Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said that the Lottery took note of the ease with which it could interface with Szrek2Solutions’ equipment as well as the reporting features that the equipment provided. “Szrek2Solutions’ proposal aligned well with the details in the Lottery’s request for proposals for drawing equipment,” Rich said.
"It absolutely was a great decision for us and has had a positive effect on not just consumer sentiment but sales as well," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko told a Senate panel this week.
|“The Kentucky Lottery was an early adopter of sales force automation and our team is very excited to begin using the OnePlace system, which takes advantage of the latest technology,” said Arch Gleason, President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery. “We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Hudson Alley and to work with their team to help improve our service to retailers and to grow sales in order to provide educational grants and scholarships to Kentucky’s post-secondary students.” According to Pete Ramsey, Lottery VP of Sales, “Since FY 2005, we have experienced aggregate growth of 37% in instant/scratch-off tickets and 41% in total sales. Hudson Alley’s OrderPad solution contributed significantly to our sales force’s improved service to retailers and the related sales increases over the last decade.” “We are excited to continue our long relationship with the Kentucky Lottery,” said Adam Perlow, Hudson Alley’s CEO. “We look forward to working with the Lottery for the next seven years and in helping the Lottery to achieve its goals.”|
|“IGT is committed to providing products and services for sustainable lottery growth,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. “To that end, we will continue to work closely with the Michigan Lottery to provide added convenience to its players and retailers through additional self-service lottery vending products and the use of evolving technology.”|
|“We have always been proud of our work,” said DC Lottery Interim Executive Director Tracey Cohen. “With the conclusion of the Best Practices study--the planning, the research, the implementation—all the hard work of the employees and retailers is confirmed. We appreciate the confirmation of the best practice study, but we can also use it as a tool to help us achieve even greater success,” said Cohen. “We certainly could not have ranked among the top 10 lotteries without the unwavering support of Chief Financial Officer DeWitt and the OCFO team,” said Cohen.|
|“With the tremendous success of Super Ticket 7’s we knew we wanted to give players another super-sized scratch ticket,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “It is our continued mission to identify new and innovative games to generate revenue for public education, and we anticipate The Big Money Super Ticket™ will do just that.”|
|Data from PokerStars, the world's biggest online poker website, indicate that 8.4% of its players are from Russia. (PGRI Note: That is an amazing percentage. If it is true, and if it is illegal in Russia, does that mean that PokerStars continues to ignore the laws and operate illegally??) Igor Shuvalov, the nation's First Deputy Prime Minister has ordered the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Justice to collaborate on a report on the legalisation, regulation and taxation of online poker.|
Alibaba is back in the lottery business. Last year, the e-commerce giant’s lucrative lottery business was suspended due to government’s restrictions. Now the Hangzhou-based company has reached a deal to buy controlling stake in Hong Kong-listed AGTech Holdings for $308 million.
|RAWA has been on life support since a disastrous hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee in December of 2015. And with Pennsylvania and California making headway towards passing online gaming legalization bills, along with a political atmosphere where obstructionism is seen as progress, the plug may soon be pulled on the desultory effort to ban online gambling. The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will likely grind the United States Senate, and particularly the Judiciary Committee, to a complete halt – as compared to the near-complete halt it’s currently been ground down to. “It’s hard to justify having a hearing on Sheldon’s thing and not holding a hearing on a Supreme Court nominee,” an unnamed casino lobbyist told Gambling Compliance.|
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is responsible for all matters relating to regulation of the state’s casinos. In this regulatory role, the agency oversees all internal controls, auditing, security, surveillance, background investigation, licensing and accounting procedures for the facilities.