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3 06, 2019

Scientific Games Expands Global Lottery Instant Game Manufacturing


Scientific Games is significantly expanding its lottery instant “scratch” game innovation and production capabilities with the addition of advanced manufacturing technology in both North America and Europe. “With the global instant product market surpassing $90 billion in retail sales in 2019—$50 billion+ in the U.S. alone—we have identified significant growth opportunities, and we are advancing [...]

Scientific Games Expands Global Lottery Instant Game Manufacturing2019-06-03T17:34:47-04:00
3 06, 2019

Sporting Solutions: Automated Best-of-Breed Pricing Is Key


Just over a year has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA and gave States the autonomy to legalise and regulate sports betting within their boundaries. The period since has been characterized by an obsession with “speed-to-market”—both in the State legislatures (as illustrated by the abandonment of a competitive procurement process in D.C.) and [...]

Sporting Solutions: Automated Best-of-Breed Pricing Is Key2019-06-03T17:35:11-04:00
3 06, 2019

Camelot Lottery Solutions: Modern Lottery Experiences


Camelot Lottery Solutions has a legacy of serving its lottery customers. When the firm changed its name from Camelot Global in 2019, it asserted to the industry exactly what its focus is. “Camelot reflects our 20+ years of industry experience—we added lottery to our company name because we’re 100% focused on the lottery industry. We [...]

Camelot Lottery Solutions: Modern Lottery Experiences2019-06-03T17:04:16-04:00
3 06, 2019

Winstation30: Industry’s Largest Capacity of Scratch Tickets


The ITVM has historically served as a tool to easily and quickly expand the instant lottery sales channels and reach players in high traffic locations within premises where space is limited. However, since their original inception, ITVMs have seen limited innovation due to the combination of challenges and opportunities that the retail, the vending and [...]

Winstation30: Industry’s Largest Capacity of Scratch Tickets2019-06-03T17:01:36-04:00
3 06, 2019

NCEL Launches Alchemy3-Licensed MGM Resorts Scratcher


The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) will be the first U.S. lottery to launch Alchemy3’s new MGM Resorts license as a lottery product. Sales launch on June 4, 2019. “It’s Vegas like Vegas has never been done before in the lottery category” said Alchemy3 President Jeff Schweig. “The program builds on the theme of ‘Vegas [...]

NCEL Launches Alchemy3-Licensed MGM Resorts Scratcher2019-06-03T16:59:29-04:00
3 06, 2019

IGT Report: Creating Connected Play Experiences


Consumers are encountering more and more digital connectivity in their daily lives, from cashless payments and data-driven personalization to the use of voice-enabled services and smart home assistants. Along with familiarity comes the expectation that businesses of all kinds provide an ideal, digitally-connected experience that serves their needs like never before. To assist lotteries in [...]

IGT Report: Creating Connected Play Experiences2019-06-03T16:54:51-04:00
3 06, 2019

IWG – Next Level Player Experiences


As digital instant win games continue to take center stage for online lotteries, La Fleur’s finds out how IWG is evolving the game mechanics to keep players engaged and drive further revenues for good causes. For those considering a full suite of iLottery products, there are many lessons to be learned from North American lotteries [...]

IWG – Next Level Player Experiences2019-06-03T16:39:40-04:00
3 06, 2019

Scientific Games—The Garrett Report


The $10 instant game price point has experienced a meteoric rise in the last decade, with retail sales more than doubling (130% growth) from 2008 to 2018. While percentages often tell a great story, even more powerful in this case are the sheer dollar figures. The $10 instant game category grew from $5.4 billion in [...]

Scientific Games—The Garrett Report2019-06-03T16:34:11-04:00
3 06, 2019

Norsk Tipping’s Instaspill


Love Erland? We do too. That is why he is speaking at the iLottery eConference, a 3 hour webinar event, which airs next week on Friday, June 14th. Registration is free for lotteries. Topics will cover: starting an iLottery platform; iLottery’s affect on retail; player psychology; innovation; and more! Norsk Tipping has experienced double-digit growth for [...]

Norsk Tipping’s Instaspill2019-06-04T08:52:33-04:00
3 06, 2019

Texas Lottery FIREBALL


On April 28, Texas Lottery introduced FIREBALL, a new add-on feature for its Pick 3 and Daily 4 games. FIREBALL replaced the Sum It Up! Feature. “We are excited to refresh Pick 3 and Daily 4 with the launch of the FIREBALL add-on feature,” said Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief. “FIREBALL will give our [...]

Texas Lottery FIREBALL2019-06-03T16:25:38-04:00