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Lieutenant Governor Visits Annexio

23rd June 2017

Team Annexio were honoured to have a visit from the Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney. The visit consisted of a tour of the office, a meet and greet with staff members and an insight to the lottery betting service s company's operations.

Read more at IOM Today.

 
 
 
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Annexio supports networking event for students

26th May 2017

We are proud supporters of a networking event focused on helping young individuals with the desire to pursue a career in IT. 

For the full story, view IOM Today.

 
 
 
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Annexio donates £5,000 to Motiv8

6th April 2017

Formerly known as the Isle of Man Alcohol Advisory Service, Motiv8 has broadened its remit to include drug awareness and support for those affected by problem gambling.

The GamCare scheme includes a special helpline and the offer of free, non-judgemental help and advice to anyone who is concerned their own gambling – or that of a friend or family member - is getting out of control. The GamCare service is entirely reliant on donations.

For the full news story visit Isle of Man Today

 
 
 
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Annexio granted Irish license ahead of St Patrick’s Day

14th March 2017   

Being granted an Irish license ahead of St Patrick's Day means players in the Irish republic will be eligible for the biggest jackpots in the world.  In August 2016, a lucky UK-based player scooped £840,000 after betting on the American lottery Powerball via the World Lottery Club website.

For the full story, visit Totally Gaming.

 
 
 
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Sebastien Jeanneau appointed Head of Operations at Annexio

12th January 2017

Formerly Head of IT, Sebastien joined Annexio in 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in change management, business intelligence and service delivery from previous roles in the financial services industry. 
 
As Head of Operations, he will be responsible for payment processing development, call centre services and betting operations whilst maintaining oversight of the IT function. With Annexio’s business spanning multiple markets and jurisdictions, Sebastien is looking forward to the challenges of delivering a first class service to clients wherever they are in the world.

For the full story, visit IsleofMan.com.
 

 
 
 
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British Lottery Winner Scoops $1 Million

29th July 2016

The winner, from Bolton in Greater Manchester, won with the US Powerball after spending £19 through website World Lottery Club.

For the full news story, visit Mirror.co.uk.

 
 
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Minister Laurence Skelly visits Annexio

17th July 2015

Minister Laurence Skelly paid a visit to the Annexio headquarters on the Isle of Man to learn more about the rapidly growing lottery business. 

For the full news story visit IsleofMan.com

 
 
 
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Former PokerStars General Counsel Paul Telford joins Annexio

8th June 2016

Former PokerStars general counsel Paul Telford joins Annexio as its General Counsel at a time of expansion as it grow its business in multiple markets.

Managing director Jennifer Houghton said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul at an exciting time for Annexio. His background and experience will help guide us through our current period of development as we bring our products to an ever increasing international customer base.”

Telford joins Annexio with more than 17 years’ experience in iGaming, having previously served as general counsel to PokerStars and assistant general counsel to PartyGaming. He started his career at London magic circle law firm Allen & Overy advising both operators and financial institutions interested in the new sector of online gaming. After a short stint at PartyGaming, he joined the board of PokerStars, advising the business until its sale to Amaya. In 2012, he was named in the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 most talented, innovative and inspiring people working in online gaming.

For the full news story, visit Gaming Intelligence.

 
 
 
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The Big Manx Office Move

17th July 2018

This summer, we marked the start of a new chapter with a relocation of the Annexio headquarters.

Our Isle of Man team are now based at the prestigious Fort Anne building, which overlooks Douglas Bay. Staff now get to take advantage of a vibrant, modern, and spacious workplace that comes with an array of benefits, including free access to a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room - and endless sea views!

 
 
 
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Annexio proudly sponsors ISLEXPO

27th May 2018

This year, Annexio was proud to be the headline sponsor of ISLEXPO, a fantastic free networking event that showcases impressive business growth on the Isle of Man.

Several of the team were in attendance for the opening banquet on the night prior to the event, and enjoyed an after-dinner speech by actor and comedian David Schneider.

