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Minnesota Gaming

article Gambling Growth Boosts US Bank Stadium Reserves (2/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis was projected to be paid for through tax revenue through the end of the 2020s. However, as it turns out, gambling...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Justice ruling throws snake eyes for online lottery (2/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- When it comes to the Lottery’s bid to sell its products online, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg must feel that all the stars are aligned against...
article Massachusetts Treasurer Insists Lawmakers Include Online Lottery In Gambling Expansion (1/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts state treasurer has a simple message for lawmakers: If you legalize online sports betting, you better be prepared to authorize the...
article Lottery could see net gains by selling products online (12/15/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- You can’t blame state Treasurer Deb Goldberg for trying. And you can’t blame her if what she predicted comes to pass. Goldberg, whose...
article Officials: Lottery tickets 'not appropriate' gifts for kids (12/12/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- With the gift-buying season well underway, state gambling regulators and responsible gaming advocates are reminding players that Massachusetts Lottery...
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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Lawmakers prepared to discuss lottery legislation in upcoming session (2/14/2019)
(Alabama) -- Lawmakers say it's likely they will debate bringing a lottery to the state of Alabama during the upcoming legislative session. North Alabama residents...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Bill seeks to block New Mexico Lottery from sports betting (2/13/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority could be prevented from offering legal sports betting services in the state by a new bill filed in the state legislature...
article Public records bill would keep names of lottery winners secret (2/13/2019)
(New Mexico) -- State Sen. Pat Woods says big lottery winners can turn into losers, so he wants to conceal their identity from the public. His push for secrecy initially...
article No Sports Betting For You? Bill Seeks To Ban Wagering By New Mexico Lottery (2/12/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is a state known for its conspiracy theories, but an author of a bill prohibiting the state lottery from offering sports betting tells Legal...
article State lottery scholarship under siege again (1/28/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico college students should beware of trickery at the state Capitol. A proposal that seems innocuous at first glance would undermine the state...
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....
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article MGM CEO: ‘Powerball Isn’t Legal Anymore’ Under Strict Reading Of Controversial Wire Act Opinion (2/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The top executive for MGM Resorts International certainly took notice of the Department of Justice’s new interpretation of the federal Wire Act. And...
article NH will sue to keep $5M/year in lottery profits at stake in Trump online gambling crackdown (2/10/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- A Trump administration opinion on the legality of online lottery sales puts at risk at least $5 million a year in New Hampshire Lottery profits,...
article Top Lottery Group Says Wire Act Opinion ‘Detrimental’ To Industry; Court Challenge Likely Looms (2/5/2019)
(USA) -- Lotteries in the United States made their displeasure known with the recent change in the interpretation of the Wire Act by the Department of Justice.The North...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Scientific Games

article National Lottery Bulgaria goes digital with Scientific Games (2/11/2019)
(Bulgaria) -- Scientific Games Corporation has bolstered its presence in the regulated European gaming market. The company, which formed a partnership with National...
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Iowa Gaming

article Iowa Lottery Says it is Already Prepared to Take Sports Bets if Lawmakers Give Them Green Light (2/6/2019)
(Iowa) -- On Wednesday the Iowa legislature began what will likely be a long conversation over legalizing sports gambling in Iowa. A legislative subcommittee considered...
article Iowa Lawmakers Look to Online Lottery Sales for More Revenues (12/20/2018)
(Iowa) -- Summary: Lawmakers in the state of Iowa are considering allowing ticket sales online via a website and mobile application. Online gambling continues to be a...
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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia Lawmaker Calls Mobile Sports Betting The Real Moneymaker (1/30/2019)
(Virginia) -- A group of Virginia lawmakers convened Wednesday morning to consider whether to cast votes to move a sports betting proposal along in the legislative...
article Documents offer Virginia Lottery’s early reaction to casinos, sports betting (1/2/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery says it gave $606 million to schools 2018 - a towering figure that apparently gives the agency enough clout to make Richmond’s...
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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia Online Gambling On Hold … For Now (1/17/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Lottery officials in West Virginia will support bills to expand keno offerings and permit limited video lottery (LVL) distributors to operate retail...
article Lottery: New competitive threat facing sports betting in West Virginia (12/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s nascent sports betting industry could be facing new competition, with the Washington, D.C., City Council voting Tuesday to...
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...
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Arkansas Gaming

article State lottery revenue rises in December (1/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue in December increased by $1.1 million over the same month a year ago to $45.8 million, exceeding the record...
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Washington, DC Online

article D.C. Lottery Wants to Extend Monopoly to Intralot (1/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Three weeks to the day after the D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting, it will take up additional legislation that will allow the D...
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Arizona Gaming

article Our View: Third time’s a charm? Keno bill shouldn’t be held up by compact (1/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers are making a bet on keno. The lottery-like game was pushed previously by State Sen. Sonny Borrelli in the last legislative session, and...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Lender: Lottery eyes possible changes, including ending live TV drawings and using random number generators (12/29/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) is quietly examining possible changes to the drawing procedures by which it selects winning numbers in its various...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan Lottery releases school contributions for 2018 (12/17/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery says it has provided more than $941.2 million to the School Aid Fund in Fiscal Year 2018, its fourth straight record contribution. In...
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New York Gaming

