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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).

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.

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.