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Still no consensus in N.C. lottery talks
Differences over a proposed North Carolina lottery surfaced from the budget negotiations Monday, as time dwindled before an end-of-the-week deadline to approve a spending plan for state government.North Carolina is the only East Coast state without a numbers game, but House and Senate leaders and Gov. Mike Easley all Democrats are trying to create one before the Legislature adjourns for the year.The House passed a lottery game in April by a two-vote margin. But the Senate approved a budget p ...
Aug 2, 2005, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

North Carolina Still Working To Establish Lottery
It's a sure bet that if North Carolina becomes the final state on the East Coast to offer a lottery, supporters say, lawmakers will have hundreds of millions of new dollars to spend every year on education.But just as certain, opponents argue, is that as revenues rise, so will the number of North Carolinians addicted to gambling. The lottery will hurt a lot of people. It's a tax on the poor. It affects families, said Tom Spampinato of Cary, who spent 22 years battling a gambling addiction. He i ...
Jul 1, 2005, 12:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Loan For Oklahoma’s Lottery Operation Delayed
Oklahoma Lottery Commission officials said Monday instant lottery tickets should still go on sale in October, despite an unexpected delay in obtaining loan funds for the state's new lottery operation.The commission is negotiating with lenders for a line of credit of up to $10 million to get the lottery off the ground.Gary Bush, bond attorney, told the panel that after the loan is approved by the state Council on Bond Oversight, it goes to the attorney general for approval and then a 30-day cool ...
Jun 29, 2005, 6:12 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery talk building to a climax
With passage of a $17.1 billion budget bill by the North Carolina House of Representatives last week, the lottery debate is heating up in North Carolina.Lottery provisions have been included in the budget plan if it does become law. But much negotiation remains between the Senate and the House before that comes to pass, and the lottery could be on shaky ground. We're just hoping the Senate will go along with the House version, said state Rep. Jim Crawford (D-32nd), who represents Granville and ...
Jun 20, 2005, 3:48 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery still in limbo as budget talks continue
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley kicked off budget negotiations with House and Senate leaders by pushing for an aggressively advertised lottery that he would clearly control. The governor indicated that he would like to change some of the lottery language, and that's something we'd have to speak to the members about, House Speaker Jim Black said early Thursday, just after passage of the House's $17 billion budget proposal.A lottery proposal that narrowly passed the House in April only allows ...
Jun 17, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery Director given approval to hire, set up offices
Oklahoma's lottery director was given authority Tuesday to hire employees and to move ahead with plans to design and renovate the lottery's offices.Executive Director Jim Scroggins said he expects to hire about 130 employees, with about 90 to 100 of them assigned to work at the commission's headquarters, 3815 N Santa Fe.Members of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission voted to give Scroggins authority to hire the employees. Scroggins will report new hires at commission meetings.Among the first to be h ...
Jun 15, 2005, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery expects to have 3,500 sales locations
Oklahoma will have 3,500 lottery outlets after the statewide game gears up later this year, one for every 1,000 residents, the state's lottery director said.Speaking at the Oklahoma Grocers Association conference at the Cox Convention Center Wednesday, Director Jim Scroggins said about 80 percent of the tickets will be sold in grocery and convenience stores and retailers can expect a return of about 6 percent.Scroggins promised to keep retailers happy, because we're not going to succeed unless ...
Jun 10, 2005, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery commission urged to keep moving
After hearing his new bosses debate the definition of rules to govern the newest state agency, Oklahoma's lottery director issued them a gentle reminder.If the Oklahoma Lottery Commission hopes to make a self-imposed October deadline for its first ticket sales, we've got to move, Executive Director Jim Scroggins said.It was Scroggins' first meeting since beginning his new job Monday.At previous meetings, the lottery's volunteer commissioners have held lengthy discussions on how to hire outside ...
Jun 9, 2005, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Ticket machines on display for Oklahoma Lottery
On Wednesday, business owners who will comprise Oklahoma's main lottery ticket sellers filed the required applications and got a gander at machinery that may be used to sell Oklahoma lottery tickets.They had been waiting for this day since that November election night when Oklahoma voters enthusiastically endorsed a state lottery.Gas station and grocery store owners also had some questions for Jim Scroggins, the state's lottery director, and Scott Meacham, the governor's point man for the lotter ...
Jun 9, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery hires sales director from Atlanta
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission hired three administrators Wednesday, one of them from Atlanta, to help new executive director James R. Scroggins get the state's education lottery up and running by October.Each of the new administrators personally was recruited for their jobs by Scroggins and will be paid $110,000 a year, he said. Each of them has a wealth of experience in the area they're going to work in, Scroggins said.Named director of administration was Rollo Redburn, a 29-year employee of ...
Jun 9, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum