Lottery's Lots O'Luck Second-Chance Drawing Opens
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (January 23, 2018)
-- The Pennsylvania Lottery's Lots O'Luck second-chance drawing is now open,
offering second chances to win up to $50,000.
Players may immediately enter
non-winning O'Lucky 7s Scratch-Off tickets. Starting February 6, non-winning
Tic-Tac-Luck Fast Play tickets can be entered.
The random drawing will award 25
prizes of $1,000, ten prizes of $5,000 and one top prize of $50,000.
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. The entry deadline is March
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 winners section of palottery.com.
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.
Enables Lottery to Increase Return to Players
Lottery Bill Introduced
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (January 22,
2018) -- Representative Smith introduced HB 147 today, which is estimated to
provide an additional $25 million in scholarship funding for students over the
next five years.
The Lottery transferred $37.8
million to the scholarship fund in fiscal year 2017, which equates to paying
sixty percent (60%) of a students tuition bill.
A similar bill has been introduced
in each of the prior three legislative sessions by Senator John Arthur Smith.
It is very important the lottery continues to meet with and inform key
constituents regarding legislation that impacts scholarship transfers.
The bill guarantees students a
minimum of $38 million each year for the scholarship program which is a
$200,000 increase over last years transfer. The bill includes a sunset
provision that requires the lottery to return to the thirty percent (30%)
mandate if scholarship proceeds fall below the $38 million floor.
By alleviating the mandate, the
Lottery will be able to put more prizes in games, in turn increasing sales and
thus increasing dollars raised for students.
The bill is a win for students and
is like a bill passed in Oklahoma last June which repealed their mandated
return. Oklahoma anticipates an additional $110 million in transfers over the
next five years.
The mandate repeal in Oklahoma has
been so successful that it is exceeding previous fiscal year estimates. So far,
this fiscal year, theyve seen a sixty percent (60%) increase in Scratcher
sales and a forty percent (40%) increase in transfers.
All profits from the sale of New
Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program.
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $755.2 million for education and
more than 116,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at:
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, T: (505)
342-7638, (800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Pollard Banknote Receives Award for Its Commitment to
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (January
23, 2018) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard
Banknote), a leading lottery partner that provides instant tickets,
interactive solutions, and marketing support, is proud to announce that it was
recently presented with the BSI Canada Award of Excellence for Management
Systems. This award recognizes companies that demonstrate world-class
management systems, as well as a culture of excellence and continuous
BSI Canada is a division of the
worlds first National Standards Body and a founding member of the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The
internationally-recognized business standards organization provides metrics for
best practices in systems management. BSIs standards are leveraged by
80,000 clients in 182 countries, setting quality expectations around the
The Award of Excellence was first
presented in 2011, with the aim of recognizing organizations that demonstrate
world-class systems and management, along with continual improvement over time.
To select nominees for the Award of Excellence, BSI examined quality management
systems, as well as audit performances and business results of organizations
across Canada. A multidisciplinary panel at BSI Canada then conducted
interviews with employees, auditors, and client-facing personnel at 10
nominated organizations to select Pollard Banknote as the award recipient.
This award is a testament to Pollard
Banknotes commitment to continuous improvement. At the core of the
companys business is a commitment to providing quality products to its
customers. This is achieved through rigorous quality control systems and
policies that are enforced and improved throughout the company. Quality and
security of products are essential for an instant ticket provider, and Pollard
Banknotes management systems allow for consistency in the products it
provides for over 60 customers around the world.
Pollard Banknote has spent many
years building, auditing, refining, and improving its management system. The
company achieved its first ISO certification in 1996 for Quality Management
(ISO 9001), and is currently certified to OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and
Safety Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 27001
(Information Security), and the World Lottery Association Security Control
Standard (WLA-SCS). Most recently, the company expanded its Information
Security Management System scope to include its iLottery customer support
services in 2017.
Pollard Banknote is proud
to be selected from such a strong pool of nominees, all highly respected
organizations, said Darrell Ward, Pollard Banknotes Vice
President of Manufacturing. The active participation of Pollard
Banknotes employees in our integrated management system has been a key
factor in creating a system that adds significant value to our business, and
ultimately, our customers. The staff and management at Pollard Banknote are
always looking for ways to improve our products, services, people, and
management review, internal audit, and continuous improvement processes are
very efficient, said David Blaby, AVP, Operations, BSI Canada.
