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News Archive for CY2021
August 7, 2021 Federal Government Approached Gambling Giant for Potential Vaccine Lotto: Report
January 18, 2021 State Lotteries to Increase the Return to Players Percentage by 1.5 Percent

News Archive for CY2020
October 30, 2020 China National Lottery Sales Down 1.5% in September 2020, Compared to the Same Period Last Year (Full Report)
September 16, 2020 Government Lottery Office Urged to Create a Mobile App to Enable Players to Purchase Tickets
September 16, 2020 Lottery Sales in H1 Hit 15-Year High Amid Virus Fallout
Sept 1, 2020 Pandemic Contributes to Mark Six Turnover Falling 39% to HK$5.1 Billion
Sept 1, 2020 CHINA: In 2019, CYN422.053 Billion of Lottery Tickets Were Issued and Sold Nationwide
July 27, 2020 China Ministry of Finance Report National Lottery Sales for June 2020
July 31, 2020 New Zealand’s RITA Finalises TAB NZ Transition
July 31, 2020 Lotto NZ Expects a Sales Decline of 8.4 Percent for the FY2020/2021
July 20, 2020 Asian Racing Federation Boosts Fight Against Illegal Betting with Former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner and Interpol Expert
July 20, 2020 China Ministry of Finance Release National Lottery Sales fpr June 2020 -- CYN33.570 Billion of Lottery Tickets Sold Nationwide in June Down 3.4% Year-on-Year
July 7, 2020 Singapore’s State-Owned Lottery Operator Resumes Sports Betting, Sees Online Betting Upturn
July 7, 2020 New Tax Reform in India for Lotteries, Game Shows, Betting and Racing
July 7, 2020 Resumed Lottery Sales Receive Good Response
July 1, 2020 Medellín Lottery Launch a New Prize Plan That Increases the Chances of Winning
July 1, 2020 Cash-Strapped Andhra Government Reportedly Exploring the Feasibility of Launching a State-Run Lottery
June 29, 2020 Chinese Lotteries Concessionaire Sees Massive Year-on-Year Jump in Assets in 2019
June 9, 2020 New Gaming Inspection Chief Sworn In
June 9, 2020 The Online Gambling Industry is Experiencing a Boom in India
June 8, 2020 Macau Gaming Taxes Collected in Jan-May Drop 56 Percent Year-on-Year
June 8, 2020 PCSO Rolls Back Lotto Ticket Price
June 4, 2020 Latest Statistics Show the Impact of the Cut in the Maximum Stake on FOBTs Was Nowhere Near What the Betting Industry Claimed - Gamban
June 4, 2020 The Star Casio Signs Deal with the State Government for Sole Rights To Operate Gaming Machines for the Next 21 Years
June 2, 2020 Eleven Consumers Win NT$10 Million in March-April Uniform Invoice Lottery
June 2, 2020 Government to Discuss Aid for Lottery and Street Vendors
June 1, 2020 Online Gaming in India Expected to Reach CAGR of 47% by End of Fiscal Year 2022
June 1, 2020 Macau Gaming Revenues Fall 93 Percent Year-on-Year in May
June 1, 2020 Betting on Pink: The Enduring Appeal of Hainan’s Illegal ‘Private Lottery’

News Archive for CY2019
May 3, 2019 Spotlight on: Raffles
April 30, 2019 Income Tax Department Names Prominent Lottery Industry Leader Martin Santiago a Person of Interest
April 18, 2019 Newsagents and Lottery Retailers to Benefit from Merger
April 17, 2019 Online Operator Skirts Foreign Lotto Ban to Offer $1 Billion Jackpot
April 17, 2019 Two Industry Bodies Merge to Strengthen Newsagents and Lottery Retailers
April 9, 2019 Notwithstanding Other Forms of Gambling, Goan Males Still Prefer Lottery: Study
March 24, 2019 Commission Rules in Favour of Lottoland; Finds Sri Lankan Man was Ineligible to Enter an Australian Lottery
