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    Indexing: Going, going… gone?

    Baseball teams and the lotteries have more in common than other industries. Both are monopolies. A new upstart baseball team is not going to appear in Washington, D.C. to compete against the Nationals, just as [...]

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FY16 State of the Industry: VLTs

In fiscal 2016, the eight U.S. lotteries operating video lottery terminals (VLTs) generated $6.4 billion in net machine income (NMI), an increase of 4% over the previous year, according to La Fleur’s Fiscal 2016 VLT Special Report. In comparison, U.S. lotteries’ traditional lottery sales increased 3% to $67.3 billion.

EuroMillions: Price Hike

Bigger, better EuroMillions is the way organizers are describing the revamped European bloc lotto game. The higher priced tickets went on sale on September 24. 

Holiday Strategies

U.S. instant ticket product managers were surveyed by La Fleur’s Magazine on what is most important for a holiday scratcher to maximize sales. The results follow below:

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Breast Cancer Ticket

In October, the Illinois Lottery introduced the 13th edition of its breast cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure ($3). Illinois was the first lottery to launch a game to support the fight against breast cancer. 

iLottery Promotion

The Michigan Lottery hopes players will have a happier holiday thanks to a special digital incentive.

Tattoo Ticket

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. (ALC) launched a $2 Ink scratcher as part of its pop-culture themed tickets.

Holiday Dash Collect & Win

The Kansas Lottery launched Alchemy3’s Collect & Win app for its Holiday Dash promotion for draw games.

Lottery Gift Card Startup

OLG is capitalizing on holiday gift sales by launching its new gift card program. On October 11, OLG began sales for its Defined Offer (Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49) gift cards in partnership with the two big players in the gift card space, Blackhawk Networks and InComm.

INTRALOT Change

INTRALOT announced that Tom Little, CEO of its U.S. subsidiary INTRALOT Inc., steps down. His duties will be undertaken by INTRALOT Group Chief Operating Officer Nikos Nikolakopoulos as Interim CEO of INTRALOT Inc. to ensure [...]

Texas Extension

The Texas Lottery Commission’s five member board unanimously approved three 2-year extensions to its existing nine-year contract with lottery operator, International Game Technology (IGT). The six-year extension period will begin Sept. 1, 2020 and continue [...]

Karma Gaming Deal

In October, Scientific Games Corp. announced its purchase of Karma Gaming's portfolio of interactive games, including second-chance games and eInstant games. The purchase, which was completed in June 2016, accelerates Scientific Games' interactive strategy and [...]

NLS-Kambi Partnership

Kambi Group plc and NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS) have signed a MoU, with the mission to provide a powerful full-service gaming solution to government regulated lotteries. The service will combine NLS's market leading lottery platform [...]

Svenska Spel Extension

IGT announced that it has signed a four-year contract extension to enhance the suite of interactive multichannel poker products it provides to AB Svenska Spel, operator of the world’s fifth-largest ring-fenced market poker site, according [...]

New York Contract

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been authorized by the New York State Gaming Commission to perform independent testing and certification for gaming equipment in the state of New York. GLI has also been authorized to [...]

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Breast Cancer Ticket

In October, the Illinois Lottery introduced the 13th edition of its breast cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure ($3). Illinois was the first lottery to launch a game to support the fight against breast cancer. 

iLottery Promotion

The Michigan Lottery hopes players will have a happier holiday thanks to a special digital incentive.

Tattoo Ticket

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. (ALC) launched a $2 Ink scratcher as part of its pop-culture themed tickets.

Holiday Dash Collect & Win

The Kansas Lottery launched Alchemy3’s Collect & Win app for its Holiday Dash promotion for draw games.

Lottery Gift Card Startup

OLG is capitalizing on holiday gift sales by launching its new gift card program. On October 11, OLG began sales for its Defined Offer (Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49) gift cards in partnership with the two big players in the gift card space, Blackhawk Networks and InComm.

IGT: SST Report

I GT conducted Gemini Touch pilots in both Rhode Island and Tennessee to vet any technical issues prior to full deployment. These pilots enabled IGT to understand machine response and behavior within a live environment under high-traffic use. 

INTRALOT: SST Report

INTRALOT has already deployed self-service vending terminals with touchscreen technology in numerous U.S. states, attracting new customers and thus leading to significant sales increases for the operators. 

Scientific Games: SST Report

Scientific Games is not just talking about innovating in retail self-service; the firm is implementing its innovations for customers. 

La Grossa: New Year Fat One

La Grossa is the big raffle game sold by Loteria de Catalunya, the provincial lottery entity operating in  Catalonia region of Spain. This 5€ draw game culminates with a final drawing at 12 a.m. on December 31 for the “New Year Fat One” prize.

INTRALOT: Miss Match® Launch

INTRALOT, Inc. will launch the U.S. lottery industry’s first-ever multi-state instant terminal game (ITG) in spring 2017. The Miss Match® game costs $5 and features a shared progressive jackpot management system.

IGT: Customer First Is Guiding Rule

I GT continues to put its customers first with innovative solutions and services that have made it the global leader in the gaming industry. “Our commitment and focus on the lottery industry, its needs, welfare and development is unwavering as indeed it has been for over 40 years,” stated IGT International SVP & COO Declan Harkin. “We have the most skilled and experienced lottery industry people to support our customers with their growth plans, competitive challenges and fast changing regulatory environments. Our capabilities are now further enhanced post-merger with the industry’s deepest end-to-end offering of gaming products and content.”