Extends Agreement with the D.C. Lottery to Provide Instant Ticket Printing
LONDON, U.K. (December 22, 2017) --
IGT announced that it has signed a one-year extension agreement with the D.C.
Office of Lottery and Charitable Games (D.C. Lottery) to continue providing
instant tickets and related services through December 1, 2018. Under the
agreement, IGT will continue to provide a comprehensive range of instant ticket
services for the D.C. Lottery including game planning and marketing, research
and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant
IGT has been a print vendor for the
D.C. Lottery since 2014. During this time, IGT has developed multiple tickets
for the Lottery, ranging in price from $1 to $10. In addition, the Lottery will
launch its first Super Ticket with IGT in March of 2018.
IGT is pleased to continue
working with the D.C. Lottery, and we look forward to enhancing their instant
ticket program with creative new content over the next year, said Michael
Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery.
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 Interactive and
Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment
in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our
gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to
play. We have a 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 over 12,000 employees. For more information, please
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 51899030
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
Virginia Lottery Kicks Off Thank a Teacher Art
Contest for Students
Richmond, VA (December 27, 2017) --
The Virginia Lottery is expanding its Thank a Teacher campaign by
adding an art contest for K-12 students enrolled in Virginias public
schools. Launching on January 2, 2018, the Thank a Teacher Art Contest is
looking for student artists to design the thank-you notes that will be
distributed to thousands of teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week,
Open from January 2 February
2, 2018, the Virginia Lottery will accept submissions online from K-12 public
school students, with permission from a guardian. Winners will be selected from
elementary school, middle school and
high school. The winners will each receive a $150 gift card, win $1,000 for
their schools art department, have the opportunity to attend the Thank a
Teacher campaign kick-off event in the Spring, and have their original artwork
featured on thousands of 2018 thank-you notes distributed across the
We are excited to expand
our Thank a Teacher program and involve students in a new way to help say
thanks to Virginias deserving teachers, said
Virginia Lotterys Executive Director Paula Otto. We are looking
forward to adding a more personal touch to the campaign, and celebrating our
creative students and the art programs that shape them.
Thank a Teacher is a state-wide
campaign organized by the Virginia Lottery in partnership with the Virginia PTA
and Virginia Tourism Corporation. Each year, these partners encourage students,
parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginias
public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. In its first
two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of
the Thank a Teacher campaign. Through a random drawing, a few teachers were
even awarded some cool prizes, including Virginia-themed vacations.
Entries for the art contest will be
judged by a blue-ribbon panel of various members of the arts community in
Virginia, and winning designs will be revealed in March. For more information
about the Thank a Teacher Art Contest eligibility requirements, design
criteria, prize structure and submission guidelines, visit
About Virginia Lottery
When it comes to education, the
Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, its the reason we play. We generate
more than $1.5 million per day for Virginias K-12 public schools.
Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia
Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginias public
schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on
Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and check us out on YouTube.
Please play responsibly.
CONTACT: Virginia Lottery: Jill
Vaughan, T: 804-692-7778, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Padilla on behalf of Virginia
Lottery: Katie McCombie, T: 804-675-8142, E:
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Now and Win Later with Florida Lotto® with
Win up to $500
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (December 29,
2017) -- The Florida Lottery is proud to announce that the exciting, optional
add-on feature EZmatch, will be available on FLORIDA LOTTO® purchases
beginning Monday, January 1, 2018. Players who add EZmatch to their FLORIDA
LOTTO purchases can win cash prizes of up to $500 instantly!
EZmatch gives FLORIDA LOTTO players
the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly, for an additional $1 per play,
and still have the chance to win millions more in the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing.
When a player adds EZmatch to his or her FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, six EZmatch
numbers and instant prize amounts will be printed on the ticket. If any of the
EZmatch numbers match any of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket, the
player instantly wins the prize amount shown.
All EZmatch prizes of less than $600
can be redeemed at any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be
claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a
retailer before the applicable FLORIDA LOTTO drawing on the ticket has
occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player. EZmatch prizes
may be claimed up to 180 days after the first draw date on the ticket.
