Both states have legalized forms of online gaming.  Growth of online gambling has been hindered, though, by payment processing problems due to credit card companies refusing to accept gaming-based transactions. PayPal could potentially solve all those issues.
"When we launched our Internet gambling site in August 2004, we were the first lottery in North America to sell products online," said James Reilly, Atlantic Lottery's Senior Manager, eCommerce. "For 10 years now, Atlantic Canadians have been enjoying a range of entertaining products with us, online. Today's alc.ca offers players big jackpot lottery games LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX, their favourite regional draw and PRO•LINE games, and online-only offerings iBingo and Pick'n Click. We offer our players the convenience of playing at home at the only legal, regulated Internet gambling site in Atlantic Canada today."
"Our research continues to show that lottery players value game enhancements that improve their chances of winning, and GTECH remains focused on game innovations that will drive lottery profits,” said GTECH Senior Vice President of Lottery Product Marketing Stefano Monterosso. “Our customers are always looking for innovative ways to improve their players' favorite games. We believe that Plus or Minus is an excellent opportunity for lotteries to do just that on numbers games, and we are happy to be able to offer preferred pricing to our customers."
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.  With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was.  The games are pretty much unregulated, and they are exploding. They allow anyone over 18 to gamble on sports outcomes online, while traditional sports gambling is available online only in Nevada and, in some forms, in Delaware. The laws in the states take precedence over the federal law and they vary, most of them basing the legality of a game on how much of it is predicated on skill vs. chance. Last year, a federal court in Illinois dismissed a lawsuit alleging day games were games of chance.
“In talking with legislators who were there at the time, there was a great fear of the unknown,” said the Kentucky Lottery’s President and CEO Arch Gleason. “The level of concern was high as to what kinds of ads we would run, and specifically there was anxiety that we may run ads which would overpromise benefits. Given that level of nervousness, the beneficiary advertising restriction was put in place.”
Camelot prepares to split in two at the end of October, with its stand-alone international arm to be headed by Nigel Railton, the finance director.   UK managing director Andy Duncan will run the domestic business
Wyoming Lottery CEO Jon Clontz and Wyoming Lottery Board Chair Brian Gamroth performed a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at the celebration in Sheridan
Figures compiled by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association estimate 41 million people in the United States and Canada play some kind of fantasy sports. Daily fantasy play is still a small fraction of that, but growing fast, with FanDuel expecting up to 500,000 players for the upcoming NFL season.
“With a 10% larger customer account database and a strong balance sheet, Jumbo  is well positioned should a natural upswing in prizes and jackpots occur in the year  ahead”, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive Limited.  Jumbo has passed significant milestones in Germany with the completion in June of  the necessary connections to all 16 state lotteries, giving the Company’s website  www.JumboLotto.de access to the entire 80 million German population.
“Tickets for that first game were 50 cents, and it was the only game offered. Today we have games ranging from $1 all the way up to $30,” Director Dennis Berg said of how the lottery has changed. “It’s amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come. With technology today, our players can watch KENO drawings and daily drawings on their computer or smart phone, and can scan their tickets to see if they have a winner.  They have more than 75 games to choose from in our product line.”
“Generating essential funding for important state programs, while benefitting the state’s retailers, speaks to the Lottery’s commitment to enrich the lives of all Arizona residents,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “We are proud to report record-breaking sales for the seventh consecutive year and are already working toward surpassing this record by introducing innovative games to engage new audiences, while continuing to provide a wide range of choices for our core players.”
“I want to thank Governor Scott for his commitment to education. Floridians can always count on the Lottery to remain focused on our mission to maximize revenues for the educational programs we fund,” said Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “In the coming year, we will continue to explore new product offerings that will help generate enthusiasm among our players and grow revenues for education in our state.”
The California Lottery announced Tuesday that they’re going to enable customers to buy lotto tickets at gas pumps.  “I think this is going to be, hopefully, revolutionary for us,” said Russ Lopez, of the California Lottery. “Seventy-three percent of customers who pump gas don’t walk into the retail store, so this is one way of getting their business while they’re pumping gas.”  The “Play at the Pump” program is slated to launch in September at up to 150 California gas stations.  To play, customers need to swipe a valid driver’s license and debit or credit card.  The Lotto numbers will appear on the customer’s receipt with their fuel purchase. Players can also have their numbers texted to them

Note from PGRI Editor: There are a number of stories about the apparent decision of the Governor of Illinois to terminate the Private Management Agreement with Northstar Lottery Group.  We have not posted them, not because it is not news-worthy, but because we are not able to confirm the accuracy of the stories.  The news stories about this situation all seem to be riddled with more speculation and spin than known facts.

In offering online gaming through Santa Ysabel Interactive, the Tribe is exerting its sovereign right under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) to regulate and conduct Class II gaming from the tribe’s reservation.  Class II gaming, as defined by IGRA, includes poker and bingo, but does not include slot-based games or house-banked games, such as blackjack.  House-banked games and slot machines are defined as Class III games, and can only be offered in a tribal casino upon agreement with the state through a Tribal-State Gaming Compact.  Santa Ysabel has had such a compact with the state since 2005, but has no plans to offer Class III gaming through its interactive website.





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