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Arizona Lottery Awards Pollard Banknote Instant Ticket Warehousing and Distribution Contract

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Pollard Banknote Limited is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Arizona Lottery to deliver instant ticket warehousing and distribution services, as a result of being awarded a contract through a competitive procurement process. The six-year contract began on February 14, 2019, and will end on August 30, 2026.

Pollard Banknote has been an instant ticket printing and production services provider for the Lottery since 1998 and was awarded the first pull-tab ticket warehouse and distribution services contract in Arizona in 2010. Under this new contract, Pollard Banknote will operate an instant ticket warehouse and distribution center for the Lottery, which will include telemarketing services, inventory storage and management, order fulfillment, and distribution to retailers, as well as marketing support to foster sales growth and retail excellence. In order to create greater efficiency, pull-tab and instant ticket warehousing and distribution services will be consolidated under this contract once the existing pull-tab agreement has expired.

Pollard Banknote will manage the Lottery’s instant ticket inventory using our state-of-the-art, proprietary SureTrack™ Lottery Management System. SureTrack™ is a web-based, turnkey solution with a range of flexible tools for inventory control and management, forecasting, ordering, distribution, validation, and reporting that support lottery goals for sales and retail expansion. Pollard Banknote’s SureTrack™ technology solution has been used by a variety of lotteries around the world for 18 years.

“Pollard Banknote is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with a long-standing client like the Arizona Lottery in a new capacity to deliver instant ticket warehousing and distribution services,” said Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We have worked diligently to develop a modern and sophisticated lottery management solution that offers outstanding operational support. We look forward to implementing this solution for the Arizona Lottery, and we are confident that it will play an important role in our holistic approach to helping the Lottery drive sales of pull-tabs and instant tickets.”

“At the Arizona Lottery, our mission is to maximize net revenues in a responsible manner to support programs that benefit Arizona communities,” said Gregg Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery. “Over the course of our more than 20-year long relationship, Pollard Banknote has demonstrated a keen ability to provide quality products and services that help us deliver on our mission. We are confident that Pollard Banknote is the right partner to help us take our sales to new heights by providing instant ticket warehousing and distribution services.”

 

Source: Pollard Banknote Limited

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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Bet.Works Appoints Jay Rood As Chief Risk Officer

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Bet.WorksTM  a US-based iGaming and sportsbook platform supplier, announced today that Mr. Jay Rood has joined the company as Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Rood is a legendary Las Vegas gaming executive and sports betting innovator with over 25 years of experience in sportsbook operations.

Mr. Rood has had a storied career in gaming and sports betting which began in Lake Tahoe working for Caesars back in 1992. 

Mr. Rood joined MGM when it opened in December 1993 as a ticket writer and worked for the operator for over 25 years ultimately overseeing all of MGM’s sportsbooks including ten in Nevada, two in Mississippi and one in New Jersey as the expansion of sports betting has swept across the USA following the PASPA repeal in 2018.

Mr. Rood joins Bet.Works at a pivotal moment in US sports betting history as more than 30 states are expected to legalize Sportsbooks over the next 12 24 months.

Sixteen states have already passed legislation as eight states are live with eight states pending launch. The US sports betting market is estimated by Morgan Stanley to be approximately $400 billion and is comprised of an estimated 44 million US citizens who wager annually. 

Bet.Works’ Founder/CEO, David Wang, said: I had the privilege of working with Jay in the past and his 25 years of sportsbook operations will help take the company to the next level.

“There is no one more qualified to lead our organization as we deploy in more states in the coming months. Jay and our in-house Las Vegas-based trading and risk team will oversee all of the brands on the Bet.Works platform with a significant emphasis into advanced in-play wagering via our technology platform.”  

Jay Rood, Chief Risk Officer at Bet.Works, said: “I am excited to be joining a group of extremely experienced and talented individuals at Bet.Works focusing on servicing the emerging sports betting industry with unique and powerful technology and a team that has extensive knowledge in the US betting market.

“David Wang’s vision and drive is contagious, and I believe he has positioned Bet.Works to be the provider of choice for gaming operators looking to enhance their offering to their guests.”

 

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Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Plans to Issue Sports Betting Regulations by July 1

Niji Narayan

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has revealed that it is working to develop rules for sports betting. Iowa became one of the latest states in the US to legalise sports betting after the Governor signed the bill into law in May.

Administrator Brian Ohorilko said that they are planning to upload the rules on their website by July 1. He added that the commission will hold a meeting on July 30 in West Des Moines to take action on sports betting and start accepting applications from casinos interested in offering sports betting services.

“The industry is requesting a pretty aggressive timetable to have things implemented by August. We’re doing everything we can to do that, but making sure that we’re doing it the right way,” Ohorilko added.

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Penn Gets Licensing Approval from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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Penn National Gaming has secured licensing approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Penn will soon begin the construction on the Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

The development of Hollywood Casino Morgantown represents an overall investment of approximately $111m, inclusive of licence fees for the property’s slot machines and table games. The approximately 80,000sq.ft facility will feature 750 slot machines and 30 table games, with the ability to accommodate an additional 10 table games.

The facility is expected to generate approximately 250 new local jobs and more than 275 construction jobs.

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