The company consistently demonstrates continuous improvement; in fact,
additional systems, such as ISO 27001 and WLA-SCS have been implemented in
order to protect client information and secure data privacy. BSI
recognizes that Pollard is a world-class organization and a worthy recipient of
the BSI Award of Excellence.
Pollard Banknote strives to provide
its clients with the most secure, high-quality products possible. This award
contributes to the companys sense of corporate pride and is a great
indicator that it is meeting its goals, and has the policies and procedures in
place to continue providing this level of quality in the future.
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide. We provide high quality
instant ticket print products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital
offerings ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and
iLottery solutions, including related strategic marketing and management
services. 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 providing pull-tab tickets,
bingo paper and its Diamond Game-branded electronic ticket machines to
charitable and other gaming 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:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
INTRALOT Executive Joins Blockchain Lottery Operator as Chief
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man (January 22,
2018) -- The worlds first licenced blockchain lottery operator, Quanta,
has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of former
Intralot Executive Konstantinos Farris.
Konstantinos joins the Isle of
Man-based firm as Chief Technology Officer and will provide technical
leadership and ensure Quantas powerful Ethereum blockchain technologies
are used appropriately and effectively.
He will oversee IT project
management, product testing and integration, and will work closely with
Quantas experienced technical development teams. In addition,
Konstantinos will develop technical aspects of the firms IT strategy.
Konstantinos joins Quanta following
a prosperous twenty-year career at Greek lottery giant Intralot; from 2007 to
2016 he was the Chief of Technology for the Intralot Group, holding the
executive roles of General Technical Director then Group CTO.
Lee Hills, Chief Operating Officer
at Quanta, said: I am delighted to welcome Konstantinos to the team;
he is a heavyweight when it comes to gambling and technology, and is a huge
asset for us as we continue to leverage the power and capabilities of our
It is going to be an
exciting era in the gambling industry from a business and technical
perspective, and we look forward to the vision and input Konstantinos will
bring to the future global development of our business and IT
Konstantinos Farris, Chief
Technology Officer at Quanta, said: I am thrilled to join Quanta at
such an exciting time for the business. It is clear blockchain technologies
have a significant place in the online gambling and lottery industries, and I
am excited by the challenge of making Quanta a global leader in the
Quanta is the first fully compliant
blockchain lottery in the world. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Quanta
utilizes smart contracts for tickets sales, the selection of winners and prize
payouts, ensuring fully autonomous, transparent, manipulation-proof gaming.
Developed with breakthrough RNG
(random number generation), the first provably fair lottery can operate
independently or be adopted as a white label solution.
Quantas decentralized global
network provides not only safety and credibility to players and operators but
democratizes the experience by making it available to people regardless of
border or economic status
Quanta is the first fully compliant
blockchain lottery in the world. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Quanta
utilizes smart contracts for tickets sales, the selection of winners and prize
payouts, thus ensuring fully autonomous, transparent, manipulation-proof
gaming. Developed with breakthrough RNG (random number generation), the first
provably fair lottery can operate independently or be adopted as a white label
solution. Quantas decentralized global network provides not only safety
and credibility to players and operators but democratizes the experience by
making it available to people regardless of border or economic status. This is
a new lottery system that can deliver unprecedented trust and excitement.
SOURCE: Quanta press release
distributed by GameOn Marketing.
Privacy: European Online Gambling Operators File Data Protection Complaint
Against Unlawful Payment Blocking Scheme in Norway
BRUSSELS, Belgium (January 18, 2018)
--The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has asked the Norwegian
Data Protection Inspectorate (DPI) to urgently investigate a Norwegian payment
blocking scheme for serious breaches of the privacy of Norwegian citizens when
conducting online payments. The scheme established by the Norwegian Gaming
Authority (NGA) is in contravention of Norwegian Data Protection laws and the
European Convention on Human Rights according to the EGBA, representing
Europes leading online gambling operators.
