Secures Multiple-Product Systems Agreement with Nisqually Red Wind
LONDON, U.K. (January 10, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced an
agreement with Nisqually Red Wind Casino ("Red Wind Casino") to provide a range
of systems solutions, including its IGT Advantage® casino management
system, to the Olympia, Wash. property. IGT Advantage will replace a competing
gaming equipment supplier's casino management system.
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IGT Advantage, Red Wind Casino agreed to install IGT's Media Manager system,
along with the PointPlay®, Random Riches® and Xtra Credit® bonus
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deploying IGT's Mobile Responder, EZ Pay®, Table Manager, and several
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"We believe that IGT offers a
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IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
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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
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WyoLotto Transfers $1,001,963 to State Treasurers
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (January 10, 2018)
-- On Friday, Jan. 5, WyoLotto transferred $1,001,963 to the State
Treasurers Office, where the funds will be distributed to Wyoming cities,
towns and counties.
This is the second of four quarterly
transfers that will occur this fiscal year [July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018]. To
date, the Wyoming Lottery has transferred a total of $6,539,300.94 to the State
of Wyoming since launching in 2014. Committed to giving back to Wyoming,
quarterly revenue transfers are a critical part of WyoLottos mission.
Thanks to our dedication to
paying off our start-up loan early, we were able to start making transfers to
the state in April 2016, making this our eighth transfer, said Jon
Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.
Clontz added that he is very excited
for 2018 and expects it to be the most successful year yet. We have
been working hard to get our brand recognized by players throughout the state,
and as such have set a goal to be in as many communities as possible focusing
on relationships with retailers and smaller communities. Were thrilled
about giving back to Wyoming with this most recent transfer and the positive
impact it will have on our counties and municipalities. Overall, it is
far-reaching and meaningful -- to residents, to businesses, to winners --
celebrating keeping money in Wyoming that, without the Lottery, would have been
spent elsewhere, Clontz said.
Not only are Wyoming communities
winning, but players and retailers are also winning.
- Since launch, the Wyoming Lottery has seen
2,269,922 WyoLotto players take home $33,505,280 in winnings.
- There are approximately 450 WyoLotto retailers
around the state.
- According to the Wyoming Lotterys 2017
Governors Report, retailers have earned over $5 million in commissions
from August 2014-October 2017. Small businesses around the state have been able
to realize the benefit derived from a new revenue source that didnt exist
before the Lottery was formed.
A young corporation, the WyoLotto
continues to increase revenue and decrease expenses. Large jackpots, like the
recent Jan. 6 of nearly half a billion in Mega Millions and over half a billion
in Powerball, hugely impact sales forecasts on a positive note.
By state statute, at least 45
percent of net proceeds from lottery sales must go to the prize pool. In 2015
and 2016, approximately 55 percent each year went to the prize pool. This
number rose to 57 percent in 2017.
To receive updates and notifications
about Cowboy Draw, Mega Millions, Powerball or Lucky for Life visit
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: Lynn Welker Fevold,
Wyoming Lottery Corporation, Phone: 307-399-4145, E:
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery Corp.
Arizona Lottery Partners with Arizona Game and Fish Department
for Exclusive Ticket
Cash Adventure Game and
Fish Scratchers® Ticket Offers Players Cash Prizes and Top-Of-The-Line
PHOENIX, Arizona (January 8, 2017)
The Arizona Lottery partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department
to launch the first-ever Arizona Lottery Cash Adventure Game and Fish
Scratchers® ticket. The exclusively branded Scratchers ticket launched in
Since 1994, the Arizona Game and
Fish Department has been an Arizona Lottery beneficiary and the Arizona Lottery
has given more than $383 million to the departments Heritage Fund to
support wildlife conservation throughout the state. The Arizona Lottery
continues to look for interesting ways to expand its existing relationships,
and this ticket allows both agencies to build on their partnership and combine
the opulence of the outdoors with the excitement of playing the Arizona
We are proud to expand our
partnership with Arizona Game and Fish, Executive Director of the
Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar said. This ticket not only offers players
the chance to win big with cash prizes and outdoor gear, but lottery players
also have the satisfaction of knowing they support Arizona conservation
With three nature-themed play areas
featuring a variety of Arizona wildlife and outdoor landscapes, players have
the opportunity to win a grand prize of $50,000 as well as unique second-chance
prizes. This one-of-a-kind second-chance promotion offers fishing licenses,
range passes, camping gear and even a premium fishing boat.
In addition to the exclusive ticket,
the Arizona Lottery installed vending machines at two Arizona Game and Fish
locations earlier this year. Players and Game and Fish visitors can now
simultaneously enjoy the outdoors and the Arizona Lottery.
The Cash Adventure Game and Fish
Scratchers ticket is available now for $5 and players can purchase their
tickets at all 2,900+ Arizona Lottery retailers. For more information about
Cash Adventure and other Arizona Lottery games, visit
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.5 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales nearly $4 million per week
fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery press
release provided by OH Partners.
Bayern Contributes 400 Million Euros for the State Budget Last
Participants win at Lotto
Bayern 558 million euros / 13 millionaires created in Bavaria
BAVARIA, Germany (January 10, 2018)
-- Around 558 million euros in profits was distributed last year to the State
Lottery Administration to its players. There were 13 million winnings in
Bavaria in 2017 thanks to the lotteries offered by Lotto Bayern. "About 400
million euros went to the state treasury for lottery tax and profit transfer
from Lotto Bayern. "These funds allow a variety of social and cultural benefits
for the citizens," said Minister of Finance and Homeland. Markus Söder on
the occasion of the 2017 lottery results.
The highest individual win in the
Free State scored a game participant from Upper Bavaria. For his hit in winning
class 1 at the Euro Jackpot he got nearly 22.57 million euros transferred to
In Lotto 6aus49, a total of two
matchmaking orders handed in at Bavarian betting shops hit the highest winning
class in 2017 (six corrects plus a super number), and Bavarian players have
scored "six corrects" 31 times. Four Lotto players from the Free State won more
than one million euros. Nearly 19 million euros fell on a game order from Upper
Bavaria, almost 5.9 million euros got a game participant from Lower Bavaria
transferred. Also in Upper Bavaria two lottery game orders were submitted,
whose owners were paid 1.3 million and just under 1.1 million euros.
In Game 77, the highest prize in
2017 was four times Bayern. All these hits were worth more than a million
euros. Almost 3.3 million won a game participant from Swabia. A player from
Upper Bavaria won at the additional lottery almost two million euros.
Approximately 1.7 million euros fell on a game order, which was also submitted
in Upper Bavaria, while the owner of a game played in Swabia 77 game order won
nearly 1.2 million euros.
In the lottery GlücksSpirale,
there was a player from Upper Bavaria and one from Upper Palatinate in 2017,
who won a monthly lifelong pension of 7,500 or, in the case of cash
withdrawals, a one-time amount of 2.01 million. In the internationally
coordinated lottery Euro Jackpot accounted for next to the highest Bavarian
profit of the year of 22.57 million around ten million euros on a game order
from Middle Franconia. Exactly one million euros worth was the tip of a Keno
player from Lower Bavaria.
SOURCE: Bavarian Ministry of
Finance, for state development and homeland.
Kentucky Powerball and Mega Millions Sales Respond Positively
During Recent Jackpot Runs
LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) --
Although Kentucky wasnt one of the locations where the winning Powerball
and Mega Millions tickets were sold this weekend, sales for both games were
strong during the jackpot run.
This was an interesting
weekend in the sense that wed never seen both games simultaneously at
such large levels, said KLC President and CEO Tom Delacenserie.
Powerballs $559 million
jackpot was the 6th largest in the games history, while the $451 million
Mega Millions jackpot ranked as the 4th largest ever seen in the game.
This really captured the attention of players and led to solid sales
in the build up to the end of the run, Delacenserie said.
