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Monday, October 26, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Iowa Democrats mull-over resurrecting TouchPlay to help ease budget problems

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Earlier this spring when Terry Rich was appointed by Governor Chet
Culver to serve as the new CEO of the Iowa Lottery, he stated that his
goal was to enhance socially acceptable lottery products like
Powerball and scratch tickets. While Mr. Rich might have had the best
of intentions, the reality of Iowa's budget crisis has some lawmakers
looking to the lottery to provide more revenue for the state. In
September, TheIowaRepublican.com broke the news that the Iowa Lottery
had polled Iowans on three controversial measures - adding a
mega-millions game, lowering the age requirement to play lottery games
from 21 to 18, and instituting new lottery games on the internet that
would accept debit or credit cards as forms of payment.

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