Iowa Lottery CEO, Terry Rich, said “I’m not as interested in internet gambling as mobile gaming — being able to utilize a cellphone on a one-time purchase,” He says you could for instance, use your phone to buy a Powerball ticket.  Rich says the one thing he wants to see is the Iowa Lottery retain control. “Our big thing is, it needs to be kept within state borders and controlled by our state legislators — not by somebody nationally or somebody in Las Vegas controlling whether we do or don’t do it,” Rich says.
“Our primary goal is and always will be to generate as much money as possible for education,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “We set our goals high at the beginning of each year, and with a collective effort from Lottery staff, our retailers and our loyal customers, we have once again exceeded our annual sales goal, resulting in record contributions to Florida’s student and schools.”
More than $4.9 billion in lottery tickets have been sold during the fiscal year that ends Monday.  That’s not only a record, but also a significant increase from the $4.4 billion worth of tickets sold the previous fiscal year.  Acting Lottery Director Paula LaBrie said: “It’s been a record year for the California Lottery, and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve for California schools. However, we have tremendous opportunities for continued growth in the new fiscal year, and we’re determined to make this another great year for the Lottery and for public education.”
The report showed a comparison between remote and non-remote gambling, and indicated that non-remote betting retained its market dominance as the most popular form of gambling in the UK.  Non remote betting generated £3.3 billion in gross gambling yield and claimed a 48% GGY total.  The Gambling Commission will implement the new Gambling Act on October 1st, 2014.  All operators who provide gambling services in the UK and want to continue doing so need to submit an application for a continuation license by the middle of September.
“The MUSL model provides the best foundation for pursuing new opportunities and innovation,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Stephen Martino. “I am confident that Maryland will benefit because of the infrastructure and support of the MUSL team and member lotteries.”    “We are extremely pleased to have the Maryland Lottery as a member of the association,” said MUSL Executive Director Chuck Strutt. “The strength and experience of the Maryland Lottery staff will benefit all member lotteries as we reshape our business operations and the joint games for the future.”
Aside from the World Cup, the lottery firm further attributed the increase in sales revenue to the diversity of betting options, from NBA basketball games and Major League baseball games in North America to ATP tennis games in Taiwan.  Meanwhile, the company also generated more sales through easier and more interesting betting methods. This includes live betting, allowing people to watch the game and bet at the same time.
Macau, the  gambling centre of  China, has overtaken  Switzerland as the world's fourth richest territory per person , according to  figures from the World Bank.  Swelling numbers of tourists and gamblers from mainland China helped drive gross domestic product per capita up by 18% in 2013 to £53,227.  Luxembourg, Norway and Qatar retained the top three slots.  The UK was the world's 21st wealthiest place per person, and the US ranked 10th last year, with GDP per capita at £30,979.
High value notes are popular with organised criminals as they are a lighter, more efficient way of carrying large amounts of cash.  In 2010, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency estimated that 90 percent of 500 euro ($680) banknotes sold from exchange bureaus in the country were in the hands of organised criminals.   PGRI Note: This article speaks to the fact of just how big a problem that money-laundering has become.   Casinos are being required to strengthen their systems for monitoring transactions in order to prevent money-laundering.
Connecticut had the second biggest drop in gaming revenue for March after Indiana, and the largest drop in April. Many other states also had declines in gaming revenue for at least two of the three months that Moody's looked at: Colorado, Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Louisiana, New York, Missouri and Pennsylvania, for example.   Despite weaknesses in regional markets, gaming revenue at the Las Vegas strip was up 10.5 percent to $560.8 million in March and up 3.2 percent to $462.9 million in April.
“We look forward to partnering with INTRALOT in implementing a communications network to provide for auditing, reporting and regulation of the COAM industry.  The system will assist the Georgia Lottery Corporation in meeting the requirements for the administration and enforcement of laws related to coin operated amusement machines in Georgia” stated Ms. Debbie Alford, President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.   Mr. Tom Little, President and CEO of INTRALOT Inc., commented “We are honored by Georgia Lottery’s trust in INTRALOT and are very pleased to be the strategic partner that will assist the Georgia Lottery in implementing its strategy for monitoring and accounting for the coin operated amusement machines from the very beginning. We are extremely happy to have signed a contract with one of the most prominent lotteries in the US.
Building on the group’s long-term know-how and expertise as an operator of 30 international casinos – among them Germany’s largest casino, Spielbank Berlin – NOVOMATIC will build two state-of-the-art flagship casino operations, one at the Vienna Prater and second one in Bruck an der Leitha, Lower Austria.
“We are excited to introduce this new game to all of our Lottery players,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “The LUCKY MONEY game shares some of the same unique features as other successful Terminal games and we are confident that it will bring joy to the players and funds for education.”
"The Idaho Lottery is celebrating our 25(th) anniversary with our first $25 scratch game. The game has met with tremendous acceptance and success from Idaho's player base, due in large part to Pollard Banknote's Scratch FX(R) printing process which produces a silver, celebratory, holographic effect and design," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. " "On behalf of Pollard Banknote, we would like to congratulate the Idaho Lottery for 25 years of hard work and dedication in support of good causes within the state--culminating in the launch of its 25(th) Anniversary ticket," said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote.
The Iowa Lottery will have strong results for the year, CEO Terry Rich reported, “but the brutal winter definitely had an impact on the sale of many consumer products, including lottery tickets.”   “Repeated blizzards and frigid temperatures often made it impossible for folks to get out and about this winter in Iowa, and when people aren’t in their normal routines, they often don’t make their usual purchases, including lottery tickets,” he said.  Overall, Rich emphasized that the Iowa Lottery remains strong, ranking in the top three for its 29-year history. It will once again “far exceed” the goal of providing at least $60 million in annual proceeds to the state coffers, he said.
“Eight years of increased sales and earnings is a record any business would be proud of,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “This year, thanks to North Carolinians enjoying chances to win prizes, the lottery also raised more money than ever before. These are dollars that wouldn’t be available otherwise and they are making a difference in education programs all across the state.”





