New Nightly Lottery Draw Game in Seven Years Now On Sale
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (February 25,
2019) -- The Kentucky Lottery has launched the first new in-state nightly draw
game in seven years. Kentuckys Quick Bucks is now available at all
Kentucky Lottery retailers.
The $1 game, available only in
Kentucky, will be part of the Lotterys nightly draw offerings taking
place at 11 PM Eastern every night. The draw show can be watched on the
Lotterys website at kylottery.com.
Much like the Powerball or Mega
Millions games, Kentuckys Quick Bucks players will pick numbers drawn
from two different machines.
They will pick four numbers from a
field of 31 in one machine, and one Kentucky Ball number from a field of five
in the second. Players can win from $2 for matching only the Kentucky Ball, and
up to the top prize of $50,000 by matching all 4 numbers plus the Kentucky
Several features of the game make it
unique, including the ability for players to win additional prizes if their
numbers are drawn in the same order displayed on their tickets, and the ability
to place a $5 WHEEL bet where players get all five Kentucky Ball numbers on
their ticket (and are guaranteed a minimum $2 win). Kentucky is the first state
to ever offer this type of wager.
The game joins Pick 3, Pick 4,
CashBall 225 and 5 Card Cash which are also drawn every evening.
We hope players like this
new draw game, and I think the WHEEL bet is going to be a unique component
theyll really respond to, said Kentucky Lottery President and
CEO Tom Delacenserie. As is the case with everything we do, any
additional revenue we can generate from new games like this helps send kids to
college. Thats a motivator which drives us every day.
The Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.3 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and education programs. Visit kheaa.com to find
out more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery.
Florida Lottery Introduces a New $30 Scratch-Off Ticket to Join the Gold Rush
$15,000,000 GOLD RUSH
SPECIAL EDITION & three other Scratch-Off games on Sale
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (February 25,
2019) -- Following the success of the GOLD RUSH CLASSIC family that launched in
January, today the Florida Lottery introduces the new $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH
SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off game!
This new $30 game features six top
prizes of $15 million - the largest Scratch-Off top prize offered by the
Florida Lottery - and 24 prizes of $1 million.
The game's overall odds of winning
Additionally, players can enter any
non-winning GOLD RUSH CLASSIC and GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION tickets into the
"Gold Rush Classic" Second Chance Promotion.
In each drawing, one player will win
$30,000, two players will win $10,000, four players will win $5,000, and 30
players will win $1,000.
Players can also earn up to 25 extra
entries per entry period by entering a special Facebook "promo code" that will
be posted to the Florida Lottery's official Facebook page during each second
chance promotion entry period.
For more information about these
games and the second chance promotion, visit
The Florida Lottery is also
launching three additional Scratch-Off games today that offer more than $117.8
million in total cash prizes.
All Lottery retailers are expected
to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72
The $5 game, $1,000,000 LUCK,
features eight top prizes of $1 million and over $72.8 million in total cash
prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.04.
For just $2, players can win up to
$30,000 with TRIPLE CA$H. There are over 5.2 million winning tickets totaling
more than $32.7 million in cash prizes!
The game's overall odds of winning
MONEY BAGS offers 420 top prizes of
$1,000 and more than $12.3 million in total cash prizes! This $1 game features
over four million winning tickets, and overall odds of winning are
Scratch-Offs are an important part
of the Lottery's portfolio of games, generating more than $871 million for the
Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in FY 2017-18, and comprising
approximately 69 percent of ticket sales.
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 Florida's 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
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Carolinians Can Nominate a School Hero for a $10,000 Award
Program celebrates those
who help our students achieve their dreams
RALEIGH, North Carolina (February
27, 2019) -- A program is underway to recognize and honor N.C. School Heroes -
those who help our students achieve their dreams with awards of $10,000
to ten School Heroes and $10,000 to their schools.
The N.C. Education Lottery created
the program as part of its support of public education in North Carolina and to
help raise awareness of how the money raised by the lottery benefits the
Every school has their
heroes, said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education
Lottery. Every day they stop at nothing to help our students achieve
their dreams. This year, were proud to offer to North Carolinians a
chance to say, in a big collective way, thanks for all of what they
The web site, ncschoolheroes.com,
allows people to post a story about their School Hero and a photo and then vote
on the ones they like the best. North Carolinians have until March 31 to post a
nomination or vote on their favorites.
