Receives Responsible Gaming Certification for Its Global Gaming
First Gaming Vendor to
Receive Responsible Gaming Certification for its Land-Based Casino and Lottery
LONDON, UK (October 10, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) is the first gaming
supplier to achieve responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino
and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4). G4 aims to
minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation
program for operators and suppliers in the gaming industry. This certification
reinforces IGT's commitment to being a responsible vendor, and demonstrates the
effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology solutions it provides to
gaming operators worldwide.
IGT is the global leader in gaming.
We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and
regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and
Leveraging a wealth of premium
content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships...
"IGT has successfully proven its
commitment to responsible gaming by integrating effective features in its
products that assist operators with minimizing harm and preventing problem
gambling," said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "We
commend IGT for its leadership, and congratulate the Company for being the
first vendor to receive G4 accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery
"IGT partners with gaming operators
around the world to provide innovative technology and services, and it's our
responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their
players," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America Gaming and Interactive.
"IGT prides itself as an industry pioneer, and the G4 certification allows us
to transparently demonstrate our leadership in this important topic."
To obtain certification, G4
independently assessed IGT and confirmed that it complies with G4 requirements
of providing responsible gaming tools on gaming machines and systems in the
- Reality checks on the game screen
- Wager amounts
- Pop-up reminders for the amounts of time and
- Session limits
- Responsible gaming information screens
- Self-assessment test
- Back-office monitoring
G4 comprises a group of
international experts in the field of problem gambling and responsible gaming,
with members from different parts of the world. They have many years of
experience working with the gambling industry worldwide to encourage
responsible gaming and minimize the harm caused by problem gambling.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. 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 over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit:
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
Scientific Games Named "Land-based Supplier of the Year" at
2017 Global Gaming Awards
Company Also Wins 2nd
Place for "Land-Based Product of the Year" and 3rd Place for "Digital Product
of the Year" Awards
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (October 10,
2017) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") today announced that it has received three top honors from the 4th
Annual Global Gaming Awards held at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las
Vegas, including the highly-coveted "Land-based Supplier of the Year"
Voted upon by 60 judges from across
the global industry, the prestigious "Land-based Supplier of the Year" Award
recognizes the best land-based gaming supplier for product and services
The judges also awarded 2nd Place
for "Land-based Product of the Year" to Scientific Games for its WILLY WONKA
GOLDEN TICKET multi-state linked instant game, created in partnership
with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The award honors the equipment,
technologies and features that have enhanced the gaming experience. Launched by
12 U.S. lotteries thus far, with four more on the way, WILLY WONKA GOLDEN
TICKET has topped $328 million in retail sales and nearly two million online
second-chance entries (as of October 6, 2017).
Additionally, Scientific Games'
Secret Santa Second-Chance Drawings promotion created for the Pennsylvania
Lottery, received third place in the 2017 "Digital Product of the Year"
category, which recognizes the features or innovations that have improved the
interactive gaming sector. The holiday promotion topped $40 million in retail
sales in Pennsylvania, setting an industry record for 15.8 million online
entries 65 percent through the mobile app.
"We are honored to accept these
three awards from our esteemed gaming industry colleagues. This recognition
reflects the 100 percent commitment to innovation our company has strived for
this past year," said, Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer at Scientific
Games. "We thank the 2017 Global Gaming Awards panel, and will continue in
our mission to provide the best in gaming entertainment experiences to players
In 2016, Scientific Games earned a
Global Gaming Awards top honor for "Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year".
The Company was also a finalist for "Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year",
"Casino Product of the Year", and "Digital Product of the Year".
© 2017 Scientific Games
Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE
FACTORY and all related characters and elements © and Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. (s17)
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table
games, table products and instant games and a leader in products, services and
content for gaming, lottery and interactive gaming markets. Scientific Games
delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative
content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer
customers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems,
engaging content and unrivaled professional services. For more information,
please visit www.scientificgames.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
(WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful
portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around
the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an
award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing
inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling's Wizarding
World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division's successful global themed
entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening
2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail
initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of
the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
T: (702) 532-7663
T: (702) 532-7981
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Garland to Retire as Executive Director of N.C. Education
Helped start lottery and
led its operations for last seven years
RALEIGH, NC (October 11, 2017)
-- Alice Garland, who helped start the N.C. Education Lottery and has led its
operations for the last seven years, plans to retire as executive director at
the end of March.
During Garlands time in the
lotterys top post, lottery ticket sales have increased every year,
growing from $1.4 billion a year in 2010 when she became executive director to
$2.4 billion a year in fiscal year 2017. The amount of money raised annually
for education has increased too, growing from $432 million in 2010 to $622.5
million last year.
Thanks to Alices
leadership, the N.C. Education Lottery operates as a well-run business,
producing through its sales and marketing operations an exceptional return
every year for our state, said Courtney A. Crowder, chairman of the
N.C. State Lottery Commission. North Carolina wanted a lottery that
would benefit education. There are also the expectations the lottery is fairly
run, operates efficiently, and offers fun lottery games that are played
responsibly. Alice has delivered on those goals.
Garland also has risen to leadership
positions in the U.S. lottery industry, leading efforts to improve responsible
gaming practices that lotteries use to look out after the interest of players
as they raise money for good causes and embracing new technology that can help
lotteries stay relevant in digital times.
Alices dedication to
the entire lottery industry has been extraordinary, said David Gale,
executive director of the North American Association of State and Provincial
Lotteries (NASPL), the professional organization representing the lottery
industry in the United States and Canada. Her greatest accomplishment
has been her continued participation and leadership in the area of responsible
gambling. She has not only been an exceptional leader for the North Carolina
Educational Lottery, but for the worldwide lottery industry as well."
Garland joined the Education Lottery
in December 2005 as its fifth employee and served as its deputy executive
director for legislative and corporate communications during the lotterys
first five years. She became interim executive director in August 2010 and was
named executive director in January 2011. Nationally, Garland serves as the
first vice president of NASPL and chairs the associations Responsible
Gaming Committee. She also is vice president of the Multi-State Lottery
Association, a non-profit organization which operates the major jackpot game,
Powerball, on behalf of its member lotteries, and serves on its Development
In September, Garland was one of
five lottery professionals selected to join the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
this year. The Hall of Fame, founded in 2005, recognizes those who have done
the most to promote excellence and integrity in the world lottery industry.
Last year, Garland received national recognition for her leadership expanding
responsible gaming efforts across the United States. She became the first
lottery or gaming industry professional to receive the Don Hulen Award for
Advocacy from the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Crowder said the lottery commission
has started a search for a new executive director with a goal of having
Garlands successor in place before her retirement on March 31.
CONTACT: Van Denton, Phone: (919)
SOURCE: N.C. Education Lottery.
Hoosier Lottery Launches Revolutionary New
INDIANAPOLIS (October 11, 2017) -
You've played Powerball and Hoosier Lotto, and you've grabbed your lucky coin
to play a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off. But you've never played a lottery game
like this before.
Sunday, the Hoosier Lottery becomes
the first lottery in the world to launch a ticket that combines the excitement
of instant play with the anticipation of a Draw Game.
"The Hoosier Lottery is proud to
be the first lottery in the world to launch this revolutionary game. The
combination of a Draw Game and Instant Game on the same ticket for one price is
an exciting new concept that our players will enjoy," Hoosier Lottery
Executive Director Sarah Taylor said.
The Black Pearl Now & Later game
will be sold in Hoosier Lottery retailers beginning Oct. 15.
The $5 Black Pearl ticket has two
parts: an Instant Game and a Draw Game. The Instant Game is scratched for a
chance to instantly win up to $20,000. The Draw Game can be separated and
entered into a nightly drawing to win up to $500,000.
Players can choose when to enter the
nightly Black Pearl drawing, whether it's right away or their birthday the
following week. Black Pearl tickets must be entered into a nightly drawing
before the game closes. Game closing information will be on
Each night around 11 p.m. ET, one
number will be drawn. Players will then check the Draw Game on the Black Pearl
ticket to see how many times their numbers matched the drawn number.
Every Draw Game has a Black Pearl
number, and if it matches the drawn number, players can win bigger prizes. If
all eight of the numbers on the Draw Game match the drawn number, the player
Entering the Draw Game portion of
the ticket is convenient and easy. Players can ask any Hoosier Lottery retailer
to enter it for them. They can also enter the ticket by scanning it with the
free Hoosier Lottery mobile app, or they can go to hoosierlottery.com and enter
the code from their ticket. After entering the drawing, players must hold onto
their ticket to see if they won and to claim any prizes.
Black Pearl Combined Estimated
Overall Odds are 1 in 3. Instant Game Estimated Overall Odds 1 in 4.63. Draw
Game Odds 1 in 6.60.
Click here to download the Hoosier
Lottery Mobile App. Click here for a high-resolution image.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the
Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2016, the Hoosier Lottery contributed
$221 million to the Build Indiana Fund.
To learn more about the Hoosier
Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback
and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
CONTACT: Jerry Grider, Hoosier
Lottery, Sr. Manager of Public Relations, E:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
Lottery Awarded EL Responsible Gaming Certificate
RIJSWIJK, the Netherlands (October
10, 2017) Lat month (September 2017) the European Lotteries awarded
Nederlandse Loterij the Responsible Gaming Certificate of Alignment. With this,
the Dutch Lottery has gained external recognition for its policy of responsible
gaming. It proves that the offer of the Dutch Lottery game is reliable and
accountable and that Dutch Lottery has this policy in order.
In the second quarter of 2017, an
external auditor tested the game offer of Dutch Lottery to the "European
Lotteries Responsible Gaming Standards", which showed that Dutch Lottery
has met a lot of it.
The audit examines, inter alia, the
way in which Dutch Lottery sets up and offers its gambling games to consumers
and the way in which they train salespeople and employees on responsible gaming
For the World Lottery Association,
obtaining this certificate is an opportunity to recognize Dutch Lottery with
their highest achievable certificate of Responsible Gaming, Level 4 of the
Certificate of Accreditation Responsible Gaming Framework.
Dutch Lottery and Responsible
Dutch Lottery is a reliable and
responsible provider of seven attractive gambling games. As a leader in the
Netherlands, Dutch Lottery wishes to be an example of the Dutch gambling
market, even when it comes to providing a gambling game in a responsible
The responsible gaming policy of the
Dutch Lottery is based on three principles:
- Consumer protection: Prevent participation in
gambling by minors and / or other vulnerable groups.
- Prevention of involuntary participation and / or
gambling addiction and good referral to problems or complaints.
- Fight against illegality and crime.
SOURCE: Nederlandse Loterij.
Florida Lottery Warns Citizens of Mega Millions®
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 9,
2017) -- The Florida Lottery is warning citizens of a lottery scam involving
MEGA MILLIONS® in which scammers are sending emails to the public
indicating they may have won $1 million, in an effort to obtain personal and
Do not respond to these emails; if
you have not purchased a MEGA MILLIONS ticket, you cannot win a prize.
The email features the MEGA MILLIONS
logo as part of the letterhead, and states that the recipient was among a group
of randomly selected people to participate in an ongoing MEGA MILLIONS drawing.
Individuals are asked to provide general information about themselves in order
to participate. The email goes on to warn the recipient not to share this
information with other people in order to avoid impersonation and a double
Florida Lottery players will never
be required to transfer funds to secure their winnings for MEGA MILLIONS or any
other Florida Lottery game. For more information and to find other tips to
protect yourself, please visit www.flalottery.com. To report a lottery scam,
consumers should contact the Florida Lotterys Division of Security at
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than
775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more
than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For
more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com.
