North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries Responsible Gambling

08-08-2018

Researchers, Academics and Industry Leaders Unite to Advance Responsible Gambling

Concord, OH - The Responsible Gambling Collaborative, a diverse group of stakeholders focused on identifying the most effective prevention and treatment programs, stands in partnership with the gaming and lottery industry as it marks the 21st annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), August 6-10, 2018.

Participants, including NASPL, will underscore the industry's responsible gambling efforts by encouraging local events, educational activities, training and conversations this week. "The NASPL membership annually participates in NCPG's Gambling Awareness Month in March, as well the Annual Holiday Campaign. NASPL also recently completed its second event in 2018 in which all educational tracks are required to offer attendees a Responsible Gambling session," said NASPL Executive Director David Gale.

As part of its efforts, NASPL included Dr. Mark Griffiths, Professor of Behavioral Addiction, Nottingham Trent University as one of its featured keynote speakers, along with a Mental Health Awareness General Session Panel that included Eric Welch, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Lori Rugle, PHD ICGC-II/BACC, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland.

"NASPL and its members have made a year-round effort to include responsible gambling and corporate responsibility initiatives in their daily business activities and operations," added Gale.

By working together, industry leaders and members of the Collaborative can strengthen responsible gambling and more effectively prevent problem gambling. The Collaborative applauds the industry's efforts to ensure a safe playing experience and joins with the industry to underscore a shared commitment to responsible play in both traditional casino settings and in the growing realm of sports betting.

By bringing together the best minds, the best research and the best science, the Responsible Gambling Collaborative aims to identify and advance the best policies and practices to foster responsible play and address problem gambling

06-29-2018

MUSL Board President and Powerball Game Chair Elected for FY19

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06-14-2018

Arch L. Gleason Industry Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership

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06-13-2018

London, June 2018 - Lottery specialists Brendan McCarthy and Edwin van Zon join the ABACUS Solutions International sales team

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06-08-2018

Kansas Lottery Will Launch In-Lane Supermarket Sales through Abacus Solutions Fusion Platform Integrated with New Scientific Games' System

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05-17-2018

NASPL Release on Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting (PASPA)

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04-19-2018

Iowa Lottery Wins International Gaming-Compliance Award For Work In Investigation

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03-29-2018

The Florida Lottery's New $30 Game on Hazen Holographic Board has Generated Their Best Weekly Sales Ever Recorded!

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03-01-2018

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) Release

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01-22-2018

Western Union Settlement

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12-31-2017

Supreme Court Hearing on Sports Betting

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10-23-2017

Loterie Romande Launches New Camelot Global Online Gaming Platform

Loterie Romande has announced the successful launch of its new online gaming platform developed by Camelot Global, which includes a brand new website and instant win games (IWGs).

"The platform Camelot Global has custom-made for Loterie Romande puts the player at the heart of the design and development process. We've created exciting new IWGs and worked hard to optimise the online user experience across the entire website. Now that we've reached this exciting milestone, we will continue to build out this innovative platform with frequent updates and new games so players are constantly engaged and having fun." explained Nigel Railton, Camelot Global CEO.

Loterie Romande CEO, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, added: "Through this successful partnership, we have acquired a new system to enable us to develop an online games site that is fun, modern and secure. The aim is to fulfil the expectations of new generations of players who are ever keener on using their mobile devices. We are proud of this new platform, which will continue to evolve regularly to offer players new features."

04-27-2017

WLA Position Paper Concerning Illegal Gaming

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03-28-2017

NASPL State Sovereignty Whitepaper

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01-12-2017

News Release

Albany Oregon, January 1, 2017 - Take-A-Ticket, Inc. today announced that Seth Tigner will be promoted to company President. Seth began with Take-A-Ticket, Inc. in August 2000 and previously served as Plant Manager. Zach Tigner, a 23-year veteran with Take-A-Ticket, Inc. will assume responsibilities for Secretary and Treasurer. Additionally, Zach will oversee all Research and Development activities for the company. Donald Tigner will continue his role as General Manager.

"We are very pleased with the strength of the company and these changes will assure continued innovation and growth as the lottery industry matures and our customers look for new ways to promote its products,"" said Calvin Tigner, retiring Take-A-Ticket, Inc. President.

About Take-A-Ticket

Established in 1985, Take-A-Ticket, Inc. is the original inventor of ticket dispensing devices for the lottery industry and distributes high quality products to more than 30 US lotteries. The company's portfolio includes a full range of ticket dispensing devices, merchandising displays, and customized marketing solutions for its customers.

07-18-2016

BL Promos is celebrating its 41st year in business.

