|Gavin Isaacs President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games said, "Dan is a passionate leader with an eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. His expertise in marketing, product definition, brand management, product and customer research, and experience in company integrations will greatly benefit and speed the transformation of Scientific Games as we begin this exciting new journey as a larger, customer-centric company."|
|“The Launch of the Wyoming Lottery has been a rewarding and exciting experience said Jon Clontz, CEO of Wyolotto.™ This was a very smooth launch executed with persistent attention to detail and precision. The combined high quality experience of our gaming vendor INTRALOT and LOTTERY staff proved to be a formula for success. My staff and the INTRALOT team logged countless hours to include weekends ensuring benchmarks, deadlines and milestone objectives were met. INTRALOT and my team maintained a constant team oriented attitude and a positive and motivating drive that led to a successful launch with no major concerns”, he said. INTRALOT, Inc. President and CEO, Mr. Tom Little, said: “We have been working closely with the Wyoming Lottery towards a secure and successful launch since our award in April. We are extremely excited because this is our 14th contract award in the U.S. market and our second start-up of new lottery operations; the previous being the successful start-up of the Arkansas Lottery in 2012. The excitement surrounding this start-up was apparent as the lottery reported $1,000 in sales per minute for the first hour and achieved an impressive $401,638 in sales prior to the first draw on Tuesday. In fact, that amount was just shy of the projected sales for the entire first week. It has been a pleasure working with the WyoLotto™ team and we are looking forward to a long successful partnership together.”|
|Year-over-year revenue increased 22% for the 12-month period ending June 30|
|“Our efforts are based on the idea that it’s better to have a large number of people, each buying a few tickets, rather than a smaller number of people playing more,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. “We were able to grow the number of people playing by two percent, resulting in record profits for education in the Commonwealth.” “The Lottery sales staff places a priority on increasing the number of retailer partners and working to build sales with our existing partners,” said Otto. “Customers who come in to buy lottery tickets usually make other purchases as well, which is good for business, especially at smaller independent stores.”|
|“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.”|
|Coercing or enticing players, officials and administrators into rigging matches has netted fixers millions of dollars while soccer is left counting the cost to its integrity. The problem is widespread, says Terry Steans, who has worked as an investigator for soccer's world governing body, FIFA. "I never thought it would be across the globe but it is, and that's the most surprising thing to me (along with) the consummate ease with which fixers gained access to football," In February last year, the European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol announced that 680 matches (380 of them in Europe) played between 2008 and 2011 were under suspicion of being rigged. "This is the work of a suspected organized crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe," Rob Wainwright, director of Europol said following an 18-month probe. But match fixing extends far beyond Europe's borders with scandals uncovered in Asia, Africa and Latin America in recent years.|
|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.|
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Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014