“MGM National Harbor successfully demonstrated that it has met the state’s legal and regulatory requirements and is ready to open,”Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica, said. “Our teams have worked tirelessly to oversee the launch of this exciting, new entertainment destination which will provide more than 3,000 new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for education and other state programs.”   Maryland’s casino program, which began in September 2010, has generated more than $4.28 billion in contributions to the state, including more than $1.6 billion for the Maryland Education Trust Fund.

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Presentation of WLA certificate to LOTENAL at WLS 2016, Singapore.

From left to right: Lic. Roberto Compean Woodworth, Sub Director of Commercialization, Loteria Nacional; Thierry Pujol, Chairman SRMC, WLA; Pedro Pablo Treviño Villarreal, Managing Director, LOTENAL; and Thomas Bierbach, GLI Director, Lottery & Gaming Practice.

"IGT is pleased to partner once again with Sony, a company that consistently delivers popular television and theatrical entertainment, to bring the Shark Tank brand to lottery customers," said Michael Chambrello, IGT Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery. "Together, IGT and Sony will develop a Shark Tank lottery program which will encompass the hallmarks of the brand which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America. Shark Tank offers our customers a unique way to integrate relevant and popular entertainment into their game portfolios with a brand that is synonymous with money and winning."

“The Kansas Lottery is excited to continue working with IGT, a partner that has helped us to develop and grow our lottery since its inception,” said Terry Presta, Kansas Lottery Executive Director. “IGT’s industry expertise and innovative thinking bring the new, fresh concepts that our customers have grown to love and expect from Kansas Lottery games.” “We are certainly grateful to continue our relationship with the Kansas Lottery and to further develop relevant and successful instant tickets,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery.

Chairman of EL Sport Committee, Torbjørn Almlid, noted “It is clear that the setting up of national platforms, cooperation and sharing of information among all relevant stakeholders, as also required by the Macolin Convention, are vital for the fight against the phenomenon. Lotteries all over Europe are already actively contributing towards this direction. As highlighted by many speakers, though, illegal betting operators pose obstacles and undermine the efficient information sharing among the national actors and it is vital that states need take concrete measures against illegal betting.”

Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, “Despite challenging economic conditions, Lotería Electrónica has a very strong brand in Puerto Rico and offers players one of the top performing draw game portfolios in the industry. Scientific Games is honored to be a trusted partner in their remarkable success. We appreciate the continued confidence in our games, innovative products, technology and services to maximize profits for Lotería Electrónica and their retailers.”

IGT provided the Lottery’s existing central gaming system and lottery terminals in 1996. Over the years, IGT has installed self-service vending machines and currently prints a portion of the Lottery’s instant tickets. “We look forward to continuing to support one of the world’s most successful lotteries as it modernizes and positions itself for future growth in an ever-evolving environment,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery.

Governor Rick Scott said, “We are working each day to ensure that Florida’s students have the resources and opportunities they need to get a great education so they can succeed in their future careers. I applaud the Lottery for their commitment to investing in education and look forward to seeing Florida’s students become the leaders of tomorrow.”




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