Lottomaticas Evolution Live Casino Goes Live in
UNITED KINGDOM (May 3, 2012) --
Evolution Gaming, the world leader in video-streamed Live Dealer gaming, has
announced that its online Live Casino service for
Lottomatica has now
gone live in the Italian gaming market.
The choice of Evolution Live
Casino the first solution of its kind to be approved by AAMS, the
Italian regulator has enabled Lottomatica to rapidly add real-time
online casino table games to its extensive lottery, instant win, VLT and sports
betting operations in Italy.
Three dedicated Lottomatica
tables now offer a mix of Live Roulette, Live Blackjack and Live Baccarat games
to Lottomatica customers. The tables are staffed by a dedicated team of
experienced native speaking Italian dealers. Each dealer has been selected and
recruited specifically for the Lottomatica Live Casino in Italy, and each
member of customer-facing staff wears Lottomatica corporate attire. The
dedicated tables from Evolution also give Lottomatica a high degree of control
over online branding and in-studio Live Casino features, décor and
backdrops. In addition, dedicated tables and staff provide opportunities for
Lottomatica to cross-sell its other products and services to its online Live
decision to choose Evolution, Gianluca Ballocci, Internet Gaming Director at
Lottomatica Group, said: Evolution Live Casino fits perfectly with our
strategy of maintaining leadership in regulated gaming markets and pursuing
opportunities that enhance the value of our brand. Technology is a major
enabler for new gaming applications and new market opportunities. However,
technology alone is a commodity. We believe that increasingly it is content
that differentiates products and services in the market. Evolution is, in our
view, the world-leading Live Casino platform, blending the best content and
customer experience with full flexibility for brand and service development as
we move forward.
Gionata La Torre, CEO
Evolution Italy, commented: We are delighted to have helped Lottomatica
add Live Casino to its already impressive and wide-ranging line-up of gaming
and lottery products. This launch is creating massive interest and adding huge
incremental revenue opportunity for Lottomatica in one of Europes most
SOURCE: Evolution press release.
INTRALOT Launches The New Racing Game Polla & Pollon
LIMA, Peru (April 26, 2012) --
in Peru, INTRALOT de Peru, the leading lottery operator in the country,
announces the launch of the pari-mutuel horse betting game Polla &
Pollon on behalf of Jockey Club of Peru, as per the contract signed
between the two parties on September 2011. INTRALOT de Peru has successfully
developed the new exciting game within the time frame agreed and will offer it
to the players through its extended retail network countrywide.
Mr. Vangelis Apostolakopoulos,
Executive President and General Manager of INTRALOT de Peru, stated:
The successful development and launch of this new horse betting game
in Peru confirm the unlimited capabilities of INTRALOTs state of the art
LOTOS operating system.
"We are really pleased to add
Polla & Pollon to our diversified portfolio of gaming
offerings. This also serves as a prime example of how INTRALOTs
Racing for Lotteries solutions enables Lotteries and Racing
organizations to cooperate and expand their product offerings, combine their
sales networks and benefit from unified gaming technology.
Mr. Fernando Drago, Horse Racing
Manager of Jockey Club of Peru, stated: We are pleased that with
INTRALOTs technological support we have re-launched, as planned, the old
and beloved Polla and Pollon game. We are confident that, thanks to
INTRALOTs wide network of PoS, the new game will be embraced by even more
players and will soon become one of their favorite games.
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.
Company CONTACT: INTRALOT de
Perú, SAC Milena Chávez, Teléfono: (511) 513-5555, anexo
5539, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MDI Extends Properties Plus Agreement with Iowa
ALPHARETTA, Georgia (May 1, 2012
MDI Entertainment, LLC,
a subsidiary of Scientific
Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS), announced today that it has signed an
extension to its agreement with the
Iowa Lottery to continue
providing the Lottery with MDIs Properties Plus® player loyalty
Since the program launched in Iowa
last May, the Lottery has enjoyed substantial growth in both instant game sales
and membership. Players are taking advantage of the rewards offered through the
program, redeeming upwards of three million points each week in the Points for
Prizes® online store. The store opened in July, and offers a wide range of
products, from jewelry and clothing to sporting goods and electronics.
Also offered are digital music
downloads and downloadable discount rewards that members can print and redeem
for savings at their local restaurants and retail stores.
The Properties Plus program has
expanded the Iowa Lotterys players club and its online presence with
Points for Prizes, as well as other program components including 2nd Chance
Promotional Games, play-for-fun games, Play It Again drawings for cash
prizes, and the Points for Prizes rewards program and online store. These new
players club features are helping the Lottery build its online relationship
with members. As of March 2012, more than 70 percent of Iowas registered
VIP Club members had opted in to receive emails from the Lottery.
