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Albany Oregon, January 1, 2017 - Take-A-Ticket, Inc. today announced that Seth Tigner will be promoted to company President. Seth began with Take-A-Ticket, Inc. in August 2000 and previously served as Plant Manager. Zach Tigner, a 23-year veteran with Take-A-Ticket, Inc. will assume responsibilities for Secretary and Treasurer. Additionally, Zach will oversee all Research and Development activities for the company. Donald Tigner will continue his role as General Manager.
"We are very pleased with the strength of the company and these changes will assure continued innovation and growth as the lottery industry matures and our customers look for new ways to promote its products,"" said Calvin Tigner, retiring Take-A-Ticket, Inc. President.
Established in 1985, Take-A-Ticket, Inc. is the original inventor of ticket dispensing devices for the lottery industry and distributes high quality products to more than 30 US lotteries. The company's portfolio includes a full range of ticket dispensing devices, merchandising displays, and customized marketing solutions for its customers.
BL Promos is celebrating its 41st year in business.
BL Promos is a problem solver for Lottery Branding, through the use of integrating promotional products into a Lottery's given marketing theme, to help reach their niche target market.
London, 24th June 2016 - Abacus are pleased to report that through use of the Abacus Fusion Platform® their client, the newly merged organisation Nederlandse Staatsloterij/De Lotto, have further expanded their in-lane sales network in The Netherlands, with the addition of the major Dutch supermarket retailer Jumbo.
The project was completed on time within a very tight timescale, 6 weeks from agreement to go-live. The final Jumbo stores went live on the Abacus system on 23rd June following a carefully planned phased rollout lasting 1 week. In total 574 Jumbo stores were enabled, allowing tickets to be sold in-lane from 5,451 EPoS tills
Abacus CEO, Simon Butler, commented; “We believe the addition of the Jumbo stores to the in-lane sales network will be a great success, bringing incremental sales to and allowing players to buy tickets in a very convenient and simple way. Supermarkets are an ideal environment for in-lane sales, placing the ability to play right in front of the consumer as they are buying their groceries. Our research shows that, in supermarkets in particular, only around 5% of customers visit the area of the store where the lottery terminal is sited. An in-lane solution puts the lottery in front of 100% of the store’s customers and fits in to their existing behaviour. We are very excited by the addition of Jumbo which we were able to enable very quickly thanks to the design of our system and the amazing professionalism of all involved”.
To view the TV commercial advertising the launch in Jumbo please visit: https://youtu.be/5hZ2UjtQpyw
About Abacus Solutions International
Abacus Solutions International is a software based Technology Company specialising in solutions for the lottery industry. Their Fusion Platform® is a versatile transaction gateway enabling retailers and lotteries to connect to sell lottery products using the existing retailer hardware and infrastructures, eliminating the need for lotteries to invest in dedicated hardware and connectivity. Abacus provides a Fully Managed Service and will work with all the existing suppliers. Abacus is based in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands and is an associate member of both the World Lottery Association and NASPL. For more information visit www.abacus-bv.com or contact Simon Butler on [email protected].
For more information on Nederlandse Staatsloterij/De Lotto contact: Krista van Beelen
M: +31 6 13395161
NASPL, NCPG Announce Responsible Gambling Verification Program for Lotteries
GENEVA, OH (October 20, 2015) – The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) today announced a new responsible gambling framework and independent verification program for its member lotteries. Partnering with NASPL in this important effort is the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
“The recognition of problem gambling issues within the lottery industry over the course of the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable,” said NASPL Executive Director David Gale. “Whereas at one point it was considered a taboo subject that shouldn’t be openly addressed, we have evolved now to launch what I consider a crowning achievement of NASPL.”
Lotteries have certainly taken the lead in responsible gambling programs in the United States. “For the first time a segment of the U.S. gambling industry has adopted a responsible gaming framework and independent verification process,” said NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte. “We congratulate NASPL members for their recognition of problem gambling and their embrace of responsible gaming.”
The new program has three levels of verification. The first level (“Plan”) is for lotteries that have not yet developed a robust responsible gambling program – by submitting an application at this level, lotteries will have experts in the field critique their plans and help them move towards the next level. The second level (“Implementation”) assesses current programs and results for lotteries with more advanced responsible gambling programs. The third level (“Sustaining”) will review Implementation verification every three years to ensure ongoing performance.
An independent assessment panel, under the guidance of the NCPG, will review all applications for verification. The eight areas of assessment include research, employee training, retailer training, player education, new/existing product oversight, budget, advertising and engagement/awareness.
Four American lotteries will be selected to participate in the pilot program. “The first wave of lotteries is being limited as we want to ensure the procedures and infrastructure are in place for the program to be successful,” said Alice Garland, chair of the NASPL Responsible Gambling Committee and Executive Director of the North Carolina Education Lottery. Lotteries wishing to be part of the pilot program must provide a short initial statement to the NCPG by October 30. That statement should indicate why their lottery should be considered for the pilot and that they are willing to help other jurisdictions participate in the process.
The NCPG will select the four lotteries in early November, and their applications will be accepted in mid-January. It is expected that the first round of verification results will be announced in March 2016 after evaluation by the independent assessment panel.
At that time, NASPL and the NCPG will begin a review of the entire process. “Once we make sure everything is in place to move forward, all U.S. lotteries will be invited to participate,” said Garland.
The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries was founded in 1971. Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the organization has grown into an active association representing 52 lottery organizations. NASPL’s basic mission is to assemble and disseminate information on the lottery industry through education and communications, and where appropriate publicly advocate the positions of the Association on matters of general policy.
Media contact: David Gale, Executive Director, (440) 361-7962, [email protected]
The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming. The organization’s vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.
Media contact: Keith Whyte, Executive Director, (202) 547-9204, [email protected]