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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...
article Montana sports betting official rules, name approved (11/26/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Lottery has approved the official rules governing sports gambling in the state and unveiled the official name: Sports Bet Montana. The Montana...
article Montana sports betting takes step forward (11/21/2019)
(Montana) -- Sports wagering in Montana took another step toward implementation Thursday as the Montana Lottery Commission unanimously signed off on draft rules that...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

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...
article 4 consultants vie for independent study of R.I. Lottery contract (11/25/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The bidders seeking the contract are The Innovation Group ($64,800), Spectrum Gaming Group ($88,000), WhiteSand Gaming ($87,500) and Christiansen...
article Rhode Island’s Gov. Raimondo Pushes No-Bid Billion-Dollar Video Lottery Terminal Contract (11/12/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Did the Rhode Island governor’s chief of staff openly threaten a company the state regulates? And why is Rhode Island entering into a $1 billion...
article Republican Party: Ethics Commission must review Twin River's claim of threat by Raimondo administration (11/6/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island Republican Party has added a recap of the alleged threat of regulatory "consequences" by Gov. Gina Raimondo's Chief of...
article Twin River Dealt a Blow in Quest to Run Rhode Island Lottery (10/30/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.’s (TRWH) effort to wrest control of Rhode Island’s lottery from rival International Game Technology Plc...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

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.”...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article SALTER: Reality of state’s lottery status satisfying (11/27/2019)
(Mississippi) -- As a longtime state lottery supporter, I quietly celebrated the official beginning Monday of Mississippi’s entry into this form of raising state...
article Mississippi Lottery: Scratch-Off Tickets on Sale Now, Mega Millions and Powerball Coming in 2020 (11/25/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents can now buy scratch-off lottery tickets for the first time. The lottery tickets went on sale at 5 a.m. today in the state of...
article This map shows where you can buy a lottery ticket in South Mississippi (11/25/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in Mississippi on Monday morning, and those who play for the chance for a little holiday green have more...
article Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi (11/24/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in...
article A numbers game: East Mississippi retailers, players prepare for lottery (11/22/2019)
(Mississippi) -- David Haggard is taking a gamble. On Monday, he'll begin selling scratch-off tickets at three gas stations in Lauderdale County, but it's too...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

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...
article Lack of big-dollar jackpots hurting WV Lottery revenue (11/20/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Lack of big-money jackpots dragged down West Virginia Lottery revenue in October, with monthly gross revenue of $91.74 million down almost $10 million...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

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 —...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

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.
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

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...
article EDITORIAL: Legislature should debate Oregon plan for sports betting (11/23/2019)
(Oregon) -- On the Oregon Lottery’s new phone app, people can bet as much as $250,000 in one day. Some legislators want to debate that number and other aspects of...
article Lawmakers Say the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Needs Their Oversight (11/20/2019)
(Oregon) -- A 50-second exchange during a legislative hearing earlier this year has led to simmering, behind-the-scenes tensions between the Oregon Lottery and...
article Oregon Lottery sends $1.2 million in state funds to the Bank of George, a key partner in state’s new sports betting game (10/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery has sent nearly $1.2 million to the Bank of George, a key player in its sports betting operation. Treasury officials said Wednesday that...
article The Oregon Lottery is Keeping the Money It Collects From Sports Betting in an Unlikely Place (10/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- The bank that has held at least $2 million in deposits for the Oregon Lottery's new sports-betting app is far from a household name. The lottery's...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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,...
1 Article on this Issue

Tennessee Gaming

article Tennessee Lottery Releases New Sports Betting Rules (11/24/2019)
(Tennessee) -- On Friday, the Tennessee Lottery released its new sports betting rules, the latest step towards becoming the country’s first state to legalise...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article DC bars, restaurants hope to take bets by Super Bowl (11/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. bars and restaurants could be ready to take your bets by Super Bowl Sunday, even though plans for citywide sports betting have been tied up in...
1 Article on this Issue

China Gaming

article China’s lottery sales fall for eighth straight month (11/15/2019)
(China) -- Figures released Thursday by China’s Ministry of Finance show total lottery sales of RMB36.4b (US$5.2b) in September, a 13% decline from the same month...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article October lottery revenue shows drop from 2018 (11/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue and amount raised for college scholarships fell sharply in October from the same month a year ago, when the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Lottery winner never shows up to claim $14.6 million jackpot in Arizona (12/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- A lottery player sitting on a $14.6 million jackpot had until the end of Monday to come forward in Arizona — or lose it all, officials said. The...
article OP/ED: We need to stop selling the lottery as the path to the good life (11/30/2019)
(New York) -- The advent of government-organized gambling, in the form of state lotteries, is one of our age’s most unnoticed social transformations. Before 1964,...
article Richard Branson and Virgin Group to Challenge Camelot for UK National Lottery (11/25/2019)
(UK) -- Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is planning to launch a bid to operate the UK National Lottery. Current operator Camelot’s tenure is up for renewal, and new...
article OP/ED: The National Lottery: 25 years of gambling and charity funding (11/14/2019)
(UK) -- For 25 years now, millions of people have been winning and (mostly) losing money on the UK’s National Lottery. And while it has created much personal...

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