Pollard Banknote Companies Shortlisted in the 2023 International Gaming Awards


WINNIPEGMB , January 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”) (TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce that two of its subsidiaries, Schafer Retail Solutions+ (“SRS+”) and mkodo limited (“mkodo”), have been selected as finalists at the International Gaming Awards 2023. SRS+ is shortlisted for Lottery Product of the Year for its digital menu board; mkodo is also shortlisted for Lottery Product of the Year and Best Innovative Bingo Product.

The awards celebrate excellence in the international gaming industry and are supported by renowned industry insiders, as well as both online and land-based gaming companies. The Lottery Product of the Year is awarded to a company that has demonstrated best practice over the past 12 months. The winner’s product must have an innovative approach, the ability to connect and engage customers, and offer the very best play options. Best Innovative Bingo Product awards a company that demonstrates the ability to deliver a great innovative product along with a dynamic player experience.

Schafer Retail Solutions+ is the North American leader in innovative instant ticket merchandising, distribution and display solutions for the lottery industry. Their Digital Menu Board represents a new generation of instant ticket merchandising by providing an innovative retail display solution that combines the best features of counter displays with the latest digital technology. From January 2023six North American raffles have launched Digital Menu Boards at retail!

The Pollard Digital Solutions brand encompasses all of Pollard Banknote’s digital offerings, including offerings from mkodo, a world-class digital solutions company. Since their inception in 2001, mkodo has been recognized for their core strength in developing and delivering successful digital experiences to leading lottery and gaming companies around the world.

“Pollard Banknote is honored that two of our subsidiaries have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s International Gaming Awards,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “We are proud to be a full-service lottery partner, including delivering excellent lottery tickets that delight players, retail excellence through strategies that contribute to higher revenue growth, and digital innovation with products that provide a more interactive experience. Schafer Retail Solutions + and mkodo reflect the strong, innovative products our family of companies provide to lotteries to drive sales that support charities around the world.”

The International Gaming Awards, now in its 16e year, is judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts and highlights the very best the global gaming industry has to offer. Winners will be announced on February 6, 2023at an awards ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London, England.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner of more than 60 lotteries around the world, offering premium instant ticket products, licensed games, in-lane ticket options and sales-enhancing merchandising solutions from its Schafer Retail Solutions+ portfolio. It also offers a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class gaming 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 maximize player engagement, sales and revenue for charities. Pollard Banknote also offers pull tickets, bingo paper, ticket machines and the like Diamond game and Compliant Gaming electronic games and devices to charity and other gaming markets in North America. Founded in 1907, Pollard Banknote is approximately 64.3% owned by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

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SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited

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