COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dennis R. Berg has been named director of the Ohio Lottery, Gov. John Kasich announced on Friday.
Berg had been the lottery's interim director since Jan. 10, 2011, appointed to that role just days after Kasich took office.
Berg formerly served as the lottery's deputy director of finance and has worked for the state agency since 1991.
The lottery has had 10 straight years of sales growth, posting a record $2.6 billion in sales in fiscal 2011.
And the agency could be on tap for more. The Ohio legislature is currently considering a bill that would legalize slot machines at the state's seven horse racing tracks. The slots would be controlled by the lottery.