Looking at our
record-breaking results during the past year, we certainly think that the
Properties Plus program has helped us move in a very positive
direction, said Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery. Since it was
founded in 1985, the Iowa Lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion for
important state projects and programs. Weve seen considerable interest
from our players in the products that Properties Plus provides, and we believe
it will be a valuable tool for us in growing our player base, strengthening
player loyalty, and in turn generating even more revenue for those who live in
Steve Saferin, President, Properties Group and Chief
Creative Officer for Scientific Games, said, The Iowa Lottery has done
an excellent job raising proceeds that benefit the people of Iowa. We at MDI
are gratified to be providing them with our Properties Plus program to help
them sell more instant games, increase their player membership, enhance their
player loyalty and continue to flourish.
In addition to the games, rewards,
and added opportunities to win that Properties Plus provides to players, the
program offers lotteries access to MDIs complete portfolio of licensed
games, as well as vital data gathering and analysis services. Other lotteries
utilizing the Properties Plus program include the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery,
the Tennessee Education Lottery and the Missouri Lottery.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a
global leader in providing customized, end-to-end gaming solutions to lottery
and gaming organizations worldwide. Scientific Games' integrated array of
products and services include instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems,
terminals and services, and internet applications, as well as server-based
interactive gaming machines and associated gaming control systems. For more
information, please visit our website at
About the Iowa Lottery
The Iowa Lottery provides
entertainment and prizes to its players while raising billions of dollars for
state programs that benefit all Iowans.
Since its creation in 1985, Lottery
funds have been used in a variety of ways to enhance the state, including
projects to create new recreation areas, support research at Iowa's public
universities, benefit Iowa veterans, develop new products and techniques for
agriculture, and promote tourism.
CONTACT: Aimee Remey,
SOURCE: MDI Entertainment, LLC.
New York Lottery Announce Twelfth Consecutive Year of Record Sales
and Earnings in FY 2011-12
Strong growth from
Casinos and Traditional Lottery produce close to $2.9 billion in profit for K
SCHENECTADY, New York (May 2, 2012)
-- The New York Lottery
today announced full-year, pre-audited results for the fiscal year 2011-12,
which ended March 31, 2012. Sales and net win for the period totaled $8.44
billion, producing a profit of nearly $2.9 billion for education.
Substantial increases in casino net
win (total bets less prizes) and profits were reported at all nine of the
Lotterys Video Gaming casinos, led by the opening of Resorts World Casino
New York City at Aqueduct in October 2011. The Traditional Lottery business
benefitted greatly from strong growth of the Powerball game, which implemented
a strategic redesign that included a price increase (from $1 to $2), larger
starting jackpots and faster roll-ups. In addition, a world-record setting
jackpot ($656 million) for Mega Millions produced more than $67.4 million in
profit in the weeks leading up to the close of the fiscal year.
All Lottery profits go to funding
K-12 education in New York State. The Lotterys fiscal year 2011-12
profit of $2.9 billion represents nearly 15 percent of total state aid to local
Total sales and net win increased
$571.3 million or 7.3 percent over the prior year; profits increased $234.1
million or 8.8 percent over the prior year. The figures exclude
extraordinary items last year, which included a $380 million licensing fee from
Resorts World New York in September 2010 and a one-time gain from investment
bond swaps of $15.3 million in May of 2010.
The Traditional Lottery business
includes draw games such as Powerball,
Mega Millions, daily
Numbers, and scratch-off games such as Win-for-Life and Cashword. Traditional
Lottery sales increased 3.8 percent to $7.0 billion, a result of a $221.5
million increase in draw game sales (6.9 percent) and a $32.5 million increase
in instant game sales (0.9 percent). Traditional Lottery growth was
concentrated in Powerball, Quick Draw, daily Numbers and Win 4, while growth in
instant games came primarily from higher priced ($10+) games.
The Video Gaming business line
generated a record $1.4 billion in net win and $697.1 million in profit, with
increases at all nine casinos. Resorts World alone contributed $253.3
million in net win and $116.8 million in profit with less than five months of
full operation in fiscal 2011-12. The year over year increase in net win from
all nine casinos totaled $317.2 million or 28.6 percent, producing an increase
in profit of $149.7 million or 27.4 percent.
New York Lottery Director
Gordon Medenica said
of the Lotterys strong showing in all business segments,
Were always thrilled to set a new record and continue as the
nations largest and most successful Lottery. But most importantly, we are
proud of the significant contribution we make to support New Yorks
schools. We look forward to continuing our record of success in the
Within the Traditional Lottery
business, draw game sales were up 6.9 percent, due mainly to the price increase
of Powerball during the fourth quarter and the resulting higher jackpots, which
generated $296.6 million in sales and $121.7 million in profit. As
anticipated, sales for Mega Millions were up only slightly in the wake of the
Powerball growth, but results for the two games combined still showed an
increase of more than $95.5 million or 14.3%.
Sales for Mega Millions picked up
substantially during a roll up that started in late January and set a new world
record of $656 million before being hit on March 30. Sales for Lotto, a game
with a statutory low prize payout percentage (40 percent vs. 50 percent for
most other draw games) continue to decline, down 7.8 percent from the previous
year. Quick Draw sales increased 18.4 percent ($77.8 million) over the previous
year due to extended hours of operation and more creative display designs.
