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Mexican authorities launch investigation into GTECH lottery bid

Mexico’s Organisation of Internal Control (OIC) has launched an investigation into the bid submitted by GTECH for the country’s Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública (Pronósticos) lottery following complaints by two rival bidders, Sorteo Games and Win Systems.

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Minnesota Governor vetoes bill and backs lottery’s online move

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have restricted the online sale of lottery tickets across the state. 

Despite the legislation being recently passed by both the House and Senate, Dayton explained in a letter to Sandra Pappas, Senate President and co-author of Senate File 2642, that he believed the [...]

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Pollard Banknote secures lottery extensions in Taiwan and Iowa

Lottery supplier Pollard Banknote has been awarded a new contract for primary instant ticket printing by the Taiwan Lottery Co (TLC), while the company has also been chosen to continue as the Iowa Lottery's supplier of pull‐tab tickets and related services.

The two-year deal with the Taiwan Lottery includes provisions to [...]

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WestLotto launches investigation into consultant bribery claims

The lottery of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Westdeutsche Lotterie (WestLotto), has launched an investigation into claims that a consultant employed by the company to provide advice to lottery winners personally benefited from a relationship with a private bank.

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GTECH secures lottery contract renewal in West Virginia

Lottery and gaming supplier GTECH has signed a two-year extension to its lottery services agreement with the West Virginia Lottery.

Commencing June 28th, the extension will see GTECH deliver additional self-service products and continue the operation and maintenance of the lottery’s existing systems and terminals.

GTECH expects to receive revenues of [...]

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China Vanguard expands lottery services to Jiangxi Province

Chinese lottery technology supplier China Vanguard Group (CVG) has entered into an agreement to provide lottery services and solutions for China Sport Lottery games in Jiangxi Province, with the company now providing its services in fourteen provinces across China.

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Betegy to provide betting prediction software to China’s SunLoto

Sports data technology provider Betegy has agreed a deal to license its sports betting prediction software to Beijing SunLoto Network & Technology, a licensed operator of China’s Welfare and Sports Lottery.

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Minnesota lawmakers ban Lottery from online scratch card sales

Lawmakers in the US state of Minnesota have approved legislation that will restrict the online sale of lottery tickets across the state, with the bill now heading to Governor Mark Dayton for final approval.

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Malaysia’s Berjaya wins Vietnam lottery contract

Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya Corporation Berhad has won an international tender to establish a computerized lottery system in Vietnam in cooperation with the state-owned Vietnam Lottery Company (Vietlott).

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North American lottery sales top $20bn in Q1

Lotteries comprising the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) generated total sales of nearly US$20.5bn during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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Finland’s Veikkaus to launch new Genera geolottery product

Finland’s state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus is to launch a new daily geolottery game, a product created and licensed by Swedish lottery supplier Genera Networks.

The game is officially known as Nabor, but has been renamed Nabolaget (which means ‘The Neighbours’ in Finnish) for Veikkaus.

It sees players participate using their home address. Winners [...]

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500.com shares slump over legality claims of online lottery

New York-listed Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com has maintained that it has the relevant approvals from China’s Ministry of Finance relating to its online lottery business, after shares in the company slumped in New York yesterday following reports in China that had questioned its legality.

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