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2014-09-12 20:20:24

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur Kay, the 23-year-old British founder of environmentally sustainable startup bio-bean, has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2014. The jury, chaired by Ellen MacArthur, awarded Kay euro 500,000 ($680,000 USD) at the final in Amsterdam to realize his green business plan. Kay's company uses a patented process to upcycle waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuel products, namely biodiesel and biomass pellets, used for powering buildings...

2014-09-11 12:24:11

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, the Illinois Lottery is giving Illinoisans a chance to win even more cash with the debut of their newest instant games: Loose Change, Super $100 Frenzy, Super $500 Frenzy and $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular offer players multiple chances to win big prizes. These games join popular instant games like Crossword and ongoing numbers games like Lotto. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140807/134471 Turn coins into dollar bills...

2014-09-10 12:24:03

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) ("500.com" or the "Company"), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that it came to the Company's attention that there was a recent online article which made several unsubstantiated speculations on various aspects of the Company's business operations. The Company hereby refutes each of such unsubstantiated speculations and reiterates that (i) it has obtained all...

2014-09-09 16:25:03

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed a new contract with TIPOS a.s. to provide instant games and consulting services to the National Lottery of Slovakia. The contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process, continues the successful relationship that Scientific Games has had with TIPOS a.s. since 2005. The four-year contract began on January 1,...

2014-09-08 16:24:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed an extension of its contract with the Colorado Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games and related services. Under the agreement with the Colorado Lottery, Scientific Games will continue as the Lottery's primary instant game provider for three additional years beginning July 1, 2014. Laura Solano, Director,...

2014-09-02 23:05:25

Lottery operators have faced increasing external competition from alternate forms of gambling over the past five years. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Lotteries industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The performance of the Lotteries industry in Australia has fluctuated over the past five years. Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.0% over the five years through 2014-15,...

2014-09-02 08:25:20

LONDON, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic acquisition enables world's leading gaming supplier to expand and diversify its retail and VLT market share in key jurisdictions Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, has entered into an agreement with global content and systems provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited to acquire Aristocrat...

2014-09-01 08:22:55

Takes Leadership Role in Planned Integration NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Dan Savage as Vice President, Corporate Marketing. In this role, Savage will work closely with the Company's Gaming, Lottery and Interactive groups to identify, evaluate and leverage opportunities to increase player appeal and positioning in the marketplace. Additionally, he will...

2014-08-20 08:31:53

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) ("500.com" or the "Company"), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that Mr. Zhengming Pan, the Company's current Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed to the new position of President. Mr. Pan will be succeeded as Chief Financial Officer by Mr. Min Yu. Both appointments will be effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Yu previously served as a vice president at Deutsche...

2014-08-13 16:29:40

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed an extension of its contract with the Minnesota Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games. Under the agreement, the Company will continue as the secondary instant game provider to the Minnesota Lottery for two additional years beginning July 1, 2014. "The extension of our instant games contract with Scientific...


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