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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.

Gambling services in the region have continued to be the target of stricter measures following the implementation of a new federal tax on gambling and tighter controls from the local authorities.
States would be missing a trick if they ignored their lotteries as a distribution channel for sports wagering and lotteries must be prepared to offer a very different product from their traditional...
Armenia’s government has approved draft amendments that would restrict TV and radio adverts to between midnight and 6am, among other measures.
China’s lottery industry is basking in the mid-year afterglow of the recent FIFA World Cup, with football betting driving almost all growth in August and lifting monthly revenue to a record high...
In the latest twist in Kenya’s taxation story, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday signed into law a wide-reaching finance bill that included cuts to betting tax rates from 35 percent of gross...
In Nepal, there is a general ban on all forms of gambling that have not been expressly authorised. Casinos and lotteries are the only authorised forms of gambling in Nepal. In 2018, the government...
Greek lottery and betting behemoth OPAP has agreed to acquire a stake in and joint control of Stoiximan, an operator with a dominant brand in the Greek online market, ahead of controversial re...
A rare dip in domestic horse race wagers was more than offset by a double-digit upturn in football betting revenue and a 155 percent jump in commingled international bets on Hong Kong racing in a...
Latest quarterly data from Malaysian-listed Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Group revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, profit...
The Western Australian state government has introduced a bill that would introduce jail terms for operators of secondary lotteries targeting the state’s gamblers and impose fines on players.
A new bill in the District of Columbia would allow both private operators and the D.C. Lottery to offer online and in-person betting, with the city’s council looking to steal a march on neighboring...
The California attorney general’s decision to approve a citizen-filed initiative that aims to put the legalization of sports betting on the ballot in 2020 has drawn concern and opposition from a...
After becoming the first country in Latin America to legalise online gambling in 2016, Colombia’s market continues to grow, with new regulatory changes being proposed.
Amounts wagered in the regulated Polish gambling market grew by 22 percent to PLN12.9bn (€3bn) in 2017, with overall sports-betting turnover more than doubling and online sports-betting turnover...
Sports-betting sales in China during the FIFA World Cup months of June and July this year nearly tripled those for the previous World Cup in 2014, displaying a powerful acceleration in market...
The tender process for five of the seven municipal casinos is now complete. The remaining two must re-launch a tender process, as they received no bids.

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