“The MONOPOLY brand is one of the most successful brands in gaming with players winning with MONOPOLY-branded lottery, slots and sweepstakes. With our MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game, the Top Prize will break the bank and make more millionaires than ever before,” said Steve Saferin, president of properties group and chief creative officer for Scientific Games. “Our player research consistently indicates that participants would prefer to see the millions of dollars in lottery prizing distributed to multiple winners, rather than one or two players winning hundreds of millions of dollars each.”
“Whether or not you are a gambler or a poker player, or have any interest in playing online, the notion that the federal government is going to step in and tell individuals and states that they can no longer offer these services in a safe environment is irrational and something that we 100 percent oppose,” Pappas said.
EL President Friedrich Stickler: “Sport plays a significant role in our societies, and it is of utmost importance to preserve it from fraudulent behaviours. As betting operators, lotteries strongly welcome in particular the provisions to fight against illegal betting as well as the clear definition of this illegal activity. The Convention should enter into force as soon as possible: the dangers should not be minimalized and we have already lost enough time.”
The Hong Kong Jockey Club says city punters lose HK$12 billion a year betting online. The club's director of security and integrity, Martin Purbrick, said the business was a key component in what he called the "international expansion and legitimisation of organised crime".   A spokesman for the Home Affairs Bureau, which is ultimately responsible for gaming laws in Hong Kong, said sufficient legislation was in place and it would not go down Singapore's road.   "Respecting freedom to access information, we do not block one's internet access," a spokesman said. "We have adopted a multipronged strategy which includes regulation, law enforcement, public education and provision of counselling and treatment services."
A Bad Deal: How Congress is Threatening Internet Freedoms and What You Can Do About It: Discussion will focus on the most recent federal effort to eliminate states’ rights through the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (S. 2159 and H.R. 4301) as well as the current status of regulated online gambling in the states.
Faster data transmission rates have been achieved. “This technology could have very important applications in ultra-high-speed links for the wireless ‘backhaul’ that connects base stations of next-generation cellular systems,” said Andy Molisch of USC Viterbi. The technology could also have potential applications in places such as data centers where large bandwidth links between computer clusters are required, according to the paper.
Since research firm Gartner, Inc. identified "gamification" as an emerging technology in its Hype Cycle Report, the term has become a new buzzword across multiple industries. The idea is simple -- it comes from the recognition that games are extremely good at engaging their players. Gamification applies the elements of games that make them engaging to drive interaction, competition, innovation, performance and other behaviors in a non-game context. Non-game contexts can be anything from work, learning and civic engagement to health and fitness, meetings and incentive program participation.  PGRI Note: Great article that would appear to have numerous applications for Lottery.  For good measure, we’ve included a couple other articles on this topic
“Linq3 is very excited to be recognized by retailers as the best new product of 2014. Retailers are the main avenue for lotteries to reach customers and Linq3 is proud to be a supporting partner in increasing sales for the retailer and lotteries all across the U.S.,” said Daniel Cage, Linq3’s CEO.
Although the Netherlands is still aiming for the 1stof January 2015 for the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act to enter into effect, the expectation is that this estimated timeline might not be achieved due to the phases the bill still has to follow.








The tipping point has arrived. Regulatory changes, universal consumer adoption of digital communication technologies, and the adoption of multi-channel retailing by lottery operators are transforming the face of the industry. The convergence of social media, internet promotional strategies, and traditional advertising channels is opening up entirely new vistas for Lottery to connect with its customers.

Government Lotteries and their commercial partners have become the market leaders. Instead of responding to change as it occurs in the market-place, Team Lottery is leading the charge with innovative approaches to brand extensions, integrating multi-media strategies for new customer-acquisition and core customer relationship management, aligning game development and marketing strategies with real-world player profiles instead of old-school demographic segmentation, and converting ‘big data’ into better products delivered at the right time, in the right place, to the right consumer. All the pieces are in place for Team Lottery to consolidate its position as the most progressive, exciting, and trusted operator in the games-of-chance industry.

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