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Vol. 95 No.6A - Monday May 10, 2021

 

 

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Start Your Gem Collection with Four New Texas Lottery ® Scratch Ticket Games

Non-winning tickets can be entered into the Gems 7s Promotional Second-Chance Drawings

AUSTIN, Texas (May 3, 2021) – Starting May 3, Texas Lottery® players can mine for brilliantly dazzling prizes when they play the new Gems 7s family of scratch ticket games. The collection features four games at various price points and contains more than $261.3 million in total cash prizes, including top cash prizes ranging from $7,000 to $1 million. All four games in the Gems 7s family will be available where Texas Lottery scratch ticket games are sold.

“The Texas Lottery is well on pace to shatter last year’s record sales figure and we believe the new Gems 7s scratch ticket family will be a key factor in setting a new all-time mark by the end of the 2021 fiscal year,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

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“In addition to great cash prizes available across these four new games, Texas Lottery players will be able to enter their non-winning tickets into the Gems 7s Promotional Second-Chance Drawings for chances to win a $100 cash prize plus an entry into a secondary drawing for a chance to win a VIP Prize or a Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize.”

Diamond White 7s shines at the $20 price point with 30 chances to win a cash prize on every ticket. The game offers more than $129.6 million in total cash prizes, including four $1 million top prizes.

Ruby Red 7s is flawlessly uncut with more than $75.5 million in cash prizes throughout the game, including five top prizes worth $500,000. The $10 game features 25 chances to win a cash prize on each ticket.

At the $5 price point, Emerald Green 7s offers 20 chances to win on every ticket. This mysterious and pure game contains more than $46.5 million in total cash prizes, including four $200,000 top prizes.

For only $1, Sapphire Blue 7s sparkles with five chances to win a cash prize, totaling more than $9.7 million, including 15 top prizes worth $7,000.

Gems 7s players that enter non-winning tickets into the Gems 7s Promotional Second-Chance Drawings through their Luck Zone accounts will receive a number of entries based on the price point of the entered ticket— e.g., a $20 Diamond White 7s ticket earns the player 20 entries in the drawing, a $1 Sapphire Blue 7s ticket earns the player one entry in the drawing, etc.

The entry deadlines for the first four separate second-chance drawings are: June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. The entry deadline for the fifth drawing will be scheduled once the end-of-game dates for the games are determined by the Texas Lottery.

Each of the five drawings involve a preliminary drawing that will select 4,000 winners for a $100 cash prize plus an entry into a secondary drawing.

Each of the five secondary drawings will select 7 VIP Prize Winners and 10 Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winners.

VIP Prize Winners will select one of the following trips or prizes:

 

• Las Vegas for two

• Seven Wonders of the U.S. for two

• New York City Sightseeing for two

• South Padre Island for eight

• Dallas for eight

• Lake Austin for eight

• $7,000 cash

 

Each Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner shall receive a three-day, two-night trip for the winner and one guest to Austin, to occur during or around the summer of 2022. Each Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner will participate as a finalist in the Gems $7 Million Challenge event for a chance to win a cash prize, ranging from $2,500 to $7,000,000.

In FY 2020, the Texas Lottery set a new record with $6.704 billion in sales, which resulted in a record total contribution of $1.684 billion for public education and veterans’ services in Texas.

 

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About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $32 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $69 billion in prizes to lottery players.

Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $26.7 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas.

As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $156 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.

The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games.

For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

SOURCE: The Texas Lottery

 

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IGT Announces Resignation of Walter Bugno, Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives

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LONDON, May 3, 2021 -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Walter Bugno, Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives, has resigned to pursue a new professional opportunity. Mr. Bugno will continue in his current position until May 14, 2021.

 IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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"I would like to thank Walter for his accomplishments over the course of more than 10 years of senior leadership at IGT. His efforts have made meaningful contributions to the strength of our global leadership," said IGT CEO Marco Sala. "At every stage of his time with IGT, Walter successfully engaged teams across multiple regions, built significant customer relationships, fostered continued talent development and championed innovation throughout his organization. On behalf of everyone at IGT, I wish Walter well in his future endeavors."