From October 17th (the last time
Mega Millions was hit) through last Friday, sales in Kentucky were $9.6
million. From that number, an estimated $3.8 million will be returned to the
For Powerball, the run that started
October 28th through Saturday generated $17.3 million in sales, with an
estimated $6.9 going back to the Commonwealth.
All told, thats $27
million in sales for those two games during the run, generating approximately
$10.8 million in proceeds, Delacenserie said.
He added overall lottery sales are
currently tracking 7.5% higher than last years record-breaking pace, when
for the first time the Kentucky Lottery generated over $1 billion in sales.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned $5
billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and literacy programs.
Visit kheaa.com to find out more
about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery.
Pennsylvania Lottery Opens 'Hearts Are Wild' Second-Chance
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (January 9,
2018) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's Hearts Are Wild second-chance drawing is
now open, offering PICK game players second chances to win up to $5,000.
Qualifying PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4 or
PICK 5 tickets may be entered for chances to win a total of 105 cash prizes
ranging from $500 to $5,000.
As a bonus, submitting any
qualifying PICK ticket purchased with the WILD BALL option will award an Entry
Doubler. The entry deadline is February 15, 2018.
Enter through the VIP Players Club
at palottery.com or scan-to-enter using our official mobile app. Enter
qualifying tickets as soon as possible after play.
Review entry instructions, prize
details, official rules, and drawing information at palottery.com. Mailed
entries will be disqualified and late entries are not accepted. Winners will be
announced in the Second Chance Prize Zone at palottery.com.
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 and meals.
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.
Corp: 50 and Stronger
pioneering gaming company celebrates its golden anniversary with renewed
commitment to strengthen its brands positioning through new corporate
identity and outlet uplifting exercise nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (January 8,
2018) -- Magnum Corporation (Magnum) today celebrated its 50th Anniversary as
the first private company to be awarded the license to operate the highly
successful 4-digit numbers (4D) forecast betting game in Malaysia at a
celebratory dinner at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The event was attended by more
than 700 Magnum business associates and sales partners, many whom have been
with Magnum from the very beginning. Since its inception in 1968, Magnum has
been setting the benchmark for the gaming industry on both the local and
international front. In 1988, it was the first company in Malaysia to modernise
the gaming operation through the computerisation of 4D ticket sales, resulting
in greater efficiency and guaranteed fairness and sustainability. In 2009, it
continued to innovate the industry by introducing the worlds first 4D
game with a jackpot element with the launch of Magnum 4D Jackpot.
This swiftly became the second most popular game in Malaysia and the most
popular Jackpot game by far.
Following the success of Magnum 4D
Jackpot, Magnum subsequently launched Magnum 4D Jackpot Gold and Magnum 4D
Powerball in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Reflecting on Magnums
achievements over the past fifty years, Chief Executive Officer, Dato
Lawrence Lim Swee Lin thanked the unwavering loyalty and support of
Magnums customers, extensive network of business associates and sales
partners throughout the country, whilst also praising the dedication of its
workforce in delivering Magnums vision to its customers and the
communities they serve.
He notes that while it was important
to celebrate the golden milestone, the occasion also gives the organisation a
golden opportunity to chart its path forward in a appropriate and sustainable
Dato Lawrence Lim Swee Lin
remarked that, to continue our journey towards the next chapter, we
cannot simply rest on the laurels of our past successes. If we are to continue
to grow and to be successful, we must, as the saying goes,
up-our-game. Above all, we need to continue to Inspire Hope
not only for our loyal customers, but in all of us. To this end, Magnum will be
embarking on a progressive journey to reaffirm our commitment to our loyal
customers, business associates and sales partners, whilst continuing to excite
our customers with fresh gaming experiences. In an increasingly challenging
market, it is important that we remain competitive with our offerings, whether
in the form of new innovative games, down to how we look and appeal to our
Part of the next-chapter strategy
will include a refreshed and updated brand identity across all Magnums
touch-points nationwide. All of Magnums store fronts will undergo an
uplift in stages, that will refresh and improve the overall brand image and
experience for both customers and sales partners alike. Magnum plans to
continue to remain relevant to todays new generation of customers.
With our past successes
with industry-changing games innovation, we are confident that they will be
very well-received by all stakeholders and customers, added
Dato Lawrence Lim. With the understanding that an organisations
growth cannot be achieved without growing the values it brings to its workforce
and communities, Magnum will continue to keep sustainability, charitable
initiatives and its people development programmes at the heart of everything it
does. We have a saying in Magnum Nobody can do everything
but everybody can do something. With that in mind, as we move forward at
Magnum, we are resolute in Inspiring Hope in everyone. We will strengthen our
commitment to champion the underserved communities and to empower our people to
fulfil their potential at work and as contributing members of society.
Together, we believe we can all contribute in making Inspiring
Hope, our vision, a reality. concluded Dato Lawrence
SOURCE: Magnum Corporation.
Florida Player Sole Winner of the Fourth Largest Mega
Millions® Jackpot in History
Second MEGA MILLIONS
jackpot-winning ticket sold in Florida!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 6,
2018) -- The Florida Lottery is excited to announce that one MEGA MILLIONS®
jackpot winning ticket was purchased in Florida from last nights drawing!
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 7131 Ridge
Road in Port Richey.
The January 5, 2018, MEGA MILLIONS
winning numbers were 28 30 39 59 70 and the Mega Ball
was 10. One Florida ticket matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball from
Friday nights drawing to claim the $450 million MEGA MILLIONS jackpot.
The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the
The Florida MEGA MILLIONS jackpot
winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. However,
to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option (in the amount of $281.2
million,) the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw
ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS IN
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will
be held Tuesday, January 9, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 million
jackpot. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this
drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout
the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery
website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers
statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013,
the game has generated more than $294 million for education, and has awarded
more than $296 million in prizes to 38.6 million players.
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
transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than
$56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more
information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
of the Executive Board Kai Hannemann to Leave Lotto24
HAMBURG, Germany (January 8, 2018)
-- A change to the Executive Board of Lotto24 AG (Lotto24.de) is imminent: Kai
Hannemann, responsible for IT Strategy, IT Systems, IT Processes and IT
Operation, as well as Process and Innovation Management, and the B2G
(Business-to-Government) business field, will step down from the Executive
Board on 31 January 2018 for personal reasons and has asked the Supervisory
Board to prematurely terminate his service agreement. The Supervisory Board has
agreed to his request with regret.
Kai Hannemann joined Lotto24 as CIO
(Chief Information Officer) in February 2014 and was appointed to the Executive
Board of Lotto24 AG in July 2016. Under his guidance, Lotto24 AG successfully
completed the insourcing of its IT activities. He shaped the entire IT
organisation and infrastructure, whose highly scalable technology enables the
continued growth and ongoing expansion of the company's product offerings.
Professor Willi Berchtold, Chairman
of Lotto24's Supervisory Board, states: "Over the past few years, Mr
Hannemann has played a major role in establishing Lotto24 AG as a leading
player in its industry - also with regard to its IT systems. We would like to
thank him for his services and wish him all the best!"
Until a successor has been
appointed, the IT departments will be headed on an interim basis by Petra von
Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24 AG.
About Lotto24 AG:
Lotto24 is Germany's leading
provider of state-licensed lotteries via the Internet (Lotto24.de). Lotto24
brokers customers' tickets to the state lottery companies and the
»Deutsche Fernsehlotterie«, for which it receives a commission. The
offerings include among others Lotto 6aus49, Spiel 77, Super 6, EuroJackpot,
GlücksSpirale, lotto clubs, Keno and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie. After
its foundation in 2010 and IPO in 2012 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime
Standard), Lotto24 is now the market leader. As a fast-growing company with a
strong service and customer orientation, Lotto24 aims to provide its customers
online as well as mobile with the most convenient, secure and modern game
CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina
Hoffmann, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Tel.: +49 40 82 22 39
501, E-mail: email@example.com
SOURCE: Lotto24 press release.
