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Off Air…BBC moves UK National Lottery to iPlayer platform

The BBC has confirmed that it will no longer air the live draw of the UK National Lottery, dropping the Saturday night broadcast which has been a fixture on UK TV schedules since 1994. As part of its new contract with National Lottery operator Camelot, the BBC will broadcast the draw in a special slot within its iPlayer streaming service …

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Stanleybet sets to challenge Lottomatica Italian Lottery concession

Stanleybet governance has announced that it intends to challenge the decision by Italian gambling regulator, Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli to award its provisional lottery concession to IGT subsidiary Lottomatica. On Monday, a Lottomatica led four-party consortium had been announced as lotto provisional contract owners, following a bid of €770 million in upfront concession payments. The Italian regulator awarded …

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Smile-Expo organising Armenian Gaming Forum

Show organiser Smile-Expo is holding the first Armenian Gaming Forum on 19 November. Casino and poker clubs equipment manufacturers, betting software developers, payment systems representatives, as well as interested investors will gather in Yerevan to provide a common floor for sharing the experience, ideas and innovations. Armenia has a long tradition of gambling and the regulated industry is making real …

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Police moved to issue warning over lottery scams

Thames Valley Police has moved to highlight its concerns about fake lottery scams and has asked the public to remain vigilant after an elderly couple were defrauded of more than £25,000. Police are warning people not to respond to any communications claiming they have won a lottery, sweepstake or any other prize draw, and to remain vigilant against fraudsters. The …

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Scientific Games signs 8 year retail deal

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the company has signed a new contract to provide retail technology, including 600 terminals, software and maintenance services, to the Verwaltungsgesellschaft Lotto und Toto in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH, Germany. The eight-year contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process, was signed on 12 August 2015 and may be extended by the Lottery for an …

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LOTTOTECH opens commercial office in Tel Aviv

Digital lottery services and white label provider LOTTOTECH has announced that it has opened strategic commercial and business development offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its new office, will aid commercial development of its digital services throughout core European and emerging markets. LOTTOTECH operations will be split into product development and innovation based out of Bulgaria headquarters, supported by commercial and account …

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Serbian Shock after winning lottery number is shown before being drawn

The Serbian state lottery faces suspicions of corruption and fraud following a live broadcast of its draw which showed the winning ball number on screen before it had been drawn the lottery container. Serbian TV viewers cried foul on Tuesday evening’s broadcast of the Serbian National Lottery as the winning 21 ball appeared on the screen before it had been …

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Mark Gibson – mkodo – How should Lotteries go mobile?

Mark Gibson, Business Development Manager at mkodo, looks at the way the lottery market has approached online and how they are now approaching the mobile channel. But what is the best way for success? Just a couple of years ago this question would have been framed very differently – it would have been much more about the ‘if’ or the …

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First millionaire a huge event for GeoLotto

One of the founders of GeoLotto, a location-based instant-win game supplier, has described the company’s first major jackpot winner as a major event both for the company and the player. Roy Tyler from Leighton Buzzard in England won the first £1m cash jackpot prize last month, paid out from GeoLotto’s weekly Saturday draw after betting on his old hometown of …

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Lottery debate planned on new look Dutch market

Event organiser Gaming In Holland has announced  that representatives of the major operators of the State lottery De Lotto and the National Postcode Lottery, shall be debating pending regulatory changes in the lucrative Dutch lottery market at its June conference. Until recently, the Netherlands lotteries market was regulated by the Netherlands Gaming Control Board, but from April 2012 this responsibility …

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