Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

This retail presentation will examine Application Programming Interface (API) as well as cashless systems, Walmart super stores and gift cards. API has the industry’s full attention. It is not new but it has not been implemented in the U.S. API is basically a software program that allows one system to talk to another. In the case of retailers, it would be required if the lottery industry wanted to sell anything through the check lane such as Powerball Quick Picks. Cashless systems is also critical since many consumers do not carry or pay in cash. But the industry needs to figure out who pays for the credit card fees.