About Us and Privacy Policy

Paul Jason                                  Susan Jason

About Us

Mission of Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI, Inc.)
PGRI is dedicated to the support and growth of government-sponsored-gaming organizations all around the world, preservation of Responsible Regulatory Policies, and the forging of an informed and enlightened approach to Public Policy issues. We do this by providing information resources, daily news services, in-depth commentary by experts and leaders in the gaming industry, and keeping you abreast of the status of legal, political, and regulatory matters that so affect our industry.

PGRI means industry leadership

Public Gaming Research Institute has been the trusted partner of lottery industry executives on both the government and commercial side since the development of the industry itself in the United States. Established in 1971, when only three US lotteries were in existence, PGRI was the trusted consulting voice (and the first lobbyist hired by the National Association of State Lotteries, predecessor to NASPL) involved in the process of forming U.S. state lotteries, shaping government regulatory policy at a state and federal level, and the emergence of commerce to support the government-gaming industry. PGRI quickly became global, linking North American executives with their world-wide counterparts.

PGRI International Magazine and conferences continue as we began, at the forefront of the evolution of this remarkable industry.  The industry leadership reads Public Gaming International Magazine, subscribes to The Daily News Digest and The Morning Report e-newsletters, attends PGRI conferences, and counsels PGRI on how to frame the issues that affect the future of the industry. Today, PGRI continues its leadership role:

  • By helping to shape the conversation and the future of the lottery through the industry’s most comprehensive, premiere media coverage.
  • By bringing the thoughts, concerns, and vision of global lottery leadership to a wide audience and challenge us all to move from conversation to action.
  • By thoughtful coverage and analysis of issues impacting our industry worldwide, enabling colleagues from around the world to learn through other’s experiences.
  • By putting the spotlight on commercially-developed innovations and strategies that drive the success of the industry, generating revenue for good causes.

PGRI’s business model is all about reach and impact.  We do not charge to subscribe to our digital products.  Everyone has full access to all digital content, search functions, archives, etc.  We curate the industry news from around the world and deliver it to the inbox of government lottery leadership teams, free of charge.   PGRI’s combination of print magazine, digital media, live conference events, and our exclusive, rich video archive of interviews and industry presentations ensures that we are connecting with the right people, on everyone’s anytime/anywhere schedule. We are the only trade group with this level of comprehensive media coverage.

Digital Connection

Over 10 years of online news reporting has resulted in the widest and most engaged readership of industry professionals around the world.  Digital is where industry professionals connect with PGRI on a daily basis. That connection is constantly refreshed with breaking news, insights from visionaries both within and outside of the gaming industry, original content in the form of interviews and videos, as well as articles submitted by our commercial partners. With digital as the organizing principle, PGRI’s print magazine, online channels, and conferences are mutually reinforcing in a uniquely synergistic way.

The Daily News Digest and eMorning Report Mobile-enabled Lottery news is breaking every day – and we are e-mailing it to you as-it-happens, delivering a curated collection of the industry-shaping news to the widest readership of industry professionals around the world.

Over 15,000 industry leaders subscribe to PGRI daily e-newsletter.  PublicGaming.com; PGRItalks.com, PublicGaming.org websites are the most widely used digital resource in the industry with over 750,000 page views a month. PublicGaming.com is updated daily and an open resource to the industry. PGRITalks.com is the industry-leading archive of video interviews and presentations. Check out the menu tabs at top of PublicGaming.com for the wide variety of information tools and resources.  Intelligent search tools enable the quick and easy access to the specific information content desired. PGRI will continue to create new portals, incorporate other digital libraries, and constantly improve the accessibility of information by building new interactive learning environments for you and your customers.

Public Gaming International Magazine

PGRI’s print magazine is mailed bi-monthly.  The distribution includes: The leadership of lotteries and government-gaming operators globally, as well as control board members, analysts, legislators, regulators, and the leaders of their commercial suppliers/partners. Distribution at conferences includes the NASPL fall conference/trade show, NASPL Professional Development Seminar, the European and World Lottery Association conferences & trade shows (World Lottery Summit, El Congress, El Industry Days, EL/WLA Marketing seminar), ICE Totally Gaming Show London, and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Las Vegas. No other journal features more interviews with a global group of industry-leading C-Suite executives, sharing their vision for the future. They know that PGRI is read by the stakeholders of government gaming industry and use Public Gaming International as a platform to communicate their views, advocate for change, and shape the way the industry thinks about its challenges and opportunities. Issues-based coverage PGRI editorial and articles provide a roadmap of the hot-spots that affect the industry, and of the top-of-mind issues that the leadership of this industry is grappling with. We embrace the charge to address the real issues with a fierce determination to drill past the platitudes and into the controversial or problematic essence and implications that these issues represent.  Globally, PGRI is the brand trusted to bring honesty, integrity, & advocacy to the sensitive areas surrounding government-sponsored gaming.


SMART-TECH Annual Spring Conference located in Miami, Florida

LOTTERY EXPO Annual Fall Conference located in New York City

PGRI Conferences address the most problematic issues facing our industry. To signal the start of new initiatives and announce new product innovations in front of leaders of both the North American Lottery community and their European colleagues. Lottery Expo This year our Fall conference moves to New York City. Lottery Expo brings a deep dive into the critical issues facing our industry today. Top industry leaders, the decisionmakers for investing in technology solutions, work together in interactive panels and networking to identify solutions that will bring more dollars to our worldwide beneficiaries.

Keepers of Excellence

A special part of industry conferences is the awarding of the PGRI awards. The most prestigious and sought-after awards in our industry, recognizing the leaders of the lottery industry and today’s up and comers alike.

Women’s Initiative in Leadership (WILL) was launched by Rebecca Hargrove and PGRI for the purpose of smoothing a path for talented and ambitious women to achieve their full potential. 

Publisher & CEO :Paul Jason - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President: Susan Burke Jason - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PGRI, Inc.
218 Main Street, #203
Kirkland, WA 98033
Ph: U.S. + 425-449-3000

Privacy Policy   Posted July 5, 2018

 PGRI, Inc., Public Gaming International Magazine, and the principals Susan and Paul Jason, care deeply about your privacy and endeavor to be fully transparent about the way in which your personal data are collected and used. PGRI, Inc. is committed to the spirit as well as the letter of the laws (GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation in the EU and others that apply in other regions of the world) and ensuring compliance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations at all times.  When PGRI, Inc. collects and uses your personal data, it acts as a data controller.  The data collected is primarily limited to names, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses.  PGRI’s postal mail lists and e-mail lists are never sold, given, or otherwise conveyed for purposes other than to send Public Gaming International Magazine, PGRI’s  e-newsletter, or personal communiques from PGRI.  

Payments are sometimes made to PGRI, Inc, with credit card for conference registrations and sponsorships, advertising, and other products and services.  Credit card information is obtained for the sole purpose of processing the order.  To ensure confidentiality, that information is deleted/destroyed after the transaction has been processed.  

 PGRI further commits to protection of all personal data, complete transparency as regards to how personal data is used, and respect for and immediate response to requests to be removed from postal mail and e-mail lists or any other matter that involves the use of personal information. 

PGRI, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Washington, United States.

 Paul Jason, Chief Executive Officer, PGRI, Inc.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susan Jason, President, PGRI, Inc. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Phone U.S. + 425-449-3000

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