Swedish state-owned gaming business Svenska Spel has seen profits hit by increased regulatory costs in the first half of the year, though the operator noted that customer growth and revenue had recovered during the second quarter.
International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to extend its partnership with the Colorado Lottery in the US by a further four years. IGT brokered the deal through its IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary.
Italy’s Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has denied newspaper reports that Czech gaming and lottery giant Sazka Group is in pole position to win a tender to operate the SuperEnalotto national lottery.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.
Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to CAD$2.83bn (£1.68bn/€1.89bn/US$2.12bn) for its 2018-19 financial year, with the contribution from its igaming offering growing to $105.4m.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has extended its agreement to provide management and operation services to La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS), Morocco's state-owned sports lottery body.
Lottoland Australia has launched legal action against a ruling by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the lottery betting operator breached national law by offering prohibited interactive gambling services in the country.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for the first quarter, primarily due to ongoing growth within its video lottery terminals and KINO lottery businesses.
The Kenyan National Assembly is considering a bill that would revamp the country’s regulatory framework for gambling, imposing significantly higher costs on licensed operators and establishing the country’s first national lottery.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has reported an 8.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first quarter of its financial year, following weaker performances from all key business units.
Brazil’s much-delayed privatisation of the state’s instant lottery games business Loteria Exclusiva Instantânea (Lotex) has once again been postponed following a lack of interest in from potential bidders.