iGaming Business – The Georgia Lottery Corporation is lobbying against any form of federal legislation that would limit online gambling in the US, according to various reports.
The corporation, which began selling tickets via the internet in November 2012, warned customers it would be forced to shut down its online sales channels and cancel current lottery options if a ban is enforced.
Since launching the online ticket sales service, Georgia Lottery has generated over $6.6 million (€5 million) for various good causes in the state.
However, lottery officials has said that if a ban were to be introduced, this would block the organisation from paying prizes electronically or conducting second chance drawings online.
Debbie Dlugolenski Alford, the lottery’s head, said in a letter to a US House attorney that a ban would have a negative impact on the state’s lottery operations.