Businesses that understand and apply gamification techniques will out-flank their competitors in the race to capture the scarcest commodity of the 21th century – the attention and engagement of staff and customers.”
Illinois is now the first state ever to have a lottery gaming app that lets those who are geo-targeted as being within the state lines to actually purchase tickets.  Now that the Illinois App has been downloaded more than 128,000 times and has sold nearly $1 million in ticket sales, expect more states to follow suit, allowing players to purchase Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto tickets directly from their mobile devices.  Northstar is the operator of the Illinois Lottery, and GTECH is the creator of the Mobile App.
Analysts forecast the Social Gaming market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 24.06 percent over the period 2012-2016.
Lottery Director Gerald Aubin said a cold winter, combined with playoff appearances by the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, kept potential patrons and customers away. He predicted that the numbers will rebound during the spring.
The lottery is holding six shows around the state this year. People who have non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets can use them to register online to be on one of the shows.
The study may end up being a fair and unbiased take on the affect iGaming could have on Mississippi. However, it isn't being conducted in the usual manner — and that's concerning.  State Rep. Richard Bennett, the Republican chairman of the Mississippi House Gaming Committee who requested the study, has made it clear that he is against passing online gaming legislation. And, despite being the main legislator pushing for internet gaming in the state, Dem. Rep. Moak wasn't consulted before the study was ordered. Another member of the eight-person task force is Dorothy Loggins from the Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling.
The Lotteries Act prohibits gaming advertising other than by licensed operators, but its provisions only apply to state licensed media outlets. Media licensed by other EU countries are not bound by the act. The government has  pledged to resolve the problem but it has failed to do so in the courts—which cite EU treaties and constitutional rights to free speech when rejecting prosecutions.
At issue is whether operators who violated the U.S.prohibition against illegal online gambling (like Pokerstars) should be allowed to apply for license if or when a state choses to regulate and license the internet gambling industry.
The US Treasury Department is developing a requirements which would mean US casinos would have to vet where high rollers’ funds are coming from. The move is part of a push to address concerns that criminals are using casinos for  money laundering.  
PGRI Note: Those concerns appearing to be well-founded since the operation of the big kahuna himself, Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp., was just fined $47 million for failing to report deposits from an alleged drug trafficker.
The Danish Gambling Authority recently instructed Internet service provider Three to block five suspected sites, which have been named to include  7red.com, 7red.dk, quasargaming.com, wintrillions.com and trillonario.com.  Previously, the DGA imposed blocks on 12 gambling firms also lacking official Danish  online gambling licenses, most notably Betclic Everest subsidiary  Bet-At-Home and several Playtech-powered sites, including Titan Poker.






LOTTERY EXPO 2014

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Conference Themes:

-- The New World of Branding, Marketing, and Distributing Multi-Jurisdictional Games

-- Leveraging the power of scale to drive innovation in game development and promotional strategy

-- The triumph of the traditional “Lottery Game” over “i-gaming” newcomers

-- Retail Modernization drives Lottery Modernization

-- Standardizing reporting and business process across multiple jurisdictions

-- Connecting Lottery, Consumers, and Retail via Mobile

-- Building a Mobile-driven sales and promotion playbook

-- Reinventing Lottery’s website/internet strategies to transform its connection to Consumers and Retailers alike 

September 10: Latin American Track 

September 11 and 12:  Global Tracks

SMART-TECH 2014  was held in NYC on April 1 and 2. 

Thank you to our Speakers and Sponsors and Thank you all for attending!  The video recordings of the presentations will be posted on www.PGRItalks.com this week.  

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