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News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announces the launch of the highly anticipated Simulated Gaming™ website and supporting mobile apps for WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma (“WinStar” or “the Client”). WinStar is a major gaming destination for residents of Oklahoma and Northern Texas offering nearly 7,500 electronic games and 145 tables games, making WinStar’s property one of the largest casinos in the world. This partnership was previously announced by GAN on August 12, 2016. Following an extensive diligence process, GAN was selected for their deep capabilities in providing social gaming experiences from a singular technology platform together with the ability to deliver a custom-designed website/App wholly integrated into their on-property loyalty program and Scientific Games’ ACSC casino management system. This major commercial launch reinforces GAN’s US market position as the leading B2B enterprise software solution provider to ‘bricks and mortar’ US casino operators looking to move online with an Internet gaming-as-entertainment solution custom-designed to align with their property’s brand and fully integrated with their rewards program. “We are enormously privileged to bring one of America’s largest and most vibrant casino properties online with our Simulated Gaming solution. WinStar World Casino is the largest casino in the World and we anticipate their massive audience of patrons will engage heavily with Simulated Gaming. On behalf of the entire team at GAN, we would like to extend our thanks to the Client for offering GAN the opportunity to bring Simulated Gaming to their regional gaming market. This contract is expected to deliver material revenue and earnings to GAN throughout the remainder of 2017.” “GAN was selected for their breadth of experience in enabling casino properties to provide a free-to-play online gaming experience and their commitment to integrating our highly-regarded on-property rewards program into this user experience. Equipped with GAN’s Simulated Gaming, WinStar World Casino and Resort will continue to introduce our casino experience – both online and on-property – to a nationwide audience of casino game players.” GAN is a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level Business to Business gaming software systems and online gaming content. GAN is listed on the ESM Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: GAN The Company has developed an Internet gaming enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licenses to online and land-based gaming operators as a turn-key technology solution for both regulated real-money and simulated online gaming. The Internet Gaming System, developed in London under a UK Gambling Commission license, is certified to the highest technical standards currently required by gaming regulators. GAN is also a leading developer of proprietary online games with a complementary business converting offline casino slot machines and table games into online equivalents on behalf of major land-based slot machine manufacturers including Aristocrat, Ainsworth, KONAMI, Everi (formerly Multimedia Games), Incredible Technologies, GamoMat, Reel Time Gaming, High Flyer Games and Scientific Games (via DEQ Systems Corp). GAN has an established business in Europe, licensing gaming content to major European gaming operators including Bet365, Betfair PaddyPower, William Hill, Rank, Lottomatica, Sisal and SNAI. In the United States for real money Internet gaming, GAN has partnered with Betfair Plc to provide its Internet Gaming System following the introduction of regulated real-money online gaming in New Jersey in November 2013. In the United States for Simulated Gaming™, GAN has partnered with an increasing number of major land-based US casinos coast-to-coast. In New York, GAN has launched a Simulated Gaming™ website via www.EmpireCityCasino.com in September 2014. In Pennsylvania, GAN launched a Simulated Gaming™ website www.ParxOnline.com in March 2015. In March 2015 Maryland Live! Casino in Maryland chose GAN to upgrade their existing free-to-play website to a monetized Simulated Gaming™ website, soft-launched in July 2015 and launched integrated with their casino management system in November 2015. In September 2015 major Californian Tribal casino operator San Manuel chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in November 2015. In October 2015 American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in December 2015. In December 2015 Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2017. Also in December 2015 Lady Luck Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isle of Capri Corporation, chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ and launched in July 2016. In February 2016 Rock Gaming (re-branded as JACK Entertainment) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ to support their Ohio-based casino properties launched online in October 2016. In March 2016 Twin River in the North East chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ and launched in November 2016. In April 2016, the owners of major tribal casino WinStar World Casino and Resort chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™, which launched in May 2017. In June 2016 Tribal casino operator TurningStone Casino Resort chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ and launched in March 2017. In July 2016 Nevada’s Station Casinos chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2017. In September 2016 a major existing US casino client nominated GAN to launch real money Internet casino gaming in Europe and other Rest of World regulated markets commencing in H1 2017. In April 2017 GAN was granted a Casino Service Industry Enterprise license by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement being GAN’s first privileged gaming license in the United States. For more information please visit www.GAN.com.


The announcement comes as a thinly veiled rebuke of the president, who in late March signed an executive order on “energy independence,” pledging to make good on his impossible promise of reviving the imploding coal industry, and his misguided promise of rolling back environmental regulations that he falsely claims are hindering the economy. To accomplish this, Trump pledged to stop the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, a strategy introduced by Barack Obama in 2015 to reduce emissions from power plants to 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. Following his signing of the Virginia executive directive, McAuliffe told the Associated Press that “the news out of this White House is alarming,” adding that “the citizens of our commonwealth want and expect us to confront this issue.” Before Trump announced his intention to obstruct it, the Clean Power Plan still had not yet come into effect: Multiple lawsuits (including one filed by current Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who brought a case against the plan while serving as attorney general of Oklahoma) stranded the plan in court, and a Supreme Court ruling determined that it could not be implemented while tied up in deliberations. Under the Trump administration, it’s unlikely to resurface as policy. But as Fast Company has written before, the emissions reductions laid out under the Clean Power Plan are already underway, and the directive from Virginia, says Jordan Stutt, a policy analyst at the clean-energy research nonprofit Acadia Center, “is the first domino in what will be a series of states moving to adopt clean energy policies.” In issuing the directive to Virginia’s DEQ, McAuliffe instructed that his state’s proposal to limit energy-sector emissions should fall in line with those already in place across the country, and is looking specifically to California and a coalition of nine East Coast states united under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), both of which have successfully implemented cap-and-trade policies to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Stutt says that while cap-and-trade policy implementation has been slow to spread beyond California and the RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”) states, and now Virginia, “the conversation is getting louder.” Following Obama’s introduction of the Clean Power Plan two years ago, “the whole country began preparing to comply with the standards, and most states were looking at how a RGGI model–a cap-and-trade model–might work in their state,” Stutt says. RGGI was formed in 2008 and is comprised of nine states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont (New Jersey participated until 2011, when Governor Chris Christie pulled his state from the coalition). The participating states set an annual carbon cap for the region, and divide the total allotted emissions for the energy sector into allowances, that power plants purchase through quarterly auctions. If the annual cap is 80 million tons of CO2, RGGI will make 80 million allowances, totaling 1 ton each, available for purchase, Stutt says. The money pulled in through the auction is then divided among the states, which reinvest the funds in local clean energy initiatives and infrastructure needs. In the eight years since RGGI was implemented, emissions from the region’s power plants have dropped 40%. While factors like fuel switching to cheap natural gas and the economic downturn have played a roll in driving those emissions down, an analysis from the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environment Policy Solutions attributed the bulk of the reductions to RGGI. An analysis from Abt Associates also found that the changes in the electricity sector that were driven by RGGI–namely, a switch from more carbon-intensive fuels to cleaner sources–have resulted in $5.7 billion in avoided health impacts in the region. Asthma cases are down, as are cardiac issues and costly emergency room visits. Fewer children are missing school; fewer people are missing days of work. By putting a strict limit on emissions, and making power plants shell out money to continue carbon-emitting operations, RGGI creates a market incentive for companies to curb their emissions by switching to sustainable energy. Those companies that require fewer carbon allowances save money in the auction process, and if they don’t use up their allowances, they can sell shares on the market for an increased price. Those companies that exceed the emissions allowances they purchase in auctions must pay a penalty, which generates more revenue for the program. While RGGI regulates only the energy sector–the largest CO2 emitter in the U.S.–California’s cap-and-trade program, which was passed in 2006, extends to nearly every sector of the state’s economy. It’s funneled billions of dollars into state projects to reduce emissions–Governor Jerry Brown intends to use cap-and-trade money to finance a high-speed rail link between San Francisco and Los Angeles–and is well on its way toward achieving its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40% below 1990 levels (a much more ambitious goal that the one laid out by the Clean Power Plan). “States are looking to these programs; they don’t want to be missing out on all the benefits the RGGI states and California have been seeing for revenue to be reinvested in clean energy initiatives and infrastructure needs,” Stutt says. While cap-and-trade has proven effective in the RGGI states and California, and it’s likely to be the model that Virginia pursues (Stutt met with legislators in the state as far back as two years ago, as they were gauging the possibility of Virginia becoming part of RGGI), NextGen Climate founder and philanthropist Tom Steyer–who has considered running for governor of California–tells Fast Company that “there is no one magic bullet” that will dictate how states drive clean energy policies going forward. “The unending increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of technology is driving down the cost of renewable energy sources like wind and solar dramatically,” Steyer says. Unlike coal, whose price continues to rise as its supply constricts, renewable generation can proliferate with no harm to society, and states on both sides of the political divide are responding to the favorable market conditions. In 2016 alone, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, enacted a comprehensive new energy bill that will double the state’s energy efficiency portfolio by allowing for 4,300 megawatts of new wind and solar power, which is expected to reduce carbon emissions 56% by 2030, far beyond that which was mandated by the Clean Power Plan. Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington, in December proposed the U.S.’s first-ever state-level carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of carbon emissions, which would support the state’s Clean Air Rule, adopted in September 2016, which caps emissions from public and private sector parties. While Inslee’s carbon tax–along with another carbon tax proposed in January by a Democratic state representative–is facing opposition as the state legislature assembles its budget, it’s not completely off the table. In late November, Oregon began to investigate a way to attach the state’s carbon-reduction policies to California’s cap-and-trade program. “One of the most exciting parts of these state-level developments is the opportunity to think about how what you’re building in your own state can become a part of a broader regional or national strategy, and acknowledging that there are increased efficiencies and flexibility that comes from a larger market,” says Pam Kiely, the senior director of regulatory strategy at the Environmental Defense Fund. With Virginia perhaps looking to join RGGI or develop a similar program, and Oregon taking steps to develop a policy that would be compatible with California’s cap-and-trade initiative, the benefits of collaboration and cooperation in developing these policies is clear. And while there’s a great deal of potential for states to drive emissions-reduction targets beyond those which were mandated through the Clean Power Plan, the slow cohesion of state policies, to Kiely, underscores what will be lost should the national plan be scrapped. “The Clean Power Plan was and remains critically important to ensuring that there is certainty about the pace and scope of emissions reductions that are going to be achieved across the country,” Kiely tells Fast Company. “It’s critical to provide that level of confidence around the ambition for those reductions, and what this sector in the U.S. is going to be able to accomplish.” While currently, those states most aggressively pursuing cap-and-trade and other carbon-reduction policies are blue states, both Kiely and Stutt emphasize that support for clean energy policies extends across political divides. RGGI was proposed by a Republican, former New York governor George E. Pataki, and John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, vetoed an attempt by the state legislature in December to make the state’s renewable energy standards voluntary, saying to roll back the renewable energy policy would hurt Ohio’s economy (the legislature is continuing to fight the veto). And some of the strongest supporters of wind energy come from states like Iowa and Texas, where the availability of natural resources has driven the cost of renewables down. In Iowa, the cost is so dramatically lower that to do anything other than integrate wind into the energy landscape would put the state at an economic disadvantage–and powerful Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is strongly in support of increasing the amount of wind power the state produces. While directives like the recent one out of Virginia signal that the states will not be abandoning climate regulation under Trump, it’s crucial that whatever policies the states implement will have designed into them mechanism that allow them to adapt and cooperate with other state programs as they develop, Kiely says. The programs that are effective, or will prove to be in the future, follow roughly the same formula of a clean energy goal and an incentive program to reduce emissions; what needs to happen now, Kiely says, “is for existing programs to figure out how to accommodate new participants, and for new programs and players to think ahead about what types of design features are going to be necessary in order to take advantage of a broader market down the line.” In place of a sweeping Clean Power Plan, we could be looking at a future of interconnected, state-led emissions-reduction programs, and experts like Kiely are hopeful that this flexible structure could lead to more innovation, a more rapid rollback on our carbon dependence–and a firm state-by-state refutation of Trump’s anti-climate warpath.


