Gaming

NeoPollard Interactive Congratulates the Virginia Lottery for Its "Lottery Operator of the Year" Award From EGR

NeoPollard Interactive LLC ("NeoPollard Interactive" or "NPi"), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), commends the Virginia Lottery for being selected as "Lottery Operator of the Year" at the eGaming Review (EGR) Operator Awards held on October 27, 2022 at the JW Marriot Grosvenor House in London, UK . Recognized for its prestige in the eGaming sector, the EGR Operator Awards celebrates business-to-consumer operators for setting the standard in 31 categories across all verticals ranging from customer service to safer gambling. The Virginia Lottery was recognized for its exceptional performance over the past year.

NeoPollard Interactive logo (CNW Group/NeoPollard Interactive)

"This award represents the hard work Lottery employees, in partnership with the NPi team,  have done to achieve such strong results and notable growth," said Kelly T. Gee , Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery. "I congratulate everyone on a job well done, and I firmly believe we will compound our successes as we continue enhancing our iLottery program. The extraordinary commitment and dedication by every Lottery stakeholder led to this recognition, and I look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings in support of K-12 public schools across Virginia ."

By reaching $1.37 billion in FY 2022 top-line sales in its second year of operation, the Virginia Lottery secured its position as the fastest-growing U.S. iLottery program ever. Its 69% year-over-year growth in gross wagers was driven largely by the Lottery's eInstant portfolio, which contributed 95% of program revenues. Net gaming revenue posted impressive 60% growth over the previous year, elevating the Lottery's total contribution to K-12 education to $779 million in the past fiscal year.

According to the Virginia Lottery, its strategy to expand access and adoption of its brand through the introduction of iLottery is focused on three pillars: acquisition, customer experience, and enhanced technology. Proving its commitment to customer experience, the Lottery launched a state-of-the-art mobile app and increased its assortment of online draw games in FY 2022 by adding Pick 3 and Pick 4 Daily Draw Games with Fireball, and Cash 5 with EZ-Match, to its existing suite of such games (e.g., Mega Millions , Powerball , and Cash4Life ). These new games are powered by NPi's NeoDraw Interactive Central Gaming System, a core component of the company's best-in-class iLottery solution.

"We are honored the Virginia Lottery has entrusted its iLottery business to NPi, and we are thrilled to see its record-breaking performance acknowledged at this year's EGR Operator Awards," said Doug Pollard , Co-CEO, NPi. "The Lottery's online games are getting a great response from customers, and we are delighted to be playing a key role in this remarkable and evolving success story."

"The Virginia Lottery's leadership and its unmatched results are helping to define what iLottery success looks like across our industry," said Moti Malul , Co-CEO, NPi. "With the Lottery's in-house expertise and its faith in NPi's ability to execute growth-oriented strategies, it's no surprise iLottery accounts for more than 40% of all Virginia Lottery sales, making it a crucial new cornerstone of its overall product portfolio."

For 34 years, the Virginia Lottery has been committed to growing and giving back. Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been designated solely for K-12 public education in Virginia , contributing more than $11 billion to education in the commonwealth since that time. To learn more, visit www.valottery.com/givingback .

About NeoPollard Interactive

Born in the digital domain, NeoPollard Interactive LLC ("NPi") is an award-winning supplier of best-in-class iLottery solutions to the North American lottery market. Serving the largest share of U.S. lotteries that currently sell online, NPi helped pioneer the successful introduction of iLottery in the U.S. and is North America's proven partner of choice to enable regulated lotteries to design and deploy complex gaming solutions in support of generating incremental revenue for good causes through the online channel. NPi offers cutting-edge technology, a full suite of managed services, and the industry's top performing game content as part of its innovative and comprehensive approach to partnering for iLottery success. Jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS)—both globally recognized industry leaders—NPi powers the most profitable iLottery programs. Visit us at www.neopollard.com .

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, in-lane ticket options, and sales-driving merchandising solutions from its Schafer Retail Solutions + portfolio. It also offers a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The Company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, ticket vending machines, and its Diamond Game and Compliant Gaming electronic games and devices to charitable and other gaming markets in North America.  Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com .

About NeoGames

NeoGames (Nasdaq: NGMS) is a technology-driven innovator and a global leader of iLottery and iGaming solutions and services for regulated lotteries and gaming operators. The Company offers its customers a full-service suite of solutions, including proprietary technology platforms, two dedicated game studios with an extensive portfolio of engaging games – one in lottery and one in casino games, and a range of value-added services. The recent strategic acquisition of Aspire Global Group enables NeoGames to offer the most comprehensive portfolio across iLottery, an innovative sports betting platform from BtoBet, an advanced content aggregation solution from Pariplay, and a complete set of B2B Gaming tech and Managed Services. NeoGames remains an instrumental partner to its customers worldwide, as it works to maximize their revenue potential through various offerings, including regulation and compliance, payment processing, risk management, player relationship management, and player value optimization. NeoGames strives to be the long-term partner of choice for its customers, empowering them to deliver enjoyable and profitable programs to their players, generate more revenue, and maximize proceeds to governments and good causes.   For more information, please visit our website at www.neogames.com .

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements and information, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in this document, such statements include such words as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," and other similar terminology. These statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this document. There should not be an expectation that such information will in all circumstances be updated, supplemented, or revised whether as a result of new information, changing circumstances, future events, or otherwise.

Cision View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/neopollard-interactive-congratulates-the-virginia-lottery-for-its-lottery-operator-of-the-year-award-from-egr-301694039.html

SOURCE NeoPollard Interactive

Cision View original content to download multimedia: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2022/05/c4146.html

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

GAMING00
East Side Games

The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Watch the launch trailer here .

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

GameFi Leader, Splinterlands, Surpasses 2 Billion Transactions Milestone

- Today Splinterlands announced that the company has surpassed the monumental milestone of 2 billion transactions having been made on the platform since the company was founded in 2018. After passing the 3 billion battle threshold in August 2022 this marks another significant indicator in sustainable and rapid growth for the Web 3.0 collectible trading card battle game. According to DappRadar, Splinterlands accounted for 96% of all transactions on Hive the blockchain that Splinterlands is built upon. Splinterlands is currently experiencing between 3 to 5 million daily transactions.

"It is hard to fathom the immense growth and engagement that we have seen in our community," said Splinterlands CEO Jesse "Aggroe d" Reich. "Two billion transactions is mind blowing. As we look to improve our frictionless onboarding approach as well as the entertainment value of Splinterlands, we look forward to continuing to introduce Splinterlands to new players who have not yet explored blockchain games."

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Performance on the Move! GIGABYTE Introduces New AORUS 17, AORUS 15 Gaming Laptops, and AERO 14 OLED Super-thin Creator Laptops

GIGABYTE today introduces the AORUS 17, AORUS 15, and AERO 14 OLED, a suite of new laptops optimized to provide power and mobility. The three new additions now join the flagship AORUS 17X, AORUS 15X, and AERO 16 OLED in GIGABYTE's 2023 laptop lineup, which was unveiled earlier at CES 2023. Boasting the latest cores from both Intel and NVIDIA in a sleek and portable design, the AORUS 17 and AORUS 15 prov ide strong performance with max total graphics power (TGP) for enthusiasts who want to take their games on the go; while the AERO 14 OLED is tailored for creative minds, combining portability with a perfectly color-accurate display.

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

KRAFTON Inc. to open its first Canadian AAA game studio in Montreal

KRAFTON Montreal Studio will hire 150 people in the next 3 years to work on a new IP based on a fantasy novel series

KRAFTON Inc., a collective of independent game development studios behind the success of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, is proud to announce today the opening of its first Canadian AAA game studio located in Montreal, Quebec . KRAFTON Montreal Studio will be led by Patrik Méthé, a prominent figure in the gaming industry with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles on some of the world's most renowned franchises.

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Gaming Innovation Group: Invitation to Q4 2022 results presentation

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) publishes its interim report for the fourth quarter 2022 before market opening on Wednesday 15 February 2023 .

CEO Richard Brown will present the Q4 2022 results via livestream at 10:00 CET . The presentation will be followed by a Q&A-session, and investors, analysts and journalists are welcome to participate. The presentation will be given in English.

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY, the number 1 blockchain gaming platform by Wemade, is hosting a WEMIX airdrop event until February 28th to celebrate the global launch of its MMORPG, MIR M: Vanguard and Vagabond.

Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY will be giving away 1 WEMIX each to 1 million users who meet the following requirements: Connect game account to PLAY Wallet, reach character level 25, and have a log-in record within one week from the event end date. If the number of participants exceeds 1 million, winners will be selected based on the order of reaching character level 25 first. Winners and more information will be announced later.

MIR M is a K-MMORPG featuring martial arts that launched on January 31st . It recreated Wemade's most popular IP, The Legend of Mir 2, to fit current game trends, and applied blockchain technology to create tokenomics based on the game token DRONE and Governance token DOGMA.

MIR M is also part of an Inter-game Economy that includes the economy of MIR4, the world's most successful blockchain game. Users of games in this Inter-game Economy can reinvest the game tokens they have obtained in each game into other games, thus creating a virtuous cycle.

Please visit the official website for more information on the airdrop event in celebration of the global launch of MIR M. ( https://mirmglobal.com/ )

(PRNewsfoto/Wemade)

Cision View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wemade-hosts-wemix-airdrop-event-to-celebrate-the-global-launch-of-mir-m-301741497.html

SOURCE Wemade

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

STABILITY AI PARTNERS WITH KRIKEY AI TO LAUNCH AI ANIMATION TOOLS

An AI Text to Animation tool that generates 3D, animated, interactive characters

A new AI Experience lets users generate animations in minutes

Krikey.ai, an AI tools company, announced an AI Animation partnership with Stability AI today. Krikey's AI Text to Animation tool enables users to use a text phrase to generate avatar animations in minutes. Users can then export a video file or fbx file to their social media account, 3D game engine or film editing software of choice. Krikey's tool also allows users to customize their 3D Avatar and then generate an AI animation for that avatar. The AI Animation tool launches today and is available at www.krikey.ai more Avatar customization features will be launching this quarter.

Usually an animation takes 5+ business days to create, but with Krikey's AI tool it takes minutes to generate. The animations are mobile optimized and also immediately usable in AR. This AI to AR pipeline empowers creators and democratizes content creation. AI can never imbue a character with emotion so the role of artist and animator remains the same in the production pipeline. Creators and developers can visit www.krikey.ai to generate their own AI animations today.

"Stability is always seeking out AI innovators and the Krikey team has put together one of the best tools to democratize creative expression. Now anyone can animate a 3D character with a few words in a text box ," said Emad Mostaque , CEO of Stability AI. "We are excited to support the Krikey AI team and work together to empower the next generation of AI creators and developers."

In Krikey's AI Tool, users will be able to explore and try a set of basic motion prompts including variations on walk, run, jump, wave, climb and more. The website www.krikey.ai has a prompt guide to help guide users enter and experiment in the world of AI Animation. More complex prompts like moonwalk, zombie march and tai chi also lead to engaging results. Generated animations can be seen in the dashboard within your account and users can download video files or fbx files. Within the animation tool, users can also change the camera angle, add or remove shadows, backgrounds, change the animation speed and customize their Avatar before exporting to share with friends.

"This is the beginning of a revolution in how 3D content will be created ," said Ketaki Shriram , Co-founder and CTO at Krikey.ai. "Generative AI Animations have applications in numerous industries including film, gaming, metaverse avatars, social media and cloud computing. AI Animation could be the foundation of the next creator economy."

Krikey's AI Animation tool is available today online at www.krikey.ai . Visit the website to generate your first AI animation!

About Krikey AI

Krikey AI has built a set of developer tools including an AI Text to Animation tool, custom 3D Avatar tool, AR mobile app toolkit and more. The AI tool enables creators to generate animations they can take into any platform for 3D content creation. Krikey has previously partnered with Snapchat, T-Mobile, Google Maps, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the National Audubon Society, building custom AR games for each brand partner and reaching 5M+ users. For more information, please visit www.krikey.ai .

About Stability AI

Stability AI builds open source AI tools to provide the foundation to awaken humanity's potential. Their AI tool empowers artists to generate images and 3D models based on text inputs. They have open AI models for image, language, audio, video, 3D models and biology. They are the developer of Stable Diffusion and design and implement solutions for companies to use AI in their production processes. For more information, please visit https://stability.ai/ .

Cision View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stability-ai-partners-with-krikey-ai-to-launch-ai-animation-tools-301739683.html

SOURCE Krikey, Inc

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News

×