Press Release

Pollard Banknote To Showcase Latest Revenue Driving Innovations At World Lottery Summit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 13, 2022 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote” or “the company”) is pleased to announce its attendance at the World Lottery Summit (“WLS”), held this year in Vancouver, British Columbia, to showcase its outstanding range of industry-leading products and innovative solutions that attract and engage lottery players both at retail and online. Pollard Banknote is excited to be in-person at the WLS to offer attendees a unique and immersive booth experience and to celebrate and share the successes of its lottery partners.

As a trusted partner to lotteries worldwide, Pollard Banknote is a leading vendor in all areas of lottery success, including instant tickets, retail solutions, and digital innovation, committed to developing products that drive revenue and maximize funds for the good causes lotteries support. Pollard Banknote’s booth will display a stunning collection of successful instant games and value-adding innovations, including Scratch FX® and Soft Touch™. Furthermore, visitors will get an up-close look at our Big Ticket Pop Up™ holiday ticket that has already proven to be a top seller with players, as well as easyPACK™, which provides the fun and value of a pouched game in a vendible format. Delegates can also have some frightful fun posing for photos with life-sized characters from our latest licensed brands from Universal Pictures—Universal Monsters and JAWS!

The booth will demonstrate cutting-edge retail initiatives from the Pollard Banknote brand, Schafer Retail Solutions +, that offers innovative point-of-sale displays and sales driving merchandising solutions for lotteries. In addition, the booth will feature one of the brands newest retail display solutions—Digital Menu Boards, which combine the best features of on-counter displays with the latest digital technology. We will also be introducing Halo™, an innovative product that leverages existing retail dispensers to add light and color to break through the clutter!

Attendees will also be able to view products that help our clients conquer new in-lane retail frontiers and strengthen lotteries’ retail programs across all facets, including scanACTIV Instants™, easyVEND™ in-lane instant ticket vending solution, and the in-lane Express 4 dispenser. Pollard Banknote has also established itself as a leading vendor of digital innovation solutions, including our industry-leading lottery optimization tools and unique digital gaming products. From Space Between™ games and second chance apps to comprehensive loyalty programs and the international success of the Pollard Digital Games Studio, visitors to Pollard Banknote’s booth can learn how our solutions can help engage a wide variety of players and build a framework for future digital growth.  

Our booth will also highlight the latest insights and successes from our joint venture, NeoPollard Interactive, as it continues to power the most profitable iLottery programs in the industry. With new and diverse game content, NeoPollard Interactive continues to support lotteries as they work to engage players and grow their online presence.

“Pollard Banknote is very excited to once again be back at the World Lottery Summit,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “We have been developing a number of new and innovative products and solutions we know will appeal to both lotteries and their players. We look forward to demonstrating the strength of our strategies in-person and their ability to maximize returns for the good causes our lottery clients support.”

The tradeshow and conference, hosted this year by the World Lottery Association (“WLA”), the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (“NASPL”), and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”), bring together members of the international lottery community to exhibit the latest trends and innovative solutions that drive engagement and raise funds for good causes. For more information, please visit www.worldlotterysummit.org.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high-quality instant ticket products, licensed games, in-lane ticket options, and sales-driving merchandising solutions from its Schafer Retail Solutions + portfolio. It also offers a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class 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, ticket vending machines, and its Diamond Game and Compliant Gaming electronic games and devices to charitable and other gaming markets in North America.  Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking” statements and information, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in this document, such statements include such words as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” and other similar terminology. These statements reflect management’s current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this document. There should not be an expectation that such information will in all circumstances be updated, supplemented, or revised whether as a result of new information, changing circumstances, future events, or otherwise.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer        
E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer        
E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose
Chief Financial Officer        
E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca

Pollard Banknote
Telephone: (204)-474-2323