Lottery Partnership Brings New Computer Lab to Boys and Girls
RALEIGH, North Carolina (January 18,
2019) -- Every day the lottery works to raise money for education in North
And now, thanks to a lottery
partnership, students in Aberdeen are getting the tools they need to
IGT is one of our partners. They
provide the technology that helps us offer fun and exciting games. This week,
they unveiled a new computer lab at the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills in
The computer lab includes 25 IdeaPad
Chromebooks, 1 Dell Laptop, 1 Interactive Whiteboard, 2 Dell Desktops, a
printer, and a charging cart.
Not every child has access to a
computer after school. The lab is designed to help meet that need so students
can succeed with homework and studying.
This is the seventh computer lab IGT
has donated in North Carolina.
Its partnerships like this one
that help the lottery raise more than $650 million a year for education in the
That money goes to all of North
Carolinas 100 counties. Last year, Moore County received $4.7 million of
SOURCE: North Carolina Education
Neopollard Interactive Celebrates the Success of Its 3rd
DigitalXchange Client Conference
LANSING, Michigan (January 22, 2019)
-- NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive or
NPi) is pleased to announce that its third digitalXchange client
conference, held in Las Vegas from January 15-17, was a great success. The
two-day event, which brought together lottery professionals from around the
globe, focused on sharing strategies built around Elevating the Player
The event drew in a record level of
attendance with 23 lotteries represented. The record attendance was treated to
an inspiring message from the events keynote speaker, Brian
Killingsworth, the Chief Marketing Officer of the National Hockey Leagues
Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights are succeeding in a new market by
delivering high caliber, engaging experiences to fans in the entertainment
capital of the world, leading to the team becoming one of the hottest tickets
in the league. Killingsworths message resonated with lotteries as they
face similar challenges in their digital journeys.
The agenda for this years
digitalXchange was packed with engaging presentations from lottery
professionals sharing their successes and key learnings as they continue to
leverage the new opportunities that digital offers.
As lotteries begin to engage in the
digital space, whether through digital marketing or digital products and
solutions, such as mobile apps, loyalty programs, and iLottery offerings, they
are empowered to learn more about consumer preferences through these digital
interactions. Naturally, this allows lotteries to build robust player profiles
in support of more effective player acquisition and retention strategies.
As our signature event, NPi
is proud to have established a forum where lotteries can come together to share
insights and lessons learned, said Liz Siver, General Manager of
conference successfully generated thought-provoking discussions specific to the
evolving use of digital products, solutions, and marketing tactics geared
towards engaging players in ways that meet and exceed their expectations as
It is unfortunate that the
recent opinion of the Department of Justice has cast uncertainty throughout the
industry over the future of iLottery. We expect, however, to receive
clarification that in-state purchases of lottery products will be acceptable,
and we will work with our lottery partners to defend this interpretation. As
the leading provider of iLottery games and related services, this
interpretation supports NPis mission to continue providing entertaining
and secure interactive products to the lottery market. The pace of digital is
changing the way lotteries do business and we look forward to our next
digitalXchange to continue informing the next evolution of digital
NeoPollard Interactive LLC
(NeoPollard Interactive) is jointly owned by two of the
worlds most trusted and reputable companies in lottery and internet
gamingPollard Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) and
NeoGames S.a.r.L. (NeoGames). Established in 2014, NeoPollard
Interactive combines the marketing expertise and extensive worldwide lottery
experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven leadership and technology of
NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming products and services suited
to an ever-evolving marketplace. The company leverages the strengths of each
partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative online
gaming services that enable regulated lottery clients to generate revenues for
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive
Skilrock to Exhibit Its Genius in Gaming DNA at
GURGAON, India (January 22, 2019) --
The Gaming world is incomplete without king of the events called : ICE
Skilrock has been continually
showcasing its innovative concepts at ICE London for the past 9 years.
This year, aligning itself with the
fascinating theme, Skilrock will present its Infinitely Genius
products and concepts that promises to truly enthral you.
