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Canadian lotteries urge government to shut out illegal iGaming operators

A coalition of five provincial lottery operators in Canada are calling on the federal government to work with the provinces and regulators to protect Canadians from illegal online gambling sites operating across Canada.

Lottery operators in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces say that the rise in unlicensed [...]

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Flutter Entertainment

Flutter Entertainment adds Sisal to brand portfolio

Flutter Entertainment has completed its acquisition of Italian operator Sisal from CVC Capital Partners, adding another leading brand to its expansive portfolio.

The £1.62bn acquisition was announced in December and completed on Thursday (Aug. 4), giving Flutter a retail presence in Italy and expanding its share of the Italian online gaming [...]

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IGT

IGT revenue falls to $1.02bn in second quarter

New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 2 per cent drop in revenue to $1.02bn for the second quarter of 2022.

The year-on-year decline was mainly due to a 11 per cent decline in Lottery revenue to $648m, as services revenue fell by 12 per [...]

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Rhode Island full year sportsbook handle climbs to $517.2m

Rhode Island’s retail and online sports betting handle increased by 47 per cent to $517.2m in the Rhode Island Lottery’s 2022 financial year.

The strong annual performance came despite a slowdown in wagering growth in June, when handle climbed by 16 per cent year-on-year to $34.2m, marking the lowest monthly total [...]

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Gambling Regulatory Authority takes over as new Singapore regulator

Singapore’s new gambling regulator takes charge of the market today, replacing the country’s three former regulatory authorities with one national Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA).

The GRA will regulate all forms of gambling in Singapore, replacing the Casino Regulatory Authority (Casinos), Gambling Regulatory Unit of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Online Gaming), [...]

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China lottery sales grow to €26.3bn in first half of 2022

China’s two national lotteries grew total sales by 2 per cent to RMB182.06bn (€26.3bn) during the first half of 2022, despite posting a decline in June.

June lottery sales fell by 8 per cent compared to the same month last year to RMB31.87bn, and marked the first year-on-year decline since January.

Welfare [...]

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Illinois Lottery player scoops $1.34bn Mega Millions jackpot

The Illinois Lottery is advising players to check their tickets after one of the tickets sold in the state scooped Friday’s $1.34bn Mega Millions jackpot.

The win marks the largest prize in the history of the Illinois Lottery and the second largest Mega Millions jackpot after 2018's $1.54bn prize.

“We have not [...]

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Lottery.com

Inability to pay staff sees Lottery.com shares lose over 60%

Shares in New York-listed Lottery.com lost more than 60 per cent of their value on Friday after the company announced that it is unable to meet its payroll obligations.

The company owes approximately $425,000 in outstanding payroll and said that it would begin to furlough certain employees with immediate effect.

“The Company’s [...]

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Kentucky Lottery lauds record year as sales top $1.68bn

The Kentucky Lottery has reported the best year in its 33-year history as total lottery sales increased by 6 per cent to $1.68bn in FY21/22.

Scratch-off tickets were the largest individual game category, with sales climbing 0.2 per cent to $963.5m, while the biggest growth was seen in Instant Play games, [...]

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La Française des Jeux (FDJ)

FDJ benefits from lottery sales growth in H1

Paris-listed gaming and lottery operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 12 per cent increase in revenue to €1.21bn for the first half of 2022, with growth in lottery offsetting a decline in sports betting.

Total stakes increased by 10 per cent versus the previous year to €10.05bn, with [...]

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Britain sees reduction in problem gambling

The latest survey data from Britain’s Gambling Commission shows that overall participation in any gambling activity remained statistically stable at 43 per cent in the year to June 2022, alongside an improvement in problem gambling rates.

The June 2022 data shows that 42.9 per cent of survey respondents over the age [...]

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IWG and Virginia Lottery to launch Capcom Street Fighter II eInstant

Lottery games provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has partnered with video games developer and publisher Capcom to develop a Street Fighter II themed eInstant game for lotteries.

Street Fighter is one of the most well-known gaming franchises of all time. First introduced in 1987, the franchise maintains a strong global following to this day, [...]

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