"As a Company, we are working toward meeting the strategic targets we outlined for shareholders at the beginning of 2016," said Richard Weil, Chairman and CEO of INNOVA. "We have built a strong base of recurring revenue and cash flow, LT-3 deployments are ongoing and ARPU for the year has been slightly ahead of our estimates as we have added exciting new features in a number of jurisdictions. We intend to begin to roll out our LT-3's in New Hampshire later this year and anticipate that we will successfully sign one further jurisdiction by the end of 2016. The addressable market for our LT-3 is large. We have only just begun to tap into this opportunity as we seek to grow INNOVA into a substantial player in the lottery and charitable gaming space."

"All Hoosiers will benefit from this very successful year for the Hoosier Lottery. We will provide $60 million to the pension funds for Indiana's teachers, and local police officers and firefighters, and our contribution to the Build Indiana Fund will continue to support reduced auto excise taxes," said Sarah Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery.

“We are excited to announce a return of $46.3 million — approximately $5.2 million more than last year’s return — to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund for Fiscal Year 2016,” announced David Barden, New Mexico Lottery CEO.

Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games Group Chief Executive of Gaming, said, "Scientific Games' industry-leading portfolio of systems solutions is transforming casino operations and the player experience the world over. We are thrilled to partner with Kansas Crossing and its management team to develop an engaged and loyal player base in this emerging market."

We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and esports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales

During a panel discussion at the Aug. 11 California Technology Forum, California Lottery CIO Chris Riesen explained that data was doing more than simply identifying when and where potential players might be, it is also helping to move the larger enterprise toward its strategic goal of becoming the largest lottery in the country. By mapping revenue growth over the course of the last several years, officials are confident they will be able to claim the top rank relatively soon. Riesen said revenues have increased from roughly $5 billion in 2014-15 to an unaudited $6.3 billion in 2015-16, and are expected to reach a projected $8 billion by 2018-19.

Louis Beaudet, Loto-Quebec’s director of sports and entertainment betting commented that the demand for eSports betting was expanding and Loto-Quebec was “filling the gap by offering a secure and honest environment for placing bets.”

The mobile game business — a $36 billion worldwide industry. “Complicated” is an understatement for the mobile game industry. It’s complicated. It’s dynamic. It’s fast-paced. It’s a lot of fun, said Kent Wakeford, the chief operating officer of Kabam.

GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We are thankful to COLJUEGOS, who had a very open consultation process prior the publication of the regulations that allow for transparency and labs to prepare properly for the submission process.

“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.”

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September 12th - 14th, 2016

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4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

PGRI (Public Gaming Research Institute)

Lottery Expo 2016 Preliminary Program

Conference Sessions September 13 & 14

Eden Roc Hotel Miami, Florida

Visit www.PublicGaming.org for conference updates

Receptions from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday Reception to follow lunch.

Panel Discussions to follow a new format. Half-hour of panel discussion followed by half-hour of interactive audience participation

Double Platinum Sponsor: IGT

Platinum Sponsors: Diamond Game,  INTRALOT,  Linq3

Silver Sponsors: Abacus Solutions International Group, Carmanah Signs, EquiLottery, Novomatic Lottery Solutions, Pollard Banknote

Monday, September 12

Conference Registration starting at 2pm  Pompeii Foyer

5:00 to 7:00 pm: Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, September 13

8:00 to 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Pompeii Ballroom

9:00 am. Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI  

Opens the Conference sessions in Pompeii Ballroom

Welcome to Miami and Lottery Expo: Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery Industry Collaboration as the key to unlocking the power of API/Cashless/In-Lane and other Retail Modernization initiatives

Special Session:  

The Promise of API (Application Programming Interface) Technology

Presentations on the urgency to implement / meaning and purpose of APIs will be followed by a special sessionthat includes audience Q & A.  APIs are the key component to building the IT platform that supports the rapid deployment of technological innovation across the board.How and why will APIs increase Lottery sales and net funds to beneficiaries - what are the costs and risks as well as the benefits to implementation of APIs? This topic was introduced at PGRI Smart-Tech in April, has gained momentum over the past few months, and is now at a point where concrete action-plans are being shaped. It’s time to take it “to the next level” - to connect the dots and relate objectives like in-lane sales, cashless transactions, standardized reports and audits for multi-state retailers, and more ... to the technologies that enable them. The key to unlocking the transformative power of APIs is multi-state collaboration and funding. How do we get there?

Moderator:

Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery, President of MUSL

Panelists:

Tom Delacenserie, Secretary, Florida Lottery

Andy Davis, Chief Financial IT Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

Paul Riley, Vice President Product Marketing and Interactive Wagering, IGT

TBA: Publix SuperMarkets Representative

11:00 am Coffee Break Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: Providing Consumer Options –

Making Lottery Available in a Cashless Economy

Moderator:

Terry Presta, Executive Director, Kansas Lottery;

Chair of the NASPL Retail Subcommittee

Panelists:  

Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery

Gardner Gurney, Director, Division of the Lottery, New York State Gaming Commission

Sue Strouse, VP Retail Strategy and Business Development, IGT

TBA: Circle K Representative

TBA: Georgia Lottery Corporation

12:30 pm: Luncheon Promenade B (South)

1:30 pm Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Lottery Corporation    Starting a New Lottery in the Modern Era    Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Relations: How might Lottery do a better job of engendering support from the national media and legislators at the federal as well as state levels? Who is advocating with a singular voice for those values and interests which are shared by all lotteries? Who is monitoring gaming legislation and court cases that impacts us all? How do we counter all the publicity of other gaming sectors with positive publicity for Lottery? Could our industry benefit if we had a national government affairs and PR effort? Is it time for a national branding campaign? How can we connect with and forge a more positive relationship with retailer stakeholders and associations; any Silver Bullet to defuse NACS opposition or otherwise overcome that obstacle?

Moderator:

May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery; President of the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries

Panelists:

Gerry Aubin, Executive Director, Rhode Island Lottery

Byron Boothe, Vice President Government Relations, INTRALOT

Jon Clontz, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Lottery Corporation

Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

Chip Polston, Kentucky Lottery Corporation

Terry Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery

Other Panelists TBA

Bret Toyne, Executive Director, Multi-state Lottery Association Update on MUSL Agenda and Initiatives

Rebecca Hargrove, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.; Senior Vice President, World Lottery Association (WLA)

On the Globalization of Gaming – How it Impacts State Lotteries in the U.S.

3:00 pm Coffee Break Pompeii Ballroom

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Daily Fantasy Sports, Pokémon GO, and other pop game phenoms on the broader games-of-chance industry and Lottery

How might popular new games impact Lottery? And even if the short-term impact on lottery spend is not significant, how might it reshape the play-styles of the twenty-somethings who we expect to become lottery players in their thirties and forties? How can we ensure that Lottery retains its appeal to consumers whose game-playing options have increased and changed so dramatically over the past few years? Too, as online gaming in other forms increases in popularity and acceptability, won’t that cause legislators to look more favorably on Lottery’s need to make its products available online? Are there game attributes (that comply with Lottery random logic)

of these new games that can be applied to Lottery? 

Moderator: TBA

Panelists:

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery

Shan Daniels, Chief Brand Manager, Florida Lottery

Rick Weil, Chief Executive Officer, Innova Gaming Group/Diamond Game

Other Panelists TBA

4:00pm Awards Ceremonies

Lottery Industry Statesman Award

In Memory of Arch Gleason, Formerly President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery; President of the World Lottery Association; President or Chairs of all the offices of NASPL and MUSL

Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Tracey Cohen, Interim Executive Director, D.C. Lottery

and Charitable Gaming Control Board

Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery

Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception

Other Presenters, Times TBA:
Simon Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Abacus Solutions
Brad Cummings, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EquiLottery

Max Goldstein, Vice President Sales, Carmanah Signs
Scott Hoss, Senior Marketing Manager, INTRALOT
Brendan McCarthy, North American Sales, Novomatic Lottery Solutions
Byron Peterson, Director U.S. Sales, Pollard Banknote
Tom Shaheen, Executive Vice President Business Development, Linq3
Rick Weil, Chief Executive Officer, Innova Gaming Group/Diamond Game

Wednesday, September 14

8:00 to 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Pompeii Ballroom

9:00 am. Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI Opens the Conference Sessions in Pompeii Ballroom

Special Session: Presentations on Retail Modernization to be followed by Interactive Discussion

Modernizing the lottery at Retail: Retail is reinventing itself for the modern consumer. CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) companies are helping them do it, and we can’t expect them to look out for our interests. Lottery needs to take the leadership role in this paradigm shift that will end upre-positioning the way products and services are sold at retail. Too, "convenience" has become the modern consumers' priority. That that will give rise to a new generation of 21st centuryconveniencestores which should represent an opportunity for Lottery. How can Lottery apply digital technology to enhance the player experience, how can Lottery create more co-promotions to help retailers achieve their own goals to sell more and drive store-traffic,and how can Lottery otherwise align with the modernization of the retail shopping experience?

Moderator:  Gary Gonder, Chief Branding Officer, Missouri Lottery

Panelists:   Michelle Carney, Vice President, Marketing, IGT

Tracey Cohen, Interim Executive Director, D.C. Lottery

and Charitable Gaming Control Board

Tom Dolan, District Sales Manager, Florida Lottery

Gregory Smith, Executive Director, Vermont Lottery

Other Panelists TBA

12:30 pm: Luncheon and Reception

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2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
Please join us at PGRI Lottery Expo Miami on September 13 to honor the 2016 recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award:
Tracey Cohen, Acting Director, DC Lottery
Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery
Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery


And also the PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award:

Arch Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Very sadly, this award ceremony will be in memoriam.  Arch Gleason passed away on the night of Friday July 1.   In addition to being an industry giant for more than 25 years, in addition to tirelessly serving the industry associations in almost all of the offices up to and including president, Arch Gleason was the most genuinely kind and thoughtful person you could know.  This spirit of generosity and compassionate wisdom engendered such strong feelings of affection among his countless friends.  Our prayers and condolences go out especially to Arch’s family

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