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16 07, 2019

New Hampshire Governor signs sports betting legislation

2019-07-16T09:41:43-04:00

The Governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, signed sports betting legislation into law on Friday. The New Hampshire Lottery will be able to offer sports betting in 10 retail locations and have 5 online licenses. Sports betting operators will be selected to act as agents of the New Hampshire Lottery. There will be a competitive [...]

New Hampshire Governor signs sports betting legislation2019-07-16T09:41:43-04:00
16 07, 2019

Pennsylvania Lottery Gets a Win in Case Against Casinos

2019-07-16T09:42:16-04:00

A coalition of seven casinos in Pennsylvania are fighting the Pennsylvania Lottery over its online games. The casinos believe the iLottery products are too similar to casino slot games and therefore illegal. They wanted legal action to shut the games down. Judge Cohn Jubelirer said that while many of the games are similar to online [...]

Pennsylvania Lottery Gets a Win in Case Against Casinos2019-07-16T09:42:16-04:00
16 07, 2019

Native Apps: Guideline 4.7 and Jumbo Interactive

2019-07-16T08:46:00-04:00

Native v HTML based mobile applications have long presented organizations and developers alike rich debate. Apple’s recent ‘Updates to the App Store Review Guidelines’ has not only added fuel to the fire, but has articulated which approach iLottery apps must adopt and by when, to remain in the App Store. The challenge with Apple Guideline [...]

Native Apps: Guideline 4.7 and Jumbo Interactive2019-07-16T08:46:00-04:00
12 07, 2019

North Carolina Close to Passing Bill to Study Statewide Sports Betting

2019-07-12T10:45:40-04:00

North Carolina legislation SB 574 will look into the feasibility of regulating sports wagering in the state. The North Carolina Gaming Commission would examine the positive and negative impacts, as well as the potential revenue stream. It would also look into mobile wagering. The results of the study would be due in February 2020.

North Carolina Close to Passing Bill to Study Statewide Sports Betting2019-07-12T10:45:40-04:00
12 07, 2019

Lottery Officials Contacted FBI to Eavesdrop on CT Lottery Chairman

2019-07-15T15:05:57-04:00

In 2014, Connecticut Lottery Vice President Chelsea Turner contacted the FBI with suspicions about possible wrongdoing by Frank Farricker. The FBI then reached out to the then lottery CEO, Anne Noble, who recorded Farricker secretly in at least one meeting. The recording device was concealed in Noble's eyeglasses case to capture Farricker's comments. Apparently, nothing [...]

Lottery Officials Contacted FBI to Eavesdrop on CT Lottery Chairman2019-07-15T15:05:57-04:00
12 07, 2019

Mass. Retailer Association Opposes Lottery’s Push to Sell Online

2019-07-12T10:48:18-04:00

The Massachusetts Package Store Association (MPSA) is fervently against the Massachusetts State Lottery being allowed to sell online. They argue, as many retailer associations all over the country have argued, that lottery sales help boost foot traffic from players into their brick and mortar stores. MPSA Executive Director Robert Mellion said his members are already [...]

Mass. Retailer Association Opposes Lottery’s Push to Sell Online2019-07-12T10:48:18-04:00
11 07, 2019

D.C. Council Approves No-Bid Sports Betting Contract for INTRALOT

2019-07-12T15:51:35-04:00

The D.C. Council vote 7-5 in favor a five-year contract with INTRALOT to be the exclusive operator for online sports betting. The contract is worth $215 million. INTRALOT will develop a sports betting app that will allow for online sports betting throughout the District.

D.C. Council Approves No-Bid Sports Betting Contract for INTRALOT2019-07-12T15:51:35-04:00
11 07, 2019

Illinois Lottery Relaunches Lotería Instant Ticket

2019-07-12T10:50:37-04:00

The Illinois Lottery has relaunched the popular Lotería instant ticket, which features a top prize of $50,000. The ticket is inspired by the Bingo-style Lotería game, which has been a favorite pastime in Mexican culture since the 19th century.

Illinois Lottery Relaunches Lotería Instant Ticket2019-07-12T10:50:37-04:00