PGRI Announces LOTTERY EXPO 2020
Co-Hosted by the Tennessee Lottery!

in Music City - Nashville, TN!


including a Special Session

(WILL) Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership   

last week of September 29-Oct 2, 2020 venue coming soon!




DATES: MARCH 3-5, 2020  PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI and Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar
Venue: The Fabulous Eden Roc and Nobu Hotels, Miami Beach, Florida

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140   Questions:  Call or e-mail Paul Jason at 425-449-3000  or   Visit for complete information, registration,   hotel accommodations, conference updates, etc. 

Open Night Reception Tuesday March 3, 2020 5pm-7pm   Conference Sessions:  Wednesday and Thursday March 4th and 5th 8:30am to 5pm.

Continental Breakfasts, Luncheons and Receptions Wednesday and Thursday March 3rd and 4th 

PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI  And Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar

Wednesday, March 4th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 
Wednesday, March 4th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch 
, March 4th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception
Thursday March 5th  9:000 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions
Thursday March 5th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch
Thursday March 5th, 1:30 to 5:00 pm:
  (WILL) Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership   - Sponsored by IGT   


Thursday March 5th, 5:00 pm: Closing night Reception
ALL Smart-Tech delegates are invited to attend the WILL Seminar 



 PLATINUM Sponsors


SILVER Sponsors



**Extra Special SEMINAR Event –

WILL (Women's Initiative in Lottery)

1:30 to 4:30 pm. on Thursday March 5, 2020

You are invited to attend the most exciting Event and Reception- Everyone is invited to attend the Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership afternoon Session at the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami, Florida  at 1:30pm 2nd Floor Ballroom - Wear your SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI BADGE to be automatically registered for this event.   TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT follow the link

Moderated by WILL Chairperson Rebecca Hargrove, President & CEO Tennessee Lottery & President of the World Lottery Association.  Sponsored by  IGT

Facilitated by Lisa Bergeron, Managing Partner & Chief Visionary Officer, AWE (Advancing Workplace Excellence)




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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.

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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 ... 

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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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Public Gaming is dedicated to the support and growth of government-sponsord-gaming organizations all around the world, preservation of Responsible Regulatory Policies, and the forging of an informed and enlightened approach to Public Policy issues. We do this by providing information resources, daily news services, in depth commentary by experts and leaders in the gaming industry, and keeping you abreast of the status of legal, political, and regulatory matters that so affect our industry. The bi-monthly publication of Public Gaming International Magazine, the weekly electronic newsletter Morning Report, our website, and our conferences are the primary vehicles and products produced by PGR Institute. And we are committed to enhancing and augmenting those resources, products, and benefits that we provide our members. While we need funding to support our mission, our promise to you is to over-deliver the kind of informational resources that will help our members succeed and prosper. 

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