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Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall
Arthur L. Arch Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati. Gleason, who was 69, had just announced his retirement three weeks ago after nearly 23 years as president of the Kentucky Lottery. He was the longest-serving lottery head in the nation. I think that's what bothers us most, said Chip Polston, the lottery spokesman. He was finally at the point to enjoy the later years of his life and then this happens. Former Gov. Brere ...
Jul 5, 2016, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery chief named MUSL President
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has elected Gary Grief as president of the organization. Grief is the executive director of the Texas Lottery. I want to congratulate Gary Grief on being elected president of MUSL, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Gary's rich industry knowledge and successful track record in leading the Texas Lottery will serve him well in this important industry leadership role. Formed in 1987, the Multi-State Lottery Associatio ...
Jun 15, 2016, 3:35 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery chief announces his retirement
The Kentucky Lottery's long-time chief executive has announced his retirement in a letter to the Lottery's board of directors. After significant thought and reflection, I have decided it is time for me to retire, said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason in the letter. I have spent nearly 23 years as President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery and take great pride in what we have accomplished. During Gleason's tenure as Kentucky Lottery President CEO, he served as president of t ...
Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

State lawmaker calls for Illinois Lottery probe in light of audit findings
Lottery head resigns, another possible winner payout shutdown looms A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Illinois Lottery after a recent audit revealed it had violated the state finance law. The audit found that the Lottery circumvented the state's budget impasse by prepaying $20 million to take part in future multi-state lottery games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said he wants either Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Mad ...
Jun 12, 2016, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery chooses new director
Brian Rockey, former manager in the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division, will return as its director beginning July 1, Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced Monday. Rockey, 55, worked for the division in capacities including marketing manager from its startup in 1993 through 2011. He then worked for International Game Technology (IGT, formerly known as GTECH), the primary contractor for the state lottery. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Creighton Univers ...
Jun 7, 2016, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum

Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance
The Register-Guard editorial staff may be on to something for all states to consider Last week's firing of Jack Roberts as director of the Oregon Lottery offers Oregonians a warning: A governance structure established by voters 30 years ago for a small-time scratch-off ticket operation may be poorly suited to the billion-dollar enterprise the lottery has become. The 2017 Legislature should study whether existing systems of oversight and control are adequate, and refer any needed improvements ...
May 4, 2016, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery director abruptly replaced
Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday and replaced him with an administrator from the Department of Administrative Services. I am grateful for Jack's years of service to the Oregon Lottery, but it is time for a leadership change, Brown said in a statement. Brown's office gave no further explanation except that the agency has recently had some management problems. Kristen Grainger, Brown's spokeswoman, did not reply to an email asking for more detai ...
Apr 28, 2016, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum

Arizona AG begins investigation of former Lottery director
The former Arizona Lottery director, who abruptly resigned last month following allegations of mismanagement of the agency, is under investigation by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office. Tony Bouie, who Gov. Doug Ducey appointed to the post early on in his administration, has adamantly denied wrongdoing, saying last month, There is much more to this story than is being told. I have followed the rules that I was trained on, Lottery Post reported. A spokesman for Brnovich confirmed t ...
Feb 9, 2016, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Arizona Lottery director resigns amid controversy
Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie has resigned his post in Gov. Doug Ducey's administration amid controversy and concerns about his management of the department. Kevin Donnellan, the deputy director of the Department of Administration and a policy advisor to Ducey, has been named interim director. Bouie submitted his resignation around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Human Resources letter. Daniel Scarpinato, Ducey's spokesman, confirmed the resignation, saying, In discussing these ...
Jan 15, 2016, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum

MUSL CHIEF OUSTED OVER JACKPOT-RIGGING SCANDAL
Key industry official has run Powerball from its inception Bret Toyne appointed interim executive director A prominent lottery official who has run the Powerball game since its inception was quietly removed from his 28-year post leading the Multi-State Lottery Association after a jackpot-fixing scandal inside his organization got bigger, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Charles Strutt, executive director of the association since its 1987 founding, was stripped o ...
Dec 23, 2015, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum

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