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Virginia Lottery retailers resume selling tickets following talks with Governor about skill game ban
Store owners hope for a quick resolution, but skill game critics say leave it alone By Kate Northrop Virginia Lottery retailers who participated in a boycott of lottery ticket sales over the weekend have begun selling tickets again, saying they are seeing progress being made in negotiations regarding the recent skill game ban. Virginia Lottery retailers have paused their protest and have resumed selling lottery tickets again after hearing hopeful news from the Virginia Governor that
May 17, 2024, 10:19 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers escalate boycott, halt ALL lottery ticket sales until further notice
Virginians could have a tougher time buying lottery tickets By Kate Northrop Nearly a month after hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers participated in a temporary boycott of ticket sales to protest the ban of skill games, many of those stores are now refusing to sell tickets altogether. In protest of a recent amendment made to a bill that regulates the operation of skill games in the state, licensed Virginia Lottery retailers have taken last month's ticket sale boycott a step furth
May 11, 2024, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers refuse to sell tickets to draw attention to skill games amendment
Amendment would effectively prohibit most small businesses from having skill games in stores Includes video report By Kate Northrop Hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers across the state participated in a boycott of ticket sales on Monday to protest an amendment to a bill that regulates skill games. Virginia lottery players may have had difficulty buying tickets Monday, since hundreds of licensed Virginia Lottery retailers halted ticket sales to voice their frustrations with the
Apr 18, 2024, 7:05 am - Lottery News

N.C. Religious Leaders Stage Anti-Lottery Rally
On the same day state Senate leaders appointed a special committee to review the lottery bill recently passed by the House, religious leaders rallied outside the Legislative Building to convince lawmakers to reject a lottery. Desperate means are an easy way out, and I think the lottery is a desperate means for making finances for America, said Teresa McAllister, an elder with a Fayetteville church. The issue is so important to me because family is so important to me, McAllister said. We're tr
Apr 13, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News

Cardinal demands U.K. lottery boycott
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics, called for a boycott of the UK National Lottery after it was revealed that the National Lottery gave 3.3 million (US$6.3 million) to Brook Advisory Centers and the FPA (Family Planning Association) both of which support abortions as a means of family planning.A total of 17 awards worth 1.7 million (US$3.3 million) have been made to Brook Advisory Centers and eight grants totaling 1.6 million (US$3.1 million) have gone to the FPA.Ca
Mar 14, 2005, 10:42 am - Lottery News

Smoking ban foes plan shutdown of NY lottery game
A New York City-based group is calling on small business owners across the state to shut down their Quick Draw lottery games for a week to protest the state's smoking ban.N-Y-C CLASH which stands for Citizens Lobby Against Smoker Harassment has called for the shutdown from October 23rd to the 29th.The group is asking taverns and restaurants, bowling alleys, inns and fraternal lodges to shut off their Quick Draw machines during that period as a way to send a message to lawmakers in Albany.Enacted
Oct 20, 2004, 1:20 pm - Lottery News

New Michigan lottery games to start Monday, but controversy arises
A group on Thursday said it is opposing Monday's kickoff of two new Michigan lottery games because the games might let Indian casinos stop paying the state a share of their profits.The group -- Worried Residents Opposing Neighborhood Gaming, or W.R.O.N.G. -- said the state could lose $30 million to $40 million that Indian casinos contribute each year to the state's Strategic Fund, which encourages economic development.It says the new games, Club Keno and Pull Tabs, would let the tribes off the h
Oct 24, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News

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