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06-30-2016

London, 24th June 2016 - Abacus are pleased to report that through use of the Abacus Fusion Platform® their client, the newly merged organisation Nederlandse Staatsloterij/De Lotto, have further expanded their in-lane sales network in The Netherlands, with the addition of the major Dutch supermarket retailer Jumbo.

The project was completed on time within a very tight timescale, 6 weeks from agreement to go-live. The final Jumbo stores went live on the Abacus system on 23rd June following a carefully planned phased rollout lasting 1 week. In total 574 Jumbo stores were enabled, allowing tickets to be sold in-lane from 5,451 EPoS tills

Abacus CEO, Simon Butler, commented; “We believe the addition of the Jumbo stores to the in-lane sales network will be a great success, bringing incremental sales to and allowing players to buy tickets in a very convenient and simple way. Supermarkets are an ideal environment for in-lane sales, placing the ability to play right in front of the consumer as they are buying their groceries. Our research shows that, in supermarkets in particular, only around 5% of customers visit the area of the store where the lottery terminal is sited. An in-lane solution puts the lottery in front of 100% of the store’s customers and fits in to their existing behaviour. We are very excited by the addition of Jumbo which we were able to enable very quickly thanks to the design of our system and the amazing professionalism of all involved”.

To view the TV commercial advertising the launch in Jumbo please visit: https://youtu.be/5hZ2UjtQpyw


About Abacus Solutions International

Abacus Solutions International is a software based Technology Company specialising in solutions for the lottery industry. Their Fusion Platform® is a versatile transaction gateway enabling retailers and lotteries to connect to sell lottery products using the existing retailer hardware and infrastructures, eliminating the need for lotteries to invest in dedicated hardware and connectivity. Abacus provides a Fully Managed Service and will work with all the existing suppliers. Abacus is based in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands and is an associate member of both the World Lottery Association and NASPL. For more information visit www.abacus-bv.com or contact Simon Butler on [email protected].

For more information on Nederlandse Staatsloterij/De Lotto contact: Krista van Beelen
M: +31 6 13395161

02-29-2016

NASPL, NCPG Announce Responsible Gambling Verification Program for Lotteries

GENEVA, OH (October 20, 2015) – The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) today announced a new responsible gambling framework and independent verification program for its member lotteries. Partnering with NASPL in this important effort is the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

“The recognition of problem gambling issues within the lottery industry over the course of the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable,” said NASPL Executive Director David Gale. “Whereas at one point it was considered a taboo subject that shouldn’t be openly addressed, we have evolved now to launch what I consider a crowning achievement of NASPL.”

Lotteries have certainly taken the lead in responsible gambling programs in the United States. “For the first time a segment of the U.S. gambling industry has adopted a responsible gaming framework and independent verification process,” said NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte. “We congratulate NASPL members for their recognition of problem gambling and their embrace of responsible gaming.”

The new program has three levels of verification. The first level (“Plan”) is for lotteries that have not yet developed a robust responsible gambling program – by submitting an application at this level, lotteries will have experts in the field critique their plans and help them move towards the next level. The second level (“Implementation”) assesses current programs and results for lotteries with more advanced responsible gambling programs. The third level (“Sustaining”) will review Implementation verification every three years to ensure ongoing performance.

An independent assessment panel, under the guidance of the NCPG, will review all applications for verification. The eight areas of assessment include research, employee training, retailer training, player education, new/existing product oversight, budget, advertising and engagement/awareness.

Four American lotteries will be selected to participate in the pilot program. “The first wave of lotteries is being limited as we want to ensure the procedures and infrastructure are in place for the program to be successful,” said Alice Garland, chair of the NASPL Responsible Gambling Committee and Executive Director of the North Carolina Education Lottery. Lotteries wishing to be part of the pilot program must provide a short initial statement to the NCPG by October 30. That statement should indicate why their lottery should be considered for the pilot and that they are willing to help other jurisdictions participate in the process.

The NCPG will select the four lotteries in early November, and their applications will be accepted in mid-January. It is expected that the first round of verification results will be announced in March 2016 after evaluation by the independent assessment panel.

At that time, NASPL and the NCPG will begin a review of the entire process. “Once we make sure everything is in place to move forward, all U.S. lotteries will be invited to participate,” said Garland.


About NASPL

The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries was founded in 1971. Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the organization has grown into an active association representing 52 lottery organizations. NASPL’s basic mission is to assemble and disseminate information on the lottery industry through education and communications, and where appropriate publicly advocate the positions of the Association on matters of general policy.

Media contact: David Gale, Executive Director, (440) 361-7962, [email protected]

About NCPG

The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming. The organization’s vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.

Media contact: Keith Whyte, Executive Director, (202) 547-9204, [email protected]

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