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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. ...

Hoosier Lottery says ticket sales jumped 26% in past year

Aug. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hoosier Lottery saw record profits in the past year as its ticket sales soared 26% from the year before. That big jump was fueled by 27% growth in scratch-off ticket sales that accounted for nearly 80% of the lottery’s $1.74 billion in revenue...

Lottery announces partner; sports betting closer to reality

Aug. 12, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation announced Thursday it is partnering with Rush Street Interactive, an online casino and sports betting company that operates in 10 states, marking the latest development in Connecticut's push to have legalized sports wagering up and running soon. ...

Big NC lottery sales in pandemic mean record education money

Aug. 02, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Massive ticket sales for the North Carolina Education Lottery during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in a best-ever $936 million in annual game profits for education, the lottery announced on Monday. Earnings going to education in the past...

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,...