We were so pleased to be a part of such a successful event and honoured to be given a chance to reveal a glimpse of our new brand, LottoGo.com!

 
 
 
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VIP Vibes at the Isle of Man TT

15th June 2018

The Isle of Man TT week is the best time of year on the Isle of Man as the island comes alive!

The fun and excitement of the TT races was experienced first-hand by 10 lucky members of Annexio, who were the lucky winners of a raffle drawn to attend a VIP hospitality day at the grandstand with our compliments.

The thrill of the day's racing had the team on the edge of their seats as they enjoyed an up-close experience of the riders, pit-stops, post-race interviews, and of course the action itself.

It was even an event good enough for royalty, with Prince William also in attendance on the day.

 
 
 
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Michael Hazel joins Annexio

20th April 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Michael Hazel - formerly CEO at the Rational Group, CFO at PokerStars, and Finance Director at Microsoft - has joined the Annexio board as a Non-Executive Director.

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in the technology and online sectors, and brings valuable international perspective and insight to the Board.

For the full news story visit GamingIntelligence.com.

 
 
 
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Annexio attends the Commonwealth Games Gala

20th February 2018

Members of the Annexio team attended the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association Fundraising Gala Dinner to celebrate 60 years of Island athletes taking part in the Games and to raise money in support of this year’s athletes.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games takes place in Australia’s Gold Coast from 14th - 15th April 2018, where 6,500 athletes and team officials from more than 70 nations will compete in 12 sporting events.

 
 
 
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Annexio raises money for Save the Children

15th December 2017

A day made better by wearing a Christmas sweater!

Annexio members across our Isle of Man and London offices embraced the Christmas spirit this year - all in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

It was a fun, festive day in the offices and the teams raised just under £100 for the cause.

 
 
 
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Packing a punch in the name of charity

8th October 2017

Usually known for being friendly and approachable, our Head of Product, Tom - supported in his efforts by Annexio - took on another persona to defeat his opponent in the boxing ring.

Thriller in the Villa is an annual charity fight night in aid of Rebecca House & Hospice Isle of Man. The event takes place at the Villa Marina and features both male and female fights.

 
 
 
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G'day from Down Under!

11th October 2017

To celebrate Annexio being granted its licence by the Government of the Northern Territory, Australia, our directors had the ‘unfortunate’ job of jetting off to our new office in Darwin.

On their travels they met some snappy, intimating creatures - and of course greeted our new colleagues - the brilliantly-skilled Claudie and Mary-Ann (pictured).

 
 
 
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Annexio gets the running bug! 

16th August 2016

It's become quite the tradition at Annexio to take part in the Isle of Man’s half-marathon race in aid of raising money and awareness for a variety of chosen charities.

The half-marathon is a friendly event that takes place in the north of the island, with picturesque views on an undulating route. 

Check out the smiles (of relief) on our champions as they complete the course!

 
 
 
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Annexio visits Rebecca House

23rd September 2017

Members of the Annexio team visited Hospice Isle of Man and Rebecca House earlier this week ahead of Saturday night’s Thriller in the Villa charity boxing match which will see Tom Craze, Annexio’s Head of Product, take to the ring to help raise money for the charity. 

Tom is one of 28 boxers taking part in the event, which hopes to raise more than £20,000 for the Hospice.

Pictured left to right are: Steven Downward (Community Fundraiser, Hospice Isle of Man), Pippa Giddins (Inpatient Unit Sister, Hospice Isle of Man), Luke Cashin, Melanie Colquitt, Tom Craze, and Cara Rooney (all from Annexio).

 
 
 

EuroMillions winner scoops £420,000!

3rd July 2017

The glorious benefit of being able to bet on the go...

Our latest winner was on holiday with his family when he placed his EuroMillions bet. He picked his lucky pick numbers and thought no more about it. That is until he opened an email up the day following the draw and found a congratulations email from us. 

"I’d encourage anyone to give it a go, particularly on the offers with LottoGo!”

 
 
 
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A wonderful win for our Powerball player!

31st May 2017

Your average 26 year old has just won a whopping £35,000 by subscribing to the Powerball draw. Once his numbers were selected, he didn't need to do anything else but wait for that winning email to come through. 

"I couldn't believe I had won, only realised a month later when checking my emails."

 
 
 
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BIG NEWS - Our biggest winner yet!

20th December 2017

Thanks to joining via a 3 bets for the price of 2 offer on Groupon our latest winner has just walked home with a wonderful win of £470,000 on the EuroMillions!

The ease and convenience of subscribing is what had our player returning for more. They liked not having to worry about missing a draw and we're not surprised they didn't want to miss out on this draw! 

“I like playing. I have just won £470K, it’s made a massive difference to me and my family. I’m going to pay off my mortgage, buy a new car, go away on a luxury holiday and become debt free!”

 
 
 
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Winner Winner, LottoGo Grinner

6th September 2017

After seeing our Powerball jackpot advertised online, our latest winner couldn't resist joining. As a regular EuroMillions player, they selected their usual numbers and waiting for the winning to roll in. 

It soon became a reality when our VIP manager rang our winner to congratulation them on winning over £32,000.

Our winner doesn't think his luck is over yet as he tells us he has a feeling he will be back to visit us for his second winning cheque soon! 

 

 
 
 
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Jolly holly-days to our latest winner! 

20th January 2018

We have an El Gordo winner who was over the moon to win over £110,500.

They chose to play with LottoGo due to “the trust he had after reading we were part of the e-gaming society”...still, the idea of winning from one lucky pick bet seemed to unrealistic at first as they assumed his winner’s email was spam, it wasn’t until we called to confirm it was genuine that the reality sank in.

“You have to take a chance sometimes, it’s definitely worth it.”

 

 
 
 
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Meet our Summer Intern, Georgia Morrow! 

31st July 2018

Georgia has joined Annexio this summer after completing her first year at the Isle of Man Business School where she is studying Business Management. During her time at Annexio, Georgia will work alongside each department and gain exposure of each function in the company. 

After being with us for a month, Georgia was kind enough to write some words on her experience so far:

Hi, I’m Georgia!

While on my summer break from my Business Management (BA) Hons Degree course, I am currently working for Annexio as their Office Intern. It’s a pleasure to be a part of such a refreshing, stimulating workforce, with a fast growing company that envisions only bigger and better things every day.

My time working at Annexio will allow me to get a feel for the dynamics of company by rotating around various departments beginning with the Marketing, and then moving forth onto Finance and Member Support.

As my first proper job, to say I landed lucky would be an understatement! From their swanky new office location at Fort Anne, to the launch of their new flagship brand LottoGo, it’s fair to say I joined at an exciting time... then add the company’s employee orientated attitude translated through the on-site facilities (including a Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, AND private gym) and you begin to question how this can be called work.

There are plenty of exciting opportunities for me at Annexio, and being a Business student I feel my time with Annexio has enabled me to put the theoretical concepts I learn in the classroom into real life scenarios, also working on the reverse to enhance my studies with my newly acquired knowledge.

Even in the little time I have been here I have been encouraged by my welcoming colleagues to have my say and explore my deepest interests. For me, my passions primarily lie in Sales & Marketing and my time with the Marketing Team has allowed me to actively understand their Affiliate Marketing Operations, engaging with systems such as Google AdWords, in which I am newly qualified. With this I learnt how to carry out responsibilities including updating the online jackpots and operating with the Search and Display Networks, deepening my knowledge on the possibilities of ‘Keywords’. 

Moving forward I’m now excited to venture onto the next chapter of my Annexio journey and join the Finance Department to see what fascinating new challenges may arise. 
 

 
 
 
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Meet our Data Analyst, Karol!  

1st August 2018

Each month a volunteer of Annexio will answer some fun questions about themselves so you can get to know the faces that bring our product to life!

