$100,000 Weekly Drawings Will Lead Up to Millionaire
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (November 7, 2017)
-- Sales began today for the Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire
Raffle, which will feature eight $100,000 Weekly Drawings leading up to the
January 6 drawing.
"Millionaire Raffle players
really enjoy the opportunity to win twice on each ticket," said Lottery
Executive Director Drew Svitko. "We will award a total of $800,000 in weekly
prizes before the main drawing even takes place."
The January 6 drawing will award
6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million: four $1 million prizes, four
$100,000 prizes, 100 prizes of $1,000, and 5,892 prizes of $100.
Only 500,000 tickets will be
available until 8 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out. Only ticket
numbers sold are included in the drawing. Tickets numbers are sold sequentially
across the state, starting at 00000001 and ending at 00500000. Only an exact
If all tickets are sold, each $20
ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top
prizes. The drawing's overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.33.
On January 6, winning numbers will
be randomly selected by computer and posted at palottery.com after 10 p.m.
Players should check each ticket using scanners found at Lottery retailers or
with the ticket checker on our official mobile app.
$100,000 Weekly Drawings
Eight $100,000 Weekly Drawings will
each award one prize of $100,000. Players do not need to take extra steps to
enter these drawings, which will include only the ticket numbers sold during
that drawing's qualifying purchase period:
- Drawing 1: Tickets sold from November 7 - 13.
- Drawing 2: Tickets sold from November 14 - 20.
- Drawing 3: Tickets sold from November 21 - 27.
- Drawing 4: Tickets sold from November 28 - December
- Drawing 5: Tickets sold from December 5 - 11.
- Drawing 6: Tickets sold from December 12 - 18.
- Drawing 7: Tickets sold from December 19 - 25.
- Drawing 8: Tickets sold from December 26 - January
Only an exact match wins. Winning
ticket numbers will be posted each week at palottery.com. Players may also scan
their ticket to see if it has won a prize.
$100,000 Weekly Drawing prizes must
be claimed in person at Pennsylvania Lottery offices and cannot be claimed at a
retailer or by mail. See rules and claim instructions at palottery.com.
Because a ticket can win in both a
weekly drawing and the January 6 drawing, players are reminded to keep and
check their tickets.
The Pennsylvania Lottery's
Millionaire Raffle game has created more than 100 new millionaires since it
debuted in 2005. This is the 27th time the game has been offered.
About Us: The Pennsylvania
Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that
benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed
nearly $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care
services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers
Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a
compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow
us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, T:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Fleurs 2017 Fleurry Best Advertising Ceremony Will Be Held November
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (November 8,
2017) -- La Fleurs Magazine announced that it will be streaming live the
La Fleurs 2017 Fleurry Best Advertising Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. CST on
Wednesday, November 15 at www.lafleurs.com. The ceremony will include the
award-winning ads. Trophies will be presented to the lottery organizations.
Winners will make remarks to the audience.
Viewers can watch the live streaming
webinar of La Fleurs 2017 LotTECH Connect at
www.lafleurs.com. The full schedule of
speakers and presentations has been published on the website.
The Gold Sponsors of La Fleurs
2017 LotTECH Connect are IGT, INTRALOT, Inc., National CineMedia (NCM),
NeoPollard Interactive, OpenMarket and Scientific Games. The Silver Sponsors
are Carmanah Signs, Inspired Entertainment, Linq3 Technologies and Vantiv
Entertainment Solutions. Our Hospitality Event Sponsors are EquiLottery and
The Texas Lottery is the co-host of
La Fleurs 2017 LotTECH Connect.
SOURCE: La Fleurs
Recognized by CDP for Environmental Stewardship
Improved Climate Change Program Score
LONDON, UK (November 7, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has been recognized by the
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) 2017 Climate Change Program for
its commitment and actions in fighting climate change. The Company obtained a
score of A-, placing IGT in the Leadership Band and improving its 2016 score of
B. In 2017, CDP increased the requirements necessary for corporations to
receive Leadership status, making the program more competitive than in previous
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...
IGT's A- score demonstrates the
effectiveness of IGT's sustainability initiatives, and confirms that the
Company's efforts are in line with the Paris Agreement goals set in 2015 to
limit global warming. While a Management score indicates that a company is
taking coordinated action on climate change issues, a Leadership score shows
that a company has implemented current best practices.
"This recognition, in addition to
our improved score, demonstrates IGT's commitment to continuous improvement,
and is especially significant given that CDP has made its requirements more
stringent," said Robert K. Vincent, IGT Executive Vice President,
Administrative Services and External Relations. "At the same time that we're
celebrating this achievement, we are continuing to seek more ways to reduce
emissions and energy consumption across our global business."
In its application, IGT demonstrated
- It increased its environmental data reporting due
to an internal web-based tool, which provides a more comprehensive overview of
the Company's environmental impacts;
- It significantly reduced its emissions; and
- It maintained its Environmental Management Systems
in accordance with the ISO 14001 global standard.
IGT's approach to environmental
activities is guided by the following principles:
- Regularly assessing goals for improving
- Following operating guidelines that protect the
environment, employees' health and safety, and the communities in which the
- Complying with current regulations;
- Ongoing improvement of pollution prevention;
- Reducing the environmental impact of production
processes in an economically effective way;
- Providing employees with the resources they need to
achieve established environmental goals; and
- Reporting on the environmental impact of its
business performance in a transparent manner.
CDP is an independent, non-profit
organization that manages a global disclosure system for companies to manage
their environmental impacts, and for investors to access environmental
information for use in financial decisions. According to the CDP, disclosure
has never been more important, and action starts with transparency. IGT
voluntarily participates in the program.
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).
NOVOMATIC Enlarges Footprint at BEGE Expo in
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (November
8, 2017) -- Returning to Sofia for the 10-year anniversary of the Balkan
Entertainment & Gaming Exhibition (BEGE), NOVOMATIC will expand its show
presence demonstrating the companys growing footprint in the Balkans and
Eastern Europe. Spanning more than 400 sqm, the wide-ranging NOVOMATIC product
display will be presented across Stands #2.1 - #2.4 showing a trend-setting
vision and positive outlook for the region.
Visitors to BEGE Expo will have the
chance to see absolute premieres for the region including new titles on Impera
Line HD Edition 6 such as Golden Fortune, Fruit Cubes and
Fruit Pots, as well as the new Premium-V+ Gaminator® Edition 7sT with
a selection of more than 40 new and proven titles.
After their introduction at last
years show, the GAMINATOR® Scorpion and V.I.P. Lounge quickly
became must-have cabinets for operators in Bulgaria and the surrounding Balkan
markets. Due to their popularity, both cabinets will again feature prominently
with a selection of preferred new generation titles on Impera Line HD
Edition 5 such as Upward, Lillys World and Hold Your
Other game offerings on display will
be the MAGIC GAMES HD and Superia Premium multi-game mixes, presented
across the V.I.P. and DOMINATOR® series of cabinets, with classic titles
such as Book of Ra deluxe and Sizzling Hot, alongside a range of
new titles featuring Eye of the Dragon 6 and Secret Trail. Also on
show will be the NOVO LINE Novo Unity II and LOTUS ROULETTE
multiplayer systems that present a leading combination of table games and slot
The latest collection of Ainsworth
Gaming Technology will play a major role on the NOVOMATIC stand, as the brand
expands its market presence throughout the region. On show will be the new
A640 cabinet with titles such as the hugely popular Pac-Mac Wild
Edition and Rumble Rumble Bison, as well as the linked progressive series
Players Paradise Gold. The A600 Highboy cabinet will also be on
display and present the Multi-Win game series.
Roman Czubak, Head of Sales Central
and Eastern Europe NOVOMATIC, said: The 10-year anniversary of the BEGE
offers a great opportunity to further expand and strengthen the presence of
NOVOMATIC in this core market."
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 25,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in 45 countries and exports
high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries.
The Group operates more than 260,000 gaming terminals in its some 2,100 gaming
operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
services. For more information on NOVOMATIC and its many subsidiaries, visit
Nebraska Lottery Tickets Make Great Gifts, If Youre At
LINCOLN, NE (November 6, 2017)
During the holiday season, and throughout the year, the Nebraska Lottery
suggests tickets as a gift option for those hard-to-buy-for individuals on your
Lottery Director Brian Rockey has
something to add to that: We always encourage players to play
responsibly, and we ask them to give responsibly as well. Nebraska
Lottery tickets are a great gift idea, but they should only be given to
recipients who are at least 19 years of age.
