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While remaining a key source of revenue for state and national governments, traditional lottery operators across the world share the challenge of looking to bolster their appeal among younger players in an era of increasing competition from online gambling.

GamblingCompliance provides subscribers with verifiable data on lottery markets across the globe, while helping lotteries and their suppliers compare regulatory and operating approaches to interactive lottery games, sports lotteries and privatisation models.

Leading global lottery operators have signed an agreement acknowledging their need to be proactive regarding responsible gaming issues.
Austrian online bookmaker, bwin Interactive Entertainment, has been forced to withdraw its online gaming products from Turkey because of regulatory uncertainty and operational difficulties in the...
In the months since the publication of the 2007 Finance Act which brought about the new betting licence regime in Italy, many in the business had been wondering what the next move would be for...
The Chinese government has banned a television advert for the new Crown Macau casino, owned by James Packer and Lawrence Ho, which is set to open this weekend.
Portugal’s restrictive advertising codes are set to be scrutinised by the European Court of Justice.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning to ask the California Legislature to hand over control of the California Lottery to the highest bidder, earning billions of dollars to fund...
Observers have noted that the newly elected Sarkozy government is moving quickly on gambling regulation in France.
As Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to become French President, domestic and European pressures mean that gambling will be high up on his agenda for reform.
IGT and Scientific games have joined the ranks of top gambling industry suppliers seeking a foothold in the Chinese lottery market, but as the recent problems at Betex have shown, severe regulatory...
Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court (KHO) has backed the government’s decision to reject the application by UK bookmaker company Ladbrokes for a licence to conduct its betting and gaming...
UK-listed betting and lottery operator Betex has yet to be informed of what charges, if any, its employees in China may be facing, with speculation now surrounding the possibility of software theft.
Political inertia is frustrating attempts to pass new betting legislation in Germany but the country’s failure to respond to the European Commission’s concerns this week could bring additional...
While the European gambling industry awaits fallout from the ECJ’s Placanica verdict, Portugal is one country that is unlikely to liberalise its gambling market in Placanica’s wake.
The arrests by Greek police last week of nine punters who bet online with a British bookmaker are just the latest twist in OPAP’s long campaign to have the government enforce its extraordinary...
Leading UK academic Professor Peter Collins believes that the gambling industry needs to shape its own response to problem gambling before a government imposed levy takes the initiative from it.
Norsk Tipping’s announcement that it will introduce compulsory player registration for all its gambling services, except instant scratchcards, draws on last month’s decision in the EFTA Court that...

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