The state Lottery is airing public-service announcements to discourage lottery purchases for kids, with the message: "Some gifts are better left to the grown-ups.”

Tom Delacenserie was appointed Secretary of the Florida Lottery in the November 2015. In the two years prior, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Sales and Marketing at the Florida Lottery. Mr. Delacenserie has been an integral part of the Florida Lottery’s success. His leadership of the Lottery’s sales team, management and expansion of the Lottery’s retailer network and distribution channels and overall involvement with every division of the agency has helped the Florida Lottery break numerous sales records and achieve unprecedented transfers of Lottery revenue to benefit education.

The lottery companies and national sports federations Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are continuing their successful cooperation. At the third annual meeting in Stuttgart in addition to the latest developments in the sports betting concession process was the fight against match-fixing in focus. For this purpose, a position paper was adopted. "We must be able to rely on that athletes and teams in a fair competition against each other.Manipulations take the joy of sport and threaten it in its social significance, "said Marion Caspers-Merk, managing director of the Staatliche Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg, at the meeting in Stuttgart Lotto headquarters.
Members of New York’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP), comprised of the New York State Gaming Commission, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substances Abuse Services (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling today announced the launch of the second in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at educating the public about problem gambling and increasing awareness of related prevention and treatment options available to New Yorkers in need.
The government is planning to impose a fee on offshore gaming companies which take in $1 billion a year in bets on New Zealand racing and sports, and may allow the TAB to widen its product range to stem the flow of Kiwis betting online with offshore operators.
Odysseas Christoforou, general manager of Corporate Communication in OPAP, said the move was discriminatory against OPAP and noted that such a move would have serious negative consequences. "We have timely and in detail informed the government that such a move would be counter-efficient, it would not lead to the expected fiscal revenue and would severely hit our agent network as it would lead to a reduction of gaming in the country. Such a decline in activity will negatively affect state revenues," Christoforou said, adding that "beyond the financial consequences of imposing such a measure, legal issues were also raised, among them a discriminatory treatment against our company and our network of agents".
Lottery President and CEO Rose Hudson, in a news release Tuesday, says scratch-off sales continue to be a player favorite with $3 million more in sales than last year. She says the in-state Lotto game also has experienced a 44 percent sales spike thanks to a recent $3.2 million jackpot run, the largest in 17 years.
Visa, MasterCard and American Express were among those listed as defendants in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a New York resident who claims the companies -- along with a handful of banks also named in the suit -- illegally issued loans and collected gambling debts for DraftKings and FanDuel. Credit card companies are “already wary of everything that’s going on” as investigations into daily fantasy sites expand and lawsuits mount. “If they lose the payment processing, they have no functional ability to offer these contests. This is the kind of risk that banks and payment processors want to avoid at all costs. They are on the line anyway because the legality of daily fantasy sports is unsettled, but now that they’re being directly targeted. The industry, DraftKings and FanDuel, need these credit card companies in order to stay open. You don’t make any money off of free contests.”
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a slate of new rules intended to keep minors from playing, restrict employees from taking part in daily fantasy contests, increasing transparency in advertising, and capping monthly spending. Under the new rules, Massachusetts residents must be at least 21 to enter a DFS contest. Daily fantasy sites would be blocked from advertising or holding promotional events at schools or on college campuses, and their ads wouldn’t be allowed to include minors. The AG proposes blocking any pro athlete (or any employee at a pro sports team) from entering a DFS contest in their particular sport, along with a ban on employees of DFS sites from entering these contests.

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