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GTECH is delighted to be awarded the opportunity to provide OPAP with our fully integrated Sports Betting gaming solution. This decision is a validation of the successful ongoing performance and cross-channel capabilities of GTECH’s online portfolio, which we are providing to World Lottery Association customers, including the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Norsk Tipping in Norway, and Veikkaus in Finland,” said Walter Bugno, CEO, GTECH International.
The welfare lottery industry employs more than 400,000 people, has created a tax revenue of over 20 billion yuan, according to the ministry, and has been increasing at a rate of over 18% per year.
“This is the first promotion the Lottery has offered in which players can enter using an interactive app, which provides additional fun as players collect symbols to earn entries into the promotional drawings,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “FLORIDA LOTTO players are extremely loyal; offering them added value by having a second way to play and win is our way of thanking them for their continued support of our flagship game.”
The European Lotteries Association (EL) welcomes that the European Parliament text takes into account the specificity of the gambling sector.  EL President Friedrich Stickler: “The control on winnings for certain forms of gambling is already in place in a number of Member States and has proven to be adequate. The step taken by the European Parliament today will allow Member States to apply the Directive to its full potential”.  EL calls on the Council and the European Commission to now follow the lead of the European Parliament and also provide for this efficient and adapted way of extending the Directive to all forms of gambling
The Spanish authorities have finally published the draft decrees regulations online slots and exchange betting. The Spanish regulator will be re-opening the market for new entrants, which in the near future are going to be entitled to apply for the licenses allowing them to start operating in Spain.
Early next month, the Ohio Lottery will transfer money to the state’s K-12 education fund, bringing the total to $20 billion since the first lottery dollars began flowing in 1975. Now 40 years old, the Ohio Lottery Commission has kept its original commitment to Ohioans to funnel all profits — income minus payouts and expenses — to education. “Our profit is transferred to the education fund. Period,” said Dennis Berg, a 22-year lottery employee and executive director since 2011. “We make a commitment to the budget based on what we believe is an appropriate number that can be produced.”
A key issue for the panel is how much of a hit the state general fund should take in order to give a financial break to Delaware's three casinos, which have steadily lost business to neighboring states despite the addition of table games, sports betting and online gambling.
In making the announcement, Northstar Chairman and GTECH Americas President and CEO Jaymin Patel said, "Tim has been with GTECH for more than 10 years and is credited with helping to drive the Company's business development and growth opportunities. He is a proven leader who will work in partnership with the Illinois Lottery to drive their success and build on the progress made thus far."
“We are pleased to have received over 240 submissions for the New York Sings contest from schools all across New York State,” said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery. “There is an enormous amount of talent in our schools. Now we are encouraging all of the Lottery’s Facebook fans and new fans to start voting for their favorite video.” The singing contest is a key element in the Lottery’s new campaign that reminds New Yorkers of the Lottery’s core mission: providing aid for education across the state. The campaign builds awareness of the Lottery’s mission by expressing appreciation for the role everyday New Yorkers play in helping to provide billions of dollars each year in Lottery aid to education through the purchase of Lottery tickets.
During 2013, GTECH met or exceeded its key performance objectives and made significant gains in strategic growth segments while successfully executing a major reorganization," said Marco Sala, CEO of GTECH S.p.A. "For the coming year, we expect to sustain our momentum as we build on these achievements. We continue to advance our interactive capabilities, notably in the mobile gaming space, to address some of the fastest growing areas of the market. We are also well positioned to secure new international operator opportunities."
Mr. George Zenzefilis, INTRALOT Group Chief Product & Services Officer, stated: “SpotsMobile, one of our Group’s series of innovative mobile-first products capitalizes on our extensive sports betting global footprint and combines the latest of technological trends based on HTML5 framework. The SportsMobile roadmap for the next few months includes further attractive patent pending propositions that we believe will redefine the mobile punters’ experience and we are confident for its success in not only Italy but also our global operations”.
"Fourth quarter revenues reflect solid growth in our lottery business and a partial quarter of WMS results," said President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Kennedy. "We are focused on growing our customers' revenues and capturing new growth opportunities by accelerating development of innovative content and technology and continuously improving our core competencies.  At the same time, we are focused on achieving the targeted cost synergies related to the acquisition of WMS and driving profit margin and cash flow improvements across all of our businesses."
“Throughout the year we work hard to develop an array of entertaining instant games,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Last week we expanded the popular Jumbo Bucks franchise and added innovative graphics and prize structures to other games, all of which were clearly a great hit with our players. In the end, of course, such results mean more proceeds to fund the education programs supported by the Lottery.”






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