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.

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Greek betting technology company Intralot is facing an arbitration hearing at the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, instigated by the Polish Government over a €5.2m claim.
A Thai credit card company has had its frequent user scheme scrutinised by authorities who believe that it may constitute illegal gambling.
The president of the British Columbia Lottery Corp. has been fired following sustained criticism that he did little to address problems created by corrupt ticket sellers.
Two of Europe’s most prominent monopoly sports betting operators have put forward a code of practice for sports betting which looks set to be endorsed continent-wide but the timing, ahead of this...
An opinion delivered yesterday by the EFTA Court in Luxembourg on the ongoing case between Ladbrokes and the Norwegian government further suggests that national approaches to problem gambling will...
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is the latest provincial operator to have its retailer fraud prevention measures criticised in a local Ombudsman report. A decline in lottery sales in...
With its ambiguous ownership status under scrutiny from the European Commission, the Rhineland-Palatinate lottery seems headed for state ownership despite bidding interest from private operator...
The UK Gambling Commission is expected to crack down on participation TV phone-ins next month in a ruling that they should be classed as lotteries not prize competitions or free draws.
Beleaguered Betex has parted company with CEO Peter Greenhill and finance director Stuart Baker following concerns that the two directors could be arrested by Chinese authorities if they travelled...
Rumours circulated by a Swedish magazine earlier this week that Sweden's Svenska Spel will be allowed to maintain its state gambling monopoly after a government policy u-turn have been dismissed by...
While he was happy to rail against sport’s “raw deal” under Labour, Conservative leader David Cameron last night failed to live up to speculation that he would state his party’s position about...
The New Zealand government has updated the levy it imposes on the gambling industry in order to fund gambling addiction treatment and research.
According to the Malta Independent newspaper, Lotteries and Gaming Authority chairman Joe Zammit Maempel said this week that new law is awaiting cabinet approval and should come into force by June...
It has been a week of good news and bad news for the Italian gaming authorities. Figures for the first quarter of 2007 show total tax revenues from the gaming sector have grown 13 percent compared...
Media and communications giants are gunning for the Lotería Nacional, following a January Supreme Court decision that effectively opens up the Mexican market.
Leading global lottery operators have signed an agreement acknowledging their need to be proactive regarding responsible gaming issues.

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