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New York Gaming

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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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...
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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.
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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...
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Rhode Island Gaming

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...
article Employees of IGT, Twin River arrive for latest State House hearing (10/29/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- IGT employees lined up hours early for their chance to pick up matching blue T-shirts and gray vests and sit at a microphone, before a Rhode Island...
article Competitor enters R.I. lottery battle but governor says no dice (10/24/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The high-stakes battle over Rhode Island’s lottery contract intensified Tuesday as a major competitor entered the fray and the governor blasted...
article Competitor enters R.I. lottery battle but governor says no dice (10/22/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The high-stakes battle over Rhode Island’s lottery contract intensified Tuesday as a major competitor entered the fray and the governor blasted...
article Revenue analysts say R.I. could get more money by putting Lottery contracts to bid, but warn of consequences if IGT leaves (10/22/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island could “conservatively” net $14 million a year in additional gambling revenue if the state put out to bid the Lottery contracts...
article Scientific Games joins consortium opposing $1B IGT deal (10/22/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Scientific Games, one of IGT’s biggest competitors, has joined the team of gambling companies trying to convince lawmakers to put a $1 billion...
10 Total Articles 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...
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Mississippi Gaming

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...
article Mississippi will offer multistate lottery games next year (10/23/2019)
(Mississippi) -- The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30. The state's lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that...
article Tunica casinos worried about lottery coming to Mississippi (10/23/2019)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi lottery is set to start selling scratch off tickets in November. We learned the casinos in Tunica are worried because there will soon be...
8 Total Articles 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...
article Did the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Crash? (10/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- Reports that the Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard sports betting app “crashed” the day before it went live are untrue, lottery spokesman Matt...
article Lottery’s sports-wagering service already a winner (10/18/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery debuted a new sports-wagering service this week, but Duck football fans won’t be able to put their money where their mouths are by...
article Oregon Lottery sports betting platform up and running, some users reporting trouble (10/18/2019)
(Oregon) -- It’s official: the new Oregon Lottery sports-betting app is up and running. “Scoreboard” launched for the first time on Wednesday, but a...
article OP/ED: What the Oregon Lottery’s sports betting app could mean for problem gamblers (10/18/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s highly anticipated online sports betting product that launched this week, called Scoreboard, marks the first time the organization...
article Go West! Oregon Lottery Launches Mobile Sports Betting (10/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery on Wednesday officially launched its “Scoreboard” sports betting app, making it the first state in the West to offer state-...
article Scoreboard Sports Betting App Now Available In Oregon (10/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- On Wednesday, the Oregon Lottery launched the much anticipated OR sports betting app, Scoreboard. Scoreboard is the only legal sports betting app in Oregon...
article Oregon Lottery Releases New Mobile Sports Betting Game (10/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery released its new online sports betting game, allowing people to bet on all their favorite sports from the comfort of their own homes.
12 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,...
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Montana Gaming

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...
article Group criticizes Lottery rule on allowing sports betting in taverns only (10/28/2019)
(Montana) -- Few people weighed in Monday on new rules the Montana Lottery has proposed to implement sports betting, which is newly legal in the state. But a Billings...
article Montana Lottery takes public comment on draft sports betting rules (10/28/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Lottery gave the public a chance to give input on proposed rules to bring legalized sports betting to the state Monday morning in Helena. “We...
4 Total Articles 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...
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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...
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West Virginia Gaming

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...
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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...
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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...
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Wisconsin Gaming

article Bill would let lottery ticket sellers in Wisconsin accept debit payment in addition to cash (10/30/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- In an age when more people are making purchases with plastic cards and digital devices, some Wisconsin lawmakers say it's time for lottery players to...
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Ontario Gaming

article OLG makes $6M payment to Niagara Falls for hosting casinos (10/23/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has issued its second-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment of $6 million to the City of Niagara Falls. The payment, for...
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Poarch Creek

article Poarch Creek Indians’ Robbie McGhee: ‘We support a clean lottery bill’ (10/23/2019)
(Alabama) -- This year’s legislative session saw another opportunity for Alabama to breakthrough and finally get a lottery come and go. The Senate passed a bill...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract (10/21/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The hunt for a company to service the Pennsylvania Lottery’s games and gaming system for the next decade has proven to be a contentious and...
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Other News

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...
article Restitution slow to come for Jamaican lottery scam victim who became face of the case (11/10/2019)
(North Dakota) -- With piles of documents scattered across her dining room table detailing her struggles after she was scammed out of her life savings by Jamaican...
article Lender: British professional gambler took aim at $25.8M Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets while officials monitored him (11/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- “Good afternoon, Pete. Just letting you know that we have been monitoring the sales of an individual who is spending an enormous amount of money...
article Michigan couple with 7 children, 21 grandkids claims $80M Powerball jackpot (10/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Lottery commissioner Brian Neill poses with Dawn and Phillip Chippewa of Suttons Bay, MI. The couple won an $80 million Powerball jackpot last...
article How lawyer allegedly spent Lottery millions meant for rehab on lavish lifestyle (10/22/2019)
(South Africa) -- A leaked bank account pertaining to Denzhe Primary Care drug rehab centre outside Pretoria show it was used to buy two Ocean Basket franchises, among...
article Man convicted over £2.5m National Lottery fake ticket fraud (10/4/2019)
(UK) -- A man has been convicted of cashing in a fake National Lottery ticket to claim a £2.5m jackpot.
article Belgian online gambling ops will curb ads if National Lottery does (9/30/2019)
(Belgium) -- Belgium’s biggest private gambling operators have voluntarily agreed to halt most of their advertising efforts but want the government to force the...
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...

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