Tag Archives: Illinois Lottery
- Northstar Lottery Group sued for alleged ticket manipulation
February 9, 2017
Lawyers representing lottery players have lodged a civil suit against former Illinois Lottery operator Northstar Lottery Group for alleged manipulation of winning tickets. The Belleville News Democrat reported that the attorneys have accused Northstar of defrauding businesses that sold scratch-off tickets and lottery customers by manipulating the number of winning...
- Illinois cops seize $50k lottery winnings as proceeds of crime
October 11, 2016
An Illinois Lottery jackpot winner is out $50k after a court ruled that police were correct in claiming the ticket was purchased with the proceeds of crime. Last week, the Fourth District Appeals Court ruled that Illinois police were right to seize the payout from the $3 scratch ticket following...
- Illinois seeks new owner for beleaguered lottery
July 29, 2016
In a last ditch attempt at privatization, Illinois has opened the bidding process for private firms to manage its lottery business – which is considered to be the state’s bread and butter in funding schools and for road and bridge repair and construction. The Chicago Tribune reported that Gov. Bruce...
- Camelot Global moves North American headquarters to Chicago, eyes Illinois lottery
April 15, 2016
British gambling operator Camelot Global is shooting for a bigger business in the United States. Camelot UK’s sister company recently moved in—quietly—into a leased spaced in Chicago’s West Loop area. Laura Pearson, head of global corporate affairs, told CalvinAyre.com the office only has a “handful of staff” at the moment,...
- Illinois Lottery stays online; 20 responses to Massachusetts iLottery request
April 1, 2016
The Illinois Lottery says it will continue to sell tickets online, despite its legal authorization to conduct online sales having expired last month. Illinois became the first US state lottery to offer online sales of draw tickets in 2012 after state pols approved a four-year pilot program. That program expired...
- Illinois Lottery’s online sales to end this month because politicians can’t play nice
March 4, 2016
The Illinois Lottery appears set to shutter its online operations this month due to legislative inaction. Illinois braved the online trail in March 2012, becoming the first US state lottery to offer online draw ticket sales. But the pilot program that allowed those online sales to commence officially expires on...
Judge says Game of War app maker not liable for player’s ‘gambling losses’
September 23, 2016