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, announced that it executed an agreement with Everi Games Inc., a subsidiary of Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi”) to launch several key Everi Class II and Class III slot titles online for GAN’s US casino Simulated Gaming™ clients. The expanded partnership demonstrates the appeal to traditional casino equipment manufacturers of GAN’s growing network of US casino operators. GAN has partnered with over a dozen operators who have already launched, or are in the process of deploying, Simulated Gaming™ in order to extend their casino patron relationships into the online channel. Everi’s award-winning gaming content will enhance GAN’s entertainment-only Internet gaming experience which remains aligned with the traditional casino gaming floor and integrated with the operator’s rewards program. “GAN and Everi have enjoyed a long-standing partnership to distribute high-performing titles online such as Starry Night®, Total Meltdown® and Carnival in Rio®, which have all proved highly successful online. Extending the partnership to distribute additional Everi titles is a privilege for GAN and Everi’s additional slot themes will be warmly received by GAN’s US casino operator clients as well as the end user casino patrons already heavily-engaged online with Simulated Gaming.” “Bringing Everi’s titles online in partnership with GAN reinforces our existing relationships with Native American and commercial casino operators with emerging social casino operations. Everi’s video and mechanical reel gaming content has already secured a growing, vibrant audience online and we look forward to increasing the library of Everi content available through GAN’s Simulated Gaming platform.” GAN is a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level Business to Business gaming software systems and online gaming content. GAN is listed on the ESM Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: GAN The Company has developed an Internet gaming enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licences to online and land-based gaming operators as a turn-key technology solution for both regulated real-money and simulated online gaming. The Internet Gaming System, developed in London under a UK Gaming Commission licence, is certified to the highest technical standards currently required by gaming regulators. GAN is also a leading developer of proprietary online games with a complementary business converting offline casino slot machines and table games into online equivalents on behalf of major land-based slot machine manufacturers including Aristocrat, Konami, Multimedia Games, Incredible Technologies, GamoMat, Reel Time Gaming, High Flyer Games, DEQ Systems Corp (EZ BACCARAT®) and Ainsworth. GAN has an established business in Europe, licensing gaming content to UK, Spanish and Italian gaming operators including Bet365, William Hill, Rank, Lottomatica, Sisal MatchPoint and SNAI. In the United States, GAN has partnered with Betfair Plc to provide its Internet Gaming System following the introduction of regulated real-money online gaming in New Jersey in November 2013. In New York, GAN has launched a Simulated Gaming™ website via www.EmpireCityCasino.com in September 2014. In Pennsylvania, GAN launched a Simulated Gaming™ website www.ParxOnline.com in March 2015 with on-property real money mobile gaming anticipated in 2015. In March 2015 Maryland Live! Casino in Maryland chose GAN to upgrade their existing free-to-play website to a monetized Simulated Gaming™ website, soft-launched in July 2015 and launched integrated with their casino management system in November 2015. In September 2015 major Californian Tribal casino operator San Manuel chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in November 2015. In October 2015 American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in December 2015. In December 2015 Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2016. Also in December 2015 Lady Luck Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isle of Capri Corporation, chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2016. In February 2016 Rock Gaming (re-branded as Jack Entertainment) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ to support their Ohio-based casino properties launching online in H1 2016. In March 2016 an undisclosed major casino operator in the North East chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H2 2016. In April 2016 major Tribal casino operator Chickasaw Nation chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in late 2016. In June 2016 Tribal casino operator TurningStone Casino Resort chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in early 2017. In July 2016 Nevada’s Station Casinos chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching early 2017. In September 2016 a major existing US casino client nominated GAN to launch real money Internet casino gaming in Europe and other Rest of World regulated markets commencing in 2017. Everi Holdings is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. The Company’s Games business provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed at racetracks in the State of New York. The Company’s Payments business provides: (a) access to cash at gaming facilities via Automated Teller Machine cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point of sale debit card transactions, and check verification and warranty services; (b) fully integrated gaming industry kiosks that provide cash access and related services; (c) products and services that improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments; (d) compliance, audit and data solutions; and (e) online payment processing solutions for gaming operators in states that offer intrastate, Internet-based gaming and lottery activities.


News Article | January 22, 2016
Site: news.yahoo.com

The Flint River is shown near downtown Flint, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-tainted water flowing through their taps have been slighted by the government or ignored altogether. For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) More DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, pledging to work together to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands. In a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh wrote that the state "is committed to working" with her department and Flint to deal with the city's lead-contamination problem. But he said the state has "legal and factual concerns" with an EPA order a day earlier taking state and city officials to task for their efforts so far and requiring them to take specific actions. Creagh said Michigan "has complied with every recent demand" of the EPA and that Thursday's federal order "does not reference the tens of millions of dollars expended by ... the state for water filters, drinking water, testing and medical services." "The order demands that the state take certain actions, but fails to note that many of those actions ... have already been taken," Creagh, who recently replaced an official who resigned over the water crisis, wrote in his required response to the EPA order. Flint's water became contaminated with lead when the city switched from the Detroit municipal system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save the financially struggling city money. The water was not properly treated to keep lead from pipes from leaching into the supply. Some children's blood has tested positive for lead, a potent neurotoxin linked to learning disabilities, lower IQ and behavioral problems. Creagh wrote that state officials don't know whether it's legal for the EPA to order Michigan to take such actions. Among other requirements, the EPA said the city should: submit plans for ensuring that Flint's water has adequate treatment, including corrosion controls; ensure city personnel are qualified to operate the water system in a way that meets federal quality standards; and create a website where the public can get information. Earlier Friday, The Flint Water Advisory Task Force issued recommendations to Snyder aimed at restoring reliable drinking water in Flint. The advisory group said its recommendations are more detailed and comprehensive than what the EPA ordered, and Snyder said officials would "move as quickly as possible to determine the best way to achieve the results." Separately, Snyder announced the suspensions of two employees of the state Department of Environmental Quality in connection with regulatory failures that led to the crisis. The panel's recommendations included working with the EPA staff on a comprehensive lead-sampling program and seeking help from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in assessing an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its cause. "To help address both the technical issues facing Flint, as well as the public-trust issues, we believe it is imperative to have the right people and organizations involved," task force Co-Chairman Chris Kolb said. "Until the public trust starts to build, this crisis will continue." Flint's public health emergency led to local, state and federal emergency declarations, the last of which could bring up to $5 million in direct funding to the city. The federal government denied a request for additional aid through a disaster declaration, saying the program is designed for natural disasters and therefore not appropriate for the city's drinking water crisis. The government announced Friday that it had denied an appeal of that decision by Snyder. The unnamed DEQ employees who were suspended Friday pending investigations work in the agency's drinking water division, state spokesman Kurt Weiss said. The agency's director and communications director resigned last month. "Some DEQ actions lacked common sense, and that resulted in this terrible tragedy in Flint," Snyder said. While much of the blame over the crisis has been directed at Snyder and state officials, particularly the Department of Environmental Quality, some have faulted the EPA's Region 5 office for not acting more forcefully. The EPA's order to state and city officials came the same day that the agency announced that Susan Hedman, head of the agency's regional office in Chicago whose jurisdiction includes Michigan, was stepping down Feb. 1. Associated Press writers John Flesher in Traverse City, Michigan, and David Eggert in Lansing, Michigan, contributed to this report. Follow Roger Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rogschneider and Jeff Karoub at https://twitter.com/jeffkaroub .


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the release of quarterly key performance indicators1 in order for the US and global institutional investment community to properly track progress of GAN’s diverse business on a quarterly basis. Over the past six months, GAN has begun to increase its institutional outreach to the United States, where the Company conducts the predominate portion of its business activities. The expanded financial information flow supports the increasing number of suitably-qualified US institutional investors who engaged with GAN’s equity story in 2016. This first Quarterly publication discloses the Active Player-Days and Average Revenue Per Active Player-Day (ARPDAU), in which GAN participates worldwide in regulated real money Internet gaming markets and Simulated Gaming™. Q1 2017 Key Performance Indicators will be released in April 2017 together with full year 2016 financial results. “We are seeing accelerating end user player adoption of the online platform that GAN can deliver its casino operator clients, which is demonstrable in these Key Performance Indicators for the fourth quarter of 2016. This release responds to the growing involvement in GAN’s equity by US institutional investors who have requested access to more frequent financial statistics incremental to GAN’s financial publications each half-year period. Management believe GAN is a powerful growth story, focused on moving ‘bricks & mortar’ US casinos online with its uniquely powerful Internet gaming platform incorporating a wide range of features custom-designed for US casino operators. We have created a versatile platform that can fit the needs of these casino operators as they look to enter either the social casino market or real money Internet gaming markets.” GAN is a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level Business to Business gaming software systems and online gaming content. GAN is listed on the ESM Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: GAN The Company has developed an Internet gaming enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licences to online and land-based gaming operators as a turn-key technology solution for both regulated real-money and simulated online gaming. The Internet Gaming System, developed in London under a UK Gaming Commission licence, is certified to the highest technical standards currently required by gaming regulators. GAN is also a leading developer of proprietary online games with a complementary business converting offline casino slot machines and table games into online equivalents on behalf of major land-based slot machine manufacturers including Aristocrat, Konami, Multimedia Games, Incredible Technologies, GamoMat, Reel Time Gaming, High Flyer Games, DEQ Systems Corp (EZ BACCARAT®) and Ainsworth. GAN has an established business in Europe, licensing gaming content to UK, Spanish and Italian gaming operators including Bet365, William Hill, Rank, Lottomatica, Sisal MatchPoint and SNAI. In the United States, GAN has partnered with Betfair Plc to provide its Internet Gaming System following the introduction of regulated real-money online gaming in New Jersey in November 2013. In New York, GAN has launched a Simulated Gaming™ website via www.EmpireCityCasino.com in September 2014. In Pennsylvania, GAN launched a Simulated Gaming™ website www.ParxOnline.com in March 2015 with on-property real money mobile gaming anticipated in 2015. In March 2015 Maryland Live! Casino in Maryland chose GAN to upgrade their existing free-to-play website to a monetized Simulated Gaming™ website, soft-launched in July 2015 and launched integrated with their casino management system in November 2015. In September 2015 major Californian Tribal casino operator San Manuel chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in November 2015. In October 2015 American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launched in December 2015. In December 2015 Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2016. Also in December 2015 Lady Luck Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isle of Capri Corporation, chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H1 2016. In February 2016 Rock Gaming (re-branded as Jack Entertainment) chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ to support their Ohio-based casino properties launching online in H1 2016. In March 2016 an undisclosed major casino operator in the North East chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in H2 2016. In April 2016 major Tribal casino operator Chickasaw Nation chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in late 2016. In June 2016 Tribal casino operator TurningStone Casino Resort chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching in early 2017. In July 2016 Nevada’s Station Casinos chose GAN’s Simulated Gaming™ launching early 2017. In September 2016 a major existing US casino client nominated GAN to launch real money Internet casino gaming in Europe and other Rest of World regulated markets commencing in 2017. 1 The numbers contained herein are unaudited and derived from GAN’s internal business intelligence reporting systems


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Automatic, the company bringing the power of the internet into every car on the road, announced they are participating in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s new program called DEQ Too™. Automatic is a San Francisco-based connected car company that builds connected car adapters that plug in under the dashboard, sync with the driver’s smartphone, and monitor vehicle data in the Automatic app. Working with the Oregon DEQ, Automatic’s existing adapters can now be used for DEQ too using the company’s new AutoSmog app. In the Portland and Medford areas of Oregon, cars must go through DEQ’s emissions check every two years. Whenever an Automatic customer chooses, emissions-related data will be transmitted from their car directly to DEQ who evaluates the data and makes the ultimate pass/fail determination. Motorists can conveniently access their test results at www.DEQToo.org. The smog check app, AutoSmog, is a free app that provides an easy way for consumers to take care of smog check using Automatic connected car adapters. AutoSmog works with both the Automatic Pro, Automatic’s flagship adapter with 3G, always-on connectivity, or the Automatic second-generation adapter. For more information, please visit www.automatic.com/apps/autosmog “This is the first program of its kind in the nation and we see it revolutionizing the vehicle emissions testing industry. Oregon DEQ’s decision to embrace the private sector and innovate in the smog check space is highly commendable,” said Jerry Jariyasunant, Co-Founder of Automatic. “We’re excited to be working with them to empower consumers to use the Automatic adapter to help maintain clean air in Oregon.” After meeting certain technical specifications, terms and conditions, telematics companies like Automatic can enroll in the program which leverages private sector technology to provide Oregon’s growing population with more vehicle emission testing methods. Motorists can choose to take care of their DEQ test at Clean Air Stations, purchase an Automatic Pro, or briefly plug-in a device at locations such as repair shops and auto dealerships. While DEQ does not endorse any provider or method over another, Automatic was the first company to enroll in the program. Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic’s award-winning connected car adapter and apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter — with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents and send emergency response, and help customers save money on driving. The Automatic Pro adapter is a flagship adapter with a cellular connection priced at $129.95. Automatic is available for sale at automatic.com, Best Buy and Amazon with no ongoing service fees. For more information, visit www.automatic.com.


News Article | November 18, 2016
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions has formed a new partnership with Neighbors for Clean Air and Lewis & Clark Law School's Northwest Environmental Defense Center to pursue cleaner, healthier air for all Oregonians, thanks to a $250,000 award from Meyer Memorial Trust. The partnership, BREATHE Oregon, will provide clear scientific data, legal analysis and community outreach so residents and policy makers have the information they need to make decisions that improve air quality in Portland and throughout Oregon. BREATHE Oregon builds on a research partnership launched last spring between the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, the City of Portland and Multnomah County to assess heavy metal pollution in Portland-metro neighborhoods in response to community concerns about elevated levels of toxins found in the area. "The BREATHE Oregon partnership helps ensure that meaningful scientific research about local air pollution moves from PSU labs into the hands of community advocates and policy makers," said Robert Liberty, director of the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Linda George, PSU professor of environmental science and fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions is leading PSU's research efforts. "It's our hope that our research will engage local residents and inform future air quality oversight in our state," George said. In addition to scientific and legal analysis of air quality data and impacts, the Meyer Memorial Trust award funds a series of community symposiums and a fleet of student interns who will work with local organizations to expand outreach about air quality issues. "The path toward cleaner air is complex, and informed community involvement is essential," said Mary Peveto, the co-founder and president of Neighbors for Clean Air. "Through BREATHE Oregon, we'll work with communities most affected by air pollution to ensure they have access to accurate and relevant information and a seat at the table. We're excited about collaborating with our neighbors, our university, and our state regulatory offices for healthier air." The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are in the process of overhauling industrial air toxic regulations to align them with public health, as directed by Gov. Kate Brown's Cleaner Air Oregon initiative. The Cleaner Air Oregon advisory committee includes representatives from each of the BREATHE Oregon partner organizations, providing a direct connection between academic research, community advocacy, legal analysis and policy recommendations. "State health experts and regulators depend on accurate, scientifically sound data and engaged, well-informed communities to protect the health of Oregonians," said Lynne Saxton, director of the Oregon Health Authority. "We welcome the partnership of Meyer Memorial Trust and the grantees to achieve cleaner air in our state." The Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University empowers effective community-university collaboration for a more livable, resilient, and sustainable future. With a specific focus on addressing climate change, ISS serves as a link between the city and PSU--working across campus and in the community to provide valuable educational experiences while advancing sustainability efforts in our city and region. (pdx.edu/sustainability/iss) Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA) is a grassroots nonprofit that seeks to improve public health for all Oregonians by reducing toxic air pollution. (whatsinourair.org) The Northwest Environmental Defense Center is an independent nonprofit organization based at Lewis & Clark Law School, and has been working since 1969 to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. (law.lclark.edu/centers/northwest_environmental_defense_center)


News Article | December 12, 2016
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This year, leave the stress of the holidays behind at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the downtown hotel’s Discover Toronto package is the perfect way to enjoy the holidays. And throughout the month of December, the package also includes a $100 daily hotel credit which can be used at any of the hotel’s restaurants, outlets or Spa. Feel like a kid again inside Toronto’s largest Gingerbread House, which will be on display in the lobby of the luxury downtown hotel until December 30th. Give your tired soles a break after a day of shopping with one of Spa My Blend by Clarins’ Spa-liday’ Packages, or gather with friends or family to eat, drink and be merry with the handcrafted Italian flavours of TOCA, which is featuring several Festive Menus including sumptuous Christmas brunches and dinners. After a restful sleep, explore the magic of the season at one of the city’s many holiday offerings with the help of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. At Santa’s satellite Toronto workshop, Ritz-Carlton Guest Relations elves have been hard at work creating magical holiday experiences for guests of all ages. From festive markets and picturesque outdoor skating venues, to finding that perfect gift at one of Toronto’s many unique shops or boutiques, the holiday season will be seamless with the help of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Holiday Guide. From $579 CAD (or $446 USD) the Discover Toronto package includes deluxe accommodation in one of the hotel’s luxuriously appointed guest rooms overlooking Toronto’s shimmering holiday light displays; complimentary breakfast for 2, parking, and a $100 hotel credit per night which can be used at Spa My Blend by Clarins, TOCA, DEQ Lounge or Ritz Bar. For a full description of holiday events and offers, please visit The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Holiday Guide or call 416-585-2500.