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    The Ministry of Finance of Sachsen-Anhalt has officially dismissed the managing directors of Lotto-Toto Sachsen-Anhalt amid an ongoing investigation into potential misconduct at the state lottery.

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    The Gambling Commission has today (28 August) launched the process to award the fourth UK National Lottery licence, setting out a number of changes to its terms.

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    The Vietnam Lottery Company (Vietlott) will launch a pilot programme for SMS-based sales of its products in the second half of 2020, after seeing sales in the first half of the year grow to VND2.3tn (£78.9m/€83.6m/$98.9m).

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    Zeal Networks has increased its financial projections for 2020 after a strong first half of the year saw a significant increase in billings, and the business exceed its full-year target for new customer sign-ups in Germany.

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    The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) saw revenue for its 2020 fiscal year grow to $1.84bn, the highest total since the lottery’s launch in January 2004.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched a new UK-facing charity scratchcard game to help raise funds for The British Red Cross humanitarian charity.

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    GVC Holdings has joined forces with former tennis professional Janko Tipsarevic to launch a new tennis tournament to help raise funds for international novel coronavirus (Covid-19) relief efforts.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched its first charity lottery game in the UK in the form of Win-Win Charity Lotto.

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    The British Gambling Commission has updated the regulations surrounding society lotteries, raising prize limits but also requiring a greater deal of transparency regarding spending of proceeds.

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    Non-profit lottery operators in Denmark must now use the labelling scheme of the country's Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) when organising and marketing their games.

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    A group of major gambling operators have announced that they will donate any profits from this Saturday’s virtual Grand National event to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

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    New Zealand’s national lottery Lotto NZ has announced that it will suspend in-store sales of its tickets and games during the country’s four-week lockdown.

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    Spain’s initiation of a countrywide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has prompted state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) to suspend all ticket sales.

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    The delay in the launch of the competition for the fourth UK National Lottery licence has been criticised by potential bidders, who say it reduces the chances of a serious challenge to Camelot’s tenure.

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    The state-owned Bulgarian Sports Totalisator (BST) has been granted a monopoly over lottery products in the country, after a bill filed in January this year passed into law.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on proposed changes to social lottery regulations, including a potential increase to how much players can win.

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    A number of high-profile gaming businesses look set to compete in the tender process, which could see the contract to operate the UK National Lottery wrestled away from long-term incumbent Camelot for the first time.

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    France’s Agence des participations de l’État (APE) has confirmed that the initial public offering of share in lottery and gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has raised €1.89bn for state coffers.

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    Online lottery brokerage Zeal Network has warned that full-year revenue and earnings are likely to fall significantly from the prior year, following its acquisition of Lotto24 and the pivot of its Tipp24 business from lottery betting to brokerage.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has warned organisations running charity lottery games over the Christmas period to ensure they are operating lawfully in order to avoid any potential legal action.

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