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N.H. Lottery cancels proposed online game
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission announced Tuesday it is abandoning a proposed new online, interactive game and shifting its focus to the state's current games, especially instant scratch tickets. Charles McIntyre, the lottery's executive director, said the commission will cancel efforts to launch PlayNowNH because the game would not be a strong revenue producer. It was my belief that the game would have produced modest revenue, McIntyre said in a statement. In light of our other chal ...
Aug 17, 2010, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery to look at online options
The 25-year-old Iowa Lottery is an offline business in an online world, but Director Terry Rich is out to change that. Later this month, the Lottery will take bids on a new computer system that will allow players to check their tickets at automated kiosks in retail stores as July 1, 2011, Rich said Tuesday (Aug. 3). He also expects the Lottery to attract younger, tech-savvy players by delivering games electronically, including games played on smart phones. There are security issues prev ...
Aug 4, 2010, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery to tackle budget constraints with social media
The Maryland Lottery will rely more on social media and less on D.C.'s massive media market to tout its games as the state slashes its advertising budget. The state agency said it will look at Twitter, Facebook and other online networking sites to save money after statewide budget cuts slashed its ad spending by $5.5 million. And instead of buying pricey ads on local television stations that reach the entire D.C. market, it may buy Comcast cable ads that target certain neighborhoods, lottery ...
Jul 31, 2009, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

UK online lottery company fizzles
Editor: Lottery Post previously reported that the creators of this 'alternative' UK lottery had allegedly enriched themselves more than the charities the lottery is supposed to support. Are the owners squeezing out the profits and then leaving the company and its stockholders in the lurch? It started out as a small but brazen challenger to the national lottery, hoping to capitalize on a stream of damaging stories that have caricatured many of the good causes benefiting from lottery cash a ...
Jun 6, 2006, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

UK Internet lottery making owners wealthy
New Internet-based lottery, which is supposed to donate its proceeds to charity, is instead enriching its owners A charity lottery promoted as the fairer alternative to the National Lottery has awarded its directors shares and bonuses worth almost 10 million (US$18.7 million). The lottery, called Monday, held its first draw this week and is being heavily advertised as a more altruistic way for people dissatisfied with the national lottery operator, Camelot, to have a weekly flutter. B ...
May 11, 2006, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery hunts for online identity
Internet-savvy speculators have bought all the logical Web addresses for North Carolina's lottery, leaving the state in a bind as it looks for a smooth, easy way to get out information on the games.Dan Gerlach, an adviser to Gov. Mike Easley, said state officials have looked for an easy-to-remember name for the lottery's online home, but they're all gone. All the permutations we could think of, he told the lottery commissioners at their inaugural meeting this month.Charles Hayworth of Winston- ...
Oct 18, 2005, 8:37 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery now has official Internet site
The North Carolina lottery is now officially online, even though the first games aren't.Late Thursday, the state started the Web site http://lottery.nc.gov/ with information about the lottery that was signed into law Aug. 31.At its first meeting last week, the nine-member lottery commission agreed that an Internet presence was needed as soon as possible.The Web site also sets out the job description for the lottery executive director's position. The position also is expected to be posted in news ...
Oct 14, 2005, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

Internet lottery game not popular with Kansas players
Despite a redesign and humorous new commercials, the Kansas eScratch lottery game is still underwhelming players.The lack of success by the Kansas eScratch lottery game illustrates that lottery players do not want a game to be played on the Internet just for the sake of being an online game.Since May, when the game was relaunched and promoted heavily, sales have been 89 percent higher than last year. But the games have still generated only $260,000 in the last month and a half, a mere drop compa ...
Jul 8, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

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