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Why the Draftkings & FanDuel Merger May Not Go Ahead

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In mid-November 2016 the two largest daily fantasy football companies, DraftKings & FanDuel, announced a merger of equals. The thinking was that instead of pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into continuing to fight each [...]

It’s No Dice as North Dakota House Rejects Casino Resolution

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

BISMARCK -- House lawmakers defeated a resolution opening the door to off-reservation casinos in North Dakota in convincing fashion Thursday, March 23. In a 28-63 vote, lawmakers shot down House Concurrent Resolution 3033, introduced by [...]

Revenue Gap Hampers New Mexico Lotto Scholarship Program

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is no closer to finding a more permanent solution to solvency problems with a vital program that provides college scholarships for tens of thousands of students through lottery revenues. [...]

IGT Renews Contract with Westdeutsche Lotterie Gmbh & Co. Ohg to Continue Providing Instant Ticket Printing Services

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

LONDON, U.K. – March 23, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter “IGT”), has renewed its multi-year contract with Westdeutsche Lotterie [...]

West Virginia Senate Weights Hike in Video Lottery Wager

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate has begun advancing legislation to increase the maximum wager to $5 for a single video lottery game.

State Programs Continue to Win Big with Record Lottery Sales in 2016

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Iowa Lottery ("the Lottery") has extended its gaming systems contract with Scientific [...]

IGT Signs Agreement To Provide New Zealand Lotteries Commission With New Remote Game Server System And Interactive Instant Win Content

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

LONDON, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT") has signed an agreement with the New [...]

[Non-Lottery] Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

There is no shortage of advice for how to navigate power dynamics within organizations — from managing toxic or exceptionally gifted subordinates to dealing with unpredictable and narcissistic bosses. Researchers have devoted entire careers to [...]

Willy Wonka™ Golden Ticket Mania Is Sweeping the State!

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

(AUSTIN) –Texas Lottery® players have the opportunity to find a winning Golden Ticket with the launch of the Texas Lottery’s newest game, WILLY WONKA™ GOLDEN TICKET. The new scratch ticket offers players the chance to [...]

Lotterywest’s Innovative Marketing for new “Scratchie Family”

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 customised black lights installed [...]

IGT Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services to the Missouri Lottery

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

LONDON, U.K. – March 22, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter “IGT”), has signed a three-year contract extension with the [...]

Taxation Turns Into Biggest Obstacle to Pennsylvania’s Online Gambling Legalization Effort

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

To many Pennsylvania has never been closer to legalizing online gambling. In fact, the state has been working on opening its market for Internet gaming options for some time now. However, obstacles of different nature [...]

New Online Gambling Bill Introduced in West Virginia

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

West Virginia has come out with a new bill that would legalize online gambling, thus adding its name to the growing list of states who are realizing the benefits of the burgeoning industry. On March [...]

State: Nothing Illegal, Unconstitutional About $10 Million Lottery Mixup

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state finance secretary is praising the government’s “process” of checks-and-balances as it explains how the state came to owe $10 million to the state lottery.

Judge Rules Whistleblower Suit Against Georgia Lottery Can Go Forward

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A whistleblower lawsuit claiming a Georgia Lottery executive was fired after refusing to support inflated sales projections should go to trial, a Fulton County Superior Court judge decided this week.

PA Lottery Fast Play Games Award Over $10 Million in Prizes

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In less than a month since their launch, the Pennsylvania Lottery's new Fast Play games have awarded more than $10 million in prizes to more than 1.1 million [...]

End of the Line for Proposed North Dakota Casino Expansion Legislation

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

In North Dakota, controversial legislation that would have asked voters to amend the state’s constitution in order to open a maximum of six state-owned casinos is reportedly dead after suffering a second set-back in committee.

Ontario Racing Releases Long-Term Funding Recommendations

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The proposed model includes a plan to allocate funding over an initial 7-year term, followed by extensions of two 5-year terms at the option of Ontario Lottery and Gaming. The decision to extend funding by [...]

IWG Signs Deal with Nektan

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

London, 22nd March 2017 – IWG – a world leader in supplying online, instant win games – has struck an agreement to deliver its content to Nektan. IWG’s entire portfolio of games will be made [...]

FDJ Becomes a Partner of the Techstars Accelerator in France

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

FDJ will be involved in the accelerator alongside start-ups to work on the uses and technologies to be implemented to serve its customers. This implication will also benefit the incubation cells internal to FDJ. For [...]

New Hampshire Lottery Considers Online Scratch Tickets

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

In the state’s perennial search for money, lawmakers are again turning to gambling. But this year, in addition to the usual suspects like casinos and keno, House members are floating a new player – online [...]

Teachers’ Union Backs Oklahoma Lottery

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Oklahoma House voted to end the mandatory 35 percent payment of the “Oklahoma Education Lottery” in the hopes that more Oklahomans will gamble.

South Dakota Lottery Plans to Add Lucky for Life

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

PIERRE — Later this month the South Dakota Lottery Commission holds a rules hearing on offering a fifth lotto game. This one is called Lucky For Life and it’s already in play in more than [...]

[Non-Lottery] How Do You Make New Friends as an Adult?

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich.

Officials: Oklahoma Lottery Funds Used to Replace Educational Funding

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma lawmakers will be forced to pay back millions to the Lottery Trust Fund after officials learned that the funds had been used to supplant education funding, rather than add to it.

