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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Gambling in Canada falls mainly under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial governments. However, these governments have to regulate and conduct licensing within a set of limitations...
China’s Legislative Affairs Office has begun public consultations over its new draft management regulations for the burgeoning lottery industry. The rules are widely seen as a bid to impose order...
The British bingo industry’s lobbying efforts to exempt bingo participation charges from VAT failed to bear fruit as Chancellor Alistair Darling unveiled his 2008 Budget yesterday. With bingo still...
Regulatory headwinds have driven the leading Irish bookmaker Paddy Power to bid auf wiedersehen to the German betting market, announcing the closure of its German online operations. The demise of...
Following the Turkish Government’s earlier announcement of plans to privatize Turkey’s national lottery, the race is now on to find a buyer for the state-owned company, according to the country’s...
The Association of Charity Lotteries in the European Union (ACLEU), officially launched in Brussels this week, has called upon European politicians to protect the model of charity lotteries. The...
A new information technology law passed in December obliges the winner of Sunday’s Spanish general election to draw up national regulations for internet gambling. With online betting already...
In a recent interview, Giorgio Tino, director general of gaming authority AAMS, said the gaming sector in Italy is making an increasingly important contribution to country’s economy, with Italy’s...
The controversy that has erupted over a proposal to sell California’s lottery may be a sign that the frenzy of interest by US states in lottery privatization has peaked. California Gov. Arnold...
Greek gaming technology giant Intralot has confirmed that its Inteltek subsidiary has been awarded a one-year contract extension to run the ‘Iddaa’ sports betting game for the Turkish lottery as...
China’s plans to increase revenues and squeeze illegal gambling operations by improving the attractiveness of their state-run lottery products have energized Western companies looking to get...
In the last 10 years the Philippines has become one of the most important gaming hubs in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to attract further investment to its shores, the Philippines is offering...
Take up of gambling on mobile phones is increasing as more phones offering high data speeds become available. Juniper Research, which is predicting that mobile phone gambling worldwide will be...
Hungary’s finance minister has confirmed that state-owned lottery operator Sverencsejatek is one of several companies being considered for privatization under a new economic scheme announced by...
Golden Casket, the state monopoly lottery in Queensland, was privatized in June 2007 by way of a sale to Tatts Group Limited, an Australian gaming conglomerate with operations around the world....
Florida Governor Charlie Crist expects his state to rake in a hefty $400m from expanded gambling for the fiscal year 2008-2009. But on top of revenue from the newly signed gambling compacts with...

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