• Trump and the Future of U.S. Gaming

    Trump and the Future of U.S. Gaming

    By Byron La Fleur During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump weighed in on dozens of subjects, ranging from health care reform to his favorite fast food restaurants. Yet one thing [...]

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Chinese New Year Lotteries

By Terri Markle Red is the color of Chinese New Year. You see it everywhere. It symbolizes happiness, good luck and virtue. The excitement begins before midnight as celebrants prepare to usher in the New Year. [...]

2016 Event Fleurry Award Winners

La Fleur’s Magazine announced the three lotteries which won the 2016 Conclave Fleurry Best Lottery Event Awards at its La Fleur’s 2016 Lottery Conclave & Interactive Summit in Austin, Texas. They were: Hoosier Lottery, Minnesota [...]

La Fleur’s Conclave Report

La Fleur’s 2016 Lottery Conclave & Interactive Summit was held Dec. 4-7, 2016 at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. It featured topics such as NFL sponsorships, API & cashless systems, lean [...]

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Connecticut’s Lucky New Year Promo

Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s slogan for Keno celebrates the fact that “It’s a whole new kind of fun: A chance to win every four minutes.” Certainly lottery players find Keno’s fast draw pace to be exhilarating. [...]

DC United Scratcher

The DC Lottery will launch its first-ever licensed DC United pro soccer ticket in March. “Soccer continues to grow in popularity here in DC. And our Scarborough research indicates that people who attend DC United [...]

Daily Grand

Canada’s newest multi-provincial lotto game, Daily Grand, launched on October 18. It was sold by four of the five Canadian lotteries (BCLC, Loto-Quebec, OLG and WCLC). Atlantic Lottery Corp. (ALC) will launch Daily Grand sales [...]

Holiday Super Ticket

The Texas Lottery incorporated a 25-play spot feature, typically attributed with the Advent Calendar designs used for Christmas tickets, for its $10 holiday ticket. Called Holiday Countdown Super Ticket, the $10 ticket featured three games [...]

Casino Scratcher

In January, Washington’s Lottery launched its third venture with a native American tribe. The $5 scratcher is called Northern Quest Resort & Casino—a tribal casino run by the Kalispel Tribe in Spokane. “The top prize [...]

New Lottery Directors

Alan Larrick was appointed West Virginia Lottery Director by Governor Jim Justice in January of 2017. He brings a wealth of private sector and legal experience to the position. Larrick has practiced law for the [...]

IGT’s New iHeartMedia License

IGT staged a Spin Party on the rooftop of Austin, Texas’ Speakeasy for all attendees of La Fleur’s 2016 Lottery Conclave. Helping the company celebrate the launch of iHeartMedia—IGT’s newest licensed property—was nationally recognized iHeartMedia [...]

Ohio Lottery Will Launch Augmented Reality 3D Instant Ticket

The Ohio Lottery will launch its first 3D instant ticket, called Game of Gold, in March 2017. It is a $5 ticket. “We were approached with the concept around the time that everyone was PokemonGo [...]

Behind Puerto Rico’s Successful Lottery Systems Conversion

An island of 3.5 million residents, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is best known as a popular Caribbean vacation destination with miles of beaches and loads of history. But one of Puerto Rico’s economic [...]

The 2018 Power Cruise Features Three Private Concerts

Alchemy3 has announced the three concerts to be featured on the Power Cruise, which sets sail in January 2018. There are 25 lotteries across the United States and Puerto Rico offering Powerball players a second-chance [...]

NLS Wins Information System Contract from Eesti Loto

After a competitive procurement process, Eesti Loto, based in Tallinn, Estonia, awarded a seven-year contract (including possible extensions) to Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS) for the provision of an Information System to manage its sales in [...]

IGT Features “Innovation at Play” at ICE Totally Gaming

International Game Technology PLC will present a vast portfolio of gaming solutions for its gaming, lottery, interactive and betting customers from around the world in stand N3-160 at ICE Totally Gaming 2017, Feb. 7–9 at [...]

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Connecticut’s Lucky New Year Promo

Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s slogan for Keno celebrates the fact that “It’s a whole new kind of fun: A chance to win every four minutes.” Certainly lottery players find Keno’s fast draw pace to be exhilarating. [...]

DC United Scratcher

The DC Lottery will launch its first-ever licensed DC United pro soccer ticket in March. “Soccer continues to grow in popularity here in DC. And our Scarborough research indicates that people who attend DC United [...]

Daily Grand

Canada’s newest multi-provincial lotto game, Daily Grand, launched on October 18. It was sold by four of the five Canadian lotteries (BCLC, Loto-Quebec, OLG and WCLC). Atlantic Lottery Corp. (ALC) will launch Daily Grand sales [...]

Holiday Super Ticket

The Texas Lottery incorporated a 25-play spot feature, typically attributed with the Advent Calendar designs used for Christmas tickets, for its $10 holiday ticket. Called Holiday Countdown Super Ticket, the $10 ticket featured three games [...]

Casino Scratcher

In January, Washington’s Lottery launched its third venture with a native American tribe. The $5 scratcher is called Northern Quest Resort & Casino—a tribal casino run by the Kalispel Tribe in Spokane. “The top prize [...]

New Lottery Directors

Alan Larrick was appointed West Virginia Lottery Director by Governor Jim Justice in January of 2017. He brings a wealth of private sector and legal experience to the position. Larrick has practiced law for the [...]

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.”