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Vol. 97 No.7A - November 15, 2021

 

 

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Veterans Cash Scratch Ticket Game Supports Texas Veterans

Since 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $167 million to Texas veterans

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(AUSTIN) – As the nation honors the service of military veterans and the sacrifices of their families this Veterans Day, Texas Lottery® players can support these American heroes when they purchase the new Veterans Cash scratch ticket game. Proceeds from the $2 game benefit the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA). Interested players can use the Scratch Ticket and Retailer Locator on the Texas Lottery website or on the Texas Lottery App to find the game in their area.

“For the last 12 years, the Texas Lottery has been honored to generate much-needed revenue – more than

$167 million to-date – for the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, which now benefits more than 1.7 million veterans in the State of Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Every year, the Texas Lottery produces a number of scratch ticket games that exclusively benefit Texas veterans, including Veterans Cash. We look forward to providing the FVA with the proceeds from this year’s games.”

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This year’s edition of Veterans Cash features more than $7.9 million in total cash prizes throughout the game, including five $30,000 top prizes. The overall odds of winning are one in 4.40 for any prize, including break-even prizes.

During the 81st Legislative Session, Rep. Chris Turner and former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte authored legislation requiring the Texas Lottery to create scratch ticket games to benefit the FVA. The bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Perry on June 19, 2009.

The Texas Lottery debuted Veterans Cash, the first scratch ticket game designed to support Texas veterans, on Nov. 9, 2009. In total, 55 scratch ticket games have launched, with the proceeds from those tickets supporting the FVA – including the latest version of Veterans Cash, which was released on Oct. 18. During the 2021 fiscal year alone, the Texas Lottery Commission transferred $23.4 million to the FVA.

“We are excited for this Veterans Cash ticket release in honor of Veterans Day and our mission of serving veterans and their families in Texas,” says Thomas Palladino, executive director of the Texas Veterans Commission. “By sharing proceeds from Veterans Cash tickets and others, the TVC has served over 350,000 veterans, surviving spouses and dependents.”

The FVA, which has been administered by the TVC since 2007, makes grants available to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families. With 1.7 million veterans calling Texas home, these programs provide financial assistance, transportation services, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and housing assistance.

Since 2009 through the 2020-2021 grant cycle, the TVC has awarded $168 million in FVA grant funds to hundreds of organizations that have assisted over 350,000 veterans across the state.

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During the last grant cycle, TVC awarded $33.4 million to 147 organizations that served an estimated 30,000 veterans.

About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $33.7 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $71 billion in prizes to lottery players.

Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed

$27.8 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 $167 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 texaslottery.com. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

SOURCE: The Texas Lottery.

 

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IGT Appoints Gil Rotem as President of iGaming

Top iGaming executive previously held leadership roles at 888.com and bet365

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LONDON, Nov. 8, 2021-- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has appointed Gil Rotem as President of iGaming, effective immediately. Reporting to Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting, Rotem is responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of the IGT PlayCasino business, which includes iGaming, poker and bingo.

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.

"The IGT PlayCasino business continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it offers many of the gaming industry's highest-performing and most-recognized game titles.

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We expect continued double-digit growth from IGT PlayCasino, and Gil Rotem's vision and experience can help us remain well-positioned for continued leadership in iGaming, poker and bingo," said Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting.

Rotem brings nearly two decades of relevant experience to his new role. He previously held senior positions with 888.com and bet365 where he was responsible for strategic board level planning and operations as well as delivering high growth and product optimization improvements. Rotem most recently worked as an independent consultant for an online sports betting company where he led the development and delivery of dozens of exclusive titles for the organization's proprietary games and jackpot platform.

"It's a tremendous opportunity to join Enrico Drago in leading the IGT PlayCasino team and representing the gaming industry's most exciting portfolio of iGaming, poker and bingo content," said Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming. "During this period of global transformation in the gaming industry, IGT PlayCasino has delivered outstanding results. I look forward to helping propel future growth with IGT PlayCasino as IGT demonstrates the value and promise of its newly established Digital & Betting segment to customers and shareholders."

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.

CONTACTS:

Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452 and outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, Italian media inquiries, +39 06 5189 9184

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

 

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

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GambleAware Appoints Four New Trustees to Its Board

GambleAware has expanded its Board of trustees in a move to support its overarching vision to deliver a society safe from gambling harms

  • The charity expands its Board of trustees in a move to support its overarching vision to deliver a society safe from gambling harms.
  • The new trustees bring a wealth of public health and public policy experience to the charity, joining other senior figures from across the NHS and Public Health Wales.
  • The new trustees are Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Marina Gibbs, Mubin Haq and Dr. Koravangattu Valsraj.

 

LONDON, GB (November 3, 2021) -- GambleAware is pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees to its Board.

The appointments focus on building public health, governance and commissioning expertise at GambleAware, to guide the delivery of the charity’s five-year organisational strategy and its vision of a society safe from gambling harm.

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The trustees were selected following an extensive recruitment process. The new trustees joining the Board are::

  • Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Labour member of the House of Lords, who has extensive experience in non-executive leadership roles including her role as a Board Member for Durham and Darlington Hospital Foundation Trust; Chair of Tony Blair Sports Foundation, and Trustee of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. Baroness Armstrong was, until 2018, also Chair of the charity Changing Lives, which supports people with complex needs, and continues to work with the organisation advising on their work with women.
  • Marina Gibbs, Policy Director within Ofcom’s Networks and Communications group who currently oversees Ofcom’s work in the postal sector and directs policy projects across Ofcom’s regulatory sectors. Marina brings over 20 years’ experience in operating at Board level in both executive and non-executive roles. Marina has served as Lay Non-Executive member on the Legal Services Board, the legal sector’s oversight regulator, and as Co-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Remedies expert working group. Prior to moving to Ofcom, Marina was a Partner with Spectrum Strategy consultants.
  • Mubin Haq, Chief Executive of Standard Life Foundation, which funds and commissions research, policy work and advocacy activities focused on improving living standards and addressing financial problems of low-to-middle income earners, which will bring valuable insight, knowledge, and perspective to GambleAware. Mubin also has extensive Board-level experience, having served as Director at several organisations including London Strategic Migration Partnership, London Funders and serving on a committee of London & Quadrant Housing Association. He was also recently Director of Policy & Grants for Trust For London.
  • Dr. Koravangattu Valsraj, is a consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Kings College London. He is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council with dual accreditation in Psychiatry of Learning Disability and General Adult Psychiatry with specialty endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. Valsraj has substantial experience in clinical leadership roles in different boroughs in London, has provided leadership services for two mental health trusts, and has been part of a senior leadership board for a leading University Hospital in India. He is currently serving as a Trustee at mental health charity Careif and will be instrumental in GambleAware’s efforts to increase access and support for gambling harms amongst minority communities and networks.

 

Current Board members include: Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware; Saffron Cordery, Director of Policy and Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive for NHS Providers; Professor Sian Griffiths OBE, Past President of the UK Faculty of Public Health and Non-Executive Director for Public Health Wales; Michelle Highman, Chief Executive of The Money Charity; Rachel Pearce, Regional Director Commissioning at NHS England South West; and Paul Simpson, Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

GambleAware’s Chair of trustees, Kate Lampard CBE, said: “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees, each of whom bring with them skills and experience which will help guide and support GambleAware as it works to deliver its new five-year strategy.

“Our current Board composition is strong on health and public health, but we recognised there was a clear need to increase the diversity of the Board and extend the skill base of trustees. With these new appointments, we look forward to building and expanding the Board’s expertise that will support the charity in the years ahead.”

SOURCE: GambleAware®.

 

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Esports Technologies Files Patent for Electronic Sports Betting Exchange System

Private Exchange System Looks to Provide Operators and High-Volume Bettors Improved Liquidity Matching and Pricing

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 2, 2021) -- Esports Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBET), a leading global provider of advanced esports wagering products and technologies, announced today that it has filed a new patent application covering various embodiments of a novel esports betting exchange system. The patent application describes a private betting exchange model that is configured to offer operators and high-volume bettors greater liquidity and improved pricing in an esports betting environment where large bet sizes do not impact market prices.

Esports Technologies Files Patent for Electronic Sports Betting Exchange System

Esports Technologies Files Patent for Electronic Sports Betting Exchange System

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The systems and methods described in the patent application relate to users' ability to subscribe to certain betting markets, such as esports games, teams, players, and the like, and be grouped into larger order blocks, which leads to better liquidity matching and enhanced pricing for electronic gaming platforms. The technology provides an exciting new way to participate in esports betting.

