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Virginia lottery board approves casino regulations

Jul. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery Board has approved a set of proposed regulations to govern the state's fledging casino gambling industry. The proposed regulations now go to Gov. Ralph Northam for his sign-off, after which there will be a public comment period,...

Mississippi collects $129M from lottery since July

Jun. 18, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has collected more than $129 million from the state lottery during the first 11 months of the budget year. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in a news release Thursday that the state collected nearly $14.2 million from the games...

Mississippi Lottery Corporation announces next president

May. 26, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeffrey L. Hewitt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, will serve as its next president. Hewitt was one of the first employees brought on to the corporation in June 2019. Mississippi passed the...

Indiana lottery sees big ticket sales jump amid pandemic

May. 26, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A big increase in Hoosier Lottery ticket sales during the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled what officials expect will be a record amount of annual profit going into the state’s bank accounts. Officials told the State Lottery Commission this past week...

EXPLAINER: Ohio offers $1M weekly prize as vaccine incentive

May. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made many newsworthy statements in his long political career, but perhaps none has generated such an immediate and intense response as announcing a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships to entice more Ohioans to get the...

Missouri lawmakers vote to keep lottery winners secret

May. 13, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The identity of Missouri Lottery winners could be kept secret under legislation sent to Gov. Mike Parson that would reverse the state's current policy of publicizing winners. The bill, which received final approval...

Maryland casinos report third-best monthly revenue in April

May. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland casinos generated their third-highest revenues ever in the month of April, the state's lottery said Wednesday. The state's six casinos generated $162 million in revenue last month following an all-time record of $169 million in March. Last...

Alabama House committee advances lottery, casino bill

May. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lottery and casino legislation will be decided in the last two days of the legislative session after being advanced Tuesday by the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee. The committee voted to send the bill to the floor of the House of...