|London, UK - 29 September 2003 - ROK Corporation, a leading mobile gaming content and service provider, has today announced that Lord Mancroft has joined the company as its new deputy chairman. Working in a chief advisory capacity, Lord Mancroft will bring his wealth of experience in the lottery industry to propel ROK's position as a pioneer in the delivery of lotteries, scratchcards, sweepstakes and other gaming content over mobile phones in Britain and internationally. |
ROK has developed advanced technology which enables entry into state lotteries via SMS texting from mobile handsets. The company's innovative software enables the mobile handset to become a highly efficient lottery terminal, facilitating ease of entry and instant notification of wins. ROK is currently in negotiations with lottery operators in Asia, The Americas and Europe, and through his expertise and understanding of gaming legislation and licensing laws Lord Mancroft will help drive ROK's vision to become the global partner of choice for lottery operators and mobile network operators.
'Lord Mancroft has excellent knowledge of the lottery business, with contacts at the highest level across governments, lottery operators and the wider industry.' said Jonathan Kendrick, chairman and chief executive of ROK Corporation. ' We passionately believe that the future of lotteries lies with mobile phones, and are delighted that Lord Mancroft shares this view and will be supporting the growth of our business.'
'There is no doubt that running lotteries over mobile phones will have an enormous impact on arresting declining lottery ticket sales,' said Lord Mancroft. 'SMS is far more convenient than going to a local shop and is a technology widely adopted across the world. ROK is the most advanced company I have seen in this field, both in terms of its technology and the approach it takes to lottery operators and mobile network operators.'
Through his role in UK Parliament, Lord Mancroft played a part in the passage of the country's Gambling Laws, is an executive on The Lotteries Council and is Chairman of Inter Lotto, a company which holds a UK licence to operate pub lotteries.
About ROK: ROK Corporation is a leading mobile entertainment vendor, providing cutting-edge technologies and services delivered via telephony, the internet and digital/electronic communications. ROK specialise in providing gaming and gambling portfolios.
For more information about ROK, please visit www.rokcorp.com or contact Bruce Renny, group marketing director, on 01902 374896 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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