Tabcorp shareholders approve lottery demerger

Shareholders in Tabcorp have overwhelmingly voted to approve plans for the Australian lottery and totalizator operator to demerge its lottery operations from wagering, media and gaming services. Some 98.78% of the total votes cast during Tabcorp’s General Meeting and Scheme Meeting were in favour of…

Gaming and digital growth offset lottery decline for IGT in Q1

Gaming and lottery supplier International Game Technology (IGT) brought in $1.05bn in revenue in Q1 of 2022, up 3.5%, though profit declined mostly due to a shift towards lower-margin product sales rather than services. Breaking revenue down by IGT’s three divisions, the global lottery division…

UK National Lottery raises record £1.84bn for good causes in 2021-22

The UK National Lottery raised £1.84bn for good causes in the year ended 31 March 2022, narrowly setting a new record. The total raised, as reported by the Gambling Commission, was slightly more than the £1.83bn that was raised in 2020-21. For the fourth quarter…

Jackpocket moves into New Mexico with lottery app launch

US-facing online lottery brokerage Jackpocket has gone live in New Mexico, extending its reach to a total of 11 states across the country. Players in New Mexico can now order and purchase official state lottery tickets through the Jackpocket app, which will operate in the…

IGT pens wide-ranging deal with Atlantic Lottery Corporation

International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a deal to provide more than 1,000 video lottery terminals (VLTs) to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) in Canada. Under the deal, agreed through its IGT Canada Solutions subsidiary, IGT will provide a total of 375 CrystalDual 27 video…

Intralot pens long-term extension with Wyoming Lottery

Intralot has signed a five-year extension to its services and operating contract with the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. Under the deal, Intralot’s US subsidiary will continue to provide its lottery operating system and services for the operation of the Wyoming Lottery through to August 2029. Intralot…

PMU enters Senegal with National Lottery deal

French horse racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has entered Senegal through a partnership with the country’s National Lottery (Lonase). The omni-channel partnership will allow customers to place bets on horse races offered through PMU, with the same payouts as PMU customers receive in France….

GC defends lottery licence competition amid reported Camelot legal challenge

The Gambling Commission has defended the integrity and fairness of the selection process for the fourth UK National Lottery licence, following a report that incumbent operator Camelot was planning to take legal action against the regulator because of the way in which Allwyn’s winning bid…

IGT signs six-year lottery deal with Singapore Pools

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited has signed a six-year contract with Singapore Pools, which will allow IGT to provide its Aurora central lottery system to Singapore’s lottery operator. The deal will allow IGT to deploy its Aurora…

Allwyn to replace Camelot as UK National Lottery operator

Camelot’s 28-year tenure as the UK’s lottery operator is set to come to an end, with the Gambling Commission naming Allwyn as its preferred applicant for the fourth National Lottery licence. If the operator – formerly known as the Sazka Group – finalises its agreement…