“Throughout the year we work hard to develop an array of entertaining instant games,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Last week we expanded the popular Jumbo Bucks franchise and added innovative graphics and prize structures to other games, all of which were clearly a great hit with our players. In the end, of course, such results mean more proceeds to fund the education programs supported by the Lottery.”
"The Hoosier Lottery is dedicated to upholding the ethics and standards of the WLA's principles of responsible gaming," said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor. "These principles are necessary to ensure the protection of Hoosier Lottery players, and emphasizes our commitment to our fellow organizations that are equally dedicated to addressing the effect of gaming on Hoosiers across the state."
"We truly appreciate the trust the North Dakota Lottery team has placed in us, and we are very proud of our longstanding relationship and the success we have worked so hard together to achieve," stated McHugh President of North American Lottery Systems for Games. "We have been there since the beginning, and with the innovative new products and services we'll be adding in North Dakota we look forward to even greater success in the years ahead."
"We are very pleased with our financial results for both the 4th quarter and for all of 2013," commented Co-Chief Executive Officer John Pollard. "The final quarter of the year continued the trend of strong sales volumes and revenue that we have experienced throughout the year." "We recorded record sales volumes for 2013 and significant increases in our licensed games product line. Our sales volumes were up approximately 8% and our average selling prices were consistent with 2012. Sales of our licensed games products were up significantly and sales of our digital applications, while small in absolute value, began gaining traction in 2013."
They have been sanctioned after signing an agreement that included a non-compete clause, stipulating that the state-run lottery is forbidden to take on any other partners for similar video-lottery programs for a period of ten years.
The Finnish government's Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy has begun to explore a series of measures designed to help strengthen the country's gambling monopoly and combat unlicensed operators. A full set of proposals for the prevention of unlicensed gambling activities is to be prepared by the end of this year.
According to the new draft law, local and foreign operators will be required to set up a branch of their company in Lithuania and be holders of a gambling operator license in order to be eligible to apply for an online gaming permit. Additionally, the draft law also sets out the technical requirements for remote gambling devices and software, as well as measures to be taken against illegal gambling operators. The notification comes a few weeks after Lithuania received a letter of formal notice from the European Commission requesting clarification of the compatibility of Lithuania's online gambling legislation and EU law.






LOTTERY EXPO 2014

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Conference Themes:

-- The New World of Branding, Marketing, and Distributing Multi-Jurisdictional Games

-- Leveraging the power of scale to drive innovation in game development and promotional strategy

-- The triumph of the traditional “Lottery Game” over “i-gaming” newcomers

-- Retail Modernization drives Lottery Modernization

-- Standardizing reporting and business process across multiple jurisdictions

-- Connecting Lottery, Consumers, and Retail via Mobile

-- Building a Mobile-driven sales and promotion playbook

-- Reinventing Lottery’s website/internet strategies to transform its connection to Consumers and Retailers alike 

September 10: Latin American Track 

September 11 and 12:  Global Tracks

SMART-TECH 2014  was held in NYC on April 1 and 2. 

Thank you to our Speakers and Sponsors and Thank you all for attending!  The video recordings of the presentations will be posted on www.PGRItalks.com this week.  

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