WyoLotto Transfers $850K to Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (October 5, 2017
On Oct. 5, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation transferred $862,263.36 to
the Wyoming State Treasurers Office as a part of their ongoing effort to
support Wyoming communities.
WyoLottoTM has prioritized giving
back to Wyoming, and these funds are distributed to Wyomings 99 cities
and towns and 23 counties. This will be WyoLottos seventh transfer to the
Each quarter, WyoLotto transfers
revenue to the Wyoming State Treasurers Office, which then distributes
funds per state statute. The revenue transfer this quarter brings
WyoLottos total revenue transfer amount to $5,537,337.94 since April
2016. Each quarter, WyoLottos transfer amount is determined from sales
and total revenue, which fluctuates with the jackpots.
This is a top priority for
us as a corporation, and we value giving back to our great state,
said Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO. Each quarter we get an opportunity to
give back to Wyoming, he added.
Revenue transfers are distributed
each quarter by the State Treasurer to Wyomings cities, towns, and
counties, which use these funds at their discretion for a range of local
improvements. Starting July 1, the formula the state was using per statute
changed; initial legislation mandated distributions be based on sales tax
distribution, but distributions will now be based on percentage of lottery
ticket sales for each county.
Prior to the passage of the new bill
in the 2017 legislative session, if revenue transfers exceeded $6 million in a
fiscal year, those funds would have been directed to the Wyoming Permanent Land
Funds Common School Account.
The new bill removed the $6 million
measure, so all funds will now be solely directed to Wyoming communities.
The additional funds from WyoLotto
have benefited Wyoming in a time of declining economies and have boosted
projects in communities like Laramie County, which has been able to infuse the
Archer Complex project. For details on distribution amounts, please visit the
State Treasurers Office website.
The change in legislation
is one we want to make sure Wyoming communities are aware of and prepared for,
because it will impact how the distribution is broken down by the
Treasurers Office, Clontz added.
WyoLotto offers four unique draw
games to players including Cowboy DrawⓇ, Mega MillionsⓇ, PowerballⓇ, and the new Lucky for LifeⓇ.
The Wyoming Lottery Corp.
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and
counties based on ticket sales.
CONTACT: Ashley Pexton
WyoLotto, Phone: 307-459-0580
Annual PA Gaming Control Board Report on Casino Industry Diversity
Provides Employment and
HARRISBURG, PA (October 5, 2017) --
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its 10th Annual Diversity
Report providing a description of each casinos activities related to the
implementation of their diversity plans and the action taken by the entities to
achieve the Commonwealths goal of enhanced representation of diverse
groups in the gaming industry.
Highlights from the Report are
described in the bullet-points below:
- Pennsylvanias ten casinos and two resort
casinos collectively employed 17,736 persons at the close of the state fiscal
year of 2016-2017;
- 15,788 of those employees (89%) are residents of
- 37% of those employed are racial minorities while
43% are female; and,
- Casinos spent more than a half billion dollars in
2016-2017 with other businesses for construction and non-construction
The Report can be downloaded
as a PDF document from a link under the Quick Links section of the home page of
the Boards website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.
The 2016-2017 Diversity Report also
provides casino-by-casino information for items such as employment trends over
a four year period by race and gender and a detailed breakdown of minority,
women, and local business expenditures.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry.
There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two
smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ almost
18,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue
from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is
used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.
Additional information about both
the PGCBs regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias casino gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard
McGarvey, T: (717) 346-8321.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Maryland Casinos Generate $134.5 Million in Revenue During
increase at three casinos
BALTIMORE, Maryland (October 5,
2017) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced September 2017 revenue
numbers for the states six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil
County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in
Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort
in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince Georges County.
Marylands casinos totaled $134,535,733 in revenue during September 2017
an increase of $37,439,454, or 38.6%, compared to the September 2016
figure of $97,096,278.
In a year-to-year comparison not
including MGM National Harbor, which opened on Dec. 8, 2016, statewide casino
revenue in September 2017 decreased by $11,922,799, or 12.3%.
