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News Archive for CY2021
September 17, 2021 Sazka Has Become Part of the Responsible Gaming Project
July 29, 2021 La Française des Jeux: H1 2021: Activity Well Oriented, in a More Favourable Environment Since Mid-May
June 22, 2021 White Bullet and the European Lotteries (EL) Announce Partnership to Fight Piracy
June 16, 2021 European Lotteries Corporate University Continues with Virtual Induction Module
June 16, 2021 Gambling Commission Appoints Andrew Rhodes as Interim Chief Executive
June 16, 2021 The National Lottery Delivers for the Whole of the UK with Record-Breaking Year
June 1, 2021 European Gaming Association EGBA Files EU Aid Complaint Because Of German Online Gaming Tax
May 17, 2021 WestLotto Receives Award for Exemplary Behaviour!
May 17, 2021 FDJ Group Appoints Andy Wright as New Sporting Group CEO
May 7, 2021 In memoriam: Yvonne Schnyder
April 21, 2021 Sisal Launches Its Proprietary Online Gaming Platform
April 20, 2021 FDJ Announces Its Stakes and Its Turnover for the 1Q of 2021
April 8, 2021 FDJ and the FDJ Corporate Foundation Extend Their Patronage in Favour of The Heritage Foundation
March 31, 2021 EL/WLA Sports Betting Webinar - From Pandemic to Opportunities
February 12, 2021 In 2021 and Beyond, Accountability is What the Gambling Sector Needs More of: Secretary General EGBA
February 12, 2021 La Française des Jeux 2020 Results Preserved Despite the Impact of the Health Crisis
February 9, 2021 EL Congress & Trade Show 2021 Postponed - ‘Looking Forward’ to 2023
February 9, 2021 First EL Virtual Corporate University Induction
January 20, 2021 FDJ and the Confederation of Tobacconists Join Forces to Allow the Payment of Bills in the Bar-Tobacco-Press Network
January 18, 2021 Evolution of the Board of Directors of La Française des Jeux
January 13, 2021 Sazka Taps former Sainsbury’s CEO to Advise on National Lottery Bid
January 13, 2021 SELAE Distributed More Than 1,600 Million Euros in Prizes at Christmas

News Archive for CY2020
December 8, 2020 Government Launches Review to Ensure Gambling Laws Are Fit for Digital Age
December 8, 2020 Camelot Statement on the Government Announcement on The National Lottery Age of Play
December 8, 2020 National Lottery to Raise Minimum Age from 16 to 18
November 16, 2020 Camelot Awards £20,000 in Prizes to National Lottery Retailers
November 9, 2020 Veikkaus is Expanding the Mandatory Identification of Slot Machines to Its Pilot
November 2, 2020 Totalizator Sportowy Awarded EL Responsible Gaming Certificate for the Third Time
October 31, 2020 National Lottery Rules Change Next Week
October 31, 2020 The National Lottery Has Launched a Series of Special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ Events
October 31, 2020 Sir Keith Mills to Lead Czech Lottery Operators Bid to for UK National Lottery
October 8, 2020 Lotto Board of Directors Relied on Recommendations of the Management
October 8, 2020 LOTTO24 AG: 62-Year-Old from Baden-Württemberg Wins the Main Prize in the New Freedom + Social Lottery
October 8, 2020 Berlin's Best-Known Betting Provider Receives One of the First German Sports Betting Licenses
October 8, 2020 Svenska Spel and Svenska Fotbollförbundet in Joint Debate Article: Streamline the Fight Against Match-Fixing
October 8, 2020 The UK Government Clarifies Electronic Verification Requirements for Gambling Operators and Other Regulated Businesses
October 8, 2020 National Lottery Announce Support for Panto This Christmas
October 8, 2020 The ONCE Coupon Shows the Central Market of Ceuta to all of Spain
September 28, 2020 Playing the Lottery Will Be More Expensive from Today - but the Winnings Will Also Increase
September 28, 2020 Gambling Commission Partners with Facebook to Release Guidance Aimed at Helping Consumers Limit Gambling Related Adverts on the Platform