By law, Nebraska Lottery tickets may
only be purchased and redeemed by persons who are 19 years or older.
Five different Nebraska Lottery
Scratch games have a holiday theme: $1 Santa Paws, featuring scenes of cats and
dogs; $2 Break the Snowbank, a wintry take on the safecracker
theme; $3 Peng-Win Crossword, featuring the popular crossword play style and 30
top prizes of $3,333; $5 Holiday Cash Blast, which gives players a chance to
win cash and free Nebraska Pick 5 Lotto plays; and $10 Winter Takes It All, a
game with twenty $20,000 top prizes.
Rockey noted that each ticket,
whether Scratch or Lotto, carries the minimum age (19) reminder, and the same
message appears on all in-store signage as well as in broadcast and print
advertising. No matter how clever or attractive a game may be, it
should always be played in moderation and only be given to individuals who are
of legal age to play, said Rockey.
When you give Nebraska Lottery
tickets, youre helping to build a better Nebraska. A total of
$660,823,297 in Lottery proceeds has been distributed since the Nebraska
Lottery began operation on September 11, 1993.
Amendment 4 passed by Nebraska
voters in November of 2004 established the following distribution formula:
Education as directed by the Legislature (44.5 percent) - currently distributed
to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund; Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund
(44.5 percent); Nebraska State Fair (10 percent); and the Compulsive Gamblers
Assistance Fund (1 percent, plus the first $500,000 in fund proceeds each
Every county in Nebraska has
benefited from projects funded by Nebraska Lottery proceeds.
CONTACT: Neil Watson, Phone: (402)
471-6120, Mobile: (402) 560-4580, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Nebraska Lottery.
Bayern Partner Day Reveal New, Innovative and Fresh Business Ideas for Customer
MUNICH, Germany (November 2, 2017)
-- After the successful premiere of the Lotto Bayern Partner Day, the
management took stock. "The high number of visitors makes us very happy. The
Partner Day is a sign of the appreciation of our distribution
"We think it is important that
people can look into each other's eyes, who previously only knew each other by
telephone or by exchanging e-mails, said the President Friederike
Sturm and Vice President Josef Müller of Lotto Bayern, because:
"Personal encounters make it much easier to find solutions for all business
areas with confidence in the face of increasingly rapid
Around 1,500 sales partners from
receiving locations throughout Bavaria took the opportunity to get to know the
company headquarters, their specialist departments and the contact persons
behind them at the event in the small Olympiahalle München.
To collect new business ideas, Lotto
Bayern had also invited about 30 companies from the chocolate maker to the
ticket sales office.
On their information desks, they
showed the receiving office managers numerous ways to enrich their assortments
in an attractive way and thus be better able to serve customers' wishes.
Lotto Bayern made Sunday an event
with a family character. These included competitions with attractive prizes
such as ballooning, an Acer tablet and a Canon digital camera.
Autograph sessions including joint
photos with professional kickers of the 1. FC Nürnberg, the Olympic gold
medal winner Alexander Resch, the lotto lucky fairy Franziska Reichenbacher and
the Keno lucky fairy tale Annett Fleischer as well as the Bayernlos "2. Chance"
host Michael Sporer completed the Sunday of the big lottery family.
Corvette® and Ca$h Scratcher Ticket Turbocharges Player
Excitement in Virginia
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (November 7,
2017) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
congratulates the Virginia Lottery on the success of its $5 Corvette® and
Ca$h Scratcher ticket. Launched on June 6, 2017, the ticket combines the sleek
automotive appeal of the Chevrolet Corvette® Stingraythe
epitome of automotive excellencewith a popular cash theme. The game
promises three instant top prizes of a new Corvette® Stingray,
customized with the winners chosen features, and $100,000 cash.
Right out of the gate, sales have
reached top speeds. Corvette® and Ca$hs 10-week average sales were
31% higher than that of all other $5 games launched in Virginia since 2014,
confirming the enduring appeal of the Corvette® brand.
In addition to the three chances to
win a Corvette® Stingray and cash instantly, players can also get
revved-up for the chance to win the vehicle and $100,000 cash by entering
non-winning tickets into the Lotterys second chance program.
Participating players will be eligible to win the Ultimate Corvette®
Experience which includes a trip for two to Bowling Green, Kentucky for a
formal VIP presentation of their new Corvette® Stingray car at the
National Corvette® Museum.
The Lottery also organized a special
draw for the chance to win yet another Corvette®, through the Summer
Corvette® Giveaway Promotion, where players attending various events where
the ticket was being promoted were eligible to win, such as state fairs and
sporting venues. As part of the Summer Corvette® Giveaway, players could
enter online contests and even take a tour of a Corvette®! Overall, the
promotions have been keeping this Corvette® ticket top of mind for
Virginian players and car lovers alike.
Corvette® is a very
strong brand and we knew that the great combination of the sleek Corvette®
with the chance to win $100,000 cash, in addition to the exciting promotional
campaign, have driven the success of this ticket for the Lottery,
said Paula Otto, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery. Outstanding
sales and the enthusiasm shown by players and retailers proves that this brand
has a timeless, broad appeal.
The powerful Corvette®
brand is resonating with players in Virginia, and drives home the point that it
is an aspirational brand that appeals to players across multiple jurisdictions,
generating engagement and excitement, said Sina Aiello, Vice
President, Marketing, Pollard Banknote. The brand has given the
Lottery many avenues of opportunity for promotions, including a second chance
program, and the chance to win both a beautiful new car and a cash prize. This
ticket truly offers players a road to potential riches.
About Virginia Lottery
When it comes to education, the
Virginia Lottery is game. The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million
per day for Virginias K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue
from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than a
half-billion dollars for Virginias public schools in Fiscal Year 2017.
For more info, visit the
Lotterys website, and connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, and YouTube. Please play responsibly.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit,
Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more
than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year.
Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging
performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety
features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and
has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement,
sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major
role in the charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established
in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family
and 26.5% by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For
more information, please visit our website at
For more information CONTACT: Sina
Aiello, Vice President, Marketing, Pollard Banknote Limited, Telephone: (204)
474-2323, E-mail: email@example.com.
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Conference in Johannesburg Declared a 'Huge Success'
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 2, 2017) --
IAGRs Annual Conference, that took place October 16-19 in Johannesburg,
has been declared a huge success by IAGR Board of Trustees and delegates
Dale Fuga, IAGR President and Chief
Operating Officer Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba said:
The Conference attracted over 250 delegates representing 41 different
gambling jurisdictions representing 31 countries and every continent. I should
like to place on record my thanks for the amazing support we received from The
Gauteng Gambling Board and the warm welcome we received from the people of
Our program was intended to
challenge and generate discussion within the overall theme Recognizing
tomorrows challenges by acting today. Dan Waugh, a Partner at
Regulus Partners set the scene with his thought-provoking keynote session on
Avoiding boom and bust in gambling regulation.
We also tackled subjects such as how
PR and communication can be used as tools to enhance and extend the reach of
gaming regulation, the promise and challenges of Blockchain, how to regulate in
the digital market, responsible gambling approaches and interventions, eSports,
and Anti-Money Laundering considerations. Of particular interest for
South African delegates was a session on changes in the punter profile and the
possible impact to the gambling regulatory landscape in Africa.
We were fortunate to have the
Hon Mr Lebogang Maile, Gauteng Province MEC for Economic Development,
Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development provide a keynote address. One
of his key messages was that the gambling industry had a significant role to
play in promoting responsible gambling. He also recognised the important
role that IAGR plays in networking, and sharing information on gaming
developments and regulation.
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all the presenters for their contributions, compelling
insights and for giving their time so freely. At the Annual General
Members Meeting, four of the existing Trustees were confirmed in office and
will serve a second and final term.
- Susan Hensel, Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board, USA
- Bheki Mlambo, Chief Executive Officer, Mpumalanga
Gambling Board, South Africa
- Jerry See, Chief Executive Officer, Casino
Regulatory Authority (CRA), Singapore
- Fortune Sekgaphane, Chief Executive Officer, North
West Gambling Board, South Africa
Dale Fuga serves a further 12 months
as President, with Trude Felde, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming &
Foundation Authority, nominated as Vice-President. Bruce Molnar,
Chairman, Pokagon Band Gaming Commission (USA) was re-appointed to a new
two-year term as Treasurer. Cedrick Chiloane, Executive Manager:
Communications, Mpumalanga Gambling Board (South Africa) remains as
Profiles of all Trustees can be
found on the IAGR
The Conference also bade farewell to
Trustee, Nick Tofiluk who has recently left the UK Gambling Commission to take
up a new role.
Copenhagen will be the venue for
next years IAGR conference and will run from September 17-20 2018.
SOURCE: The International
Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).
Power! Kansas Lottery Flash Sale November 3-4
TOPEKA, Kansas (November 2, 2017) --
Straight from the Kansas Lottery
giving every player their best chance to
become a millionaire
its Raffle Power!
The Kansas Lottery is holding a
two-day flash sale to give players the chance to play Powerball for FREE when
they purchase a Holiday Millionaire Raffle ticket.
Any Kansas Lottery player who
purchases a $20 Holiday Millionaire Raffle ticket between Friday, November 3 at
5:00 a.m. and Saturday, November 4 at 8:59 p.m. will automatically receive a
FREE $6 Powerball ticket!
The FREE $6 Powerball ticket will be
three $2 Quick Picks for the November 4 drawing in which the estimated jackpot
is $64 million, with a cash option of $39.5 million.
Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets
purchased during the Raffle Power flash sale will be eligible to win a $10,000
prize in the November 5 Holiday Bonus drawing. All raffle tickets
purchased before a Holiday Bonus drawing are eligible to win that drawing, all
remaining Holiday Bonus drawings, and the Grand Prize drawing on Jan. 3,
The Grand Prize drawing will have
more BIG prizes than ever before! Besides the top prize of $1 million, players
will win two $100,000 prizes, three $50,000 prizes, five $25,000 prizes and
more than 4,200 other cash prizes!
The Kansas Lottery reminds players
to submit all their winning and non-winning tickets in the Kansas Lottery
PlayOn® Players Loyalty program to earn points for drawing entries and a
chance to win cash and other prizes!
PlayOn® is a registered
trademark of Pollard Banknote Limited used under license.
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T: (785)
296-5708, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Missouri Lottery Announce 2018 Calendar Contest
"Show Me State Parks" 2018
Lottery Calendar Photo Contest
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (November
3, 2017) -- To create the Missouri Lotterys 2018 calendar, the Lottery
partnered with Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of
Natural Resources, and enlisted the help of State Park lovers and Lottery
Our two state agencies were
already working together to develop the Lotterys very popular
Second Chance of a Lifetime: Summer Parks Sensation promotion.
Continuing our partnership to coincide with our 2018 calendar contest was an
easy decision, said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the
For many years, Lottery players
submitted photos in the Lotterys calendar contest based on themes ranging
from cats versus dogs to Missouri hometowns. The 2018 calendar contest,
Show Me State Parks, challenged respondents to enter their
photos of their favorite parks through the Lotterys Facebook page,
Twitter account, website or by mail to any Lottery office.
The response for this
contest was overwhelming, said Reardon. We received more
than 700 entries into the contest, the most weve ever collected.
Missourians love their State Parks.
A total of 13 photos of State Parks
and Historical Sites were selected to appear in the Lotterys 2018
calendar: one cover photo and one photo for each month of the year. Contest
winners, as listed below, received a photo credit and copies of the calendar.
The cover photo photographer received $500, and each of the 12 monthly
photographers received $100 in Scratchers tickets.
The success of this contest
and our promotion last summer serves as a testament to how agencies within
state government can work together towards a common goal using their own
strengths, said Reardon. When those strengths are
one-of-a-kind natural beauty and innovative entertainment, the results speak
Cover - Edward "Ted" and Pat
Jones-Confluence Point State Park
April - Sandy Creek Covered
Bridge State Historic Site
$100 in Scratchers tickets
Diane Kroupa, St. Louis
The list of winners and photographs
can be found
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (November 6, 2017)
-- Co-founder and Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Paul Hoo, has
resigned. Mr Hoo tendered his resignation to the SVL Board of Directors at a
Board meeting on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Mr Hoo served SVL in several
capacities. He was Deputy Chairman from 2001 to 2004, while Peter Stewart led
as the Chairman of the companys Board. He was also SVLs CEO until
the appointment of Brian George in 2003.
After Mr Stewarts passing in
2004, Mr Hoo assumed Board Chairmanship, with Mr Levy appointed Deputy
Outside of his business acumen, Mr
Hoo was also known for his philanthropic efforts, and was recently conferred
the Order of Distinction, Commander Class (CD), for his contribution to the
development of the Sporting Industry in Jamaica.
As a co-founder of SVL, I
can attest to the work Paul has put in to build SVL over the years. The company
has experienced impressive and significant growth under his Chairmanship,
becoming a force to be reckoned with. The entire Board thanks him for his
selfless, dedicated service and stewardship. He is a stalwart in the Gaming
Industry and we will miss him, said SVLs Deputy Chairman, Ian
Pauls contribution to
Supreme Ventures Limited has been invaluable over the last 16 years. We are
saddened by his resignation, but respect his decision and wish him all the very
best as he moves on, said Ann-Dawn Young Sang, SVLs newly
installed President & CEO.
She added, There will be
some adjustment for us at SVL in the wake of this development. But our
company will continue to operate with the strength, efficiency and integrity it
Paul Hoo is one of the founding
members of Supreme Ventures. The company began lottery operations on June 25,
2001, and later diversified its portfolio into other areas of the gaming
industry including Video Gaming Lounges and Sports Betting. In March of this
year, the company added Horse Racing to its suite of offerings. Under the
leadership of the founding members, lottery revenues grew from approximately $2
billion in 2001, to $45 billion at the end of 2016, an increase of 2250%.
Revenues reported for the half year period ended June 30, 2017 are
approximately $27 billion.
Deputy Chairman, Ian Levy, also a
founding member, will act as Board Chairman until a new Chairman is
SOURCE: Supreme Ventures Limited
(SVL) press release.
Lottery Kicks-off 4th Annual Do a Lotto Good, Give a
Toy! Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Connecticut Children's Medical
Drop off a new, unwrapped
toy at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill, Nov. 9 - Dec. 15
ROCKY HILL, CT (November 7, 2017)
The CT Lottery is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Do a
Lotto Good, Give a Toy! holiday toy drive starting November
9th through December 15th to raise Responsible Gambling awareness that lottery
tickets are not suitable gifts for children. Give a child a toy, not a
For the 4th year in a row, the CT
Lottery has partnered with Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in these
efforts. On average, 150 children are treated daily in the center's emergency
department aloneeach child receives a toy. Toys are also given to every
child who has a procedure, celebrates a birthday or special event; they are
used in multiple playrooms throughout the hospital, and utilized as a
distraction from pain before shots, tests and surgeries. In total, the yearly
need for donated toys is great73,000ranging from a simple deck of
cards or silly bands, to the more substantial, board games and video games.
We are excited to be
hosting and promoting our 4th annual Give a Child a Toy, not a
Ticket responsible gambling holiday campaign, said Chelsea
Turner, Interim CT Lottery President and CEO. In partnership with
iHeart Media, we will be educating adults that lottery tickets are not suitable
gifts for kids. Instead, we are encouraging adults to consider donating a
toy to Connecticut Childrens Medical Center. We hope these toys
help spread some smiles to kids who are in the hospital during the holidays,
and other times throughout the year.
TOY DRIVE - DROP-OFF
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped
off from Nov. 9th - Dec. 15th at:
- CT Lottery Headquarters, 777 Brook St., Rocky Hill,
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
- Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, 100 Great
Meadow Road, Wethersfield
- Kennys Wine & Spirits, 23 Federal Road,
- The Salad Bar, 856 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill
- Wooden Toy, 1275 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield
- C&A Market, 1088 Boston Post Road, West
- Middletown U-Haul, 1200 Newfield St.,
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Since 2008, the CT Lottery has
partnered with the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and
High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the National Council on Problem
Gambling (NCPG) during the holidays to promote the message that lottery tickets
are not suitable gifts for children.
If you or someone you know is
affected by a gambling problem, please call the CT Council on Problem
Gamblings Helpline at 1-888-789-7777 or visit problemgambling.org for
About CT Lottery
Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's
residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2017, players won more than
$756.3 million in prize money and retailers earned $68 million in
At the same time, the CT Lottery
provided $330 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by
the states General Fund including public health, libraries, public
safety, education and more. Since the Lottery began in 1972, our
contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $9.2 billion.
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly. If
you gamble, use your GameSense. For information about the CT Lottery,
stop by any CT Lottery retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook
(facebook.com/CTLottery), Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter
(twitter.com/ctlottery), or call (860) 713-2700.
Connecticut Children's Medical
Connecticut Children's Medical
Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital
serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at
the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. With a medical staff of
nearly 1,100, practicing in more than 30 specialties, Connecticut
Childrens is the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut
that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. For
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SOURCE: CT Lottery.
EveryMatrixs Real-time Affiliate and Agent System Gets
Access to New Payment Methods
YEREVAN, Armenia (November 1, 2017)
-- EveryMatrix is happy to announce the integration of PartnerMatrix, our agent
and affiliate system, with MoneyMatrix, our payment processing company. This
represents another important step in our endeavour for continuous improvement
and client satisfaction.
Prior to this integration,
affiliates were required to register in our standard gaming platform to access
their commissions, operation which sometime imposed restrictions as per
By integrating PartnerMatrix with
MoneyMatrix, we now offer affiliates the possibility to withdraw their
commissions directly from the PartnerMatrix system interface.
Furthermore, with the new
integration coming along, PartnerMatrix provides affiliates access to many
payment withdrawal methods available in MoneyMatrix. Since the payment can be
decoupled from the platform, this allows clients to have and pay affiliates in
countries where player accounts are blocked for legal reasons.
Levon Nikoghosyan, PartnerMatrix CEO
said: Our affiliate system is an ever-evolving solution that is under
constant improvement and we are delighted to announce that this integration
allows us to provide so many ways for affiliates to withdraw their commissions.
After launching real-time data reporting, this is another major step towards
providing one of the most powerful affiliate systems in the iGaming
PartnerMatrix is the complete
affiliate and agent management system that helps you create, manage, track and
analyze your own programs.
Our affiliate and agent
system includes everything you need in order to run a successful performance
based marketing campaign. added Levon.
PartnerMatrix is a competitive
product with a responsive and easy to use interface allowing operators manage
affiliates data, payment plans, marketing tools, reports, and user
settings from a single location. Simple to implement and supplied with
continuous updates, the system is fully adaptable for different markets and
International Centre for Sport Security CEO to Co-Chair Sports
LONDON, UK (November 7, 2017) -- The
sport industry dimension of the betting debate will be very much to the fore
following confirmation that Emanuel Medeiros, founder and former CEO of the
Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and currently CEO
at the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) Insight, has accepted an
invitation to chair the opening day of the inaugural Sports Betting USA
Conference, which is being held across 14-15 November, Convene, New York. He
will lead the first day of the Clarion Gaming organised conference alongside
Katie Simmonds, who is Director of Sports Governance and Financial Integrity at
During his period at the EPFL,
Emanuel Medeiros, led the common strategy on sports betting on the regulatory,
integrity and commercial fronts. Following the so-called Hoytzer case that
rocked German football in 2005 the EPFL played a pivotal role in implementing a
series of measures, including the introduction of on-line early warning systems
to detect irregular betting patterns that might indicate match-fixing attempts,
codes of conduct as well as training and education programmes. In 2014 the EPFL
alongside UEFA, ECA and FIFPro approved a joint Code of Conduct on Sports
In June 2014 he was appointed CEO
covering both Europe and Latin America of the International Centre for Sport
Security, (ICSS) a ground-breaking international organisation and global hub of
expertise on sport security, safety and integrity. He is also co-founder and
Coordinator of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), the worlds
largest independent coalition in the field of sports governance and integrity,
bringing together more than 80 leading organisations and champions from the
world of sport, government, international organisations, global business and
civil society (www.siga-sport.com).
Ewa Bakun, Head of Insight and
Intelligence at Clarion Gaming and the person responsible for the vision behind
Sports Betting USA, said: I am delighted to be able to confirm the
involvement of Emanuel Medeiros and Katie Simmonds as joint chairs, overseeing
the opening day of what is an historic event. It is essential that the sports
betting debate is covered from all perspectives and the presence of Emanuel and
Katie, with their knowledge of both sport and regulation will ensure that is
Sports Betting USA is the first
event dedicated exclusively to the development of sports betting in the USA.
Produced by the team at Clarion Gaming, Sports Betting USA will explore the
legislative path to the repeal of PASPA; demystify misconceptions around sports
integrity; outline data monetization strategies, fan engagement opportunities;
new revenue streams for rights holders and present routes to a regulated market
for operators wishing to add this vertical to their offer.
For more information and to
register, visit: sportsbettingusaconference.com
SOURCE: Press Release from Clarion