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Vol. 93 No.5- Monday November 2, 2020

 

 

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Texas Lottery® Unveils “50X Speedway Riches” Scratch Ticket and Promotional Program for 2021 with Texas Motor Speedway

 

Texas 50X Speedway Riches

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 22, 2020) -- The Texas Lottery® has created a unique scratch ticket for race fans throughout the state and especially fans of Texas Motor Speedway.

The Texas Lottery 50X Speedway Riches scratch ticket will be racing into stores across Texas in April 2021. Along with opportunities to instantly win cash prizes up to $50,000, players can enter second-chance drawings for Texas Motor Speedway merchandise prize packages and exclusive Texas Motor Speedway VIP experiences.

“The Texas Lottery is proud to continue our partnership with Texas Motor Speedway by unveiling the 50X Speedway Riches ticket in the spring of 2021,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “This ticket highlights the unique Texas Motor Speedway VIP experience as a second chance promotion that race fans will thoroughly enjoy.”

The Texas Lottery and the speedway announced October 7 a partnership for the Texas Lottery No Limits Live! Pre-Race Show on Sunday, October 25. The live, one-hour program will take place between the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 and the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Monica Palumbo and Jose Castillo will co-host the full throttle fan entertainment from a news desk stage directly in front of the main grandstands and shown for all in attendance to see on Big Hoss TV as well as livestreamed at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

The live action will be interspersed with vignettes, including 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title contender Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford), a one-on-one conversation with TMS President and GM Eddie Gossage and three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and team owner Tony Stewart, and a special live presentation with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet), making his final fulltime series start at No Limits, Texas.

“The Texas Lottery has done so many great things for Texas education and veterans so we are honored to be partnering with them on this exciting program,” said Texas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Eddie Gossage. “We’re going to do all we can to make the 50X Speedway Riches the most popular and successful ticket available.”

In fiscal year 2020, the Texas Lottery was proud to generate more than $1.6 billion for the Foundation School Fund and $22.2 million for the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, the highest contributions to Texas education and Texas veterans since the dedication of such funds by the Texas Legislature.

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The NASCAR Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 doubleheader Sunday begins at 11 a.m. CT with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 (FS1, PRN, KFWR 95.5 The Ranch). It gives way to the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (2:30 p.m. CT on NBCSN, PRN and KFWR 95.5 The Ranch).

Tickets for the Oct. 25 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 doubleheader are available starting at $48 at http://bit.ly/Fall20EventPage. Tickets for kids 12 and under are just $10. Further details can be found on the Texas Motor Speedway website.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. CT on NBCSN, PRN, KFWR 95.5 The Ranch), the fifth of seven races of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs, will be run as a non-spectator event.

Click Here for a comprehensive list of answers to frequently asked questions about the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500/SpeedyCash.com 400 doubleheader.

Tickets for Texas Motor Speedway’s 25th major event season in 2021 on are sale now Here.

Keep track of all of Texas Motor Speedway’s events by following on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. Keep up with all the latest news and information on the speedway website and TMS mobile app.

About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $31 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $66 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $25.8 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $144 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.

The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

SOURCE: Texas Motor Speedway.

 

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New York Lottery Announces New Draw Times For NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 and LOTTO

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 22, 2020) --The New York Lottery today announced a new schedule for live drawings produced from its studios in Schenectady. Effective on November 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York’s Daily NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 and LOTTO.

“We are always looking for ways to provide convenience and accessibility for our players,” said Lottery Director Gweneth Dean. “The new draw times will help our retailers and players alike by moving drawings into time slots that better align with their daily routines.”

 

Draw Game Day of the Week Current Time New Time
Midday NUMBERS Daily 12:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Midday Win4 Daily 12:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Evening NUMBERS Daily 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Evening Win4 Daily 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Take 5 Daily 11:21 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
LOTTO Wed. & Sat. 11:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m.

 

The new schedule provides more time for players to purchase tickets for the popular Midday and Evening NUMBERS and Win4 drawings. The new timetable will also mean the Take 5 and LOTTO drawings will air during prime time.

The drawings will continue to be aired live on the Lottery’s network of official draw stations. A regional list of stations is available at https://nylottery.ny.gov/draw-games. The CASH4LIFE, Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state games, which originate from New Jersey, Florida and Georgia, respectively, will continue to air in New York on their usual night at the regular time.

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.38 billion in fiscal year 2019-2020 to help support education in New York State.

New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the State's toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369). Standard text rates may apply.

SOURCE: The New York Lottery.

 

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Kambi Group plc Partners with the Belgian National Lottery

The world’s trusted sports betting partner signs long-term agreement with World Lottery Association and European Lotteries accredited state-run lottery

BUCHAREST, Romania (October 23, 2020) -- Kambi Group plc has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with the Belgian National Lottery (Loterie Nationale), after the company was selected to become the trusted sports betting technology and services partner to the operator’s ‘Scooore’ sportsbook brand.

Belgian National Lottery, a World Lotteries Association and European Lotteries member, launched Scooore in 2012 and has since grown to become an established sports betting brand in its home country.

Kambi, in partnership with the Belgian National Lottery, will take Scooore’s sportsbook to the next level, upgrading its online offer and transforming the retail player experience. Scooore operates in more than 300 retail sports betting locations across the country.

Kambi was selected from a competitive public tender process thanks to the strength of its core product and proven history of delivery across both online and high-volume, terminal-based retail environments, alongside its record of commitment to the highest levels of sports betting integrity.

Kristian Nylén, CEO, Kambi, commented: “We are very proud to have been selected to become the sports betting partner of the Belgian National Lottery. The lottery has ambitious plans to grow its sports betting footprint, and we look forward to helping to unlock those ambitions with the power and flexibility of the Kambi sportsbook.”

Jannie Haek, CEO of the National Lottery, said: “The National Lottery is delighted to have agreed this new partnership with Kambi in order to relaunch its sports betting offer through its Scooore brand.

“Kambi’s accomplished record in digital retail, coupled with its flexible and scalable technology give us every confidence that this partnership will deliver engaging and enjoyable sports betting experiences for our players in both the online and on-property environments.”

SOURCE: Kambi

 

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This Year’s Must-Have Holiday Gifts Hit Shelves Next Week

Four New Holiday-Themed Scratch-Off Games on Sale Monday!

 

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 22, 2020) – The holidays are coming early for Florida Lottery players! On Monday, October 26, players will have four new chances to win with the new holiday-themed Scratch-Off games, just in time for the holiday season. The four new games, HOLIDAY CASH BLOWOUT, $1,000,000 MONEY TREE, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION™, and $10,000 HOLIDAY CASH, range in price from $1 to $10. Additionally, the $20 Scratch-Off game, 200X THE CASH, is being sold in a special, limited-edition holiday version for the season.

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These games offer a variety of special features and fantastic prizes. For example, the $2 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION ticket depicts the iconic Griswold family home, decorated with “a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights!” The game also features a top prize of $50,000, which is sure to make everyone’s fun, old-fashioned family holidays memorable.

Players will also be able to enter eligible holiday-themed tickets into the Holiday Bonus Play Promotion for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash! Two drawings will be held between December 2, 2020 and January 6, 2021; in each drawing one player will win $25,000, two players will each win $10,000, five players will each win $5,000, 10 players will each win $2,500, and 250 players will each win a $1,000 gift card for The Home Depot®. The Home Depot is not affiliated with this promotion.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

 

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Pollard Banknote’s Riva Richard Named as Finalist for Vixio Gamblingcompliance Global Regulatory Awards

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (October 26, 2020) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates Riva Richard, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Pollard Banknote, and her team of in–house lawyers and staff on being shortlisted for the category of In-House Counsel/Legal Team of the Year at the VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2020.

With a record number of entries across 18 categories, the Global Regulatory Awards are the biggest and most influential awards in the gambling compliance sphere, recognising individuals, teams, and businesses that have excelled in the field of compliance, corporate social responsibility, and responsible gaming. The In-House Counsel/Legal Team of the Year Award, for which Riva Richard was shortlisted, celebrates, “an individual or team who safeguards the reputation of the company by guaranteeing that it strictly follows regulatory guidelines and proactively advises management to help steer the business”.

As chief legal strategist for Pollard Banknote—a global market leader in providing high-performing games and solutions, and the leading iLottery provider in North America through its joint venture company, NeoPollard Interactive (“NPi”) -- Riva has played an integral role in establishing the compliance framework for U.S. iLottery operations, as well as supporting clients in navigating through a complex regulatory landscape.

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In 2019, when the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) threatened the iLottery industry with a revised interpretation of the Wire Act that would criminalize interstate transmission of all bets or wagers, Riva forged a collaborative partnership with the New Hampshire Lottery and multiple external legal experts to launch a strong challenge to the DOJ’s revised opinion.

Riva’s passionate commitment to leading this legal challenge has resulted in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruling in favour of upholding iLottery operations, confirming that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting activities. While the plaintiffs were ultimately successful at trial, the DOJ appealed the decision. Oral arguments were heard in June. Under Riva’s continued leadership, Pollard Banknote mounted a strong defence of the New Hampshire court’s ruling. A decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is expected later this year.

“We are proud to congratulate Riva and her team on this deserving recognition from the prestigious Global Regulatory Awards,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “Her outstanding leadership efforts have given our clients confidence in their ability to operate iLottery and paved the way for others to explore introducing iLottery services, which ultimately benefit the good causes these lotteries support.”

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 world-class mkodo 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:

 

Doug Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose,

Chief Financial Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca

 

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.

 

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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Announces New Sales Director

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Oct. 27, 2020) -- Today, Lottery Director J. Eric Hagler announced the appointment of Mark Hearn as Sales Director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is a division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

The sales director position requires a broad range of skills, including the ability to successfully drive sales to fulfill the lottery’s mission of providing scholarships to Arkansas students,” said Director Hagler.

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Mark Hearn

Mark has been part of the lottery family since its inception and has proven that he possesses the experience, drive, and talents required to lead our sales efforts, especially through these unprecedented and very challenging times.

A native of Arkadelphia, Hearn has over 26 years of experience in sales.

He began his career as an assistant store manager and sales representative for Sherwin-Williams, followed by a retail sales representative for Gillette Commercial Operations North America, and then area account manager for Procter & Gamble.

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Prior to his appointment, he served as a regional sales manager for the lottery.

I’m excited to start in my new position as sales director, and I appreciate Director Hagler for trusting me with this opportunity,” said Hearn. “In my new role, I intend to work collaboratively with our valued retail partners to capitalize on growth opportunities and provide our sales team with the support and direction they need to achieve our goals.”

Hearn graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a proud and active member of the Mu Beta Sigma Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Married to his wife of 22 years, Sharon Hearn; the couple has three sons, Chris, Sharrod, and LeMarkus.

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas.

Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $993 million in proceeds for scholarships. More than 542,000 college scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans.

The lottery has awarded more than $3.3 billion in prizes to players, about $291 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $138 million in state and federal tax revenue.

SOURCE: The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

 

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STRATACACHE Launches Full Line of LINQ Intelligent Tablets Designed and Built by Consumer Engagement Experts

CALGARY, Canada(October 27, 2020) -- STRATACACHE, the parent company of Carmanah Signs, has announced the launch of commercial grade LINQ all-in-one intelligent tablets, designed and built by STRATACACHE’s customer engagement engineers.

LINQ tablets are integrated across all digital signage, interactive experience, and mobile commerce/mobile shopping platforms in the STRATACACHE family. They range in size from 11” to 55”, combining powerful performance with a slim form factor to deliver powerful interactive digital experiences.

Designed to withstand continuous commercial use in any high-volume retail environment, LINQ tablets are optimized for applications such as touch interactive Digital PlayStations, Lottery Digital Menu Boards, in-lane digital signage, and point-of-sale upselling solutions (such as the LIFT upsell platform), making the tablets ideal for Carmanah’s global lottery customers.

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LINQ tablets are equipped with a front-facing camera and also support the latest generation of artificial intelligence and guided selling/suggestive engine technology by STRATACACHE.

STRATACACHE designs and manufactures LINQ tablets to provide the complete solution at a highly competitive price. Carmanah can offer our lottery customers flexibility in choosing the ideal hardware for each of their digital signage projects,” said Cameron Waldie, President of Carmanah Signs.

STRATACACHE engineered LINQ tablets for reliability and scale, featuring a purpose-built design tailored for digital engagement applications. For sizes 18.5” or smaller, Power-Over-Ethernet cabling is standard, eliminating the need for commercial AC power, providing cost savings and flexibility for installation.

LINQ tablets feature:

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Enhanced brightness and color contrast
  • Enterprise security and hardening
  • Proven, scalable CMS platform for content distribution and device management
  • Optional accessories such as payment processing, barcode scanning, and NFC
  • Choice of Linux, Android, and Windows Operating Systems
  • Choice of ARM or X86 based hardware platforms

 

Evolving our product line to include intelligent tablets is key to addressing our clients’ needs to personalize and automate digital solutions such as pickup automation, next gen point of sale, product discovery, wayfinding, and assisted selling tools, so they can truly tailor digital engagement with consumers and employees,” said Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE.

Learn more at stratacache.com.

About STRATACACHE & Carmanah Signs

STRATACACHE delivers in-store retail experience transformation and exceptional customer journeys through a wide array of marketing technology. STRATACACHE powers the largest digital networks for the world’s most recognizable brands, with solutions that enable retailers to learn deeply about their customers' shopping preferences and behaviors, delivering targeted messaging to any digital display.

Carmanah Signs, STRATACACHE’s global Lottery & Gaming Division, develops and delivers in-store marketing technologies including digital sign networks, interactive experiences, retail sensors, and innovative jackpot signs. Carmanah’s retail marketing technologies and data insights help lotteries and casinos transform the player journey, deepen player insights, boost brand equity, and increase sales.

