterij and its yearly remittance to Dutch
We are excited to continue our
long-standing relationship with Nederlandse Loterij and celebrate today with
our valued customer the successful inauguration and completion of various
projects, said Stergios Binopoulos, CEO of INTRALOT BENELUX BV.
We have worked together to launch many innovative and engaging
products over all these years that have enhanced the Nederlandse Loterij
offering throughout the Dutch gaming market and increased the support for the
good causes. We can proudly continue along this mutually beneficial
INTRALOT, a publicly listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 44 regulated jurisdictions worldwide. With a global workforce of
approximately 3,800 employees in 2019, INTRALOT is committed to redefine
innovation and quality of services in the lottery and gaming sector, while
supporting operators in raising funds for good causes. Uniquely positioned to
deliver state-of-the-art technology across geographies, the company has
developed an advanced ecosystem that serves all verticals enabling the digital
transformation of gaming operators and offering players an unparalleled gaming
experience. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious Responsible Gaming
Framework certification by the World Lottery Association and is certified under
the WLA Security Control Standard. Visit us at www.intralot.com.
For more information please CONTACT:
Ms. Chryssa Amanatidou, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30
2106156000, Fax: +30 2106106800, Email:
LOUISVILLE, KY (July 29, 2020) --
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has posted record sales and dividend numbers
for FY20. These include:
Total sales of $1,203,442,000, which is $73.8
million (6.2%) more than the previous record set in FY19.
Cash transfers totalled $278.5 million, of which
$271.4 million went to the General Fund to pay for college scholarships, grants
and education programs, and $7.1M from unclaimed prizes to the KEES Reserve
Fund. The General Fund transfers were $7.5 million and 2.8% more than last
Both of these numbers are record
levels in the Lotterys 31-year history.
These higher sales and transfers led
to more funding for the college scholarships and grants paid for by Lottery
proceeds, as acknowledged by Governor Andy Beshear in his July 22nd news
Now I know theres
people out there talking about taking a gap year about not necessarily moving
forward with their education in the midst of this pandemic, he said.
I would highly encourage you to make sure you were taking advantage of
these programs with historic amounts of aid out there. Making sure we get a
more educated and skilled population is one way that we also become stronger in
and that if we ever see a pandemic like this again, we will not be hit as hard
as we have been hit.
Scratch-off tickets once again were
the largest individual game category, finishing the year at $741.1 million.
This is a $71.9 million (10.7%) increase from the previous year.
Internet lottery sales also showed
significant growth throughout the year, due in large part to sales during stay
at home orders as a result of the pandemic. iLottery sales finished FY20 at
$45.0 million, an increase of $18.2 million (68%). Internet sales continue to
be a modest amount of overall business, comprising 3.7% of total sales.
Kentuckys venerable Pick 3
game posted the largest draw game dollar increase in sales, rising $17.5
million (11.7%) to $167.3 million. Pick 4 posted the largest draw game
percentage sales increase for the year of 14.2%. That translated into sales for
the game of $50.9 million, up $6.3 million from FY19. A pair of new draw games
launched in FY20 Fast Play and Cash Pop accounted for $17.9
million in additional sales.
Keno sales saw a decline from last
years record-setting pace. Sales for this game dropped by $5.4 million
(6.4%) to $78.8 million. This was due in large part to more than 200 retailers
who sold the game having to shut their doors in March due to the pandemic,
combined with the shutdown of all Keno monitors across the state for close to
two months to prevent social gathering.
The lack of large jackpots led to
sales declines in the multistate Powerball and Mega Millions games. Powerball
dropped $23.6 million (32.1%) to $49.9 million, while Mega Millions dropped
$26.1 million (41.4%) to $37.0 million. For context, Mega Millions sales in
FY19 were much higher due in large part to a world-record $1.5 billion jackpot
in October 2018. Powerball sales in FY19 were also higher due to two large
Powerball jackpots of over $600 million.
This was truly a successful
year for not only the Commonwealth, but players and retailers as
well, said Kentucky Lottery Executive Vice President and Chief
Howard Kline. Our players
saw a record $801.2 million in prizes paid, while our hard-working retailers
realized a record-setting $71 million in commissions. From a situation where
things initially looked like they could turn bleak, we ended up with a win-win
all the way around.
