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With NeoGames Purchase Approved, Aristocrat Set To Join iLottery Market

April 19, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board formally approved Aristocrat's $962 million purchase of leading iLottery company NeoGames.

Games Global Registers IPO For NYSE, Says It’s Developing iLottery Product

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Games Global Limited announced announced it registered an initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange, while also developing an iLottery product.

Scientific Games Releases Instant Scratch Game Technology For Lotteries

April 18, 2024 | By: Hill Kerby

Scientific Games, a leader in instant lottery, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters yesterday to introduce new scratch game technology.

Christopher Shaban Designated As NeoGames’ iLottery Managing Director

April 17, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

NeoGames, a leader in the lottery industry, just appointed Christopher Shaban as the company's new Managing Director of iLottery.

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State/Regional News

Digging Into The Success Of Georgia Lottery’s Omnichannel Quick Win Games

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Georgia Lottery is seeing strong results from their Quick Win games, which can be played online or through retail and offer progressive jackpots.

TheLotter.com To Become New Jersey’s 3rd Lottery Courier Service

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

New Jersey's Lottery Commission announced on Thursday that TheLotter.com will be coming to the state as its third lottery courier service.

Virginia Senate Rejects Amended Skill Games Bill, Sends Original To Governor

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The heavily amended skill games bill Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin passed on to the state Senate was rejected on Wednesday, 34-6.

Ohio Lottery Commission Concerned Sports Betting Is Cutting Into Keno Sales

April 17, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Despite good overall results in March, Keno sales are down in Ohio and the state's lottery commission board believes sports betting is the reason.

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Online Industry News

With NeoGames Purchase Approved, Aristocrat Set To Join iLottery Market

April 19, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board formally approved Aristocrat's $962 million purchase of leading iLottery company NeoGames.

Digging Into The Success Of Georgia Lottery’s Omnichannel Quick Win Games

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Georgia Lottery is seeing strong results from their Quick Win games, which can be played online or through retail and offer progressive jackpots.

Games Global Registers IPO For NYSE, Says It’s Developing iLottery Product

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Games Global Limited announced announced it registered an initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange, while also developing an iLottery product.

Christopher Shaban Designated As NeoGames’ iLottery Managing Director

April 17, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

NeoGames, a leader in the lottery industry, just appointed Christopher Shaban as the company's new Managing Director of iLottery.

See All Online Industry News

Retail Industry News

Digging Into The Success Of Georgia Lottery’s Omnichannel Quick Win Games

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Georgia Lottery is seeing strong results from their Quick Win games, which can be played online or through retail and offer progressive jackpots.

Scientific Games Releases Instant Scratch Game Technology For Lotteries

April 18, 2024 | By: Hill Kerby

Scientific Games, a leader in instant lottery, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters yesterday to introduce new scratch game technology.

TheLotter.com To Become New Jersey’s 3rd Lottery Courier Service

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

New Jersey's Lottery Commission announced on Thursday that TheLotter.com will be coming to the state as its third lottery courier service.

Virginia Senate Rejects Amended Skill Games Bill, Sends Original To Governor

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The heavily amended skill games bill Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin passed on to the state Senate was rejected on Wednesday, 34-6.

See All Retail Industry News

Legislative Updates

Virginia Senate Rejects Amended Skill Games Bill, Sends Original To Governor

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The heavily amended skill games bill Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin passed on to the state Senate was rejected on Wednesday, 34-6.

Virginia Business Owners ‘Are Going To Fight’ Amended Skill Games Bill

April 17, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

An amended skill games bill that limits machines from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has state business owners halting lottery sales in protest.

New Massachusetts State Budget Calls For Online Lottery In FY25

April 12, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

A new FY25 state budget released this week in Massachusetts would include adding iLottery services in the state.

Gov. Youngkin Makes Multiple Amendments To Virginia Skill Games Bill

April 10, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has sent back a bill to legalize skill games to the General Assembly with a number of new amendments.

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Operator Headlines

With NeoGames Purchase Approved, Aristocrat Set To Join iLottery Market

April 19, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board formally approved Aristocrat's $962 million purchase of leading iLottery company NeoGames.

Games Global Registers IPO For NYSE, Says It’s Developing iLottery Product

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Games Global Limited announced announced it registered an initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange, while also developing an iLottery product.

Scientific Games Releases Instant Scratch Game Technology For Lotteries

April 18, 2024 | By: Hill Kerby

Scientific Games, a leader in instant lottery, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters yesterday to introduce new scratch game technology.

TheLotter.com To Become New Jersey’s 3rd Lottery Courier Service

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

New Jersey's Lottery Commission announced on Thursday that TheLotter.com will be coming to the state as its third lottery courier service.

