New Hampshire crushes lottery winners with new 10% tax
Two $1M winners rush to get prizes before taxes skyrocket
Will higher taxes have the wrong effect and reduce revenue to the state?
The day before a massive 10 percent state tax on lottery prizes went into effect in the Granite State, two winners claimed separate $1 million jackpots something never before witnessed by a 20-year veteran of the lottery.
Milford High School teacher John Kasparek, 42, of Brookline, took a lump sum cash payment of $650,000 before taxes after a NH Millionaire' ...
Jul 1, 2009, 8:11 pm - Lottery News forum
NY Lottery OKs video table games
The New York Lottery will permit state-run casinos to add video roulette, baccarat, craps and blackjack next year even if the Assembly fails to authorize the move.
We are ready to move forward now, said New York Lottery Deputy Director Bill Murray. We don't think we need the legislation.
Murray, who also is general counsel for the Lottery, announced the state's plan to allow video versions of traditional casino table games today during 8th annual New York Gaming Summit at the Gideon Putn ...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:39 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware legalizes sports betting
Table games are next; Maryland lawmakers worried
Standing in front a screen displaying lines for the NFL, NBA and MLB, Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino.
After signing the legislation Markell said his administration looks forward to working with the state's three racinos to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible.
There is tremendous interest in the sports lottery t ...
May 15, 2009, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware House passes sports betting bill
The Delaware House has passed a sports betting bill that failed to win approval earlier this week.
After hours of closed-door negotiations, lawmakers convened early Friday morning to rescind Tuesday's roll call and vote on a revised bill, which won overwhelming approval.
The vote came after several hours of talks between Gov. Jack Markell and his staff and Republican and Democratic leaders in the House.
The proposed sports lottery and the money it would bring are key components in Marke ...
May 8, 2009, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Nevada woman hits $33 million jackpot at casino
A woman who had planned to spend a quiet Easter at home is $33 million richer after hitting the second largest Megabucks jackpot in history at a Nevada casino.
Slot machine maker International Game Technology says 38-year-old Rachael Renee Romanick hit the jackpot Sunday night at Terrible's Rail City in Sparks.
Romanick says a friend persuaded her to join him at the casino that night. She says she had been playing the machine for about 10 minutes when she landed the big prize.
The large ...
Apr 15, 2009, 9:50 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
New Hampshire Lottery celebrates 45th anniversary
Trailblazing N.H. had first-in-nation lottery
A tragic mistake. A scandalous experiment in state financing. The shame of New Hampshire.
Opponents of expanded gambling argue that it would hurt the state's image and cause more problems than it would solve. But the quotes above aren't from the current legislative debate; they're from newspaper editorials written in 1964, when New Hampshire launched the nation's first legal state-run lottery.
As the state considers allowing video slot mac ...
Mar 18, 2009, 9:16 pm - 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
Ohio Gov. plans lottery expansion to increase revenues
Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to boost Ohio's struggling economy anticipates $73 million in new revenue from an expansion of the lottery, which includes a video version of Keno to be offered in bars and other age-controlled venues.
The governor said he distinguishes the new games from the video gambling machines outlawed in 2007 because they will be state-monitored, state-controlled and state-regulated. His spokesman, Keith Dailey, said the Keno game is much different from video slot machines ...
Feb 1, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Don't buy lottery tickets for kids, researcher warns
Parents who buy lottery tickets as presents for their kids are gambling with their children's futures, says a McGill University researcher.
It's really something that's common, said Alissa Sklar, a researcher with McGill's International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours.
Thirty percent of kids under 18 report having received a lottery ticket or scratch card as a gift, Skar said, citing a recent survey of children and teens in Quebec.
Giving a child a lotter ...
Dec 21, 2007, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum