and William Hill U.S. Chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to Provide End-To-End
Sports Betting Technology and Services
LONDON, U.K. (August 24, 2018) --
IGT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT PLC")
(NYSE:IGT), and commercial partner
William Hill U.S.
announced today that they have been chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to be
the end-to-end sports betting service provider at the state's licensed video
lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino.
Sports betting operations are expected to go live at both locations by
mid-November. The initial term of the contract is for a period of five years
from the date that the first sports wager is placed at either venue, and may be
extended by mutual consent for two successive five-year terms.
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
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...
"It's an exciting time for the
Rhode Island Lottery," said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director.
"With the introduction of legalized sports betting, we will leverage
world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the
best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our
"We are pleased that Rhode Island
is the first lottery to set up sports betting operations post-PASPA," said
Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "IGT is a leading and proven supplier
of sports betting technology in the U.S. The combination with William Hill, a
leading sports betting operator in the U.S., uniquely positions us to provide
the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to
maximize sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of
"IGT is a world-class gaming
technology company and we could not be more happy to partner with them to
provide a world-class sports betting solution for the state of Rhode
Island," said Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill U.S.
Under the contract, a complete
end-to-end sports betting service will be provided to the Rhode Island Lottery,
utilizing IGT's sports betting platform with William Hill providing
best-in-class sports betting operation and risk management.
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 over 12,000
About William Hill
William Hill PLC is one of the
world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 16,000 people. Its
origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on
the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its $2.1 billion annual revenues are
still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting
offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it
established William Hill
US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the
largest sports betting business in the USA. William Hill US currently operates
107 race and sports books in Nevada and the state's leading mobile sports
betting app. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the Supreme Court that
the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, the
company is planning to operate where permitted by law throughout America.
William Hill US is operating in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack and Ocean
Resort Casino and is a licensed sports betting provider for several casinos in
Hill US is the exclusive risk manager for the sports lottery in
Delaware. William Hill also has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy
and Spain and serves online customers throughout the world from its Online
headquarters in Gibraltar.
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
William Hill CONTACT: Michael
Grodsky, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, (702) 378-7852
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
INTRALOT Announce New Contract in
ATHENS, Greece (August 28, 2018) --
INTRALOT announces the signing of a new contract between the Turkish State
Organization SporToto and INTELTEK, its subsidiary in Turkey, in partnership
with Turkcell, to continue the operation and technical support of the
successful and extremely popular fixed odds sports betting game Iddaa for up to
one additional year, starting August 29, 2018.
The new contract is under the same
main terms with the 10-year contract that expires on August 28, 2018. INTELTEK
was awarded the first contract by SporToto in 2003 and introduced the Iddaa
game in 2004 extending its services through a competitive tender process in
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.1 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in
subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, 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.
Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an
integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions
& services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive,
VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting
games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and
interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its
global lottery operations.
For more info: Mr. Chris Sfatos,
Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800,
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Game-Tec Labs Supplies National Lottery in
VISTA, CA, USA. (August 28, 2018) --
Game-Tec Labs, a leading provider of gaming systems and services to the
worldwide lottery and sports betting industries, announced that it has provided
a turn-key, nationwide lottery system in the country of Guatemala. The
solution delivered consists of the advanced GT-NET lottery gaming platform,
3500 point-of-sale lottery terminals, pre-launch implementation and consulting
services and ongoing post-launch system support.
The lottery is operated by the
Pediatric Foundation under the brand Lotería del Niño. Game-Tec
Labs GT-INSTANT module will initially be used for full life cycle
management of instant (scratch-off) lottery tickets. The GT-INSTANT
technology enables a highly secure inventory management, ticket distribution,
and real-time winning ticket validation solution. Additional products are
planned for introduction over the coming year.
Under this Agreement Game-Tec Labs
is also providing system hosting and management services via our GT-CloudNet
offering. These services enable lotteries to lease highly scalable,
reliable, and secure computing services on a very reasonable monthly payment
basis. Equipment which may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to own
and manage can instead but had for a relatively small monthly fee
instead. Game-Tec Labs is a pioneer in cloud-based hosting services for
lotteries and expects these sorts of services to become more commonplace in the
years to come.
About Game-Tec Labs:
Game-Tec Labs is a U.S. based
international gaming company that provides solutions and services to regulated
and licensed gaming operators around the world. We specialize in lottery,
sports betting, and casino gaming applications that require high performance,
security, and extreme reliability. The company has customers on four
continents. For more information please visit
http://www.gameteclabs.com or email
SOURCE: Game-Tec Labs.
