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“We have built a strong partnership with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission since this contract began in 2010, and we couldn’t be more pleased to extend the relationship,” said Michael Chambrello, CEO, North America Lottery, for IGT. “We have also gained a deep understanding of the VLT landscape in Maryland over the past five years, and welcome this new opportunity to assist the Commission in expanding its VLT program and supporting its next phase of growth.”
“The Wisconsin Lottery has achieved five consecutive years of increased sales and has made tremendous contributions to property tax relief in Wisconsin,” said Michael Chambrello, CEO, North America Lottery, for IGT“We believe that this contract demonstrates our commitment to the WisconsinLottery and the citizens they serve.”
This investment allows FDJ to develop a policy of open innovation and can leverage the "innovation units" developed internally and reduce time to market. Stéphane Pallez, President-Director General of FDJ, said " JDF is a technology company, with more than 4 billion transactions per year and more than 300 engineers, and we wish to connect to more start-ups and contribute to the success of the French Tech and the digital economy in France. "
“Every business must stay on top of changes in technology to remain relevant in today’s marketplace,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the Education Lottery. “Many lottery players will continue to buy tickets inside their favorite stores, but Play At The Pump makes it convenient for others to participate. By staying up with the times, we can attract new customers and build on our success raising money for a good cause.”   “Lotteries and retailers have a new opportunity to grow sales and profits by selling lottery draw games at the pump,” said Daniel Cage, CEO of Linq3. “Our Play At The Pump service is interactive and designed as a convenience for fuel customers to add a lottery ticket when filling up.”
“The Idaho Lottery remains steadfast to responsibly maximize our annual dividend for the betterment of public schools and Idaho’s public institutions,” said Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “This year’s dividend would not be possible without the support of our dedicated, statewide network of 1200 brick and mortar retail locations, and the continued support from our players who participate voluntarily.”
"Responsible gaming is fundamental to our business success and our corporate social responsibility initiatives are part of our DNA," Robert K. Vincent, IGT Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs. "These principles govern the protection of our lottery customers and their players. It also gives us a unique opportunity to work more closely with our Responsible Gaming stakeholders, refresh our advertising practices, and involve our employees in unique ways to reinforce the Company's commitment to responsibly delivering growth to the lottery industry."
"We look forward to working with the Tetris team to bring the iconic video game experience to our slot machines for players to enjoy on casino floors," said Steve Saferin, president of Scientific Games Properties Group.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver foreshadowed an interest in allowing legalized sports betting in an op-ed piece in the New York Times last year.   "There is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events," Silver wrote. "But I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated."
"The High Court on Tuesday ruled that the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should decide on the issues raised by a clash between the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBCA), which represents a host of online gambling firms, and HM Revenue & Customs.
The date of 1 July 2015 will go down in the history of Totalizator Sportowy as an exceptional day. It was the day when the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronis?aw Komorowski awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta to Wojciech Szpil, the CEO of Totalizator Sportowy for outstanding merits in the field of supporting development of culture and popularization of the Polish art. This is one of the highest Orders in Poland, awarded to Wojciech Szpil shows that his long-term activities aimed at promoting and supporting culture and the art, has gained a great recognition. Wojciech Szpil when asked to make a comment after the ceremony of awarding the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, said: It is for me a really great moment. Such an honor for my humble person, I perceive as a recognition for the efforts of the entire Totalizator Sportowy, that with every year is more and more involved in activities in the field of promoting and supporting culture. I would also like to thank our players, because it is thanks to their money we can support so effectively this extremely important area of social life.

Created in 1993 to honor Major Peter J. O’Connell, the first director of the Rhode Island Lottery, recipients of this award have distinguished themselves over a long period of time and have made important contributions to the success of their peers and the lottery industry, as well as to the lotteries that they serve. We are pleased and honored to announce the recipients of this award for the Fall of 2015. This is a very special award that recognizes both length of service and the accomplishments of two of our most respected industry leaders.

Gardner Gurney is the Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Gaming Commission and the Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery. Gardner joined the Lottery’s Internal Audit Department in 1988. Over the past 27 years, Gardner has served as Chief Financial Officer, Administrative Officer, Director of Operations, and Executive Deputy Director. Gardner has become the industry “go-to” person for matters requiring the experience, wisdom, and decades of successful leadership in the country’s biggest lottery (and, with $7.2 billion in traditional lottery sales, the 8th largest lottery in the world).

Larry Loss is the Executive Vice President of the Iowa Lottery. Larry is celebrating his 30th anniversary with the Iowa Lottery, having joined the Lottery at its inception in 1985. Larry began his career as a lottery district sales representative. Four years later, Larry became a member of the Lottery’s senior management team when he was promoted to Vice President of Sales. He held that position until 2012, when he became the second in charge at the Iowa Lottery as the Executive Vice President and Vice President of Sales and Product Development.


