New Jersey decided to toss out a Lottery Commission contract. The nations two major lottery-management companies, GTech Corp. of West Greenwich, R.I., which had landed the contract, and Scientific Games International, were locked into conflict by the eminent issue.
Massachusetts State Lottery is preparing to launch a new game that would let gamblers bet on animated car races shown on Keno-style video monitors. The new Keno game is part of a broader effort at the Lottery to keep revenues growing.
In 1989, South Dakota was the first ever to legalize video lottery. Dan Brendtro, is heading up Forward South Dakota, the fourth campaign to end video lottery in the state.
GTech Corp. announced that it has signed a $78 million contract with Trinidad and Tobagos National Lottery Control Board. The Five-Year contract will run through September 2011.
Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale called for a public hearing on statewide ballot initiatives. Everyone was given the chance to speak for or against an issue at hand.
Australia, China, Eastern Europe, Russia and South America will now have PortalVision which delivers additional gambling content to existing gambling machines. Las Vegas Gaming Inc. is under an exclusive agreement with Octavian International and its distribution division OctaSupplies.