Education Lottery Raises Most Money Ever in Single Year, $670
Sets new ticket sales
record for 12th year in a row
RALEIGH, NC (August 23, 2018) --
Thanks to record-breaking sales, the N.C. Education Lottery raised the most
money ever in fiscal year 2018 for education programs in North Carolina as
earnings climbed 7.7 percent to $670 million.
Lottery ticket sales totaled $2.6
billion at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, also up 7 percent from the
year before, according to final but unaudited results. The lottery has
increased its sales in every year of operations.
Mark Michalko, executive director of
the lottery, said the record-breaking results reflect how much North
Carolinians enjoy playing lottery games and winning prizes as they help raise
money for a good cause.
The business of the lottery
is to provide fun and fair games that deliver prizes that can make
someones day, their week, or maybe change their life, said
North Carolinians choose
how to spend their entertainment dollars. The lottery would not be setting
these records if its games did not enjoy broad support across our
The sales make the Education Lottery
one of the top sales and marketing organizations in the state. Daily averages
- $7.1 million a day in sales.
- $4.5 million a day in prizes.
- $1.8 million a day raised for education.
Michalko said with each year of
progress more and more people can see the benefits of the money raised by the
lottery. The additional funds help counties build and repair schools, help
North Carolina students cover the costs of college, support school systems and
provide pre-school for four-year-olds in every county of the state.
The lottery also awarded the most
number of prizes of $1 million or more ever, delivering 70 such prizes. The
biggest wins of the year were four $10 million top prizes in scratch-off games.
In all, the lottery awarded $1.65 billion in prizes. Many winners put their
money right back to work in the economy, by paying bills, buying new houses or
cars, taking vacations, saving the money for retirement or college, or donating
to good causes they care about.
Retailers across the state earned
$181 million in commissions, $12 million more than the year before. The
commissions play an important role in the states retail economy. An
additional 158 businesses joined the lotterys retail network, bringing
the total number of lottery retailers to 7,021. Lottery retailers earn 7
percent of their sales in commissions and those earnings play an important role
in the states retail economy.
Final transfers to the state in June
brought the lotterys total contribution since inception to more than $5.8
NC Education Lottery CONTACT: Van
Denton, Phone: (919) 301-3308.
SOURCE: NC Education Lottery.
Cowboys, Texas Lottery Launch New Scratch
FRISCO, Texas (August 23, 2018) --
As football season draws near, the Texas Lottery® and the Dallas Cowboys
have announced that they will team up for a 10th consecutive year to launch a
new Cowboys scratch ticket and promotional second-chance drawings. Texas
Lottery and Dallas Cowboys representatives introduced the newest version of the
$5 game today at The Star in Frisco.
The new Cowboys scratch ticket,
which launched on Aug. 20, offers more than $30.3 million in total cash prizes,
including 10 top prizes of $100,000 and more than 4,700 non-cash second-chance
prizes. Overall odds of winning an instant-win cash prize are one in 3.99,
including break-even prizes.
We are thrilled to partner
up with the Dallas Cowboys organization for a 10th year to generate
funding for public schools in Texas, said Gary Grief, executive
director of the
Texas Lottery. The
promotional second-chance drawings will once again offer our players the
opportunity to win exciting VIP experiences and once-in-a-lifetime
Since the first Cowboys scratch
ticket launched in 2009, the Cowboys-themed games have generated more than
$314.8 million in sales and $65.3 million for Texas education. During that
time, more than $217.9 million in prizes from the game has been awarded to
Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones, had this to say, It is
truly special to partner with a great organization like the Texas Lottery that
not only helps us provide great experiences to our fans, but moreover our
co-branded Cowboys Scratch Ticket will aid in supporting the future of our
great state by giving back to Texas Education. The Texas Lottery partnership
allows us to reach Cowboys fans all across the state for a chance to join us in
experiences; at the Draft in the War Room, here at Training Camp, Win Season
Tickets, or view a game from a Luxury Suite at AT&T Stadium. In that same
way, we also reach young dreamers as they learn and grow with the help of our
fine teachers in the Texas Education system. Thats something we are very
proud of in this partnership.
Players can enter non-winning
Cowboys scratch tickets into any of the five promotional second-chance drawings
to be held throughout the run of the game for chance to win experiential
prizes, including a Dallas Cowboys Wild Weekend package, Draft Day party
package, Training Camp package, season tickets, autographed jerseys and Cowboys
Pro Shop gift cards. Before entering non-winning tickets into the drawing,
Texas Lottery players must register or already be registered with the Texas
Lottery Luck Zone.
