Lottery Insider banner


The WEEK in REVIEW
Vol. 95 No.10 - Monday June 7, 2021

 

 

IGT NASPL

Pollard Banner

Neopollard Banner

 

HOME

 

LOTTERY NEWS

 

Florida Lottery Introduces Improved Mobile App

Free Mobile App Available for iOS and Android Devices

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (May27, 2021) – The Florida Lottery is excited to announce its improved mobile app available for download! Now, players can take the Florida Lottery with them wherever they go to connect to the most current Lottery information. Some of the exciting features include:

 

Advertisement
IGT

• Check My Ticket. Scan a ticket barcode to determine the ticket value.

• Promotions. Quickly and easily enter tickets into promotions by scanning ticket barcodes.

• Pick Numbers. Create and save your favorite numbers on digital playslips, then use them to purchase tickets at any Florida Lottery retailer.

• Winning Numbers. Find current jackpots and see the winning numbers for every Florida Lottery Draw game.

• Retailer Locator. Find nearby Florida Lottery retailers.

• Scratch-Offs. Find out about the newest Florida Lottery Scratch-Off games as soon as they are released.

• Responsible Gaming. Learn more about the Florida Lottery’s responsible gaming initiatives and practices.

 

The Lottery’s improved mobile app is free and available to both iOS and Android users. Simply go the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search “Florida Lottery”, and download. It’s important to note that the Florida Lottery does not accept wagers, bets, or payments of any kind through its mobile app.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

 

 GLI Banner

 

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Named Best Test Lab in SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and SAGSE USA Awards 2020

GLI’s VP of Global Marketing and Global Gaming Women President Christie Eickelman named a “Top 5 Land-based Leader”

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 3, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been named Best Test Lab in the SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and in the SAGSE USA Awards 2020. Additionally, GLI’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Global Gaming Women President Christie Eickelman was named to the list of the Top 5 Land-based Leaders.

Christie Eickelman
Christie Eickelman

Award winners were chosen via online popular vote, and according to event organizers, more than 2,500 regulators, operators, executives, and businesspeople participated in the selection of winners of the SAGSE 2020 rankings, a record number of participants.

Earlier this year, GLI was named Best Test Lab in the SAGSE LatAm 2020 Awards.

Vice President of Monografie Alan Burak said, “The SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and in the SAGSE USA Awards 2020 recognize the companies that best faced the difficulties of a very difficult year, in the midst of a pandemic, and highlight the best representatives of the market.”

GLI CEO James Maida said, “We are grateful to our peers throughout the world who recognized GLI and who recognized Christie with these tremendous honors. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us in the gaming, lottery, and hospitality industries, and together we reinvented our businesses overnight. Though 2020 was one of the most challenging times for our industry and the world, our global team of 1,200 advisers, testing personnel and security team members continue to work hard to serve the industry and our collective shifting needs.”

GLI 300x250

In addition to her role at GLI, Eickelman is President of Global Gaming Women, and she has successfully led the organization through the pandemic to an even better financial footing.

“We are so proud of each our team members and of their hard work, and I’m thrilled the industry specifically recognized Christie. Her global impact on countless numbers of individuals and companies will be felt for years to come,” Maida said.

About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly 2 million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named “Best Laboratory” in the SAGSE Europe, LatAm, and USA Awards 2020, “Best Test Lab in the Baltics,” and “Best Test Lab in the Nordics” in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

SOURCE: Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220, Email: c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International.

 

Jumbo Banner

 

Governor Newsom Announces Historic “Vax for the Win” Program to Get More Californians Vaccinated by June 15

  • $116.5 million vaccine incentive program – the biggest in the nation – to boost vaccinations as California prepares to fully reopen the economy June 15
  • $100 million in $50 prepaid or grocery cards for the next two million newly vaccinated people; $16.5 million in cash prizes for all vaccinated Californians

 

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 27, 2021) – Governor Gavin Newsom today launched “Vax for the Win,” a new multi-faceted vaccine incentive program designed to motivate Californians to get their vaccination leading up to the state’s reopening on June 15. The incentives aim to give an extra nudge to those who still need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those in hard-to-reach communities, while also thanking everyone who has already been vaccinated.

