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Vol. 85 No.2 - Monday October 8, 2018

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Atlantic Lottery Surpasses Target to Return $419.2 Million in Profit for 2017-18

Corporation returns more than $400 million in profit for the fourth consecutive financial year

  • Atlantic Lottery reports profits of $419.2 million, exceeding target by $1.8 million.
  • Destination line of business contributed $284.3 million; Retail and iLottery line of business added $134.9 million.
  • All provinces exceeded budget, except in Newfoundland and Labrador, where profit missed target by $4.5 million.
  • Highlights included investment in enabling technology renewal and skills to improve player experience.



 HALIFAX, N.S. (October 1, 2018) – Atlantic Lottery president and CEO Brent Scrimshaw released the corporation’s 2017-2018 annual report and financial results Monday during an event at the Volta Labs innovation hub in Halifax.

I’m proud to share that Atlantic Lottery exceeded its target to report profits of $419.2 million in fiscal year 2017-18,” Scrimshaw said. “In addition to providing strong, stable returns to our provincial shareholders, the past year also saw us take significant steps to modernize our business and culture. This will ensure we are better prepared to grow in the future and continue to make significant contributions to Atlantic Canada.”

Of the total profits in 2017-18, Atlantic Lottery returned $137.9 million to Nova Scotia, followed by $133.8 million to Newfoundland and Labrador, $128.7 million to New Brunswick and $18.8 million to Prince Edward Island.


All provinces’ profits grew from the previous year and surpassed their 2017-18 profit targets except in Newfoundland and Labrador, where the provincial target was missed by $4.5 million.

The Destination line of Atlantic Lottery, which includes its video lottery and Red Shore businesses, accounted for $284.3 million of the annual profit, while the Retail and iLottery line of business added the remaining $134.9 million.

Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned by the four Atlantic provinces and returns 100% of its profits to the four provincial governments.

Founded in 1976, Atlantic Lottery has since returned more than $9 billion in total profits to the region. At the end of the 2017-18 fiscal year, Atlantic Lottery had 650 employees based in all four Atlantic provinces.

Investing in the Future

Among Atlantic Lottery’s key successes of the 2017-18 financial year was the implementation of enabling technology infrastructure, including new systems for both retail lottery and iLottery, as well as broad new digital applications online and through new mobile iOS and Android apps.

These investments improve customers’ experience wherever they choose to engage with the company’s products.


Combined with an emphasis on creating an innovative and agile culture, Scrimshaw said the new technology will allow for quicker and more cost-effective development and deployment of the new games, promotions and experiences that players have come to expect.

This is at the core of what Atlantic Lottery is all about. We know our players have more options than ever and we want to make sure we are able to give them everything they’re looking for, while also offering the peace of mind of knowing they’re playing in a safe and regulated environment.”

Scrimshaw also highlighted that Atlantic Lottery’s iLottery online player base increased substantially from 63,000 to 72,000 in 2017-18, with further growth anticipated next year. In addition, Atlantic Lottery’s sponsorship program supported events across Atlantic Canada, including Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Royal St. John’s Regatta, Celtic Colours and Ocean Festive.

Over the past five years, Atlantic Lottery’s sponsorship program has invested more than $1.1 million into community-focused festivals and events that celebrate the unique spirit and culture of Atlantic Canada.

The complete 2017-2018 annual report and financial statements are available at ALC.CA.

CONTACT: Natalie Belliveau, Atlantic Lottery Communications, T: 506-867-5800 x.5143, E:

SOURCE: Atlantic Lottery Communications press release.



PA Lottery Announces Special Powerball Promotion

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (October 1, 2018) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's new Powerball® promotion launched today: when players purchase an individual Powerball with Power Play® ticket for $3, a free ticket of equal value will be awarded at random.

The offer is valid through October 31 or while supplies last.

To play Powerball, players pay $2 and select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Players can also use Quick Pick to let the computer pick their numbers.


Adding the $1 Power Play option to a ticket allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. A 10X multiplier is available whenever the jackpot is $150 million or less. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied by this number. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is set at $2 million.

Visit to learn more about how to play Powerball and the Power Play option.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at to review how much money each county received in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians last fiscal year.

ABOUT US: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $29 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

Visit for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Play online at Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, 717-702-8008.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery press release.



IDEMIA Has Been Selected to Provide Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) with Next Generation Lottery Terminals in Canada


COLOMBES, France (September 28, 2018) -- IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, is proud to reinforce its relationship with OLG by providing next generation camera-based Lottery Terminals. Thanks to this new technology developed by IDEMIA, OLG will be able to enhance its relationship with players and improve the customer experience.

With more than 25 years of experience in Point of Sale and Lottery / Betting technologies, IDEMIA has already deployed over 280,000 terminals worldwide. Thanks to its industrial leadership and its capacity to innovate, IDEMIA has been able to design the ELITE-Terminals. This next generation solution enables lottery organizations to benefit from more than just a lottery terminal and will allow OLG to improve the retail experience for both customers and retailers.

The ELITE-Terminal offers speed and ease for processing documents (e.g. play slips, receipts, instant tickets, etc.) for retailers; as well as new opportunities for designing innovative play slips for special events.

For this long-term specific project, IDEMIA will work with OLG over the next 18 to 24 months to rollout 10 700 new terminals and associated ticket checkers in retail locations. IDEMIA is also collaborating with Rogers Communication Canada Inc. as the Telecommunications Network Services Provider, with NCR Canada Corp. as the Lottery Terminal Support and Maintenance Services Provider and with FDJ Gaming Solutions (a subsidiary of la Française des Jeux), IDEMIA’s long-term partner, for the delivery of the Lottery Terminal middleware and associated remote management tools.

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IDEMIA is proud to work once again with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and provide them with the next generation of camera-based Lottery Terminals. IDEMIA has a worldwide experience and the ability to implement, integrate, and maintain leading edge solutions in the lottery and gaming industry. To date, more than 60,000 units of ELITE-Terminals have been sold worldwide, showing strong success for this ground-breaking technology,” said Philippe Larcher, Deputy General Manager for Citizen Identity & Public Security activities at IDEMIA.

Replacing and updating Lottery terminals will help improve the way OLG connects with customers in a responsible way, » said Greg McKenzie, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. « It’s part of OLG’s plan to ensure our technology is responsive to changing market expectations. New terminals will allow OLG to add more products and provide a better retail experience for customers, while delivering enhanced features for retailers.


IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, has the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security, Gaming and IoT sectors.

OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

For more information, visit / Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter

About OLG

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.



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The Florida Lottery Introduces Three New Fast Play™ Games

The fastest way to play and win!


TALLAHASSEE, Florida (October 1, 2018) -- Rush to your nearest Florida Lottery retailer for three new Fast Play™ games from the Florida Lottery, on sale today! HOT DICE, IN BETWEEN, and BREAK THE BANK range in price from $1 to $5, and give players the chance to win top prizes of $1,000 to $50,000.

Now, through November 14, Fast Play tickets can be entered into the Fast Play Replay Second Chance promotion using the Florida Lottery Collect ‘N Win app or by visiting

Three drawings will be held between October 19, and November 16. In each drawing one winner will receive $10,000 and 40 winners will each receive $500!


Fast Play game tickets print on-demand from the Lottery terminal and can be played immediately. If the ticket is a winner, the prize can be claimed instantly! HOT DICE, IN BETWEEN, and BREAK THE BANK can be purchased at any of the Lottery's more than 13,000 retailer locations statewide.

To play, ask the retailer for a Fast Play ticket for the game you wish to play, or present a Fast Play playslip, tear-away sheet, or barcode to the retailer and a ticket will print automatically.

Prizes up to $50,000 can be claimed at any Florida Lottery office and prizes less than $600 can be redeemed immediately at any Florida Lottery retailer.

Fast Play game prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the official end of game.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 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:

CONTACT: Florida Lottery Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery ( press release.


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New Lottery Scratch-Offs Offer Unique Ways to Win

Three Big Jackpots Continue to Grow

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 1, 2018) -- Tomorrow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) will launch four new instant scratch-off games with unique ways to win.

Although the Big Multiplier game is the third oversized instant ticket to be sold in Arkansas, it is a first of its kind with four games on one ticket.


Players can win up to 40 times on this $10 scratch-off that has a top prize of $250,000.

Another first with the Big Multiplier ticket is that for the first time ever the back of the ticket reminds lottery players to join The Club,” said Bishop Woosley, ASL director. “Players who join The Club can submit non-winning instant tickets for a second chance to win and earn reward points on eligible tickets that are redeemable in the online store. With the official ASL Club app players can even scan their tickets with their mobile device. And it’s free to join.”

The second distinctive instant ticket this month is called “Black and Gold.” Its unique feature is there are 10 additional chances to win on the back of the ticket.

I think players will really like the Black and Gold ticket. The top prize is $100,000, and they can win up to 25 times. Plus they get to scratch the back for another game. All for just $5,” Woosley said.

The other two new scratch-off tickets are the $1 Cash on the Spot ticket with a top prize of $3,000 and the $20,000 Money Bag, which sells for $2. Both tickets are loaded with prize doublers.