FLORIDA LOTTO has been the
Lotterys flagship game since 1988, contributing more than $7.7 billion to
education. FLORIDA LOTTO has the highest sales of any in state lotto game
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will
be held tomorrow, December 30, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $10 million
jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout
the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery
website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers
statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than
775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more
than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For
more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Lottery Director Hedinger Announces Retirement
- Recipient of Lottery Industry
Statesperson Award and of the
- Major Peter J. OConnell Lottery
Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
TRENTON, New Jersey (December 29,
2017) Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, has
announced her retirement, effective December 31, 2017. Hedinger began her
lottery career as deputy executive director of the New Jersey Lottery in 1994.
She became acting director in 2003, serving for a year before moving on to the
position of chief clerk at the Ocean County Surrogate Court in 2004. Hedinger
served in that capacity until June 2010 when Governor Chris Christie selected
her to lead the Lottery as its executive director. She brought three decades of
experience as a Certified Public Accountant to her new role.
Charged with shaping the future of
the Lottery, Hedingers tenure at the Lottery was filled with achievements
that exemplified her leadership skills and visionary approach, resulting in new
product offerings that have positively impacted the gaming industry. The
Lottery initiated many innovative industry firsts by using advanced technology,
fresh marketing techniques and product development, to engage the public.
As executive director, Hedinger
managed significant changes at the New Jersey Lottery, including Lotterys
successful transition with Northstar New Jersey Lottery, LLC which included the
restructuring of Lotterys operations and staffing to enhance operational
efficiency and productivity. The New Jersey Lottery delivered sales of more
than $3.2 billion in FY 2017 that contributed nearly a billion dollars in net
funds to public education and other state institutions that serve the people of
Under Hedingers direction, the
Lottery achieved financial successes while maintaining a strong commitment to
responsible gaming. The New Jersey Lottery is one of the few lotteries in the
nation to achieve Level 4 Certification in Responsible Gaming from the World
Hedinger received the prestigious
Lottery Industry Statesperson Award given by the Public Gaming Research
Institute (PGRI). Award recipients are selected based on achieving historically
significant accomplishments that have contributed to the great success of
government lotteries during their years of work in the industry. Hedinger is
the first woman and only the fifth person to receive this respected award.
Receiving the Lottery Industry
Statesperson Award is a sincere honor. It validates the pioneering work
achieved by the New Jersey Lottery to explore new ideas to create a lasting and
positive impact that benefits the State of New Jersey and the lottery industry
at large. said Hedinger.
The Statesperson Award complements
the PGRI Major Peter J. OConnell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement
Award presented to Hedinger in 2016 in recognition of her dedication,
contribution and great success in managing a government lottery.
Hedinger has served in several
leadership positions including a term as president in 2011 with the New Jersey
Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the AICPA Council.
She currently serves as the Region 1
Director for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
Hedinger previously served on Gov.
Christies Sports, Gaming & Entertainment Transition Team and Gov.
Whitmans Education Transition Team. She is the current Chair of the
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals Community Advisory Board, former
member of the Georgian Court University Planned Giving Council and the Board of
Trustees for Stockton University of New Jersey, chairing the board from 1997 to
John White, deputy director of
finance, will become acting executive director effective January 1, 2018.
Following Carole as Lottery director is the equivalent of following a
legend. She truly knows and understands every aspect of the lottery industry.
She has worked extensively during her career to help make the New Jersey State
Lottery one of the top performing lotteries in the world, White
Caroles years of
exemplary leadership of the Lottery have been invaluable to the State and
Lotterys beneficiaries, said State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder.
She is widely recognized across the government-run lottery industry for
being an innovative and talented leader.
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc., Awarded
the World Lottery Association Security Control Standards:2016 Certification and
the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
VISTA, CA (January 4, 2018) --
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY & TOTALIZATOR SYSTEMS, INC. ("ILTS") announced today
that it has been awarded the World Lottery Association Security Control
Standard:2016 ("WLA-SCS:2016") certification and the ISO/IEC 27001:2013
certification signaling that its information security management practices meet
the highest international standards and best practices.
The formal assessment and audit for
the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification was conducted in accordance with the PECB
auditing and certification procedures by PECB, a global management system
certification body accredited by the International Accreditation Service.