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director
at Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd, commented It is that time of the year
when London is calling
.. Asking everyone in the industry to immerse
themselves in totally gaming experience at no less than the grand scale Excel
Aligning ourselves with this
years theme, Skilrock is looking forward to the presence of its clients
and well-wishers to unfold some of the INFINITELY GENIUS products and concepts
that will amaze everyone. Looking forward to everyones visit to our
stand, right in front of the N1 gate: N1- 510 : You just can't miss it
Skilrock Technologies is a leading
technology solution provider for the lottery, gaming and payment industry with
its R&D centres located at global IT hubs. It is technology arm of $2
billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are leaders of Indian lottery &
gaming operations. The Omni-Channel Gaming Platform of Skilrock serves RETAIL,
iGAMING & SELF SERVICE channels with equal ease and at the same time
supporting a wide variety of games like Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports,
Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots.
More than 120,000 retail touch
points and over 5 million iGaming players across 22 jurisdictions have been
serviced by Skilrock.
Intelligent Future of Gaming is Showcased by INTRALOT at ICE Totally
Gaming 2019, 5-7 February, London ExCel, UK
ATHENS, Greece (January 21, 2019) --
The future of gaming is not just digital. It is actually intelligent. INTRALOT
has embarked on a holistic cross channel, cross vertical approach to Lottery
and Betting solutions that reflect the tectonic changes in the digital era both
in terms of consumer behavior and new technology trends for Digital
Transformation. As a leading gaming solutions supplier to regulated operators
around the globe INTRALOT exhibits at ICE 2019, in London, 5-7 February the
benchmark and driver of the B2B Gaming industry's international growth that
brings together more than 33,000 visitors and 8,500 operators from over 150
countries in the award winning INTRALOT ICONIC PAVILION, stand #N4-360. The
company showcases its next-generation products that cater to players
modern needs and offer entertaining and responsible gaming experiences,
revealing a comprehensive digital transformation strategy in a multi-connected
INTRALOT, ranking among EUs
top industrial R&D spenders according to the EU Commissions Scoreboard for
the past 10 years, embraces change and evolution by investing extensively on
technology innovation in order to meet the fast-changing needs of consumers and
clients and maintain our leadership position in the gaming industry. To this
respect INTRALOTs Lottery and Sports Betting Solutions focus on a
holistic approach that involves cross-platform and cross-vertical
infrastructure, along with a modern touchpoint philosophy and reduced costs of
products answer all the digital transformation questions for Lotteries. Lotos
X, is the most advanced, future-proof, and fully parametrical Lottery Platform.
It enables lottery operators to design, configure, and implement their entire
gaming offering as well as their planned portfolio expansion. Game and draw
lifecycles are managed and monitored through a fast, real-time process,
achieving minimum time-to-market and an unprecedented simplification of lottery
operators day-to-day activities. It offers a true omni-channel experience
to the end user, satisfying every channels specific need. Lotos X is
designed following the notions of innovation, flexibility and scalability,
expected to shape next-generation player experiences.
Leveraging more than 25 years of
worldwide, in-field experience and an industry-leading portfolio of 29 sports
betting projects and operations, INTRALOT developed INTRALOT Orion, its
next-generation, feature-rich and versatile sports betting platform. INTRALOT
Orion sits at the heart of a holistic Sports Betting Solution that incorporates
managed trading services and a wide portfolio of terminals, both for the player
and for the retailer, tailored to the needs of each sports betting operation.
The platform serves the entire player journey across channels with a rich set
of bet features, while it enables parametrization of the sports betting content
and differentiated risk management on a per-channel basis.
INTRALOT Orion and Lotos X can be
optionally enhanced with CMS marketing tools and PAM platforms, which carry the
latest security and transparency features, KYC and geo-fencing, and payment
provider integration capabilities.
During ICE 2019, INTRALOT will also
present a vast variety of options for the retail ecosystem combining great
performance with in-store modernization to efficiently fulfil every sports
betting and lottery operation needs.
In terminal technology INTRALOT will
showcase Photon & Proton the terminals which utilize innovative image
scanning technology and offer the smallest footprint in their class with
top-notch processing power and unique modular architecture, combined with many
options and add-ons.
In Vending and self-service
terminals, INTRALOT will present for the first time in Europe the brand-new
terminals Winstation 30 & Dreamtouch Smart, the best in class vending
designed specifically for the sales of scratch, draw-based and instants games
offering the largest scratch ticket capacity in the industry in their
We are inviting you to our ICONIC
PAVILLION for a thrilling experience and to learn more about our
next-generation solutions designed to support Lotteries step to their
digital future by focusing on holistic solutions and advanced technological
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 HQ
and 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. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel
solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries
digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA
Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association
(WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.