Lottery Expo 2014 Conference September 9 to 11 Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel    Hosted by Public Gaming Research Institute and the Florida Lottery

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Lottery Expo 2014 Conference Preliminary Program

September 9 to 11

Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel    www.edenrocmiami.com

Hosted by Public Gaming Research Institute and the Florida Lottery

Platinum Sponsors:

GTECH, INTRALOT, HUDSON ALLEY SOFTWARE, LINQ3, SCIENTIFIC GAMES

Silver Sponsors and Exhibitors:  Arrow International, Camelot Global Services, Carmanah Signs, Diamond Game, InComm, Jumbo Interactive, Pro-Lite

Tuesday, September 9:

WELCOME RECEPTION:  5:00 to 7:00 pm   Sea Breeze Terrace

Wednesday, September 10, 2014                            
8:00 to 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM.  Paul Jason, Chief Executive Officer, PGRI, opens the conference sessions

Keynote addresses:

Cynthia O’Connell, Secretary, Florida Lottery, Co-Host Lottery Expo

Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery,

President of the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL)

Coffee Break

Panel Discussion:  Multi-Jurisdictional Games, promotional campaigns, and marketing strategies Creating truly national brands requires national advertising, marketing, promotion, and distribution.  Forging consensus among 44 + lotteries requires compromise, and the conviction that the goals are worth the effort.  Some might ask: Why should we do that when our markets are confined to the boundaries of our state - and our state statutes, gaming cultures, and consumer attitudes all vary from state to state, and certainly from region to region. Why is it so important for Lottery Directors to work hard to create nation-wide branding and promotional programs?  Multi-state initiatives provide economies of scale not achievable on an individual state basis. That is key to the TV Lottery Game Show.  How relevant is that to the calculus of cost/benefits/ROI for other factors like developing new games, and new promotional and branding initiatives?  What are some actionable ideas for additional nation-wide promotions and marketing campaigns?

Moderator: Terry Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery

Panelists:

Leslie Badger, Vice President Systems Marketing, Scientific Games Corp.

