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.

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...
Both the DCMS and the Gambling Commission have and are continuing to hold consultations on various technical aspects of hardware and software used in gambling machines licensed under the Gambling...
Operators hoping to make headway in the Chinese market have received a sharp setback following the arrest of three senior employees of Betex, the specialist UK company solely focussed on its China...
The Chinese government’s recent warnings of a crackdown on internet gambling alarmed many in the online gambling industry but there are growing signs that the authorities themselves are fascinated...
The widening gulf between European community law and domestic gambling law has again been demonstrated this week in Germany, where courts have taken radically different positions on two separate...
A controversial consultation paper questions whether providing alternative entry to games via the internet genuinely constitutes free play, and thus will not allow TV quiz shows exemption from...
With 12 working days to go before the April 27th deadline for filing operating licence applications to ensure continuity of business after September 1st, the Gambling Commission and DCMS still have...
Svenska Spel, Sweden's state-owned gambling company, has been accused of deliberately placing gaming machines in areas with major social problems and low average incomes.
The EU has issued Germany with a ‘detailed opinion’ that questions the legality of the draft Interstate Lotteries Treaty signed by 15 state prime ministers last December. Moves in Germany to...
South Africa's national lottery has been suspended indefinitely after the government failed at the last minute to appoint an acceptable successor to the outgoing license holder, Uthingo.
A new law approved in the Brazilian Senate will require players of Caixa Econômica Federal lottery games to identify themselves when purchasing a ticket.

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