“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.”

"I am so pleased to welcome Kevin to Scientific Games and that Gavin will continue with the company in his new role. With the company fully integrated, it is the right time to expand our leadership team so we can take full advantage of the new and growing opportunities open to a company with our global scale and broad expertise. Kevin's intellect and experience will be an invaluable asset as we move forward as one company," said Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games.
"Today we are one company with three strong businesses – gaming, lottery and interactive. Our integration is behind us and our business strategies are delivering solid results. With our momentum building, I'm moving from an operational leadership position to a more strategic role, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. On behalf of my colleagues and the Board, we welcome our new CEO and President, Kevin Sheehan. This is the right time to grow our leadership team and have someone of Kevin's talent, experience, and financial acumen take us to the next phase of growth and innovation," said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games Board Vice Chairman.

Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney had been pushing this session for an OK from the Legislature necessary to move forward with an exploration of online opportunities for the Lottery.   Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has touted the idea of a Lottery-run fantasy sports game, which she said would attract a younger audience that favors playing on mobile devices, particularly 25-to-45-year-old males "who are not Lottery players (and) who are extremely excited by sports-related fantasies."   Goldberg, whose office oversees the Massachusetts Lottery, expressed disappointment Tuesday that the online language failed to prevail before a six-member House-Senate conference committee that conducted its deliberations privately

“Really I see this as a necessary next step for the South Dakota Lottery,” executive director, Norm Lingle told the state Lottery Commission. Lingle said two mobile applications are in planning and additional features are in consideration “to make sure it remains relevant with our players.”

“One thing that a lottery does is create unique once-in-a-lifetime prizes,” said Terri Avery, deputy executive director of sales for the N.C. Education Lottery. “We can offer these great prize thanks to our new partnership with the Carolina Panthers. This will be a big win for some lucky Panthers fan and the money raised from this game will be a big win for education.”

GLI’s President and CEO James R. Maida said, “This was a great opportunity to provide world-class knowledge to our Midwest regulator clients whom we have had the honor of serving since the inception of gaming in their states. It also gave them the ability to share quality time with each other, exchange ideas about how to improve the regulation of the industry, and promote further cooperation among regulatory agencies.”

As the first lottery in the nation, the New Hampshire Lottery has a long tradition of creating winners," said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “We even like to say that New Hampshire invented lucky. That statement could not be more accurate as we are thrilled that the fifth largest Powerball jackpot was sold right here in New Hampshire. Some lucky New Hampshire Lottery player is waking up a winner this morning.”

The lottery system then sent a record $1.20 billion to the state for various programs. Net revenue from the PA Lottery goes to fund prescription drugs, property tax rebates, long-term living centers, and senior centers.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Friday that a special session of the Alabama legislature will begin Aug. 15, 2016. to propose a lottery, which he says would generate $225 million a year to help pay for state services. In order for the lottery proposal to be on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election, the Legislature would have to approve a proposed constitutional amendment no later than Aug. 24.

We are in the midst of a digital revolution. This revolution stretches beyond the boundaries of technology - your organisation, its culture, and processes are all impacted by it. For a heavily regulated industry which has barely needed to change its core product offering for decades, this change can be daunting. In the face of this challenge we must prepare ourselves for what lies ahead and accept the fact that: Shift Happens.

New York Lottery More than half of $7.7B revenue from scratch-off tickets

"it is the highest win ever in Germany," Said Bodo Kemper from Westdeutsche Lotterie. The lottery draw takes place every week on a Friday evening in Helsinki. The participating countries are Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

“Our record sales in FY16 also led to record prizes paid to players,” said Marty Gibbs, chief operating officer. “For 18 out of the past 23 years, we've broken records for sales and dividends. We’re proud to have reached this level once again.”

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Co-Hosted by PGRI and the Florida Lottery
September 12th - 14th, 2016

Vendors Register here

Lotteries Register here Complimentary/No charge

Eden Roc Hotel   4525 Collins Ave, Miami FL 33140

PGRI (Public Gaming Research Institute)

Updated Lottery Expo 2016 Preliminary Program

Conference Sessions September 13 & 14 Eden Roc Hotel Miami, Florida

Visit www.PublicGaming.orgfor 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

Presenters, Times TBA:
Bill Breslo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Diamond Game
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

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.

Austin Huggins, Publix SuperMarkets

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

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

John Spicknall, Director of Package Goods and Services, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Sue Strouse, VP Retail Strategy and Business Development, IGT

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)

Global Gaming Update

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

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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