Together, STRATACACHE and Carmanah Signs have over 3.3 million digital media devices and 175,000 Wireless Jackpot Signs at retailers around the world, serving 55+ lottery jurisdictions and 700+ casinos on four continents. As an associate member of five global lottery associations, and an ongoing sponsor and content contributor to numerous lottery industry events, Carmanah Signs is the only digital signage provider committed to the lottery industry at this level.

SOURCE: STRATACACHE.

 

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Introducing: The Perfect Holiday Game Mix From The Florida Lottery

Four New Holiday-Themed Scratch-Off Games on Sale Today!

 

Holiday Game Mix

 

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 26, 2020 – Today the Florida Lottery introduces four new holiday-themed Scratch-Off games, just in time for the holiday season! The four new games range in price from $1 to $10; additionally, the $20 Scratch-Off game, 200X THE CASH, is being sold in a special, limited-edition holiday version for the season. These games are packed with top prizes from $500 to $5 million and offer more than $693 million in total cash prizes!

The $10 game, HOLIDAY CASH BLOWOUT, is loaded with more than 2 million prizes of $50, $100, and $500! With 20 chances to win on every ticket, this game is sure to be on everyone’s wish-list this year. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-8.88.

Players can win up to $1 million instantly with $1,000,000 MONEY TREE! This $5 game features more than $50 million in cash prizes, including 160 prizes of $10,000 to $1 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.00.

The $2 game, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION™, depicts the iconic Griswold family home, decorated with “a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights!” The game also features a top prize of $50,000, which is sure to make everyone’s fun, old-fashioned family holidays memorable. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.41.

For just $1, players can win up to $10,000 instantly with $10,000 HOLIDAY CASH! This game features more than $14 million in cash prizes, including 36 top prizes of $10,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.88.

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Beginning today, players can also enter these Scratch-Off tickets, along with FLORIDA LOTTO® tickets, into the Holiday Bonus Play Promotion for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash! Two drawings will be held between December 2, 2020 and January 6, 2021; in each drawing one player will win $25,000, two players will each win $10,000, five players will each win $5,000, 10 players will each win $2,500, and 250 players will each win a $1,000 gift card for The Home Depot®. The Home Depot is not affiliated with this promotion. Visit: www.flalottery.com for more information.

These new holiday-themed Scratch-Off games make a great addition to any gift or can be the perfect gift all on their own when you ‘wrap’ them in our special holiday envelope! The Florida Lottery encourages players to ‘gift’ responsibly and remember that Florida Lottery products are intended for those 18 and older. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72 hours.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery.

 

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ALEA Warns About the Negative Impact of the Increase in Taxes on Gambling Envisaged in the 2021 Budget Law Project

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (October 26, 2020) -- In Argentina, gambling has been regulated by the State since 1893, with a very important tax burden that is the model to be followed by countries in Latin America and the world.

  • Any tax on official gambling at the national level favors the growth of illegal / clandestine gambling, by increasing the tax pressure on the regulated and controlled sector.
  • Any tax on official gambling at the national level violates the constitutional powers of the provincial jurisdictions and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA), since it is an attribution of the same that has not been delegated to the National Government.
  • Any tax on official gambling at the national level directly affects local economies since it reduces the income that the provinces and the CABA obtain from gambling through the regulatory entities in the matter, in their respective jurisdictions. And consequently, it decreases the funds allocated to social assistance, in each of the provinces and the CABA.

 

The National Constitution in its art. 121, establishes that "the provinces retain all the power not delegated by this Constitution to the Federal Government and that expressly reserved by special agreements at the time of their incorporation." Games of chance are part of the powers not delegated by the provinces.

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The Argentine State Lottery Association (ALEA) is not opposed to the adoption of measures in order to control illegal gambling, on the contrary, the work of regulatory bodies in this regard is public, even together with the National Communications Agency (ENACOM ) and the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA).

But it does warn that raising the tax on legal online gambling in the proposed way is not the right way when most of Argentina's jurisdictions have begun to regulate it, in the face of a demand accelerated by the pandemic, the ASPO and the closure of the playrooms.

Likewise, the creation of an "Online Gambling System Control Register" aimed at complying with the verification and supervision of the subjects linked to the exploitation of games of chance and / or bets developed through any type of digital platform, to which would be empowered as enforcement authorities by various national bodies, leaves out the regulatory bodies of games of chance nucleated in ALEA.

Official gambling in Argentina generates jobs for 240,000 people, of which 150,000 belong to Gambling Rooms, 65,000 to Official Agencies and another 25,000 to regulatory bodies and service provider companies, in addition to those who work in numerous economic sectors such as tourism, construction, gastronomy, transportation, technology, security, advertising, among others.

The private actors of the sector, from the Official Agencies (24,970 throughout the country), the turf activity in general, to the concessionaires of Gaming Rooms and Casinos, make the payment of the taxes, contributions and contributions established by the respective laws national, provincial and municipal, as a sector of the formal economy. For pre-existing contracts and tenders, they are obliged to contribute royalties, fees and commissions; and to invest in tourism, entertainment and social assistance, in general.