The start to the new fiscal
year looks very promising, but were in uncharted waters, said
the Kentucky Lotterys Interim President and CEO Marty Gibbs. The
continuing pandemic and its effects on the economy do create some
level of uncertainty moving forward. Well continue to provide fun and
entertaining games in a socially responsible manner nonetheless, as we know
Kentuckys college students are counting on us now more than
The Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.7 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and education programs. Visit kheaa.com to find
out more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (July 28,
2020) The executive directors of the World Lottery Association (WLA) ,
Luca Espósito Poleo, and of the Iberoamerican Corporation for State
Lotteries and Gambling (CIBELAE) , Rodrigo Cigliutti, held a videoconference
last Thursday, July 9, in order to consider different proposals collaborative
work emphasizing issues of Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Gaming
As a result of the meeting, the
representatives of WLA and CIBELAE agreed to work together to encourage and
encourage lotteries in the region to develop and train in the fundamental
aspects that make certification in Responsible Gambling and Safety.
To advance this objective, both
associations decided to put their respective technical committees and
committees in contact with regard to Corporate Social Responsibility,
Responsible Gaming and Technology.
During the last days of July,
CIBELAE held meetings to introduce the institution's interlocutors with their
WLA counterpart and outline the activities to be carried out in the coming
Initial meetings of the CIBELAE
and WLA teams
On July 20, CIBELAE's executive
management organized the first meeting between Diana Fusco, CIBELAE's
coordinator of Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Gaming, and
Sandra Conde, member of the WLA Responsible Gaming committee.
Likewise, continuing with the video
calls modality, the Cibelae technical management organized a meeting on July 21
with Teresita Benítez, CIBELAE Technology coordinator, and Diego
González, member of the WLA Security committee for the region.
Having held these initial meetings,
the commissions will work internally on possible activities to be developed
TRENTON, NJ (July 28, 2020)
New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey, today visited Brendas
Inc. (also known as The Corner Store II) at 110 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in
Bayonne, in Hudson County. Carey presented The Corner Store IIs owner,
Vijaykumar Patel, with a ceremonial check for $30,000 representing the bonus
commission the store receives for selling the winning Mega Millions jackpot
ticket from the Friday, July 24, drawing.
The Corner Store II and owner Vijaykumar Patel for selling this winning ticket.
The win has made this local retailer an immensely popular place. It will
continue to be known around the country as a very lucky Lottery
store, Carey said.
We are thrilled that the
New Jersey Lottery brand can assist our States business owners, large and
small, with brand building by offering Lottery products that encourage consumer
traffic into their stores.
The winning numbers for the Friday,
July 24, drawing were: 08, 33, 39, 54, and 58. The Gold Mega Ball was 17. The
Megaplier Multiplier was 03. The Mega Millions jackpot resets to $20,000,000
for the next drawing to be held Tuesday, July 28, at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey
Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate
in the drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost just two dollars; by adding the
Megaplier option for an extra dollar per play, players can increase their
non-jackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46
participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
NJ Lottery | Mega Millions Lucky
Retailer Press Conference
After 12 rollovers and increasing
jackpots, the long-anticipated "hit" happened in New Jersey and one retailer,
Brenda's Inc. in Bayonne, is proud to be the lucky location that
sold the Mega Millions winning ticket worth $124 million. New Jersey Lottery
Executive Director James Carey presented the Brendas Inc. owner with a
ceremonial bonus check for selling the winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket at
Uzbekistan (July 24, 2020) -- The
Uzbekistan government has formed a composition on the selection of a
single lottery operator for the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Recently, the office of President
Shavkat Mirziyoyev revealed that it had sanctioned a demand to be led by the
Capital Markets Development Agency in developing a decree on the appointment of
a national lottery operator and its governing frameworks.
Within its mandate, the agency has
gathered key criteria from the Uzbek ministries for trade, foreign investment,
treasury, sports, law, health and the Olympic Committee to define the
main tasks in the field of lottery organisation.
Each department has submitted its
demands and requirements on how Uzbekistan should organise and conduct
lotteries, benefitting socially significant projects, in the areas
of healthcare, sports education and culture.
Further input has seen all
departments submit best practices on how to regulate risk-based games
using modern technologies.
Within its decree, the Uzbek
government outlines its main objective in developing a National Lottery
operator that distributes at least 60% of its proceeds from lottery
Having gathered ministerial input,
the Capital Markets Agency will now move to determine the basic
requirements for a single lottery operator as candidate.
The decrees formation carries
significant political importance with Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Nigmatovich
Aripov overseeing its development, led by Atabek Nazirov as Director-General of
the Capital Markets Agency.
CLEVELAND Ohio (July 27, 2020)
Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald announced the fiscal year ended with
$4.3 billion in sales resulting in a $1.127 billion transfer to the Lottery
Profits Education Fund, which supports K through 12, vocational, and special
education programs in Ohio.
Ohio Lottery traditional sales,
combined with video lottery net win, totaled $4.3 billion in Fiscal Year
2020. Traditional sales of $3.47 billion were $111.5 million ahead of the
previous fiscal year.
The scratch-off category led with
sales of $1.87 billion, an increase of $211.5 million over the previous year.
Scratch-Off sales benefitted from an increased use of data analytics to help
optimize game inventory levels, strategic product mix, and marketing support.
The introduction of a new $20 holiday scratch-off also helped boost holiday
sales, with the highest recorded weekly scratch-off sales ever recorded during
We saw negative impacts on
sales in the last quarter of the fiscal year due the Coronavirus pandemic,
which the gains in scratch-off sales helped to offset. Throughout the last
year, the Lottery proactively utilized predictive modeling tools to optimize
scratch-off inventory levels at retail locations. Similar to the rest of the
industry, sales remained steady during this time due in part to the limited
entertainment options available, Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald
The gains in scratch-off sales
helped balance the losses in other categories impacted by the Coronavirus
pandemic. The Lotterys KENO® category marked $439 million in sales,
down by $14 million compared to the previous year. KENO® is a staple
entertainment option available at many restaurants and bars throughout the
state and was impacted during the Stay at Home Order during the months of March
VLT sales ended the fiscal year at
$820.9 million, down $237 million from the previous fiscal year. Racino
properties were closed from March until June due to the Coronavirus
In April, the Lottery introduced
Mobile Cashing through the Ohio Lottery app, allowing customers to cash winning
tickets between $50 and $5,000 and have their winnings deposited into a bank
account. The program offers a secure and easy way to cash winning tickets from
home. To date, more than $21.6 million in prizes have been paid through the
All figures are preliminary and
unaudited. Audited figures are expected to be released in October.
Lucky three-number match
with Progressive Jackpot Prize pays out $120,887
ROCKY HILL, CT (July 27, 2020)
That was fast! On July 25, just five days after the CT Lottery launched
its new Fast Play "Jumbo Bucks" progressive jackpot game, one lucky ticket
holder matched all three of their numbers within the same game and instantly
won the $120,887 progressive jackpot.
The first $5 Fast Play top
prize-winning ticket, which won 100% of the $120,887 jackpot, was purchased at
Amodeo's Highland Package Store located at 642 Highland Avenue, Waterbury.
Another lucky player won a smaller $16,317 jackpot on a $1 ticket on July
A win on a $1 ticket equals 20% of
the progressive jackpot; a $2 ticket win is equal to 40% of the progressive
jackpot; and a winning $5 ticket gets 100% of the progressive jackpot.
The Fast Play Progressive
Jackpot games had a very successful first week, with better than expected
sales, said Greg Smith, President and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery
It was great to see two
jackpot wins occur in the first week one at the $1 price point, and the
second a $5 price point win allowing players to see how the jackpot
grows and resets based on the amount of the win. We are very happy for
those lucky winners and look forward to seeing many more.
Fast Play progressive games are a
series (or family) of games that all share the same name, appearance and
playstyle, but are available at different price points (wager amounts).
The first family of games is
Jumbo Bucks, and is available at the $1, $2, and $5 price points.
There are no numbers to pick, no play slip needed and no drawings. Each game in
a family contributes to ONE progressive jackpot that grows with ticket sales,
until someone wins.
Fast Play tickets are printed
on-demand from any CT Lottery retailer terminal or self-serve CT Lottery
Players with winning Fast Play
tickets have 180 calendar days from the date of purchase to collect their
For selling the $5 Fast Play
jackpot-winning ticket, Amodeo's Highland Package Store will receive a $1,209
selling bonus from the CT Lottery.
The overall odds of winning a Fast
Play "Jumbo Bucks Progressive" prize are 1 in 3.42. The odds of winning the
progressive top prize are 1 in 166,666.67. Odds vary by and during game.
For more information on Fast Play, visit www.ctlottery.org/FastPlay.
About CT Lottery:
Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's
residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822
million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $73 million in
At the same time, the CT Lottery
provided $348 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by
the states General Fund including public health, libraries, public
safety, education and more.
Since the Lottery began in 1972, our
contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10 billion.
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older. If you gamble, use your
GameSense. For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery
retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery),
Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call
Partnership Provides New,
Convenient Payment Options for iLottery Players
NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 23, 2020) --
Jackpocket, the first third-party app in the U.S. to provide a secure way to
order official state lottery tickets, and Sightline Payments ("Sightline"), the
leading provider of cashless, mobile, and omni-channel commerce solutions,
today announced their partnership integrating Sightline's Play+ seamlessly with
Jackpocket's mobile user experience for playing the lottery.
Lottery has traditionally been a
cash-only industry, but Jackpocket, in partnership with Sightline, is
redefining the paradigm and allowing the lottery patron to transact using
modern electronic payment methods.
With Sightline's Play+, Jackpocket
app users now have the option to fund an FDIC-insured account with numerous
payment methods of their choice. Players can use their Play+ account to place
ticket orders on Jackpocket for Powerball, Mega Millions, and more.
Play+ enables a cashless and
seamless mobile commerce experience along with convenient access to winnings
and the freedom to spend everywhere Discover® is accepted, including cash
withdrawals at ATMs worldwide.
"The Jackpocket app broadens access
to the lottery, which helps state lotteries drive incremental revenue
benefiting critical state programs," Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said. "We're
proud to partner with Play+, a platform used by some of the biggest names in
the gaming industry, and forward Jackpocket's mission to make the lottery more
accessible and convenient to play."
The app's simple and secure ordering
process attracts both longtime players and new consumers who otherwise would
not be active lottery players. Sixty percent of current Jackpocket users are
under 45 years old.
"In these unprecedented times, the
demand for more cashless transactions by consumers is rapidly accelerating,"
said Marc Falcone, President & CFO of Sightline. "Play+ offers players a
seamless and safe way to play the lottery from their phone on the Jackpocket
A member of the National Council on
Problem Gambling, Jackpocket also ensures player safety with consumer
protections such as daily deposit and spend limits, self-exclusion, and in-app
access to responsible gaming resources. The company is the first third-party
lottery service to receive a responsible gambling certification from the NCPG's
Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program.
Jackpocket is on a mission to create
a more convenient, fun and responsible way to play the lottery. By being the
first company to automatically lock a customer's account to their ticket serial
number, Jackpocket makes the lottery even more secure. Jackpocket is currently
available in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon,
Texas, and Washington, D.C., and is expanding to many new markets. Download the
app on iOS or Android and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Sightline Payments
Sightline was founded in 2010 and
awarded Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 500TM in 2019. The company is
leading the way in gaming to build the first truly cashless ecosystem with its
flagship solution, Play+. Named "Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product of
the Year", Play+ allows consumers a cashless and seamless mobile commerce
experience for hospitality and gaming; including online, mobile, on-premise
slots, table games, and sports. The Play+ digital platform is embraced by
integrated casino resorts, sports betting and lottery platforms; including the
largest and most well-recognized casino resort and sports betting brands in the
world. Sightline is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more at:
RALEIGH, North Carolina (July 23,
2020) -- The N.C. Education Lottery raised $729.8 million to support education
programs in North Carolina in fiscal year 2020.
The amount of money raised sets a
new record, topping last years amount by $20.6 million, or almost 3
percent. On average, the lottery generated almost $2 million a day for
education in fiscal year 2020, according to unaudited year-end results.
Its more important than
ever that our education programs get as much helps they can to achieve their
mission, said Mark Michalko, executive director of the Education
Our state was depending on the
lottery for these education dollars. The money raised will do a lot of good.
Thanks to all the North Carolinians who enjoy lottery games.
The additional dollars support
education programs in all 100 counties of the state, as determined each year by
legislators in the state budget. The money raised helped:
Build and repair schools.
Make college more affordable through scholarships
and grants based on financial need.
Support school systems with the costs of school
workers and transportation.
Support the NC Pre-K, a free academic
prekindergarten program for at-risk four-year-olds.
Retailers across the state also
earned $209 million in commissions from lottery ticket sales, $10 million more
than the year before. With 7,015 retail locations, the commissions play an
important role in the states retail economy.
At the end of the year, the
lotterys total contribution to the state since inception in March 2006
exceeded $7.3 billion.
For more information please CONTACT:
Van Denton, Phone: (919) 650-9409.
The vision and mission of GLMS has
been since 2017 to safeguard sport Integrity by developing a culture of
Integrity and Social Responsibility through various activities in addition to
detecting suspicious betting patterns. This includes advising regulators as to
what provisions need to be introduced when it comes to legalising sports
betting and protecting sports values and sustainable market conditions.
An in-depth look at the Asian
betting market, betting operator sponsorships in sports and trends.
The study is based on a specific
methodology and addresses trends in betting sponsorships, notably within
football and basketball, toucing on other sports as well. A special focus is
placed on the Asian Betting Market, its background, growth and the potential
risks and threats.
The study takes into account the
COVID-19 pandemic, which only highlights the need for more stringent
regulation, ensuring that betting sponsorship remain only a positive impact on
The study also looks at facts and
figures in a number of countries in Europe, where betting sponsorship is
The study explores in a snapshot the
existing regulations and legislations addressing betting sponsorship of sports,
including the recently published UK House of Lords Time to Act to reduce
gambling-related harm, as an illstration of the increasing focus being
placed on this issue.
The study ends with a number of
recommendations facilitating the safe practice of betting sponsorship of
sports. While this study focuses on the impact of sponsorship and makes
recommendations for regulating that element, it is also clear that the gaming
industry as a whole is one that merits wider scrutiny from governments,
investigative authorities, internet service providers, technology firms and
many others besides. Today, some operators are able to layer their business
interests to avoid infringement while simultaneously seeking to attract betting
losses from some of the poorest people in the world. In the future, it is hoped
that more efforts can be made across the breadth of society to curb these
Company Showcases that
Localized Games Resonate with Players
CONCORD, NH (July 23, 2020)
IWG, the leading supplier of digital e-Instant games, is now live in New
Hampshire on the New Hampshire Lotterys NeoPollard-provided iLottery
platform. The first game to launch is New Hampshire Cash Expander, a localized
title that tailors the Companys popular Cash Expander mechanic
specifically for New Hampshire players.
New Hampshire Cash Expander is built
on IWGs core match three cluster mechanic, which awards
prizes when three of the same blocks are clustered together. Clustered blocks
burst and additional blocks fall to fill the board, potentially creating
additional wins. Players who reveal three gold, silver or bronze New Hampshire
state symbols will activate the applicable expanding bonus game for an
exciting, guaranteed win.
New Hampshire Cash Expander is
designed specifically for the New Hampshire Lotterys player base in the
Granite State. This custom title has been built in collaboration with the New
Hampshire Lottery and will allow it to offer a game that will resonate with its
The launch marks the third instance
of a localized variation of this digital e-Instant game appearing in the US
iLottery market, following previous personalized versions in Michigan and
Pennsylvania. IWGs localized releases have proven hugely successful, with
players appreciating the content that has been personalized for their own
In addition to Cash Expander, the
New Hampshire Lottery is planning to offer a full set of games from IWG. The
New Hampshire Lottery selected IWG as a partner to enhance and expand NH
iLottery following a competitive RFP process that awarded the company as a
certified e-Instant game supplier.
IWGs games will be a key
factor in driving further revenues for education in New Hampshire, as New
Hampshire iLottery has continued to demonstrate considerable growth. New
Hampshire iLottery sales are currently up by more than 130-percent
year-over-year. As NH iLottery approaches its second anniversary, more than
73,000 players have registered for iLottery accounts.
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said:
Its so important that we work closely with the New Hampshire
Lottery to optimize the games for its market, and New Hampshire Cash Expander
is a perfect example of that. The New Hampshire Lottery did a tremendous job of
allowing us to leverage the games previous success, while making it its
own and customized for its players.
