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German state lottery operator LOTTO Hessen has posted a 5 per cent increase in sales for the first half of 2015, aided in part by progress online, but said that this growth could be accelerated if action is taken to block unlicensed gambling operators from targeting the state’s gaming market.

European gaming operator Betclic Everest Group has posted its first annual net profit since the formation of the business in 2008, aided by strong growth in revenue and earnings for the year end March 31st.

London-listed gaming operator Betfair has reported a 21 per cent increase in revenue to £476.5m for the year ended April 30th, with the company’s investment in product and marketing helping to drive a 52 per cent rise in active customers to a record 1.7m.

London-listed CFD provider Plus500 said Tuesday that it expects revenue to increase 18 per cent to US$125m for the first half of 2015, despite posting a 5 per cent decline during the second quarter.

French casino operator Groupe Partouche has cut net debt by nearly a third during the first half of its financial year ended April 30th, due to the divestment of a number of its casino properties.

Following a strong performance in 2014, Chinese lottery supplier DJI Holdings said that it is well positioned to achieve even more success this year, although the company admitted that it had no clear indication how long the temporary online lottery suspension by Chinese authorities will last.

Delaware’s regulated online gaming market has seen net revenue for May fall by 24 per cent compared to last year to $133,697, a month which saw the state’s three licensed racetrack casinos launch new mobile apps for iOS devices.

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