Blackhawk Network and Pollard Banknote to bring in-lane merchandising and purchase of instant lottery tickets to state lotteries and retailers
PLEASANTON, Calif. – June 16, 2020 – Today, global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network, Inc. announced a new agreement with leading lottery expert Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”) to bring greater convenience to consumers purchasing instant lottery tickets. With this partnership, retailers can merchandise instant tickets “in-lane” at retail to provide both current lottery players and new impulse customers a quick and simple way to purchase popular instant games directly at the register and most self-checkout kiosks.
Solid pre-lockdown performance & gradual recovery post reopening
ATHENS, Greece – June 10, 2020 – OPAP S.A. (OPAr.AT, OPAP:GA), the leading gaming operator in Greece, announces its consolidated financial results for the period ended March 31st, 2020, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
June 11, 2020 – INTRALOT S.A. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of its US subsidiary INTRALOT, Inc., has appointed Byron Boothe as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of INTRALOT, Inc. and continue serving as a Member of the Board. Boothe, a lottery industry veteran, has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2019. He had also served as Vice President Government Relations since joining the Company in March, 2007.
As we continue to face a deepening global health crisis on account of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus, it has become imperative to undertake unprecedented measures to safeguard the interests of both our clients, their sales channels and employees.
INTRALOT featured as one of the best companies to work for in Greece according to the international annual research of Randstad Employer Brand in 2020
June 12, 2020 – INTRALOT is pleased to announce that has been featured as one of the Top 10 most attractive Employer Brands in Greece according to the international annual research Randstad’s Employer Brand (REBR) 2020 conducted for a third year in a row. The Top 10 companies are among the 150 largest companies in Greece, that maintain a strong employer image and at the same time offer an inspiring working environment, keeping their workforce satisfied.
Veikkaus to reduce slot machines double the number planned in 2020 – slot machine opening hours limited and protective measures against coronavirus introduced
Veikkaus has made significant reforms to further improve the responsibility and security of gaming. By the end of the year 2020, there will be ca. 40 percent fewer decentralized slot machines than in January 2020.
With the new solutions, the company enables secure service experiences to those who, for example, have problems playing slot machines. Veikkaus has also adopted measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
COVID-19 has impacted global lottery and gaming businesses in more radical ways than one could have really planned for. The business continuity aspects have been handled with work-from-home, migration to cloud and similar measures but the impact on revenues is unimaginable.
Record sales give £200 million boost to Good Causes supporting the National Lottery's £600 million COVID-19 response
June 2, 2020
- Total National Lottery ticket sales up 9.7% to £7.9bn
- Returns to Good Causes up 12.0% to £1.85bn
- Digital sales exceed £2bn for the first time, up 34.0%
- Prize money awarded up 9.1%
- 95% of all sales revenue returned to winners and society
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