There will be 947 prizes awarded in
each of the five second-chance drawings. Each drawing will include:
- One (1) Dallas Cowboys Wild Weekend
package (The package is for a winner plus 19 guests.) Valued at
- Two (2) Draft Day Party packages (Each
package is for a winner plus a guest.) Valued at $65,787.90*.
- One (1) Training Camp package for two
(2) at the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Frisco, Texas. (The package is
for a winner plus a guest.) Valued at $9,866.84*.
- Eighteen (18) pairs of Season Tickets to the next
complete season of team home games (Season is based on the date of prize
fulfillment.) Valued at $13,156.32* for each pair.
- Three hundred twenty (320) autographed authentic
jerseys from Dallas Cowboys players (as determined by the Dallas Cowboys).
Valued at $475 each.
- Six hundred five (605) $100 Dallas Cowboys Gift
Cards (Valued at $100 each) (*- Prize values include federal withholding
The five entry deadlines for the
separate second-chance drawings are: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13,
with the final drawing date yet to be determined.
The Cowboys scratch ticket will be
sold at more than 17,500 Texas Lottery® retail locations across the state
and at every Dallas Cowboys home game during the 2018 season.
SOURCE: Dallas Cowboys press
Minnesota Lottery Announce Record Sales and Record Proceeds to
ROSEVILLE, Minnesota (August 28,
2018) -- More Minnesotans are saying IMN to the Minnesota Lottery than
ever before. Lottery sales set a record during Fiscal Year 2018, reaching
$596.5 million, driven primarily by scratch game sales, which also set a record
of $411.2 million.
Record sales also means the
Minnesota Lottery delivered its biggest win yet for Minnesotareturning a
record of $145 million to its beneficiaries, including $77 million to the
states General Fund, $66 million to environmental programs, and $2
million to support problem gambling prevention and treatment programs.
More than 1,000 unique environmental
programs have been funded with MN Lottery dollars, including 20+ programs
represented at the Minnesota State Fair.
SOURCE: Minnesota Lottery.
Veikkaus Release Interim Report Q2/2018; Preparing for
Large-Scale Changes in the Coming Years
Finland (August 28, 2018)
- Turnover EUR 1 587.2 million (-0.3%).
- Profit EUR 505.5 million (+2.5%).
- 57.1% of the turnover came from the POS and 42.9%
from the digital channels.
- According to preliminary analyses, the game
restriction concept covering online gaming has helped to prevent problem
- The turnover of Lucky Games (EUR 610.8 million)
increased by 5.6 percent over the previous year. The large jackpots and the
90-million-euro prize landed in Loimaa, Finland, boosted the sales of
Eurojackpot (EUR 159.4 million, +37.5%).
- 45.1% of the gaming took place identified (+4.5
President and CEO Olli
"Veikkaus is preparing for
large-scale changes in the coming years. The drastic changes in the operating
environment, the ever-accelerating international competition, and our planned
shift towards comprehensive identification on decentralised slot machines
require us to carry out special measures and development work.
In 2018, we are revising our
strategy to secure our competitiveness in the upcoming future changes in the
operating environment and the rapidly accelerating competition. The competition
over customers is toughest in the digital channels; therefor success in digital
business will be one of the cornerstones of the revised strategy. The total
gambling market in Finland amounted to an estimated EUR 981 million (+1.9%) in
terms of GGR in the period between January and June. Veikkaus share of
the total market was ca. 89 percent.
The prevention of gambling problems
is important to Veikkaus, and we take a positive stand towards the Ministry of
the Interior bill on the transition to comprehensive identification on
decentralised slot machines from the beginning of 2021 onwards.The bill
concerning the amendment of the Lotteries Act was submitted for consultation at
the end of June. However, the transition period given in the bill does entail a
certain risk to the funding of the beneficiaries.According to our estimates,
moving to comprehensive identification on decentralised slot machines will
reduce gaming proceeds, depending on the gaming restriction concept. The
impacts of the different proposed implementation options on the gaming revenue
would amount to 78170 million euros in the year 2021 according to our
estimates. In addition to this, the lottery tax and our partners retailer
commissions would be affected significantly.In order to minimise the negative
impacts, it is of primary importance that we can rapidly adopt effective means
of promoting identified gaming and secure our opportunities to develop gaming
operations in digital business.
At the end of last year we launched
a gaming restriction concept covering online gaming, which is unique even in
the international setting. The transition period of adopting the concept ended
at the end of March. According to our preliminary estimates, the gaming and
money transfer limits have helped us prevent problem gambling and protect
high-risk gamblers. The gaming restriction concept reduced the growth of the
GGR in Veikkaus digital channel by ca. EUR 1015 million during the
first six months of the year.In the future it will be important to monitor
whether the restriction concept affects the gambling problems as intended, and
we will also need to make use of our increasing understanding whilst developing
the tools of gaming control further.
During the second quarter of the
year, both Lotto and Eurojackpot boasted exceptionally large jackpots.
Eurojackpot, in particular, increased in popularity during the jackpot
rollover, which reached 90 million euros in May and June, as well as the
90-million-euro prize that was landed in Loimaa, Finland, in the
and Brazilian Federation of Lottery Companies Meet to Discuss Transportation of
Securities, Internet Games and Other Themes
BRAZIL (August 24, 2018) -- On
August 21, the Brazilian Federation of Lottery Companies (FEBRALOT), CAIXA
Econômica Federal and presidents of the state trade unions met in
Brasilia to discuss the transportation of securities. The meeting was as
Transportation of Securities:
Today, the average cost invested by
Caixa on a monthly basis is R $ 25.6 million distributed among 7,865 lottery
holders, who are entitled to this additional cost. The current payment method
made by the manager is fixed amount of R $ 1,960.00 plus 0.028% on the value
entries in the stores regardless of the value of exits. The limit of payment
limit is R $ 5,600.00 per lottery.
The proposal presented by Caixa
Econômica Federal was to maintain the fixed at R $ 1,960.00 and the
variable part would be 0.052%, but the calculation would be on the difference
between the inflows minus the exits of values in the stores. The ceiling would
rise to $ 8,000.
With the proposal presented,
virtually all costs related to the valuation would be contemplated, but the
fixed amount for a lottery that makes 22 monthly collections is far below the
amount spent by the entrepreneur.
FEBRALOT considered the proposal
well below the values practiced by the network. Although it appreciated the
variable part based on the difference between the debits and the credits, but
it is necessary to correct the fixed part of the current
Currently R$1,960.00 divided by 22
collections represent R $ 89.00 per collection (Febralot presented a proposal
of R$110.00, and may even be paid by collection instead of fixed payment).
Caixa has analysed the FEBRALOT
numbers and evaluated the feasibility of implementing it in this way.
On August 22, the same entities met
to discuss matters related to games.
In this theme, the lottery
representatives presented their considerations emphasizing that there is an
increasing number of businessmen dissatisfied with this modality and the ticket
run is increasing, causing numerous losses in their stores. On the other hand,
there were considerations that this modality represents for some entrepreneurs
an important revenue in their stores.
The conclusion was the need to find
ways to avoid losses and at the same time keep the income of the
Caixa presented some scenarios of changes and after some discussions was agreed
a change that will happen from January 2019.
Starting next year, the Federal
Lottery will pass on Wednesdays and Saturdays to have a single series of
100,000 tickets with the cover cost of forty reais (R$40,00) and with the main
prize of five hundred thousand reais (R$500,000.00) ).
This is increasing the number of
tickets on Wednesday at 11,000 tickets, but are reducing the amount of Saturday
at approximately 80,000 tickets.
The special extractions (one per
month) will have their values set at R $ 100.00 always with single series,
except the Christmas extraction composed of 2 series that remains as it is
A development project has been
presented where part of the ticket quota can be made available by TFL, thus
allowing entrepreneurs who have sold their entire quota before closing to fill
new available numbers that have not been distributed.
This is a request made by FEBRALOT
that will certainly bring countless advantages to all entrepreneurs.
They will be presented for
consultation of the Lottery Network as will be the new ticket division.
Following were discussed the dates
for distribution of the Federal Millionaire Extractions in the lottery
schedule. Those in attendance expressed their opinion on the best dates for
sales to be favoured.
Campaign #Time Together
The #TamoJunior campaign that is
already underway should bring awards to entrepreneurs who achieve the
FEBRALOT said that the campaign is
not getting much publicity on the network and that many entrepreneurs are not
aware of its rules. Caixa has improved this
All information is on the campaign
website, on the GELOT (CAIXA) page, prizes, regulation etc. access through:
The prizes will be divided into
three modules: Arrecadao, Challenges and Overcoming of R$5.2 Bi.
he assessments will be carried out
monthly and at the end of the Campaign. Check out the link above.
