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PGRI Lottery Expo Transformed

PGRI Lottery Expo Transformed -


 Co-Host Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

October 13-15, 2020

Sheraton Grand Hotel Downtown Nashville

 Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie



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Welcome to PGRI Lottery EXPO: Transformed
which includes

Lottery EXPO:
the Live in-person Event in Nashville
Lottery EXPO Webinar:
Live-streamed from Nashville or wholly digital.
October 14 and 15. 
Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie WILL Seminar (Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership)

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Sharp Award presentation


COVID19 has catapulted Digital Transformation from being a prediction about the future to being a here-and-now imperative.  Making sense of this inflexion point is the goal of Lottery Expo: Transformed and Post-COVID19 Lottery: The Movie.  Whether in-person in Nashville or entirely virtual, Lottery EXPO: Transformed will be a live-streamed and highly interactive webinar event.   The final scenes of Post-COVID19 Lottery: the Movie will be recorded and the final cut premiered at this event on Oct. 14 and 15.  


While we hope and expect that conditions will allow us to see you in-person in Nashville, PGRI’s digital platform is where the audience of thousands of industry professionals will convene and forge new pathways to enable us all to stay connected, share ideas and best-practices, and preserve our feeling of community.  Let’s take this opportunity to transform for a new age, a digital era rich with tools for collaboration, communication, and interaction.  This is a time for aspirational goals to inspire us to stretch the boundaries for what can be accomplished, invent entirely new ways to change the world, and embark on a journey fueled by vision-driven momentum to meet the future head-on, with gusto, confidence, and actionable strategies. 

Follow (our conference website) or (PGRI home-page and news website) for conference and webinar updates, and to follow the production process as we toil to create a new kind of experience, digitally transformed to not just enable but enrich and enhance the joy of working and striving together. 



Tuesday, October 13th Opening Reception SKYE Lounge

Wednesday October 14th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 

Wednesday, October 14th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch  3:30 pm Ceremony to induct the newest members into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

4:30 pm  PRESENTATION of The SHARP AWARD will be given to the lottery which produced the largest year-over-year increase in funding for good causes in FY 2019.

Wednesday, October 14th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception  - SKYE Lounge

Thursday October 15th 8:30 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 

Thursday October 15th 12:30-1:30 Lunch

Thursday October 15th 1:30 am to 5:00 pm:  WILL Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership  followed by Reception  - SKYE Lounge

(WILL) Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar afternoon October 15th,  moderated by WILL Chairperson Rebecca Hargrove, President & CEO Tennessee Lottery & President of the World Lottery Association. 

 We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

 COVID-19 SAFETY Information. The hotel is enacting strict social distancing for all meetings and events.  Each classroom table will be for 1 person instead of 4 - rows will be spaced 6' apart.  All venues will be consistant with social distancing.    We will be in a 5400sq foot Ballroom to insure everyone is properly spaced for safe distance.   This property is part of the Marriott Corporation please see the Commitment to Clean Commitment to Clean statement.  See below the beautiful SKYE Lounge where our receptions will be properly spaced boasting 360-degree views of downtown Nashville.



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PGRI Public Gaming Research Institute had its start in 1971.  Our mission has always been to work with public policy makers to support the government-sponsored-gaming industry.  Working with government executives, government regulators around the world as well as the top commercial companies in the world that support this industry.  Our publications during the years include the flagship publication Public Gaming Magazine in continuous publication since 1973.  PGRI also started Public Gaming International Magazine, The Lottery Journal and Casino Gaming Magazine. 

Public Gaming Magazine,  Websites,, and  and our two annual conferences.

SMART-TECH Annual Spring Conference

LOTTERY EXPO Annual Fall Conference 

Our Digital products are the DAILY NEW DIGEST and the weekly electronic newsletter The MORNING REPORT as well which is a website devoted to increasing the awareness of the worldwide lottery industry's raising funds for good causes.  PGRItalks features video presentations of top level management running lotteries around the world - sharing ideas for sales, marketing, technology, systems, structures for enhancing and increasing the money raised for each lottery's beneficiary.

Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) adds the background, perspective and context who's aim it is to aid public policy makers inraising funds for good causes. 

In Depth interviews and topical analyses: Guidance from industry leaders and analyses from legal and political experts prepare us for the future.   Serious exploration of issues like how gaming operators are adjusting to rapidly changing player lifestyles and game styles and preferences, what’s happening in the public policy, regulatory, and legislative fronts all around the world, trend lines driving our industry, how to penetrate emerging markets and continue to engage mature markets, and much more ... 

Archives and searchable databases on and  News and other stories are organized to enable you to quickly locate items by author, topic, and date.

Last but not least, Public Gaming delivers by far the most comprehensive and well-organized on-line general news and information resource in the gaming industry. And this is just the beginning …

In addition to all the above, we truly are on a mission and we appreciate your support. This industry is changing in quite dramatic ways. It is entirely possible that over the next 5 years, the macro-economic structure of the gaming industry will be wholly transformed. Public Policy is being formulated right now that will have profound and long-term implications for our industry and the public. We are referring to issues like monopoly versus free-market competition, free and open borders versus national right to self-determination, international regulatory policy pertaining to Internet and Mobile gaming, and much more. We do not presume to have the answers. We are, however, dedicated to giving a voice to the insights and perspectives of leaders of the industry; and to contribute to the body of knowledge that will hopefully inform and enlighten the shapers of public policy, the leaders of our industry, and the public whom we all serve.  

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