|“The MONOPOLY brand is one of the most successful brands in gaming with players winning with MONOPOLY-branded lottery, slots and sweepstakes. With our MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game, the Top Prize will break the bank and make more millionaires than ever before,” said Steve Saferin, president of properties group and chief creative officer for Scientific Games. “Our player research consistently indicates that participants would prefer to see the millions of dollars in lottery prizing distributed to multiple winners, rather than one or two players winning hundreds of millions of dollars each.”|
|“Whether or not you are a gambler or a poker player, or have any interest in playing online, the notion that the federal government is going to step in and tell individuals and states that they can no longer offer these services in a safe environment is irrational and something that we 100 percent oppose,” Pappas said.|
Thank you all for participating in Lottery EXPO. It's been a fabulous three days. We hope you all enjoyed it and accomplished all of your objectives. We will be working on our Spring and Fall conference events and will keep you posted as we confirm dates, venues and programs. Hope to see you there. In the meantime, I'm sure we'll see you at NASPL Atlantic City in a couple weeks, and then at the World Lottery Summit in Rome in November. Be sure to come to the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies at both of those events. Gary Grief (Executive Director Texas Lottery and President of NASPL) and David Loeb (CEO Western Canada Lottery Corporation) will be inducted at NASPL event. Tan Soo Nan (CEO of Singapore Pools) and Jean Jorgensen (Executive Director World Lottery Association) will be inducted at the WLS event in Rome. Too, the winner of the Sharp Award for Good Causes will be recognized at NASPL. This award goes to the NASPL lottery with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in net funds generated for its beneficiary.
Video-recording website: www.PGRItalks.com
Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014