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24 04, 2017

NC Commissioners Want More Lottery Money

2017-04-24T14:43:41+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

BEAUFORT —Presumably looking to future capital needs, county commissioners have asked the state to reconsider how it distributes North Carolina Education Lottery funds for school construction. The request, which takes aim at the long reduced-distribution model, was passed as a resolution at the board’s Monday meeting in the administration building. Carteret County Public Schools currently [...]

24 04, 2017

First-Quarter Lottery Sales Jump 4.9% in China

2017-04-24T14:40:37+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Strong performance in provinces and cities have propelled mainland China’s lottery sales in the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter lottery sales jump 4.9% in ChinaOfficial data from the country’s Ministry of Finance showed that mainland China’s total sales from official lottery products jumped 4.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months ending March 21 to [...]

24 04, 2017

Seven Ohio Residents Won the Lottery More than 100 Times

2017-04-24T14:39:10+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Seven Ohio residents have reportedly won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years. WEWS did an analysis of an Ohio lottery database, which showed that a man won the lottery 150 times since the beginning of 2014. His winnings earned him more than $154,000. Another man won [...]

24 04, 2017

Gambling in Texas

2017-04-24T14:37:07+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Lottery funding The Texas Lottery has long been a target for conservative lawmakers. Lawmakers and Texans alike green-lighted the lottery in the early 1990s, hoping to generate revenue as the state faced a huge budget shortfall. Since the Texas Lottery began, $25 billion has been generated in revenue for the state, including more than $20 [...]

24 04, 2017

House and Senate Pa Gop Majorities Do Not See Eye to Eye on Internet Gambling

2017-04-24T14:33:57+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

State government is facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer, based on January projections by the Legislature’s nonpartisan analyst, the Independent Fiscal Office. That’s almost 10 percent of approved spending this year. Meanwhile, some 600,000 more Pennsylvanians are expected to turn 60 in the coming decade, a 20 percent increase, according [...]

21 04, 2017

Ohio Lottery Game Highlights Ohio-Made Products and Fun

2017-04-24T16:07:12+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

CLEVELAND – There are many places to explore without ever leaving Ohio’s borders, and the Ohio Lottery is launching a limited run game that gives players the chance to win great Buckeye State experiences. The EZPlay® Discover Ohio game launches on April 23 with sales ending June 11. Players can win up to $10,000 or [...]

21 04, 2017

Editorial: Tennessee Reconnect Points Way Forward for Higher Ed

2017-04-21T13:57:53+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

The debate over college affordability tends to focus on traditional-age students in deep blue states. But a bill making waves in the Tennessee state legislature seems poised to upset both these preconceptions. The Tennessee Reconnect Act passed the Tennessee state house Monday with an impressive bipartisan vote of 87-6 and the support of Gov. Bill [...]

21 04, 2017

Win a Pac-Man Arcade Machine from the Washington Lottery

2017-04-21T13:56:15+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Winning a million bucks would be a sweet deal but getting to own a Pac-Man arcade cabinet is even better! The Washington Lottery has revealed new scratch offs featuring the classic video game and you could win your very own cabinet! They are modeled after the original screen that you actually get to play through. [...]

21 04, 2017

Brush and Crush: It’s Prime Time for Racing Innovation

2017-04-21T14:14:03+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

In the 1860’s in the UK, innovators were working on a device that could propel a carriage without the use of a horse. It was the beginning stages of one of the most influential and important inventions in modern times — the motorized vehicle. In the early days, though, these UK inventors came across a [...]

20 04, 2017

(AGA Whitepaper) Gaming Means (Small) Business: How Casinos Boost Local Economies

2017-04-20T21:35:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Casino gaming serves as an invaluable partner to small businesses in 40 states. The industry drives job creation, boosts revenues and business relationships. These benefits extend across a range of industries and include direct and indirect impacts in the following areas: manufacturing; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); education; construction; health care; transportation; finance; waste [...]