Following Mr. Bugno's departure, IGT new business responsibilities will be divided among the Global Lottery and Global Gaming business units. Responsibilities for strategic initiatives will be assumed by the IGT Strategy and Corporate Development support function.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth.

We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees.

For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

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The Hoosier Lottery Celebrates its Hoosier Heroes During the Month of May

Contributions surpass $6.3 billion for local police and firefighters’ pensions, the Teachers’ Retirement Fund and the Lottery Surplus Fund

INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2021) — During the month of May the Hoosier Lottery will celebrate Hoosier Heroes during International Firefighters’ Day (May 4), National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 5), Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7) and National Police Week (May 9-15). Since the first Scratch-off ticket was sold on October 13, 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has returned more than $6.3 billion to the State of Indiana as part of its commitment to build a Stronger, Safer, Smarter Indiana.

For over 30 years, Hoosier Lottery funds have benefited every county throughout Indiana. The return to the State has been used for the following good causes:

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  • Supporting those who gave Indiana’s children the gift of learning by contributing more than $917 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.
  • Contributing to the retirement of those who dedicated their lives to protecting us by distributing nearly $730 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions.
  • Contributing more than $4.6 billion to the Lottery Surplus Fund which is used in part to reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by up to 50% for Hoosier vehicle owners.

 

Every year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund and $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions.

A statewide breakdown of Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) contributions is available at hoosierlottery.com/givingback.

“It’s hard to believe more than 30 years have passed since the first Scratch-off ticket was sold in Indiana. We’re so proud of the more than $6.3 billion the Hoosier Lottery has given back to Indiana since 1989. This would not be possible without the support of our players and retailers across the state,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor. “The importance of our Hoosier Heroes has never been more apparent than during this pandemic, and we are pleased to support these community champions in their retirement years.”

The Hoosier Lottery highlights its beneficiary giveback messaging through retailer locations, social media channels, emails, website, statewide billboards and radio, and promotions such as the Hero of the Game initiative with the Indianapolis Indians.

Must be 18 or older to play. Please play responsibly. Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-994-8448.

The Hoosier Lottery is a recipient of the highest level of certification by the World Lottery Association for the promotion of responsible gaming and programming.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: For over 30 years, Hoosier Lottery distributions have benefited every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery has contributed more than $6 billion to good causes, including $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund annually. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Download Hoosier Lottery logos here.

SOURCE: The Hoosier Lottery.

 

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Hoosier Lottery Launches $5 GOLDEN TICKET

2nd Chance Promotion provides chance to win one-of-five trips to Las Vegas and a chance to win up to a LIFETIME PRIZE of $1 MILLION A YEAR!

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2021) – The Hoosier Lottery is launching the new $5 GOLDEN TICKET Scratch-off on May 4, 2021 bringing added excitement to Hoosier Lottery retailers and players with more ways to play and win.

With the $5 GOLDEN TICKET, players scratch the front of the ticket, then flip over for another fun game to play for a chance to win up to $75,000 instantly.

Additionally, the EVERLASTING MILLION 2nd Chance promotion allows players to enter non-winning tickets for the chance to win an exclusive trip to Las Vegas and a chance to win up to a LIFETIME PRIZE of $1 MILLION A YEAR.

Hoosier Lottery players have until Monday, April 4, 2022 to enter their non-winning $5 GOLDEN TICKET Scratch-offs into the EVERLASTING MILLION 2nd Chance Promotion via their myLOTTERY account.

Five 2nd Chance winners will join other participating lottery winners in Las Vegas, NV in or about Summer of 2022 (retail value of $7,500), which includes airfare, three-night hotel stay, spending money and admission to the EVERLASTING MILLION CHALLENGE™ for the chance to win a cash prize from $1,000 up to a lifetime prize of $1 million a year.

To enter the EVERLASTING MILLION 2nd Chance Promotion, Hoosier Lottery players must go to hoosierlottery.com or the Hoosier Lottery App to sign into their myLOTTERY account or register to become a member, which is free.

“The Hoosier Lottery is once again bringing fun and excitement to players with the $5 GOLDEN TICKET Scratch-off,” said Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery.

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“Players always look forward to when the Hoosier Lottery partners with licensed properties. The $5 GOLDEN TICKET provides the opportunity to win instantly or enter non-winning tickets into a compelling 2nd Chance Promotion."

Throughout May, the Hoosier Lottery is also celebrating its beneficiaries, including local police and firefighters’ pensions, the Teachers’ Retirement Fund and the Lottery Surplus Fund.

The Hoosier Lottery has given back more than $6 billion to good causes since 1989.

Estimated Overall Odds: $5 GOLDEN TICKET 1 in 3.82; 2nd Chance promotion odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.

Must be 18 or older to play. Please play responsibly. Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-994-8448.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:

For over 30 years, Hoosier Lottery distributions have benefited every county throughout Indiana.

The Hoosier Lottery has contributed more than $6 billion to good causes, including $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund annually.

To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SOURCE: The Hoosier Lottery.

 

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Tennessee Lottery Sets Instant Games Record in April

Second Record-Breaking Month in a Row for Tennessee Instant Game Revenues

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (May 5, 2021) -- Buoyed by a record-breaking week and a near record-breaking day, the Tennessee Lottery’s instant game revenues for the month of April were the highest for any month since inception.

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April’s instant game revenues totaled $176.4 million, breaking the previous monthly record of $171.4 million set in March 2021.

April’s record continues the momentum from the third quarter (January-March) when the Lottery raised a record-shattering $140,300,000 for designated education programs in Tennessee, including $132,883,000 for the Lottery for Education Account.

The week ending April 10, 2021 made Tennessee Lottery history, setting the record of $47,104,415 for instant game revenues in a week. That week included instant game revenues of $10,151,891 on Tuesday, April 6, the second highest single day total after the TEL’s opening day on January 20, 2004.

The TEL encourages all players to take appropriate health and safety precautions when purchasing tickets at Lottery retailers.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5.8 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants, scholarships, Drive to 55 initiatives and after-school programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $16.1 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.5 billion in commissions.

For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow the TEL on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

SOURCE: Tennessee Lottery.

 

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Schafer Systems is Seeking Applicants for the Position of Product Manager

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Department: Sales & Marketing

Job Title: Product Manager

Position Reports to: Managing Director

Date Posted: May 6, 2021

Close Date: Open until filled.

Details: We are looking for an experienced Product Manager who is passionate about developing products that customers love. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, develop and roll-out products that deliver the company’s vision and strategy.

 

Duties:

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• Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth

• Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners

• Develop product pricing and positioning strategies

• Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes

• Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact

• Work closely with engineering, development and manufacturing teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources

• Drive product launches including working with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members

• Evaluate promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed

• Act as a product enthusiast to build awareness and understanding

• Represent the company by visiting customers with Sales team to solicit feedback on company products and services

 

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business/related field OR equivalent combination of education/experience combined required.

• Minimum 5 years of experience in Product Management (Candidates with experience within the Lottery retail environment preferred).

• Proven work experience in product management or as an associate product manager.

• Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.

• Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to the team.

• Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in retail POS display and dispensing systems.

• Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.

• Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams from related companies involved in the manufacturing, software development and field/product support for the designated products.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to travel to both customer locations and other corporate locations.

• Must be a US Citizen/Green Card Only.

• We are unable to sponsor or transfer visas.

 

Schafer Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to Apply: email Teresa Immel at teresa.immel@ssi-ia.com or Human Resources at HR@ssi-ia.com.

 

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Powerball® to Increase Drawings to Three Nights a Week

New Monday drawing will join lineup of Wednesday & Saturday drawings!

JACKSON, MISS. (May 3, 2021) – Powerball has announced it will increase the number of Powerball drawings from two nights to three nights a week beginning in August 2021.

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A new Monday drawing will be added to the drawings currently held on Wednesday and Saturday nights. The first Monday drawing will occur on August 23, 2021, at 9:59 p.m. CST.

Sales for the first Monday drawing will begin on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

“Our players really enjoy Powerball, and we are pleased to offer them the option of a third weekly drawing,” said Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) President Tom Shaheen.

“By having an additional draw-night, there is a greater opportunity for faster growing jackpots and more cash winnings.”

The additional drawing on Monday will not change the Powerball game odds or set cash prizes. Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

The cost of a Powerball ticket remains $2. The Power Play® feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) was legislatively created in 2018 by the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001.

Visit us online at: www.mslotteryhome.com.

SOURCE: The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC).

 

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National Lottery Closes Extraordinary Social Project with 15 Million Pesos Donated

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (April 26, 2021) -- The National Lottery gave around 6 million pesos to 43 subsidiaries of Hogar Crea Dominicano in a ceremony held in the Billini Room and with this ended the donations of its Extraordinary Social Project.

With a total of 15 million pesos, 12 from the funds of the first prize of the Extraordinary Christmas raffle, plus 3 million pesos added at the initiative of the administrator, benefited dozens of non-profit organizations that are dedicated to working with most vulnerable sectors throughout the country.

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During the delivery ceremony, the Director General Hogares Crea Dominicano and its subsidiaries, Julio Capellán, thanked the important contribution and affirmed that this donation is essential to continue the work they do with the people who participate in their rehabilitation programs. the high level of commitment and seriousness of the Lottery Administrator and his team.

“We made a commitment to allocate the value of this first award to those who need it most, and we did.

We will continue working for those who have fewer opportunities and making the Lottery a transparent, efficient institution with social values,” highlighted the General Administrator, Luis Michell Dicent.

The Director of Development and Social Assistance of the National Lottery, Yalis Soto, emphasized the invaluable work carried out by these organizations and reaffirmed that the collaborations that provide an opportunity for advancement for Dominicans will continue, as contemplated in the president's government plan, Luis Abinader.

The institution recalled that the first-place winning ticket was not sold because it was returned to the institution by an authorized dealer, so the general administration decided to donate the entire amount to non-profit organizations throughout the country, as part of its social commitment and the responsibility assumed to make all its processes transparent.

Among the other institutions that benefited from this Extraordinary Social Project were Homes for the Elderly, Homes for Boys and Girls and churches throughout the national territory.

SOURCE: Lotería Nacional Dominicana.

 

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Camelot Launches New Ad Campaign to Showcase How National Lottery Players Are Helping to Transform The UK

New Campaign Highlights How When Millions of People Play The National Lottery A Little, It Makes Living In The UK Better

U.K. (April 30, 2021) -- Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery, is launching a new national advertising campaign that showcases the transformational effect that National Lottery Good Causes funding has on UK society and how any number of amazing things can happen when people buy a ticket.

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Running across TV, Radio, Digital and OOH, the campaign first airs on Saturday 1 May, with a 60” spot during Game of Talents on ITV, and with further primetime ad slots throughout the week, including during Emmerdale. The new initiative highlights various National Lottery Good Causes projects – from beach-cleaning and museums, to community sports and music programmes – and helps make the connection between players buying a ticket and the around £30 million a week going to UK Good Causes. To date, over 625,000 projects have received National Lottery funding.

In the fast-paced new TV advert voiced by Dermot O’Leary, a National Lottery player puts on his Lotto numbers before heading off on an exhilarating journey – where he experiences first-hand various fun National Lottery Good Cause projects. Setting the scene for what’s to come next as the player rounds a street corner, we hear Dermot say: “When we all play The National Lottery a little, fun stuff happens.”

