NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites
New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel two popular fantasy sports operators to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York.
The state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is demanding that the world's leading online fantasy sports wagering websites stop operating in New York because he claims they're too much like a lottery, even though New York operates a state ...
Nov 17, 2015, 10:44 am - Lottery News forum
NY attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling
The New York State attorney general on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.
The cease-and-desist order by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is a major blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that introduced sports betting to legions of young sports fans and has formed partnerships with many of the nation's professional spo ...
Nov 11, 2015, 11:08 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery considers its own online fantasy sports game
The Massachusetts Lottery is considering developing a daily fantasy sports game as the online competitions have exploded in popularity and faced increased scrutiny about their legality.
Michael Sweeney, the lottery's executive director, said exploring options amid such games' legal ambiguity is necessary if state lotteries are to remain viable in a changing gambling landscape.
Until such time as it becomes absolutely clear that this is illegal, we have an obligation to really grapple with ...
Nov 9, 2015, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia lottery officials question legality of fantasy sports companies
Georgia Lottery officials are questioning whether the daily fantasy sports industry can legally operate in the state, according to a letter sent last month to CEOs of DraftKings and FanDuel.
Georgia Lottery General Counsel Joseph Kim said in the Sept. 23 letter that the companies appear to violate the Georgia Constitution, which generally bans gambling except for state lottery-run games.
Kim said Monday that neither company responded by the Friday deadline given in his letter. He said lott ...
Oct 20, 2015, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball 'Ultimate Tailgate Party' promotion launched in 18 states
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By Todd Northrop
As part of an effort to promote the multi-state Powerball game on a national level, 18 states are participating in a new promotion to send lottery players to a special NFL fan festival attended by several players in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Winners in the Powerball Pro Football Hall of Fame trip will be treated to a 5 day/4 night trip to Cleveland, Ohio for the Ultimate Tailgate Party and Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fan Festival. The event will occur ...
Nov 16, 2013, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery
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Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game. The fifth version of the $5 game offers more than $29 million in instant prizes including 12 top prizes of $100,000.
To date, the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game has resulted in $184 million in sales with $125 million in prizes awarded to winners.
Players who do not win instantly can enter their tickets into ...
Sep 27, 2013, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Teammates fool Diamondbacks player with lottery prank
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Each Sunday when he is in town, Diamondbacks mental skills coach Peter Crone sits with pitcher Wade Miley and the two scratch off some lottery tickets.
Earlier this year, Crone was talking with Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz, and the pair discussed what it would be like if they could pull a prank on Miley by convincing him that he actually won.
Peter and I were talking one day and decided, 'Hmmm, that might be kind of funny,' Putz said.
Fellow reliever Will Ha ...
Aug 19, 2013, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games
The Wisconsin Lottery is raking in record profits and that in turn benefits taxpayers.
That was a key selling point when the lottery was approved, that some of the gambling sales would go to reduce property taxes.
But state auditors think taxpayers could benefit even more.
If you have an itch to play the lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery has a dizzying array of games to choose from. But the state's audit bureau says games requiring a licensing fee are not a good gamble for the state.
Jul 26, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticket
A Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school math teacher won $100,000 on a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that she received at a Mad Ants game.
Holly Vogel, who has season tickets to the Mad Ants games, was in the Hoosier Lottery Lucky Section during a game back in March. She, along with around 100 other fans, received a Hoosier Lottery prize pack with free scratch-offs.
The Mad Ants are an NBA Development League team based in Fort Wayne.
Vogel's prize pack contained a $100,000 taxes pa ...
May 31, 2013, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved the contract, which will include the Ravens Champions $2 scratch-off ticket. The contract gives the Lottery the rights to use the Ravens logo, marks and experiential prizes.
As in previous years, Lottery players will have the chance to win cash and experiential Ravens' prizes through the scratch-off and other Ravens-themed ...
May 30, 2013, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum