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    La Française des Jeux-owned betting content and technology provider Sporting Solutions has joined the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) as an associate member, the first sportsbook supplier to do so.

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    Camelot UK Lotteries has revealed the UK National Lottery was able to generate a record £7.91bn (€8.90bn/$9.90bn) in total ticket sales in its 2019-20 fiscal year, aided by significant year-on-year growth from its digital offering.

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    Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.

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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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    German state lottery Lotto Thüringen has unveiled a revamped online portal for players, following a comprehensive rebuild of its site carried out by IT service provider Adesso.

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    Sweden's liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has announced that it will resume raffle draws from 1 June, following a month-long suspension.

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    Chinese lottery sales continued their recovery into April, though with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic not allowing some provinces to resume sales until May, the monthly total was down 35.0% year-on-year.

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    Mobile lottery app Jackpocket has launched in Oregon, allowing consumers in the state to play lottery jackpot games from home.

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    International Game Technology (IGT)’s revenue declined 17.9% to $940.2m in the first quarter of 2020, while a $296m impairment charge related to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) saw the supplier post a loss for the period.

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    The German state of Bremen’s Audit Committee has highlighted failings in state lottery operator Bremer Toto and Lotto’s (BTL) marketing practices, and flagged a major conflict of interest in its governance.

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    Lotto New Zealand has announced it is to reopen more of its sales outlets across the country after the government further eased social distancing measures related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Scientific Games expanded its partnership with German state lottery Lotto Thüringen, to provide instant win titles from 2021.

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    Zeal Networks has seen billings soar in the first quarter of the year, but its pivot to brokerage and away from lottery betting resulted in revenue figures suffering in comparison to the prior year.

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    A 40-day suspension Chinese lottery sales due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) meant AGTech’s first quarter revenue declined 32.2% to HKD$13.7m (£1.4m/€1.7m/$1.8m).

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    More people in the UK have stopped gambling under lockdown than started or increased play, according to new data from the British Gambling Commission, though the regulator warned that evidence suggested session length for existing customers had risen.

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    China’s lottery industry has reported sales of CNY10.51bn for March, a vast improvement on February’s CNY1.3m, though this represents a 69.9% year-on-year decline.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a long-term extension to its lottery technology partnership with Sazka Group in the Czech Republic.

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    The Maltese government has announced that lottery booths will be permitted to reopen from today (4 May) as a result of the country beginning to relax social distancing measures brought in as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Lotto New Zealand counters in dairies and convenience stores are being allowed to reopen after temporarily closing due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, but other stores will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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