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Sports TOTO Co., Ltd
Address: 13th Floor, Tiger Pools Building 825 Yuksam-dong, Kangnam-gu KR-135-080 Seoul, South Korea.
Postal/Postboks Address: As Above
Internet: www.tigerpools.co.kr-Sports Toto
E-mail Address: wkim@tigerpools.co.kr
Phone: +82 2 3469 1020
Fax: +82 2 3469 0948
Population: 48.6 million
Managing Director:
Chief Operating Officer:
Won-Ki Kim, Senior
Jae Bin Song.
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Jurisdiction: Korea


News 2014
April 18, 2014 Government to Consider New Lottery

News 2013
November 26, 2013 Lottery Commission Has Launched a Feasibility Study to Evaluate the Economic Benefits Of Adopting Electronic Cards
November 26, 2013 Mandatory Payment by Electronic Card Purchases of Lottery Tickets
September 20, 2013 Lottery Growth is Stifled by Government Restrictions
July 14, 2013 Government Looks to Control Online Gambling Amongst Defence Forces
April 15, 2013 Korea Lottery Commission to Face Audit
April 15, 2013 Sales Cap on Lottery Contentious Issue for Officials
January 22, 2013 Lottery Sales Continue to Rise Despite Economic Slump


News 2012
December 17, 2012 Korean Lottery Sales to Surpass 2.79 Billion This Year
December 16, 2012 Lottery Sales Exceed Government Cap For Second Straight Year
November 27, 2012 Lottery Marks 10th Anniversary in Korea with Sales of $25 Billion
September 19, 2012 Korean Lottery Sales Up Nearly 18% in 1H 2012


News 2011
December 5, 2011 Lottery Sales in South Korea Exceeding Government Estimates
November 8, 2011 Government Pass a Bill on Revising the National Sports Promotion Law, Tightens Penalties for Match-Fixing
November 5, 2011 Finance Ministry Looks To Slow Lottery Growth as More People Feel Better About Buying a One-in-a-Million Chance
October 31, 2011 Lottery Sales Expected to Exceed W3 Trillion This Year
Sept 23, 2011 Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Plans to Enact New Guidelines for Gambling in Online Games
Sept 18, 2011 $37 Million in Lottery Prizes Went Unclaimed Last Year
August 18, 2011 Pension Lottery Fever Grips Korean Masses
August 3, 2011 Korea’s Annuity Lottery Becomes Instant Success
July 14, 2011 Pension Lottery Is So Popular That It Is Hard To Buy A Ticket
June 28, 2011 Korea to Debut Pension-Style Lottery Next Month
May 29, 2011 League Wants Authorities To Take Its Games Off Sports Toto
February 21, 2011 Lottery Sales on the Rise as Economy Recovers
February 15, 2011 Lottery Brings Benefits to Society

News 2010
Nov 30, 2010 New Government Lottery to Pay Prizes in Installments
Jan 28, 2010 Lottery Winners Can Opt for Monthly Payment


Lottery News 2009

68-Fold Difference In Lotto Jackpot Value
KOREA (October 26, 2009) -- The difference between the highest and lowest amount of fortune taken home by the top lottery jackpot winners between the first and 334th lottery rounds was found to be 68 fold, government data showed yesterday....................Subscribers

Millions of Lottery Winners Fail to Collect Prize Money
KOREA (October 14, 2009) -- Some W200.9 billion in Lotto prize money has gone unclaimed over the past five years, and seventeen jackpot winners have failed to claim their winnings, despite beating odds of one in 8.14 million...................Subscribers

Korean Lottery Operations Up 7% From the Same Period of Last Year
SEOUL, Korea (September 22, 2009) -- Korean lotto sales are up since November. According to the news service some W44 billion worth of tickets are..................Subscribers

Lottery profit tops W500b in H1
SEOUL, Korea (September 11, 2009) -- The government posted a profit of 500 billion won ($400 million) from its lottery business in the first half of this year................Subscribers

State Auditor Says Lotto's Draw System Not Manipulated
KOREA (July 15, 2009) -- The state auditor said Wednesday it found no evidence supporting allegations that the lucky draw system for the “Lotto'' lottery was manipulated or error prone..................Subscribers

Koreans Spent 0.36% of GDP on Lotteries Last Year
KOREA (July 10, 2009) -- Koreans spent $3.4 billion, or 0.36 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on the lottery last year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Strategy and Finance..................Subscribers

S Korean Lottery Sales Up 12 pct in Q1
SEOUL, South Korea (April 4, 2009) -- Lottery sales in South Korea jumped twelve (12%) percent during the first quarter from a year earlier amid a protracted economic slump................Subscribers

When the Going Gets Tough, Lottery Sales Get Going
SEOUL, Korea (March 16, 2009) – The economic downturn and falling value of the local currency are having different effects on the Korea's casino, racing and lottery industries, according to figures released by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the National Statistical Office (NSO)................Subscribers

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