In contrast, clandestine gambling does not have any tax burden, employs black personnel and takes advantage of current legal loopholes to commercialize games of chance in all its variants.

ALEA is available to search for solutions.

SOURCE: CYBELAE.

 

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IGT Demonstrates Continued Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership with 13th Annual Sustainability Report

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LONDON, U.K. (Oct. 28, 2020) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) has announced the release of its 13th annual Sustainability Report, which demonstrates the Company's drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.

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

"IGT's 2019 Sustainability Report celebrates the significant progress that we continue to make with our corporate social responsibility initiatives and ongoing support of responsible and sustainable practices that positively impact our customers and the communities we serve," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "IGT's commitment to the well-being of our employees, high standards of integrity and ethical conduct, diversity and inclusion, and professional development build on the strength of our brand and create value for our stakeholders throughout the world."

IGT's corporate social responsibility strategy is centered on four key pillars: Valuing our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting our Communities, and Fostering Sustainable Operations. The 2019 Sustainability Report shows IGT's commitments and achievements in generating value for a range of stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Valuing Our People: IGT supports a fair, inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and engaged. IGT enriches employee development through career pathing and mentoring.
    --- In 2019, IGT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion expanded its Diversity and Inclusion Groups (DIGs), adding SuperAbilities at IGT, which empowers and promotes the rights of people with disabilities; Military Veterans at IGT; and a group for employees age 50 and over. These were added to the already existing Pride with IGT LGBTQ+ group and the WIN with IGT Women's Inclusion Network group.
  • Advancing Responsibility: IGT is committed to player protection and product integrity. Through its comprehensive responsible gaming program, IGT contributes features and capabilities to promote safer gambling and prevent underage play. To protect data, a robust security incident management system is enacted to prevent cyberattacks 24 hours a day.
    --- In 2019, the Company joined the Global Lottery Monitoring System, as well as the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association, to support responsible gaming in the betting vertical by addressing concerns around match-fixing and continuous monitoring.
  • Supporting Our Communities: IGT supports communities where it operates and where its employees live through corporate programs that align with its sustainable development goals (SDGs). IGT's Community Ambassador program focuses on community engagement at the local level while aligning with global giving efforts. Employee-driven giving programs complement the corporate programs by supporting the local causes that are important to individual employees.
    --- IGT's flagship community initiative, After School Advantage, has provided non-profit community agencies and public schools with 300 digital learning centers in the past 20 years to help at-risk children gain critical, competitive skills, further supporting the Company's SDGs. IGT refreshed the program to support inclusive and equitable quality education and future employment with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
  • Fostering Sustainable Operations: IGT ensures its suppliers meet high economic, ethical and environmental standards as outlined in the Company's Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, IGT strives to continually improve its environmental management systems and processes to reduce its environmental impact.
    --- In 2019, IGT offices and facilities worldwide implemented environmentally friendly initiatives such as applying practical lighting schedules to save 251,000 kWh at the Las Vegas office; installing a high-powered corrugated cardboard baler to create 286 tons of recyclable material at the Reno, Nev. site; and lowered CO2 emissions by 64 tons for Lottomatica in Italy by executing remote troubleshooting for point of sale terminals.

 

The 2019 report is available online at www.IGT.com under Global Responsibility.

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 approximately 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

 

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

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Pollard Banknote Awarded Instant Game Contract by Massachusetts State Lottery

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (October 28, 2020) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that following a competitive procurement process, it has been awarded a five-year contract for instant game tickets, game designs, and marketing services by the Massachusetts State Lottery. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to provide the Lottery with instant products and related services until October 2025, with an option for two, one-year extensions.

Pollard Banknote’s relationship with the Massachusetts State Lottery began in 1999. Through the years, the company has worked with the Lottery to help strengthen its instant game portfolio—particularly the development of its Crossword category, which accounted for approximately 14% of the Lottery’s instant ticket sales in FY 2019.  Pollard Banknote worked with the Lottery to launch its first $2 Cashword ticket in 2007, and subsequently leveraged its category management expertise to assist in the introduction of $5 and $10 Cashword games in the Massachusetts market.

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We are pleased to continue working with Pollard Banknote,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director, Massachusetts State Lottery. “This partnership has contributed to our overall performance as one of the world’s most successful lotteries, allowing us to maximize contributions to the Commonwealth for the benefit of all cities and towns in Massachusetts.”

We are excited at the opportunity to continue to build on our partnership with the Massachusetts State Lottery over this next contract term,” said Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We will continue to look for opportunities to help the Lottery create outstanding games, optimize retail strategies, and leverage digital innovation to foster sales growth in the Commonwealth and maximize revenue to help aid local communities.”

