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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas lottery chief opposes 'amusement machines' effort (2/21/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The head of Arkansas' lottery on Friday said he opposes a measure a group is trying to get on the ballot that would allow thousands of coin-operated...
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Alaska Gaming

article Two Alaska state lottery plans are about to be debated. Here’s how they’d work. (2/15/2020)
(Alaska) -- Alaska is one of five U.S. states without a lottery. This year, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and House Majority Leader Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks,...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Keno is becoming CT Lotto’s ace in the hole (2/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Bridgeport’s Daybreak Doughnuts is known to customers for its sweet breakfast treats. It’s also known to the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC...
article Jon Lender: Report raises questions about lottery VP’s explanation of suspicions that sent her to FBI. Her lawyer calls it ‘one-sided.’ (12/14/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has been dogged by controversies for years, but everything rose to a new level July 9, when CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner...
article Ex-lottery chairman claims in lawsuit that he was defamed by officials who went to FBI about him (12/11/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Former Connecticut Lottery Corp. Chairman Frank Farricker has filed a defamation lawsuit against three past or present lottery officials —...
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Oregon Gaming

article Odds improving that Washington may legalize sports betting, but not like Oregon (2/10/2020)
(Oregon) -- A couple of years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states beyond Nevada to have sports betting. Oregon dove in last year. Idaho, Washington...
article Oregon Lottery Sports Betting App Scoreboard Posts First Month Handle of $13.1 Million (12/2/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile application, known as “Scoreboard,” notched a decent first month handle of $13.1 million, paying...
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Virginia Gaming

article Virginians could soon buy lottery tickets online (2/10/2020)
(Virginia) -- It’s been 14 years since Virginia lawmakers put a ban on online lottery sales. Since then, the iPhone and the e-commerce market have taken off, while...
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Poarch Creek

article Gov. Kay Ivey says she wants facts on gambling options (2/6/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said today she won’t consider talks with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians about an agreement to expand gambling in the state...
article Ala. lottery discussion part of 'three-legged stool,’ Speaker says (12/20/2019)
(Alabama) -- Lottery proposals are anticipated for the 2020 legislative session, but some lawmakers said other gaming issues need to be resolved first. Year after year...
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Alabama Gaming

article Ivey calls for $1B school bond, lottery study group in address to Legislature (2/4/2020)
(Alabama) -- Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday night asked lawmakers to support a $1 billion bond for K-12, community college and university construction projects and to slow...
article Alabama lottery bill would fund pre-K, college scholarships (1/27/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama lawmakers could once again debate the idea of starting a state lottery. Republican. Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark says he will introduce a lottery bill...
article Clouse to introduce lottery bill that would fund education (1/27/2020)
(Alabama) -- A legislative bill that would allow Alabamians to vote on a state operated lottery will be considered in the upcoming session. The measure, authored by...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Despite predictions, state lottery ticket sales have not been hurt by casinos (2/2/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- For years, Rajesh Keshar heard the concerns of his fellow owners of corner stores in Everett about what the Encore Boston Harbor casino might do to...
article Lottery Lawsuit: Massachusetts man claims 2 women cheated him out of $4 million in scratch ticket winnings (1/25/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts man says two women cheated him out of $4 million in lottery winnings by taking advantage of his inability to read or speak English....
article No, the lottery didn’t really stack $1 billion in cash in Copley Square (12/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The opening scenes look more like a tease for a bank-heist film than the beginning of a commercial. In the dark of night, trucks roll into an empty...
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International Game Technology

article IGT, Twin River reach deal to join forces, expand Lincoln casino (1/30/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- The titans of Rhode Island’s gambling industry, Twin River and IGT, have ended their months-long war with an agreement to join forces to create a...
article IGT & Twin River to Create New Partnership in "New Way Forward for State Sponsored Gaming" in RI (1/30/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- IGT and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced a proposal Thursday in which they plan to form a new joint venture to work with the State of...
article IGT, Twin River reach a truce; new proposal would not go out to bid (1/30/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- IGT and Twin River executives announced a truce Thursday in their nearly year-long war over Rhode Island’s lucrative lottery-technology contract...
article IGT, Twin River reach deal to control R.I. gambling (1/30/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- The state’s two largest gambling companies announced Thursday that they reached an agreement to maintain control of lottery and casino revenue in...
article Independent report raises concerns about gambling extension in RI (1/28/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- The independent consultant hired to study the proposed no-bid, 20-year extension of International Game Technology’s contract to run gambling...
article IGT pens long-term extension with Barbados Lottery licensees (12/4/2019)
(Barbados) -- International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its IGT Global Services subsidiary has signed a 10-year extension to a private management agreement...
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Florida Gaming

