GTECH Corporation Announce the Promotion of Erik Dyson to Senior Vice
President of Latin America and Caribbean
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island
(April 26, 2012) GTECH Corporation
announced that Erik Dyson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Latin
America and the Caribbean, reporting to GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B.
Patel. In this elevated role, Mr. Dyson will be responsible for managing
GTECH's operations and pursuing new business opportunities in Latin America and
"Latin America and the Caribbean
have become two of our fastest growing geographies," said Mr. Patel.
"This region has become incredibly diverse in terms of products and services
we provide, and we expect further expansion and growth. In order to accomplish
that, it is important that we have a leader who can guide our growth and
development. With Erik's business expertise, strong leadership qualities, and
keen insight into the emerging Latin American and Caribbean landscapes, I am
confident we will experience further accelerated growth in these regions in the
Mr. Dyson will focus on ensuring
that GTECH successfully executes its various private operator contracts that
are now in place in Colombia, Costa Rica, and the Antilles Lotteries (lotteries
located in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.
Maarten, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Dominican Republic). Additionally, Mr. Dyson
manages operations that offer a varied portfolio of products and services that
include bill payments, cellular phone top-ups, money transfers, and government
payments in the region.
Mr. Dyson joined GTECH in 2004 and
has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he
served as Vice President of Latin America, guiding growth and development
across Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to that, Mr. Dyson served as the
Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities, managing the Company's worldwide
portfolio of owned and leased facilities. In this role, he led the team that
constructed the GTECH worldwide headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.
"I am honored to be able to lead
GTECH's Latin America and Caribbean operations at such a vital time in the
lottery industry," said Mr. Dyson. "As the marketplace continues to
evolve, I look forward to working with our existing and new customers to help
them maximize their growth potential with innovative products and
Before joining GTECH, Mr. Dyson
worked in commercial real estate in the Boston area, managing a series of large
scale commercial developments. Prior to that, he spent three years working in
El Salvador and Costa Rica, managing an affordable housing program for Habitat
Mr. Dyson is a graduate of Harvard
Business School, where he pursued his Masters in Business Administration, and
the American University, where he studied International Business and Finance.
Mr. Dyson resides in Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
GTECH is a leading gaming technology
and services company. With 8,000 people in approximately 60 countries when
combined with Lottomatica Group, GTECH provides innovative technology, creative
content, and superior service delivery to effectively manage and grow today's
evolving gaming markets. GTECH is a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group, one of the
world's largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian
gaming industry. For more information about GTECH, please visit
CONTACT: Robert K. Vincent,
Public Affairs, GTECH Corporation 401-392-7452.
La Fleur's Lottery Symposium, Washington, D.C. and OzLotto Finally
Reaches $50 Million
Article B: By Mike Veverka,-
CEO and Executive Director, Jumbo Interactive
TOOWONG, Queensland, Australia
(April 25, 2012) 2012 - The
Symposium has just concluded in Washington, D.C. and discussions centred once
again around Internet Lotteries.
Fifteen (15) sessions discussed the
topic and ranged from legislative issues, strategies, ideas and updates from
many of the state lotteries.
One particularly interesting topic
was the creation of a 3rd national US lottery in addition to the
Each state lottery currently runs
their own smaller state-based lotteries however the 2 larger national games -
Powerball and MegaMillions. (administered by MUSL) regularly reach jackpots
over $300 million. A third national game would indeed be exciting.
Brian Roberts, John Carson and I
were able to make new contacts as well as catch up with many of the state
lottery executives we are already in discussions with.
Next week is the
APLA / WLA conference in Hanoi, Vietnam where
Jumbo is a major sponsor. I
will be giving a presentation titled "Innovation and Best Practices for
Lotteries on the Internet" to an audience of Asian lottery executives,
including many from our Australian lotteries. Asia is another large lottery
market that is looking to move onto the Internet.
We have been making inroads into
Asia for over a year now and will continue building the relationships that are
necessary in Asian culture.
Back in Australia, the OzLotto has
jackpotted to $50 million for next Tuesday 1st May. It has been 2 years since
Australia has seen a jackpot of this size, so we are expecting a very busy week
Don't forget to buy your ticket at
About Jumbo Interactive Ltd
Jumbo Interactive Ltd is an
innovative and successful online lottery business that has created the hugely
popular Oz Lotteries website.
Thousands of people each day play
their favourite numbers in their favourite lottery games using this safe,
secure and innovative website based on technology that has been in development
for over 10 years.
The Internet is the clear future for
many industries, lotteries being one of them. Jumbo has rekindled the enjoyment
of playing the lottery and helped reinvigorate the industry with its innovative
technology and interactive marketing on display at OzLotteries.com
Revenue has tripled over 3 years to
$76 million and net profit after tax has reached a record $4.8 million for
Jumbo Interactive also plays an
important role in helping fund many government social initiatives such as
Veteran care, schools and health.
Over $15 million of additional
government duties were raised in FY2010 and another $17 million in FY2011.
This growth has not only benefited
our lottery partners and suppliers, but also thousands of Jumbo Interactive
shareholders around the world.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
INTRALOT Supports the Gaming Forum 2012 Organized
By AIT & The British Council
ATHENS, Greece (April 24, 2012) --
Being at the forefront of events dedicated to innovation in the gaming sector,
INTRALOT is the gold
sponsor of the forthcoming Gaming Forum 2012. This year marks the launch of the
initiative, which seeks to become an annual networking event aimed at sharing
information, discussing new trends in the gaming sector, and creating a game
development community. The Gaming Forum is a two day event co-organized by the
Athens Information Technology (AIT) and the British Council on April 27-28,
2012, in Athens, Greece.
INTRALOT is also the proud sponsor
of the Popular Choice Award of the Gaming Contest that will be held in the
framework of the Gaming Forum. A judging committee comprised of international
representatives from the Gaming Industry, the British Council, the Greek gaming
community, and academia, will select a short list of gaming ideas which will be
open for public voting through social media to determine the winner. The
Contest aims to reward the development of gaming ideas and game prototypes in
the categories of Entertainment Games, Social Games, and Business &
The two day Gaming Forum will
include the Gaming Convention and the Gaming Contest on the first day, and the
Gaming Arena on the second day. The Gaming Convention will bring together
academia and industry to discuss various topics related to the concepts of
gaming and gamification, from industry trends to applications in areas such as
education, marketing, branding, and audience engagement.
The Gaming Contest will bring
together game enthusiasts and game developers in order to facilitate the
creation of highly innovative game ideas and working game prototypes.
The Forum will close with the Gaming
Arena, a festival based on the culture of video games that will feature
tournaments with the most popular video games, music challenges and many prizes
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company,
is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing
systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive
gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide.
Its broad portfolio of products
& services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery
operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive
advantage which contributes directly to customers efficiency,
profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with
approximately 5.500 people and revenues of 1.2 billion for 2011, INTRALOT
has established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms
Persa Kartsoli, Head of Communications, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210
6106800, email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: INTRALOT Media Release.
Twelve Lottery Players Reel In Second Chance
First Guy Harvey®
Sportsmans Paradise Second Chance Drawing Held Today
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 25,
2012) The Florida Lottery held the first of four second chance drawings for
non-winning GUY HARVEY® Scratch-Off tickets in the Guy Harvey®
Sportsmans Paradise Second Chance Promotion. One grand prize winner was
awarded a Sportsmans Paradise fishing trip for two to St. Petersburg
Beach. The winner and a guest will enjoy three nights' luxury suite
accommodations at Guy Harvey® Outpost - A TradeWinds Beach resort, a full
day of offshore fishing, daily lunch and dinner at Piper's Patio or Bermuda's
Steak and Seafood, a $500 gift certificate to Guy Harvey® TradeWinds
Outpost gift shop and $2,000 cash.
In addition, a second prize winner
will receive a Guy Harvey® original painting of Sail on Teaser
(26" X 30" framed watercolor) plus $500 cash, and ten third prize winners will
receive a $200 gift certificate to GuyHarveysportswear.com.
The first drawings grand prize
winner and second prize winner are listed below. For a complete list of
winners, please visit the Lotterys website at
||City of Residence
Three second chance drawings remain
and will be held on May 16, June 6 and June 27.
Players may enter their non-winning
GUY HARVEY® Scratch-Off tickets on the Lotterys website. Tickets
entered by midnight on the night before each drawing will be included in the
drawing. The grand prize winners in the remaining drawings will receive a
Sportsmans Paradise fishing trip for two to Duck Key, the Bahamas or
Grand Cayman Island.
