Tag: Lottery

Scientific games purchases Karma Gaming’s portfolio of interactive games

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Scientific Games has announced the purchase of Karma Gaming's portfolio of interactive games, including second-chance games and eInstant games. The purchase, which was completed in June 2016, accelerates Scientific Games' interactive strategy and product roadmap while further strengthening the company's position to lead lotteries into the digital future. Jim Kennedy, executive vice president and group chief executive of lottery at Scientific...

IGT to launch Canada’s first omni-channel progressive jackpot

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In collaboration with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, International Gaming Technology is delivering Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot.   International Game Technology and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation announce the Canadian debut of IGT's Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot. Powerbucks links the jackpot pool from the land-based Powerhits slot games at BCLC's 33...

NBA back on the menu for Ontario punters

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says that it is “thrilled” to offer NBA fixtures as part of its Pro Line platform – for the first time in 21 years.   The gaming monopoly serving the Canadian province of Ontario has announced that it is to re-offer betting on National Basket Association (NBA) games, over 20 years after it was forced...

Thai government drafts plans for online lottery

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Thailand’s finance ministry is reported to be ‘fine-tuning’ the details of a bill to establish regulation for an online lottery.   A report by state media outlet Thai PBS suggests that the new bill will allow the Government Lottery Office to introduce new products beyond the traditional paper lottery tickets. Among these products will be online lottery tickets, available for sale...

Turkish Privatisation Administration tries to sell state lottery – again

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The Turkish Privatisation Administration has announced that it will start taking initial bids for the new tender for the country’s state lottery on August 15 but that interested parties must register before July 14. The announcement confirmed earlier comments by Finance Minister Naci A bal that the government is planning to award 10-year licences for Milli Piyango, the National Lottery...

CIBELAE consider creation of a EuroMillions or Powerball-style lottery

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In the USA the lottery business is twice as big as the movie industry with a $70bn (E62.85bn) a year turnover. The Latin American Corporation of State Lottery and Betting is hoping to reproduce this success as it moots the creation of a Pan-Latin American lottery.   Luis Gama, president of the Latin American Corporation of State Lottery and Betting (CIBELAE)...

Bit8’s sportsbook solutions draw on the best of new lottery innovations

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Operators can ensure their Euro 2016 revenues aren’t left to the luck of the draw by tapping into new developments in lotteries, according to Bit8 CEO Angelo Dalli.   We are now just days away from the final of Euro 2016, which will present sportsbook operators with one last opportunity to acquire new customers and retain their existing ones. For those...

Summit underlines ‘huge potential’ in African betting

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Africa is already a major sports betting market, but banking networks across the continent remain undeveloped. How will the market evolve over the coming years, and will the retail sector eventually be superseded by mobile and online channels? These questions were raised by Lanre Gbajabiamila, general manager and CEO of the Lagos State Lottery, at this year’s Payment Solutions Summit,...

The Lottery messenger industry is growing – now it needs a home

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After a successful third edition of the Global Lottery Messenger Forum, Counting House’s Stuart Ballan has stressed that the lottery messenger industry must take a proactive role ahead of imminent regulation for the industry, especially when it comes to obtaining a licence.   Over the past few years, a new wave of lottery operators has arrived on the block, connecting a...