Florida Gov. vetoes bill to require warnings on lottery tickets
A bill that would have required warnings on all Florida Lottery tickets will not become a law.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the bill Friday.
(See Florida lawmakers want to slap addiction warning notices on every lottery ticket, Lottery Post, May 2, 2019.)
In a memo that accompanied the veto, DeSantis explained that Florida Lottery revenue goes to public education and that an agency analysis showed the bill could lead to a minimum $79.4 million reduction in education funding.
Jun 28, 2019, 10:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery issues last-minute challenge to 'addictive' warning labels on tickets
The Florida Lottery wants another look at the potential impact on education funding from legislation that would require slapping gambling-addiction warning labels on the front of tickets and ads.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting closer to deciding whether to approve the bill (HB 629), which passed the House and Senate in early May.
An initial projection about the bill's impact on education funding was made in March. But, appearing this week before state economists, Florida Lottery Director of ...
Jun 13, 2019, 9:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida lawmakers want to slap addiction warning notices on every lottery ticket
Yet alcohol is warning-free?
Booze and beer don't carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be addictive.
With the 2019 legislative session in its final days, the Senate is considering a proposal that would require all lottery tickets to include a warning, which also would be part of any advertisements for the state-sponsored games.
The bill would require the tickets and promotions to include the words: Wa ...
May 2, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label
Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.
A House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would require all lottery tickets to say Warning: Gambling can be addictive.
Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, a Mount Dora Republican who is sponsoring the bill, said lottery tickets are a government-sanctioned activity and should come with the same kind of warnings found on cigarettes.
The Florida Lottery sells a wide lineup of tickets ranging in ...
Mar 29, 2017, 7:42 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland lets problem gamblers exclude themselves from lottery
Individuals on voluntary list must forfeit winnings
Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
The program is an expansion of the casino exclusion program launched in 2011, several months after Maryland's first casino opened. People on that list agree to be cited for trespassing if found in one of the state's casinos.
Once signed up for the lottery exclusion list, a person is required to forfe ...
May 22, 2013, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum
Gambling opponents see trouble with new Florida Lottery instant rewards game
A new Florida Lottery game offers payouts of up to $3 million and instant rewards a combination that has gambling opponents worried.
Lucky Lines, which debuts Monday, lets players know right away if they're won big money. That's different from the Lottery's other computer-based games, such as Cash 3, Lotto and Powerball, and likey will appeal to compulsive gamblers, experts say.
For somebody who is compulsive about gambling, they need instant results, said Pat Fowler, executive director o ...
Oct 11, 2010, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
B.C. Lottery faces lawsuit from second problem gambler
A Vancouver Island man is suing the British Columbia Lottery Corporation because the company denied him a $42,500 jackpot on the grounds he's a registered problem gambler although the BCLC has never stopped him from losing money.
At the time, Mike Lee was supposed to be barred from casinos entirely under the BCLC self-exclusion program, but his lawsuit contends that the company let him in and allowed him to gamble anyway.
It's unconscionable to allow someone that has gambling issues to le ...
Jul 24, 2010, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum
Gambling addict is suing B.C. Lottery Corporation
A North Delta woman launched a lawsuit against the B.C. Lottery Corporation this week alleging the company's self-exclusion program failed to help her curb her gambling addiction.
North Delta is a distinct community located in British Columbia, Canada, about 20 miles from Vancouver.
Joyce May Ross filed a civil suit in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday alleging negligence and breach of contract by BCLC and two Lower Mainland casinos for failing to stop her from entering the two facilities and gam ...
Jul 17, 2010, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery earns first Responsible Gaming Certfication
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has been awarded Level 2 Certification of the World Lottery Association's (WLA's) Responsible Gaming Framework. The Kentucky Lottery is the first United States lottery to achieve this level of certification for its responsible play programs.
To receive this certification, WLA members must adopt the organization's responsible gaming principles. The principles helps lotteries assess their responsible gaming programs and to keep them on a course of continuous imp ...
Mar 9, 2010, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Convicted embezzler to forfeit Kansas Lottery prize
Paul W. Lyle learned that he won the grand prize in a Kansas Lottery second-chance drawing at his preliminary hearing 11 days ago. Trouble was: The former radio executive was facing a charge of felony theft for embezzling a reported $87,750 from his employer, American Media Investments, which owns three radio stations in Pittsburg, five in Joplin, Mo., and five more in Texas.
The supreme irony: Lyle, 63, the company's chief operating officer until the theft was discovered in May, confessed th ...
Oct 3, 2009, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum