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Oregon Lottery adds slot games to video poker machines
The electronic version of one-arm bandits is coming to Oregon bars and restaurants this summer.Under prodding from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon State Lottery Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow slot-machine-style games on the state's network of video-poker terminals.That means more than 2,200 bars and restaurants across Oregon could offer electronic slots as soon as July 1. But first the state must persuade retailers to accept new contracts that reduce their share of video-poker ...
Jan 27, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery set to roll out changes
The Florida Lottery will implement a series of changes January 31, including new lottery machines, changes to the Pick 4 game, and new game called Grouper.The new game Grouper is really a new way to play Florida lottery games, rather than being a new game itself. When players purchase a Grouper ticket, they pay $5 for quick picks of five existing games and get a sixth quick pick -- for free -- of a randomly selected game.On the same day Grouper sales begin, lottery retailers throughout the stat ...
Jan 24, 2005, 11:45 am - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery may use environmentalist's idea for new game
The Department of Environmental Protection commissioner has promised to discuss with the New Jersey state treasurer an idea for a lottery game to benefit the environment, but he cannot promise that the game will receive approval, according to a letter from the DEP.Bradley M. Campbell, commissioner for the DEP, stated in a letter Wednesday that he favored the idea of such a lottery but budget issues must be carefully considered. Given the current dedication of lottery revenues to support the stat ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum

New Delaware Lotto Game to be Launched Amid Concerns Over Drawings
While the Delaware Lottery is launching its new Multi-Win Lotto game on Thursday, lawmakers will be continuing work on a measure stipulating that the lottery must convert back to mechanical drawing machines and live television broadcasts.But lottery officials say their high-tech system provides top security and ensures the offerings remain games of chance.Inside lottery headquarters in Dover, an auditor from an outside firm and state lottery office personnel gather in a secure room to draw the n ...
Jan 22, 2005, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery Unveils Chocolate-Scented Tickets
Iowa's lottery customers may get a chocolate craving when they buy their tickets next week.The Iowa Lottery will begin selling chocolate-scented Sweet Rewards instant scratch-off cards Monday.The Sweet Rewards tickets are $1 scratch-off game cards with a Valentine's Day theme, according to the agency's news release. Winnings range from $1 to $200.When a player scratches off the game card, a chocolate smell is emitted, the news release said. The tickets may be good enough to eat, but remember t ...
Jan 21, 2005, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Wash. Lottery considers adding third weekly drawing
Lotto and Quinto players may get a third chance to strike it rich each week.The Washington Lottery Commission will meet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today to consider adding a drawing on Mondays for the flagship Lotto and Quinto games.Presently, drawings are conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays.If approved, the new rule would take effect immediately.Ceil Buddeke, legal counsel for the Lottery Commission, hopes the extra draw day will increase player interest and revenue for the state ...
Jan 20, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum

NY Gov. proposes new lottery games
After cashing in a winning $50 state lottery scratch-off game Wednesday, Shantel Payne of Albany had a grin on her face. Last month I won $500, and at the same time last year I was cashing in a $2,500 ticket. I play every day. I'm not mad when I lose. You got to keep playing to win it, she said jokingly.Payne and other regular players, who helped the state collect an estimated $1.9 billion in lottery revenues this year, ducked in out of the bitter cold into stores, bars and restaurants near the ...
Jan 20, 2005, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum

N.H. Lottery Proposes $25 Scratch Tickets
New Hampshire's lottery chief warned House and Senate tax experts Thursday that revenue will remain flat unless lawmakers agree to raise the price of instant scratch tickets.Sweepstakes Commission Executive Director Rick Wisler is asking the Legislature for permission to double the most expensive ticket - from $10 to $20.The change would generate $3.8 million more in the year ending June 30, 2006, according to Wisler.If the commission were to get permission to raise the price still higher to $25 ...
Jan 14, 2005, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery company keeping Jamaica on hold
Four years after being granted a lottery licence, and after one false start, Telefun International is yet to begin operating in the Jamaican market, the directors apparently having failed so far to raise the capital to float their games.At the same time, however, other companies have applied for lottery licences and are awaiting Cabinet approval, Walter Scott, chairman of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission, confirmed yesterday.Telefun International, which was granted a 10-year licence ...
Jan 5, 2005, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum

'4 This Way' is a Big Hit with New Mexico Lottery Players
The New Mexico Lottery Authority has announced that its newest lotto game, 4 This Way! has averaged more than three top prize winners a week since its launch in September.To date, 42 players from across the state have won the game's top $4,000 prize by matching all four winning numbers in the order they were drawn, a release from the Lottery says.Each play costs $1 and there are four prize levels, ranging from $4,000 to $1.It's difficult to compare the success of the Lottery's various games in ...
Dec 30, 2004, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum