Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos

Responsible Gaming and Community Support are the Foundation of Company’s Sustainability Strategy.   “As a global leader in the gaming industry, we must continuously monitor the potential social risks associated with our business,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “We understand that our long term success is reliant on socially responsible and sustainable business practices.”

“The New York Lottery is proud to offer the first-ever scratch-off that brings AR to life in game play,” said Gardner Gurney, Director of the Division of Lottery for the New York State Gaming Commission. “Gold Castle changes the narrative in how instant games are played, bringing players into a new world with an exciting way to win up to $250,000.”

"As was anticipated, IGT has reached a point of requiring an increased level of global coordination and oversight of the acquisition and management of critical assets including cyber security," said  IGT PLC CEO Marco Sala. "As I have previously done, I am turning to a senior executive with whom I have great confidence to lead these functions. Bob Vincent has the right balance of experience and good judgment to successfully meet the challenges associated with managing, supplying, and protecting our growing global enterprise.

“We are excited to offer this fun, new game to players that features several opportunities to win Apple® products and we look forward to the revenue Back to School Crossword will generate for public schools in Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery"

A state agency has a new name and new rules to handle a General Assembly-passed law last session that legalized fantasy sports betting in Tennessee and regulates it. The state Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming, housed in Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office, is now the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming.

"Mario Di Loreto is an accomplished HR professional with more than 20 years of relevant experience with large-scale international businesses. More importantly, he has a passion for organizational transformation that perfectly fits the needs of our business at this critical time in our development," said IGT PLC CEO Marco Sala, Mario Sala.

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It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Arch Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, 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.  Service information

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“The American Gaming Association estimates that in 2015 alone, Americans placed nearly $149 billion in illegal sports bets,” the resolution states. “Current law is out of step with public attitudes, as the vast majority of football fans, 65 percent, say legal, regulated betting will protect the integrity of the games or have no impact on outcomes.” In conclusion, the USCM said, “The United States Conference of Mayors and the nation’s Mayors, believe it’s time for a new approach to sports betting in the United States that could include strict regulation, rigorous consumer protections, taxation of revenues to benefit local communities, and robust tools and resources for law enforcement to root out illegal sports betting.

“This is the first time the New York Lottery has won a North American Effie Award, and we are particularly proud of this accomplishment with our advertising partner McCann,” said Gardner Gurney, Director of the Division of the Lottery.

The Lotter's proposal has already generated opposition from at least two members of the five-person Lottery Commission. They worry that opening lottery games to large numbers of foreign players could lead to all sorts of unintended consequences, from fraud to inequitable sales for retailers to violation of federal laws—and even the potential transfer of large amounts of U.S. dollars to dangerous places. In the June 27 meeting, commissioner Chris Telfer, a former state senator from Bend, crystallized the commission's alarm. "My concern is the integrity of the games and not jeopardizing that," Telfer said The Lottery Commission is considering the changes—and expansion of its player base—at a time when lottery revenues are soaring but also face a looming threat from a new Native American casino.

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.

Montgomery- The chairman of the Alabama House Ways and Means Committee said Wednesday he’s hearing rumors that a special legislative session could be called to deal with Medicaid funding. Rep. Steve Clouse said there is also speculation that Governor Bentley will propose a state lottery to achieve that.

I would like to congratulate Christos, a distinguished professional and member of INTRALOT management team, for his re-election as Chair of ISACA”, said Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, and added ”Technology-driven innovation and trusted operations have always been at the top of our agenda and adopting international good practices on governance of technology, risk and security management are the means to achieve our goals. INTRALOT and the gaming sector at large will be greatly benefited by ISACA’s initiatives under Christos’ leadership.”  

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.

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Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery


And also the PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award:

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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