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12 05, 2017

From a Doodle to a Scratch Ticket, How the Idaho Lottery Makes Their Games

2017-05-12T13:44:31+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

BOISE - Scratch tickets are the most sold Lottery game in Idaho. Every year Idaho sells about $136 million worth of scratch games. Lucky Idahoans win about $93 million in Lottery prizes every year. Have you ever wondered how Lottery scratch games are made? Tickets start with a clever name and a blank sheet of [...]

12 05, 2017

Vermont Legislature Approves Own Liquor-Lottery Merger Plan

2017-05-12T13:36:09+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

The Legislature is poised to combine the Department of Liquor Control with the Vermont Lottery Commission, despite the House’s decision in April to scuttle an executive order from the governor calling for a merger. Language to combine the two entities is now attached to H.238, a bill that would reorganize and modernize the state’s liquor [...]

12 05, 2017

Projects to Benefit from $4.3m in Olg Revenue

2017-05-12T13:30:54+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Council allocated the final $4.3 million of its 2016-2017 casino-hosting revenue on about 20 projects including parks, roads and a new fire truck. The annual revenues from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming contribution agreement with the city increased to $24.5 million from $23.7 million in 2015-2016. Council had already committed $20.2 million to various projects [...]

12 05, 2017

Intralot Group Announces New CEO in the USA

2017-05-12T13:28:38+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

The INTRALOT Group announces the appointment of John R. Donahue as CEO of its USA venture INTRALOT Inc. Mr. Donahue has 30 years of lottery and gaming experience in the global market. His strengths combine strategic vision with product development, technology delivery, as well as operational and sales execution. Before coming to INTRALOT he worked [...]

12 05, 2017

209 Million Examples Why People Love Horse Racing

2017-05-12T13:27:17+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

What a day at Churchill Downs this past weekend. Always Dreaming (great lottery name by the way) took control with a nearly 3 length victory. Even under imperfect weather conditions, hundreds of thousands visited the racetrack in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to experience the iconic Kentucky Derby. The most prestigious race on the racing [...]

12 05, 2017

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket™ Game Offers Lucky Player a Chance to Win up to $1 Billion

2017-05-12T13:26:04+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has created a multi-state linked game with the largest prize opportunity for a linked lottery instant game in U.S. history. The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ game is launching initially in 11 U.S. [...]

5 05, 2017

Retail and Digital Lottery Convergence

2017-05-05T11:54:51+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

By Sam Hofer - Senior Product Manager, eLottery at BCLC As emerging consumers increasingly favor digital lottery products, lotteries around the globe are finding solutions to meet the challenge of this evolution in purchase behavior. A lack of communication and mutual appreciation, along with some internal distrust, can lead to a rift [...]

5 05, 2017

Va. Lottery’s ‘Thank You’ Notes to Teachers Might Include Vacations

2017-05-05T11:49:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

WASHINGTON — May 8 through May 12 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and for the second year in a row, the Virginia Lottery and the Virginia Tourism Corp. are running a contest that will award three Virginia public school teachers with prizes. The “Thank a Teacher” contest lets anyone — students, parents or colleagues — send [...]

5 05, 2017

Fee-Free $20 Tickets Offered for Select Shows at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

2017-05-05T11:48:23+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

Promoters are offering a sales promotion on this summer’s concert series at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights. But you better move fast, because the deal expires Tuesday. The Palace Sports & Entertainment (PSE) has joined up with Live Nation to offer savings on some of the biggest shows coming to [...]