March 13, 2019 New Remuneration Model for over 3,800 Lottery Retailers
March 11, 2019 Play for Real Money with Instant Scratch-Its Monopoly
March 4, 2019 Lottery Tickets to Get New Security Features
March 3, 2019 Negotiations on GST Rates for Lottery Tickets Have Reached a Stalemate
March 2, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Up 25.1 Percent in January
February 25, 2019 India's Real Money Gaming Market is Seeing a Paradigm Shift
February 23, 2019 Kerala Says it Will Block Any Move to Alter Lottery Tax System
February 18, 2019 Ministerial Panel Favours Uniform Tax On Lottery, GST Council to Decide Rate on February 20
January 31, 2019 BNU Signs Agreement with Local Instant Lottery and Sports Betting Gaming Concessionaire Macau Slot to Sync Account Transfers
January 26, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Up 8.4 Percent in December
January 23, 2019 Regional Task Force Study Reveals Illegal Gaming Set to Top $2 Billion
January 22, 2019 Korea’s 2018 Lotto Sales Mark 15Year High
January 20, 2019 Australian Firm Cleared to Pursue Thermal Paper Deal with Lottery Office
January 17, 2019 Australian Lottery Agents Reported to be Considering Lodging a Complaint with Competition Regulator Over Lottolands Controversial New products
January 17, 2019 eLottery System Launches in Sri Lanka
January 16, 2019 GST Panel to Study Uniform Tax Rate for Lottery
January 15, 2019 Taiwan Sports Lottery Sales Rise Over 30% in 2018
January 14, 2019 No Decision Taken on GST Rate Reduction on Lotteries; Matter Referred to GoM
January 14, 2019 No Decision Taken on GST Rate Reduction on Lotteries; Matter Referred to GoM
January 14, 2019 Australian Regulatory Authorities to Investigate Lottoland’s Exotic New Betting Product

News Archive for CY2018
December 31, 2018 Wing Hing Lottery Concession to be Extended Until Dec, 2019
December 8, 2018 Lottery Department Considering Introducing QR Codes to Track Lottery Tickets
November 24, 2018 China's Lottery Sales Up 12.2 Percent in October
September 28, 2018 Lottery Companies Cry Foul Over CGST Action
September 26, 2018 Mainland China’s August Lottery Sales Up 19.2pct
September 25, 2018 China’s Ministry of Finance Issues Announcement on Prohibiting the Sale of Lottery Tickets Online
September 21, 2018 Mainland China Lottery Sales Jump 62pct in July
September 19, 2018 Government Plans to Penalise Consumers Who Bet on Synthetic Lotteries in Sweeping Ban
September 17, 2018 China Lottery Sales Rise 4% in July
September 19, 2018 State Government to Introduce Measures to Ban Synthetic Lottery Services
September 14, 2018 Fifth Official in Last Two Years Investigated for Lottery Corruption
September 7, 2018 Lottery Most Popular Gambling Category for Australians
September 4, 2018 China Bans Online Lotteries; No Chance of Near-Term Renewal
September 3, 2018 Australia Takeover of NZ TAB on the Cards
September 3, 2018 Successful Bid Announced for Guangdong Welfare Lottery’s Scanner Project
August 25, 2018 The Government of Kerala Will Launch a New Lottery, to Raise Funds for Rebuilding the Flood-Ravaged State
August 24, 2018 Small Town Lottery vs Lotto Sales Heat Up
August 23, 2018 Strong Line Up in Bid to Curb Online Lotteries
August 20, 2018 Illegal Apps Involving Fake Lottery Sale and Gambling Removed from Apple Store, but Loopholes Remain
August 15, 2018 China's Gaming Sector in Disarray after Beijing Hits Pause on all Platforms in Major Shake-Up
August 7, 2018 What Life is REALLY Like for Our Set for Life First Prize Winners!