Connie Bloss, Vice President Marketing, Pennsylvania Lottery

Alice Garland, Executive Director, North Carolina Education Lottery

John Martin, Assistant Director, Maryland Lottery

Terry Presta, Executive Director, Kansas Lottery

Panel Discussion: Monopoly Millionaires’ Club

Moderator: Rebecca Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Executive Vice President World Lottery Association (WLA)

Connie Laverty O’Connor, Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, GTECH Corp.

Terry Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery Authority

Steve Saferin, President Properties Group & Chief Creative Officer, Scientific Games Corp.

Chuck Strutt, Executive Director, MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association)

12:30 to 1:30 pm: Luncheon

Awards Ceremonies

Major Peter O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Sharp Award for Good Causes

Rebecca Hargrove Award for Mentorship

Turning Vision into Reality: Presentations from Conference Sponsors

Panel Discussion:  Retail Modernization drives Lottery Modernization Retail is changing.  What can Team Lottery do to make sure make sure that Retail Modernization results in increased sales of its products?  Merchandising and POS trends, demand for better data capture and analyses and reporting, transaction processing technologies, increased consumer options like self-serve and digital connections, cross-promotional marketing, adding entertainment value to the in-store shopping experience.  Integrating Retailer products into Lottery promotions, and vice-versa.

Moderator: May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

Panelists:

David Barden, Executive Director, New Mexico Lottery

Daniel Cage, Chief Executive Officer, Linq3

Larry Colatosti, Director, Retail Sales, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.

Tom Dolan, Regional Sales Manager, Florida Lottery

Adam Perlow, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Alley Software

RECEPTION: 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sea Breeze Terrace

Thursday, September 11

9:00 am Tom Delancenserie, Vice President Sales, Florida Lottery

Panel Discussion:  Content Marketing is being used to build a deeper connection with your customer. Connecting Lottery with a new generation of consumers means thinking and feeling like them - and building relationships based on that emotional connection.  It’s about telling a story more than selling.  It’s about re-branding, re-shaping our image so that everyone feels that Lottery “is for people like me”, it’s about integrating digital technology and retail merchandising strategies so that we are talking with our customers rather than at them so that consumers embrace Lottery as part of who they are and want everyone to know it.  How is Lottery evolving its approach to create this emotional connection that drives sales?  How can Lottery leverage the promotional power of the Internet to drive Retail sales.  How can marketing and promotional strategies integrate the on-line and off-line worlds to drive sales at land-based Retail?

Moderator: TBA

Panelists:

Gary Gonder, COO and Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications , Missouri Lottery

James Hutchinson, Vice President – Marketing, Georgia Lottery Corporation

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery

Wendy Montgomery, Vice President Lottery Marketing, Ontario Lottery and Gaming

Nikki Orcutt, Vice President Marketing, West Virginia Lottery

Wojciech Szpil, Chief Executive Officer, Totalizator Sportowy (Polish Lottery)

Turning Vision into Reality: Presentations from conference sponsors

Coffee Break

Gordon Medenica, Lottery Industry Consultant, Former Director of New York Lottery, Former President of NASPL

Ryann Petit-Frere, Manager Digital Strategy, California Lottery

Casey McKenzie, Senior Principal Consultant, Impact 21 Group

Luncheon: 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Presentations:

Lucas Baffetti, General Manager of Loteria de San Luis

Konrad Komarczuk, Director of Innovation, Totalizator Sportowy (Polish Lottery)

Juan Torres, Administrative and finance manager of Grupo slots

Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between the online and off-line worlds

Lottery and its retailers both want to drive sales performance by consolidating their position with current customers and attracting new customers.  Lottery has always been a powerful driver of store traffic in the off-line world.  How can Lottery do the same in the on-line world?   How can Lottery and its retailers work together to build the omni-channel model that is so key to accomplishing our shared objectives? Retailers know they need to connect with their consumer via Internet and Mobile app’s and are doing that.  How can Lottery help them?  How can Lottery consolidate its position as a valued partner to its retailers, while promoting the adoption of the Internet channel to connect with the consumer?

Moderator and Panelists: TBA

Closing night Reception

Conference website: www.PublicGaming.org  

Video-recording website: www.PGRItalks.com 

Public Gaming /Paul Jason - pjason@publicgaming.com   / Susan Jason - sjason@publicgaming.com  /Office Phone - + 425-449-3000  
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