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Intralot Signs Contract In Germany For The Delivery Of 550 Photon Terminals

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LOTTO Hamburg GmbH, one of the German State Lotteries, has awarded INTRALOT Global Operations B.V. (hereinafter INTRALOT), a fully owned subsidiary company of INTRALOT S.A., a contract to replace its current gaming terminals. INTRALOT was selected as the successful technology vendor after a thorough procurement process and a proof of concept assessment.
The agreement includes the delivery of 550 PHOTON gaming terminals, printers and display units including the embedded operating system software and peripheral drivers, plus an optional delivery of an additional 100 PHOTON gaming terminals over the contract duration. The agreement also covers the maintenance and support of the gaming terminals including the embedded operating system software and drivers.

PHOTON is the industry’s leading lottery terminal and the first full-size retailer terminal to successfully utilize image scanning technology for reading playslips and barcodes of any kind. The total absence of moving parts together with INTRALOT’s patented ICON Digital Imaging technology takes efficiency, reliability, speed and ease-of-use to a whole new level, as attested by retailers all over the world. PHOTON offers the smallest footprint in its class, top-notch processing power with significantly lower power consumption and a unique modular architecture, combined with many options and add-ons such fingerprint readers, multiple connectivity technologies and external web cameras. As such, PHOTON is a high-performance and cost-effective solution for any Lottery that requires secure and flexible lottery terminals complying with the most stringent quality standards.

LOTTO Hamburg is the state licensed lottery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and offers state licensed games such as LOTTO 6aus49, GlücksSpirale, KENO, EuroJackpot and the legal sports betting games ODDSET and Toto for over 60 years. LOTTO Hamburg GmbH currently has approximately 440 Points of Sale distributed across the metropolitan area of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, where players are informed of LOTTO Hamburg’s product offering and place their wagers. In 2018 the Lottery generated ca. €150 million in stakes. In September 2018, INTRALOT was awarded a 10-year contract for the provision of a new integrated Lottery System Platform with multi-mandate capability, customized to the individual needs and requirements of Lotto Hamburg as well as to the German Lottery Market, supporting LOTTO Hamburg’s Strategic and Operational objectives.

Mr. Michael Heinrich, Managing Director of LOTTO Hamburg GmbH, stated: “Our Points of Sale are of prime importance for the success of our gaming business and the replacement of the gaming terminals is part of our plan to grow and modernize our retail network. INTRALOT’s solution was determined as industry leading and the best fit for LOTTO Hamburg needs. We are excited to announce the contract award to INTRALOT, so congratulations to all involved.

INTRALOT’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos commented: “Following the recent contract award for the delivery of LOTTO Hamburg’s new Lottery Suite, we are honoured by LOTTO Hamburg’s continued trust and their decision to select INTRALOT as the technology provider of their new and upgraded gaming terminals. Their selection ratifies our excellent partnership and proves that we have met LOTTO Hamburg’s Strategic and Operational objectives. The Lottery’s retailers and players will enjoy the convenience offered by the best and most reliable gaming terminals in the world and we are looking forward to our next decade of collaboration.

 

About INTRALOT:

INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.1 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in HQ and subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.

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Jackpocket Announces Gaming Industry Veteran Gavin Isaacs as Senior Board Advisor at Betting on Sports America

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Jackpocket, a mobile-first startup helping to modernize state lotteries, proudly appointed Gavin Isaacs as a senior advisor to its board of directors. Isaacs is currently the chairman of SBTech, a sports betting and gaming technology supplier, which he joined in January 2019 after serving as the president and CEO of Scientific Games.

Isaacs will work with Jackpocket’s board, which includes investor partners from Silicon Valley-based BlueRun Ventures and Conductive Ventures, New York-based Subversive Capital, and the executive team, to help set growth strategy and guide the mobile lottery startup’s expansion to new jurisdictions in 2019 and beyond.

“It’s been so thrilling to witness Jackpocket’s evolution over the last few years, and to see it fully embrace all of its hurdles and turn them into opportunities for creating a better lottery experience,” said Mr. Isaacs. “It’s an exciting road ahead, and I’m eager to do my part to help the team navigate regulated spaces and shape new strategies for modernizing the industry.”

Based in Las Vegas, Isaacs brings 20 years of experience building multi-billion dollar businesses around the world, which includes leadership positions as COO of Bally Technologies, CEO of SHFL Entertainment (acquired by Bally Technologies) and president of Aristocrat. An Australia native, he started his career as a commercial real estate lawyer in Sydney before transitioning to the gaming industry.

“We’re fortunate to be in a position where we can be really thoughtful about who we have in our court, as we fortify our leadership position as a gaming technology company in a changing industry,” said Jackpocket Founder and CEO Peter Sullivan. “With lotteries and iGaming undergoing such rapid transformation, and in many cases starting to converge, we know that Gavin will bring valuable counsel and foresight in making more inroads for our growth.”

Jackpocket’s leadership team along with Mr. Isaacs are in attendance at this year’s Betting on Sports America, and available to discuss the announcement and their plans for 2019 with attending media. Jackpocket, which raised a Series B round of funding in October 2018, plans to make its flagship app, which lets players order official state lottery tickets, available in 10 states by the end of the year.

 

About Jackpocket:

Jackpocket is the first third-party app in the U.S. that offers players a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, such as Powerball, Mega Millions and more. As a no-cost, no-integration, turnkey platform, Jackpocket helps lotteries drive incremental revenue—benefiting essential state programs such as public education, veterans assistance, natural resources and more—while attracting new customers like millennials who otherwise would not be active lottery players.

Jackpocket’s mission is to create a more convenient, fun and responsible way to play the lottery. Through the app, players can place orders for their favorite games, check lottery results, join lottery pools with other Jackpocket players, and turn on autoplay so they never miss a drawing. And by being the first company to automatically lock a player’s identity to their ticket serial number, Jackpocket makes the lottery even more secure. Jackpocket is currently available in Minnesota, New Hampshire and Texas, and expanding to many new markets in 2019.

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NRT Partners with Strendus Sportsbook & Online Casino; NRT’s OfferCraft Software Increases Click-Throughs by 490%

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Strendus Uses the OfferCraft Gamification Engine to Make Its Emails to Customers Far More Engaging

 

Strendus, a leading Mexican online casino and sportsbook, and NRT, one of the largest FinTech and information-enabling technology companies in the gaming industry, recently signed a partnership deal that has resulted in triple-digit customer engagement improvements for Strendus.

Part of the Logrand Entertainment Group in Mexico, Strendus sought to deploy new marketing and engagement strategies to reward their players in exciting ways and drive additional revenue. To do that, the company turned to NRT, which acquired the award-winning OfferCraft engagement platform in early 2018.

NRT’s OfferCraft gamification engine allows gaming, hospitality and entertainment operators to incorporate skill-based and chance-based gaming experiences into their emails, social media, advertising and other marketing channels. These include things like digital trivia games, pick-a-winner games, soccer games, scratch games and more. The software also incorporates interactive rewards that can be swapped or changed even after being distributed.

Cecilia Murillo, Marketing Manager at Strendus, explained that with so many options in the market, it can be challenging to keep registered players loyal to one brand. “We liked how NRT’s team analyzed the customer psychology behind engagement, and we liked their track record of building successful engagement campaigns for other operators. They actually created different personalized games that closely matched preferences across our large and diverse set of customers. The results were excellent.”

Strendus ran multiple A/B tests to observe the impact of incorporating the gamified incentives versus their standard incentives. The OfferCraft-powered campaigns continually outperformed the traditional initiatives by wide margins.

“One of the toughest-to-reach audiences are customers who have stopped visiting and interacting with us,” said Murillo. “So one of our first OfferCraft campaigns was aimed at this audience. We were able to increase the click-through rate from 11% to 54% — a 490% improvement. Once we saw many of our inactive customers coming back and playing again on our website, we began adding gamification to many more of our other campaigns.”

NRT’s President, Michael Dominelli, said: “We work hard to build tools that deliver powerful business results, so it’s wonderful to see how successfully the Strendus team has been deploying our OfferCraft solutions. We’re looking forward to bringing these experiences to many more players in the future.”

For more information on NRT’s OfferCraft platform, please visit: https://www.nrttech.com/products/offercraft/

 

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New Jersey Gambling Regulators Imposes a Fine of $10K on PokerStars

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New Jersey gambling regulators have imposed a fine of $10,000 on PokerStars for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state’s sports betting law.

According to the documents filed by the state, PokerStars accepted 216 wagers on a game involving Rutgers and Eastern Michigan University totalling more than $2,700.

The company also took a single bet on a game involving Monmouth University and the University of Pennsylvania, whose value was not disclosed.

The fine comes as New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would set fines starting at $20,000 and ranging up to $100,000 for companies that take prohibited bets on New Jersey college teams.

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