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Gaming Nation’s 5050 Central Reaches Agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Jun 28th, 2017

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Toronto, ON – June 28, 2017: 5050 Central Ltd. (“the Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (FAN-TSXV), is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) to promote and market its industry leading, 5050 fundraising platform to its collegiate properties.

VWSE is a full service sports and entertainment firm, working with professional and collegiate teams, leagues, brands and properties, providing deep expertise in sales, marketing, content creation, activation and consulting.

VWSE is also a leading collegiate multimedia rights holder and campus marketing partner in the college space. The Company focuses on sponsorship and media sales and is known for developing creative on-campus marketing programs for brands.

The agreement will see VWSE use 5050 Central’s digital 50/50 raffle platform as a beneficial tool to assist in supporting their partnered Universities’ fundraising efforts – including academic and athletic program support, grants and scholarships. The platform will also serve as a unique sponsorship asset for each participating school.

"We are very pleased to partner with Van Wagner and its stable of collegiate properties to provide them with our industry leading raffle technology that will provide a new revenue stream for the Universities and a valuable marketing asset for each school's respective sponsors," said David Bertram who recently joined 5050 Central to help develop the U.S. collegiate sports business. 

“Consistent with our commitment to deliver unparalleled revenues and fan engagement enhancements on behalf of our partner institutions, the 5050 Central raffle technology will generate critical dollars for scholarship and program support and deliver a unique platform for sponsorship, data enhancement and add to the overall Game Day experience,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of VWSE.



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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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.

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Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.

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