Join us at PGRI lottery Expo in Miami to recognize and honor the distinguished service of Gardner Gurney and Larry Loss.

There is a reason Nevada’s gaming industry has avoided getting involved in the estimated $15 billion a year online fantasy sports business.  Most believe the growing activity constitutes unregulated gambling. Sports fans pay a fee to enter single-day or season-long contests that pay out millions of dollars in cash prizes.  However, Nevada gaming regulators have cautioned the industry to keep its distance.
The argument that fantasy sport is a game of skill, not chance, has allowed it to be exempt from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.  The new Yahoo Daily Fantasy product launched on browsers and mobile devices Wednesday in 45 states where virtual sports wagering -- Yahoo describes it as "contest entry fees," not gambling -- is considered legal, which is every state except for Iowa, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington and Montana. Users can pay up to $600 a day, and Yahoo gets 10 percent of each contest entry fee.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders said she'll hold a Sept. 22 hearing to consider the state's other arguments for throwing out the lawsuit. Among those arguments is that the casino licensing competition and award process is not subject to judicial review.
“These game changes will create more winners, more millionaires and more chances to win than ever before,” said Lotto New Zealand’s Chief Executive Wayne Pickup.   Lotto, Powerball and Strike will be played in exactly the same way on Wednesday as they are on Saturday.   The jackpot for Powerball will be linked between both draws, which means that if the top prize isn’t struck on Saturday it will increase and be up for grabs on the following Wednesday – and so on, until it’s won.    “This means the Powerball jackpot will grow bigger, faster – giving our customers more to play for, more often,” said Mr Pickup.    “We’ve listened to what our customers have told us. They love winning, they love simplicity, and they love convenience. That’s Lotto on a Wednesday and a Saturday.”   This is the latest in a series of innovations from Lotto New Zealand, bringing customers new ways to play and win.   “Recent innovations like our ticket-checker app for smartphones and online subscriptions have improved the experience for our players and made playing our games more convenient,” said Mr Pickup.
“This is a great achievement for the California Lottery and great news for our state’s public schools,” Acting Lottery Director Paula LaBrie said. “And with great new games, fun promotions and a sustainable growth strategy, it’s a really exciting time for the Lottery. Our team is firmly committed to doing everything possible to make Fiscal Year 2015-16 another record year in prizes paid to winners and contributions to education.”

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LOTTERY-EXPO 2015 Sept 9-11, 2015

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Panel Discussion and Presentation topics at PGRI Lottery Expo Miami:


Breakthrough Marketing/Promotional Ideas for Lottery’s Corporate Accounts

We know what we want from our retail partners: more focus on the mission to sell Lottery products!   How do we engage big corporate accounts to embrace that mission like we want them to?  Lottery’s brand equity, connection to countless millions of shoppers, and ability to drive store traffic are under-utilized assets that can deliver value to our retail partners and in turn engage them in our mission.  It is starting to happen in a big way.  Panelists will discuss successful initiatives to collaborate with corporate account retail partners on cross-sell-promotions and new product design.  Panelists will also build on these successes to explore fresh new ideas for how Lottery can develop a stronger, more productive, relationship with its corporate accounts.   


Building out the multi-state platform for Big-Box Corporate Account Retailers

Logistical back-office hurdles have stymied Lottery’s ability to develop the full potential of multi-state retail operations.  Now, substantial progress is being made to meet the needs of these multi-state retailers.  What has been accomplished; how can we lock-in the progress that has been made; what are the current issues that are being addressed; what are the most do-able, actionable things that Team Lottery should do to blow open the doors to successful expansion of Lottery in the multi-state big-box retail channel? 


Bricks & Clicks:  The merging of Interactive and Land-Based Retail

Retail and Lottery both recognize that “Interactive” is about is much more about creating the optimal consumer experience than it is about selling products online.  How are progressive lotteries leading the charge into an “Internet of Things” future that integrates digital technologies into the fabric of all we do?  How are Retailers doing the same thing, and how can we join together to forge the most productive and mutually beneficial pathways to integrate Interactive and Land-Based initiatives? 


Behavioral Economics Applied to Lottery

There is much talk about “convergence” in the industry.  The easy access to all forms of gaming is contributing to experimentation by the consumers.  As consumers migrate from one game category to another, the need to identify and focus on the attributes that make Lottery most appealing to the consumer is greater than ever.  How can Lottery clarify its messaging, its brand, its products and promotions to differentiate itself in this competitive market-place, and carve out its own unique connection to the consumer?


Betting on Interactive

Everyone is online, connecting with merchants, with information resources, and with each other.  Lotteries’ huge brand awareness is already driving huge website traffic.   How are successful lotteries leveraging this online connection to drive consumer engagement, drive sales, and disseminate information?  How are lotteries integrating interactive strategies into every aspect of the business to position themselves for successful long-term sustainable growth?


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