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Scottish scratchcard winner’s disbelief as she mistakes £1 million jackpot win for £1000

George Miller

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Scottish scratchcard winner’s disbelief as she mistakes £1 million jackpot win for £1000
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When a member of the Lottoland team called Mrs Fox from Scotland this week, she thought it was to organise the transfer of the funds for her £1000 scratch card win.

It was only when she mentioned that a thousand pounds would help towards Christmas, that she was told that she had in fact scooped £1,000,000 on an online Lottoland scratch card.

Mrs Fox, who wishes to remain anonymous, was lost for words when she was told that she had missed off a few zeros – and that she was actually a millionaire. She and her husband now plan to enjoy the life changing amount and buy a home in warmer climes.

Mrs Fox explained: “I am a regular Lottoland player, playing once or twice a week. I usually bet on the overseas lotto draws – especially the big US ones, but I decided to have a go at a Scratchcard for a change and that’s when I won.”

“When I saw that I had won £1,000, I was thrilled and my first thought was that it would be a great help with Christmas, but when I was told I had in fact won a million pounds, I couldn’t believe it. I had a missed a few calls the day before and just thought they were organising the transfer, I didn’t realise that I was a million-pound winner.”

She added: “This is a life changing amount of money that is going to allow us to achieve our goal of buying a home overseas. I still can’t believe it.”

Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, said: “Stories like these are why we do the job we do. To hear Mrs Fox’s totally incredulous voice on the phone is wonderful. It is a true shock for her and a win that will change her life forever.

Lottoland scratchcards operate in the same was as a traditional scratchcard in that they reveal winning numbers or symbols, and you are told instantly if you are a winner. In this case, Mrs Fox didn’t notice the three extra noughts on the end of her winning figure – so she thought she’d won a handy £1,000 – rather than a life-changing £1million.

Mrs Fox joins a record winning Lottoland cohort of millionaires this year. In June this year, Christina from Germany scooped the biggest online gambling payout of all time, winning £79million on the EuroJackpot. That win is now in the Guinness World Records.

This week Lottoland users have a chance to win £32m with EuroMillionaire and £7m with Lotto Plus, as well as the chance for an instant win with Lottoland scratchcards. For more information, visit www.lottoland.co.uk.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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PointsBet Partners With Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa

Niji Narayan

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PointsBet, the top-tier sportsbook operator, has entered a multi-year partnership with Catfish Bend Casino, one of Iowa’s leading casino, entertainment, and hotel destinations.

The partnership will include the launch of both premium retail and mobile sportsbook operations in Iowa, following proper licensing afforded by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. PointsBet and Catfish Bend Casino will work in tandem to build out a multi-faceted sports entertainment venue centrally located on the Catfish Bend property.

“PointsBet is thrilled to announce this partnership, enabling us to create a first-class sportsbook for Iowa’s sports bettors at one of the best casino resorts in the Midwest. Catfish Bend Casino’s executives – Gary Hoyer and Rob Higgins – are two of the most progressive and forward-thinking operators in the industry. We knew they were the perfect match for PointsBet’s long-term vision of gaming in the U.S. from day one,” Johnny Aitken, PointsBet’s U.S. CEO said.

“We couldn’t imagine a better sportsbook to bring to Catfish Bend Casino and the state of Iowa. The potential legalization of sports betting in Iowa opens an exciting new opportunity for recreational and avid players, and PointsBet’s unmatched dedication to bettors makes them the ideal partner for our brand and go-to-market plan,” Gary Hoyer, CEO of Great River Entertainment said.

 

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AMATIC Industries Reports Excellent FER in Madrid, Presents Roulette Grand Jeu

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AMATIC Industries, an integrated supplier of premium gaming products, in collaboration with Comatel, has reported an excellent Fería International del Juego (FER) show in Madrid.

There was plenty to see as Comatel secured a large stand to house the AMATIC solutions. AMATIC Industries presented the latest Roulette Grand Jeu with the stylish, brand new Corona II overhead design that incorporates a large screen that can be viewed from both sides. This is an excellent way to portray the GO FOR GOLD bonus game which has been created especially for the Spanish market. Another highlight at the FER was the introduction of a further bonus game called LET’S PARTY.

Leopold Öller, Director at AMATIC Industries, summed up the response from the FER, stating, “It was a great opportunity to see our valued customers in Spain. Thanks to our unique partnership with Comatel our games have become extremely popular throughout the country. We are always focusing on bringing new innovations to strengthen our position here. We were able to do this in all areas – with our Corona II on the Roulette Grand Jeu, our new Amarox C24 Nero and new games for our Multiliner as well as the focus on our Landscape solution. We were very pleased with the response.”

 

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Betinvest to present new iFrame product with Asia-specific interface in Macao

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Betinvest is going to the very heart of the Asian entertainment industry – Macao – to take part in one of the gaming business’s leading international events. At stand D1229, the company will present its well-established sports betting products as well as its very latest solutions, such as iFrame Sportsbook. The Betinvest team have also announced that visitors will have the opportunity to get a €5,000 certificate which can be used towards the cost of any Betinvest product.

“We are delighted to be returning to G2E Asia this year, both to network and to present our new special offers. We were able to have a discussion with our Asian partners before the exhibition to find out all about the special needs and requirements of betting operators in Asia. We’re well prepared and hope that visitors to our stand will be pleasantly surprised by what we have to offer them,” said Betinvest’s VP of Business Development, Valentyn Kyrylenko.

“We’ll be presenting our new iFrame solution which offers unique opportunities to integrate and manage traditional Sportsbook and/or eSports betting. Our iFrame solution will be an essential tool for operators in any region. As for special features for the Asian market, we’ve made some changes in the backend according to the market’s needs and developed a corresponding frontend. I hope they’ll like it!” Kyrylenko added.

Between 21st and 23rd May 2019 at The Venetian Macao, the Betinvest team will showcase – and provide every visitor with an opportunity to try out for themselves – all of the company’s products and services. The core Betinvest products are Sportsbook and Data Feed, but the company also offers simple yet profitable in-house solutions such as Lottery, Keno and Roulette.

Betinvest will be exhibiting at stand D1229. You can book a meeting with the Betinvest team here.

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