"Lotteries across the country came together and listened to what players wanted," said Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President of the Tennessee Lottery. "With three chances to win $1 million, a $5 popular price point, and the ability to unlock more and more millionaires, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB is expected to spread the wealth across the country like no other game in lottery history."
"The 2014 Annual NASPL Conference is the perfect venue for introducing our new Flip Scratch™ and Eco Scratch™ products to the lottery industry," said Nancy Bettcher, Vice President, Product Innovation & Development, Pollard Banknote. "While both provide a new look that will command attention at retail, each brings a unique characteristic that is new to the instant ticket world. Flip Scratch™ offers a fun new way to play that's simple to understand but different from any other products our players have seen before. Eco Scratch™ offers a whole new look for instant tickets to cut through the clutter at retail, and caters to environmentally conscious players. These products are among Pollard Banknote's range of innovative offerings that help lotteries raise revenues to support good causes."

Invitation to join us in honoring Gary Grief for his election into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at 4:00 pm, Room 312, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  This is just prior to the opening ceremonies for the NASPL Conference and Trade Show and so will be very convenient for all who are attending NASPL.  We hope to see you all there!

There will be a second induction ceremony to honor Jean M. Jørgensen, David Loeb, and Tan Soo Nan.  That will be at 5:00 pm on Tuesday Nov. 4 at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel & Convention Center.  All are invited to attend.

The four 2014 Hall of Fame inductees:


Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery Commission, USA

Jean M. Jørgensen, Executive Director of the World Lottery Association (WLA)

David Loeb, President of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)

Tan Soo Nan, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools Pty Ltd

CJEU confirms Danish differentiated tax regime for online gambling The highest European Court confirmed that a tax scheme that imposes a higher tax rate on land-based casinos than on internet-based online casinos is not in violation of EU laws.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to meet with lottery industry professionals and share some of the ground-breaking new products that we have developed over the last year,” said Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development, Pollard Banknote. “Visitors to our booth will not only get to see some of the most successful instant tickets in the industry, they will also have the chance to get an exclusive look at our latest ‘Space Between’ offerings, including the PlayOn™ Loyalty Platform, and our state-of-the-art iLottery solution.”
"Scientific Games has been a trusted supplier to the Delaware Lottery since our first instant game in 1976 and we are pleased to extend this successful relationship," said Vernon Kirk, Delaware Lottery Director.  "The extension enables us to continue delivering games that Delaware players find entertaining and that help our retailers grow sales as we fulfill our mission to return maximum contributions to the State of Delaware's General Fund."
“We are proud to continue our collaboration with the Maine State Lottery.  In the more than three decades that we have been their trusted partner, the Lottery’s revenue has experienced continued growth.” said Pat McHugh, President, North America Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.  “Our focus is aligned with the Lottery’s mission to responsibly maximize revenue growth to generate additional funds for the state and the local businesses that depend on lottery sales.”
The Implication´s of RAWA´s “Restoration of America´s Wire Act” Passage - The aim of the bill is to restore [the] long-standing United States policy that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of Internet gambling. If passed, the bill would apply to online casinos and online State lotteries as well as online poker, with the only exceptions being online pari-mutuel betting on horse racing (exempted by the Interstate Horseracing Act 1978) and fantasy sports betting (exempted by UIGEA).  Under the current wording of the proposed legislation, online poker in the three regulated markets of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware would have to cease, and all attempts to bring online poker to California, Pennsylvania and other states would be pointless. Effectively, if RAWA passes Congress during the forthcoming session, it would put an end to legalised online poker in the United States.
“The most common request we receive from our players is for a new game that offers an opportunity for more players to become millionaires,” said Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “Our players have always enjoyed Monopoly-themed Scratch-Off games, and the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Terminal game is sure to deliver even more fun and excitement, while also generating additional revenue for Florida’s students and schools.”





Thank you to all of the Speakers, Sponsors and attendees for attending Lottery Expo 2014 !!!
September 9 to 11 Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel    Hosted by Public Gaming Research Institute and the Florida Lottery

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Thank you all for participating in Lottery EXPO.  It's been a fabulous three days.  We hope you all enjoyed it and accomplished all of your objectives.  We will be working on our Spring and Fall conference events and will keep you posted as we confirm dates, venues and programs.  Hope to see you there.  In the meantime, I'm sure we'll see you at NASPL Atlantic City in a couple weeks, and then at the World Lottery Summit in Rome in November.  Be sure to come to the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies at both of those events.  Gary Grief (Executive Director Texas Lottery and President of NASPL) and David Loeb (CEO Western Canada Lottery Corporation) will be inducted at NASPL event.  Tan Soo Nan (CEO of Singapore Pools) and Jean Jorgensen (Executive Director World Lottery Association) will be inducted at the WLS event in Rome.   Too, the winner of the Sharp Award for Good Causes will be recognized at NASPL.  This award goes to the NASPL lottery with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in net funds generated for its beneficiary.

Congratulations again to the recipients of the Rebecca Hargrove Award for Mentorship (Connie Laverty O'Connor) and the Major Peter O'Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (Bret Toyne).  It was a lovely ceremony honoring two of this industry's most respected and well-liked leaders.  Their dedication is so appreciated and their contributions to the success of the industry, and to the success of so many of us on a personal level, have had momentous impact. Thank you Connie and Bret for all you do and for all you will be accomplishing in the years to come.  
 
And Thank you to our two keynote speakers, Cindy O'Connel and Gary Grief, for kicking Lottery Expo off in such great style and setting the stage for a series of thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations.  Thank you to all of the presenters, panelists and moderators as well.  And thank you especially to Cindy O'Connel and the incredible Florida Lottery team for being the most gracious and hard-working hosts anyone could hope for.  Everyone loves Florida and you just lock it in by making sure everyone is so pleased and impressed by the wonders of the Flamingo State.  We can't wait to be back next year! 

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Video-recording website: www.PGRItalks.com 

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