Total Lottery and VLT revenue up 5.8 percent over 2014/15“On all metrics, the New York Lottery continues to be the most profitable lottery on the continent and underscores the success of New York’s smart gaming policies,” said Commission Executive Director Robert Williams. “This is great news for taxpayers and students across the state, as it provides New Yorkers a fun and exciting way to give back to their communities.”
Greg Smith, Executive Director, Vermont Lottery, said, "Through our partnership with Pollard Banknote, the Lottery has successfully introduced many new games at various price points, as well as the exciting new second chance website that launched in October 2015, and has already enhanced player engagement. We are pleased that the extension to our existing contract will allow us to continue leveraging Pollard Banknote's industry-leading product innovations and strategic recommendations." "Our newly established relationship with the Vermont Lottery has delivered immediate results due to a mutual focus on growing sales through innovation, research, analysis, and implementation of winning strategies," said Byron Peterson, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote.
GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development, Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes had the honor of speaking on one of the event’s discussion panels, “Taking the Legalized Debate to the Next Level: Addressing the Key Challenges in the Legalization of Games in Brazil and Highlighting the Solutions.”
Conference Call Details Date: Wednesday May 18, 2016 Time: 17:00 Greece - England 15:00 - CET 16:00 - 10:00 USA (East Coast)
“It’s still more than we’ve ever given to the state and we are coming in ahead of budget,” said Carrie Stroud, chief of staff for the Hoosier Lottery Commission. “We’re definitely pleased.”
The past few weeks have seen positive steps forward for poker. This week’s development, however, is perhaps a half-step back. The committee report for the Senate Appropriations Committee $56.3B bill for the 2017 budgets for the Department of Justice and other government agencies includes language hostile to online poker. The House Appropriations Committee will now consider their version of this funding bill. Even if the verbiage is included in the House committee report, it would not result in a ban or even in any detrimental action to poker. It could, however, help lay the groundwork for a future backdoor attempt at a federal ban via attachment to must-pass legislation at the end of this year. This backdoor attempt is not surprising, since every time Las Vegas Sands has tried to use the front door, it has been slammed in their face.
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