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Michigan Lottery Launches Affiliate Programme with Income Access

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Affiliate programme, the first US-State operated online lottery to be propelled by the Income Access platform.

Montreal, QC. 8th January 2018 – Michigan Lottery, the company that offers numerous on-line and scratch-off games and prize prospects to the players has introduced an affiliate programme with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. The affiliate programme is a pioneer among US lotteries, and will be equipped through Income Access’ tracking and analytics platform.

Michigan Lottery holds the privilege of being a robust and well-flourished brand. Since 1972, the Michigan Lottery has donated over $21 billion to foster public education, and more than $900 million in the fiscal year, 2017. As a state agency with the potential to generate nearly $3 billion a year, they are well equipped to extend robust CRM and player retention programmes.

In 2014, Michigan Lottery enlarged their traditional sales to online game offerings. Every week the players get to win millions of dollars online in prizes, playing both draw and instant win games including Mega Millions, Powerball, Instant Keno, Cashword, and Queen of Diamonds to name a few. The iLottery net gaming revenue currently adds up to approximately $7 million through monthly games, Michigan Lottery thus claims to be the swiftest growing iLottery programme of its kind in the US.

 

The Income Access platform integration enables the members of the Michigan Lottery affiliate programme to advance one of the US’ most popular and prosperous iLottery brands. With the privilege of being a four times winner of the eGaming Review’s B2B ‘Affiliate Software’ award since 2013, the Income Access platform features futuristic ad targeting potentials based on geo-location and other criteria.

Through the incorporation of highly committed affiliate managerial support, the successful endorsement and promotion of the brand became very viable; with an in-house creative team charged with maintaining a consistent flow of new and custom assets, strong player incentives and affiliates with key resources aiding the promotion. One such instance being a 50% bonus credit on first-time deposits up to $100 free, which would reward a $200 purchase with a $100 bonus.

The affiliate programme will cap at 20% revenue share, based on 20+ player acquisitions per month.

Amanda Perkins, the Digital Marketing & Analytics Manager at Michigan Lottery, said: “Michigan Lottery is the most successful online lottery program in the United States and growth potential is significant with only about 8% of eligible players in Michigan registered to play online. We have partnered with Income Access to launch our affiliate programme given the company’s excellent reputation in the affiliate marketing space. We expect this affiliate programme to open a new pathway to acquiring players and play a key role in the Lottery’s overall player acquisition strategy.”

Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of the Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, added: “Michigan Lottery is an important partnership as we look to extend our influence in the iLottery vertical beyond Europe. The brand’s stature and long history of success provide a unique opening for affiliates looking to broaden their player base.”

For more information regarding the partnership and programme launch, please contact Michigan Lottery.

 

About Michigan Lottery
Michigan Lottery claims to be the most triumphant iLottery launched in North America. With the merging of robust responsible gaming tools and resources, Michigan Lottery has put forward a successful portfolio of over 50 online Instant games since their August 2014 launch. In early 2016, they rolled out four draw-based games followed by the introduction of sophisticated payment and promotion solutions that incorporate significant retail base with the digital business. Michigan is very proud of the data-driven culture that has been created to enhance their online programme and it is the dedication of the staff and their commitment to delivering a great digital experience to Michigan Lottery players that keeps the digital business flourish.

About Income Access

Income Access is a technology company, founded in 2002 that affiliates network and digital marketing agency servicing the global gaming market, including regulated iGaming, social gaming, land-based casinos and online financial trading (forex, binary options). Through its award-winning marketing software and a partnership-centric approach, Income Access delivers comprehensive data and strategic insight on marketing campaigns across all digital and offline channels.

Income Access was acquired in September 2016 by Paysafe Group, the company behind the digital wallet brands NETELLER and Skrill. Income Access is partnered with over 300 gaming brands worldwide. These include Betfred, Bet Victor, BGO Group, Caesars Interactive, Coral, Gala Interactive, IGT’s Lottomatica, Jackpotjoy, Lottoland, Pinnacle, PMU, Sportingbet, Stan James and TwinSpires.

Follow Income Access on Twitter/ LinkedIn/ Facebook / Press Room / Content Hub

About Paysafe

Paysafe is an advanced global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Their core objective is to equip businesses and consumers to connect and transact uninterrupted via their industry-leading potentials in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered by means of an integrated platform, their solutions are propelled towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US $48 billion in 2016 and over 2,300 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers throughout 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit www.paysafe.com.