MGM National Harbor generated
$49,362,253 from both slot machines and table games in September. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day in September at MGM National Harbor was: $299.29 for
slot machines, $5,141.37 for banked table games and $1,445.12 for non-banked
table games. MGM National Harbor operates 3,087 slot machines and 168 (129
banked and 39 non-banked) table games.
Live! Casino totaled $46,960,132
from both slot machines and table games in September. Live! Casinos gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $255.26 for slot machines, $3,830.60 for
banked table games and $912.62 for non-banked table games. September 2017
revenue at Live! Casino decreased by $6,961,310, or 12.9%, from September 2016.
Live! Casino operates 3,872 slot machines and 190 (138 banked and 52
non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$20,994,619 from both slot machines and table games in September. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $194.05 for slot machines, $1,683.49 for banked
table games and $632.88 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos
September 2017 revenue decreased by $5,946,742, or 22.1%, from September 2016.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 176 (153 banked and
23 non-banked) table games.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $5,925,449 from both slot machines and table games in September.
Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $211.33 for slot machines, $1,587.24
for banked table games and $392.20 for non-banked table games. Hollywood
Casinos September 2017 revenue increased by $3,287, or 0.1%, from
September 2016. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 822 slot machines and 21
(13 banked and 8 non-banked) table games.
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$6,586,593 from slot machines in September, and its gross gaming revenue per
unit per day was $274.26. Casino at Ocean Downs September 2017 revenue
increased by $710,996, or 12.1%, from September 2016. Casino at Ocean Downs
operates 800 slot machines and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,706,686 from both slot machines and table games in September. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $206.23 for slot machines and $1,149.80 for
banked table games. Rocky Gap Casino Resorts September 2017 revenue
increased by $270,970, or 6.1%, from September 2016. Rocky Gap Casino Resort
operates 665 slot machines and 17 banked table games. This facility does not
have non-banked table games.
Under Maryland law, casino revenue
supports the Maryland Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, local
jurisdictions, the states horse racing industry and the Maryland General
Fund. September 2017 contributions to the state from all six Maryland casinos
and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the attached spreadsheets and
available online (click HERE).
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for oversight of the states casinos. In this role, the agency
provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security,
regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders
informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial
reports are posted on gaming.mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
CONTACT: Carole Bober Gentry,
410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden Launch App to Help Players Keep Track of
Press Release from
Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority
DENMARK (October 5, 2017) -- New app
from Gambling Authority can help if you play too much or want an overview of
its gaming usage. By registering winnings and losses, the player gets an idea
of when the game might be overtaking.
The gaming authority, a government
board that regulates and oversees the Danish gaming market, launched the first
time "MitSpil" app in November 2016.
The first version was an information
app, while the updated version as something new contains a "game tracker". If
you have downloaded the app, you can update, with the help of a few clicks,
what you've been playing if you've won or lost and you can always have a simple
overview of his "player accounts". It is the user himself who enters the
various information while the app calculates how much money you have played
for; like an Excel sheet in pocket format.
If you have forgotten to update if
you have won or lost a football match, you will receive a friendly reminder
from the app in the form of a push message.
The hope is that especially young
people whose game usage is at risk of overtaking will download the app and use
it to get an overview of their games.
A great tool
-We have developed this app because
we, as a government, have a responsibility to play money in a fair way. We must
always take care to protect particularly vulnerable players from ending up in a
situation where they no longer have control over their games, and MitSpil can
be a good tool here. The app is easily accessible and user-friendly, so I hope
that many will find it valuable, says Birgitte Sand, Director of the Gambling
Authority, and continues: "We use the app as a media because we know that
especially sports betting is taking place on the phone and so is It's easy to
use our app when you've just played.
Although the gaming agency estimates
that the app can help players at risk of developing game dependence, the app is
certainly not reserved for those who play a lot. Everyone who plays can enjoy
the app, giving a quick overview of how much you've spent on games.
