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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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Jumbo begins German online lottery sales

Australia’s Jumbo Interactive has launched its German online lottery brokerage business via its wholly-owned subsidiary Jumbo Interactive GmbH.

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Pennsylvania scraps lottery management deal with Camelot

UK national lottery operator Camelot has missed out on the chance to take over the private management of the Pennsylvania Lottery after its proposed bid expired at the end of last month.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett confirmed that the lottery will not pursue its private management agreement with Camelot, and will [...]

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German lottery operators speak out against new sports lottery

The German Lotto and Toto Block (DLTB) has spoken out against the creation of a new national lottery operator, the Deutsche Sportlotterie, which is designed to fund Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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GTECH secures California Lottery instant ticket deal

Italian gaming and lottery service provider GTECH has won a procurement process to secure a six-year contract to print instant tickets for the California Lottery.

The contract sees GTECH become a secondary provider of instant tickets and related services to the lottery, continuing a long-running partnership between the companies.

GTECH senior vice [...]

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German state lotteries call for new federal regulation

Germany’s 16 state-owned lotteries have published an open letter calling for the country’s federal government to introduce new regulations to guarantee their role in the country’s gambling market and enforce a ban on illegal operators offering poker, casino and lottery games.

The letter, also signed by the 16 state sporting associations, [...]

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Latin America and Asia Pacific growth drive global lottery sales

Growth in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions helped worldwide lottery sales increase by 5 per cent for the first nine months of 2013, according to the latest figures released by the World Lottery Association (WLA).

The WLA, the umbrella organisation for state lottery and gaming operators, said that growth [...]

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