Lotería de Río Negro Turns 40
Viedma Río Negro, Argentina
(November 6, 2018) -- On November 6, 1978, 40 years ago, Lotería de
Río Negro was put into operation by marketing the National Quiniela in
34 official agencies distributed in different parts of the provincial
On November 6, 1978, the
Lotería de Río Negro for Obras de Acción Social began to
market games of chance in the province. Although the agency had been formally
created in the year '59, with the promulgation of Law 48 promoted by the
Governor Edgardo Castello, its real and concrete operation began in `78 with
the opening of 34 official agencies and the commercialization of the
Although modifications were made to
Law 48 of the Province - which creates the Lottery - the entity and hierarchy
of a public autarkic entity has always been maintained. Everything related to
the commercialization of games of chance, collection and payment of prizes,
have the guarantee of the Provincial State.
Luis Ayestarán, the
controller of the Lotería de Río Negro, said "I am very
grateful to all the personnel that form and was part of the Lottery, as well as
to all the Agents and Agents of the Sales Network. Together we make this a
The Lottery staff remembers the
first years when only the National Quiniela was commercialized. Back then, bets
were taken manually. The agent had a checkbook - the notebook - with 20 tickets
in four copies. On each ballot he wrote down the plays made by the bettor and
he took the original. The rest was left by the agency. The bets were taken
until a certain time and placed in timed urns that were in each location.
The polls were programmed from the
headquarters, and approximately half an hour before the lottery of the National
Lottery, they closed automatically. Before the closing, the local agents had to
deposit a package with all the books sold on the day. These ballot boxes were
stored in police stations, or delegations in cases that existed.
The ballot boxes were transported to
the Headquarters in Viedma and the next day at the first hour the organism
officials opened them, and kept the check-books with bets in the treasury,
which were then worked by the staff.
In those days, there were more than
100 employees who were dedicated to counting and adding bets sent from all
points of the province, to then make the accounting of the agency.
The control of the prizes was also
done manually, that is, the employees at that time received the extract and had
to control each coupon with the bets of the rionegrinos.
SOURCE: Lotería de Río
Lottery Doubles Starting Jackpot for Daily Carolina Cash 5 Draw
RALEIGH, North Carolina (November 2,
2018) -- North Carolinas popular daily draw game, Carolina Cash 5, is
getting a makeover that will let people play for bigger and faster growing
Starting Sunday, the Cash 5 starting
jackpot doubles from $50,000 to $100,000. Players will also see faster growing
jackpots. Instead of the jackpot increasing by $3,000 if it isnt won, now
it will increase by at least $10,000.
These changes will create a
more exciting state draw game for our players, said Mark Michalko,
executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery.
As weve seen with
national games such as Powerball and Mega Millions, people enjoy playing for
bigger and faster growing jackpots.
The game will still cost $1 to play,
but the range of numbers to choose from will move from 1-41 to 1-43.
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot
will increase to 1 in 962,598. The overall odds of winning a prize will be 1 in
Lower tier prizes will now be a set
amount. If you match four numbers, you win $250.
Its important for us
to keep our games exciting for players and make sure they offer prizes that
people want, Michalko said.
This allows us to
stay competitive and continue to increase our returns to education in North
Cash 5 drawings are conducted
nightly at 11:22 p.m.. Players can buy tickets at any retail location or on the
lotterys website using Online Play.
Cash 5 launched in October 2006. The
highest Cash 5 jackpot on record is $1.7 million. Seventeen people split the
prize in June 2017 .
Ticket sales from draw games like
Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year
for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all
of North Carolinas 100 counties, click on the Impact section
of the lotterys website.
CONTACT: Kathleen Jacob, Phone:
SOURCE: N.C. Education Lottery press
Delaware Lottery Announce Online Casino Gambling Now Live on
Delaware Casinos are now
offering iGaming on both iOS and Android devices
Dover, DE (October 31, 2018) -- You
can now take casino gambling on the go! The Delaware Lottery is pleased to
announce that the Android app has arrived for all three Delaware Casino iGaming
sites. Delaware players can now experience real-money online casino gambling on
both iOS and Android devices.
Both mobile apps are available for
download on each online Delaware Casino site: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel
& Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino.
It only takes a few moments to
download the app, register, deposit, and begin playing.
With the touch of a button, users
can enjoy great games like Black Jack, Roulette, Party Pigs, City Life, Panda
Manga, and seven new jackpot games.
The Android app is available for
mobile devices over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections.
Users must keep in mind that they
may be required to adjust settings to allow third-party apps. iGaming app users
must be at least 21-years-old to play and located in Delaware.
Now, whether you have iOS or
Android, you can enjoy playing your favorite casino games on the move for real
About the Delaware
Since the start of operations in
1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the
states General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit
everyone in Delaware.
The Lottery offers a variety of
games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO,
LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant
Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games.
Delaware Lottery game and
promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and
from the Lotterys office in Dover.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes
winner names with their consent.
SOURCE: The Delaware Lottery press
Holiday Scratch-Off Tickets in Kentucky Explode Out of the
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (November 5,
2018) -- Early indicators show sales of Kentucky Lottery holiday Scratch-off
tickets are heading to new heights.
The family of games, including $1,
$2, $5 and $10 tickets, first went on sale Saturday October 27th. In just six
days, sales of the Holiday Gold family were up $2 million (or 48%) over sales
of the holiday family issued in October 2017.
And those holiday tickets launched
in 2017 sold 60% more than holiday ticket offerings in Kentucky in 2016.
All told, the Holiday Gold line
accounted for $6.3 million in sales from 10/27 through 11/1.
The $1 price point accounted for the
largest percentage increase in sales, which was 84% (based on overall sales of
$1.1 million, which is $504,900 more than the same price point last year). The
largest dollar increase - $609,300 was realized by the $10 price point,
with sales of $2.1 million (a 41% increase).
The marketing efficiencies
of a family of games, combined with enhanced POS and new prize payouts players
really enjoy, have been a big boost to these games, said KY Lottery
President and CEO Tom Delacenserie.
By creating an event when
we launch tickets called Big Money Monday, players know the newest games will
be hitting the shelves. We saw tremendous activity on day one of sales, which
means the excitement we create with these launches is really taking
We havent even begun
our holiday media support, and theyre already a resounding
success, said Delacenserie.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.1 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 press
Central Iowa Woman Claims $343.9 Million Powerball®
It is the Largest Lottery
Prize Ever Won in Iowa
CLIVE, Iowa (November 5, 2018) -- A
central Iowa woman stepped forward Monday to claim a $343.9 million Powerball
jackpot, the largest lottery prize won to date in Iowa.
I realize this is a
life-changing moment, Lerynne West of Redfield said as she claimed her
prize at lottery headquarters in Clive. Im excited to share my
winnings with family and friends, plan to purchase a new car, and look forward
to a long vacation or several. I also plan to give to the causes and
organizations important to my family through our newly established Callum
Wests ticket split the
Powerball jackpot in the Oct. 27 drawing with a ticket purchased in New York
City. Her half of the jackpot the third-largest prize in the 26-year
history of the game is $343.9 million annuity, or $198.1 million
lump-sum option. The New York ticket has yet to be claimed.
West, 51, bought her jackpot-winning
ticket at Caseys, 425 Second St. in Redfield, a Dallas County community
of about 830, where she recently bought a house. She was moving into her new
home in late October and she and her sister stopped at Caseys for pizza
and coffee. While they were there, West bought an easy-pick Powerball ticket.
She thought she put her ticket into her purse in her sisters truck, but
the jackpot-winning ticket for a time was misplaced it rode around on
the floor of that pickup for a time.
The day after the drawing, West got
a text from a friend, asking if she had won the jackpot. She replied that she
likely hadnt, but she would check her ticket to see. When she
couldnt find her ticket, she called her sister, who found it in her
truck. Her sister sent her a picture of the ticket and when West checked her
numbers on the lottery website, she realized shed won the jackpot.
I told my sister to get in
her truck and get that ticket and get up here right now! And, drive
slow, West said with a laugh as she recalled that day.
Later that day, West drove by the
Caseys store in Redfield and saw television crews setting up to do
interviews there about the jackpot-winning ticket.
I watched them and
smiled, she said.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said
its exciting to be a part of Wests story as Iowas ninth
Powerball jackpot winner.
The fact that this jackpot
was split by tickets in two very different settings one in New York City
and the other in a small rural town goes to show what weve said so
many times: You just never know where the next big winner will hit,
he said. It also shows that Powerball is working the way it was
intended, by giving people all across the country the chance to win prizes of
all sizes, including the jackpot.
