WINNIPEG, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard
Banknote") is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Idaho Lottery's
new $5 instant game-Frogger! With a 56% sell-through in just seven weeks and a
five-week sales index of 206, this instant ticket is jumping over sales
records and hitting new heights, earning more than $1.6 million for the
Lottery during its first seven weeks on the market.
Since signing a new two-year contract with the Lottery in May 2013, Pollard
Banknote has risen to the challenge of creating this winning ticket by
combining the brand equity of the classic Frogger video arcade game with an
extended play format and whimsical ticket art. Featuring a QR code that gives
players the chance to have even more fun by playing the interactive game
online, the Frogger instant ticket has proven to be extremely popular with
"Frogger the Scratch Game(TM) in Idaho has been overwhelmingly successful with
our players," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "The enduring brand
equity of Frogger has allowed it to become the best-selling $5 Scratch Game in
Idaho Lottery history. This is a great start to our relationship with Pollard
Banknote and we look forward to building on this momentum."
"This is our first Frogger instant ticket launched at the $5 price point, and
the sales success in Idaho is a true testament to the brand equity of this
classic game," said Sina Aiello, Vice President, Marketing, Pollard Banknote.
She added, "We are very excited that this popular game with extended play has
appealed to the Idaho Lottery and its players who enjoy high-profile brands
and fun, eye-catching ticket art."
The mission of the Idaho Lottery is to responsibly provide entertaining games
with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividends for public schools
and the State's permanent buildings. Historically, dividends generated by the
Idaho Lottery have been shared by Idaho's Public School Building Account and
the Permanent Building Fund. Since the Lottery's inception in 1989, it has
sold over $2.5 billion in products, awarded nearly $1.5 billion in prizes to
players, returned more than $148 million in retail commissions, and
distributed more than $600 million in Lottery dividends to state public
schools and buildings.
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. For more
information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and
manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include
the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and
Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can
be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded
company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital
Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in
the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, UK. KONAMI
CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can
be found at http://www.konami.com.
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SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited
Pollard Banknote Limited Sina Aiello Vice President, Marketing Telephone:
(204) 474-2323 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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