Public & Private Lottery News

China state-run broadcaster slams online lottery suspension – CalvinAyre.com
Digital Transformation News Public & Private Lottery News

China state-run broadcaster slams online lottery suspension – CalvinAyre.com

China’s lottery sales increased by more than 8% in 2017, thanks to double-digit gains by sports lottery products. Official figures released by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday show overall lottery sales hitting RMB 427b (US$67b) last year, a year-on-year gain of 8.1% over 2016’s RMB 394.6b. This marks the second […]

Zeal invests $2m in US online fundraising platform Omaze
Digital Transformation News Public & Private Lottery News

Zeal invests $2m in US online fundraising platform Omaze

Zeal Investments, the investment subsidiary of German online lottery broker Zeal Networks, has agreed to invest USD$2m in the US online fundraising platform Omaze. Described as an “experience lottery”, Los Angeles-based Omaze was founded in 2012 by Ryan Cummins and Matt Pohlson and offers players the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

Lottery monopoly unlawful: In the opinion of the Administrative Court of Munich, the monopoly violates EU law and constitutional law
Digital Transformation News Public & Private Lottery News

Lottery monopoly unlawful: In the opinion of the Administrative Court of Munich, the monopoly violates EU law and constitutional law

For the first time, a German court has judged the lottery monopoly claimed by the German states to be unlawful. Thus, the billions in revenues for the 16 German states from the games of chance offered by them are clearly endangered. The Administrative Court of Munich, in a judgment, reached […]

Westminster watchdog investigates Camelot’s funding of good causes | UK news | The Guardian
News Public & Private Lottery News

Westminster watchdog investigates Camelot’s funding of good causes | UK news | The Guardian

Parliament’s spending watchdog has launched an inquiry into whether the National Lottery operator Camelot is failing the good causes it was set up to fund. Concerns have been raised after auditors found that Camelot’s profits over a seven-year period increased by 122% and have been proportionately greater than sales or the returns […]

Scientific Games Shines at 2017 North American Lottery Awards with Nine Nominations and Top Honors for “Best New Instant Game” Created for the DC Lottery
News Public & Private Lottery News

Scientific Games Shines at 2017 North American Lottery Awards with Nine Nominations and Top Honors for “Best New Instant Game” Created for the DC Lottery

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – December 12, 2017 –Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that its $5 DC-7s game created for the DC Lottery has won the Buddy Roogow Innovation Award for “Best New Instant Game” in the 2017 North American State and Provincial […]

Lottoland “dismayed” by unjustified Government decision
Digital Transformation News Public & Private Lottery News

Lottoland “dismayed” by unjustified Government decision

Reacting to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s announcement to prohibit betting non-UK Euromillions draws: Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland: “We believe that today’s decision is unjustified, and sets a dangerous precedent for policy-making on the basis of no evidence”. “It will do nothing but stifle innovation in […]