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23rd June
IGT signs seven-year contract with the West Virginia Lottery
IGT has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation has been awarded a seven-year base contract with the West Virginia...
20th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger approved by Australian authorities
The long running merger saga between Tabcorp and Tatts Group reached a stunning conclusion today when the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT)...
14th June
Camelot to review UK National Lottery strategy
Camelot, the UK’s National Lottery provider, has confirmed that it will conduct a ‘strategic review’ after a slump in ticket sales. ...
13th June
Breakout Gaming receives Curacao gaming licence
Costa Rican based iGaming provider Breakout Gaming Group has announced it has been a Curacao gaming licence. The one-for-all style...
5th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger cast further into doubt after commission opposition
Regulatory authorities have thrown yet another spanner into the works of the proposed merger between Australian lottery operator Tatts Group and...
1st June
Tatts wins Victoria license in Australia
Australia-based Tatts Group has secured a new lottery licence for Victoria with a successful bid, giving it exclusivity in the state...
31st May
Kenyan MPs reject 50% gambling tax
Members of Parliament in Kenya have overwhelmingly rejected the introduction of measures that would see the country's gambling tax rise to...
30th May
500.com buys Multi Group
Chinese online lottery operator 500.com has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Malta-based lottery and casino provider Multi Group,...
26th May
China’s lottery sales soar 10% in April
According to data posted by the Ministry of Finance of China, lottery sales experienced a significant year-on-year increase of 9.6%, reaching...
25th May
UK gamblers lose £13.8bn in 2016
The UK Gambling commission has confirmed that British gamblers lost a record breaking £13.8bn in the year ending September 2016, an...
22nd May
Australian National Lottery could fund athletes
Greg Hunt, the Australian Minister for Sport, has called for the introduction of an Australian version of the UK’s national lottery...
16th May
Tabcorp attacks Australian Competition Authorities over Tatts merger
The proposed A$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Australian lottery operator Tatts Group took an ugly turn today when Tabcorp accused the...
16th May
Connecticut Lottery head resigns after ticket scandal
The acting head of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has resigned following revelations of a scandal involving an instant ticket game. ...
12th May
Intralot appoints new CEO of its USA division
Lottery and gambling systems provider Intralot SA has confirmed the appointment of John R Donahue as Chief Executive Officer of its...
10th May
Evolution Gaming pens agreement with Nederlandse Loterij
Live Casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming has announced a new partnership with the recently formed Dutch Lottery operator, Nederlandse Loterij. ...
27th April
Andy Duncan steps down as Camelot UK's CEO
Camelot UK has announced that Andy Duncan will leave his role as Chief Executive Officer of Camelot, the company which operates...
26th April
South Korea to allow online lottery purchase by 2018
The South Korean government has announced their intention to allow its citizens to buy the country's state lottery tickets online by...
25th April
Pacific Consortium offers Tatts investors incentive to favour takeover bid
Pacific Consortium has agreed to allow Tatts to continue to pay dividends to its corporate shareholders, even if the proposed AUS$7.3bn...
19th April
Pacific Consortium tables AUS$7.3bn all-cash bid for Tatts group
Pacific Consortium have today submitted a record AUS$7.3bn all-cash offer for the Australian gambling operator Tatts Group equating to $4.21 per...
13th April
Ukraine to lift gambling ban
The Prime Minister of Ukraine has accepted a Ministry of Finance letter promising to re-legalise gambling by 2018, almost eight years...
22nd March
Pennsylvania senator unveils online gaming bill
Yet another online gambling and gaming reform bill has been presented in Pennsylvania. The 207-page online gambling and gaming reform piece...
15th March
Lottoland hopes to be the first private lottery operator in Germany
Lottoland has filed an application to have its own lottery in several German federal states in order to challenge the German...
6th March
UK lottery loophole may be shutdown as licence for lottery betting is granted by MGA
A betting loophole that allows gambling websites to offer cut-price bets on the EuroMillions lottery draw is intended to be closed...
6th January
Pennsylvania state Senator plans to introduce 'online gaming bill' in the near future
Senator Jay Costa has recently issued a memorandum announcing his intentions to introduce an online gambling bill based on HB 1887...
3rd January
Israel shuts down state-sponsored slot machines
In a victory for Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Israel has seen the closure of 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines...
28th December
UK National Lottery reaches new record of winning tickets in 2016
Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, recently announced that it has given away a record number of jackpot tickets this...
16th December
Camelot hit with £3m fine over a 2009 fraudulent prize claim
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has imposed a fine of £3m on Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, after an investigation...
6th December
Unibet officially renamed Kindred Group Plc
At a General Meeting in Stockholm earlier today, shareholders approved the proposed change of the name of the holding company from...
30th November
Camelot National Lottery accounts hacked
26,500 accounts have been accessed after the UK national lottery provider was hacked. The provider has 9.5million accounts in total...
29th November
Cyprus Government reconsidering OPAP monopoly agreement
The National Betting Authority (EAS) has begun its crackdown on some 2,500 unlicensed online betting/gambling services, deemed to be targeting national...
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