For more information please CONTACT:
Mr. Chris Sfatos, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30-210 6156000,
Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Laboratories International (GLI®) is the Only Lab at ICE 2019 That Can Take
You Anywhere in the World
GLI to Showcase its
Industry-leading iGaming, Sports Wagering, and Cybersecurity Expertise at
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (January
24, 2019) With interactive gaming (iGaming) and sports wagering the hot
topics at this years ICE 2019 gaming trade show in London, Gaming
Laboratories International (GLI®) will have a team of locally focused
iGaming, sports wagering, and cybersecurity experts at its stand N3-210 to help
attendees confidently navigate the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of
online, sports wagering, and interactive gaming technologies. They are eager to
demonstrate the many ways regulators, operators, and suppliers can achieve
success with GLIs decades of tested, proven, and trusted global iGaming
and sports wagering experience, knowledge, and capabilities.
As pioneers in interactive gaming
and sports wagering testing and consultancy, GLI® Digital is everywhere
iGaming and sports wagering are going. GLI Digital is trusted by iGaming
regulators the world over and is approved in all regulated iGaming and sports
GLIs experts will also be at
ICE 2019 to demonstrate how GLI is the only lab that can take suppliers
newest gaming innovations anywhere in the world they want them to go. GLI is
strengthening its hand in EMEA by increasing staff and expanding its technical
Now with more world-class testing,
assessment, and certification bandwidth throughout EMEA, GLI is better equipped
than ever to help get suppliers gaming and lottery products over the line
and into global markets with unsurpassed quality, speed, reliability, accuracy,
and cost-saving efficiency.
The unrelenting threat of
cyber-attacks on the worldwide gaming and lottery industries has made
cybersecurity a mission-critical topic at this years ICE show. Attendees
who visit stand N3-210 will learn how GLIs cutting-edge Cyber Security
Services provides the industrys most sophisticated and advanced
cybersecurity countermeasures to help secure their operations and protect their
most valuable assets 24/7.
The global gaming and
lottery industries are undergoing a period of unprecedented change and growth
that is both exciting and challenging, said Martin Britton, Managing
Director of EMEA. We look forward to sharing with this years ICE
attendees how GLI can help operators, suppliers, and regulators overcome
obstacles, maximize opportunities, and achieve success in the iGaming, sports
wagering, and land-based gaming and lottery sectors. With more than 1,200
employees in 23 locations on six continents, only GLI has the unmatched global
resources capable of delivering the highest levels of quality, accuracy, and
rapid testing times to our valued clients and customers throughout Europe and
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ
For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Group Announce Bets of 15,817 Million in 2018, Up + 4.4% Compared to 2017
Driven By Investment in Digital, Sports Betting in the Context of the World Cup
and Heritage Mission Games
- Investment in digital supports the growth of all
games: digitized * point-of-sale and online updates are up 46% to 2.4
billion, or 15%
- Sports betting breaks the 3 billion barrier,
-- Record betting for the World Cup, 333 M , + 75% compared to
-- + 60% increase in digitized sports bets to 1.8 billion
- Progression of lottery games, + 1% to 12.8
-- Successful Mission Patrimoine games , whose sale ends,
187m in bids, 21m in favor of French heritage in danger
-- + 12%
increase in online lottery games
- Stabilization of the network, with 30,000
retailers, with growth of nearly 4%
The FDJ group, a world leader in
lottery games and sports betting, announces bets of 15,817 million in
2018, up + 4.4% compared to 2017.
FDJ distributed 10.7 billion
to customers, a return rate close to 68%, up almost +1 percentage point
compared to 2017 due to the rise in sports betting. The State has benefited
from levies, up by 3.3 billion.
For Stéphane Pallez,
President and CEO of the FDJ Group: " The continued growth in bids reflects the
successful execution of our FDJ 2020 strategy, focusing on areas such as
digital and innovation, which enhance the attractiveness of our games and
distribution channels. 2018 has been marked by many successes, including
Mission Patrimoine games that illustrate FDJ's redistributive game model. These
results reinforce our ambitions of anticipating developments in the gaming and
entertainment sector in order to increase the Group's leadership with enriched
and unpublished gaming experiences. "
| In million
|| 2018 Bonds **
|| Mises 2017
|| 2018 vs. 2017
Instant lottery games ***
Digitized layouts *
Mains in the physical
uploads include online uploads and dematerialized updates in point of sale ie
using a digital service / application for their preparation, before
registration by the retailer
** The stakes are
the stake of the players and do not constitute the turnover of the group
*** Scraping (in
point of sale and online)
Investment in digital supports
the growth of all gaming activities
The FDJ 2020 strategic plan, with
500 million in investments by 2020, ie nearly 400 million to
date, including 100 million in 2018, aims to accelerate the Group's
digital transformation in the service of its development.
