With Maryland’s six casinos closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 virus, total gaming revenues are down by nearly $372.5 million compared to last year, while casino contributions to the state are down more than $148.8 million. The casinos were closed to the public at 12 a.m. on March 16 as part of Maryland’s effort [...]
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By Maura McCann, Director of Marketing, New Hampshire Lottery While the New Hampshire Lottery no longer has a Player’s Club, it does maintain an iLottery database as well as its former Player’s Club email list, weekly e-newsletter list, winning numbers list and more. Here are my Top 10 Ways to use your player registration database [...]
The Virginia Lottery has released a timetable for the launch of mobile sports betting. All legal sports betting in Virginia will be conducted through the internet only. According to the lottery’s FAQs on its website, “the Lottery Board will hold a public meeting in mid-July (date TBD) to promulgate draft regulations. A 30-day, at minimum, [...]
INTRALOT and its U.S. subsidiary INTRALOT Inc., announce the launch of its Digital Sports Betting solution in Washington, DC and are delighted to congratulate the District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming (DC Lottery) on the introduction. GambetDC, the world class sports betting platform powered by the DC Lottery, went live with a soft [...]
West Virginia Lottery's total sales declined $64 million in April 2020 from projections, as reported at the lottery monthly commission meeting this week. The lottery had to shut down all its VLTs and table games as the state ordered restaurants, bars and casinos closed starting in mid-March. "Our traditional sales have been running pretty steady, [...]
Massachusetts Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeny said the lottery faces “a significant threat of becoming somewhat obsolete” if it not given the tools to compete—cashless interactions and online commerce—at the lottery’s commission meeting this week. Stay-at-home orders forces lotteries to look to new channels for sales. For instance, the Rhode Island Lottery launched eInstant and [...]
The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed. The claim centers will operate under this method for an undetermined period of time and until further notice. Details on [...]
This summer the Louisiana Lottery will upgrade its flagship game Lotto to offer starting jackpots of $500,000 beginning with the drawing on Aug. 5, 2020. These changes that double the starting jackpot mark only the fourth time Lotto has changed in the game’s 28-year history. “There will be more to love about Lotto this summer [...]
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he is nominating Rob Simmelkjaer of Westport to fill a vacancy as chairperson of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s Board of Directors. Membership on the board is an unpaid, volunteer role. Simmelkjaer is the founder and CEO of Persona Media, a Norwalk-based interview and conversation-focused social media startup. Prior to [...]
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that limited video lottery retailers will be permitted to reopen on Saturday, May 30, while all casinos across the state will be allowed to open their doors beginning on Friday, June 5, provided that all additional guidelines are followed. “Our Lottery Director, John Myers, has worked closely with all [...]