The winner of the Grand Cayman
Island trip, along with the winners guest, will get the opportunity of a
lifetime - to go fishing with Guy Harvey himself! Second prize winners in the
drawings will receive an original Guy Harvey® framed watercolor painting
and the third prize winners will receive a $200 gift certificate to
GuyHarveysportswear.com. The Sportsmans Paradise fishing trip packages
and original paintings will vary by drawing. Additional information about the
Guy Harvey® Sportsmans Paradise Second Chance Promotion is available
on the Florida Lottery website.
The GUY HARVEY® Scratch-Off game
launched on April 3 and offers cash prizes of up to $30,000. Each ticket costs
$2 and features one of six colorful wildlife illustrations from the Guy
Harvey® Collectors Series. The overall odds of winning are
About The Florida Lottery(www.flalottery.com)
Florida voters, by a two-to-one
margin, approved a constitutional amendment in 1986 authorizing the state to
operate a lottery for the purpose of generating significant additional moneys
for education. To date, the Florida Lottery has funded Bright Futures
scholarships for more than 550,000 Florida students to attend college in our
state. Floridians continue to show their support by purchasing billions of
dollars in Lottery products per year, resulting in contributions of more than
$23 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund since 1988. For more
information regarding the Florida Lottery, its games and its contributions to
education, visit www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Lotteries and Gaming Authority Sign MoU with European Sports Security
MALTA (April 20, 2012) -- The
Lotteries and Gaming Authority
(LGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with the European Sports Security Association (ESSA), in the interests of
protecting and maintaining the integrity of sports and sports betting.
The aim of this MoU is to cooperate
in order to avoid the manipulation of sports events and competitions, whereby
the LGA in collaboration with its licensed operators shall assist ESSA in its
reporting relationships with other international sporting associations.
In practice, ESSA, on the one hand,
and LGA and its licensed betting operators, on the other, will cooperate to
exchange betting-related information to assist the investigation of irregular
betting patterns or insider betting connected with sporting events and
Dr Gayle Kimberley, LGAs
Manager Legal (EU and International Affairs) stated that this agreement is one
of a series of agreements that the LGA is entering into on sports integrity, as
this is an important subject of high priority to the Authority. Dr Kimberley
believes such collaboration initiatives will demonstrate that match-fixing
through sport betting does not find fertile ground in thoroughly regulated
jurisdictions such as Maltas.
Mr Khalid Ali, the Secretary General
of ESSA said "it's in all our interests to defeat betting related match-fixing.
By signing an MoU with the LGA in Malta we have a direct link with the
Regulator to report any suspicious betting patterns thereby developing a robust
eco-system to protect the interests of consumers, sport and the betting
Tipp24 Plans to Spin-Off German Business and Form Independent Listed
Company Lotto24 AG
Lotto24 Shares to be
Distributed to Shareholders as Dividend in kind
HAMBURG, Germany (April 20, 2012) --
Tipp24 SE intends to spin
off its German lottery brokerage business launched in February 2012 under the
Lotto24 brand from the Tipp24 Group and to transfer it to a public limited
company to be listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board will therefore propose to
the Annual General Meeting of Tipp24 SE to distribute shares in the future
Lotto24 AG (formerly Tipp24 Deutschland GmbH) to all shareholders in a 1-to-1
ratio as a dividend in kind. Each shareholder of Tipp24 SE would therefore
additionally receive a Lotto24 share for each Tipp24 share held by it.
After the planned spin-off of its
German operations, Tipp24 SE will focus on the expansion of its foreign
business. In particular, Tipp24 SE intends to establish a new international
business division with Internet services for lottery companies.
Lotto24 AG will focus on brokering
state lotteries in Germany. Launched in February on
www.lotto24.de, the new
service only targets customers in Schleswig-Holstein and Saxony-Anhalt at
present. In Schleswig-Holstein, new gaming legislation was passed in 2011 which
now permits the online brokerage of state lotteries. In Saxony-Anhalt, Tipp24
SE had successfully fought in court for the legal right to broker lotteries
online. Tipp24 SE believes that with the adoption of the Revised State Treaty
on Games of Chance in July 2012, there will once again be a legal basis for the
online brokerage of lotteries throughout Germany.