The year 2018 benefits from the
digitization of the uses of the customers in all the segments of game, sports
betting like lottery. Digitized bets increased by + 45.5% to 2,429m.
Their share reaches 15% of the total bet, vs. 11% in 2017. This result confirms
the objective of the FDJ 2020 strategic plan to achieve 20% digitized bets in
This digital progression comes from
the development of online gaming and the dematerialization of sales
- for lottery games: simplification of online
distribution, with all the draw and scratch games now available in the same
mobile application, available on all types of media, and the "mobile first"
operation of the fdj website. fr benefits enriched in terms of features and
- for ParionsSport: the success of the "mobile first"
strategy with a redesign of the ergonomics of mobile applications and websites,
as well as the deployment of more than 1,000 terminals for cloud-based
Sports betting rose by + 21% to
3,047 million, in the context of the World Cup and the development of
the digital point-of-sale
ParionsSport grew + 21% to
3,047 million, fueled by the World Cup and by the digital sector: +
60.4% digitized bets at 1,840 million to represent 60% of paris vs. 46%
FDJ ranks among the top 10 global
sports betting operators.
The bets registered during the World
Cup amounted to 333 million, up 75% compared to the same event in 2014,
thanks in particular to the course of the Equipe de France. Outside the World
Cup, the dynamics of sports betting remained strong with growth of + 8%.
Throughout the year, ParionsSport
has continued its commercial momentum with numerous initiatives to develop its
audience, online and in point of sale, including:
- an attractive listing policy;
- the continuation of the enrichment of the offer,
with the launch of bets on 6 new sports (golf, badminton ...) and new bets on 4
main sports (football, basketball, tennis and rugby; World, more bets were
- strengthening the visibility of the ParionsSport
brand and the loyalty of players.
In the wake of the World Cup,
ParionsSport signed for four years partnerships with four major French football
clubs (Olympique Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco and FC Nantes), and
launched with each of them the challenge " "Parions Club" which allows the best
bettors of each club, in addition to their financial gain, to be starified in
the stadiums or in the points of sale.
2019 --although an odd year,
will include significant events such as the world championship of women's
football, basketball and rugby. ParionsSport will benefit from a better
visibility, thanks to its partnerships with the big 4 clubs of Ligue 1 and with
the one signed with the NBA. The point-of-sale offer will be reinforced with 4
new sports on offer and a more attractive LotoFoot.
Lottery games rose by + 1.1% to
12,770m, driven by Mission Heritage games and instant lottery
Lottery games, instant lottery and
draw games increased by + 1.1% to 12,770 million.
Instant lottery games (point-of-sale
scratch games and online games) continue to grow, up 3.2% to 7,694m.
This performance is explained by:
- the fad for the Mission Patrimoine event game , on
a new 15 stake (the sale ends with more than 172m in bids) and
the success of the X20 game ( 5), which make the successful games at 5
and more. These last represent more than 2/3 of the games of
- the reinforcement of the "entry-level" games
portfolio with the successful return of the iconic Morpion brand , in the form
of an ephemeral game on the unpublished segment of 0.50, and the launch
or re-launch of several perennial games including Black Jack (2 ) and
Maxi Goal! (3 );
The draw games (Lotto,
EuroMillions-My Million, Keno winning for life and Amigo) totaled
5 076 million, or -1.9%
compared to 2017, with players who favored high jackpot draws , events (Super
Lotto, Super Jackpot ...) or cumulative (following a series of consecutive
draws without a winner).
- The games, Loto and EuroMillions-My Million, which
represent nearly 60% of the bids in the category, have seen the success of the
Mission Loto Heritage (more than 14 M in bets, + 30% compared to a
classic draw) and major win events such as the J ackpot Boosté , Super
Lotto , Millionaires Week , Friday the 13th ...