August 1, 2018 Win for Lottery Argents After NSW Government and Tabcorp Extend MoU
July 25, 2018 China Reports National Lottery Sales for 1H 2018 at CYN245.198 Billion an Increase of 19.6% Y-o-Y
July 18, 2018 China Sports Lottery Administration Centre Report Total Sales for the World Cup at CNY46.38 Billion
July 16, 2018 Government Suspends Draws By Four Private Lottery Distributors
July 11, 2018 Expansion of Popular Electronic Gaming Options Being Considered by the WA Government as part of the Potential Sale of Its State Totalisator Agency Board
July 6, 2018 National Lotteries Board is on Track to Make Lottery History
July 5, 2018 Malaysian Punters Rush to Bet on 4-D Numbers Linked to Former-PM Najib Corruption Case
July 5, 2018 Malaysian Number Forecast Operators Boosted by Tax Holiday
July 4, 2018 Changes to the Gambling Regulation Act: Access to Cash in Gaming Venues
July 4, 2018 Chinese Gamblers Expected to Bet a Staggering 50 Billion Yuan ($10 billion) on World Cup
July 2, 2018 AHA Welcomes Synthetic Lottery and Kenoland Ban
July 1, 2018 Macau Gross Gaming Revenue up 12.5 Percent Y-on-Y in June 2018
July 1, 2018 Red Card to Lotteries
July 1, 2018 Government Seeks Assistance for Crime Branch to Monitor Lottery Sales
June 29, 2018 Parliament Approved Landmark Laws Prohibiting Operating Lottery-Betting Websites
June 29, 2018 Mainland China’s Lottery Sales Grew 7.9 Percent in May
June 28, 2018 Statement: Lottoland Australia Here To Stay
June 27, 2018 Macau Revenue from Gaming Tax (Jan to May) Up 20.4 Percent Y-o-Y
June 25, 2018 The Real Gambling Behaviours of Australians
June 25, 2018 Gambling Regulations in Asia
June 20, 2018 AGTech Enters Strategic Cooperation with Jiangsu Province Sports Lottery Administration Centre
June 20, 2018 International Companies Now Allow Betting On Hong Kong Lottery from Overseas
June 19, 2018 AGTech’s Lottery Terminal Wins Another Hardware Bid in Henan Province
June 19, 2018 Kerala Lotteries Posts 22% Growth in 2017-18, Profit Grows Marginally
June 18, 2018 Increase in Mobile Betting Drives Growth in Online Wagering
June 18, 2018 World Cup Craze Lights-Up China’s Lottery Sector, with Rising Underground Bets, Fraud Cases
June 16, 2018 Vietnam Moves To Allow Sports Betting as World Cup Kicks-Off
June 16, 2018 Fantasy Sports to Have 100 Million Users in India by 2019
June 13, 2018 NSW Government Plans New Online Gambling Tax
June 12, 2018 State Finances Watchdog Has Detected Serious Irregularities in the Conduct of State Lotteries
June 11, 2018 Lottoland Pays Out €90 Million World Record Online Win
June 10, 2018 Lottoland to Make Fortuna Jackpot ILS Claim after EUR 90 Million Win
June7, 2018 Thousands Sign Petition in Support of Overseas Lotteries
June 6, 2018 AGTech's New Lottery Terminal Wins Hardware Bids in Three Provinces
June 5, 2018 ACT Government Introduce “Point of Consumption” Tax
June 5, 2018 State Governments Profit to the Tune of Nearly Rs 3,950 Crore from GST on Lotteries
June 3, 2018 DraftKings Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Product in Australia
June 1, 2018 Guangzhou Lottnal Terminal Company Wins Hunan and Guanxi Lottery Terminal Bids
June 1, 2018 Macau Casinos Post 12 Percent Revenue Gain in May
May 31, 2018 Mainland China’s Lottery Sales Jump 9 Percent in April
May 30, 2018 Government Spends 1.7 Trillion Won Earned from Lottery Sales on Public Projects in 2017
May 30, 2018 The World's Second Largest Lottery is Set to Become Even Bigger