More than 1,300 nominations have
already been posted at the N.C. School Heroes website, with at least one from
86 of North Carolinas 100 counties. Many more are expected over the
coming weeks. Thousands of votes already have been cast for the most popular
School Hero stories.
Money raised by the lottery assists
many of those School Heroes, including $385 million this year that supports the
work of school support staff such as office assistants and custodians. This
year additional money raised by the lottery is helping to build and repair
schools, supporting the N.C. Pre-K program for at-risk four-year-olds,
providing college scholarships and grants based on financial need, and
supporting school transportation.
As North Carolinians share their
School Hero stories, they can discover on the website how money raised by the
lottery benefits their own communities. All 100 counties of the state get
support for education programs from money raised by the lottery. Last year, the
lottery raised more than $670 million for public education.
Its important for the
mission of the lottery that North Carolinians can see and understand how
lottery money is used, said Michalko. To help get that information
to the public, we created the School Heroes campaign. Along the way, we get to
spotlight the work of a lot of good people in our schools.
CONTACT: Van Denton, Director of
Communications, Brand Management & Communications, Phone: (919)
SOURCE: North Carolina Lottery.
Hundreds Slated to Attend Gaming Laboratories
Internationals (GLI®) 19th Annual Regulators
- Annual Conference Staged March 6 & 7 at
Luxor Las Vegas;
- VP/Director of Panasonic Hollywood Labs Ron
Martin to Deliver Keynote Address
LAS VEGAS, NV (February 27, 2019)
For two eventful days in March, hundreds of attendees and dozens of
global gaming industrys foremost thought-leaders will converge on Las
Vegas for meaningful discussions, enlightening presentations, and intense
education at Gaming Laboratories Internationals (GLI®) 2019 North
American Regulators Roundtable.
The annual affair is a hallmark of
excellence on the industrys calendar, and this years event is
staged March 6-7, 2019 at Luxor Las Vegas. Registration is available now at
Vice President and Director of
Panasonic Hollywood Labs (PHL) Ron Martin will deliver a keynote address on the
topic, The Idea of an Idea, Technology, and Experience Design.
Martin is considered a leading global authority on imaging systems and
solutions. He brings 40 years of experience in imaging technologies that
include broadcasting, production, post-production, and visual effects.
Panel discussion topics will address
the most relevant issues in todays gaming landscape and include
omni-channel convergence, operational impacts, sports betting, and the top 10
technologies that now affect or will soon affect gaming.
Separate from the panel discussions,
breakout workshops present attendees with intimate settings to gain first-hand
knowledge on crucial topics including cybersecurity frameworks, eSports,
forensic investigations, mobile in Class II gaming, modernization projects, and
sports betting/event wagering.
Additionally, an Innovation Room
will provide attendees with close-up looks and hands-on experiences with new
and emerging technologies, systems, and games from a range of suppliers and
from future industry innovators from UNLV.
The Roundtable is presented by GLI
University® and is known worldwide as the largest educational and
networking event of its kind for gaming and lottery industry regulators. It
draws hundreds of attendees from across the industry spectrum and from all
corners of North America and the world and provides discussion on provocative,
Space is limited, and attendees are
encouraged to reserve the space today. More information and registration are
available at gaminglabs.com/roundtable2019.
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
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing; +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Neopollard Interactive Shortlisted for Lottery Supplier of the
Year at Upcoming 2019 EGR North America Awards
LANSING, Michigan (February 28,
2019) -- NeoPollard Interactive (NPi) announced today that it has
been shortlisted for Lottery Supplier of the Year at the 6th annual eGaming
Review (EGR) North America Awards, which will be presented at an
awards ceremony on April 11, 2019, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The EGR North America Awards
recognize excellence in the North American online gaming industry. The Lottery
Supplier of the Year category celebrates suppliers who have demonstrated
outstanding performance and innovation in the delivery of market-leading
solutions for lottery operators. Primarily, the judging criteria considers
product integration and delivery, product quality, commercial success and
innovation in the last 12 months.
