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Damian Cope to step down as OPAP chief executive

Greek gaming operator OPAP has confirmed that chief executive Damian Cope will be leaving the company at the end of May.

Cope has led the business since July 2016 and is stepping down at the end of his current four-year contract to return to the UK.

He will continue to support the [...]

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Spain restricts most gambling advertising during COVID-19 shutdown

The Spanish government has published new regulations today that restrict gambling operators' ability to market to consumers during the current COVID-19 state of emergency.

More than fifty new measures have been introduced with immediate effect through a Royal Decree to reinforce those already adopted by the Spanish government in the past [...]

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ASA bans misleading ad for Lucky Goal free-play app

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an ad by a Hong Kong-based gaming operator targeting consumers in the United Kingdom.

The in-app video advertisement for the Lucky Goal app, seen on 25 November 2019, was found to be misleading and unsubstantiated for exaggerating the chance of winning.

It first showed the mobile phone screen [...]

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Scientific Games secures contract to upgrade Lotto Bayern technology

Germany’s Lotto Bayern is upgrading its systems technology through a new four-year contract with New York-listed supplier Scientific Games.

The Bavarian state lottery will upgrade its existing central gaming system to Scientific Games’ new Symphony technology over the next year, enabling it to support new channels and easily integrate third-party solutions through the platform’s secure, [...]

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Scientific Games’ leadership forgo pay as COVID-19 bites

New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has set up a Hardship Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while its senior executives have accepted voluntary salary reductions of between 50 and 100 per cent.

Scientific Games said Monday that it is taking a variety of actions to [...]

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Red Tiger launches slot portfolio with Lottomart

NetEnt-owned game development studio Red Tiger has rolled out its portfolio of slots with Gibraltar-based lottery betting operator Lottomart.

Red Tiger titles including Piggy Riches MegaWays, Reel King Mega and Dynamite Riches have gone live with Lottomart’s UK-facing site, along with the supplier’s Daily Drop Jackpots Network.

“We are delighted to launch with Lottomart, a highly innovative [...]

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Powerball to cut starting jackpot as U.S. lottery sales fall

The starting jackpot for the U.S. multi-state lottery game Powerball will be cut by 50 per cent in response to lower consumer activity due to the widening COVID-19 shutdown.

The Powerball jackpot currently stands at $170m and will reset to a guaranteed $20m annuity jackpot once hit, down from the current $40m top [...]

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Scientific Games partners Abacus to enable lottery sales in retail checkout lanes

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has partnered Abacus Solutions International to develop a new platform to allow lottery games to be sold in retail checkout lanes.

The deal will see Scientific Games integrate the Abacus Fusion Platform with its SCiQ retail technology system and AEGIS lottery draw game systems technology.

The new retail solution will allow [...]

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Singapore Pools closes Livewire sportsbooks and off-course betting centres

Singapore Pools has implemented further measures to safeguard the health and well-being of its staff and customers in the wake of COVID-19.

With the country’s Ministry of Health introducing tighter measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore Pools has confirmed that all live lottery draws for its 4D, TOTO and Singapore [...]

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AGTech swings to loss despite 2019 revenue growth

Hong Kong-listed lottery provider AGTech Holdings has reported a 4 per cent increase in revenue to HK$175.1m for 2019.

The revenue increase was primarily driven by a 3 per cent rise in lottery hardware sales to $104.8m (approx. €11.6m), a 28 per cent increase in lottery games and systems revenue to $43.3m [...]

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Latvian gambling regulator seeks advice on interactive license suspensions

Latvia’s gambling regulator has asked the Ministry of Justice to provide guidance and clarity on emergency measures adopted Friday to combat the spread of COVID-19, which appear to include the suspension of online gambling licenses.

The measures adopted Friday by the Latvian parliament are meant to control the spread of the virus and to provide [...]

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IGT names new finance chief and rejigs board of directors

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Chiara will take up his new role on 6 April and joins IGT from London-based capital goods company CNH Industrial, where he most recently served as CFO and chief sustainability officer.

Prior to CNH [...]

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