New Yorks daily Numbers and
Win 4 posted gains of 3.1 percent and 4.8 percent ($26.1 million and $37.2
million), respectively. Take 5 sales were essentially flat (up 0.2 percent) due
to game maturity and continued cannibalization from a greater number of higher
jackpot games. Sales for scratch-off games have begun to rebound, increasing
0.9 percent or $32.5 million, attributable to the increased popularity of
higher price point games and a revised strategy for new game launches and
Within the Video Gaming business,
net win was up substantially at all casinos, led by the opening of Resorts
World Casino New York City, the first casino located within the five boroughs,
as well as continued strong performance from Empire City Casino at Yonkers. Net
win from the now fully operational Resorts World facility totaled $253.3
million. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, our largest contributor, saw
its annual net win increase despite the opening of the newer Resorts World
Casino, with a $14.7 million year-over-year increase. All other Video Lottery
casinos posted excellent gains due to a full year of extended hours, the
effective implementation of a new free play program and strong results from new
electronic table games. Saratoga Casino and Raceway, the oldest of the
states casinos, posted an impressive 10.8 percent ($15.1 million)
increase in net win. Hamburg Casino at the Fairgrounds saw its net win increase
17.0 percent ($11 million) over last year; Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack
grew by 6.0 percent ($7.1 million); Tioga Downs Casino increased net win 11.0
percent ($5.9 million); Monticello Casino and Raceway grew 7.9 percent ($4.6
million; Batavia Downs Casino saw an 8.9 percent increase ($3.4 million) and
Downs Casino and Hotel grew 5.1
percent or $2.1 million.
Where Lottery Money Goes:
- Overall, 96 percent of the Lotterys $8.44
billion in combined sales and net win was returned to New Yorkers in the form
of prizes, aid to education, and commissions to retailers.
- Prizes paid totaled more than $4.1 billion in
Traditional Lottery games.
- Commissions paid to nearly 17,000 Traditional
Lottery retailers and nine Video Gaming facilities totaled more than $1
billion. The Lottery paid $420 million in commissions to Traditional
Lottery retailers and $617 million in commissions to Video Gaming
- The entire operation of the Traditional Lottery,
including advertising, marketing, printing, systems, telecommunications,
finance and administration is funded from just 3.3 percent of sales.
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be
North Americas largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing nearly
$2.9 billion in fiscal year 2011-2012 to help support education in New York
State. The Lotterys contribution represents nearly 15 percent of
total state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a
school districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
CONTACT: Communications Department
SOURCE: New York Lottery.
Jumbo Interactive Announce Profit Upgrade
- FY 2012 NPAT IN THE RANGE $5.9 TO $6.2 MILLION (23%
to 29% inc)
- FY 2012 REVENUE IN THE RANGE $94 TO $98 MILLION
(24% to 29% inc)
- STRONG SALES FROM A GROWING CUSTOMER DATABASE AND
RECENT RUN OF LARGE JACKPOTS
TOOWONG, Brisbane, Australia (May 2,
2012) -- Leading interactive lottery business,
(ASX: JIN), is pleased to announce a full year Net Profit After Tax
guidance in the range $5.9 to $6.2 million for FY 2012, an increase of 23% to
29% over the previous year.
Revenue is expected in the range $94
to $98 million for FY 2012, an increase of 24% to 29% over the previous year.
This growth is driven by a
continually growing customer database combined with recent run of large
jackpots. The customer database recently exceeded 1 million accounts and has
continued to grow from successful interactive marketing initiatives and social
The recent $50 million
OzLotto jackpot drove sales
during April and the $70 million OzLotto jackpot will give May a strong
"Our growing customer database is
having a bigger impact on sales when jackpots reach higher levels", said Mr
Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive.
The guidance includes an increase in
international market development costs following increased activity in the USA
and any potential impact from sales in NSW from Tatts.com soon accepting orders
in that state as they do in other states.
Jumbo has increased its efforts in
international markets and is a major sponsor this week of the APLA (Asia Pacific Lottery Association)
conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Company reported record full
year results for FY2011 including revenue $76 million and Net Profit After Tax
$4.8 million. A fully franked 1.0c dividend was paid for that year.
OzLotteries.com plays an important role in the Australian
lottery industry with over $15 million in additional State Government revenue
raised from sales in 2010 and $17 million in 2011.
The Company is on track to raise an
additional $22 million in State Government revenue in 2012. Jumbo has signed
Internet-based lottery agreements with the Tatts Group, NSW Lotteries
Corporation (now owned by the Tatts Group) and recently with SA Lotteries.
Jumbo has proven its ability to
open up new lottery markets with its innovative technology and Internet
marketing initiatives that have brought lotteries to new demographics via the
For further information: Mike
Veverka CEO and Executive Director Ph: 07 3831 3705
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
World Lottery Summit, September 9 12,
Registration for the World Lottery Summit 2012 is now
MONTRAL, Canada (May 3, 2012) --
Dear Friends And Lottery
NASPL, together with
Loto-Québec, are proud to organize this unique international event,
which will be held in Montreal, Canada from September 912, 2012. Online
registration for the lottery industry event of the year is now officially open
at www.wls2012.com. As space is limited
and registrations are expected to fill up quickly, we urge you to reserve your
WLS2012 will be held at the Palais
des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center). In its
nearly 30 years of existence, the Montreal Convention Center has held more than
4300 international events and has earned a reputation as a world-class
convention venue. The convention center is located in the heart of downtown
Montreal just a short walk from Old Montreal, Chinatown, and many of the city's
other main attractions.
Five of the best hotels in Montreal
have been selected for the World Lottery Summit 2012. All the selected hotels
are in the immediate vicinity of the Montreal Convention Center and are just a
short 20-minute drive from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport. The
hotels are all linked to the Montreal Convention Center and to each other by
Montreals famous underground city, a system of interconnected tunnels and
complexes in which boutiques and restaurants abound. You can conveniently make
your reservation online for one of the five official convention hotels directly
from the official convention website at
We have a top-notch business program
lined up for you, featuring five internationally renowned keynote speakers.
Highlighting the plenary sessions will be keynote addresses from Harvard
Business School Professor Michael Porter and Paralympic champion Chantal
Petitclerc. Professor Porter, one of the world's most influential thinkers on
business strategy and competitiveness, will speak on Creating Shared Value and
how it relates to the lottery industry. Ms. Petitclerc, winner of 21 Paralympic
Medals (Including 14 gold medals), will speak on Attitude, Passion, and
Determination and how to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
The business program will also
feature a broad educational track with absorbing parallel sessions, and an
extensive trade show showcasing the latest in industry products and services.
Specifically designed to meet the twin needs of North American and
international delegates, the WLS 2012 business program will highlight the most
recent developments in business intelligence, lottery technology, and strategic
To ensure the right setting for
networking with international peers and colleagues, we have organized an
engaging social program for you. Starting with the traditional Presidents
Cup Golf Tournament and ending with a gala-evening closing dinner, you can be
certain that your agenda will be filled for the entire four days of the
convention. Contributor sponsored events will also add to the pleasure of your
experience during the convention.
The Accompanying Persons
For those travelling with loved
ones, we have arranged an exciting array of events for them. While you are
attending the convention, your partner will have the opportunity to become
acquainted with culturally rich and colorful Montreal through a diverse range
of tours and attractions.
We look forward to seeing you in
Montreal! For more information, including conference registration and hotel
reservations, please refer to the official WLS2012 website at
The WLS 2012 Organizers
Illinois Lotterys Little Lotto Is Now Lucky Day Lotto
The Illinois Lottery Is
Making A Name Change This Weekend To One Of The Draw-Based Numbers
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (April 27,
2012) The Illinois
Lottery is making a name change this weekend to one of the draw-based
As of Sunday, April 29, the popular
game Little Lotto will be renamed Lucky Day Lotto!
change? - The Lottery looked at Little Lotto and found that there
was nothing Little at all about this popular pick five game.
Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are seven days a week
with over 35,000 winners every day! Thats over 200,000 winners in
Illinois every week!
And starting May 13, for even more
fun, players can add EZmatch to win up to $500 instantly for an additional $1
per play. The EZmatch option provides a second set of numbers that will be
selected and printed on Lucky Day Lotto tickets. Match any EZmatch number to
any of Lucky Day Lotto numbers and win prize shown instantly. To play, ask the
clerk or mark your playslip.
Throughout the month of May, people
across Illinois will see TV commercials, Metro radio spots, digital advertising
and out of home advertising like billboards that talk about Lucky Day Lotto. To
mirror the new name, the look and feel of Lucky Day Lotto is very uplifting,
sunny and positive. Weve inserted a lot of humorous taglines into the
campaign, each crafted to help our customers recognize that today could
be your lucky day.
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Lottery Teams Up with Peace Officers Memorial Foundation on
SACRAMENTO, California (April 26,
2012) The California
Lottery and the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation (CPOMF)
today announced the release of the Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket.
We are pleased to support
the families left behind by peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
for our state, Lottery Director Robert ONeill said.
Customers can help support the work of the foundation by buying the
Stars & Stripes ticket.
The Stars & Stripes Scratchers
ticket pays tribute to peace officers and assists the families of their fallen
colleagues. A percentage of the proceeds from the Stars & Stripes
Scratchers ticket will go to support the foundation. That payment is a
licensing fee that will not interfere with the amount of money that the Lottery
pays out to education. The ticket costs $2 and will be available beginning
tomorrow at more than 21,000 retail locations statewide.
This partnership is a
win-win situation for both our organizations, said Wayne J. Quint
Jr., President of the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation.
We hope the Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket reminds Californians
of the commitment peace officers make every day.
The California Peace Officers
Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to
recognize and honor Californias peace officers who gave their lives in
the line of duty serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support
to the family members left behind.
SOURCE: California Lottery.
Peter Jannerö Appointed to Newly Created Role of Chief
Strategist at Svenska Spel
SWEDEN (April 24, 2012) -- Peter
Jannerö has been appointed to the newly created role of chief
He will be part of the group
management and reports to President and CEO Lennart Kall. Peter Jannerö
assumes the new service immediately.
This is a newly created service, a
strategic and operational role as a driving force. The main task will be to
ensure that the overall business strategies are relevant, clear and that the
best kept together to jointly operate towards horizontal objectives.
It is an incredibly exciting and
challenging role, says Peter Jannerö. Developments in the
gambling market is amazingly fast at the moment rapid technology
development, changing consumer behaviors, increased competition,
I have this service wished to
strengthen the strategic utblicken and create the proper power to operate and
develop business strategies in the Swedish Game.
Peter is also a key figure
in more driving Swedish Games towards becoming a modern consumer and
varumärkesorienterat companies, says Lennart Käll. In the
new Strategy will also drive Analysis & Environment to be included.
Peter Jannerö joined Svenska
Spel of 2009, then as Vice President of marketing at number games & Cards.
He comes most recently from the post of Chief market sports games &
Sweepstakes. Peter Jannerö arrived at the Svenska Spel from Absolut Vodka,
where he held several senior positions within the Absolute Vodkas global
organization, inter alia, as a Global Brand Director.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Lennart Käll, CEO of Svenska Spel, phone: + 46 8 757 77 77 or
Peter Jannerö, Chief Strategist, phone 08-799 75 17.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
WMS To Provide Leading European Casino Operator with Hosted Online
Casino Site In Belgium
Deployment Of WMS' End-To-End Managed Services Online Gaming
WAUKEGAN, Illinois (April 27, 2012)
-- WMS Industries Inc. today
announced that a wholly owned WMS subsidiary has entered into an agreement with
France-based Groupe Partouche SA, (PARP.PA) one of Europe's largest casino
operators with nearly 50 casinos, to provide Groupe Partouche with a WMS-hosted
online casino site for residents of Belgium.
The joint operations agreement with
Groupe Partouche represents the first business-to-business (B2B) deployment of
WMS' robust online gaming solution, including the iGaming technology and
platform that power the successful, award-winning JackpotParty.com site, which
made its full-scale debut in the United Kingdom in January 2011.
Players visiting the new Groupe
Partouche online site, branded under the familiar Casino Knokke name, will have
access to a diverse array of WMS' proven, premium licensed and proprietary slot
games as well as a number of player-favorite card and table games, including
Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and Video Poker.
The site will feature unique WMS
online gaming experiences including licensed game themes such as THE WIZARD OF
OZ and I LOVE LUCY, and classic WMS games such as Super Jackpot
Party, Goldfish, Life of Luxury Progressive, Reel 'em
In and Zeus themed slot machines. In addition, players will be able
to enter the Jackpot Party Progressive -- the first accumulating online
jackpot in the world that can be awarded on any game, with any wager, at any
time, completely at random.
Group Partouche presently operates
four Belgian casinos and holds licenses from the government to conduct online
gaming in Belgium. The WMS-hosted online casino will operate under one of nine
online casino licenses awarded by the Belgium Gaming Commission and is expected
to go live in summer 2012.
SOURCE: WMS Industries Inc.
Microgaming Announce New Games For May 2012
ISLE OF MAN (April 30, 2012) --
Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the worlds largest provider of
online gaming software, is today announcing a spectacular selection of new
games for May. It is launching the exciting new game Untamed - Bengal Tiger,
along with 5 other flash games.
Untamed - Bengal Tiger, is an
entertaining new 5 Reel, 243 Way Video Slot that is set to drive gamers wild.
This compelling new slot is set in the natural habitat of one of the
worlds most endangered species, the Bengal Tiger, and it introduces a
host of innovative features to enhance the gaming experience while ensuring it
is still entertaining and rewarding. The main game has 3 new bonus features,
including the Collect-A-Wild, Lucky Nudge and the Your Gamble features.
With Collect-A-Wild, when 4 wilds
have been collected on the counters by a player, the entire reel will turn Wild
on the next spin and remain Wild for the duration of 4 spins. Up to 5 reels can
turn Wild, which hugely increases the players chances to win big!
Another feature which players can use to their advantage are the scatter
symbols which peek from just above or below the reel edges. If there are 2
other scatters on the reels, there is a possibility that the peeking scatter
may nudge on to the screen and trigger the Free Spins feature. This
feature includes the already familiar and well received Trailing Wilds feature,
leaving wilds on screen as they slide down the reels.
The final feature, Your Gamble, has
a highly innovative function which allows players to adjust their gamble odds,
according to their preference. It also allows players to gamble a single
win as many times as they like, while still allowing players to bank a
portion of the win. As long as a player has a win amount in the win box, they
can gamble all or a portion of it. This feature will offer a new and exciting
way for players to adjust their gamble odds.
The combination of all these
features makes Untamed - Bengal Tiger a wild territory definitely not to be
Untamed Bengal Tiger will be
available on Microgamings Flash & Viper platforms.
Around the World is a 5 reel 20 line
slot that challenges players to explore the globe and collect treasures along
the way. This interactive game will take players through multiple game playing
environments and allow them to gamble for big rewards in a fast-paced and
challenging bonus game. Players will be able to find their way to winnings by
using the 3 to 5 scattered compasses on the reels and reaching a high flying 32
times bonus multiplier. No other game offers huge cash prizes and the chance to
travel the world at the same time.
Around the World will be available
on Microgamings Flash platform.
Magic Boxes is an enchanting 25 Line
5 reel video game which invites players to step into a world of illusion that
conjures up many magical prizes. The game features colourful and entertaining
graphics, with light hearted tunes. Magic Boxes main attraction is its
Free Games feature triggered by 3 or more magic 8-balls anywhere on the reels.
During Free Games, if any of the colourful magic boxes appear, gamers have
their win multiplied and have the option to gamble their winnings via the
Double Up feature. Magic Boxes will have players hoping that, rather than a
rabbit, magicians will be pulling cash prizes out of the hat!
Magic Boxes will be available on
Microgamings Flash platform.
Fat Lady Sings is the latest musical
25 line slot from Microgaming. The famous phrase it aint over until
the fat lady sings rings true in this addition to Microgamings May
games. Players need to reach the interactive Free Spin bonus round to find that
these alto voices can score them huge prizes. This game incorporates great game
play with a bonus game mode and free spin awards. When these ladies start
singing, players start winning!
Fat Lady Sings will be available on
Microgamings Flash platform.
Spin Magic is a 3 reel, multi win
line, pub style slot, including bonus games and a game moulded around the
popular wheel of fortune format, to receive big wins. If a player can get 2 or
more wheel symbols they get rewarded with an exciting spinning
wheel sub-feature that can award up to a staggering 8000x their stake, a
feat that really pays off!
Spin Magic will be available on
Microgamings Flash platform.
Lost Princess Anastasia is based on
the ancient tale of young Princess Anastasia who wakes up with no memory of her
former life. In this new 25 Line, 5 reel, video slot from Microgaming, players
are able to become the heroine of their own story and play as Princess
Anastasia while she struggles to lift Rasputins curse and win a
Czars fortune. This fantasy game has a Free Spins feature and a Wild Spin
feature which players can use to win big. The story of Anastasia trying to put
the pieces of her past back together to reclaim her rightful place as Princess
is sure to be enjoyed by players hoping that she will pass her inherited riches
over to them!
Lost Princess Anastasia will be
available on Microgamings Flash platform.
For further information or images
please CONTACT: Nithiya Gnanathas, Lansons Communications, 020 7566 9716,
About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since Microgaming developed the
first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in
providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions to over 160 market-leading
gaming sites, worldwide. This unrivalled technology company offers over
600 unique game titles and more than 1,000 game variants, in 24 languages,
across online, land-based, and mobile platforms. Its renowned dedication to
innovation provides the foundation to consistently deliver award-winning
Casino, Poker, Bingo, Live, Progressives and Network Gaming software, as well
as managed services, to a global audience. Microgaming content is also
available through QuickFire, offering a supremely versatile, unique gaming
experience for operators and players.
Microgaming provides the software
for the worlds largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over
320million in total. Its software also created the worlds first
online slot tournament millionaire and one of the largest online jackpot wins
in history, at a staggering 6.37m. As a founding member of eCOGRA and
IGC, Microgaming is at the forefront of initiatives that set the highest
standards in the gaming industry, most notably in the areas of fair gaming,
responsible operator conduct and player protection.
SOURCE: Microgaming press
Interwetten, Trend-Setter In Mobile Betting
GZIRA, Austria (April 25, 2012) --
Simple, quick and intuitive the mobile betting platform of the
Interwetten Group, m.interwetten.com, fulfils all of the demands that a mobile
product must have.
Bets can, for example, be placed
using the quick bet function both quickly and simply.
Of course, combination and system
bets can also be placed on the move. Quick links such as Today
guide the user by displaying only the current betting programme over the coming
Live-Betting Marches On Also
As is already the case via the
website www.interwetten.com, Live Betting is also possible via smartphones,
tablets and other mobile devices. Moreover, these can also be combined with one
another. I am proud that we, as a sports betting pioneer online, are now
leading the way in the field of mobile applications, said a delighted Dr.
Birgit Bosch, Interwetten Group COO. In the Live Betting detailed view betting
customers can additionally find a scoreboard, on which all of the relevant
information on a chosen event (game, race, etc.) is displayed.
At m.interwetten.com, Interwetten
offers its entire betting programme on a mobile platform, which is
simultaneously accessible via the website. And theres good news for
all Casino customers: in the next few days Interwetten will expand its mobile
offer with popular Casino games.
With this launch Interwetten will
also offer its customers an optimised mobile iPad and tablet version, ensuring
that they will be perfectly equipped to bet or play in the Casino on the
Fortuna Loterie is Launching New Game
CZECH REPUBLIC (April 26, 2012) --
One column for only CZK 12, two drawings featuring in each draw as many players
desired, CZK 150 million at stake and three draws a week. All of this is part
of SUPERLOTO, the new lottery run by Fortuna, set to start on Wednesday 2 May.
It is a game that directly targets players of the competing Sportka.
The mechanics of SUPERLOTO will be
very familiar to all of those who have been playing Loto. Once again, six
numbers are selected from 49, plus a colour, but one of four, this time around.
The supplementary game +tastné Císlo [+A happy
number] also follows the same system as seen in Loto, while another
supplementary game, Loto Plus, is a novelty.
With a single column filled in on
their ticket, players can thus now play for three different winnings.
The lottery market has been
developing quite rapidly over the past few months. That is why we have decided
to respond to the new situation in a radical manner, by launching a new
flagship game of Fortuna Loterie, SUPERLOTO. We have maintained the traditional
format of six numbers out of 49, plus a selection of a colour, but now we hold
draws three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. We have also
added the second drawing within the draw, something which has been requested by
many players. Compared to competing lottery games, SUPERLOTO is the cheapest,
with one column costing a mere 12 crowns, but still offering the chance to win
as much as hundreds of millions of crowns, said Jií Hosnedl,
CEO of Fortuna Loterie.
For a single column, costing CZK 12,
with six correct numbers out of 49 (second prize), the minimum amount to be
divided between the winning ticket holders is CZK 5 million. If the correct
colour is selected, on top of the six correct numbers (first prize), the
minimum amount distributed increases to CZK 10 million. SUPERLOTO also contains
a BONUS, with the same guarantee applying to a total of at least CZK 40
million. Further winnings are available in each of the two supplementary games,
Loto Plus and +ťastné
číslo, with the highest payouts in both cases being CZK 10
The premium money pool is a feature
of its own. The first premium of the year from Fortuna, amounting to CZK 100
million, can be played for from 15 May. The SUPERLOTO pool will therefore offer
players the chance to win as much as CZK 150 million (first prize + BONUS game
+ premium) with a ticket costing CZK 92.
SUPERLOTO will pay out on 55% of
bets received. Tickets are available throughout the complete Loterie Fortuna
network, i.e. at supermarket tobacconists in Kaufland, Tesco, Globus and Spar,
hAlbert hypermarkets, and in large shopping centres, and at other tobacconists
across the Czech Republic
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Fortuna Entertainment Group is a leading Central and Eastern
European fixed-odds betting operator. The founding company FORTUNA
sázková kancelář, a. s. was established in Prague in
1990. Just one year later, Terno, a. s. was founded in Slovakia. In 2005, the
Penta investment group became the owner of both companies and in the same year
acquired the Polish betting operator Profesjonał and gradually unified
these companies under one brand.
Fortuna creates standards and
determines trends on the Central European market as a result of over 20 years
of experience in the fixed-odds betting industry. The Group continues to invest
in the development of new products and services while expanding the branch
network and the quality of distribution channels. Fortuna currently operates
more than 1,400 branches on three markets.
The Group has developed the
FortunaWin online betting and gaming platform, enabling products to be offered
on new markets. FortunaWin is currently providing betting and gaming products
to customers in Hungary.
In October 2010, the company was
successfully listed on the Prague and Warsaw Stock Exchanges. The major
shareholder continues to be the Czech-Slovak financial group, Penta. Fortuna
entered the lottery market in May 2011, launching the sale of scratch cards,
followed in July by the first fully-fledged number lottery to be launched in
the Czech Republic in more than 50 years Fortuna Loto. In November of
the same year another game followed - the daily game Zlatých 11.
CONTACT: Vladan Crha,
Marketing Director, Tel.: +420 267 218 133, Mobil: +420 739 607 562, E-mail:
SOURCE: Fortuna Entertainment
NeoGames Launch Real-time Instant Lottery
brings fast paced action to global players with new winning numbers every 60
MALTA (May 1, 2012) --
NeoGames, the global
leaders of interactive scratch cards and lottery games, has enhanced its
soft-gaming portfolio by offering Quick Play, a new game to the
The game, while based on classic
quick draw games found in national lotteries worldwide, takes the genre to a
whole new level. Thats because every 60 seconds, six balls are
drawn out of a possible 36 and players will have the opportunity to guess what
the six winning numbers will be in order to win up to £200,000.
Quick Play also offers many bonus games whereby players can guess
the color, or sum of the drawn balls, for the chance to win even more.
According to Shay Bar-Josef,
managing director at NeoGames International, Quick Play
will be available to all our partners in the lottery and gaming market and will
include a complete platform of services. The game's platform was designed in a
way that every lottery will be able to change the time of the draw so it can be
done every three, five or ten minutes and etc. This way it can be coordinated
with the regulations and rules of different countries.
The game provides a diverse
gaming experience for all types of players and is a unique opportunity for
companys affiliates and partners. In terms of player value, the
game is well-suited for men and women who are looking for quick thrills because
of the fast-paced action, said Bar-Josef. The game also lets
players experience the thrills of playing the lottery from the comforts of home
without having to go out and buy lottery tickets.
About Neo Games
NeoGames is a leading software and
service provider that pioneered the global interactive scratch cards and
lottery games, offering the most extensive portfolio of interactive instant win
games. Since launching in 2005, NeoGames has delivered the most
comprehensive soft gaming solutions which include the largest success-proven
games portfolio combined with a robust backend platform and operational
To meet the mass market demand for
mobile gaming, NeoGames offers its most popular and entertaining scratch cards
and instant win games on an advanced mobile platform.
The mobile offering is optimized
independently for a wide variety of smartphones and tablets, to provide
outstanding game experience anywhere, anytime.
CONTACT: Hedva Neuberger, Marketing
Manager, T: +972 3 6072529, M: +972 54 61 63 044, F: +972 3 6072569, E-mail:
SOURCE: NeoGames press release.
Mybet Granted Sports Betting Licence In
- mybet operator PEI Ltd. receives one of the first
- Launch of
website with sports and live betting
- Casino and poker products expected to follow in
KIEL, Germany (May 3, 2012) -- PEI
Ltd., which is part of the JAXX
SE Group (Deutsche Börse, Prime Standard, ISIN DE000A0JRU67), is one
of the first three companies to have been granted a licence for the organising
and marketing of sports betting in Schleswig-Holstein. It can now quite legally
offer betting on football, tennis, handball and many other sports on the
Internet at www.mybet.de. The 20 percent levy on revenue is passed on to the
state of Schleswig-Holstein and the bulk of this money will be used to promote
mass sport. mybet was issued with the permit today by the Schleswig-Holstein
Ministry of the Interior.
For the JAXX Group, the granting of
the licence means that mybet can now for the first time operate on a legally
watertight basis with a German licence. The new arrangements guarantee mybet's
German customers 100 percent reliability, 100 percent security and 100 percent
Mathias Dahms, Management Board
spokesman of the Kiel-based holding company JAXX SE, declared: 'Bearing in mind
that we are based in Schleswig-Holstein, we are of course proud to have been
granted one of the first Schleswig-Holstein sports betting licences. The permit
for mybet is a document of historic importance because it represents a
trailblazing approach to the regulation of the gaming industry. The regulatory
authorities in Kiel conducted an exhaustive and very demanding examination that
in certain respects exceeded the standards applied in other European countries.
It involved a great deal of work for
us. But Schleswig-Holstein is the only German state to have understood how to
go about drafting legislation that complies with both European and
constitutional law and takes account of the interests of players, providers and
the state in equal measure. The draft State Treaty of the other 15 federal
states is clearly a shabby compromise that has lost its way in a bureaucratic
jungle at federal level. The opposition in the Kiel state parliament, too, will
now discover that having its own gaming law is good for the state, and good for
The timing of the licence's granting
is perfect: there are a number of major sporting events coming up, for which
mybet will be offering exciting betting opportunities. The end of the
Bundesliga season will be followed by high-calibre finals to the German
Football Cup and the Champions League. In June, the European Championship in
Poland and Ukraine will be the year's top event. Football's summer break will
be filled by the Olympic Games in London, then the 2012/2013 Bundesliga season
will get under way. Through its sponsorship of the clubs SpvGG Greuther
Fürth and Fortuna Düsseldorf, mybet will be actively involved in both
the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga.
mybet also applied for a casino and
poker licence. Because of the large number of applicants and the exhaustive
examination process, the Ministry of the Interior has indicated that the
widening of the permit's scope is likely to take place in the summer.
JAXX SE, listed in the Prime
Standard of Deutsche Börse, is a financial holding company with holdings
in international companies in the gaming industry. JAXX currently holds
interests in companies in Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, Malta and
Belgium. JAXX SE has its headquarters in Kiel. The holding companies cover the
entire spectrum of the games and gambling industry.
Depending on national regulatory
structures, they broker or market sports and horse betting, lotteries, and
casino and poker games. The best-known brands of the JAXX Group include the
sports betting provider mybet.com. The shares of JAXX SE have been traded at
Deutsche Börse since 1999 under ISIN DE000A0JRU67.
CONTACT: Stefan Zenker, Investor
Relations & Corporate Communications, JAXX SE. Tel. +49 40 8537 8847,
SOURCE: JAXX SE.