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Virginia Gaming

article Virginia: Lottery official says gaming machines eating away profits (9/17/2019)
(Virginia) -- A Virginia lottery official is warning that unregulated gaming machines popping up in bars and convenience stores could hurt sales and cost the state...
article Virginia Lottery concerned ‘Gray Machines’ lead to declining sales (9/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- Representatives from Virginia Lottery rose concerns about “Gray Machines”, or slot-style gaming, during a presentation to the House...
article Virginia Lottery says unregulated skill machines could cost agency $140M a year in lost sales (9/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery told state lawmakers Monday that an ongoing surge of unregulated gaming machines could cost the agency $140 million in annual sales,...
article Virginia Lottery raises concern over 'aggressive' growth of unregulated gaming machines (8/20/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery has raised concerns that unregulated “skill” games that have appeared in bars and convenience stores across the state may...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas Scholarship Lottery net proceeds dip in August, but chief says revenue strong on sales of instant tickets (9/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery raised $4.9 million for scholarships in August -- the lowest amount of net proceeds in that month in 10 years of...
article Arkansas lottery's July revenue falls $1.2M from 2018 (8/10/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's total revenue in July dipped by $1.2 million from the same month a year ago to $41.2 million, but still ranked...
article Arkansas woman submits losing lottery tickets, wins $1M, officials say (7/30/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Jacksonville woman used her losses to win big, claiming a $1 million lottery prize on Monday, officials said. Misuzu Hughes earned the prize by entering...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

International Game Technology

article IGT signs new lottery contract (9/9/2019)
(Mississippi) -- International Game Technology has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions, has signed a seven-year contract with the Mississippi Lottery...
article Investigation launched against Rhode Island governor for IGT deal (8/22/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Just as had been expected, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is coming under fire for her unilateral decision to allow International Gaming...
article Twin River: Legislation would ease IGT’s employment commitment to state (8/20/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- For better or worse, the legislation that would extend IGT’s 20-year Rhode Island contract to run the Rhode Island Lottery by another two decades...
article OP/ED: R.I. taxpayers lose big on IGT deal (7/30/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Gambling is based on competition. Casinos try to make sure the they stay ahead of the bettors, and states try to make sure they make a profit on the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article North Carolina has a state lottery and two tribal casinos (9/9/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In their pursuit of learning more about legalizing sports betting, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina has just signed a gambling study bill. After...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article IGT secures seven-year contract to help launch Mississippi’s state lottery (9/6/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Gaming equipment giant International Game Technology earned seven-year contract to provide the management software and equipment for the state’s...
article Mississippi lottery chooses vendor for machines, tickets (8/30/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's new state lottery said it has selected a company to provide the technology to run the gambling enterprise. The Mississippi Lottery Corp....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article House speaker says state lottery cost the taxpayers money (9/6/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says the state lottery cost taxpayers money by not ordering the removal of 360 underperforming video slots...
article Rhode Island: lawmakers and Lottery concerned over casinos revenue drop (8/29/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- With competition this summer from new casino Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts, Rhode Island continues to see losses in its once booming...
article Lottery games: Will R.I. win or lose in $1 billion IGT contract battle? (8/12/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Is it a wise move that would keep more than 1,000 high-paying jobs in Rhode Island or just the latest example of a “you gotta know a guy”...
article Lottery games: Will R.I. win or lose in $1 billion IGT contract battle? (8/12/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Is it a wise move that would keep more than 1,000 high-paying jobs in Rhode Island or just the latest example of a “you gotta know a guy”...
article Casino PR war 'not a game' (8/8/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Is a proposed $1 billion, 20-year extension of the state’s casino gaming contract with IGT a good deal for the state that will save more than a...
article Email reveals R.I. Lottery turned to IGT for mobile-betting security (7/30/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- In the midst of a tug-of-war with Twin River casino owners over a potential $1-billion Rhode Island Lottery contract, IGT on Tuesday unearthed an email...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article As DC Preps for Sports Betting Launch, Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Intralot Contract (9/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia stands on the cusp of legal sports betting. The District’s Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has published a final...
article Intralot's mandatory subcontractor in Washington has no employees (8/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- According to laws established in Washington, DC (District of Columbia), any company that secures a large public contract – even if the...
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Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Lottery unveils sports betting app; hopes to launch by NFL season opener (9/3/2019)
(Oregon) -- Get ready, sports gamblers. The Oregon Lottery is about kick off a new mobile app that will allow people to bet on nearly every professional sport, including...
article Oregon Lottery Won’t Launch Sports Betting Before NFL Season Begins (9/3/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s “Scoreboard” app won’t launch ahead of the NFL season, a Lottery spokesman told Sports Handle Tuesday. The app,...
article An Oregon Casino Could Be The First To Offer A Legal Sportsbook In The State (8/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery appears to have competition in the world of legalized sports betting. And it has yet to even launch. According to a representative with...
article Oregon embraces sports betting with new online portal (8/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is rolling out a new official means for betting on sports with the "Scoreboard" app, which will allow people 21 and older to...
article Oregon Lottery prepares return to pro sports betting (8/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery released the name and logo Thursday of Oregon Lottery Scoreboard – an online sports book allowing players aged 21 and over to wager...
article Sports betting may return to Oregon before NFL season, Oregon Lottery says (8/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- Sports betting will be back in Oregon this fall with an online sports book that lets people 21 and up place wagers on their favorite professional sports. The...
article Oregon Sports Betting App Bans College Wagering, Plans Launch Ahead of NFL Season (7/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s sports betting app won’t feature odds on college athletics when the network goes live this fall, as the state lottery tasked with...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article After a hot year, Mass. Lottery sales cool off in July (8/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- After posting record revenue and profit figures last fiscal year, sales and profit dipped at the Massachusetts Lottery as almost every product offered...
article Longtime lottery employee fired for allegedly cashing unsold winning scratch tickets (8/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- longtime sales supervisor for the Massachusetts State Lottery was fired Tuesday after he was seen cashing winning instant tickets, a state official...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal (8/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about a lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his...
article Iowa Lottery has record-breaking sales, proceeds, prize totals for fiscal 2019 (8/1/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery set records in sales, proceeds to state causes, prizes to players and retail commissions in fiscal 2019, Chief Executive Officer Matt Strawn...
article Iowa Lottery has record-breaking sales, proceeds, prize totals for fiscal 2019 (7/31/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery set records in sales, proceeds to state causes, prizes to players and retail commissions in fiscal 2019, Chief Executive Officer Matt Strawn...
article Lottery players would get refunds under $4.3M settlement (7/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- Thousands of lottery players who bought tickets for drawings that were rigged by an insider could be eligible for refunds under a tentative $4.3 million legal...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Bodega bookies: Lottery retailers poised to join Illinois sports betting action (8/26/2019)
(Illinois) -- Hankering for a chocolate bar? Craving a soda? Feeling good about picking the Bears on a parlay card? Illinoisans will soon be able to indulge in all three...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia Lottery in ‘Final Phases of Testing’ Two Mobile Sports Betting Apps as Providers May Launch Soon (8/24/2019)
(West Virginia) -- After months of waiting, it appears that West Virginia is on the verge of getting back into mobile sports betting. And it appears that they may have...
article Lottery Director: Sports betting apps to launch in time for football season (8/21/2019)
(West Virginia) -- As the first anniversary of the launch of West Virginia’s first casino sportsbook nears, Lottery Director John Myers said Wednesday he’s...
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Maryland Gaming

article Maryland lottery, casinos set new sales and revenue records in fiscal 2019 (8/22/2019)
(Maryland) -- Maryland's lottery and casinos brought in record amounts of money last fiscal year, a new report shows. Together, the state-run lottery and six...
article Maryland Lottery, casinos establish new records in 2019 (8/9/2019)
(Maryland) -- The continued growth of the Maryland Lottery and the state’s six casinos combined to contribute a record-breaking total of $1.311 billion to the...
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Scientific Games

article OP/ED: If it ain’t broke: Florida Lottery extends decades-long deal with Scientific Games (8/21/2019)
(Florida) -- The Florida Lottery will be extending the state’s more than 30-year-long partnership with Scientific Games, the only U.S.-based full-service lottery...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article Justice Department to challenge internet gambling ruling (8/20/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The Justice Department is planning to challenge a federal judge’s ruling that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports...
article Feds continue fight against online betting, threatening lottery sales (8/19/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The federal government has doubled down on its opinion that selling lottery tickets online is an illegal form of gambling, a move that could threaten...
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Idaho Gaming

article Idaho scratch-off lottery ticket event breaks Guinness World Record (8/15/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Lottery announced it broke a Guinness World Record by gathering a total 479 people to uncover scratch-off tickets at the same time. The state...
1 Article on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article New Hampshire Lottery seeking vendors and retailers for sports betting (8/12/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The lottery expects to approve final contracts by the end of November and aims to launch sports betting by early 2020. The new law creates a Division...
article Lottery looking for vendors, retailers for sports betting (8/7/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Lottery's looking for proposals from potential online vendors and retailers to offer sports betting after the state legalized it...
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Kansas Gaming

