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4 03, 2019

DOJ to Extend Wire Act Grace Period by 60 Days

2019-03-04T07:55:43-04:00

Perhaps it is only delaying the inevitable, but the DOJ has extended the grace period for entities to continue selling online from 90 days to 150 days. Once this grace period ends, the DOJ can begin building cases against entities that sell bets that are classified as "interstate". As discussed in this recent La Fleur's [...]

DOJ to Extend Wire Act Grace Period by 60 Days2019-03-04T07:55:43-04:00
4 03, 2019

New Mexico House Passes Bill to Stop Lottery Sports Betting Game

2019-03-05T09:33:14-04:00

The New Mexico Lottery has a new sports betting game that is supposed to come out later this year. Unfortunately, the state House has passed a bill, sponsored by representative Harper, that would stop this game from reaching market. The bill now moves to the state Senate. Recently, the Senate has passed a pro-lottery bill [...]

New Mexico House Passes Bill to Stop Lottery Sports Betting Game2019-03-05T09:33:14-04:00
28 02, 2019

Grand Jury Indicts 3 Retail Employees on Felony Lottery Fraud Charges

2019-03-01T13:37:56-04:00

A grand jury in Louisville has handed down indictments against three individuals charged with influencing the winning of a lottery prize through coercion, fraud, deception or tampering with lottery equipment or materials, and a separate charge of providing false information to a lottery investigator. The first charge is a class B felony carrying a possible [...]

Grand Jury Indicts 3 Retail Employees on Felony Lottery Fraud Charges2019-03-01T13:37:56-04:00
28 02, 2019

California Lottery Testing Increasing Same Day Cash Out Prize Amount

2019-02-28T12:08:13-04:00

The California Lottery is piloting "Instant Winnings." The lottery has the option to give players same day checks for any prize under $1,000. Previously, it could only could give out $599, however, this did not require a claims form, and still does not, after the implementation of "Instant Winnings." On the other hand, the pilot [...]

California Lottery Testing Increasing Same Day Cash Out Prize Amount2019-02-28T12:08:13-04:00
27 02, 2019

Virginia General Assembly Passes Casino Bill; Lottery Board to Oversee

2019-02-28T10:19:45-04:00

The Virginia General Assembly passed casino legislation Saturday night. The Governor still has to sign the bill. Casino gaming would be regulated by the Virginia Lottery. Casinos would be allowed only in certain cities outlined in the bill. Furthermore, there would need to be a local vote to allow the casino within the city's jurisdiction. [...]

Virginia General Assembly Passes Casino Bill; Lottery Board to Oversee2019-02-28T10:19:45-04:00
26 02, 2019

Kentucky Lottery Launches Draw Game with Unique Feature

2019-02-26T13:44:15-04:00

The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has launched a new nightly $1 draw game, which will be the first in seven years. The game is similar to Powerball in terms of matrix style with numbers being drawn from two different machines. Players must choose four numbers from 1-31 and then a number from 1-5 for the "Kentucky [...]

Kentucky Lottery Launches Draw Game with Unique Feature2019-02-26T13:44:15-04:00
26 02, 2019

Massachusetts Lottery Planning to Move Data Center

2019-02-26T13:46:15-04:00

The Massachusetts Lottery is in the middle of a large move, shifting both its primary and backup data centers to new locations over the next four months. This is after it moved its Braintree headquarters into its new Dorchester, Massachusetts headquarters. Once the primary data center moves into its new location in Norwell, the Massachusetts [...]

Massachusetts Lottery Planning to Move Data Center2019-02-26T13:46:15-04:00
25 02, 2019

Where is South Carolina’s $1.5 Billion Winner?

2019-02-25T09:49:23-04:00

There is less than two months to go before the $1.5 billion Mega Millions winner in South Carolina can no longer collect their winnings. If the player does not hand in their signed ticket by April 12th, the winnings will be redistributed to the 46 lotteries. This has significant repercussions not only to the winner [...]

Where is South Carolina’s $1.5 Billion Winner?2019-02-25T09:49:23-04:00
25 02, 2019

What Do Wisconsin Lottery Winners Look Like?

2019-02-25T08:35:33-04:00

Cindy Polzin, Wisconsin Lottery director, wrote a letter to The Cap Times editor: Dear Editor: The Wisconsin Lottery delivers benefits to players, businesses and homeowners every day. Beneficiaries live and work in communities throughout the state. They are your friends, relatives and co-workers. Do you know where the money goes? Over 93 percent of all [...]

What Do Wisconsin Lottery Winners Look Like?2019-02-25T08:35:33-04:00