The Norwegian Payment Blocking
Regulation exists since 2010 and essentially prohibits businesses from carrying
out payments of bets and prizes in online gambling services which do not have a
licence in Norway. Despite the NGAs own analysis which determined the
payment blocking regulation to be ineffective,1 in March of 2017 the NGA
suddenly imposed orders on Norwegian banks to block transactions to 7
identified account numbers.2
According to the EGBA, the manner in
which the NGA obtained that account number information breaches the privacy
protection rules of Norwegian citizens, including citizens that do not have any
financial relation with online gambling service providers. The only place the
NGA could have obtained the information about these account number is from a
database containing data of Norwegian citizens (the Foreign Exchange Register)
to which the NGA has no right to access according to Norwegian law. To obtain
the account information the NGA would have scanned and obtained login data of
payment details belonging to Norwegians citizens that may or may not be not
related to online gambling services and this contravenes Norwegian
citizens privacy rights as laid down by the European Convention of Human
Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of
EGBA, comments: Online data protection and the right to privacy are a
major concern to all Norwegian and European citizens and rightly so. As more
and more of our information goes online, we must be able to trust that our
online data is protected. The data protection rules for online gambling
companies are very stringent, and these companies are rightly expected and
forced to comply with those rules - but the law requires the same from public
authorities like the NGA. In this case we believe the NGA has made a clear
breach of data protection rules which the Norwegian DPI should investigate and
take appropriate action if necessary.
The underlying issue is
that the current Norwegian online gambling law does not fit with todays
digital reality. Rather than focusing on keeping the Monopoly model in place
with increasingly repressive but ineffective enforcement measures, the
regulation should focus on the actual needs of Norwegian consumers and provide
a safe and competitive offer which enables consumers to play online in a secure
and highly regulated environment based on Norwegian law, Haijer
Evaluering av forskrift om forbud mot betalingsformidling til
pengespill uten norsk tillatelse, Annex 4 (p. 2), Norwegian Gaming Authority
Decree with order to reject payment transactions to and from
foreign gambling operators, Norwegian Lottery Authority (2017)
For more information, please
CONTACT: Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, European Gaming and Betting
Association (EGBA), E: email@example.com. T: +32 25 540
About the EGBA:
The EGBA is an association of
leading European gaming and betting operators Bet-at-home, BetClic, GVC
Holdings PLC, Expekt, Kindred Plc, ZEAL Network, Betsson Group and Bet365. The
Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) and Branschföreningen
för Onlinespel (BOS) are affiliate members of EGBA. As a Brussels-based
non-profit association, EGBA promotes the rights of more than 20 million adult
European citizens to participate in online gambling of their choice in an
informed, regulated, safe and secure environment. While online gambling remains
a smaller part of the total gambling market (15%), based upon innovation,
technology and digital consumer demand, online gambling transformed itself into
an industry champion of the European digital economy with material spin-off
effects towards other digital economies and strong synergies with sports. EGBA
members have invested more than 600M into digital security and
contributed to sports with more than 800M, mainly via sponsorship deal
and purchasing innovative sports streaming rights.
SOURCE: EGBA (www.egba.eu).
Laboratories International (GLI®) Invites ICE 2018 Attendees to Make
Success the Only Option
- GLI on Stand N3-210;
- CEO James Maida Speaking on Panel
- "Business Leaders: Doing Business in Indian
Country" on 6 February
HAARLEM, The Netherlands
(January 22, 2018) In an ever-changing world of new technologies, at ICE
2018 Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will have a team of
collaborative industry experts on its stand to help regulators, operators, and
suppliers to pave a way for success.
GLI will be on stand N3-210, where
its team of global experts will meet with attendees and present the many ways
GLI can help regulators, operators, suppliers in land-based gaming, iGaming,
and lottery make success the only option.
Additionally, GLI President/CEO
James Maida will address ICE attendees on the panel "Business Leaders: Doing
Business in Indian Country" at 14:30 on 6 February. Tribal gaming is a $32
billion a year industry, and GLI has been working with Tribal leaders,
operators, and regulators since the beginning. Maida will help attendees
understand the similarities and differences between Tribal gaming and the
"Each of the 1,100 employees at GLI
is committed to delivering the highest levels of quality and accuracy,
rapid testing times, and supreme resource capacity to our clients in
land-based, online, and lottery. We are thrilled with the opportunity to
present our leading services at ICE, and we look forward to welcoming the
industry to this outstanding event," said GLI EMEA Managing Director Martin
In addition to its land-based
services, at ICE, GLI will be discussing its global leadership in testing all
areas of iGaming, including:
- DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports
- Interactive Games
- Internet Gaming
- Live Dealer
- Mobile Gaming
- Professional Services
- Platforms / RGS (Remote Gaming Services)
- RNG (Random Number Generator)
- Security Auditing
- Skill-Based Games
- Social Gaming
- Sports Betting
GLIs experts also provide a
wide range of testing, certification and professional services for operations
of all sizes, including lotteries who are upgrading systems. Additionally, GLI
Cybersecurity Services will discuss tools to help regulators, operators, and
suppliers shore up their cybersecurity defenses to be better prepared to detect
and react to a cyberattack.
Earlier this year, GLI acquired NMi
Gaming, providing NMis clients with instant global reach through
GLIs accredited 475 jurisdictions. NMi will be on stand N4-122. Both GLI
and NMi representatives can discuss all available services.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. Provide Pre-Close Trading
AMSTERDAM (January 17, 2018)
Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. (further FEG or the
Company), announces updates of its full year guidance based on the
preliminary unaudited financial results:
- Group´s Amounts Staked for the full year 2017
are expected to be on the previously communicated guidance of EUR 1,900
- Group´s EBITDA growth in 2017 is expected to
be in the range of 135% to 150% y-o-y, compared to the previous guidance of 80
- 95% yoy. The key reasons are higher sports book margins than expected in Q4
and especially in December 2017 thanks to favourable sports results as well as
to the continued strong performance of underlying key indicators.
- Total CAPEX in 2017 is expected to be on previously
communicated guidance range between EUR 11-14 million.
FEG will release the 2017
preliminary unaudited financial results on 15 March 2018.
SOURCE: Fortuna Entertainment Group
Research Update: UMass Amherst Team Reports Gambling Research
Results to Massachusetts Gaming Commission
First Major Cohort Study
of Adult Gambling in the United States
AMHERST, Massachusetts (January 10,
2018) -- Results of a baseline study on gambling behavior in Massachusetts that
establishes how people participated or not in gambling prior to
the opening of any casinos were reported today to the Massachusetts Gaming
Commission (MGC) by epidemiologist Rachel Volberg and colleagues at the
University of Massachusetts Amhersts School of Public Health and Health
Sciences. This is the first major cohort study of adult gambling to be carried
out in the United States.
Volberg and colleagues were selected
by the MGC in 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, multi-year
study on economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in the
state. The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA)
team is examining an array of social and economic effects.
As part of MGCs robust
research agenda, todays results are from the separate Massachusetts
Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study of factors critical to developing
strategic and data-driven problem gambling services. Cohort studies survey the
same individuals over time and provide information on how gambling and problem
gambling develops, progresses and how individuals may experience remission.
This has significant value as it can highlight risk and protective
factors important in developing effective prevention, intervention, treatment,
and recovery support services, Volberg notes.
Todays report is based on
analyses of 3,096 Massachusetts residents who completed the SEIGMA baseline
study of self-reported past-year gambling behaviors in Wave 1 in 2013/2014 and
Wave 2 in 2015. The researchers observed a statistically significant increase
in overall gambling participation as well as in participation in casino
gambling and horse race betting within the cohort between Wave 1 and Wave 2.
They also report a statistically significant increase in the cohort in the
average number of gambling formats engaged in over the previous 12 months.
However, in all cases this increase was quite small, they note,
between 2 and 3.2 percent.
Prior to beginning this research,
Volberg predicted that the states sweeping research initiative would
change the intellectual landscape and knowledge base about gambling, and she
says results released today support that view. This tells us new
things, but it is nuanced, she notes. Based on this new study,
researchers will think about gambling behavior in new ways.
One interesting finding is
the apparent ease with which people move in and out of problem
gambling status within a given year, the lead author points out.
Its pretty clear that people phase in and out of the problem
gambling group. This movement is different than the way problem gambling has
been characterized in the past. Until recently, the general orientation has
been that disordered gambling is an unremitting chronic condition.
According to the report, only 49.4 percent of individuals who were Problem or
Pathological Gamblers in Wave 1 were in this same category in Wave 2, with
sizeable portions transitioning into At-Risk Gambling and Recreational
At-Risk Gamblers were the most
unstable members of the cohort, with only 37.5 percent being in the same
category in both waves. Most of these individuals transitioned to Recreational
Gambling, but a significant minority transitioned to become Problem or
Volberg adds, Weve seen
this movement in studies done in other jurisdictions, but this will be news to
some researchers who are used to thinking of problem gambling as a progressive
and chronic disorder.
MGC Research and Responsible Gaming
Director Mark Vander Linden states, There is great value for the MGC
and our public health partners in knowing the movement of people into and out
of problem gambling because this data has public health implications for
identifying and supporting the spectrum of services that will be most useful in
preventing and treating problem gambling.
An important aspect of all physical
and mental disorders is incidence, Volberg says. That is the proportion of a
population that newly develops a condition over a specified period of time.