Follow Paysafe on Twitter / LinkedIn / Google + / stories.paysafe.com

Contact Information
Jaime Guerra
Affiliate Program Manager

NeoPollard Interactive

 

Amanda Perkins

Digital Marketing & Analytics Manager

Michigan Lottery

+1 5175806010

Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.michiganlottery.com
Affiliate Page: http://playonline.michiganlottery.com/affiliate/
Affiliate Registration Page: https://affiliates.michiganlottery.com/registration.asp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichiganLottery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MILottery

 

Nick Say
Communications Manager
Income Access, Paysafe
Tel. +1 5148498595
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.incomeaccess.com

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 13-19

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

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Global esports organisation Gen.G announced their acquisition of YOUR.GG, a data analysis and networking platform for League of Legends players. This partnership comes as a new method for Gen.G to enhance the Gen.G Global Academy experience for students in the programme.

FanDuel TV, the cable television network from leading online gaming company FanDuel, announced the launch of “FanDuel TV Extra,” a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel. “FanDuel TV Extra” is currently available on a variety of streaming platforms including Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Xumo Play, Plex, and through FanDuel’s own OTT platform FanDuel TV+.

EPIC Global Solutions have completed a hat-trick of wins at the prestigious SBC Awards North America, having been named as the event’s “Player Protection Service Provider of the Year” for a third year in a row. The globally-leading specialists in mitigating gambling-related harm were recognised once again at the New York ceremony, at an event that acknowledges excellence across all aspects of the gambling industry across North America.

Pragmatic Play is set to participate in CGS Santiago this month, as the provider seeks further inroads across the continent. The provider is also the standalone Diamond Sponsor at the event, which takes place at Espacio Riesco in the country’s capital, Santiago, on May 29 and 30.

Circa Sports has expanded its operations into Kentucky with the launch of its popular mobile betting app. Debuting via a licensing agreement with ECL Corbin LLC at its Cumberland Run harness track, the brand will take the highest betting limits in the industry along with offering tight money line splits, transparent odds, exceptional customer service and more.

Partnerships

Motorsport Games Inc. announced the launch of RaceControl.gg, a new dedicated platform designed to enhance player engagement with the latest news, updates, tips and tricks its most recent game, Le Mans Ultimate. As part of this exciting initiative, Motorsport Games has partnered with Coach Dave Academy to manage the content and development of RaceControl.gg. Under this partnership, Coach Dave Academy (CDA), renowned for their expertise in creating car setups in racing simulations, will curate and manage the content on RaceControl.gg, ensuring fans and players have access to the most relevant and useful information.

NetBet has announced that it will expand NetBet Mexico’s library of games with the addition of IGT PlayDigital titles. While there will be many exciting games from IGT PlayDigital that will be made available for NetBet Mexico customers, the library of new titles will be led by omnichannel player-favourite IGT PlayDigital games such as Cleopatra, DaVinci Diamonds and Golden Goddess.

Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama and Betfair, one of the largest online sports betting companies in the world, announced the biggest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history. The contract is valid until December 31, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for two more seasons. The company’s brand will be displayed in the men’s team’s master property, and includes the inclusion of Betfair on the shoulder blade of the women’s team’s shirts, in addition to exclusive official digital content from Legítimo Clube do Povo.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 6-12

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Texas Lottery players are bracing for a chance to have an instant hit when they play four new scratch ticket games that launched on May 6. The HIT family of games, ranging in price from $1 to $20, features more than $220 million in total combined cash prizes with top prizes ranging from $5000 to $1 million. In addition, the HIT family is paired with the Sedona Day of Luck Promotion, offering players with non-winning tickets a chance to win a luxurious trip to Sedona, Arizona.

International Game Technology announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a five-year contract with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (Atlantic Lottery), to implement high-performing features and exciting new games for players in Atlantic Canada. As part of the agreement, IGT will deploy its advanced cloud-based remote game server (RGS) and at least 16 digital instant games each year.

