“This is a nice milestone to reach in our partnership with NCEL,” said Daniel Cage, president & founder of Linq3. “Think about today’s convenience economy. We rely on Uber for cab rides and AirBnB for lodging. So what does Uber look like for the lottery? Our technology helps lotteries and retailers answer that question. Play at the Pump helps them modernize their distribution, expand their reach and offer new players a convenient way to play.”   “Every ticket the lottery sells helps to raise more money for education in North Carolina,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Our partnership with Linq3 adds a way to buy a ticket for Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5 that didn’t exist before. Using Linq3’s new technology to make playing the lottery a convenience at a gas pump will help the lottery continue to improve its performance.”

“At Murphy USA, we serve about 1.65 million customers per day at our fueling islands. When you consider that 65 percent to 72 percent of these customers never come inside the store, that’s one million customers who never come into our locations. Play at the Pump helps us reach these potential players by meeting them where they are, right at the pump,” said Steven Desautels, senior category manager for Murphy USA.

"The many milestones that we reached clearly reflect the good year we had, not just for the lottery but for everyone – more prizes for our players, stronger commissions for our retailers, and most importantly, an all-time record contribution to the State," said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. "We're optimistic that the coming year, which will bring the opening of the state's sixth casino, will be another record-setter."

"Our second quarter financial results continue to reflect our ongoing growth and the underlying improvements in our operating efficiencies," commented Co-Chief Executive Officer John Pollard . "Our new press continues to become more fully integrated with our operations and has resulted in improvements in efficiencies and productive capacity. Our free cash flow generating potential is fully evident during this quarter as we produced over $3 million in free cash flow during the three month period after accounting for all of our reinvestments and capital expenditures." "The instant ticket market and, in fact, the overall lottery industry, remains a very positive business," remarked Co-Chief Executive Officer Doug Pollard . "Our clients remain focused on expanding and growing their customer base, revenue and ultimately the proceeds generated to provide to their various good causes. We believe Pollard continues to be well positioned to be their partner of choice to achieve these objectives."

“In 2016, the Louisiana Lottery marks its 25th year of operations,” explained Lottery President Rose Hudson. “To commemorate this anniversary doubleheader with the Saints, we have beefed up second-chance prizes to provide more VIP experiences and winners than ever!”

“The Florida Lottery is proud to start off the new fiscal year with our best July on record,” said Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “As we move forward, we will continue producing innovative games and exciting promotions to ensure we continue to increase our sales and maximize revenue for education.”

"I am so pleased to welcome Kevin to Scientific Games and that Gavin will continue with the company in his new role. With the company fully integrated, it is the right time to expand our leadership team so we can take full advantage of the new and growing opportunities open to a company with our global scale and broad expertise. Kevin's intellect and experience will be an invaluable asset as we move forward as one company," said Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games.
"Today we are one company with three strong businesses – gaming, lottery and interactive. Our integration is behind us and our business strategies are delivering solid results. With our momentum building, I'm moving from an operational leadership position to a more strategic role, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. On behalf of my colleagues and the Board, we welcome our new CEO and President, Kevin Sheehan. This is the right time to grow our leadership team and have someone of Kevin's talent, experience, and financial acumen take us to the next phase of growth and innovation," said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games Board Vice Chairman.

Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney had been pushing this session for an OK from the Legislature necessary to move forward with an exploration of online opportunities for the Lottery.   Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has touted the idea of a Lottery-run fantasy sports game, which she said would attract a younger audience that favors playing on mobile devices, particularly 25-to-45-year-old males "who are not Lottery players (and) who are extremely excited by sports-related fantasies."   Goldberg, whose office oversees the Massachusetts Lottery, expressed disappointment Tuesday that the online language failed to prevail before a six-member House-Senate conference committee that conducted its deliberations privately

“Really I see this as a necessary next step for the South Dakota Lottery,” executive director, Norm Lingle told the state Lottery Commission. Lingle said two mobile applications are in planning and additional features are in consideration “to make sure it remains relevant with our players.”

“One thing that a lottery does is create unique once-in-a-lifetime prizes,” said Terri Avery, deputy executive director of sales for the N.C. Education Lottery. “We can offer these great prize thanks to our new partnership with the Carolina Panthers. This will be a big win for some lucky Panthers fan and the money raised from this game will be a big win for education.”

GLI’s President and CEO James R. Maida said, “This was a great opportunity to provide world-class knowledge to our Midwest regulator clients whom we have had the honor of serving since the inception of gaming in their states. It also gave them the ability to share quality time with each other, exchange ideas about how to improve the regulation of the industry, and promote further cooperation among regulatory agencies.”

As the first lottery in the nation, the New Hampshire Lottery has a long tradition of creating winners," said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “We even like to say that New Hampshire invented lucky. That statement could not be more accurate as we are thrilled that the fifth largest Powerball jackpot was sold right here in New Hampshire. Some lucky New Hampshire Lottery player is waking up a winner this morning.”

The lottery system then sent a record $1.20 billion to the state for various programs. Net revenue from the PA Lottery goes to fund prescription drugs, property tax rebates, long-term living centers, and senior centers.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Friday that a special session of the Alabama legislature will begin Aug. 15, 2016. to propose a lottery, which he says would generate $225 million a year to help pay for state services. In order for the lottery proposal to be on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, the Legislature would have to approve a proposed constitutional amendment no later than Aug. 24.

We are in the midst of a digital revolution. This revolution stretches beyond the boundaries of technology - your organisation, its culture, and processes are all impacted by it. For a heavily regulated industry which has barely needed to change its core product offering for decades, this change can be daunting. In the face of this challenge we must prepare ourselves for what lies ahead and accept the fact that: Shift Happens.

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