By Byron La Fleur On January 14, 2019, the $86 billion U.S. lottery industry received shocking news. The Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) reversed its 2011 opinion that made various forms of gambling legal, including betting on the internet. And it’s all because of commas. Or rather, the lack of commas. “I think it was surprising that a thorough opinion, only seven [...]

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Virginia’s WIN A SPIN

Virginia Lottery launched its $5 scratcher, called WIN A SPIN, in September. Since “The Big Spin” is  trademarked, the lottery needed a “different spin” on the product name. The product’s debut occurred at the 2018 [...]

OLG’s The Bigger Spin

OLG’s launch of The Big Spin in September 2017 revolutionized the North American lottery market. Building off of a key player insight—that excitement builds with the anticipation of finding out how much you’ve won—OLG created [...]

CASA Contribution

For its Holiday Scratchers campaign, the Arizona Lottery created a unique QVC-styled commercial spot, produced an almost three-hour livestream and hosted an improv comedy show. The result? Explosive sales, and a $25,000 charitable donation to [...]

DC Sports Betting Update

Update: On February 5, the D.C. Council voted 7 to 6 to approve a bill to award a sole-source contract to INTRALOT to run the new sports lottery program. INTRALOT is the DC Lottery's systems vendor. The [...]