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    Swedish lottery revenue bounced back in April after a difficult March, but remained 9% below revenue from April 2019, according to the latest figures from the country’s gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen).

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    Camelot Group is set to sign an extension to its contract to continue operating the UK’s National Lottery for an additional six months to the end of July 2023, with a tender process for the next licence having been delayed by three months.

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    Singapore Pools will resume lotteries and retail operations in the country next week, after draws were suspended due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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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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    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against Gtech, the gaming services and solutions provider now part of International Game Technology (IGT), in a case over legal immunity claims in the state.

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    More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.

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    Leading responsible gambling charities the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Colombian regulator Coljuegos has updated its gaming regulation to help the sector weather the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, allowing for the operation of scratchcards and video bingo games.

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    Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has ordered local lottery operator Sponge Nigeria to pay out N138m in winnings owed to players, and fined the operator N10m for failing to do so.

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    Patrik Hofbauer, president and chief executive of Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel, has hit out at lottery betting operators, which it said threaten the financial health of public services, and called for the country’s legislature to ban lottery betting.

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    Intralot's losses drastically widened in Q1 of 2020, as B2C operations and management contract turnover fell by almost two thirds, leading to sharp drops in turnover and gross gaming revenue.

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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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