Hoosier Lottery officials aren’t saying much about the General Assembly preventing the lottery from offering online games.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette uncovered the lottery’s exploration of online gambling in the middle of the 2022 legislative session. Lawmakers reacted quickly, creating language that blocks such a move without legislative approval.
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At a lottery commission meeting the day after the governor signed that ban into HEA 1260, executive director Sarah Taylor said little.
“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.”