Public Gaming International Magazine May/June 2022

46 PUBLIC GAMING INTERNATIONAL • MAY/JUNE 2022 PULSE of the Industry These news stories comprise a very small fraction of the gaming and lottery news stories posted every day to Too, these stories are the highly edited short versions. You can visit our news website and access all of its departments for free, including search to read the full version of the articles. Sign up for our free e-newsletter by sending your e-mail address to NORTH AMERICAN NEWS Harold Mays Confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of the Lottery Mays, who served as the Acting Director of the Illinois Lottery beginning in Fiscal Year 2019, says he is honored. “I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the Director of the Illinois Department of the Lottery,” said Mays. “I look forward to continuing the Department’s efforts to deliver on its mission to raise money for education, capital projects and special causes in an ethical and socially responsible way.” During Mays’ tenure as Acting Director, the Illinois Lottery generated over $11.5 billion in sales which resulted in over $2.8 billion in proceeds to help support K-12 education, capital projects, and specialty causes across the State of Illinois. Prior to his role as Acting Director, Mays served as the Chief of Operations and Technology for the Department of the Lottery for five years. Before that, he was a program management office executive for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services. South Dakota Lottery sales still rising, powered by new terminals “theLotter” Minnesota website offers players in Minnesota the chance to play top Minnesota Lottery draw games online Compared to lottery, sports betting in Arizona doesn't generate a lot of revenue After nearly a year of legalized sports betting in the state, there’s a big disparity in the amount of money waged versus the tax revenue gained. In the last quarter of 2021, Arizona only brought in about $5 million of total revenue despite having almost $1.5 billion of bets being made. A person who bets $10 on the lottery each week nets Arizona about $3 in tax revenue. The same $10 in sports betting raises about 10 cents. Full-scale casinos are on their way to New York City and the greater metro area. New York legislature appears willing to roll the dice on new casinos. Lobbyists Push for Manhattan Gambling Site. New rules in West Virginia relax advertising restrictions for Limited Video Lottery locations and also smooth a path for iLottery UK Jockey Club Again Chooses Inspired to Produce Virtual Grand National Races For the sixth consecutive year, Inspired Entertainment, Inc. will produce the Virtual Grand National (VGN) race and Virtual Grand National Race of Champions, kicking off the excitement of the 2022 Grand National Festival. INTRALOT, Inc. signs 5-year extension with the Wyoming Lottery to provide its lottery operating system and services for the operation of the Wyoming Lottery through August of 2029. Diamond Game – A Pollard Banknote Company – Receives License To Launch Electronic Instant Bingo Product In Ohio The license allows the company to provide charitable electronic instant bingo machines—also known as E-bingo or electronic pull tabs—to veteran and fraternal organizations throughout the state. State of Michigan joins Multi-State Internet Gaming Association The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement was entered into by the States of Nevada and Delaware in 2014, in order to share liquidity among patrons participating in legal forms of online gaming within the geographic boundaries of the two jurisdictions. In 2017, New Jersey became party to the Agreement, expanding the Association’s shared liquidity to full online casino gaming. Nevada casinos are roaring back. 44% YoY increase in month of February INTRALOT announces Full Year 2021 Financial Results: +24.4% Revenue Growth and +82.5% EBITDA increase Scientific Games Celebrates Sale to Brookfield Global Company Enters Next Era with Scientific Games Name and 100% Focus on Lottery. Brookfield Business Partners L.P. has completed the acquisition of Scientific Games' global lottery services business. The transaction allows Scientific Games to focus its attention on providing games, services and technology to the global lottery and lotteryadministered sports betting markets. The company will continue to operate under the Scientific Games name, which was established in 1973. Metro Atlanta will continue to serve as the company's global headquarters, and the entire executive leadership team will remain in place. "This marks an exciting new chapter for