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Australia – Australian gambling hits new heights

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A surge in sports betting revenue has seen Australia’s gambling losses hit a new record high of $24bn during 2015 to 2016 with gaming machines accounting for half of the total. ‘Pokie’ losses increased by 4.2 per cent, reaching $23.6bn followed by casinos with losses of $5.2bn, racing at $2.9bn and Lotto at $1.9bn. Sports… Read more »

Australia – Northern Territory bans Lottoland’s model

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The Northern Territory Government in Australia has voted to no longer allow betting on the outcome of Australian lotteries. Advising the Northern Territory Racing Commission, Attorney General Natasha Fyles said the move to ban NT licensed bookmakers from taking bets on the outcome of Australian-based lotteries had been forced by Lottoland’s ‘synthetic business practice’ which… Read more »

Australia – Lottoland Australia wants to work with newsagents, not against them

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Lottoland Australia has proposed a world-first partnership model with newsagents, offering a cut of online punts so they can benefit from the company’s 600,000 customer base clocked up just 18 months after it opened its doors. For newsagents that opt in to the proposed model, should they be nominated by one of their customers, they… Read more »

China – IGT partners with Telling to provide lottery products to China

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Walter Bugno

IGT has formed a Chinese-foreign equity joint venture with Telling Telecommunication Holding subsidiary Shenzhen Tian Lian Cai Investment to provide innovative lottery products to regulated Lottery Centers in the People’s Republic of China. Telling owns 51 percent interest in the newly formed joint venture, while IGT owns 49 percent. “IGT is excited to join forces… Read more »

Australia – Lottoland signs deal with William Hill Australia

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Lottoland Solutions has signed a lottery betting agreement with William Hill Australia, amongst the biggest corporate bookmakers in Australia. Following a successful integration of Lottoland Solutions’ new turnkey B2B lottery betting service, customers of William Hill Australia can bet on the outcome of the world’s leading lottery draws to win enormous prizes, all backed by… Read more »

New Zealand – IGT to supply New Zealand Lotteries Commission

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International Game Technology has signed an agreement with the New Zealand Lotteries Commission to provide a Remote Game Server (RGS) system and Instant Win content to the New Zealand market. IGT, as legacy GTECH, has provided lottery equipment and services to Lotto NZ since the lottery’s inception in 1987. “IGT and Lotto NZ have worked… Read more »

China – China’s suspension of online lottery halts 500.com’s revenues

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500.com, a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, has reported its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2016 with revenues being devastated by the temporary suspension of online lottery sales. Since March 2015, all provincial sports lottery administration centers to which the company provides sports lottery sales services have temporarily suspended… Read more »

Philippines – Intralot extends deal with Pacific Online Systems Corporation

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Intralot has signed an extension contract with Pacific Online Systems Corporation (POSC), a public listed company that runs the games of the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), untilAugust 31 2018. This is the fifth amendment between the two parties, since the establishment of their cooperation in 2006 that has resulted to a continuous growth and… Read more »

Asia – Vermantia joins the Asia Pacific Lottery Association

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Filippos Antonopoulos

Vermantia, an omni-channel provider of Virtual and Live Sports Content, has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association. The association is one of five regional associations of the World Lottery Association (WLA), representing 25 lotteries from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region with combined annual revenues in excess of… Read more »

Philippines – Scientific to supply another 1,500 terminals in Philippines

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Scientific Games has extended its contract with Pacific Online Systems Corporation through July 2018 for the supply and maintenance of an electronic lottery system in Visayas and Mindanao, Philippines. Under the three-year extension, the company will supply 1,500 new WAVE lottery terminals by December 2015. Willy Ocier, President, Pacific Online Systems Corporation, said: “Scientific Games… Read more »