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Scientific Games Launches Symphony Lottery Technology with Lotto Baden-Württemberg

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Scientific Games has rolled out its new Symphony lottery gaming systems technology in Germany with Lotto Baden-Württemberg.

The new gaming system will power Lotto Baden-Württemberg and its network of more than 3000 licensed retailers in Stuttgart and provide support for the lottery’s full line of lottery products including Lotto 6aus49, EuroJackpot, GlücksSpirale, KENO, TOTO, Oddset sports betting and other instant games.

“As the first lottery worldwide to launch the latest generation Symphony platform, we are leading the way for other lotteries in the industry to understand the importance of systems technology and third-party integration capabilities for future growth,” Georg Wacker, MD of Lotto Baden-Württemberg, said.

“We are extremely pleased with our decision to continue collaborating with Scientific Games as our technology partner, and launch Symphony as our next-generation gaming system to support our retail and digital growth plans for the coming years,” Georg Wacker added.

“Lotto Baden-Württemberg has demonstrated their trust in Scientific Games’ cloud-based, omnichannel technology and our sustainable growth expertise. We thank the Lottery and its leadership for its continued innovative vision to drive maximum, sustainable growth and profits,” Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, said.

“We congratulate Lotto Baden-Württemberg on its decision to advance operations and be prepared for future challenges and positioned for sustainable growth,” Matthias Müller, VP Strategic Sales & Marketing, International Lottery Accounts for Scientific Games, said.

“Symphony is the right platform to support the Lottery’s strategic plans to shorten time to market for new products and services, integrate new gaming verticals, further develop retail and online channels, and integrate new technologies and partners. Symphony supports all of these goals,” Matthias Müller added.

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Century Casinos Announces Extended Polish Casino Closures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Century Casinos Announces Extended Polish Casino Closures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
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Century Casinos, Inc. announced that its Polish casinos would remain closed through January 31, 2021, subject to potential extensions, to comply with extended quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Poland operating segment contributed 4% of the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, and it currently appears that due to the pandemic’s current scope it will adversely impact the Company at least through the first half of 2021.

 

About Century Casinos, Inc.:
Century Casinos, Inc. is a casino entertainment company. The Company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; the Century Casino in Cape Girardeau and Caruthersville, Missouri, and in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia; the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino (“CMR”) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Century Bets! Inc. (“CBS”). CBS and CMR operate the pari-mutuel off-track horse betting networks in southern and northern Alberta, respectively. Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century Resorts Management GmbH (“CRM”), the Company holds a 66.6% ownership interest in Casinos Poland Ltd., the owner and operator of eight casinos throughout Poland; and a 75% ownership interest in Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Company operates four ship-based casinos. The Company, through CRM, also owns a 7.5% interest in, and provides consulting services to, Mendoza Central Entretenimientos S.A., a company that provides gaming-related services to Casino de Mendoza in Mendoza, Argentina. The Company continues to pursue other projects in various stages of development.

 

SOURCE Century Casinos, Inc.

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STS secures exclusive rights to LVision’s BetBooster in Poland

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STS secures exclusive rights to LVision’s BetBooster in Poland
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STS will deliver new innovations to its home market of Poland after becoming the exclusive operator of BetBooster, developed by sports data studio LVision.

BetBooster is an automated sports insight feed designed to optimise customer engagement with betting markets, based on historical data of markets and AI analysis of player behaviours.

STS informed that it is just the third operator worldwide to launch LVision’s BetBooster service, and has exclusive rights to the product in Poland.

“STS once again strengthens its position not only as a clear industry leader in terms of market shares (46.6% of current market share) but also as the most technologically advanced and innovative bookmaker in the country,” Mateusz Juroszek, President and owner of STS, said.

“It is also another step on the way to further consistent and effective development of our competitive advantages in Poland and on foreign markets,” he added.

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German Youth Protection Regulator Approves HooYu as a Suitable Age Verification System

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The German Commission for the Protection of Young People in the Media (Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz – KJM) has approved HooYu as a suitable age verification system.

The KJM offers providers legal certainty by reviewing concepts and systems to check that they meet the technical requirements to satisfactorily perform age verification which enables ID document validation and identification by means of an automated process involving the comparison of biometric data.

“As gaming operators embrace the new German regulatory regime, they are looking to age verification systems approved by the KJM. At the same time, operators want a customer sign-up process that makes it easy and convenient for the user to go through the age verification process. The HooYu digital KYC journey does just that, it solves both sides of the equation – what the regulator is looking for and that smooth sign-up experience that gaming operators want to provide to their users,” David Pope, Marketing Director of HooYu, said.

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