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West Virginia Gaming

article Return of WV Lottery director may calm waters (9/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- John Myers, who worked for a decade at West Virginia Lottery, made a rather sudden return. Myers, who has been Secretary of Administration, made it...
article New West Virginia Lottery director named (9/18/2018)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed John Myers as state lottery director. Justice announced Myers' appointment Tuesday. Lottery director...
article WV Lottery leadership is shored up by shifting John Myers (9/18/2018)
(West Virginia) -- One day after lawmakers asked tough questions about leadership at Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice has named John Myers as director of the agency.
article WV Lottery Director resigns day before sports betting goes live (9/2/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned. Alan Larrick’s resignation became effective Saturday, Gov. Jim Justice said. “...
article W.Va. lottery director stepping down (8/31/2018)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick is stepping down, according to a news release from Gov. Jim Justice's office.
article LVL, traditional games take West Virginia Lottery beyond $1 billion in sales again (7/25/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery topped the $1 billion in sales mark for the recently completed fiscal year despite a significant drop off in revenue at a...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Lottery sends windfall to cities and towns (9/15/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Business couldn't be better for the State Lottery, which sold a record $5.29 billion in tickets last fiscal year. That also bodes well for cities...
article State treasurer: Casinos ‘will not harm’ Massachusetts Lottery (8/20/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Lottery sees the new MGM casino opening Friday in Springfield as a line of defense against the threat from online sports betting —...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article State lottery revenue rose last year (9/14/2018)
(South Dakota) -- State government received nearly $117.4 million of revenue from gambling on South Dakota Lottery products during the budget year that closed June 30....
1 Article on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article Alabama Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger Embraces State Lottery (9/12/2018)
(Alabama) -- The odds are stacked against Alabama Democrat Walt Maddox in upsetting incumbent Governor Kay Ivey (R), but he believes he has a fighting chance by running...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article Pennsylvania to open out-of-state online gambling license derby (9/12/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators have approved two more online gambling license applications while preparing to offer the few remaining licenses to out-of-state...
article The Pa. Lottery's new iLottery mimics slot games, casinos complain. A big court fight is brewing (7/17/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Where does the line fall between an online casino game and an internet lottery? A lot of money is riding on the answer. Pennsylvania’s casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Lottery the preferred game of choice for Australians in FY18 (9/9/2018)
(Australia) -- Lotteries have emerged as the most popular form of gambling among Australians with 44.8% of the adult population having purchased a lottery or scratch...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article David La Torre: New online Pa. Lottery game harms casinos and should be stopped (9/7/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to www.pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your...
article EDITORIAL: More gambling craziness: Casinos sue the lottery (8/27/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- This is rich. A group of Pennsylvania casinos has sued to stop the state lottery from offering online games, which the casinos allege are illegal. The...
article Casinos file suit claiming online lottery games infringe on their turf (8/23/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Pennsylvania casinos filed suit in Commonwealth Court Wednesday seeking to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offering its new online games...
article Casinos ask state court to shut down new iLottery program (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos asked a court Wednesday to shut down the state's new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines...
article Casinos file suit claiming online lottery games infringe on their turf (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Pennsylvania casinos filed suit in Commonwealth Court Wednesday seeking to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offering its new online games...
article Casinos In PA Asking Federal Court To Shut Down iLottery (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos want a federal judge to shut down the state’s new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines...
article PA Casinos Get Serious: File Lawsuit Against PA Lottery (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A coalition of seven casinos in Pennsylvania has started to take action against the Pennsylvania Lottery and its latest selection of online games. The...
article Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven commercial casino operators in Pennsylvania have filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the Pennsylvania Lottery over its new breed of "...
article PA Lottery Xpress Sports Has Casinos Crying Foul…Again (8/20/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The clash between the Pennsylvania Lottery and state casinos continues to amp up. The latest battle comes courtesy of the virtual sports monitor games...
article Pennsylvania Lottery is now offering simulated sports games much to casinos' dismay (8/15/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery on Tuesday rolled out the latest addition to its line-up with the introduction of a simulated sports games that may appeal to...
article Pennsylvania Lottery Sets Annual Revenue Record (8/7/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Continuing its run as one of the nation’s highest grossing gaming entities, the Pennsylvania Lottery took in more than $4 billion in revenue last...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi legislators make u-turn to approve lottery bill (8/29/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House has passed a bill which will allow the creation of a state lottery, against the opposition of religious groups. This marks a u-...
article Mississippi Legislators Pass New Bill To Launch State Lottery (8/29/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House decided to reverse a previous decision and passed a bill on Tuesday that will allow the creation of a state lottery.