article Capitol Connection: Cuomo wrong to veto lottery anonymity (12/16/2018)
(New York) -- Despite the fact that both houses of the legislature enthusiastically voted to allow lottery (Lotto) winners to remain anonymous, the governor vetoed the...
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Ohio Gaming

article Lottery stocking stuffers not for kids (12/16/2018)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services reminds parents and other caring adults that lottery, scratch-off tickets and gambling games are...
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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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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...
2 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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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...
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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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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...
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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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Other News

article Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges (2/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure...
article CuriousCT: State’s take of lottery revenue ends up in General Fund (2/10/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Gregg Landry, whose question about state lottery proceeds interested many of those who responded to The Day’s first round of CuriousCT voting,...
article Ohio governor promotes veteran officer to lead highway patrol, names new lottery commission director (2/8/2019)
(Ohio) -- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has promoted two veteran Ohio State Highway Patrol officers to superintendent and assistant superintendent and named a new director of...
article Keno Player Win Big in Kansas (2/2/2019)
(Kansas) -- There are a few ways that you can play Keno, you could play on a Keno machine and have hours of fun and plenty of winning opportunities, or you could play in...
article Man finds $22K lottery win while arguing with wife over gambling habit (2/1/2019)
(Kansas) -- Well that’s one way to win an argument. A Kansas man who was in the middle of an argument with his wife over his spending on lottery tickets discovered...
article Zeal ups earnings forecast after strong finish to 2018 (1/30/2019)
(Europe) -- Lottery brokerage Zeal Network has increased its profit guidance for the 2018 financial year to between €37m (£32.3m/$42.3m) and €39m, as a...
article How a retired couple found lottery odds in their favor (1/27/2019)
(Michigan) -- Last year, Americans spent more than $80 billion playing state lotteries, that's around $250 for each citizen, more than what was spent on concerts,...
article Her furloughed husband missed a paycheck on Friday. She picked up a $100K lottery check instead (1/12/2019)
(Virginia) -- The federal government shutdown became the longest in history over the weekend, and Friday’s missed paycheck for furloughed workers generated another...
article Man held in alleged theft of roommate's $10-million lotto ticket (1/8/2019)
(California) -- Authorities have arrested a Northern California man they say tried to steal his roommate’s $10-million winning lottery ticket. Vacaville police...
article UK Gambling Commission Shuts Down Couple’s Charity Raffle for $758K Home (1/4/2019)
(UK) -- A North Yorkshire, England couple is being forced to refund thousands of £10 ($12.60) raffle tickets after being told by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)...
article Lottery winner lands £114.9m in New Year’s Day EuroMillions (1/2/2019)
(UK) -- A single ticket-holder has won £114.9m in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw, according to the National Lottery. The ticket-holder is the fourth...
article Turkey’s ‘Big Sister Nimet’ lottery selling hope for 90 years (12/27/2018)
(Turkey) -- Each year in the run-up to the New Year draw, thousands of people flock to the most famous lottery stand in Istanbul, drawn by the promise on display:...
article China’s November lottery sales up 11 pct (12/26/2018)
(China) -- Total November sales from China’s official lottery products sold on the mainland increased by 10.8 percent year-on-year to approximately CNY42.72...
article As the year ends, the winner of a $1.5 billion jackpot is still a mystery (12/25/2018)
(South Carolina) -- A small town in South Carolina was overjoyed in October after learning that a Mega Millions ticket worth $1.5 billion had been sold from a local...
article Atlantic Lottery issues holiday reminder that gambling and minors don’t mix (12/24/2018)
(Canada) -- Atlantic Lottery is reminding adults that scratch tickets and other lottery products are not appropriate gifts for minors during the holiday season. Denise...
article Atlantic Lottery issues holiday reminder that gambling and minors don’t mix (12/23/2018)
(North Canada) -- Atlantic Lottery is reminding adults that scratch tickets and other lottery products are not appropriate gifts for minors during the holiday season.
article Man from Navajo Nation claims $4 million lottery prize in New Mexico (12/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- A man who lives on the Navajo Nation won $4 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Timothy Monte purchased the winning Mega Millions ticket at a convenience...
article $1.5B lottery winner still hasn't claimed prize (12/19/2018)
(South Carolina) -- The lucky person who won a massive Mega Millions jackpot still hasn’t claimed their prize. The $1.5 billion winning ticket was purchased at KC...
article New York Lottery: Don't gift scratch tickets to kids (12/19/2018)
(New York) -- Lottery tickets can feel like a game. A scratch of a ticket can lead to a big win. But, the New York Lottery is reminding residents it's a game that is...
article Luck runs out for lottery winner after cashing ticket (12/16/2018)
(New York) -- A lottery winner was robbed of $40 late Saturday afternoon minutes after cashing in his tickets at an Ontario Street convenience store, according to a...

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