mkodo – a Pollard Banknote company – shortlisted for Lottery Provider of the Year at the 2022 EGR North America Awards

WINNIPEG, MB, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary mkodo limited (“mkodo”) has been shortlisted for Lottery Provider of the Year at the 2022 EGR North America Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the North American online gaming industry and are considered the premier gaming awards for companies operating in the North American market. The Lottery Supplier of the Year award recognizes a supplier who has provided a market-leading lottery solution for operators and has demonstrated evidence of commercial success and positive customer feedback.

mkodo delivers world-class omnichannel apps and digital products for mobile and online environments in the lottery and gaming industries, using a mobile-first approach to ensure every product meets players where they are. . Beyond app and product development, mkodo supports lotteries with expert consulting and app management services, enabling them to deliver an exceptional user experience across multiple channels to their players.

Entrants in the Lottery Supplier of the Year category must excel in four critical dimensions to be considered for the award: Product Integration and Delivery; Product quality, reliability and flexibility; commercial success ; and Innovation. Proving to be a leading provider in the industry, mkodo recently partnered with a major Canadian lottery to launch a multi-functional lottery app offering players across the province the ability to easily purchase and scan lottery tickets, play their favorite casino games and access a host of other features. The player-centric app has been very successful in expanding the reach of the lottery in the market and boasts an impressive 4.6 out of 5 star rating from Apple. App storewhere it is also in the top 10 apps in the Lifestyle category, and 4.2 stars out of 5 in the Google Play Store.

“mkodo is honored to be shortlisted in the Lottery Provider of the Year category at the prestigious EGR North America Awards,” said Will Whitehead, business manager, mkodo. “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to connecting our forward-thinking customers to ever-changing mobile technology, and to consistently delivering engaging, high-quality products and user experiences to market.”

“We are so proud of the mkodo team to have been named one of the top lottery providers in the industry at this year’s EGR North America Awards. This award recognizes how effectively we work with our customers and how we really help them understand and execute on what it means to deliver an exceptional player experience,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “Pollard Banknote prides itself on being a full-service lottery provider. This includes offering our customers not only digital innovation that cultivates a more robust and interactive experience, but also exceptional games that excite and engage players. and retail excellence through in-store efficiency strategies and retail network expansion.mkodo’s ambitious spirit and strategic growth strategy has been, and will continue to be, a driving factor in delivering innovative product improvements to our customers.

The winners of the 2022 EGR North America Awards will be announced on April 26, 2022at an awards show in New York.

About mkodo

mkodo is a leading provider of digital applications and user interfaces for the lottery and gaming industry worldwide. Founded in 2001, the company has been recognized for its core strength in developing and delivering successful digital experiences to its clients’ target audience of online users. mkodo’s customer base includes several of the world’s leading lotteries and gaming companies, including the majority of Canadian lotteries and some of the largest gaming operators in the UK. mkodo is also an associate member of the World Lottery Association and the European Lottery Association. For more information, please visit www.mkodo.com.

About the Pollard ticket

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner for over 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high-quality instant ticket products, licensed games, in-line ticket options and merchandising solutions driving sales from of its Schafer Retail Solutions + portfolio. It also offers a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class gaming apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries maximize player engagement, sales and revenue for worthy causes. Pollard Banknote also provides break open tickets, bingo paper, ATMs and its diamond game and Compliant Gaming games and electronics to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Founded in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

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SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited

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