WINNIPEG, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is proud to recognize and congratulate the Iowa Lottery for the exceptional achievement of having its Game Book ticket nominated as a finalist in the Best New Instant Game category by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries ("NASPL"). Launched in January 2013, the Iowa Lottery's Game Book was its first-ever Pollard PlayBook®, and went on to become one of the most successful instant scratch games in the Lottery's 28-year history.
The NASPL Awards recognize the most outstanding contributions to the North American lottery industry during the past year. The winner of Best New Instant Game, chosen from 13 entries, will be announced at NASPL's annual conference held in Providence, Rhode Island from October 1 to 4, 2013. Entries are judged by a team of Senior Managers representing this year's host lottery—the Rhode Island Lottery—and are based on various criteria, including innovative aspects of the game, cost/benefit analysis results, strategic analysis and insight, visual appeal, and ease of play.
"Pollard Banknote is pleased to take this opportunity to applaud the Iowa Lottery on the continuous hard work and commitment to innovation that has landed them the distinct honor of being chosen as a finalist for NASPL'S Best New Instant Game award," says Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. "This esteemed achievement speaks to the Lottery's ongoing dedication to bringing their players the very best products that the industry has to offer, including the unique play experience and added value offered by the Game Book."
Since 1985, the Iowa Lottery has raised more than $1.4 billion for state programs that benefit all Iowans. Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.
About Pollard Banknote Limited
Pollard Banknote Limited is one of the world's leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier to North America's charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures instant lottery tickets and provides related programming, design, and marketing support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures pull-tab tickets and bingo paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
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