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New York Lottery partners Camelot to develop future strategy

The New York State Gaming Commission has partnered with Camelot Global Services, the international arm of UK national lottery operator Camelot, in order to develop a five-year plan to ensure the lottery's future success in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Alabama lawmakers revive state lottery proposal

Lawmakers in the US state of Alabama have introduced legislation that would amend the state's constitution to authorise a lottery and prohibit casino gaming.

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China LotSynergy signs China Mobile deal for lottery platform

China LotSynergy Holdings has signed a cooperation agreement with state-owned telecommunications company China Mobile Communications Corporation to provide operations to support the mobile payment-based lottery platform of China Mobile.

The deal was signed between China LotSynergy’s subsidiary, Beijing Huacai Yingtong Technology Company, and China Mobile E-commerce, a subsidiary of China Mobile [...]

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China lottery sales top $50bn in 2013

China's welfare and sports lotteries recorded combined annual sales growth of 18.3 per cent in 2013, with total sales of 309.33bn yuan (US$50.7bn).

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Administrative board approves Michigan Lottery for online launch

The Michigan Lottery looks set to become the third US state to offer its games via digital channels after the State Administrative Board approved the lottery’s contract with Pollard Banknote.

The approval for the iLottery services will allow Michigan players to take part in their favourite games over the internet and [...]

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Illinois Lottery launches first mobile lottery app

The Illinois Lottery has launched its first mobile lottery app, which is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices.

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Belgian Lottery enjoys strong online growth

Belgium's National Lottery recorded sales of €1.21bn in 2013, down 3.8 per cent versus the record breaking sales of 2012, with strong online growth partially offsetting declines in other areas of the business.

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Lutkewitte named new Pennsylvania Lottery executive director

Pennsylvania has appointed Silvan Lutkewitte as executive director of the state lottery, replacing Robert Coyne who had been serving as interim director following the departure of Todd Rucci last November.

The appointment comes less than two weeks after the state’s governor Tom Corbett pulled the plug on his efforts to privatise [...]

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Dutch lotteries plan merger ahead of iGaming liberalisation

The Netherlands State Lottery (Staatsloterij) and charitable lottery De Lotto are investigating a possible merger to allow the combined entity to better compete in the regulated Dutch online gaming market.

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Betfred partners Microsoft for Windows lottery app launch

Independent bookmaker Betfred has joined forces with Microsoft to launch the first gambling app to be made available in the Windows and Windows Phone stores.

The lottery app allows players to bet on up to 12 different international lottery draws a day, either using a saved set of numbers or picking [...]

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Eight US lotteries now using SG’s online lottery services

US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has revealed that it is supplying the newly launched online player subscription service for the North Carolina Education Lottery.

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Sénégal National Lottery partners SENEJEUX for virtual games

The Sénégal National Lottery (LONASE) has launched a new virtual horse racing game across its existing 35 betting outlets across the country following an exclusive five-year deal with Dakar-based SENEJEUX, a subsidiary of Isle of Man-based betting technology provider BetXTech.

The launch is part of LONASE’s efforts to modernise its offering [...]

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