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Past Live Webinars

Sep 22, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (ET)
The Influencer's Guide to Making the Case for iLottery

In 2020, the global pandemic has caused a seismic shift in consumer use of online channels in every aspect of daily lives, beyond the generally upward trends over the past few years. The time may be right for governments to explore iLottery in jurisdictions which have so far rejected the idea. When they do, lotteries must be ready to provide crucial information!

Julin Shaw, Director of Marketing for NeoPollard Interactive, breaks down the knowledge and data you need to effectively make the case for iLottery in your jurisdiction:

"We consolidated all of the most frequently asked stakeholder questions to bring you the one-stop-shop 'Hot Button How-To Guide' for anyone wondering what they should know if iLottery comes up. We'll prepare you to address important topics like age and identity verification, responsible gambling, retailer engagement, game offerings and more! You will walk away from this session armed with information to ensure you are prepared to answer the tough questions."

Aug 18, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm (ET)
Modernization of Cashing Lottery Prizes: Use of Mobile Technology

Lottery players are asking for more options to claim their prizes, especially during the pandemic. The Ohio Lottery introduced a groundbreaking solution, allowing winners to claim prizes valued between $50 and $5,000 from the comfort of their homes. Beginning April 20, 2020, players can now use the Ohio Lottery mobile app to scan their winning ticket and deposit their winnings into an approved bank account via automated clearing house. This is just one of many solutions the Ohio Lottery is exploring to offer alternative methods for players to claim their prizes. This seminar, hosted by Greg Bowers, Chief Financial Officer, and Maureen Hall, Chief Information Officer, will showcase the actions taken to successfully launch the app, and will provide attendees with insights and lessons learned about setting up a mobile cashing platform.

Jul 29, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm (ET)
Pandemic, Inc.: Eight Forces Driving Business Failure or Fortune in the Post-COVID-19 Economy

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and disruptive innovation. In this live session, he takes a look at doing business in a post-pandemic climate - with a focus on the gaming industry, professional sporting leagues and big retail sectors.

The content revolves around the eight-letter acronym, S-A-L-V-A-G-E-D:

S - Self-sufficiency
A - Analytics
L - Liquidity
V - Virtualization
A - Automation
G - Government
E - Exponential thinking
D - Decentralization

Following the conclusion of the live presentation, this session will be available to view on the NASPL Matrix.

Jul 21, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm (ET)
Accounting & Audit - Disclosure of Declines in Sales and Beneficiary Payments

This session, hosted by GASB instructor Janeen Hathcock, CPA, will provide participants with guidance on accounting for the declines in sales and payments to beneficiaries that many lotteries will be facing in the 2020 fiscal year. This includes preparing effective disclosures for the financial statements users.

Participants who attend the live webinar will earn 1.5 Continuing Professional Education credits.

Following the conclusion of the live presentation, this session will be available to view on the NASPL Matrix.

Jul 14, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm (ET)
Business Succession Planning & Crisis Management

Is a crisis the time to change leaders? Is it better to avoid such changes during the indefinite times? Crisis management is a unique practice that is only necessary at the most dire of times. When it is necessary and practiced appropriately, it can save a company from the worst outcomes. This presentation by Danny Goldberg will take attendees through the basics of crisis management: Who does it well? Who should be in charge? what is the risk/compliance role in this process and how will the organization be changed after such crisis? Learning objectives include:

  • Discovering lessons from companies that mishandled crisis management
  • Discussing how to handle crisis messaging when social media has exposed every facet of life
  • Considering other business continuity planning that should occur based on key learnings from the current environment
  • Understanding how to deal with the pervasiveness of social media

Participants who attend the live webinar will earn 2 Continuing Professional Education credits.

Following the conclusion of the live presentation, this session will be available to view on the NASPL Matrix.

Jun 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm (ET)
Tips and Tricks For Delighting Your Players on Facebook Live

Perhaps now more than ever, the way we interact with players - and potential players - is changing. Elizabeth Kidd, Interactive Marketing Specialist for the Idaho Lottery, makes the case for one of lotteries' most accessible and economical options, Facebook Live:

"I wasn't always a Facebook Live believer - in fact, it was my least favorite tool in the social media manager's tool box! However, when my team and I hatched the idea for "Scratch&Shout Trivia," I was willing to give it my best effort.

We were completely blown away by the initial response to Scratch&Shout Trivia - a lunchtime trivia challenge where players could win $5, $10 and $30 Scratch tickets. We had close to 200 people playing along live every week, with close to 1,000 playing throughout the week. We had substantial growth in followers, reach and engagement each week, and we were able to maintain that growth over the following six months.

In the past year, we have experimented more with the format and have found tremendous success when we used it properly. In this webinar, I will provide a step-by-step tutorial on hosting your first Facebook Live game, and explain how timing, technology and teamwork come together to create something very entertaining and engaging for your players!"

Jun 16, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm (ET)
Accounting & Audit - Practical Ethics

CPAs and internal auditors are faced with complex decisions on a daily basis without realizing that many of them are actually ethical dilemmas. Although values and ethical issues pervade all social studies, this course, presented by Danny Goldberg, provides attendees with an opportunity to study these issues in greater depth. Learning objectives include:

  • Reviewing general ethics issues for all CPAs
  • Understanding the basic definition of ethics, how to apply it, and the difference between ethics and morals
  • Learning more about the eight pillars of an ethical culture
  • Studying real life applications and case studies whenever applicable
  • Learning about the state of ethics and compliance in the workplace and how organizational values impact ethical leadership and misconduct

Participants who attend the live webinar will earn 2 Continuing Professional Education credits.

Following the conclusion of the live presentation, this session will be available to view on the NASPL Matrix.

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