After 10 years in Windsor, the Responsible Gaming Resource Centre has assisted more than 85,000 people. “This is a service, that before the centre opened, simply didn’t exist in Ontario,” said Jon Kelly, CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council.
The Gambling Authority has fined a total of almost half a million of fines to two gambling companies behind the website Their offerers focused on the Netherlands illegal games of chance. In parallel payments from consumers through a company that later turned out not to exist. It is the highest fine imposed so far in a gambling company by the Gaming Authority.
The move is intended to direct online gambling revenues to the government’s own website, Espacejeux, and the government said in March it expects to bring in an additional $13.5-million in 2016-17 and $27-million a year after that.  Nathalie Roberge, a spokeswoman for the Finance Minister, said the Quebec government simply sees this as an extension of its long-held right to regulate gambling. “These activities evolved and they are now online,” she said Friday. “We have jurisdiction to regulate gambling activities and that’s what we’re doing with this project,” she said Friday.
Ms. Silverman co-led international investigations for four state governments in connection with the hiring of private lottery managers.
The IBM Watson Trend app distills the sentiment of tens of millions of online conversations by scouring 10,000 sources across social media sites, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews. Unlike other apps or lists that provide a static ranking of "hot" products, the Watson app reveals how consumers feel about the products they are considering or have purchased. The App uses a combination of API capabilities from IBM's open Watson Developer platform including Sentiment Analysis, Keyword Extraction, Concept Tagging and Taxonomy Classification. In the future, IBM Watson Trend will continue to evolve with the addition of new capabilities including geographic and language data, and an increased level of personalization that caters to each consumer's unique interests and preferences.
The House failed to pass a contentious and heavily lobbied bill Monday that would block construction of a controversial casino in a Phoenix suburb. The local battle among a handful of tribes has featured some of the highest-paying lobbying contracts on K Street in recent years, as the state’s tribes fight over a facility that could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars.
The New York state court rejected demands from DraftKings and FanDuel to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York. DraftKings and FanDuel wanted to be able to continue to operate in NY while their appeals are litigated. Judge upheld the cease-and-desist order of the state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman. The AG filed for Temporary Injunction.
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, commented: "We are delighted to ratify INTRALOT’s strategic alliance with Bit8 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malta, Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat. The combination of Bit8’s innovative and flexible technology with INTRALOT’s global footprint, operational expertise and jointly developed cutting-edge products will provide our customers with a world of new and exciting gaming experiences.” Mr. Kerastaris underlined INTRALOT’s long-term presence in Malta, noting “We have invested in the Maltese market since 2004 when our subsidiary, MALTCO Lotteries, was granted the first licence to operate the National Lottery. All these years we have become part of the country’s economic growth, creating employment, generating revenues for the state, fostering cooperation with local stakeholders and supporting the Maltese community.”
Scientific Games President and Chief Executive Officer Gavin Isaacs said, "We welcome Mike (Michael Quartieri has joined Scientific Games as Vice President and Corporate Controller) to Scientific Games and to our finance and accounting team.  I am confident that his leadership, experience and wide range of capabilities will benefit our organization and all of our stakeholders as we grow and evolve our business."Mr. Isaacs also commented on the retirement of Mr. Schweinfurth, "On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone on the Scientific Games team, I want to thank Scott for his leadership and significant contributions to our company. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities. I've known Scott for many years and having worked so closely with him during the last 18 months, I will miss his good humor and friendship. We wish him and his family all the best as he embarks on a new chapter in his life."
Top daily fantasy sports companies are fiercely rejecting the idea that their rapidly growing industry should be considered gambling in the United States. But FanDuel and DraftKings are OK with that label in the United Kingdom. They're embracing it as a step toward global expansion. U.K. gambling regulators granted a gambling license to DraftKings in August, while FanDuel applied earlier this month for a license as a ''gambling software'' company.
“MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE is extremely popular with our players, they ask for the game year in and year out,” said Florida Lottery Interim Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “This year’s Raffle gives players the chance to become a new millionaire before the year’s end, plus those who buy early will have even more chances to win.”
"Whether we will reach projections depends on several factors," said Bishop Woosley, who has been lottery director since February 2012.   "That said, I am encouraged that we are ahead of budget and way ahead of where we were last year with very little sales boost from the multistate games this fiscal year. Hopefully, the low gas prices and our [scratch-off] ticket sales trends will continue and the changes made to Powerball will create higher jackpots and more ticket sales for scholarships," he said in his written statement.
"If someone in Illinois wins Powerball or Mega Millions, then other states that participate in the game have to kick in some of the prize money. Illinois is then holding the money and not paying the winner. All we're asking is that the states not send the money to Illinois. Instead, send it to the court - so we can get these people paid or earn interest on the money until it can be paid." Illinois Lottery ticket sales have plummeted since officials announced in mid-October it was delaying payments topping $600 because of the budget impasse. The lawsuit seeking to have the Illinois Lottery pay withheld prizes plus 5 percent interest now has 21 plaintiffs.
"October's record sales generated an estimated $118 million in revenue for education, an increase of $3 million over the same period a year ago," said Tom Delacenserie, Interim Secretary of the Florida Lottery. "We anticipate our varied and exciting game offerings, such as the HOLIDAY GIFTS Scratch-Off games, the return of Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, the jackpot and daily draw games, along with our limited-time promotions and contests, will provide players plenty of reasons to continue purchasing tickets for a chance to win, while helping us generate more money for education."
Franck Attal, CEO of Editec; ‘We’re looking to Chroma to deliver scalable, robust and dynamic sports gaming products for our partner brands. They’re ideally suited to continue to help us bring entertainment excellence to our customers in the exciting online world and the unique challenges our markets bring.’
“We are pleased to report third quarter profitability in line with our expectations in this year of transformation,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “In our global lottery operations, we delivered another resilient set of results and we are encouraged by our new game performance. As expected, product sales moderated from the second quarter’s high level. We are focused on driving growth through innovation. Our recent showcases at the leading gaming and lottery trade shows demonstrated that commitment and the power of combining our compelling content and leading-edge technology to cement our industry leadership." “Our third quarter results reflect the diversity of our business and disciplined operational management,” said Alberto Fornaro, CFO of IGT. “Our synergy plans remain on track, free cash flow generation was strong, net debt was reduced, and our financial condition remains solid. We planned our first year as a combined company prudently; based on our year-to-date results and current top-line visibility, we are confident in reaching the top half  of our 2015 adjusted EBITDA outlook.”
Richard M. Weil – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, INNOVA Gaming Group, Inc. commented "Q3 is our second quarter as a public company and the first full quarter under INNOVA's leadership. I am every bit as confident today about our future, both near-term and long-term, as I was at the time of our IPO. We made some significant progress with customers in the third quarter."  "The announcement we made in Missouri alone will take us above our targeted LT-3 deployment, up 25 to 30 units per month for 2015, and help us set a strong foundation for growth in the coming years."
"It wasn't until the Department of Justice shut down online poker rings in 2011 that these daily fantasy websites emerged. They just applied the whole online poker model to fantasy sports."

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