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During a panel discussion at the Aug. 11 California Technology Forum, California Lottery CIO Chris Riesen explained that data was doing more than simply identifying when and where potential players might be, it is also helping to move the larger enterprise toward its strategic goal of becoming the largest lottery in the country. By mapping revenue growth over the course of the last several years, officials are confident they will be able to claim the top rank relatively soon. Riesen said revenues have increased from roughly $5 billion in 2014-15 to an unaudited $6.3 billion in 2015-16, and are expected to reach a projected $8 billion by 2018-19.

Louis Beaudet, Loto-Quebec’s director of sports and entertainment betting commented that the demand for eSports betting was expanding and Loto-Quebec was “filling the gap by offering a secure and honest environment for placing bets.”

The mobile game business — a $36 billion worldwide industry. “Complicated” is an understatement for the mobile game industry. It’s complicated. It’s dynamic. It’s fast-paced. It’s a lot of fun, said Kent Wakeford, the chief operating officer of Kabam.

GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We are thankful to COLJUEGOS, who had a very open consultation process prior the publication of the regulations that allow for transparency and labs to prepare properly for the submission process.

“This is a nice milestone to reach in our partnership with NCEL,” said Daniel Cage, president & founder of Linq3. “Think about today’s convenience economy. We rely on Uber for cab rides and AirBnB for lodging. So what does Uber look like for the lottery? Our technology helps lotteries and retailers answer that question. Play at the Pump helps them modernize their distribution, expand their reach and offer new players a convenient way to play.”   “Every ticket the lottery sells helps to raise more money for education in North Carolina,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Our partnership with Linq3 adds a way to buy a ticket for Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5 that didn’t exist before. Using Linq3’s new technology to make playing the lottery a convenience at a gas pump will help the lottery continue to improve its performance.”

“At Murphy USA, we serve about 1.65 million customers per day at our fueling islands. When you consider that 65 percent to 72 percent of these customers never come inside the store, that’s one million customers who never come into our locations. Play at the Pump helps us reach these potential players by meeting them where they are, right at the pump,” said Steven Desautels, senior category manager for Murphy USA.

"The many milestones that we reached clearly reflect the good year we had, not just for the lottery but for everyone – more prizes for our players, stronger commissions for our retailers, and most importantly, an all-time record contribution to the State," said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. "We're optimistic that the coming year, which will bring the opening of the state's sixth casino, will be another record-setter."

"Our second quarter financial results continue to reflect our ongoing growth and the underlying improvements in our operating efficiencies," commented Co-Chief Executive Officer John Pollard . "Our new press continues to become more fully integrated with our operations and has resulted in improvements in efficiencies and productive capacity. Our free cash flow generating potential is fully evident during this quarter as we produced over $3 million in free cash flow during the three month period after accounting for all of our reinvestments and capital expenditures." "The instant ticket market and, in fact, the overall lottery industry, remains a very positive business," remarked Co-Chief Executive Officer Doug Pollard . "Our clients remain focused on expanding and growing their customer base, revenue and ultimately the proceeds generated to provide to their various good causes. We believe Pollard continues to be well positioned to be their partner of choice to achieve these objectives."

“In 2016, the Louisiana Lottery marks its 25th year of operations,” explained Lottery President Rose Hudson. “To commemorate this anniversary doubleheader with the Saints, we have beefed up second-chance prizes to provide more VIP experiences and winners than ever!”

“The Florida Lottery is proud to start off the new fiscal year with our best July on record,” said Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “As we move forward, we will continue producing innovative games and exciting promotions to ensure we continue to increase our sales and maximize revenue for education.”

"I am so pleased to welcome Kevin to Scientific Games and that Gavin will continue with the company in his new role. With the company fully integrated, it is the right time to expand our leadership team so we can take full advantage of the new and growing opportunities open to a company with our global scale and broad expertise. Kevin's intellect and experience will be an invaluable asset as we move forward as one company," said Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games.
"Today we are one company with three strong businesses – gaming, lottery and interactive. Our integration is behind us and our business strategies are delivering solid results. With our momentum building, I'm moving from an operational leadership position to a more strategic role, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. On behalf of my colleagues and the Board, we welcome our new CEO and President, Kevin Sheehan. This is the right time to grow our leadership team and have someone of Kevin's talent, experience, and financial acumen take us to the next phase of growth and innovation," said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games Board Vice Chairman.

Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney had been pushing this session for an OK from the Legislature necessary to move forward with an exploration of online opportunities for the Lottery.   Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has touted the idea of a Lottery-run fantasy sports game, which she said would attract a younger audience that favors playing on mobile devices, particularly 25-to-45-year-old males "who are not Lottery players (and) who are extremely excited by sports-related fantasies."   Goldberg, whose office oversees the Massachusetts Lottery, expressed disappointment Tuesday that the online language failed to prevail before a six-member House-Senate conference committee that conducted its deliberations privately

“Really I see this as a necessary next step for the South Dakota Lottery,” executive director, Norm Lingle told the state Lottery Commission. Lingle said two mobile applications are in planning and additional features are in consideration “to make sure it remains relevant with our players.”

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