Tag Archives: Lottery

Russell Published in American Gaming Lawyer – “With the ‘Eddie Tipton Situation’ Over, What Happens Now?”

Daniel Russell published an article for American Gaming Lawyer’s Autumn 2017 issue. In his article, “With the ‘Eddie Tipton Situation’ Over, What Happens Now?” Mr. Russell discusses the issues surrounding the Hot Lotto scheme and the direction of the gaming industry with regard to security. The article provides information of the legal ramifications of security breaches and … Continue Reading

It’s All in the Numbers: Chances of a Lottery in Mississippi?

For many years, the State of Mississippi had a constitutional prohibition on lotteries. Sec. 98 of the Mississippi Constitution (adopted in 1890) stated as follows: No lottery shall ever be allowed, or be advertised by newspapers, or otherwise, or its tickets be sold in this State; and the legislature shall provide by law for the … Continue Reading

Gaming Expansion in Florida Rests with the Florida Supreme Court

Two issues of profile now are in the hands of Florida’s highest court which could forever change the landscape of Florida’s gaming industry. The first case involves a small horse track in North Florida, Gretna Racing. This quarter horse track located in Gadsden County, Florida applied for a license to operate slot machines after the … Continue Reading

Alabama Legislature Ends Session at Impasse Over Gaming

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on May 4, 2016, without adopting gaming measures which could have shored up its beleaguered budgets. Alabama’s general fund budget, chronically beset by inadequate funding for Medicaid and Corrections, was adopted in this same session over Governor Bentley’s veto even though it left a projected $85 million shortfall in … Continue Reading

Top Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2015

As we traditionally do at this time of year, we bring you our choices for the top Mississippi gaming stories for 2015.  Your list may be different, but here is ours: 1. What Took You So Long?  After a twenty year wait for D’Iberville, the Scarlet Pearl Casino opened in the city in December. 2. … Continue Reading
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