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January 06, 2016 16:00 ET

5050 Central Extends Agreement With the Western Hockey League

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 06, 2016) - 5050 Central Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN), is pleased to announce that the company has extended their partnership and reached a long term agreement with the Western Hockey League (WHL) and its member clubs to be the "Exclusive Electronic 50/50 Raffling System of the WHL".

The agreement will see 5050 Central, currently partnered with 13 teams, continue to work with the WHL to implement its industry leading real-time electronic 50/50 raffle system throughout the league as the sole provider of an electronic solution.

With this agreement, as well as a league-wide agreement with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League reached in July 2015, 5050 Central continues to be the leading raffling system provider among the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation, commented, "The WHL has been a great partner for many years and we are happy to have been chosen as the exclusive electronic 50/50 solution moving forward. The WHL generates millions of dollars annually in charitable funds that have been used to the betterment of their communities as well as furthering the education of its players. We are happy to be a part of this continued tradition." 

"The WHL is very pleased to continue our partnership with 5050 Central," commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. "The electronic 50/50 raffle system has enabled the majority of our WHL Clubs to continue funding our WHL player education and scholarship commitments as well as support local charities and minor hockey programs. We look forward to expanding the 50/50 program in the seasons ahead."


Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, daily fantasy games through Fantasy Feud and sports information websites Fantasy Guru and Pick Nation.

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5050 Central Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc., is an electronic raffle software system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The 5050 Central system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile 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 as well as several NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and NCAA institutions.

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The Western Hockey League started with just seven teams based in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1966. In its 50th Season, the WHL now has representation in all four Western Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington to now consist of 22 member Clubs with 17 based in Canadian markets and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

The WHL is a member of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) whose membership is comprised of three major junior hockey leagues: Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). At the conclusion of each League's playoffs, the CHL hosts the Mastercard Memorial Cup. A National Championship tournament involving each of the League's Champion and the tournament host.

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    Scott Secord
    Gaming Nation, Inc.
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