|“If we sell more tickets, we’ll make more money for education and that’s what we want to do,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Lottery. That’s why lawmakers asked lottery officials to take a look at new games to boost revenue. Garland gave a presentation to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Thursday, showing some other games several other states offer. “It’s really helpful to look to other states because if they succeeded in other states, they’ll probably do well in North Carolina,” said Garland. “We think there are some opportunities for us in some of the things presented today.”|
11 provincial-level regions saw their lottery sales rise,with Hubei, Henan, Fujian, Yunnan, and Jiangsu climbing the most
LONDON, U.K. – March 11, 2016 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Marco Sala, Chief Executive Officer, and Alberto Fornaro, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Macquarie Consumer Focus Forum on Monday, March 21, 2016.
|“We are grateful to be aligned with the NCEL in innovating its business and achieving consecutive years of record success, and we welcome the opportunity to support the NCEL in ushering in its next exciting chapter,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. “We look forward to furthering our partnership, helping to increase contributions to education, and bringing the greatest value to North Carolinians as we help the NCEL reach and exceed its next set of strategic goals.” The Education Lottery’s partnership with IGT during its first 10 years of operations is one of the major reasons it has succeeded in increasing both sales and earnings every year,” said Alice Garland, Executive Director of the NCEL. “With our new partnership, the lottery will get the systems and equipment it needs to work more effectively and efficiently for its players, its retail partners and the good cause it serves. By working together, the next 10 years can be as successful as the first.”|
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said that the Lottery took note of the ease with which it could interface with Szrek2Solutions’ equipment as well as the reporting features that the equipment provided. “Szrek2Solutions’ proposal aligned well with the details in the Lottery’s request for proposals for drawing equipment,” Rich said.
"It absolutely was a great decision for us and has had a positive effect on not just consumer sentiment but sales as well," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko told a Senate panel this week.
|“The Kentucky Lottery was an early adopter of sales force automation and our team is very excited to begin using the OnePlace system, which takes advantage of the latest technology,” said Arch Gleason, President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery. “We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Hudson Alley and to work with their team to help improve our service to retailers and to grow sales in order to provide educational grants and scholarships to Kentucky’s post-secondary students.” According to Pete Ramsey, Lottery VP of Sales, “Since FY 2005, we have experienced aggregate growth of 37% in instant/scratch-off tickets and 41% in total sales. Hudson Alley’s OrderPad solution contributed significantly to our sales force’s improved service to retailers and the related sales increases over the last decade.” “We are excited to continue our long relationship with the Kentucky Lottery,” said Adam Perlow, Hudson Alley’s CEO. “We look forward to working with the Lottery for the next seven years and in helping the Lottery to achieve its goals.”|
|“IGT is committed to providing products and services for sustainable lottery growth,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. “To that end, we will continue to work closely with the Michigan Lottery to provide added convenience to its players and retailers through additional self-service lottery vending products and the use of evolving technology.”|
|“We have always been proud of our work,” said DC Lottery Interim Executive Director Tracey Cohen. “With the conclusion of the Best Practices study--the planning, the research, the implementation—all the hard work of the employees and retailers is confirmed. We appreciate the confirmation of the best practice study, but we can also use it as a tool to help us achieve even greater success,” said Cohen. “We certainly could not have ranked among the top 10 lotteries without the unwavering support of Chief Financial Officer DeWitt and the OCFO team,” said Cohen.|
|“With the tremendous success of Super Ticket 7’s we knew we wanted to give players another super-sized scratch ticket,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “It is our continued mission to identify new and innovative games to generate revenue for public education, and we anticipate The Big Money Super Ticket™ will do just that.”|
|Data from PokerStars, the world's biggest online poker website, indicate that 8.4% of its players are from Russia. (PGRI Note: That is an amazing percentage. If it is true, and if it is illegal in Russia, does that mean that PokerStars continues to ignore the laws and operate illegally??) Igor Shuvalov, the nation's First Deputy Prime Minister has ordered the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Justice to collaborate on a report on the legalisation, regulation and taxation of online poker.|
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