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Lotteries

Alabama Gaming

article Dueling lottery bills: A simple breakdown of what they do (4/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- There are currently two lottery bills in the Alabama Legislature: SB220, sponsored by Sen. Greg Albritton, and SB130, sponsored by Sen. Jim McClendon. While...
article Questions over lottery bill linger as Senate leader pushes for vote (4/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Senate appears poised to charge into a lottery debate next week. But there’s a lot of disagreement over what the chosen bill might mean...
article Proponents see windfall from lottery, but experts urge caution (4/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- Like a Powerball player hoping to strike it big, politicians in Montgomery have visions of a financial windfall from a lottery. And much of the public seems...
article OP/ED: An Alabama Lottery would not target the poor, but fearmongers do (4/11/2019)
(Alabama) -- Well, we can all relax now. The Senate is preparing to vote on a bill introduced that would prohibit Alabama counties and cities from banning plastic bags...
article Dueling lottery bills go before Alabama lawmakers (4/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- Alabama lawmakers have offered up dueling lottery proposals, highlighting old divisions about a state lottery and electronic gambling. The Senate Tourism...
article OP/ED: Albritton, Marsh introduce Indian lottery bill, sell out Alabama citizens (4/2/2019)
(Alabama) -- Sens. Greg Albritton and Del Marsh are sellouts. There are probably nicer ways I could say that, but what’s the point, really? Why am I worried about...
article Lawmakers Consider a Lottery, Medical Marijuana, and Common Core Repeal (3/22/2019)
(Alabama) -- State lawmakers considered several bills this week. We unpack the week in Montgomery with Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey.
article McClendon to introduce lottery legislation (3/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- State Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, has announced that he will release the details of his lottery bill at a press conference today. The 2019 Alabama...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote (4/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one of the few states without the games...
article Understanding an important section in the lottery CA — one some don’t want you to understand (4/1/2019)
(Alabama) -- A proposed constitutional amendment offered by State Senator Jim McClendon, R-Springville, gives the people of Alabama the right to vote on a lottery....
article Marsh threatens lottery legislation: Why? (3/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jim McClendon giving Alabama citizens an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to allow a lottery is being...
article Poarch Band of Creek Indians: McClendon lottery not ‘clean’ (3/20/2019)
(Alabama) -- After State Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) Tuesday morning announced he was filing legislation to implement a lottery in Alabama, the Poarch Band of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article Legal opinion could have ‘devastating consequences’ for Mississippi lottery (4/16/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A federal legal opinion is putting every state lottery in jeopardy. But until there’s official guidance, it’s business as usual for...
article DOJ: Lotteries Not Part of Wire Act Opinion (4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In releasing an updated opinion that said the 1961 federal Wire Act bans all forms of inter-state gambling, the Department of Justice wasn’t...
article Legal opinion could have ‘devastating consequences’ for Mississippi lottery (4/15/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A federal legal opinion is putting every state lottery in jeopardy. But until there’s official guidance, it’s business as usual for...
article Judge gives a deadline in lottery case to Justice Department (4/13/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department 2 weeks to clarify its position on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing...
article State Lotteries Do Not Come Under The Purview Of The Wire Act: US Department Of Justice (4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Department of Justice in it latest statement has said that the state lotteries are exempt from the controversial wire act.
article Wire Act Application to State Lotteries in Limbo as DOJ’s Newest View Dissed by Gaming Expert (4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Prominent gaming attorney Anthony Cabot is calling the latest interpretation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the Wire Act — and whether...
article Judge gives Justice Department a deadline in lottery case (4/11/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- A federal judge is saying he won’t dismiss a legal challenge from New Hampshire over a U.S. Justice Department opinion the state fears will...
article New Hampshire challenging federal ruling on online gambling (4/10/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- A federal judge will hear a legal challenge from New Hampshire over a U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that the state fears will threaten...
article Lottery lawsuit looms over NH budget writing (3/30/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire lawmakers are writing the state budget without knowing whether they can rely on a key source of revenue, but the state attorney general...
article Lottery Director Warns N.H. Could Lose Millions Pending Outcome of Federal Lawsuit (3/26/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The state's top lottery official is warning lawmakers that New Hampshire could lose millions if it doesn't prevail in its lawsuit against the...
article Mississippi AG joins coalition seeking to protect state lotteries (3/25/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Attorney General Jim Hood joined a group of 25 attorneys general in expressing concern over a sweeping legal opinion that may negatively impact state-...
article Michigan Attorney General part of national effort to protect state lottery revenue (3/13/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking a federal court to reject a recent opinion by the U.S. Department of Justice that says online state...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Legislators Urge to Raise UK Charity Lottery Sales (4/15/2019)
(UK) -- The members are UK Parliament are pushing to increase the limit of charity lottery sales in the country. The move to raise the same failed last year.
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Will Mississippi lottery be derailed before it starts by fed ruling? (4/15/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's lottery could be hamstrung before it even starts later this year as states with lotteries worry over the U.S. Department of Justice...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article State recoups unpaid child support from gambling winnings (4/15/2019)
(Ohio) -- Ohio says it's continuing efforts to recoup unpaid child support from gambling jackpot winners, with $10 million brought in over the past five years.
article Here Comes Ohio Online Lottery? Launch Could Come As Soon As 2020 (4/12/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery is poised to become the next state to institute a mobile component. Last week during a House Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article With Vendor Selected, Oregon Lottery Starts Developing Sports Betting Rules (4/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- One of four states grandfathered in with a limited version of sports betting under the now-defunct Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, Oregon...
article State Lottery Commission Recommends SBTech As Oregon Sports Betting Provider (3/29/2019)
(Oregon) -- The expanding US legal sports betting industry is largely based in the East, but Oregon sports betting could add to the western profile sooner than later....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Florida Bill Seeks To Add Gambling Warnings On Lottery Tickets (4/4/2019)
(Florida) -- Warnings about the addictive nature of gambling would be slapped on all Florida lottery tickets, under a bill approved Thursday by the House Commerce...
article Lottery bill could slash education payouts by up to $235 million (3/18/2019)
(Florida) -- A bill aimed at prohibiting online lottery ticket sales could have an unintended side effect. According to the Revenue Estimating Conference, a provision in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Montana Gaming

article The Montana House and Senate have endorsed separate bills that would legalize sports betting in the state. (3/31/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana House and Senate have endorsed separate bills that would legalize sports betting in the state. The House voted 90-10 Friday to approve a measure...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Lottery launches ads after poll finds low gambling literacy for young players (3/25/2019)
(Illinois) -- Following a study that found some Illinois Lottery players, particularly young ones, had a poor understanding of the nature of gambling — like that...
1 Article on this Issue

Utah Gaming

article Letter: Utah should have a lottery. We could call it the ‘gentile tax’ (3/25/2019)
(Utah) -- The major tax shift in Utah has stalled, as so many businesses are against the service tax. What to do? The easiest solution would be to implement a lottery. I...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Legislators: Lottery must have place in online betting (3/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- While lawmakers weigh whether to further expand gaming to allow sports betting and to authorize gambling to legally spread online, the head of the...
article Lottery's Place Uncertain In Expanded Gambling Debate (3/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- While lawmakers weigh whether to further expand gaming to allow sports betting and to authorize gambling to legally spread online, the head of the...
article Mass. Lottery could handle sports betting, state treasurer says (3/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- New Hampshire, one of 11 states that offer lottery games online, took in more than $1.3 million in revenue from online sales in its first 12 weeks. In...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

press release YC's Vice Lotteries challenges state lotteries (3/20/2019)
(Indiana) -- State lotteries are a $75 billion industry that generates profits through the misfortune of its participants. Because these lotteries target lower-income...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New Mexico lawmakers back secret lottery (3/17/2019)
(New Mexico) -- One of the worst decisions states ever made was to take over gambling businesses. Mobsters used to run the numbers games. In big cities, heads of crime...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Potential vendors outline how sports betting could work through CT Lottery (3/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- As Connecticut legislators debate whether to legalize sports betting and who should be allowed to take wagers if they do, the CT Lottery has begun to...
article Connecticut Lottery Seeking Sports Betting Operator's License (3/12/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery wants to partner up with the state on sports betting. Lawmakers are considering multiple operators for any potential rollout of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Online

article Is Connecticut ready for iLottery? (3/15/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The future of gambling was on display Friday in two conference rooms at a suburban office park, home to CT Lottery. Two vendors demonstrated free-...
article State lottery wants legislators to approve bill allowing online ticket sales (3/13/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. is lobbying legislators to pass a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be purchased online, which officials say would...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article More communities taking a gamble on Keno as revenues remain slim (3/12/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- Keno got a chance to move closer to its kindergarten-funding goals during Tuesday’s town elections when 34 towns were deciding whether to allow...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia poised to become 4th state to legalize online gambling for traditional casino games (3/12/2019)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery will have more than year to develop and implement regulations for iGaming run through the Mountain State’s five...
1 Article on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article Pair of Kansas Bills Would Legalize Mobile Through Lottery, Racetracks (3/11/2019)
(Kansas) -- A new pair of Kansas sports betting bills, one each in the Senate and the House, would legalize sports betting via the lottery and at state racetracks both...
1 Article on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Lawmaker wants to tie casino vote to Georgia Lottery (3/6/2019)
(Georgia) -- He has pushed for years to change state law to allow for casinos to come to Georgia, but his latest effort could spell the end of the state's lottery....
article Lawmaker wants to tie casino vote to Georgia Lottery (3/4/2019)
(Georgia) -- He has pushed for years to change state law to allow for casinos to come to Georgia, but his latest effort could spell the end of the state's lottery....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico House halts lottery expansion to sports betting (3/4/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico House of Representatives has endorsed a bill that would halt plans to create a state lottery game tied to the outcome of sports. The bill...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Answer Man: Burnsville couple are luckiest gamblers in the state (4/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Dear Answer Man, What is the largest gambling win … lottery, pull tabs, casino, etc., in Minnesota? — Just Curiou$ Carol. Thomas and Kathleen Morris, of...
article Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says money invested poorly (4/14/2019)
(Florida) -- A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming...
article Boulder man who unwittingly split a $4.8M jackpot with scam artists is fighting the Colorado Lottery in court (4/14/2019)
(Colorado) -- In 2005, three people won a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million, and Boulder’s Amir Massihzadeh held one set of winning numbers. He accepted...
article Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners (4/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery...
article 'What would you do with a million dollars?': Lottery dreams vs. reality (3/29/2019)
(Mississippi) -- “What would you do if you won a million dollars?” Answers reveal a lot about us and our priorities. Many of us would pay off the mortgage, others would...
article Single Winner Hauls in Powerball’s $768.4M Jackpot in Wisconsin (3/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Someone in Wisconsin is having a very, very good morning. A ticket sold in the state won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history Wednesday night,...
article The Latest: Lottery: Wisconsin Powerball Winner Unknown (3/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Lottery officials say the winner or winners of the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot have not yet come forward. The winning ticket in...
article New Mexico tribal schools to receive lottery money for tuition (3/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 407 into law which allows tribal colleges in New Mexico to receive money from the lottery tuition fund...
article Powerball jackpot hits $750 million after no winning ticket is drawn (3/23/2019)
(USA) -- Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.
article VIDEO: Would-Be Millionaires Rush Lucky Retailers As Powerball Jackpot Hits $550 Million (3/20/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Christy's Donuts saw brisk business Wednesday -- but not for the doughnuts.
article Co-workers sue Surrey man who won $1-million lottery prize (3/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Four co-workers are suing a Surrey man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1-million lottery prize. Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood...
article Mississippi lottery could start selling tickets in late 2019 (3/19/2019)
(Mississippi) -- The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year, a board member for the Mississippi Lottery...
article Powerball jackpot reaches $550 million after Saturday’s draw yields no big winner (3/17/2019)
(California) -- Feeling lucky? There’s a shot at winning roughly half a billion dollars in the upcoming Powerball draw. After no tickets matched all six numbers during...
article Man who won £1 billion on US lottery reveals he only bought winning ticket because he let someone join queue ahead of him (3/6/2019)
(USA) -- A lottery winner scooped a £1 billion prize after letting a fellow customer skip the queue in a convenience store. The instant billionaire from South...
article Man wins two scratch-off lottery jackpots minutes apart (3/6/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut man won two top-prize jackpots from the same scratch-off ticket, purchased 5 minutes apart at the same store. Jim Zygmont of Trumbull told...
article A $267 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in New Jersey (3/3/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in New Jersey won a massive jackpot. The lottery announced Saturday that a $267 million winning ticket was sold...
article Problem Gambling Awareness Month announced by Arkansas lottery (3/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) wants to remind players to play responsibly. “We are dedicating...
article There's a huge tax bill if you hit the $348 million Powerball or $267 million Mega Millions jackpot (3/1/2019)
(USA) -- If you manage to hit the jackpot in the next Mega Millions or Powerball drawing, don't forget that the taxman will be waiting in the wings to claim a piece...
article Oregon Lottery Bill Would Help Players Claim Winnings In Event Of Game Malfunction (2/27/2019)
(Oregon) -- A bill on the table in Oregon would help lottery winners get paid in the event of a technology error or malfunction, the sponsor of the legislation told a...
article NM House backs extending lottery scholarship to tribal colleges (2/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico House of Representative approved a measure that would broaden the lottery scholarship to students attending tribal colleges in the state....

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