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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

The lottery is projecting that it will finish the fiscal year on June 30 with $1.2 billion in revenue—14 percent more than last year—and it is on track to return $275 million to the state. “That’s exciting,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor. “That would be the most amount turned over to the state from the Hoosier Lottery ever.”

Provincial i-gaming website Espacejeux is operated by Loto-Quebec, the authorized operator of online gaming in Quebec. Lawmakers are taking action to prevent illegal online gaming requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to block consumer access to all major gambling sites except Espacejeux.

The new gambling platform approved will further blur the lines between traditional sports betting and fantasy sports contests, an industry that insists its games are not gambling. The first license goes not to the industry leaders FanDuel and Draft Kings, but to Henderson-based US Fantasy. Curiously, it is referred to as a “gambling” license.

“I am tremendously proud of this accomplishment by the Kansas Lottery Team and our great network of Lottery Retailers,” said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. “We also want to say a big ‘thank you’ to our players, who are enjoying more fun and excitement playing lottery games.” “We were able to increase our original transfer goal because of the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and accompanying record Kansas Powerball sales last January,” said Presta. “That additional revenue, combined with continued growth in instant ticket sales, proved to be a winning combination for the Kansas Lottery this year.”

Anne Noble, president of the Connecticut Lottery Corp., said the state expected $17 million in sales for the first six months of keno.

The placement of the first major professional sports franchise in Las Vegas reflects a rapidly evolving view of gaming as an important, mainstream segment of the broader economy. Gambling is an industry that garners a 90 percent approval rating from American voters, something politicians can only dream of.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Draftkings and FandDuel, reached a settlement in March. Schneiderman will be forced to drop his attempts to stop the games in court if the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo declare the contests legal.

The new law regarding online gambling in the Czech Republic includes strict ISP blocking measures as well as financial transaction blocking in an attempt to stop unlicensed operators. The law also includes strict loss limits and bet size limits. The Poland Ministry of Finance announced the government’s intention to amend its gambling laws to make it less complex for offshore internet gambling operators to apply for a Polish betting license. “We want Poland in a sphere of normality and common sense. We want to move away from solutions that make 95% of betting a gray area.

GLI’s President and CEO James Maida said, “Our ticket testing lab is a natural extension of GLI’s core competencies as an independent test lab with senior testing analysts having more than 10 years of experience in ticket testing.”

“Promoting responsible gambling practices and connecting people to help when needed is as integral to our mission as maximizing revenue,” said Acting Lottery Director Barry Pack. “We are proud to partner with our retailers to bring this awareness to their employees.”

“This new look for the lottery has a punch to it,” said Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. “It’s energetic and forward looking, but maintains themes that have been at the lottery’s core since it began in 1985.” “The shooting star has always been central to our lottery,” Rich said. “It’s a symbol of luck but represents celebration, too. We also view it as aspirational in terms of the vital difference lottery proceeds have made in our state.”   “We’ve had a lot of fun through the years celebrating with our winners and making a difference for Iowa,” Rich said. “This new logo and catch phrase set the course for even more success in the years to come.

At the outset there were about 86,000 players who registered with the state for the Internet games. The number of players has mushroomed over 300% to about 322,000 players. The increased Internet betters have pumped $147 million additional dollars into state coffers with $14 million of that going to Michigan schools. And the Lottery Bureau is predicting those numbers will increase over the next eight years to an additional $480 million. Rep. Andy Schor says “”You know if they’re going to play anyway, we should probably regulate it and we should probably grab some tax dollars off of it. I think that people can gamble if they want to gamble.”

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government intends to defeat an NDP private member’s bill to legalize single-event sports betting for Canadians. They'll be making a big mistake if they reject the bill. They will fuel illegal sports betting operations run by organized crim

Live Webcast A live webcast of the Investor Day presentations will begin on June 22, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. CEST. Participants may access the webcast along with accompanying slides under "News, Events & Presentations" in the Investor Relations section on IGT's website at Webcast participants will have the ability to submit questions to management via the website.

Through IGT's advanced systems technology, UGA provides our casino partners in Mississippi with a cost-effective solution to enhance games with the Company's Service Window application. By deploying UGA, operators can significantly enhance their guests' experiences by featuring customized promotions and incentives across all EGMs, floor-wide, regardless of the game manufacturer," said Victor Duarte, IGT Global Chief Product Officer, Gaming.

It will be the second consecutive year Lotterywest is set to break records after raising a record $283 million for the WA community in the previous financial year of 2014/15. Lotterywest CEO Paul Andrew said it was thanks to WA Lotto players and their support in purchasing Lotterywest Games that these key milestones could be achieved. “WA is unique; we’re the only State where the money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community by way of both direct grants to not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities, and through our support for the State’s hospitals, sporting and arts and cultural organisations. Through this, the lives of all Western Australians are enhanced,” he said.

Sponsored by Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland, HB 2150 is designed to protect the consumers of daily fantasy sports (DFS) online gaming and require fantasy sports contest providers to be licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Miriam Lindhorst, CEO of Novomatic Lottery Solutions, the Catalonia Lottery operator, added: “The NLS system is a state of the art solution utilizing the most modern technologies in the industry. It was important to us that this was the case end to end. This is why we chose Safran as our partners for the retail element of our solution. Sharing the same values of quality, technology and performance made Safran a perfect fit.”

"We have made tremendous progress to date since announcing our Profit Growth Plan less than one year ago," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts. "We initially set an ambitious goal and are pleased that our employees are engaged and focused on permanently changing how we operate our business to maximize profitability through innovation and continuous improvement."

More than 30 law enforcement leaders from across the country gathered  at the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) first-ever Law Enforcement Summit. “The illegal sports betting market is a growing problem and no group is more credible in carrying that message and identifying a solution than members of law enforcement,”said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “This Summit highlighted that the illegal sports betting market funds large criminal enterprises and fails to protect the integrity of the sports we all love. It’s time for a modernized approach that will support law enforcement around the country.”

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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 for their loss.

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