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Gaming Nation’s 5050 Central Reaches Agreement with IMG

Jun 13th, 2017

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Toronto, ON – June 13, 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 an agreement with IMG to further expand the Company’s presence in the collegiate sports space.

The agreement will see IMG work with 5050 Central to implement the Company’s digital raffling platform with partner schools of IMG’s college division. The raffle platform will be used as a beneficial tool to assist in supporting campus fundraising efforts and charitable initiatives, while bringing added fan excitement to collegiate sporting events. The platform will also serve as a unique new sponsorship asset for each member school.

IMG College is the nation’s leading collegiate sports marketing company, offering national, regional, and local multi-platform marketing opportunities targeting 190 million college sports fans – the largest and most attractive sports fan base.  

“As we analyze the market place for new sales initiatives that benefit schools, fans and also rights holders, the advancement of the 50/50 raffle concept was identified as an area for growth and expansion,” said Rick Barakat, SVP Sales Strategy & Operations.  “Gaming Nation is an industry leader that offers a solution that fits well on campus and allows the University and its fans to safely and quickly participate in the program in real time with continuous updates and excitement.”

"We are pleased to be partnered with IMG College and are confident our digital solution will greatly assist collegiate institutions with their fundraising efforts,” said Scott Secord, President & CEO of Gaming Nation. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with IMG College and the institutions they represent throughout collegiate athletics.”



Gaming Nation Inc. (TSXV-FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry.  The company's platforms include 5050 Central, a digital 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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5050 Central Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc., is a digital raffle software system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The 5050 Central system digitally captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through tablet kiosks and mobile hand-held 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 & EFL as well as several NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and NCAA institutions.

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IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions.

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