Author: John Haughey

State officials lobby Missouri Senate panel to legalize sports wagering in 2022

Fiscal Year 2021, which ended June 30, was a record year for the Missouri Lottery with ticket sales up by nearly 20% and receipts topping $1.8 billion, netting $345 million for state education programs. But if Missouri lawmakers allowed new products, such as sports wagering, and took steps to “modernize our channels of distribution” through […]

Domestic visitors pacing Florida tourism industry’s recovery

Domestic travel to Florida between April and June was expected to spike significantly compared with the same quarter-span in 2020, when a mid-March-through-May “non-essential business” lockdown devastated the Sunshine State’s $90 billion tourist and hospitality industry. But more than doubling April-June 2020 domestic visitation, while also inducing an eightfold increase in International travelers, was far […]