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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LAS VEGAS, NV and LÉVIS, QC, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company") announced today the filing of its third quarter financial results for the period ended August 31, 2016. The consolidated financial statements are available on SEDAR...


News Article | March 2, 2017
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MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Mackinac Center for Public Policy today filed a lawsuit against the University of Michigan over its delay in providing public records requested under the state’s open records laws. More than 100 days have passed since Derek Draplin, a reporter for the Mackinac Center’s Michigan Capitol Confidential news service, filed a Freedom of Information Act request for emails sent by University President Mark Schlissel referencing Donald Trump between July 1, 2016 and Nov. 16, when the request was submitted. To date, Draplin has not received the records in question even though the Center’s payments for the documents were cashed and the university said it would only take 2 ¾ hours to fulfill the request. “This lawsuit should not be necessary,” said Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick J. Wright. “This was a simple request. Any of us could find the relevant documents in 30 seconds with a simple word search in our sent email folder. There is no reason it should take over 100 days for the University of Michigan to follow the law.” The requested emails would provide more insight into an emotionally-charged topic that received much media attention in the immediate aftermath of the election, when President Schlissel made disparaging comments about Donald Trump and those that voted for him. The numerous university-sponsored events held for students upset by the election results caused hundreds of students to speak out against Schlissel and the university’s treatment of students who support the new President. “In his professional role as head of a public university, President Schlissel took a very public stance against President-Elect Trump and the people who elected him,” said John C. Mozena, Mackinac Center vice president for marketing and communications and publisher of Michigan Capitol Confidential. “Our CapCon team was interested in learning more about the decision-making process that led to the actions taken by this public university and its employee, and filed the FOIA request accordingly.” Michigan’s open records law requires a government agency, including public universities like the University of Michigan, to respond to a request within five business days. Relevant dates include: “The university’s delay is so egregious we were forced to turn the matter over to the courts so they could uphold basic principles of government transparency,” Mozena said. “Accountable government requires transparency and effective journalism requires timely transparency. Delayed FOIA responses hurt the ability of journalists and everyday citizens to investigate and publicize the actions of our government.” The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a similar lawsuit in July against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for delaying for months the release of emails related to the Flint water crisis. The Court of Claims recently rejected DEQ’s attempt to have the case dismissed and the case is ongoing. “To borrow a phrase from the University of Michigan’s football coach, the Mackinac Center will fight for governmental transparency ‘with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind,’” Wright said. “The documents are important, but at this point, it’s really about the delay. People and the press have a right to information no matter how embarrassing or inconvenient it might be to the public officials involved.” The Center is seeking the records, full penalties available under the law, costs and any other relief the Court deems just due to the university’s willful disregard of Michigan’s transparency laws. The case was filed in the State of Michigan Court of Claims. The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm that advances individual freedom and the rule of law in Michigan. The Foundation uses strategic litigation and public outreach to secure the liberties of Michigan’s residents, workers, students and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.mackinac.org/mclf.

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