The Cruisin’ for Cash promotion, which coincided with the 27th annual Cruisin’ the Coast event, recently concluded. This promotion had over 11,000 entrants and awarded four winners with cash prizes. The winners are from Gilbertown, Ala., Louisville, Miss., Jackson, Ala., and Moss Point, who won $50,000, $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively.
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation has officially opened its new headquarters and claims center in Wallingford. The move from Rocky Hill to Wallingford took two years of planning. Governor Ned Lamont attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, highlighting the Connecticut Lottery’s significant contribution of about $400 million per year to the state’s social services and public needs.
Lotto Hessen is considering the possibility of setting up lottery terminals in legal arcades. Martin Blach, the management spokesman, explains that this decision hinges on economic considerations, and they see it as an opportunity to expand their distribution network. The initial lottery terminals are planned for installation in supermarkets, serving as a test for potential deployment in other locations. Additionally, Lotto Hessen aims to maintain an open dialogue with the slot machine industry to explore collaboration opportunities.
The New Hampshire Lottery is holding a public hearing on October 13, 2023, to determine whether Win Win Win, LLC, operating as “Concord Casino,” will retain its charitable gaming licenses. The hearing will be held at the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in Concord and is open to the public, although space is limited. The outcome of the hearing will determine whether “Concord Casino” continues to hold its gaming licenses in New Hampshire.
The Powerball jackpot of $1.765 billion has been won in California. This massive jackpot ranks as the second-largest Powerball jackpot and U.S. lottery jackpot ever won, only behind the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won in California on Nov. 7, 2022.
North Carolina’s education programs receive funding from the state’s lottery proceeds, which totaled a record $1 billion last year.
Atlantic Lottery reported that it returned nearly $500 million of its profits to the four Atlantic provinces in 2022-2023. The government-owned gaming and lottery corporation yielded $492.2 million in profits, with a significant portion coming from its video lottery terminals and retail and iLottery businesses.
Following Allwyn AG’s acquisition of Camelot Illinois, the operator of the Illinois Lottery, it has been rebranded as Allwyn North America. This move marks Allwyn’s entry into the US lottery management sector. Allwyn North America is committed to maximizing revenue for Illinois and plans to invest further in the North American market, with Chicago as its headquarters.
Additionally, Allwyn is set to take over the UK National Lottery from Camelot in February 2024, having received approval to replace Camelot signs at the lottery operator’s headquarters with its own.
Patrik Hofbauer will step down from his role as President and CEO of Svenska Spel, the state-backed betting and lottery corporation in Sweden, after five years. Hofbauer will take on the position of CEO at the Telia Company, returning to the telecommunications sector. Svenska Spel will begin recruitment for his successor. Hofbauer’s tenure at Svenska Spel involved ceasing casino advertising and engaging in various initiatives supporting the sporting community and grassroots sports.
IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has signed a contract amendment for a seven-year extension with the California Lottery, making IGT the primary lottery technology provider for an expected term through October 2033, with five one-year extension options. The agreement will see IGT upgrade the California Lottery’s second-chance platform to its latest cloud-based platform as part of IGT’s OMNIA™ lottery solution. Additionally, IGT will upgrade the lottery’s central system to the OMNIA platform. The company will continue to provide various services to the California Lottery, including support and maintenance, instant ticket games, field services, marketing and research capabilities, and call center support.
IGT has also signed a 10-year contract extension with Pan Malaysian Pools SDN BHD (PMP). As part of this extension, IGT will upgrade PMP’s existing system technology to IGT’s central lottery system, Aurora, along with additional system components. Aurora will integrate with PMP’s proprietary dmcGO iLottery platform. This contract extension is designed to modernize PMP’s lottery offerings and grow its business.
Scientific Games has appointed Angela Goodwin as the Vice President of SGEP Operations, where she will lead operations for the company’s instant game management program. Angela Goodwin brings 16 years of experience in lottery instant product manufacturing and management to the role. The Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership (SGEP) programs manage instant products valued at $39.6 billion in annual sales globally and provide instant game portfolio management to more than 20 partner lotteries. Goodwin will be responsible for leading a team of instant product management experts, interfacing with lottery customers, and supporting SGEP procurement and new business opportunities.
NeoGames, a provider of iLottery and iGaming solutions, has issued a statement regarding recent events in Israel, expressing its condolences and concern for the victims and their families. The company is dedicated to the well-being of its employees and the community and is providing resources and support in response to the events. Despite the tragic circumstances, NeoGames emphasizes the importance of business continuity, and it reassures that its operations continue to run normally with a comprehensive business continuity program in place. The company is also grateful for the support it has received from customers, partners, and stakeholders.