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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Having The Pennsylvania Lottery Run Online Gambling Would Be A Mistake Taxpayers Would Pay For (4/26/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of...
article Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery (4/24/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article New SW Washington casino met with concern for Oregon Lottery sales (4/24/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery could lose more than $100 million a year with the opening of Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Wash. That's according to the state...
1 Article on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article Gambling in Texas: Will lawmakers roll the dice this year? (4/21/2017)
(Texas) -- Legalizing casinos, eight-liners — even fantasy sports — all remain long shots for now in Texas as state lawmakers prepare to wrap up their...
article New billion-dollar Texas Lottery scratch-off game is a bit of a head-scratcher (4/15/2017)
(Texas) -- A new Texas Lottery scratch-off game inspired by Willy Wonka - and featuring a picture of the late Gene Wilder from the 1971 film - is leaving some Texans...
article OP/ED: Lottery secrecy bill would erode trust (4/15/2017)
(Texas) -- Imagine winning a million or more dollars in the Texas lottery. Life and family history would inextricably shift into two separate timelines: before winning...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Lottery gambling warnings clear two more committees (4/19/2017)
(Florida) -- Proposals to require gambling warnings about the Florida Lottery moved closer to the floors of their respective houses Wednesday as committees in both the...
article Bill requiring gambling warnings on lottery tickets gets panel approval (4/5/2017)
(Florida) -- Lottery tickets, and places that sell them, could come with a warning: “Gambling can be addictive,” under a bill approved Tuesday afternoon by...
article Florida appeals lottery case loss (3/29/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to move forward with his decision to appeal a ruling that established that lottery officials in the state didn’t...
article Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label (3/28/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way. A House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would...
article House also files short witness list for Lottery trial (2/27/2017)
(Florida) -- The House of Representatives’ in-house lawyer also plans to call just two witnesses at trial in Speaker Richard Corcoran‘s lawsuit against the...
article House Rep. Wants Gambling Warning On Fla. Lottery Tix (2/24/2017)
(Florida) -- The Florida Lottery, facing a lawsuit from the House for signing a long-term contract regarding ticket sales, may be required to have a warning about...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma Lottery bill heads to Senate (4/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Lottery is currently seeking the permission to increase prizes that would boost the revenues and would help with the school funds by...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Key Massachusetts Official Fears Online Gambling Would Cut Into Potential Online Lottery Sales (4/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts‘ quest to join the states with legal online gambling has seen progress this year. However, it was doused with a bucket of cold...
article Gambling expert urges Canadian provinces to dive into daily fantasy sports (2/22/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article Gambling expert calls on provinces to step into daily fantasy sports arena (2/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Boston Newspaper Wants Online Poker Outlawed, But Supports Internet Lotto Gambling (4/7/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The state of Massachusetts should not legalize and regulate online poker, but the sale of lottery tickets over the internet would be good for the...
article Legalizing Online Gambling in Massachusetts May Save State Lottery (4/6/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The steady decrease in Massachusetts State Lottery sales has prompted some state officials to become more vocal in their support for online gambling....
article Lawmakers caught up in collision of online gaming, gambling (4/2/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- As the commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the...
article Editorial: Legislature must ensure Lottery grows its business (3/31/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- As the special commission charged by the Legislature with weighing the possibility of legalizing and regulating fantasy sports, eSports and non-...
article Daily lottery play linked to gambling addiction (3/30/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- People with a gambling problem are most likely to play the lottery each day and have a greater portion of friends and family who gamble themselves, a...
article Massachusetts Lottery battling to stay viable against online gambling (3/29/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- As the commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the...
article Massachusetts Lottery sales down (3/29/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts State Lottery is not winning as big as they have in years past. The Lottery announced Tuesday their sales are down by $6 million...
article Online lottery could yield windfall for private companies (2/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- If the state lottery moves online, the easy lure will probably mean more losses for many gamblers. But a handful of technology companies, armed with...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article Kansas blocks amendment on lottery case (4/3/2017)
(Kansas) -- The Senate of Kansas decided to dismiss an appeal against self-service electronic dispensers. The House had voted 100-25 in support to a similar measure last...
article Kansas Senate endorses automated lottery ticket dispensers (3/31/2017)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Senate brushed aside a financial appeal Thursday on behalf of potential investors in slot-machine gaming operations at defunct racetracks and...
article Kansas considers lottery vending machines (3/27/2017)
(Kansas) -- As the Kansas Lottery voiced his intention to sponsor a bill that would allow self-service lottery dispensers earlier this year, the House voted 100-25 in...
article Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines (3/25/2017)
(Kansas) -- Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Taxpayers pay millions in bonuses to outgoing lottery firm's staff (3/28/2017)
(Illinois) -- Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in "retention" bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm...
article More complaints against Illinois Lottery (3/27/2017)
(Illinois) -- Northstar Lottery Group, the private operator of the Illinois State Lottery, is facing two charges for alleged fraud. The private company, which is a joint...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article How legal online gambling could impact the Massachusetts lottery (3/28/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- State lottery sales have been on the decline in recent months, with a drop of nearly $6 million in February alone. Making online gambling legal could...
article Senate votes Maryland lottery authority (3/1/2017)
(Maryland) -- The Senate voted monday night the measure to allow Gordon Medenica as the director of the State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency. The official was the...
article Md. Senate approves Hogan’s nomination for lottery chief -- nearly two years after appointment (2/27/2017)
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Senate on Monday approved Gov. Larry Hogan’s nominee to head the state’s lottery system. Hogan named Gordon Medenica, the New York...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article House measure lets lottery winners to remain anonymous (3/28/2017)
(West Virginia) -- A bill passed Tuesday by the West Virginia House would allow lottery winners of $1 million or more to remain anonymous. Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Lottery loses its bid for online ticket sales (3/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Public attention on the legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee last week focused on its approval of two conflicting and problematic...
1 Article on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article Scratching the surface on state’s latest gambling plan (3/18/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- In the state’s perennial search for money, lawmakers are again turning to gambling. But this year, in addition to the usual suspects like...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Bill could allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit cards (3/12/2017)
(Arkansas) -- A bill that cleared a Senate committee last week could bring changes in the way lottery tickets can be purchased. The bill, Senate Bill 617, would allow...
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South Korea Gaming

article South Korea gaming, lottery sales up 8pct in 2016: report (3/5/2017)
(South Korea) -- Combined sales in South Korea’s gaming and lottery sector – excluding foreigner-only casinos – increased by 7.7 percent in 2016 to...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey lottery law raises questions over online sales (2/27/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A lottery bill that passed inconspicuously in New Jersey several months ago is suddenly raising eyebrows, after it turns out that the Garden State may...
article N.J. legalization of online lottery sales worrisome (2/25/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- A bill legalizing online sales of New Jersey Lottery tickets — co-sponsored by Sen. Jim Whelan, Atlantic, and Assemblyman John Burzichelli, of...
article Lucky delivery: Law allows for lottery tickets by courier (2/6/2017)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey residents will soon be able to play the lottery without leaving their house. Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Monday to allow...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Alberta charity targeted by scammers for second time in a month (2/25/2017)
(Alberta) -- Global News has learned that Full House Lottery’s website was hacked earlier this month, compromising the financial information of some 3,000...
article Charitable gambling nonprofits say tax bills bigger than money left for charity (2/19/2017)
(Minnesota) -- For every dollar raised through charitable gambling that the Irving Community Association gives to food shelves and children’s programs, it pays...
article Cuomo wants to resurrect charity gambling in New York. Is it too late? (2/18/2017)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraced the spread of state-sanctioned gambling during his first six years in office, from expanded lottery and commercial casinos to...
article Mohawk Valley Health System backs Cuomo’s Charitable Gaming Act (2/18/2017)
(New York) -- Modifications proposed by the governor to state rules that govern — some say stifle — raffles and other fundraising games on behalf of non-...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article What Can We Expect from Georgia’s New Lottery Operator? (2/20/2017)
(Georgia) -- Back in October 2016, the Ministry of Finance put out a call to international lottery operators. Following the privatization of the Georgian National...
1 Article on this Issue

Millennials

article Another Way Millennial Habits Differ? They Don’t Play the Lottery (2/14/2017)
(Worldwide) -- Recent research has found that millennials rarely pick up a lottery ticket—an issue for both lottery groups and state governments, which don’t...
1 Article on this Issue

