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Maine State Lottery player celebrates $1.35bn Mega Millions jackpot win

A single ticket-holder in Maine is celebrating a monumental win after matching all six numbers to win the $1.35bn Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest jackpot in the history of the game.

The winning ticket was sold at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine, and was the only ticket to [...]

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Robert Chvátal appointed interim CEO of Allwyn UK

Allwyn Group CEO Robert Chvátal has been named interim CEO of Allwyn UK to lead the transition to operating the UK National Lottery from February 2024. 

Chvátal takes over from David Craven, who has left the company after leading the team that won the bid to replace Camelot as the UK [...]

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BtoBet expands North America footprint with Ontario sportsbook approval

NeoGames-owned sportsbook technology provider BtoBet is set to enter Ontario’s regulated market after securing regulatory approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The approval paves the way for BtoBet’s entry in the market, where it will be able to provide its sportsbook technology and services to locally licensed [...]

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Oregon sports betting handle nears $500m in 2022

Sports betting handle for the Oregon Lottery rose by 59 per cent in December to $53.8m and took total handle for the calendar year to $498m.

Wagering on soccer had another good month due to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with turnover up by 135 per cent to $5.9m in [...]

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Germany gambling revenue fell below €10bn in 2021

Regulated gambling revenue in Germany fell below €10bn in 2021, according to the latest annual report by the country’s Joint Gaming Authority (GGL).

Total gambling revenue was €9.37bn in 2021, which was a 7 per cent decline on the previous year, as the German gambling sector continued to be disrupted by [...]

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World Cup doubles Taiwan Sports Lottery sales in November

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar helped to more than double sales of the Taiwan Sports Lottery to NT$6.46bn (€197m) in November 2022.

The Sports Lottery’s monthly sales were up 109 per cent year-on-year, marking the first time since the last World Cup that sales broke NT$6bn.

November’s performance took total sales [...]

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NeoGames and Pollard Banknote reinforce long-term iLottery JV

NeoGames and Pollard Banknote have signed new agreements reinforcing their long-term approach to the continued success of the NeoPollard Interactive (NPI) joint venture.

The JV was established more than a decade ago, with NPI currently providing iLottery platforms for the Michigan Lottery, Virginia Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery and North Carolina Education [...]

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Jackpot.com secures additional funding and launches in Texas

Jackpot.com has secured additional funding from some of the biggest American sports teams as the online lottery ticket platform goes live for the first time in the United States.

Following a $35m Series A last June, Jackpot.com has secured an additional $7m in funding from the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, [...]

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Pollard Banknote awarded Norsk Tipping instant scratch ticket contract

Toronto-listed lottery supplier Pollard Banknote has been awarded a primary instant scratch ticket contract by Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Tipping.

Following a competitive procurement process, Pollard Banknote will continue to provide instant scratch tickets to the lottery for the next three years, with the contract automatically renewing for one additional year.

It [...]

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bet365 partners SIS for new live lottery product

bet365 has expanded its online lottery offering with the launch of a new live lottery product from Sports Information Services (SIS).

Developed by SIS-owned live numbers provider 49’s, Lotto365 delivers a live draw every five minutes, 23 hours every day, created and streamed from SIS’ broadcast studios in Milton Keynes in [...]

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German lottery sales near €8bn mark in 2022

German state lottery association Deutsche Lotto und Totoblock (DLTB) has reported a 0.9 per cent increase in total sales to €7.97bn for the 2022 year, of which €1.09bn was generated online.

Sales from the DLTB’s 16 state lotteries were again dominated by the popular Lotto 6aus49 game, which contributed nearly half [...]

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Greece adds more than 1,000 domains to iGaming blacklist

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has significantly expanded its blacklist of illegal online gambling sites with the addition of more than 1,000 new domains.

The 36th update to the country’s iGaming blacklist brings the total number of blocked domains to 4,418.

As with the previous update back in September, the blacklist includes a [...]

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