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Atlantic Lottery sees digital sales surge during pandemic

Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corp. (ALC) has seen a 500 per cent increase in digital sales during its fiscal year ending March 31, driven by the addition of new digital games and the migration to online play as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALC serves the four Atlantic Canadian provinces of [...]

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Pollard Banknote agrees €36m deal to acquire Next Generation Lotteries

Toronto-listed lottery provider Pollard Banknote has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vienna-based lottery supplier Next Generation Lotteries (NGL) for €36m.

Pollard Banknote will pay an initial €32m to acquire NGL, with a further €4m becoming payable if the company achieves certain gross margin targets in 2021.

The purchase price will [...]

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New Hampshire Lottery expands IWG instant games deal

Online instant win games specialist IWG has rolled outs its progressive jackpot enabled e-Instant games with the New Hampshire Lottery.

The launch gives players across the state access to Jungle Tumble Jackpots, the first game to feature IWG’s progressive jackpot technology.

The game features three in-game jackpots - a mini jackpot that [...]

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Jumbo Interactive secures first SaaS deal in the UK

Sydney-listed online lottery provider Jumbo Interactive has signed its first B2B partnership in the United Kingdom through a deal with the St Helena Hospice.

The six-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreement will see Jumbo provide its online lottery platform to the UK charity, which currently generates around £5m in sales each year.

“We’re excited [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games debuts new Symphony gaming system in Germany

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has rolled out its new Symphony lottery gaming systems technology in Germany with Lotto Baden-Württemberg.

The new gaming system is now powering Lotto Baden-Württemberg and its network of more than 3,000 licensed retailers in Stuttgart in southwest Germany, and currently supports lottery products including Lotto 6aus49, [...]

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Pollard Banknote and NeoGames secure iLottery extension in Michigan

Toronto-listed lottery provider Pollard Banknote and its subcontractor NeoGames have signed a four-year extension to continue providing iLottery solutions to the Michigan Lottery.

The extended agreement runs through to July 2026 and will see Pollard Banknote and NeoGames continue to provide platform technology, interactive eInstant and draw-based games, and a broad [...]

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OPAP names Jan Karas as permanent CEO

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has confirmed Jan Karas as its permanent chief executive, effective from January.

Karas took over as interim CEO in June following the departure of Damian Cope after four years in charge, and had previously served as OPAP's chief commercial officer.

“On behalf of the board of [...]

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SkillOnNet secures licensing deal with ITV’s The Masked Singer

iGaming operator and platform supplier SkillOnNet has signed an exclusive product licensing partnership to coincide with the start of ITV’s new series of the hit TV show The Masked Singer.

The deal with UK licence holder Bandicoot TV, part of the Argonon group, will see SkillOnNet launch a new UK-facing gaming [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – Lottery

We are thrilled to reveal the seventh category of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – lottery.

You need to look no further than this group of executives to get a glimpse into 21st century lottery operations. They are passionate about their industry and the good causes that benefit from it, [...]

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Ardalan Shekarabi

Sweden-licensed gambling operators set to face further restrictions

Sweden’s social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi has unveiled proposals to tighten restrictions on commercial gambling operators and to use supplier permits as a means of combating unlicensed gambling.

The proposals follow a two-year investigation into Swedish gambling regulations by the Gambling Market Investigation Board (Spelmarknadsutredningen) led by former member of parliament [...]

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National Lottery

Camelot partners ITV to sponsor flagship Saturday night TV shows

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has agreed an exclusive partnership to sponsor three of ITV’s most popular Saturday night TV shows.

The deal marks the first time that all three of the British TV channel’s Saturday night shows have been sponsored by one brand, with Camelot set to sponsor The Masked [...]

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Sazka Group

Strong third quarter for SAZKA Group as revenue grows to €769m

European lottery operator SAZKA Group has reported strong third quarter trading as consolidated gross gaming revenue (GGR) rose 66 per cent to €768.9m.

Revenue soared by 212 per cent compared to the second quarter period, with the company benefiting from a recovery of sales through land-based distribution channels in Greece, Italy [...]

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