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INTRALOT announces Earnings €9m with 15% EBITDA growth at €101m and operating cash flow growth 44% at €97.6m y-o-y in 9M23”

November 26, 2023

INTRALOT Chairman & CEO Sokratis P. Kokkalis noted:“9M2023 results demonstrate Intralot’s new strengths returning to Net profits, strong Ebitda growth and cash flow generation, hence fulfilling all the goals we have set out. We have recently completed an important Share Capital Increase via rights issues of €135m that attracted wide support demonstrating that Intralot represents a very attractive investment case. I would like to thank all the investors who participated and trusted our vision and capability to deliver even stronger results in the future. “

Kazakhstan to require reports on players’ gambling activities

November 24, 2023

Kazakhstan.- Gambling operators will be required to submit profiles and activity reports on Kazakh players to the tax authorities. The Kazakh Parliament has approved the addition of the new reporting duties to the national Tax Code.

UK government’s tax and spending plans includes new plans for the taxation of online gambling.

November 24, 2023

Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor of the exchequer,  announced that the government will consult on plans to introduce a single unified remote gambling tax.

OPAP: Solid 9M performance with Q3 impacted by customer friendly results while Online is gaining momentum

November 22, 2023

Comment of OPAP’s CEO, Mr. Jan Karas, on the Q3 2023 results: “OPAP reported a healthy performance in Q3, marked by continuing online growth, despite tough y-o-y comparatives and headwinds to the top line.

Alva Johnson, leader of the California State Lottery, will step down from his role next month

November 22, 2023

"I am writing to share with you that I have accepted a new position, and that my last day with the California Lottery will be Friday, December 1st,” Johnson wrote. "After careful consideration, this was an opportunity I could not pass up as it was the best thing for my family and me, Lottery Director Alva Johnson, said.”

Watch it! Championship Dreams Fueled by NASCAR and Powerball

November 19, 2023

A Mississippi Lottery player has been declared the NASCAR Powerball Playoff™ Champion in an exhilarating conclusion to the national Powerball® promotion.    “Like the NASCAR Playoffs, the anticipation has been building for weeks leading up to this Championship drawing,” said Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director. “This has been a wild ride, and we can’t wait to offer our players another opportunity to experience the thrill of the NASCAR Powerball Playoff next year!”  WATCH it!

IGT Reaffirms Responsible Gaming Leadership with G4 Certification for Global Gaming and PlayDigital Segments

November 17, 2023

"Responsible gaming is embedded into the core of IGT's business and receiving this G4 accreditation for our Global Gaming and PlayDigital product offerings demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our Sustainable Play initiatives," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability."IGT was the first industry supplier to earn G4 accreditation for gaming and digital responsible gaming excellence, and the first in the U.S. to be accredited for sports betting. IGT will continue upholding itself and our partners to the highest responsible gaming standards as we promote positive play for all."

Veikkaus continues to prepare for the upcoming change in the Finnish gambling system. Finland will adopt a partial multi-license system as of 1 January 2026 that will include personnel structure changes as part of the growth strategy

November 17, 2023

Veikkaus continues to prepare for the upcoming change in the Finnish gambling system. It has been recorded in the Government Program that Finland will adopt a partial multi-license system as of 1 January 2026.

NASPL Selects New Executive Committee

November 17, 2023

North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries During their Directors’ Meeting, held during the 2023 Annual Conference, the NASPL membership selected the new Executive Committee, naming Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin as President. Congratulations to all elected Committee members

N.C. Education Lottery receives two national finance awards

November 15, 2023

“We’re thrilled to receive these two awards for the 15th year in a row,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “It’s important that North Carolinians can see easily for themselves how lottery money is raised and spent, beginning with every ticket that is sold. These two awards recognize the work we do to ensure transparency and accountability of lottery finances.”

Scientific Games ORO Scratcher for New Mexico Lottery Wins 2023 Best New Instant Game in North America

November 14, 2023

“The New Mexico Lottery was thrilled to win Best New Instant Game not only for the third time, but for the last two consecutive years,” said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery CEO. “I am so proud to be part of a visionary team that put together such a grand, all-inclusive product. Most importantly, the additional revenue generated for Legislative Lottery Scholarships for New Mexico students is the biggest win of all.”

PGRI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies 2023 Photos

November 11, 2023

PGRI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for ​Keith Cash, Sarah Taylor, and Jennifer Welshons was held at the NASPL conference in Milwaukee on November 1st, 2023. ​On hand to welcome the new inductees were ​Front row: (L) to (R) Jennifer Westbury, Wendy Montgomery, Keith Cash (Class 2023), Sarah Taylor (Class 2023), Rebecca Paul, Jennifer Welshons, (Class 2023), John Schulz, Matt Whalen, May Scheve. Back Row R to L: Scott Gunn, Gary Grief, Jay Gendron, Doug Pollard, Mark Michalko, Pat McHugh, David Gale    Click here to read their biographies 

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The induction ceremony for the Mr Farris, Mr Kötter, Mr van’t Veer was held at EL Congress in Šibenik, Croatia on Tuesday June 6th 2023; Lottery Industry Hall of Fame members on hand to welcome the inductees from the First Ceremony were: L-R HANSJORG HOLTKEMEIER, DOUG POLLARD,  JENNIFER WELSHONS (2023), SARAH M. TAYLOR (2023), JENNIFER WESTBURY, PHILIPPE VLAEMMINCK, KONSTANTINOS FARRIS (2023),  LYNNE ROITER, ANDREAS KöTTER (2023),  REBECCA PAUL, OLLI SAREKOSKI, ROMANA GIRANDON, ARJAN VAN'T VEER (2023), FRIEDRICH STICKLER, RAY BATES, DAVID GALE.     Click here to reads their biographies   

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Scientific Games Taking Players on an Immersive Journey with an Omni-channel Lottery Ecosystem

November 11, 2023

“Everyone’s talking about omnichannel,” says Steve Hickson, Vice President of Game Development for Scientific Games. “We view it as an ecosystem with a purpose. It’s more than simply offering a wide variety of games – the key to success is to build an immersive experience for players across retail and digital products.”

Massachusetts Lottery's Megabucks game offering better odds, bigger payouts, 3rd weekly drawing in popular game

November 11, 2023

“The Megabucks game has been making millionaires in Massachusetts for over 40 years and we are excited about these enhancements that will result in more winners at all prize levels, including the jackpot,” Mark William Bracken, Executive Director of the Mass Lottery, said in a statement.

The Council of Europe Conference in Morocco in collaboration with MDJS focus on ACT - Addressing Competition Manipulation Together

November 11, 2023

Luca Esposito Poleo, Executive Director at World Lottery Association (WLA) and General Secretary at ULIS, shed light on the alarming state of the illegal betting market. He emphasized the importance of conducting research in this area to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issue.

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