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20 04, 2017

Iowa Senate Votes Unanimously To Confirm Terry Rich As Lottery CEO

2017-04-24T14:50:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

CLIVE, Iowa – Terry Rich’s re-appointment as CEO of the Iowa Lottery has been completed and he will continue to lead the organization for another four years. The Iowa Senate voted 50-0 Wednesday to confirm Rich’s re-appointment. His current term as CEO ends April 30 and he now will serve another four-year term that begins [...]

20 04, 2017

As New Jersey iGambling Soars, Delaware Sees Huge Drop in Earnings

2017-04-20T14:47:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

The state of New Jersey has proven to be a market leader when it comes to online gaming. Online casino and poker gaming have done quite well in the state, easily surpassing Nevada and Delaware when it comes to online gaming revenues. For the month of March, Delaware saw a huge drop in iGaming revenue [...]

20 04, 2017

Florida Lottery Gambling Warnings Clear Two More Committees

2017-04-20T14:47:29+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Proposals to require gambling warnings about the Florida Lottery moved closer to the floors of their respective houses Wednesday as committees in both the Florida House and Senate approved the bills. Senate Bill 1377 and Committee Substitute for House Bill 937 would require warnings to be printed on lottery tickets, and on signs posted in [...]

20 04, 2017

Vermont Liquor-Lottery Merger Put on Shelf

2017-04-20T14:47:39+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

MONTPELIER — The House sidelined a bill Tuesday that would have created a working group to study a merger of the Department of Liquor Control and the state’s Lottery Commission. The Democrat-led House was set to debate and vote on legislation Tuesday to create a group to study the merger sought by Republican Gov. Phil [...]

19 04, 2017

NJ Lottery Will Have New Quick Draw Game Every 5 Minutes

2017-04-19T14:55:44+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

TRENTON — The New Jersey Lottery began the process on Tuesday to change game rules to allow the introduction of a new game with drawings held every five minutes. The new game was announced as the lottery sales continue to drop for the third straight year since the game was privatized in 2013, according to [...]

19 04, 2017

PA Office of the Budget Secretary Says iLottery Will Help Maintain a Solvent Lottery Fund

2017-04-19T14:54:12+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Saving the Pennsylvania State Lottery is a concern, not only for the people who run the fund, but for those who rely on lottery dollars. The lottery itself funds many programs that benefit seniors, but the fund is in trouble and some have a few ideas on how to save it. Officials [...]

19 04, 2017

Bill Allowing Lottery to Increase Prizes, Boost Payout to Schools Heads to the Senate Floor

2017-04-19T14:48:54+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill moving through the statehouse would allow the lottery to increase prizes in hopes of generating more dollars for schools and boost the payout to education by about $100 million over the next five years. For years, lottery officials have asked lawmakers to let them plug more dollars into prizes in [...]

19 04, 2017

Pollard Banknote Limited Formally Commences Offer to Acquire INNOVA Gaming Group Inc.

2017-04-26T13:41:25+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

WINNIPEG, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX:PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") today announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pollard Banknote (the "Offeror") has formally commenced its offer (the "Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares ("Shares") of INNOVA Gaming Group Inc. ("INNOVA") for cash consideration of $2.10 per Share (the [...]

18 04, 2017

Northstar New Jersey Lottery Sales Lagging

2017-04-18T16:01:46+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Lottery revenues are down and on track to make it the third year out of four that the private company running the games has missed its targets. The sales slump comes as Gov. Chris Christie — who pushed to privatize the state-run games of chance at a time of deep fiscal challenges — is turning [...]

18 04, 2017

State Liquor-Lottery Plan Back on Table

2017-04-18T15:43:24+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

MONTPELIER — Two lawmakers are proposing an amendment to merge the Department of Liquor Control and the state’s Lottery Commission in January as the House prepares to debate legislation today that creates a working group to study the issue. The legislation up for debate today comes on the heels of a resolution passed by the [...]