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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Thibault Verbiest and Evelyn Heffermehl of ULYS analyse the EFTA Court's recent judgment on the case between Ladbrokes and the Norwegian government and place the decision within the broader context...
In a move that will stun observers, the state government of Schleswig-Holstein has declared its intention to ratify the draft Interstate Lotteries Treaty, shelved since December 2006. According to...
The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) is proposing to amend lottery regulations in the state by replacing the existing Public Lotteries Regulation 2002, which is due to expire on...
Tasmania’s citizens are being invited to make submissions to the government on the social and economic impacts of gambling, as part of a new study of a broad range of gambling activities.
Government officials are to be summoned to answer charges of corruption in the contractual agreements between state-owned casinos in Montevideo and private operators. Concerns expressed about the...
As London prepares to host the start of the 2007 Tour de France on Saturday, one cycling team will be conspicuous by its absence. But the presence of teams sponsored by other foreign lottery...
The Ontario Lottery has announced plans to implement background checks on its ticket sellers from next month as the first step towards rehabilitating their retail operation after an Ombudsman’s...
The terms for the new tender process for the management of the lucrative Superenalotto lottery contract have been finally announced but they contain some nasty surprises for prospective bidders.
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has underlined his opposition to gambling and outlined the intention of his government to eradicate it from the islands.
In its latest guidance on interpretation of the provisions of the 2005 Gambling Act that apply to TV call-in quiz shows, the Gambling Commission acknowledges that it is for the courts, and not the...
Finland's government is in the process of appointing a working group that will be tasked with making legislation relating to the country's gambling monopoly more compliant with EU rules.
According to one Swedish politician, the European Commission’s decision to issue Sweden with a Reasoned Opinion is unlikely to provoke a liberalising knee-jerk response from the recalcitrant...
Ahead of Friday’s publication of a Gambling Commission paper on participation TV speakers at a top-level industry gathering have warned that the industry could find itself rocked by regulatory...
For gambling operating licensees anxious to understand and anticipate the way in which the enforcement of the provisions of the Gambling Act will be managed, there is not a great deal that can be...
As both Ofcom and the Gambling Commission move to take action over phone-in TV quiz shows, opinions are divided over the value of bringing television programme formats and broadcasters under the...
With pressure growing from both its national courts and the European Commission to determine a coherent gambling policy, politicians charged with steering Germany towards new gambling legislation...

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