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.

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September 10 and 11

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"The acquisition of Bally provides us with a unique opportunity to combine two exceptional companies with long track records of creating leading-edge games and gaming technology products for players and delivering innovative solutions to our customers," said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games' President and Chief Executive Officer.  "With leading gaming, lottery, and interactive content, world-class systems capabilities and table game offerings, we believe that the combined company will be uniquely positioned as a strategic partner for gaming and lottery operators, offering a highly diversified suite of value-enhancing products and services across multiple worldwide distribution channels and platforms." "Having worked side-by-side with the talented teams at Bally and more recently Scientific Games, I am confident this combination brings together best-of-breed cultures and is occurring at a truly opportune time as both companies are committed to bringing the highest value products and services to customers," continued Mr. Isaacs.
“We're actively engaged in taking steps to improve our sales performance,” said the Lottery's President and CEO Arch Gleason. “We're making changes to our scratch-off program which we feel will bolster sales. We also continue to recruit new Keno retailers with the focus being on expanding sales of the game, and a new multi-state game set to be launched in October should significantly add to overall draw game sales.”    “For 16 out of the past 21 years, we've broken sales records. We've also broken dividend transfer records in 16 years out of the past 21,” Gleason said. “Our dividends to the state – while also record-breaking – weren't as high as we wanted. It was a tough year in several respects, but we continue to work toward sales and dividend improvement. That's what the Commonwealth expects from us, and that's what college students receiving our scholarship and grant funds expect from us.”
The implementation date for this new regulatory structure is now tentatively set for January 1, 2015.  The new gaming laws for the Netherlands lay out the details of a regulatory regime for operators, taxes, and state responsibilities.  All online gaming operators must be located in an EU-approved location.  The effective taxation rate has been set at 22 % on gross revenue.  The current 29 percent gross revenue tax for land-based casinos will remain the same. However, the Dutch government has since decided to sell all of the 14 casinos operated by Holland Casino.
New York officials expect about half of the 43 states that participate in Powerball and Mega Millions will be joining the game this fall (set to launch nationwide on Oct. 19) and other states will be added in 2015.





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

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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! 

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