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Lawmakers Question Delay in Replacing Northstar

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Artificial Sales Barriers Continue to Stymie the New Mexico Lottery

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Why Organizations Should Bet on Player and Retailer Engagement

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Alchemy3 Recaps Power Cruise Promo at LaFleur’s Symposium

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Massachusetts Senate President Says Maybe Next Year for Online Lottery Bill

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Gov. Kate Brown Might Privatize Oregon Lottery

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

OLG Launches Request for Proposals for Player Platform

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Majority Oppose Massachusetts Lottery Expanding to Online Games

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Interim CEO, Chelsea Turner, Named To Replace Farricker At Lottery

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president and CEO is hired in [...]

Missouri Lottery’s ‘Dogs vs Cats Scratchers’ Benefit Shelter Adoptions

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The Missouri Lottery has partnered with a number of animal organizations, including the APA, 5 Acres Animal Shelter, St. Louis County Animal Care as well as the Humane Society of Missouri, to [...]

Massachusetts Store Owners Beating Lottery Odds

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Everybody dreams of striking it rich, but what if you could win big over and over and over again? 7News discovered the owners of some businesses where Lottery tickets are sold, are doing just that. [...]

Ohio Lottery Commission Random Number Generator

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Contractor will supply two (2) Random Number Generator systems to two (2) different LOT locations (one going to each). Both systems must be fully certified on delivery, for up to 10,000,000, (i.e. GLI, Eclipse, [...]

OLG Launches Request for Proposals for Player Platform

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Lottery Chairman, Frank Farricker, Quits Amid Continued Controversy

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Frank Farricker, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO, resigned from both unpaid but influential positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 [...]

Potential Changes in the Swedish Gambling Market

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently, a committee appointed by the Swedish government published an extensive report proposing reforms to the Swedish gambling sector. Current regulation of the gambling industry The industry is currently regulated based on the principle that [...]

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Start Regulating Fantasy Sports Leagues

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio lawmakers want to start regulating fantasy sports leagues. With a goal of protecting consumers and introducing standards, new legislation would require all fantasy game operators be licensed by the state and [...]

Wisconsin Lottery Data Show Higher per Capita Sales in Lower-Income Areas

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Krissy Wilcox has been selling lottery tickets at a service station on Madison’s Far East Side for as long as the Wisconsin Lottery has been around — nearly 30 years. In her experience, lottery players [...]

Democratic Hopefuls Dismiss Scheme to Funnel NJ Lottery Profits into Pensions

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Legislative leaders, unions also argue that Christie’s Lottery plan will go nowhere if it requires more givebacks from public-employee unions Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has finally detailed how he plans to have the New Jersey [...]

7 Seconds Too Late: Supreme Court of Canada Won’t Hear $27m Lotto Appeal

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time. On Thursday, [...]

Vermont Legislature Passes Narrowed Consumer Protection Bill Designed to Regulated Daily Fantasy Games

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Vermont Legislature has passed a consumer protection bill designed to regulate fantasy sports contests, help people keep up with their property tax payments, and move closer to reining in home improvement fraud. Both the [...]

France’s National Lottery Extends Instant Ticket Contract with Pollard Banknote

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

WINNIPEG, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year contract extension from La Française des Jeux ("FDJ®"), France's national lottery, for [...]

Tennessee Makes Community College Free for All Adults

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that will expand the Tennessee Promise program that launched in 2014. It made tuition and fees free for recent high school graduates enrolled in a community college or technical school. Now, [...]

Chris Christie Formally Proposes Legislation to Use N.J. Lottery to Pump up Pension Fund

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The lottery enterprise contribution project “will substantially improve the solvency of the state's entire retirement system and transform New Jersey's fiscal outlook,” Ford Scudder, the state treasurer, said in a statement Thursday. Mr. Scudder issued [...]

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Gov. Kate Brown Might Privatize Oregon Lottery

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

OLG Launches Request for Proposals for Player Platform

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Majority Oppose Massachusetts Lottery Expanding to Online Games

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Interim CEO, Chelsea Turner, Named To Replace Farricker At Lottery

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president and CEO is hired in [...]

Missouri Lottery’s ‘Dogs vs Cats Scratchers’ Benefit Shelter Adoptions

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The Missouri Lottery has partnered with a number of animal organizations, including the APA, 5 Acres Animal Shelter, St. Louis County Animal Care as well as the Humane Society of Missouri, to [...]

Massachusetts Store Owners Beating Lottery Odds

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Everybody dreams of striking it rich, but what if you could win big over and over and over again? 7News discovered the owners of some businesses where Lottery tickets are sold, are doing just that. [...]

Ohio Lottery Commission Random Number Generator

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Contractor will supply two (2) Random Number Generator systems to two (2) different LOT locations (one going to each). Both systems must be fully certified on delivery, for up to 10,000,000, (i.e. GLI, Eclipse, [...]

OLG Launches Request for Proposals for Player Platform

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Lottery Chairman, Frank Farricker, Quits Amid Continued Controversy

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Frank Farricker, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO, resigned from both unpaid but influential positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 [...]

Potential Changes in the Swedish Gambling Market

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently, a committee appointed by the Swedish government published an extensive report proposing reforms to the Swedish gambling sector. Current regulation of the gambling industry The industry is currently regulated based on the principle that [...]

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Start Regulating Fantasy Sports Leagues

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio lawmakers want to start regulating fantasy sports leagues. With a goal of protecting consumers and introducing standards, new legislation would require all fantasy game operators be licensed by the state and [...]

Wisconsin Lottery Data Show Higher per Capita Sales in Lower-Income Areas

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Krissy Wilcox has been selling lottery tickets at a service station on Madison’s Far East Side for as long as the Wisconsin Lottery has been around — nearly 30 years. In her experience, lottery players [...]

Democratic Hopefuls Dismiss Scheme to Funnel NJ Lottery Profits into Pensions

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Legislative leaders, unions also argue that Christie’s Lottery plan will go nowhere if it requires more givebacks from public-employee unions Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has finally detailed how he plans to have the New Jersey [...]

7 Seconds Too Late: Supreme Court of Canada Won’t Hear $27m Lotto Appeal

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time. On Thursday, [...]

Vermont Legislature Passes Narrowed Consumer Protection Bill Designed to Regulated Daily Fantasy Games

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Vermont Legislature has passed a consumer protection bill designed to regulate fantasy sports contests, help people keep up with their property tax payments, and move closer to reining in home improvement fraud. Both the [...]

France’s National Lottery Extends Instant Ticket Contract with Pollard Banknote

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

WINNIPEG, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year contract extension from La Française des Jeux ("FDJ®"), France's national lottery, for [...]

Tennessee Makes Community College Free for All Adults

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that will expand the Tennessee Promise program that launched in 2014. It made tuition and fees free for recent high school graduates enrolled in a community college or technical school. Now, [...]

Chris Christie Formally Proposes Legislation to Use N.J. Lottery to Pump up Pension Fund

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The lottery enterprise contribution project “will substantially improve the solvency of the state's entire retirement system and transform New Jersey's fiscal outlook,” Ford Scudder, the state treasurer, said in a statement Thursday. Mr. Scudder issued [...]

N.J. Treasurer Claims Lottery Could Raise $37 Billion to Cover Pensions

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The Christie administration is providing more details about a plan to turn over New Jersey's lottery to the public employee retirement system. State Treasurer Ford Scudder said a steady stream of revenue from the lottery [...]

Illinois Lottery Director Questions Privatization Model

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Seven years after Illinois heralded privatization as the cure for lagging lottery sales, the state's latest lottery director now says he's not sure the model works. The private firm hired to manage the Illinois Lottery [...]

Here’s What Winning The Lottery Can Teach Us About Work

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

It turns out that giving people free money works out pretty well for them — and has little effect on whether or not they quit their job. A new study from the left-leaning Roosevelt Institute [...]

New York’s Lottery Games Generated Almost $10 Billion Last Year, Nearly Matching Record

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Lottery games -- both traditional and video -- generated just under $10 billion in New York last year, nearly matching the all-time revenue record set the previous year. Revenues for video lottery terminals alone did [...]

Connecticut Official’s License Suspended In Lottery Scandal; Says He Was ‘Singled Out’

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The state gaming license of the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s chief operating officer, Michael J. Hunter, was suspended in February for two weeks in connection with the 5 Card Cash fraud scandal that refuses to go [...]

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

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]