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Washington's Lottery celebrates contributions to communities during second-annual lottery week, July 13-17

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“Lottery Week provides us a platform to shine a light on our beneficiaries and the contributions made to them, which is the whole reason Washington’s Lottery exists,” said Marcus Glasper, director of Washington’s Lottery. “Each lottery ticket purchased generates funds that support our communities. Our team works hard to make Lottery fun for our players, and beneficial for our citizens.”

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The South Carolina Education Lottery is reporting a record win for education in our state.

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The Lottery generated more than $492.8 million for educational programs for Fiscal Year 2020 ending June 30.  “I am incredibly pleased that the Lottery is making a significant contribution to education for the upcoming year.” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Hogan Brown. “Faced with the global pandemic, the Lottery reduced its advertising, focused on beneficiary and play responsibly messaging, and cut costs wherever possible. On behalf of students throughout South Carolina, I thank our hardworking retailers and loyal players.”

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MUSL Board and Powerball Product Group Officers Elected for FY21

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Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery will be serving as the 31st MUSL Board President and the first ever to serve from the Hoosier Lottery. "It’s my honor to help lead our member lotteries with a strategic plan to help each one responsibly maximize profits for all the good causes they support,” said Taylor. At its annual meeting, MUSL Board of Directors also elected, Angela Wong, Director of the Montana Lottery, and Bishop Woosley, Arkansas Lottery Director as Vice President and Secretary of the Board respectively. “This year has given each of us challenges never faced and new unchartered waters to navigate,” said Taylor. “We have learned much about our industry, our players, our communities and our beneficiaries. Now, we are implementing the knowledge gained for future success.” In addition, the Powerball Product Group elected May Scheve Reardon, Missouri Lottery Executive Director, to serve as Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2021.

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EL (European Lottery Association) Publishes 2019 Annual Report

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At the time of writing the 2019 Annual Report, the world faced the pandemic spread of Covid-19. In only a few weeks, businesses, and society came to a near full standstill in an attempt to halt the virus. The consequences, as well as the never before seen measures to deal with this situation, were felt by lotteries, and no doubt case a shadow over the 2020 developments in the sector. Nonetheless, EL reflects on a successful 2019 and is pleased to present an overview of its activities, which would not have been possible without the ongoing support of EL Members.

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Amid layoffs, Atlantic lottery head says $100M in business lost to offshore gambling sites

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ALC estimates $100M is lost to unregulated websites.  Chris Keevill, president and CEO of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation says 'it's struggling to compete with unregulated, offshore digital gambling, and is hopes a shift in focus to online gaming will prevent an estimated $100 million in annual revenue from leaving Atlantic Canada.  Offshore gambling providers have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to acquire more customers..

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INTRALOT Powers Taiwan Sports Lottery Corporation with new CMS Solution and eSports Games

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“We are excited to see our long-standing partner in Taiwan TSLC, paving the way in gaming and keep growing,” said Dr. Chris Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group CEO. “At INTRALOT, we capitalize on our technological expertise to meet the evolving market demand and help our customers offer steadily an elevated gaming entertainment to their players”.

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Virginia Lottery Names Deputy Director for Expanded Gaming

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“We’re so pleased to welcome Gina Smith to help us design, build and then lead the appropriate regulatory structures for casino gaming and sports betting,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “Selecting an industry leader with Gina’s experience and proven skills demonstrates our commitment to do this important work in a thoughtful and responsible way.”      Additionally, the Virginia Lottery announced the hiring of Robert Fontaine, to serve as Deputy General Counsel,   Bob Fontaine is nationally recognized for his extensive legal experience around gaming issues,” Hall said. “His expertise will be invaluable to the Virginia Lottery as we construct and manage these important new responsibilities.”  ​

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