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Vol. 93 No.7- Monday November 16, 2020



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Innovative Lighted Side Panel Instant Ticket Displays by Schafer Systems, A Pollard Banknote Company, Dispense Success for The Kansas Lottery

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to congratulate the Kansas Lottery and our subsidiary, Schafer Systems (2018) Inc. (“Schafer Systems”), on the outstanding success of a recent pilot test program that evaluated the addition of lighted side panel instant ticket dispensers at select Kansas Lottery retailers.



Schafer Systems’ lighted side panel dispensers sit on-counter and include 16 facings, allowing retailers to display a wide variety of instant ticket offerings. This unique dispenser features vertical lighting, available in numerous eye-catching colors and patterns, on both sides of the display to draw added attention to the tickets it showcases. This sleek and modern design stands out in a crowded retail environment, while ensuring the tickets themselves are the focus.

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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Proceeds Hit $1 Billion

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 9, 2020) – With the $8,447,337 raised in proceeds last month, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) has now exceeded $1 billion in available funding for scholarships.

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IGT ADVANTAGE Casino Management System Advances the Player Experience in Vietnam

LONDON, U.K. (Nov. 9, 2020) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Bao Son International Hotel Versaces Club ("Versaces Club") in Hanoi City, Vietnam is replacing its existing casino management system (CMS) with the IGT ADVANTAGE™ CMS to operate its loyalty program, monitor and optimize its casino floor, and perform a range of other essential functions

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The ONCE Advances the Christmas Festivities with a Christmas Scratch Card of €250,000

MADRID, Spain (November 10, 2020) -- The Spanish National Organisation of the Blind, Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE), advances the Christmas festivities in with a Christmas Scratch Card of 250,000 euros of the ONCE has brought forward the festivities with a prize of 250,000 euros.

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The Christmas scratch card and the other ONCE responsible gaming products are marketed by the nearly 19,000 ONCE selling agents.

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Next Generation Lotteries Wins Norsk Tipping’s e-Instant RFP

VIENNA, Austria. (November 10, 2020) -- Next Generation Lotteries (NGL) is pleased to announce that it has won Norsk Tipping’s e-Instant RFP. Under the new agreement, signed following a highly competitive tender process, NGL will provide both innovative original content and develop bespoke games for Norsk Tipping’s “Flax” and “Yezz” brands.

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Florida Lottery Offices Expanding Claim by Appointment Options for Players

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 9, 2020) – Today, the Florida Lottery announces that players with prizes valued at $600 or greater can schedule appointments to file claims at Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices; previously, this threshold was set at $5,000 or greater.

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Virginia Lottery Launches Expanded Version of New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

RICHMOND, Virginia (November 9, 2020) -- Some may view it as a great way to start 2021, while others might consider it a welcome goodbye to 2020. Either way, a chance to win $1 million on New Year’s Day is a hot commodity.

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Texas Lottery Renews Agreement with SCA To Support Retailer Bonus Program

DALLAS, Texas (October 26, 2020) – The Texas Lottery has renewed its risk transfer agreement with SCA, the leader in promotional risk management, for its successful Retailer Bonus program. The incentive of up to $1 million will be paid for any Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot-winning tickets sold by a registered Texas retailer.

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Aristocrat Wins Big at Global Gaming Awards, GGB Gaming & Technology Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 9, 2020) – Aristocrat was named Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year in the 2020 Global Gaming Awards. This was the second consecutive year Aristocrat was named Land Based Supplier, and it was part of a collection of awards the company won to kick off G2E 2020.

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Bookmakers Have Agreed to Pay Additional Fees to Help Compensate for Government Closure of Betting Shops During the Latest Covid-19 lockdown

UNITED KINGDOM (November 10, 2020) -- Bookmakers have agreed to pay additional fees on existing streaming and data deals until December 2 – providing much-needed revenue for horseracing during the latest Covid-19 lockdown.

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Governor Sisolak Announces Appointment of J. Brin Gibson to Nevada Gaming Control Board

CARSON CITY, NV (November 10, 2020) -- Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of J. Brin Gibson to the Gaming Control Board and designated him to serve as the new chair and executive director. Gibson will fill a vacancy left after Sandra Douglass Morgan resigned to pursue an exciting professional opportunity..

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Veikkaus is Expanding the Mandatory Identification of Slot Machines to Its Pilot

HELSINKI, Finland (November 9, 2020) -- More and more Veikkaus slot machines require player identification from November 10, when Veikkaus is expanding its mandatory identification pilot to ten new outlets.

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Svenska Spel and the Swedish Sports Confederation Sign a New Agreement That Will Deliver SEK42 Million for Swedish Sports

VISBY, Sweden (November 9, 2020) -- Svenska Spel and the Swedish Sports Confederation extend their many years of cooperation through a new agreement. It is worth SEK 42 million and extends until December 31, 2022. - Sports are a key part of our society.

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Texas Lottery Presented with Pair of Prestigious National Awards

AUSTIN, Texas (November 5, 2020) – The Texas Lottery Commission on Oct. 27 received two top lottery industry awards during the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries’ (NASPL) annual seminar. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, a Batchy Award and a Hickey Award were presented to the agency virtually during NASPL DeskCon 2020, a digital conference for the lottery industry.

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KKCG and SAZKA Group Announce a Strategic Investment by Apollo Funds to Support Their Global Expansion in the Lottery and Gaming Sectors

LONDON, U.K. (November 10, 2020) -- KKCG AG (“KKCG Group” or “KKCG”) and SAZKA Group a.s. (together with its subsidiaries, “SAZKA Group” or the “Company”) today announced that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo” and such funds the “Apollo Funds”), one of the world’s leading investors in gaming and largest alternative investment managers, have agreed to invest €500 million in the Company in coordination with Karel Komárek’s KKCG Group.

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Canadian Gaming Association Applauds Ontario on Moving iGaming Forward

TORONTO, Canada (Nov. 06, 2020) -- The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today applauds the Government of Ontario’s decision to move forward with legislation to make internet gambling (iGaming) a reality in this province and to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to safe and legal gambling options online.

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