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June 28, 2016 08:05 ET

Gaming Nation's 5050 Central Reaches Agreement With JMI Sports

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) - 5050 Central Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN), is pleased to announce that the company has reached an exclusive agreement with JMI Sports to spearhead the growth of its industry leading, charity driven electronic 50/50 raffle platform within the U.S. college sports market.

JMI Sports is a full-service collegiate marketing firm providing management of athletics multimedia rights, including campus-wide sponsorship programs. The company plans to use its extensive contacts within the college market to introduce 5050 to major universities across the country.

Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation, commented, "The NCAA market has always been a key growth sector for our 5050 Central business. This partnership with JMI Sports will immediately accelerate our growth in the NCAA market primarily based on the relationships and business model JMI Sports brings to the table. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Erik Judson, Chief Executive Officer of JMI Sports, said, "We are delighted to represent what we believe is an exciting fan engagement opportunity that has the added benefit of helping our partner universities raise additional funds for their foundations and favorite charities."

Proceeds from raffles held at collegiate sporting events can assist in supporting charitable causes, athletics programs, academics and campus fundraising initiatives. These can include aspects such as improving infrastructure, acquiring additional sporting resources, further refining educational programs and creating and enhancing grants and scholarships.


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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JMI Sports is a full-service collegiate marketing firm providing the highest quality management of athletics multimedia rights and breaking new ground in the creation of campus-wide sponsorship programs, maximizing the economic potential of universities. Clients include University of Kentucky, Arizona State University, the Pac-12 Conference, University of Pennsylvania and the Ivy League. In addition, JMI Sports has formed a joint venture with IMG College, offering a variety of innovative campus and athletics sponsorship and digital opportunities to major universities nationally. Combined, JMI Sports and IMG College work with more than 85 major universities in the United States. JMI Sports is also a highly regarded project manager for the development of collegiate and professional sports facilities. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016, JMI Sports was founded by CEO Erik Judson, and technology entrepreneur John Moores, former owner of the San Diego Padres.

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