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Loterie Nationale de Belgique
Belgium National Lottery
Address: National Lottery of Belgium, Rue Belliard, 25-33 1040 Brussels, Belgique (Belgium).
Internet: http://www.loterie-nationale.be/
E-mail Address: Piet.vanbaeveghem@nationale-loterij.be
Phone: +32 2 238 4646
Fax: +32 2 230 4622
Population: 11.007.020 (01.04.2011)
Chief Executive Officer: Ivan Pittevils
Year Lottery Founded: 1934
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
BF989.2 million
BF944.9 million
BF1.2 billion
€1.170.642.948
€1,148,023,021
€1,134,960,081
€1,099,540,651
Number of Employees: 416
On-line Vendor: GTECH Corp.
Internet Gaming System: GTECH Corp.
Instant Ticket Vendor:
Primary vendor : Pollard Banknote Ltd
Alternate vendor : SGI
ITVMs: N/A
Games Offered: Lotto (6/42) - Joker + - Keno - Instant games – Pick3 – Euro Millions
Beneficiaries: Youth, the handicapped, culture and sports.
Jurisdiction: Belgique (Belgium)


Lottery Financials

2010 Annual Report of the Belgian National Lottery is available on its website in French and Dutch.

The 2008 Annual Report of the National Lottery was published last May. In addition to presenting the usual figures for 2008, the Annual Report has become an extremely detailed and interesting reference document addressing the innumerable facets of the National Lottery. The 2008 Annual Report is available in French and Dutch. CLICK HERE to download the 2008 Annual Report.


News 2014
April 15, 2014 National Lottery’s Vigour Sees Decrease in Sale of Lottery Games to Minors

News 2013
October 4, 2013 Players Neglect to Collect Over €6 Million in Prizes from the National Lottery
September 1, 2013 Jannie Haek to be Appointed CEO of the Belgium National Lottery
July 31, 2013 National Lottery Revises Point of Sale Campaign
July 25, 2013 Belgian Competition Council Conducts Dawn Raid At The National Lottery
July 19, 2013 National Lottery Launches Call For Projects in the Field of Responsible Gambling
July 12, 2013 Federal Government Belgium: Plan 2013 Interim distribution of Grants from The National Lottery
July 10, 2013 Gambling Commission Approves National Lottery Offering Online Sports Betting
June 19, 2013 National Lottery Players Forgo €6.76 in Unclaimed Winnings
June 13, 2013 Lotto is a Ray of Hope and Entertainment for Players
June 13, 2013 The National Lottery Sets a New Record
February 17, 2013 Loterie Nationale de Belgique is Way Ahead of Its Competitors with Social Network Presence
January 14, 2013 Betting Association and Sports Betting Operators Denounce Awarding of National Lottery License
January 10, 2013 National Lottery Prepares to Launch ‘son jeu de paris sportifs’ Sports Betting
January 5, 2013 National Lottery Sees Rise in Turnover For Second Year
January 5, 2013 Belgium National Lottery Up 4.9% in 2012


News 2012
November 13, 2012 74% of National Lottery Outlets Comply with the Prohibition of Sales to Minors
November 7, 2012 Belgium National Lottery Awarded Sports Betting License
November 3, 2012 Belgium National Lottery to Sell Lotto Tickets on Sunday
October 20, 2012 Belgian National Lottery Continues Building Cycling’s Future
September 5, 2012 Belgian National Lottery Remembers A Beloved Colleague
July 9, 2012 Belgium Lottery Players Fail to Collect €6.6 Million in Prizes
May 23, 2012 National Lottery Planning to Relaunch Sports Betting
March 29, 2012 Belgium’s e-Lotto.be Two Years Old! Generates an Average of €1 Million Per Week
January 16, 2012 Loterie Nationale de Belgique Report a Record €1.2 Billion in Revenue in 2011


News 2011
December 22, 2011 No Gambling Issues Included Among Danish EU Presidency Priorities
October 26, 2011 License2win Brings “The Adventures of Tintin” Scratch Tickets to Belgium National Lottery
June 19, 2011 Gamblers Left Out of the Consumer Rights Directive
June 6, 2011 Written Declaration on Support for Better Regulation in the Field of Gambling
June 3, 2011 Review of Anti-Money Laundering Recommendations
May 31, 2011 Loterie Nationale Makes Plans for Online Casinos and Sports Betting
May 20, 2011 EU Sport Ministers Put Lotteries’ Priorities at the Top of New Three Year Agenda
May 20, 2011 Secretary of State for Sports Presents the Legislation on Sports Betting Online in Brussels
May 20, 2011 Hungarian Presidency Presented Its Report "Framework for Gambling and Betting - Regulatory cooperation between Member States"
May 13, 2011 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review Its Recommendations
May 12, 2011 Liisa Rennstein Wins the 5th ECA European Dealer Championship
April 20, 2011 European Parliament to Draft Opinion on Online Gambling
April 20, 2011 European Anti-Fraud Office Has Published List of Coin-Processing Machines Successfully Tested
April 29, 2011 Belgian Lottery to Begin New Project to Create Maximum Opportunities for Belgian Cycling
April 21, 2011 European Commission Not to Proceed with the Greek Gambling Draft Law Under Emergency Procedure
April 21, 2011 Belgium Fines Several Online Gambling Operators
April 21, 2011 German Government Has Forwarded Its Draft Gambling Law to the European Commission
April 21, 2011 European Commission – Opening Up Standardization to the Widest Range of Service
March 30, 2011 European Parliament Approves Series of Amendments to Legislation
March 16, 2011 European Commission Has Adopted a Draft Directive on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
March 1 2011 Belgium’s Top Court Expands Smoking Ban to Casinos
January 25, 2011 Loterie Nationale Announce Changes to The Joker
January 9, 2011 Loterie Nationale: Sales Down in 2010


News 2010
Dec 20, 2010 Lotto to Continue Sponsorship for Another Four Years
Dec 3, 2010 Polish Legislation Referred to the ECJ by National Court
Sept 30, 2010 Implementation of EU Directives Show Slight Decrease
Sept 22, 2010 National Lottery Issues a Code of Conduct for the Organization of Jackpot Syndicates
Sept 18, 2010 Proposals for New EU Budgetary Rules Expected in September
Sept 13, 2010 Brussels Rejects PP Complaint; Rules Catalan Law Does Not Infringe Liberalization of Services Policy
Sept 1, 2010 Controversial New Gambling Legislation in Belgium
August 16, 2010 Loterie Nationale Belge Reports 75,000 Registered Online Players
August 13, 2010 Belgian Presidency Gaming and Betting Council Working Group Schedule Meetings
July 29, 2010 The National Lottery Expands Sponsorships to Football, New Sponsor of Standard-de-Liege
July 20, 2010 Loterie Nationale Belge to Continue Sponsorship of Team Loto

National Lottery Launches Responsible Gaming Campaign: "Play with Pleasure is to Play in Moderation"
BRUSELLS, Belgium (June 29, 2010) -- Loterie Nationale Belge, the National Lottery, will launch on July 5, a new campaign under the slogan "Play with pleasure is to play in moderation." It announced the campaign on Tuesday during a press conference.........Subscribers

New Win for Life for the Summer from the National Lottery
BRUSELLS, Belgium(June 3, 2010) -- Local News Service reports the Win for Life Party Edition, a limited edition of the Win-for-Life, is a new scratch ticket from Loterie Nationale de Belgique, theBelgium National Lottery, designed specially for this summer....................Subscribers

Belgium Bookseller Has Been Prosecuted for Fraud Involving the Misappropriation of €28,950 from the National Lottery
BELGIUM (June 2, 2010) – A Belgium bookseller has been prosecuted for fraud involving the misappropriation of €28,950 euros from Loterie Nationale de Belgique........Subscribers

