Apr 20th, 2017
Toronto, ON – April 20, 2017: 5050 Central Ltd. (“the Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (FAN-TSXV), is pleased to announce that the Company has reached a multi-year agreement with the Riverside Minor Baseball Club (operators of the Riverside Centre for Sport and Education), the Charity of Choice of the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.
The agreement will see the RMBC implement 5050 Central’s digital raffling platform. The Spitfires will be hosts of the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup, taking place from May 19-28. The 2016 tournament, hosted by the Red Deer Rebels using the Company’s platform, generated over $360,000 in total raffle sales to support charitable endeavours.
Currently partnered with the OHL’s three American Clubs, the agreement also marks the Company’s first client in the province of Ontario. Recently certified by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) under the Electronic Raffle Systems Minimum Technical Standards for 50-50 Raffles, Draft 1.0 , 5050 Central is pleased to now be an authorized gaming supplier within the Province of Ontario.
The net proceeds from each draw held by the RMBC, founded more than 50 years ago, will benefit youth and community programs at the multi-purpose Riverside Centre for Sport.
“We are thrilled to have 5050 Central help us in raising additional funds for our Miracle League,” said Bill Kell of the Riverside Minor Baseball Club. “Having this League will be beneficial in giving people living with challenges a place to play the games they love and enjoy in a safe and protected environment.”
“We are very excited to be operating 50/50 raffles once again at the Memorial Cup,” said Jason Little, Vice President of Business Development of Gaming Nation. “This opportunity further enhances the successful partnerships we have with the associated charities of multiple Clubs in the Canadian Hockey League.”
ABOUT GAMING NATION INC.:
Gaming Nation Inc. (TSXV-FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, BD Sport Group, providing in-stadium betting in the UK football market, and sports information websites Fantasy Guru, FantasyGuruElite and Pick Nation.
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ABOUT 5050 CENTRAL LTD.:
5050 Central Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc., is an electronic raffle software system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The 5050 Central system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices, creating an effortless data collection system providing faster sales transaction, longer selling periods, accountability and substantial increases in average raffle proceeds. 5050 Central boasts some of sports' most iconic brands as clients, with partners across the sports landscape including MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, NLL & CFL as well as several NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and NCAA institutions.
For more information visit, www.5050central.com
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