Lotto24 AG will have to apply for
permits from the various regulatory authorities of the individual states in
order to act as a broker in Germany. In this case, a continued legal connection
between Lotto24 AG and Tipp24 SE or its fully consolidated minority holdings
may jeopardize permit application processes. In order to enable the resumption
of business in Germany without such legal disputes, Tipp24 SE plans spinning
off its German activities into an independent listed company.
Dr. Hans Cornehl, CEO of Tipp24 SE,
states: 'Tipp24 has been involved in legal disputes about the resumption of
its online lottery brokerage business in Germany for four years now. Although
we have achieved some clear victories, we believe that a complete legal
separation is the best option to provide Lotto24 AG with a starting position in
the German market which is not burdened by legal disputes.'
The future Lotto24 AG will therefore
be ideally positioned to benefit from the imminent liberalization of online
lottery brokerage in Germany and to take advantage of the significant
opportunities offered by this market. In the course of resuming online lottery
brokerage in Schleswig-Holstein and Saxony-Anhalt, work has already begun on
establishing Lotto24 as a strong and distinctive brand for the German business.
Moreover, Tipp24 SE will provide the company with a multi-year licence for a
powerful IT platform.
Petra von Strombeck, Executive Board
member of Tipp24 SE in charge of marketing, states: Following the ban
of online lottery brokers as of 2009, the German lottery market shrank to a
volume of around EUR 6.5 billion. With regard to per capita lottery spending
and the previously banned online brokerage business, the German market has a
great deal of catching up to do. We are therefore convinced that the
forthcoming market liberalization and resumption of online lottery brokerage
will open up considerable growth potential and offer sustainable benefits for
Tipp24 SE intends to transform its
current subsidiary Tipp24 Deutschland GmbH into a public limited company and
change its name to Lotto24 AG. To this end, Tipp24 SE will transfer assets
required for the establishment of business to Lotto24 AG in the form of a
contribution in kind.
In connection with the planned
distribution of a dividend in kind and initial listing of Lotto24 AG shares,
Lotto24 AG is also to receive sufficient funds to guarantee operations should
there be delays to the further liberalization of the German market. In order to
meet these liquidity needs, Lotto24 AG plans raising cash through a public
offer of shares ('new shares') to all shareholders of Tipp24 SE.
According to current plans, the
Annual General Meeting of Tipp24 SE on 22 June 2012 is to decide on the
distribution of shares held by Tipp24 SE in Lotto24 AG ('old shares') as a
dividend in kind. On the basis of a valuation report commissioned by the
Executive Board of Tipp24 SE, an enterprise value of EUR 19.97 million has been
determined for Lotto24 AG.
Based on currently 7.985.088
dividend-bearing Tipp24 shares, this translates into a value of EUR 2.50 for
the dividend in kind allocated to every Tipp24 share. Tipp24 SE does not intend
to pay out a cash dividend for the fiscal year 2011. Details on the process and
time schedule will be published with the invitation to the Annual General
Meeting. An initial listing of the old and new shares in Lotto24 AG in the
Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is planned for early
CONTACT: Tipp24 SE, Investor
Relations, Frank Hoffmann, Phone: +49 40 32 55 33-142, Fax: +49 40 32 55
SOURCE: Tipp24 SE.
HOPE Recipient Enhances Journey with Cadillac
ATLANTA, Georgia (April 24, 2012)
-- In anticipation of a May graduation, one Cobb County man has recruited
a new crossover utility vehicle, enhancing his collegiate journey courtesy of
the Georgia Lottery.
Agape Shacor, a HOPE Grant recipient
attending Atlanta Technical College, played the instant game Cadillac Riches
and instantly won a brand new Cadillac.
Georgia Lottery representatives
presented Shacor with the keys to his new 2012 Cadillac SRX Crossover Tuesday
at Heritage Cadillac, 7134 Jonesboro Road in Morrow.
Its great! Im
glad it happened, said Shacor, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday
Shacor is a full-time student at the
college and anticipates receiving an associate degree in computer science.
An Austell resident, Shacor
purchased the lucky ticket at QuikTrip #0738, 7130 Mableton Parkway in
He purchased the ticket March 30
during the Mega Millions
Everyone was in the gas
station buying Mega Millions tickets, and my mom, aunt and I decided to play
Cadillac Riches, he explained. We went to the car and
scratched it off. Everyone was really excited.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.1 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than
1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the state-wide, voluntary prekindergarten
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com and
CONTACT: Kimberly M. Starks, Media
Relations Specialist, Georgia Lottery Corporation, P: (404) 215-5062, F: (404)
215-8983, C: (404) 831-4995, Email:
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SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.
