500,000 is on the Line with the New Guy Harvey Scratch-Off Game from
the Florida Lottery!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (May 17, 2021)
-- Today, the Florida Lottery is excited to announce the launch of the new $5
game, GUY HARVEY $500,000 FLORIDA CASH, featuring more than $48.9 million in
prizes! The new Florida-themed game offers six top prizes of $500,000 and more
than 3.4 million winning tickets! The games overall odds of winning are
Players also have the chance to win
once in a lifetime prizes when they enter non-winning tickets into the Trucks,
Bucks, and Trips Promotion. Three drawings will be held between June 16 and
August 4 for non-winning GUY HARVEY $500,000 FLORIDA CASH tickets entered into
the Trucks, Bucks, and Trips Promotion. In each drawing, one player will win a
2021 Ford F-150 Guy Harvey Edition pickup truck, two players will win a VIP
getaway for two to the Cayman Islands, and 40 players will take home $1,000
cash! For more information about the game and Trucks, Bucks, and Trips
Promotion, visit www.flalottery.com.
The Florida Lottery also launched
three other Scratch-Off games today, offering more than $88 million in instant
prizes. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock
and available for purchase within 48 hours.
The new $3 5X BINGO Scratch-Off game
features six bingo cards, the chance to win up to $100,000 on a single ticket,
and more than $45.6 million in cash prizes! The games overall odds of
winning are one-in-3.98.
The new $2 JEWEL 7s DOUBLER lets
players double their prize when they reveal a 2X symbol
worth up to $50,000! This gem of a deal comes packed with over 5.4 million
winning tickets and more than $32.8 million in cash prizes. The games
overall odds of winning are one-in-4.36.
The new 2 FOR $1 game offers two
games in one with two chances to turn this $1 ticket into $10,000! The
games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.72.
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:
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
For more information, please visit
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
IGT Indiana Donates Sixth After School Advantage Computer
Boys & Girls Clubs of
Elkhart County receive donation
INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2021)
IGT Indiana, the integrated services provider to the Hoosier Lottery, announced
today that the company has donated approximately $15,000 worth of technology
and equipment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County in Middlebury.
The computer lab will allow the Middlebury Club to serve more than 1,500
children during the school year and summer.
The Middlebury donation is a
continued commitment as part of IGT Indiana's After School Advantage (ASA)
Program and is the sixth such donation in Indiana. As part of the donation, the
Middlebury Club received 15 Chromebooks, professional software, Lego
Educational programs, a smart TV, a Glowforge laser printer and other
technology and equipment to carry out their mission.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Elkhart County does a tremendous job serving our youth, and IGT Indiana is
honored to provide computers and technology to the Club as part of our
continued commitment to charitable giving within the communities we
serve, said Melissa Pursley, IGT Indianas Chief Operating Officer
& General Manager. We are excited to help the Boys & Girls Clubs
carry out its mission by serving more than 1,500 children throughout the
As part of IGT Indianas ASA
program, organizations are provided with state-of-the-art computers, printers,
software, furniture and volunteer hours to non-profit organizations that
sponsor educational programs throughout the State. The first two computer labs
benefited Hoosier veterans through the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation
and the Donald W. Moreau, Sr. Veterans House. The third benefited youth through
the Fort Wayne Urban League, and the fourth and fifth donations were
partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Evansville and Montgomery
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Elkhart County began operations in 1956, and today the Clubs provide
programming and services for the most at-risk boys and girls within the
Each day, the Clubs provide powerful
relationships with the youth they serve and open avenues of opportunity for
young people across their community by offering safe places where young people
can learn, grow and succeed.
IGT Indianas generous
donation will greatly enhance the lives of our Middlebury Club members every
year by providing them with access to the latest in advanced computer
technology, said Kevin Deary, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County
President and CEO.
This act of kindness
demonstrates how much the community cares about the future of our youth, and it
will inspire the students to study more, set goals and follow their
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Elkhart County provide a quality Club Experience that assures success is within
reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all members on track
to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, equipped with the
skills needed to have a successful life, and demonstrating good character and
Words cannot describe the
excitement of our board, staff and the kids of our Middlebury Club. Education
with STEM programming is vital in preparing our children for the future.
This lab allows us to show our kids,
families and community that preparing our children for the future is our
Clubs priority, said Dean Miller, President of the Middlebury Club
Board. Thank you to IGT Indiana for your support of our kids who need us
About IGT After School Advantage
IGT Indianas After School
Advantage Program donates on average to each computer lab $15,000 worth of
state-of-the-art technology, furniture and volunteer hours to non-profit
organizations that sponsors educational programs in Indiana.