- Keno winner Lifetime displays a stability of its
set and begins to benefit from its relaunch in early November 2018 on the
occasion of his 25 th birthday;
- the growing Amigo express raffle game benefited
from regular promotional actions and an expansion of the POS network.
The development of digital power is
a consistent source of dynamism in lottery games, be it instant lottery games
or draw games. Online gambling bets are up + 12%. This result can be explained
by the recruitment of players, close to 1.9 million at the end of 2018, and the
animation of the online games portfolio, with a launch, a restart or a
modification every week.
In 2019, the strategy of
innovation and personalized marketing actions will be continued. After the
launch at the beginning of January of The Wall-face on the wall , a 5
event-based scratch game inspired by the televised game show, FDJ will
experiment at the national level with a first digital scratch game in the
network, will propose a new Mission Heritage games offer and will launch
at the end of the year a renovated Loto.
The physical network confirms its
strength and attractiveness, with 15 billion in bids, up + 3.7% over
The FDJ network is almost stable,
with more than 30,000 points of sale. The vast majority of them come from the
network of bar-tobacco-press, a little more than 5% belong to other networks of
New retailer compensation
Thanks to the establishment of an
agreement signed in early 2018 with the Confederation of tobacconists and Press
Culture, FDJ has strengthened the remuneration and involvement of retailers in
its commercial priorities and in its priorities in terms of corporate social
In 2018, this resulted in the
abolition of rents for point-of-sale furniture as well as the remuneration of
vouchers and promotional coupons. In 2019, it will vary the remuneration of
retailers according to gambling ranges and prices.
In this context, the net
remuneration received by FDJ retailers reached 785 million in 2018, up +
5.7% compared to 2017.
After the internalization of its
sales force and the setting up of its own logistics, FDJ has completed its
commercial transformation and has direct control over its network.
The Group continued to make
significant investments in sales outlets, particularly in information systems
About the FDJ group:
National Lottery and French leader
in gambling, 2 nd lottery in Europe and 4th in the world, FDJ offers in point
of sale and on line a public offer, fun, responsible and secure of more than 90
games: lottery games - draw ( Lotto, EuroMillions ... ) and scratching (
Millionaire, Astro, Vegas, Cash ... ) - and sports betting ( ParionsSport
FDJ performance is supported by a
portfolio of iconic brands, historic and recent, 1 st close sales network in
France, a growing market, recurring investment and innovation strategy for
increased attractiveness of its offer and of its distribution with an enriched
In 2018, with 25 million players,
more than 30,000 points of sale and 2,300 employees, FDJ registered 15.8
billion in bids, 15% of which were digitized. It distributed 10.7 billion
to its players, contributed 3.6 billion to public finances and
remunerated its retail network for 0.8 billion.
SOURCE: FDJ group:
WyoLotto Launches New Powerball Giveaway
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (January 22, 2019)
-- WyoLottoTM has announced that a new Powerball giveaway has come to Wyoming,
giving players more chances to win great prizes.
Playing Powerball just got
more exciting, CEO Jon Clontz said. We have some amazing
prizes in addition to your chance at winning the Powerball jackpot. These
prizes are for players who purchase their Powerball tickets only at Wyoming
retailers, so your chances are much higher to win.
When players purchase a Powerball
ticket from a Wyoming retailer starting on January 21 at 5:00 a.m. through
11:59 p.m. on April 19, theyll receive a unique code each day that they
can enter at wyolotto.com for a chance to win the following prizes:
- Grand Prize: 2019 Chevy pickup truck
- First Prize: $20,000 cash
- Second Prize: A travel camper
- Third Prize: A riverboat and trailer
The more days you purchase Powerball
tickets, the more chances you have to enter and win these great prizes. Winners
of the Powerball giveaway will be announced May 1 on WyoLottos Facebook
page. For more information on this giveaway visit our video at
The Wyoming Lottery is a Wyoming
brand, born and raised in the Cowboy State. WyoLotto games include Mega
Millions, Powerball, Cowboy Draw, and Lucky for Life.
To receive updates and notifications
about Cowboy Draw, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions or Powerball, visit
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and
counties based on ticket sales.
SOURCE: The Wyoming Lottery press
Virginia Lottery is on Pace for Another Record-Setting Year
Score at Halftime: Solid Performance for Virginia
RICHMOND, VA (January 23, 2019) --
With the first half of Fiscal Year 2019 complete, the Virginia Lottery is on
pace for another record-setting year.
Today, Virginia Lottery officials
announced that overall Lottery sales in Virginia totalled $1.16 billion from
July through December, which is an increase of more than 10 percent from the
same time last year. The Lotterys fiscal year runs July 1 through June
Those record sales for the first two
quarters led to profits of $321 million, a 7-percent increase over the previous
year. By law, all Virginia Lottery profits benefit K-12 education in the
The sales and revenue numbers were
announced at today's quarterly meeting of the Virginia Lottery Board.
The Virginia Lottery
represents good fun for a great cause, and our players are helping us build
another record year of support for Virginias public schools,
said Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall.
Were proud of the
continuing popularity of our broad mix of games and prizes. Were also
seeing success in our efforts to use new technology to make our products more
convenient and fun for consumers.
In addition to record sales and
profits for the first half of the fiscal year, players took home a record
$721.8 million in prize money, and retailers who sell Virginia Lottery games
earned a record $65.4 million in commissions.
One big part of the Lotterys
record-setting pace is the Mega Millions jackpot run in October that culminated
in a $1.537 billion jackpot for the Oct. 23 drawing. In the hours leading up to
that drawing, Mega Millions tickets were being sold in Virginia at a rate of
about 12,000 tickets per minute.
Thats not the only good news
generated by the Virginia Lottery in the first half of FY19. The Lotterys
new mobile app was downloaded more than 93,000 times during those six months.
The app provides many handy features, including jackpot information, retail
locations, and resources about responsible gaming. In addition, mobile
customers have the ability to scan their own tickets to see if theyve won
an important security feature and consumers also can enter
promotions by scanning right from the app.
In addition, Virginia Lottery online
subscriptions grew by 94 percent from the previous year. The Lottery offers
subscriptions for Mega Millions, Powerball and CASH4LIFE®, which gives
customers within the boundaries of Virginia the convenience of playing from
their mobile device or home.
Now in its 30th year, the Virginia
Lottery generates more than $1.6 million per day for Virginias K-12
public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery
products, the Lottery generated more than $600 million for Virginias
public schools in Fiscal Year 2018. In addition, more than $14 million in
unclaimed Virginia Lottery prizes went to Virginias Literary Fund in FY18
for school construction, renovation, and technology upgrades. For more
information and a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school
districts, visit the Virginia Lotterys Playing Matters page. You can also
visit our website, download our app, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Florida Lottery to Launch New Draw Game
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 23,
2019) The Florida Lottery is proud to announce that on Wednesday,
January 30, 2019, it will launch the new Draw game JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY with
ComboTM. The new game will replace the LUCKY MONEY game that is
ending on January 29, 2019.
JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY is unique in
that for $1 players get a triple chance to win the jackpot, as each ticket has
three sets of numbers to match with the winning numbers drawn. Also, the
games jackpot rolls over and down to make bigger prizes.
Jackpots start at $500,000 and can
roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase the lower-prize
levels in each drawing until the jackpot is won.
Players win by matching three or
more numbers from the same set to the winning numbers drawn. Players can get an
extra chance to win by combining all matches on the ticket by adding Combo for
JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY tickets go on
sale Wednesday, January 30, 2019. JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY drawings will be held
Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:15 p.m., ET, with the first drawing being held
on Friday, February 1, 2019.
LUCKY MONEY ticket sales will end at
10:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, with the final drawing being held
that evening at 11:15 p.m.
If there is not a jackpot winner in
the final LUCKY MONEY drawing, the jackpot will roll and be carried over to the
JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY jackpot for the first drawing.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than
808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 97
percent of its revenue back into Floridas economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit::
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Svenska Spel and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association Extend
Svenska Spel extends the
collaboration with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association until 2025 with an option
for another two years
VISBY, Sweden (January 21, 2019)
Svenska Spel and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association have a long
and successful story together. Through the extension of the agreement, we can
continue to create the right conditions for Swedish hockey to continue their
fine development, says Patrik Hofbauer, CEO of Svenska Spel.
Svenska Spel has been the main
sponsor of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association for over twenty years.
The collaboration has included the
Hockey Academy, which is the Swedish hockey's development program for players
from Tre Kronors Hockey School up to the Swedish junior national teams.
The current agreement extends up to
and including 2021, but now one is agreeing on an extension.
Ice hockey is one of our
most popular sports and every year our national teams stand for fantastic
efforts. The collaboration enables us to participate in developing Swedish ice
hockey all the way, from the very smallest in Tre Kronors Hockey School, to our
popular national team at the women's and men's side, says Patrik
We are very pleased that
our long-term cooperation with Svenska Spel continues. The long-term
perspective of Svenska Spel's commitment means a great deal and gives us the
opportunity to realize our vision of becoming the best at all levels, making
ice hockey accessible to more and being Sweden's most engaging sport. Svenska
Spel also cares for the sport and conducts its business with a high degree of
gaming responsibility, which is important for us at a new license
market, says Tommy Boustedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Ice
The new agreement, including the
option years, is worth over SEK 200 million. In addition, a championship bonus
can also fall out. The bonus, which is the same for the men's and women's
national teams, can amount to a maximum of SEK 1.5 million per year if both Tre
Kronor and Damkronorna win the World Cup gold. The new agreement will apply
from July 1, 2019.
For more information, please
CONTACT: Johan Söderkvist, PR project manager Svenska Spel, telephone +46
70-245 31 16.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
Postcode Lottery Continues Support Human Rights
6.75 Million over
Five Years for Human Rights Watchs Work
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (January 23,
2019) Human Rights Watch thanks the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its
players for their steadfast support of our work with 1.35 million a year
for another five years.
Support from players of the Dutch
Postcode Lottery since 2009 has helped Human Rights Watch strengthen its
research and advocacy work worldwide, as well as establish and develop its
activities in the Netherlands.
Since its founding in 1989, the
Dutch Postcode Lottery has contributed 5.5 billion to good causes. It now
supports 103 organizations worldwide and plays a pioneering role in the quest
for a fair and sustainable world.
In 2018 the Dutch Postcode Lottery
donated 357 million to organizations.
Known for its meticulous
research and effective advocacy, Human Rights Watch defends human rights and
secures justice around the world, said Margriet Schreuders, head of
charities at the Dutch Postcode Lottery.
We are very proud that we
are, thanks to our lottery participants, able to continue supporting Human
Rights Watchs important and courageous work in the coming
The Postcode Lotterys generous
support will strengthen Human Rights Watchs ability to investigate
wrongdoing, expose the facts widely, and engage the public as well as those in
power for rights-respecting change.
We will enlist innovative tools,
including digital advocacy campaigns, to build greater support for the
fundamental values on which human rights are based: justice, dignity, and
unwavering commitment to justice and social change is incredibly important to
us as we work to protect human rights and defend the principles that underpin
them, said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights
SOURCE: Human Rights Watch.
London Breaks Through Landmark Figure of 600 Exhibitors
LONDON (January 22, 2018) -- Gaming
professionals preparing for ICE London (5th 7th February, ExCeL London,
UK), will be part of the biggest celebration of world gaming on record.Official
figures confirm the 2019 edition will showcase 612 exhibitor brands from 66
countries, up from the 2018 figure of 589 from 65 nations with the ICE London
show floor now occupying 38 of ExCeL London's 44 halls (36 in 2018).
Commenting on the latest data, Kate
Chambers, who is Managing Director of Clarion Gaming and the person who has
overseen the development of ICE London into the pre-eminent gaming event on the
international calendar, stated: The starting point for any exhibition is
its exhibitors: great exhibitors attract serious buyers and the more buyers you
can attract, the more exhibitors are interested in your event and so the
process goes on. With this in mind, we have worked extremely hard to
attract the most innovative organisations in world gaming onto the ICE London
show floor and I am delighted that we have succeeded in breaking through the
600 figure in light of what that means for our huge community of visitors who
travel to ICE London to be inspired."
She added: The net floor space
has grown from the 2018 figure of 43,500sqm to 45,500sqm, an increase of just
under 5 percent. I would like to stress that this isnt a one-off
spike in demand, but part of a trend which stretches back to 2012, when the
show floor comprised 22,500sqm. Since then, ICE London has grown
year-on-year and is now more than twice its 2012 size. When visitors
attend ICE London, they have direct access to the smartest innovators in world
gaming, showing products and services that harness the latest advances in
technology. No other exhibition can come close to delivering this quality
and in such numbers covering all of the gaming verticals.
For more information, and to
register for ICE London 2019 (5-7 February, ExCeL London, UK), visit:
SOURCE: Clarion Gaming press