Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

Lottery Commission Votes to Add Monitor-Style Games

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/16/2014 03:02 pm

The Arkansas Lottery Commission on Wednesday voted to start the process of implementing monitor-style games in which players can watch drawings every four minutes.

Lottery Oversight Committee Votes 'Non Support' On Video Bets

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/15/2014 05:26 pm

The Arkansas lottery is trying to find ways to boost sales so the state can award more college scholarships, but a legislative panel showed little affection Tuesday for the methods that could be employed.

Bishop Woosley On the Arkansas Scholarship's Lottery's Winning Formula

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Bishop Woosley has worked at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery since its start in 2009 and was named director in February 2012.

10 Things You Should Know About Gambling in Arkansas (But May Not)

by Gwen Moritz 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Here are ten facts about Arkansas gambling including how the games are taxed and paid out.

Lottery's Bishop Woosley Aware of His Cardinal Direction

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Fans of shows like TLC's “Who Do You Think You Are?” will understand why Whispers succumbed to curiosity to ask Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and the subject of this week's Executive Q&A, the following question: Is he related to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, sometimes called Bishop Wosley, King Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor

Making the Lottery Arkansas' Own: Part 2 (Craig Douglass On Marketing)

by Craig Douglass 9/2/2013 12:00 am

“Only in Arkansas.” That's the theme of one of the state's larger banking enterprises headquartered in Searcy. The “only” theme also appears in marketing messages for two Arkansas Scholarship Lottery games, the Natural State Jackpot and Arkansas 50/50. Have you heard of or played these games?

Whither the Arkansas Lottery? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Having long been a supporter of state lotteries for the funding of public programs, I'm compelled to admit the promotion of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery continues to be a puzzlement. By promotion I mean the marketing communications strategy targeting Arkansas consumers.

Former Lottery Security Official Remmele Mazyck Pleads Guilty to Theft

by Gwen Moritz 7/12/2013 02:50 pm

A former security official for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery pleads guilty in federal court Friday to wire fraud and money laundering for stealing and cashing lottery tickets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What's the News About Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Employee? Ask Again Later

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

Is a member of the South Carolina contingent that arrived in Little Rock to launch the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in 2009 about to be in the news again?

Panel Approves Pay Raises for Arkansas Lottery Employees

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2013 01:44 pm

The 82 employees of Arkansas' lottery will receive 2 percent cost-of-living adjustments and merit pay raises and the director will receive two payments totaling $7,080 under a plan approved by the games' governing board Wednesday.

Cuts in Lottery Scholarships Challenge Arkansas Colleges

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

While the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery seeks to compensate for slumping sales, the state's colleges and universities are struggling to help incoming freshmen compensate for a decrease of $2,500 in their lottery-funded scholarships.

New Jackpot Game Boosting Lottery Revenue After Drop

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

Revenue generated by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has dropped, but lottery director Bishop Woosley says new games and promotions are ready to take up the slack

Arkansas Lottery Hopes to Boost Revenue, Profit Margin

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/29/2013 12:53 pm

A bill that would have required the Arkansas lottery to turn at least a 25 percent annual profit didn't make it out of committee this year, but the lottery director said Monday he expects similar bills to be proposed in future legislative sessions.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 08:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 02:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

After Lottery Change, Lyon College Freezes Tuition, Fees for Next Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2013 02:47 pm

The Lyon College Board of Trustees says that it has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in response to changes in to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2013 05:54 pm

An overhaul of the Arkansas Lottery-funded college scholarship program was given final approval by lawmakers Monday, creating a system in which award amounts increase each year for students at four-year schools.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

Arkansas House Panel Passes Lottery Scholarship Change

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/13/2013 03:38 pm

The House Rules Committee votes to create a tiered structure of awards for students that starts at $2,000 for freshmen at four-year colleges. The award would increase by $1,000 each year, capping at $5,000 for seniors.

Video: Your Arkansas Business Week in Review

by Lance Turner 12/15/2012 10:47 am

With the help of our news partners at THV 11 News, here's quick recap of some of the business stories we covered in the week of Dec. 10-14.