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22 03, 2019

BCLC Builds Digital Instant Portfolio of Games

2019-03-22T12:03:07-04:00

BCLC has diversified its online portfolio to incorporate its new Digital Instants category that will attract the traditional lottery player. Internet gaming in British Columbia is branded “PlayNow.” The crown corporation offers a full program of casino products that include slots and licensed products.  In fiscal 2018, the lottery also did C$1.2 billion in traditional [...]

BCLC Builds Digital Instant Portfolio of Games2019-03-22T12:03:07-04:00
22 03, 2019

Iowa Lottery CEO Pushes for Selling Over Internet

2019-03-22T08:56:05-04:00

Matt Strawn, Iowa Lottery's new CEO, told the House Oversight Committee that the lottery needed to be able to sell over the internet. He explained that future sales will likely downturn over the next few years if the cash-only business does not modernize its operations given the societal shift - particular with millennials - towards [...]

Iowa Lottery CEO Pushes for Selling Over Internet2019-03-22T08:56:05-04:00
21 03, 2019

Tennessee Bill Offers a Mobile-Only Solution to Sports Betting

2019-03-21T10:19:00-04:00

The Tennessee House is debating a bill that would allow for legalized sports betting, under the regulation of the Tennessee Lottery. In previous versions of the bill, sports betting would be offered in 50 different retail locations and over the internet. However, now the bill would allow for mobile sports betting only. Ten licenses would [...]

Tennessee Bill Offers a Mobile-Only Solution to Sports Betting2019-03-21T10:19:00-04:00
21 03, 2019

New Mexico Legislature Passes Anonymity Bill

2019-03-21T10:19:39-04:00

State Sen. Pat Woods Winner anonymity bill, pending Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's signature, will be turned into a law. His fellow senators approved the bill in a vote of 32-2. Then it swept through the House of Representatives, 61-0.

New Mexico Legislature Passes Anonymity Bill2019-03-21T10:19:39-04:00
21 03, 2019

New Hampshire House Passes Sports Betting Bill

2019-03-21T10:22:02-04:00

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a sports betting bill by a wide 269-82 margin. The bill now goes to the Senate. The bill would allow for full-scale betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports. However, players will not be able to wager on games that include a New Hampshire school. [...]

New Hampshire House Passes Sports Betting Bill2019-03-21T10:22:02-04:00
21 03, 2019

New York Governor Against Mobile Sports Betting

2019-03-21T10:23:14-04:00

After the New York Senate included mobile wagering in a proposed budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stated that he is against allowing people to bet on their phones. Sports betting is already legal in four casinos in New York. The governor believes that the additional revenue gain for the state does not justify the societal [...]

New York Governor Against Mobile Sports Betting2019-03-21T10:23:14-04:00
21 03, 2019

Connecticut Committee Sends All Gaming Expansion Bills to the House/Senate

2019-03-22T10:46:14-04:00

Six gaming expansion bills have been approved by The Connecticut Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee on Tuesday that would create a competitive bidding process for a casino, help the Pequot and Mohegan tribes' casino plan, legalize sports betting, allow for iLottery and create a gaming commission. Both sports betting and online lottery won by [...]

Connecticut Committee Sends All Gaming Expansion Bills to the House/Senate2019-03-22T10:46:14-04:00
19 03, 2019

Northstar Illinois, Illinois Lottery’s former manager, Asks Judge to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

2019-03-19T10:14:10-04:00

Northstar (Illinois) Lottery Group  has asked a federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the manager hurt purchasers, by removing instant games from the market before all the top prizes had been won, and retailers, who would have made additional revenue from those sales. Northstar has stated that it did [...]

Northstar Illinois, Illinois Lottery’s former manager, Asks Judge to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit2019-03-19T10:14:10-04:00
19 03, 2019

New Hampshire Lottery Adds 18 New Towns for Keno

2019-03-19T10:14:58-04:00

At least 18 more towns will be offering Keno in New Hampshire. The state approved the game in 2017, but each district in New Hampshire has to vote whether to allow the game to be sold. After this most recent vote, 84 towns in New Hampshire will be offering Keno. Two other towns will decide [...]

New Hampshire Lottery Adds 18 New Towns for Keno2019-03-19T10:14:58-04:00