Signs Two-Year Contract with the Iowa Lottery to Provide Instant Ticket
LONDON, U.K. (January 29, 2019) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its
subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter IGT) has
signed a two-year contract with the Iowa Lottery to provide instant tickets and
related services through December 31, 2020. The contract includes four one-year
The Iowa Lottery looks
forward to continuing to work with IGT to enhance our portfolio of
instant-ticket games to support our growth, said Iowa Lottery
Executive Vice President Larry Loss.
Over the course of our
partnership with the Iowa Lottery, the Lottery has had tremendous success with
many of our games, said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer,
Our games have generated
more than $90 million in sales for the Lottery since 2015, and we look forward
to continuing to help grow sales throughout the duration of this contract and
in the future.
IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked
together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the
Lotterys portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Since the
contract began in 2015, IGT has printed the top-performing games at the $1, $5,
and $10 price points. These games are $1 Holiday Lucky X3, $5 Ghostbusters, and
$10 Super Triple 777.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital
and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial
investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: +39 06 51899584
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
Arizona Lotterys Holiday Campaign Charts New
Holiday Party Giveaway Sees Sales Spike and Helps Community
PHOENIX, Arizona (January 24,
2019) Every year, the Arizona Lottery welcomes the holiday season with
its recognizable and player-favorite Holiday Scratchers® tickets, but this
year the Lottery went above and by creating a
QVC-styled parody commercial airing locally during Saturday Night Live,
producing the first-ever Arizona Lottery Virtual Holiday Party Giveaway and
hosting a live improv comedy show. This out-of-the-box marketing campaign
resulted in nearly $29 million in sales for the Arizona Lotterys annual
Holiday Scratchers campaign.
The jewel in this public relations
triple crown was
Windfall Willie's Virtual Holiday Party, an almost
three-hour live production in the style of a late-night talk show, featuring
guests from across the state plus giveaways for viewers every few minutes.
The livestream included a
one-of-a-kind set design, a high-tech broadcasting platform, two
state-of-the-art cameras, and a dedicated crew. Not only was the livestream
non-stop entertainment, but it also raised awareness and money for Court
Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an Arizona Lottery beneficiary giving a
voice to kids in foster care.
We wanted to really shake
things up and take some chances with this creative new way to connect with our
core players and beneficiaries in the digital world, Arizona Lottery
Executive Director Gregg Edgar said. That strategy has paid-off,
engaging over 125,000 Facebook followers and helping to shape their
understanding about the true purpose of the Arizona Lottery. I also loved
that this was an all-Arizona show, totally local and featuring amazing
home-grown talent. This production allowed us to be innovative and to
show that we arent just here to sell Lottery tickets, but to make a
difference in our community.
The nearly three-hour livestream
video organically reached over 42,000 people, received more than 68,000
engagements, and exceeded 15,000 unique viewers and the Arizona Lottery
donated $25,000 to Voices for CASA.
The Arizona Lottery utilized this
exciting Facebook live production to not only highlight its holiday ticket line
but to also draw attention to the millions of dollars it gives back to
important programs every year. The Arizona Lottery generated nearly $212
million for beneficiaries in Fiscal Year 2018 and is on track to exceed $1
billion in sales in Fiscal Year 2019.
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 $4 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 over $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.
CONTACT: Megan Conner Senior
Public Relations Executive, OH
Partners; c. 480.229.1427.
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Kentucky Lottery Surpasses $20 Billion in Overall
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (January 24,
2019) -- In todays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations
board of directors, it was announced overall sales since inception have passed
the $20,000,000,000 mark.
According to Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer Howard Kline, sales reached this level as
of January 10. From this amount, more than $5.3 billion has been earned for the
The board also learned lottery sales
have closed the first half of the fiscal year higher than any other period in
the organizations history. July-December sales for the lottery came in at
$544.2 million. Thats a full $36.5 million (7.2%) more than the same
period last year, which was the previous record-holder for the six-month sales
Net income in turn grew at an even
higher percentage. This was $147 million for the period, which is $16.5 million
(12.6%) more than what was generated in the same period last year.
In other business, the board
- An amendment with the contract with Blue and
Company LLC for draw audit and related services;
- A contract renewal with Garron Lottery Products for
draw machines, ball sets and related services;
- A contract renewal with Affiliated Forensic
Laboratory for lottery ticket testing and related services;
- Rules and regulations for one scratch-off ticket,
two new draw games and one Instant Play game.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be March 22. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM EST,
and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. The audit committee meeting will begin at 8:00 AM EST, as well as
the procurement committee at 9:00 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.3 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and education 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: Kentucky Lottery
Connecticut Lottery Corporation On-Track for Best Year Ever
with Highest Two-Quarter Sales and General Fund Transfers in Lottery History
Keno Sales Also up Nearly
20% Over Fiscal Year 2018
ROCKY HILL, CT (January 25, 2019) --
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation has closed the first-half of the 2019
fiscal year (July-December 2018) with sales up nearly six percent over the same
period last year, with nearly $665 million in total sales. This strong
half-year resulted in total Connecticut General Fund transfers of nearly $185
million, a $10 million increase over the first-half of fiscal year 2018. These
sales and general fund transfers represent the best half-year result in the
The CT Lotterys Keno sales
also increased in the first-half of FY19, up nearly 20% over FY18, and sales
for the Lotterys multistate draw games were especially strong.
Mega Millions and Powerball
six-month sales totals were $48 million and $40 million, respectively -- $20
million more than last year, due in part to a $1.5 billion jackpot run in
Were happy to
continue our nearly 50-year tradition of solid contributions to the state of
Connecticut with another strong period of sales and transfers to the
states General Fund, said Greg Smith, President and CEO, CT
Lottery. In the next half of the year, the CT Lottery plans to
implement additional innovations and upgrades that will bolster our first-half
successes. And we do this hand-in-hand with our nationally recognized
responsible gaming efforts.
About CT Lottery:
Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's
residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2018, players won more than $791
million in prize money and retailers earned $70 million in commissions.
At the same time, the CT Lottery
provided $345 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by
the states General Fund including public health, libraries, public
safety, education and more. Since the Lottery began in 1972, our
contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $9.5 billion.
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older. If you gamble, use your
GameSense. For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery
retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery),
Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call
CONTACT: Tara Chozet, T: (860)
713-2696, Fax: (860) 713-2695.
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery
Co-Creation Workshops Safer Gambling
researches safer gambling messaging
Chris Rogers - Senior Manager
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (January 25, 2019)
-- The Gambling Commission hosted a co-creation workshop to utilise a new
method which would bring stakeholders together to explore a key industry
Our first workshop looked into safer
gambling messaging to low and moderate-risk gamblers. Participants included
three Gambling Commission experts, 12 representatives from a number of major
operators and, importantly, 12 consumers.
Making gambling fairer and safer for
consumers is the ultimate aim of the Commission. Exploring the ways in which
safer gambling messages are communicated to customers required the input of
multiple operators to make meaningful progress. We were also keen to include
the very people who could be the main recipients of these messages.
During the day we employed various
methods and tools to paint a picture of existing practises, gain feedback from
customers and look for opportunities for change.
This was the first time wed
brought consumers and operators together to talk about safer gambling messaging
and it was really interesting to watch the two groups interact in a positive
way. Plus, bringing operators and consumers together in an open forum allowed
us to share challenges and identify potential future collaborations.
Our key learnings from the workshop
- Hearing the voice of the customer, including what
they liked about existing messages and how theyd react to new methods of
- Understanding how operators engage with consumers
to inform their own approach to customer interaction regarding safer gambling
- Identifying and sharing best practice
The day provided many ideas for
change operators could consider when planning for future activities. Our
findings have been written up in our report. To find out more about other
projects weve been working on read our guidance on behavioural Insights
into reducing risky play in online environments.
Readers should note the above report
and its findings are for operators to consider in addition to the LCCP (1).
Further to this, a consultation on
Customer Interaction will take place in the next few weeks. This will look at
formal requirements relating to Customer Interaction, which are contained
within the (LCCP).
NOTE: (1) LCCP Licence
Conditions and Codes of Practice sets out what gambling operators must do in
order to hold an operating licence in Great Britain.
CONTACT: Press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Americans Will Wager $6 Billion on Super Bowl
22.7 Million People
Expect to Bet on Patriots v. Rams Game
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 28, 2019)
-- Nearly 1-in-10 American adults plan to bet on Super Bowl LIII between the
New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, according to a new survey released
today by the American Gaming Association (AGA).
Key findings from the survey,
conducted by Morning Consult, include:
- 22.7 million American adults plan to bet on
- 52% say they will bet on the Rams, while 48% will
bet on the Patriots;
- Americans say they will wager $6 billion on the
Super Bowl; and
- 1.8 million Americans plan to bet illegally through
a bookie, with millions more likely to bet illegally through offshore online
The interest in legal,
regulated sports betting in the United States has never been higher,
said Bill Miller, AGAs president and chief executive officer.
More Americans than ever
before will be able to place their bets with legal sportsbooks now operating in
eight states, generating valuable revenue for state, local and tribal
governments and increasing fan engagement with the game.
These results, however,
also point to the continued viability of the dangerous, illegal sports betting
market in America. It is more important than ever for jurisdictions to enact
sound policies that provide a safe, legal alternative with protections for the
nearly 23 million Americans who will place a bet on the big game.
- Eight states now offer legal, regulated sports
betting, with dozens poised to consider legalization this year.
- Last September, an AGA study revealed that the NFL
could reap $2.3 billion annually from legalized sports betting, largely due to
increased fan engagement.
- This month, the NFL designated Caesars
Entertainment as the leagues official gaming sponsor, and five NFL teams
have formed private partnerships with the gaming industry in recent
This survey was conducted on behalf
of the American Gaming Association by Morning Consult on January 22, 2019 among
a national sample of 2,201 Adults. The interviews were conducted online and the
data were weighted to approximate a target sample of Adults based on age,
race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment and region. The margin of
error is +/- 2% and greater among subgroups.
Bettors include those who expect to
place a bet online, with a bookie, with a casino sportsbook, in a pool or
squares contest, or casually with a friend.
The American Gaming Association is
the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino
industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include
commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities
affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve
sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gamings modern
appeal and vast economic contributions.
CONTACT: Caroline Ponseti, T: (202)
SOURCE: The American Gaming
Lottery Monitoring System and Olympic & Sports Movement Discuss How Sports
and Lotteries Can Further Work Together in Disseminating a Culture of
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (January 30,
2019) -- On 28-29 January 2019 GLMS held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne a
training-educational workshop with the objective to train its members to use
the GLMS monitoring platform, as well as to raise awareness on good practices
of Lotteries closely working with the sports movement at national level,
disseminating a culture of integrity.
On the occasion, the workshop was
organised by GLMS in close coordination with the IOC, highlighting the close
relation between Lotteries and the world of Sport at its highest level.
Lotteries and national sports organisations were encouraged to take advantage
of their close relation at a national level and create further educational
programs in the highest interest of Sports Ethics.
GLMS Members had also the
opportunity to receive a training on ad-hoc education / prevention tools
exclusively created by our Integrity Association for its Members.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi
stated: I am very pleased with the organisation and the success of
this educational training event here at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Thanks
to this event, our members not only had the chance to further familiarise
themselves with our intelligence and monitoring activities, but also were
inspired to get more active in education and prevention initiatives, as also
recommended by the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulations of Sport
Competitions. I was also pleased to see many of our partners, IOC, FIFA, UEFA,
INTERPOL and EUROPOL, actively involved in supporting GLMS in the pursue of one
of our key strategic objectives education and prevention and
highlighting how GLMS adds value to their integrity activities.