article Kansas Lottery Transfers $173.6 Million to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019 (8/9/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery is pleased to announce it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019 than in Fiscal Year 2018. The combined...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Lottery nets $31.3m profit in first year of online games (8/2/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- New online gambling options helped Pennsylvania’s lottery set new revenue and profit records, although the lack of these options didn’t...
article Pa. lottery has another record-breaking year, but ticket sales from its newest games fall short of projections (8/1/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales were booming in the last fiscal year, generating a record $1.14 billion for programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians...
article Pa. lottery has another record-breaking year but ticket sales from its newest games fall short of projections (8/1/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales were booming in the last fiscal year, generating a record $1.14 billion for programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians...
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Other News

article An Oregon man beat cancer twice. Then he won $4.6 million in the state lottery (9/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- An Oregon man beat cancer. Then he beat it again. Then he won the lottery.
article BCLC reinforces commitment to safer gaming with PlayPlanner (9/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has reinforced its commitment to positive and safer gaming with the introduction of PlayPlanner to...
article $500K Michigan lottery winners charged in burglary spree (9/5/2019)
(Michigan) -- Apparently a couple from Bay County, Michigan are no longer living in the lap of luxury. The couple hit a state lottery jackpot three years ago, but they...
article Don't toss that losing lottery ticket (8/28/2019)
(Ontario) -- You could win, even if you lost. In 1982 it was worthwhile to hold on to Wintario lottery stubs that didn't win a share of the jackpot.That's...
article Edmonton landscaper needed time to think, let $60-million lottery win sink in (8/28/2019)
(Alberta) -- An Edmonton landscaper has won big after waiting 10 months to claim a $60-million lotto jackpot.
article French Lottery Firm FDJ's Privatization to Take Effect in Coming Months: Le Maire (8/28/2019)
(France) -- The privatization process of French state-owned lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) will take effect in the coming months, said French finance minister...
article Kansas Lottery transfers more money to state this fiscal year (8/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery is pleased to announce it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019 than in Fiscal Year 2018. The combined...
article Kansas Lottery transfers $173.6 M to state in FY 2019 (8/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery has announced it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in fiscal year 2019 than in fiscal year 2018. The combined transfer from...
article Lagos goes tough on underage gambling (8/8/2019)
(Nigeria) -- The Lagos State Lotteries Board has warned operators not to allow underage children near their betting centres in Lagos, as anyone caught may be suspended,...
article Lottery Commission to ratify amendment to casino license agreement (8/6/2019)
(Marianas) -- The Lottery Commission will convene on Monday, Aug. 12, to ratify the final draft of the eighth amendment to the casino license agreement. The eighth...
article Warring numbers over Lottery deal (8/3/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Here’s where the battle currently stands between Rhode Island’s two gambling giants for a $1-billion, no-bid state Lottery deal: International Game...
article Boxes of lottery tickets kept showing at this Georgia woman's home (7/30/2019)
(Georgia) -- Veronica Taylor doesn't play the lottery. So imagine her surprise when box after box of Georgia lottery scratch-off tickets showed up on the front door of...
article Gas station employee accused of taking scratch-off tickets, winnings during Lexington shifts (7/30/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A man accused of stealing and scratching off lottery tickets at the Lexington gas station where he worked in 2016 wa indicted this week on a charge of...
article GC appoints managers to lead National Lottery tender (7/23/2019)
(UK) -- The GB Gambling Commission has appointed a pair of executives to oversee the tender process to award the fourth National Lottery licence, with investment bank...
article Rothschild hired to pick next National Lottery operator (7/22/2019)
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission has hired investment bankers from Rothschild to pick the next operator of the National Lottery. Camelot, which has been owned by a...
article National Lottery age limit could rise from 16 to 18 in bid to cut gambling addiction (7/16/2019)
(UK) -- THE National Lottery age limit could rise from 16 to cut gambling addiction, the government has announced. The minimum age to play National Lottery scratchcards...
article Revealed: Ministers abandon plans to stop children playing the National Lottery (7/6/2019)
(UK) -- Ministers have abandoned plans to stop children playing the National Lottery, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. But Lottery scratchcards and online games that give...
article $5 lottery ticket nets Miami man a dream jackpot — $1 million (7/5/2019)
(Florida) -- A Miami man turned his $5 investment in a scratch-off ticket into a dream $1 million lottery win. David Montalvo, 55, claimed a $1 million top prize from...
article He argued that his luck won the $80 million jackpot. A court ruled he had to split it with his ex. (6/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- How much credit can a person take for good luck? That was the question at the center of a high-stakes divorce case that came before a Michigan appeals...
article Colorado Man Not Entitled to Full Lottery Jackpot Split Three Ways with Fraudsters, Court Rules (6/21/2019)
(Colorado) -- A Boulder, Colorado man who shared a lottery jackpot in 2005 with two brothers who were later convicted of fixing the draw, is not entitled to the full...

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