Bishop became the Director of the Arkansas Lottery in February 2012 – a position he held until August 2020. Bishop was a member of the team that started the Arkansas lottery in 2009 and served as Procurement Director and Chief Legal Counsel prior to becoming Director. During his tenure at the Arkansas Lottery the lottery enjoyed three consectuve record sales years, the highest return for scholarship proceeds in its history and became one of the first lotteries to launch lottery ticket sales in Walmart Supercenters. In addiition, Bishop was elected to serve as NASPL President in September 2019 and served as Secretary, Mega Millions Game Group Chair and Chair fo the Legal Committee for MUSL during his time as lottery director.
Bishop was named to the Arkansas Business top 250 Businessmen in Arkansas in 2018 and 2019 and the Arkansas Top 40 under 40 Business Executives in Arkansas in 2012. Prior to joining the lottery Bishop served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arkansas and owned the Woosley Law Firm.
Bishop said: “During my time at the Arkansas Lottery we were constantly searching for new innovation at the retail level. The Abacus solution provides that innovation and I look forward to using my background and relationships within the lottery industry to help deliver this vision into retail stores across North America.”
Simon Butler, CEO of ABACUS, said: “We are delighted Bishop is joining us. He is a great addition to the team and will contribute hugely to the growth of the business. Bishop will work very closely with Terry Presta and their combined knowledge and market expertise will be an invaluable and formidable combination”.
Abacus – the gateway at the heart of connecting consumers, retailers and lotteries in the global market
Abacus believes the future of lottery lies in integrating into the existing retailer and consumer infrastructures by providing a highly secure transaction gateway that enables all parties to work together and create mutual growth. The Abacus Fusion Platform sits at the heart of connecting consumers, retailers and lotteries, with the Abacus team managing integration from start to finish. Abacus believes in building long term relationships by working together to develop new and innovative solutions. By using cutting edge technology, created by forward thinking industry experts, the Abacus gateway enables lotteries and retailers to respond to the ever-changing consumer market with speed, agility, reliability and integrity.
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