Advertising of games
The representatives of the category
complained about the lack of advertisement of lotteries.
In fact, much commented was the fact
that almost two weeks after the lottery of Lotofácil de
Independênciano advertising has yet been seen in the media.
The manager explained that there is
an electoral law under discussion that prevents Caixa from advertising in this
FEBRALOT countered that as there may
not be this Special Lottery advertisement, however, many more especially from
Online Lotteries are being made available on the radio and television
All present expressed harsh
criticism of this situation and Caixa promised to release shortly announcements
for the special game that will take place in September and likewise it was
agreed that in the ads of the lottery online will also be presented also the
lottery as a way to bet as well.
The Dupla Sena is expected to
undergo a refurbishment in the coming days. This is a modality that is dropping
its sales a lot and perhaps with a remodelling it may add to a higher billing.
This is an attempt to improve the product.
The present ones defined the final
rules of the new modality denominated SUPERSETE with date of implantation in
the next months. There were many doubts about how to make this mode accept
multiple bets that allow the jackpots. FEBRALOT understands that it is not
possible to enter any new betting mode without the option of a bet. This
modality was planned before the balls and a path had to be found for
Once again, FEBRALOT expressed its
total dissatisfaction with the percentage attributed to the Lottery Network as
a commission. Caixa, in its considerations, presented the initial results of
collection and highlighted its expectations that this means of betting will
reach up to 3% and, basically, will come from an audience that no longer bets
on the lottery houses, and thus no lottery will be harmed. Other considerations
have been debated as lack of clarification for Category to proceed with premium
payments. The main point highlighted is that you can not refuse to pay the
premium as some entrepreneurs are doing and this can lead to penalties.
Once the manager's participation in
the meeting was over, FEBRALOT and Unions met to discuss actions to be taken in
the case of Internet gaming in addition to other situations. In this part of
the meeting was present the legal area of FEBRALOT that noted all the
manifestations of those present and was to present some ways to this problem.
Also discussed was the need for parliamentarians to be involved in supporting
and strengthening this discussion.
It is necessary to find an exit that
can find solutions that do not limit the work of the Class through successive
Circulars. One way is to end the Permit and leave for the Concession, which
allows flexibility of rights in a double-handed manner and not unilaterally as
the current system is.
In order to seek legal support in
this matter, there should be a financial investment that will be resolved
between entities without collection at the bases. But this need will be the
basis for the arguments of the negotiations that will come.
It is a fact that legal proceedings
are time consuming and expensive, and in general, federations and unions are
not generally favourable. Still, there is no other way without having together
the support of the National Congress in search of a definitive Law.
Asked if they approved the idea, the
trade union presidents present unanimously approved.
SOURCE: Brazilian Federation of
Lottery Companies (FEBRALOT).
Contributes Record $1.4 Billion to British Columbia
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada (August 28,
2018) -- BCLC has released four reports detailing its performance in fiscal
year 2017/18 in the areas of financial performance, social responsibility,
executive compensation and service provider commissions.
BCLCs results in these areas
strike the right balance between creating outstanding entertainment experiences
for players and upholding social responsibility from new content and
distribution of key product categories, to a strategy and evaluation framework
that focus on player health.
BCLC posted a net income of $1.401
billion in fiscal year 2017/18, exceeding the previous years net income
by $61.5 million. Full details of BCLCs financial performance are in the
2017/18 Annual Service Plan Report.
Managing business in a socially
responsible manner is key to achieving BCLCs vision. The 2017/18 Social
Responsibility Report shares results of efforts, and how gambling revenue
supports B.C. communities.
The 2017/18 Gambling Service
Provider Commissions Report outlines BCLCs current compensation model,
and amounts earned by casino and community gaming Service Providers.
BCLC is required to disclose
annually all compensation provided to the CEO and the next four highest paid
executives. BCLCs 2017/18 Statement of Executive Compensation is also on
the Public Sector Employers Council Secretariat website.
Since 1985, BCLC has been helping
communities grow. Thanks to players in B.C., more than $21 billion generated by
gambling activities went back into healthcare, education and community groups
across B.C. Learn more
SOURCE: BCLC press release.
Gambling Commission Completes Investigation Into Control and
Governance Failings at Camelot
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (August 23, 2018)
-- The Gambling Commission has completed an investigation into historic control
and governance failings at Camelot.
The investigation was launched
because failings relating to the governance, risk and control framework were
identified at the National Lottery operator.
