SOURCE: Gaming Nation Inc.

March 16, 2016 08:05 ET

Gaming Nation's 5050 Central Inks Agreement With the Oakland Athletics

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 16, 2016) - 5050 Central Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN), is pleased to announce that the company has inked an agreement with the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball and the A's Community Fund.

With legislation having passed in California in October 2015 allowing foundations affiliated with professional sports franchises to conduct 50/50 raffles, the partnership will see the A's utilize 5050 Central's real-time electronic 50/50 raffle technology. Fans will see proceeds support the A's Community Fund with each purchase of a raffle ticket at all A's home games at O.co Coliseum. This allows fans to give back to their community while adding an additional fun element to their overall experience at the ballpark.

The A's Community Fund supports charitable organizations in their efforts to improve educational programs, aid the underprivileged, assist in crime and drug prevention and service children, seniors, and those who work to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area.

"The A's Community Fund is excited to partner with 5050 Central on this exciting new program," said Oakland A's Vice President of Communications, Ken Pries. "Our goal is to raise much needed funds for various not for profit organizations to better the lives of people throughout Northern California."

"5050 Central, with the support of the major professional sports teams in California, have worked hard to facilitate legislative change to allow teams to operate 50/50 raffles. We are excited to launch our system with the Oakland A's ‎and look forward to the great benefits this initiative will support in the community," said Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation Inc.

ABOUT GAMING NATION INC.:

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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ABOUT 5050 CENTRAL LTD.:

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.

For more information visit, www.5050central.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Scott Secord
    President and CEO
    416‐479‐3873