Background Image
Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  71 / 76 Next Page
Show Menu
Previous Page 71 / 76 Next Page
Page Background



The Massachusetts Lottery would

be Authorized to Offer Its Products

Online and On Mobile Applications

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg late last

year cautioned lawmakers that the recent

string of record-level Lottery sales will

not continue unless the Lottery adapts to

changes in the market-place to compete

with the state’s growing casino gaming

industry and daily fantasy sports con-

tests. Ms. Goldberg has touted the idea

of a Lottery-run fantasy sports game,

which she said would attract a younger

audience that favors playing on mobile

devices, particularly 25-to-45-year-old

males “who are not Lottery players (and)

who are extremely excited by sports-

related fantasies.

“Since millennials and

other younger players have grown up with

access to technology at their fingertips, they

are less likely to purchase lottery tickets in

the traditional marketplace and we need to

find an alternative way to engage them,”

committee co-chair Sen. Barbara L’Italien

said in a statement. The Lottery has been

looking for a “broad mandate” from the

Legislature to move online, saying that an

internet presence will be essential if it is

to continue to thrive and return hundreds

of millions of dollars to cities and towns

as online games attract young players and

their money.

The Multi-State



(MUSL) Elects Gary Grief

as President of the Organization

Mr. Grief is the immediate past chair of

the Powerball game, past Lead Director

for the Mega Millions multi-state game

consortium and past president of the

North American Association of State and

Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). In 2012, he

was honored with the PGRI Major Peter

J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime

Achievement Award and in 2014 he was

inducted to Public Gaming Research Insti-

tute’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.

Iowa Lottery Introduces

New Look, New Logo,

New Tagline

Camelot Global Opens Office

in Chicago

Camelot Global, a sister company to

Camelot UK which has operated the

United Kingdom’s National Lottery for 22

years and is a stakeholder in the enterprise

that manages the Irish National Lottery, has

opened an office for North American op-

erations in Chicago. Camelot recently won

a five-year contract to develop a business

plan for the Arkansas lottery and also hopes

to be awarded a piece of a private manage-

ment contract to run the Illinois Lottery.

Scientific Games’ Successful

Partnership with Georgia Lottery

Corporation Extended for Seven Years

IGT PLC Creates Central

Administrative Organization;

Appoints Robert K. Vincent As Lead

Scientific Games Wins North

Carolina’s Instant Game Business

Missouri Governor Joins Colorado

and Mississippi in Signing Fantasy

Sports Bill

Brian Rockey is being appointed

Director of the Nebraska Lottery

Atul Bali Named Chairman of the

Board of Social-Lottery Company

GameRail™, a subsidiary of Shoutz, Inc.

Linq3 Partners with Verifone to

Bring Play at the Pump Lottery

to Gas Stations

California: Legislation Will Help

Clarify Complicated Relationship

Between Horse Racing and Gaming

Public-Private Board Considered for

New York Racing Association (NYRA)

IGT to Provide 1,500 New Video

Lottery Terminals to Oregon Lottery

Indiana: Hoosier Lottery

Implementing Cash4Life Draw Game

Connecticut Lottery: Keno Sales

Nearly $6M in First Month

Mississippi becomes Latest State

to Legalize and Regulate Fantasy

Sports Law

Florida: Seminoles End Legal Fight,

Avoid Financial Disclosure: Made

$2.4B Last Year

A UK Company wants Overseas

Players to Buy Millions of Oregon

Lottery Tickets

claims to provide what

is in essence a messenger service. Con-

sumers from all around the world select

the numbers they want to play through

For a handling fee, theLot-

ter then sends an agent to a lottery retailer

in the country or state where the customer

wants to play. Currently, the company uses

agents to buy tickets in New Jersey, New

York and Florida, as well as in Oregon. A

lawyer representing TheLotter says that the

company would like to consolidate its U.S.

operations in Oregon. To do that, the lot-

tery would need to change its rules. Until

last December, nobody in Oregon thought

much about foreign lottery players. State

and federal laws prohibit internet gambling,

and that prohibition has meant in practice

that lottery purchasers have to buy their

tickets in person.

Last December, an Iraqi national presented

a winning ticket at the Oregon Lottery’s

Salem headquarters. The lotto ticket was

purchased online from TheLotter. After

consulting state and federal law enforce-