Woosley said the top three big jackpot games are all growing to near record amounts. The Natural State Jackpot’s draw tonight is for $300,000. Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to $367 million, and the Powerball jackpot stands at $229 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

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He reminds players that sales from jackpot games provide a larger percentage of revenue to scholarships.

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the Lottery has provided more than

$781 million for more than 302,000 college scholarships, more than $2.6 billion in prizes to

players, about $228 million in retailer commissions and more than $117 million state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

CONTACT: Kara Lee Ford at 501-683-1646 for more information.

SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery press release.


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NetEnt Games Live on British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) through Agreement with IGT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (September 25, 2018) --Following completed technical integration, a range of NetEnt’s popular games is now live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) through an agreement with IGT. This marks the first entry for NetEnt on the regulated market in Canada.

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NetEnt has previously agreed with IGT to supply online casino games to BCLC. The integration is now complete and a range of NetEnt’s portfolio of world-leading games is available to BCLC’s players through the IGT Connect™ integration layer IGT is providing to the lottery.

BCLC is a member of World Lottery Association (WLA), the industry organization for state-authorized lotteries around the world.

Therese Hillman, Group CEO of NetEnt, commented: “Launching our games to players in British Columbia is an important milestone for us in our expansion in North America. Entering regulated markets is a vital part of our strategy going forward, especially within the WLA segment. I am sure that our exciting games will be much appreciated by BCLC’s players.”

About NetEnt Americas LLC

NetEnt Americas LLC is a US subsidiary of NetEnt AB (publ), a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Visit to try our games.

Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a cutting-edge platform.

NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition, is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm (NET–B) and employs 1,000 people in Malta, Stockholm, Kiev, Krakow, Gothenburg, Gibraltar and New Jersey.

SOURCE: NetEnt AB (publ).


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Gambling Commission Issues New Standards for Complaints Processes in Gambling Industry

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (October 1, 2018) -- The Gambling Commission has today published new standards, which come into effect from 31 October and improve how complaints are handled by alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers in the gambling industry.

New standards and guidance set out how consumer complaints should be handled and make clear the Commission’s expectations around:

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  • The types of consumer complaints we expect providers to take on.
  • Principles for considering compensation.
  • Decision quality standards, particularly focused on how providers look at and use evidence.
  • The Ombudsman Association’s (OA) six principles of good governance which we expect providers to follow whether or not they are members of the OA.
  • Conflicts of interests.
  • The information and customer service providers give to consumers.
  • The information and data providers share with us and others.


Ian Angus, Programme Director for Consumer Protection and Empowerment said: “The standards published today seek to simplify existing complaints processes and ensure consumer complaints are handled in a fair, timely, transparent and effective manner. Improved standards will also help cultivate consumer trust and confidence in the industry. The standards will come into effect from 31 October, alongside further changes that provide stronger protection for consumers and ensure they are treated fairly.”

Following the 31 October, the Commission will begin to assess ADRs against the new standards.

CONTACT: press office on T: 0121 230 6700 or email:

SOURCE: Gambling Commission.



International Association of Gaming Regulators’ Annual Conference in Copenhagen Attracts over 200 Delegates

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (October 2, 2018) -- IAGR’s Annual Conference, September 17 - 20 in Copenhagen, has been declared a huge success by IAGR Board of Trustees and delegates alike

Trude Felde, newly designated IAGR President and Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority said: ‘The Conference attracted almost 230 delegates representing 47 different gambling jurisdictions and 41 countries from every continent.


As Co-chair of the Conference planning committee, I believe we met our goal of making the Conference a truly global event and I am pleased at the diverse nature of both the speakers and panellists, and the delegates. 

We attracted many new speakers who made an invaluable contribution to the program as well as fresh insights from speakers who have worked with us previously.

‘Our program was intended to challenge and generate discussion within the overall theme ‘Let us make great regulation – together’.

Our first keynote speaker, Chris Brady, Professor of Management Studies and Director of the Centre for Sports Business at Salford University in the UK, gave us food for thought in likening regulators and punters to referees and players.

Ranjana Adhikari, Co-head, Media Entertainment & Gaming Practice from Nishith Desai Associates, asked us whether regulating gambling was a job for state/government or industry. The debate was illustrated by the example of India.

‘We also tackled subjects such as the effectiveness of sanctions; whether payment blocking was a successful tool in the fight against illegal operators; the dilemmas faced by regulators, and crisis and emergency management in casinos.


From a global perspective we learnt about sports betting in Africa and the USA, how gambling is developing in Latin America, and the impact of the recently imposed advertising ban in Italy. Lootboxes; effective regulation through social licence and risk communication strategies; the importance of dialogue between regulators and industry, and whether bonuses continued to be an attractive marketing tool, all contributed to a stimulating and thought-provoking event.

We also revealed the findings of our first survey of IAGR members, covering questions ranging from the size of different regulators, their areas of responsibility and the challenges that they face. We will be publishing this survey on the IAGR website in the near future.

‘Birgitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority, who co-chaired the Conference planning committee, and her team of staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the delegates experienced the best that Copenhagen has to offer.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the presenters for their contributions, compelling insights and for giving their time so freely.’

At the Annual General Members Meeting, three new members were confirmed as members of the IAGR Board:

  • Dr Jason Lane, Chief Executive, Jersey Gambling Commission, Jersey
  • Ben Haden, Programme Director – Insight, UK Gambling Commission
  • Steven Ngubeni, Chief Executive Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board, South Africa


Trude Felde, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming & Foundation Authority will serve 12 months as President, with Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming and Racing NSW, Australia  as Vice-President.  Bruce Molnar, Chairman, Pokagon Band Gaming Commission (USA) continues as Treasurer.  Cedrick Chiloane, Executive Manager: Communications, Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (South Africa) remains as Secretary. Dale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (Canada), who served as President of IAGR for a two-year period, remains as a Trustee.

Profiles of all Trustees can be found on the IAGR website.

Montego Bay, Jamaica will be the venue for next year’s IAGR conference and will run from September 30 – October 3 2019.

SOURCE: The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).



AGTech Wins Technical Service Bid from China Sports Lottery Technology Group


HONG KONG, SAR (Sept. 28, 2018) -- AGTech Holdings Limited ("AGTech" or the "Company", HKEX stock code: 8279) is delighted to announce that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has won the technical service tender to provide technical service for integrated security access platform infrastructure framework to China Sports Lottery Technology Group ("CSLC"). This demonstrates the Group's continued industry leading position and commitment in China's lottery technical services and technical development market.

John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech, said, "With the outstanding performance in safety, compliance, innovation and precision, we won the bid for the technical service of CSLC, which once again proves the Group's comprehensive leading position in the Chinese lottery market, we are very excited about this. AGTech has always been committed to promoting innovation and healthy development of the industry, and accumulated more than ten years' experience to provide technical support for the responsible, trustworthy, healthy and sustainable development of China lottery industry and public welfare."

About AGTech Holdings Limited

AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda and its shares are listed on the GEM (Stock Code: 08279). AGTech is an integrated technology and services company engaged in the lottery and mobile games and entertainment market with a focus on China and selected international markets. A member of the Alibaba Group with around 400 employees, AGTech is the exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group.

AGTech's businesses are broadly divided into two categories:

  1. Lottery (including hardware, games and systems, provision of distribution and ancillary services); and
  2. Games and Entertainment.


AGTech is a Gold Contributor of the World Lottery Association (WLA), an associate member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), and an official partner of the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA).

For more information, please visit

SOURCE:  AGTech Holdings Limited press release.


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US SPORT BETTING: Global Lottery Monitoring System President Presents Threats and Opportunities to US Lotteries

CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 27, 2018) -- GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, attended from 25-27 September 2018 the Conference of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in Cleveland, US. Ludovico joined a high level discussion on Sports Betting post PASPA repeal.


Ludovico highlighted GLMS full support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments since prohibition have often only favoured the proliferation of black markets, criminal orgs and, as a result, sport competition manipulations.

He presented threats and opportunities for the Lotteries in connection to the world of sport and the need to effectively join the legalisation process and play a key role in the definition of sustainable regulatory frameworks. Ludovico claimed that thanks to regulated sports betting, 2018 will be a turning point for the evolution of the US Gaming Landscape, which has a great chance to innovate itself and engage young adults and millennials effectively through, digital social engagement and entertainment.

Sports Integrity has been a key debated topic in the US media and Ludovico presented GLMS and its mission to the audience, pointing out the need for a clear and sustainable US sports integrity policy and urged for cooperation among all private and public stakeholders.


• Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General Secretary:

• Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS Deputy General Secretary,


About GLMS


GLMS is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015 extending the network to other continents. GLMS facilitates the sharing of sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports organizations.

GLMS currently has 31 individual Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria,  Loterie Nationale – Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija – Croatia,  Danske Spil – Denmark, Veikkaus – Finland, La Française Des Jeux – France,  Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern – Germany, Opap SA – Greece,  Szerencsejatek – Hungary, Islenk Getspa – Iceland,  Israel Sports Betting Board  - Israel, Lottomatica – Italy, Sisal – Italy,   Maltco Lotteries Ltd – Malta, Norsk Tipping – Norway,  Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa – Portugal,   STOLOTO – Russia, Sportna Loterija – Slovenia,  Svenska Spel – Sweden,   Loterie Romande – Switzerland, Swisslos – Switzerland,  Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands,  Hong Kong Jockey Club – Hong Kong, Singapore Pools – Singapore,  Ktoto Co – South Korea, China Sports Lottery – China, Loto-Québec- Canada,  Polla Chilena de Beneficencia – Chile, Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo – Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco,  Loterie Nationale du Sénégal – Senegal) and 2 collective Members (European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association).

GLMS has 1 associate Member: Scientific Games Corporation

SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS).



Golden Entertainment, Inc. Announces Expanded Sports Betting Relationship with William Hill

William Hill, America’s Leading Bookmaker, to Manage all Golden Entertainment Race and Sports Wagering Operations, Including Potential Future Opportunities in Maryland and Montana

LAS VEGAS, NV (Oct. 2, 2018) – Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) has entered into a long-term agreement with William Hill, the leading bookmaker in America, to manage the company’s race and sports operations in Nevada, Maryland and Montana.

This expands upon Golden Entertainment’s existing agreement with William Hill, which already operates the race and sports book at Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall as well as deposit kiosks at approximately 80 Golden Entertainment wholly-owned taverns and third party distributed gaming locations throughout Nevada.

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The partnership further extends William Hill’s relationship with Golden Entertainment to include race and sports books operations at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. William Hill will also continue to operate the race and sports books at Edgewater and Colorado Belle casino resorts in Laughlin after Golden Entertainment finalizes the acquisition of these properties in Q1 of 2019. In addition, the agreement provides that there will be a minimum of 100 William Hill mobile deposit kiosks at Golden Entertainment’s wholly-owned taverns and third party distributed locations in Nevada.

William Hill and Golden Entertainment will also pursue sports wagering opportunities in Montana and Maryland, subject to enabling legislation within these states. Golden Entertainment currently operates distributed gaming across Montana in approximately 300 locations and owns Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland.

We are excited to expand our current relationship with William Hill, which has a proven sports wagering platform not only in Nevada but around the world. We look forward to growing our business in Nevada and other jurisdictions through this partnership,” said Steve Arcana, COO of Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Since entering the United States, William Hill has had an excellent relationship with Golden Entertainment and we look forward to continuing it for many years to come in Nevada and elsewhere as opportunities arise,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US.

William Hill is expected to begin operating Golden Entertainment’s additional Nevada race and sports books by December 2018, subject to receiving required regulatory approvals.

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 team members.

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Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, the company operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. More information is available at

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 108 race and sports books in Nevada and the state’s leading mobile sports betting app. 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 Mississippi and a casino in West Virginia. William 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.


William Hill: Michael Grodsky, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations: (702) 378-7852

Golden Entertainment: Lauren Cahlan/Emma Williams: (702) 868-4545 /

SOURCE: Golden Entertainment, Inc.




A Spotlight on the International Sports Betting Market: Felipe Ludeña joins NOVOMATIC

Felipe Ludeña - Overall responsibility for sports betting at NOVOMATIC


GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (October 10, 2018) -- NOVOMATIC is expanding its staff and, with Felipe Ludeña, has brought on board a well-known industry expert for the international sports betting business.

Gumpoldskirchen, October 2, 2018 (OTS) – In September 2018 Felipe Ludeña left his position with the international sports betting provider Codere Group to join NOVOMATIC. At Codere, Mr. Ludeña headed the "Spanish Online Business Unit" since 2011. In this function, he also coordinated the international expansion of sports betting in Mexico, Colombia, Panama and other countries. The online expert will now concentrate on the international expansion of NOVOMATIC’s sports betting business.

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Felipe Ludeña - Overall responsibility for sports betting at NOVOMATIC

Felipe Ludeña is excited about the new challenge: "NOVOMATIC’s pioneering spirit has always fascinated me. It is of course a particularly exciting task to be able to develop the international sports betting business for one of the world’s largest gaming technology groups."

NOVOMATIC is pursuing an international expansion strategy in the sports betting sector and plans to further expand its strong position in Europe. At the same time, there will be activities in this business segment for the first time in the USA. "To do this, we need experts with excellent management skills. With Felipe Ludeña, we are looking to play a major role in shaping the sports betting market," said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann, pleased with the new member of the NOVOMATIC family.


The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 270,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.



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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 WLA’s flagship event.

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