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Millennials

article Luring younger lotto crowd (12/12/2018)
(Manitoba) -- Like many millennials, Sarah Rogalsky doesn't go out of her way to buy lottery tickets. The 32-year-old is part of an office pool and chips in $2 a...
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Iowa Gaming

article Playing the Iowa Lottery? There could be an app for that (12/11/2018)
(Iowa) -- Iowa Lottery officials who believe they’ve “pulled the rabbit out of the hat as many times as we can” to increase sales are now proposing to...
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Video Gaming

article Mental health experts: Parents shouldn't put lottery tickets in kids' stockings (12/4/2018)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) says parents should not be putting lottery tickets in their kids' stockings. It says...
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Sports Betting

article The Possible DC Lottery Sports Betting Vendor Is Exaggerating How Much Money It Would Make (12/3/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- We are at ground zero of a battle over how sports betting may go down in the future in Washington, DC, and perhaps the rest of the country. On one...
article Lottery Director: Countdown Ticking To Mobile In West Virginia Sports Betting (11/29/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Mobile wagering soon will arrive for West Virginia sports betting, according to the state’s lottery director. John Myers told the state’s...
press release IGT And William Hill U.S. Form Strategic Partnership For U.S. Lotteries (9/25/2018)
(USA) -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE :IGT ) and William Hill U.S., a...
article IGT and William Hill US join forces to offer sports betting to state lotteries (sub req) (9/25/2018)
(USA) -- The new partnership builds on the successful collaboration between the two companies, which has already seen IGT win a contract to run sports betting operations...
article IGT, William Hill US sign agreement to bring sports betting to lotteries (9/25/2018)
(USA) -- Sports betting is heading to state lotteries. Gaming equipment giant International Game Technology and sports book provider William Hill U.S. announced a deal...
article William Hill Teams With IGT For Nationwide Sports Betting Offering (9/25/2018)
(USA) -- Two heavy hitters have joined up to create a stronger pitch in competing for share in the emerging US sports betting market. International Game Technology (IGT...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Plan to pair fantasy football with Georgia Lottery a scam, feds say (12/1/2018)
(Georgia) -- A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination. Two eager...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October WV Lottery revenue (12/1/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...
article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October West Virginia Lottery revenue (11/28/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...
article Lottery official: More casinos work to get sports betting (10/23/2018)
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...
article Gov. Justice announces recommendations for ARC funding (9/21/2018)
(West Virginia) -- During a press conference in which he addressed several issues, including PEIA and the West Virginia Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice on Friday afternoon...
article Justice presser runs the gamut; gives answers to what he thinks reporters may ask (9/21/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice told reporters Friday gathered at the state capitol for some grant announcements that he didn’t have time to take their...
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.
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Alabama Gaming

article Looking for legislative lottery action? Don't hold your breath (11/30/2018)
(Alabama) -- Talk to legislators about the possibility of a gambling bill, and a theme emerges: They expect something, but they have no idea what that something will be...
article Ivey talks economy; Maddox touts lottery in final campaign stops (11/5/2018)
(Alabama) -- Both of the state’s gubernatorial candidates took to the air on Monday in the hopes of getting their voters out on Tuesday. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey...
article Alabama Lottery Could Be Determined by Upcoming Election (10/1/2018)
(Alabama) -- Alabama has a well-deserved reputation as one of the states most opposed to any form of gambling. This November’s elections could begin to change...
article Alabama House Speaker says legislature will take up lottery bill in 2019 (9/22/2018)
(Alabama) -- Alabama is surrounded by states that have a lottery, but so far, the state has resisted the trend. The Nov. 6 election will give winning legislators a new...
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Missouri Gaming

article Missouri Lottery wants a piece of the sports betting jackpot (11/30/2018)
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Lottery is making a play to be involved in a roll out of sports betting across the nation. With state lawmakers poised to consider legislation...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Deb Goldberg’s all in for online lottery (11/26/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- State Treasurer Deb Goldberg is in a high-stakes horserace to expand the state’s profitable lottery online as Beacon Hill lawmakers appear ready...
article Lottery players can claim losing tickets as tax deductions (10/12/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Two big lottery jackpots are up for grabs this weekend. Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is for $548 million. Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $...
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Mississippi Gaming

