Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 7:08 am

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control.

Arkansas House Panel Supports Disbanding Lottery Commission

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 1:26 pm

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would move responsibility for the lottery's operations from the Lottery Commission to a state agency.

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Bill to Abolish Lottery Commission

by Lance Turner 2/10/2015 1:14 pm

A proposal to abolish the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery and put the games under a state agency's control is heading to the Senate for a vote.

Arkansas Lottery Marks 12 Percent Increase in Instant Sales

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 9:00 am

The Arkansas Lottery says sales of its instant scratch-off tickets continue to increase.

Beneficiary Ads Fail To Raise Sales for Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A $300,000 investment by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to promote scholarship beneficiaries, including on-field promotions at college football games this fall, appears to have had little impact on sales.

Report Says Arkansas Lottery Hampered by Mistrust

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/5/2014 4:43 pm

Arkansas' lottery offers too many games, pays more to its vendors than comparable states and suffers from mistrust from the public dating back to its launch five years ago, a consultant hired to review the games told lawmakers on Friday.

The Gasoline Price Dividend (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/1/2014 12:00 am

The consequence of low prices at the pump is a gasoline dividend, which is being paid to Arkansas motorists and their households every time a tank is filled. In addition to general retail spending and the state sales tax collections that go with it, here are three specific outcomes of the dividend we should be looking for.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas’ first state lottery commissioners weren’t eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

Arkansas Lottery Taps Daryl Backes as Security and Compliance Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Daryl Backes, former security chief for the Missouri Lottery, has been hired as security and compliance director for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in Little Rock. Backes fills the position vacated by the retirement of Lance Huey in July.

Got Cash? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Are some entities suffering by not adding to their payment options? The answer, of course, is yes.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state’s two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Ripped From the Headlines (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Someone else might describe it as hypocrisy that Rep. Jim Hendren recommended moving part-time public school employees off the state’s health insurance plan so that they would be eligible for federally subsidized insurance under Obamacare - plan Hendren opposed, but not me. I’m the lottery opponent whose sons have benefited from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to the tune of $24,000 so far. Like Hendren (and undoubtedly other members of his task force), I’ve just tried to make the best use of what I consider a bad policy.

Lottery Commission Votes to Add Monitor-Style Games

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:02 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 5:26 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.

Former Lottery Official Remmele Mazyck Sentenced to 37 Months

by Associated Press 11/7/2013 1:59 pm

A judge has sentenced a former Arkansas Lottery security official to more than three years in prison for stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

Sentencing Set for Former Arkansas Lottery Official Remmele Mazyck

by Associated Press 10/2/2013 12:37 pm

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a former Arkansas Lottery security official accused of stealing and cashing almost a half-million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

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

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.

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?