“Getting every eligible Californian vaccinated is how we bring our state roaring back from this pandemic,” said Governor Newsom. “California has already made incredible progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the lowest case rates in the country, while administering millions more vaccines than any other state. But we aren’t stopping there, we’re doing everything it takes to get Californians vaccinated as we approach June 15 to help us fully reopen safely.”

More than 62.8 percent of Californians aged 12+ are at least partially vaccinated, but an estimated 12 million people who are eligible still have not gotten a vaccine to protect their health and the well-being of their communities.

Advertisement
Pollard Banner

“Some Californians weren’t ready to get their COVID-19 vaccine on day one, and that’s okay. This program is designed to encourage those who need extra support to get vaccinated and help keep California safe,” said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer. “The State will work closely with our partners at local health departments and community-based organizations to ensure the program reaches families living in communities with the lowest vaccination rates, who might face language barriers and other obstacles.”

All Californians aged 12+ who are at least partially vaccinated are automatically eligible for the cash prize drawings taking place in June. Thirty winners in total will be selected for the “$50,000 Fridays” cash prize drawings on June 4 and June 11, totaling $1.5 million. On June 15, $1.5 million will be awarded to 10 lucky Californians – for a grand total of $15 million in cash prizes. Winners must complete their vaccination in order to claim their prize. If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.

Beginning on May 27, the next two million people who begin and complete their COVID-19 vaccination will automatically be eligible to receive a $50 prepaid or grocery card, worth a total of $100 million. It gives them the option to select from a $50 Virtual Prepaid Card (which can be spent online, in-store where major debit cards are accepted, or added to a mobile wallet to be used to shop in stores that accept mobile wallets), or a $50 grocery gift card from Kroger (which includes Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Foods Co.) or Albertsons (which includes Safeway, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Andronico’s Community Markets), while supplies last. Californians will receive a text message with an electronic prepaid card redemption code sent to their mobile phone or email address 7-10 days after their two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson and Johnson. An incentive card will be held for those who start their vaccination at the launch of the program. Those who do not have a mobile phone or email address can receive a physical card by calling 1-833-993-3873, 7-10 days after receiving their final dose. Those without a permanent address can also call to coordinate delivery.

For more information, visit COVID19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win. To schedule an appointment to be vaccinated, visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.

SOURCE: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

 

SSI Banner

 

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Applauds State Approval of Sports Wagering and Online Lottery in Connecticut

ROCKY HILL, CT (May 27, 2021) – The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) applauds Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly on the state’s approval of sports wagering, online lottery, and online gaming in Connecticut.

"Today is a great day for the state of Connecticut,'' said Rob Simmelkjaer, Connecticut Lottery Corporation Chairman of the Board.  "We are very pleased that the state legislature has approved this modernization of Connecticut's gaming landscape.

Advertisement
Alchemy3

I congratulate and thank Governor Lamont and his team for their leadership and vision to reach this historic agreement and see it pass the Connecticut General Assembly. I also thank the leadership in both the Connecticut House and Senate for this milestone achievement.”

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is already engaged with prospective vendors and partners with the goal of launching our sports betting platform as quickly as possible.  Formal responses to CLC's sports betting RFP will be due in the next two weeks.  The RFP can be viewed here: CT Lottery Official Web Site - Public Solicitations. The CLC will also issue an RFP for an iLottery vendor in the coming days.

About CT Lottery:

Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $73 million in commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $348 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10 billion.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older.  If you gamble, use your GameSense.  For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery), Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call (860) 713-2700.

SOURCE: The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC).

 

Smartplay Banner

 

BC Lottery Corporation Calling on Senate to Prioritize Consideration of Bill C-218

CANADA, BC (May 25, 2021) -- BCLC is hopeful the Senate will prioritize its consideration of Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, before the Chamber adjourns for the currently scheduled summer break.

The House of Commons passed Bill C-218 to legalize single-event sports betting on April 22 and the Bill remains with the Senate for approval before it can receive Royal Assent and become law.

Bill C-218 will enable BCLC to provide single-event sports betting – as well as betting on racing and fighting – almost immediately on PlayNow.com. As B.C.’s only regulated online gambling website, PlayNow.com delivers important revenue to the Province of B.C. to support healthcare, education, and community initiatives.