With approximately 80% market share
in terms of iLottery revenues in the U.S., NPi has perfected the requisite
technology, operational expertise and industry-leading game development to
support our lottery partners as they introduce iLottery programs in their
NPi is proud to pave the way with
our customers as they continue to prove that the iLottery channel is a vital
source of significant incremental revenue for the worthy causes that they
NPi is honored to be
shortlisted in this years Lottery Supplier of the Year category of the
EGR North America Awards. We recognize the significant contributions of all
nominees in this category to the growth and innovation of the lottery industry
that we are privileged to serve, said Liz Siver, General Manager of
NeoPollard Interactive. The partnerships that we have built over the
past five years have given us the opportunity to lead the industry through the
delivery of innovative iLottery solutions in support of our customers
good causes. Our vision to elevate player experiences in the digital space is
what drives our passionate team. On behalf of the talented team at NPi,
were thrilled to have the opportunity to have our commitment and
achievements recognized through the EGR Awards.
About NeoPollard Interactive
NeoPollard Interactive LLC
(NeoPollard Interactive) is jointly owned by two of the
worlds most trusted and reputable companies in lottery and Internet
gaming Pollard 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
CONTACT Information for Neopollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: Neopollard Interactive press
Islands Lottery Community Enrichment Initiative
St. Thomas, VI (February 21, 2019)
The Virgin Islands Lottery is a Proud Sponsor of Community Enrichment
- Cultural Programs;
- Educational & Vocational Programs;
- Athletic Programs
- Arts, Music, Dance & Theatre Programs; and
- Health & Social Awareness Programs.
Each year the VI Lottery makes
significant financial contributions to organizations within our community. 70%
of the VI Lottery revenue supports the Virgin Islands community.
Playing the VI Lottery is a true
WIN-WIN all around not only are you providing an opportunity for
yourself to win cash for education, travel, home improvement or paying off
bills, but you are also supporting many community enrichment initiatives as
- Jamila Russel, ADA Coordinator Cultivating
--- The Virgin Islands Lottery has played an important
role in making sure children with disabilities have not been forgotten or
- Dr. Larry Larson, President, Ten Sleepless Knights,
--- Our efforts of supporting young people would not be
possible without the support of the Virgin Islands Lottery.
- Michael Wilson, Executive Director, Caribbean
Museum Center of the Arts:
--- Thanks to the money we received from
the VI Lottery, we were able to provide that experience through dynamic,
culturally grounded, and educational programming.
SOURCE: Virgin Islands Lottery.
Malvern Man Claims Second Spot in Lotterys Billion Dollar
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (February 22,
2019) --Robert McAlister of Malvern was randomly selected today as the second
of two winners of the Arkansas Scholarship Lotterys (ASL) Willy Wonka
Billion Dollar Challenge Second-Chance Promotion. He will travel to Las
Vegas in April for the opportunity to play for $1 billion. McAlisters
dad, who he hasnt seen in 12 years, lives in Las Vegas so he is looking
forward to reconnecting with him.
We have stayed in touch,
but we just havent been able to get together, McAlister said.
It is great that winning this trip will give me the opportunity to see
him. My 15-year-old son has never met his granddad so I would love to take him
with me if possible.
McAlister is actually an alternate
since one of the two winners drawn for the prize on Jan. 31 did not claim the
prize by the deadline. So McAlister feels extra lucky.
He entered non-winning Willy Wonka
Golden Tickets into the promotion through the ASLs players
club, The Club.
His prize includes round-trip
airfare for two to Las Vegas April 14-17, 2019, three nights
accommodations at a deluxe hotel, and $1,000 spending money.
The Billion Dollar Challenge
is scheduled for April 16 with prize-winners from other participating lottery
McAlister will have a chance to win
a cash prize from $1,000 up to $1 billion along with Albert Pyle of Mabelvale
who also won Arkansass Second-Chance Promotion trip to Las Vegas.
McAlister said he is involved with
his sons athletic activities and enjoys being able to help other youth
who maybe dont have the money to buy football shoes or a meal after a
I want to help those who need
it, he said.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
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
$2.8 billion in prizes to players, about $240 million in retailer commissions
and more than $122 million state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com 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
Arizona Lottery Goes Native with Newest Scratchers® Game-
Players are treated to
beautiful $5 tickets designed by Artist-In-Residence
PHOENIX (February 22, 2019)
Players and retailers alike are enjoying the new $5 Arizona 7 Scratchers game,
admiring the local beauty depicted on these tickets and dreaming of winning
There are three different tickets,
each with a beautiful rendering of iconic Arizona objects and native wildlife:
a whimsical 7-shaped piñata with candies to scratch off, a 7-shaped Gila
monster crawling across the desert sand with eggs and cacti to scratch off, and
a Cactus Wren (Arizonas state bird) perched on a blooming cactus, forming
a 7 with shining suns and cactus flowers to scratch off. Besides celebrating
the unique flavor of the Grand Canyon State, Arizona 7 is also about winning,
with a top prize of $50,000.
Some people may not even want to
scratch their tickets, though, as each one is a work of art from our own
artist-in-residence Emily Costello.
Emily is the artist behind last
years beautiful and fun Lucha Libre Loot Scratchers tickets, and she is
especially in-tune with the culture and the beauty of Arizona.
Playing Arizona 7 is simple: If a
player matches any of the numbers to any of the four winning numbers they win
the prize shown for that number and, if they find a 7 symbol, they
win double that prize!
This new Arizona 7
Scratchers ticket is just the latest in a series of games the Arizona Lottery
is developing to showcase the art and culture of our great state in ways that
celebrate our heritage, Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery
Gregg Edgar said.
We are excited to bring
these works of art to the people of Arizona while also helping to fund vital
programs and services that would otherwise rely on taxpayer dollars.
Players can purchase their Arizona 7
tickets from any Arizona Lottery retailer.
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $4 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales over $4 million per week
fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services.
The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
CONTACT: John Turner Gilliland,
(480) 921-4438 desk, (602) 702-2758 cell, Email:
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Determines Promotional Text for Online Gambling Equates to
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (February 21,
2019) -- The Court of The Hague has determined in a recent judgment that
promotional texts for online games of chance are seen as advertisements. They
therefore fall under 'promoting' games of chance. The Betting and Gaming Act
prohibits this if the game of chance in question does not have a license. This
is an important statement for the Gaming Authority: it makes it easier to
combat illegal online gambling.
The Gaming Authority (Ksa) had
imposed a cease and desist order on the Content Publishing Limited company in
Malta. This company published promotional texts for online gambling on various
websites. They are illegal in the Netherlands. From the websites of Content
Publishing it was possible to click through to the sites on which the online
games of chance could actually be played. With the cease and desist order the
Ksa wanted to ensure that Content Publishing would stop this activity; there
was insufficient hearing on previous reminders from the Ksa.
Content Publishing challenged the
Ksa in court. Content Publishing argued that the Ksa explained the prohibition
of promotion in the Betting and Gaming Act too broadly and that it was
'editorial information'. The judge did not take part in this: it appears
'sufficient that the primary goal (..) consisted of forwarding potential
players to online casino game providers'. The judge says that the Ksa rightly
stated that this is a form of promoting games of chance.
René Jansen, chairman of the
board of directors of the Ksa, says that this is an important statement. "This
is the first time the judge has ruled in a case like this. Now it is clear that
publishing a promotional text is seen as advertising. This statement offers the
Ksa possibilities to act if advertising is made in this way for games of chance
that do not have a license. '
Court of Appeal in The Hague and decisions Ksa in this
SOURCE: De Kansspelautoriteit.
Largest National Safer Gambling Campaign Bet Regret
Bet Regret aims to
support 2.4m young men, the group at highest risk, to avoid developing a
gambling problem by driving self-reflection about their
LONDON, U.K. (February 21, 2019)
GambleAware, the independent charity tasked with reducing gambling harms
in Great Britain, has launched Bet Regret, a safer gambling
campaign designed to raise awareness of impulsive betting in order to encourage
moderation and reduce gambling-related harm.
The Bet Regret' campaign is
one of a number of commitments to come out of the Government's Gambling Review
to ensure that the sector is socially responsible and doing all it should to
protect consumers and communities.
Bet Regret describes the universal
feeling of remorse sports bettors often get when they make an impulsive bet
the kind of bet that bettors say they will know they will kick
themselves for the moment they made it.
Targeted at the audience estimated
at 2.4m young men aged 16-34 who gamble regularly on sport, mainly online, the
campaign aims to drive self-reflection, as well as help their friends and
partners recognise the warning signs of Bet Regret.
The campaign was developed after
extensive research, consultations with academic experts and several waves of
focus groups with frequent sports bettors.
Around 2 million adults suffer some
level of harm related to gambling, including 340,000 that are considered to be
A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on
behalf of GambleAware provides a snapshot of the current attitudes and
behaviours of younger male sports bettors. 63% of respondents also said that
there are too many opportunities to bet nowadays, with 67% agreeing that it is
easy to get drawn in to make impulsive bets (see notes for sample details,
questions and data tables).
Minister for Sport and Civil Society
Mims Davies said: "This groundbreaking joint campaign will make people think
hard about their betting habits, assist to remove the stigma around gambling
addiction and give people more courage to say they need help.
It is crucial that we both focus on
prevention as well as cure and this campaign will help to educate people to
recognise risky play.
I am determined to deliver more
collaborative work to help to change behaviours to reduce the threat of problem
Professor Sian Griffiths,
GambleAware Trustee and Deputy Chair, Public Health England (interim) said:
The Bet Regret campaign is about raising awareness of behaviours that
people might not always recognise as impulsive or risky, such as sports betting
when drunk, bored or chasing losses.
We want people to identify with the
campaign, realise they too have those kick-yourself moments when betting and
reflect on their behaviours, thus preventing future ill-considered bets which
are so often the pathway towards harm.
The three adverts at the centrepiece
of the Bet Regret campaign identify the environments and situations that can
lead sports bettors to make the type of impulsive bets that they immediately
regret in a relatable way that will invite gamblers to think twice before
placing such bets.
The first advertisement reveals a
bettor furtively moving from sofa to kitchen as a bet he has made is lost. As
he seeks to win back his money by chasing his losses, he finds himself pitch
side at QPRs Loftus Road stadium, facing questions about his decision to
do so from BT Sports Matt Smith and former international footballers Dean
Saunders and Danny Gabbidon.
GambleAware established the Safer
Gambling Board, which is made up of representatives from Public Health England,
the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the London South Bank
University Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research and GambleAware itself,
invited by the Minister responsible
for gambling policy to design and deliver a campaign, based on best practice in
public health education.
The campaign is being funded through
specific, additional donations to the charity, in line with a commitment given
to the government by the broadcasting, advertising and gambling industries.
It is one part of GambleAwares
wide-ranging actions to reduce gambling-related harm by considering
individuals, the products and the environment in which they are found.
The new campaign will run in
parallel with ongoing advertising and outreach activities to promote the help
and support available for those who experience problem gambling, and their
friends and family, through BeGambleAware.org and the National Gambling
Helpline 0808 8020133.
For tips on how to keep betting in
check, visit BeGambleAware.org/BetRegret
Defines Its Agenda in the Prevention of Money Laundering
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (February
21, 2019) -- On February 21, the Asset Laundering Prevention Unit met at the
Lottery headquarters of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA SE), to agree on the
annual agenda, at the beginning of a year of intense inter-institutional
Chaired by Dr. Martín
García Santillán, President of LOTBA SE and the Coordination Unit
for the Prevention of Washing of ALEA, the meeting was attended by
representatives of the regulatory agencies of the provinces of Buenos Aires,
Córdoba, Corrientes, Chubut, Between Rivers, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mendoza,
Black River, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego and the Autonomous City of
In the beginning, Dr. Martín
García Santillán thanked those present and especially his
predecessor, CP Guillermo Dubra, Director and Compliance Officer of the IAFAS,
with extensive experience in the area.
highlighted the continuity as a line of work and said, 'in addition to
presenting ourselves as Unit Coordinator, I want to thank my predecessor, and
clarify that the spirit is to coordinate, therefore, continue with the same
task with enthusiasm of having assumed this role.
From the Government of the City the
guideline is to emphasize in deepening in this table that conforms in ALEA,
that we can contribute nuances and singularities of each territory, in which we
agree in many aspects and not others. Therefore, to deepen the
For its part, the Dra. Carolina
Galtieri, Head of the Unit of PLA / FT of LOTBA, indicated 'for us it is an
honor to accompany what we have been doing in ALEA, with the union of the 24
jurisdictions that make up the Coordinating Unit, for the relevance of the
topic of prevention of money laundering and because we are all committed to
fighting this scourge, with the challenge of collaborating in prevention
policies at the national level with the Financial Information Unit (FIU) and
preparing for 2021, year in which the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) comes
to our country to evaluate us. Therefore, it is very important to work on risk
matrix, manuals, training and other relevant issues that we will address in
this meeting and also thank all those present here.
