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Senators question components of N.C. lottery bill
Senate committee members unmoved by House thread to kill lottery billMembers of an N.C. Senate committee raised questions yesterday about a bill passed by the House that would create a state lottery including whether it would allow video poker, slot machines and online gaming. It's not likely that it will be approved in the form it's in now, said Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, the chairman of the Senate committee set up to review the House lottery bill.The bill that the House passed 61-59 two ...
Apr 21, 2005, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery opponents put pressure on lawmakers
As the battle over a lottery in North Carolina continues, opponents are stepping up the pressure on lawmakers.After a close vote in the state House the opposition now has its sights set on the Senate.Anti-lottery groups hope the pressure on lawmakers will pay off.The lottery is like no issue I've ever experienced in the General Assembly, John Rustin of the N.C. Family Policy Council explained. The coalition assembled to fight the lottery from conservative groups to fairly liberal organizations.A ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate lottery committee to meet Wednesday
A North Carolina Senate committee commissioned to take up the House's lottery bill approved two weeks ago will meet this week for the first time.The Senate Select Committee on the Lottery Bill will review the measure narrowly passed by the House. The measure would dedicate half of the gambling's net revenues to school construction.Another 25 percent would create need-based college scholarships, with the rest going to a special education fund controlled by the General Assembly -- possibly to assi ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate begins work on lottery bill
The newly appointed North Carolina Senate Select Committee on the Lottery this week will begin looking at the lottery bill passed by the House and will start crafting a bill for the Senate, the committee chairman said. We re going to start moving now, said Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, a longtime lottery supporter. We ll have to see how it all fits together. Fresh off a razor-thin margin in the House, Rand said supporters would have to figure out how to get a lottery through the Senate, where ...
Apr 18, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Senate approves Internet lottery ticket sales trial
Illinois gamblers would be able to buy lottery tickets by computer in a program the Senate approved Thursday.The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, sets up a pilot program to try online lottery ticket sales. Cullerton said Internet sales could eventually generate as much as $100 million for the state.The measure passed 32-24 and moves to the House.Republicans feared the measure would encourage problem gambling and increase personal debt because buyers could use credit cards. It b ...
Apr 15, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery has best quarter ever
The Georgia Lottery had its strongest ticket sales ever during the past quarter, relieving concerns from state officials that slow sales would prove costly to the HOPE scholarship program.Lottery officials said yesterday that they sold $827 million worth of tickets during the third quarter of fiscal 2005 from January through March. For the first nine months of fiscal 2005, sales hit $2.15 billion, up 4.8 percent from the first three quarters of last year.Sales were particularly strong for inst ...
Apr 15, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. lawmakers to challenge lottery horse-race game
Key Massachusetts state lawmakers signaled yesterday that they intend to rein in the Massachusetts Lottery's plans to launch a virtual horse-racing game on Keno-style monitors later this year.At a State House hearing, the lawmakers questioned the lottery's legal authority to launch the game and whether the game should be allowed to proceed because of the potential impact on the state's struggling horse-racing industry.''You've overextended your authority to roll out this game, said Representati ...
Apr 15, 2005, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois House Votes To Create Lottery Game Supporting Veterans
Illinois veterans could end up getting extra financial help from the state lottery.The Illinois House Tuesday voted to create a new scratch-off lottery game and give the profit to veterans' programs.The idea passed 63 to 53. It now goes to the state Senate.Supporters say veterans need more support during a period of tight state budgets and this would be a way to raise money.But critics say veterans should not depend on the whims of people buying instant lottery tickets. They also say it might ta ...
Apr 13, 2005, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Religious Leaders Stage Anti-Lottery Rally
On the same day state Senate leaders appointed a special committee to review the lottery bill recently passed by the House, religious leaders rallied outside the Legislative Building to convince lawmakers to reject a lottery. Desperate means are an easy way out, and I think the lottery is a desperate means for making finances for America, said Teresa McAllister, an elder with a Fayetteville church. The issue is so important to me because family is so important to me, McAllister said. We're tr ...
Apr 13, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate lottery panel named
Nearly half of the North Carolina Senate is on a special committee that will debate the lottery bill approved last week by the House, including several members worried about state-sponsored gambling.Senate leaders Tuesday named 21 members to the special panel, including three Democrats who have publicly opposed a lottery, and six Republicans.The committee chairman will be Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, an ally of Gov. Mike Easley, who has been pushing for a lottery since his 200 ...
Apr 13, 2005, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum