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INTRALOT Appoints Fotis Konstantellos as Group Chief Commercial
Officer and Edward Gerekos as Group Director of Human
ATHENS, Greece (April 15, 2019) --
INTRALOT announces Mr. Fotis Konstantellos as Group Chief Commercial Officer at
INTRALOT and Mr. Edward Gerekos as Group Director of Human Resources, effective
Mr. Konstantellos joined INTRALOT
four years ago and has led the companys product transformation, customer
experience, and the online gaming division. As Group Chief Commercial Officer,
he will be responsible for INTRALOTs business propositions and
development, marketing, as well as enhancement of lottery solutions and
platforms. Prior to INTRALOT, Mr. Konstantellos served as Chief Commercial
Officer of Hellas Online, a telephony provider, and started his career 25 years
ago as an engineer in Australia.
Since then, he has served in various
positions including technical, operations, project management and commercial
development at the telephony operators Vodafone and Wind.
Mr. Gerekos, as Group Director of
Human Resources at INTRALOT, will be responsible for the companys
organizational evolution, the efficiency of its business models, and
peoples development, while he will ensure that the company will attract
and retain a talented, diverse and committed workforce. Prior to INTRALOT, he
served as Human Resources Director and Manager for over 25 years in Telecom,
Hospitality, Entertainment, and Retail sectors. He served as Human Resources
Director at Hellas Online and Carrefour Marinopoulos
Hypermarkets, and as Human Resources
Manager at Continent Hellas hypermarket and Club Mediterranee Hellas.
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 47 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 0.9 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees (3,000 of which in HQ
and subsidiaries and 2,200 in associates) in 2018, INTRALOT is an innovation
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer
experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming
organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational
expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel
solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries
digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA
Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association
(WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.
For more information please
CONTACT: Ms. Spyranda Anamouroglou, Corporate Communications Manager,
Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email:
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Florida Lottery Reaches New Milestone of $35 Billion in
Contributions to Education Over 31 Years
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 12,
2019) -- The Florida Lottery announced today its latest transfer to the
states Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) has brought its
life-to-date education contributions to $35 billion over the past 31 years.
Since the Lotterys inception, Floridas public schools have received
more than $11.6 billion, while colleges and universities have received a
combined total of more than $8.4 billion. More than $5.6 billion has been used
to fund the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which has sent over 808,000
students to college since 1997.
The Florida Lottery
continues to prove itself as a dedicated partner to education in
Florida, said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
of $35 billion in total contributions to education means that Florida students
from the Panhandle to the Keys will continue to have an opportunity to get a
great education in our state.
Since opening its doors 31
years ago, the Florida Lottery has remained committed to its mission of
generating revenue to enhance education in our state, said Florida
Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. We are extremely proud of this
achievement and what it means for Floridas students and
The Florida Lottery is
making a difference where it matters most in our schools, said
State University System of Florida Chancellor Marshall Criser.
Todays latest milestone in contributions to education
demonstrates Floridas ongoing commitment to helping create a brighter
future for our children.
The benefits of the Lottery continue
to be felt in communities across the state. Since 1988, the Lottery has
established itself as a committed and dependable funding source for public
education, contributing more than $1 billion annually for the past 17
consecutive years, while remaining one of the most efficiently operated
lotteries in the country.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than
808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Floridas
economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida
retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have
paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
GLI Group (GLI®) Acquires SeNet International Corporation, Bringing
Expanded Information Technology Security Capabilities to U.S.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 16, 2019)
The GLI Group (GLI®) has acquired SeNet International Corporation
(SeNet), bringing expanded cybersecurity and other IT capabilities
to clients of the GLI Group, Bulletproof a GLI Company, and SeNet. The
companies serve a wide range of clients in the casino gaming space and across
the business spectrum.
Founded in 1998, SeNet is an
information security services company serving government and commercial
clients, including the gaming industry, throughout the United States.
As part of the acquisition, the GLI
Group will operate SeNet in conjunction with Bulletproof Solutions, ULC
(Bulletproof), an information security company headquartered in
Fredericton, Canada and wholly owned by the GLI Group.
SeNet will operate as the U.S.
information-security platform for Bulletproof, which will benefit existing
SeNet clients by offering the broader information security services of
Bulletproof, and Bulletproofs current U.S. client base by delivering
services through local information security professionals.
As the U.S. platform for
Bulletproof, SeNet will leverage the combined capabilities of both companies to
deliver enhanced information security services to clients. The investment
further demonstrates the GLI Groups commitment to providing world-class
information security services to clients.
The GLI Group announced that, as
part of the acquisition, all SeNet employees will continue to operate as a part
of SeNet. That includes SeNet co-founder and CEO Ilan Katz and Chief Technology
Officer (CTO) Gus Fritschie in leadership roles, and SeNet co-founder and
President Toly Kozushin as a senior consultant.
The GLI Groups James Maida,
president and CEO of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), said, We
are very pleased to continue our relationship with the entire SeNet team and
look forward to them assisting us in providing world-class security services
both inside and outside the gaming industries in the United States and
elsewhere around the world.
SeNet was founded with a
core objective to provide best-in-class information security services and
continues to demonstrate consistent growth. What influenced me the most about
the GLI Group is their unwavering focus on clients and strong track record of
both growing and integrating new companies, stated Toly Kozushin.
SeNets Ilan Katz added,
We are very excited to add to the GLI Groups information
security capabilities and help them grow in the U.S. While this acquisition
closes a very successful chapter for the founders, it also introduces
significantly greater growth prospects for our employees and
Since joining SeNet
approximately 15 years ago, I have personally observed the world-class
capabilities of the GLI Group, and I am looking forward to joining the GLI
Group team. Together with Bulletproof, we will have the combined capabilities
to solve all security challenges for our clients, remarked
SeNets Gus Fritschie.
About The GLI Group
The GLI Group delivers the highest
quality assessment, testing, and certification services to our clients. Through
Bulletproof Solutions, ULC, the group provides the highest level of service in
information security services. Through SLI Global Solutions, LLC, the group
provides best-in-class professional services and IT project oversight services
to government clients relating to federal, state, and local Health and Human
Services programs. SLI uses an ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management
methodology that has been proven effective in a wide range of system
implementation and business process improvement projects. The GLI Group has
offices on six continents and 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. For more
information, visit gaminglabs.com, bulletproofsi.com, or sligov.com.
About SeNet International
SeNet International Corporation was
founded in 1998 in response to government and commercial needs for highly
technical expertise in networking and, more specifically, network and
information security. This has been the company's focus from its inception and
it still remains so today. Since its founding, SeNet has provided expert
services to over 350 commercial and public-sector clients helping them achieve
substantial improvements in their network architectures, security postures, and
operating processes. SeNet is an innovative leader in IT services, specializing
in networking and information systems security consulting for federal agencies
and commercial entities. For more information, visit senet-int.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: The GLI Group.
Prock Named New Director of Minnesota State Lottery
MINNESOTA (April 10, 2019) -- Adam
Prock will be the next executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery,
Governor Tim Walz announced Wednesday.
The 46-year-old has served as the
Lotterys director of communications and government relations since August
He was also on the Lotterys
executive team, where he built relationships with lawmakers and stakeholders
and helped develop internal and external branding.
Before his work at the Lottery,
Prock served on the City of St. Pauls government relations team and as
deputy chief of staff for former Gov. Mark Dayton.
I am honored to serve the
Minnesota State Lottery and the people of Minnesota in this new
capacity, Prock said in a statement.
I believe my experience
with the Lottery coupled with my skills in executive management and
relationship-building will ensure we can keep making a positive impact on our
Procks appointment is
He succeeds Robert Doty, who has
held the role since April 2017.
SOURCE: Pioneer Press.
