It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Doris Burke on May 15th after a lengthy illness. She died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her husband, Duane, of 65 years, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris was born on September 19, 1930. She lived an accomplished and adventurous life, starting new businesses, writing books, travelling and raising two children with her husband Duane. She and Duane founded Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in 1971. She is survived by her loving husband, her two children, Susan and Steve, her grandchildren Nicolle, Julie and Robert and her great grandchildren, Jack and Ella her many cousins and other beloved family. Doris lived a wonderful life. Her kindness and love was such a blessing for everyone who knew her and her spirit will always shine brightly in our hearts.
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Ø Panel Discussion moderated by
Rebecca Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Lottery Corporation and Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association (WLA)
The Next Era of Multi-state Draw Games:
Is the model of ever-increasing jackpots sustainable? Are there ways to develop other game attributes and appeal to buyer motives and engage consumer demand? How can we leverage our trusted brand value, be more creative in product development, develop innovative promotional concepts, and increase the effectiveness of our social “gaming” or networking initiatives in a manner that will allow us to develop a sustainable long-term strategy for multi-state draw games? How important is it for individual state lottery directors to find a way to work together as a single cohesive team to manage Powerball, Mega Millions, the national promotional strategies for both games, and the development of new national games, and promotions. Or, conversely, should lottery directors work together to implement multi-state games only when the stars align and everyone agrees on everything, and reconcile ourselves to a balkanization of the multi-state games?
Panelists: Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery, President of the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL),