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5th June
Analysis: Wire Act reinterpretation’s credibility stripped at first genuine hurdle
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4th June
UK National Lottery sales up for 2018/19
Camelot, operator of the UK's National Lottery, announced ticket sales of £7.21bn ($9.15bn) for the 12 months ended 31 March, an...
4th June
Federal Judge: Wire Act will only apply to sports betting
New Hampshire has won its lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DoJ), with a Judge issuing a 60-page opinion concluding the...
30th May
Three Massachusetts casinos support mobile sports betting
MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston Harbor have expressed their support for stand-alone mobile sports betting to be approved...
28th May
NetEnt CCO to join Svenska Spel
NetEnt CCO Anna Romboli will join Svenska Spel on 12 August as Business Area Manager for the Tur division. Reporting directly to...
8th May
Melco Resorts reports small revenue increase for Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 4% year-on-year revenue rise to $136.2bn for Q1, while operating income decreased 10% to $188m. Adjusted...
8th May
Scientific Games reports slight revenue increase and cuts losses in Q1
Scientific Games has announced a 3% year-on-year revenue rise to $837m for Q1, while net company losses decreased to $24m during...
9th April
DoJ reviewing whether Wire Act applies to state lotteries
The Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinterpretation of the Federal Wire Act has taken another twist, after a new memo was sent...
5th April
Strong Q1 digital growth for GVC but UK retail growth flat
GVC Holdings has reported Q1 financial results consistent with its full-year 2018 update, as total pro forma net gaming revenue (NGR)...
29th March
Intralot makes two executive appointments as shake-up continues
Intralot has appointed Ladbrokes Coral Omni-Channel Director Nicklas Zajdel as its new Chief Digital Officer. Maria Stergiou has also been promoted to...
12th March
Loto Québec gives IGT three-year contract extension
IGT Canada Solutions, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has extended its contract with Loto Québec. The deal involves IGT providing...
7th March
No IGT revenue growth for 2018; Q4 EBITDA falls
IGT revenue for 2018 fell 2% to $4.83bn, while the supplier also reported a $21m loss for the full year. Though revenue...
1st March
Intralot Chairman Kokkalis replaces Kerastaris as CEO
Intralot CEO Antonios Kerastaris has left the company and been replaced in the role by Chairman, Founder and majority shareholder Sokratis...
21st February
Scientific Games revenue grows in 2018 but net loss up 45%
Scientific Games has reported a 9% increase in full-year revenue, to $3.36bn, during 2018. However, the supplier’s net loss grew 45% during...
18th January
Zeal Network shareholders approve Lotto24 takeover
Zeal Network’s shareholders have voted to approve its takeover offer of rival Lotto24. The German lottery operator was engaged in a public...
11th January
Zeal Network rejects Lottoland offer for its core German business assets
Zeal Network has rejected a non-binding Lottoland offer for the purchase of its core German business assets. The offer has been branded...
17th December
Matt Davey to exit SG Digital CEO role in management shake-up
Matt Davey is to leave the position of SG Digital CEO as part of a series of management changes at Scientific...
21st November
Brazilian sports betting takes a step toward regulation
Lottery legislation including plans to legalise sports betting in Brazil has been approved by the House of Deputies. Provisional Measure (PM) 846/2018...
16th November
Gambling Commission seeks bidders for UK National Lottery
The Gambling Commission is seeking bidders for the UK National Lottery from 2023 onwards. Camelot has been the lottery’s only operator since...
15th November
Camelot increases National Lottery sales in first half of 2018/19
Camelot announced National Lottery ticket sales of £3.46bn ($4.5bn) for the six months ended 29 September, an increase of £175.9m year-on-year. The...
12th November
Intralot secures New Mexico sports lottery deal
Supplier Intralot has secured approval from the New Mexico Lottery Board to provide the state’s Sports Lottery game and extend its...
7th November
Gambling arrests in India said to include political leaders
Police in Mumbai have detained 133 people in relation to gambling offences. Reports from local press indicate political leaders were among those...
31st October
IGT moves from red to black for Q3
Growth in lottery in Italy aided IGT towards operating income of $200m for Q3, compared with an operating loss of $556m...
29th October
IWG signs British Columbia lottery deal
Supplier IWG has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery with its portfolio of games. IWG’s games...
24th October
South Carolina lottery winner to pocket record $1.53bn
A lottery player from South Carolina is the sole winner of a Mega Millions $1.53bn jackpot; a record for a single-win...
26th September
IGT and William Hill US form sports betting partnership for lotteries
Subsidiaries of IGT and William Hill have announced a multi-year agreement to offer US lotteries a full service solution for sports...
18th September
Affiliates RSVP for AffiliateCon’s Great American Huddle in Las Vegas
AffiliateCon: The Great American Huddle has been announced for Tuesday 9 October at 9:30pm with drinks sponsored by Trafficology, and shisha,...
13th September
Bede Gaming wins “landmark” lottery deal
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it has selected Bede Gaming as its new digital platform supplier. Supplier Bede...
29th August
Mississippi legislators make u-turn to approve lottery bill
The Mississippi House has passed a bill which will allow the creation of a state lottery, against the opposition of religious...
24th August
Camelot admits to errors after £1.2m Gambling Commission fine
UK National Lottery operator Camelot has conceded its standards were not up to scratch, after being fined £1.2m by the Gambling...
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