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27th March
National Lottery to donate £300m in coronavirus support
The National Lottery will donate £300m ($371.8m) towards the protection of vulnerable people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed...
12th March
Veikkaus revenue falls 4% as GGR lost to foreign operators
Full-year 2019 gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus was €1.69bn ($1.87bn), down 4% year-on-year, while profit was €1bn,...
9th March
Intralot appoints Chris Dimitriadis as new CEO
Intralot has announced the appointment of Christos Dimitriadis as its new CEO, effective immediately. Former CEO Sokratis Kokkalis has stepped down from...
5th March
Swedish-licensed operators see 2019 turnover of SEK 24.8bn
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has reported that gaming companies with a Swedish license generated turnover of SEK 24.8bn ($2.62bn) for...
13th February
Svenska Spel revenue drops 2% in its "most tumultuous year" in history
Svenska Spel generated Q4 2019 revenue of SEK 2.48bn ($256.7m), a rise of 4% year-on-year. However, operating profit was SEK 667m, a...
13th February
2020 growth expected for FDJ after 9% revenue increase for 2019
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has announced a revenue increase of 9% year-on-year for 2019, to €1.96bn ($2.12bn). Bets wagered also increased 9% to...
9th January
Scientific Games seals partnerships in Spain and Germany
Scientific Games has signed a deal with 888 Casino to launch more than 120 games in Spain through the supplier’s Open...
16th December
Camelot recognised by GamCare
Camelot has become one of the first lottery operators to be awarded GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard Advance Level 2 certificate. The UK...
11th December
Scientific Games extends California Lottery agreement
Scientific Games has announced a three-year extension to its agreement with the California State Lottery. The new deal will see the supplier...
10th December
Analysis: The National Lottery – time for change?
Since the UK National Lottery was created in 1994, it has raised over £40bn ($52.7bn) for its chosen causes, paying out...
9th December
Intralot announces new US CFO following leadership shake-up
Intralot has announced the appointment of Lampros Klironomos as Chief Financial Officer of its US subsidiary. Klironomos moves from his position as...
9th December
FDJ makes bid for 2023 UK National Lottery
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reportedly launched a bid to operate the UK National Lottery in 2023. Reports suggest FDJ has been...
28th November
Svenska Spel CEO condemns “shadow play” in Swedish market
Patrik Hofbauer, CEO of Svenska Spel, has urged the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) to investigate operators offering lottery betting on other...
28th November
Gross gambling yield down 0.3% for full year in Great Britain
Gross gambling yield (GGY) in Great Britain fell 0.3% year-on-year for the period between April 2018 and March 2019, totalling £14.4bn...
21st November
FDJ shares surge after market listing
After making its debut on the stock market, shares in French lottery and sports betting operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) rose...
19th November
Helio Gaming appoints new CEO
Helio Gaming has appointed Keith Galea as its new CEO, replacing Richard Mifsud. The lottery games provider hired Galea as the company’s...
14th November
IGT Q3 revenue up 3% despite Italian decline
IGT has reported revenue of $1.15bn for Q3 2019, a 3% rise year-on-year at constant currency. Operating income fell 19% to $154m,...
14th November
Camelot lottery sales generate £3.92bn for H1
Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, has announced year-on-year increases across the board in its H1 report. Overall ticket sales were...
24th October
Analysis: Strength through unity for IGT and Scientific Games in Brazil
You can just hear an executive uttering the phrase "teamwork makes the dream work," after IGT and Scientific Games were this...
7th October
FDJ's revenue up 7% for year's first nine months
La Française des Jeux (FDJ) saw its revenue rise 7% year-on-year to €1.4bn ($1.5bn) during the first nine months of the...
10th September
SG Digital CEO: Sports betting performing even better than I thought it would
SG Digital CEO Jordan Levin caught up with Gambling Insider to discuss the supplier’s movements across Europe and the US, as...
4th September
Scientific Games selected to supply games and terminals for Turkish Lottery
Scientific Games' joint venture, Sans Digital, has been awarded a 10-year contract to exclusively supply lottery instant games and retail terminals...
27th August
What to expect at this year's G2E
The G2E team talks us through what will make this year's show unique With jam-packed event schedules and non-stop networking opportunities, it...
16th August
DoJ to appeal New Hampshire Wire Act ruling
The Department of Justice (DoJ) will appeal a ruling in New Hampshire earlier this year against its Federal Wire Act reinterpretation. In...
13th August
JPJ Group reports H1 revenue growth to steady its share price
JPJ Group has reported 14% year-on-year growth in H1 revenue, to £169.5m ($204.8m). The operator was recently at the...
7th August
Gambling.com CEO: “I’ve been blown away by the activity in the US this year”
Nathan Joyes sat down with Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie to discuss the progression of sports betting in the US since...
6th August
Veikkaus suspends advertising after marketing backlash
Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus has suspended purchased advertising after receiving criticism of its marketing strategy. Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare...
1st August
Q2 revenue up as IGT posts considerable improvement on Q1
IGT has reported consolidated revenue of $1.23bn for Q2, a 5% year-on-year rise. The supplier’s trading update provided a significant improvement on...
29th July
Police shut down $435m Vietnamese online gambling ring
The Ministry of Public Security arrested 400 Chinese nationals as it raided an online gambling ring in the Vietnamese city Hải...
16th July
UK Government considering raising minimum age to play National Lottery
The UK Government will undergo a consultation to determine whether it will raise the minimum age required to play the National...
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