Special Ongoing Feature: Preparing for a post-coronavirus world

 Special Ongoing Feature:

 Preparing for a

post-coronavirus world 

 Paul Jason, PGRI Introduction: I asked lottery directors and industry leaders to share their views on the impact of the pandemic crisis and how Lottery might respond to the economic repercussions that follow.  I so appreciate their thoughtful responses and am sure you will too.  Thank you so much for your generosity and leadership! 

We will try to post one a day.  Some of the talking points: 
--  How will the world be different when we come out of this crisis - and how will the lottery industry, retailing, consumer shopping and recreational behavior be different?  
--  What should we be doing to position our businesses for success in the post-coronavirus world?  
--  Lottery has historically performed better than other sectors in an economic recession.  How severely will the economic repercussions of coronavirus impact Lottery?  
--  What opportunities will emerge in the post-coronavirus world?  
--  Crises tend to upend the risk-return calculus of innovation to favor innovation - Do you think this crisis will accelerate the adoption of new game categories, new technologies, new business processes and distributional methods?     
--  How might we reinforce the symbiotic relationship that Lottery has always had with its retail partners? 
--  What are some of the new challenges and obstacles that we will need to adjust to? 

Jeff Anderson, Executive Director, Idaho Lottery

David Barden, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Lottery

Richard Bateson, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of North America, Jumbo Interactive

Bill Breslo, President, Diamond Game

Neil Brocklehurst, Commercial Director, Camelot UK

Simon Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Abacus Solutions International Group

Michelle Carney, Vice President North America Lottery Marketing, IGT

Gretchen Corbin, President and CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation

Brad Cummings, Founder & CEO, EquiLottery Games

Dr. Chris Dimitriadis, Chief Executive Officer, INTRALOT SA

Gregg Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery

Rhydian Fischer, Founder & CEO, Instant Win Gaming

  Kevin Gass, (former) Vice President Lottery Gaming, BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)

Marcus Glasper, Director, Washington Lottery

Maxwell Goldstein, Vice President Sales - Americas, Carmanah Signs

Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President & CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation; President, World Lottery Association (WLA); Founder & Chair of Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL)

Mark Hichar, Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, resident in its Boston office, legal counsel on gaming, gambling, lottery

Hansjörg Höltkemeier, Member of the Managing Board of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, President, European Lotteries (EL)

Rose Hudson, President & CEO, Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Teresa Immel, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, Schafer Systems

Andreas Kötter, Chief Executive Officer, WestLotto, Münster, Germany

Harold Mays, Acting Director, Illinois Lottery

Pat McDonald, Director, Ohio Lottery

Patrick McHugh, Chief Executive, Lottery Group, SCIENTIFIC GAMES

Gordon Medenica, Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Mark Michalko, Executive Director, North Carolina Education Lottery

Gregg Mineo, Director, Maine Lottery; Chair of MUSL Powerball Group

Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chief Executive Officer, Loterie Romande

Wendy Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications, IGT

Barry Pack, Executive Director, Oregon Lottery

Stéphane Pallez, Chairwoman and CEO of FDJ (La Française des Jeux)

Brooks Pierce, President and COO, Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Cindy Polzin, Director, Wisconsin Lottery

Doug Pollard, Co-CEO, Pollard Banknote 

Mike Purcell, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Kentucky Lottery

Rollo Redburn, Executive Director, Oklahoma Lottery

Brian Rockey, Director, Nebraska Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division

Lynne Roiter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Loto-Québec

May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

 Steve Saferin, Managing Director of Entertainment and Sports Gaming Network (“ESGN”) Founder of MDI, formerly President of SG Properties Group

Olli Sarekoski,  Chief Executive Officer, Veikkaus, Finland

Matthew Strawn, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery

Sue van der Merwe, Managing Director - Lotteries & Keno, Tabcorp

Mike Veverka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jumbo Interactive

Philippe Vlaemminck, Managing Partner, Pharumlegal, Legal Counsel to Lotteries

Lorne Weil, Chairman and CEO, Inspired Entertainment, Inc. 

John White, Deputy Director of Finance, New Jersey Lottery


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