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
Poll: 58% of N.C. residents tried lottery
Survey finds N.C. play similar to national average; no increase in gambling addiction seen
Even in Bible-Belt North Carolina, a majority of Tar Heel adults have played the state lottery, according to a study released Tuesday.
Fifty-eight percent of North Carolina adults have played the lottery since it was created three years ago, said the first poll conducted for the N.C. Education Lottery Commission.
North Carolina's rate of lottery play is similar to the national average, even though ...
Mar 25, 2009, 1:42 am - Lottery News forum
Anniversary: N.D. Lottery reflects back on last four years
Four years ago today, North Dakota launched it's own lottery.
At the time only Powerball was available for purchase in the state. Since then, three new games have been added.
Each one of the North Dakota Lottery's games are run by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which is famous for creating the first nation-wide multi-state lottery game, Powerball (formerly Lotto America). The North Dakota Lottery does not conduct any of the drawings itself.
It's estimated by June 13th of ...
Mar 26, 2008, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery competition between two border states
A close look at the Georgia and Tennessee Lotteries
University of Georgia demographer exemplifies general lack of understanding; buys into lottery myth: There aren't people in Brooks Brothers suits holding briefcases standing in line for tickets.
Bob Kilgore lives in Jasper, Tenn., but he regularly buys lottery tickets in neighboring Georgia.
I started playing the lottery in Georgia when it started (in 1993), and I've just kept buying most of my tickets in Georgia, Mr. Kilgore sai ...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Study reveals online gambling led to *fewer* gambling problems
A report released by the British government's Gambling Commission today reveals that problem gambling has not increased over the last eight years, despite widespread speculation to the contrary.
In fact, there may be fewer problems today than before gambling was legalized in Great Britain on the Internet.
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The first B ...
Sep 19, 2007, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum