Mobile game revenue will grow by 38 per cent over the next two years as games developers change focus to zero in on increasing user lifetime value.  “Under the new strategy, which brings mobile analytics to the fore,  developers are increasing lifetime value through analysing, [re]engaging and monetising users, allowing for higher overall returns on investment,” read a release accompanying the report.   PGRI Note: Very interesting article re the future of Mobile gaming.
Specifically, the law firm will focus on support of a bill from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would reverse a 2011 Justice Department decision that opened the door for states to allow the practice.   Las Vegas Sands Corporation wrote a draft bill prohibiting the games nationwide, which circulated around K Street.  The company owns multiple hotels in Las Vegas including the Venetian and the Palazzo, as well as resorts in Pennsylvania and Macao, China. In addition to the Keelen Group, the company has also hired five other lobbying firms this year to focus on anti-Internet gambling legislation.
We may learn on Monday, June 23 whether the Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s case to legalize sports betting in the state, but state Sen. Ray Lesniak said racetracks could open wagering on games by football season even if the court declines to do so.  New Jersey is trying to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – a law that restricts all but four states from sponsoring betting on sports, and one that is supported by the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA.  Should the Supreme Court decide against hearing the case, Lesniak said he will push state lawmakers to sanction sports betting at New Jersey racetracks in time for the NFL season.
"It is the biggest single gambling event of the decade and each World Cup gets bigger," said Warwick Bartlett, CEO of Global Betting & Gaming Consultants, based on the Isle of Man. However, "the propensity to gamble in Asia is stronger than anywhere else on the planet, yet there are few legalized gambling opportunities."
PGRI Note: The headline refers to the purchase of PokerStars and Full-Tilt Poker by Amaya Gaming.  But it is about much more than that, including the technology that drives PokerStars (85 million registered players) success in the online poker market.
State Division of Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck says he’s optimistic Amaya can get approval to let PokerStars begin operating in New Jersey by the fall.  Amaya plans a formal application next week.
PGRI Note: Article explains the markets, regulatory policies, and public policy debates transpiring in the Netherlands right now.
Without taking a position on the merits of gambling on credit, state Lottery director Gerald Aubin said late last week: “The issuing of credit to casino patrons is common business practice in the gaming industry, including casinos in Delaware and West Virginia, which are also operated by the respective state lotteries.”
"Pollard Banknote very much appreciates this opportunity to continue our relationship with the Cyprus Government Lottery,”said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “Over the last few years, we have learned a great deal about the Cyprus market, and with this new contract extension, we look forward to working with the Lottery to further enhance its instant game program.” "This latest contract extension will allow us to build on our partnership with Pollard Banknote,”said Marios Constantinou, Chief Administrator of the Cyprus Government Lottery. “We have worked with Pollard Banknote to develop some exceptional games, such as Merry Christmas. Designed and printed by Pollard Banknote, this game earned the accolade of bestselling instant game in the Lottery's history.
"The author of this language wants to see the lottery fail and wants to put the lottery out of business," lottery director Alice Garland told the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Scientific Games hosted a conference call June 10 to welcome Gavin Isaacs and take questions. A replay of the webcast will be archived in the Investor Information section on the website www.scientificgames.com.
“Scientific Games has a skilled worldwide organization that is focused on improving performance and growth,” Gavin Isaacs, CEO, said in a statement. “In collaboration with the entire Scientific Games team, I look forward to working together as we concentrate on creating and distributing innovative products and services to our customers, completing the integration of WMS and enhancing stockholder value.”
“Based on the responses from gaming operators and from players themselves, the SPHINX 3D game is positive proof of GTECH’s ability to successfully combine innovation and entertainment in the commercial casino segment,” said Victor Duarte, GTECH Sr. Vice President, Gaming and Content, and Sr. Vice President, North American Commercial Gaming.
“The Lottery had a remarkable year in so many ways,” Executive Director Carole Hedinger said. “We faced the challenges imposed by Superstorm Sandy, but then we came back with the greatest number of New Jersey multi-state game jackpot winners we have ever had in a single year.”

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SMART-TECH 2015 Video presentations

SMART-TECH 2015 Kevin Gass Vice President, Lottery Gaming BCLC, British Columbia

SMART-TECH 2015- Gardner Gurney, Acting Director, Division of the Lottery at New York State Gaming Commission - Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Terry Rich CEO Iowa Lottery -Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Michael Chambrello Chief Executive Officer of North America IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Scientific Games

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Consideration, Chance, Prize: Is this foundational definition of gambling being circumvented by game developers and online operators? Moderator: James Maida, Co-Founder & President, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Nationalizing Brand Messaging and Public Relations; Terry Rich Moderator CEO Iowa Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015- Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating the Draw-Games Category -Moderator: Rebecca Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association (WLA)

SMART-TECH 2015 - Panel Discussion: Retail Modernization Drives Lottery Modernization -Moderator: May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Phil Holmes, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Atlantic Lottery Corporation

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: The New Science of Customer-Centric R & D What are the most forward-looking trends in the science of understanding -Moderator: Paula Otto, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 - Interactive Goes Mainstream Panel Discussion - Moderator: Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Managing Uncertainty as the Key to Successful Innovation - Moderator: Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Richard Bateson, Commercial Director/Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Camelot Global

SMART-TECH 2015 Max Goldstein Director Sales Marketing CARMANAH Signs

SMART-TECH 2015 Leigh-Ann Goad Research & Consumer Strategist Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Matteo Monteverdi Senior Vice President iGaming and Senior Vice President Americas Interactive, IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Adam Perlow, CEO, Hudson Alley Software

SMART-TECH 2015 Fivi Rondiri Corporate Marketing Coordinator Intralot

SMART-TECH 2015 Brian Roberts President North America and Levi Putna Project Development Coordinator Jumbo Interactive

SMART-TECH 2015 James Bader Partner The Parthenon Group (LINQ3 Presentation)

SMART-TECH 2015 Christine Thoma, Business Development Manager, Lottovate

SMART-TECH 2015 Julin Shaw Marketing Manager, POLLARD Bank Note

SMART-TECH 2015 Gordon Medenica Former Director of the New York Lottery & Former President of NASPL

SMART-TECH 2015 Sara Navidazar Director of Marketing Diamond Game

SMART-TECH 2015 Susan Golightly Founder CODEI

Beyond the Bricks - Scott Bowen Commissioner, Michigan Lottery Danny Bogus Deputy Commissioner of Gaming Operations at Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Brad Cummings President & CEO EquiLottery, LLC

SMART-TECH 2015 Rick Perrone Chief Executive Officer GAMEOLOGY

SMART-TECH 2015 - Tony Fontaine Vice President, Business Development, Interactive Gaming and Lottery Solutions InComm

SMART-TECH 2015 Brendan McCarthy Novomatic Lottery Solutions

SMART-TECH 2015 Matt Isaacs Director, Retail Development POLLARD BANK NOTE

SMART-TECH 2015 Frank Rash Chief Operating Officer SHOUTZ

SMART-TECH 2015 Paul Jason CEO PGRI Conference Introduction

SMART-TECH AWARD Presentations

Wanda Young Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Tennessee Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Peg Rose Deputy Director Rhode Island Lottery -Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Marty Gibbs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kentucky Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Sharon Sharp Award for Good Causes Hoosier Lottery, Indiana - Sarah Taylor, Executive Director

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