As he disappears around the corner, we next see him transformed into full sports gear racing down a skate ramp. He jumps off the other side of the ramp and suddenly appears on a pristine beach, which he continues along until he is met by an angry mob of Vikings (a battle re-enactment group). Fortunately, his attire transforms to ‘Viking warrior’ – complete with a horned helmet, furry tunic and lengthy beard – as he races into battle. Things take another twist when we see him smash into a museum on a souped-up wheelchair, where he passes an animated set of triceratops dinosaur bones. Finally, we see his wheelchair produce a paragliding parachute and he floats up into the sky.

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Camelot’s Chief Marketing Officer, Keith Moor, said: “With our latest National Lottery ad campaign, we are demonstrating the enormous power that players wield simply by buying a ticket. Together, in their millions, they are transforming the UK for the better – helping to raise around £30 million every week for National Lottery Good Causes projects across the UK. The fact that this particular player in the advert is seeing first-hand these projects and he himself transforms along the way, symbolises that when people play The National Lottery a little, fun stuff happens – and the transformational effect of this funding.

“But the wider campaign goes further than that. It marks the start of our ‘summer of fun’, which taps into the mood of the nation as lockdown restrictions continue to ease, by celebrating all the fun stuff that players support.”

National Lottery players will have the chance to experience first-hand the incredible projects funded by The National Lottery over the summer, to help them understand the fun behind the funding figures. These include National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend, which will take place later in the summer and where players can receive a pair of free cinema tickets as well as special offers or free entry to hundreds of National Lottery-funded attractions across the UK, such as properties run by the National Trust.

The campaign will also incorporate the use of social media, which will provide a deeper insight into National Lottery Good Causes funding by highlighting stories of individual projects. This will help the public understand the incredible depth to the £42 billion National Lottery Good Causes funding figure to date.

The TV ad was created by adam&eveDDB, with media planning and buying done by Vizeum.

SOURCE: Camelot Press Office.

 

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The West Asian Football Federation Partners with Sportradar

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (April 28, 2021) -- The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) has signed an agreement with Sportradar – the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions – to undertake a series of educational workshops to uphold and protect the integrity of regional competitions.

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Sportradar Integrity Services’ Education & Prevention team will provide engaging educational material to help educate all the key stakeholders in WAFF competitions on key topics surrounding international sports betting, match fixing and social media integrity.

Sportradar’s leading expertise in the provision of Integrity Services to some of the world’s leading bodies including FIFA, UEFA and the AFC highlights WAFF’s commitment to assist member associations in adopting an effective approach towards tackling any form of match-fixing risk through  integrity education measures.

Mr. Khalil Al Salem, WAFF General Secretary stated: “The West Asian Football Federation is committed to fighting match-fixing, and under this agreement we are demonstrating the importance we place on protecting the game in West Asia. We are excited to collaborate and work together with Sportradar to educate, spread awareness and protect the integrity of West Asian football.”

Mr. Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services, Sportradar, said:” We are honoured to be starting this relationship with the WAFF, who are taking crucial proactive measures in the fight to prevent integrity issues.

We hope this relationship will be a fruitful one where we can collaboratively work together to safeguard the integrity of football in the region and help the WAFF become a model for other federations in Asia and around the globe.”

SOURCE: Sportradar media release.

 

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IN MEMORIAM: DUANE BURKE, Founder, Public Gaming Research Institute, Inc.

Sunday, 02 May 2021

Dear Friends, We are saddened to share the passing of our dad, Duane Burke. He had a very quiet end with no pain. He had a big smile on his face, exhaled and was gone (we think he saw Mom greeting him).

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In Memoriam Duane V. Burke of Washington State and The Villages, Florida passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021, just seven days shy of his 90th birthday.  Duane lived an accomplished and adventurous life, starting new businesses, writing books, travelling, and raising two children with Doris, his wife of 65 wonderful years.  He earned a BSEE Electrical engineering and computer science degree at the University of Washington and worked at The Boeing Company for 20 years in Industrial Engineering and was a Senior Computer Engineer.

