Lottery News

Oregon Lottery to keep current retailer rate structure

The Commission rejected a proposal to give video gambling retailers a larger cut of the profits despite ORLA's efforts to persuade Commissioners on a positive vote. Jack Roberts, the lottery's executive director, recommended that the commission give retailers a bigger share in hopes they would do more to bolster sales.

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Protecting addiction program funds

There has been a lot of talk about addiction over the years to some of Oregon’s most valuable revenue sources. People want more or better government services, but no one wants to pay additional taxes. So the government taxes alcohol, tobacco products and gaming to make up for decreased property taxes and increased inflationary costs.

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Oregon Lottery Director: Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is now serving as the Director of the Oregon Lottery. Appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon Senate, his first day in the new position was December 2, 2013. Jack says that he was intrigued by challenges and opportunities that come with the agency’s unique function in state government.

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Lottery assessment helps ORLA help your business

ORLA members that are lottery retailers are charged a lottery assessment along with their dues to help fund ORLA’s government affairs department defend of the Oregon Lottery.

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