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Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues
Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on just one of the many multimillion dollar questions pertaining to the imminent arrival of slot machines.Will the new gaming harm the Pennsylvania Lottery, now flourishing due to the many small-time gamblers who focus their wagering dollars on the numbers and instant games?Fajt's answer on behalf of the pro-slots Rendell administration: We don't think so.But no one knows for certain. The question has not been studie ...
Feb 21, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Texas to use Lottery to institute video slot machines
Facing an uphill battle to amend the Texas Constitution to allow video slot machines, some Texas lawmakers are working on legislation to authorize the devices as an extension of the lottery.Such a bill would only require a majority vote in the House and Senate and then the governor's signature. A proposed constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers and then a vote by the public.Mike Sizemore, a spokesman for Sen. Ken Armbrister, said Armbrister is trying to determine whe ...
Feb 17, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Delaware legislation eliminates computerized lottery drawings
Bold action to restore credibility to Delaware lottery drawingsTwo key Delaware lawmakers have finished drafting a bill, which if enacted, will eliminate computerized lottery drawings in Delaware, and force the state lottery to conduct live drawings on TV and over the Internet.House Majority Leader Wayne A. Smith, R-Clair Manor, and Sen. Nancy W. Cook, D-Kenton, form the bipartisan sponsorship for this landmark piece of legislation.The bill directs the Delaware Lottery Office to hold live lotter ...
Feb 15, 2005, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Special lottery for Indiana National Guard troops won't advance
An Indiana lawmaker expressed disappointment Thursday that her proposal for a special lottery to support the Indiana National Guard will not get a chance to advance in the state Senate.Republican Sen. Thomas Wyss of Fort Wayne, chairman of the Homeland Security, Utilities and Public Policy Committee, said he had problems with the bill by Sen. Vi Simpson, D-Bloomington, and would not give it a hearing. Among other things, he said it could set a precedent of the Legislature dictating special lotte ...
Feb 11, 2005, 2:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill
A bill in the Georgia Legislature would start the nation's first online lottery.State Representative Terry Barnard -- a Glennville Republican -- introduced the bill Tuesday.It would allow people to set up online accounts to buy lottery tickets and remove the cash-only requirements for lottery sales.Barnard suggested the same bill last year, but it stalled amid legal concerns and opposition from convenience stores.The bill is opposed by Democrats, including Minority Leader DuBose Porter. ...
Feb 10, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery has a fighting chance this year
If a lottery is going to be approved in North Carolina, this just might be the year.At least the 2005 session of the General Assembly appears to offer the best chance ever, for it to happen, said state Rep. Billy Owens, D-Pasquotank, a perennial lottery supporter.But Owens also said the window for winning a lottery for North Carolina is starting to shut. He characterizes 2005-06 as the last chance, mainly because the political makeup of the General Assembly could shift, making it even more diffi ...
Feb 10, 2005, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming lottery bill barely nixed
On a split vote, the Wyoming House narrowly defeated legislation allowing residents to play the Powerball lottery.The vote was 29-29, two votes shy of passage, with two representatives excused. Nothing in this bill talks about the addiction, said Rep. Rodney Pete Anderson, R-Pine Bluffs, who led the opposition. It preys upon those who are on the fringe. ... Instead of buying things the family needs, they're buying lottery tickets. They're buying a lot of false hope. He also argued that state ...
Feb 9, 2005, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana legislator attacks computerized lottery drawings
In a move hailed by opponents of computerized lottery drawings, Indiana State Representative Robert Alderman (R) introduced a bill last month that would force the Hoosier Lottery to revert back to traditional lottery ball machines.The bill, which would take effect on July 1, 2005, requires the Indiana State Lottery Commission to use numbered balls and machines to conduct lottery drawings. If passed, the bill would also voids a conflicting administrative rule which allows the Hoosier Lottery to ...
Feb 4, 2005, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi Lottery Bill Killed
A proposed Mississippi state lottery is among dozens of bills that died under the first major deadline of the 2005 legislative session.House Gaming Chairman Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said he wants to give his committee time to study the pros and cons of a state-sponsored game of chance. I don't want to trot out a product that hasn't been thought through the whole way, Moak said.Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to either pass or kill general bills filed in their own cha ...
Feb 2, 2005, 2:30 pm - Lottery News forum

New bill attempts to create a lottery in N.C.
The legislative session is just two days old, but North Carolina lawmakers are already at odds over a state lottery.State Rep. Bill Owens, D-Pasquotank, proposed a bill Wednesday that would allow individual counties to decide whether they want to participate in one.If 25 counties would pass the issue, then a state lottery would be established with 25 percent of the money going back to the counties that are selling lottery tickets, Owens said.Owens said counties would use 25 percent of that money ...
Jan 28, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum