MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2016 01:46

Co-Hosted by PGRI and the Florida Lottery
September 12th - 14th, 2016

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This video presentation is brought to you by Public Gaming Research Institute and was recorded live at LOTTERY EXPO 2016  in Miami, Florida September 2016.  Copyright © 2016

“There are few laws that have failed more spectacularly than PASPA,” AGA president Geoff Freeman tell Yahoo Finance. “It was passed under the auspices of protecting the integrity of games… But in the 25 years since it was enacted, we’ve seen trillions of dollars bet underground on sports, and there’s no way to track it. It’s all happening in the dark, in unregulated markets… PASPA is making the games we all enjoy less safe.”

"Since 2005, the Florida Lottery and IGT have worked together to implement solutions and initiatives that have been key to the Lottery's growth," said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, North America Lottery" The Lottery's close attention to the needs of players and retailers has been instrumental in making it among the world's most successful and respected lotteries – and serves as a model for driving lottery growth through effective branding and innovation. Working together, our aligned organizations can build on this success even further for the benefit of Florida's education program."

Our industry leading investment in innovation is paying off. Following our company's third consecutive quarter of revenue growth, we see this as a perfect time to accelerate momentum and explore additional opportunities to deliver greater value from this strong and rapidly growing segment of our business," said Kevin Sheehan, CEO and President of Scientific Games.

Siegfried Schenek, Managing Director of Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH, said, "We are convinced that this decision equips SACHSENLOTTO well for the future. It is another major step forward in meeting the requirements of the market to provide state-of-the-art technology for our valued customers and our important retail network in Saxony."

Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The warm reception of our senior bond notes offering today is a strong endorsement by international markets of INTRALOT’s achievements and potential."

A federal government ban on sports betting is depriving NFL TV partners and advertisers of significantly greater revenue through higher ratings and uniquely engaged viewers, according to a new Nielsen Sports study released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA).

GLI’s Vice President of Global Services Ian Hughes said, “GLI’s goal is to help our clients be successful in their gaming industry endeavors, which is why we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for testing, certification and professional services.

“We’re thrilled to be the first lottery in the world to launch Star Match,” said Debbie Alford, President & CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation. “This mobile-game-inspired addition will enhance our product offerings and deliver engaging content to our players.”

Industry-leading Bill Validation, Printing and Media on Display in Booth #4039

Director Hedinger has been instrumental in modernizing the New Jersey Lottery with new games, more advanced technology and a larger retail footprint,” said Acting Treasurer Ford Scudder. “Under her leadership, the Lottery is well-positioned to respond to future customer needs in a changing marketplace. The Lottery wouldn’t be where it is today without her engagement.”  “It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Lottery industry leaders from across the country,” Director Hedinger said. “In our industry, we freely share insights, best practices and work cooperatively to achieve optimal results for our beneficiaries and the good causes that Lotteries support. I am humbled when I think of the billions of dollars our organization has generated in support of education and vital institutions benefiting hundreds of thousands of New Jersey’s residents.”

John Schulz, Senior Vice President Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, “We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished together. The Massachusetts Lottery is the best in the world when it comes to instant game sales. Many of the lottery industry’s best practices have been created and fine-tuned through our work in Massachusetts. We could not be more honored to be a part of this legendary success.”

"Powerbucks delivers a whole new jackpot experience to players that is unique in North America," said Monica Bohm, BCLC Vice President of eGaming. "Players can play Powerbucks for a chance to win jackpots of $1 million or more anytime from their mobile devices, home computers or local casinos." "The introduction of new, innovative products, such as Powerbucks, helps BCLC deliver the very best in gambling entertainment to British Columbians while benefiting communities across the province," said Brad Desmarais, BCLC Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming.

"The Lottery's sole mission is to sell tickets to generate additional funding for education. We are extremely proud that this unprecedented sales record will assist in furthering that goal," said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. "For the past 28 years, Lottery dollars have benefited Florida's students and schools, and we are confident that this year will prove to be the largest contribution yet."

Legal Services Director Hogan Brown will serve as interim director while the lottery looks for a new lead

The former chairman and CEO of Caesars World Inc., the parent company of Caesars Palace. He and his late brother, Stuart, founded the family restaurant chain Lum’s in 1956, and later bought then 3-old Caesars Palace from Jay Sarno in 1969 for $60 million

“Pollard Banknote is very excited to be able to offer the Zoltar® brand to our lottery clients,” explained Sina Aiello, Pollard Banknote’s Vice President, Marketing. “The themes of luck and fortune that are intrinsic to lotteries have a natural connection to the fortune-telling aspect of the Zoltar® brand. A Zoltar® instant game will attract a wide player base, and we are confident that lottery clients will have much luck and good fortune launching Zoltar® branded games.”

"Our industry leading investment in innovation is paying off. Following our company's third consecutive quarter of revenue growth, we see this as a perfect time to accelerate momentum and explore additional opportunities to deliver greater value from this strong and rapidly growing segment of our business," said Kevin Sheehan, CEO and President of Scientific Games.

Following up with the publication of the Recommendations published last June by the High Level group “Grassroots Sport” from the lottery sector, the Chairman of EL Sport Committee Torbjørn Almlid, provided numerous concrete examples of how Lotteries are using their capillary network to support all EU initiatives related to sport such as the upcoming European Week of Sport.  Addressing the High Level Group Recommendations to the EU, EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier expressed his appreciation for the overall work and the reference to the Lotteries and also welcomed MEP Takkula’s work on his new report on sport policy, noting: “It represents a renewed commitment to keep sport high on the agenda of the European Parliament”. He finally recalled that “illegal betting, not only represents a risk to public order but also jeopardises the sustainable financing of grassroots sport”.

Mr. Onkenhout (incoming CEO) said the following: “This is a unique opportunity for me. As a result of the merger a thriving, powerful, financially healthy, strong and socially orientated gaming organization has emerged." Former CEO Frans van Steenis has created a solid merged organization with a turnover of over 1.1 billion euro’s, ready for the next phase in a rapidly changing market with more foreign competitors in both the offline and online market,

Commenting on the 2Q 2016 Results INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris noted: “INTRALOT’s 2nd Quarter results reflect the impact of successful efforts in portfolio reorganization through a dynamic roadmap of new products and services and the geographical rebalancing of our presence, assisted by completed organizational changes and cost containment. We are particularly encouraged by high growth rates in mature markets such as the US as a clear sign of competitiveness gains and we are committed to further business development in North America and other promising regional markets such as Africa and East Asia. ”

L-R Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive of Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), Operator of the Irish National Lottery  

Hansjörg Höltkemeier Managing Director and Member of the Board of Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB)   President of the European Lottery Association (EL)

Rose J. Hudson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Lottery Corporation Lotteries, First Vice President of the North American Association of State and Provincial (NASPL)

Norman Lingle, Executive Director of the South Dakota Lottery

Sue van der Merwe, Chief Operating Officer, Tatts Group Lotteries

"The expansion of IGT's live Electronic Table Games footprint into Bellagio is a great example of our momentum in this growing product segment," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Gaming and Interactive. "IGT customers in all parts of the world are recognizing the market potential that IGT's ETG portfolio can bring to their casino floors."

“Our continued growth, year-over-year since inception, is great news for education in Tennessee,” said Rebecca Hargrove, Lottery President and CEO. “We remain committed to our record-breaking success and are proud to be a valuable resource for the education programs we fund.”

“This is the Lottery’s 30th anniversary, so it is the perfect time to partner with the University of Missouri to offer the first football-themed Mizzou ticket and promotion,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “The Missouri Lottery and the University of Missouri system have been partners in education for many years. Since 1993, when Lottery profits began being solely dedicated to education, the Lottery has raised more than $912 million for the University system.”

Reaching new global heights - record HK$3.90 billion in charity donations and over HK$26 billion total direct return to the community in 2015/16.  “This substantial increase in commitments has been accompanied by an equally significant transformation in the way we address community needs”, HKJC's Chairman, Dr Simon S O Ip said. “The Charities Trust now actively collaborates with all sectors of the community, creating opportunities for, and more importantly encouraging, multi-sector participation. Our objective is to maximise available resources in our community and optimise outcomes.”


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