Lottery Executive Director, Rollo Redburn, said “We are excited about this new partnership with Walmart and about the additional selling locations that will now be available to our players.” Redburn continued, “This partnership, along with Powerball changes in October, should help us meet our mission to provide additional funds for Oklahoma education programs.”
Pro football was the nation's most popular sport, and the highest-grossing, long before there was a fantasy sports version. But it wouldn't be nearly as popular or financially successful without it. The reason: Fantasy fans put together a hypothetical team of real players from teams across the country, and that's changed the way people follow the sport. It used to be that NFL fans mostly paid attention to local games, tuning into big, nationally broadcast games now and then. Now every game -- even those involving last place teams thousands of miles away -- can be crucial to a fans' fantasy team. The upshot: people are watching a lot more football, making those out-of-town games more valuable to the league than ever.
The Federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 includes an exception for fantasy sports that meet certain criteria, but a handful of state laws say fantasy football contests are "illegal if results are based even in the smallest part on chance." Tennessee is one of six states where residents are prohibited from winning any prizes associated with fantasy sports.
Georgia Lottery Corporation CEO, Debbie Alford, projects the amount of money the lottery will raise for the HOPE and Georgia Pre-k will exceed $1 billion next year. State lawmakers are expected to hear from members of the gaming industry as they meet for a second day at the State Capitol on ways to preserve the HOPE Scholarship. “We are coming off a very, very strong year with record proceeds,” she said. “We’ve had with the Georgia Lottery Corporation record proceeds every year but two years since our inception.”  While Alford wouldn’t comment on whether the lottery corporation would be in favor of expanding its duties to also regulate casinos,  she said "we stand ready to execute any responsibilities that they give us."
"Pollard Banknote is very excited to offer Corvette®—the epitome of automotive excellence—to our lottery clients. With hundreds of vehicular-themed instant tickets launched in the last few decades, automotive is a tried-and-true category that consistently performs well at retail," noted Sina Aiello , Pollard Banknote's Vice President, Marketing. "The quintessential luxury sports car, Corvette® Stingray™ is an ideal aspirational prize that will appeal to car enthusiasts and lottery players alike. Corvette® also offers a robust licensing program with premium products that mirror the superb craftsmanship of the Corvette® brand and will be great for second chance prizing."
In a statement released to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where shares of Wynn's Chinese subsidiary are publicly traded, Wynn Resorts said Dore "owes no money to the company and continues to operate at Wynn Macau."  In an interview earlier this year, Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn said the junkets that bring gamblers to his company's two Macau properties were cleared by Hong Kong law enforcement officials.
The good news is that the candidates who fully support Sheldon Adelson’s constant calls to prohibit online gambling (RAWA), or have publicly voiced their opposition to online gambling, aren’t doing very well in the polls.
“Illegal sports betting is reaching new heights of popularity in America,” American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman said in a press release. “It’s clear that a federal ban on traditional sports betting outside of Nevada is failing.”
So what to do about the offshore cowboys? There is a simple fix, enforce the law. The Interactive Gambling Act makes it illegal for offshore companies to offer casino-style games to Australians online. However, what has been missing is any form of compliance regime and action designed to discourage these foreign companies from conducting business in Australia.  So, the review needs to find ways of strengthening our enforcement regime. For example, it could recommend that Australia follow the lead of some United States jurisdictions by blocking financial transactions for illegal operators. Stopping dodgy operators from collecting money from Australian punters would go a long way to shutting down these operations, said Anthony Ball, executive director of Clubs Australia
“This bill would provide that its provisions would become operative only if the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is amended or repealed to allow sports wagering in California and a state constitutional amendment to authorize sports wagering has been approved by the voters.” So while it’s interesting that California is eyeing the potential sports betting market, the state is hardly unique in this regard, and several dominoes would have to fall before sports books start popping up, even if this bill is passed.
Popular daily fantasy apps DraftKings and FanDuel are now available on Android. On the eve of the NFL season, Google quietly approved two daily fantasy apps in what appears to be a reversal of its longstanding ban on apps that enable gambling.
“Let’s just call it what it is. Americans love to bet on sports,” said Joe Asher, chief executive of sports book William Hill’s U.S. operations. “They both drive interest in the games and they both should be legal, and taxed and regulated.”

“Good government practices require the Idaho Lottery to be transparent with respect to the services we contract for,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “With a contract of this importance, we believe it is incumbent upon us to do our due diligence and examine the opportunities this may present.  It is our fiduciary responsibility when providing economic opportunity for Idaho businesses to find the best value for the people of Idaho while maintaining the highest quality standards in our industry to communicate our value proposition to our players.”

