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12-year-old behind the wheel dies in Maryland parkway crash

Jul. 24, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl has died after the car she was driving ran off the road and struck a tree in Maryland. Howard County Police say the girl was driving a Toyota Corolla on Broken Land Parkway around 2 a.m. Sunday when the accident occurred. The...

State lotteries increasingly cede control to huge firms

Jul. 14, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

The companies that run state-backed lotteries already have a heavy hand in how the games are operated. But in the years ahead, their control over lotteries is expected to expand significantly while state officials take a step back. Analysts who track the industry say the largest...

Scientific Games’ lottery playbook succeeded, then spread

Jul. 13, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

The growth of the lottery business nationwide was inspired in large part by the lobbying innovations of a single multinational gambling company, Scientific Games Holdings LP. A 1986 memo from Scientific Games co-founder and then-Chairman John R. Koza described a “draft version of...

State lottery advertising tells players half of the story

Jul. 12, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The sign at the SHOP N Go front counter says “WE SOLD $10,000 WINNER!!” Located in a Hispanic neighborhood, the store sells Texas Loteria, a popular game marketed by the state lottery that resembles the iconic bingo lotería game in Mexico. The...

State lotteries transfer wealth out of needy communities

Jul. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — While the growing expansion of casinos and state-sanctioned sports betting steal the spotlight, state lotteries have nearly doubled in size over the past two decades, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S. communities to powerful multinational...