Wyoming Lottery commission selects vendor
In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor, pending negotiation of a contract with the company.
Intralot, based in Athens, Greece, would provide the machines from which Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would be purchased as well as other technical services.
Board chairman Brian Scott Gamroth said the step provides a light at the end of the tunnel, ...
Mar 22, 2014, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery unveils logo
Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo.
Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping over those four letters in the logo.
The lottery held an open house Thursday at its offices in Cheyenne to unveil the new insignia, inviting guests to familiarize themselv ...
Jan 31, 2014, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery targets June for first ticket sales
But could be as late as October
The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation says he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief executive officer of the lottery corporation, told members of the Cheyenne Greater Chamber of Commerce on Friday that the timeline for selling tickets starts as early as June, but could be as late as October.
While Clontz predicted a June launch, he said the timeline depends on how much time is spent on contract negoti ...
Jan 15, 2014, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery might launch ticket sales by April
More than 2 decades in the making
Risk-takers from Wyoming crossed the Colorado border with hopes of becoming rich in mid-December.
The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game was nearing $400 million.
Residents from Cheyenne, Casper, Rawlins and Rock Springs, among other cities and town, funneled into the Borderline Cantina to buy tickets.
We had a busy morning, store manager Karen Martin said recently.
The Borderline Cantina and one other convenience store sit a few miles so ...
Dec 24, 2013, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Alabama legislator lobbies for state lottery
Faces mountain of resistance
The Democrat leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.
Republican leaders say Rep. Craig Ford is carrying a losing ticket for 2014.
Ford, D-Gasden, said a state lottery could produce $250 million annually for education purposes and keep money at home that is now going to lotteries in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
That is why I plan to propose a lottery bill during the 2014 le ...
Dec 10, 2013, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery seeks logo designer
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation wants an in-state company to design its new logo.
The lottery board and the corporation's first CEO, Jon Clontz, sent letters of interest to nine companies around the state, asking them to pen the trademark for all of the state lottery's games of chance set to hit stores in mid-2014.
The board will make a decision in the coming weeks on which firm will get the job.
Clontz is also getting to ready to accept bids from the lottery industry's three biggest ga ...
Oct 28, 2013, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery hires Oregon Lottery official as CEO
Start of games might be delayed up to 1 year
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.
Jon Clontz, 49, will start Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year, said Brian Scott Gamroth, chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation board.
Clontz served as deputy director with the Oregon Lottery for the past two years.
His leadership qualities, strong communication skills, and a proven track record ...
Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery to reap estimated $20 million in first year of ticket sales
The Wyoming Lottery Board estimates it will get $20 million from ticket sales in the first year of the state's legal games of chance, which are now targeted to start February 2014.
The board Friday evening reviewed a preliminary budget that considered the $20 million figure, which was based on estimates the lottery industry provided the Wyoming Legislature, said Brian Scott Gamroth, lottery board chairman. The law that legalized lottery in Wyoming requires 50 percent of ticket sales be return ...
Jul 15, 2013, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Tenn. lottery chief offers advice to fledgling Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Board received some much-needed advice and a stern warning from someone who has helped shepherd other states through the the complicated process of launching state-sponsored games of chance.
Rebecca Hargrove is the CEO of the Tennessee Lottery and is known as a guru on how to get lottery startups off the ground and running. Board Chairman Brian Scott asked her to pay a visit to help outline a game plan for the board at its second-ever meeting on Tuesday.
The energetic e ...
Jul 10, 2013, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery board sets January 2014 as target start date
The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.
But six months leaves the group little time. Members began quick work on its corporate structure and the framework for equipping retail stores for a lottery in less than six months.
We will launch when we know we have the right product for Wyoming, said Brian Scott, board chairman and a radio host in Casper. For some states, it has been four, s ...
Jul 9, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum