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    Sisal will continue to operate Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery game, after beating bids from Lottomatica and a Sazka-backed consortium in the tender process.

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    iGaming solutions giant Playtech has expanded its relationship with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to provide the organisation with its BetBuddy gambling data analytics technology for use on its igaming platform.

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    French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 5.5% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of the year, with chief executive Stéphane Pallez crediting the FDJ 2020 digital transformation strategy as driving growth.

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    Greek operator OPAP has signed binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire Intralot’s stake in the Hellenic Lotteries business for a total cost of €20m (£17.9m/$22.3m).

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    Intralot has extended its long-running relationship with the Washington D.C. city lottery, as well as officially signing a contract confirming it as the lottery sports betting technology provider.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has appointed a pair of executives to oversee the tender process to award the fourth National Lottery licence, with investment bank Rothschild & Co also named lead financial advisor.

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    Lottery solutions provider AGTech Holdings has strenghtened its position in the Chinese lottery market by winning contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in three provinces and two municipalities.

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    The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has posted record revenue of CAD$2.59bn for the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase of 3.5% from the prior year.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Germany’s state lottery association the Deutsche Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB) has reported a 3% year-on-year decline in lottery sales for the first six months of 2019.

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    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.

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    A syndicate of eight investment banking groups have been selected to work on the privatisation of French state-owned gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ).

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    Gameworx chief executive Ed Mouton has become the new chairman of Europe’s lottery betting sector trade group, replacing MyLotto24's Elisa Field in the role.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Revenue from regulated gambling in the Czech Republic fell 21.3% in 2018 to CZK31.3bn (£1.1bn/€1.2bn/$1.4bn), with the decline down to a lower contribution from slot machines.

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    Switzerland’s cantonal lottery operators Loterie Romande and Swisslos have seen money raised for charitable projects across the country decline to CHF588m (£457.8m/€525.6m/$593.8m) in 2018.

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    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.

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