article Mississippi lawmakers approve bill to create a state lottery (8/28/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it....
article Several Mississippi House members switch votes, lottery bill passes (8/28/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Several Mississippi House members changed votes on a lottery bill rejected Monday and then passed Tuesday. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll...
article House votes down lottery bill, Senate approves game of chance (8/27/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The chance of a lottery bill passing during the special session is now uncertain. The House late Monday killed a conference bill that would have brought...
article Lottery bill passes Mississippi Senate but falters in House (8/27/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi legislators split late Monday on whether to create a state lottery, leaving uncertainty about what will happen. Senators voted 31-17 to pass...
article House, Senate both pass lottery bills. Now it’s time to negotiate the final changes. (8/26/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The House passed its version of the lottery bill 70-43 with some of the opponents angry because little to no debate was allowed on the bill. The bill...
article Casino executives not sold on lottery bill wording (8/24/2018)
(Mississippi) -- With the passage of Senate Bill 2001, the Magnolia State is one step closer to creating its own lottery. Many people who regularly visit Mississippi's...
article House strips secrecy from lottery bill, Legislature goes home until Monday (8/24/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The House on Friday passed a heavily amended Senate lottery bill that would direct some future funds toward education instead of roads and require a new...
article Lottery finds little favor among many Northeast Mississippi lawmakers (8/11/2018)
(Mississippi) -- If a lottery comes to Mississippi, it will likely happen without strong support from the legislative delegation of the state's northeast corner....
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Scientific Games

article New SG gaming system for Kansas Lottery (8/28/2018)
(Kansas) -- In the US, Scientific Games has announced the successful launch of the Kansas Lottery's new gaming system.
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Ohio Lottery making it easier to play, but will it feed gambling behaviors? (8/24/2018)
(Ohio) -- There's a new way to play the Ohio lottery, and it's drawing criticism and praise for how easy it is to use. The new Ohio lottery card is now in stores...
article Nearly $300,000 allocated to county, local schools from Q2 casino payments (8/20/2018)
(Ohio) -- Area schools combined to collect more than $160,000 from the most recent tax payment from statewide casinos, according to information from the Ohio Department...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article 3 myths about the Washington state lottery (8/21/2018)
(Washington) -- Retired school teacher Michael Hobson is displeased by how much his property tax is increasing, even though lawmakers did it to fully fund public schools...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Indiana makes record $306M in lottery proceeds (8/16/2018)
(Indiana) -- The private company running most of Indiana's lottery operations has generated a record profit this past year, but still falls short of its initial goal.
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New York sees uptick in Lottery plays despite added casino competition (8/15/2018)
(New York) -- Despite new competition for gambling dollars, New York's Lottery games and video gaming parlors saw a modest increase in sales in the most recent state...
article State lottery thrives despite competition from casinos (8/10/2018)
(New York) -- Despite new competition for gambling dollars, the New York State Lottery's games and video-gaming parlors saw a modest increase in sales in the most...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Rowdy party complaint prompts California Lottery to cancel sales meeting (8/14/2018)
(California) -- The California Lottery is postponing a planned sales conference in the wake of an anonymous employee’s recent complaint to Gov. Jerry Brown about...
article Drunken, bawdy behavior at California Lottery alleged in letter, photos to Jerry Brown (8/11/2018)
(California) -- A package of bawdy photos allegedly showing senior state Lottery leaders carrying on at a Southern California piano bar, with one image showing an...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan’s lotteries hope online expansion can reverse slide (8/14/2018)
(Japan) -- Japan plans to expand online lottery options this October in order to attract a younger generation of customers and hopefully avoid a third straight year of...
article Casino law won't offer Japan an instant jackpot (7/20/2018)
(Japan) -- Even under a new measure to legalize gambling resorts in a bid to attract tourism, Japan's first casino will not open until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Fifa World Cup leads to surge in sports lottery bets in Taiwan (8/7/2018)
(Taiwan) -- The 2018 Fifa World Cup led to a spike in sales for Taiwan’s sports lottery in June. The month’s figures showed total revenue of NT$5.06bn ($170m...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Jon Lender: Lottery Official Claims He's Victim Of Vendetta For Exposing '5 Card Cash' Fraud (8/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. opened 2018 with a million dollar blunder at a Jan. 1 drawing, and months of controversy followed. But that seemed to die...
1 Article on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico gambling revenues up (8/3/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Lottery ticket sales jumped nearly 6 percent in the 2018 fiscal year as the lottery bounced back from its worst year since 2001. Still, ticket...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Tribe

article Memo: Iowa Lottery kept selling games after security warning (8/1/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery kept marketing four games to the public despite a 2015 warning from its security chief that they were vulnerable to fraud by insiders,...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Thanks to new law, $63.2 million in lottery proceeds in last fiscal year will go to education (7/26/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Lottery’s annual education contribution rose 19 percent to $63.2 million last fiscal year, and officials are crediting a year-old law...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article ‘Lotto Rapist’ Charged with Fraud Over £2.5 Million Falsified Ticket (9/12/2018)
(UK) -- UK lottery winner David Putman, 53, has been charged with fraud by British police in relation to the £2.5 million ($3.27 million) lottery windfall he...
article Loto Quebec’s online gambling revenue up one-third (9/10/2018)
(Quebec) -- Quebec’s online gambling monopoly reported revenue up more than one-third in the first quarter of its current fiscal year, driven largely by larger...
article Oregon Lottery: The day it was impossible to win (9/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery has built up a $1.2 billion a year business trafficking in the eternal thrill of gambling. Just one of its games, Keno, was played an...
article The man who won the lottery 14 times (9/9/2018)
(Worldwide) -- Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a janky ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8… 11...
article Money Really Does Lead to a More Satisfying Life (9/4/2018)
(USA) -- It is certain to feed a long-running debate about the role that personal finances play in shaping subjective well-being. Many previous analyses —...
article Judge issues freeze of winnings in $1.2 million Nova Scotia chase-the-ace lawsuit (8/28/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- A judge has frozen half of a $1.2-million, chase-the-ace jackpot at the centre of a lawsuit between a Nova Scotia woman and her nephew. Barbara Reddick...
article Oregon's $150 million lottery winner prompts email scam (8/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- It didn't take long for someone to transform Steven Nickell's lottery luck into a scam. The Salem resident won a $150.4 million Powerball jackpot in...
article China restates mainland lottery online sales ban (8/22/2018)
(China) -- The Chinese authorities have reiterated the ongoing ban regarding online ticket sales for the country’s official lottery systems, via an announcement...
article Clerk accused of stealing winning lottery ticket from undercover agent (8/16/2018)
(Florida) -- Kaylin Leanne Roddenberry thought she found herself a winning lottery ticket. It turned out to be a ticket to jail. Roddenberry was arrested Wednesday...
article Exclusive: 11 winners identified for $543 million lottery jackpot — coworkers at Wells Fargo in San Jose (8/5/2018)
(California) -- On a whim, Roland Reyes pitched $2 into an office pool, along with 10 colleagues at his Wells Fargo office in San Jose, trying to win the largest prize...
article New lottery game to benefit families of fallen police officers (7/30/2018)
(Illinois) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Monday to create a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game, and proceeds will fund police memorials, support for the families...
article Govt 'Talking' On National Lottery (7/30/2018)
(Bahamas) -- The "conversation" has started within government on the creation of a National Lottery, according to the deputy prime minister. "I want to...
article Couple Is Getting $1 Million Just for Selling the Winning Mega Millions Ticket (7/26/2018)
(California) -- The owners of the San Jose liquor store that sold the winning Mega Million ticket are sharing the winner’s good fortune. Kewal Sachdev and his wife...
article IRS, Lottery Scams Target Older Persons, Committee Finds (7/26/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A caller pretending to be from the IRS and falsely accusing people of owing back taxes and penalties is the top scam targeting older persons and...
article Weird things that have happened to big-time lottery winners (7/26/2018)
(California) -- The latest to join the Big-Time Lotto Lucky Duck Club is some stranger who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket the other day at Ernie’s Liquors...
article Half-billion dollar Mega Millions ticket sold in San Jose (7/25/2018)
(California) -- Someone got lucky, crazy rich lucky, half a billion dollars lucky, at a San Jose liquor store. Ernie's Liquors was the only retailer to sell a winning...
article Big lotto jackpots total $640 million this week (7/23/2018)
(Florida) -- Players have a chance to win big this week as America’s dueling jackpots, MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL, have continued to climb, reaching a combined...
article SC Lottery earns $435 million for education (7/17/2018)
(South Carolina) -- The South Carolina lottery generated a record $435 million for education for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The South Carolina Education Lottery...
article Lottery scam kingpin's property forfeited; will aid victims (7/17/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Cash and jewelry seized from a Jamaican man accused of masterminding a large lottery scam in the U.S. will be liquidated and the proceeds doled out to...
article Activist El Jones says media making mockery of Chase the Ace winner (7/14/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- A Halifax activist says the media’s treatment of a disgruntled Chase the Ace jackpot winner feeds harmful stereotypes at the expense of confronting...

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