LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA February 4, 2013 – Diamond Game is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 5-year agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to provide electro-mechanical Break-Open Ticket (BOT) dispensers. The dispensers launched in November of last year in Ontario bingo halls as part of OLG’s Charitable Gaming Revitalization initiative.
Like in many other states and provinces, the charitable gaming industry in Ontario has been experiencing significant declines. The number of bingo halls in Ontario has declined approximately 68% since its peak. The Charitable Gaming Revitalization program is the OLG’s effort to revive the industry. The program features multiple products, including electronic bingo and Diamond Game’s BOT dispenser, which will play a key role in the success of the Charitable Gaming Revitalization program. The OLG, in its September 4th, 2012 Joint Industry Communication, stated that the dispenser is “an important product in the Charitable Gaming Revitalization, which will assist in driving revenues to over 2,000 of Ontario’s charities.”
The electronic break-open ticket dispensers add new entertainment value to traditional BOT game play by revealing the results of each ticket on a video monitor with exciting video animation. Thus far 190 machines have been installed in 7 locations, and the deployment is expected to continue in additional locations over the next 2 to 3 years.
The contract, which runs through 2017, is a result of a procurement process that Diamond Game was involved in from the onset. “This is a project that we have been working on for several years and we are excited to now be able to contribute to this charitable initiative,” said Jim Breslo, Diamond Game President and CEO. “We look forward to working with the OLG and helping all of the stakeholders achieve the goals of the Revitalization program.”
Diamond Game designs, manufactures, and services games and gaming systems for the public gaming, Native American, and charity markets. As a Company Where Innovation Plays, Diamond Game continuously develops new and thrilling gaming experiences for a variety of gaming markets. Diamond Game maintains its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and sales and service facilities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Hamilton, Ontario.
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