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Rhode Island Lottery net income up to more than $300M

Nov. 15, 2021 15:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Lottery generated nearly $302 million for the state's general fund for the fiscal year that ended in June, a nearly $18 million increase over the prior year, according to a statement Monday from lawmakers. Two years ago, lottery...

Auditor: Lottery needs broader authority to look for fraud

Nov. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's auditor general said Monday that lawmakers should give the state lottery broader legal authority to investigate frequent and repeated winning claims by individual lottery players to prevent fraud. The recommendation to lawmakers by...

Maine using lottery to give out new scallop licenses

Oct. 26, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishing regulators are collecting applications for the state lottery that gives out scallop harvesting licenses. Sea scallops are one of the most valuable marine resources in the state. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said it will...

Rhode Island schedules medical marijuana dispensary lottery

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lottery to select the operators of five new medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island has been scheduled for next week, state officials said Friday. To ensure a fair process, the lottery scheduled for Oct. 29 will be public and...

Online sports betting soft launch going well, CT agency says

Oct. 13, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

The limited rollout of online wagering in Connecticut is “going well so far,” according to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which is on track to allow online gambling statewide beginning Oct. 19, barring any issues. Kaitlyn Krasselt, a spokesperson for the...

Maine to use lottery to give out more scalloping licenses

Oct. 03, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishery officials are holding a lottery to allow new fishermen into one of the state's most lucrative marine industries. The state plans to give out 14 scallop fishing licenses. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said eight of the...

Rollout of sports betting in Connecticut to begin Thursday

Sep. 29, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The long-awaited rollout of sports wagering in Connecticut will begin on Thursday when Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun officially launch their retail operations. The long-awaited bets can be placed now that the state Department of Consumer...

Extra cannabis lottery planned to give applicants fair shot

Sep. 06, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will hold an extra lottery to give six applicants an opportunity to operate marijuana retail stores after they were wrongly denied fair chances to win earlier, officials said Friday. A “clerical oversight” regarding “data entry” led to...

NC lottery would regulate video gambling machines in bill

Aug. 31, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House lawmakers advanced a late session effort Tuesday to legalize video gambling machines through the state lottery, with supporters saying it's time to regulate them as efforts to eliminate shadowy machine parlors often fail. ...