Statewide, gaming revenues are up 1.63% for the past six months, with a 3.25% increase in slot win and a -0.98% drop in game win. The Las Vegas Strip is up less, at 0.64%. Slot win is up 3.82% for the period, while games are down 03.30%. Downtown Las Vegas is up 6.18%, with a growing slot win (+8.07%) complementing an increasing game win (+1.78%). The Boulder Strip, a weathervane for the Las Vegas market, is up 1.84% for the period.

Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta has recognized 62 Kansas Lottery retailers for outstanding lottery sales in calendar year 2015. "For the first time, we have two retailers that sold more than $1,000,000 in lottery products in a single year," said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. "We very much appreciate their hard work and the hard work of all of our great retail partners."

In fiscal year 2015, NOVOMATIC AG recruited some 1,900 new employees and was increased turnover by 5.5% to a new record high of more than EUR 2 billion, an increase of 5.5%. The largest gains were generated from proceeds in the area of gaming technology rentals, which increased by 7.9% to EUR 594.7 million. Harald Neumann, NOVOMATIC CEO, said: “This annual result is proof of the successful implementation of our strategy to cover all the segments of the international gaming industry as a full-service supplier and to further extend our market share in key European gaming markets such as Spain, UK and Italy.” In Spain, NOVOMATIC has developed a strong presence based on its successful duality strategy with the take-over of the third-largest manufacturer GiGames and the acquisition of several arcade operations. In the UK, Playnation, a renowned operator in the amusement segment operating some 20,000 amusement machines in over 1,700 locations, was acquired

“We are a company that strives to bring people together from across the globe sharing the same values, innovative spirit and the drive to move the lottery industry forward and provide our customers with up to date technology and services that will help to improve their contribution to the good causes they in turn serve,” said Frank Cecchini, the CEO of NLS. “Our guests were impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity of the NLS team which only assures me that we are on the right track to establishing a leading position in this industry,” added Heidar Karlsson, the CTO of NLS. Click here to read release

Eland will oversee Brightstar’s Information Technology, service delivery and logistics initiatives, and will report to President and CEO, Jaymin B. Patel. Globally, he will be responsible for aligning all IT and service delivery platforms across the company’s six continents of operation. Eland joins Brightstar from IGT Corporation, the world's leading end-to-end gaming company, where he held several global and regional leadership roles over a 31-year career. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Services

Australia is going blocking in-play betting by introducing what they call “disruption” tactics to prevent Australian citizens from gambling any further with illegal offshore operators. While the government stopped short of saying that unlicensed sites will be blocked outright, confirmed measures do include the Australian version of a blacklist naming and shaming violating sites and their operators. An additional confirmed measure is federal coordination of prevention efforts with banks and credit card companies.

GLI’s Managing Director of GLI Europe and Africa Martin Britton said, “We would like to thank ONJN in awarding the first Class II license to GLI, and we wish them every success. This will allow our clients to move forward in this regulated market, and we would be happy for suppliers and operators to contact GLI as we have up-to-the-minute information about the Romanian regulation, along with all the various certification and audit requirements. “We see Romania as a key regulated jurisdiction for suppliers and operators moving forward,” he said.

Betting companies are required to obtain a licence that governs tax compliance, payment of duties and ensuring that the bookmaker is fit to hold a licence. But no laws have been implemented requiring bookmakers to monitor for suspicious gambling activity, in contrast to industries such as banking and accountancy. In 2013, proposals for the introduction of gambling regulations were drawn up and agreed on - but three years later the law is yet to be signed off.

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Scientific Games Group Chief Executive of Gaming Derik Mooberry said, "Our extensive, integrated systems solutions will deliver a single view of the player, centralized management, and offer exciting new ways to attract, reward, and engage players while streamlining operations at Angel of the Winds Casino.

“We’re proud of our many accomplishments and look forward to continuing the success of the Lottery as we generate revenue to educate the next 100,000 students,” said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery chief executive officer.

“Our 10th year is shaping up to be another record-breaking year,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We know we are going to surpass our goal for the year. The question now is how far beyond $529 million will our earnings go. Every one of those extra dollars will help make a difference for education in North Carolina.”

“Through our agreement with Paradise, IGT is now uniquely positioned to capitalize on live and fully electronic table game opportunities in gaming jurisdictions around the world,” said Victor Duarte, IGT Global Chief Product Officer, Gaming. “This pivotal expansion of our product portfolio empowers IGT to innovate in a new and growing segment while offering our customers an even broader range of best-in-class gaming solutions.”

“On all metrics, the New York Lottery continues to be the most profitable lottery on the continent and underscores the success of New York’s smart gaming policies,” said Commission Executive Director Robert Williams. “This is great news for taxpayers and students across the state, as it provides New Yorkers a fun and exciting way to give back to their communities.”

“Our customers are aging, and in order to maintain our business, we need to be more attractive to a younger demographic who are accustomed to conducting a majority of their retail purchases online,” Arch Gleason, president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery, said in a news release. “This group is very mobile, and they expect brands to be accessible online and on their devices. We’re delivering what they want.” Kentucky Lottery officials said they have set controls designed by the National Council on Problem Gambling that safeguard players. Among them is a maximum deposit by a player of $500 a week and $1,000 a month. There also is a “play clock” visible on the screen, so players can see how long they have been playing at all times.

"Every new game the Florida Lottery releases is done with our players in mind, and based on these tremendous sales figures, I think we nailed it with this WHEEL OF FORTUNE Scratch-Off game," said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. "When we release a game as successful as WHEEL OF FORTUNE, it's not only a win for the Lottery, but more importantly, it's a win for education."

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Commenting on the deal, Kristian Nylen, CEO, Kambi Group plc said: “The fact that Mr Green has chosen Kambi’s managed service is further testimony to the quality and integrity of our offering. We look forward to empowering Mr Green to create a personalised sports betting experience for its customer base. Mr Green is very well positioned in a number of interesting geographies and we are looking forward to working together in these markets.”

"We share Cadillac Jack's commitment to leveraging technology to elevate the overall player experience, whether that is through bonusing capabilities or personalized beverage and valet service. With the addition of IGT Media Manager and Service Window,Cadillac Jack's can provide significantly faster, more personalized customer service across a network of more than 200 electronic gaming machines," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Gaming & Interactive.

"As we look to expand our player base, particularly with younger adults, digitally centric marketing strategies will be critical to deepen engagement and relevance. Periscope not only has extensive knowledge and experience in this arena, but their end-to-end capabilities will allow them to think about our brand holistically, making them the ideal partner to help us achieve our goals," Jason LaFrenz, Minnesota Lottery's director of marketing and sales, said in a statement.

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