GLI hosts annual Roundtable event; Bally Technologies hosts Systems User Conference; ReceiptsToRiches’ new initiative

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GLI Bally ReceiptstorichesGaming Laboratories International (GLI), the technical consulting and independent certification laboratory, welcomed over 365 regulators to its 11th annual Roundtable last week.

Regulators from across North America and the Caribbean attended, with 32 states, four Canadian provinces and two Caribbean jurisdictions represented over a two-day event.

American Gaming Association President and CEO, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., and Jan L. Jones, Exec. V.P. of Communications and Government Relations for Caesars Entertainment Corp., delivered a keynote to begin each day of the two-day event, with the speeches generating international media attention.

“We are thrilled to have been the conduit for bringing to the fore such timely dialog as was presented by Frank Fahrenkopf and Jan Jones and from all of our panellists,” said GLI President and CEO James Maida.

The event is produced by the company’s GLI University, an exclusive program that offers continuing education and training to regulators around the world, and regulators attend at no charge.

“We present the Roundtable free of charge to regulators, because we want to help regulators from every jurisdiction have the latest, most relevant information,” Maida added.


Slot machine experts, Bally Technologies, has also announced the successful hosting of an event –  its three-day Systems User Conference 9 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, which took place 6-8 March.

The conference, featuring the theme “Be a Player,” was attended by a record 550 gaming operators representing more than 160 properties and 14 countries. Attendees participated in Bally’s DM Tournaments throughout the conference, learning firsthand about the floor-wide promotions powered by Bally systems products.

Operators competed in the slot tournaments on gaming machines made by five different manufacturers, showcasing the powerful capabilities of iVIEW DM and the Elite Bonusing Suite (EBS).

“Each year I look forward to meeting with the hundreds of respected gaming leaders who attend this event and have a strong interest in Bally’s latest systems solutions,” said Bally Technologies’ President and Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Srinivasan. “This year was especially rewarding as a record number of our valuable customers attended the conference. It truly showed Bally has great partners who want to get the most from their continued investments in our technology.”

To enrich the conference, Bally also hosted basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, gave a speech to attendees about succeeding in business and life and overcoming challenges. has announced people throughout the U.S. will have the opportunity to play a free lottery every day by using old recepts, without having to leave their homes to play for high jackpots.

Receipts from a deli, a ball game, a taxi, atm or a parking ticket may be used to enter on-line into sweepstakes games with prizes of $1,000 to $ 2 Million. is the idea of New Jersey-based businessman Anthony Petrecca, who thought there should be a use for discarded receipts.  “We all get receipts everyday and until now there has not been a valued use for them,” says Petrecca.

Daily, weekly and monthly prizes start at $1,000 and with a larger prize of $2,000,000 for the year end Top Ranked Game.  To enter the original game, players need to state the zip code, date and time of any valid receipt.  Entering this data will automatically make you eligible for a daily, weekly, monthly and year-end game.


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