Advertisement
JUMBO

“Bill C-218 will provide BCLC with the ability to deliver safe, legal and regulated sports betting options to our players and – most importantly – in a way that prioritizes the health of our players,” said Lynda Cavanaugh, President and CEO. “Legalized single-event sports betting would support BCLC to shift play from unregulated websites to PlayNow.com, where numerous safeguards support healthy play and where revenue goes back to support B.C. communities.”

Currently, the only sports bets permitted in Canada are those requiring a ‘parlay’ – meaning players must wager on the outcome of at least two different events. As such, B.C. players are making single-event sports bets on unregulated gambling websites that don’t provide jobs nor revenue that benefits the Province of B.C.

In fact, BCLC estimates that it has lost as much as $250 million in revenue to unregulated websites over the last five years because current federal law prohibits BCLC from offering single-event bets.

As part of its work to deliver gambling entertainment in a socially responsible way, BCLC continues to prioritize the health of players. On PlayNow.com, this work includes identifying play behaviours associated with risk and problem-gambling levels, proactively intervening when players are actively experiencing harms, and exploring incentives for healthy-play behaviours.

In addition, PlayNow.com is the only online gambling website in North America and one of the few in the world with dedicated player-health specialists available via telephone and online chat to support players with healthy play habits or refer them to treatment and support services, if needed. PlayNow.com also has other player-health safeguards such as weekly deposit limits, playing time limits, session reminders, and short-term lockout.

SOURCE: BCLC.

 

Neopollard Banner

 

Arizona Lottery and American Heart Association Distribute Nearly 1,000 Infant CPR Kits in Southern Arizona

Life-saving infant CPR learning kits are distributed to parents, first responders and health care workers in Tucson metro area and Yuma

National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 - 7

PHOENIX, AZ (May 26, 2021) – Despite the fact that 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home, a whopping 70% of Americans don’t know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This is especially troublesome for parents, relatives and caregivers who may have just a few minutes to perform the life-saving act on infants.

Advertisement
Schafer Systems Inc.

Thanks to a unique partnership between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Arizona Lottery, 984 Infant CPR Anytime personal learning kits were distributed to parents, first responders and health care workers throughout the Tucson metro area and in Yuma. The kits were funded by a $25,000 Gives Back Sponsorship from the Arizona Lottery to the AHA earlier this spring.

CPR combines chest compressions (pressing on the chest over the heart) and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation).

If someone isn't circulating blood or breathing well, CPR can help get oxygen-rich blood to the brain and restart breathing.

AHA Executive Director McKensie Neff said the infant CPR learning kits fill a void created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During the pandemic, Arizona hospitals and first responders had to cease offering their face-to-face CPR and choking relief training classes to families,” Neff said.

“These learning kits are particularly important because infant CPR is performed differently than adult CPR. More harm can be done than good if the person administering infant CPR is not properly trained.”

Classified Advertisement
GBGC

Each kit teaches the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief in about 20 minutes by providing bilingual (English and Spanish) instructional videos and personal inflatable mini baby CPR manikin that can be used anywhere, including at home.

The kit (photo attached) includes sanitary manikin wipes and can teach an entire family these lifesaving skills. Families and caregivers can refer to the videos and manikin again whenever they need a refresher on the skills.

The kits are also beneficial to parents of preterm babies who commonly have respiratory challenges due to underdeveloped lungs and apnea.

Congenital heart defects occur in preterm babies two to three times (12 to 20 per 1,000 live preterm births) as often as in full-term babies.

“The Arizona Lottery exists to do good in the community and we leap at every opportunity that we can to assist organizations across Arizona with that same mission,” said Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar.

“These are challenging times for organizations like the American Heart Association and the Arizona Lottery saw this as an innovative way to help meet that challenge.

It is so wonderful to partner with great organizations to have impact for Arizona."

National CPR and AED (Automated external defibrillator) Awareness Week is June 1 - 7.

The AHA is a worldwide leader in first aid, CPR, and AED training -- educating more than 22 million people globally in CPR each year. To learn more, visit heart.org or call (520) 917-7520.

SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.

 

ILTS Banner

 

Estonian Centre for Integrity in Sports Partners with Sportradar Integrity Services

St. Gallen, Switzerland (May 28, 2021) -- The Estonian Center for Integrity in Sports (ESTCIS) have today signed an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services – a global supplier of sports integrity solutions – to monitor domestic sporting competitions from October 2021 onward.

As part of the agreement, Sportradar Integrity Services will use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to initially provide bet monitoring and reporting for football, basketball, handball, and volleyball competitions played in Estonia, encompassing more than 1,000 fixtures per year. Additional ice hockey, badminton, beach soccer, futsal, and cricket events will subsequently be covered by the agreement from the summer of 2022.

The UFDS, an advanced and proven bet monitoring system, has been independently assessed and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity.

Advertisement
Lottery Insights December Issue
Click here for the latest electronic version of Lottery Insights.

A global team of qualified integrity experts analyse irregular betting patterns, with any suspicious matches subsequently reported to partners, providing essential visibility into the worldwide match-fixing landscape. Last year, more than 500 suspicious matches were detected by Sportradar across global sport, and UFDS has reported more than 5,500 suspicious matches during the past 15 years.

In February 2021, Sportradar announced it was going to offer the UFDS free of charge to sports federations and leagues in a landmark commitment to safeguard the integrity of global sport. Irrespective of finances, Sportradar regard bet monitoring as an essential that should be available to help protect all levels of competition. Between now and October 2021, Sportradar will continue to upscale their technology and operation to effectively deliver this ambitious project.

In Estonia, Sportradar Integrity Services already have a long standing partnership with the Estonian Football Association dating back more than 10 years, and have supported with investigations including the 2014 case, which saw over 20 players sanctioned for match-fixing offences.

Henn Vallimäe, Executive Director at ESTCIS has commented that “we are fully committed to putting in place the measures necessary to ensure that the integrity of sport throughout Estonia is maintained, and this agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services is integral to doing so. Global bet monitoring across a broad range of sporting competitions will give us a valuable insight into the betting activity surrounding our domestic competitions, with Sportradar’s integrity specialists able to alert us to any abnormalities.”

Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “Having worked alongside the Estonian FA for the last decade, we are delighted to sign this agreement with another key Estonian partner in the ESTCIS. At Sportradar we have witnessed integrity threats across a range of different sports in recent years, and these challenges have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated issues on a global scale. The services provided by the UFDS will help aid the ESTCIS in their efforts to understand the threat of match-fixing in the country and to prevent manipulation of their sporting competitions now and in the future, and we look forward to supporting their integrity programme.”

SOURCE: Sportradar AG.

 

Camanah Signs Banner

 

Aristocrat Gaming™ and Churchill Downs Incorporated Sign Long-term Historical Horseracing Agreement

Deal is latest in extending strategic relationship; Brings Aristocrat’s player-favorite games to HRM market

logo

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 28, 2021) – Aristocrat Gaming™ and Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) have again expanded their rewarding partnership by entering a new long-term agreement that will bring Aristocrat’s player-favorite games to the rapidly expanding historical racing machine (“HRM”) market.

Aristocrat’s newly engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary HRM system featuring popular Aristocrat brands including Buffalo™, Wild Lepre’Coins™ and others exclusively on its award-winning MarsX™ family of cabinets.

Classified Advertisement
IAGA

Aristocrat’s HRM games will appear across CDI locations in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming; Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel; Newport Racing & Gaming; and also Turfway Park Racing & Gaming when it opens in 2022.

“Aristocrat is a leader in offering the top games in the industry and we’re ecstatic to add their top games to our HRM locations,” said Austin Miller, senior vice president of gaming operations for CDI. “Their innovation as it relates to content and hardware will allow us to expand our game offerings and attract their loyal customer base.”

“CDI is leading the industry in creating unique and exciting HRM entertainment venues,” said Aristocrat’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Business Analytics, Jon Hanlin. “We are thrilled to again expand our relationship with CDI and bring our leading game content to this vibrant and growing segment of the gaming industry.”

Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger added, “We are excited to be offering Aristocrat’s player favorites titles on our System. In the two years since Ainsworth launched its system with about 1,000 games in Kentucky, we have continually worked to provide additional game options to CDI and its players.”

Aristocrat enjoys a long-term partnership with CDI through providing Class III games and Customer Experience systems solutions for all CDI casinos.

Join Aristocrat on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.

 

Abacus Banner

 

Loterie Romande: 224.7 Million Francs to Support Social Action, Sport and Culture

logo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 1, 20210) -- For over a year now, many associations and bodies involved in the areas of social welfare, sport and culture have been battling to deal with repercussions from the public-health crisis. In response to this challenging predicament, Loterie Romande is delighted to announce it will be distributing CHF 224.7 million for public-interest projects, on a par with the figure for the previous year, even though sections of its sales network were totally shut down for several months. Associations that benefit are cornerstone organisations in our society and will once again be able to rely on vital support from Loterie Romande which has drawn exceptionally on reserves set aside in the past.

Advertisement
Smartplay

On Friday 28th May, Loterie Romande’s General Assembly approved the company’s 2020 operating accounts. In 2020, gross gaming revenues (GGR), i.e. the amount of money staked less winnings paid out to players, totalled CHF 374 million. To keep up the high level of financial backing delivered to beneficiaries who have had to cope with many difficulties, Loterie Romande’s Board of Directors decided to mobilise part of the company’s reserves, with operating profits being topped up by CHF 8.3 million francs. As a result, Loterie Romande is pleased it can make a total of CHF 224.7 million available for public-interest projects. “During this tough time,” Jean-René Fournier, Loterie Romande’s Chairman commented, “Loterie Romande has reaffirmed its solidarity with thousands of associations and bodies working for the good of the community in French-speaking Switzerland.”

After distributing a sum of CHF 11.1 million to national sports bodies (Swiss Olympic; Swiss Football Association; national football and ice-hockey leagues) and a further CHF 3 million to the Swiss horse-racing federation [(Fédération suisse de course de chevaux (FSC)], the bulk of the profits, some CHF 179.7 million, will make it feasible to allocate funding to a whole host of projects in the areas of social action, culture, education, research, heritage and the environment in Switzerland’s French-speaking region. A sizeable slice of the profits, some CHF 30.9 million, is set to be paid out to amateur and grassroots sport (infrastructure, up-and-coming sporting talent, local events).

Exceptional help for over 800 cafés, bars and restaurants

Loterie Romande POS

In order to provide support for the hospitality sector which has been uncommonly hard hit by the economic and business fallout from the public-health crisis, Loterie Romande granted exceptional financial assistance to all those cafés, bars and restaurants that distribute its games. All told, by the end of May 2021, a sum of 3.5 million francs had been disbursed to over 800 cafés, bars and restaurants that are sales partners in French-speaking Switzerland. On top of that, Loterie Romande also paid out CHF 70.1 million in commission fees in 2020 to the 2,400 or so retailers who distribute its games, thereby making a considerable contribution to neighbourhood businesses and the local economy.

Protection for players further strengthened

As of 1st January 2021, the Swiss Gambling Concordat [Concordat sur les jeux d’argent au niveau suisse (CJA)], the Agreement for French-speaking Switzerland on gambling [Convention romande sur les jeux d’argent (CORJA)] and implementing legislation at cantonal level came into force. According to this new legal and regulatory framework, Loterie Romande is designated as the exclusive licensee for operating lottery games and organising betting on sports in the six French-speaking Swiss cantons. As such, Loterie Romande was awarded the operator licence by the Swiss Gambling Supervisory Authority (GESPA) for a period of 20 years. Loterie Romande has thus demonstrated that it completely fulfils the requirements stipulated in the Swiss Federal Gambling Act, particularly with regard to security and protection of the population against dangers posed by gambling.

All this is enabling Loterie Romande to continue providing a gaming environment for players that is both responsible and attractive, so it can guarantee a sustainable long-term stream of profits for good causes.

CONTACT:

Jean-René Fournier, Chairman, +41 79 690 09 98, rp@loro.ch

Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, CEO, +41 79 310 78 69, rp@loro.ch

SOURCE: Loterie Romande.

 

GBGC Banner

 

European Gaming Association EGBA Files EU Aid Complaint Because Of German Online Gaming Tax

The proposal of the German Federal Council to levy an additional tax on online poker and virtual slot machine games gives stationary gaming providers a considerable and unfair tax advantage. This means that the tax violates EU state aid rules, according to a formal complaint from the EGBA to the European Commission.

BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 1, 2021) – The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission for aid in response to the proposal by the German Federal Council to levy a 5.3 percent tax on stakes in online poker and virtual slot machine games submitted. “We informed the German authorities of our concerns about the tax proposal at an early stage, but without any reaction. There is no justification valid under EU law for the measure,” said Maarten Haijer, General Secretary of the EGBA.