To ensure Camelot took swift action
to improve its levels of compliance with the licence conditions, the Commission
initially put the investigation on hold and directed Camelot to focus its
efforts and resources on implementing solutions.
Camelots response was a
programme of activity it called the Operational Excellence
Programme (OEP). In addition, the Commission directed that Camelot
conduct a Board Effectiveness Review (BER).
Once Camelot had made sufficient
progress on the OEP and BER, the Commission progressed the investigation. This
included looking into other controls related failures that had emerged
subsequent to the start of the investigation.
Richard Watson, Gambling Commission
Executive Director, said: Camelot has taken a number of steps to
rectify the issues and given us assurances that they now have the right
processes in place to prevent reoccurrences. It is crucial that the National
Lottery is run fairly, safely and with integrity and well continue to
hold Camelot to account."
Camelot will pay a £1.15m
penalty package for failings which included a fault within a mobile app and
publishing an incomplete list of raffle prizes following a Lotto draw.
Click here for the regulatory settlement.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: email@example.com
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Marketing Chief Returns to
Lottery Industry Veteran
Takes Over His Previous Post
BALTIMORE, Maryland (August 23,
2018) Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica today
announced the return of Leo Mamorsky to the position of Managing Director,
Chief Marketing Officer. Mamorsky returns after serving as SVP/CMO for New York
Empire State Development, where he managed a multi-million dollar marketing
budget to promote New York State tourism and business attraction and
A veteran advertising and marketing
professional with nearly 40 years of agency and client experience managing
national brands, Mamorsky is no stranger to the lottery industry. During his
22-year tenure working with the New York Lottery, he was instrumental in
increasing their sales from $1.6 billion to more than $7 billion, garnering him
industry-wide recognition for his award-winning, integrated marketing
Were all looking
forward to Leos return, Medenica said. He is a
consummate lottery professional and a creative powerhouse who will be key in
helping us drive new and exciting advertising, marketing and product
Since its inception in 1973,
Maryland Lottery and Gaming has awarded more than $25.6 billion in prizes to
Lottery players and more than $16 billion in Lottery revenue to the State of
Maryland. One of Marylands largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports
important state programs and services including education, public safety and
health, human resources and the environment. For more information, go to
mdlottery.com. Please remember to play responsibly and within your budget. For
confidential help or information about gambling problems, visit
mdgamblinghelp.org or call 1-800-GAMBLER.
For Information, CONTACT: Carole
Bober Gentry, 410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), Email:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
You Registered Yet for the WLS 2018 in Buenos Aires?
It is already July, and WLS 2018 in
Buenos Aires, the lottery event of the year, will soon kick-off in grand style.
If you have not yet registered for
this important event, we encourage you to do so today. As a member-based
association with a global reach, a key goal of the WLA is to provide our
members with a platform for learning international lottery best practice, as
well as a forum for networking with lottery colleagues from around the world.
There is no other event in the industry that meets these goals better than the
World Lottery Summit.
In the interest of our attendees, we
have negotiated excellent room rates. We recommend you to act now and take
advantage of this great offer, which will only last until October 12, 2018.
The WLA together with host ALEA look
forward to welcoming you in Buenos Aires for WLS 2018, the WLAs flagship
To register, please
Further information about the
convention can be found at the WLS 2018 website at:
See you in Buenos Aires!
APLA Regional Conference 8 - 12 October 2018 - Registration
Dear friends of APLA
Hurray! We are pleased to announce
that the Registration for the 2018 APLA Regional Conference is now open!
The details for this event are as
- Date: 8 - 12 October 2018
(Business Program on 9 - 11 October 2018)\
- Venue: Hilton Kuching Hotel,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Rumble in the Jungle
This Conference is being hosted and
organized by Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd.
A very interesting and varied
business program has been drawn up to keep the attention of the delegates'
interests on all 2.5 days.
Have a read at the ebrochure
attached and you will find we have invited a Global Keynote Speaker, Guest
speakers with domain knowledge on the topics selected, our very own Panelists
from our peers to share their experiences, our popular debate with a
thought-provoking topic and a special half day workshop on Design Thinking. Not
forgetting the sharing from our valued Sponsors on their commitment and
direction towards embracing which new technologies.
Do keep checking the APLA website
for more announcements and updates (www.asiapacific-lotteries.com)
and note that the Closing Date for the Conference Registration and Hotel
booking is 24 September 2018.
See you all in Kuching!
Beh Swan Swan APLA Secretariat