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Danish Government plans merger between Danske Spil and Klasselotteriet

The Danish Government has proposed a merger of the two state-owned lottery operators Danske Spil and Det Danske Klasselotteri.

The country’s Ministry of Finance said that a merger of the two companies into one state-owned gaming operator would achieve a number of benefits, particularly via their growing digital channels that require [...]

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Tabcorp proposes demerger of Lotteries & Keno business

Sydney-listed gaming giant Tabcorp Holdings has proposed a demerger of its Lotteries & Keno business after completing a comprehensive strategic review of its ownership options.

The demerger will create two standalone, market leading Sydney-listed companies with distinct operating profiles, strategies and growth opportunities.

Tabcorp said that the demerger will also provide shareholders [...]

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Maryland Governor appoints new lottery and gaming director

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed John Martin as director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, ahead of the the opening of the state's regulated sports betting market.

Martin has served as managing director and chief revenue officer of the state lottery and gaming regulator since 2015 and succeeds [...]

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Danske Spil

Danske Lotteri Spil CEO Pernille Mehl to step down

Pernille Mehl has resigned as CEO of Danske Spil’s lottery division Danske Lotteri Spil (DLO) after nearly seven years at the helm.

Mehl has headed up the lottery division since November 2014 and is leaving the operator to join Danish tech company Clio Bonnier on 1 November.

“Pernille, together with her own [...]

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Sisal launches innovation lab in Italy

Lottery and gaming operator Sisal has launched its first innovation lab in Turin, Italy, giving local talent the opportunity to develop skills in technology and IT.

The launch will help Sisal achieve its goal of having a quarter of the company involved in the implementation of new technologies and coding, with [...]

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Singapore Pools appoints new Chairman

Singapore Pools has promoted Kaikhushru Shiava Nargolwala to chairman to replace Koh Choon Hui, who is stepping down after eight years in the role.

Nargolwala assumes his new role on July 1, having served as deputy chairman of Singapore Pools since January.

He brings four decades of experience in financial services to [...]

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Scientific Games to divest Lottery and Sports Betting businesses

New York-listed Scientific Games has revealed plans to divest its Lottery and Sports Betting businesses as it focuses on becoming a leading content provider for the online and land-based gaming sectors.

As part of its strategic review, the company is evaluating strategic alternatives to execute the divestitures for each business, including [...]

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Scientific Games seals instant games deal with Portuguese national lottery

New York-listed Scientific Games has been awarded a new contract to provide instant lottery games to Portugal’s national lottery operator Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML).

Through legacy companies, Scientific Games has been providing SCML with instant lottery games, known in Portugal as RASPADINHA, since the national lottery was launched [...]

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Ann MacDonald appointed chair of Loto-Québec

The Government of Quebec has appointed Ann MacDonald as chair of the board of directors of provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec.

MacDonald assumes the role on June 27, having served on the board of directors since 2019.

“The Board of Directors join me in congratulating Ann MacDonald on her appointment,” said Loto-Québec president [...]

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Bally's Corp

Bally’s agrees deal to launch mobile sportsbook in Kansas

New York-listed Bally’s Corporation has agreed a multi-year market access deal with Boot Hill Casino and Resort to launch a new mobile sportsbook in Kansas.

Located in Dodge City, Boot Hill Casino operates as a manager on behalf of the Kansas Lottery and will roll out the Bally Bet mobile sportsbook [...]

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La Française des Jeux (FDJ)

FDJ to sponsor inaugural women’s Tour de France event in 2022

French gaming and lottery giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has been named as a major partner for next year’s inaugural Tour de France Femmes.

Alongside Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), FDJ will partner the Tour de France Femmes under a new three-year deal, beginning with next year’s event on 24 July [...]

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Ezugi expands live lottery offering in South Africa with World Sports Betting

Evolution-owned Ezugi has launched a new live lottery game with South African retail betting operator World Sports Betting (WSB).

Through a partnership with Evolution Services, the official reseller of Evolution’s brands in the country, Ezugi has rolled out its new Golden Balls lottery game across WSB outlets in Cape Town, South [...]

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