The Good Causes element of lotteries is often overshadowed by the promotion of the opportunity to win life-changing sums. But recent events have shown there are results to be gained from making sure messaging includes both areas. Joanne Christie reports
Zeal Networks has increased its financial projections for 2020 after a strong first half of the year saw a significant increase in billings, and the business exceed its full-year target for new customer sign-ups in Germany.
Spain’s initiation of a countrywide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has prompted state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) to suspend all ticket sales.
The delay in the launch of the competition for the fourth UK National Lottery licence has been criticised by potential bidders, who say it reduces the chances of a serious challenge to Camelot’s tenure.
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.
A number of high-profile gaming businesses look set to compete in the tender process, which could see the contract to operate the UK National Lottery wrestled away from long-term incumbent Camelot for the first time.
Online lottery brokerage Zeal Network has warned that full-year revenue and earnings are likely to fall significantly from the prior year, following its acquisition of Lotto24 and the pivot of its Tipp24 business from lottery betting to brokerage.