Arizona Lottery Wins AZIMA TIM Award for Holiday
Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns and Innovation
PHOENIX, Arizona (April 10, 2019)
The Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) celebrated the most
successful digital marketing campaigns and innovation in Arizona last week at
the 2019 TIM Awards and the Arizona Lottery was recognized for its unique use
AZIMA awarded the Windfall Willie
Virtual Holiday Party livestream with a TIM Mastery Award in the social
real-time engagement category. The Mastery Award is the highest recognition an
entry can receive.
We are proud to receive
this award for our digital innovation and creativity, said Executive
Director of the Arizona Lottery, Gregg Edgar.
This was a fun and
challenging campaign to execute. Not only did we highlight our Holiday
Scratchers® tickets, we also raised awareness and money for Court Appointed
Special Advocates (CASA). We love thinking outside-the-box to do even more to
give back to our communities.
The Windfall Willie Virtual Holiday
Party livestream was an almost three-hour production that mimicked 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
The nearly three-hour live video
organically reached over 42,000 people, received over 68,000 engagements, and
over 15,000 unique viewers and the Arizona Lottery donated $25,000 to
its beneficiary Court Appointed Special Advocates, a program that gives a voice
to kids in foster care.
OH Partners is the Agency of Record
for the Arizona Lottery and concepted, directed and executed the recognized
work. To learn more about the Arizona Lottery, visit:
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $4.1 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 more than $4 million per
week fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Veikkaus to Hold an Innovation Challenge Week to Find Startups
and Begin Collaboration Focus on eSports
HELSINKI, Finland (April 10, 2019)
-- At Veikkaus headquarters, May will mean focusing intensively on esports.
Veikkaus and Avanto Ventures are jointly organizing an Innovation Challenge
Week, during which 810 startup companies will explore what new esports
solutions they could generate in cooperation with Veikkaus.
The Challenge Week will be held at
Veikkaus head offices in Pohjois-Haaga, Helsinki from May 20-24. The Week
is essentially a competition aimed at identifying opportunities for
collaboration and shared growth opportunities between Veikkaus and startups.
The winner will receive a follow-up contract valued at 30,000 euros for further
development of the winning idea.
We want to find the best ideas in
the world, as well as the best partners with whom to bring those ideas to life.
We believe that such a partner could well be found in the esports and startup
world. At the same time, we can offer startups an opportunity to bring their
ideas to market, states VP of Business Development and Innovation at Veikkaus,
Startups can apply to the Challenge
Week here. Both Finnish and international startups are welcome to apply.
The aim of the Challenge Week is not
to create actual games, but rather services or solutions related to
This could mean, for example, an
esports product, service, or platform. The goal is to produce innovative
solutions for esports players, teams, or fans, Ioannidou specifies.
The Veikkaus Innovation Challenge
Week will feature engaging speakers, and Veikkaus mentors will be available to
assist startups in their design processes. The Week will culminate in a
pitching event during which startups will be given two minutes in which to
present their ideas.
Esports to kick off series of
The Innovation Challenge Week in May
will be the first in a serious of similar weeks which will focus on a variety
of subjects. The esports challenge will kick off this new approach.
Esports is immensely popular at the
moment. It is the fifth most popular game in pre-match betting and the fourth
most popular in live betting at Veikkaus, Ioannidou explains the choice of
As early as 2014, Veikkaus was one
of the first gaming companies to offer esports betting. Now the company is
looking to esports to learn new kinds of lessons.
We believe that the world of
esports can generate ideas that Veikkaus can benefit from in its own business.
We want to learn from the world of players in order to be able to provide the
best possible gaming experiences, Ioannidou says.
Veikkaus is the largest gaming
sector employer in Finland, and wants to be a pioneer in the gaming sector. It
holds the exclusive right to organize gambling operations in Finland, but
competition in the digital world is international.
Veikkaus needs to develop its
operations, innovate new activities, and research and develop new
We want to be successful in an
ever-changing world. Our goal is to be an international pioneer in the gaming
sector, and for this reason we need to do something differently from everyone
else. We will venture into developing ideas that no-one else has yet developed,
Veikkaus Innovation Challenge
- Startups can apply to the Innovation Challenge Week
until April 23, 2019 here.
startups will be chosen by May 3, 2019.
