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Allwyn Announces New Leadership Team to Spearhead Delivery of the National Lottery

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Allwyn has announced the new leadership team that will oversee the delivery of the Fourth National Lottery Licence, which begins on 1 February 2024, and the transformation of the National Lottery over the next decade.

Robert Chvàtal, Allwyn CEO who will handover the reins of the UK leadership to Andria Vidler in October, said: “This is a talented team with deep experience and a strong personal commitment to delivering the very best for communities across the UK through ever greater returns to Good Causes from The National Lottery. Andria and I look forward to working with them all over the coming years.”

From 1 October 2023, the new Allwyn leadership will be:

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  • Chief Executive Officer – Andria Vidler
  • Chief Assurance and Participant Protection Officer – Gaby Heppner-Logan
  • Chief Commercial Officer – Lucy Buckley
  • Interim Chief Data Officer – Martin Novak
  • Chief Financial Officer – Alan Artz
  • Chief Operating Officer – Chris Lyman
  • Chief People Officer – Sam Sheriff
  • Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer – Alastair Ruxton
  • Chief Technology Officer – Mark Smith
  • General Counsel – Harry Willits
  • Operations Director – Jenny Blogg
  • Operations – Transformation Director – Eddie Bennett
  • Technology – Transformation Director – Paul Lumb

Advisors to 4NL Executive team/3NL leadership representation to support transition and integration:

  • Camelot and 3NL Co-CEOs – Neil Brocklehurst, Clare Swindell

The leadership team includes new recruits: Andria Vidler, whose appointment was announced in July; Alan Artz, who joined Allwyn in this summer from William Hill; Chris Lyman who will move from his role as CEO of Lotto New Zealand back to the UK to join Allwyn in October; and Mark Smith, currently Group Chief Technology Officer at ITV who joins in November.

Current Camelot co-CEOs, Neil Brocklehurst and Clare Swindell, are supporting the handover to the incoming Allwyn UK CEO Andria Vidler before their departure.

Robert Chvàtal added: “I’d like to express my huge thanks to Clare, Neil and all the Camelot leadership team for their sterling work over many years supporting The National Lottery. The National Lottery makes a huge contribution to communities across the UK through the money it generates for Good Causes. They have a great deal to be proud of. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

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Light & Wonder Expands Presence in Oregon with Additional Placements of KASCADA Dual Screen Multi-Games

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Light & Wonder Inc. announced that the Oregon Lottery has purchased more than 1200 additional Video Lottery Terminals (VLT). This comes less than a year after the Oregon Lottery purchased 1175 VLTs following the successful trial phase in the state.

The gaming machines will house diverse player-favorite games such as BLAZING HOT CELEBRATIONS, LIGHTNING TUSKS, AMERICAN ORIGINAL, BIER HAUS, AMERICAN ORIGINAL STARS & BARS, QUICK HIT MONEY WHEEL, TREASURE FRUITS, FLUSH FRENZY Poker, and more.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Oregon Lottery and to provide their players with our state-of-the-art KASCADA Dual Screen Multi-Games. The additional placement of over 1,200 VLTs is a testament to the success and popularity of our games in the region. We are committed to delivering innovative and engaging gaming experiences that enhance player enjoyment and drive growth for our customers,” said Niaz Nejad, Managing Director – Americas, Gaming at Light & Wonder.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership in bringing Light & Wonder’s popular games and product expertise to our Video Lottery players. They consistently use our feedback to deliver quality products that benefit our team and customers,” said Sar Richards, Oregon Lottery’s Manager of Video Gaming Products.

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AGTech Wins Lottery Terminal Supply Tenders for Shaanxi, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces

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Lottery and integrated technology and services company AGTech Holdings Limited (AGTech) has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has successfully won procurement tenders to supply lottery terminals to Sports Lottery Administration Centres in Shaanxi province, Zhejiang province and Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China.

AGTech already has previous success in the China market, having won a bid in 2018 for supplying its new dual, touchscreen lottery terminals to the Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Shanghai and Hebei.

Even before this, AGTech introduced new instant win games, launched in partnership with Chinese logistics firm SF Holdings across Shenzen, Nanchang, Changsha and Nanjing.

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EQL Games Launches Team USA Omni-Channel Lottery Games in Virginia Ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

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EQL Games recently unveiled an unparalleled gaming experience with the debut of its omni-channel Team USA games, exclusively tailored for the Virginia Lottery. Whether purchasing a Team USA scratcher or playing the Team USA iLottery game online through the Virginia Lottery’s website or mobile app, players can get into the spirit of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games leading up to opening ceremonies later this month in Paris.

“We are excited for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 in July and the launch of these two engaging lottery products. The Virginia Lottery is among the most innovative lotteries in the world, and it has been a pleasure collaborating to bring these two games to market. Thanks to our partnership with Team USA, Virginia Lottery players can now participate in the omni-channel Olympic and Paralympic action,” said EQL Games CEO Brad Cummings.

EQL Games partnered with game studio 916 Gaming to create a unique digital game that allows players to live out their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. Lottery players play the role of a Team USA archer, track star or gymnast with just a tap of their fingers. This first-of-its-kind product combines the lottery online playing experience with games that feel more like playing a video game.

“The opportunity to offer games that align with the start of the Olympics and Paralympics only happens every two years, and the Lottery saw this as a great chance to engage with fans. EQL and 916 Gaming have created fantastic games that our players can enjoy as they cheer on Team USA athletes,” said Virginia Lottery Director of Marketing Scott Kenyon.

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The $2 Team USA scratcher will help drive sales of the omni-channel promotion. Virginia has included a special promotional offer on the front of the Scratcher offering 25 free games of the online game when players make their first account deposit. The omni-channel launched a full month ahead of Paris 2024 and the Lottery will support these games with traditional retail and digital point of sale material.

EQL Games is revolutionizing the lottery industry through relentless innovation, delivering first-to-market products as both an original game studio and a third-party content aggregator.

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