Florida Lottery Introduces Improved Mobile
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:
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 Lotterys responsible gaming initiatives and
The Lotterys 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. Its 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 Floridas
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
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Named Best Test Lab in
SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and SAGSE USA Awards 2020
GLIs 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,
GLIs Vice President of Global Marketing and Global Gaming Women President
Christie Eickelman was named to the list of the Top 5 Land-based Leaders.
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
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.
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 Im 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
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
SOURCE: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220, Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
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 states 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 arent stopping there, were doing everything it takes
to get Californians vaccinated as we approach June 15 to help us fully reopen
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.
Some Californians werent
ready to get their COVID-19 vaccine on day one, and thats 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 Andronicos 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
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
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 states 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.
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
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
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 states 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
SOURCE: The Connecticut Lottery
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
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
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 dont provide jobs nor revenue that benefits the Province of
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
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
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 dont 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.
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
If someone isn't circulating blood
or breathing well, CPR can help get oxygen-rich blood to the brain and restart
AHA Executive Director McKensie Neff
said the infant CPR learning kits fill a void created by the COVID-19
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.
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)
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Estonian Centre for Integrity in Sports Partners with Sportradar
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.
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 Sportradars 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
SOURCE: Sportradar AG.
Aristocrat Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated Sign
Long-term Historical Horseracing Agreement
Deal is latest in
extending strategic relationship; Brings Aristocrats player-favorite
games to HRM market
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 Aristocrats player-favorite games
to the rapidly expanding historical racing machine (HRM)
Aristocrats newly engineered
historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworths proprietary
HRM system featuring popular Aristocrat brands including Buffalo, Wild
LepreCoins and others exclusively on its award-winning MarsX
family of cabinets.
Aristocrats 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 were 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
CDI is leading the industry in
creating unique and exciting HRM entertainment venues, said
Aristocrats 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 Aristocrats
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.
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Loterie Romande: 224.7 Million Francs to Support Social Action, Sport
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.
On Friday 28th May, Loterie
Romandes General Assembly approved the companys 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 Romandes Board of Directors decided to
mobilise part of the companys 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
Romandes 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
Switzerlands 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
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
Protection for players further
As of 1st January 2021, the Swiss
Gambling Concordat [Concordat sur les jeux dargent au niveau suisse
(CJA)], the Agreement for French-speaking Switzerland on gambling [Convention
romande sur les jeux dargent (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.
Jean-René Fournier, Chairman,
+41 79 690 09 98, email@example.com
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, CEO, +41 79
310 78 69, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Loterie Romande.
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
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.
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.
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).
National Lottery of Mexico Will Digitize Its Historical
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.
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
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
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
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.