Head of OM PCM Unit, Friedrich
Martens added: The Olympic Movement relies heavily on the support of
the Lotteries and when it comes to the prevention of competition manipulation,
Lotteries through GLMS have been a significant partner of ours. We were pleased
to welcome Lotteries across the world at the Olympic Museum and discuss
together with various International Federations and stakeholders - how
Lotteries and sport could further join forces in order to mutually cooperate
more effectively in the fight against competition manipulation. We look forward
to strengthening our cooperation with GLMS towards this
Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General
Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS
Deputy General Secretary, email@example.com
GLMS is the state lotteries
mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and
analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a
Building on six years of experience
with the establishment in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went
global in January 2015 extending the network to other continents.
GLMS facilitates the sharing of
sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in
ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation
with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports
GLMS currently has 32 individual
Members from 4 continents and has 2 associate Members: Scientific Games
International (SGI), INTRALOT
About the Olympic Movement Unit on
the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions
Olympic Agenda 2020, the
strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, reiterates the
International Olympic Committees commitment and drive to protect clean
athletes and the integrity of sport.
The IOCs initiatives for the
prevention of competition manipulation are based on the 3-Pillar Strategy, as
used by the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of
Competitions, which cover the fields of (1) legislation and regulations; (2)
education and capacity-building; and (3) intelligence and investigation.
Concrete tools developed or
co-developed by the IOC include the Olympic Movement (OM) Code on the
Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions; the IOC-UNODC Model Criminal
Law Provisions for the Prosecution of Competition Manipulation; the IOC
Integrity e-learning; the IOC-INTERPOL capacity-building programme; the
Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS); and the IOC Integrity and
Compliance Hotline and an awareness raising toolkit freely available and fully
customizable for all IFs and NOCs. Learn more here.
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
System (GLMS) (www.glms-sport.org).
Michigan Lottery Launches Endzone Payout
State Lottery first to go
live with IWG and Inspired Entertainment-developed game
U.K. (January 30, 2019) -- IWG, the
award-winning supplier of online, instant-win games, and Inspired Entertainment
(Nasdaq: INSE), a world leader in virtual sports, have delivered a new
Instant-Virtual Football game, Endzone Payout, to the Michigan Lottery.
Launched ahead of the weekends
big game, Michigan is the first to roll out this brand-new vertical for North
The sports-themed virtual scratch
ticket uses a video clip of a single football play as an exciting way to reveal
the outcome of a simple symbol match lottery game.
Endzone Payout is a result of an
innovative collaboration, which involves IWG leaning on its expertise to create
unique and engaging instant win games that feature Inspireds
award-winning ultra-realistic Virtual Sports graphics.
Shannon DeHaven, Deputy Commissioner
of Digital Operations at Michigan Lottery, said: We feel confident
that the launch of this brand-new style of sports-themed digital instant ticket
game will appeal to both our existing player base and new
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said:
Its exciting to see our first U.S. lottery customer go live with
one of the most inventive games to hit the North American lottery market in
recent times. Endzone Payout is the type of game that combines the best of
instant win mechanics and virtual sports animations into an easy-to-understand
Brooks Pierce, President and Chief
Operation Officer at Inspired Entertainment, said: We are very proud
of this entertaining and engaging new product for lotteries and happy to launch
it for the first time in Michigan. We look forward to seeing how this
product supports the Michigan Lotterys mission of raising revenues for
IWG has provided a full online
instant win service to lotteries for more than 15 years, producing more than
250 high quality instant win games.
Inspired has more than 15 years of
visual effects experience and has been the EGR Virtual Sports Provider of the
Year for the past three years. Inspireds life-like games appeal to a new
player genre, providing fun betting options and exciting new ways to reveal the
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
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.
About Inspired Entertainment,
Inspired is a global games
technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and Server Based
Gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated
lottery, betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently
operates over 30,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports
products through more than 40,000 retail channels and over 100 websites, in
approximately 35 gaming jurisdictions worldwide. Inspired employs more than 650
employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and
networks. Additional information can be found at:
CONTACT: Aimee Remey, T: +1 646
620-6737, E: Aimee.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: IWG | Inspired
Administrative Court Rules Owners of Gambling Machines are
Liable for Entertainment Tax
Press release of the Federal
Administrative Court No. 6/2019 of 23.01.2019
LEIPZIG, Germany (January 25, 2019)
-- The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has ruled that a municipality
may, in some circumstances, hold the owner of gambling machines, if he is not
the signatory at the same time, liable for the taxpayer's arrears.
