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    Mary Harville has been unveiled as the new president and chief executive of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

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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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    Scientific Games has signed an extension to its instant win supply deal with the Dutch National Lottery (Nederlandse Loterij).

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    Australian lotteries and gaming giant Tabcorp has raised approximately AU$230m from the sale of shares to retail investors, taking its total proceeds from an accelerated entitlement offer to $600m.

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    Loto Québec’s revenue for the year ended 31 March dipped by 3.1% to CAD$2.74bn (US$2.08bn) and profit declined to $1.35bn, but the operator said both figures remained above target despite the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in

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    Betting technology supplier Sportech has been accepted as an associate member of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

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    Swedish gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020 fell 4.1% to SEK5.94bn (£530.6m/€572.4m/$687.9m) as a 3.6% increase in online gambling revenue was not enough to offset the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the land-based sector.

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    Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group says it is showing signs of recovery following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down, which resulted in revenue and profit falling in the first half of 2020.

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    Chinese lottery provider 500.com announced the resumption of activity in Sweden, via its The Multi Group (TMG) lottery betting subsidiary, having renewed its online gaming licence in the jursidiction for the next two years.

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    Revenue for Sazka Group-owned Greek gaming giant OPAP fell 34.8% year-on-year in the first half of the year due to the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, the operator said it saw performance rapidly recover once lockdown restrictions in Greece were eased and sporting events resumed.

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    Danish gaming operator Danske Spil saw revenue decline 7.8% year-on-year to DKK2.30bn (£281.1m/€309.1m/$365.2m) for the six months to 30 June, though like-for-like profit fell by just 2.9% thanks to a strong period for its lottery division and lower costs.

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    Camelot Lottery Solutions, the B2B arm of UK National Lottery operator Camelot, has launched a proprietary remote gaming server (RGS), which will be used to make its portfolio of online instant win games available to lotteries in all regulated jurisdictions.

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    Asian operator Hong Kong Jockey Club will resume draws for its Mark Six lottery game from 24 September, after a suspension stretching back to February.

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    Chinese lottery sales grew 10.4% year-on-year to CNY36.15bn in July, marking the first month of 2020 to record year-on-year growth, thanks to a significant increase in betting sales.

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    Alibaba Group-owned lottery solutions provider AGTech’s Beijing AGTech GOT Technology subsidiary has won tenders to supply sports lottery terminals in the provinces of Hebei, Fujian, Sichuan and Zhejiang and the municipality of Tianjin.

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    Australian lottery reseller Jumbo Interactive has appointed veteran Australian executive Susan Forrester as chair of its board of directors, effective immediately. 

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    Greek gaming and lotteries operator and supplier Intralot reported a 55.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after its B2B and B2C operations suffered from ongoing struggles in Turkey and Bulgaria.

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    Germany's former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has been named as the new deputy chairwoman of the advisory board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie.

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    The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has reported declines in revenue and turnover for its 2019-20 fiscal year, though management hailed the business’ resilience after it managed to avoid race cancellations over the period.

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    Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said measures implemented during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a decline in revenue for its 2019-20 fiscal year.

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