Toronto, ON – May 25, 2018: 5050 Central Ltd. (“the Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc., announced that the Company has reached an agreement with Woodbine Entertainment.
The agreement saw the successful launch of 5050 Central’s digital raffling platform at the Derby Day Party on May 5. Woodbine Entertainment will also implement the platform at Woodbine facilities in the Greater Toronto Area during the following events:
June 16, 2018 – Pepsi North America Cup
June 30, 2018 – The Queen’s Plate
Raffle proceeds from the Derby Day Party benefitted the William Osler Health System Foundation and the Etobicoke General Hospital.
Etobicoke General Hospital cares for thousands of patients every year in one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Toronto. Etobicoke General’s new patient care tower is now under construction, but most people aren’t aware that 100% of funding for medical equipment within a hospital comes from the community. Without your help, Etobicoke General’s new patient tower will be just empty rooms. Help us give Etobicoke the care it deserves because Etobicoke matters. Visit http://youhavethepower.ca/ to learn more and donate today.
Pepsi North America Cup’s raffle proceeds will benefit the Milton District Hospital Foundation, who works to raise funds to help purchase essential medical equipment, technology and improve the facilities through annual fundraising initiatives, community events, and a combination of various other programs. 100% of essential medical equipment required for the Milton District Hospital must be funded through donations from our community. Together, we are transforming healthcare in Milton now, and for generations to come.
Raffle proceeds from The Queen’s Plate will benefit Rethink Breast Cancer, whose mission is to empower young people impacted by breast cancer with their breakthroughapproach education, support, resources, advocacy and community. Visit www.rethinkbreastcancer.com for more information.
“Woodbine Entertainment has a long history of being a responsible and engaged corporate citizen who appreciates our partnership with vital community organizations,” said Emily Mallin, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations. “Highlighting these charitable partnerships during major events allows us to provide a new level of experience to our guests while supporting great causes.”
This agreement marks the Company’s first opportunity in the North American horse racing space.
“We are very excited to have our fundraising platform venture into the world of horse racing,” said Jamie Taylor, Business Development Executive at 5050 Central. “With the 50/50 raffles being part of the events, the races will be that much more exhilarating and surrounding organizations will benefit greatly from the proceeds.”
ABOUT GAMING NATION INC.:
Gaming Nation Inc. provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system and BD Sport Group, providing in-stadium betting in the UK football market.
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ABOUT 5050 CENTRAL LTD.:
5050 Central Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc., is a digital raffle software system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The 5050 Central system digitally captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through tablet kiosks and mobile hand-held 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 & EFL as well as several NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and NCAA institutions.
For more information visit, www.5050central.com
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ABOUT WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT:
Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada offering world-class horse racing at both Woodbine (Toronto) and Woodbine Mohawk Park (Milton) racetracks. Woodbine Entertainment also operates off-track wagering through its Champions teletheatre network, which includes WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan and Greenwood in the Beach area of Toronto. Remote wagering is also available to customers through HPIbet (formerly HorsePlayer Interactive), the company’s telephone, internet and mobile account wagering service.
A “Caring Company” since 1997, Woodbine Entertainment Group is a member of Imagine Canada, a national program that promotes public and corporate giving, volunteerism and support to the community.