Press Release

NeoPollard Interactive Celebrates The Success Of Its First Digital-Focused Client Conference

LANSING, Michigan, September 26, 2016 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive”) is pleased to announce that its Purely Digital XChange (PDX) conference, the first of its kind digital-focused event held September 21-22, 2016, was an enormous success. Michigan, the home of NeoPollard Interactive’s first iLottery client, provided the backdrop for the event.

The focus of the conference was helping lotteries to connect their digital ecosystems—how digital assets, including mobile app strategies, second chance and loyalty programs, and iLottery offerings can seamlessly integrate and work together by bringing digital insights from our lottery participants for other lotteries to consider for their own digital efforts. The purpose was also to introduce tangible strategies that lotteries can deploy in the digital space today in order to bridge retail and online. In a time where retail and digital channels are converging, conference attendance, which exceeded all expectations, proves that lotteries are interested in learning how they can leverage the digital space to attract new players, foster engagement, and drive sales.

Over the course of the two day event, delegates from over 20 lotteries from around the world were given the opportunity to tour NeoPollard Interactive’s operational headquarters and partake in presentations and discussions covering a wide variety of digital business opportunities for today’s evolving lottery. In addition, participants were delighted with the opportunity to exchange ideas and to share their experiences in deploying successful and engaging digital products, promotions, tactics, and strategies. The key message that participants understood was that regardless of what barriers or limitations exist in various lottery markets, each lottery is looking at digital through their own lens and finding ways to meet their players where they are.

“We’re thrilled to bring together this forum for our clients and were overwhelmed with the response that we received from lotteries that attended the event. We are delighted that attendance was at 100% capacity. We are also very proud to demonstrate our expertise in this interactive space to our lottery customers, reinforcing the notion that NeoPollard is the best partner to help them down the path successfully. We will continue to foster the development of a community of lottery staff who are their lottery’s digital champions,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. “One of the resounding messages from this week’s event is that there is a significant role for retailers in the digital space – in fact, hearing from our lottery partners only solidifies that a strong retailer engagement strategy will drive success across both retail and digital channels.”

About NeoPollard Interactive
NeoPollard Interactive is a joint venture between Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”) and NeoGames S.A.R.L. (“NeoGames”). NeoPollard Interactive combines the marketing expertise and extensive worldwide lottery experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven leadership and technology of NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming products and services in response to an ever-evolving marketplace. This joint venture leverages the strengths of each partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative online gaming services for regulated lottery clients in order to generate revenues for good causes.

Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Ilan Rosen
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: +356-2-2494832

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at

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