Uncover Hidden Treasures with DWGs Next-Generation Blockbuster
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (May 11, 2021) -
Design Works Gaming is challenging players to discover a long-lost fortune in
an innovative new online scratchcard including two features designed for the
The Ancient Egyptian-themed
scratchcard is built around an engaging base game where players must match
winning numbers to land a prize.
Players can also unlock the book
feature for larger prizes, and an innovative wheel spin feature for large
The next-generation scratchcard is
already a strong performer in the UK with leading casino William Hill, and is
now available to all operators.
Brant Frazee, Chief Technical
Officer at Design Works Gaming, said: Book of Giza Gold is an online
scratchcard which really comes to life.
Weve built two pioneering
features on top of the regular gameplay to add a sense of adventure and mystery
befitting of the great pyramids.
The game is now available to
licensed operators in the UK, where we have found that our modern take on the
online scratchcard has proven extremely popular with players.
SOURCE: Design Works Gaming press
New Guy Harvey Scratch-Off Game to Offer Once in A Lifetime
Experiences and Prizes
New Scratch-Off Game
Available Monday, May 17!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (My 12, 2021)
Today, the Florida Lottery announces the new $5 GUY HARVEY $500,000
FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game, launching May 17. The Florida-themed game
features two unique scenes of original wildlife art, custom designed by Guy
Harvey for the Florida Lottery, showcasing the Florida state flag and offering
more than $48.9 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of
Players will also have the
opportunity to win once in a lifetime experiences and prizes by entering
non-winning GUY HARVEY $500,000 FLORIDA CASH tickets into the Trucks, Bucks,
and Trips Promotion which will run through August 2! Promotion prizes include
2021 Ford F-150 Guy Harvey Edition pickup trucks, VIP getaway trips for two to
the Cayman Islands, and $1,000 cash! The trip prize winners will enjoy
first-class airfare, an oceanfront suite, offshore fishing charter, helicopter
tour of the Grand Cayman, a private lunch and gallery tour with Guy Harvey, and
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent
of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
ABOUT GUY HARVEY
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of
artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, explorer and entrepreneur,
fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion
for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw but fueled
a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having
graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in
1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D.
from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding
career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has
continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling
the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife
he paints. For more information about Guy Harvey or to learn about The Guy
Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) please visit www.guyharvey.com or www.GHOF.org.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $39 billion to enhance 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
Lottery 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.
Selling Dreams: Lotteries Marketing During and After
BRUSSELS, Belgium (May 7, 2021) --
As the world comes to terms with the new normal,
lotteries over the past year have sought opportunities from the challenges
presented during the biggest global health crisis in modern history. Lotteries
have adapted their marketing strategies in innovative ways not only as a
respond to operational challenges during the last year (lockdowns, partial or
full POS closures) but also to react to the changing needs and behaviour of
players as a result of living through a pandemic.
The 2021 EL/WLA/NASPL Marketing
Webinar took stock of the current situation, the lesson learnt from this global
health crisis and how to navigate our way through the post COVID-19 period.
The pandemic has no
doubt had a huge impact on the lottery sector and on our lives as
individuals, said EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier.
We must look at our own strategies to address the changing
behaviour of our players. It is important to share our experiences but also
discuss new ways to engage with the customers."
WLA President Rebecca Paul Hargrove
added Marketing is at the foundation of benefiting society and
players are at the heart of marketing efforts. Life will eventually return to
normal, but the pandemic has altered parts of our lives forever and we should
be ready to embrace this change."
The key takeaways
New consumer habits: A change in
During the pandemic it is clear that
there has been a change in the behaviour and desires of players but also a
change in behaviour in the way lotteries operate. Purpose driven marketing has
become even more relevant with players seeking positivity, a community
connection and more authenticity, and trust in campaigns. In many cases, social
responsibility and sustainability are important elements for customers.
Lottery suppliers and industry
partners IGT, Pollard Banknote and Scientific Games presented their views
during the webinar and showcased examples on their internal sustainability
programmes and for example, the use of FSC paper in their companies. IGT
explored the great consumer shift highlighting how the
pandemic led to the exploration and use of new technologies from
contactless services to biometrics and facial recognition. Pollard Banknote
looked at synchronising the consumer experience,
outlining the importance of entertainment and social experiences for customers.
