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19 05, 2017

Lawmakers Question Delay in Replacing Northstar

2017-05-19T13:38:59+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Illinois lawmakers Thursday questioned what's taking so long to pick a new firm to run the lottery — the state's most lucrative moneymaking venture — amid years of controversy and disappointing results from the current firm. The hearing followed Tribune investigations exposing questions beyond the lottery's tepid financial returns in recent years. That included a [...]

19 05, 2017

Artificial Sales Barriers Continue to Stymie the New Mexico Lottery

2017-05-19T13:51:12+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Lottery announced April 2017 revenue transfers of $2.95 million to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Fund. Transfers through April are lagging $7.6 million behind transfers during the same period in Fiscal Year 2016. The Lottery continues to project a fiscal year return of approximately $37.5 million to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship [...]

19 05, 2017

Why Organizations Should Bet on Player and Retailer Engagement

2017-05-19T13:54:33+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

The lottery industry is a behemoth. In 2016 alone, U.S. lotteries generated $80 billion in revenue—more than the combined sales of movie and concert tickets. Keeping the industry relevant and growing is important since lotteries bring their revenue back to their local communities. Maura McCann knows what it takes to drive growth in this business. [...]

19 05, 2017

Alchemy3 Recaps Power Cruise Promo at LaFleur’s Symposium

2017-05-19T14:10:06+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Roswell, GA: Alchemy3 presented a post summary of the Powerball Power Cruise 8-week promotion at LaFleur’s Symposium in Washington, D.C. During the eight-week period, 24 lotteries participated in the second chance promotion. Power Cruise earned national exposure with more than 600,000 views of the 30 second TV spot, and over 240,000 downloads of the Power [...]

19 05, 2017

Inspired Entertainment Announces Virtual Sports Deal with Finnish Lottery and Sports Betting Provider, Veikkaus

2017-05-19T13:05:39+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

New York, May 18, 2017 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that it has been selected as Virtual Sports supplier to Finnish national betting agency, Veikkaus. Owned by the Finnish government, Veikkaus is the Finnish National Betting Agency and has an exclusive legal betting license on lotteries and sports betting in Finland. [...]

18 05, 2017

Massachusetts Senate President Says Maybe Next Year for Online Lottery Bill

2017-05-18T13:52:15+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

BOSTON —Authorization for the Massachusetts Lottery to sell its products online is not likely to come in 2017, the Senate president said Wednesday morning, and action in 2018 may hinge upon whether online Lottery sales would harm small businesses. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the Lottery again this session are seeking authority from the Legislature to [...]

18 05, 2017

Gov. Kate Brown Might Privatize Oregon Lottery

2017-05-18T15:29:39+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Late last month, Gov. Kate Brown announced a bold initiative: She plans to sell $5 billion worth of public assets to pay down part of Oregon's $22 billion pension deficit. Without providing specifics, Brown said just about anything except state forests, parks and prisons could be had for the right price. According to sources familiar [...]

18 05, 2017

Hoosier Lottery Officials Say They’re Considering a $50 Scratch-off Ticket

2017-05-18T13:25:26+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

At $50 a ticket, the jackpot had better be huge. Hoosier Lottery officials say they’re considering a $50 scratch off ticket. They say Minnesota, Colorado, and Texas all have $50 tickets, and they sell very well. Indiana’s most expensive scratch-off is a $30 ticket that promises a $1 million or $7 million jackpot. Hoosier Lottery [...]

18 05, 2017

OLG Launches Request for Proposals for Player Platform

2017-05-18T13:22:50+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

TORONTO, ON – Today, OLG has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new player platform. Through the RFP, OLG will select a service provider to provide a new enterprise wide digital foundation for OLG’s products. The platform will improve the ways OLG connects with customers within a framework of social responsibility. It will [...]

17 05, 2017

Majority Oppose Massachusetts Lottery Expanding to Online Games

2017-05-17T13:43:10+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts voters are overwhelmingly against expanding the Massachusetts Lottery to the internet. While the internet puts the world at your fingertips, Massachusetts voters agree the state lottery shouldn’t be accessed that easily. The Save Our Neighborhood Coalition found 80% of those polled are against creating online lottery games, saying too much [...]