Michael Bay Jørsel, Center
Manager of Ludomani Center, believes there is a need for a tool like the
-We are seeing more and more
youngsters with gaming problems at the Center for Ludomani. Therefore, we
welcome all new initiatives that dress the youngsters better to keep track of
their gaming usage. MitSpil can provide an in-depth overview of one's
consumption - both in terms of time and money. It's great if the MitSpil app
will be the individual consumer's wake up call before the game starts running
smoothly, thus supporting the individual for a more balanced game behavior
where pluses and minuses are running out, says Michael Bay Jørsel.
The new version of MitSpil is
followed by two TV commercials and online marketing, especially on social
In addition, the Gambling Authority
offers free information visits to youth education, where students can gain an
insight into the rules for money games in Denmark and what they need to be
The free app can be downloaded from
the App Store and Google Play.
Director Birgitte Sand, tel. +45 25
44 05 03, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Spillemyndigheden (Danish
Betsoft Gaming Seals Partnership Deal with Italian Operator
CYPRUS (October 9, 2017) -- Betsoft
Gaming, the leader in 3D iGaming evolution, have announced that they have
signed a partnership deal with long time Italian operator Sisal. Sisal has the
honour of being the first Gaming company to operate as a Licensee of the
Italian government, where the iGaming industry is strictly regulated.
Under the terms of the partnership,
Sisal will be taking on Betsofts collection of AAMS-approved Slots3
video slots, including such popular titles as BOOMANJI, SUGARPOP! and
ROOKS REVENGE. Betsoft have been continuously adding Slots3
favourites to their list of AAMS-sanctioned games.
Sisal is well known and
highly familiar to the Italian iGaming community, said Julian
Camilleri of Betsoft. Being there from the very beginning, for seventy
proven years of excellence, has afforded them a unique place in the market.
Their experience in the field in combination with their full dedication to
superior customer service, transparency and security, we are proud to be
partnering with Sisal.
This collection of
AAMS-approved video slots is brilliant, said Valentina Tripputi of
Sisal. We are very pleased with the range of themes and incredible
innovative features in every game.
About Betsoft Gaming:
Betsoft Gaming, broadly known as the
innovator and leader of true 3D cinematic gaming, is a Tier One developer and
provider of complete system online gaming software. With a game library of over
190 games including the iconic Slots3 series, Betsoft Gaming has met and
exceeded the quality found in console video games and animated feature films.
Starting in 2012, Betsoft initiated a concentrated push into the mobile gaming
sector, converting their popular Slots3 games to be available as the
ToGo collection. Betsoft Gaming's extensive portfolio of clients includes
some of the top gaming operations in the industry.
For marketing or press queries,
please contact email@example.com or visit www.betsoft.com.
SOURCE: Betsoft Gaming media
Commission Engages Stakeholders on Best Ways to Harness the Industries
ACCRA, Ghana (October 5, 2017) --
The Gaming Commission has engaged industry players, to find ways and measures
to better develop the Gaming Industry, raise gaming to international standards,
create a condusive environment for gaming of thrive in Ghana and collate inputs
for the Commissions long term Strategic Business Plan..
At a just ended Stakeholder Forum
held in Accra themed, MEETING EMERGING TRENDS TO PROMOTE GAMING, THE
RIGHT WAY, the stakeholders brainstormed on efforts to streamline
activities of gaming operators, as well as measures to stop minors from
participating in such games of chance in the country.
The Ag. Gaming Commissioner, Mr.
Peter Mireku noted that although the gaming industry is growing rapidly, this
is not without its problems especially in the areas of problem gaming, underage
gambling, money laundering and the proliferation of illegal gaming. He
emphasized that the Commission as a regulator, will streamline the gaming
environment to address existing issues confronting gaming and to attract and
retain operators of the highest standard. Mr. Mireku called on all
stakeholders, to help in championing a course which will change gaming from
being perceived as a social problem to being perceived as a form of
entertainment and a positive force for economic development.
