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Lotteries comprising the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) generated total sales of nearly US$20.5bn during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the same period last year.

New York-listed Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com has maintained that it has the relevant approvals from China’s Ministry of Finance relating to its online lottery business, after shares in the company slumped in New York yesterday following reports in China that had questioned its legality.

Gaming and lottery supplier GTECH has been awarded a ten-year deal to continue providing its lottery services to the Belgian National Lottery (Loterie Nationale), which is expected to generate approximately €125m in revenue for the company over the contract period.

US gaming and lottery software supplier Scientific Games Corporation has extended its relationship with La Française des Jeux (FDJ) through a deal to supply the French operator with instant lottery games for a further three years.

German online lottery brokerage Lotto24 has launched a new app that allows customers to play the country’s lottery games on smartphone and tablet devices.

The lottery for the German state of Nordrhein-Westphalia Westdeutsche Lotterie (WestLotto) has launched a new mobile app which allows players to purchase tickets via their smartphones.