Category: Lotteries & Bingo

Atlantic Lottery Sued over “Deceptive Practices”

Two video lottery terminal (VLT) users have cleared a hurdle in their legal fight against Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) over practices that they claimed are deceptive, dangerous and illegal. The legal battle dates back to 20017, when lead plaintiff Douglas Babstock and Fred Small filed a lawsuit accusing ALC of designing its VLT line…

How To Pick A Reputable Online Bingo Site

Any player’s worst experience would be getting ripped off from a questionable online  bingo site and there are a couple of them online. These sites would go to great extents to ensure that they appear legit and may have several sites they operate from. This may only increase their chances with unsuspecting players. Luckily there…

Lottery in America

Lottery is a game in which a participant pays a small amount of money which gives him/her an opportunity to get an ultimate prize. The amount raised by different participants is used to award the ultimate winner, to cater for the administrative expenses and the remaining amount of money is the profit that the organizer…

The Classic Game of Online Bingo

Whether you browse through the internet or just flip through the pages of a fashion magazine, one advertisement that keeps popping up is to play bingo online. Bingo is a game which is all about money at times. People play it to earn more, but the truth is they sometimes spend more than they win…

Real Money Online Bingo

As you take a look around the web you are going to find hundreds upon hundreds of different online bingo sites all vying for your custom. Many established land based bingo halls and bingo clubs now own and operate their own online bingo sites where you can log on at any time of the night…

Norwegian Lottery Deal with Scientific Games

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Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has struck a deal to provide instant games and related marketing services to Norsk Tipping, the National Lottery of Norway. The three-year deal began in January of this year and will run until 2017, with the option for Norsk Tipping to extend for an additional term. Scientific Games has been…

Big Changes Ahead for UK National Lottery

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UK National Lottery operator Camelot has unveiled a number of major changes to its Lotto game. From October of this year, the game will feature an additional 10 balls, with players having to select six balls from a total of 59. Camelot said Lotto will also offer larger rolling jackpots, with average jackpots expected to…

Scientific Games Extends Contract with Dutch National Lottery

Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has extended its contract with Dutch national lottery De Lotto for an additional four years. Under the deal, which came into effect on April 1, Scientific Games will continue to provide De Lotto with instant games and a Cooperative Services Program (CSP). The CSP section of the agreement includes instant…

Lottery May be Key to U.S. Regulated Online Gambling

The Sheldon Adelson-inspired Restoration of America’s Wire Act, introduced in the House of Representatives by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), would deal a severe blow to the fight for online poker regulation in the US if it were to be enacted. Just how severe depends largely upon the final language itself, as there are expected to be…

West Virginia lottery could add online gaming options

Charleston Daily Mail – To help combat out-of-state competition, the West Virginia Lottery is considering introducing online gaming options, including smartphone applications that would allow players to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets on their phone. Lottery director John Musgrave told members of the state Lottery Commission Tuesday that officials met with state casino executives…

Turkcell pulls out of Turkish national lottery tender

iGaming Business – Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell has announced it will not participate in a tender for the country’s national lottery despite having reportedly considered a joint proposal with gaming and lottery operator Intralot. Turkcell’s majority-owned subsidiary Inteltek and fully-owned subsidiary Talih Kuşu had made a prequalification application for the tender, in partnership with…

Swedish lottery goes live with Playscan 4.1

iGaming Business – Swedish national state-owned lottery Svenska Spel has become the first operator to offer the latest solution from online gambling player protection software developer Playscan. Customers of Svenska Spel will now have access to Playscan 4.1, a software product that helps to protect players. The latest version includes additional input from gambling addiction…

Net Holding prepares joint bid for Turkish national lottery

iGaming Business – Turkish regional services sector holding company Net Holding is reported to be preparing a bid for the country’s national lottery (Milli Piyango) in partnership with Hitay Yatirim Holdings and with games solutions firm Scientific Games as an operational services provider. According to the Bloomberg news agency, Net Holding will have a 90%…

Plastic Mobile links up with Ontario Lottery

iGaming Business – Canadian mobile agency Plastic Mobile has been selected to serve as the ‘vendor of record’ on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) mobile roster. Under the agreement, which will run for three years, Plastic Mobile’s portfolio of gaming and transaction-based mobile applications will link up with OLG. “We’re very excited to…

Lotterywest CEO Stewart hands in her ticket

Yahoo – Evidence of Jan Stewart’s contribution to the WA community can be found in every corner of the State. From a kindergarten playground in Albany, to the spectacular treetop walk in Kings Park, a Men’s Shed in Gingin and a youth centre in Midland, the Lotterywest chief executive has overseen the distribution of hundreds…

New Regulation Clarifies Duties of Spanish Gaming Operators

Poker News – New AML regulations were approved in Spain on May 5 to clarify many issues and duties of licensed Spanish gaming and lottery operators. Going forward, gaming and lottery operators will be obliged to verify the player’s identity for any prize or winnings worth €2,500 or more. To further complicate matters, the €2,500…

GTECH awarded 10-year National Lottery of Belgium contract

iGaming Business – Interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH has been awarded a 10-year online gaming, systems, terminals and integration contract to provide end-to-end services for the National Lottery of Belgium (NLB). Under the contract, which is due to begin this month, GTECH will provide the NLB with various gaming technology, performance-driven systems and…

Finnish national lottery launches daily geolottery game

iGaming Business – Finnish national lottery operator Veikkaus has announced the launch of a new daily geolottery game. Created and licensed by Swedish lottery supplier Genera Networks, the game is officially known as Nabor, but has been given the local name of Naapurit (The Neighbours) for Veikkaus. Finnish players can take part in the game…

Scientific Games amends Panama Lottery deal

iGaming Business – Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has signed an amendment to its deal with the Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia (National Lottery of Panama) in order to provide the country with its first online lottery game. ‘Pega 3’, a standard pick three game, is scheduled to launch in the country in June of this…

UK gambling figures show fall in National Lottery participation

Gaming Intelligence – Survey results released this week by the UK Gambling Commission reveal a small rise in gambling participation levels, with 56 per cent of respondents having participated in at least one form of gambling in the previous four weeks, up from 55 per cent of respondents in March 2013. Land-based gambling continues to…