“The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act is expected to come into force on October 1, 2014. Offshore gambling operators—currently regulated overseas but transacting with consumers in Britain—wishing to continue to provide services in Britain beyond this date have until 16 September to make an application and pay a fee to ensure their business is not impacted.”
Crown chairman James Packer this week revealed the casino company was teaming with US gaming magnate Andrew Pascal and hedge fund Oaktree Capital Management to build a new casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Our second quarter revenue of $416.9 million reflected contributions from the WMS acquisition, which substantially expanded our gaming business, and a 7% year-over-year increase in lottery revenue," said Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Our pending acquisition of Bally Technologies, which we announced last week, presents a unique opportunity to combine two exceptional companies with long track records of delivering leading-edge games, gaming technology products and systems to their customers," Isaacs continued.  "The transaction would significantly expand Scientific Games' portfolio to include leading casino management systems and table products, including automatic shufflers, proprietary table games and electronic table systems, and should drive further expansion of Scientific Games' social and real-money interactive businesses.    I look forward to meeting with our gaming and lottery customers and sharing our vision for how the combined company expects to provide new value for them through our creation of innovative games and value-added services that can help them engage their players and grow their revenues."
Gary Gonder, Missouri Lottery’s chief branding officer, said plans call for keeping the machines at the airport in perpetuity. We’re excited about Terminal B because there’s a lot of traffic here,” Gonder said. “We think the sales are pretty good so far.”
Age is verified via the magnetic strip on the driver's license of a player and, as required by state law, only debit transactions are allowed. In order to ensure responsible play, the program limits players to $50 in lottery transactions per week.   Customers will receive a prompt at the pump as to whether they want "fuel only" or to purchase lottery tickets as they would a car wash voucher, for example. Since a majority of fuel customers don't come into a store, the partnership with SpeedStop Gas & Goods offers more sales opportunity for the lottery.
Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says the Commonwealth "made the right decision" to offer expanded gaming to the Bluegrass. In a press release Tuesday, Hollenbach says the Kentucky Lottery Corporation reported over $800 million in total sales this year. The new lottery game Keno generated almost $30 million.

Thank you to all of the Speakers, Sponsors and attendees for attending Lottery Expo 2014 !!!
September 9 to 11 Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel    Hosted by Public Gaming Research Institute and the Florida Lottery

Silver Sponsors


Thank you all for participating in Lottery EXPO.  It's been a fabulous three days.  We hope you all enjoyed it and accomplished all of your objectives.  We will be working on our Spring and Fall conference events and will keep you posted as we confirm dates, venues and programs.  Hope to see you there.  In the meantime, I'm sure we'll see you at NASPL Atlantic City in a couple weeks, and then at the World Lottery Summit in Rome in November.  Be sure to come to the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies at both of those events.  Gary Grief (Executive Director Texas Lottery and President of NASPL) and David Loeb (CEO Western Canada Lottery Corporation) will be inducted at NASPL event.  Tan Soo Nan (CEO of Singapore Pools) and Jean Jorgensen (Executive Director World Lottery Association) will be inducted at the WLS event in Rome.   Too, the winner of the Sharp Award for Good Causes will be recognized at NASPL.  This award goes to the NASPL lottery with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in net funds generated for its beneficiary.

Congratulations again to the recipients of the Rebecca Hargrove Award for Mentorship (Connie Laverty O'Connor) and the Major Peter O'Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (Bret Toyne).  It was a lovely ceremony honoring two of this industry's most respected and well-liked leaders.  Their dedication is so appreciated and their contributions to the success of the industry, and to the success of so many of us on a personal level, have had momentous impact. Thank you Connie and Bret for all you do and for all you will be accomplishing in the years to come.  
And Thank you to our two keynote speakers, Cindy O'Connel and Gary Grief, for kicking Lottery Expo off in such great style and setting the stage for a series of thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations.  Thank you to all of the presenters, panelists and moderators as well.  And thank you especially to Cindy O'Connel and the incredible Florida Lottery team for being the most gracious and hard-working hosts anyone could hope for.  Everyone loves Florida and you just lock it in by making sure everyone is so pleased and impressed by the wonders of the Flamingo State.  We can't wait to be back next year! 

      Conference website: www.PublicGaming.org  
Video-recording website: www.PGRItalks.com 

Public Gaming /Paul Jason - pjason@publicgaming.com   / Susan Jason - sjason@publicgaming.com  /Office Phone - + 425-449-3000  
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