Bart Barden, COO, Esports Technologies, said, "The private exchange described in this patent application could substantially elevate the esports wagering experience for high-volume bettors and traders. Our team will continue to refine the technology so that we can deliver the most engaging esports betting exchange platform."

This filing represents the latest addition to Esports Technologies' portfolio of advanced wagering offerings. In August 2021, the company filed a provisional patent application for a technology that uses artificial intelligence to generate odds models for use in a betting algorithm for esports tournaments and various stages of a tournament. In June 2021, it filed a patent covering a proprietary live streaming technology that integrates sports and esports wagering across many of the most popular streaming platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, and Hulu, among others.

About Esports Technologies

Esports Technologies is developing groundbreaking and engaging wagering products for esports fans and bettors around the world. Esports Technologies is one of the leading global providers of esports product, platform and marketing solutions. The company operates a licensed online gambling platform, gogawi.com, that offers real money betting on esports events and professional sports from around the world in a secure environment. The company is developing esports predictive gaming technologies that allow distribution to both customers and business partners.

For more information, visit: https://esportstechnologies.com.

SOURCE: Esports Technologies, Inc.

 

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation Reaches $1 Billion in Gross Sales

Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars returned to the State

JACKSON, MISS. (November 8, 2021) – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) surpassed the $1 billion mark in gross sales last week, achieving this milestone in less than two years from the first day of sales.

With sales reaching this level, the MLC has been able to return nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to the State of Mississippi for roads, bridges and education since sales began Nov. 25, 2019.

“Reaching the $1 billion mark is an incredible accomplishment considering the challenges we all faced just three and a half months after we launched,” said MLC President Jeff Hewitt.

“Our players have embraced our games, while our lottery retailers and vendors have worked hard to achieve this historic milestone for our organization and Mississippi.”

Dr. Mike McGrevey, chairman of the MLC Board of Directors, reiterated the success of reaching $1 billion in gross sales and the lottery’s continued success.

“Enthusiastic retailers, loyal players, dedicated Lottery employees and knowledgeable vendors have all contributed to the success of the MLC,” said Dr. McGrevey.

“Given the achievements so far and the plans for the future, I sincerely believe the Mississippi Lottery will continue to be a winner for Mississippi.”

SOURCE: The Mississippi Lottery Corporation.

 

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Winners Announced from The Seventh Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion Drawing

41 Lucky Florida Lottery Players Strike Gold with Cash Prizes!

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 8, 2021) – The Florida Lottery announces the winners from the seventh of eight drawings in the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion. One top prize winner received a jackpot prize of $623,299.37, five second prize winners each received $5,000, 15 third prize winners each received $1,000, and 20 fourth prize winners each received $500.

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Darian Mann, of Panama City, took home the $623,299.37 jackpot top prize! For a complete list of winners, click here.

One drawing remains in the Gold Rush Supreme Bonus Play Promotion, with the winners from the final drawing announced on January 10, 2022. Players may continue to enter non-winning GOLD RUSH SUPREME Scratch-Off tickets into the promotion for their chance to win prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000, and a growing jackpot prize starting at $10,000.

The GOLD RUSH SUPREME family of Scratch-Off games, including the $1 to $10 games launched on January 18 and the $30 game BILLION DOLLAR GOLD RUSH SUPREME game launched on February 22, feature more than $1.5 billion in cash prizes and over 63 million winning tickets.

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 $1.3 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2020-21.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $40 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 $79.1 billion in prizes and made more than 3,100 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com

SOURCE: Florida Lottery Communications.

 

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Sportradar Awarded Sports Betting Provider Licenses in Connecticut and West Virginia

Leading sports data provider awarded Connecticut Online Gaming Service Provider License and extension of West Virginia Sports Wagering Supplier License

NEW YORK, NY (November 4, 2021) -- Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD) (“Sportradar” or “the Company”), the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors, via its US betting subsidiary, Sportradar Solutions LLC, today announced that it has received an Online Gaming Service Provider license in Connecticut and renewed its Sports Wagering Supplier license in West Virginia.

Arne Rees, Sportradar US CEO said: “Sportradar is committed to providing our clients the highest quality sports data and services.

As sports betting legalization accelerates in the US, strong and transparent data will help govern the growing industry expansion in a sustainable and ethical manner.

These licenses underscore Sportradar’s commitment to the US market, our leadership in integrity and the value of our products and services.”

Both Connecticut and West Virginia have passed legislation allowing bettors to place wagers in retail locations and through online sportsbooks. West Virginia officially launched sports betting in August of 2018.

Connecticut is one of the most recent states to approve sports betting and officially launched retail and online betting in October 2021.

SOURCE: Sportradar AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

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LeoVegas Advances in Safer Gambling and Affordability Checks by Launching Personalised Limits

MALTA (November 5, 2021) -- LeoVegas Group has introduced instant, individual deposit limits for all UK customers. The initiative is part of the Group’s drive to increase Safer Gambling interactions and improve affordability checks in the UK. Deposit limits will be individually assigned via an innovative feature that assesses affordability utilising third party data. Customers were already being encouraged to access Safer Gambling tools through AI-powered onsite messaging and these new deposit limits will further strengthen the Group’s Safer Gambling offering.

LeoVegas Group has introduced instant, individual deposit limits for all UK customers. The initiative is part of the Group’s drive to increase Safer Gambling interactions and improve affordability checks in the UK. Deposit limits will be individually assigned via an innovative feature that assesses affordability utilising third party data.

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Customers were already being encouraged to access Safer Gambling tools through AI-powered onsite messaging and these new deposit limits will further strengthen the Group’s Safer Gambling offering.

LeoVegas Group is further strengthening its Safer Gambling offering with the development of instant, personalised deposit limits and enhanced individual affordability checks. Using third-party data and a proprietary risk prediction model, all LeoVegas Group’s UK customers will be assigned a personal deposit limit at first deposit which is then continually re-evaluated using the most recent data. Together with the AI-powered onsite messaging promoting Safer Gambling tools, these new limits are part of LeoVegas’ drive to develop sustainable customer relationships by improving the quality and effectiveness of its Safer Gambling interactions with customers.

Speaking about the initiatives, Gustaf Hagman, CEO at LeoVegas Group said: “Safer Gambling is one of our top priorities at LeoVegas: by ensuring a safe gambling experience we believe we are building more sustainable relationships with our customers. New technology has given us the power to refine these interactions and tailor them to our customers’ specific circumstances, making them more personalised and even more effective.”

LeoVegas Group’s Safer Gambling efforts are founded on the Group’s risk prediction model that uses AI to identify which players are at risk of developing harmful gambling behaviour. These customers benefit from personal contact with the LeoVegas Safer Gambling team via telephone, live chat, and email. Third party affordability data combined with AI further enhances analysis of customers’ behaviour and automatically prevents at risk customers from making new deposits. Personalised deposit limits and onsite messages are examples of new initiatives using AI and innovative technology to make gambling safer.

The personalised deposit limits and affordability checks are being launched on all LeoVegas Group’s UK brands, including LeoVegas.com, PinkCasino, BetUK, and 21.co.uk.

SOURCE: LeoVegas media release.

 

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Blueprint Gaming’s Slots Now Available at Loto-Québec

Canadian lottery strengthens offering with developer’s quality titles

U.K. (November 8, 2021) -- Award-winning slot developer Blueprint Gaming has delivered its games to Loto-Québec in a move which further strengthens its foothold within the Canadian market.

The Canadian lottery is now live with a comprehensive selection of Blueprint’s best-known titles following an integration via Scientific Games’ OpenGaming™ platform.

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These include Megaways™ hits Buffalo Rising and Prospector, as well as the company’s market leading range of branded games, including Rick and Morty™ Wubba Lubba Dub Dub, Sausage Party™ and The Goonies™.

In addition, Loto-Québec will offer a wide range of games that incorporate the developer’s highly successful Jackpot King progressive system. With every spin of these games, players have the opportunity claim the main Jackpot King prize, along with the smaller Royal and Regal pots that offer more frequent payouts.

Blueprint will continue to supply Loto-Québec with fresh and engaging titles over the coming months to maintain and improve engagement levels with players.