The WLA certification attests that
the Information Security Management System ("ISMS") of ILTS has met the
requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013, together with the additional security
requirements of the General Security and Integrity Control Objectives and
Controls of the WLA SCS:2016 for the design, the development and the provision
of lottery processing systems, in accordance with the statement of
applicability and scope established within the ISMS operated by ILTS. ISO/IEC
27001:2013 is a globally recognized standard for the establishment,
maintenance, and certification of an information security management
ILTS President Jeff Johnson said,
"ILTS is proud that our ISMS is recognized for adhering to the highest
information security protocols and best practices. Obtaining the WLA and ISO
27001 certifications is a tremendous achievement as it has demonstrated our
commitment to our customers that our information security controls and
practices follow internationally recognized information security standards. I
congratulate our team who worked diligently during this process. We've invested
our time and effort to implement a sound information security management system
that complies with the WLA and ISO 27001 standards."
ILTS provides computerized wagering
systems, equipment and services to lottery and racing organizations worldwide.
Further information on ILTS can be found on the worldwide web at
The WLA is recognized as the global
authority on the lottery business. It is comprised of state-authorized
lotteries and gaming organizations from more than 80 countries on six
continents. The WLA's Responsible Gaming Principles and Framework is a
certification program that outlines lotteries' level of commitment to corporate
social responsibility and responsible gaming.
CONTACT: Marketing Department, ILTS,
SOURCE: International Lottery &
WyoLotto Announce New Member to Board of
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (December 21,
2017) -- WyoLottoTM officials announced the appointment of Jim Willox as the
newest member of the 2017 Board of Directors. The Board consists of up to nine
members who oversee the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, with each member appointed
by the Governor.
I am pleased Jim Willox
accepted the appointment to the Lottery Board, said Governor Mead.
Jim is a businessman. He has been a Converse County Commissioner for over
ten years and has served on a number of boards and commissions. His experience
will serve the Lottery Board well.
WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz added to the
Governors sentiment. Jim is already a great addition to the board,
bringing local community perspective and thought leadership to add to the
expertise and energy we have with our board. Governor Matt Mead did a great job
selecting this addition, said Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.
Jim Willox is a fourth generation
Converse County resident. He was raised on his family ranch south of Douglas.
In 2001, the family decided to sell the ranch and move into Douglas.
Wyoming is my home, and
getting to be an active member of this board is an honor and one that excites
me very much, Willox said.
Willox graduated from the University
of Wyoming with a degree in Agricultural Business.
He has previously served as an
officer of the Converse County Stockgrowers, Douglas Moose Lodge and the
Douglas Board of Realtors. He was also an active member of the Wyoming
Republican Party, in which he served in several positions, culminating as State
Chairman from 2003 to 2005.
He was sworn in as a Converse County
Commissioner in January of 2007, and has been active and engaged in many local
issues while a commissioner. As a member of the Wyoming County Commissioners
Association, he served as Chairman of the WCCA Transportation Committee for 6
years before being elected Treasurer of the WCCA in December 2016.
Willox is also active in other
realms of his community, including his involvement with the Wyoming High School
Activities Association as a basketball official for 15 years and as a USA
wrestling official for 10 years.
Jim and his wife, Tione, have two
sons, Bo, who lives and works in Douglas, and James is a junior at the
University of Wyoming.
The Board of Directors for the
Wyoming Lottery Corporation are:
- Sandi Chitwood, Chairman
- Gerry Marburger, Treasurer
- Dave Bonner, Secretary
- Gina Monk
- Mary Throne
- Ross Newman
- Jim Whalen
- Jim Willox
- Sandra Wallop
For more information about Wyoming
Lottery Corporation and the Board of Directors, visit wyolotto.com.
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery
Gambling Regulation Act 2003 Changes
MELBOURNE, Australia (December 20,
2017) -- On 30 November 2017 the Victorian Parliament passed the Gambling
Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Act 2017. This will mean a
number of changes for gaming venue operators.
A number of changes in the amendment
come into effect on 20 December 2017. In particular:
- if a person has $2000 or more worth of accumulated
credits on an electronic gaming machine, venue operators must pay out these
credits by cheque (this was previously required for credits of $1000 or more)
or by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- if accumulated credits on a gaming machine are less
than $2000, that amount may be paid out via any payment method (including
- any payment of $2000 or more made via an EFT must
be transferred in a way that means they are not available to the person for at
least 24 hours after the transfer, and,
- if that is not possible, or the venue does not have
the facilities to provide for EFT, the payment of accumulated credits over
$2000 or more must be made via cheque.
