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Scientific Games unveils new Retail-Facebook lottery game

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has unveiled its latest lottery innovation, 7-11-21 LIVE!, an instant scratch game for US lotteries which includes a live social media component.

Retail sales of 7-11-21 LIVE! are expected to begin with participating state lotteries in early 2021, building up to a virtual event on Facebook [...]

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IGT revenue slumps 48% in tough second quarter

New York-listed gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 48 per cent drop in revenue to $637m for the second quarter of 2020, reflecting the impact of global COVID-19 restrictions.

Revenue was down across all business segments and all primary revenue streams, except for digital activities which saw revenue [...]

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ALOT Solutions acquires stake in game development studio G Games

Lottoland’s B2B arm ALOT Solutions has announced a significant equity investment in London-based game developer G Games.

The investment further enhances ALOT Solutions’ lottery offering with G Games’ portfolio of lottery, bingo and casino games, while the two companies will also collaborate on ad-hoc strategic opportunities, including lottery tenders.

“I am pleased [...]

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Pennsylvania Lottery buoyed by iLottery and scratch-off sales

The Pennsylvania Lottery has generated more than $1bn to benefit older Pennsylvanians for the ninth consecutive year, despite posting a 0.8 per cent drop in total lottery sales to $4.47bn for the fiscal year ended 30 June.

The lottery benefited from strong growth in scratch-off ticket sales, which rose 7 per [...]

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Oregon Lottery’s online sportsbook wagers grow to $7.9m in June

The Oregon Lottery has recorded turnover of $7.9m from its SBTech-powered Scoreboard online sports betting operation in June.

Turnover increased by 8 per cent compared to the previous month’s $7.3m, with table tennis again the most popular sport with turnover of $2.8m during the month.

The next most popular sport was football [...]

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Tabcorp incurs $1bn write-down as COVID-19 impacts full year results

Sydney-listed gaming giant Tabcorp Holdings warned Monday that it expects to incur non-cash goodwill impairment charges of up to $1.1bn for the financial year ended 30 June, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the latest review of the carrying value of its assets, Tabcorp said that the impairment charges [...]

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Kentucky Lottery posts record sales as iLottery contribution grows

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has reported a second consecutive record sales performance for its fiscal year ended 30 June.

Total sales increased by 6 per cent compared to the previous year’s record to $1.20bn, with scratch-off tickets again the largest individual game category as sales grew 11 per cent to $741.1m.

Internet [...]

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Scientific Games secures instant lottery extension in Montana

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has been awarded a new contract to continue providing instant lottery games to the Montana Lottery.

The two-year contract runs through August 2022 and sees Scientific Games continue as the sole provider of Montana Scratch games, extending a relationship which stretches back to 1987 when the [...]

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FDJ sees first half profit fall by 48% due to COVID-19 impact

Paris-listed lottery and gaming operator FDJ has reported a 15 per cent decline in revenue to €849m for the first half of 2020, as growth in the early part of the year was halted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Total stakes fell by 18 per cent year-on-year to €6.9bn, with retail stakes [...]

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Everi rolls out first online slots in Canada with Loto-Quebec

New York-listed gaming supplier Everi Holdings has launched its online slot games in Canada for the first time following an integration with Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Quebec.

Utilising Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform, Everi has brought its most popular land-based games to the lottery’s Lotoquebec.com site, including titles such as Star Magic, [...]

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Intralot wins sports betting platform deal with Nederlandse Loterij

Athens-listed gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has signed a multi-year deal to provide its retail sports betting platform to Dutch national lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij.

The four-year deal, which includes an option to extend the contract by three years, will see the supplier expand its existing partnership with Nederlandse Loterij to [...]

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China lottery sales fall by 42% in first half of 2020

China’s lottery market has seen total sales fall by 42 per cent year-on-year to RMB123.90bn (€15.1bn) for the first half of 2020.

Lottery sales have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the period, although sales in June were only 3 per cent lower than a year ago at RMB33.57bn, [...]

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