Commission Meeting for 1/19/2017
 


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.

Attendees:

Commissioners Present:

Commissioner, Gary Michael

Commissioner, Susan Kerrick

Commissioner, Craig Corbett

Commissioners Present

Commissioner, Grant Brackebusch

Via Teleconference:

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

Others Present:

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

Legislative 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.

9. Adjournment

Commissioner Kerrick moved to adjourn. Commissioner Michael seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to adjourn.

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