MONTREAL, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSX.V: AYA), an entertainment solutions provider for the regulated gaming industry,
today announced the official launch of the first National Lottery of
Moldova. Branded as "Milioane Pentru Moldova," the lottery was
officially launched on February 15 at the Palace of the Republic, at an
event attended by the National Lottery of Moldova's administration,
journalists, and guests. The lottery is based on Short Message Service
("SMS") technology, enabling anyone with a mobile device to participate
beginning February 19.
"The National Lottery of Moldova will act, based on the five main
values: integrity, transparency, social responsibility, customer care
and respect for employees," said Mr. Ion Antohi, the General Director
of the National Lottery of Moldova, wishing participants success and
"The National Lottery of Moldova aims to provide for all lottery players
equal opportunity to win, and also, to bring benefits to the state
budget, which will be directed towards education, health, sports, and
culture areas. We want to follow the good examples from other
experienced countries in this field and promote transparency and fair
play," said Victor Barbăneagră, Vice-minister of the Ministry of
Finance of the Republic of Moldova.
"We are very pleased to deploy the first of several gaming solutions we
expect to implement in Moldova," said David Baazov, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Amaya Gaming Group. "Our unique SMS technology is
proving to be a very effective means of acquiring lottery customers, as
it recognizes the fact that mobile devices are becoming more and more
ingrained into the daily lives of people worldwide."
Milioane Pentru Moldova leverages Amaya's innovative technology
platform, which ensures the authenticity and accuracy of data while
also providing government authorities with real-time reporting of
results and a framework for implementing responsible gaming features.
In September, 2011, Amaya announced that it had been awarded an
exclusive, 20-year contract with the National Lottery of Moldova to
provide a range of national gaming solutions including lottery, video
lottery terminals, sports betting, and digital gaming. The Milioane
Pentru Moldova lottery is the first of these initiatives to launch.
Amaya expects to continue to implement additional gaming solutions in
the country in 2012.
About Amaya Gaming Group
Founded in 2004, Amaya Gaming Group Inc. is a technology based gaming
provider for the regulated gaming industry. An expansive global
organization, present in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa
and Asia, Amaya is an innovator in the gaming world.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Amaya provides a host of services and
solutions that range from: online and mobile gaming casino games and
platforms, traditional and mobile lotteries, networked electronic
gaming systems, hospitality in-room entertainment systems, management
systems, content suites, advisory and management services, and
integrity monitoring and auditing systems for the regulated gaming
markets. For more information please visit www.amayagaming.com or www.amayaonline.com.
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For further information:
Mr. David Baazov
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
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