GLI Europe Names Spanish Market Gaming Industry Expert David Jimenez
Technical Manager of GLI España
HILLEGOM, The Netherlands (24 April
2012) GLI Europe BV, the European operation of
International, the worlds leading technical consulting and
independent certification laboratory, has named David Jimenez as Technical
Manager of its new lab in Barcelona.
We are thrilled to have
David join our team at GLI España, and we are confident that his
extensive experience will be extremely beneficial to our regulatory and
supplier clients. Adding David to the GLI team will allow us to better serve
the Spanish AWP and iGaming markets, said GLI Interactive Managing
Director Phillip Barow.
Our intention is to have 10
native Spanish-speaking engineers to support land-based and iGaming clients in
Spain and Latin America. David will be instrumental as a leader on our team to
achieve that goal, Barow added.
A native of Spain, Jimenez has
extensive technical experience in the Spanish gaming market. He most recently
was Product Manager of the Gaming Department at Applus, where he worked closely
with regulators and suppliers in Spain, Europe and Latin America. He has also
served as Business Development and Compliance Manager and as a Technician at
Applus. Previously, he has served as an Engineer for Tyco Electronics in Spain.
For more than 20 years, Gaming
Laboratories International has been the world leader in providing independent
testing, inspection and certification services to the gaming industry. With 20
laboratory locations located across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean,
Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the only global organization of
its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with
ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and Guide 65 standards for technical competence in the
Gaming industry. GLI offers independent third party evaluation and
certification of Gaming technology, devices and systems in addition to
providing network and information security assessments.
For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Sr.
Director of Worldwide Marketing, Telephone: +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
Media CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez
Steinbeck Communications +1 (702) 413-4278.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
CONFERENCE: Gaming, Racing & Wagering
Name: Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia
Date: 20-22 August 2012
Venue: Sofitel Hotel, Sydney Australia
Organiser: Beacon Events
The region's most popular
conference, Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia, will once again be held
alongside the Australasian Gaming Expo, the region's largest trade show for the
gaming and hospitality industry.
Designed as a strategic complement
to the exhibition, day one of the conference will focus on gaming-related
issues and will be held the day before the main expo opens on Monday 20 August.
Day two on Tuesday 21 August covers
competitive issues for sports betting and topical matters for racing and sport.
Day three on Wednesday 22 August
features an in-depth workshop on the emerging importance of social media and
Supported by an advisory board of
cross-industry representatives, this is the only event that covers legal,
regulatory, marketing and technology trends for gaming operators and associated
Hear from industry leaders,
legislators, technology providers and legal counsel on where the market in
Australia & NZ is headed. To register, please call ++852 2219 0111, Email:
info@BeaconEvents.com or fax +852
OLG Issues Fourth-Quarter Payments To Municipalities Currently
Hosting Gaming Facilities
ONTARIO, Canada (April 20, 2012) --
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation (OLG) today issued fourth-quarter (January to March 2012)
non-tax gaming revenue payments of a total of $17.9 million to 23
municipalities which currently host OLG facilities.
As announced on March 12, 2012, OLG
is modernizing Ontarios lottery and gaming industry. The effort will
increase revenue for the province and create jobs while continuing to support
municipalities through a new consistent funding model to be developed for towns
and cities that host an OLG gaming facility.
Plan will help Ontario eliminate the deficit and create thousands of new jobs,
while also supporting those communities where gaming sites exist,
said Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance.
The OLG modernization effort will
help create some 2,300 net new industry jobs and about 4,000 service sector
jobs. It will improve how lottery and gaming is delivered in Ontario, and
expand OLGs approach to Responsible Gambling.
In 2011-2012, the province allocated
$120 million in gaming revenue to support charities through the Ontario
Trillium Foundation. Every year, the Government of Ontario allocates funding to
the provinces problem gambling program for research, treatment and
prevention. The amount for 2011-2012 was budgeted at $41 million.
OLG is a provincial agency
responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975,
OLG lotteries, Casinos, Slots, and Resort Casinos have generated more than $34
billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support
Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities,
communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education,
and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the
Ontario Trillium Foundation.