IGT Indianas After School
Advantage Program is modeled after IGTs global After School Advantage
program that began in 1999.
The IGT ASA programs goal is
to address the needs of children during the critical after-school hours.
The program strives to close the
Digital Divide for disadvantaged children who get left behind
because they do not have the means to access computers in todays
increasingly digital society.
The ASA program has been implemented
throughout the U.S., as well as the District of Columbia, Barbados, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Antigua, and the U.S.
Virgin Islands. IGT employees volunteer their time and technology skills to
restore, establish and maintain each computer lab. For more information, and to
apply, visit www.igt.com.
Celebration for the 250th Anniversary of the First Draw Brings the
Higher Prize to Durango and Chihuahua
250 years after its first
draw, the transformation of a strong, transparent, inclusive National Lottery
with social contributions
MEXICO (May 18, 2021) -- The Loter
í National devoted his Special Drawing No. 243 to the commemoration of
the 250th anniversary celebration of the first draw, confirming that the
institution has consolidated over the years as transparent entity, solid and
provides trust between the Mexicans.
In this context, Margarita
González Saravia Calderón, general director of the National
Lottery, mentioned that the celebration frames the trajectory of the National
Lottery as one of the oldest in the country, which implies a responsibility and
social commitment of all those who comprise it.
Among them, the vendors, vendors,
wallets, workers and screaming children: who together form the heart of
this noble institution, he was right.
Saravia Calderón also shared:
Currently we hold 276 raffles each month between traditional and
With the merger process that we are
carrying out, the organization will be strengthened, because they have designed
a great marketing plan that will generate many more resources for the public
finances aimed at social, health and public welfare programs.
For her part, Alma Itzel De Lira
Castillo, general director of Games and Raffles of the Ministry of the
Interior, recognized the importance of preserving the historical heritage of
the National Lottery, which includes events that are evidence of support for
projects such as the sanctuary of the Virgen de Guadalupe, the Mexico-Toluca
railway, the General Hospital, the remodeling of Paseo de la Reforma, the
rebuilding of the Basilica of Guadalupe, the Morisco kiosk, among others.
Thus, he highlighted the figure of
the Screaming Children as a symbol of transparency, legality and inclusion and
showed that the celebration extends, celebrating the new stage of the
institution that is being shaped with a cultural character and making
historical memory visible.
During her speech, Irma
Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros, secretary of the Public Function,
mentioned that in addition to the historical wealth, the social contribution of
the institution forms the central character that has distinguished it since its
foundation: For 250 years, even before our birth as an independent
country, the National Lottery already represented social and cultural
wealth, he said.
They count on the Ministry of
Public Function to work, to offer the most valuable thing we have, which is the
human resource, and their expertise, and to transform the regulations and
de-bureaucratize the institution.
I am sure that if they continue to
work as they have been doing since the first day of the government, the Lottery
will not only rebuild itself, but it will last another 250 years or many
more, Secretary Sandoval Ballesteros told Lottery managers National.
When taking the floor, Eduardo
Villegas Megías, General Coordinator of Historical and Cultural Memory
of Mexico recalled that the very life of the National Lottery testifies to
national events and, with this, a long tradition has been formed among
Finally, Villegas Megías
said: "For this reason, we celebrate today the birthday of the first draw, 250
years ago, of the National Lottery, which represents for Mexican women, for
Mexicans, trust, certainty and transparency, but above all it represents
equality," he concluded.
The Special Draw No. 243 had a total
of 530 million pesos in prizes. The Grand Prize of 250 million pesos
corresponded to banknote No. 42132, the first and second series were
distributed for sale in Gómez Palacio, Durango, the third series was
sent for sale to Chihuahua, Chihuahua, the fourth series was arranged for its
sale through electronic means. The second prize for 12 million pesos
corresponded to ticket No. 59882, the first three series were distributed for
sale in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, the fourth series was available for sale
through electronic media.
Refunds corresponded to numbers 2
The list with the prizes and reimbursements can be found
SOURCE: Lotería Nacional para
la Asistencia Pública.
Friday's Kentucky Lottery Corporation's Board of Director's Meeting:
Sales Remaining Strong
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 17, 2021)
-- Sales figures for Kentucky Lottery tickets shared today during their board
of directors meeting shows sales remaining strong and higher than at any
other point in the 32-year history of the organization.