article COLUMN: Mississippi’s new lottery will help save the state budget (11/13/2018)
(Mississippi) -- In late October, Governor Phil Bryant announced the first board of directors for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the administrators of the state...
article Governor names 5 to new Mississippi Lottery Corp. board (10/20/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Gov. Phil Bryant is naming three businesspeople, a lobbyist and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Lottery faces questions about new sports game (11/13/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The plan to create a New Mexico Lottery game tied to the outcome of sporting events could generate an extra $6 million to $10 million a year for the...
article Intralot seals market-first sports deal in New Mexico (11/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has signed a two-year extension to its deal with the New Mexico Lottery, under which it will support the...
article Sports betting may be coming to New Mexico as lottery considers new games (11/6/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...
article Sports betting may be coming to New Mexico as lottery considers new games (11/5/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...
article New Mexico Lottery to Offer Game Tied to Sports (11/1/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Board on Tuesday voted to approve a game linked with the outcome of sporting events, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The game...
article New Mexico lottery letting sports betting wager ride (10/31/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...
article New Mexico Lottery creating game tied to sports (10/30/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The board that oversees the New Mexico Lottery voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with creation of a game tied to the outcome of sporting events....
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Oklahoma Gaming

article You can now buy lottery tickets with debit cards — plus other laws taking effect today (11/1/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Several new laws are in effect Thursday across Oklahoma. Here’s a look at 10 of the new laws that take effect Thursday.
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Virginia Gaming

article Amid push to expand gambling in Virginia, Lottery could manage sports betting, director says (10/30/2018)
(Virginia) -- If Virginia allows more gaming — sports betting and casinos, to be exact — where does that leave the Virginia Lottery? It’s too soon to...
article Amid push to expand gambling, Lottery could manage sports betting, director says (10/26/2018)
(Virginia) -- If Virginia allows more gaming — sports betting and casinos, to be exact — where does that leave the Virginia Lottery? It’s too soon to...
article Virginia Lottery coffers get windfall as Virginians buy tickets for big jackpot drawings (10/25/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery netted about $16 million in profit from the Mega Millions multistate sweepstakes in the past week, more than making up for a three-...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas casino offering free play for Mega Millions losers (10/23/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- One downtown Las Vegas casino is giving a second chance to those who don’t strike it rich in tonight’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery. The...
article Las Vegas casino offering free play for Mega Millions losers (10/23/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- One downtown Las Vegas casino is giving a second chance to those who don’t strike it rich in tonight’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery. The...
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Puyallup Tribe

article No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M (10/16/2018)
(Iowa) -- No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million. Mega Millions officials say no tickets...
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California Gaming

article Money rolls in for California Lottery despite scrutiny, conflict (10/10/2018)
(California) -- The California State Lottery is earning more money than ever, but it’s also coming under new scrutiny as it heads toward a ninth consecutive year of...
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Ohio Gaming

article Mobile lottery app Jackpocket aims to begin selling Ohio Lottery tickets in 2019 (10/9/2018)
(Ohio) -- Would you be more likely to try your luck at the lottery if you could do so from your cell phone anywhere in Ohio, skipping the line at the local gas station...
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Mohegan Sun

article A player wins big at Mohegan Sun Pocono (10/8/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- When you hear someone won $150,000 at a Pennsylvania casino, you don’t usually think it came from a lottery ticket. And yet, that is precisely...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article New Hampshire Online Lottery Will Boost iGaming Sales (10/8/2018)
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire (NH) has become the sixth US state to offer online lottery sales. This was a strategic move by legislators to boost the online gambling...
article NH iLottery Online Gambling Platform Launches (9/22/2018)
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire's iLottery online gambling platform launched this month, making the Granite State became the sixth state in the country to offer web...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article David La Torre: Pa. Lottery breaking law with casino-like games (9/24/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com, you can sign up to “demo” the Pennsylvania Lottery’s new online casino-like games. That...
article David La Torre: Pa. Lottery breaking law with casino-like games (9/23/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com, you can sign up to “demo” the Pennsylvania Lottery’s new online casino-like games. That...
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Poarch Creek