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IGT Signs Agreement To Provide New Zealand Lotteries Commission With New Remote Game Server System And Interactive Instant Win Content

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

LONDON, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT") has signed an agreement with the New [...]

[Non-Lottery] Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

There is no shortage of advice for how to navigate power dynamics within organizations — from managing toxic or exceptionally gifted subordinates to dealing with unpredictable and narcissistic bosses. Researchers have devoted entire careers to [...]

Willy Wonka™ Golden Ticket Mania Is Sweeping the State!

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

(AUSTIN) –Texas Lottery® players have the opportunity to find a winning Golden Ticket with the launch of the Texas Lottery’s newest game, WILLY WONKA™ GOLDEN TICKET. The new scratch ticket offers players the chance to [...]

Lotterywest’s Innovative Marketing for new “Scratchie Family”

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 customised black lights installed [...]

IGT Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services to the Missouri Lottery

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

LONDON, U.K. – March 22, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter “IGT”), has signed a three-year contract extension with the [...]

Taxation Turns Into Biggest Obstacle to Pennsylvania’s Online Gambling Legalization Effort

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

To many Pennsylvania has never been closer to legalizing online gambling. In fact, the state has been working on opening its market for Internet gaming options for some time now. However, obstacles of different nature [...]

New Online Gambling Bill Introduced in West Virginia

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

West Virginia has come out with a new bill that would legalize online gambling, thus adding its name to the growing list of states who are realizing the benefits of the burgeoning industry. On March [...]

State: Nothing Illegal, Unconstitutional About $10 Million Lottery Mixup

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state finance secretary is praising the government’s “process” of checks-and-balances as it explains how the state came to owe $10 million to the state lottery.

Judge Rules Whistleblower Suit Against Georgia Lottery Can Go Forward

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A whistleblower lawsuit claiming a Georgia Lottery executive was fired after refusing to support inflated sales projections should go to trial, a Fulton County Superior Court judge decided this week.

PA Lottery Fast Play Games Award Over $10 Million in Prizes

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In less than a month since their launch, the Pennsylvania Lottery's new Fast Play games have awarded more than $10 million in prizes to more than 1.1 million [...]

End of the Line for Proposed North Dakota Casino Expansion Legislation

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

In North Dakota, controversial legislation that would have asked voters to amend the state’s constitution in order to open a maximum of six state-owned casinos is reportedly dead after suffering a second set-back in committee.

Ontario Racing Releases Long-Term Funding Recommendations

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The proposed model includes a plan to allocate funding over an initial 7-year term, followed by extensions of two 5-year terms at the option of Ontario Lottery and Gaming. The decision to extend funding by [...]

IWG Signs Deal with Nektan

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

London, 22nd March 2017 – IWG – a world leader in supplying online, instant win games – has struck an agreement to deliver its content to Nektan. IWG’s entire portfolio of games will be made [...]

FDJ Becomes a Partner of the Techstars Accelerator in France

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

FDJ will be involved in the accelerator alongside start-ups to work on the uses and technologies to be implemented to serve its customers. This implication will also benefit the incubation cells internal to FDJ. For [...]

New Hampshire Lottery Considers Online Scratch Tickets

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

In the state’s perennial search for money, lawmakers are again turning to gambling. But this year, in addition to the usual suspects like casinos and keno, House members are floating a new player – online [...]

Teachers’ Union Backs Oklahoma Lottery

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Oklahoma House voted to end the mandatory 35 percent payment of the “Oklahoma Education Lottery” in the hopes that more Oklahomans will gamble.

South Dakota Lottery Plans to Add Lucky for Life

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

PIERRE — Later this month the South Dakota Lottery Commission holds a rules hearing on offering a fifth lotto game. This one is called Lucky For Life and it’s already in play in more than [...]

[Non-Lottery] How Do You Make New Friends as an Adult?

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich.

Officials: Oklahoma Lottery Funds Used to Replace Educational Funding

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma lawmakers will be forced to pay back millions to the Lottery Trust Fund after officials learned that the funds had been used to supplant education funding, rather than add to it.

Illinois Lottery Launches Instant Ticket To Help Find Multiple Sclerosis Cure

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Lottery has announced the latest version of a scratch-off game to benefit researchers seeking a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

West Virginia Introduces First Online Gambling Bill

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

West Virginia introduced its first online gambling bill, H.B. 3067, March 14 which would legalize and regulate online gambling, reported Online Poker Report.

Kansas Suit Adds to Charges for Man at Center of Lottery Scam

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two bogus lottery tickets for $44,000.

Daily Fantasy Sports in Mississippi Is Legalized and Regulated by House Bill 967

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

On Monday, Mississippi Governer Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 967, which regulates daily fantasy sports in the state. House Bill 967 was sent to Gov. Bryant’s desk on March 2.

Kansas Lottery: Pot O’ Gold

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Players can get a FREE $2 Super Kansas Cash ticket tomorrow when they purchase $6 or more of Lucky for Life on a single ticket. The Pot O’Gold Flash Sale runs from 5:00 a.m. through [...]

NeoPollard Interactive Welcomes Scott Bowen, Lottery Industry Leader

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Lansing, Michigan, March 17, 2017 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPI”) is pleased to announce that Scott Bowen has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Business Development. In this role, Scott [...]