Don't be surprised if you see scratch off lottery tickets at your local store featuring talent from Impact Wrestling. That's because TNA has partnered with MDI Entertainment to release branded instant games featuring all the stars you see on Spike TV every week.
From the press release:
MDI Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS), has signed an agreement with TNA Entertainment, LLC, dba IMPACT WRESTLING, to offer lotteries branded instant games featuring some of the biggest names and most recognizable imagery in professional wrestling today. The agreement makes the names and likenesses of more than a dozen wrestling superstars, as well as the logos, marks and artwork of IMPACT WRESTLING, available to lotteries worldwide. Stars like Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Matt Morgan and Bobby Roode are included, and can be used on instant tickets and promotional materials, as well as in television and radio commercials. They also are available for personal appearances and public service announcements to promote the good causes lottery games support.
The announcement also says second chance prizes will be offered where fans can win prizes that range from merchandise to trips to the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida, to watch a show and meet the talent backstage, to an on-camera cameo on a pay-per-view (PPV) show.
Any gamblers out there planning on attempting to cash in on this once it comes to an area near you?