Idaho Gaming

article Idaho House shoots down bill to repeal electronic pull-tabs (2/8/2017)
(Idaho) -- Legislators in Idaho killed a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw electronic pull-tab machines in the state, according to the Associated Press.
article Bill to ban TouchTab Lottery machines sent to floor without recommendation (2/4/2017)
(Idaho) -- State legislation to outlaw Idaho’s TouchTabs Lottery machines got punted by the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Rep. Dustin Manwaring, R-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Jackpot! Argentine cup tie decided by lottery numbers (2/5/2017)
(Argentina) -- From replays to penalty shoot-outs, golden or even silver goals, football has come up with many ways of deciding a winner after a hard-fought cup tie. But...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Lottery fraud: 6 booked for duping people (4/22/2017)
(India) -- The police have booked six persons for duping and misleading people in the name of selling government lottery. The accused have been identified as Amarjit...
article How lottery winners lose and what to learn from them (4/22/2017)
(Myanmar) -- What is the best way to invest your winnings after striking the lottery? By buying more lottery tickets of course! Actually, don’t do that. The value...
article Bill allowing lottery to increase prizes, boost payout to schools heads to the Senate floor (4/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A bill moving through the statehouse would allow the lottery to increase prizes in hopes of generating more dollars for schools and boost the payout to...
article LETTER: Lottery tuition assistance critical to workforce (4/15/2017)
(South Carolina) -- Developing South Carolina’s workforce is a vital part of what the 16 technical colleges of the S.C. Technical College System do daily. To...
article New figures show a surge in complaints to Lottery regulator surge (4/9/2017)
(Ireland) -- There was a significant increase in the number of complaints to the Regulator of the National Lottery last year, according to new figures released by the...
article Bala Lake Railway boosted by lottery funding (4/9/2017)
(UK) -- Bala Lake Railway takes visitors on a nine-mile return journey through Snowdonia National Park. It has been awarded £38,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund...
article Lottery boss harassed subordinates and misled investigator, report says (4/5/2017)
(Oregon) -- The former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed and intimidated subordinates, tried to get his boss overthrown and repeatedly misled an...
article $60 million lottery ticket bought in northwest Arizona still unclaimed (4/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- Somebody in Arizona is the state's newest millionaire and doesn't even know it. Arizona Lottery said a winning $60 million Powerball jackpot in...
article Winning $177 million lottery ticket sold in Arkansas, could mean $7 million in state tax revenue (4/2/2017)
(Arkansas) -- It’s just a one-time bump and not likely enough to allay budget concerns among Arkansas legislators, but a $177 million winning Arkansas Lottery...
article Jamaican police officer to be extradited for lottery scamming (4/2/2017)
(Jamaica) -- A police constable is among eight persons who are to be extradited to the United States to answer lottery scamming charges. Justice Minister Delroy Chuck...
article Lottery scams prey on the vulnerable and help fuel violence in Jamaica (4/2/2017)
(Jamaica) -- Shirley thought she had made a new friend. The elderly Maine resident would don a dress and jewels and wait at the back door for the charming young Jamaican...
article Magdalen Farm appealing for public help to secure Lottery funding (4/2/2017)
(UK) -- A farm charity wants your vote to secure funding to help children with autism and their families. Magdalen Farm is one of five groups in with a chance of winning...
article Taiwan lottery shops outnumber 7-Eleven convenience stores (4/2/2017)
(Taiwan) -- There are currently more lottery shops than the number of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Taiwan, a feat that has been achieved in just 10 years since the...
article Florida lawmaker looks to put warning signs on lottery tickets (4/2/2017)
(Florida) -- Warning: Gambling could be addictive. That’s the message that could be on Florida lottery tickets if one state representative gets her way. When it comes to...
article Best friend to testify against accused lottery scammer (4/1/2017)
(Iowa) -- The long-time best friend of former lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton is poised to testify at trials in Iowa and Wisconsin about how Tipton created...
article EXCLUSIVE: 18 arrested in huge illegal lottery bust in New Jersey (4/1/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an...
article OP/ED: Mississippi lottery has legs (4/1/2017)
(Mississippi) -- When talking with friends, family, strangers — even some lawmakers — about state politics and the Legislature, the question I get the most...
article Ultimate lottery $100 tickets resold on Kijiji after stores sell out (4/1/2017)
(Quebec) -- Loto-Québec says its $100 ultimate lottery was so popular, it plans to repeat the experience. Patrice Lavoie, spokesperson for the crown corporation, said...
article VIDEO: Brechin neighbours win £240,000 each with People’s Postcode Lottery (4/1/2017)
(UK) -- Two neighbours from Brechin won a remarkable £239,663 each after their postcode was picked by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Sheila Black and Susan...
article State lottery: ‘Less of more is better than more of less’ (3/28/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- When Tommy Moses notices a state lottery jackpot exceeding $100 million, he walks into a Tulsa convenience store and purchases a ticket simply because it...

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