Scientific Games focused on growth in a safe and sustainable
way, with an emphasis on people, planet and prosperity are its
three main business operation pillars.
In 2020 we understood the meaning of
little things can make big things happened. Highlighted in the Keynote
presentation by Shine Communication Sarl, players look more and more for brands
and companies that are aligned with their own beliefs and personal goals. The
idea of selling dreams has became more poignant than
ever for lotteries. By doing something small like buying a lottery ticket,
players could dream big while at the same time supporting local communities and
benefiting society, which was particularly important during a pandemic.
Becoming the norm: Innovative,
agile, and resilient lottery marketing
Over the past year, living our
personal and professional lives under national lockdowns, working, and
socialising online have among other things become the norm. The pandemic seemed
to end normal shopping decisions and lotteries therefore adapted the ways in
which they offered games while at the same time safeguarding the health and
safety of the players. For example, the Finnish National Lottery Veikkaus saw
further digital transformations and the further growth of e-Instants. Online
lottery sales increased, and many brands invested in contactless campaigns, for
example with some technologies linking the license plate to the customer.
Uncertainty during the pandemic was
something lotteries had to quickly learn to deal with. Being innovative and
creative was vital to continue operations in an effective way to engage with
customers. Examples were given from the Northern American Lotteries in Georgia,
Indiana, Missouri and Quebec. Technological advances meant that lotteries were
well equipped with the necessary tools to stay connected with customers.
Fundamentally, lotteries have become more resilient, agile, and more open to
discussing new ways to engage customers as a result of the pandemic. Many
efficient and creative responses to the pandemic have already been put in place
by lotteries to save and secure their businesses and this is set to continue in
Benefiting society during a
Since the start of the pandemic,
lotteries have been instrumental in supporting local communities from
offering relief and funding medical equipment to the creation of emergency
funds and welfare aid, such as in Morocco with MDJS. This upholds national
lotteries historic support and benefit to society in times of need. In
addition, making sure players were safe and taking care of their physical and
mental well-being while playing lottery games during a pandemic were important
priorities for lotteries.
Several campaigns were presented
during the webinar to highlight how lotteries adapted their marketing
strategies to the pandemic and the positive approach they took. For example, a
Mothers Day campaign by Lotteries & Keno, Tabcorp in Australia helped
customers buy their products via the channels that felt the most comfortable.
In Israel the priority for national Lottery Mifal Hapais was a strong
vaccination campaign. As there was a lot of scepticism the national lottery
decided to have a special draw for vaccinated or recovered COVID patients, to
encourage more people to get vaccinated to benefit society. Other campaigns
focused on informing society to stay safe in their home and educating senior
customers in Hong Kong for instance by the HKJC about digital applications to
sustain their entertainment.
Lessons Learnt from a Global
One of the biggest learnings was the
need to adapt fast to the changing environment lockdowns, restrictions,
closures of POS and to adapt to the needs of players and retailers, selling and
buying games in a safe environment. Shows were cancelled or broadcast in a
different format, and there was an increased push for solidarity and support of
The pandemic helped speed things up
in terms of lottery innovation and creativity, acted as an opportunity to
develop online digital channels, demonstrated courage to work in different ways
and created feel good moments for the players. One example during the webinar
was a campaign by Nederlandse Loterij to quickly sell tickets for the New
Years Eve draw as the country entered yet another lockdown in December.
Quick thinking and creativity lead to an all-time sales record.
Lotteries in the post COVID-19
Purpose has become an important
component of competitiveness. It is clear that purpose driven marketing has
benefited from the pandemic. Consumer habits and attitudes have changed. The
pandemic has shown that customers seek positivity and authenticity in brands
and marketing campaigns. Examples on learnings in Austria with young adults
showed this clearly. Award winning campaigns of Norsk Tipping learnt the
importance not always to focus on games but also on brand awareness. Lotteries
have become more resourceful and resilience, quickly adapting their marketing
campaigns to engage with players particularly in the digital sphere.
To close the webinar series, EL
Secretary General Arjan van t Veer said the pandemic has
created new opportunities and means to engage with new players. Lotteries have
become more resilient and flexible in their approach. Upon all the presentation
during the webinar, I am proud on the National Lotteries to be able to continue
their games and do good for the benefit of Society under unprecedented
circumstances. They have learned so much that they will take to the
WLA Executive Director Luca Esposito
added we have become more agile as human beings and as an industry.
We have also adapted our ways of working from a business and marketing
perspective but also from a community spirit."
Communications Officer, European Lotteries, M +32 470 84 75 73, Email:
About the European
EL is the European umbrella
organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public
benefit. EL has members from more than 40 European countries including all EU
Member States. The EU members contribute more than 20 billion EUR p.a. to the
state budgets and the funding of sport, culture, social projects, research and
causes of general interest. Unlike many commercial online gambling operators,
EL members only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in
which they are licensed by the respective national government. Website:
www.european-lotteries.org, Twitter @EuropeLotteries, LinkedIn
SOURCE: The European Lotteries.
Get A Covid Shot, Get Another Shot At
Kentucky Lottery offering
free Lottery plays to Kroger and Walmart customers who get the Covid-19
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 10, 2021)
-- Kentucky Lottery officials today announced a program by which anyone over
the age of 18 who gets a first or second Covid-19 vaccination dose at a
participating Kroger or Walmart location will receive a coupon for a free
The Lottery is making coupons
available for 225,000 free Kentucky Cash Ball tickets for this promotion which
starts today. Kentucky Cash Ball is a nightly draw game that has a top prize of
We hope that by literally
injecting a little fun into the process, more people will get vaccinated,
said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Mary Harville. This is good for
Kentuckys businesses, its good for the Kentucky Lottery, and
its good for Kentucky college students counting on us through the
scholarship and grant programs funded by our proceeds.
I hope this shot at $225,000
will be the incentive needed for more Kentuckians to get a vaccine, said
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. Helping keep our Kentucky communities
safe and a free chance at winning hundreds of thousands of dollars is a win-win
for everyone involved.
Thank you, Kentucky Lottery, Walmart
and Kroger, for this fantastic example of Team Kentucky spirit.
Heres how the promotion
- This promotion is in effect at all Kentucky Kroger
locations that have either a pharmacy or Little Clinic and at all Kentucky
Walmart locations that sell lottery tickets. Both of these retail partners
encompass more than 170 locations all across the Commonwealth.
- When a person goes to one of these locations to get
their Covid-19 vaccine, theyll get a coupon for a free Cash Ball 225
Lottery ticket while supplies last.
- Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
- The offer is good through next Friday (May 21st),
or until the 225,000 tickets run out.
- oupons can be redeemed at any Kentucky Lottery
retailer between now and June 1st.
At Kroger Our Purpose is to
Feed the Human Spirit, which means we are called to do more and help make the
lives of those around us better, said Kroger Louisville Division
President Ann Reed. The importance of this has never been more apparent
than over the past year. Our industry, as well as others, has stepped up to
serve everyday throughout the pandemic and our teams have truly been heroes. To
date, Kroger has vaccinated over 200,000 Kentuckians, but we know there is
still much work to do. When Governor Beshear reached out for support, Kroger
was ready and willing to help. Our long-time partners at the Kentucky Lottery
have created a fun and innovative way to encourage even more Kentuckians to get
their vaccine and have fun while doing it.
Through this effort, we can
work to reach that crucial mark of two-point-five million Kentuckians
vaccinated and re-open our state, said Harville. When that happens
and restrictions are lifted, I know businesses will welcome back customers
and customers will feel safer being out and about.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.8 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and education programs. Visit kheaa.com to find
out more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery.
