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MUSL Board and Powerball Product Group Officers Elected for FY21

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Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery will be serving as the 31st MUSL Board President and the first ever to serve from the Hoosier Lottery. "It’s my honor to help lead our member lotteries with a strategic plan to help each one responsibly maximize profits for all the good causes they support,” said Taylor. At its annual meeting, MUSL Board of Directors also elected, Angela Wong, Director of the Montana Lottery, and Bishop Woosley, Arkansas Lottery Director as Vice President and Secretary of the Board respectively. “This year has given each of us challenges never faced and new unchartered waters to navigate,” said Taylor. “We have learned much about our industry, our players, our communities and our beneficiaries. Now, we are implementing the knowledge gained for future success.” In addition, the Powerball Product Group elected May Scheve Reardon, Missouri Lottery Executive Director, to serve as Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2021.

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EL (European Lottery Association) Publishes 2019 Annual Report

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At the time of writing the 2019 Annual Report, the world faced the pandemic spread of Covid-19. In only a few weeks, businesses, and society came to a near full standstill in an attempt to halt the virus. The consequences, as well as the never before seen measures to deal with this situation, were felt by lotteries, and no doubt case a shadow over the 2020 developments in the sector. Nonetheless, EL reflects on a successful 2019 and is pleased to present an overview of its activities, which would not have been possible without the ongoing support of EL Members.

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Amid layoffs, Atlantic lottery head says $100M in business lost to offshore gambling sites

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ALC estimates $100M is lost to unregulated websites.  Chris Keevill, president and CEO of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation says 'it's struggling to compete with unregulated, offshore digital gambling, and is hopes a shift in focus to online gaming will prevent an estimated $100 million in annual revenue from leaving Atlantic Canada.  Offshore gambling providers have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to acquire more customers..

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