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FDJ sees first half profit fall by 48% due to COVID-19 impact

Paris-listed lottery and gaming operator FDJ has reported a 15 per cent decline in revenue to €849m for the first half of 2020, as growth in the early part of the year was halted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Total stakes fell by 18 per cent year-on-year to €6.9bn, with retail stakes [...]

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Everi rolls out first online slots in Canada with Loto-Quebec

New York-listed gaming supplier Everi Holdings has launched its online slot games in Canada for the first time following an integration with Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Quebec.

Utilising Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform, Everi has brought its most popular land-based games to the lottery’s Lotoquebec.com site, including titles such as Star Magic, [...]

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Intralot wins sports betting platform deal with Nederlandse Loterij

Athens-listed gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has signed a multi-year deal to provide its retail sports betting platform to Dutch national lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij.

The four-year deal, which includes an option to extend the contract by three years, will see the supplier expand its existing partnership with Nederlandse Loterij to [...]

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China lottery sales fall by 42% in first half of 2020

China’s lottery market has seen total sales fall by 42 per cent year-on-year to RMB123.90bn (€15.1bn) for the first half of 2020.

Lottery sales have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the period, although sales in June were only 3 per cent lower than a year ago at RMB33.57bn, [...]

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Former Bally CEO Haddrill resigns as Scientific Games vice chairman

New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has confirmed the departure of executive vice chairman Richard Haddrill.

Haddrill had been in the role since December 2014, having been tasked with assisting in the integration of Bally Technologies, which was acquired by Scientific Games for $5.1bn that year.

Haddrill served as chief [...]

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Scientific Games widens Q2 loss as revenue falls to $539m

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has reported a 36 per cent fall in revenue to $539m for the second quarter of 2020, as results were adversely impacted by COVID-19 disruptions during the period.

The company’s Gaming and Lottery revenue was negatively impacted by temporary retail closures, while the SciPlay and Digital [...]

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Tabcorp names new chairman as CEO search begins

Shares in Sydney-listed gaming operator Tabcorp gained almost 5 per cent Thursday after the company announced its next chairman and the start of succession planning for a new chief executive.

The leadership change will see Steven Gregg succeed Paula Dwyer as chairman on 31 December, with the company also beginning the [...]

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Texas Lottery launches in-lane lottery ticket sales

The Texas Lottery is now offering players the opportunity to purchase Mega Millions and Powerball tickets at cash registers located in the Business Centers of participating Texas H-E-B stores.

The tickets are printed on cash register receipt paper in a first for a US state lottery, and are initially available at [...]

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IWG launches first eInstant game with New Hampshire Lottery

IWG has launched its first online instant win game on New Hampshire Lottery’s NeoPollard-powered iLottery platform.

After securing a new supply deal with the lottery in May, IWG has rolled out New Hampshire Cash Expander, a localized title developed in collaboration with the New Hampshire Lottery that features the supplier’s popular [...]

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Strong year for Massachusetts Lottery despite COVID-19 impact

The Massachusetts State Lottery has reported revenue of $5.25bn for its fiscal year ended 30 June, the third highest total in its 49-year history.

Despite being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it marks the sixth consecutive year that revenue has surpassed the $5bn mark, although revenue was down 5 per cent [...]

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Tenlot agrees long-term lottery deal in El Salvador

The National Lottery of El Salvador, Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia (LNB), has agreed a long-term deal with lottery and gaming operator Tenlot Group to significantly expand its product offering.

The exclusive 20-year license allows Tenlot to provide a wide range of gaming opportunities nationally, including sports betting, bingo, casino games and [...]

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Zeal Network raises full year guidance after strong first half

Frankfurt-listed online lottery provider Zeal Network has raised its full year guidance after posting better than expected preliminary results for the first half of the year.

The operator saw billings increase by 75 per cent year-on-year to €314.4m in H1, benefiting from the acquisition of Lotto24 and a strong EuroJackpot performance [...]

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