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History of Video LotterySM

From Past to Present


The chart below showcases important events in Oregon’s Video LotterySM history.

Date

Event

   

03/92

Video Lottery begins with terminals from four suppliers (VLC, IGT, WMS, and GTECH)

03/92

Approximately 236 retailers with a total of 550 Video Lottery terminals

01/93

Approximately 1,087 retailers with a total of 5,085 Video Lottery terminals

01/94

Approximately 1,310 retailers with a total of 6,126 Video Lottery terminals

04/94

WMS Slant Top introduced

01/95

Approximately 1,441 retailers with a total of 6,879 Video Lottery terminals

01/96

Approximately 1,646 retailers with a total of 7,856 Video Lottery terminals

01/97

Approximately 1,831 retailers with a total of 8,819 Video Lottery terminals

03/97

Video Lottery celebrates 5th Anniversary 

08/97

Video Lottery web page was introduced

01/98

Approximately 1,875 retailers with a total of 9,048 Video Lottery terminals

01/99

Approximately 1,846 retailers with a total of 8,864 Video Lottery terminals

08/99

Activated more than five poker games on VLC and WMS VLTs; includes popular Multi-pay Poker on WMS Video Lottery terminals

01/00

Approximately 1,842 retailers with a total of 8,840 Video Lottery terminals

06/00

Record sales in FY00 for Video Lottery - $433.8million

01/01

Approximately 1,835 retailers with a total of 8,835 Video Lottery terminals

06/01

Record sales in FY01 for Video Lottery - $468.9 million

01/02

Approximately 1,896 retailers with a total of 9,140 Video Lottery terminals

03/02

Video Lottery celebrates 10th Anniversary

03/02

Week ending 03/02/02 – Video Lottery weekly sales exceed $10 million 

06/02

Record sales in FY02 for Video Lottery - $479.2 million

01/03

Approximately 1,954 retailers with a total of 9,378 Video Lottery terminals

06/03

FY 03 – Fourth straight year of record  Video Lottery  sales - $497.5 million

12/03

Began rollout of WMS 3601 terminals.  Initially replacing original field test terminals with first shipment of WMS (3601) terminals.  Approximately 75 WMS 3601 remained in the field following field test

01/04

Began deploying 6th Video Lottery terminal to top retailers, then expanded to statewide distribution

01/04

Approximately 2,004 retailers with a total of 9,664 Video Lottery terminals

02/04

Week ending 02/07/04 – Video Lottery weekly sales exceed $11 million 

06/04

Fifth consecutive record Video Lottery sales year - $528.2 million in FY04. First fiscal year that sales exceed $500 million

07/04

Began rollout of Spielo PowerStation 5 terminals 

01/05

Approximately 2,015 retailers with a total of 10,315 Video Lottery terminals

02/05

Week ending  02/05/05 – Video Lottery weekly sales exceed $12 million 

05/05

The Lottery Commission approves the launch of line games in an effort to meet the mandate of increasing Lottery revenues by approximately $120 million this biennium.

06/05

Record sales in FY05 for Video Lottery - $579.6 million

10/05

Began statewide deployment of IGT Game King Video Lottery terminals (2300)

01/06

Approximately 2,073 retailers with a total of 10,785 Video Lottery terminals

02/06

02/04/06 – First $15 million week in Video Lottery history.  Actual sales $15.8 million

03/06

03/04/06 – First $16 million week in Video Lottery history.  Actual sales $16.3 million

06/06

Began statewide deployment of IGT TrimLine Video Lottery terminals (2300)

06/06

Record sales in FY06 for Video Lottery - $579.6 million

10/06

Began rollout of moderation message stickers on Video Lottery terminals

12/06

12/23/06 – First $17 million week in Video Lottery history.  Actual sales, $17.1 million

01/07

Approximately 2,183 retailers with a total of 11,430 Video Lottery terminals

02/07

02/10/07 – Video Lottery sales reached a record breaking $17.8 million in weekly sales

03/07

Video Lottery celebrates 15th Anniversary

04/07

Began statewide deployment of WMS Bluebird Video Lottery terminals (1400)

06/07

Record sales in BY07 for Video Lottery -  $816.4 million

09/07

09/17/07 – Began statewide deployment of Bally CineVision Video Lottery terminals (2300) 

01/08

Approximately 2,268 retailers with a total of 11,905 Video Lottery terminals

04/08

4/5/08- Video Lottery sales set a new  record with $19.1 million in weekly sales

06/08

Record sales in BY08 for Video Lottery --  $890.4 million

01/09

Approximately 2,355 retailers with a total of 12,227 Video Lottery terminals

06/09

6/8/09- Began deployment of prodiGi Vu terminals (2500) to the field to replace Spielo PowerStation 5 terminals

01/10

Approximately 2,368 retailers with a total of 12,307 Video Lottery terminals

06/10

Approximately 2,384 retailers with a total of 12,413 Video Lottery terminals

07/10

All Video Lottery retailers now carry both poker and line games

09/10

Permanent rules adopted to allow Specialty Games with Video Lottery prizes over $600

10/10

Began statewide deployment of new line games that offer prizes over $600 on the IGT TrimLine Video Lottery terminal

01/11

Approximately 2,363 retailers with a total of 12,318 Video Lottery terminals

02/11

Began statewide deployment on new line games that offer prizes over $600 on the WMS Bluebird terminal

03/11

Began statewide deployment on new line games that offer prizes over $600 on the Spielo prodiGi Vu terminal

04/11

Began Video Lottery Spring Promotion. First combined consumer/retailer Video Lottery promotion

06/11

Approximately 2,336 retailers with a total of 12,203 Video Lottery terminals

06/11

Video Lottery sales have reached $720.5 million for FY11

08/11

Began statewide deployment of new lines games that offer prizes over $600 on the Bally CineVision terminal

01/12

Approximately 2,323 retailers with 12,145 Video Lottery terminals

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