The applicant is a company that
develops, manufactures and distributes gaming machines. The defendant city of
Karlsruhe charges entertainment taxes, inter alia, for the provision of gaming
machines for use by the public. The tax debtor is, according to the tax rate,
the operator of the equipment. In addition to the stand the owner of the rooms
in which taxable devices are installed liable. If the installer does not own
the equipment, the owner is also liable.
A vending machine stand had rented
from the plaintiff several slot machines with profit opportunity. Under the
terms of the agreement, the gaming machines were delivered ready for use with a
stock of games; Software and hardware changes were prohibited to the
The contractor of the applicant had
set up some appliances in (at least) one restaurant for a certain period of
time. After failing to pay the amusement tax imposed on him and instituting
insolvency proceedings over his assets, the defendant first claimed the
restaurant operator to pay the outstanding tax liability in the amount of
approximately 6,000. As he himself claimed payment difficulties and was
only able to pay half the amount,
The Karlsruhe Administrative Court
upheld the claim and annulled the liability notice issued to the plaintiff. By
contrast, the Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Württemberg confirmed the claim
of the plaintiff on the merits and only reduced the amount of the liability.
The appellant's appeal is directed against this judgment.
The Federal Administrative Court
ruled that a municipality may in principle be entitled to use a device owner as
a liability for the gaming machine tax in circumstances such as this. By
renting or leasing gambling machines to the installer, a company such as the
applicant seeks a legal and economic success that requires the use of the
machines by the public, ie the fulfilment of the entertainment tax.
In this way, the company
purposefully provides the preparer with an acquisition position that is
directly related to the taxable object. Thus, it is in such a close legal and
economic relationship to the object and fact of the amusement tax that its use
as a liability debtor is justified.
However, according to its wording,
the liability rules in the defendant's statutes can also cover constellations
in which an owner has no comparably intensive relationship to the tax-relevant
The administrative questions must be
clarified by the Verwaltungsgerichtshof in fact and in law, since they depend
on the effectiveness of the Statute and thus on the lawfulness of the
applicant's claim. Therefore, the Federal Administrative Court has referred the
matter back to him.
Judgment of 23 January 2019 - BVerwG
9 C 1.18
VGH Mannheim, 2 S 1506/15 - Judgment
of 29 March 2017 -
VG Karlsruhe, 3 K 621/14 - Judgment
of 21 May 2015 -
SOURCE: Federal Administrative
Lotto24 Expands Its Online Market Share to 34 Percent in
HAMBURG, Germany (January 28, 2019)
-- Lotto24 AG (Lotto24.de), Germany's leading online provider of state-run
lotteries, expanded its market share to 34% in 2018 (prior year: 32%) and thus
remains the leading online provider of state-licensed lotteries in Germany by
According to information published
by the German Association of State Lottery Companies (DLTB) and the German
Lottery Association (DLV), online revenues of the 16 state-owned lottery
companies and private lottery brokers with permits rose to EUR 937 million in
the fiscal year 2018 (prior year: EUR 700 million). As a result, the online
segment now accounts for around 13% (prior year: 10%).
Whereas stakes generated online by
state-owned companies grew by nearly 27% to around EUR 583 million (prior year:
EUR 461 million), Lotto24 AG grew almost twice as fast by almost 46% to EUR 322
million according to preliminary calculations (prior year: EUR 221
Consequently, Lotto24 AG once again
expanded its online market leadership with a market share of 34% (prior year:
32%). The other lottery brokers achieved online around EUR 32 million in total
(prior year: EUR 18 million).
"We are extremely proud to say
that already over a third of all online lotto players use Lotto24," says
Petra von Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24 AG. "We would therefore like to thank
all our customers for their continued trust in us."