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians open to lottery in Alabama (9/24/2018)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians welcomes debate on a lottery bill, Vice Chairman Robert R. McGhee said. Appearing on Alabama Public Television on Friday,...
article Poarch Creek Indians’ Robbie McGhee: We don’t mind supporting a lottery ‘if it is something good for the state of Alabama’ (9/24/2018)
(Alabama) -- The possibility of a lottery in Alabama’s future is something that has been put forth by both gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Republican Gov. Kay...
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Other News

article Why stuffing your kids' stockings with lottery tickets might not be the best idea (12/6/2018)
(Ohio) -- You're running around, grabbing last minute gifts for parents, cousins, nieces, nephews and your kids. Do you pick up a few scratch-offs to top off the...
article Don't buy lottery tickets for minors says Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (12/4/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- Lottery tickets are go-to stocking stuffers for many during the holidays, but parents, caregivers, family members and friends are reminded not to gift...
article Brazil closes on regulated betting after record MP 846 approval (12/3/2018)
(Brazil) -- Brazil has taken another step towards legal and regulated sports betting after the country’s Senate voted in favour of MP 846. Brazil’s upper...
article Nebraska Lottery seeks to retrieve game’s misprinted tickets (11/26/2018)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Lottery officials are seeking missing tickets from a canceled holiday scratch-off game months after a mishap that disappointed many players who...
article A $343.9 Million Powerball Prize After 25 Years of Using the Same Numbers (11/14/2018)
(New York) -- Robert Bailey knows the numbers by heart, having recited them to bodega clerks in New York every week, every year, for a quarter of a century. Then came...
article Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner (11/14/2018)
(New York) -- Robert Bailey has been playing the same six lottery numbers for 25 years and plans to keep on doing it — even though his digits finally hit for a $...
article King-size jackpots give Arkansas Scholarship Lottery record October (11/10/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Buoyed by $1.5 billion Mega Millions and $700 million Powerball jackpots, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue of $57.5 million in October was the...
article Iowa winner claims huge Powerball jackpot (11/5/2018)
(Iowa) -- After hearing someone from Iowa had won half of a nearly $700 million Powerball jackpot, Lerynne West couldn't find the ticket she'd bought the day...
article Lottery and gift card scams are on the rise. Here's what you need to know (11/3/2018)
(Arizona) -- Just when you think the red flags relating to a scam should be pretty clear, you hear more troubling reports when it comes to sweepstakes and gift cards....
article Iowa, New York home to winning $688M Powerball tickets (10/28/2018)
(Iowa) -- Two tickets were sold that match the winning numbers drawn for Powerball’s $688 million jackpot, one in a rural Iowa town and the other in New York City...
article Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches (10/27/2018)
(Iowa) -- A group of New Jersey construction workers noticed that the sixth member of their lottery pool had abruptly left work. Turns out, he had a lottery ticket worth...
article Singletary: Three reasons why playing lottery is bad idea (10/27/2018)
(Washington) -- The likelihood of winning the lottery is so astronomically low that it’s preposterous to even play. And yet, as the jackpot for the Mega Millions...
article Man Who Broke His Hip Wins Mega Millions Lottery With Hospital Pool (10/27/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey hospital workers who helped an elderly patient become a Mega Millions lottery winner told Inside Edition they wanted to do something special...
article One ticket won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions — here's who won the 5 biggest US lottery prizes ever (10/24/2018)
(USA) -- The world welcomed a new instant multimillionaire (or multimillionaires) on Tuesday night. One ticket sold in South Carolina overcame drastic odds to win the...
article South Carolina Store That Sold Winning $1.5 Billion Lottery Ticket Will Get $50K Payout (10/24/2018)
(South Carolina) -- A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so...
article Winning $1.5 Billion Lottery Ticket Sold in South Carolina (10/24/2018)
(South Carolina) -- Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot of $1.537 billion, just short of a world record, an official...
article How lottery money helped build the United States (10/24/2018)
(USA) -- The $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot this week captured the imagination of millions of gamblers hopeful for the distant chance that it would catapult them to...
article Lottery in Utah: Could it ever happen? Should it? (10/24/2018)
(Utah) -- While there's no lottery here in our state, it hasn't stopped many Utahns from heading to Idaho and Wyoming to get their tickets. With some of the...
article He won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life. (10/23/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Whoever wins the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot will have some decisions to make. What should they do with the money? Who will they tell? Jack...
article For compulsive gamblers, Mega Millions frenzy means 'constant reminders to play' (10/22/2018)
(USA) -- With the nation in a frenzy over the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot, addiction experts have advice for compulsive gamblers: Now, more than ever, is a...

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