China's welfare and sports lotteries recorded combined annual sales growth of 18.3 per cent in 2013, with total sales of 309.33bn yuan (US$50.7bn).
The Michigan Lottery looks set to become the third US state to offer its games via digital channels after the State Administrative Board approved the lottery’s contract with Pollard Banknote.
Independent bookmaker Betfred has joined forces with Microsoft to launch the first gambling app to be made available in the Windows and Windows Phone stores.
The Illinois Lottery has launched its first mobile lottery app, which is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices.
US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has revealed that it is supplying the newly launched online player subscription service for the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Belgium's National Lottery recorded sales of €1.21bn in 2013, down 3.8 per cent versus the record breaking sales of 2012, with strong online growth partially offsetting declines in other areas of the business.
The Sénégal National Lottery (LONASE) has launched a new virtual horse racing game across its existing 35 betting outlets across the country following an exclusive five-year deal with Dakar-based SENEJEUX, a subsidiary of Isle of Man-based betting technology provider BetXTech.
Pennsylvania has appointed Silvan Lutkewitte as executive director of the state lottery, replacing Robert Coyne who had been serving as interim director following the departure of Todd Rucci last November.
Australia’s Jumbo Interactive has launched its German online lottery brokerage business via its wholly-owned subsidiary Jumbo Interactive GmbH.
The Netherlands State Lottery (Staatsloterij) and charitable lottery De Lotto are investigating a possible merger to allow the combined entity to better compete in the regulated Dutch online gaming market.
UK national lottery operator Camelot has missed out on the chance to take over the private management of the Pennsylvania Lottery after its proposed bid expired at the end of last month.