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28 04, 2017

(Controversial) Scratch This: The Fall (And Possible Rise) Of State Lotteries In Education Funding

2017-04-28T14:57:41+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

The purchase of a lottery ticket offers an assurance of virtue with its promise of vice. Shell out for a Powerball or scratch ticket, ads declare, and you’ll be making a deposit to your state’s education fund — customers, local businesses, and students all benefit. If there can be such a thing as a win-win [...]

28 04, 2017

Two Convicted in $2 Million Hoosier Lottery Fraud

2017-04-28T14:56:25+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County jury convicted two family members this week of defrauding the Hoosier Lottery of $2 million. The defendants, Jackie Parsley II and Ashlee (Campbell) Parsley, were both found guilty of false passing of a lottery ticket, theft and five counts of money laundering following a three-day trial. Ashlee Parsley was accused [...]

28 04, 2017

Under New West Virginia Law, More Video Lottery Permits to Be Bid Out

2017-04-28T14:58:05+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

With a new law on the books allowing bars and clubs with video lottery machines to add more of them, the state Lottery Commission on Thursday approved a plan to bid out 750 additional limited video lottery permits. The 2001 law legalizing video lottery in bars and clubs around the state allowed permits for up [...]

28 04, 2017

BCLC Goes to Court over Records Related to Exit of Ex-CEO Michael Graydon

2017-04-28T14:51:07+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has filed a petition to BC Supreme Court claiming it should be allowed to participate in an inquiry over records related to the exit of a former CEO. The case starts with ex-BCLC boss Michael Graydon, who raised eyebrows back in 2014 when he quit the crown corporation to go [...]

28 04, 2017

Georgia Lawmakers Press for More Lottery Dollars for Education

2017-04-28T14:58:13+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

Georgia’s HOPE and Pre-K programs stood to gain as much as $127 million if state lawmakers successfully nudged a lottery bill through the legislative process last month. In the end lawmakers left that proposal and one with a similar aim behind when the 2017 Georgia General Assembly adjourned. Both House and Senate members proposed to [...]

28 04, 2017

How to Motivate LSRs Without Incentive Packages

2017-04-28T11:54:39+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

By Mike Purcell, Florida Lottery My first outside sales job was commission based sales, plus bonuses. The company had a typical straightforward approach to employee motivation, if you want to get paid, you have to sell. If you want to keep your job, you need to sell more than the last person who [...]

27 04, 2017

Andy Duncan Steps Down as Camelot CEO

2017-04-27T12:47:08+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

Andy Duncan, 54, joined Camelot as managing director in 2011. Nigel Railton, chief executive of Camelot Global, will take over UK operations while the board "considers its options" for Duncan's permanent successor. "It has been a great privilege to have led Camelot and the National Lottery through an exciting period. I’m proud that total returns [...]

27 04, 2017

Ex-School Exec to Take Minn. Lottery Helm

2017-04-27T12:44:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

The year-and-a-half-long hunt for a new chief of the Minnesota Lottery has ended with the selection of a former Minneapolis Public Schools official, state leaders said Wednesday. Robert Doty will take the helm at the nearly $600 million-a-year enterprise, which saw its last permanent executive director resign amid expense report questions. The lottery has been [...]

27 04, 2017

MegaMillions Ticket Price Will Increase from $1 to $2 in October

2017-04-27T12:40:36+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

In a few months, you will no longer be able to get a New York State Lottery jackpot ticket for just a dollar. The state Gaming Commission plans to end the practice of selling Mega Millions tickets for just $1, and upping the price to $2 after October, 2017. Officials told the Albany Times Union [...]

26 04, 2017

Senator Thinks Pa Lottery Could Administer Igaming More Efficiently Than the Gaming Industry, Gaming Industry Responds

2017-04-26T13:51:35+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of the Pennsylvania State Lottery – rather than Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos – operating online casino and poker games. Scarnati’s suggestion may appeal to some. But the likely outcome of such a proposal would be [...]