More information is available on the
Technical Standards for Industry page.
The VCGLR website will be
continually updated with further information on the changes.
Learn more about the changes to the Gambling Regulation
SOURCE: Victorian Responsible
Acquires Stake in Bosnian Willy Klub
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (December 23,
2017) -- SYNOT continues to expand its business activities in the Balkans.
After recently joining the Macedonian company The Slots, which is one of
Macedonia's largest gambling operators, it has now strengthened its position in
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Specifically, she joined WILLY CLUB.
This is an operating network that currently runs nearly 700 game machines.
"With this company, we
established contact in 2015 when we started our business in Bosnia and
Herzegovina. We have now decided to extend the cooperation and join the company
WILLY CLUB. Our plan is to stabilize the entire network by the end of the year
and increase the number of machines operated by WILLY CLUB to approximately
800," said Neofytos Neofytou, director of SYNOT International Limited,
"B alkane is a very interesting
market for us. In addition, in the coming year, there will be an adjustment to
the conditions for running online lotteries, which has not yet been
SYNOT has been operating in the
Balkans for nearly 10 years.
Specifically, in this region and its
immediate vicinity, Bosnia and Herzegovina is also active in Romania, Serbia,
Macedonia and also in Greece.
Earlier next year, he plans to enter
the Croatian market.
CONTACT: Mgr. Magda
Pekařová, spokesperson, The SYNOT Group, Mobile: +420 739 604 032,
SOURCE: The SYNOT Group.
Tabcorp Announce Executive Leadership Team
SYDNEY, Australia (December 21,
2017) -- Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) today announces the appointment of
its Executive Leadership Team who from tomorrow, 22 December 2017, will lead
the Company following the combination with Tatts Group.
The Executive Leadership Team will
be comprised as follows:
- Managing Director and CEO - David Attenborough
- Chief Financial Officer - Damien Johnston
- Managing Director, Wagering & Media - Adam
- Managing Director, Lotteries & Keno - Sue van
- Managing Director, Gaming Services - Frank
- Group General Counsel - Sean Hughes
- Chief Information Officer - Mandy Ross
- Chief People Officer - Merryl Dooley
- Chief Risk Officer - Clinton Lollback
- Chief Strategy Officer - Ben Simons
- Group Company Secretary - Fiona Mead
Tabcorps Managing Director
& CEO, Mr David Attenborough said:
Executive Leadership Team brings together executives from both Tabcorp and
Tatts. I am very pleased to have such a strong team in place from day 1 as we
enter a new era for these two great companies.
The combination has created
a world-class, diversified gambling entertainment group. Our new Executive
Leadership Team, together with our more than 5000 people, will work to deliver
the material benefits the combination is expected to create for shareholders,
the racing industry, business partners, customers and governments.
Id like to take this
opportunity to express our deep appreciation to the executives who are
departing the organisation due to the combination becoming effective. Each has
contributed to the strength of Tabcorp and Tatts and has helped set us up with
a great platform for growth. These executives will remain with us for a period
of time into the New Year to support the initial phase of the integration
For more information CONTACT:
Media: Nicholas Tzaferis, GM
Corporate Affairs, T: 03 9868 2529.
Financial analysts: Sacha Krien, GM
Investor Relations, T: 03 9868 2794.
SOURCE: Tabcorp Holdings
Launches Snabbare.com, a New and Exciting Casino on the Swedish
SWEDEN (December 20, 2017) -- Gaming
operator ComeOn, a Cherry AB (publ) STO: CHER-B.ST subsidiary,
announce the successful launch of a new exciting brand on the Swedish market.
The brand, Snabbare.com (Eng: Faster.com), will meet the demand from Swedish
players for faster withdrawals and faster casino play, without a time-consuming
registration. Snabbare.com is the first brand in Sweden to offer faster casino
play and withdrawals within 15 min under a Malta Gaming Authority license.
Tomas Johansson, Interim CEO of
We see an increasing demand
among players to have a faster and more seamless gaming experience. We strongly
believe in a future where we simplify the experience for the user and take away
unnecessary waiting times and time-consuming steps. With Snabbare.com we are
taking a major step in this direction and it feels great to be able to be the
first operator to offer instant play, faster withdrawals combined with tax free
winnings to the Swedish players. Snabbare.com will be a great addition to our
already strong brand portfolio and we are already working on bringing more
features and improvements to the site. So stay tuned, the future is
Snabbare.com is using a pay and play
service that enables a full Know Your Customer (KYC) solution on every deposit.
This is a fast, easy to use and very secure solution that enables customers to
play casino without having to go through the ordinary time-consuming
registration process. It also opens up for faster withdrawal processing, which
is very appreciated among Swedish players.
ComeOn is a leading player in the
rapidly expanding online gaming market via mobile, tablet and computer, with
well-known brands and strong positions, primarily in casinos and sports
This information was submitted for
publication on 20 December 2017, at 10:00 a.m. CET.
CHERRY IN BRIEF
Cherry is a Swedish innovating and
fast-growing gaming company established in 1963. The business strategy is to
create shareholder value by owning and developing fast growing and profitable
businesses within the gaming and casino industry. Today, Cherry operates
through five diversified business areas: Online Gaming, Game Develop¬ment,
Online Marketing, Gaming Technology, and Restaurant Casino. The objective is to
grow organically in combination with strategic acquisitions of fast-growing
companies. Cherry employs some 1,100 people and has about 6,900 shareholders.
The companys class B share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange,
Mid Cap segment. More information is available at
SOURCE: Cherry AB.
Fastrak Chosen to Help Develop the Kazakhstan
U.K. (December 22, 2017) -- The
leading supplier of point of sale display products to the lottery industry,
Fastrak Lottery Solutions, has revealed its part in the re-launch of the
Kazakhstan Lottery with new scratch card dispensers and promotional material
delivered across the country.
Following the successful licence bid
by Satty Zhuldyz to run the Kazakhstan National Lottery, the new operators
quickly looked to revamp the point of sale units, choosing the Fastrak Lottery
Solutions POD scratch card dispenser to display and dispense its new range of
To date Fastrak has built 1,000
modular scratch card dispensers which started rolling out in Kazakhstan in
September 2017 with a further 2,000 installations planned for early 2018.
John Barrett, Managing Director of
Fastrak said; The new operators of the lottery in Kazakhstan
recognised that they needed an effective solution for the display and sale of
their games and identified that a new and vibrant point of sale unit could
significantly enhance how they reach and engage their consumer so we
were asked to bring a fresh approach to their instore image.
The flexibility offered by
Fastraks POD modular design allows it to expand as sales grow. Along with
this, its ability to be branded for the changing needs of the Kazakhstan
Lottery meant that it both made an immediate impact together with preparing for
The signature marketing features
included in Fastraks POD design allows for tactical messaging, price
point information and the ability to promote feature games, all of which fitted
with the Satty Zhuldyz marketing and communication strategies as the range of
lottery products expands.
Fastraks design team proposed
their modular POD system to allow for multiple games to be stacked and
displayed within the same unit. This resulted in a range of configurations
being delivered including 2x2, 2x3, 3x2 and 1x4 configurations.
Flexibility was of prime
importance within the solution, added Paul Shardlow, Design Manager
at Fastrak. Our team of British designers have over 15 years
experience in developing innovative solutions, and they have once again used
their talent to create a unit that not only gives impact and flexibility, but
also has been proven to increase sales.
The team at Fastrak were chosen for
the project due to their experience in working with some of the largest lottery
operators in the world through which they have proven their understanding of
the consumer journey, engaging the customer and lottery sales.
Although official sales figures on
the Kazakhstan Lottery project have not yet been released, it was confirmed
that a sales increase was achieved from the launch of the new POD units, and
are continuing to grow as consumers recognise the impactful displays and
understand the products on offer.
John Barrett, Managing Director of
Fastrak, said; Our solutions are all designed to inform the consumer,
sell more product and expand the displays as the success of lottery sales grow.
Its projects like these that show how we can take a clients brief, and
provide a customised solution from our standard range of products that really
works and delivers a measurable increase in sales.
Fastrak Lottery solutions are world
leaders in providing specialist point of sale to the lottery industry offering
the most extensive and advanced range of lottery point of sale products
available anywhere in the world.
For more information on Fastrak
Lottery Solutions, visit www.fastraklotterysolutions.com email
email@example.com or call UK (+44 (0)1625 439966), Australia
(+61 411 552 393), Hong Kong/China (+852 3755 4511) or The Unites Stated (+1
212 729 1990).
SOURCE: Fastrak Lottery
Gambling Authorities Grant SAZKA Group Permission to Acquire
Shares in Casinos Austria AG
After the closing, the
indirect stake of the SAZKA Group in Casinos Austria AG increases to
VIENNA, Austria (December 30, 2017)
-- In December 2017, CAME Holding GmbH, which belongs to the Czech SAZKA Group,
received the approvals of the outstanding national and international gambling
authorities to acquire the indirect shares of LEIPNIK-LUNDENBURG INVEST
Beteiligungs AG (LLI) and the UNIQA Beteiligungs-Holding GmbH (UNIQA) at
Casinos Austria AG.
With the positive decisions of the
authorities in Austria, Australia, Canada and Switzerland, the necessary
regulatory approvals have been granted for the share purchase of the SAZKA
Group in Casinos Austria AG agreed in January 2017.
A general assembly of Casinos
Austria AG was convened for 15 January 2018. This general assembly marks the
final step towards the complete settlement of the share transaction with LLI
"Obtaining the permits is a
successful completion of one year of intensive work with the gaming, antitrust
and other competent authorities. In our role as the largest strategic
shareholder in the future, we want to continue the path of successful
co-operation with all other shareholders and secure the long-term economic
success of the company," said Robert Chvátal, CEO of the SAZKA Group, on
the latest development.
SAZKA Group: Successful gaming
company with many years of expertise SAZKA Group is one of Europes
largest lottery and gaming operators. The aggregate annual amount of bets
placed with companies in which the SAZKA Group holds an ownership interest are
in excess of EUR 15 billion and the aggregate EBITDA amounts to over EUR 850
million. Shareholders of SAZKA Group are investment companies KKCG (75%
shareholding) and EMMA Capital (25% shareholding), who share an equal
managerial control of the SAZKA Group. SAZKA Group currently holds interests in
the Greek lottery OPAP, Italys LOTTOITALIA and the Sazka lottery in the
Czech Republic, as well as a stake in Casinos Austria AG and in
Österreichische Lotterien GmbH.
pantarhei corporate advisors, Dr. Michael Höfler, Tel.: +43 / 664 / 886 56
355, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: SAZKA Group.
Site Mr Green Launch in Denmark
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (December 29,
2017) -- Mr Green has obtained a license for its casino site by the Danish
gaming authority. Mr Green now offers its whole range of entertaining casino
products to Danish customers like casino games and live casino.
Mr Green has been present in Denmark
since its acquisition of Dansk Underholdning in the spring 2017. Dansk
Underholdning operates for instance the gaming sites BingoSjov and BalletBingo.
After receiving the license, the casino site Mr Green has been launched in
This is an important step
in our strategy to grow geographically, says Per Norman, CEO of Mr
Green & Co. Denmark is a locally regulated market which is an
important criterion for us when expanding to new geographies.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Per Norman, CEO of Mr Green & Co AB, T: +46 72 230 91 91, E:
email@example.com or Åse Lindskog,
Director Communications and IR, T: +46 730 24 48 72, E:
About Mr Green
Mr Green is a leading online gaming
company with operations in twelve countries. The business concept is to offer
entertainment and a first-class gaming experience in a responsible environment.
The business was founded in 2007 and has developed into a well-established
online gaming company with a broad customer offer and a strong globally viable
brand. In 2016, Mr Green generated sales of SEK 924.5 million and the company
has over 220 employees. The headquarters and technical development are based in
Stockholm, and operations in Malta. Mr Green has gaming licenses in Italy,
Malta, UK, casino license in Denmark and Sportsbook license in Ireland. The
company is as of January 2, 2018, listed on Nasdaq Stockholms Mid Cap
segment. Read more at www.mrg.se.
SOURCE: Mr Green press release.