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New Mexico Lottery suddenly terminates CEO
Board provides no explanation for action The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors has voted to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Tom Romero, effective immediately. Romero had been the lottery's executive vice president of security since its inception in 1996 and CEO since November 2006. The seven-member, governor-appointed Lottery Authority Board voted unanimously to terminate Romero's contract Wednesday. No reason was immediately given for the move and board membe ...
Nov 13, 2013, 11:23 pm - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery fires second VP
The Arkansas Lottery has fired the last of three top officials brought in to launch the games two years ago, and the lottery commission's chairwoman called the move an opportunity for change. Ernestine Middleton, the lottery vice president for administration, was fired Wednesday two days after the resignations of embattled director Ernie Passailaigue and another vice president, David Barden. Passailaigue announced last month he would be leaving, but Barden and Middleton had said they wanted t ...
Oct 7, 2011, 6:56 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery giant GTECH lays off 31 R.I. employees
Lottery giant GTECH Corp. laid off 31 employees in Rhode Island two weeks ago as part of a larger round of worldwide cuts by its parent company, a spokesman said Tuesday. The job cuts took place on Nov. 17 at a number of the company's facilities in the state, said Robert Vincent, senior vice president for corporate affairs at GTECH, a subsidiary of the Italian company Lottomatica SpA. The parent company eliminated about 80 positions across its divisions, he said. Like most good companies, ...
Dec 1, 2009, 8:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Fired lottery chief files $9M lawsuit
Wrongful dismissal suit calls the decision to fire former CEO McDougald 'severe and unjustified' The fired chief executive of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is seeking $9 million from taxpayers in a wrongful dismissal suit for her lost $400,000-a-year job, sources say. Kelly McDougald, dumped last week over widespread expense account irregularities by staff at the Crown agency including one employee's $30 car wash without an official receipt has filed a notice in a case that, c ...
Sep 12, 2009, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery win bad news for gas station employees
Store owner allegedly sold winning lottery ticket, fired staff to avoid sharing commission Selling the winning lottery ticket turned out to be unlucky for four employees at the gas station that sold the $25.5 million ticket Jan. 3. The employees, a former manager and three cashiers, allege that they were fired because the Wadsworth Mobil owner did not want to share the one percent commission he received for the winning ticket. I'm kind of sorry we sold the winning ticket only because i ...
Jan 29, 2009, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery CEO fired one day after poll
fThe president of the B.C. Lottery Corporation was fired one day after an internal poll last May showed public trust in the corporation had plummeted in the wake of a warning by the province's Ombudsman of possible fraud by some retailers. However, another poll taken a month later showed tfhe removal of BCLC president and CEO Vic Poleschuk had done little to restore public confidence, and public estimates of ongoing retailer theft had barely changed. The first internal poll, dated May 31, ...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum

California Lottery official fired for taking 'bonus' from hotel
A California Lottery official has been fired for allegedly pocketing gratuities tied to the weekly Big Spin TV show, where scratch-off ticket winners vie for a chance to win millions. Richard Leeson was dismissed after an internal investigation found that he received redeemable honors points from a contract to house Big Spin contestants at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, officials said. This is not the kind of thing you can make excuses for, Lottery Director Joan Borucki said Tuesday at a ...
Jun 13, 2007, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

2 more execs fall victim to Ontario Lottery scandal
VP fired, another shuffled out of job One senior executive was fired and another reassigned yesterday as the fallout from a scandal involving allegations of fraud and suspicious insider wins at the provincial lottery corporation widened. Michelle DiEmanuele, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's interim chief executive, announced the changes yesterday afternoon in a memo to staff. Vice-president Ingrid Peters was fired after eight years with the company. She earned more than $267,000 ...
Jun 13, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum

Men threaten discrimination suit against N.M. Lottery
Sales representatives say they were forced out because of age Two sales representatives who resigned Friday from the New Mexico Lottery said they were forced out by being given more work so they could be replaced by younger employees with lower pay. The two men, Ken Dahlstrom, 61, and Jack Minter, 67, said they are considering an age-discrimination lawsuit against the lottery. Both men have worked at the lottery since its inception in 1996. Dahlstrom and Minter said they were not fired or ...
Apr 14, 2007, 5:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Ontario Lottery chief fired
The head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was dismissed from the scandal-plagued organization on Friday, according to CBC News. CEO Duncan Brown was escorted out of the lottery corporation's offices in Toronto, two sources told the CBC, speaking on condition of anonymity. Repeated calls to officials at the lottery corporation went unanswered Friday. The dismissal follows allegations that several lottery clerks stole winning tickets from unsuspecting customers and cashed in ...
Mar 24, 2007, 6:12 am - Lottery News forum

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