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Worldwide lottery sales grew by 9 per cent during the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures released by the World Lottery Association (WLA), with growth across all regions, in particular Latin America.

Mexico’s Organisation of Internal Control (OIC) has launched an investigation into the bid submitted by GTECH for the country’s Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública (Pronósticos) lottery following complaints by two rival bidders, Sorteo Games and Win Systems.

China’s Huiyin Household Appliance, a distributor of home appliances and consumer electronic products, has entered the lottery sales business for the first time after securing an agreement in the Chinese province of Jiangsu.

Lottery supplier Pollard Banknote has been awarded a new contract for primary instant ticket printing by the Taiwan Lottery Co (TLC), while the company has also been chosen to continue as the Iowa Lottery's supplier of pull‐tab tickets and related services.

Germany’s Deutsche Sportlotterie (DSL), a lottery designed to raise funds for Olympic and Paralympic athletes, has been awarded an operating licence by the country’s national lottery regulator the Glücksspielkollegium.

The lottery of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Westdeutsche Lotterie (WestLotto), has launched an investigation into claims that a consultant employed by the company to provide advice to lottery winners personally benefited from a relationship with a private bank.

Greek lottery gaming systems provider INTRALOT has finalised an agreement with OPAP to operate the gaming monopoly’s central IT system and to continue to provide hardware and system software solutions.

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