The Powerball Product Group announced changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions. Following the next Grand Prize win, Powerball’s starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings. “Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are [...]
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Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £300M will be used to support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during the Coronavirus crisis. By playing The National Lottery, £30M is raised every week on average by National Lottery players for projects big and small across the country. Hundreds of millions of pounds will [...]
Scientific Games And Abacus Solutions Partner On Technology For Lottery Sales In Retail Check-Out LanesTerri Markle2020-03-27T10:02:27-04:00
Scientific Games announces a partnership with Abacus Solutions International Group on a secure solution for shoppers to purchase lottery draw and instant games in retail checkout lanes. The agreement is part of Scientific Games' tech innovation in the area of lottery retail solutions to offer shoppers the convenience of purchasing lottery products along with other [...]
Governors are moving quickly to temporarily shut down casinos and parimutuel operations as well as close restaurants, bars and taverns since the CDC's recommendation to avoid any gatherings of 10 people or more. In Oregon, the lottery stopped the operation of all video lottery terminals on Tuesday, March 17. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown had implemented [...]
BCLC is confirming that an orderly shutdown of all casinos, community gaming centres and bingo halls across B.C. is underway. The lottery expects the closure to be complete across the province by 11:59 p.m. local time on March 16, 2020. The temporary closure of all gaming facilities follows the directive issued by Attorney General David [...]
A new USA Today/Ipsos poll finds that nearly half of Americans believe that the coronavirus outbreak poses a high threat to the stock market (47%) and to the global economy (47%), while less than one in five believe it poses a high threat to them personally (15%). Over half are concerned that someone in their [...]
New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference Kicks-Off with Keynote Address from UK Gambling CommissionTerri Markle2020-03-11T11:00:26-04:00
Hundreds of industry experts, researchers and policy-makers are gathering in Vancouver, B.C. for BCLC’s eighth-annual New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference, which kicks-off on March 11 with a keynote address from the UK Gambling Commission’s Executive Director, Tim Miller. Miller’s remarks will focus on what actions industry representatives can take now to prevent future harms [...]
The Chairman of the BoD, Mr. Sokratis Kokkalis stated: “Following a transition period of reorganization during the last year, the company will evolve with emphasis in the digital technology, with Mr. Dimitriadis as its new Group CEO. Mr. Dimitriadis has a long experience with our company for the past 12 years and possesses in depth knowledge of the [...]
U.S. Weekly Instant Game Retail Sales Record Shattered, New Record Week Will Contribute $27 Million+ to Florida EducationTerri Markle2020-03-09T16:47:26-04:00
Scientific Games announces that its longtime instant game partner the Florida Lottery (the "Lottery") broke a fourth consecutive U.S. record for single week retail sales of Scratch-off games. The Company creates, manufactures and manages 99% of the Lottery's Scratch-off games. Floridians purchased $149,808,055 in Scratch-offs the week ending March 1, 2019, shattering the previous record [...]
The Illinois Lottery is celebrating another huge U.S. lottery jackpot win through its mobile app, after a Southern Illinois resident tapped their way to a $6,250,000 Lotto win recently. The lucky player joins a growing club of digital winners through its new app, built by Camelot LS, and follows a win of over $15 million [...]