The Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group achieved extremely positive results in the first half of 2016, as Director General Karl Stoss confirmed in a press statement on 15 July: “Clear growth in sales was achieved in many areas, and with excellent results for all group companies and segments, we are confident that we will close the 2016 business year with record sales and profits.”

Michelle Carinci, Lottotech’s CEO, says: “Our players are at the core of everything we do at Lottotech. The Lottotech team is always looking for effective ways to improve our product and services to our players. Over 77% of adults play Loto regularly and nearly 100% use a mobile device so it was logical to develop an app that would make the entire Loto experience more convenient and fun.”

Conference call: Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:00 a.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. BST / 2:00 p.m. CEST

Legislation, which would make Pennsylvania the fourth state to legalize internet gambling, would allow state casinos to operate satellite locations with up to 250 slot machines each and would allow slot machines in airport terminals. The bill passed the House of Representatives on June 28, on a 114-85 vote, and is pending in the Senate. “Since that’s happened, I haven’t had a meeting with any of the commissioners to talk about our options,” acting lottery director John Myers Myers said. “There are certainly things we need to consider going forward. To stay competitive, we’ll have to consider these, as well.”

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“Although adverts placed on such websites are not criminal in themselves, they contribute to funding the websites, and are therefore associating gambling with crime. They also frequently appear next to other adverts and links containing malware or viruses,” the Commission say

Current Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica, who led the ceremony, expressed his heartfelt appreciation for Buddy.  “We all loved Buddy - he was just such a fun guy to be around,” said Medenica. “I had the good fortune of working with him in the industry over the years,” Medenica continued, “and underneath that wonderful showman's character was a very savvy guy who understood the lottery business better than most. It was a huge loss to the lottery community. And although we're celebrating Buddy's life today, we also extend our deepest sympathies to our good friends and colleagues in Kentucky with the recent passing of Arch Gleason. I just know that Buddy and Arch are in a good place right now, swapping stories and having a good laugh."

“Record sales of Powerball due to the $1.59 billion jackpot contributed to the growth, but we wouldn’t have hit $3 billion in sales without record performances from our KENO and EZPLAY® games and increases in our daily draw games,” said Ohio Lottery Director Dennis Berg.

“The only way to reach the younger market is via online lottery games,” said state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who oversees the Lottery Commission. “It’s the future and we need to face it. ”Goldberg said the state lottery has studied online games and is now seeking legislative approval of a pilot program that would require players to register online and use a credit card. If online games are approved, the state lottery plans to launch a marketing plan to help (retail)  stores maintain sales, Goldberg said. One idea is to link the sale of gift cards at brick-and-mortar outlets to online lottery games, with the possible inclusion of free play. Another is to require anyone who wins a certain amount to claim it in person at a lottery retailer. “It used to be lottery tickets sold themselves,” Goldberg said. “Now we will go out and market them.”   Massachusetts’ lottery has been considered the country’s most successful, raising about $1 billion a year for local services such as public safety and education. But marketing studies show a clear preference for online tickets among people younger than 40, and Goldberg said the state can expect a sharp decline in revenue in the years to come if the lottery fails to adapt to the new digital reality.

Sally Cowdry, Consumer & Retail Director at Camelot, said: “EuroMillions has always captured the UK public’s imagination with its exhilarating jackpots and numerous multi-million pound winners – boosting returns to Good Causes in the process. It’s now time to re-energise the game and take it to the next level – and these fantastic enhancements will do just that, helping us to deliver even more for our players and UK Good Causes in the years to come.”

Developed with agency David&Goliath, the "Audience"30-second spot features a customer faced with the task of choosing whether to purchase a $2, $5, or $10 game. He turns to a live studio audience similar to what people do during the real Price Is Right for help. In turn, the audience, dressed in their game show gear, all scream different suggestions in an attempt to influence his decision

“This is a great achievement for the California Lottery and great news for our state’s public schools,” Lottery Director Hugo López said. “We know the money to schools is modest, but it helps in real ways. And our team is firmly committed to doing everything possible to make Fiscal Year 2016-17 another record year in prizes paid to winners and contributions to education.”

“The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery provides great benefit to students and parents across Arkansas,” said Lottery Director Bishop Woosley. “The Lottery is also fun for our players, and it provides an economic engine for retailers.”

Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO said, “We continue to see success because of our players, retailers and other supporters, allowing us to give back revenue to support our communities.”

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos

Responsible Gaming and Community Support are the Foundation of Company’s Sustainability Strategy.   “As a global leader in the gaming industry, we must continuously monitor the potential social risks associated with our business,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “We understand that our long term success is reliant on socially responsible and sustainable business practices.”

“The New York Lottery is proud to offer the first-ever scratch-off that brings AR to life in game play,” said Gardner Gurney, Director of the Division of Lottery for the New York State Gaming Commission. “Gold Castle changes the narrative in how instant games are played, bringing players into a new world with an exciting way to win up to $250,000.”

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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

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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 for their loss.

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