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Intralot revenue climbs 9% to surpass €100m in first quarter

Athens-listed lottery supplier Intralot has reported a 9 per cent increase in group revenue to €102.0m for the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by strong growth from its North American operations.

Revenue from the Americas rose 11 per cent year-on-year to €55.0m, representing more than half of Intralot’s Q1 revenue. This [...]

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Scientific Games extends partnership with New Hampshire lottery

New York-listed Scientific Games has agreed a six-year extension to its contract with the New Hampshire Lottery while adding the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership (SGEP) program to the deal to maximise funding for educational programs in the state.

Scientific Games will provide instant game design and portfolio management services to the [...]

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TG Lab and Kambi power Belgium National Lottery sportsbook relaunch

Vilnius-based iGaming platform provider TG Lab and sportsbook technology provider Kambi have powered the relaunch of the Belgium National Lottery’s Scooore sportsbook.

The relaunch comes ahead of the EURO football championships, where Scooore is one of the main sponsors of the Belgian national football team.

“Loterij Nationale is one of the largest [...]

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OPAP appoints James Curwen as chief online officer

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has confirmed the appointment of James Curwen as chief online officer.

Curwen replaces Petr Matejovsky, who has decided to step down after seven years with the operator.

Curwen will lead digital operations across brands such as Pamestoixima.gr, helping to deliver the operator’s vision to establish a [...]

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Lottoland names Jon Hale as chief financial officer

Gibraltar-based lottery operator Lottoland has named former 32Red chief financial officer Jon Hale as its new finance chief.

Hale served more than eleven years as CFO of 32Red, where he was instrumental in several corporate transactions, culminating in the £176m sale of the business to Kindred Group in June 2017.

Prior to [...]

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NeoGames appoints lottery executive Christopher Shaban as VP of sales and marketing

New York-listed lottery supplier NeoGames has appointed former IGT executive Christopher Shaban as executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer development.

Shaban brings over 24 years of global lottery industry experience to NeoGames, including expertise across all elements of lottery authorization, contracting, operations and business development.

He has spent most of [...]

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Lotto.com partners QuickChek to launch in New Jersey

Lotto.com has launched its online lottery services in New Jersey through a new partnership with convenience store chain operator QuickChek.

Lotto.com is a registered courier of the New Jersey Lottery and only the second licensed lottery courier in the US, after Jackpocket, to allow customers to buy official state lottery tickets [...]

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Sportech proposes switch to AIM listing

Betting technology provider Sportech is looking to delist from the main market of the London Stock Exchange in favour of a listing on AIM.

The board of Sportech said Friday that the proposed move from would provide greater flexibility to the company with its current size and strategy, enabling it to [...]

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China lottery market grows 24% to €3.7bn in April

China’s Sports and Welfare lotteries saw total sales increase by 24 per cent compared to a year ago to RMB29.10bn (€3.74bn) in April 2021.

Continuing the strong performance in March, Welfare Lottery sales rose by 51 per cent year-on-year to RMB17.94bn, helping to offset a 3 per cent drop in Sports [...]

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Pennsylvania Lottery wins Instant Games dispute

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has upheld the Pennsylvania Lottery’s right to offer online instant games after rejecting a legal challenge by the state’s casino industry.

The casinos had argued that these games breached the Lottery Act by simulating casino-style slot machines through the use of random number generators to determine winning outcomes [...]

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British iGaming yield at £3.1bn in six months to September 2020

Britain’s Gambling Commission has released data for the six-month period ended September 2020, with the regulated online and land-based gambling market generating total gross gambling yield (GGY) of £5.9bn.

With Covid-19 and various lockdown rules and restrictions impacting operators during the period, the Remote gambling market was the largest combined sector [...]

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Sisal teams up with BT for UK National Lottery licence bid

Italian gaming and lottery operator Sisal has joined forces with British telecommunications provider BT as part of its bid to secure the next licence to operator the UK National Lottery.

The strategic partnership will see the telecommunications and network provider advise Sisal on how to combine the best fixed and mobile [...]

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