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US NEWS: WMS Interactive revenues on the up; CDI gives customers a unique chance; North Dakota asks for help

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wms cdi north dakotaWMS Industries posted a rise in both net income and total revenue for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year with their Williams Interactive subsidiary making a strong contribution. The firm’s net income more than doubled to $9.3million (2012: $3.8m) with total revenue increasing to $159.1m (2012: $155.6m). Much of this increase was due to an increase of $9m in revenue from interactive products and services – including Williams Interactive’s activities in the social, casual and mobile markets. In terms of what’s next for the firm, Brian R. Gamache, chairman and CEO of the firm said: “Over the next three quarters, we will begin to commercialize our latest games and platforms which were introduced to broad acclaim at the recent Global Gaming Expo. We believe these products are among the most exciting new games and cabinets we have brought to market and expect them to provide casino operators with new must-have products for their players.” Gamache also added that the entire fiscal year should see $35-40 million in revenue for their interactive products and services.

Churchill Downs Interactive (CDInt) has launched a new site offering games of chance to US customers. Luckity.com is being dubbed by the Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) subsidiary as a place to “win huge cash prizes in a safe, secure and legal environment” with games based on live horse races around the globe. There is also a free bingo game and it is licensed by the Oregon Racing Commission alongside its sister site TwinSpires.com.

North Dakota has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the possibility of updating the state’s ND Lottery Online Gaming System. The RFI, issued by the Attorney General, explains that they’re “exploring options” relating to updating the lottery’s online system and it also includes associated gaming products, retailer network and support services.

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