| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Certain elements of the liberal intelligentsia believe that because Maryland is a "well run state" that provides such an exhaustive and expansive number of government services to taxpayers that our government is also well run. In a well run government,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn has fired the private company that runs the Illinois Lottery after it fell nearly a half-billion dollars short of revenues it promised to raise for the state during the first three years of its 10-year contract.
It’s not clear...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:50 AM
"Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell will host a syndicated game show called "Monopoly Millionaires' Club," based on the Monopoly brand, Scientific Games Corp. announced Wednesday.
Gardell, a Winter Park High School grad, will host the one-hour, weekly...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:15 AM
For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Can we talk about keno?
I can't tell whether I'm just getting older and crankier or whether this is the most lowdown, sneaky, thief-in-the-night edition of the General Assembly I've ever seen.
The Democrats who run the joint lost a seat this week in a...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:15 AM
The Indiana Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to hire a private vendor to take over operations at the Hoosier Lottery in a move designed to increase revenue.
The commission voted to approve a contract with GTECH that will pay the company $1.7 billion...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:35 PM
State gambling regulators have finally hired a company to run the computer system to monitor video poker at betting machines in bars, restaurants and truck stops.
But it's going to take months for the company to do its work, meaning video gambling isn'...
| Jun 22, 2008
Californians could be forgiven for worrying that an important state asset -- the state lottery -- is in grave danger. In recent weeks, a rhetorical barrage, bordering on the hysterical, has been directed at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 8:47 AM
Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the statewide computer network that sells terminal-based games and validates winning tickets was unavailable from 6 a.m. this morning until 11am causing some stores to turn customers away. The Lottery and its vendor,...