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Bacon for life means lots of sizzle, plenty of calories and fat

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Six weeks after the Hoosier Lottery’s “Bringing Home The Bacon” scented, scratch-off ticket launched, no one has won the grand prize – a 20-year supply of bacon. There are four instant winners yet to claim their bacon – and a second chance supply up for grabs as well. So […]

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Analysis: Skepticism should be part of every privatization deal

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Then-Hoosier Lottery head Karl Browning said three years ago he could see “no scenario” in which the state could produce – on its own – the revenue and profits that a private vendor promised it could. Turns out that private firm – GTECH – couldn’t do it either. In […]

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Hoosier Lottery changes contract with GTECH

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Hoosier Lottery Commission decided to restructure its contract with Rhode Island based GTECH after a down spiral in profits over the past two years. Simply put, GTECH failed to meet their required income of $320 million in fiscal year 2015. Hoosier Lottery Spokeswoman, Courtney Arango, said that the […]

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Hoosier Lottery sets revenue record, falls short of goal

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The company running the Hoosier Lottery came up just short of its revenue goals for 2014 – but made a record amount of money at the same time. GTECH – a private management company that took over the Hoosier Lottery’s day-to-day operations in 2012 – had an estimated $250 […]

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Bosso, Kunce take positions on lottery commission

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has named new members to four-year terms on the Indiana State Lottery Commission. The new members are: Luke Bosso of Indianapolis, a regulator and permitting ombudsman at Develop Indy. Bosso, a Franklin College graduate, previously served as resource manager for SkillStorm, a technology services company, and manager […]

Lottery vendor donates computer lab to help veterans

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Lottery vendor donates computer lab to help veterans

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The company that manages parts of the Hoosier Lottery on Monday opened a computer lab at the Hoosier Veteran’s Assistance Foundation in downtown Indianapolis. GTECH Indiana donated the computer lab – the first of its kind in the nation – to the group, which focuses on improving the lives […]

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Lottery will hire GTECH to help it generate $500 million more over five years

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier Lottery board voted Wednesday to hire a private company to oversee sales, marketing and other operations with the goal of earning the state about $2.1 billion in additional revenue through 2028. The board chose Rhode Island-based GTECH – a firm providing similar services to the lottery in […]

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Hoosier Lottery postpones decision on private vendor; considers proposals in executive session

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier Lottery commission members met behind closed doors Wednesday to review proposals from two private companies seeking to take over the marketing, promotions and ticket distribution for the gambling operation in an effort to boost the state’s take from the games. Publicly, the board put off a decision on […]

State considers private firm to help run Hoosier Lottery

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state will take steps to hire a private company to help run the Hoosier Lottery in an effort to make more money from the games – a step already taken by Illinois and under consideration in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states as well. Hoosier Lottery […]