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(Controversial) Scratch This: The Fall (And Possible Rise) Of State Lotteries In Education Funding

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The purchase of a lottery ticket offers an assurance of virtue with its promise of vice. Shell out for a Powerball or scratch ticket, ads declare, and you’ll be making a deposit to your state’s [...]

Two Convicted in $2 Million Hoosier Lottery Fraud

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County jury convicted two family members this week of defrauding the Hoosier Lottery of $2 million. The defendants, Jackie Parsley II and Ashlee (Campbell) Parsley, were both found guilty of false [...]

Under New West Virginia Law, More Video Lottery Permits to Be Bid Out

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

BCLC Goes to Court over Records Related to Exit of Ex-CEO Michael Graydon

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has filed a petition to BC Supreme Court claiming it should be allowed to participate in an inquiry over records related to the exit of a former CEO. The case [...]

Georgia Lawmakers Press for More Lottery Dollars for Education

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Andy Duncan Steps Down as Camelot CEO

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Andy Duncan, 54, joined Camelot as managing director in 2011. Nigel Railton, chief executive of Camelot Global, will take over UK operations while the board "considers its options" for Duncan's permanent successor. "It has been [...]

Ex-School Exec to Take Minn. Lottery Helm

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The year-and-a-half-long hunt for a new chief of the Minnesota Lottery has ended with the selection of a former Minneapolis Public Schools official, state leaders said Wednesday. Robert Doty will take the helm at the [...]

MegaMillions Ticket Price Will Increase from $1 to $2 in October

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

In a few months, you will no longer be able to get a New York State Lottery jackpot ticket for just a dollar. The state Gaming Commission plans to end the practice of selling Mega [...]

Senator Thinks Pa Lottery Could Administer Igaming More Efficiently Than the Gaming Industry, Gaming Industry Responds

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of the Pennsylvania State Lottery – rather than Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos – operating online casino [...]

Nebraska Lottery to Join Lucky for Life® Game

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Starting in August, Nebraska Lottery players will be able to play Lucky for Life, a multi-state Lotto game offered by 23 lotteries across the United States. Lucky for Life is a $2 Lotto game with [...]

Massachusetts Lottery Keeps up Bigger Profits

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts Lottery counted $70.7 million in net profit in March, up $9.5 million from last March despite $4.4 million less in total sales for the month, the Lottery [...]

Bill Allowing Lottery to Increase Prizes, Boost Payout to Schools Goes to the Governor’s Desk

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill that would increase lottery prizes in hopes of increasing funding for education is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Tuesday passed House Bill 1837 by a vote of [...]

Texas House Tentatively Backs Measure Allowing Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Texans who win big in the state lottery came one step closer to being able to hide from unwanted attention after the House gave the idea tentative approval Monday afternoon. House Bill 59 by state [...]

Pa House Bill Advances on Seizing Pa Lottery Winnings to Pay Delinquent Debt

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Common-sense, bipartisan legislation to intercept lottery winnings by individuals who are delinquent on state taxes or behind on child support payments has passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, announced bill [...]

Create a Mural Made from Lottery Tickets for City Pages

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Mosaic Contest is a little quirky: We're once again teaming up with the Minnesota Lottery to commission a piece of artwork made up entirely of lottery tickets. The work will be showcased at the [...]

The Virginia Lottery Selects OpenMarket to Power Lottery SMS Text Alerts

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

SEATTLE, Washington – April 24, 2017 – OpenMarket, a global leader in mobile messaging, has announced today that the Virginia Lottery, an innovative lottery started in 1988, will use OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform (MEP) for [...]

Colonial America Was Built on Lottery Revenue

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What he found had been [...]

Maryland Lottery Launches $30 Scratch‐off Game Featuring Pollard Banknote Innovation

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote congratulates the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (“Maryland Lottery”) on the launch of its first $30 instant ticket, $2,000,000 Fortune, which was launched on February [...]

The National Lottery and Starcom Wins “Best Use of Media” at the Media Awards

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A big thank you to the National Lottery account team at Starcom - who most definitely stepped up to the plate - through their expertise and hard-working dedication as our media agency; we were able [...]

NC Commissioners Want More Lottery Money

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

BEAUFORT —Presumably looking to future capital needs, county commissioners have asked the state to reconsider how it distributes North Carolina Education Lottery funds for school construction. The request, which takes aim at the long reduced-distribution [...]

First-Quarter Lottery Sales Jump 4.9% in China

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Strong performance in provinces and cities have propelled mainland China’s lottery sales in the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter lottery sales jump 4.9% in ChinaOfficial data from the country’s Ministry of Finance showed that mainland [...]

Seven Ohio Residents Won the Lottery More than 100 Times

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Seven Ohio residents have reportedly won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years. WEWS did an analysis of an Ohio lottery database, which showed that a man [...]

Gambling in Texas

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Lottery funding The Texas Lottery has long been a target for conservative lawmakers. Lawmakers and Texans alike green-lighted the lottery in the early 1990s, hoping to generate revenue as the state faced a huge budget [...]

House and Senate Pa Gop Majorities Do Not See Eye to Eye on Internet Gambling

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

State government is facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer, based on January projections by the Legislature’s nonpartisan analyst, the Independent Fiscal Office. That’s almost 10 percent of approved spending this [...]

Ohio Lottery Game Highlights Ohio-Made Products and Fun

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

CLEVELAND – There are many places to explore without ever leaving Ohio’s borders, and the Ohio Lottery is launching a limited run game that gives players the chance to win great Buckeye State experiences. The [...]

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Ex-School Exec to Take Minn. Lottery Helm

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The year-and-a-half-long hunt for a new chief of the Minnesota Lottery has ended with the selection of a former Minneapolis Public Schools official, state leaders said Wednesday. Robert Doty will take the helm at the [...]

