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RAWA represents a massive expansion of federal power over the states and establishes a one-size-fits-all policy for 50 diverse states, each possessing a citizenry with its own wants and needs.
J. Gary Pretlow who chairs the Racing and Wagering Committee of the New York State Assembly wrote, “RAWA’s attempt at a federal prohibition of online gambling could directly and negatively impact New York by foreclosing the future potential of the New York lottery to use the Internet for sales. It will also preclude the legislature from new tax revenue and to create economic and employment opportunities. “It would also prevent New York from pursuing the regulatory approach to Internet poker which has been under review by the legislature and which several states have already successfully implemented...
“We’re very excited to work with GTECH Indiana to provide the sales team with the latest technology to help them achieve great results”, said Adam Perlow, Hudson Alley’s Chief Executive Officer.
In the midst of a historic slump in Macau’s gaming industry, the first of the Cotai Strip’s new megaresorts opened last month. A collective $20 billion in new development is slated for the Cotai region.  Since mid-2014, Macau’s gaming industry has declined by 39 percent due to a crackdown on corruption by the mainland China government; in February, the most recent month on record, year-on-year revenue fell a record 49 percent. Even so, Macau still generates three to four times more gaming revenue than Las Vegas, and continues to rank as the world’s No. 1 gaming jurisdiction.
“We are delighted to be working with Grupo Televisa on this project and look forward to delivering an exceptional user experience through our retail offering to PlayCity Casino customers. We look at Grupo Televisa as a future market leader in Mexico and could not be more pleased that Kambi’s first customer in the region aligns very well with our strategy of focusing on licensed Tier 1 operators around the world.  We hope that this will be the first step toward a long and successful partnership.” said Kristian Nylen, CEO of Kambi Group plc.
The Iowa Lottery is seeing big benefits from a special scratch ticket it launched to commemorate the organization’s 30th anniversary. The ticket called “30 Somethings” hit $3.1 million in sales its first 5 months. Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich, says that’s the hottest start ever for a new scratch ticket. “It’s been a great year, this 30 Somethings ticket has really gone over big time. Part that is the design — its on an eco scratch ticket — and part of that I think is because gas prices are low and people have more discretionary dollars,” Rich says.
“It’s very exciting to celebrate the opening of the first casino in Massachusetts by offering the games that drive player engagement the most, including IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® and The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Video Slots said  Nick Khin, IGT SVP North America Sales and Strategic Accounts, Corporate Strategy."    “The winning combination of IGT’s best-in-class slot and video poker content and compelling selection of our newest and most popular cabinets sets the stage for great excitement and entertainment at Plainridge Park Casino.”
Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Group Chief Executive, Gaming, said, "We are honored to continue our solid relationship with the Oregon Lottery in this well-established and successful market. Players in Oregon will now have an opportunity to experience a new robust suite of games and products, including player favorites on the eye-catching Bally  Pro  V32 cabinet.  We continue to leverage our multi-channel content for the benefit of lottery markets in the U.S. and Canada."
NEW YORK, NY –  Lottery officials in New York and New Jersey – the founding members of the groundbreaking CASH4LIFE game– today held tandem cyber celebrations to commemorate the first anniversary of their joint Lottery offering giving players a chance to win not one but two prizes of a lifetime.

Susan Campagnone (in hat) of Rhode Island celebrates her $1 million win on the “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” game show.
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Concluding its First Season with Record-Setting Winnings and an Order for More Episodes, “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” awards more than $5 million in cash and prizes to contestants and audience members, including two $1 million grand prizes.  See full story and amazing photos of winners.

The NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe took place last week in Berlin and London, bringing together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from around the world to discuss new ideas and gain new commercial connections through general sessions and hands-on Retail Study Tours.
How will sports-betting merge with Fantasy Sports (FS)?  Big data allows bookmakers to predict the outcomes of sport events with shocking accuracy, leaving the recreational gambler at a distinct disadvantage.  Look at the statistics' competition that took place during the last football (soccer) World Cup in June 2014, between  Baidu, Google, and Microsoft. The results were astonishing: Google lost the contest by correctly predicting the outcomes of the last 14 matches out of...15. Meanwhile, both Baidu and Microsoft had a perfect 100% accuracy score. For these big data giants, there is no doubt that the future will be read through statistics.  One can therefore predict that, in the long run, sports betting clients will massively become FS players. Big data is revolutionizing the industry and this is just the beginning.
States that draw revenue from casinos should regulate online gambling, as online has a complementary, not cannibalistic, effect on land-based gambling.
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Hansjorg Holtkemeier has been a member of the managing board of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin since 2005, and a member of the EL Executive Committee since 2009.  The General Assembly also appointed Fernando Paes Afonso of Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa as First Vice President and Robert Chvatal of Sazka (Czech Respublic) as Second Vice President.
The voices advocating for proper regulation of sports-betting in the U.S. are getting louder and louder

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SMART-TECH 2015 Kevin Gass Vice President, Lottery Gaming BCLC, British Columbia

SMART-TECH 2015- Gardner Gurney, Acting Director, Division of the Lottery at New York State Gaming Commission - Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Terry Rich CEO Iowa Lottery -Keynote

SMART-TECH 2015 - Michael Chambrello Chief Executive Officer of North America IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Scientific Games

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Consideration, Chance, Prize: Is this foundational definition of gambling being circumvented by game developers and online operators? Moderator: James Maida, Co-Founder & President, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Nationalizing Brand Messaging and Public Relations; Terry Rich Moderator CEO Iowa Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015- Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating the Draw-Games Category -Moderator: Rebecca Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association (WLA)

SMART-TECH 2015 - Panel Discussion: Retail Modernization Drives Lottery Modernization -Moderator: May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Phil Holmes, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Atlantic Lottery Corporation

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: The New Science of Customer-Centric R & D What are the most forward-looking trends in the science of understanding -Moderator: Paula Otto, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 - Interactive Goes Mainstream Panel Discussion - Moderator: Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Panel Discussion: Managing Uncertainty as the Key to Successful Innovation - Moderator: Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Richard Bateson, Commercial Director/Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Camelot Global

SMART-TECH 2015 Max Goldstein Director Sales Marketing CARMANAH Signs

SMART-TECH 2015 Leigh-Ann Goad Research & Consumer Strategist Virginia Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Matteo Monteverdi Senior Vice President iGaming and Senior Vice President Americas Interactive, IGT

SMART-TECH 2015 Adam Perlow, CEO, Hudson Alley Software

SMART-TECH 2015 Fivi Rondiri Corporate Marketing Coordinator Intralot

SMART-TECH 2015 Brian Roberts President North America and Levi Putna Project Development Coordinator Jumbo Interactive

SMART-TECH 2015 James Bader Partner The Parthenon Group (LINQ3 Presentation)

SMART-TECH 2015 Christine Thoma, Business Development Manager, Lottovate

SMART-TECH 2015 Julin Shaw Marketing Manager, POLLARD Bank Note

SMART-TECH 2015 Gordon Medenica Former Director of the New York Lottery & Former President of NASPL

SMART-TECH 2015 Sara Navidazar Director of Marketing Diamond Game

SMART-TECH 2015 Susan Golightly Founder CODEI

Beyond the Bricks - Scott Bowen Commissioner, Michigan Lottery Danny Bogus Deputy Commissioner of Gaming Operations at Michigan Lottery

SMART-TECH 2015 Brad Cummings President & CEO EquiLottery, LLC

SMART-TECH 2015 Rick Perrone Chief Executive Officer GAMEOLOGY

SMART-TECH 2015 - Tony Fontaine Vice President, Business Development, Interactive Gaming and Lottery Solutions InComm

SMART-TECH 2015 Brendan McCarthy Novomatic Lottery Solutions

SMART-TECH 2015 Matt Isaacs Director, Retail Development POLLARD BANK NOTE

SMART-TECH 2015 Frank Rash Chief Operating Officer SHOUTZ

SMART-TECH 2015 Paul Jason CEO PGRI Conference Introduction

SMART-TECH AWARD Presentations

Wanda Young Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Tennessee Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Peg Rose Deputy Director Rhode Island Lottery -Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Marty Gibbs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kentucky Lottery Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

Sharon Sharp Award for Good Causes Hoosier Lottery, Indiana - Sarah Taylor, Executive Director

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