Bragg Gaming Group announced that Neill Whyte has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 1st May 2024, establishing a new global commercial structure at the Company and bolstering its leadership team. Whyte brings over 18 years of experience in the iGaming sector, most recently in the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Digital Gaming Corporation’s B2B iGaming Division.

In an exciting development for sweepstakes operators across the US, CasinoWebScripts has announced a significant milestone: the release of more than 200 in-house developed sweepstakes casino games. This achievement highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to providing high-quality, engaging gaming experiences without the burden of monthly revenue sharing.

Partnerships

SCCG Management announced a strategic partnership with Globe Gaming Limited, aiming to significantly extend its global reach with a focus on the European market. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in SCCG’s efforts to broaden its influence in the gaming and sports entertainment sectors internationally.

NBC Sports will continue to present the Kentucky Derby on NBC and Peacock through 2032, as Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and NBC Sports announced a multi-year extension of their partnership. The extension of the NBC Sports-Churchill Downs relationship – which began with the 2001 “Run for the Roses” – will make NBC the longest running home of the Kentucky Derby, as NBCUniversal will become the first media company to present the most prestigious event in horse racing for three decades (32 editions of the Kentucky Derby from 2001-32).

WinnaVegas Casino Resort, a premier destination in Western Iowa, announced the extension of its partnership with Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI), a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions for the gaming industry. This renewal underscores WinnaVegas’ commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology and superior support to drive business success.

The PGA of America and PENN Entertainment announced a multiyear sports betting partnership. Under the agreement, ESPN BET becomes the “Official Sports Betting Sponsor” of the PGA Championship through 2026. The 2024 PGA Championship will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky from May 16-19. This agreement marks a milestone for the PGA Championship as it becomes the first men’s golf major to establish an official sports betting sponsor.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – April 29-May 5

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

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This month The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise honoured 186 of its total 1200 team members for reaching significant employment milestones including 15, 10 and 5 years of service for the enterprise. The event at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Ariz. showcased the impact and journey of each hard-working team member, with a special highlight for 29 employees who have served for 15 years.

Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies have been selected by the City of Petersburg, Virginia to codevelop a $1.4 billion Live! Gaming & Entertainment District, anchored by Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia. The Petersburg City Council unanimously approved Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies as the City’s preferred development partner on the transformative mixed-use project. The proposed project will generate billions of dollars in economic benefits and spinoff development, create thousands of new jobs and benefits to the local community and become a major new tourist destination for the City and the Central Virginia region.

CT Interactive’s LATAM team, led by Diego Verano Ponce and Ana Ruth Farías, attended SIGMA Brazil from April 23 to 25, 2024. The company’s decision to participate in the event underscores its commitment to expanding its presence and strengthening relationships within the region. The presence of Diego Verano and Ana Ruth Farías at SIGMA Brazil provided an excellent opportunity for CT Interactive to engage with industry stakeholders, discuss emerging trends and explore potential partnerships in the LATAM market.

The Colorado Division of Gambling has launched a new illegal gambling awareness campaign. The “Play Legit. Gamble Only Where Legal.” campaign aims to educate the public about the risks associated with illegal gambling and the importance of supporting regulated gaming venues. The campaign emphasises legal gambling options, including casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, as well as online sports betting and off-track betting.

Lottery.com Inc. announced the restart of its sweepstakes operations in conjunction with the WinTogether Trust, a registered 501(c)3 charitable organisation. The proceeds from the sweepstakes will benefit Street Child United. The sweepstakes had a soft launch on April 3, 2024, and is available at http://donateto.win, the successor to Lottery.com’s WinTogether.org platform.

Partnerships

Hard Rock International, Seminole Gaming and Royal Caribbean Group brands, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, unveiled a global partnership that will benefit both vacationers and team members of the brands. Travellers around the world can take advantage of accommodations, meals, discounts and more at Hard Rock and Seminole casinos, hotels and cafes, and on Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises vacations based on the milestone announcement made by two of South Florida’s largest private employers.

SCCG Management has signed a contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), the B.C. Crown corporation which conducts and manages commercial gambling in the province, including lotteries, casinos and online gaming. This partnership aims to undertake a comprehensive assessment and strategic enhancement of BCLC’s diverse operations. The work between SCCG and BCLC will involve a thorough review of technological infrastructures, strategic market positioning and the integration of various gaming modalities.

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