UK Government Considers Restrictions on Lottery Betting The UK government has launched a consultation on prohibiting betting on the outcome of non-UK versions of the EuroMillions, citing fears that the lines between the National Lottery and betting are becoming blurred. While the UK Gambling Act of 2005 prohibits the offering […]
European Lotteries (EL) Welcomes New Secretary-General Dutchman Arjan van ‘t Veer, formerly Director of Corporate Affairs at Nederlandse Loterij, was recently appointed as the new Secretary-General of European Lotteries (EL). According to Van ‘t Veer, his current top priority is the implementation of EL’s new strategy, in which the positioning […]
Lotteries Participate in IOC Forum on Sports Integrity Last month, both the World Lottery Association (WLA) and European Lotteries (EL) participated in the 2nd IOC International Forum on Sports Integrity (IFSI). Lotteries joined a wide range of stakeholders from the sports movement, governments, the Council of Europe, the EU and […]
Arjan van ‘t Veer Appointed as Secretary General of the European Lotteries Association The Executive Committee of the European Lotteries has appointed Dr Arjan van ‘t Veer as the new Secretary General of the European Lotteries (EL). Dutchman Van ‘t Veer currently serves as the Director of Corporate Affairs at […]
Lottoland CEO Claims “True Disruption” of Lottery Industry Secondary lottery provider Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell is claiming that his company has achieved “true disruption” of the traditional lottery industry: “2016 has been a landmark year for our business, a year in which we’ve really upped the game, truly disrupting […]
European Lotteries (EL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA) Lead Fight against Match-Fixing …and More!
World Lottery Association Elects New Executive Committee At the World Lottery Summit 2016, a new WLA Executive Committee took office: Mr. Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, General Director of Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande, Switzerland, was re-instated as WLA President for an unprecedented third term. Ms. Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President […]
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet Re-Elected President of the World Lottery Association Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, CEO of Switzerland’s Loterie Romande, was re-elected for a third consecutive two-year term as President of the World Lottery Association (WLA). “In view of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the untimely passing of the late WLA Executive Director Jean Jorgensen, […]
UK Operator Camelot Pulls Faulty Lottery App Illustrating that digitalization can have its pitfalls, the UK National Lottery suspended its apps after a technical glitch meant some players may have been told to discard winning tickets, according to UK daily The Independent. The company blamed the error on a new […]
Novomatic and Kambi Team up to Provide Sports Betting Services to Government-Regulated Lotteries …and More!
Svenska Spel Upgrades Lottery Terminals Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel has renewed its partnership with France-based electronic security solutions provider Safran Identity and Security. Under the new contract, Safran Identity and Security will provide Svenska Spel with 3,000 of its latest Elite lottery terminals, including middleware application, a download server […]
Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) Proposes Measures to Combat Matchfixing The German state lotteries, who also offer sports betting through their brand ODDSET, have jointly proposed several measures to strengthen the anti-matchfixing bill currently under consideration by the country’s Federal Diet: A prohibition on certain risky bets that can easily […]