|"Our Ravens ticket and second-chance contest has proven to be extremely popular with players during the past several years," said Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. "We're excited to continue our partnership with this world-class organization and offer cash and exclusive prizes to Lottery players and Ravens fans."|
|Under the heading of "The Competitive Reality" in the annual report, the lottery corporation notes the gaming landscape has changed: "In recent years, we've seen an explosion in gaming technology and accessibility. Along with it came the introduction of more than 2,500 unregulated online gaming providers from places like Malta and Gibraltar. Atlantic Canadians are spending millions of dollars annually on these gambling sites that operate outside of any regulations established by our governments. Unlike Atlantic Lottery, those sites' profits don't stay in the region to support our communities."|
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.
Video-recording website: www.PGRItalks.com
Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014