- Veikkaus Innovation Challenge Week will be held at
Veikkaus head offices in Helsinki from May 2024, 2019.
- The winner of the Innovation Week will receive
30,000 euros for further development of the winning idea.
- Veikkaus specialists will work together with
startups during the Challenge Week.
- Esports betting has been part of Veikkaus'
portfolio since 2014.
- Veikkaus was among the first five companies
worldwide to offer legal esports betting.
- In 2015, Veikkaus organized its own #oletvoittaja
StarCraft II tournament, which was won by Joona "Serral" Sotala.
- The first esports broadcast on VeikkausTV took
place on September 5, 2015, after which esports has continued to feature
regularly on the service.
- Veikkaus' esports betting selection consists of
fourteen games, the most popular of which is Counter-Strike: Global
- In 2018, Veikkaus offered over 13,000 esports
matches as betting options. Esports was the fifth most popular game in
pre-match betting and the fourth most popular in live betting.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Veikkaus' media service, tel. +358 9 4370 7000,
Veikkaus is a Finnish gaming company
with a special mission. We want people to play our games safely and with
moderation. Almost all adult Finns play our games; we have over two million
loyal customers. Thanks to the players, over one billion euros a year are
accumulated for the common good. The gaming revenue is used to offer people
chances for better lives.
SOURCE: Veikkaus press release.
Baden-Württemberg and SC Freiburg Extend Partnership
The state-owned Toto-Lotto GmbH
extends its sponsorship commitment to the football Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.
Lotto CEO Georg Wacker and SCF CEO Oliver Leki signed the new contract on
Thursday (11 April) in Freiburg. The agreement runs for three years until the
season 2021/22 and also takes into account the move to the new Freiburg
GERMANY (April 11, 2019) -- "Our
sponsoring cooperation is absolutely consistent. We as a national company and
the SC Freiburg stand with both feet on the ground and are reliable
partners," said Lotto CEO Georg Wacker. "The SC is a sympathetic club
with enthusiastic fans far beyond Freiburg, a win for the Bundesliga."
"Lotto Baden-Württemberg is
a highly valued partner, firmly rooted in the country and a major supporter of
the sport," said SC CEO Oliver Leki.
will continue to engage with our women's team. We appreciate the continuity of
Lotto Baden-Württemberg continues to be the exclusive
partner for sports betting in the premium category. Compared to the previous
commitment, the sponsorship package has been extended slightly. In addition to
TV-relevant advertising space, it includes other advertising, communication and
branding measures in the area surrounding the Bundesliga club and also applies
in the new SC stadium. "The Black Forest Stadium certainly has its charm.
However, we are looking forward to
moving to the new stadium with the SC and being able to use the larger
presentation options there ", continues Georg Wacker.
Lotto Baden-Württemberg offers
lotteries and sports betting, including the classic 6aus49. The national
company has been promoting the common good for many decades.
The fact that sport today is an
integral part of everyday life and a trademark of Baden-Württemberg, the
Toto Lotto funds have contributed to a large extent.
Because the proceeds from the state
lotteries flow into the betting funds of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Sport and its associations can again expect more than 59 million euros this
year. From the funds, each athletic active directly or indirectly receives a
share, regardless of whether he pursues sports as a discipline or in leisure.
The lottery players are thus the secret patrons of sports in
Baden-Württemberg. The involvement in SC Freiburg, which has existed since
Tennessee Education Lotterys 3rd Quarter Proceeds for
Education 3rd Highest Ever
Total Funding for
Education at More Than $4.96 Billion
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (April 15,
2019) --The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced today its
third-quarter transfer to education of $108.2 million, the third highest of all
Total sales for the period of Jan.
1, 2019, through March 31, 2019, were also the third highest for any quarter
since the Lottery began on Jan. 20, 2004.
The transfer brings the total raised
for education to more than $4.96 billion.
These stellar results are
great news for education in Tennessee, said Rebecca Hargrove, President
and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery.
The Lottery continues to
achieve its goal of maximizing dollars to fund valuable education programs,
which has resulted in more than 1.3 million scholarships and grants awarded
since we began.
Of note, third quarter instant game
sales of $375.4 million were the highest for any quarter since inception.
In addition to news about its third
quarter, the Lottery announced that proceeds for education for the first three
quarters of the fiscal year (July 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019) are 6.4
percent higher than the prior year.
In addition to the educational
beneficiaries, players have won more than $13.5 billion in prizes and Lottery
retailers have earned more than $1.2 billion in retailer commissions since
For additional information, visit
tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun.
CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, T:
615-324-6556, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: The Tennessee Education
Lottery is $3 Billion Win for Minnesota
Governor Walz Proclaims
April 15 as Minnesota Lottery Playing Our Part Day
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (April 15,
2019) Minnesota Lottery announced that proceeds from ticket sales have
surpassed $3 billion for critical state programs, including education, public
safety, health and human services, and environmental protection.
The $3 billion milestone, announced
two days shy of the Lotterys 29th anniversary on April 17, was nearly 30
years in the making. The Lotterys newly appointed Executive Director Adam
Prock said, Communities throughout Minnesota have benefited from
projects made possible by $3 billion in lottery proceeds. The Minnesota
Lottery, retailers, players and Minnesotans who enjoy the outdoors, all play a
part in making Minnesota an even better place to live.
To celebrate Lottery contributions
to Minnesotas environment, elected officials and representatives of the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resourcesa committee made up
of 17 members that make funding recommendations to the legislature from the
Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, which receives forty
percent of lottery proceedswere on hand to discuss the impact of lottery
dollars on Minnesotas natural resources.
LCCMR Director Becca Nash said,
Since 1991, the ENRTF has provided $630 million in support to
approximately 1,600 environmental projects collectively impacting every county
in Minnesota. Lottery proceeds have been instrumental in providing a long-term,
stable source of funding for environmental protection for future
Nancy Gibson, who serves as an LCCMR
Co-Chair, said, The voters of Minnesota overwhelming approved the
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. It is the envy of other states.
These critical funds have preserved habitat and statewide lakes, rivers and
streams; enhanced state and regional parks; fought invasive species; and been a
tool for innovative outdoor environmental education.
Governor Walz proclaimed April 15 as
Minnesota Lottery Playing Our Part Day to commemorate the
Lotterys $3 billion milestone. A copy of the proclamation can be found
$3.087 billion has been
directed to the following:
- General Fund - $1.734 billion
- Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund -
- Game and Fish Fund - $220.7 million
- Natural Resources Fund - $220.7 million
- Problem Gambling Prevention & Treatment - $47.8
- Other State Programs - $36.8 million
About the Lottery
Since 1990, the Lottery has
generated more than $3 billion for programs that positively impact the lives of
Minnesotans. More than $1.2 billion has helped preserve, restore and protect
Minnesotas environment through the Environment and Natural Resources
Trust Fund, Game and Fish Fund and the Natural Resources Fund. Another $1.8
billion has helped fund state programs, including education, public safety,
health and human services and problem gambling prevention and treatment
CONTACT: Minnesota Lottery, Emily
Frost, T: 651-334-6135, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Minnesota Lottery.
Industry Bodies Merge to Strengthen Newsagents and Lottery
Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association and the Lottery Retailers Association have
AUSTRALIA (April 17, 2019) -- The
Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA) and the Lottery Retailers
Association (LRA) have merged to become the only ACCC-authorised national body
representing all newsagents, distributors and lottery retailers in every state
This unites the industry and gives
an even stronger and broader representative to support, negotiate for,
collectively bargain for, strengthen and advocate for them.
Ben Kearney, CEO of the Australian
Lottery and Newsagents Association, said, Running a small business is
tough, but when done well it is hugely rewarding and beneficial to our
Every small business should have
someone in their corner, and as a combined force, Australias newsagents,
distributors, and lottery retailers know that we are proactive and in their
As the national body and
the largest representative for Australias newsagents, distributors, and
lottery retailers, we will be building on the successes and momentum that the
Lottery Retailers Association and the Australian Lottery and Newsagents
Association have experienced in affiliation together.