SOURCE: Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Victorious Touch and Flowers Touch Added to Netents
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (April 20, 2012)
-- Net Entertainment, the worlds leading provider of high quality casino
games, is pleased to announce it is expanding its mobile games portfolio with
two new additions: Victorious Touch and Flowers Touch. Both slots
are already available on desktop and now on iOS devices.
At the end of 2011, Net
Entertainment launched its first ever casino games designed specifically for
mobile. The Net Entertainment Touch portfolio now consists of four slots:
Gonzos Quest, Jack Hammer, Victorious and
Flowers, as well as Blackjack. More mobile games will be launched during
2012 for both iOS and Android devices.
As with all the other NetEnt
Touch games, Victorious and Flowers have unique sound support and the
same high quality graphics as the desktop versions.
Both games have been optimized for
full screen and the simplified keypad and navigation ensures intuitive user
interaction. NetEnt Touch games offer the same features, such as Quick Spin,
Free Spins and Bonus games, that are found on desktop versions, ensuring a
premium gaming experience.
Per Eriksson, Net Entertainment CEO,
said: We have seen a positive growth on our mobile games since its
launch end of 2011,and we are committed to build up a solid portfolio of new
games to be released to the market throughout the year. We take utmost care in
ensuring that the top class gameplay and graphics, for which Net Entertainment
games have always been known, are replicated on mobile, and we are now
delighted to release two more games, which will further support our partners
end to end portfolio offering to their players.
For additional information please
CONTACT: Hanne Aimonen, Marketing Manager, Net Entertainment
Phone: +356 2276 8123,
SOURCE: Net Entertainment.
Guatemala GranPremio to Launch 6/26 Lotto First Draw Empowered by
GUATEMALA (April 26, 2012)
GranPremio, an authorized private electronic lottery operator, will launch the
first draw of its new 6/26 Lotto empowered by eGame Solutions on May 4,2012
is a 6/26 lottery game which will be available nationwide. The game, according
to GranPremio, is operated with the M.Lottery system terminal provided by eGame
Solutions that enables fast, secure and easy purchase of game tickets through
500 points of sale. Along to the provision of M.Lottery Platform and Lottery
terminals, eGame Solutions through its Virtual Server offers the hardware
infrastructure necessary for Gran Premio to provide its players a professional
world-class service from inception.
eGame has provided a customized 6/26
lotto modules for the operation of GranPremios lottery game. Transactions
of GranPremios ticket purchase are processed by the M.Lottery platform on
real-time basis, wager records are reflected immediately in WEB-based
management system, so as live sale reports down to each point-of-sale. The
M.Lottery, according to eGame Solutions, is a platform specially engineered to
cover all aspects of online lottery operations such as ticket sales,
validation, prize payout, game management, terminal and user management. In
addition to core modules, peripheral systems such as remote application update,
ERP, membership system have been integrated to the M.Lottery platform
Featured with the slogan
Fácil jugar! Fácil ganar (easy to play, easy
to win!), the games pre-sale was held on 19 April 2012 and was claimed to
be smooth and successful after only 2 to 3 months of preparation. At a
Quelzal(Q)2.00 price point, players can get the opportunity to win a grand
prize of Q100,000.00 and other additional prize offered in each draw. To win
the jackpot, players have to hit 6 numbers out of 26 numbers; secondary prize
will awarded to players who match 5 and 4 numbers. The jackpot will accumulate
in the absence of lottery winners. Grand prize can only be claimed from
GranPremios head office while other prizes can be claimed from any
authorized dealers in the region.
As a televised game authorized by
the government of Guatemala, the new lotto game is going to attract spotlights
of Guatemalans who would like to buy a chance of winning. The game is scheduled
on every Friday at 8pm on Guatemalas TV channel
Guatevision. The lotto draw result will be unveiled within a
3-minutes show attended by representatives from the government of Guatemala to
testify and ensure legality of the draw. Players can also check the draw result
immediately through GranPremios official website (www.granpremio.com.gt/)
or through other media such as radio and newspaper.
"We are very pleased to be chosen
by Guatemala Gran Premio Lottery as technology providers to deploy the first
electronic lotto in the country, Gran Premio contract represent yet another
success case to solidify the presence of eGame Solutions in Latin America
region, said Victor M. Angel, CEO for M.POS Latin America.