The EGBA is of the opinion that the proposed tax violates EU state aid rules, as it only applies to online providers and would result in stakes in online poker and virtual slot machine games being four to five times higher in Germany Rates would be taxed than with stationary gambling offers.

Advertisement
Neoplooard

The EGBA, which represents Europe's leading online gaming and betting provider, had already warned that the proposed online tax would lead to a considerable and unfair tax advantage for the operators of stationary gaming offers in Germany. In Bavaria, for example, the tax legislation would mean that stakes in online poker and virtual slot machine games would be taxed four to five times higher than the corresponding stakes in stationary casinos and 15 times higher than slot machines operated in stationary arcades, which leads to would result in a tax advantage of 290 million euros per year for the operators of stationary services in Bavaria. In the opinion of the EGBA this would be a legally inadmissible state aid under EU law. Nationwide, the tax legislation for providers of stationary games of chance in Germany would, in their opinion, amount to an amount of EUR 741 million per year, contrary to European law.

“We welcome the efforts made in recent years to introduce a new online gaming regulation in Germany and are aware that an appropriate tax must be paid by online gaming providers. However, the proposed tax has a punitive amount and will distort competition in the market by directly favoring the operators of stationary gaming offers in Germany over online providers. We therefore appeal to German politicians to reconsider the proposed tax rate and give it a go Adjust the tax rate that is levied on online casino offers in other EU countries, ” said Maarten Haijer, General Secretary of the EGBA.

About EGBA

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gaming and betting operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, Entain, Kindred Group, and William Hill. The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) is also an affiliate member. EGBA works together with national and EU regulatory authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and well-channeled online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes into account the realities of the internet and online consumer demand. EGBA member companies meet the highest regulatory standards and have 145 online gambling licenses to provide their services to 16 million customers in 17 different European countries.

SOURCE: The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).

 

All American

 

National Lottery of Mexico Will Digitize Its Historical Archive

MEXICO (May 26, 2021) -- The Historical Archive of the National Lottery will be rescued, whose digitization will include tickets, raffle advertising posters, prize lists, photographs and historical documents from 1770 to date.

In order to strengthen the dissemination of the historical and cultural aspect of our country, the Coordination of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic and the National Lottery, sign an Agreement for the use and dissemination of digital resources of the historical heritage and documentary of the institution, for the benefit of all Mexicans.

Classified Advertisement
Cyprus

When giving the welcome message, the general director of the National Lottery, Margarita González Saravia Calderón, emphasized the need to formalize the ties that support cultural enrichment, through digital exhibitions, as well as the creation of specific collections and the digital recovery of the Historical heritage of the National Lottery.

When taking the floor, the general director of Memórica, Gabriela Pulido Llano, acknowledged that the work program for the digitization of the vast patrimony of the National Lottery will be consolidated in a consultation project for the citizenship whose purpose will be to promote the exercise of the right to historical and cultural memory.

For his part, the general coordinator of the Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Eduardo Villegas Megías, commented that these actions follow up on the presidential mandate, which are carried out to support the preservation, conservation, protection, restoration of heritage protected by national and regional entities, with the aim of promoting and disseminating the right to historical memory.

It is worth mentioning that the Historical Archive of the National Lottery is made up of tickets and advertising posters of raffles, prize lists, photographs of Screaming Girls and Boys, wallets and wallets, as well as historical documents from 1770 to date.

The cooperation established in these agreements joins the efforts of the Mexican government to bring the public closer to the historical and cultural heritage of our country, as well as to offer specialists and researchers a useful resource that, through advanced searches, facilitate the location of sources. of interest for your projects with the help of its Memorica platform.

The Memorica platform is a space open to the public that contains a variety of digital resources - written documents, photographs, videos, audios, books, oral testimonies, traditions, among many others - from different archives, libraries, federal and municipal collections, collections private and family, in order to spread the richness of the historical and cultural memory of our country.

SOURCE: CIBELAE.

 

HOME

 

Up


Copyright 2021 Interplay Multimedia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Interplay Multimedia Pty. Ltd disclaims all liability for information provided within Lottery Insider. Data supplied by named sources. The material provided on Lottery Insider is copyright protected. You may not use any part of the material on the Lottery Insider site to establish, maintain or provide, or assist in establishing, maintaining or providing your own publications, Internet site or other means of distribution. All news articles are owned by their respective publishers.