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The Health Lottery appoints Mark Nash to newly created role

British society lottery operator The Health Lottery has appointed Mark Nash to the newly created role of marketing director.

Nash will play an integral part in the introduction of the company’s new brand identity and the planned relaunch of The Health Lottery’s website this summer.

He joins the operator from Aviva where [...]

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Malta National Lottery to re-launch instant tickets under new IGT deal

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed two long-term contracts with Malta’s National Lottery operator, which will include the re-launch of the lottery’s instant ticket program.

Under the terms of an initial agreement, IGT's lottery central system and retail solutions went live last July with the new lottery operator [...]

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Pollard Banknote eyes Europe as iLottery drives Q1 growth

Toronto-listed lottery supplier Pollard Banknote has reported a 9 per cent increase in revenue to CAD$124.6 million in the first quarter of 2023, buoyed by record results from its North American-facing iLottery operations.

The year-on-year growth was attributed to higher sales of ancillary lottery products and services, while eGaming systems revenue [...]

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ZEAL eyes online casino expansion as Q1 revenue climbs 6%

Frankfurt-listed online lottery broker ZEAL Network has reported a 6 per cent increase in revenue to €26.7 million for the first quarter of 2023.

Despite a slightly weaker jackpot environment than the previous year, the company’s total billings increased by 11 per cent during Q1 to €201.2 million, as the large [...]

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NeoGames sees strong revenue growth continue into first quarter

New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier NeoGames has seen revenue soar by 187 per cent to $64.3 million in the first quarter of 2023, buoyed by its acquisition of Aspire Global and share of NeoPollard Interactive (NPI) revenue.

In a strong start to the year, iLottery revenue grew by 9 per [...]

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Norwegian gambling regulator calls for cut in Norsk Tipping advertising

The Norwegian Gaming Authority is recommending that state-owned operator Norsk Tipping reduce its marketing expenditure by 20 per cent this year.

The recommendation follows the authority’s recent successful efforts to clamp down on advertising by unlicensed online gambling operators, which in turn reduces the need to promote the country’s gambling monopoly.

“We [...]

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IGT grows first quarter revenue despite Lottery decline

International Game Technology (IGT) has posted a 1 per cent increase in revenue to $1.06 billion for the first quarter of 2023, as growth from its Global Gaming and PlayDigital divisions offset a decline in lottery.

Global Lottery revenue fell 8 per cent to $624 million due to the sale of [...]

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Taiwan Sports Lottery posts record Q1 sales

The Taiwan Sports Lottery posted a 35 per cent rise in first quarter sales to NT$16.8 billion (€495 million), making it the lottery’s best ever start to a year.

This year started with a 30 per cent rise in January sales to NT$5.7 billion, followed by a 16 per cent year-on-year [...]

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Estonia set to increase gambling taxes

The government of Estonia is proposing higher gambling tax rates from 2024 in a bid to balance the state budget.

The higher taxes on gambling, among other products, will help to counter Estonia’s planned increase in the tax-free income allowance of individuals.

The tax changes proposed by finance minister Mart Võrklaev will [...]

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Highlight Games seals exclusive rights deal with Spain’s LaLiga

London-based games developer Highlight Games has acquired the rights to use video footage from Spain’s LaLiga in its gaming products.

The exclusive multi-year deal enables Highlight Games to use LaLiga archive footage in a new suite of officially licensed virtual sports and instant win games.

This will include its flagship Soccerbet virtual [...]

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UK gambling tax surpasses £3.25 billion in 2022

Total gambling tax in the United Kingdom grew by 9 per cent to a record £3.25 billion in the calendar year 2022.

Lottery duty was the largest contributor with £974.2 million (30 per cent), although this was a 5 per cent fall on the previous year.

Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) was also [...]

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Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel’s first quarter revenue climbs 2%

Swedish gaming and lottery operator Svenska Spel has reported a solid start to the year as net gaming revenue (NGR) rose by 2 per cent to SEK1.98 billion during the first quarter of 2023.

The year-on-year growth was driven by an 8 per cent improvement in NGR from the company’s online [...]

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