The study reported today found
problem gambling incidence in Massachusetts, at 2.4 percent, to be high
compared to studies elsewhere. The authors point out, however, that those other
studies have different gambling landscapes, used different
measures of problem gambling and had shorter follow-up periods.
The report notes that the cause of
the high incidence rate is unclear given that there was no significant change
in the actual availability of legal gambling opportunities in Massachusetts
during this time period. Researchers suggest that post-casino cohort survey
data will shed additional light on the incidence rate in Massachusetts.
In addition to Volberg and
colleagues at UMass Amherst, co-investigator Robert J. Williams of the
University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, provided oversight of study design
and implementation as well as help with data analysis and reporting. Future
analyses will focus on predictors of problem gambling onset and whether there
are gender differences in these predictors as well as predictors of problem
gambling remission and the extent to which accessing treatment is one of these
Link to SEIGMA blog post.
Link to MGC site and report.
CONTACT: Janet Lathrop,
413.545.0444; firstname.lastname@example.org |
Rachel Volberg, email@example.com |
Elaine Driscoll, 617.571.2964; Elaine.Driscoll@state.ma.us.
SOURCE: Massachusetts Gaming
NZ Choose Cloudcheck
NEW ZEALAND (January 22, 2018) --
Leading local Electronic Identity Verification provider and RegTech company
Verifi Identity Services (Verifi) has today announced that the New
Zealand Lotteries Commission (Lotto NZ) has successfully
implemented Verifis Cloudcheck product for online age verification.
Lotto NZ has integrated Cloudcheck
into the account sign-up process for its new online Instant Play games to
ensure all players are over the age of 18. A player can use their driver
licence or passport details to prove that they are over the age 18 in just a
few seconds providing a seamless player experience.
Were extremely proud
that Lotto NZ has chosen a local company to assist them in verifying the age of
their players, says Verifis Managing Director Vincent
Cloudcheck is predominantly
used by entities to assist them in meeting their obligations under the
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009
by electronically verifying their customers details, explains
McCartney, but the successful implementation of Cloudcheck by Lotto NZ
shows that it can be used by any sector that needs to verify the personal
details of its customers such as education providers, online liquor stores and
Verifi is a leading provider of
online electronic identity verification solutions and PEP screening to
companies requiring name, date of birth and address verification of their
Verifi was founded in 2012 in
Auckland, New Zealand by legal and financial services professionals Tyler
McNamee and Vincent McCartney, and interactive pioneers Karl von Randow and
Matthew Buchanan of Cactuslab. Together they provide over 30 years of global
financial services experience and 30 years of modern, functional and accessible
SOURCE: Press Release: Verifi
London to Host Official Launch of ICE Africa
LONDON, U.K. (January 22, 2018) --
ICE London, the worlds most international gaming event, will host the
official launch of its sister show, ICE Africa, scheduled to take place in
October. The official launch reception will be held in the Pyramid Bar,
ExCeL London on the Tuesday of ICE (6 Feb), from 6pm to 7.30pm, and is an
invitation only event.
ICE Africa, which will comprise an
exhibition and co-located ICE VOX style conference dedicated to the development
of the domestic industry, marks the first occasion the ICE brand has been
extended beyond its London, UK, home. The launch reception will provide
an invaluable opportunity to network with industry leaders and international
stakeholders who have a mutual interest in the successful development of a
sustainable gaming industry in Africa.
Commenting on the extension of the
ICE brand into Africa, Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming,
explained: Whilst the scale of ICE Africa will not be the same as ICE
London, we will be bringing the same level of commitment, thinking, creativity
and professionalism that has made ICE London the worlds favourite B2B
gaming event. There has already been a significant uptake for the launch
reception where attendees can participate in key conversations and build
important working relationships with the stakeholders of key African regions
during their time at ICE London.
She continued: We launched
in Africa following requests from the industry for us to develop and organise a
professional showcase that the continent could be proud of. Similarities
with ICE will be based around the standards of organisation, of content and of
professionalism that we are bringing to this new event brand. Whilst
there is huge growth in Africa, it takes many decades of nurturing to develop
an event anywhere close to the scale of ICE, which in 2018 will comprise over
500 exhibitors occupying 43,500 sqm of net space.
ICE London is the worlds
most international business-to-business gaming event, with 151 countries
represented by the record 30,213 visitors who attended the 2017 edition.
Featuring world-leading innovators drawn from across the gaming landscape, ICE
London provides visitors with the most comprehensive shop window on the
international industry. To register for 2018 edition of ICE London, which will
comprise 500+ exhibitors occupying a record 43,500sqm of net space, visit:
SOURCE: Press Release from
Creator Tom Horn Agrees to Make Available Full Portfolio to Platform Provider
MALTA (January 23, 2018) -- Leading
slots provider Tom Horn Gaming has agreed a deal to supply its full portfolio
of titles to Digitain.
Tom Horns full portfolio of
video slots will be made available to the industry-leading sports betting and
online gaming platform provider.
Omni-channel offerings including 243
Crystal Fruits, Book of Spells, Dragon Egg and Pandas Run will all be
integrated by Digitain.
Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn
Gaming, said: Tom Horn Gaming enjoyed a 2017 to remember and its
great to kick off the new year by agreeing a partnership with Digitain.
We have put a lot of effort
into ensuring our portfolio is as immersive and exciting as it possibly can be,
and we hope that Digitains players enjoy what we have to
Suren Khachatryan, Digitain CEO,
said: Were always looking to add high-quality games to ensure
our players remain loyal and happy, and thats what we have done with Tom
Their portfolio contains
something to suit every taste and we are sure they are going to prove very
popular. We look forward to pushing forward to achieve common
Tom Horn Gaming is a leading casino
software supplier with an extensive portfolio of titles, all of which feature
with pitch-perfect sounds and eye-catching graphics.
The Tom Horn Gaming team will be
attending ICE 2018 in London, demonstrating its games on stand N7-410.
About Tom Horn Gaming
Tom Horn Gaming is an omni-channel
software supplier with a rich portfolio of casino games. This includes an
extensive collection of cross-platform video slots, available on mobile,
desktop and terminal. Their content boasts a multitude of features and
promotional tools, as well as a wide variety of themes. It also offers
eye-catching graphics and engaging maths models, which have been carefully
developed to suit players in international markets. The companys
considerable experience in both the online and land-based environment, allows
them to deliver highly-engaging and commercially successful content that
players want to play. For more information visit:
SOURCE: Tom Horn Gaming.
Stadium Casino, LLC High Bidder At Second Category 4 Casino
HARRISBURG, PA (January 24, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today held the second in a series of
auctions in a process that establishes the order in which the winning bidders
select a location for a Category 4 casino.
In todays public bid opening,
in which 4 bids were received, Stadium Casino, LLC, which holds a Category 2
license and will construct a casino in Philadelphia, was the high bidder with a
bid of $40,100,005. Stadium Casino, LLC is a joint venture between the Cordish
Companies and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, LP which currently operates
the Parx Casino in Bucks County.
The center of the Category 4
location, which is an area 30 miles in diameter, chosen by Stadium Casino, LLC
is located in Derry Township in Westmoreland County.
Stadium Casino, LLC is required to
pay the bid price to the Commonwealth within two business days, and then has up
to six months to submit an application for the Category 4 Slot Machine
The application will contain the
precise site of the proposed Category 4 casino, as well as detailed plans and
information concerning the proposed building plan, amenities, employment
projections and other related information. Once the application is received and
determined to be complete, the Board will post public information about the
project on its website for interested persons to review.
A Category 4 Slot Machine License
would permit the entity to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines. The
entity could also petition for permission to initially operate up to 30 table
games for an additional fee of $2.5 million with the capability of adding an
additional 10 tables games after its first year of operation.
In the first auction held on January
10, 2018, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC, which operates
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was the high bidder with a bid
of $50,100,000. The center of that Category 4 location is located in the
Borough of Yoe in York County.
Both Mountainview Thoroughbred
Racing Association and Stadium Casino, LLC are ineligible to bid on additional
Category 4 locations during the initial round of auctions. The Gaming Control
Board could hold a subsequent round if all 10 available licenses are not
auctioned off. If that occurs, successful bidders in the initial round could
compete for additional Category 4 casino locations.
Additional information on the
Category 4 auction process is available on the Boards web site at
The Gaming Control Board plans to
hold its next public auction on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in
its Harrisburg Public Hearing Room in Strawberry Square just prior to its
regularly scheduled Board meeting. The auction will also be streamed live from
the Boards web site. Subsequent auctions are planned every two weeks
thereafter on Wednesdays at the same time and location.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry,
along with oversight of new gaming initiatives to the Race Horse Development
and Gaming Act recently approved through the signing of Act 42 of 2017.
The Commonwealths casino
industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in
operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities
collectively employ 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
Additional information about both
the PGCBs gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Gaming Control