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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 »

China – DJI to bring online booking system to sports

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Darren Mercer

DJI Holdings, a licensed promoter and distributor of Chinese sports and welfare lottery products to third party retailers and direct to consumers, is partnering with Heilongjiang Sports Bureau to establish a joint venture. This will include, for the first time in a Chinese province, a Business-to-Business (B2B) online booking system for sports. Based on DJI’s… Read more »

China – DJI Holdings to be Arsenal’s lottery partner in China

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Arsenal Football Club has announced an exciting new partnership with DJI Holdings plc (DJI), one of the leading providers of regulated lottery products in China. As Arsenal’s Official Lottery Partner in China, DJI will be able to offer its own significant customer base a range of high quality Club-related content on a regular basis throughout… Read more »

China – Shoutz to help launch VLTs in two Chinese provinces

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Jim Mueller

Shoutz, Inc. and China Netcom Technology Holdings Limited have signed an agreement to implement Shoutz’s Grand Rewards loyalty and second-chance platform and launch a video lottery program in two Chinese provinces. The Grand Rewards platform is an end-to-end solution for lotteries that can increase customer engagement, drive ticket sales and encourage brand loyalty. Shoutz and… Read more »

South Korea – Gambling growth slows in South Korea

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South Korea, the focus of so much casino attention recently, has seen its gambling market grow for the ninth consecutive year. The government of South Korea reported a one per cent increase in 2014 with the total amount generated KRW19.7tn equating to $17.6bn. Sports betting and lottery tickets generated more than KRW3.28tn ($2.9m) each. They… Read more »

New Zealand – Scientific Games wins Lotto New Zealand contract

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Scientific Games has been awarded the contract by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission to provide instant games for Lotto New Zealand. Under the terms of the agreement, Scientific Games will work with Lotto New Zealand to grow sales of the Lottery’s instant game portfolio. In addition to instant games, the Company will provide Lotto New… Read more »