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Fast Play Update

February 14, 2024

Fast Play games – instant win games printed on demand via lottery retail terminals – continue to be the fastest-growing category of terminal-generated games among lottery players. In this issue of Data in Motion, we discuss this increasingly popular product and share some insights into Fast Play’s appeal to players.

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Recreation Trends

January 31, 2024

Understanding consumer recreation trends can help lotteries strategically plan their product portfolios. A recent national survey by Scientific Games found that traveling has declined while gambling has become more popular among certain consumer groups, with sports betting seeing an especially large boost in popularity. In this issue of Data in Motion, we dig deeper into the survey results and explain how these trends can affect competition for entertainment dollars

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Instant Scratch Game Enhancements

January 17, 2024

Instant scratch game enhancements – also called “value adds” or “options” – have become increasingly popular with lotteries, as they offer players a uniquely satisfying experience with stunning visuals, extended play options or licensed properties. In FY2023, 66% of the top-performing instant games in the U.S. featured at least one enhancement. In this issue of Data in Motion, we describe three types of enhancements and explore the benefits of strategically elevating a lottery’s instant game portfolio.

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Families of Games

December 20, 2023

Families of games – scratch games featuring a shared theme launched together at multiple price points – have become a staple for lotteries, particularly during the holidays. In FY2023, families generated 11% of total U.S. instant scratch game sales. In this issue of Data in Motion, we explore their appeal and trends in Strategic Product Enhancements, multipliers and licensed properties.

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Holiday Shopping Trends

December 06, 2023

In 2023, holiday spending is predicted to surpass pre-pandemic levels for the first time, with consumers increasingly focused on bargain and multi-channel shopping. The increase in spending may affect the lottery industry, as lottery games remain popular as gifts and stocking stuffers at this time of year. In this issue of Data in Motion, we explore the latest holiday shopping trends and share ways the lottery industry can capitalize on increased holiday consumer spending.

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Off-Season Travel

November 08, 2023

A recent Forbes survey showed that Americans are planning fall and winter trips at higher-than-expected rates. In this issue of Data in Motion, we provide highlights from the survey, explore the results of a survey we conducted with lottery players about their travel plans and preferences and discuss adding lottery second chance promotions with travel-themed, experiential prizes instead of cash prizes to the lottery product mix.

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