West worked for years in the
insurance industry in the Des Moines area, but recently retired early after
learning shed won the lottery. She and her family are organizing the
Callum Foundation, named after her grandson, Callum, who was born prematurely
in April and lived just a day. The charitable foundation (www.callumfoundation.org) will be
focused on making grants in the core areas of alleviating poverty and hunger;
education; animal welfare; and veterans affairs.
West said that once it is fully
established, the Callum Foundation will begin accepting requests for help in
We have a board set up that
will go over the requests and decide what is in the best interests of the
Callum Foundation, she said. The whole thing of knowing when
to pull together a team and work on these plans came from years of playing and
daydreaming about winning the lottery. Then once it finally happens, its
a whole new ballgame.
West has three adult daughters and
six grandchildren, many of whom were with her at the lottery. She also comes
from a large family, with seven siblings, some of whom also attended
Mondays event, along with their mom.
The jackpot-winning tickets in Iowa
and New York both matched all six numbers selected in the Oct. 27 Powerball
drawing to split that nights $687.8 million grand prize.
The winning numbers were:
8-12-13-19-27 and Powerball 4. The Power Play number was 3.
Caseys will receive a $10,000
bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the jackpot winning ticket at one of
Powerball jackpot winners can choose
to receive their prizes in annuitized payments over time or as a one-time,
The New York and Iowa winners did
not have to choose the same option. West chose to receive her winnings in a
Wests jackpot-winning ticket
was Iowas second big lottery winner during October. A Mega Millions®
ticket purchased in Davenport won a $1 million prize in that games Oct.
23 drawing by matching the first five numbers but missing the Mega Ball.
That $1 million prize remains
unclaimed, as does a $1 million Powerball prize won in April in Nevada in
Iowas eight previous Powerball
jackpot winners are:
- Brian and Mary Lohse of Bondurant, who won a $202.1
million Powerball jackpot in September 2012.
- The Shipping 20, a group of co-workers in the
shipping department at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, who split a $241
million jackpot in June 2012. That was the largest lottery prize won in Iowa
until this weeks news.
- Tim and Kellie Guderian of Fort Dodge, who claimed
a $200.8 million jackpot in October 2006.
- Hugh Hawkins of Des Moines, who won a $113.2
million jackpot in December 2005.
- Jacquelyn Moore of Omaha, Neb., who won a $14.4
million jackpot in October 2004 (she bought her ticket at a convenience store
in Carter Lake in western Iowa).
- The Larry Hasken family of Sabula, who claimed a
$31.8 million jackpot in January 2000.
- Tim Schultz of Des Moines, who won a $28 million
jackpot in February 1999.
- Ed Brown of Washington, who split a $10.4 million
jackpot with a Missouri woman in December 1992.
Payments Totalling: $343.9
The annuity total would be paid in
30 graduated payments over 29 years. Federal withholding of 24 percent and
state withholding of 5 percent would be applied to each payment.
Chosen To Receive As Lump-Sum
Prize: $198.1 million
Federal Withholding: $47.5 million
State Withholding: $9.9 million (5
After-tax prize: 140.6 million
About the Iowa Lottery: Since
the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $4.2 billion in
prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.9 billion for state programs.
Today, lottery proceeds have three main purposes in Iowa. They provide support
for our state's veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust
Fund; help for a variety of significant projects through the state General
Fund; and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create
tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and
For more information, CONTACT: Mary
Neubauer, Iowa Lottery External Relations, T: 515-725-7906 or E:
SOURCE: The Iowa Lottery.
Georgia Lottery Reaches $20 Billion Raised for
ATLANTA, Georgia (November 6, 2018)
-- The Georgia Lottery Corp. today announced that it has transferred a total of
$20 billion for education to the state of Georgia since the lotterys
inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin presented
Governor Nathan Deal with a ceremonial check in his office to mark the
Now in its 25th year, the
Georgia Lottery Corporation has made a significant difference for Georgia and
in the lives of many of its citizens, as millions of students and their
families have benefited from Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and Pre-K
programs, said Gov. Deal.
Thanks to the enduring
quality of these programs, many students in Georgia will benefit from lottery
funds twice, once at the beginning of their educational journeys as a Pre-K
student, and again when seeking education beyond high school. The educational
programs funded by the Georgia Lottery continue to lay the groundwork for
Georgias evolving workforce and I congratulate all those who had a hand
in bringing us to the $20 billion milestone, as they have helped to secure a
brighter future for students in Georgia.
