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Iowa Lottery discusses security as fraud trial looms

The chief executive of the Iowa Lottery has moved to reassure players that its games are fair after it emerged that the trial of a former information security director, accused of rigging a $14.3m draw, has been rescheduled for July.

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IGT wins new contract to power Minnesota State Lottery

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its GTECH subsidiary has signed a seven and a half year deal to provide a wide range of lottery software and services to the Minnesota State Lottery.

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Lotto24 fined for misleading advertising in Denmark

German online lottery broker Lotto24 has been hit with a fine by Denmark’s Consumer Ombudsman after being found to have misled consumers.

The company has been fined a total of DKK400,000 (€53,541), and made to pay refunds to seven players, while the Danish police have been informed of the case. It [...]

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Australia’s Victoria begins lottery licence consultation process

The Victorian government has launched a consultation process to seek views on the Australia’s state’s current and future licensing arrangements for public lotteries.

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Latin American & Asia growth boosts 2014 lottery sales

A strong performance from the Latin American and Asia Pacific regions has helped global lottery sales increase by 10 per cent during 2014, according to the latest figures released by the World Lottery Association (WLA).

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China LotSynergy wins Henan lottery services agreement

Lottery solutions supplier China LotSynergy Holdings has secured a deal to provide a range of telephone lottery services to the Henan Sports Lottery Administration Centre.

Through subsidiary Beijing Huacai Yingtong Technology Company, it has won a tender to provide the software for the province's telephone lottery sales management system.

Under the terms of the [...]

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Suppliers hopeful of reform as online lottery sales banned in China

Chinese lottery suppliers have welcomed a public announcement by eight government authorities in China which they claim outline the government's commitment to promoting legal and licensed participants in the lottery industry, and in particular the importance of an online distribution channel.

In a joint statement last week, eight authorities including the Ministry [...]

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Chinese authorities shut down illegal gambling operation

Authorities in China have arrested more than 1,000 people in one of the biggest gambling busts in the country’s history.

They were all charged for their involvement in an illegal online gambling network, which allowed players to bet on the results of the Chinese Welfare and Sports Lotteries.

The Public Service Department [...]

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New products blur the line between society lotteries and betting

The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport has expressed concern over the growth of new online betting products linked to UK and multi-national lotteries which are under no obligation to return any money to good causes, with a prohibition of betting on lotteries online and in betting shops one [...]

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AGTech ready for new lottery market opportunities in China

Chinese lottery supplier AGTech said that it expects 2015 to be a year of significant regulatory progress in the Chinese lottery market, with the company well positioned to provide its online and mobile lottery solutions to the first provinces to approve remote lottery ticket distribution channels.

With lottery authorities in China [...]

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Michigan iLottery platform exceeding expectations

NeoPollard Interactive, the joint venture between Pollard Banknote and NeoGames, has revealed that the launch of the Michigan Lottery’s online gaming platform has already far exceeded expectations within its first year projections.

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Nigeria begins issuing new sports lottery licences

Nigeria has opened up a licensing system for sports lottery operators, with Wesco Pools and Lottery the first company to secure a licence.

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