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SAZKA brings in Justin King CBE to aid UK National Lottery bid

Lottery operator SAZKA Group has brought in experienced retail executive and former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King CBE to provide counsel as the company bids to operate the UK National Lottery.

King will be the inaugural appointment to an advisory board that will work closely with bid chair Sir Keith Mills and [...]

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Scientific Games

Loto-Québec extends Scientific Games’ instant games deal

New York-listed Scientific Games has secured an extension to its long-running instant games deal with Canada’s Loto-Québec.

Scientific Games has been supplying the provincial lottery operator for fifty years and has designed and manufactured around 4,500 instant games for Loto-Québec, including unique products such as Ultime, La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or, [...]

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IGT

IGT awarded Iowa Lottery instant game extension

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a one-year contract extension to continue providing instant ticket games and related services to the Iowa Lottery.

The new deal has been agreed through subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation and runs through 31 December 2021, while also allowing the lottery to exercise three [...]

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Connecticut General Assembly to consider iGaming, iLottery and sports betting

Connecticut lawmakers have responded to Governor Ned Lamont’s call to regulate sports betting and iGaming with the introduction of a brief bill to amend the state’s general statutes.

The proposal was introduced Wednesday by 17 Connecticut senators and representatives from both sides of the political divide and referred to the Joint [...]

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Realistic Games to provide game portfolio to Lottoland

Realistic Games has entered into an agreement to provide its portfolio of slot, table and instant win games to online betting operator Lottoland.

The deal will see games from Realistic’s portfolio, including the Game Changer series and collection of Electrocoin remakes, made available to Lottoland players in the UK, Germany and [...]

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Finland

Finland proposes mandatory identification for all gambling

The government of Finland is proposing to eliminate anonymous gambling with the introduction of mandatory identity verification for all players.

The proposal forms part of the government’s overhaul of the Lotteries Act and is meant to increase consumer protection and strengthen the gambling monopoly of state-owned operator Veikkaus.

Mandatory player identification will [...]

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IGT

IGT extends instant games deal with Michigan Lottery

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has secured a one-year extension to continue providing instant ticket games to the Michigan Lottery.

Through subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the supplier will continue providing the Michigan Lottery with instant ticket services through December 2021, having been printing instant games for the lottery [...]

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Gaming shares prove resilient in 2020

In a year of unprecedented turmoil and uncertainty, the gambling industry provided a boon to shareholders as the 50 publicly-listed operators and suppliers which make up the Gaming Intelligence Stock Index saw their combined share prices increase by more than 61 per cent.

While it was a tumultuous start to the [...]

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Oregon Lottery sports betting stakes climb to $27m in December

The Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings-powered Scoreboard online sports betting operation collected total wagers of $27.0m in December.

Wagers were up 8 per cent compared to the previous month’s $25.0m total, but below the state’s record of $29.5m set in October.

American football continued to be the most popular sport with wagers of $12.3m [...]

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire Lottery books $46.5m in wagers in November

Sports bettors in New Hampshire placed $46.5m in wagers in November through the state lottery and its exclusive sports betting partner DraftKings.

Total wagers fell 1 per cent compared to the previous month’s record $47.1m, with mobile contributing the bulk of the total with wagers of $38.9m. This was down 3 [...]

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island posts record sports betting handle in November

Rhode Island’s two licensed sports betting operators booked record monthly wagers of $35.1m in November.

Sports wagers were up 1 per cent compared to the previous month’s $34.7m total, with wagers from Twin River climbing 3 per cent month-on-month to $14.5m, offsetting a 7 per cent decline in Tiverton Casino wagers [...]

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China lottery sales fall to €4.54bn in November

China’s lottery market dipped in November as total sales fell by 5 per cent year-on-year to RMB36.04bn (€4.54bn).

Having recorded an 11.5 per cent increase in sales in October, total lottery sales declined in November as Sports Lottery sales fell by 0.2 per cent to RMB21.03bn and Welfare Lottery sales decreased [...]

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