Time, Date and Place:
The 204th meeting of the Idaho Lottery Commission took place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM at 1199 Shoreline Lane, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Commissioner, Gary Michael
Commissioner, Susan Kerrick
Commissioner, Craig Corbett
Commissioner, Grant Brackebusch
Chairman, Mel Fisher
Lottery Staff Present:
Executive Director, Jeffrey Anderson
Chief Operating Officer, Becky Schroeder
Deputy Director of Sales, Larry Polowski
Management Assistant, Jennifer QuinnoMiller
Chief Financial Officer, Jay Prickett
Public Information Specialist, David Workman
Deputy Director of Security, Amber French
Deputy Director of Marketing, Sherie MoodySt. Clair
Tyna Saysiphaseut, Business Analyst
Zeke Chemodurow, Intralot
Ryan Belveal, International Gamco
Scott Henneman, Oasis Gaming/International Gamco
Brad Surkamer, CLM
Billy Mitchell, Mitchell Palmer
Tom Donahoe, Mitchell Palmer
Jeremy Pisca, Risch Pisca
Pat Sullivan, Sullivan Reberger
1. Meeting Called to Order
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Fisher at 10:00 AM. Chairman Fisher asked Commissioner Corbett to preside over the meeting as he was ill and participating via phone.
2. Approval of the Minutes
Commissioner Michael moved to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2016 Commission Meeting. Commissioner Kerrick seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous for approval.
3. Director Update
Commissioner Michael’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM in Senate State Affairs.
We have no legislation or rules changes proposed this year. We do have our budget hearing on February 6 before JFAC.
We hear that Rep. Lynn Luker will be proposing a bill addressing player anonymity. We have been in communication with Rep. Luker about this bill.
Jeff introduced Pat Sullivan with Sullivan Reberger who is now representing Intralot as their Government Relations liaison. Mr. Sullivan gave a brief legislative overview.
Gaming System Contract Update
Intralot was named as the Apparent Successful Bidder as a result of the Request for Proposal we published for our new Gaming System. We had hoped to be further along with contract negotiations at this point but given the holidays and inclement weather making travel difficult we are still working on getting it finalized. We are putting the final touches on the Contract and Statement of Work and we hope to have it to Intralot very soon and have it wrapped up with a signed Contract. It has been a good negotiation and we are pleased with the progress.
International Gamco Extension
At the last meeting the Commission granted approval to negotiate a contract for the final twoyear option out to June 30, 2019. We were able to successfully negotiate that contract and we are asking for the Commission’s approval.
Commissioner Michael moved to approve the twoyear extension and contract for International Gamco. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kerrick. The vote was unanimous for approval.
4. Quarterly Current Sales Report
Chief Financial Officer, Jay Prickett reviewed the current sales report and the Quarterly Current Sales Report are entered into the minutes as an attachment.
5. Security Division Update
Deputy Director French reported that there are currently no active Charitable Gaming cases and we will be working on hiring a new Detective after our budget goes through JFAC, as long as the funding is approved.
6. Marketing Division Update
Deputy Director MoodySt. Clair reported that we had a great Raffle year and a nice sell out before Christmas. The ROI goal for the game was 48% and we were able to beat that and actually had a 51% ROI. We also had a 23% lift in Holiday Scratch Games over last year.
We are working on Jackpot messaging and Draw Games sales to counteract the big Powerball run from last year. We are working on new artwork and branding for the new equipment coming and we are launching a brand new Idahoonly Draw Game launching soon called Idaho Cash.
7. Sales Division Update
Deputy Director Polowski detailed the Strategic Retailer Initiative program that is rolling out. Sales and Marketing employees recently had a meeting with the Oasis Stop and Go group and are integrating them into this program. This makes the 4th major group we have met with so far and it is going well.
Julie Foster has relocated to the Eastern Idaho route and we have filled her previous position in Region 305.
8. Set Future Commission Meeting Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017 has been chosen for the next Commission meeting date.
Commissioner Kerrick moved to adjourn. Commissioner Michael seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to adjourn.
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