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Scientific Games completes sale of lottery business for $5.8bn

New York-listed Scientific Games, doing business as Light & Wonder, has completed the sale of its lottery business to Brookfield Business Partners for $5.8bn.

The sale marks a major milestone in transforming the company and its balance sheet following a strategic review last year, and allows Scientific Games to focus its [...]

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Lottery.com revenue soars to $68.5m in 2021

New York-listed online lottery provider Lottery.com has posted revenue for 2021 of $68.5m in its maiden full year results as a publicly-listed company.

Full year revenue soared by 819 per cent compared to the previous year, driven by the sale of $47.1m of LotteryLink credits for prepaid advertising, prepaid lottery games, [...]

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Camelot launches High Court proceedings to retain Lottery licence

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has issued legal proceedings against the Gambling Commission in the High Court today (1 April).

Camelot is challenging the Gambling Commission’s decision to select rival Allwyn as the preferred applicant for the next licence to operate the National Lottery.

Allwyn was named the preferred applicant on March [...]

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Slingo

Gaming Realms goes live with Loto-Québec

London-listed iGaming content developer Gaming Realms has rolled out its Slingo portfolio in Canada with Loto-Québec. 

The provincial lottery corporation operates the only authorised online gaming website in Quebec and can now offer players Gaming Realms' portfolio of Slingo Original games, beginning with the launch of Slingo Extreme and Blackjack Xchange

"Hot [...]

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Scientific Games extends Mattel lottery licensing contract

Leading lottery supplier Scientific Games has extended its licensing agreement with toy maker Mattel to continue developing games based on popular Mattel brands.

The three-year contract extension allows Scientific Games to continue delivering Mattel titles to lottery operators, with the current portfolio of Mattel branded games including Magic 8 Ball, Rock [...]

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Red Tiger agrees first Canadian lottery deal with Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has signed a deal that will see it become the first Canadian lottery to offer games from Evolution-owned games studio Red Tiger.

The agreement will see Loto-Québec expand its Espacejeux.com offering with Red Tiger slots including Piggy Riches Megaways, Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, Primate King and Cash Volt. 

Loto-Québec will also gain access to [...]

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Harold Mays confirmed as permanent Illinois Lottery director

The Illinois Lottery has appointed Harold Mays as its new permanent director after more than three years under his leadership as acting director.

Mays joined the Illinois Lottery in January 2013 as chief of operations and technology and took over as acting director in July 2018, with the State Senate confirming [...]

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ZEAL set to launch online slots as lottery revenue growth stalls

German online lottery provider ZEAL has announced plans to add online slots to its offering as revenue from its existing lottery business fell by 4 per cent to €83.3m in 2021.

The company attributed the lower revenue to the negative impact of weak jackpots during the year.

Billings increased by 1 per [...]

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OPAP

Online casino drives strong revenue growth at OPAP

Greek gaming and lottery operator OPAP has reported a 36 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) to €1.54bn in 2021, after seeing revenue more than double during the final quarter of the year.

Total Q4 GGR rose by 116 per cent year-on-year to €498.5m, buoyed by growing contributions from [...]

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National Lottery

Camelot to pay £3.15m financial penalty over mobile app failures

Britain’s Gambling Commission has imposed a £3.15m fine on National Lottery operator Camelot UK for failures linked to its mobile app.

The fine will be paid to good causes following a Commission investigation into three failures which negatively impacted customers.

In each case the information presented in the app was incorrect, inappropriate, [...]

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Netherlands minister promises more restrictive gambling advertising legislation

Online gaming industry associations in the Netherlands have committed to voluntary advertising restrictions ahead of a planned clampdown on advertising of “high-risk” online games of chance.

Following discussions with the minister for legal protection Franc Weerwind, industry associations NOGA and VNLOK have agreed to introduce new regulations for their members, shortening [...]

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Kansas House Committee introduces new gambling bill

Lawmakers in Kansas have introduced legislation to authorise and regulate sports betting, historical horse racing machines, and internet sales of lottery games.

With last year’s effort failing to pass the House after securing Senate approval, the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced a new bill Wednesday to authorise sports [...]

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