QMJHL Inks League-Wide Deal with Gaming Nation’s 5050 Central Ltd.
Toronto, ON – Gaming Nation’s (TSXV-FAN) 5050 Central Ltd. and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) are pleased to announce a long term agreement that will see the QMJHL and its member teams utilize 5050 Central’s electronic raffling system for all 50/50 raffles throughout the league.
The agreement will make 5050 Central the Official Raffling System of the QMJHL beginning with the start of the 2015-2016 season with all 18 member teams operating 50/50 raffles with 5050 Central’s leading electronic raffle system.
“The clear effectiveness of electronic raffling for fundraising and the reputation, relationships and expertise that 5050 Central brings to the table with help all stakeholders realize their goals sooner” said Gilles Courteau, Commissioner of the QMJHL
5050 Central is an electronic version of the traditional 50/50 raffle. Compared to the traditional raffle method (whereby perforated paper tickets are sold to the buyer), 5050 Central is an electronic version that uses handheld computers, hip printers, touch-screen kiosks and live jackpot displays. Electronic raffling has proven to boost fundraising compared to paper raffles by extending selling time and driving sales by prominently displaying the growing pot on the scoreboard and concourse displays. Thanks to recent changes to charitable gaming laws, electronic raffling as a fundraising tool is now permitted in the province of Quebec
“This is a partnership that we are very excited about,” said Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation. “It marks the first time an entire league of this calibre has agreed to implement 5050 Central across its entire operations. We are very proud to partner with the QMJHL and we look forward to helping the member clubs reach new fundraising heights.”
Beyond providing electronic raffling hardware, software and support, 5050 Central will also provide each QMJHL team with their own branded microsite. This mobile-friendly microsite will allow fans to browse to a specific website or scan a QR code with their smartphone to view live raffle pots, rules and regulations, instructions on claiming a prize and information on the supported charity. The microsite also provides the ability for each team to capture data and information about its fan base.
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’ best 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. 5050 Central was the first electronic raffle vendor to achieve certification under the Gaming Laboratories International technical standard GLI -31 Electronic Raffle Systems.
For more information, visit www.pointstreak5050.com.
About the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s mission is to develop players for professional hockey while supporting them throughout their academic endeavours in order to mould them into responsible and educated citizens. It must offer high entertainment value in order to ensure the continued success of its activities.
Source: QMJHL – www.theqmjhl.ca