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UK Lords report calls for overhaul of gambling regulations

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has released its report into gambling harm in the United Kingdom.

The report is based on oral and written evidence submitted to the committee in 2019 and early this year by a wide range of [...]

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Gaming shares rebound in second quarter of 2020

After seeing their shares decimated by the havoc wreaked by the Covid-19 pandemic in March, the majority of the 50 publicly-listed operator and suppliers that make up the GI Stock Index saw their shares rally between 1 April and 30 June, making up some of the losses in Q1 2020.

After [...]

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IGT

IGT simplifies organizational structure

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) is streamlining its business with a new organizational structure focused primarily on two business segments.

The new structure will see IGT report its financial results under the Global Gaming and Global Lottery business segments, beginning in the third quarter of 2020.

Reporting to IGT CEO Marco [...]

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Online Gaming

Virginia Lottery goes online with NeoPollard Interactive

The Virginia Lottery has begun selling tickets for its most popular lottery games online through a partnership with NeoPollard Interactive (NPi).

The new iLottery platform went live Wednesday with games including Mega Millions, Powerball and Cash4Life, as well as a range of instant win games. Popular daily draw games such as [...]

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Camelot Lottery Solutions and Arkansas Lottery agree contract extension

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has extended its strategic partnership with Camelot Lottery Solutions for a further two years.

The agreement will see Camelot Lottery Solutions, the B2B arm of UK national lottery operator Camelot, continue to provide consultancy services to help maximize net proceeds for scholarships in Arkansas, with a greater [...]

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Danske Spil

Danske Spil names Nikolas Lyhne-Knudsen as next CEO

Denmark’s state-owned gaming operator Danske Spil has named Nikolas Lyhne-Knudsen as its next chief executive.

Lyhne-Knudsen will assume the role on 1 October, replacing Susanne Mørch Koch, who has been in the role since April 2017. Koch announced her intention to step down in March to become the new CEO of [...]

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Oslo Norway

Norway releases new gambling legislation

The government of Norway has opened a public consultation on proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation.

The proposal would see Norway’s three existing gambling laws - the Lottery Act, the Gambling Act and the Totalizator Act - combined into one piece of legislation under the authority of the ministry of [...]

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Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play pays out £1m on Wolf Gold online scratchcard game

Malta-based games supplier Pragmatic Play has paid out a £1m prize through its Wolf Gold-themed online instant win game.

The lucky UK player from Blackpool won the maximum £1m prize on SkillOnNet’s PlayOJO brand playing Wolf Gold Scratchcard, which launched in 2018 and is based on the supplier’s popular video slot [...]

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Kentucky Lottery sales rebound in May

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation says it is on track to meet budgeted lottery sales forecasts for the year after a strong performance from scratch-off tickets and iLottery games in May.

Total lottery sales in May were 32 per cent ahead of budget at $132.1m, led by higher scratch-off ticket sales, which [...]

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SIS acquires full ownership of 49’s from GVC and William Hill

Sports Information Services (SIS) has taken over full ownership of UK-based lottery and virtual sports supplier 49’s from current owners GVC Holdings and William Hill.

The acquisition bolsters the SIS product portfolio with 49’s live draws offering, which includes the Irish Lotto Bet, World Lotto and Rapido, as well as virtual [...]

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German Flag

Oddset irregularities prompt call for sports betting rethink in Saxony-Anhalt

The chairman of the SPD party in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is calling for the state’s withdrawal from the Oddset sports betting programme operated by German lotteries.

Saxony-Anhalt SPD chairman Andreas Schmidt issued the call Friday following the release of a report into irregularities in the Oddset programme, which saw [...]

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UK Committee calls for more funding and research into problem gambling

The UK’s Public Accounts Committee has criticised the government for failing to proactively fund gambling related research that could help to design an effective regulatory response to gambling harms.

The Committee stated in a report released Sunday (June 28) that despite repeated references to the need for evidence based policy-making, the [...]

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