It should be noted that the meeting
allowed those remotely who could not be present to participate through online
streaming. And so they did from Chubut, Santiago del Estero and Entre Rios
At a good pace, the topics were
listed on the agenda and the work teams were defined that continue open to add
those who could not attend.
The project to reform the specific
regulations of the gaming sector to be presented to the Financial Information
Unit (UIF), the evaluation of the risk matrix, the communication and
dissemination (internal and external), and the updating of the Typologies
Manual, Together with the regional trainings, they were the axes of work agreed
upon at the meeting.
Association of State Lotteries of Argentina (ALEA).
Comprehensive Report Shows Gaming Industrys Commitment to
Dear Gaming Colleague,
As leading employers, community
partners and entertainment providers, gaming companies have a rich history of
creating careers, driving economic activity in communities across the country
and ensuring that gaming patrons have the tools they need to engage in our
Of course, that may be preaching to
the proverbial choir, but the industrys commitment to these important
endeavors is often overlooked. To better define our collective efforts, the AGA
is proud to release a first-of-its kind,
comprehensive industry responsibility report.
While many of you release CSR
reports annually, we are one of the first industries in the country to
collectively do this, and the results are impressive:
- Our employees contribute nearly five times more
volunteer hours per person than the tech industry, for a grand total of more
than 422,000 hours per year;
- AGA members give generously to support community
causes, reporting more than $367 million in charitable giving last year alone;
- We outpace most private sector industries in our
commitment to instituting green building and water conservation programs,
diverting more than 100,000 tons of waste away from landfills last year.
This report reflects input from AGA
members, so we know it only begins to scratch the surface of the economic and
social impact of the industrys responsibility efforts. But we are proud
to begin a more proactive effort of telling this story and look forward to
adding to the many significant metrics and impressive stories included in this
Thank you to all of you who
contributed to this effort and to all gaming industry professionals and
companies whose commitments truly make the industry stand out in the critical
area of responsibility.
Senior Vice President of Public
American Gaming Association
Registration for APLA/WLA Seminar 15 - 18 April 2019 in Danang,
Vietnam is Now Open!
Dear friends of APLA
We are pleased to announce that the
Registration for the 2019 APLA/WLA Seminar is now open!
The details for this event are as
- Date: 15 18 April 2019 (Business Program on
16 17 April)
- Venue: Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa,
- Theme: Lotteries in the digital world -
Disintermediation, Disruption or Transformation
This Seminar is being hosted and
organized by both Singapore Pools Private Limited and Vietnam Lottery
(Vietlott). You can expect a very exciting business program line up and an
interesting experiential social program specially recommended by Vietlott.
A renowned industry leader Mr. Tim
Kobe (Founder of Eight Inc,), who is popularly known as the visionary behind
Apples iconic stores has been specially invited to be our Keynote
Speaker. To quote an article, Kobe believes that studying the humanities
can help build empathy. A lack of empathy often goes hand-in-hand with a lack
of awareness about the human experience that a particular piece of technology
creates, which will restrict its widespread adoption, thus preventing true
innovation. Tech companies and products, even entire countries, Kobe said, need
to be designed with human experience in mind.
Various Industry experts will also
present on how we can captivate and reach out to the Digital Natives via
channels that are pervasive to them.
Panelists comprising of
representatives from WLA and APLA will also present on how digitalization have
brought forth both opportunities and challenges to the Lottery industry.
We hope you will take home nuggets
of knowledge and updates and embark onto your own Organisations
transformational journey if you have not already started.
The Networking day will take us to
Ba Na Hills, an area founded by the French colonials at 1919 and only lately,
investors have transformed this whole place which is now referred to as the
climate pearl of Vietnam. It's located 1487m above the ground and
boasts of chiller weather and fresh air.
Check out the
ebrochure and also keep checking the APLA website for more
Do hurry and register and as they
say, Early Bird catches the worm
N.B. It is important to note that
for the Hotel booking link, you can only book for nights from 15th to 18th
April. If you need to arrive before 15th or stay past 18th, you will need to
email to the hotel to request the room booking extension, the special room
rates are valid from 12th to 21st April.
See you all in Danang.
Beh Swan Swan
APLA Secretariat Administrator