SOURCE: Gaming Nation Inc.

March 14, 2016 08:05 ET

Gaming Nation's 5050 Central Establishes Partnership With the Astros Foundation

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - 5050 Central Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN), is pleased to announce that the company has established a partnership with the Astros Foundation.

The partnership will see the Astros Foundation operate 5050 Central's industry leading real-time electronic 50/50 raffle system, now possible in the state of Texas. Voters approved legislation in November 2015 that authorized professional sports teams' charitable foundations to run charitable raffles.

Proceeds from each Houston Astros home game at Minute Maid Park will benefit the Astros Foundation, which seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs serving at-risk children and teens.

"The Astros Foundation is proud to partner with 5050 Central to launch the Share2Care 50/50 raffle," said Twila Carter, Executive Director of the Astros Foundation. "At every home game, Astros fans will have the opportunity to support the Foundation's charitable efforts in the community. We are excited for the potential and look forward to working with 5050 Central."

Raffle tickets can be purchased through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices providing faster transaction times, longer selling periods, accountability and substantial increases in average raffle proceeds.

"5050 Central is pleased to be working with the Astros Foundation to generate funds in support of the foundation's great local charitable causes. We look forward to many years of success in this partnership," said Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation.


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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Contact Information

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    Scott Secord
    President and CEO