NOVOMATIC Finalises Ainsworth Investment Following Green Light
From Gaming Regulators
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (January 8,
2018) -- NOVOMATIC completes investment in Ainsworth, an Australian gaming
supplier, following approval from regulatority authorities, including the
Nevada Gaming Commission in Las Vegas, Nevada.
All the necessary international
regulatory confirmations are in place, allowing NOVOMATIC to move ahead with
the purchase of approximately 52% of the Australian gaming company Ainsworth
Game Technology Limited (AGT). The process involved regulatory approval from
multiple gaming jurisdictions, including in Australia, South America and the
United States (US). One of the authorities main tasks was to carry out
comprehensive compliance checks, not just for NOVOMATIC itself, but also for
all owners, Supervisory Board and Executive Board members.
The completion of the transaction
took place on 5th January 2018. NOVOMATIC is now the owner of 52% of AGTs
issued capital. Given the completion of the sale, Mr Len Ainsworth has resigned
as an Executive Director of AGT effective immediately. Mr Ainsworth will
continue to support AGT as a consultant for a period of 12 months.
NOVOMATIC is now one of the few
European Union based companies to have passed strict compliance checks from
these international authorities. For this reason, a variety of independent
licensing boards undertook lengthy probity investigations and have confirmed
the deal can go ahead.
NOVOMATIC is particularly proud of
its successful approval with the Nevada Gaming Control Board in Nevada, US,
which required rigorous compliance scrutiny. NOVOMATIC is now the first
Austrian company to receive regulatory approval in the gaming metropolis of Las
Vegas. Harald Neumann, Chairman, stated: The compliance investigations
carried out as part of this registration were extremely thorough. They included
all corporate divisions of NOVOMATIC AG.
The purchase of shares in AGT at
over EUR 300 million is, to date, the largest investment an Austrian company
has ever made in Australia. Mr Neumann added: Our shares in Ainsworth
are strategically very important for NOVOMATIC. After all, the joint plan is to
increase market share in the US to about 10% over the next five years. In the
long-term, NOVOMATIC may become the world market leader in the area of
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs around 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 and video lottery terminals (VLTs)
in its some 2,100 plus 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
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC press release.
Lottery Scratch-Offs Winners Claim Over $174 Million in
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (January 4, 2018) --
Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs winners claimed $174,580,990 in prizes
during December, including two prizes of $300,000 won on the $3 Million Mega
Multiplier and $300,000 Bonus Crossword Scratch-Off games.
Those two winning tickets were sold
by Sheetz, 405 Galleria Drive, Johnstown, Cambria County and Y&D Newstand,
S.7th and Market St., Philadelphia.
Across Pennsylvania, other big
scratch-off prizes claimed during the month included a $250,000 prize in
Lancaster County and a $100,000 prize in Philadelphia.
Monthly winner lists posted in the
Winners section of palottery.com include winners of $1,000 or more, although
many prizes below that amount were won.
Scratch-Offs currently offer prizes
ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Before playing any game, players
should read and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of
winning found at palottery.com. Check tickets promptly and immediately claim
winnings. Prizes expire one year from a Scratch-Off game's end-sale date posted
The overall chances of winning any
prize, printed on the back of each ticket, are stated across all tickets
produced in a game and not by consecutive tickets sold per pack. Random
distribution ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and retailers do not know where
winning tickets will be sold.
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. Do not
give lottery games to children. 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.
Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During
States six casinos
have second-best month
BALTIMORE, Maryland (January 5,
2018) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced December 2017 revenue
numbers for the states six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil
County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino 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 totalled
$141,034,126 in revenue during December 2017, the second-best month since
casino gaming in the state began in September 2010. The total was an increase
of $7,556,420, or 5.7%, compared to the December 2016 figure of $133,477,706.
MGM National Harbor opened on December 8, 2016, thus December 2017 was the
first month in which it was possible for a year-over-year comparison to include
all six of the states casinos.
MGM National Harbor totalled
$56,575,869 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day in December at MGM National Harbor was: $330.82 for
slot machines, $6,179.89 for banked table games and $1,593.03 for non-banked
table games. MGM National Harbor operates 2,821 slot machines and 173 (134
banked and 39 non-banked) table games. December 2017 revenue at MGM National
Harbor increased by $14,641,841, or 34.9%, from December 2016.
Live! Casino totalled $47,199,454
from both slot machines and table games in December. Live! Casinos gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $259.22 for slot machines, $3,493.70 for
banked table games and $876.55 for non-banked table games. December 2017
revenue at Live! Casino decreased by $832,603, or 1.7%, from December 2016.
Live! Casino operates 3,868 slot machines and 186 (136 banked and 50
non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore totalled
$23,962,236 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $190.00 for slot machines, $2,185.10 for banked
table games and $772.23 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos
December 2017 revenue decreased by $5,787,045, or 19.5%, from December 2016.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 177 (154 banked and
23 non-banked) table games.
Hollywood Casino Perryville totalled
$5,757,830 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $190.99 for slot machines, $1,960.56 for banked
table games and $404.33 for non-banked table games. Hollywood Casinos
December 2017 revenue decreased by $337,133, or 5.5%, from December 2016.
Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 822 slot machines and 21 (13 banked and 8
non-banked) table games.
On December 29, Ocean Downs Casino
opened its expanded gaming floor, including the introduction of the property's
first table games. Ocean Downs Casino totalled $3,748,454 from slot machines
and table games in December. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $139.51
for slot machines and $2,697.60 for banked table games. Ocean Downs
Casinos December 2017 revenue decreased by $369,179, or 9.0%, from
December 2016. Ocean Downs Casino operates 853 slot machines and 10 banked
table games. Ocean Downs does not have non-banked table games. (Ocean
Downs slot machine count was temporarily reduced for part of December due
to construction related to the casinos expansion.)
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$3,790,283 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $154.92 for slot machines and $1,122.14 for
banked table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resorts
December 2017 revenue increased by $240,539, or 6.8%, from December 2016. Rocky
Gap Casino Resort operates 665 slot machines and 17 banked table games. Rocky
Gap 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. December 2017 contributions to the state from all six Maryland casinos
and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the attached spreadsheets and
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
Extends Official Gaming Partner Agreement with FC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (January 8,
2018) -- FC Copenhagen and Unibet have agreed to extend their cooperation until
the end of 2021.
The B Stand at Telia Parken will
therefore continue to be named the Unibet Stand and the club will continue with
future initiatives to benefit FC Copenhagen fans.
Alex Rasmussen, Sales Director in FC
Copenhagen, said: "We are incredibly proud to have extended our agreement
with a brand such as Unibet.
Viewed from our side, for
many years we have had a strong anchored cooperation, which has resulted in
some amazing experiences.
"There have been many benefits,
especially our joint-produced documentaries, and not least when we saw a
helicopter land on the Telia Parken pitch this summer with our former captain
Thomas Delaney to celebrate our title win.
We are looking forward to a
successful future with Unibet, where we will certainly challenge each other and
try to lift the sponsor initiatives again, so we we can create even more
valuable content and even more great experiences to delight the club's amazing
At Unibet, the new agreement is seen
as strengthening an already strong cooperation.
Anja Bruun, Unibet Sponsorship
Strategy Manager, said: "Unibet is a dedicated gaming provider in Denmark, so
we are naturally pleased to extend our cooperation with FC Copenhagen.
We are a company that
believes in long-term strategies, and the partnership with FCK, now entering
its seventh year, is a good proof of this.
"By continuing our commitment as
the exclusive betting partner with FC Copenhagen, we maintain our ambition to
make Unibet Denmark's favourite online gaming provider and look forward to even
more great experiences with the club."
Unibet has been a sponsor of FC
Copenhagen since 2012 and the new deal will extend our cooperation to nine
SOURCE: FC Copenhagen press