“We take great care to develop innovative and entertaining instant games for our players,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Combined with an effective distribution system and continual focus on the retailer network, our program of instant tickets has been highly successful, propelling our Lottery to 11 consecutive years of record growth. The upshot, of course, is that this success has allowed us to raise a remarkable sum of money for vital education programs in Tennessee.”
"The Board of Directors believes Jim Lightbody is the best person to lead this organization in this time of renewal," said Smith. "He has demonstrated strong leadership in the last 14 months as interim CEO. That combined with his understanding of the organization, his commitment to innovation and to employee engagement make him the ideal person to lead the organization going forward."
Lottery officials say the decline was led by Powerball and Mega Millions sales, but sales of scratch off tickets are doing well.
"We've had a long-term, successful partnership with Scientific Gamesfor nearly a decade.  They understand our needs as a customer which is why we've selected the Company to be our sole supplier of instant tickets," said Fernando Paes Afonso, Vice Provedor of SCML.  "The instant ticket category in Portugal has seen tremendous growth over the past four years, due in large part to the games and services provided by Scientific Games. Our collaborative approach has enabled us to grow revenue and contribute to a number of good causes in Portugal, and we're looking forward to exploring further opportunities to ensure that success continues."
Join us on Weds April 1 at PGRI Smart-Tech in New York City to honor Ms Gibbs, Ms Rose, and Ms Young Wilson

Margaret Gibbs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation

(right) Peg Rose Deputy Director, Rhode Island Lottery



Wanda Young Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

Congratulations to Ms Gibbs, Ms Rose, and Ms Young Wilson!!!

"Lane’s experience in the gaming industry and with regulatory matters in the public and private sectors make her uniquely qualified for the position," said Governor Rauner.  For nearly five years, Lane was the Manager of Regulatory Compliance at International Game Technology, a leader in computerized gaming equipment. Lane managed compliance in development and distribution of casino content and oversaw corporate gaming licenses. Lane also negotiated favorable regulatory treatment of a new gaming system in select markets, which generated $4 million in savings for the company, its affiliates and subsidiaries.
Doubts surrounding poker’s claim to being a game of skill have shaped legislation for years. Players in the U.K., for instance, currently pay no tax on their winnings.  In some countries what are perceived to be games of chance are subject to much tougher jurisdiction: In most U.S. states, for example, online poker has been essentially illegal since the passing of the 2006.  All of this could change if policymakers take the legal position that poker is a game of skill.
Québec estimates the “illegal website filtering measure” – along with efforts to attract more players to Espacejeux through advertising and partnering with private operators – will generate $13.5-million in 2016-17 and $27-million per year after that. The government said the website blocking measure is also aimed at improving public health because “illegal websites do not apply the same responsible gaming rules as Espacejeux. They thus pose a risk to the population, especially young people.”
Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s general counsel Tim Donovan said the only pensions cut off by the bankruptcy so far include 63 former executives and directors who were receiving a supplemental employee retirement plan and 340 former high-ranking employees who were signed up for deferred compensation plans wherein a portion of their salaries would be set-aside, not be taxed and saved to be paid out after retirement.



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SMART-TECH 2015 Video presentations

SMART-TECH 2015 Kevin Gass Vice President, Lottery Gaming BCLC, British Columbia

SMART-TECH 2015- Gardner Gurney, Acting Director, Division of the Lottery at New York State Gaming Commission - Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Terry Rich CEO Iowa Lottery -Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Michael Chambrello Chief Executive Officer of North America IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Scientific Games

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Consideration, Chance, Prize: Is this foundational definition of gambling being circumvented by game developers and online operators? Moderator: James Maida, Co-Founder & President, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Nationalizing Brand Messaging and Public Relations; Terry Rich Moderator CEO Iowa Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015- Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating the Draw-Games Category -Moderator: Rebecca Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association (WLA)

SMART-TECH 2015 - Panel Discussion: Retail Modernization Drives Lottery Modernization -Moderator: May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Phil Holmes, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Atlantic Lottery Corporation

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: The New Science of Customer-Centric R & D What are the most forward-looking trends in the science of understanding -Moderator: Paula Otto, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 - Interactive Goes Mainstream Panel Discussion - Moderator: Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Managing Uncertainty as the Key to Successful Innovation - Moderator: Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Richard Bateson, Commercial Director/Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Camelot Global

SMART-TECH 2015 Max Goldstein Director Sales Marketing CARMANAH Signs

SMART-TECH 2015 Leigh-Ann Goad Research & Consumer Strategist Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Matteo Monteverdi Senior Vice President iGaming and Senior Vice President Americas Interactive, IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Adam Perlow, CEO, Hudson Alley Software

SMART-TECH 2015 Fivi Rondiri Corporate Marketing Coordinator Intralot

SMART-TECH 2015 Brian Roberts President North America and Levi Putna Project Development Coordinator Jumbo Interactive

SMART-TECH 2015 James Bader Partner The Parthenon Group (LINQ3 Presentation)

SMART-TECH 2015 Christine Thoma, Business Development Manager, Lottovate

SMART-TECH 2015 Julin Shaw Marketing Manager, POLLARD Bank Note

SMART-TECH 2015 Gordon Medenica Former Director of the New York Lottery & Former President of NASPL

SMART-TECH 2015 Sara Navidazar Director of Marketing Diamond Game

SMART-TECH 2015 Susan Golightly Founder CODEI

Beyond the Bricks - Scott Bowen Commissioner, Michigan Lottery Danny Bogus Deputy Commissioner of Gaming Operations at Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Brad Cummings President & CEO EquiLottery, LLC

SMART-TECH 2015 Rick Perrone Chief Executive Officer GAMEOLOGY

SMART-TECH 2015 - Tony Fontaine Vice President, Business Development, Interactive Gaming and Lottery Solutions InComm

SMART-TECH 2015 Brendan McCarthy Novomatic Lottery Solutions

SMART-TECH 2015 Matt Isaacs Director, Retail Development POLLARD BANK NOTE

SMART-TECH 2015 Frank Rash Chief Operating Officer SHOUTZ

SMART-TECH 2015 Paul Jason CEO PGRI Conference Introduction

SMART-TECH AWARD Presentations

Wanda Young Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Tennessee Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Peg Rose Deputy Director Rhode Island Lottery -Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Marty Gibbs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kentucky Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Sharon Sharp Award for Good Causes Hoosier Lottery, Indiana - Sarah Taylor, Executive Director

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