This new partnership with Loto-Québec marks another high-profile launch in Canada for Blueprint and demonstrates the appeal of the studio’s content in multiple markets across the globe.

Marie-Eve Laberge, Product Manager at Loto-Québec, said: “Bringing Blueprint Gaming’s content into our online offering will be greatly appreciated by our players.”

Ryan Collinge, Group Business Development Director at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Loto-Québec is building a strong online casino offering and we’re delighted to have secured this partnership with the lottery to supply our wide range of games.

“The popularity of Blueprint slots is gaining momentum in Canada following a strong launch and we’re excited to now be offering them to players in Quebec. The deal is further testament of how our games can resonate with players in multiple markets worldwide.”

SOURCE: Blueprint Gaming media release.

 

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EveryMatrix Commits to World Lottery Association Security Control Standard

MALTA (November 8, 2021) -- In a sustained push to provide competitive technology and services to state lotteries, EveryMatrix has appointed Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) to conduct a programme of audits of its technology platforms and operations against the WLA-SCS:2020 standard.

The audits will assess EveryMatrixs’ current policies and procedures to ensure they align with the World Lottery Association Standards as part of their strategy to further strengthen their business with State Lotteries.

The work is expected to start in Q4 of this year as part of a three-year cycle.

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Jakub Stefka, GLI Account Manager EMEA, said: “We are excited about working with EveryMatrix in support of their business plans to continue to grow into the lottery market. GLI is an associate member of the World Lottery Association with over three decades of experience working with lotteries around the world, so we have the knowledge and understanding required to carry out lottery audits in multiple jurisdictions.”

Stian Hornsletten, CCO of EveryMatrix, added: “We welcome GLI’s audit since we are keen on further expanding our presence in the sector. Our platforms currently support billions of transactions for over 100 licensed operators, including existing WLA member lotteries.

Certification to the WLA-SCS:2020 standard will prove that our technology and operations are among the best in the world and will provide the security and reliability demanded by the WLA market.”

About EveryMatrix

EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven product suite for casino, sports betting, payments, and affiliate/agent management. The company’s B2B iGaming solutions are designed to help clients unleash bold ideas and deliver outstanding player experiences in regulated markets.

To offer the services required by operators, the EveryMatrix products work together as an entire platform or independently.

They can be easily integrated with existing platforms to accommodate different types of clients from bookmakers to lotteries and from existing large operations to newcomers.

EveryMatrix is an active member of the World Lottery Association, European Lotteries Association, and iDEA Growth in the U.S.

SOURCE: EveryMatrix.

 

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OKTO.CASH Now Live with Mozzart Bet in Romania

Mozzart Bet users in Romania can now top-up their iGaming accounts via secure, fast, and easy e-Voucher cash payments.

ATHENS, Greece (November 9, 2021) – OKTO, a leading fintech company powering digital payments, has launched its OKTO.CASH instant e-Voucher payment method in Romania in partnership with Mozzart Bet, one of the region’s leading gaming operators.

Mozzart Bet customers are able to top-up their iGaming accounts with cash in real-time via OKTO.CASH, one of the fastest and most direct top-up methods at any point of sale of OKTO’s always growing partnering networks.

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Fully in line with the increased consumers’ demand for eCash solutions in Romania, OKTO.CASH is set to streamline users’ deposit process through an entirely seamless payment experience, allowing players to load their online gaming accounts without exiting the gaming operator’s mobile app or site.

OKTO is supporting Mozzart Bet via its proprietary technology a flexible and agile solution which is fully integrated into the operator’s mobile app and website. In addition, OKTO also provides the operator with a wide collaborating network of point-of-sales in Romania, comprising the Selfpay network of 6,000 payment stations and e-pay, the digital payment division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), which has a distribution network of 748,000 point-of-sale terminals worldwide including several thousand in the region.

Liviu Popovici, Romania Country Representative at OKTO, said: “It’s crucial to have a deep understanding of customers’ payment preferences and offer payment methods adjusted not only to each regions’ needs and demands but also, to different audiences within the same region. Our collaboration with Mozzart is in line with our local approach to offer customers a next-gen mobile-first payment solution that is reliable, compliant and seamless.

OKTO.CASH is the new payment solution that streamlines users’ digital journey, a fully immersed mobile on-premise experience offering an easy-to-use and convenient topping up process directly at the physical point-of-sale and in real- time.”

Marcela Zarzara, Director Business Process at Mozzart Bet, commented: “Mozzart Bet is the leading gaming brand in Southeast Europe, and our vision is to hold a strong leadership position. Aware that in all segments we must always be different and be above others in quality, we try – and succeed – to always be one step ahead with new solutions.

Mozzart Bet is thrilled with this new partnership and recognizes the potential OKTO.CASH offers to customers. Our users are now able to top-up their iGaming accounts with cash in real-time via OKTO.CASH, meaning that players will now be able to load their online gaming accounts without exiting our mobile app or site.”

SOURCE: OKTO media release.

 

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The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and Rush Street Interactive Launch Three Additional PlaySugarHouse Retail Sportsbooks at Sportech’s Winners Locations this Week

New Britain Winners opened yesterday; Manchester and Waterbury to open Thursday

ROCKY HILL, CT (November 10, 2021) – The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (“CLC”), Rush Street Interactive (NYSE: RSI) (“RSI”), and Sportech Venues are launching three additional PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks at Sportech’s Winners locations this week, including Winners New Britain, which opened yesterday. The PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks at Winners in Manchester and Waterbury will debut at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 11.

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These sites follow previously opened CLC sports wagering locations at Sports Haven (New Haven) and Bobby V’s in Windsor Locks and Stamford. The PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks will add four Sportech locations in Hartford, Torrington, Milford, and Norwalk in the near future. The CLC and RSI are authorized to operate up to 15 PlaySugarHouse retail sports wagering locations in Connecticut, many of which will be a roughly 30-minute drive for most Connecticut residents.

Connecticut players can also bet online using RSI’s award-winning platform from their mobile devices, tablets, desktop and laptop computers. The PlaySugarHouse.com online sportsbook includes thousands of betting options, a broad selection of live streaming content, unique bonusing and rewards programs, numerous deposit methods, automated cash-out approvals, and user-friendly responsible gaming tools, including deposit, spend and time limits.

About the Connecticut Lottery Corporation

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) is a quasi-public state agency with the mission to generate revenue for Connecticut consistent with the highest standards of good public policy and social responsibility. In fiscal year 2021, players won more than $925 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $83 million in commissions. At the same time, the CLC provided $418 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, its contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10.6 billion.

The CLC reminds the public that Lottery purchasers must be 18 or older, and players must be 21 or older to place sports wagers. If you gamble, please play responsibly and use your Game Sense.

SOURCE: The Connecticut Lottery Corporation

 

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SYNOT Games Takes Its Content Live with Rabbit Entertainment

MALTA (November 9, 2021) -- SYNOT Games has announced a deal with operator Rabbit Entertainment through the aggregation with United Remote and continues to expand its presence across the MGA operation and regulated German and Spanish markets.

To conclude the terms of the agreement, Rabbit Entertainment has taken live the SYNOT Games slots selection, including top performers, most notably Fruit Awards and Respin Joker, balanced with latest releases 6 Fruits Deluxe and the thematic Tiki Princess, flagship of the new Hold and Win feature.

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“Rabbit Entertainment is a very exciting operator, who has the means and skills to increase our presence in the gambling world. They are unafraid to try new business ventures, which is the kind of partner we seek to fulfill our development strategy,” added Martina Hrabinska, CCO at SYNOT Games.

“We are thrilled about partnering with a well-renowned company such as SYNOT Games, whose extensive range of high-quality slots is already popular across other markets. Adding their slots to our offer is not only more fun content for our players but also the beginning of a fruitful partnership,” added Eliana Mennona, Product manager at United Remote.

About SYNOT Games

SYNOT Games is an established content supplier with a growing presence, licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission and certified across Europe. The games are already certified in several jurisdictions including Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Greece, the UK, Malta and Netherlands. Our comprehensive portfolio boasts more than 70 exciting titles, available in 30 languages and live in over 150 casinos.

About Rabbit Entertainment

Rabbit Entertainment is a Maltese operator, which provides white label solutions, an integrated games platform with online casino games like slots, table games, keno, video poker and live casino from a wide range of world-class producers, as well as advanced cash and user management solutions to monitor players and transactions.

SOURCE: SYNOT Games.

 

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