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

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 [...]

12 04, 2017

US National Governors Association Warns AG Jeff Sessions over RAWA-Style Legislation

2017-04-12T16:43:14+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

  That potential trampling of states’ authorities is the basis for the NGA’s letter. Nearly 40 of the US’s 50 state governors appear to be in favor of the current Wire Act interpretation. Here’s the text of the letter sent by the NGA to Sessions: Dear Attorney General Sessions: The nation’s governors are concerned with [...]

12 04, 2017

Lotteries & Affiliate Marketing: Critical for Maximizing Online Sales

2017-04-12T19:24:08+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

Lottery affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a lottery rewards one or more affiliates for each player brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. Affiliate marketing is used by lotteries and betting companies which also sell their games online (via mobile and internet). Affiliate marketing is being used by many European [...]

12 04, 2017

Quebéc’s $100 Ticket: Ultime

2017-04-13T12:47:26+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

Loto-Québec launched a $100 scratcher called “Ultime” on February 6, 2017. It will be sold for eight weeks culminating with a March 30 drawing for 20 prizes of $1 million. “The main feature—the DNA of the product—is the best chance of becoming a millionaire is 1 in 25,000,” said Josée Noel, Product Manager, Loto-Québec. Loto-Québec [...]

12 04, 2017

Black Light Bus Shelter

2017-04-12T19:26:03+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

Lotterywest is rolling out some innovative marketing for their newest instant ticket campaign—Scratchie Family. It’s a first-to-market for Australia with custom paint shipped in for this special build and customized black lights installed into the Adshel bus shelter panels. The display features hidden message which are revealed and transform from day to night, bringing the [...]

11 04, 2017

Gambling Addicts Find Voluntary Maryland Casino Ban Unhelpful

2017-04-11T14:59:37+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

A program through which people voluntarily ban themselves from Maryland’s six casino is being criticized as toothless and unhelpful by local gambling addicts. About 1,400 people have enrolled in the program, which was required under the state law authorizing the opening of the casinos almost a decade ago. It mirrors “self-exclusion” programs of neighboring states [...]

6 04, 2017

Under Christie’s Plan, Scudder Said Lottery’s Revenue Would Count Toward Pension

2017-04-06T13:31:20+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

TRENTON, N.J. - New details are emerging on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's proposal to transfer New Jersey's Lottery to the underfunded pension program. State Treasurer Ford Scudder told the Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday, April 5th, that the lottery's nearly $1 billion in revenues for programs like education and human services would count toward [...]

6 04, 2017

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

2017-04-06T13:18:37+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s [...]

5 04, 2017

Panel Approves Bill to Require Gambling Warnings on Florida Lottery Tickets

2017-04-06T01:05:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

Lottery tickets, and places that sell them, could come with a warning: “Gambling can be addictive,” under a bill approved Tuesday afternoon by the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries. Senate Bill 1370 may go where some Florida lawmakers are uncomfortable to follow, declaring the state’s lottery games to be a form of gambling.