Author and game designer  Jane McGonigal describes the idea of ten-year forecasting and how it impacts game design. The idea, she explained, is similar to how jellybeans can be mixed and combined to create different flavors, like a banana split or candy apple. But with forecasting, researchers look at signals, things that have become important topics of discussion, and see how they could combine in the future to create something new.  In her latest ten year forecasting McGonigal looked at a variety of signals and came up with five futuristic games inspired by the ideas that seem to be building buzz.
The National Lotteries Board (NLB), although a public body, is under no obligation to provide information to the media or anyone else on its operations when possible harm may occur if this information lands in the public domain.  This is according to a recent Pretoria High Court judgment.   “Instead of providing some detail so the NLB could respond and not be tarnished without the ability to respond, the applicant merely argued the NLB confuses its right to access to information.”  Judge Ebersohn said Media24 could not simply say it did not have to justify its request for access to this information.
The economic crisis in France and the complexity of poker as a game are blamed for the poker market’s underperformance
"FDJ is a valued and long-term partner and this is an extremely positive achievement for Scientific Games," said Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive of Lottery.  "It confirms our position as the number one instant game supplier for FDJ."


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Conference Themes:

-- The New World of Branding, Marketing, and Distributing Multi-Jurisdictional Games

-- Leveraging the power of scale to drive innovation in game development and promotional strategy

-- The triumph of the traditional “Lottery Game” over “i-gaming” newcomers

-- Retail Modernization drives Lottery Modernization

-- Standardizing reporting and business process across multiple jurisdictions

-- Connecting Lottery, Consumers, and Retail via Mobile

-- Building a Mobile-driven sales and promotion playbook

-- Reinventing Lottery’s website/internet strategies to transform its connection to Consumers and Retailers alike 

September 10: Latin American Track 

September 11 and 12:  Global Tracks

SMART-TECH 2014  was held in NYC on April 1 and 2. 

Thank you to our Speakers and Sponsors and Thank you all for attending!  The video recordings of the presentations will be posted on this week.  

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