Including terrestrial lottery ticket
retailers, DLTB revenues grew by approximately 4% to more than EUR 7.3 billion
in the fiscal year 2018. Despite a decline of over 6%, the lottery »Lotto
6aus49« remained Germany's most popular lottery with revenues of just
over EUR 3.5 billion and nearly 50% of total stakes. With growth of over 61% to
EUR 1.5 billion, the European lottery »EuroJackpot« was the second
most popular lottery product in 2018. This was due to the exceptionally strong
jackpot trend with a total of 13 draws at the EUR 90 million mark.
About Lotto24 AG:
Lotto24 is Germany's leading online
provider of state-licensed lotteries (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.
Network SE Report Upward Adjustment of EBIT Guidance (Profit
LONDON, U.K. (January 30, 2019) --
ZEAL Network SE ('ZEAL') expects for the financial year 2018 that the Result
from operating activities (EBIT) will range between EUR 37 million and EUR 39
million (the 'Profit Estimate'), and Total Operating Performance (TOP) between
EUR 158 million and EUR 160 million. This is not a statement about facts and
should not be interpreted as such by potential investors.
This is an upward adjustment from
the previous profit forecast for 2018, released on 19 November 2018, which
provided a Result from operating activities (EBIT) estimate range of EUR 33
million to EUR 38 million.
It reflects the strong performance
of ZEAL's business in the months of November and December 2018 and the absence
of remaining prize pay-out risks for the financial year 2018.
The estimate in respect of TOP is
included in order to provide additional guidance but does not form part of the
The Profit Estimate has been
prepared on the basis of the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial
statements of ZEAL as of and for the nine months ended 30 September 2018 and
the unaudited management accounts of the ZEAL group as of and for the fiscal
year ended 31 December 2018.
The Profit Estimate is based upon
information that is currently available. However, the finalisation of the
consolidated financial statements of ZEAL as of and for the fiscal year ended
31 December 2018, including the audit, is not expected to be completed until
the expected publication of the consolidated financial statements of ZEAL for
the fiscal year 2018 on 22 March 2019 and therefore further events may occur or
information become available that would impact the audited results for 2018.
Therefore, the Profit Estimate is prepared on the basis of assumptions about
past events and actions and it naturally entails substantial uncertainties and
the Result from operating activities (EBIT) of ZEAL may differ materially from
the corresponding estimated Result from operating activities (EBIT).
The preparation and external audit
of the consolidated financial statements of ZEAL as of and for the fiscal year
ended 31 December 2018 is in progress and is anticipated to continue up until
the expected publication of the 2018 annual report and accounts on 22 March
2019. It is possible that adjustments to the Profit Estimate may be required
during the finalisation of the financial statements and subsequent to the
CONTACT: Frank Hoffmann, CEFA,
Investor Relations, ZEAL; T +44 (0) 20 3739-7123; F +44 (0) 20 3739-7199, E:
SOURCE: ZEAL Network SE.
Gambling Commission Teams Up with the NHS and Others to Target
Gambling Harm in Wales
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (January 25, 2019)
--The Gambling Commission joined forces with range of organisations in Cardiff
today as part of a drive to reduce gambling-related harm across Wales.
The latest Commission figures show
that around 20,000 people in Wales are problem gamblers and approximately
84,000 are at risk of developing a problem.
And today 30 representatives from
organisations including NHS Wales, local authorities, treatment providers and
sports bodies discussed ways of reducing those numbers. Topics addressed
included prevention and treatment services, public health messaging, gambling
venues and research.
The round table event was chaired by
Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton and Gambling Commission Chief
Executive Neil McArthur.
Mr McArthur said: Gambling
related harm is a complex and wide-ranging problem and consequently requires a
joined-up approach from a number of different organisations. Its
encouraging to see so many different groups coming together today to help
coordinate approaches to tackling harm.
In our role as regulator
well continue to enforce standards we expect from gambling businesses
which includes stepping in when they spot gambling related harm
and well continue to look for ways to make gambling safer but we
cant do this alone.
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SOURCE: Gambling Commission.