May 30, 2018 A Total of 15 Lucky Receipts Carry the Winning Number for the NT$10 Million Special Prize in March and April Receipt Lottery Draw
May 28, 2018 Taiwan's Grand Lottery Jackpot Expected to Hit NT$800 Million
May 28, 2018 Convenience Store Shopper Buys NT$20 Bottled Water, Wins NT$10 Million Taiwan Receipt Lottery Jackpot
May 28, 2018 Lottery Operators M.S.L., Patriot Withdrawn From Sanctions Lists
May 25, 2018 NSW Gaming Regulator Probing Tatts-Funded Lottoland Campaign That May Have Breached Its Licence Obligations
May 25, 2018 Facial Recognition Being Trialled to Block Problem Gamblers from Pubs and Clubs
April 12, 2018 Mumbai Lottery Centre Issues Fake Receipts, Six Held
March 1, 2018 Lottery for Modicare? A CEO's Idea to Garner Funds for the Proposed Scheme
February 15, 2018 Kerala State Lotteries Department to Telecast Draws Live
January 2, 2018 Fortuna Entertainment Regulatory Announcement in Connection with Fortbet Takeover Offer

News Archive for CY2017
September 17, 2017 Investigators Report Interstate Lottery Tickets do Not Conform to Lotteries Act
September 4, 2017 Opposition Party Calls for CBI Probe Into Irregularities in State Lottery
August 31, 2016 Korean Lottery Sales Rise 6.9% On-Year in H1
August 24, 2017 Mizoram Lottery Irregularities: Home Ministry Had Warned State to ‘Take Urgent Action’
August 21, 2017 Lottery Association Appeals to Government to Exempt Lottery Tickets from 28 Percent Tax Bracket
August 10, 2017 Kerala Threatens Mizoram Lottery Director with Legal Action for Violation of the Central Lotteries Act
July 30, 2017 CPM Oppose Minister’s Move to Get Rid of Mizoram Lottery
July 27, 2017 Sale of Mizoram Lottery Tickets in Kerala is Illegal: Minister
July 27, 2017 Interstate Lotteries Have Made a Return to Kerala
July 16, 2017 Government Yet to Approve Draft Gaming Commission Rules
June 14, 2017 Inside India’s Gigantic Lottery Business, Which is Estimated to be Worth over Rs 7,000 Crore Annually
April 28, 2017 State Lottery Tickets to Get High-End Security Features
April 8, 2017 Punjab’s Paper Lottery Thrives
March 30, 2017 Sikkim High Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Service Tax on Lottery Distributors, Surprisingly Holds Service Tax on Lottery Sales Non-Ascertainable
March 16, 2017 Fortuna to Take Over Penta's Romanian Lottery for EUR 47m
March 11, 2017 Chief Minister Announces More Security Features for Lottery Tickets
March 9, 2017 Fortuna Entertainment Group Announce Preliminary Unaudited Financial Results for 2016
March 3, 2017 Has North Korea Sanctioned a Sports Lottery
February 26, 2017 Lotteries Department to Start Live Telecast of Draw Procedures
February 23, 2017 MP Submits Motion to Raise State Lottery Jackpots by Ten Per Cent
February 23, 2017 Fortuna Entertainment Group Will Become New Market Leader in Romania, Expands Into Croatia and Spain
February 16, 2017 The New Georgian Lottery Has a Chance to Become a Major Financial Asset
February 12, 2017 Lottery Tickets to Get Currency Note Features
February 6, 2017 Azerbaijan State Lottery Chooses SBTech as its Platform and Sportsbook Supplier
February 4, 2016 South Korea's Lottery Sales Hit 12-Year High in 2015
January 24, 2017 Korean Lotto Sales Reach New Record in 2016
January 20, 2016 More Than Half of S. Koreans Buy Lottery Tickets: poll
January 9, 2017 Lotteries Included in New Amendments to the Tax Code


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