Since the Georgia Lottery began,
more than 1.8 million students have benefited from HOPE programs, which include
the HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, Zell Miller Grant,
HOPE GED Grant and HOPE Career Grant.
Additionally, more than 1.6 million
4-year-olds have received a jumpstart on their education with high-quality,
Georgia Lottery-funded Pre-K.
Our success directly
impacts Georgias students and families, who benefit from the important
educational programs that we fund, Corbin said. Reaching the
$20-billion milestone is an achievement that all Georgians can
Lottery Corp. President and CEO Gretchen Corbin presents Gov. Nathan Deal with
a ceremonial check for $20 billion to commemorate the Georgia Lottery reaching
the $20-billion mark in total dollars raised for education since inception in
On average, the Georgia Lottery
generates approximately $3 million every day for HOPE and Pre-K.
The Georgia Lottery commemorated its
25-year anniversary in June.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $20 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
Pre-K Program. More than 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than
1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com
CONTACT: Tandi Reddick,
Communications Director, Georgia Lottery Corp., Office: (404) 215-5062, Cell:
(404) 323-4644, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Media Relations online at:
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp. press
Toto-Lotto GmbH Announce Lottery New Year's Eve-Millions with More
STUTTGART, Germany (November 5,
2018) -- More lots, opportunities and winnings: The New Year's Eve million
lottery will be retreaded this year.
The chance of a million-dollar win
remains unchanged: it is not so high in any other match of the
State Toto-Lotto GmbH.
The lots of the ninth edition are now available exclusively in
05.11.2018 - 26
Baden-Württemberg have become millionaires thanks to the New Year's Eve
lottery. On December 31, five lucky ones will be added, who can look forward to
a profit of exactly 1 million each.
In addition to the top goals, the
extended winning plan includes six times 100,000, 1,275 1,000 and
This is offset by an increased
number of batches: Due to the recent large demand, there are now 1.25 million
lots (previously: 1 million). The five million hits - more than ever before -
keep the lottery's high probability of winning the top prize. As in previous
years, it is 1 to 250,000 per lot.
In the other ranks, more profits are
invariably distributed. The lots are now available at the usual price of ten
euros in the Baden-Württemberg Lotto acceptance points.
The lottery is also available on the
and the official Lotto BW app available.
The gameplay principle of the New
Year's Eve millions is simple: From the number range 0000001 to 1250000 a
number is randomly determined and handed over to the tipper.
Each lot number is awarded only
once. If all lot numbers are in the race, the lottery is sold out. The cut-off
time is at 2:00 pm on December 31st.
The draw takes place under the
supervision of notaries in the Stuttgart lottery headquarters. Lotto
Baden-Württemberg will be releasing all lottery numbers on early New
Year's Eve at www.lotto-bw.de.
Total number of prizes and
odds per lot:
5 × 1 million euros
6 × 100,000 euros
1,275 × 1,000 euros
62,500 × 10 euros
Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes NHL Partnership on Sports Betting to
Provide a New Level of Fan Engagement
TORONTO, Ontario (October 29, 2018)
-- The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes todays announcement by
the National Hockey League (NHL) on its first sports betting partnership with
MGM Resorts International.
The NHLs decision to establish
this partnership with the gaming industry in the United States will bring an
exciting new level of engagement for NHL fans both in arenas and casino sports
books across America.
The CGA welcomes this partnership
and invites the NHL to work with Canadas gaming industry to bring about
the legislative changes necessary to offer this same level fan experience to
Canada. Canada has had legal parlay sports wagering for decades. To remove the
prohibition on single-event wagering, a simple amendment to repeal paragraph
207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code is required.
Canadians are without question the
worlds most passionate hockey fans and want new ways to engage with their
favourite sport. By working cooperatively with Canadas gaming industry,
the NHL can make single-event sports wagering a reality for Canadian hockey
This is an excellent
example of the type of relationship the Canadian gaming industry is looking for
with professional sports leagues, said Paul Burns, President &
CEO of the CGA. We know that Canadians enjoy single-event sports
betting because they are wagering approximately $14 billion annually through
illegal channels. We invite the NHL to work with our gaming industry to bring
about the changes required to realize the full economic potential of
single-event sports wagering in Canada and give Canadian fans the same
experience as their US counterparts.
About the Canadian Gaming
The Canadian Gaming Association
(CGA) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance theevolution of
Canadas gaming industry. The associations mandate is to promote the
economic value ofgaming in Canada; use research, innovation, and best practices
to help the industry advance; and create productive dialogue among
stakeholders. Visit www.canadiangaming.ca to learn more about the CGA and gaming
For further information please
CONTACT: Paul Burns, Canadian Gaming Association, T:
(416) 579-3922, E:
SOURCE: Canadian Gaming
Lotto24 Report Strong Third Quarter 2018
- Billings +44%; revenues
- million customer mark
HAMBURG, Germany (November 7, 2018)
-- In the third quarter of 2018, Lotto24 AG, Germany's leading online provider
of state-run lotteries, continued to benefit from the strong development of the
European lottery EuroJackpot in 2018 as a whole: billings rose 44.3% year on
year to EUR 74.7 million (prior year: EUR 51.8 million), while revenues of EUR
8.7 million exceeded the corresponding prior-year figure by as much as 49.6%
(prior year: EUR 5.8 million). Due in part to the positive trend in lotto
clubs, the gross margin improved to 11.6% (prior year: 11.2%). At the same
time, a further 90 thousand new customers were added (prior year: 55 thousand)
with a cost per lead (CPL) of EUR 25.78 (prior year: EUR 30.97).
In the first nine months of 2018,
Lotto24 thus generated total billings of EUR 235.9 million (prior year: EUR
164.6 million, +43.3%), revenues of EUR 28.1 million (prior year: EUR 18.8
million, +49.8%) and a gross margin of 11.9% (prior year: 11.4%). With 468
thousand new customers (prior year: 216 thousand), the total number of
customers registered with Lotto24 rose by 36.3% to 2,041 thousand (prior year:
Due to the jackpot-related increase
in marketing activities and the test run of comparatively more expensive TV
commercials conducted in the first half of 2018, marketing expenses in the
first nine months of 2018 rose to EUR 12.0 million (prior year: EUR 5.8
million). However, CPL of EUR 25.58 was down on the previous year (prior year:
EUR 26.63). Thanks to the strong improvement in revenues, EBIT rose to EUR 2.2
million (prior year: EUR 0.5 million); due in particular to a positive
technical tax effect of EUR 5.8 million in connection with the formation of
deferred taxes, net profit amounted to EUR 7.8 million (prior year: EUR 1.3
For 2018 as a whole, the company now
expects an increase in billings of 38% to 43%, further strong growth in new
customers, and CPL on a par with the previous year. In addition, Lotto24
continues to expect a slight improvement in gross margin compared to the
previous year. Depending on the further progress of external conditions -
especially the jackpot trend - and marketing investments to attract new
customers, both EBIT and net profit are expected to be well above the
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 experience possible.
CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina
Hoffmann, Manager Investor & Public Relations,Tel.: +49 40 82 22 39
501, E-mail: email@example.com
SOURCE: Lotto24 AG.
Council Officials Critical of Treasurys Decision to Delay Gambling
LONDON, U.K. (November 2, 2018)
Local government leaders have said the Governments decision to
delay implementing a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds
betting terminals is extremely concerning, LocalGov.co.uk
reported on its website today.
The Government agreed in May to
reduce the maximum permitted stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2, acting
on the recommendations of the Gambling Commission. This was expected to take
place in April next year.
However, the Treasury announced as
part of the Autumn Budget that the implementation date would be delayed until
October 2019 in order to help the gambling industry adjust to the change.
The delay is also expected to boost
the Treasurys revenues by £1.15bn.
Cllr Simon Blackburn, chair of the
Local Government Associations (LGA) Safer and Stronger Communities Board,
criticised the decision.
Waiting more than a year
for maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals to be reduced is too long
and extremely concerning, he said.
We urge Government to move
more quickly to keep its promise to cut maximum stakes from £100 to
£2 which will help prevent vulnerable players from losing £100 in
seconds in a single play, which many people cannot afford to
The LGA warned last July that the
legislation might be delayed due to unacceptable pressure from the
betting shop industry. It is estimated that the lower stake will cost
£1.15bn in reduced gaming duty over five years.