“This Agreement builds on the successful LT-3 pilot program we commenced in November 2013 in Missouri,” said Richard Weil, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Game’s parent company, INNOVA Gaming Group. “It represents both an extension and an expansion of the current pilot program, which to this point was run exclusively in veterans and fraternal halls. By adding LBD locations, the Missouri Lottery has offered us an opportunity to demonstrate the broad appeal of the LT-3 in non-traditional gaming venues, while bolstering revenues to small businesses, non-profits, and education in the State.” “The pilot program has been a success,” added May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery. “We expect that introduction of LT-3s into select LBD locations will build on that success.  Lottery players will enjoy a fun, new product, while local businesses will benefit from increased visits by patrons, and the State’s education fund will receive much-needed additional revenue.”

The ‘device-agnostic’ consumer view opens the door for more interactive, personalised and measurable advertising Designing ads that enhance the consumer experience across devices is crucial to brands.

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego, US have demonstrated a new technique “magnetic field human body communication” that outperforms the outstanding technology of Bluetooth which seems to be omnipresent these days, The wearable technology of present times, such as smart watches, fitness trackers, audio headsets, earphones to name a few, is wireless and uses the technology of Bluetooth for communication. However, San Diego researchers claim that their new technique can outperform the existing wireless technology and it uses human body to send the data between the devices.

Live draws bring the excitement of the Florida Lottery’s Terminal games to life for audiences across Florida and nationwide.

Twenty states divert a slice of casino and slots parlors revenue to help boost horse racing prize money, according to the American Gaming Association. Bigger purses, the thinking goes, will draw the top level horses and generate more track bets, helping revive the once-popular industry. But facing budget deficits and out-of-state casino competition, some lawmakers are reassessing.

Supreme Court precedent Rhode Island employed a similar legal strategy to win a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision against the Narragansett Indian Tribe, which had sought to build casinos on its territory. What's different is that Rhode Island challenged the U.S. Secretary of Interior's decision in federal court under a claim through the Administrative Procedure Act, a law that allows federal courts to review agency decisions, the appeals court ruled. Alabama did not raise an APA claim in its filing. Even if Alabama raised the claim, it would have been too late due to the six-year statute of limitation on all APA challenges, the appeals court ruled. The last chance Alabama had to raise a claim about the final land transfer to the Poarch tribe ended by 2002. As such, the Poarch tribe enjoys the benefits of tribal immunity from state control, according to the appeals court.

Michael Sweeney, interim executive director of the state Lottery said he has been told to monitor Lottery sales in relation to expanded gambling by state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, whose agency oversees the Lottery.   Protecting the Lottery was a major concern for legislators when they passed a casino bill in 2011.

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September 12th - 14th, 2016

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PGRI (Public Gaming Research Institute)

Updated Lottery Expo 2016 Preliminary Program

Conference Sessions September 13 & 14 Eden Roc Hotel Miami, Florida

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Receptions from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday Reception to follow lunch.

Panel Discussions to follow a new format. Half-hour of panel discussion followed by half-hour of interactive audience participation

Double Platinum Sponsor: IGT

Platinum Sponsors: Diamond Game,  INTRALOT,  Linq3

Silver Sponsors: Abacus Solutions International Group, Carmanah Signs, EquiLottery, Novomatic Lottery Solutions, Pollard Banknote

Presenters, Times TBA:
Bill Breslo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Diamond Game
Simon Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Abacus Solutions
Brad Cummings, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EquiLottery
Max Goldstein, Vice President Sales, Carmanah Signs
Scott Hoss, Senior Marketing Manager, INTRALOT
Brendan McCarthy, North American Sales, Novomatic Lottery Solutions
Byron Peterson, Director U.S. Sales, Pollard Banknote
Tom Shaheen, Executive Vice President Business Development, Linq3

Monday, September 12

Conference Registration starting at 2pm  Pompeii Foyer

5:00 to 7:00 pm: Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, September 13

8:00 to 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Pompeii Ballroom

9:00 am. Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI  

Opens the Conference sessions in Pompeii Ballroom

Welcome to Miami and Lottery Expo: Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

Industry Collaboration as the key to unlocking the power of API/Cashless/In-Lane and other Retail Modernization initiatives

Special Session:  

The Promise of API (Application Programming Interface) Technology

Presentations on the urgency to implement / meaning and purpose of APIs will be followed by a special sessionthat includes audience Q & A.  APIs are the key component to building the IT platform that supports the rapid deployment of technological innovation across the board.How and why will APIs increase Lottery sales and net funds to beneficiaries - what are the costs and risks as well as the benefits to implementation of APIs? This topic was introduced at PGRI Smart-Tech in April, has gained momentum over the past few months, and is now at a point where concrete action-plans are being shaped. It’s time to take it “to the next level” - to connect the dots and relate objectives like in-lane sales, cashless transactions, standardized reports and audits for multi-state retailers, and more ... to the technologies that enable them. The key to unlocking the transformative power of APIs is multi-state collaboration and funding. How do we get there?


Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery, President of MUSL


Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

Andy Davis, Chief Financial IT Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

Austin Huggins, Publix SuperMarkets

Paul Riley, Vice President Product Marketing and Interactive Wagering, IGT

11:00 am Coffee Break Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: Providing Consumer Options –

Making Lottery Available in a Cashless Economy


Terry Presta, Executive Director, Kansas Lottery;

Chair of the NASPL Retail Subcommittee


Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery

Gardner Gurney, Director, Division of the Lottery, New York State Gaming Commission

John Spicknall, Director of Package Goods and Services, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Sue Strouse, VP Retail Strategy and Business Development, IGT

TBA: Georgia Lottery Corporation

12:30 pm: Luncheon Promenade B (South)

1:30 pm Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Lottery Corporation    Starting a New Lottery in the Modern Era    Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Relations: How might Lottery do a better job of engendering support from the national media and legislators at the federal as well as state levels? Who is advocating with a singular voice for those values and interests which are shared by all lotteries? Who is monitoring gaming legislation and court cases that impacts us all? How do we counter all the publicity of other gaming sectors with positive publicity for Lottery? Could our industry benefit if we had a national government affairs and PR effort? Is it time for a national branding campaign? How can we connect with and forge a more positive relationship with retailer stakeholders and associations; any Silver Bullet to defuse NACS opposition or otherwise overcome that obstacle?


May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery; President of the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries


Gerry Aubin, Executive Director, Rhode Island Lottery

Byron Boothe, Vice President Government Relations, INTRALOT

Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Lottery Corporation

Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

Chip Polston, Kentucky Lottery Corporation

Terry Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery

Other Panelists TBA

Bret Toyne, Executive Director, Multi-state Lottery Association Update on MUSL Agenda and Initiatives

Rebecca Hargrove, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.; Senior Vice President, World Lottery Association (WLA)

Global Gaming Update

3:00 pm Coffee Break Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Daily Fantasy Sports, Pokémon GO, and other pop game phenoms on the broader games-of-chance industry and Lottery

How might popular new games impact Lottery? And even if the short-term impact on lottery spend is not significant, how might it reshape the play-styles of the twenty-somethings who we expect to become lottery players in their thirties and forties? How can we ensure that Lottery retains its appeal to consumers whose game-playing options have increased and changed so dramatically over the past few years? Too, as online gaming in other forms increases in popularity and acceptability, won’t that cause legislators to look more favorably on Lottery’s need to make its products available online? Are there game attributes (that comply with Lottery random logic)

of these new games that can be applied to Lottery? 

Moderator: TBA


Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery

Shan Daniels, Chief Brand Manager, Florida Lottery

Rick Weil, Chief Executive Officer, Innova Gaming Group/Diamond Game

Other Panelists TBA

4:00pm Awards Ceremonies

Lottery Industry Statesman Award

In Memory of Arch Gleason, Formerly President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery; President of the World Lottery Association; President or Chairs of all the offices of NASPL and MUSL

Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Tracey Cohen, Interim Executive Director, D.C. Lottery

and Charitable Gaming Control Board

Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery

Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception

Wednesday, September 14

8:00 to 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Pompeii Ballroom

9:00 am. Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI Opens the Conference Sessions in Pompeii Ballroom

Special Session: Presentations on Retail Modernization to be followed by Interactive Discussion

Modernizing the lottery at Retail: Retail is reinventing itself for the modern consumer. CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) companies are helping them do it, and we can’t expect them to look out for our interests. Lottery needs to take the leadership role in this paradigm shift that will end upre-positioning the way products and services are sold at retail. Too, "convenience" has become the modern consumers' priority. That that will give rise to a new generation of 21st centuryconveniencestores which should represent an opportunity for Lottery. How can Lottery apply digital technology to enhance the player experience, how can Lottery create more co-promotions to help retailers achieve their own goals to sell more and drive store-traffic,and how can Lottery otherwise align with the modernization of the retail shopping experience?

Moderator:  Gary Gonder, Chief Branding Officer, Missouri Lottery

Panelists:   Michelle Carney, Vice President, Marketing, IGT

Tracey Cohen, Interim Executive Director, D.C. Lottery

and Charitable Gaming Control Board

Tom Dolan, District Sales Manager, Florida Lottery

Gregory Smith, Executive Director, Vermont Lottery

Other Panelists TBA

12:30 pm: Luncheon and Reception






2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
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. 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


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