The proposal would require the lottery, which now offers nearly 60 different scratch-off games, to scale back that number to 20, with the most expensive single card selling for $10.
"I know you're all going to be running to play it," Treasurer Deborah Goldberg told the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. "We hope you will consider supporting this new game with sufficient resources to ensure its success."
Essentially mutual funds for sports bettors, the law makes it legal for the state’s sports books to accept bets from investor groups that have been set up for the sole purpose of placing racing and sports wagers. PGRI Note: Is this the best long-term strategy for the development of sports-betting? How is the recreational sports-better supposed to compete with the sophisticated data-driven analytics being applied by these professionals? I know where I’d place my bet. Or maybe just not bother to bet at all with the odds stacked against me.
The surge in sales was attributed to some 432 new retailers selling lottery tickets in 2015 and improved public awareness of lotteries. Online lotteries’ sales gained 6.8 percent on-year to hit 3.26 trillion won last year.
“Sazka has been a market leader in lotteries, yet the online space is relatively new to us. Subject to Czech market regulations, we expect to launch activity next year. Partnering with NeoGames enables us to benefit from their extensive experience in more mature markets,” said Mr. Robert Chvátal, CEO of Sazka. “Long a trusted brand in the brick-and-mortar world, Sazka intends to extend its credibility to the online space.”
"Partnering with the Tampa Bay Lightning for a promotion like this is a great opportunity for the Lottery," said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. "It will generate excitement from Lightning fans and Lottery players alike, giving the Lottery the opportunity to support a great Florida team while generating funds for education."
"It's an honor to be recognized by the International Gaming Awards for providing the gaming industry's Best User Experience in Mobile.  This award acknowledges IGT's firm commitment to our customers across all regulated segments of gaming.  We're focused on developing the industry's best-performing and broadest selection of games, systems and solutions that can help meet customer needs in any market of any size.  We appreciate this recognition of our ongoing commitment to innovation," said Matteo Monteverdi, IGT Senior Vice President Global Product Marketing, Interactive.
“We are aware of Vantiv’s recent decision to discontinue processing payments for Daily Fantasy Sports services,” PayPal spokeswoman Martha Cass said in a statement. “We continue to review and consider ongoing developments in relation to daily fantasy sports.” “Vantiv remains firmly committed to the online gaming and fantasy gaming segments,” the Vantiv letter said. “As payments experts in the online gaming space, Vantiv will continue to work with stakeholders for a long-term solution to the ongoing D.F.S. controversy. When there is better clarity and long-term certainty around the regulatory and judicial landscape related to D.F.S., Vantiv may decide to resume processing these types of payment transactions.”
"At ICE Totally Gaming IGT will showcase its breadth and depth of portfolio and demonstrate the Company's leadership in developing next-generation gaming solutions that are designed to drive profitability for our Gaming, Lottery, Betting and Interactive customers," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "Our ICE portfolio includes a diverse mix of products that empowers our International customers to choose how they'd like to engage with their players – whether it is in land-based casinos, online, on mobile devices, or via a combination of channels."

G2E 2015 Las Vegas

EL Congress 2015 in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage

EL Congress 2015 - DAY 2 - PHOTOS in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage


April 7 and 8 at the Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park South, New York City

Come a day early to the Park Lane NYC to attend the
WLA i-Lottery Seminar
 April 6th  in the same Hotel as SMART-TECH and same ballroom The Ultimate Bricks & Clicks Event:  Making it easy to participate in two industry-leading conferences:  Two Industry-Shaping events. Both events to be held in the Main Park Ballroom at the Park Lane Hotel.

Reserve your room in the Special Room Block CLICK here for both events be sure to arrive the night of April 5th to attend the iLOTTERY Seminar and stay through April 8th to attend all of SMART-TECH 2016.

Vendors click here to register     

 Lottery/Government click here to register  >No Charge to attend

To Register for the WLA i-Lottery Seminar  April 6th Click here

PGRI SMART--TECH Receptions 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday,  Thursday, and Friday, April 6, 7, and 8.  All Government attendees attending SMART-TECH 2016 and the WLA iLottery Seminar will be given COMPLIMENTARY ENTRANCE to all SMART-TECH Conference Sessions and SMART-TECH Food and Beverage functions.

The Ultimate Bricks & Clicks Event:  Making it easy to participate in two industry-leading conferences: 

WLA i-Lottery for U.S. Market Seminar Wednesday, April 6: Engaging Retailer Support, Developing and Marketing games for the online consumer, Managing Public & Stakeholder Relations, Integrating with the Retail channel – Applying World-Class Experience to the opening of the U.S. i-Lottery Market-Place.

SMART-Tech The Future of Retailing Conference Thursday & Friday, April 7 and 8:  What will the Era of Retail Transformation mean to Lottery?  How can Lottery leverage and apply the most advanced concepts that are positioning land-based Retail for long-term success?  Think “Retail Optimization” on steroids!  






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