September 17, 2020 Pandemic Pushes Lotteries Online
September 17, 2020 New National Lottery Ad Campaign from Camelot Shines Light on the £30m Raised for Good Causes Every Week
September 17, 2020 LOTTO Saxony-Anhalt Board Dismisses Two Senior Lottery Officials
September 14, 2020 Svenska Spel in Collaboration with PMU - Quinté Games for Swedes
September 11, 2020 WestLotto and the German Foundation for Monument Protection Are Cooperating in New Project to Promote Historical Education
September 11, 2020 SAZKA Group H1 and Q2 2020 Results and Update on Current Trading
September 7, 2020 LOTTO Niedersachsen Announce Special draw: Chance for Additional Luck at BINGO! - The Environmental Lottery
September 7, 2020 LOTTO Niedersachsen Announce New Prize Structure for Classic LOTTO 6aus49: Better Odds in All Prize Categories
September 1, 2020 The EXTRA Option Being Added to 10eLotto to Expand the Entertainment and Offer Additional Winning Opportunities
September 1, 2020 The Italian National Lottery Ticket on Sale from September 14
September 1, 2020 Lottery Officials and Finance Minister Talk About the Future of the Gaming Market During Visit
August 31, 2020 UKGC Launches Fourth National Lottery Licence Tender
August 21, 2020 EU Commission in Respect of State Aid in the Czech Republic: "Evaluation Underway After Lottery Tax Increase"
August 21, 2020 Veikkaus’ Profit to Decrease by an Estimated 300 Million Euros Due to the Coronavirus This Year
August 21, 2020 LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz Presents Successful Results for 2019
August 21, 2020 LOTTO Bayern Will Remain the Exclusive Partner of SpVgg Greuther Fürth for Another Two Years
August 17, 2020 Svenska Spel Partners Swedish Ice Hockey Association and Sponsors 2020 eHockey Championship
August 13, 2020 Under-18s Face National Lottery Ban in Bid to Restrict Youth Gambling
August 13, 2020 The UK Health Lottery Have Added a Brand New Online Scratchcard to Their Range
August 13, 2020 New Charity Lottery is Launching in London Borough of Richmond!
August 4, 2020 German Lotto “6 out of 49” Will Cost More from September. An Upper Limit for the Jackpot is Also to be Introduced
July 30, 2020 1H2020: La Française des Jeux (FDJ) Announce Good Recovery in Activity Since Mid-May & Preservation of the EBITDA Margin Rate Thanks to the Savings Plan
July 30, 2020 Introduces the Sensational ‘PICK 3’ Lottery
July 30, 2020 Spain’s Lottery Sales in 2019 Come in 2.8% Higher Than in 2018
July 30, 2020 Lottery Consumer Hits Billion-Dollar Jackpot with NT$200 Outlay
July 30, 2020 Annual Charity Lottery Sales Limit Increase Comes Into Effect
July 27, 2020 Greek Gambling Market Reports an Increase of 14.7% in 2019 Compared to 2018
July 23, 2020 CIBELAE and the World Lottery Association Will Deepen Their Joint Work on Responsible Gambling and Safety
July 23, 2020 The Global Lottery Monitoring System Launch Betting Sponsorship Study
July 20, 2020 The Pandemic Has a Significant Impact on Svenska Spel's Net Gaming Revenue
July 20, 2020 Svenska Spel Report Stable Operating Profit Despite Difficult Times in 1H FY2020
July 16, 2020 Norwegian Lotteries and Foundations Authority Has Opened a New Crisis Package for Organizations That Have Been Affected by the Corona Pandemic
July 10, 2020 Norsk Tipping Selects Stats Perform as Sole Live Streaming Supplier
July 10, 2020 Veikkaus Tightens Restrictions on Age Limit Control
July 7, 2020 COVID-19: Lotteries in Recovery Mode
July 6, 2020 Nederlandse Loterij Reappoints Niels Onkenhout and Arjan Blok
July 5, 2020 50 Years, Attractive and Social: GlücksSpirale in the First Half of 2020 with a Huge Increase in Sales and 35 Million Euros in Funding
July 2, 2020 German Lottery Companies Report Good Interim Results in the First Half of 2020
July 2, 2020 Corona Crisis Fails to Dampen Lotto Baden-Württemberg Players Enthusiasm
July 3, 2020 SAZKA Release Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019
July 3, 2020 One Year on Latvia's Receipt Lottery a Success
July 1, 2020 The Secretary of State Has Reappointed Stephen Cohen as Commissioner of the Gambling Commission
July 1, 2020 European Lotteries Publishes 2019 Annual Report
July 1, 2020 The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board Release 2019 Annual Report
July 1, 2020 The ONCE Approves Its Second Corporate Social Responsibility Master Plan
July 1, 2020 Sisal Launches New Affiliate Program
July 1, 2020 Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o. – New Visual Identity
June 30, 2020 Lotteries Resilient to COVID Collapse
June 30, 2020 SAZKA Group Closes the Acquisition of an Additional 17.19% Shareholding in Casinos Austria AG
June 17, 2020 Norway Legislature Adopted Several Amendments to the Lottery Law to Combat Illegal Pyramid Games
June 17, 2020 FDJ Launch "Go Mojo", A New Free Interactive Gaming Platform
June 17, 2020 ‘It Could Be You’ – New National Lottery Ad Campaign from Camelot Lets Nation Know That It Still Could Be Them
June 17, 2020 French Lottery Group FDJ General Assembly: Confirmation of the Impact of Confinement and Gradual Resumption of Activity
June 17, 2020 Nederlandse Loterij Introduces New Lottery Paper
June 17, 2020 FDJ Supports Its Network of Partner Merchants with An Advertising Campaign
June 12, 2020 Romania’s Govt. Announce Lottery, Gambling, and Betting Agencies Can Resume Activity as of June 15
June 12, 2020 National Lotteries for The Benefit of European Society
June 12, 2020 Szerencsejáték Zrt. Supports the Ecumenical Relief Organization with HUF 50 Million in Overcoming the Difficulties Caused by the Epidemic
June 12, 2020 SAZKA Group Q1 2020 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading
June 9, 2020 Veikkaus to Reduce Slot Machines Double the Number Planned in 2020 – Slot Machine Opening Hours Limited and Protective Measures Against Coronavirus Introduced
June 9, 2020 Only a Fraction of Unclaimed Lottery Winnings Returned to Players Through Extra Prizes Last Year
June 9, 2020 Hungarian National Lottery Company Helps Its Retail Partner Network with a Network Protection Programme to Reduce the Impact of the Pandemic
June 9, 2020 Shadow Gaming Companies Threaten the Financing of Public Utilities: President and CEO Svenska Spel
June 9, 2020 MGA Publishes Amendments to Its Sandbox Regulatory Framework
June 9, 2020 DCMS to Consider Reclassifying Loot Boxes as Gambling Products
June 4, 2020 The Role National Lotteries Play for the Benefit of European Society
June 4, 2020 Euro Games Technology Makes a Start in Czech Republic
June 4, 2020 The ONCE Asked Congress of Deputies for Stricter Regulation of Betting Houses and Online Gambling
June 4, 2020 National Lottery Profits Jump by Almost €4 Million Due to Increased Sales
June 4, 2020 Visa to Discontinue Payments Services for Online Gambling Sites in Germany
June 2, 2020 National Lottery Operator Warns UK Recession Threatens Charity Funding
June 2, 2020 Record Sales Give £200 Million Boost to Good Causes Supporting the National Lottery’s £600 Million COVID-19 Response
June 2, 2020 Global Lottery Monitoring System Welcomes Sporting Solutions as its 5th Associate Member
May 28, 2020 Plenary Session of Les Corts Passes a New Law for the Regulation of Gambling and the Prevention of Gambling in the Valencian Community
May 27, 2020 Gambling Commission Publish Latest Gambling Industry Statistics
May 27, 2020 Lottoland Launches First Charity Lotto
May 27, 2020 The Role National Lotteries Play for the Benefit of European Society - Wednesday 10 June 2020, 15-16.00 CET
May 27, 2020 Crowdfunding Combined with Lotteries May Require a Licence

News Archive for CY2019
March 5, 2019 Italy’s Revenue from Gaming Grew by 3.8 Percent CY2018
February 28, 2019 Denmark, Finland, France and Norway to Launch Joint Digital Operation This Year
February 27, 2019 Lower Saxony: Cabinet Decision on the Third State Treaty on Gaming
February 26, 2019 Senate Accepts Recommendation for a Dedicated Card for All Gaming Services
February 20, 2019 Finnish Competition Authority to Conduct an Extensive Assessment on the Legitimacy of the Finnish State Operated Gambling Monopoly in 2019
February 5, 2019 The Netherlands – Vote Will be Next Week; Minister Forced to Provide More Details
February 5, 2019 Italian Government Strengthens Gambling Rules
February 5, 2019 The Spanish Online Gambling Market Grew 10.74% in in the Last Quarter of 2018
February 4, 2019 The Federal States Must Soon Agree on New Rules of Gambling
February 1, 2019 New Lobby of Online Gambling Operators Band Together Against the Norwegian Ministry of Culture
February 1, 2019 Slovak Gambling Act to Come Into Effect in March 2019
January 6, 2019 Lotto MV Reports 2018 Sales Up 5.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year
January 4, 2019 Coalition Government in Hesse Has Announced that it May be Able to Single-Handedly Regulate Gambling Law at the State Level

News Archive for CY2018
December 31, 2018 Italy Gambling Data for 2018
December 28, 2018 German Lottery Dispute Could End Up in European Court of Justice (ECJ)
December 20, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System Statement on the Final Report of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis
December 19, 2018 EU Court Again Pronounces Clear Ruling on Lottery Regulation
December 5, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System Publish Its Code of Conduct
December 5, 2018 Lottery Tax Continues to Decline; 4.5% Less Than in the Same Period of 2017
December 5, 2018 Annual Review Reaffirmed Lotto Niedersachsen’s Dedication to Safety Standards and Player Protection
December 11, 2018 The Tender for Italy’s SuperEnalotto Concession to be Published by December 20, New Contract should be Awarded by June 2019
November 27 2018 Danske Lotteri, FDJ, Norsk Tipping, Veikkaus Announce the Establishment of a New Joint Venture Company – LEIA
November 22, 2018 New Swiss Gambling Legislation
September 4, 2018 Lotto Boss Sees Lottery Monopoly in Danger
September 3, 2018 Credit Card Payments for Online Gambling is Strictly Prohibited
August 29, 2018 Lower Saxony Announces Changes to the Gambling Law Again
August 20, 2018 Gaming Machine Turnover Continues to Increase Despite Senate Efforts to Reduce Their Numbers
August 20, 2018 The Swiss Played the Lottery Less in 2017, Revenue Down 6.4 Per Cent
August 15, 2018 Playtech and Kindred Join Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV)
July 25, 2018) Berlin Gaming Machine Tax is Constitutional
July 20, 2018 Cantons Criticize New Lottery and Poker Rules
July 20, 2018 As a Consequence of the Recent Referendum (10.06.2018) Switzerland is about to Reform Its Gambling Law
July 17, 2018 Lotto Baden-Württemberg Report 4.4 Percent Increase for 1H 2018
July 16, 2018 EGBA Statement on Italy’s Proposed Gambling Ban
July 16, 2018 French Government Looks to Camelot to Lead €1.5 Billion Bid for French National Lottery
July 13, 2018 Lotto Chief Expresses Concern about Diminishing Significance of the State Lottery Companies in Germany Given the Increasing Pressure from Illegal Gambling
July 12, 2018 New European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA) Launched
July 11, 2018 LOTTO Niedersachsen Launch New Website
July 10, 2018 Lotteriinspektionen Posts License Application Forms ahead of Market Re-Regulation
July 6, 2018 DCMS Proposes Tenfold Increase in Society Lottery Sales Limit
July 4, 2018 Advertising Standards Authority Ruling on EU Lotto (
July 3, 2018 Slovakia Comptrollers Target Gambling Machines
July 3, 2018 Italian Gambling Advertising Ban Confirmed, Shall the Battle Start?
July 3, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System Welcomes Maltco Lotteries Ltd within the GLMS Family
July 2, 2018 Efficient Measures Against Illegal Black Lotteries
July 1, 2018 Ministry of Finance Looks to Revise Tax on Prizes for Lotteries and Gambling
July 1, 2018 Scratchcard Lottery Craze Grips Bulgaria
June 30, 2018 New Social Lottery to Launch in Germany
June 30, 2018 Tax on Lottery Prizes Raises Less Revenue Than in the Same Period of 2017
June 29, 2018 Government Seeks to Raise Society Lotteries Limit to £100m a Year
June 28, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System and LaLiga Sign Agreement
June 26, 2018 Poland Introduces Changes in Gambling Taxes
June 25, 2018 Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz to Lead the German Lotto and Totoblock from 2019
June 22, 2018 Sweden's Liberalised Gaming Regime to Return Power to the State
June 22, 2018 Consob Approves Playtech’s Snaitech Takeover
June 22, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System Signs Agreement with the Council of Europe to Contribute to Group of Copenhagen’s Monitoring Activities
June 21, 2018 Malta’s Gaming Sector is Worth 10% of the Country's GDP, with Over 280 Gaming Companies with 558 Assigned Licenses
June 21, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System Concludes Agreement with Norwegian Gaming Authority
June 21, 2018 Arcade Operators File Lawsuits to Challenge Gambling Law
June 20, 2018 Swedish Gambling Regulator Lotteriinspektionen Announce Forms to Apply for Gaming Licenses Will be Available from July 10th
June 18, 2018 Swedish Gambling Watchdog Receives a Larger Budget Ahead of New Regulations
June 16, 2018 Di Maio Declares War on Gambling in Italy: "To Ban Any Advertising of Games"
June 14, 2018 Gaming Authority Welcomes Expansion of The Public Administration Probity Screening
June 14, 2018 Norway Finalizes Its List of the Banned Websites
June 13, 2018 Lottovate Nederland Launches Raffld, New Lottery
June 13, 2018 Åland-Based Gambling Company PAF Becomes First International Gambling Company to Introduce Loss Limit
June 12, 2018 Swiss Voters Approve New Money Gaming Act
June 12, 2018 New (draft) Italian AML Obligations for Gaming Operators
June 11, 2018 Swiss Reject Money Proposal, Approve On-Line Casino Gambling
June 8, 2018 Norway Submits New Payment Regulations to Ban iGaming Transactions
June 8, 2018 New Licensing System Introduced on the Swedish Gaming Market (KrU8)
June 8, 2018 Norway Submits New Payment Regulations to Ban iGaming Transactions
June 8, 2018 Money-Laundering, Censorship Fears Fanned in Swiss Gambling Vote
June 7, 2018 Dutch Gaming Authority Loot Boxes Fall Under the Scope of the Act on Games of Chance
June 7, 2018 Court Overturns Ban on Gambling in the Slovak Capital
June 6, 2018 Poland Criticised for Delay in Simplified Online Betting Sign-Ups
June 5, 2018 GLMS President Joins MEPs and Key Stakeholders in Sending Out a Strong Message for the Entry Into Force of the Macolin Convention
June 1, 2018 Kansspelautoriteit Advises Method of Dealing with Complaints about Games of Chance Has Changed
June 1, 2018 Austrian Online Gambling Sector Also Grew Strongly in 2017, Grey Market Huge
June 1, 2018 Finland Ranks Fourth Among the World’s Biggest Gamblers
May 30, 2018 Italians Bet a Total of €8.1 Billion on Football in 2017, Up 33.2% on 2016: FIGC Report
May 30, 2018 GLMS Welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Sports Betting and Recalls the Importance of Measures Against Manipulations of Sport Competitions and Illegal Betting
May 29, 2018 adesso helps LOTTO Thüringen to Launch a New Central Lottery System
May 29, 2018 Opinion: New Gaming Act ‘Will Create a Huge Black Market’
May 29, 2018 German Gambling Hall Operators Fight Back with Lawsuit Against Stricter Regulations
May 29, 2018 Foreign Online Casino Association Contributes to NO Campaign
May 29, 2018 All Efforts to Stall the Introduction of a Provincial Law That Seeks to Ban Slot Machines in Tobacconists, Fails
May 28, 2018 Gaming Law: Foreign Casino Giants Also Benefit from a Yes Vote
May 28, 2018 On the occasion of the Football World Cup, the ARJEL Launches a Prevention Campaign on Social Networks "Betting Must Remain A Game"
May 28, 2018 Global Lottery Monitoring System and the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority Conclude Agreement
May 28, 2018 The Swiss Intergovernmental Conference Supports the New Gambling Law
May 28, 2018 The New Swiss Law Would Enshrine the Online Gaming ‘Status Quo’
May 28, 2018 Lottery Operators M.S.L., Patriot Withdrawn From Sanctions Lists
May 25, 2018 Denmark Benefits from Foreign Online Casinos

News Archive for CY2017
March 6, 2017 Italy’s Gambling Revenue Up 22.3% in 2016
February 22, 2017 Raft Decree of a New Regulation for the Marketing of Electronic Tickets Goes on Public Exhibition
January 18, 2017 TI Claim Two Dozen Foreign Firms Offer Online Gambling in the Czech Republic Illegally


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