Tag Archives: Lottery
- Japan mulls online lottery expansion to boost sagging sales
September 5, 2017
Japan is considering an expansion of online lottery sales at a time when legislators have proposed new restrictions on other forms of gambling. On Tuesday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry was discussing plans to approve all forms of currently permissible lottery products to be...
- Loto-Quebec using virtual reality to prep prize winners for fallout
August 30, 2017
Quebec’s provincial gambling monopoly is using virtual reality to prepare lottery jackpot winners for the ensuing chaos that traditionally follows such windfalls. On Wednesday, Loto-Quebec announced that it had teamed up with anti-discrimination and bullying group Fondation Jasmin Roy to employ virtual reality technology “to sensitize lottery winners and give...
- Maharashtra lottery sellers to go on strike to protest 28% GST
August 15, 2017
Private lottery sellers in the state of Maharashtra will be putting up the “Closed” sign next week as part of their protest against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. In June, the GST Council announced a dual tax rate for lottery tickets under the new...
- Lotteries no longer guaranteed cash cows for US states
July 13, 2017
Lotteries are no longer guaranteed cash cows for US state governments, probably because they’re so damn boring. On Thursday, the Pew Charitable Trusts published data showing that fully half of the 44 states that allow lotteries saw lottery revenue fall between 2014 and 2015. The phenomenon isn’t entirely new, as...
- Tech Start-up aims to lure millennials to play lottery
July 11, 2017
There may be more millennials walking the face of the Earth at present but only a few of them are playing lottery. This is the stark reality that technology start-up AutoLotto has to face as only one-third of people aged 20 to 35 bought a lottery ticket last year. While...
- New York lottery takes $20m winnings from welfare recipients
July 5, 2017
A controversial program has allowed New York state to claw back close to $20m in lottery winnings over the past four years from recipients of social assistance programs. Lots of people arched their eyebrows this spring when Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled their proposed (and ultimately rejected) health...