Brisbane to host lottery convention in 2010

11 July 2011

BRISBANE, Australia -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Golden Casket is the licensed lottery operator for the state of Queensland and is part of Tatts Lotteries, the lottery business unit of major Australian company Tatts Group Limited.

The WLA 2010 Convention and Trade Show will bring together senior officials from lottery organisations around the globe to make contact with commercial peers, share knowledge and discuss future developments of the vibrant lottery industry.

Brisbane is an attractive destination for both local and international delegates with amazing natural attractions, a beautiful climate and sophisticated outdoor lifestyle.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), recognised as one of the world’s leading convention centres, will be the venue for the conference. The BCEC is a modern, purpose-built, first class venue offering superb flexibility and versatility, allowing the entire program for the WLA 2010 Convention and Trade Show to be comfortably accommodated under the one roof.

The Centre is superbly located in the resort-style, riverside precinct at South Bank, unique for its focus on creative, cultural, entertainment and leisure activities.

Golden Casket’s chosen theme for the event is ‘A bright future’ with a butterfly fish as the logo, designed to represent the bright features of Queensland, Golden Casket and the bright future ahead for the lottery industry.

The logo was developed from imagery of Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef. This site is a natural wonderland that comprises clear turquoise waters, colourful corals and iridescent tropical fish and marine life.

Tatts Lotteries and Golden Casket Chief Executive Bill Thorburn said the convention would provide a number of opportunities for Golden Casket and Brisbane.

“Hosting the WLA 2010 convention will help to strengthen Tatts Lotteries’ ties within the lottery industry,” Mr Thorburn said.

“It will also expose our staff to the international lotteries industry and will provide unique opportunities for staff to develop new skills in a range of areas,” he said.

“The event will also give Brisbane the opportunity to showcase the exceptional facilities, lifestyle and natural attractions on offer to international visitors.”

Golden Casket and Tattersall’s are long standing members of the WLA and have hosted a number of international WLA events. Golden Casket has been operating in Queensland for over 90 years and is one of Australia's oldest lotteries.

Monday nights through December 26, guests can play Poker's $94,500 Big Game Getaway for entries to be one of 10 lucky weekly cash winners and a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to this year's big game. Thunder Club members may earn drawing tickets throughout the week by making a qualifying hand. On Dec. 26, the grand prize winner of the Big Game Getaway will be selected.

Valued at $12,000, the all-inclusive Big Game Getaway grand prize for two includes tickets to the 2012 NFL championship game in Indianapolis, airfare, hotel stay and $2,000 in spending cash. In addition to the selection of the grand prize winner, 14 players will receive cash prizes from $200 to $500.

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