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All News

With NeoGames Purchase Approved, Aristocrat Set To Join iLottery Market

April 19, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board formally approved Aristocrat's $962 million purchase of leading iLottery company NeoGames.

Digging Into The Success Of Georgia Lottery’s Omnichannel Quick Win Games

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Georgia Lottery is seeing strong results from their Quick Win games, which can be played online or through retail and offer progressive jackpots.

Games Global Registers IPO For NYSE, Says It’s Developing iLottery Product

April 19, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Games Global Limited announced announced it registered an initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange, while also developing an iLottery product.

Scientific Games Releases Instant Scratch Game Technology For Lotteries

April 18, 2024 | By: Hill Kerby

Scientific Games, a leader in instant lottery, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters yesterday to introduce new scratch game technology.

TheLotter.com To Become New Jersey’s 3rd Lottery Courier Service

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

New Jersey's Lottery Commission announced on Thursday that TheLotter.com will be coming to the state as its third lottery courier service.

Virginia Senate Rejects Amended Skill Games Bill, Sends Original To Governor

April 18, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The heavily amended skill games bill Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin passed on to the state Senate was rejected on Wednesday, 34-6.

Ohio Lottery Commission Concerned Sports Betting Is Cutting Into Keno Sales

April 17, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Despite good overall results in March, Keno sales are down in Ohio and the state's lottery commission board believes sports betting is the reason.

Christopher Shaban Designated As NeoGames’ iLottery Managing Director

April 17, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

NeoGames, a leader in the lottery industry, just appointed Christopher Shaban as the company's new Managing Director of iLottery.

Virginia Business Owners ‘Are Going To Fight’ Amended Skill Games Bill

April 17, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

An amended skill games bill that limits machines from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has state business owners halting lottery sales in protest.

Mississippi Lottery Launching Lotto America Draw Game May 12

April 16, 2024 | By: Cole Rush

The Mississippi Lottery is set to add another popular gaming option next month, as Lotto America will debut in the state on May 12.

Jake’s 58 Casino Breaks Ground On Expansion, To Double Total VLTs To 2,000

April 16, 2024 | By: Hill Kerby

Jake's 58 Casino Hotel on Long Island just started the process of a $210 million expansion, including the addition of 1,000 new video lottery terminals.

Jackpocket Showing Financial Benefit Of Lottery-Casino Cross-Sell

April 16, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

Jackpocket is seeing positive results early from its first online casino launch, showing the potential for the lottery-casino cross-sell connection.

PlayiLottery news team

Chris Imperiale

Chris Imperiale is the Managing Editor for PlayiLottery, the destination for all your lottery news and information. Along with a group of great writers, Chris helps produce an engaging and informative newsfeed providing the latest on the online and retail lottery industries in the US. He has covered various gambling markets for Catena Media, most notably Pennsylvania, since 2018. You can email him at [email protected].

Drew Ellis

A member of Catena Media since 2020, Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer at PlayiLottery, where he handles coverage of the online and retail lottery industry in the US. He previously spearheaded news content at PlayMichigan, where he covered one of the most prominent online lottery industries in the US — among the many other aspects of Michigan's sprawling iGaming market. You can email him at [email protected].

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a contributor for PlayiLottery who spent six years working at Scientific Games, one of the world's leading lottery operators. He writes for a handful of Catena Media sites, covering online lottery, iGaming, sports betting, and more. A prolific writer in the US gaming market, Cole also has bylines at iGaming Business, ICE 365, and IGB North America. You can email him at [email protected].

Martin Green

Martin Green is an experienced writer with a specialist focus on online lotteries, casinos, and sportsbooks. He spent five years working for William Hill before becoming a journalist in 2009. He is also an avid lottery player, with plenty of first-hand knowledge, experience, and insight to pass along. You can email him at [email protected].

Nathan Frederick

Nathan Frederick is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has over two decades of experience in the sports and gaming industries. His work includes digital and print media, numerous podcast appearances, and more than 1,000 published bylines. He has also authored three books, one of which launched as an Amazon No. 1 New Release. You can email him at [email protected].

Hill Kerby

Hill Kerby has been writing about the online and retail lottery industry in the US since 2021. He is a contributor to multiple Catena Media sites and has a background in poker, sports and psychology which he incorporates into his writing. You can email him at [email protected].

Matthew Bain

Part of Catena Media since 2022, Matthew Bain is the Content Manager at PlayiLottery, where he oversees editorial and evergreen content to make the site as helpful as humanly possible to anyone who visits. (Thanks for visiting!) Matthew has led various Catena sites through crucial, high-interest moments in the US gambling industry, from California's Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 battle, to sports betting launches in Massachusetts, Kentucky, and North Carolina, to ongoing iGaming legislative efforts in states such as New York and Maryland. You can email him at [email protected].
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