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In 1971, he and his wife Doris founded the Public Gaming Research Institute, Inc. (PGRI), a Publishing and conference management company for the world lottery industry that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  Duane and Doris held conferences around the world in 64 countries.   He was a registered lobbyist for the North American Association of State Lotteries from 1974 to 1980.  In 2006, Duane and Doris started the Goals Learning Institute which published educational books for children; specializing in setting goals.

Duane is survived by his daughter Susan Jason and her husband Paul; son Stephen Burke and wife Anne; grandchildren Nicolle Meyers (Matt), Julie Drozdov (Brian), Robert Burke (Greer); and great-grandchildren Ella, Jack, Lillian and Anna Sophia (angel baby).  Duane was also very close to Doris’ side of the family from Topeka, Kansas, Dan (Chearie), Keary (Peggy) and Tracie; the Donaldson's.  Duane had been lovingly cared for over the last four years by a family who he came to think of as his own family.

Special appreciation to Isoa and Eta Kanaveilomani (and their three daughters) for the loving kindness they always showed to Duane and for now being a part of the Jason's family.  Duane’s beloved wife Doris passed away in 2014.

A visitation for Duane will be held on Tuesday, May 4, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL.  Duane will be buried with his beloved wife Doris at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, WA (specific date TBD).  Duane lived a wonderful life. His warm smile, kindness, generosity and love were such a blessing for everyone, and his spirit will always shine brightly in our hearts.

 

 

All of us at Lottery Insider would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family on the sad loss of your farther. Duane was highly respected within the lottery industry. He will be truly missed.

Love to Susan and Stephen.

Love from Carol, Ernie and Tracey.

 

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CAIXA Lotteries Announce Sponsorship of R$30 Million in Four Years for the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation

Resources will come from the Lottery Development Fund (FDL) and will include two Olympics

BRAZIL (May 3, 2021) -- The CAIXA Lotteries announced on Monday (05/05) sponsorship of the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation (CBG). R $ 7.5 million per year will be invested over the next four years, which will total R $ 30 million from May 2021 to May 2025. The funds will come from the Lottery Development Fund (FDL) and will include two Olympics.

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CAIXA's president, Pedro Guimarães, celebrates the contract. “This sponsorship is of fundamental importance not only for gymnastics, but also for the development of children and adolescents. Many of them have the chance to change their lives in sport. And CAIXA, the bank for all Brazilians, is proud to provide this opportunity,” he says.

The contract provides that CBG should intensify its social activities, in addition to promoting the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and entering into partnerships with the Associations of Parents and Friends of the Exceptional (APAEs).

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CAIXA has invested more than R $ 79 million in Brazilian gymnastics since 2006. Support for Brazilian women's and men's teams and high-performance athletes has already earned 99 international medals. In addition, 16 high performance centers were built.

CAIXA's sponsorship also reached the grassroots categories. The CAIXA Centers of Excellence program, with 15 units spread across the five regions of the country, serves 1,500 children, aged between five and nine years. All units have state-of-the-art equipment and equipment and physical education teachers and monitors qualified by CBG.

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CAIXA Lotteries, in 58 years of operation, have already promoted great benefits for the country, far beyond the millionaire prizes. About 48% of the funds raised by CAIXA from the sale of lottery games are earmarked for education, sports, culture, security and social security programs, among others. For every R $ 1 collected, R $ 0.48 is invested in these areas.

Last year alone, R $ 8 billion was transferred to legal beneficiaries. This was the biggest transfer ever made in the entire history of Lotteries CAIXA, registering a growth of 1.6% in relation to the previous year. Altogether, CAIXA Lotteries raised R $ 17.1 billion in 2020 and paid around R $ 6 billion in prizes.

SOURCE: CAIXA Lotteries.

 

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