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Kentucky Lottery sales rebound
By Todd Northrop In Friday's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, it was announced strong sales in the month of May has helped get the lottery back on track to meet budgeted sales amounts for the year. According to Interim Chief Operating Officer Maggie Garrison, May sales were $132.1 Million, which is $33.7 Million or 31.9% more than budgeted. This was led by increases in our Scratch-off ticket sales, which jumped 46% or $29.4 million more than expected, she s ...
Jun 27, 2020, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

Atlantic Lottery Corporation cuts its workforce by nearly a tenth
Lottery lays off 61 employees due to COVID-19 and increasing demand for digital play By Kate Northrop As the coronavirus continues to linger in varying degrees around the world, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation is the latest lottery in the gaming industry to react. On Wednesday, the Canadian lottery laid off 61 employees, citing problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a shift in digital demand for gambling. The cut represents a little over 9% of the corporation's workforce b ...
Jun 25, 2020, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

In reversal, CT Lottery approves $205K settlement in whistleblower case filed by ex-security chief
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. reversed itself Thursday and approved a legal settlement that it had spurned last month with one of its former top officials, who had claimed in a long-running human rights complaint and a lawsuit that he'd suffered retaliation for blowing the whistle on problems at the CLC dating back five years. In voting 8-2 to pay $205,000 to former lottery security chief Alfred DuPuis, the CLC's board of directors closed the book on one of several lingering legal disputes th ...
Jun 14, 2020, 9:49 am - Lottery News forum

$205K settlement reached, then rejected, in CT Lottery whistleblower case
Old disputes die hard at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. Here is the story of one of them. A bitter legal dispute between the CLC and one of its former top officials was on the verge of being resolved 2 months ago. The opposing parties signed off March 10 on truce terms ranging from a $205,000 settlement price down to the exact wording of a script that would be read to any news reporter who asked about the case. Signing a sheet of paper outlining the settlement terms were lottery CEO Greg Sm ...
May 22, 2020, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery moving operations after employee tests positive for COVID-19
A Connecticut Lottery Corp. employee who had been self-isolating at home has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting lottery officials to announce they are temporarily moving operations from the lottery's Rocky Hill headquarters to a backup facility they declined to identify. The move is effective Thursday. Out of an abundance of caution, the Rocky Hill location will be closed for deep cleaning following today's notice of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the lottery announced We ...
Apr 2, 2020, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum

California lottery closes office after Sacramento employee tests positive for coronavirus
The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff email the lottery sent on Friday night. The email said an employee of the district was tested earlier this month and received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Friday. The employee has not been to the Sacramento district office since the first week of March, according to the email. The Lottery closed all nine of its district offices to the ...
Mar 29, 2020, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Longtime Rhode Island Lottery chief Gerald Aubin retiring
The longtime head of the Rhode Island Lottery is stepping down. Gerald Aubin, who has served as director of the Lottery since 1996, announced Friday that he will retire in the spring after nearly a quarter-century in the job. He oversees both traditional games such as scratch tickets as well as the two state-owned casinos operated by Twin River. Officials said Aubin is the longest-serving head of any lottery in the nation. The gaming agency's revenue has jumped from $90 million to nearly $ ...
Mar 12, 2020, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire
In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6. Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure. We've accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years, Delacenserie said. We strengthened our brand by c ...
Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum

WVa board admonishes former lottery director for moonlighting
A state board that oversees lawyers in West Virginia admonished one of the governor's former cabinet secretaries for moonlighting at his old law firm while serving as the Lottery Director, defying state law. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board found no evidence that former Lottery Director Alan Larrick used state resources in his private practice or leveraged his state job to benefit his legal clients. However, the board found Larrick knowingly continued to engage in the practice of law while se ...
Dec 16, 2019, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery CEO refuses to testify as to why official was placed on leave
Hearing officer responds, 'If I had the power... I would put him in contempt' By Jon Lender President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal. What was the reason that she was p ...
Aug 21, 2019, 6:11 pm - Lottery News forum

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