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N.C. gets lottery advice from Georgia, Florida
Even as a gaming advocate, Steve Geller offers a bit of caution as North Carolina considers sanctioning a state lottery don't promise too much.Geller's home state of Florida has shipped $14 billion in lottery profits to a state education trust fund since the lottery's 1988 beginning.But it hasn't been nearly enough to escape the sort of criticisms that have come with lotteries nationwide, especially ones intended to help pay for education initiatives. It will help education, but it will never ...
Jun 6, 2005, 10:27 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery supporters try to control expectations
Lottery supporters in North Carolina are hoping to reach a compromise and get a bill enacted into law this session, possibly as early as next month.Supporters, however, want people to know that once a bill is crafted and signed into law, anxious lottery players won't be able to play the games in North Carolina overnight. In fact, it's more likely that it would be early 2006 before vendors start selling and players start scratching off lottery tickets. I hope that we would be smart enough to lear ...
May 23, 2005, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum

Education at the center of N.C. lottery debate
North Carolina Senate leadership pushed a budget through the chamber May 5 with a lottery provision that might give new life to the House lottery bill.The budget's lottery provision would amend the lottery bill narrowly passed by the House in early April if the Senate votes in favor of the House measure.Several staunch opponents of the lottery voted for the budget because of strong support for other parts of the bill. I'm forced to vote for the lottery, said Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.Kinnai ...
May 20, 2005, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming lottery being considered
An interim legislative committee is considering a measure that would let voters have a say on whether Wyoming should join the Powerball lottery.The Joint Travel, Recreation and Wildlife Interim Committee decided Monday to wait to vote on the proposal to give the public time to review the idea and comment.The ballot measure would be nonbinding, and the Legislature would not have to allow Powerball in the state.Initial debate among committee members showed division on the idea. Why are we putting ...
May 17, 2005, 1:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery vies for Santa Fe headquarters
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission may have found a home for an agency expected to employ more than 100 workers.Commissioners voted to start negotiations with the owners of Centennial Business Plaza, 3815 N Santa Fe, choosing that building from three prospective sites.Commissioners spent an hour privately discussing the sites, all in Oklahoma City. Upon returning, they declined to disclose specifics, including the proposed lease rate for each site.The vote was unanimous to have state Leasing Direct ...
May 17, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Nevada Democrats try to revive lottery plan
Nevada Democrats are trying to breathe life into their state lottery proposal, an idea Senate Republicans say is dead for the 2005 session.Although the resolution was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, says he's negotiating with Senate Republicans leaders with the hopes of reviving it.The resolution would let the state create a lottery to pay for school supplies and class-size reduction. Democrats say it could bring in as much as 50 million dollars an ...
May 17, 2005, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum

New Oklahoma Lottery Director Welcomes Challenge
Jim Scroggins possessed almost every attribute state lottery commissioners were seeking.He had headed two other state lotteries, was articulate, and is regarded throughout the industry as an innovator whose openness to new ideas had paid huge dividends.It was an unexpected intangible, however, that pushed Scroggins over the top as the man to launch Oklahoma's lottery. He's a heartland guy, Lottery Commission Chairman Jim Orbison said.Raised in a southern Illinois farm town, Scroggins has spent ...
May 16, 2005, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate considers social, legal expenses of starting lottery
If North Carolina joins every other state on the East Coast and creates a lottery, the cost of policing it and offering help to problem gamblers could cost several million dollars a year, witnesses told a Senate committee on Wednesday.The state would likely use the lottery's own proceeds to pay for such programs, although that's not addressed in either the House-passed bill to create a lottery or the Senate's budget proposal, which included lottery provisions, approved last week.And Sen. Tony Ra ...
May 12, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Director hired to run Oklahoma Lottery
James R. Scroggins, the executive director of the Missouri lottery for the last 13 years, was hired Tuesday to direct the startup of the Oklahoma lottery.The vote was unanimous from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to hire Scroggins, 61, at a base salary of $175,000 a year, plus $30,000 in one-time transition expenses.Scroggins also will get a bonus of $25,000 if instant lottery tickets go on sale in Oklahoma during October of this year and another $25,000 if online lottery games go on sale durin ...
May 10, 2005, 8:37 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery may learn lessons from Georgia
As North Carolina inches closer to starting a lottery, Georgia lottery officials may be enjoying a sense of irony, as South Carolina is now undergoing the same uncomfortable feeling that they created for the Georgia Lottery when they started the S.C. Education Lottery in 2002.At the time, South Carolina politicians estimated that a Palmetto State lottery would siphon away up to $112 million from Georgia's lottery.But those predictions never came to pass.Instead, Georgia has enjoyed a string of r ...
May 10, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum