"We're incredibly proud of the success we've achieved and what the lottery has been able to provide to Iowans," Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. "This was a really rewarding year: We celebrated with our winners, awarding them with a bigger prize total than ever before, exceeded our proceeds goals for state causes and helped the bottom line of local businesses."

David Barden, NMLA CEO, said “The world is changing and lottery players have told us they want more convenient ways to buy our jackpot games. We want to see if there is a benefit to players through accessibility and how they will respond to this new opportunity.” Barden continued, “The bottom line is maximizing revenues for the lottery scholarship fund by increasing retailer sales so we can provide more dollars for scholarships.” In fact, in-store lottery sales have increased by over 4% in other states that have launched the program – in part due to jackpot advertising players see at the pump. Currently there are four other states selling lottery at the pump: California, North Carolina, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

“With the added excitement surrounding the Vikings season this year, we anticipate the Minnesota Vikings scratch game to be one of the most successful scratch games in lottery history,” Minnesota Lottery Marketing Director Jason LaFrenz said.

"Pennsylvania Lottery players, business partners and employees deserve credit for making these new records possible," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko in a news release issued on Tuesday after lottery employees were told. "On behalf of the older Pennsylvanians who benefit from each Lottery game sold, thank you."

“The Idaho Lottery had its most successful year of operations in history; selling more products, awarding more prizes, and today, returning more dividends to the citizens of Idaho than in any previous year,” announced Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “Our achievements today would not be possible without our statewide retailer network, our vendor partners, and everyone who plays the Lottery. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our good causes.”

We increased net gaming revenue overall for the first half compared with the previous year. However, we see a drop in growth, particularly during May which affected the second quarter negatively, from June we once again see growth, says Svenska Spel CEO Lennart Käll. - Channel Online, which accounts for most of our growth, increased 9 percent in the second quarter, including sales via mobile phones increased by 53 percent. In June, we launched a game app for the football championship and has already been downloaded by over 170,000 people. We will continue to strengthen customer relations further and increase the pace of innovation by delivering new experiences, new products and services where the games are to the delight of all, concludes Mr. Käll.

“Launching our annual Ravens ticket and second-chance contest is one of the highlights of the year for the Lottery,” said Gordon Medenica, Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. “We know it’s something our players eagerly anticipate, and this year we’re excited to give them even more chances to win by having two different Ravens tickets.”

GLI’s Director of Client Services Michael Capen said, “GLI is proud to continually assist tribes in and around Oklahoma in protecting their tribal assets while helping them grow. We have partnered with the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, as well as the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association, to ensure our tribal friends know they have a trusted partner in the gaming industry. GLI is looking forward to many more years of helping Oklahoma tribes continue to thrive.”

The launch will be synchronised through a public competition on Thunderclap, with athletes, sports governing bodies, UK Sport and the British Olympic Association launching the ad at exactly the same time through their social channels – all to celebrate the unique affinity between the National Lottery-playing public and the athletes they are supporting on the Road to Rio.   National Lottery players support 1,300 athletes meaning that they can train full time while benefiting from world class coaching, medical support, training facilities and pioneering sports science and technology programmes.

Marco Tasso, SVP of IGT Global Product Marketing, Lottery: “The addition of OnePlace gives our customers a holistic set of tools to drive retail performance. Sales force automation complements the numerous other solutions, tools, and services IGT provides to our customers to drive retail performance. Now we can provide a more comprehensive offering to lotteries and their retail partners.”    Adam Perlow, Vice President of IGT Sales Force Automation Solutions, said, “The transition for Hudson Alley’s current customers will be seamless, with no interruption to the service they’ve come to expect.

"The most pleasing though is that the influx of new customers is the highest in the segment younger adults, ie where the battle for customers is hardest. It is perhaps the most important idea that we are able to offer attractive products and services for new generations, says CEO. Dir. Torbjørn Almlid in Norsk Tipping". Norsk Tipping's  proceeds are donated to charitable purposes. Since 1948 Norwegian Tipping contributed over 120 billion (price adjusted) to charitable causes.

On Tuesday, the Polish Council of Ministers approved amendments to the Polish Gambling Act. While Poland previously permitted only online sports betting, it has now authorized casino and poker verticals, although online casino will be restricted to state-owned lottery operator Totalizator Sportow

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