The Massachusetts State Lottery was established by the legislature in 1971 in response to the need for revenues for the cities and towns of the Commonwealth. Each year, the Massachusetts State Lottery returns net profits to the Commonwealth for distribution of essential unrestricted local aid to all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts State Lottery returned over $986 million in net profit to the state in FY 2020.

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 world-class mkodo 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.

CONTACT:

 

Doug Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose,

Chief Financial Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca

 

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.

 

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Pennsylvania Lottery’s $100,000 Wish List Second-Chance Drawing Opens Offering A Total of $1.13 Million in Prizes

This Holiday Season Lottery Reminds Players that Tickets are Not Toys

MIDDLETOWN, PA (October 27, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Lottery’s $100,000 Wish List Second-Chance Drawing is now open to players, offering a total of $1.13 million in prizes, including money to play the PA Lottery online.

This holiday drawing is special, because it offers players an option to enter one of two unique drawings; the Nice List or the Naughty List. There will be a total of six drawings, with top prizes of $100,000. The final entry deadline for this Second-Chance Drawing is Jan. 7, 2021.

Starting today, the following non-winning holiday-themed Scratch-Off tickets may be entered: [$20] $1,000,000 Merry Money, [$10] Tree-Mendous Winnings, [$5] Holiday Gifts, [$3] Santa’s Workshop, [$2] Cash Kringle, and [$1] Oh, Snap.

On Tuesday, November 3, the $100,000 Wish List Second-Chance Drawing will also be open for entry of non-winning holiday-themed Fast Play tickets that include the following games: [$5] Peng-Win Plunge, [$2] Fa-la-la-la-Llama and [$1] Ho Ho Whoa.

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Finally, starting November 10, the following non-winning Draw Games tickets can be entered: PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, PICK 5, Cash 5, Keno, Treasure Hunt, Match 6 Lotto, Cash4Life®, Powerball® and Mega Millions®.

Draw game tickets purchased online are not eligible for this drawing. Additionally, Millionaire Raffle, Derby Cash Horse Racing, and Xpress Sports Car Racing tickets are also not eligible for entry.

Enter through the VIP Players Club at palottery.com or scan-to-enter using our Official App after reviewing entry instructions, prize details, rules, restrictions, and drawing information. Winners will be announced at palottery.com.

Enter tickets as soon as possible after play and please play responsibly. Mailed or late entries are not accepted. Games will remain for sale after the second-chance promotion ends.

 Continuing its promotion of responsible play, the Pennsylvania Lottery has again teamed with other state lotteries and the National Council on Problem Gambling to remind players that lottery games are not suitable for children. Whether buying a ticket for your own enjoyment or to give as a gift, players in Pennsylvania must be 18 or older.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is a proud recipient of the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming certification and has been awarded iCAP certification from the National Council on Problem Gambling, which is the highest standard in the U.S. for online responsible gambling.

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 $31 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.

 

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The Delaware Lottery Celebrates 45th Anniversary

DOVER, DE (October 26, 2020) — October 30, 2020 marks the start of the Delaware Lottery’s 45th year of operations. When states began forming government-regulated lotteries in the 1960s and 1970s, Delaware was quick to adopt a lottery of their own—beginning a winning tradition that has kept pace with changing games and technology since 1975.

To kick-off their year-long celebration, the Delaware Lottery will be featuring new games, events and promotions in honor of the occasion.

“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our players,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “Since 1975, we’ve supported state services that help Delaware thrive, and to date, the Delaware Lottery has generated over $5.6 billion in revenue for the State General Fund. That legacy -- one that anyone who’s played the Delaware Lottery is a part of -- is worth celebrating.”

Through its contributions to the State General Fund, the Delaware Lottery generates income for public services like education, health and social services, public safety and child, youth and family services. In fiscal year 2020, the Lottery's contribution was $177.4 million, making it the state's fifth largest revenue generator.

Since day one, Director Vernon Kirk, as well as a select few retailers, have been faithful stewards of the Delaware Lottery.

Before his appointment to Director in 2011, Vernon Kirk has served in a variety of operational, administrative and financial management capacities with the Delaware Lottery since 1975.

And while the total number of Delaware Lottery retailers has grown to over 600 locations, the Delaware Lottery would like to recognize the following five retailers for their continued partnership over the past 45 years:

 

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James & Jesse’s Barber in Wilmington

Steve’s Tavern in Wilmington

Manor Pharmacy in New Castle

Naaman’s Beverage Mart in Claymont

Bayville Package Store in Selbyville

 

This October, in honor of the anniversary celebrations, the Delaware Lottery announced the introduction of a new family of Instant Games: CELEBRATING 45 YEARS. The four limited edition Instant Game tickets are now available for purchase at your local Delaware retailer, with the following price points and top prizes:

 

$1 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS with a top prize of $1,000

$2 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS with a top prize of $5,000

$5 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS with a top prize of $15,000

$10 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS with a top prize of $45,000

 

Starting this month, all non-winning CELEBRATING 45 YEARS Instant Game tickets will also be eligible for second chance drawings with Collect ‘N Win, the Delaware Lottery’s loyalty and rewards program that launched in 2019.