Gary Carter, CEO of the Lottery
Retailers Association, said, Together we have already negotiated for
better remuneration from Tabcorp for our members, we have fought to see lottery
betting banned in Australia, and we have provided guidance, support and
advocacy for our member to help them grow their businesses. Both organisations
bring together a wealth of expertise and experience, and we look forward to
benefiting our members businesses as one team.
The merger has been progressed on
mutually beneficial terms and in the best interests of members of the
The organisations branding will
merge over time, while combining of staff and management has been effective
Gary Carter, CEO of LRA, will take
on the positions of General Manager of Victoria, and the national role of
General Manager, Lotteries.
Mr Kearney explained, Our
industry needs unity so we can meet the challenges our members face to improve
their profitability and to future-proof the industry. That is what this merger
brings. In addition, it capitalises on the complementary strengths of both
organisations, to bring greater value and impact to our members who are
Australias largest independent retail and home delivery
The merger further unites the
industry and it builds on ALNAs other recent mergers in February this
year with Lottery Agents Queensland (LAQ) and the merger with the Lottery
Agents Association of Tasmania (LAAT) last year.
About the Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA)
The Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA) is the peak national industry body for
Australias newsagents and lottery agents.
Representing a significant part of
the Australian economy, ALNA works tirelessly to better its members businesses,
and to ensure a secure future for newsagents and lottery agents.
SOURCE: Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA).
Wyolotto Records Largest 12 Month State Transfer Amount to
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (April 16, 2019)
-- On April 5, WyoLotto transferred $1,201,122. to the State
Treasurers Office, bringing the total amount this fiscal year (July 1,
2018 - June 30, 2019) to over $5.4 million. This is the largest annual transfer
total since WyoLotto launched in 2014. This is also the sixth consecutive
transfer to the state over $1 million, totalling over $14.8 million transferred
to the state since April 2016.
This years total state
transfer amount was a big deal to the Wyoming Lottery, but others around the
country took notice too.
WyoLotto was awarded the Sharon
Sharp Award, which recognizes and honors a single U.S. lottery that achieves
the largest year-over-year increase in funds contributed to its beneficiaries.
This award highlights the commitment WyoLotto has made to give back to the
communities that support them.
Giving back is what
WyoLotto set out to accomplish when it was formed in 2014, Jon
Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto, said.
The true measure of a
lotterys success is what it gives back, and we are proud to be able to
give back over $1 million to the state of Wyoming this quarter,
Since launch, WyoLotto has also seen
3,964,542 winners, over $55 million in player winnings, and over $8.3 million
in retailer commissions. These are just a few of the many ways the Wyoming
Lottery has made substantial impacts on the state.
You can find out more on how the
money is distributed to the counties on the State Treasurer's website that has
links to PDF's of all of the distributions for each quarterly transfer
WyoLotto backs a variety of Wyoming
businesses and organizations. Weve
- Paid retailers over a million dollars a year in
ticket sale commissions.
- Paid lotto winners tens of millions.
- Boosted local media by over half a million a year
- Sponsored the Pokes and things like the State
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and
counties based on ticket sales.
Lotteries Transfer R$6.57 Billion to Legal Beneficiaries in
Resources will be applied
by the government in areas such as Safety, Sport, Culture, Safety, Education
BRAZIL (April 15, 2019) -- In
addition to feeding the dreams of millions of bettors, CAIXA Lotteries are an
important source of resources for the country's social development. Part of the
total collected through the games is passed on to its legal beneficiaries:
areas such as security, health, education, safety and sports, among others.
According to the CAIXA Balance Sheet
2018, Lotteries raised 13.84 billion and social transfers totaled R $ 6.57
billion. Check in the infographic below the values passed for each area.
"The higher the collection, the
greater the transfer to social areas," explains the national manager of
Lotteries, Rodrigo Hori. He believes that this year there will be an increase
in onlending, depending on the growth of the economy.
"The transfer of Lottery resources
is fundamental for the maintenance of programs to encourage sports, education,
such as Student Funding, and programs in the area of public security, which
also started to receive funds from lotteries," he said.