article Florida House looks again at lottery ticket warning (1/27/2020)
(Florida) -- After similar proposals were vetoed twice in recent years, House leaders are again trying to slap a warning on lottery tickets, while also seeking to...
article A $14.6 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Just Went Unclaimed — Here's Where the Money Will Go Now (12/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The ticket with the winning numbers (4, 14, 22, 24, 28 and 43) was sold about 18 miles west of downtown Phoenix, at a Circle K store in Goodyear, Arizona.
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Consultant’s report raises concerns about 20-year contract extension for IGT (1/27/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- An independent consultant has raised questions about the wisdom of giving International Game Technology a 20-year contract extension, and of doing so...
article Signs of Progress In Rhode Island Gambling Services Dispute (1/14/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Conflict is still brewing between International Game Technology (IGT), the gaming service provider for the Rhode Island, and the owner of the state...
article IGT, Twin River confirm they are having ‘discussions’ to end lottery-contract fight (1/8/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Is a deal in the works to avert another knock-down, drag-out battle over the proposed no bid, 20-year Lottery contract — worth a potential $1...
article Rhode Island Governor Announces Reshuffling of Senior Staff (12/4/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will be shuffling some senior staff members, she announced Tuesday. Raimondo announced that senior adviser David Ortiz...
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North Carolina Gaming

article North Carolina woman wins $5 million in two lottery games (1/26/2020)
(North Carolina) -- A North Carolina woman seems to have a knack for winning lottery scratch-off games. The N.C. Education Lottery says in a news release that Linda Tate...
article North Carolina Lottery Commission Wants To Put Instant Tickets Online (12/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Education Lottery appears to be on the verge of expanding its range of gaming options. Sometime in the next year, folks in the...
article NC lottery may soon offer online scratch-off tickets (12/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina is one step closer to offering online lottery games. The state lottery commission has been debating so-called "digital instant...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Lottery: Sports wagering to relaunch shortly at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island casinos (1/22/2020)
(West Virginia) -- After shutting down on March 8, 2019, in a legal dispute with its sports wagering platform provider, the owner of Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island...
article Lottery compares notes with Pennsylvania on iGaming (12/25/2019)
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers says he feels pretty good about how his agency has approached sports betting and iGaming after comparing notes with...
article West Virginia board admonishes ex-lottery director for moonlighting (12/16/2019)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s Lawyer Disciplinary Board has admonished a former state lottery director who moonlighted at his old law firm. The board found...
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Montana Gaming

article Billings group challenges Montana Lottery rule requiring alcohol license to offer sports betting (1/15/2020)
(Montana) -- A Billings-based investment group is suing the Montana State Lottery for the right to be granted a sports wagering license. In a lawsuit filed in Lewis and...
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New York Gaming

press release Everi to Provide New York Lottery With Video Lottery Gaming Central System Through 2029 (1/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or “the Company”) announced today that it has extended its relationship with the New York Lottery for 10...
article ‘Age matters,’ said NY Lottery about ticket gifts (12/7/2019)
(New York) -- The New York Lottery has launched a new public service campaign to discourage holiday shoppers from gifting gaming tickets to people under 18-years-old....
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Texas Gaming

article In Texas, buying lottery tickets just got more convenient. Maybe too convenient (1/12/2020)
(Texas) -- Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets “every time I get a paycheck.”...
article Buying Lottery Tickets Just Got More Convenient. Maybe Too Convenient. (1/10/2020)
(Texas) -- Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets “every time I get a paycheck.”...
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Louisiana Gaming

article $11.5 million in Lottery winnings in December while scratch-off winners claim $12.6 million (1/6/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Building a new home and booking a trip to Florida were just a few of the plans Louisiana Lottery players had for some of the nearly $12.6 million in...
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Maryland Gaming

article LETTER: Maryland hasn’t been honest about lottery and casino revenues (1/6/2020)
(Maryland) -- Regarding the Jan. 4 Metro article “Democrats rule out traditional tax hikes”: Marylanders have had the wool pulled over their eyes twice with...
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Mississippi Gaming

article $20,000 won on a scratch-off lottery ticket from Mississippi Coast casino (12/27/2019)
(Mississippi) -- An Alabama man got quite a gift this Christmas from the new Mississippi Lottery. William C., no last name provided, received one of the new Triple 777...
article Scratch-offs, lottery tickets can lead to big losses, addiction (12/2/2019)
(Mississippi) -- It’s just a scratch-off game or a lottery ticket, until it isn’t. For most people, buying a lottery ticket or scratch-off game will be an...
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Michigan Gaming

article Jackpot: Ann Arbor native helped create the lottery instant ticket (12/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- Last month, a lucky 62-year-old Van Buren County man won $300,000 on an instant lottery game. Besides winning the cash prize, the most amazing part of the...
article Senator Nesbitt Not Concerned About Lottery Revenue Losses With Gambling Expansion (12/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- State Senator Aric Nesbitt of Lawton used to head up the Michigan Lottery under former Governor Rick Snyder after he was term limited out of the state...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Lottery Board Gets New Member, NIMI Raises Tuition Costs (12/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank...
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Ohio Gaming

article Ohio Lottery sales spike with arrival of holidays (12/24/2019)
(Ohio) -- The flu isn’t the only thing going around this holiday season. Some Ohioans are coming down with lottery fever. Lottery sales have risen in Greene, Miami...
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Missouri Gaming

article Missouri Lottery revenue down with lack of big jackpots (12/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- Missouri Lottery revenue has been down in the first five months of the budget year as the best-known games have failed to produce the kind of nine-figure...
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DraftKings

article New Hampshire signs sports betting contract with DraftKings (12/3/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The Executive Council has voted to approve a sports betting contract between the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and DraftKings Inc. The council, an...
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Indiana Gaming

article Hoosier Lottery Sees Record Sales, Boosts Tax Reserves (11/29/2019)
(Indiana) -- he Hoosier Lottery is seeing record sales and sending more money than ever to Indiana’s tax reserves. Data shows that the lottery, in its 30th year,...
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Other News

article Don’t punish all unlicensed lotteries, Angnakak urges GN (2/21/2020)
(North Canada) -- The Department of Community and Government Services (CGS) recently advised Nunavummiut that conducting a lottery without a licence is a Criminal Code...
article Former Iowa Governor Tom Vislack Wins $150,000 on Powerball Lottery Draw (2/11/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Democratic Party Caucus may have descended into farce last week, but things were looking up for at least one Iowa Democrat by Monday when it dawned on...
article Betting Man: Gov. Scott's Gambling Proposals Face Tough Odds in Legislature (1/29/2020)
(Vermont) -- Gov. Phil Scott asked lawmakers last week to raise at least $4 million next fiscal year by legalizing sports betting and keno gambling.
article Powerball ticket sold in NC wins $1 million prize (1/26/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Saturday’s Powerball drawing produced a $1 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a convenience store in Whittier in Jackson County,...
article Circle K employee accused of stealing lottery tickets (1/16/2020)
(Kentucky) -- A Circle K employee is facing charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets from his place of work. According to an arrest...
article Police identify woman wanted in connection to lottery ticket thefts (1/16/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities say they’re looking for a woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets from stores across the metro. Officials...
article Two men accused of stealing lottery tickets in Kiowa, fleeing from police (1/9/2020)
(Colorado) -- Two men have been taken into custody after allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a convenience store and fleeing from deputies at up to 130 mph.
article Unclaimed Lottery Winnings Mean Prizes Doubled For Other Winners (1/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of one unclaimed lottery ticket, that’ll be the case for future Arizona Lottery...
article Lottery winner charged with forgery (1/2/2020)
(Iowa) -- A Fort Dodge man appeared in court Monday to answer to a charge stemming from his handling of lottery winnings. Fort Dodge Police charged Nicholas Hanson, 41,...
article A reporter won the lottery and quit her job, live on air - only to find the payout was about $5,500 (12/29/2019)
(Spain) -- A Spanish television reporter appeared to celebrate and quit her job on live television after realizing she had a winning lottery ticket. It was a decision...
article He bought Christmas dinner fixings - and a $250K scratch-off (12/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A North Carolina man has won a $250,000 lottery ticket after stopping by the grocery store to buy some fixings for Christmas dinner. North Carolina...
article 300 million reasons why lottery tickets make a terrible gift (12/25/2019)
(Florida) -- Florida, like many states, has a commercial that pushes buying lottery tickets as holiday gifts. The ad actually calls scratch-off tickets "the must-...
article What the 37th GST council means for online lotteries in India (12/24/2019)
(India) -- At the 37 GST council that is taking place in Goa, the single tax rate for lottery tickets is being discussed. While tax on lottery tickets has been a state...
article California lottery reps are afraid of being attacked — so they asked for unmarked cars (12/22/2019)
(California) -- A San Francisco carjacking that targeted a California public employee and ended in a police shooting caught Paulina Vasquez’s attention two years...
article Dad and his daughter got millions from IRS after claiming to win lottery, authorities say (12/21/2019)
(Florida) -- A Broward County father and daughter claimed the government owed them $175 million in tax refunds on their lottery winnings. The IRS paid them $3.4 million...
article WVa board admonishes ex-lottery director for moonlighting (12/15/2019)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s Lawyer Disciplinary Board has admonished a former state lottery director who moonlighted at his old law firm. The board found that...
article Drummond Island man wins $500,000 lottery after dreaming he won the prize (12/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Jesse Fravala of Drummond Island dreamed of winning the lottery. He didn't know, though, that his nighttime musings might work. On Monday, Fravala walked...
article Indian state of Meghalaya approves state lottery (12/4/2019)
(India) -- Looking for additional sources of revenue, the Northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya announced on December 2 that they have approved rules governing the new...
article Lithuanian lottery turnover climbs 10.1% in first nine months (12/3/2019)
(Lithuania) -- The Lithuania Gambling Supervisory Authority has revealed that turnover from regulated lottery gaming in the country during the nine months to 30...
article Reduced Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Hurting State Lottery Revenues (12/2/2019)
(USA) -- Lower Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots this year are causing reduced interest in the country’s two most popular games, and that is subsequently...

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