Additionally, the Delaware Lottery is continuing its Facebook LIVE event series with two special 45th Anniversary events in October — featuring more chances to play and win, all from the comfort of your own home.

The Delaware Lottery was honored to have Governor John Carney as their special guest for the October 9th Facebook LIVE event. The upcoming October 30th event will feature increased Prize Wheel and Prize Punch winners, exclusive anniversary prizes and a special appearance from our Director, Vernon Kirk. To register for the next Delaware Lottery Facebook LIVE event, visit https://www.delottery.com/facebooklive.

And remember to keep an eye out for more 45th Anniversary festivities to come, as the Delaware Lottery continues to celebrate throughout the year.

About the Delaware Lottery:

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.6 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.

SOURCE: Delaware Lottery.

 

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Louisiana’s Beasley to Receive Arch L. Gleason Award

KENTUCKY (October 27, 2020) -- Gerald W. Beasley, Director of Human Resources and Compliance, Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport, Louisiana, is the 2021 recipient of the juried Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership. The Gleason Award is presented by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG) to honor the principles embodied by the late Arch L. Gleason when he was president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation and president of the World Lottery Association.

“I attended meetings and heard Arch explain that if lottery products were responsible for a single person suffering from a gambling problem or addiction, lotteries had a moral and ethical responsibility to help raise awareness of responsible gambling behavior and support recovery programs,” Michael R. Stone, KYCPG Executive Director, said.

“Arch lived his words, advocating for problem gambling services, providing financial support to the extent permitted, and guiding the World Lottery Association establishment of responsibility measurements. KYCPG seeks to recognize any gambling industry executive who practices commitment to responsible gambling.”

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Beasley’s nomination by the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG) cited two specific efforts:

  1. He coordinated with LACG to conduct the annual Responsible Gaming Training and updated all team members on the importance of responsible gaming and the services that are available to individuals seeking treatment; and
  2. He solicited input from LACG on redrafting the Eldorado Casino’s Uniform Guidelines for Responsible Gaming and received final approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in 2019 to administer the revised program.

 

“I believe gaming is a form of entertainment that offers numerous benefits to the consumer and the community when its products and services are offered and received in a responsible manner,” Beasley explained in a statement of his personal philosophy of gambling industry practices.

Beasley will accept the award and offer keynote comments during the Awards Luncheon at the 24th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront, Owensboro, Ky., March 11-12, 2021.

Registration and program details will be available Jan. 1, 2021, at www.kycpg.org, or by e-mailing kmstone1951@gmail.com. The conference will explore the growth of video gaming and its links to problem gambling behavior with 11 hours of continuing education credit available for behavioral health counselors, social workers, and others.

“I have had the privilege to work with Gerald and witness his exemplary work ethic, his consistent care for employees and customers, and his actions that go ‘above and beyond’ the scope of his role to help our community,” LACG Executive Director Janet Miller wrote in support of the nomination.

“I met Gerald when he was in a lower management position within the gaming industry, and his passion to provide innovative ways to best serve the employees and customers was always at his forefront. He has great respect from those of us in the health care field due to his gracious and unassuming character, his positive attitude, and his social consciousness.”

Sharon Barnes, a retired gaming executive wrote in support of Beasley’s nomination: “In order to establish an effective responsible gaming program, the team must think beyond regulatory requirements and include elements to the program that encourage the guest to gamble responsibly. Additionally, compliance training of employees is paramount. Mr. Beasley’s compassion and concern for the guest and employees is always his top priority.

Furthermore, the responsible gaming program must be a living document that management includes in daily operations. Mr. Beasley is always the person in the room keeping responsible gaming and the welfare of the guest front and center.’

No matter where an individual’s position is in the organizational chart, Arch Gleason believed he or she should do the right thing. The Gleason Award exists to recognize someone not only for his or her commitment to responsible gambling, but also who has demonstrated the ability to successfully manage a gaming enterprise in a socially responsible manner. The honoree embodies the concept of being able to profitably operate a gambling company while incorporating responsible gambling principles across all aspects of the business.

KYCPG is pleased to recognize Gerald W. Beasley for his fulfillment of these ideals and his commitment to ensure a safe gambling experience for all patrons.

SOURCE: Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. (KYCPG) | Kentucky Lottery Corp.