Hori points out that Law No. 13,756
/ 2018, published at the end of last year, redistributed the percentages
allocated to the social area and included new beneficiaries, such as the
National Public Security Fund (FNSP), state sports secretariats, National Club
(FENACLUBES) and the Brazilian University Sports Committee (CBDU).
Only for the Olympic Committee (COB)
and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB), more than R $ 360 million were
transferred. In 2018, the COB received R $ 230 million from the collection of
the CAIXA Lotteries.
"The resources are fundamental for
the realization of the sports projects of the COB and also of the Olympic
confederations," said COB Director General Rogério Sampaio, Olympic judo
champion in Barcelona in 1992.
He estimates that this year the
Committee should receive about of R $ 250 million.
"The money is mainly invested in
training teams, hiring foreign technicians, acquiring equipment and sports
materials, exchanging trips, participating in international competitions and
expenses with periods of acclimatization of delegations," explained the COB
CPB president Mizael Conrado said
that the transfer of resources from the lotteries allowed the Paralympic sport
to go to another level.
"Brazil has advanced 17 positions in
three editions of Paralympics. We went from twentieth to the Sydney games in
2000 to the seventh place in 2012 in London, "said Mizael.
He also notes that the transfer of
funds has raised the level of governance of the Paralympic Committee and the
"With the resources of the
lotteries, it is possible to work from the beginning of the athletes to the
highest income in their own competitions, such as the Lottery Circuit
In 2018, the social transfer of the
Lotteries to the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) was R $ 131.8 million,
which also benefits from more funds from the CAIXA Lotteries in the form of
SOURCE: CAIXA Lotteries.
Dutch Gaming Authority Outlines the Measures That Gambling Providers Must Take
to Fulfil Their Duty of Care
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (April 12,
2019) -- Kansspelautoriteit (the Dutch Gaming Authority) looks back with
satisfaction at the five meetings in recent weeks about the concept of the Duty
of Care Guideline. The last meeting was yesterday (11 April 2019) in
In a constructive atmosphere,
discussions were held with gambling providers, healthcare professionals and
experience experts about measures aimed at preventing people from becoming
addicted to gambling and what should be done about consumer protection.
The common denominator of the
meetings was that there is broad support for the ideas behind the measures
described in the guideline. Some gambling providers do, however, have
reservations about the concrete elaboration of a number of measures. Some
questions were also raised about feasibility.
In the Guidelines for the Duty of
Care, the Ksa outlines the measures that gambling providers must take to
fulfill their duty of care. That they have that duty is stated in the Gambling
Act. The five meetings in the country are part of the so-called consultation.
This is a period in which market parties and other stakeholders can make
comments and comments on policy documents.
Young man's gambling
The Ksa assesses all responses and
adjusts the document if necessary or desired. The responses made during the
five meetings are included in this. For example, a meaningful response that was
given during a number of meetings was that the VAN, the gaming association,
could play a good role in introducing a number of measures. In addition to
Rotterdam, there were meetings in Eindhoven , Amsterdam (28 March), Zwolle (2
April) and Utrecht (9 April).
Once the Guidelines for the Duty of
Care have been established by the Board of Directors of the Ksa, the measures
mentioned in the document are the starting point for the supervision of the
gambling sector. Parties that do not adequately implement addiction prevention
run the risk of sanctioning measures by the Ksa.
There were roughly two reasons for
the Ksa to prepare the document. The first reason is the observation that
prevention and protection measures are being implemented in different places in
different places. This is understandable, since the Betting and Gaming Act
imposes obligations only in a general sense. The second reason, in line with
the first, is that market parties have asked the Ksa to provide guidance on how
to fulfill the duty of care. The Ksa does this with the Care Duty Guidelines
You can respond to the draft version
of the Duty of Care Guide up to and including 22 April 2019 via
Gaming Authority cordially invites you to do this. The consultation started on
11 March (see also:
tests document (Guidelines for Duty of Care) on how to prevent gambling