Public Gaming International Magazine May June 2023

Presentedby PubUc Gaming Research Institute PGRILOTTERY INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME Congratulations to the six newest members of the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame The 101 members of the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame have voted for and elected four industry leaders to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame for 2023. The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to promote excellence and integrity in our industry and make the world lottery industry the great success. The recipients of this award are all a credit to that ideal and are joining a select and distinguished group of world lottery industry professionals. Visit the "Awards" section of to read more about the Hall of Fame. Induction Ceremony The induction ceremony for the Mr Farris, Mr Kotter, Mr van't Veer will be held at EL Congress in Sibenik, Croatia on Tuesday June 6 (4:30 pm in the Main Hall); for Mr Cash, Ms Taylor, and Ms Welshans, the ceremony will be held at the NASPL conference in Milwaukee on or about November 1 (specific time and room TBD). We look forward to seeing you all there! Visit LotterylndustryHallofFame. com for info about the Hall of Fame and its members 10 PUBLIC GAMING INTERNATIONAL• MAY/JUNE 2023 PGRI LOTTERY INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME KEITH CASH Vice President and General Manager, Global Instant Tickets, IGT Keith's career in the Lottery industry started more than 30 years ago working nightshift on the manufacturing floor of Dittler Brothers (manufacturer of Instant Scratch-off tickets) and later moved to the same position at Scientific Games. From this entry level role in manufacturing, Keith consistently advanced through the ranks of Scientific Games. His career trajectory included positions in Production Control, Customer Service, Project Management, and Account Manager. Keith was appointed Regional Sales Director in 2004, Vice President of Sales in 2009, and Vice President of Operations in 2012 where he oversaw what was then known as the Cooperative Services Program (CSP). In 2011, Keith and his wife Fran relocated to Chicago where he led the first year of Scientific Games' Northstar Lottery operation. After more than 22 years with Scientific Games, Keith accepted a role with IGT as the Vice President and General Manager of Global Instant Tickets where he now leads a team of more than four hundred. Keith's impact at IGT was immediately evident, not only in the core growth of the instant product, but also as they continued to build their customer base with new contract wins. Keith's leadership of the IGT Instant Product operation has benefitted the entire industry by broadening the competitive landscape. KONSTANTINOS FARRIS Group Chief Technology Officer, INTRALOT Continued on page 40 Konstantinos is an accomplished and creative C-Level executive with over 30 years in both billion-dollar companies and start-ups, with multifaceted experience and impressive contribution to business formation and scaling up technological and operational developments in the Gaming, Fintech and Blockchain industries. Konstantinos started at INTRALOT in 1997. He combines business and commercial acumen with in-depth knowledge of the Gaming and the Fintech industries and in business leadership and cutting-edge technology domains such as loT, Blockchain, Cloud and Agile. He pioneered in wagering systems, such as the Blockchain Gaming Platform of Quanta and the INTRALOT's flagship LOTOS™ 0/S for licensed Lotteries and Betting Operators globally, as well as in modern e-payments such as the innovative e-payments platform of OKTOPAY He holds a Master's Degree in Data Mining and Data Bases, UMIST, University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Informatics, Technical University of Patras, Greece. As Group Chief Technology Officer and member of the EXCOM of INTRALOT from 1997 to 2017, he led the company's technology to serve as the main driver for INTRALOT's global expansion and become one of the three largest gaming technology suppliers worldwide, while also leading the way in shaping technological developments and contributing to the improvement and quality of life in the communities in which it operates. In his tenure and with contribution to the ANDREAS KOTTER Chief Executive Officer, Westdeutsche Lotterie (Westl..otto), Germany Chair of the Eurojackpot Cooperation Continued on page 40 Andreas Kotter joined Germany's largest lottery operator Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG (WestLotto) in 2013 as member of the Executive Board with a focus on sales, IT and strategy. In 2016 he was appointed as CEO. Since then, his key responsibilities within the management team have changed towards more market-related activities. This includes all divisions of sales and marketing including shop-based distribution and online/ mobile sales, products, public affairs/ responsible gaming and corporate strategy. Prior to WestLotto, Andreas worked in the banking sector for more than 25 years. During that period, he worked for a local branch in the savings bank sector as well as in the international Investment Banking area with the focus on managing capital market risks. This expertise is today one important element in terms of understanding the business strategy of illegal operators in the gambling market. Before joining WestLotto Andreas was division head at NRW.BANK, a public development bank. His main task was to set up various product units and to work out a development strategy. During this time, he obtained a postgraduate diploma in "Advanced Management" with a focus on Transition at ESMT (Berlin). Andreas holds mandates in several institutions, such as ODDSET Sportwetten GmbH as Chairman of the shareholders' meeting, as a member of the "lnitiativkreis Ruhr", one of the leading business alliances in Germany and as member of the regional Continued on page 40