 

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Erika Svanström New Head of Public Affairs at Svenska Spel

VISBY, Sweden (October 28, 2020) -- Erika Svanström has been appointed responsible for Public Affairs at Svenska Spel. She most recently came from her own consulting business and will take up her new position at Svenska Spel on 2 November 2020.

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I am very happy to welcome Erika Svanström to Svenska Spel. She will have an important role as responsible for our activities in Public Affairs. As a state-owned gaming company, Svenska Spel will be a role model for the industry. We want to take that responsibility on a broad front. This includes creating increased knowledge and awareness of the challenges that the industry faces in the long and short term vis-à-vis our decision-makers,” says Joakim Mörnefält, communications director of Svenska Spel.

Erika Svanström has extensive experience from local, regional and national politics. She has also worked with Public Affairs with a focus on international competition, changed legislation and government-related issues regarding sustainable business. Erika Svanström has most recently worked as a consultant and has been an advisor in Public Affairs issues at Svenska Spel since April 2019. Before that, she was communications manager at Sveriges Åkeriföretag.

The gaming industry is undergoing major changes, including the government's ongoing gaming market investigation, which is extremely important for getting order and order in the industry. It is therefore valuable to be able to strengthen with Erika's solid competence,” says Joakim Mörnefält.

SOURCE: Svenska Spel.

 

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IGT's Seven-Year Contract Extension with Western Canada Lottery Includes Deployment of Enhanced INTELLIGEN System for 4,200 VLTs in Saskatchewan

Company to continue as VLT central systems provider

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LONDON, U.K. (Oct. 29, 2020) -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a contract extension with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation ("WCLC") to upgrade WCLC's video lottery system and to continue its role as central systems provider for the next seven years. IGT will deliver the latest version of its INTELLIGEN™ systems software that supports the volume, complexity, and security of monitoring WCLC's 4,200 video lottery terminals ("VLTs") in Saskatchewan. The extension runs for seven years following final acceptance of the upgraded system, which is expected to occur on or prior to September 1, 2021.

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

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"WCLC and IGT first began working together nearly 40 years ago, and in the years since, IGT has become a trusted partner in helping us operate our VLT system," said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. "Based on IGT's experience and leadership with central systems, we're confident that we will have access to new technology and provide our players with an improved overall experience."

"IGT's INTELLIGEN system upgrades will offer WCLC the most progressive tools and functionality to continue driving revenue and positioning the Lottery for future success," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "Backed by more than 25 years of development expertise with gaming central system customers worldwide, we're happy to provide the advanced INTELLIGEN system to enhance WCLC's system performance and network management efficiency."

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will upgrade WCLC's video lottery central system with sophisticated modules that will improve network diagnostics and stability. IGT's INTELLIGEN systems are deployed worldwide connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on more than 25 years of central system experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities. It supports the Gaming Standards Association's Game to System® (G2S) standard protocol, which enables an enhanced player user interface, improved responsible gaming features, exciting multi-level mystery jackpots (Vault Breaker®) and additional player-centric functionality.

WCLC has been an IGT customer since 1982. In addition to VLTs and the INTELLIGEN central system, IGT also provides WCLC with draw-based lottery terminals, self-service lottery terminals, and instant tickets.

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 approximately 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

 

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

 

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INTRALOT Inc. Secures Extension to Continue Delivering Successful Operation of COAM to the Georgia Lottery Corporation

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ATHENS, Greece (October 29, 2020) -- INTRALOT announces that its U.S. subsidiary, INTRALOT Inc., has signed a contract extension through 2029 to continue its six-year partnership with the Georgia Lottery Corporation providing advanced services for the operation of its COAM (Coin Operated Amusement Machines) project.

INTRALOT Group CEO, Dr. Chris Dimitriadis said: “I would like to thank the Georgia Lottery Corporation for our continuing long-term partnership, that targets at maximizing the contribution to educational funds for the State of Georgia. We are excited to see our technology and services transforming the industry and offering numerous opportunities for growth.

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We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with the Georgia Lottery Corporation in operating the COAM project. We are incredibly pleased with the success we have had together over the last six years, supporting the Hope Scholarship, and cannot wait to see what is to come. We believe this extended partnership and robust technology upgrade will result in even greater returns to the State and the people of Georgia,” said Byron Boothe, CEO of INTRALOT Inc.

With a close collaboration for the last six years, INTRALOT and the Georgia Lottery Corporation teams have established a dynamic operation of monitoring and accounting for the COAM project. Under the new contract, INTRALOT will empower the Georgia Lottery with its state-of-the-art technology to modernize and support key business requirements.

About INTRALOT

INTRALOT, a publicly listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 42 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: Mrs. Chryssa Amanatidou, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30 2106156000, Fax: +30 2106106800, email: press_office@intralot.com.

SOURCE: INTRALOT.

 

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