“The Virginia Lottery may be all about games and fun, but Virginia voters have given us an important mission: to generate funds for K-12 education,” said Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. “The Lottery’s extraordinary success is good news for everyone in Virginia, regardless of whether they choose to play or not.

Unveiling OPAP's 2020 strategy, newly appointed Chief Executive Damian Cope said the firm would be further boosting its sports betting from next year and has been in discussions to launch other games, such as European jackpots. "My intention is to use the best and most relevant elements of successful sports betting offers in other markets and introduce them to the Greek market as soon as I can", Cope told an analysts call. "In the next 12 to 18 months we will have a far superior offering than we currently have today."

The New Mexico Lottery Authority has reported record sales topping $154 million over the past year, meaning an increase of more than $5 million for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund

“Jim was presented this award for his involvement in developing files and solutions related to the important NASPL XML pilot project with 7-Eleven,” said Gary Grief, Executive Director of the Texas Lottery Commission, who nominated and recognized Jim for the award.

After two years of success, CEO Jon Clontz said, “We are proud to have accomplished so much in such a short time, beginning with the addition of two draw games and continuing with the launch of Cowboy DrawTM. And now, we’re preparing to offer another brand-new game for our players.”

Based on the very pleasant developments of the first half of this year, we also expect a new sales record for 2016”, Managing Director, Karl Stoss explains. All in all, over those past 30 years, total sales amount up to an impressive sum of 48.3 billion Euro, 30.9 billion Euro of which have been paid out in winnings. Statistically speaking, thereby every Austrian citizen over the age of 16 has won approx. 4,200 Euro. The largest individual winner in fact, however, has not been determined by mere chance, as CFO Bettina Glatz-Kremsner explains: “It is the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance with an accumulated amount of about 10.6 billion Euro in taxes and duties over those past 30 years. Breaking this number down, we have paid 967,400 on a daily basis. During our peak years 2014 and 2015, this amount even increases to 1.27 million Euro every day.”

Harald Neumann, NOVOMATIC Chairman of the Board, said: “We pursued our growth strategy during the first half of the year and have undertaken a number of important expansions. With our acquisition of the British gaming operator Talarius, we have further increased our market share in the important UK gaming market, and we are now the largest operator of gaming arcades in the UK. Our intention to acquire a stake in the Australian listed gaming technology company Ainsworth would give a massive boost to our market position in Australasia, as well as in North and South America.”

“We are excited to announce a return of $46.3 million – approximately $5.2 million more than last year’s return – to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund for fiscal year 2016,” lottery CEO David Barden said in a news release.

“We are excited to continue our very successful partnership with the Atlanta Falcons,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “With profits from each ticket purchased benefiting the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs, Georgia’s students score big with this great new game.”

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“Pollard Banknote’s innovative Jumbo Pop ‘n’ Play™ tickets offer lotteries an exciting new option for higher price point games,” said Nancy Bettcher, Vice President, Product Innovation & Development, Pollard Banknote.

“I am pleased to appoint Larry Polowski to the management team of the Idaho Lottery,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “Larry has been successful throughout his business career. He brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a fresh perspective to the lottery that will help us to achieve continued success in years to come.

"After six consecutive years of growth, the Lottery achieved a new all-time high," Lottery President Rose Hudson said in a news release. "Although this is certainly an impressive feat in today's saturated gaming marketplace, our true satisfaction comes in knowing we're accomplishing our mission to raise funds for Louisiana K-12 public education."

Andy Duncan, chief executive of Camelot, points out that while £80 million a year of Lottery money is spent on supporting more than 1,300 athletes, “several hundred million [goes into] grassroots sports”.

It’s the first naming rights the Lottery has been involved with, said Jeffrey Holyfield, public relations director for the Lottery. “We’re excited to have our name out here because it increases player interest and awareness in the games and our mission to help fund public education,” Holyfield said. “And that’s good for Michigan schools.” Holyfield said about 29 cents of each dollar spent on lottery tickets goes to funding schools in Michigan. The Michigan Lottery currently has mobile sites that sells tickets at select Freedom Hill shows. Holyfield said he does not yet know whether a permanent sales site will be added.

POLLARD BANKNOTE WINS CONTRACT AS PRIMARY SCRATCH GAME SUPPLIER TO THE MINNESOTA STATE LOTTERY"We are very excited to continue our strong partnership with Pollard Banknote," said Michael Vekich , Acting Director, Minnesota Lottery. "We rely heavily on our primary printing partner for design, marketing and strategy leadership—a partner proven to help the Lottery drive its scratch sales. Pollard Banknote offers everything we seek from a scratch game printer—guidance and expertise in research, marketing and product innovation. We are always intrigued by the new concepts presented and look forward to launching a variety of new initiatives in the years to come, ultimately increasing revenue for good causes in the state of Minnesota ." "Leveraging Pollard Banknote's experience working with a variety of lottery jurisdictions worldwide, our strategies incorporate the best of the best in utilizing innovations to maximize scratch ticket sales that raise money for good causes," said Byron Peterson , Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote, noting that "the Minnesota State Lottery does a fantastic job of executing those strategies."

Latest from NASPL The recent Gallup Poll debunks the myth that lotteries disproportionately prey on the hopes of disadvantaged groups such as the poor and less educated.

John Myers, acting director of the West Virginia Lottery, said finding new ways to engage with gamblers is needed. “Our high year for sales was in 2007. Since that time, we have seen a decline to a tune of $250 million annually. We certainly have to find new ways to deliver the products we have,” Myers said. “For example, a scratch-off ticket,” Myers said. “We have to find ways to give individuals more opportunity to buy tickets. Maybe that will be by using a cellphone, as in other countries. “... Daily fantasy sports were just ruled legal in West Virginia. A lot of the same equipment could be used in relation to the lottery,” Myers said of the agency’s need to upgrade its computer system as the current one expires.

“All-in-all, our business renewal program is delivering, it positions us well for future growth, and has at its core a focus on maximising value from our unique portfolio of gambling assets,” chief executive Robbie Cooke said. “It is really satisfying to see the digital initiatives we implemented over the last few years now driving strong sales outcomes,” he said.


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