The Deputy Minister for the
Interior, Mr. Henry Quartey, in an address to open the forum noted that,
Given the current trend where there is public attention and constant
backlash against the Gaming Commission as a regulator, for the influx of slot
machines popularly known as jackpot machines across the length and
breadth of the country without effective supervision and monitoring, your input
as stakeholders in tackling this menace is key. He stressed that
government and the Ministry remains committed to promoting a gaming environment
where gambling is an enjoyable leisure activity, devoid of societal menace and
Mr. Quartery called on gaming
operators, to offer options that help punters manage their gambling in a
responsible manner and give them control over both time and money they spend on
gaming. We should aim at building a sound consumer protection policy. One
area of concern is the underage gambling which has resulted in negative
perception about the industry. As stakeholders, we should put our wheels
together and ensure that we discourage or institute measures that would help
keep our young ones safe from engaging in activities not meant for them, whilst
the industry thrives. Display your signpost and discourage the young
SOURCE: Gaming Commission of
and SEGAS Extend Their Cooperation by Another Two Years
ATHENS, Greece (October 9, 2017) --
OPAP and SEGAS presented on Monday 9 October 2017, the extension of their
sponsorship cooperation for the Athens Authentic Marathon by a further two
years, and the commencement of an agreement for the sponsorship of the National
The "35th ATHENS MARATHON. THE
AUTHENTIC" will be held on 12 November 2017, with OPAP being its Major Sponsor
for a seventh consecutive year. Moreover, starting this year, OPAP stands by
the side of the athletes of the National Athletics Team, supporting all their
In this context, OPAP CEO, Damian
Cope, stated: "Being a live and integral cell of Greek society since 1958,
OPAP is a long-standing benefactor of Greek sport. The extension of our
cooperation with SEGAS is yet another step in this direction. Since 2011, OPAP
is the Grand Sponsor of the Authentic Athens Marathon, a truly global
organization that has emerged as one of the most important athletic, cultural
and social events in the country."
"Additionally, we are
participating in SEGA's Run Greece events, which are a celebration of sport and
an active way of living in different cities. Additionally, as of this year, we
are pleased to be expanding the scope of our cooperation with SEGAS beyond the
Marathon, to support the Greek athletics team. We feel privileged to support
the efforts of the national team's athletes that have made Greece proud on
several occasions, and act as role-models for many children aspiring to become
SEGAS' Chairman, Costas
Panagopoulos, referred to the excellent partnership between the two sides and
highlighted OPAP's significant contribution to sport: "OPAP, the Major
Sponsor of the Athens Marathon, plays a significant role. OPAP supports our
efforts over the last years. We share the same goals, the same concerns and the
same vision for the Athens Marathon."
"The renewal of our cooperation
is very important because it provides us with the secure environment needed for
the Athens Marathon, as well as for continuing to support our champions.
Everyone in SEGAS wants to say a big thank you to Damian Cope, the
administration team, the executives and the employees of OPAP for their trust,
cooperation, and all we have achieved together in the past years, as well as
for all the things we will achieve in the future."
It is noted that over the last
years, OPAP has managed to associate the Marathon with its Corporate
Responsibility strategy and a very special social cause the renovation
of Greece's two largest children's hospitals, "Panagiotis & Aglaia
Kyriakou" and "Aghia Sofia". Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of
thousands of citizens through their virtual contribution, which OPAP
automatically converted into financial support, over 3 million Euros were
collected last year to upgrade the facilities of the hospitals. To date, OPAP
has renovated 40% of the hospitals, significantly benefitting children, parents
and medical staff.
The event held at the OPAP
headquarters was also attended by Panagiotis Dimakos, A' SEGAS Vice-President,
Chairman of the Marathon Organizing Committee and member of the European
Athletics BoD; the national team coach, Yiannis Koutsioras; pole vault
champions, Costas Filippidis and Nicole Kyriakopoulou; triple jump champion
Voula Papachristou; marathon runner Costas Gelaouzos; long jump champion Haido
Alexouli; and the 800 m. and 1,500 m. champion Andreas Dimitrakis.