The New York State Gaming Commission has asked Camelot to carry out market research on new state lottery games amid fears that they may lose revenue as a result of the relaxation of casino gambling regulations in New York. The five-year plan will consider the idea of online ticket sales as one way to reverse falling sales of lottery tickets and increasing competition from casinos.
Speaking about seeking advice from Camelot, Gardner Gurney from the New York Gaming Commission said: “The gambling landscape in New York State has changed over the past 12 months, and will continue to change and become more competitive.” With the worry that the figure transferred to education could drop, Gurney went on to say that “in order to safeguard state aid to education it is highly critical that we look at alternative approaches for the future of the lottery.”
The education system in New York takes a proportion of the revenue generated from lottery games and transferred $2.2 billion to education during the 2012-2013 financial year.
Camelot, owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has previously consulted with lottery officials in California, Massachusetts and Canada resulting in a Canadian multi-province game similar to EuroMillions. The operator was also instrumental in helping the Californian lottery turn around poor performing lottery games.
Consulting with New York Lottery is good news for Camelot after Pennsylvania lottery officials decided against the UK lottery operator managing its state lottery games despite several months of negotiation.
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Updated April 5th, 2016