The majority of Finns do not trust MPs on gambling policy, according to a poll conducted by Bilendi Oy and commissioned by affiliate Kasino Curt. The survey also found that more Finns oppose Veikkaus’s gambling monopoly than support it
Scientific Games has confirmed that it has been granted a 10-year contract to supply instant win games and its retail technology to Turkish national lottery Milli Piyango, further strengthening its presence in the country’s gaming market.
Danske Spil has put a slight year-on-year decline in gross gaming income in the first half down to its decision to divest its stake in games development studio CEGO, while rising costs saw the Danish state-controlled operator's net profit decline.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has put a 7.6% year-on-year drop in reported consolidated revenue primarily down to declines within its B2C division, specifically in the Argentina and Bulgaria markets.
Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has appointed Regina Sippel as its new chief financial officer and announced an organisational restructuring that sees a number of executives take on additional duties.
Brazil’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) has adopted a new tactic as it looks to finally privatise the country’s instant win gaming business Loteria Exclusiva Instantânea (Lotex), allowing bidders to pay their winning fee in eight installments.
The Swiss canton of Glarus has launched a public consultation on a series of changes to its gambling laws, following the implementation of the Federal Act on Real-Money Gaming (Bundesgesetz über Geldspiele) in January 2019.
Anambra State Gaming Company chief executive Benjamin Yarnap explains how the state regulator is working to encourage gaming companies to invest in the state, while ramping up player protection efforts.
The Higher Regional Court of Koblenz has confirmed an earlier ruling by the German city’s lower court that so-called “secondary lotteries”, which allow bets to be placed on lottery results, should not be available on the internet.
Norway’s Ministry of Finance has given its backing to a proposal from Lotteritilsynet, the national lottery authority, to make lottery and organisers of bingo tournament exempt from new anti-money laundering regulations.
Veikkaus executive vice-president Velipekka Nummikoski has launched a robust defence of the operator’s Finnish gambling monopoly, warning that a change to a licensing regime would lead to a decline in funding for social causes and put players at risk.
A new study into the potential risks and rewards that would arise from Norway’s current gambling monopoly being replaced by a regime allowing offshore operators into the market has concluded that such a move could see problem gambling rise. This could also result in funds generated by Norsk Tipping for Norwegian society fall by as much as NOK1.3bn.
International Game Technology (IGT) has reached a settlement with video slot manufacturer GC2 Incorporated over a dispute related to copyright infringement and intellectual property licensing rights on certain gaming content. The supplier has also struck a deal to update the Oregon Lottery's central computer system with its INTELLIGEN software.
Lottoland has won a major court battle against the Australian Communication and Media Authority, as the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled the company’s jackpot betting products are fully compliant with Australian law.