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Maryland Lottery director hired by D.C. Lottery

Maryland LotteryMaryland Lottery: Maryland Lottery director hired by D.C. Lottery

Roogow has been Md. director for 12 years

WBAL Radio has learned that Buddy Roogow is leaving the Maryland Lottery. He has accepted the post of Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games.

David Umanski in the office of the CFO for the D.C. Lottery tells WBAL Radio that after a nationwide search, Roogow was the superior candidate for the post.

Roogow will remain as Director of the Maryland Lottery through the end of November and begin his new job in D.C. in early December.

Roogow has been Executive Director of the Maryland Lottery for 12 years.

In fiscal 2009 the Maryland Lottery recorded $1.69 Billion in ticket sales, a slight increase over fiscal 2008.  Nearly a half billion dollars of that went to state funded programs.

Thanks to four4me for the tip.

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Harbinger
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Posted: October 27, 2009, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

He will be missed.  Maybe they'll go to balls in D.C.. That would be an F to an A.

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    Posted: October 27, 2009, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

    Wow!!

    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

    Come on Jackpot!!!

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      Harbinger
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      Posted: October 27, 2009, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

      I hope they promote from within with the same philosophy of ball play.  Yeah WOW! Litebets what a surprise!  That D.C. lottery is suspect and needs some cred.

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        Posted: October 27, 2009, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

        He's kept Maryland RNG-free his entire time there, hopefully he'll make DC the same way.

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          Posted: October 27, 2009, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe he's going to DC so he can head up the national lottery when it takes effect stands to reason a national lottery would be run from DC.

          Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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            Posted: October 28, 2009, 2:42 am - IP Logged

            Maybe he's going to DC so he can head up the national lottery when it takes effect stands to reason a national lottery would be run from DC.

            this is a very interesting theory........

            Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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              Posted: October 28, 2009, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

              National Lottery?  What?  I thought Pball and Mega were national lotteries.

              Oh sorry, I just looked it up,  and national lotteries refer to socialist country lotteries such as this one:

              http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/home.ftl

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              More info:

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_lottery

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                Posted: October 28, 2009, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                National Lottery?  What?  I thought Pball and Mega were national lotteries.

                Oh sorry, I just looked it up,  and national lotteries refer to socialist country lotteries such as this one:

                http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/home.ftl

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                More info:

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_lottery

                These
                 
                 
                 

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                  Posted: October 28, 2009, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                  I think it is a matter of definition,  when you say "national"  according to the following it means run by the govt.  Our "national lotteries"  are actually multi state lotteries run by privately owned companies supervised by the states.  It may be the merger of the two multistate lotteries.  They are kinda like the govt. run healthcare lotteries.  I've actually heard people say that the lotteries are a tax on the low income people of the US and all other takers.

                  "In March, Gov. Corzine's proposed budget suggested adding Powerball asa way to raise $10 million more a year for coffers of New Jersey, oneof the 12 Mega Millions states."  WOW this guy just spent $22 million of his own  campaign dollars to get himself re-elected!  He could have just given that money to the people of NJ and gotten re-elected no lottery needed. 

                  more from the wiki:

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery#Countries_with_a_national_lottery

                  In the United States, the existence of lotteries is subject to the laws of each state; there is no national lottery.

                  Header from 1840 US patent on a new type of private lotteryPrivate lotteries were legal in the United States in the early 1800s.[7] In fact, a number of US patents were granted on new types of lotteries. In today's vernacular, these would be considered business method patents.

                  Before the advent of state-sponsored lotteries, many illegal lotteries thrived; for example, see Numbers game and Peter H. Matthews. The first modern state lottery in the U.S. was established in the state of New Hampshire in 1964; as of 2008, lotteries are established in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; Arkansas voters, on November 4, 2008, approved a ballot question to legalize a state lottery.

                  The first modern interstate lottery in the U.S. was formed in 1985 and linked Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In 1988, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) was formed with Oregon, Iowa, Kansas, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Missouri, and the District of Columbia as its charter members; it is best known for its "Powerball" drawing, which is designed to build up very large jackpots. Another interstate lottery, The Big Game (now called Mega Millions), was formed in 1996 by the states of Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia as its charter members. These states were joined by New Jersey (1999), New York and Ohio (May 2002), Washington state (September 2002), Texas (2003) and California (2005) for a total of 12 members.[8]

                  Instant lottery tickets, also known as scratch cards, were first introduced in the 1970s and have since become a major source of state lottery revenue. Some states have introduced keno and video lottery terminals (slot machines in all but name).

                  Other interstate lotteries include Cashola, Hot Lotto and Wild Card 2, some of MUSL's other games.

                  With the advent of the Internet it became possible for people toplay lottery-style games on-line, many times for free (the cost of theticket being supplemented by merely seeing, say, a pop-up ad). GTech Corporation,in the United States, administers 70% of the worldwide online andinstant lottery business, according to its website. With online gamingrules generally prohibitive, "lottery" games face less scrutiny. Thisis leading to the increase in web sites offering lottery ticketpurchasing services, charging premiums on base lottery prices. Thelegality of such services falls into question across manyjurisdictions, especially throughout the United States, as the gamblinglaws related to lottery play generally have not kept pace with thespread of technology.

                  An evolution of the lottery on the internet has appeared on the social network Facebook. The free lottery has weekly drawings and allows people to receive daily lottery tickets and send their friends tickets.

                  Presently, large portions of many American state lotteries are used to fund public education systems.

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                    Posted: October 28, 2009, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Buddy is leaving Maryland to go to work for the DC lottery and if Powerball and mega millions merge that might become the national lottery stands to reason it might be run from DC. I'm saying Buddy is poising himself for a bigger role possibly.

                     
                    Buddy is a pretty smart guy he negotiated a deal with the NFL to have a scratch off for the Ravens up and until last year the NFL was prohibited from joining any gambling venture but they changed the rules. Now several NFL teams are on board with the various state lotteries. This just happened a couple months ago.
                     
                    Who knows what our government is up to what's really involved in having two separate large lottery's join forces cross selling tickets. Every state lottery coming on board with powerball and mega mil. Keeping mega millions and powerball separate but together in every state or forming a separate national lottery or combining them and calling them the national lottery.
                     
                    Is Buddy leaving because he had a falling out with O'malley? is he leaving because he is tired of working for the MD lottery i doubt it. Was he offered more money to run the DC lottery i hope so, is he poising himself for a new role in the lottery consortium i think so.

                    OH forgot to add a deal to form an international lottery failed but they might be able to put together a national lottery seems they been working at it a long time since if failed in 2004

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                      Posted: October 29, 2009, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                      The Sun reports that Buddy quit the MD state lottery. Could this be because Maryland is still hashing out the video lottery terminal fiasco and the slots that are supposedly being run by the MD lottery.

                      http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/Maryland/bal-md.roogow28oct28,0,6684856.story

                      The slots were supposed to be happening to keep horse racing in maryland yet MAGNA has put both tracks up for auction/sale and the proposed slots are being place outside the tracks not in them.  What a mess. If Maryland was to come on board with slots they should have been in place 8 yrs ago. Now it's a little to late to put water on a fire that has practically burned itself out.

                      Still the push is on to get slots up and running. After they schedule a new date for the meeting.

                       http://www.mdlottery.com/pr4323-MarylandStateLottery.html

                      Source MD lottery and the Baltimore Sun

                      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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