IGT's PeakSlant49 Cabinet Now Available for Purchase with
High-Performance Core Video Content
Casino operators in U.S.
can now purchase PeakSlant49 cabinet with performance-tested IGT core
games such as Regal Riches and Scarab® Link
LONDON, May 6, 2021-- International
Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its
high-performing, previously lease-only, PeakSlant49 cabinet is now
available for purchase throughout the U.S. This move gives casino operators
across the U.S. the opportunity to own the PeakSlant49 cabinet and offer IGT's
Proven Performer core games on dazzling, premium-caliber hardware.
IGTs PeakSlant49 Cabinet Now
Available for Purchase with High-Performance Core Video Content
(PRNewsfoto/International Game Technology PLC).
"We're excited to introduce Stinkin'
Rich® Skunks Gone Wild along with high-performing games including Regal
Riches and Scarab Link on the spectacular PeakSlant49 cabinet," said Nick Khin,
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT developed a specialized content
pipeline for the PeakSlant49 cabinet that our customers can purchase with
confidence knowing that the games have achieved significant performance
Celebrated for its superior
ergonomic design and pristine presentation, the PeakSlant49 video slots cabinet
is an attention-grabbing focal point on any casino floor. The cabinet's
49-inch, progressively curved Ultra-HD display is complemented with a 27-inch
video topper. The cabinet's intelligent lighting and player-convenience
features such as an inductive wireless charger, USB port and comfortable
13.3-inch dynamic player panel all contribute to the hardware's popularity and
IGT initially launched the
PeakSlant49 cabinet as a premium, for-lease cabinet in 2020. Anchored by
premium marquee titles such Fortune Coin Boost! and Dragon Lights®,
the PeakSlant49 will continue to showcase IGT's premium multi-level
progressive (MLP) entertainment in casinos throughout the U.S.
For more information, visit igt.com,
go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGTGaming, follow us on Twitter at
twitter.com/IGTJackpots, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/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 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.
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global
Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada
+1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for
Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1
SOURCE: International Game
Your Pup Could Be on A SC Lottery Scratch-Off
COLUMBIA, SC (May 10, 2021)
Dog owners, listen up, the South Carolina Education Lottery has an opportunity
for you. Your precious pup could be featured on the $2 Happy Pawlidays
scratch-off ticket coming out in October!
Starting today, you can submit a
photo of your furry friend online at sceducationlottery.com. Five winners will
win a $100 Chewy.com gift card!
You have until Sunday, May 23 to
submit your pups photo.
The Lottery will select 30 dog
photos to post on its website and the public will vote on their favourites
starting Tuesday, May 25 through Monday, May 31. The Top 9 dogs with the most
votes will be professionally photographed to appear on the Happy Pawlidays
The $2 Happy Pawlidays scratch-off
goes on sale Tuesday, October 5 and offers players a chance to win up to
Must be 18 or older and a South
Carolina resident to participate in the photo contest. For official rules,
photo guidelines and odds, visit
sceducationlottery.com/happypawlidays. This contest is not
sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Chewy. No purchase
necessary to enter.
SOURCE: South Carolina Education
INTRALOT Announce Full Year 2020 Financial
ATHENS, Greece (May 5, 2021) --
INTRALOT SA (RIC: INLr.AT, Bloomberg: INLOT GA), an international gaming
solutions and operations leader, announces its financial results for the
twelve-month period ended December 31st, 2020, prepared in accordance with
- Group Revenue at 364.8m in FY20.
- EBITDA in FY20 at 66.2m, while Adjusted
EBITDA at 55.8m.
- NIATMI (Net Income After Tax and Minority Interest)
from continuing operations at -104.1m.
- North America operations, under Intralot Inc.,
achieved significant y-o-y growth (Revenue +22.3%, EBITDA +62.1%).
- Group OPEX in FY20 is better by 21.5% y-o-y, with
Greek entities OPEX lower by 7.0% y-o-y, without taking into consideration the
capital structure optimization expenses.
- Group Net CAPEX in FY20 was 36.0m, lower by
34.5% compared to a year ago.
- Group Cash at the end of FY20 at 100.0m.
- Net Debt at 651.1m at the end of FY20.
- The Companys pandemic impact estimation for
2020 is in the vicinity of 25m at Groups EBITDA level.
- In early 2021, INTRALOT completed the sale of its
entire stake of 20% in Intralot de Peru SA, with the net cash consideration,
after taxes and transaction expenses, amounting to USD 16.2m. In addition,
INTRALOT signed a three-year extension of its current contract with Intralot de
Peru SA through 2024, to continue to provide its gaming technology and support
INTRALOT Chairman & CEO
Sokratis P. Kokkalis noted:
During the financial year 2020
we faced the adverse effects and disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which
had significant impact on the Lottery and Sports Betting industries. This
impact was only partially offset by mitigation measures, operational
improvements, and cost-containment efforts. We remained focused on developed
markets seeing significant growth in the US in the Lottery operations and we
launched two new Sports Betting operations in Montana and Washington D.C.,
while we renewed significant contracts in Georgia, US as well as New Zealand,
Australia and The Netherlands. The Company management also dedicated
significant effort in negotiations with the bondholders to optimize the Capital
Structure through a transaction that is expected to be completed during the
first half of 2021.
Click here to read/download Full Year 2020 Financial
In memoriam: Yvonne Schnyder
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (May 7, 2021)
-- It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yvonne Schnyder,
former General Secretary of the WLA.
She died on May 6, 2021 at the age
of 78 at her home in Bottmingen, Switzerland. Yvonne was preceded in death by
her husband of 55 years, Werner Schnyder, who passed away in September
Yvonnes career of more than
forty years was devoted to the world lottery community. In the mid-1960s she
began working as assistant to the General Secretary of Intertoto. Twenty years
later, in 1985, she moved up to become General Secretary of the association,
serving under then Intertoto President, Lothar Lammers. When Intertoto merged
with the International Association of State Lotteries (AILE) to form the WLA in
1999, the General Secretaries of both predecessor associations called upon
Yvonne Schnyder to run WLA headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, with Lynne
Roiter overseeing the new associations North American office in Montreal,
Canada. Throughout her tenure as General Secretary of the WLA, Yvonne worked
tirelessly to bring members from AILE and Intertoto together, and contributed
significantly to laying the groundwork for the WLA as the industry-leading body
it is today. She stepped down as WLA General Secretary in 2006 and went on to
establish a successful lottery consultancy, which she ran until her retirement
Yvonne was recognized for her vast
knowledge of the lottery industry, which she gained throughout her long career.
She had a genuine interest in people and was loved by those who worked with her
for her humanity and her ability to make people feel at home. Through her
diplomatic skills and her profound sensitivity to the cultural differences
between WLA member jurisdictions, she gained the admiration of WLA members
around the globe.
Her love of the lottery industry and
the people that work in it motivated Yvonne throughout her career and remained
with her until the end of her life. She will remain in our memory for years to
SOURCE: World Lottery
Colorado Lottery Reaches Proceeds Goal Early
DENVER, Colorado (May 11, 2021) --
Increased sales have helped the Colorado Lottery reach the GOCO cap more than a
month ahead of schedule.
Thanks to the more than $1.7
billion-dollar combined duelling jackpots in January of this fiscal year,
unprecedented Scratch sales, and a growing love for Colorado Lotto+, today the
Colorado Lottery celebrates reaching the funding cap for Great Outdoors
Colorado (GOCO) nearly a month earlier than last year. This year the Lottery
will provide $71,718,841 million in proceeds dollars to GOCO to fund parks,
recreation, conservation and open space projects across the state.
While the Lottery experienced a dip
in sales during the month-long shutdown last March, sales bounced back to
pre-pandemic levels quickly. Thanks to record-breaking sales so far this year,
by reaching the GOCO cap early, now even more proceeds can go to support
Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST). Money awarded to BEST varies year to
year, based on when the GOCO cap is met. Last fiscal year, the Lottery provided
nearly $1 million in proceeds funding to BEST. In fiscal year 2019, $14 million
was given to BEST.
As Colorado grows, so does the need
for school infrastructure. Since 2008, BEST has provided competitive grants to
school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of
cooperative educational services across the state, as well as to the Colorado
School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds support the construction of new
schools, as well as general construction and renovation of existing school
facility systems and structures.
Colorado is bursting at the
seams and so are its state and community parks, open space and schools,
said Tom Seaver, director of the Colorado Lottery. The changes we made to
our Scratch products, increasing the number of games, price points and prize
structures, have played a major role in helping us meet the cap to support
GOCOs commitment to help build new parks and recreation, trails and fund
open space conservation projects, as well as school infrastructure.
The Lottery has been steadily
increasing proceeds to its beneficiary partners by upwards of a million dollars
every year to support the outdoors and schools. Approximately 22 to 24 cents of
every dollar spent on Lottery games is reinvested in the state. Of the proceeds
distributed, 50% is committed to GOCO up to the cap, 40% to Conservation Trust
Fund, and 10% to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Once the GOCO cap is reached, 50%
of each additional proceeds dollar spills over to the BEST fund. Set at
$35 million in 1992, the cap is adjusted annually for inflation.
Congratulations to the
Colorado Lottery! As a beneficiary of the proceeds and your partner in
conservation and recreation, GOCO is immensely grateful for your hard work and
dedication, said GOCO Executive Director Chris Castilian. And to
the players of the Lottery, thank you. You play an essential role in protecting
our lands and creating more parks and playgrounds, trails and open spaces, and
outdoor opportunities for all Coloradans.
SOURCE: Colorado Lottery.
NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr. Appears in Episode 4 of Gaming
Laboratories Internationals (GLI®) Illuminating Conversations Web
LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2021) NIGA
Chairman and globally influential gaming industry figure Ernest Stevens, Jr.
appears in the latest episode of Gaming Laboratories Internationals
(GLI®) web series Illuminating Conversations.
The episode premiered today and is
available for on-demand streaming now exclusively at
As he talks with GLI President/CEO
James Maida, the Chairman sets a surprisingly personal tone with
thought-provoking stories about his journey to becoming Chairman, his
familys long relationship with Washington D.C. and advocacy for Native
issues, and the lasting influence of his college professors.
Stevens also spoke about how his
boxing career shapes his approach to strategy, saying, (When I think
about) my life and my career, you move around the ring, and you analyze, and
youre always using that left jab to pepper things. But when it comes time
to drive it home, thats what the right hand is for. Thats the whole
analogy of life.
The Chairman also shares his
insights about Indian gamings approach to the pandemic, where we go from
here, whats next for new gaming technology, and his hopes for the new
Hosted by Maida, Illuminating
Conversations is an on-demand monthly series of thought-provoking interviews.
The series is one more way GLI helps regulators, suppliers, and operators
navigate uncharted territory by providing insights from worldwide experts,
empowering them to meet any challenge and get to the finish line.
Binge-watch previous Illuminating
Conversations episodes featuring Eilers & Krejciks Gaming Principal
Todd Eilers; Jamaica Betting, Gaming Lottery Commission Executive Director
Vitus Evans; and Managing Director of Gaming Consultants International Neil
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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 Awards 2020, Best Test Lab in the
Baltics, and Best Test Lab in the Nordics in the Baltic and
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SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Mass Lottery Processes First Remote Ticket Cashing Transaction in
DORCHESTER, MA (May 5, 2021) -- The
Massachusetts State Lottery has successfully processed its first remote ticket
cashing transaction through the Mass Lottery mobile application, a significant
step in the introduction of digital technology that will provide multiple
benefits to customers as well as the environment.
Making remote ticket cashing
transactions available is a terrific advancement for the Lottery in
accommodating our customers, said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg,
Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. It has the
added benefit of positive environmental impacts as it helps reduce carbon
emissions by eliminating a lot of driving and production of paper
The remote ticket cashing feature
gives customers the ability to claim prizes of $601 to $5,000 securely through
the Mass Lottery app and receive their winnings electronically to their bank
Our team has done a great job
in getting us to this point and we are pleased to have reached this
milestone, said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Mass
Lottery. With this successful first transaction, we are moving into
the next phase of testing and we look forward to positive results.
Elaine Tellstone of Blackstone has
the distinction of being the first customer to process a prize claim through
the mobile app, receiving payment for a $1,000 instant ticket prize a day after
submitting her claim.
It was just so simple - it
took less than five minutes to scan my ticket and submit my claim, said
Tellstone. Depending on traffic and how many people were in line,
it wouldve taken about two hours out of my day to claim my prize in
person in Worcester.
Last fall, the Mass Lottery added a
remote ticket scanning feature to its app, allowing customers to scan tickets
to see if they are winners. Over 16,000 users have registered to use this
feature and over 2.8 million tickets have been scanned.
about the Mass Lottery app
SOURCE: The Massachusetts State
Sportsbet.io Teams Up with SportCaller for Landmark FTP-Crypto
secures first cryptocurrency partnership with leading multi-currency
MALTA (May 5, 2021) - SportCaller,
the leading free-to-play (FTP) game provider, has announced its first
cryptocurrency partnership with leading operator Sportsbet.io, the
sports-betting subsidiary of Coingaming Group.
The new deal forms part of a deeper
FTP framework with which to target both mature and emerging markets over the
long-term, as Sportsbet.io bids to expand its progressive footprint into
untapped territories. There, its multi-currency versatility, allied to
SportCallers proven international scope and flair for localization,
promises to drive diversified fan engagement around targeted free-to-play
Accordingly, the announcement also
sees the launch of two exclusive games, 4-3-free and Bet free 6-6, built to
reignite familiar FTP formats with innovative jackpots mechanics and new
designs around mainstream sports from football and cricket. The first,
4-3-free, asks its players to win a realistic jackpot, or a range of attainable
tier-two prizes, by answering a series of questions correctly. On the other
hand, Bet free 6-6 adds a new twist to the popular Super 6 FTP format by posing
a set of six predictions (e.g. correct score, or under/over goals) whereby
players still earn points for consolation prizes, even if they only guess the
match result correctly.
These exciting products hail from a
sports-agnostic series which allows Sportsbet.io to flexibly press engaging
games into the service of any event, as elite sport battles with an uncertain
timetable worldwide, delivering an agile light-touch marketing approach that
provides education and entertainment for customers in both new and existing
As the leading free-to-play
supplier, SportCaller is dedicated to driving engagement through a range of
games whose formats responsibly acquire and retain customers at low cost but
also remain fully compliant as sports-betting regulation continues to coalesce
across regions from LatAm to the Subcontinent. Its unique proprietary platform
not only lets Sportsbet.io delineate its brand from its rivals via bespoke
local games, but also offers a strategic solution which works
territory-by-territory, educating uninitiated audiences with fully-integrated
games that organically track underlying sportsbook markets, demystifying any
technicalities or terminology in the process.
To underscore the point, SportCaller
has now launched over 100 games across 47 countries and in 20 languages in
Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australasia and North America (via
multi-lingual). In the past 12 months, it has also rolled out 44 new games,
doubling the total number of games offered across the previous three years.
Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook
at Sportsbet.io, said: SportCallers highly-focused, and
collaborative approach to game-ideation, together with their consumer analysis
from a host of worldwide data sets, gives them a competitive edge when it goes
to both game-delivery and strategic planning. Whether its acquisition or
retention-focused games, we now feel confident of keeping our players engaged
with the Sportsbet.io brand in a fun, fast and fair way - enhancing the
existing experience, and minimising churn, wherever we set our scene.
Their new games embrace
player-education and enhanced activity at their heart, and are already
demonstrating their huge worth at a time when responsible engagement and
retention rightly demand adaptable solutions. We look forward to extending this
progressive partnership with more games across our other premium properties
over the coming years.
Cillian Barry, MD at SportCaller,
added: Coingaming and Sportsbet.io are led by some of the great
innovators and disruptors in the sportsbook space, always striving for
innovation and pushing the limits of new technology. So, were thrilled to
align those values with our own, on a watershed journey into unexplored markets
where both crypto and fiat currencies are vying for position.
In this industry, sowing the
seeds of global success is best achieved by coupling international ambition to
local utility. After all, while some trends are universal, language, taste and
specific sports-mad fanbases are invariably culturally-contingent.
International fragmentation for game design and regional requirements (e.g.
regulatory, or player-preference-based) only magnifies the importance of
supplying a precise game UI at every turn, and in every country. Which is why
SportCaller has developed peerless geo-location tools, allowing us to
geo-target and partition between diverse territories with dexterity.
Im pleased to report
that initial engagement has been incredibly positive, so we cant wait to
see how games like 4-3-free and Bet free 6-6 continue to perform across varied
regions which, in some cases, represent new markets for us. The free-to-play
vertical is clearly bringing the fun and familiarity for both new and regular
SOURCE: SportCaller media
Miss Kitty Wild Ride from Aristocrat
Class III Game
LAS Vegas (May 12, 2021) -- Miss
Kitty from Aristocrat Gaming is one of the most widely recognized
and beloved characters in gaming. Now Miss Kitty is back for an all-new
adventure, taking players out for a glamourous night on the town in the fun
Miss Kitty Wild Ride.
Miss Kitty Wild Ride is the
purrrrrfect game for player of all types, thanks to its player-selectable
denoms. Miss Kitty Wild Ride is housed on the landmark and award-winning
flame55 cabinet, which is just as stylish as Miss Kitty herself.
Miss Kittys newest adventure
has an innovative Wild Ride feature, Sticky Wild feature, Jackpot Bonus,
and frequent hitting base game wins.
The Wild Ride bonus has persistent
wild stacks, reel growth, Sticky Wild feature, and wild multipliers.
Stacked wild symbols make it easier to trigger Wild Ride.
A game known for the Sticky
Wild mechanic, Miss Kitty lends itself well to the exciting Wild Ride
feature, a random base game feature that occurs approximately once every 30
spins. During the Wild Ride feature, all Kitty and Diamond Symbols that land on
the reels will persist for one additional paid spin, giving players the
opportunity to line up huge wild wins!
watch Miss Kitty Wild Ride bonus highlight video.
Other features include Sticky Wild
Free Games with unlimited retriggers; Wild Multiplier Reveal with a chance for
KITTY symbols that land on reel 5, to change into a x2, x3, x5, or x10
multiplier; and a Jackpot Bonus where a wheel spin awards a guaranteed grand
SSP or major SAP jackpot. The grand jackpot resets at $10,000 on a penny
For more information about
Miss Kitty Wild Ride or any of the games created specifically for the flame55
cabinet, contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000.
SOURCE: Aristocrat Gaming
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Issues Mega Millions Email Scam
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 11, 2021)
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) wants to alert players to an
email scam that is circulating in the state.
With the Mega Millions® jackpot
growing to $402 million for tonights drawing, a fake email entitled
Congratulations From Arkansas Mega Millions On Tuesday, May 11,
2021 is being sent to Arkansas players telling them to claim a prize by
clicking on a link.
Lottery scams are fairly
common, said ASL Director Eric Hagler. In this case, anyone who
receives the fake email should not click the link and delete the email
immediately. If a player wins Mega Millions or any other lottery game, he must
have purchased a ticket and then must claim his prize at the ASL Claim Center
in Little Rock.
Hagler said the only time lottery
representatives might be contacting players is to notify them that they have
won a Second-Chance Promotion or a Play It Again® drawing through The Club.
Otherwise players must come forward to claim their prize.
You can receive a phone call,
email, text and even social media messages that are seemingly real. Do not be
fooled. Stay aware and play responsibly, he said.
Lotteries of foreign countries are
illegal in the United States. If you have been contacted by a lottery claiming
to be affiliated with the government of another country, it is a scam.
If you think you have been a victim
of fraud or attempted fraud by someone posing as a representative of the
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, please report it to the Arkansas Lottery Security
hotline at 1-888-606-6292 and/or the Arkansas Attorney Generals office at
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of ASL revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other
expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $1 billion
in proceeds for scholarships. More than 650,000 college scholarships have been
awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has awarded more than $3.6 billion in prizes
to players, about $312 million in retailer commissions and provided more than
$144 million in state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions and
to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers
Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the
National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
SOURCE: About the Arkansas