Hoosier Lottery Officials Not Saying Much About Online Gambling Ban

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Hoosier Lottery officials aren't saying much about the General Assembly preventing the lottery from offering online games.  -Brandon Smith/IPB News

Hoosier Lottery officials aren’t saying much about the General Assembly preventing the lottery from offering online games.

Brandon Smith/IPB News

Hoosier Lottery officials aren’t saying much about the General Assembly preventing the lottery from offering online games.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette discovered the exploration of online gambling by the lottery in the middle of the legislative session of 2022. Legislators answered quicklycreating language that blocks such movement without legislative approval.

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At a lottery commission meeting the day after the governor signed that ban into law HEA 1260Executive Director Sarah Taylor wouldn’t say much.

“We will certainly assess everything that has happened and prepare, through our annual process with the business plan, the next steps,” Taylor said.

Taylor diverted any further questions to a statement from the lottery. He said his exploration of online gaming was driven by “changing consumer behavior”. And the release says the lottery will continue to “seek industry innovation…with the tools at our disposal.”


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