Cllr Blackburn said that the harm
and anti-social behaviour FOBTs can cause has become an issue of
growing national concern.
Research has shown that
problem gambling, often linked to FOBTs, creates huge costs for the NHS,
councils and the criminal justice system, he said.
The Government made the
right decision to impose a £2 stake limit, but taking a year before
implementing it only compounds the social and economic problems we know FOBTs
The junior minister for culture,
media and sport, Tracey Crouch, has resigned her post in protest at the
From the time of the
announcement to reduce stakes and its implementation over £1.6bn will be
lost on these machines, a significant amount of which will be in our most
deprived areas including my own constituency, she wrote in her
In addition, two people
will tragically take their lives every day due to gambling related problems and
for that reason as much as any other I believe this delay is
Announce Offshore Gambling Sites Withdraw After Targeted Regulatory
AUSTRALIA (November 1, 2018) --
Thirty-three prominent offshore wagering sites withdrew from Australian markets
over 12 months, according to a report on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001
(IGA) by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Reforms to the IGA, which came into
effect on 13 September 2017, expanded the ACMAs powers to take action
against prohibited and unlicensed offshore gambling sites.
Over the past year,
weve moved decisively to disrupt the provision of illegal offshore
gambling to Australians, said ACMA Chair Nerida OLoughlin.
The impact of the reforms indicate
revenue to illegal offshore gambling websites is falling. Statistics from
Global Betting and Gaming Consultants indicate that offshore gambling
expenditure will fall by over 50 per cent between 2017 and 2018.
Weve made it clear
that Australias laws are unambiguous, said Ms OLoughlin.
If you provide prohibited or unlicensed gambling services to customers in
Australia, you are breaching Australian law and we will take enforcement
Maximum penalties of nearly $8
million per day can apply to corporations.
The report also outlines the
targeted education, engagement and enforcement action taken by the ACMA to
raise awareness of Australias laws and drive compliance following
valuable support from overseas gambling regulators and third parties such as
software providers and payment processors to change behaviour in the offshore
gambling market, said Ms OLoughlin.
We expect the combination
of clearer laws, an active regulator and stronger enforcement measures to
continue to disrupt the provision of illegal interactive gambling services to
Australians, added Ms OLoughlin.
For more information or to arrange
an interview, please CONTACT: the ACMA Media Manager (02) 9334 7838, 0438 375
776 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Australian Communications
and Media Authority (ACMA). 35/2018 - 1 November.
Goes Live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation
integrates suppliers portfolio onto its PlayNow.com
LONDON, U.K. (October 29, 2018) --
IWG, the world leader in supplying online, instant win games, has partnered
with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery
with its entire portfolio of online instant win games.
Following an integration using
IWGs Progressive Play Remote Gaming Server (RGS), popular releases
including the world-renowned Cash Buster series, Slingo and Monopoly are now
live via web and mobile on the lotterys PlayNow.com portal.
As part of the agreement, IWG will
also develop bespoke content for BCLC, as well as deliver new games on a
The partnership with BCLC highlights
IWGs growing presence within the North American lottery market, following
similar launches with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and
Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said:
Delivering our games to BCLC, one the most successful internet Lottery
programs in North America, is an exciting move for us.
This latest partnership
further strengthens our position as a leading supplier of instant win games to
the lottery sector, with players across the territory able to enjoy our
Jason Lisiecki, Vice President of
North America at IWG, said: Through our RGS integration, BCLC players
can now play our wide range of instant win games featuring a variety of themes,
play styles and mechanics. Most excitingly, BCLC will have direct access to our
new games as we continue to evolve and push our product offering.
At IWG, were
committed to working alongside our lottery partners to deliver online revenue
growth alongside their successful retail offering and help raise funds for good
IWG has been a successful service
provider and supplier of content to lotteries for over a decade, producing and
delivering over 300 high quality instant win games on desktop and mobile, as
well as offering valuable strategic and marketing support.
IWG is a world leader in supplying
online, instant win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in
the online gaming industry.
It has over 15 years
experience of making top selling, high quality instant win games and the
strategic know how to make them work.
IWG has launched over 300 games that
perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while
driving excellent results for customers.
It has the knowledge to deliver a
winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales
figures and data to back this knowledge up.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution
covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote
Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from
data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad
library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and
mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partners
instant win portal.
SOURCE: IWG press release.