GLI’s Director of Client Services Michael Capen said, “GLI is proud to continually assist tribes in and around Oklahoma in protecting their tribal assets while helping them grow. We have partnered with the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, as well as the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association, to ensure our tribal friends know they have a trusted partner in the gaming industry. GLI is looking forward to many more years of helping Oklahoma tribes continue to thrive.”

The launch will be synchronised through a public competition on Thunderclap, with athletes, sports governing bodies, UK Sport and the British Olympic Association launching the ad at exactly the same time through their social channels – all to celebrate the unique affinity between the National Lottery-playing public and the athletes they are supporting on the Road to Rio.   National Lottery players support 1,300 athletes meaning that they can train full time while benefiting from world class coaching, medical support, training facilities and pioneering sports science and technology programmes.

Marco Tasso, SVP of IGT Global Product Marketing, Lottery: “The addition of OnePlace gives our customers a holistic set of tools to drive retail performance. Sales force automation complements the numerous other solutions, tools, and services IGT provides to our customers to drive retail performance. Now we can provide a more comprehensive offering to lotteries and their retail partners.”    Adam Perlow, Vice President of IGT Sales Force Automation Solutions, said, “The transition for Hudson Alley’s current customers will be seamless, with no interruption to the service they’ve come to expect.

"The most pleasing though is that the influx of new customers is the highest in the segment younger adults, ie where the battle for customers is hardest. It is perhaps the most important idea that we are able to offer attractive products and services for new generations, says CEO. Dir. Torbjørn Almlid in Norsk Tipping". Norsk Tipping's  proceeds are donated to charitable purposes. Since 1948 Norwegian Tipping contributed over 120 billion (price adjusted) to charitable causes.

On Tuesday, the Polish Council of Ministers approved amendments to the Polish Gambling Act. While Poland previously permitted only online sports betting, it has now authorized casino and poker verticals, although online casino will be restricted to state-owned lottery operator Totalizator Sportow

Philip Graf, Commission Chairman, said: “Over the past two years we have emphasised to Boards and business owners the importance of putting consumers at the heart of business culture and practice, and managing the risks of gambling related harm and money laundering. “There has no doubt been a very welcome change in attitude in a number of major companies. However, whilst there has been a great deal of activity, it is also clear that much still needs to be done, including by my successors, to deliver real impact.”

“All businesses are going mobile to strengthen their brand and survive in today’s economy,” said Marty Gibbs, executive vice president and COO of the Kentucky Lottery. “Customers expect brands to be accessible online and on their devices. We’re delivering what folks want.”

“We appreciate the commitment from our dedicated lottery and COAM retailers, players, vendor partners and employees. We are grateful to our board of directors for their leadership and guidance,” said Debbie D. Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery. “We’re proud to have reached the extraordinary milestone of raising over $1 billion for HOPE and Pre-K.”

Gardner Gurney, Director of the New York Lottery, said, "We are always searching for ways to work collectively with the video gaming facilities within New York and Jackpot Party has offered us this opportunity. As a game offered at some of the video gaming venues in New York, this game was perfect for crossing over to our lottery portfolio. Just as video gaming customers expect bonusing opportunities, the back of the Jackpot Party instant game offers lottery players similar bonus opportunities to win. New York players have been receptive to the instant game, we see Jackpot Party as a brand with omni-channel appeal."  Dennis Berg, Director of the Ohio Lottery, said, "The Gold Fish brand is a popular VLT game in our Ohio racinos, so it was a natural cross-over to a lottery instant game. The Gold Fish instant game is performing well in our $2 game category."

“It’s been a stellar year,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Lottery. “These results are welcome news for students and families in Tennessee, who continue to benefit from the more than one million scholarships, grants and dual enrollment awards given since we began. I’m proud of our entire team, and we remain committed to the strategies that have led to 12 consecutive years of sales growth.”

Every business and agency must examine changes in technology and adapt accordingly, said Charles McIntyre, executive director of the NH Lottery Commission.   The discussion and review comes as the Massachusetts State Lottery pursues legislative approval of a pilot program for online games, The Boston Globe reports. The marketplace is also seeing younger generations, the “digital natives,” eager to stay and play online.  “Their patience for content is much more limited than older generations,” McIntyre said.  McIntyre is keen to keep pace with trends and consumer interest, a focus that contributed to the state lottery exceeding $300 million in sales this year, which is a record. It’s another reason he and the commission are looking around at what other states are doing.  "When Mass. adopts online games, I certainly have a real fear on revenues,” McIntyre said.

“I am very pleased that the Lottery has once again been able to deliver record-setting revenues that will benefit all of our cities and towns,” said Deborah Goldberg, who as Treasurer serves as Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “The local aid derived from Lottery profits is crucial to municipal budgets and the funding of important initiatives and services at the local level.”

“We can balance our mission to raise money for good causes with our responsibility to look after the interests of players,” Executive Director, Alice Garland said. “Everyone who works at a lottery – whether they work in sales, security, advertising or any other department – has an important role to play in sustaining that effort.”

“The combined gaming revenues for Fiscal Year 2016 are $9 million ahead of last year’s record,” said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. “This was made possible by the support of our terrific players and we owe them a big ‘thank you.’ I also want to express my gratitude to our staff, lottery retailers and casino managers for their hard work. Together, we’re always looking for new ways to create and promote fun and exciting games for our players, while generating important revenue for the State.”

“This record of success is possible because North Carolinians enjoy playing lottery games and support the lottery’s mission,” said Alice Garland, the lottery’s executive director. “Prizes averaged $4.1 million a day last year, providing lots of good luck to folks all across the state. The fun adds up to more than $600 million to support education that wouldn’t be there otherwise.”

"This is just a convenience. We're keeping up with the modern times," said Sen. Don Humason, a Westfield Republican

Upon consummation of the transaction, Hydra's CEO Lorne Weil will become Executive Chairman while Inspired's founder and current CEO Luke Alvarez will continue in his leadership role as CEO in addition to being named to the Board of Directors.
Lorne Weil commented, "We have been searching for a compelling business that utilizes our skill set to drive growth. We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Luke and his team as we work together to grow the digital business through increased focus and the deployment of new technology and content."  Hydra will host an investor conference call to discuss the business combination on July 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET.


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2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
Please join us at PGRI Lottery Expo Miami on September 13 to honor the 2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award:
Tracey Cohen, Acting Director, DC Lottery
Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery
Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

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Arch Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Very sadly, this award ceremony will be in memoriam.  Arch Gleason passed away on the night of Friday July 1.   In addition to being an industry giant for more than 25 years, in addition to tirelessly serving the industry associations in almost all of the offices up to and including president, Arch Gleason was the most genuinely kind and thoughtful person you could know.  This spirit of generosity and compassionate wisdom engendered such strong feelings of affection among his countless friends.  Our prayers and condolences go out especially to Arch’s family for their loss.

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