This month is Karol Kleczkowski, our Data Analyst based in London. Karol has been with us since April 2018 and works closely with the marketing team to understand the numbers behind the marketing strategies and the wants and desires of our customers.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Mitake-san – it’s a mountain in a national reserve in the region of Tokyo. There’s a great hiking trail there leading you through a Buddhist monastery that looks like the Shaolin temple, especially in winter, paths with roots of cedar trees forming steps for you to step on, a view on Mt.Odake, which looks like a smaller Mt.Fuji, a rock called Tengu’s Nose, which you can climb using a metal chain and find a Shinto shrine with a samurai armor on top and many other opportunities to feel like Indiana Jones.

What’s the last book you read?
“Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries Of Anti-Catholic History” by Rodney Stark. I wouldn’t have believed the things written there if the author wasn’t a Protestant! I recommend it to everyone, it makes you reconsider the progression of science and history from ancient to modern times.

What is your favourite family tradition?
On Christmas Eve, we put hay collected from the fields last summer under the tablecloth when we sit down to have supper. It’s done as a remembrance of Jesus being born in a manger.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
Plato’s definition of slavery as defined by Dr Cuddeback: “Slavery is when that which is supposed to rule is instead subordinated by that which is not.” – True Freedom requires a correct hierarchy of desires – a drunk who can drink as much as he wants is not free, but enslaved by his desire. Only when he subordinates his desires to reason can he start to fully enjoy drinking.

What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not working?
Hiking, riding my bike and exploring the world (mostly within 20 miles from where I live).

 
 
 
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Sebastien Jeanneau appointed Director of Operations

13th August 2018

Formerly Head of Operations, Sebastien has worked at Annexio for 5 years. His in-depth technical knowledge and his management skills will be valuable assets in his new role. He will be a great help in driving us forward to achieve our ambitious expansion plans which include obtaining more licences to operate in other jurisdictions around the world.

As Director, Seb will continue to manage the development of the business’s payment processing, call centre and betting operations while contributing to the strategic direction and corporate governance requirements of the company.

For the full story, visit GamingIntelligence.

 
 
 
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The Children's Centre Visit

15th August 2018

Some of the Isle of Man staff members had a great time at The Children’s Centre this afternoon, getting to know the staff, kids and animals! 

The passionate, caring attitudes and holistic approach to helping children is something else.

We can't wait to continue our partnership with the organisation and get involved to any way we can! 

 
 
 
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Annexio is shortlisted for Lottery Operator of the Year!

10th September 2018

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for Lottery Operator of the Year at the EGR Operator Awards!

The Oscars of the Egaming sector, the EGR Operator Awards are attended by more than 800 industry professionals and rewards B2C operators for setting the standard in categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, and awards across all verticals.

The winning Lottery Operator will be announced at this year’s ceremony taking place at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London on Thursday 25th October 2018.

This will be our very first EGR Awards Ceremony...wish us luck!

 
 
 

Keith Lemon launches LottoGo.com TV ads

1st October 2018

Exciting times at Annexio as we've just unleashed our LottoGo.com ads featuring funny man and TV personality Keith Lemon!

A series of ads, written by and featuring the much-loved alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis, have aired to lift the brand profile and encourage visits to the website, LottoGo.com. Filmed in and around London, the entertaining ads (one featuring Leigh Francis’ real-life mum) highlight the potential multi-million jackpots available to win with LottoGo.com.

Keith Lemon said: “Had a great time filming the LottoGo.com ads, working with my mum. She is the loveliest lady. She deserves more than a box of chocolates. So, if I did win on LottoGo.com and could clone meself. I would and One of me would stay at home with her and look after her. Aren’t I a nice son!”

Check out the other ads to find out what Keith would do if he won the LottoGo.com Jackpot! https://bit.ly/2QEHZGq

 
 
 
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Annexio proudly sponsors the Isle of Man eGaming Summit

20th September 2018

This year’s 15th Isle of Man eGaming Summit, organised by KPMG, was a great success! The event took place at the newly opened COMIS Mount Murray Hotel with the core theme on ‘Raising Standards Together’.

Annexio were amongst many of the companies that sponsored the prestigious event, with their Keith Lemon inspired centrepieces featuring their flagship brand LottoGo.com.