MegaMillions Ticket Price Will Increase from $1 to $2 in October

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

In a few months, you will no longer be able to get a New York State Lottery jackpot ticket for just a dollar. The state Gaming Commission plans to end the practice of selling Mega [...]

Senator Thinks Pa Lottery Could Administer Igaming More Efficiently Than the Gaming Industry, Gaming Industry Responds

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of the Pennsylvania State Lottery – rather than Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos – operating online casino [...]

Nebraska Lottery to Join Lucky for Life® Game

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Starting in August, Nebraska Lottery players will be able to play Lucky for Life, a multi-state Lotto game offered by 23 lotteries across the United States. Lucky for Life is a $2 Lotto game with [...]

Massachusetts Lottery Keeps up Bigger Profits

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts Lottery counted $70.7 million in net profit in March, up $9.5 million from last March despite $4.4 million less in total sales for the month, the Lottery [...]

Bill Allowing Lottery to Increase Prizes, Boost Payout to Schools Goes to the Governor’s Desk

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill that would increase lottery prizes in hopes of increasing funding for education is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Tuesday passed House Bill 1837 by a vote of [...]

Texas House Tentatively Backs Measure Allowing Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Texans who win big in the state lottery came one step closer to being able to hide from unwanted attention after the House gave the idea tentative approval Monday afternoon. House Bill 59 by state [...]

Pa House Bill Advances on Seizing Pa Lottery Winnings to Pay Delinquent Debt

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Common-sense, bipartisan legislation to intercept lottery winnings by individuals who are delinquent on state taxes or behind on child support payments has passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, announced bill [...]

Create a Mural Made from Lottery Tickets for City Pages

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Mosaic Contest is a little quirky: We're once again teaming up with the Minnesota Lottery to commission a piece of artwork made up entirely of lottery tickets. The work will be showcased at the [...]

The Virginia Lottery Selects OpenMarket to Power Lottery SMS Text Alerts

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

SEATTLE, Washington – April 24, 2017 – OpenMarket, a global leader in mobile messaging, has announced today that the Virginia Lottery, an innovative lottery started in 1988, will use OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform (MEP) for [...]

Colonial America Was Built on Lottery Revenue

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What he found had been [...]

Maryland Lottery Launches $30 Scratch‐off Game Featuring Pollard Banknote Innovation

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote congratulates the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (“Maryland Lottery”) on the launch of its first $30 instant ticket, $2,000,000 Fortune, which was launched on February [...]

The National Lottery and Starcom Wins “Best Use of Media” at the Media Awards

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A big thank you to the National Lottery account team at Starcom - who most definitely stepped up to the plate - through their expertise and hard-working dedication as our media agency; we were able [...]

NC Commissioners Want More Lottery Money

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

BEAUFORT —Presumably looking to future capital needs, county commissioners have asked the state to reconsider how it distributes North Carolina Education Lottery funds for school construction. The request, which takes aim at the long reduced-distribution [...]

First-Quarter Lottery Sales Jump 4.9% in China

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Strong performance in provinces and cities have propelled mainland China’s lottery sales in the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter lottery sales jump 4.9% in ChinaOfficial data from the country’s Ministry of Finance showed that mainland [...]

Seven Ohio Residents Won the Lottery More than 100 Times

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Seven Ohio residents have reportedly won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years. WEWS did an analysis of an Ohio lottery database, which showed that a man [...]

Gambling in Texas

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Lottery funding The Texas Lottery has long been a target for conservative lawmakers. Lawmakers and Texans alike green-lighted the lottery in the early 1990s, hoping to generate revenue as the state faced a huge budget [...]

House and Senate Pa Gop Majorities Do Not See Eye to Eye on Internet Gambling

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

State government is facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer, based on January projections by the Legislature’s nonpartisan analyst, the Independent Fiscal Office. That’s almost 10 percent of approved spending this [...]

Ohio Lottery Game Highlights Ohio-Made Products and Fun

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

CLEVELAND – There are many places to explore without ever leaving Ohio’s borders, and the Ohio Lottery is launching a limited run game that gives players the chance to win great Buckeye State experiences. The [...]

Editorial: Tennessee Reconnect Points Way Forward for Higher Ed

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The debate over college affordability tends to focus on traditional-age students in deep blue states. But a bill making waves in the Tennessee state legislature seems poised to upset both these preconceptions. The Tennessee Reconnect [...]

Win a Pac-Man Arcade Machine from the Washington Lottery

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Winning a million bucks would be a sweet deal but getting to own a Pac-Man arcade cabinet is even better! The Washington Lottery has revealed new scratch offs featuring the classic video game and you [...]

Brush and Crush: It’s Prime Time for Racing Innovation

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

In the 1860’s in the UK, innovators were working on a device that could propel a carriage without the use of a horse. It was the beginning stages of one of the most influential and [...]

(AGA Whitepaper) Gaming Means (Small) Business: How Casinos Boost Local Economies

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Casino gaming serves as an invaluable partner to small businesses in 40 states. The industry drives job creation, boosts revenues and business relationships. These benefits extend across a range of industries and include direct and [...]

Iowa Senate Votes Unanimously To Confirm Terry Rich As Lottery CEO

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

CLIVE, Iowa – Terry Rich’s re-appointment as CEO of the Iowa Lottery has been completed and he will continue to lead the organization for another four years. The Iowa Senate voted 50-0 Wednesday to confirm [...]

As New Jersey iGambling Soars, Delaware Sees Huge Drop in Earnings

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The state of New Jersey has proven to be a market leader when it comes to online gaming. Online casino and poker gaming have done quite well in the state, easily surpassing Nevada and Delaware [...]