Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said, “2016 for the Iowa Lottery seems to be one of the best if not the absolute best ever. It was a good year not only for the Powerball run in January — the $1.5 billion Powerball run — but still, the day-to-day scratch tickets was the best ever,” according to Rich. He says the numbers are not finalized, but look very good. Rich says the sales will be over 300 million dollars which will be a record year, and the prizes payout to players will be the largest ever, as will proceeds to the state.

EL President, Hansjörg Höltkemeier notes: “EL Members belong to a sustainable model which is based on principles, like solidarity, precaution and integrity. Driven by these principles, Lotteries have been a sustainable pillar of funding of grassroots sport in Europe. In fact, our core principles enable Lotteries to go even further and consider sport as a tool for social inclusion and non-formal education and we are delighted that these dimensions are clearly reflected in the High Level Group’s Report. We now have to work hard towards the implementation of these significant recommendations”.

Olli Sarekoski, will be the CEO of the new gaming company as of 1 January 2017. Mr Sarekoski (51) has been working as Executive Vice President of Veikkaus, responsible for the company’s Business Operations, for the past eight years. The new Finnish gaming company will start its operations on 1 January 2017, as the gaming operations of Fintoto, RAY, and Veikkaus merge.

I am very glad and excited, but also humble to have been given this opportunity, said Ms. Havnelid. Norsk Tipping is a vital contributor to Norwegian society. I look forward to lead Norsk Tippi ngs task of developing and offering attractive games within a framework of responsible gaming. The company ensures funding for a broad range of sports-, culture- and humanitarian organization s in Norway, states Havnelid. Havnelid emphasizes that her new job will be both exciting and chal lenging in an era of rapid digitalization, new technological developments, new customer expectati ons and increased competition within the lottery industry.

One of which involves a gaming pact with the California state government while the other tackled the debate on whether National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has authority over Native American enterprises on tribal land.

"As the long-standing central control system and lottery system provider to the Oregon Lottery, we're very pleased to maintain our leading position in the Oregon VLT market with this extended agreement. We secured this business with game themes that came from the two highly complementary legacy organizations that formed IGT, which serves as a powerful testament to the strength and market demand for our content portfolio,"said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Gaming & Interactive.

With Facebook, Twitter, and Google expected to pull in 44% of all display advertising revenue in 2016, and media companies fighting the growing consumer boycott of display ads with popups that annoy the audience still loyal to them, the industry is desperate to find revenue models that make sense

Novomatic has the numbers at Ainsworth Game Technology

Should the vote go as expected, Novomatic will take the stake once necessary regulatory approvals are received

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

And also the PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award:

Arch Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation

The lottery is projecting that it will finish the fiscal year on June 30 with $1.2 billion in revenue—14 percent more than last year—and it is on track to return $275 million to the state. “That’s exciting,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor. “That would be the most amount turned over to the state from the Hoosier Lottery ever.”

Provincial i-gaming website Espacejeux is operated by Loto-Quebec, the authorized operator of online gaming in Quebec. Lawmakers are taking action to prevent illegal online gaming requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to block consumer access to all major gambling sites except Espacejeux.

The new gambling platform approved will further blur the lines between traditional sports betting and fantasy sports contests, an industry that insists its games are not gambling. The first license goes not to the industry leaders FanDuel and Draft Kings, but to Henderson-based US Fantasy. Curiously, it is referred to as a “gambling” license.

“I am tremendously proud of this accomplishment by the Kansas Lottery Team and our great network of Lottery Retailers,” said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. “We also want to say a big ‘thank you’ to our players, who are enjoying more fun and excitement playing lottery games.” “We were able to increase our original transfer goal because of the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and accompanying record Kansas Powerball sales last January,” said Presta. “That additional revenue, combined with continued growth in instant ticket sales, proved to be a winning combination for the Kansas Lottery this year.”

Anne Noble, president of the Connecticut Lottery Corp., said the state expected $17 million in sales for the first six months of keno.

The placement of the first major professional sports franchise in Las Vegas reflects a rapidly evolving view of gaming as an important, mainstream segment of the broader economy. Gambling is an industry that garners a 90 percent approval rating from American voters, something politicians can only dream of.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Draftkings and FandDuel, reached a settlement in March. Schneiderman will be forced to drop his attempts to stop the games in court if the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo declare the contests legal.

The new law regarding online gambling in the Czech Republic includes strict ISP blocking measures as well as financial transaction blocking in an attempt to stop unlicensed operators. The law also includes strict loss limits and bet size limits. The Poland Ministry of Finance announced the government’s intention to amend its gambling laws to make it less complex for offshore internet gambling operators to apply for a Polish betting license. “We want Poland in a sphere of normality and common sense. We want to move away from solutions that make 95% of betting a gray area.

GLI’s President and CEO James Maida said, “Our ticket testing lab is a natural extension of GLI’s core competencies as an independent test lab with senior testing analysts having more than 10 years of experience in ticket testing.”

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2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
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Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery
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