Charlie McIntyre, Executive
Director, New Hampshire Lottery, said: One of the many qualities that IWG
brings to the table is offering custom content specifically for lotteries. New
Hampshire Cash Expander is our first localized game for players here in the
Granite State, and we know it will be hugely popular. Were excited to be
launching additional content from IWG for years to come.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2020)
American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller released
the following statement on bipartisan legislation Reps. Dina Titus (NV-01) and
Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) introduced today to repeal the federal excise and
The federal excise and head
taxes levied on legal U.S. sportsbooks generate little meaningful revenue for
the government. Instead, they place legitimate businesses at a significant
competitive disadvantage against illicit gambling operations which skirt taxes
and licensing fees. Though originally enacted in the 1950s as a tool to
curb illegal gambling, these antiquated federal taxes now give illegal
operators a leg up.
To absorb the unnecessary
burden of these taxes, legal sportsbooks are forced to offer worse odds and
payouts or reduce investment in promoting legal betting channels to the public.
Furthermore, the head tax serves as an impediment to hiring at a time when
providing jobs is critical.
Im grateful to the
Congressional Gaming Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Titus and Reschenthaler for
introducing this legislation today to provide regulated operators with
meaningful relief as they recover from the COVID-19 sports shutdown.
Eliminating these taxes is a long overdue step to enable a legal, regulated
environment for sports betting that will better protect customers and generate
much-needed revenue for state and local economies.
The Internal Revenue Code requires regulated sports
betting operators to pay a 0.25% federal excise tax on all wagers, in addition
to a $50 annual tax (head tax) for every employee engaged in
These taxes accounted for less than $33 million in
federal tax dollars in 2019.
Sportsbooks operate with a very low margin even in
the lowest-taxed jurisdictions. For example, Nevada sportsbooks revenue
is typically 5 percent of the total amount wagered, before accounting for taxes
and operator expenses.
AGA research released Tuesday found that consumers
want to wager legally but are still confused about which options are safe and
regulated. Educating consumers about their legal options is critical to
bringing bettors into the legal, regulated market.
Miller encouraged Congress to repeal the excise tax
in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 27, 2020)
In a move that will bring further efficiencies and business intelligence to its
customers, JCM Global® has selected Cash Processing Solutions (CPS) as
their partner of choice. JCM and CPS executed a master distributor agreement
which enables JCM to supply advanced high-speed count/sort equipment and cash
management software in North America.
This partnership is the latest
example of how JCM continues to expand their product offerings to benefit its
customers, and it brings end-to-end cash handling for casino gaming.
JCM will represent CPSs
software solution, ECM Edge, as well as its count sort machines,
including the technologically advanced 7000i Edge, V Edge, and X
Edge. Combining CPS products with JCMs ICB® Intelligent Cash
Box and FUZION® systems, JCM now offers its customers a complete count room
solution for more visibility over the operation, increased efficiency, and
Combined, JCM and CPS have
more than 125 years of experience in cash management solutions. Bringing this
level of experience and integrating our technology portfolios together benefits
JCMs customers, allowing them to capitalize on the combined strengths of
JCM and CPS, to save time, save money, and gain greater insights into their
overall cash management operations, said JCM SVP Operations, Sales &
Marketing Dave Kubajak.
CPS is delighted to partner
with JCM as its master distributor in North America. This partnership is the
result of JCMs recognition of CPS investment in the multi-year
development of its new software and hardware product solutions for the casino
count room as well as it expertise globally in supplying Cash Processing
Solutions for the Banking sector. The CPS suite of Casino Edge products, when
integrated with JCMs ICB and Fuzion systems, will redefine count room
efficiency and provide a level of data granularity previously unseen in this
sector, said Darren Wick, Managing Director Americas for
For more information about
JCMs award-winning products, visit JCM www.jcmglobal.com and join 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.
About Cash Processing
CPS is the cash processing
industrys only independent global provider of end-to-end, data-driven
cash management solutions, providing complete cash center and count room
consultancy, data & software solutions and sophisticated cash sorting
machines to central banks, commercial processors, casinos and retailers. Our
integrated solutions enable our customers to have full control and visibility
of their banknotes and crucially, own their banknote data, at all stages of the
cash cycle and casino count.
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