The National Lottery Hopes to Attract Younger Players by Installing Instant Ticket Vending Machines
BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 4, 2010) – According to local media reports Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery, wishes to install vending machines for scratch tickets in all major malls and in stations to attract more young adults to these products.............Subscribers

National Lottery’s Turnover Lower, But Dividend Remains Unchanged
BRUSSELS, Belgique  (May 27, 2010) – According to media sources turnover of Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery, decreased 1.14% in 2009, although it still managed to make a profit (after tax) of 22 million euros.................Subscribers

Commercial Court Orders Lottery to Install Selling Terminal in Retailers’s Premises
BRUSSELS, Belgium (April 20, 2010) – Reports a  bookseller has won a case against Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery, which is said to have refused to install one of its the electronic selling terminals in the retailer’s premises...................Subscribers

National Lottery Allocates €305,000 Euros to the "Festival for All"
BRUSSELS, Belgium (April 6, 2010) -- Loterie Nationale Belge, the National Lottery, has decided to allocate €305,000 Euros to the "Festival for All" ASBL Intro...............Subscribers

Belgium National Lottery Has Already Attracted 15,000 Online Players
BRUSSELS, Belgium (April 5, 2010) – On Saturday several local newspapers reported that more than 15,000 Belgians have already bet on Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery’s online platform since Monday....................Subscibers

Belgians Scratch 88.1 Million Lottery Tickets in 2009
BELGIUM (March 29, 2010) – According to Saturday Het Laatste Nieuws, Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the National Lottery, has sold 88.1 million scratch tickets in 2009...................Subscribers

National Lottery To Recognize Risk
BELGIUM, Europe (February 5, 2010) - There are reportedly between 36,000 and 48,000 people who suffer from problem gambling in relation to the Lotto and Euro Millions, the two most popular games of the National Lottery..................Subscribers

Economic Crisis and Reduced Number of Outlets Contribute to Lottery Sales Decline
BRUSSELS, Belgium (February 3, 2010) -- A Belgium website reported today that Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery, achieved a turnover of 108 euros per capita in the last quarter of 2009. It also saw its income rise by 3.75%. .......................Subscribers

Belgium National Lottery Provides €150,000 Euros To Aid Projects
BRUSSELS, Belgium (January 14, 2010) -- The Finance Minister Didier Reynders, asked Loterie Nationale de Belgique, the Belgium National Lottery, to reserve 150,000 euros for projects of emergency aid after the earthquake occurred in Haiti, said a statement from deputy prime minister who also has supervisory powers over Lottery...................Subscribers

Lottery News 2009

The Lottery Provides a Bonanza to Belgium’s Ministry of Finance
BRUSSELS, Belgium (December 29, 2009) -- The Government has received €86.763 million euros from the National Lottery at the end of the year, under the fee it owes to the state’s (federal budget) in exchange for enjoying a monopoly on gambling.....................Subscribers

Bookseller Brings Lawsuit Against the National Lottery for “Abuse of Dominant Position.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (November 22, 2009) – According to a local media report a bookseller has brought a lawsuit against the National Lottery for “abuse of dominant position.” ..................Subscribers

Survey Reveals No Age Checks of Buyers in 71% of Lottery Outlets
BELGIUM (October 14, 2009) -- Minors are not allowed by law to purchase products from the National Lottery. However, almost three out of four lottery outlets sold tickets to underage buyers, according to a survey conducted by CRIOC...................Subscribers

No Majority, No Scratch Ticket in Belgium
BRUSSELS, Belgium (October 15, 2009) -- Reacting to the recent survey on the sale of lottery tickets to minors, the National Lottery said Thursday in a statement it "is also involved in the fight for consumer protection minor”..................Subscribers

Lottery to Recall Bingo Scratch Cards Due to Printing Error
BRUSSELS, Belgium (March 26, 2009) -- A printing error on the Belgian National Lottery’s Bingo scatch cards has left tens of thousands of cash prize winners believing that they have won nothing...................Subscribers


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