The DGOJ's study combined interviews from 1,027 Spanish residents who have gambled online at least once in the past year. The study does not focus exclusively on online poker, but includes a total of nine different forms of online gaming including casino, sports, bingo, and lottery.
“Scientific Games is continuing its commitment to providing lotteries, casinos and online gaming operators worldwide with opportunities to leverage the popularity of some of the biggest consumer brands in the market today,” said Steve Saferin, President, Properties Group, and Chief Creative Officer for Scientific Games. “Margaritaville is synonymous with fun and escapism – promoting the lifestyle so many gaming consumers dream about, which makes it ideal for all four distribution channels.
Mr. Dermot Griffin, CEO Designate, Premier Lotteries Ireland, said: “Premier Lotteries Ireland is looking forward to working with INTRALOT, as its partner to transform the National Lottery and our customers’ gaming experience. state-of-the-art Photon terminals will be rolled-out to retailers across the country to provide a more interactive touch screen experience and implementing its range of LOTOS systems to underpin greater game and channel innovation.” Mr. John Pantoleon, INTRALOT Group Chief Operating Officer, stated: “We are delighted to announce our new contract in Ireland. I am confident that our global experience and cutting-edge technology together with the operational capabilities of Premier Lotteries Ireland will yield excellent results for the benefit of Ireland and bring exciting gaming experiences to the Irish players.”
Speaking before a hearing on Flanagan's online Lottery bill at the Statehouse, Beth Bresnahan, executive director for the Lottery, said Internet gaming has great potential to generate increased revenue for the state. Bresnahan said if the legislation passed, about 40 percent of Lottery sales would be diverted to the Internet. Yet she also stressed that the bill is still good for small business. "We have 7,400 retailers who are the lifeblood of our success," Bresnahan said. "We in no way want to detriment our relationship, nor the business of those brick-and-mortar locations."
“Licensed games are a great way to engage players. Having access to more licensed artwork is yet another example of how the combined strength of Scientific Games and WMS benefits our lottery customers,” said Chuck Kline, Senior Vice President, MDI. “With more artwork and choices available to lotteries, the opportunities to create exciting games and point of sale pieces to market the games are multiplied.”
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.






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Conference Themes:

-- The New World of Branding, Marketing, and Distributing Multi-Jurisdictional Games

-- Leveraging the power of scale to drive innovation in game development and promotional strategy

-- The triumph of the traditional “Lottery Game” over “i-gaming” newcomers

-- Retail Modernization drives Lottery Modernization

-- Standardizing reporting and business process across multiple jurisdictions

-- Connecting Lottery, Consumers, and Retail via Mobile

-- Building a Mobile-driven sales and promotion playbook

-- Reinventing Lottery’s website/internet strategies to transform its connection to Consumers and Retailers alike 

September 10: Latin American Track 

September 11 and 12:  Global Tracks

SMART-TECH 2014  was held in NYC on April 1 and 2. 

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