Pollard Banknote Adds Upscale Hotels, The Venetian®, and The Palazzo® to License Portfolio
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard
, a global leader in the production and merchandising of instant lottery games, is pleased to
announce the addition of The Venetian®
Las Vegas and The Palazzo®
Las Vegas to its licensed products
portfolio in the United States.
As two of Las Vegas’ most luxurious resorts, The Venetian®
and The Palazzo®
hotels are the world’s
largest AAA Five Diamond hotels and are a playground to the rich and the wealthy – two words closely
associated with the lottery category. Receiving top ratings in the November 2012 Condé Nast Traveler
Readers’ Choice Awards, The Venetian®
and The Palazzo®
form the largest and most popular resort
complex in the world, and offer patrons a world-class experience, with an award-winning spa, best-inclass
restaurants, four Broadway-style theatres, romantic Venice-inspired gondoliers, gorgeous
architecture, and even a signature scent.
“We’re very pleased to bring The Venetian®
and The Palazzo®
– well-established, premium Las Vegas
brands – to our lottery clients,” remarked Pollard Banknote’s Vice President, Marketing, Sina Aiello.
“Research has demonstrated that instant ticket players are motivated by the chance to win an
aspirational prize, something out of reach in their day-to-day lives. The exclusivity of The Venetian®
makes these brands a natural fit for the lottery category.”
In addition to designing, programming, and printing the themed tickets through its Licensed Products
team, Pollard Banknote’s turnkey licensing program includes trip fulfillment services. Players can win an
all-inclusive getaway package that provides the winner with a taste of the best that Las Vegas has to
offer. These exclusive packages include return airfare, three nights’ accommodation, transportation to
and from the airport, private check-in services, tickets to a popular Vegas show, and various other
complementary services and upgrades.
As part of the license program, Pollard Banknote will offer various options including second chance
draws, an interactive virtual casino game, a custom POS program, and broadcast and digital marketing.
The Venetian® and The Palazzo® add to Pollard Banknote’s sales-driving portfolio of high profile brands
that are selected to appeal to the existing lottery player while attracting new players that are brand
loyal. Current licenses include Cadillac®
, Star Trek™
, and Guinness World Records®
About Pollard Banknote Limited
Pollard Banknote Limited is one of the world’s leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier
to North America’s charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures instant lottery tickets and
provides related programming, design, and marketing support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures
pull-tab tickets and bingo paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and
distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family
and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including
some of the largest and most respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central
and South America.
Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking” statements and information
which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which 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.
The names and brands mentioned above are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective owners used under license to Pollard Banknote.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Vice President, Marketing
Tel: 204-474-2323 ext. 560