Commission Meeting for 9/19/2013
 


Time, Date and Place:

The 181st meeting of the Idaho Lottery Commission took place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM via a teleconference.

Attendees:

Commissioners Present Via Teleconference:

Vice Chairman, Mel Fisher

Commissioner, David Keyes

Commissioner, Craig Corbett

Commissioner, Jim Rehder

Lottery Staff Present:

Executive Director, Jeffrey Anderson

Chief Operating Officer, Becky Schroeder

Deputy Director of Security, Amber French

Deputy Director of Sales, Shannon Newhouse

Deputy Director of Marketing, Sherie MoodySt. Clair

Chief Financial Officer, Jay Prickett

Management Assistant, Jennifer QuinnoMiller

Public Information Specialist, David Workman

Others Present:

Jeremy Chou, Givens Pursley

Brad Surkamer, CLM

1. Meeting Called to Order

Meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Fisher at 10:00 AM.

2. Portable TouchTab Pilot Proposal

Director Anderson informed the Commission that the Lottery is considering entering in to a Memorandum of Understanding with International Gamco to test a new delivery system developed by Gamco that would augment our TouchTab Dispensing Devices. The Lottery has worked with Tim Davis, our Deputy Attorney General, who has vetted the nature of the game’s play style and has given us approval from a legal standpoint.

This device will only be in agecontrolled environments. We are requesting Commission approval to move forward with a pilot project that would start in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 with game planning and acceptance testing for quality assurance.

Commissioner Rehder moved to approve the Portable TouchTab Pilot proposal to begin in November 2013. Commissioner Keyes seconded the motion. Commissioner Corbett requested discussion regarding the project before moving toward a vote. Discussion ensued regarding the technology, the locations where the games would be offered, and his concerns relative to responsible play.

Director Anderson suggested the motion be amended to include flexibility in the start date of the pilot project. Commissioner Rehder amended his motion to allow for more time between acceptance testing and pilot. Commissioner Keyes seconded the amendment. Chairman Fisher stated the motion is now amended. Chairman Fisher called for a vote on the motion. The vote was unanimous for approval.

3. Discuss Extending Marketing Related Agency Contracts

Director Anderson reminded the Commission that we recently changed advertising agencies and strategies last year and the new contracts are essentially oneyear agreements. We need to notify Drake Cooper and CLM of our interest in continuing to work with them for another year. We have been more than pleased with the work done by both agencies. The Drake Cooper contract is a fixedprice contract and the CLM contract is a guaranteed minimum of $60,000/year and they can earn a bonus based on sales. Commissioner Corbett moved to accept renewing the contracts. Commissioner Keyes seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous for approval.

4. Set Future Commission Meeting Date

Commissioner Keyes moved to set the next Commission meeting for November 21, 2013, the third Thursday in November in Boise. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Rehder. The vote was unanimous for approval for that date.

5. Adjournment

Commissioner Rehder moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Corbett. With the vote unanimous, the meeting was adjourned.

Certification:

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct record of the actions and decisions made by the Lottery Commission.

Jeffrey R. Anderson,

Executive Director

Lottery Commission Secretary