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Vermont paying $8,000 per month on unused lottery machines
Since last June, 25 lottery machines leased by the state of Vermont have gathered cobwebs in storage unplugged and unused at a cost of $8,000 a month. That means the state has paid $72,000 in fees for nothing. And the tab is still mounting. Neither the governor nor legislators were happy to hear about the losing proposition. I don't like that we're wasting money and having these machines sit idly, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday. His staff learned about the situation in February while workin ...
Apr 27, 2017, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Lawsuit alleges Illinois lottery contractor cheated players, vendors
A company hired to manage the Illinois Lottery cheated players and lottery vendors by misrepresenting the odds of winning scratch-off games, a class-action lawsuit in federal court alleges. The case, originally filed last month in St. Clair County Court, was removed last week to federal court in the Southern District of Illinois. The lead plaintiffs are Raqqa Inc., which operates Fairview Lounge, a bar, convenience mart and gas station at 10610 Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights; and Michael C ...
Mar 13, 2017, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum

Losing bidders protest $262 million Maryland Lottery contract
Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process. Lanham-based Gaming Innovations LLC and London-based IGT Global Solutions filed the protests with the Maryland State Lottery Gaming Control Agency after the agency awarded the eight-year contract to Scientific Games International of La ...
Sep 21, 2016, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery officials sign contract with Camelot for business plan
Arkansas officials signed a contract Monday with lottery consultant Camelot Global Services, which will develop a business plan for the state lottery and help implement the plan, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration said. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and finance department Director Larry Walther signed the contract, said spokesman Jake Bleed. Camelot has offices in Philadelphia and London. We are awaiting confirmation on their end that the contract has bee ...
Dec 1, 2015, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Wyoming Lottery commission selects vendor
In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor, pending negotiation of a contract with the company. Intralot, based in Athens, Greece, would provide the machines from which Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would be purchased as well as other technical services. Board chairman Brian Scott Gamroth said the step provides a light at the end of the tunnel, ...
Mar 22, 2014, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery wranglings could delay new D.C. scratch-off tickets for months
It could be many months before D.C. lottery players see their usual array of new tickets for sale, with a contract controversy that has depleted the D.C. Lottery's supply of scratch-off tickets and has cost the District government hundreds of thousands of dollars showing no sign of ending soon. The latest delay comes after city financial officials moved to cancel the most recent solicitation for a new lottery vendor in December, saying the lone respondent's price was too high. The decision co ...
Jan 2, 2014, 9:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery chief offers advice to fledgling Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Board received some much-needed advice and a stern warning from someone who has helped shepherd other states through the the complicated process of launching state-sponsored games of chance. Rebecca Hargrove is the CEO of the Tennessee Lottery and is known as a guru on how to get lottery startups off the ground and running. Board Chairman Brian Scott asked her to pay a visit to help outline a game plan for the board at its second-ever meeting on Tuesday. The energetic e ...
Jul 10, 2013, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery bases advertising hire on diversity
More capable company doesn't get contract for nondiversity, despite having female CEO The Massachusetts Lottery's lucrative advertising contract, the source of the political downfall of former state Treasurer Tim Cahill, is again under fire after a marketing firm led by a prominent Boston businesswoman lost the bid under the state's diversity program. The Patrick administration is defending the award of the $5 million Lottery contract to Connelly Partners, which is not owned by a woman or ...
Jul 8, 2013, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum

New Jersey Lottery signs 15-year deal with Northstar NJ
Private company to take over marketing, sales, other functions Scientific Games Corporation today announced that Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, LLC ( Northstar NJ ) has signed a long-term agreement to provide marketing, sales and other services to the New Jersey Lottery. Services under the agreement are expected to begin on October 1, 2013 following a transition period and end on June 30, 2029. Northstar NJ is a joint venture comprised of Scientific Games New Jersey LLC, a subsidia ...
Jun 21, 2013, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery leaders convene in D.C. to discuss future of games
La Fleur's annual symposium draws hundreds of lottery personnel, vendors By Todd Northrop This week leaders from nearly every U.S. and Canadian lottery met in Washington, D.C. at the annual La Fleur's Lottery Symposium to discuss the future of government lotteries, especially with regard to Internet sales and play. Emboldened by a U.S. Department of Justice opinion issued in Dec. of last year clarifying that the Wire Act only has bearing on sports wagering, state lotteries have immediat ...
Apr 26, 2012, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum

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