Jannie Haek, Administrateur Délégué for Loterie Nationale Belgium, said, "One of the primary reasons we selected Scientific Games is the results experienced by several other major lotteries in Europe with instant game products. We believe that Scientific Games' consumer insights, marketing strategies and the innovation they are bringing to instant games will be a means to entertain our players and grow revenues for Loterie Nationale."   John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Global Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, "Instant products, often supported by interactive second-chance drawings on mobile and web, continue to be the largest year-on-year revenue growth for lotteries in many jurisdictions around the world. Our expertise with instant games is unrivaled, and we believe we can empower Loterie Nationale with the analytics, strategy and creativity to entertain Belgian players and grow sales."

Mr. Willy Ocier, President, Pacific Online Systems Corporation said: “INTRALOT has been a valuable partner in our endeavours to modernize the lottery landscape of Philippines. Harnessing INTRALOT’s global experience and gaming expertise, we have managed to expand our operations. The scope of this extension contract is to build on the existing strong foundations and offer our retailers a leading edge gaming technology that will boost the lottery sales.” INTRALOT Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos, stated: “It has been with great enthusiasm that we have embarked on this long term partnership with Pacific Online. We are looking forward to continuing support to our customer’s team with our best-of-breed market-tested solutions in their efforts to offer compelling gaming products, optimize players’ gaming experience and further boost sales.”

"By cooperating with IGT, we leverage their longstanding experience and the successful development of lottery technology. We are convinced that this equips SACHSENLOTTO well for the future, and ensures we meet the requirements of the market," said Siegfried Schenek, managing director of Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH. "Our customers trust in the good and safe lottery portfolio we offer, and they benefit from it." "Since 1995, SACHSENLOTTO has relied on our Company's technology for the successful operation of its lottery program. This agreement is an important step in continuing to grow our presence in the German market," said Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, IGT International. "This upgrade to the central system platform will ensureSACHSENLOTTO continues to benefit from the flexibility and integrity it requires to achieve its business objectives now and in the future."

Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Loterie Romande’s CEO commented; “We have enjoyed working with the Camelot Global team on the project. We look forward to continuing with our partnership as we continue to modernise and enhance the functionality of the www.loro.ch online gaming platform.” Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot Global commented; “I am delighted that we have been able to successfully deliver the Loterie Romande Sport App ahead of time and to such a high quality. We have achieved this by truly partnering with Jean-Luc Moner-Banet and his team. I would also like to thank my team for their hard work in delivering this Sports App.”

"We begin 2016 with a solid first quarter, evidenced by good revenue growth with all operating segments contributing to an improvement in profitability,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “Continuing growth across all regions, especially North America and Italy, propelled our lottery revenues. Gaming revenues were resilient despite challenging market conditions in North America, our largest gaming market. We remain focused on reenergizing gaming operations and strengthening our global leadership in lotteries. We were successful in securing the Italian Lotto concession, one of our largest contracts and a cornerstone of our Italian operations.

INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, revealed INTRALOT´s strategy going forward, “By 2019 the global gaming market is expected to surpass €500 bn with main drivers new markets opening and market privatizations, new regulation frameworks, and the players’ demand for an omni-channel, personalized experience across all delivery channels. INTRALOT will exploit these opportunities with a best-of-breed portfolio of products and services addressing modern consumer trends that enhance the customer’s experience and an M&A strategy, aiming at growing our business through local partnerships.”

“We are thrilled to welcome April to the GLI global marketing team,” said GLI Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Christie Eickelman. “GLI serves regulators, suppliers and operators in more than 475 jurisdictions worldwide. With her diverse and successful marketing background, combined with a thorough knowledge of the gaming industry, April brings a unique insight to GLI that will help us communicate even more effectively with our clients, particularly at this time, when there are so many exciting things happening at the company.”

“eXTRA Chances is such a unique game for the Lottery that really leverages a consumer insight. So by tapping in to the exaggerated truth of what it’s like to get another chance, we can really find the humor in the emotion,” chief creative officer, Deb Hagan said, adding, “Telling the story this way forces you to be very particular about what’s in each shot. We had to find just the right pieces of the close ups to capture the story and the emotional journey of the hero.” The campaign also includes in-store POS, radio and digital spots.

“We’re proud of the opportunities we are able to provide through the funding of college scholarships,” Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said. “Every day, I talk to students and families whose lives have been changed because of Lottery-funded scholarships. Some students wouldn’t be able to go to college at all without this scholarship.”

- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the release of its Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and Annual Reports and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and provided updated information for the AGM, which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport, London, TW6 2GD, on June 20, 2016, at 12:00 noon British Summer Time (BST).

Click here to watch New York Lottery launched a new campaign for the New York Lottery entitled “Get Drawn Together,” emphasizing how state-sanctioned gambling “draws New Yorkers together, in a fun way.”

Loto-Québec’s Espacejeux.com General Manager Luc Morin commented: “OpenBet was the clear choice for us to bring our mobile casino to market; the company has a stand-out omni-channel vision and long-term strategy. “Partnering with OpenBet allows us to seamlessly join up our new, innovative mobile offering with our existing product portfolio, maximising the player experience across all environments.” OpenBet CEO Jeremy Thompson-Hill added: “Our ongoing work with Loto-Québec endorses OpenBet’s credentials as a highly compliant, reliable and trusted business-to-government supplier.

“GameRail is extremely fortunate to have an executive of Atul’s caliber guiding the company’s strategic and corporate development efforts,” said Jim Mueller, GameRail board member and CEO of Shoutz. “Atul is a world-class executive, deeply experienced in the gaming sector and will bring sharp focus and elite standards to our marketing, consumer engagement and business development efforts.”

"Bitcoin is decentralized, almost anonymous, and is not subject to the regulations and rules that conventional currencies are. That being said, it has become very popular and has been seducing new industries and online based businesses, and even started a completely new parallel economy".

Announcing the landmark figures, Camelot CEO Andy Duncan said: “It’s amazing that National Lottery players have now raised over £35 billion for Good Causes – which breaks down as over 150 lottery grants in every neighbourhood. That’s a measure of the huge, life-changing good that The National Lottery does for the UK. “I’m delighted by the fantastic year we’ve had – especially across our digital channels. With our own world-leading mobile platform and over eight million registered online players, Camelot leads the field of digital lottery innovation. To build on the year’s outstanding performance, we’ve got some really exciting plans lined up – starting with Rio, where The National Lottery is supporting our elite athletes in their quest for gold.”

Following the successful completion of the large scale internal restructuring of the Company, the Board of Directors of OPAP announces today that it has decided to split the roles of Chairman and CEO, with effect from 1st of July 2016. The Board of Directors decided to reinforce the Company's senior management team and engage Mr. Damian Cope as CEO of the company as of July 1st, 2016.

Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) has asked Chairman of KPMG’s Board of Directors Albert Röell about the role of the accountancy and consultancy firm in the illegal gambling industry in Curaçao

"Since our initial public offering twelve months ago, we have not only delivered on the goals we set for growth but have matured to become an established leader in our space," said Richard Weil, Chairman and CEO of INNOVA. "Although the timing of some deployments originally slated for Q1 2016 shifted to Q4 2015 in response to revised customer directives, we still generated strong revenue growth of over 16% compared to Q1 2015 and continued to roll out LT-3 terminals across our network. Our solid reputation and demand for LT-3 terminals position us well to deliver on our target deployment range of 300 to 360 units over the course of 2016."

“We are excited to partner with the Missouri Lottery, because through the rigorous RFP process, it is clear they have many innovative ideas that we are excited to incorporate into their new gemIntelligence platform”, said Jean Lombard, President of Lapis Software Associates. “We understand all lottery sales operations are different, and our focus is to deliver the most robust set of features and capabilities that are customized for each lottery’s unique requirements and accessible from all devices.”

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2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
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Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

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Arch Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Very sadly, this award ceremony will be in memoriam.  Arch Gleason passed away on the night of Friday July 1.   In addition to being an industry giant for more than 25 years, in addition to tirelessly serving the industry associations in almost all of the offices up to and including president, Arch Gleason was the most genuinely kind and thoughtful person you could know.  This spirit of generosity and compassionate wisdom engendered such strong feelings of affection among his countless friends.  Our prayers and condolences go out especially to Arch’s family for their loss.

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