|The Seattle Seahawks have teamed up with Washington's Lottery to release the $5 Seahawks 12 Scratch ticket using special Hazen holographic board that incorporates the Seahawks logo into the holography.|
|"We're proud to team up with the NHL® to offer NHL® LOTTO for hockey fans and lottery players to take a chance on winning big throughout the season and all year round," said Greg McKenzie OLG Senior Vice President, Lottery. "Associating this great new game with the best hockey league in the world will make NHL® LOTTO far more popular than a generic theme. It's time to drop the puck and see who wins!"|
|IGT has retained Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities ( USA ) LLC to act as solicitation agents in connection with the consent solicitation and D.F. King & Co., Inc. to act as the information and tabulation agent for the consent solicitation|
|“Introducing a $30 price point to our instant game portfolio was a very strategic step and World Class Millions has proven to be a record-breaker in Massachusetts,” said Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery. “We are so honored that the industry has recognized the game’s success and the thought put into its development and launch with NASPL’s prestigious Best New Instant Game Award.”|
|Italy’s Finance Ministry, Pier Carlo Padoan, holds that unlicensed operators are responsible for costing the country up to €122 million every year in potential tax revenues. As a result, the Finance Ministry has now set out its plans to combat the problem in a new 140-page report entitled “Report on Tax Evasion,” and as an extract of the document, explains: “The law enforcement operations against various illegal activities related to gambling.. aim not only to fight against tax evasion, but also to protect the market from the attempts of infiltration of organized crime, money laundering activities and at the same time protect consumers from unsafe and dangerous game offerings.”|
|In Sweden, poker players are not taxed on winnings from sites licensed inside the European Economic Area, but those players gambling at poker rooms not part of the EU are required to declare their winnings and pay regular taxes on them|
Innovative “MONOPOLY Millionaires Club™” Launches October 19
Companion One-Hour TV Game Show to Debut February 2015
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Government Lotteries and their commercial partners have become the market leaders. Instead of responding to change as it occurs in the market-place, Team Lottery is leading the charge with innovative approaches to brand extensions, integrating multi-media strategies for new customer-acquisition and core customer relationship management, aligning game development and marketing strategies with real-world player profiles instead of old-school demographic segmentation, and converting ‘big data’ into better products delivered at the right time, in the right place, to the right consumer. All the pieces are in place for Team Lottery to consolidate its position as the most progressive, exciting, and trusted operator in the games-of-chance industry.
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Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014