About eGame Solutions
eGame Solutions (www.egame-solutions.com), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a
specialized technology provider and skilled management team of high-quality
product, state-of-the-art technology and innovative lottery solutions. eGame
delivers premium technology and management services to support license owners
worldwide, maintaining top level of service and integrity, minimizing the
business risks whilst maximizing profit at most reasonable budget at optimal
About M.POS Latin America,
M.POS Latin America (www.mpos.com.mx),
headquartered in Mexico City, is a subsidiary of M.POS Group in charge of Latin
is a private operator of electronic game in Guatemala with its lottery
operation authorized by the Government of Guatemala (Gobierno de la
República de Guatemala).
SOURCE: eGame Solutions press
Leading Gambling And Players Associations Celebrate First Year
Success Of Their Joint Betting Education Programmes
BRUSSELS, Belgium, LONDON, U.K. (26
April 2012) -- The gambling trade associations, the RGA, EGBA, and ESSA, along
with EU Athletes and the Professional Players Federation celebrate today the
first year anniversary of their joint betting education programmes (see link).
They call on the sports world to enter discussions about an agreed overarching
set of principles for a sports betting integrity education programme that can
be adapted to local circumstances.
Over the last 12 months, EU Athletes
and the Professional Players Federation (PPF) education programmes have spanned
6 European sporting nations, (including England, Germany, France and Spain), 7
sports (including football) and reached around 9200 athletes. This campaign,
which uses as a basis its common code of conduct, uses ex-players and top
athletes to go into the dressing rooms and make the players aware of the
dangers of corruption in sport, what it looks like, how to deal with it and the
consequences of failing to do so.
Walter Palmer, General Secretary of
EU Athletes, which runs the player education programme for the EGBA and ESSA
and reached out to over 2700 athletes so far, commented: Our
team visits show that there is still a substantial lack of knowledge of local
rules on sports betting by players . It is the responsibility of all sports
stakeholders to educate players and also to respect the basics principles of
good governance. A single code of conduct for players across all sports
disciplines would be a step in the right direction but the specificities of
countries should be taken into account.
Sigrid Ligné, Secretary
General of the EGBA, added: The prevention of match fixing is of the
upmost priority for the licensed European sports betting industry. We are glad
to see that sports regulators are following in the footsteps of our initiative
with EU Athletes and making the education of players a
Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive of
the RGA, stated that: After the EUA and PPF agreed a single
educational code 12 months ago its benefit and reach has been considerable. The
code can now be regarded as the template for sporting participants to follow
and we were encouraged that SportAccord drew heavily on it when launching its
global programme, earlier this year. We hope this marks an important step
towards the establishment eventually of a single unified code of education in
Brendon Batson, MBE Chairman of the
Professional Players Federation (PPF), which has developed and manages the
player betting education programme funded by the RGA and three of its members
(bet365, Betfair and Ladbrokes) said The player education programmes
in the UK, made possible by funding from the RGA and its members, are already
showing real benefits. Player education about sports betting integrity is the
first line of defence, particularly against illegal and unregulated betting.
Our projects are helping players to play their part in protecting the integrity
of British sport in 2012.
The PPF funded project focussed the
majority of resources in 2011/12 on football, cricket and rugby union with more
than 3,660 professional and 1,940 academy players receiving face-to-face
briefings on sports betting integrity and responsible gambling advice.
New Government Campaign to Debunk Gambling
HOBART, Tasmania (April 24, 2012) --
The Minister for Human Services, Cassy O Connor, said a new campaign
launched this morning was aimed to debunk the myths surrounding gambling.
The campaign forms the next stage of
the Governments Know Your Odds campaign, which began last year.
Research has shown too many
gamblers believe that so-called systems can help them beat the
odds, or that thinking positively can improve their chance of
winning, Ms OConnor said.
People also wrongly believe
a machine that has not paid out recently is more likely to give them a win.
The Know Your Odds campaign
will help dispel those myths.
Ms OConnor said the Know Your
Odds campaign was based on the recommendations of the 2010 Productivity
Commission Report into gambling,
Problem gambling can have a
devastating impact on individuals, their families and loved ones and the
broader community, and were committed to tackling this issue,
This next stage of Know
Your Odds will run on television, radio and at the cinema focussing on
the message that it doesnt matter what you believe about gambling,
the longer you play, the more you lose, she said.
