French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has projected 5% growth in both player stakes and revenue for 2020, after a “landmark” 2019 that saw the operator list on the Euronext Paris and net revenue rise to €1.96bn.
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about how lotteries need to attract younger players and move online to stay relevant. But they mustn’t forget about their core player base, the audience heard at various panels at ICE. Joanne Christie reports.
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a warning to consumers over participating in ‘dipping’ lottery games on Facebook, saying that such activities are not legal in the country.
The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has explained how its ban on gambling with credit cards will affect remote lotteries, as well as confirming that the prohibition will extend to the use of credit cards to fund e-wallets.
Bulgarian legislator Valeri Simenov, a member of the National Front for Salvation Party, has introduced a bill that would ban private lotteries in the country and restrict the operation of lotteries to a government-owned monopoly.
While the fact German state lawmakers have reached a consensus on the future regulatory model for gambling has been welcomed, iGamingBusiness.com can reveal that the proposed controls for online slots and casino could bring further pain for the industry.
Schleswig-Holstein claims that Germany’s 16 federal states have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a new State Treaty on Gambling, describing the agreed model as a “really good result” for all jurisdictions.
The Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission has prohibited the operation, promotion and sale of tickets of all unapproved foreign lottery games after multiple instances of operators failing to pay players' winnings.
The UK National Lottery operator has seen digital sales surge since implementing its strategic review in 2017, but is also facing increased competition on a number of fronts as it weighs a bid for the new licence from 2023. By Joanne Christie