Vice President and Corporate
Controller Maggie Garrison reported fiscal year-to-date sales (July-April)
totaled $1.3 billion, which is $369.7 million (or 39.6%) more than the same
period last year, and $248.9 million (or 23.6%) more than budget. For context,
the Lottery sold $1.2 billion in tickets for the entirety of fiscal year
According to Garrison, a big driver
of the increase has been an explosion in the sale of Scratch-off tickets. Sales
of that product alone are up $226.4 million (or 40.2%), from $563.7 million for
the year-to-date period in 2020 to $790.1 million for the same period in
Sales via the internet have also
dramatically increased, up 243% for the same period last year.
The iLottery platform has posted
$107.1 million in sales year-to-date, up from $31.2 million for the same period
last year (a $75.9 million increase).
Year-to-date net income totaled
$290.5 million, which is $82.2 million (or 39.4%) more than last year and $61
million (or 26.5%) more than budget.
Weve been in a unique
position to thrive during the pandemic, said Kentucky Lottery President
and CEO Mary Harville.
When most all other forms of
entertainment were shut down during the early part of the pandemic, most of our
retailers, gas stations and grocery stores, remained open.
We made sure they were well-stocked
with fun and entertaining games at a variety of price points.
I really believe players
rediscovered the fun of lottery games during that period, and, as things have
opened up, its clear theyve continued to enjoy our games.
In other business, the board
approved contracts with:
Goldberg Simpson LLC and
Valenti Hanley PLLC for outside legal services;
Volta/8X8 Inc. for a
cloud-based phone solution, implementation and related services;
Gaming Labs International for
random number generator evaluation, lottery ball testing and related
Bandy Carroll Hellige for
traditional media advertising and related services;
The Buntin Group for digital
media advertising services and advertising space;
Bulletproof Solutions Inc.
for computer and lottery security services;
Amendments to the
Lotterys procurement procedures, and;
Rules and regulations for
four scratch-off tickets and 11 Instant Play games, along with game amendments
to the Powerball, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 and Pick 4 games.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be June 25th, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually
and will begin at 10:00 AM EST, and will be held at the KLC headquarters at
1011 West Main Street in Louisville. The audit committee meeting will begin at
8:00 AM EST, as well as the procurement committee at 9:00 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$6.0 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989.
KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and education programs.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery
The Illinois Lottery Launches Quick Spot
Fast Play® Expands
with Progressive Suite of Games
CHICAGO, Illinois (May 17, 2021) --
Building on the successful launch of Fast Play, the Illinois Lottery is
introducing a new suite of progressive Fast Play games called Quick Spot.
Launched in September 2020, the Fast
Play category was the first of its kind to be sold in Illinois. Four Fast
Play games were introduced when the game was brought into the market with a
variety of play styles and prize types for Illinois players to choose from.
This included set and progressive jackpots where the jackpot grows every 2
The addition of Quick Spot brings a
new element to the game with a progressive-play style that gives players the
chance to choose how much to play for and for what share of the jackpot they
Players can choose to buy a ticket
for $1, $5, or $10:
A $1 ticket win pays 10% of
the jackpot. (minimum jackpot = $1,000)
A $5 ticket win pays 50% of
the jackpot (minimum jackpot = $5,000)
A $10 ticket win pays 100% of
the jackpot, (minimum jackpot = $10,000)
In just over six months in the
market, players have bought over 7 million Fast Play tickets, generating over
$30 million in sales revenue for the Illinois Lottery. These games have
brought home big prizes for players across Illinois too, with almost $21
million in prizes paid out across the state.
Fast Play is available in every
Illinois Lottery retail outlet statewide and for more information on Quick Spot
and other Fast Play games, visit the Illinois Lottery website.
CONTACT: Jessica Perez, T: (312)
About the Illinois
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the states
Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of
millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like
homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast
cancer, MS research, Alzheimers, Special Olympics, police memorials and
assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store,
the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois
Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
NC Education Lottery Passes $30 Billion in Sales
RALEIGH, NC (May 18, 2021)
The N.C. Education Lottery passed a major milestone in May, rolling past $30
billion in total sales.
Ticket sales since the lottery
started 15 years ago cleared the milestone on Monday, May 10th. Along with the
sales, the lottery posted some other big numbers including:
$18.5 billion in prizes
$2.1 billion in commissions
$8.1 billion for education
programs in North Carolina.
What those numbers show is the
power that U.S. lotteries have for doing good for the people we serve,
said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. You
cant achieve results like this unless the players like your games and are
having fun winning prizes. Its exciting to see and to be part of the team
that is making this happen.
So far, the Education Lottery has
managed to increase its sales every year of its operations and is on track to
set a new sales record this year. Last year, sales were $3.02 billion. The
lottery averaged $8.2 million a day in ticket sales, $5.3 million a day in
prizes, and $2 million a day raised for education.
North Carolina dedicates the money
raised by the lottery to education programs. Currently, the money raised
supports public school by helping with the costs of school staff and school
transportation; helps to build new schools and repairs older ones; provides
scholarships and grants to attend college based on financial need; and supports
NC Pre-K, a free academic prekindergarten program for at-risk
SOURCE: The N.C. Education
FDJ Group Appoints Andy Wright as New Sporting Group
BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France (May
13, 2021) - FDJ Group appoints Andy Wright as new Sporting Group CEO. FDJ Group
announces Simon Trim to step down as Sporting Group CEO. Simon Trim will
continue to support the Group as a special advisor to the CEO.
FDJ Group is pleased to announce the
appointment of Andy Wright as the new CEO of Sporting Group, who will succeed
Simon Trim. Simon Trim is stepping down after 23 years at the company
including the last 5 years as CEO after overseeing the successful
integration of Sporting Group into FDJ Group following its acquisition in June
Simon Trim will take a role of
Special Advisor to the CEO to support a seamless transition of the
companys leadership over the next few months and help bring certain
strategic growth initiatives further forward.
Andy Wright has over twenty
years experience in senior leadership roles across multiple jurisdictions
within the gambling sector, most recently leading Tabcorps Wagering arm
in Australia, and before as a part of Ladbrokes Executive Leadership team as
Group Trading Director.
Xavier Etienne, FDJ Group Executive
Vice-President Technology and International, said: I would like to thank
Simon Trim for his dedication and stewardship over the years and the
achievements of Sporting until today, building strong brands and making an
impact on its markets. FDJ Group respects his decision and believes leading a
business such as Sporting Group with its exciting plans for the future requires
strong experience in the industry. Andy Wright has a unique blend of skills in
many relevant areas for Sporting Group and FDJ Group. Along with his
operational capabilities and recognized leadership, he is the perfect fit for
us to further enhance the execution of our strategy.
Andy Wright said: I am
delighted to join Sporting Group at this exciting period of its evolution. I
have admired its excellence of pricing, trading and risk management for many
years and how it has leveraged this capability and the Sporting Index brand
awareness to expand its B2B operation with Sporting Solutions across the
About Sporting Group
The UK based Sporting Group is one
of the worlds leading names in sports betting technology and trading; it
was acquired by FDJ Group in 2019. Sporting Group have two principal divisions
a B2C operation with Sporting Index, the pre-eminent sports spread
betting company, and a B2B operation Sporting Solutions which provides betting
services for FDJ Group (EPA: FDJ.PA) and over 40 operators in regulated
jurisdictions, including many of the best-known bookmakers in the UK and
internationally. Sporting Solutions is the premium supplier and market leader
for odds provision, trading expertise & risk management services and
software solutions. https://www.sportinggroup.co.uk/
About La Française des
Jeux (FDJ Group)
Frances national lottery and
leading gaming operator, the #2 lottery in Europe and #4 worldwide, FDJ offers
secure, enjoyable and responsible gaming to the general public in the form of
lottery games (draws and instant games) and sports betting (ParionsSport),
available from physical outlets and online. FDJs performance is driven by
a portfolio of iconic and recent brands, the #1 local sales network in France,
a growing market, recurring investment and a strategy of innovation to make its
offering and distribution more attractive with an enhanced gaming experience.
FDJ Group is listed on the Euronext
Paris regulated market (Compartment A FDJ.PA) and is included in indices
such as the SBF 120, Euronext Vigeo 20, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe and FTSE
SOURCE: La Française des Jeux
WestLotto Receives Award for Exemplary
WestLotto awarded the
seal of "Exemplary Company in Crisis"
MÜNSTER, Germany (May 14, 2021)
-- In a study by the FAZ Institute, 70,000 companies in Germany were examined
for their exemplary behavior. Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG
(WestLotto) is one of the 300 companies that successfully passed all categories
and were awarded the coveted seal.
The entire world has been fighting
the corona virus for over a year. It is all the more important that companies
outside of their core business do not forget their social responsibility and
use their opportunities to make life a little easier in times of pandemics. The
FAZ Institute has analyzed how strong this willingness is in companies in
Germany and examined 70,000 companies more closely in a study. In the field of
service providers, Germany's largest lottery organizer was able to shine as a
role model and was awarded the seal of exemplary company in
"The past few months have shown us
once again how important it is to take responsibility as a company - and that
courage and trust pay off.", Says Andreas Kötter, management spokesman for
Westlotto, who is also proud of the performance of the employees and employees
in the crisis year.
In the pandemic year, WestLotto
placed its commitment on three important pillars. The focus was first on the
safety of the employees, who were given instructions for their work with
extensive protection and hygiene regulations that went well beyond what is
legally required. This was supported by a comprehensive digital expansion
concept, which enables over 95% of the workforce to work fully from home. For
the next few weeks, the company plans to send the workforce and their family
members a vaccination offer in a separate vaccination line via the company
As a second pillar, the almost 3,200
lottery acceptance points in North Rhine-Westphalia (approx. 14,000 employees)
could be helped with Corona emergency aid with hygiene and various measures to
secure business livelihoods.
Social cohesion was and is in the
foreground in the third pillar. Immediate aid in the form of face masks for
sellers of homeless magazines, financial aid for the student corona emergency
fund of the University of Münster or the large 500 × 500 program for
NRW culture are actions that help others get through the pandemic. At 500
× 500, 750 NRW artists were given a digital platform for their submitted
art videos, each of which was endowed with 500 euros by WestLotto.
"In the current corona crisis, the
terms trust and responsibility have just got a whole new meaning," says Andreas
Kötter about the background of the measures taken. The corona virus has
changed public life and unsettled people. Therefore, at the beginning of the
pandemic, WestLotto already supported the government and science in
communicating about the corona warning app. Many employees publicly spoke out
in favor of using the app in a Twitter campaign. We wanted to make a
contribution and be a role model in the crisis. Because doing nothing was and
is the wrong way! The fact that we received an award today shows that we are on
the right track, comments Andreas Kötter on the company's award.
SOURCE: Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH
& Co. OHG (WestLotto).
IGT Slots Pay Out More Than $16 Million in Life-Changing Jackpots in
LONDON, U.K. (May 12, 2021)
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today
that four massive jackpots totaling more than $16 million were awarded on its
Megabucks®, Powerbucks®, and Wheel of Fortune® slots games in
Lucky slot players won the following
million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:
- On April 20, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won
$1,914,302 playing Wheel of Fortune New Orleans at WinStar World Casino and
Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
- On April 26, a Megabucks slots player won
$10,453,269 playing Megabucks Triple Double Stars® Wheel at South Point
Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
- On April 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won
$2,946,337 playing Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3X4X5X and Design®
game at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.
- Also on April 27, an online Powerbucks slots player
won CA$1,334,516 playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway in Ontario,
The $10 million-plus Megabucks
jackpot is the largest slots jackpot awarded in Nevada thus far in 2021. IGT
Powerbucks Slots have paid 28 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian
debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and
awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1995.
For more information, visit IGT.com
or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGTJackpots, 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
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
Loteria do Estado da Paraíba Joins CIBELAE as a New Regular
PARAÍBA, Brazil (May 14,
2021) -- The Loteria do Estado da Paraíba (LOTEP) has become a regular
member of the Ibero-American Corporation of State Lotteries and Gambling
(CIBELAE), thus reinforcing its commitment to regional integration and
cooperation in matters of social responsibility, responsible gaming, security
and prevention of money laundering.
As reported by CIBELAE, with this
step both institutions strengthen their collaboration in terms of training and
implementation of good practices in the lottery and gambling sector, promoting
the improvement, modernization and optimization of state recreational
LOTEP, the first lottery of a
Brazilian state to join CIBELAE, is an autonomous institution of the Government
of the State of Paraíba, linked to the Ministry of Tourism and Economic
It was created on April 2, 1955 by
Governor José Américo de Almeida, and ratified in 1956 by
President Juscelino Kubitschek.
A little more than 8 months
ago we began a new stage that brought with it reforms and improvements both in
our physical spaces and in the organizational structure.
LOTEP offers the inhabitants of
Paraiba not only lottery services, but also results that provide social
benefits to the entire population.
Our membership with CIBELAE is one
more step in our development as an institution dedicated to social welfare. If
LOTEP advances, the State of Paraíba advances much more, reported
from the Lottery.
Konami Gaming and Bet.Works Launch Advanced Casino Loyalty
Conveniences to Omni-Channel Sports Betting
collaboration interlaces player sports betting activity with core casino
management system for seamless, real-time patron interaction
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 17, 2021) -
Konami Gaming, Inc. and Bet.Works, a leading U.S. based sports betting platform
provider being acquired by Ballys Corporation, announced a joint
integration to introduce advanced casino loyalty conveniences to the player
sports betting experience.
between Bet.Works and Konamis award-winning SYNKROS® casino
management system provide land-based casinos the ability to easily validate age
eligibility, automatically enroll online and mobile sign-ups into a loyalty
program, and seamlessly award casino loyalty points for all wagers, whether
placed online, via mobile device, at point-of-sale (POS), or at a kiosk.
Elite Casino Resorts has
successfully launched these leading conveniences across its ELITE
Sportsbook and three Iowa gaming resort destinations: Riverside Casino
& Golf Resort®, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort®, and Rhythm
City Casino Resort®.
At its core, SYNKROS is
designed to empower casinos to grow and leverage the latest top technology
available, through its robust, dependable, and scalable architecture,
said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at
Konami Gaming, Inc. When we can work together to create more convenience
for the player, more growth opportunities for the operator, and more technology
advancements for the industry, then everyone benefits.
The result of this joint
integration is truly a turn-key solution for casinos to extend their loyalty
experience in and throughout the sports betting module, said Bet.Works
SVP of Business Development Marc Brody. The supportive networks between
SYNKROS and Bet.Works make an array of interactions more seamless and automated
for players and operators.
As a designated reseller, Konami
offers these services to SYNKROS properties looking to add sportsbook to their
gaming portfolio. The solutions engineered between Konami and Bet.Works are
successfully demonstrated in the field at Iowa locations operated by Elite
Casino Resorts. The locally owned, Iowa-based company has been a SYNKROS
customer for more than 15 years.
As a multi-site, multi-channel
operator, we believe a consistent and convenient loyalty experience is
especially important. The interface between Konami and Bet.Works allows us to
achieve this aspect while expanding our entertainment offering, said
Karlyn Ollendick, chief operating officer at Elite Casino Resorts. Player
response and adoption has exceeded expectations, and were anticipating
continued growth as SYNKROS and Bet.Works continue to work together to drive
engagement and rewards through ELITE Sportsbook.
Those interested in learning more
about SYNKROS award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit
SOURCE: Konami Gaming, Inc.
Lottoland Joins All-in Diversity Project as its Latest Founding
- Steering group now represents every
aspect of the industry.
- Providing more perspective as we drive
forward and grow.
GIBRALTAR (May 13, 2021) -- World
leading online Lotto Betting Operator Lottoland announces decision to join the
All-In Diversity project - an industry-driven initiative to benchmark
diversity, equality and inclusion for the global betting and gaming sector.
Nigel Birrell CEO says:
Lottoland is really pleased to join the All-in Diversity project as a
Founding Member. As a global employer employing people from 29
nationalities and speaking between us 30 different languages, Lottoland is
committed to providing a fun, safe and fully inclusive culture where our people
feel like they are truly part of the Lottoland family. We are a multicultural
business that celebrates, values and respects individual differences, no matter
what your sexuality, gender, gender identity, age, ability, race, religion or
beliefs are, all of our employees have a voice, and we provide an environment
to ensure everyone can do their best work. We are committed to continuously
evaluating and improving our ways of working and we look forward to working
with our partners to make our industry a more inclusive environment.
Over the past year, Diversity,
Equality and Inclusion has taken a much bigger stage within our businesses and
across our industry. It has become imperative that we work together across all
products, departments, jurisdictions and roles to improve how we do business
and how we value our people. Lottery is a significant sector of the industry
and having this perspective as we drive forward will benefit all businesses
involved. Having Lottoland supporting the Project is incredibly important as it
means that we now have a Steering Group that is representative of absolutely
every aspect of the industry, including lottery - not only the most popular and
widely acceptable face of the gaming industry across the world but also a
product which embodies diversity, equality and inclusion like no other. We are
very proud to welcome them aboard, says Christina Thakor-Rankin,
Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project.
The All-in Diversity Project is a
non-profit dedicated to helping businesses and industry improve Diversity,
Equality & Inclusion. All-in is a central resource for data and tools that
help businesses make DEI a successful business strategy. Our Founding Members
provide guidance and support sharing best practices and resources. Lottoland
joins the likes of Entain, Microgaming, IGT, SiS, Caesars, Betsson, Scientific
Games, Flutter, Gaming Innovation Group, and Kindred Group.