Theres also a
campaign blog and Facebook page, where people can post questions and
Ms OConnor said the campaign
has been funded by the Community Support Levy and commences April 26, 2012.
For help when gambling becomes a
problem call Gamblers Help 1800 858 858, or go to
SOURCE: Cassy O'Connor, MP, Minister
for Human Services, Tasmanian Government Media Release.
50 Cent and GSN Digital Team Up to Bring Blackjack to
WALTHAM, Massachusetts (April 18,
2012 Hip-hop star and entertainment mogul 50 Cent together with GSN
Digital, the interactive division of GSN (Game Show Network), today launched 50
Cents Blackjack on Facebook. The rappers first foray into the
gaming space, 50 Cents Blackjack combines 50 Cents entrepreneurial
spirit with GSN Digitals proven success in gaming to create a social
gaming experience that appeals to 50s broad fan base and blackjack lovers
The game welcomes players into 50
Cents lavish casino at:
www.facebook.com/50centblackjack, where they compete against
the dealer for chips and against their friends and other 50 Cent fans for
bragging rights on the leaderboard. Players can build their wardrobes and
customize their avatars by acquiring the hottest virtual fashions and swag.
50 Cents Blackjack also
introduces exciting twists to the game by providing several boosts, which can
be purchased with tokens. The Im Killin It
boost tells players whether theyd bust on their next card, and
Ace Rich lets players immediately gain an ace in their
hand. The Freestyle boost allows players to split
their hand, even if they dont have matching cards. Another cool
feature is Table Heat, a cooperative element that rewards
all players at the table after theyve won enough Blackjack hands by
turning all twos in the deck into aces for a limited period of time.
In addition to launching on
Facebook, GSN Digital will soon introduce a mobile version of 50 Cents
Blackjack for Android and Apple devices. The mobile game will be
available later this quarter.
With 19 songs on the Billboard Hot
100, including three number-one hits, more than six million followers on
Twitter, and nearly 22 million Facebook fans, 50 Cent has gained an
international following as a respected rapper and businessman. 50
Cents widespread achievements include the success of his childrens
book on bullying, Playground, as well as a partnership with the United Nations
on Street King, an initiative aimed at feeding one billion African children
through sales of Street King energy shots. 50 Cents powerful
combination of entertainment experience and business savvy will bring the
friendly and fun competition of social games to a new audience through 50
GSN Digitals partnership with
50 Cent marks a continued dedication to creative social gaming, giving players
the chance to experience the true thrill of winning while connecting with one
of their favorite entertainers. A top game publisher on Facebook, GSN
Digital has a proven track record of creating popular social games on Facebook,
which collectively reach nearly 2 million users per day and over 7 million
players per month via the Games app and standalone apps.
50 Cent is an entertainment
force of nature, and were excited to partner with him on his first
venture into the world of social gaming, said Peter Blacklow,
executive vice president, GSN Digital. 50 has garnered an
incredible following of millions of fans on Facebook, and were excited to
bring this audience, as well as the millions of game fans out there, a
fast-paced social blackjack experience.
I am excited to partner
with GSN Digital on this venture to create an unparalleled social gaming
experience for my fans. 50 Cents Blackjack is filled with fun twists and
innovative features that is sure to provide hours of entertainment,
states 50 Cent.
About 50 Cent
Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
is widely recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of
his time. Since exploding on the music scene in 2003, he has sold over 22
million albums worldwide and received numerous awards and 13 GRAMMY®
nominations. In recent years, he has managed to leverage his star power into
record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses
including music ownership, artist management, film production, footwear and
clothing, video games, publishing, health drinks and supplements. With
annual sales approaching $300 million from a variety of business interests
along with numerous business endeavors on the horizon, Curtis 50
Cent Jackson has cemented his position in the industry as both a business
and entertainment powerhouse.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment
company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive
entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game
sites. GSNs cross-platform content gives game lovers the
opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSNs popular TV game
shows or through GSN Digitals free casual games, mobile and social games,
and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean
and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos.
GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony
Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at
CONTACT: Annie Perkins, SHIFT
Communications, 617 779 1817, Email:
Allison Rynak, GSN Digital, 781 250 8734, Email:
SOURCE: GSN press release.