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Scientific Games wins new supply deals with Pennsylvania Lottery

New York-listed lottery supplier Scientific Games has secured new contracts to continue providing instant games and lottery gaming systems services to the Pennsylvania Lottery for the next ten years.

The supplier won a 10-year base contract from the lottery to provide its instant games and Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership for lottery [...]

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Catena Media on top as gaming shares rise in September

After the impressive share price gains seen in August, the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers saw the combined value of their shares on the Gaming Intelligence Stock List increase by a further 2 per cent in September.

In another good month for gaming investors, there were 22 companies that saw [...]

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Spain claims one of the lowest rates of problem gambling in Europe

The latest study of gambling participation in Spain shows that the country had one of the lowest rates of problem gambling in Europe in 2020, despite almost 81 per cent of adults participating in at least one form of gambling.

The study conducted by Carlos III University of Madrid and research [...]

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Scientific Games unveils new instant game production facility in UK

New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has opened a new multi-million pound production facility in the United Kingdom to serve the UK National Lottery and 50 lotteries in Europe and internationally.

The Leeds-based instant games production facility will allow the supplier to expand its global production capacity by 20 [...]

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IWG deploys e-Instant linked progressive jackpots for Canada’s BCLC

Online e-Instant games provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has rolled out its new linked progressive jackpots functionality for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

Strengthening the Canadian provincial lottery operator’s PlayNow.com e-Instants offering, sales from separate e-Instant games will contribute to a set of shared linked progressive jackpot prizes, which have [...]

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Record year for Texas Lottery as sales top $8bn

The Texas Lottery has generated more than $8.1bn in lottery sales for the first time in its history during the 2021 financial year.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, lottery sales increased by 21 per cent compared to the previous year, driven by record sales from scratch tickets and draw games.

Scratch [...]

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Kentucky Lottery enjoys solid start to new financial year

The Kentucky Lottery has reported a 12 per cent increase in total lottery sales to $269.5m in the first two months of its new financial year.

Total sales in July and August were 3 per cent ahead of budget, buoyed by a 7 per cent increase in Scratch-off sales and a [...]

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EU Lotto fined £760,000 by British gambling regulator

Lottery betting and iGaming operator Lottoland has been handed a financial penalty and warning, and had conditions attached to its British licence, due to social responsibility and money laundering failures.

Lottoland.co.uk operator EU Lotto must pay a £760,000 fine and undergo extensive independent auditing as a result of the findings of [...]

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IGT wins Connecticut Lottery facilities management contract

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has secured a new long-term facilities management contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.

The new contract win includes an implementation period to install a new central system, which is expected to go live in April 2023. Once the system is live, the contract will [...]

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Sazka Entertainment appoints Lord Coe to board of directors

Lottery operator Sazka Entertainment has appointed Lord Sebastian Coe to the board as the company’s first independent non-executive director.

Lord Coe shot to prominence in the 1980’as an Olympic gold medal winner and has gone on to become a powerful voice in British sports, including chairing London’s successful bid to host [...]

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Scientific Games appoints Connie James as new finance chief

New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has named Connie James as chief financial officer (CFO).

James will begin her new role as executive vice president and CFO, Treasurer and corporate secretary on 15 October, taking over from current CFO Mike Eklund, who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

James [...]

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Online drives Loto-Québec growth as first quarter revenue recovers

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has seen total revenue soar by 155 per cent to CAD$401.3m in the first quarter of its 2021/22 fiscal year, with most of its operations closed a year ago due to the pandemic.

Compared to the first quarter of 2019/20 prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, revenue [...]

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