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Vol. 91 No.1 - Monday April 6, 2020



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President Trump Signs the CARES Act


Today, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The $2 trillion bipartisan relief package – the largest in U.S. history – delivers essential support that the American Gaming Association (AGA) fought to secure for gaming employees, communities, and businesses.


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KY Lottery Board Holds Meeting via Videoconference

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- Today’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors was held with an abbreviated agenda via videoconference, in response to the Governor’s call for social distancing.

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Veikkaus Continues to Keep Arcades and Slot Machines Closed

FINLAND -- Veikkaus continues to keep you own playgrounds and spaced out machines closed. On Friday, March 13, the company announced that its own playgrounds and slot machines will be closed until March 31


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Arizona Lottery Gives Retailers Coping with COVID-19 a Licensing Lift

PHOENIX, Arizona – As part of the Arizona Lottery’s ongoing efforts to help our valued retailers as they deal with the difficulties associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gambling Commission Issues Advice to Consumers on How Gambling Companies Should Keep You Safe While Betting Online

BIRMINGHAM, GB -- In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the government’s latest requirement to stay at home, more people will be engaging with online gambling websites. We have already issued new advice to all licensed gambling companies and outlined our ongoing expectations on them to keep consumers safe.

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Scientific Games and Abacus Solutions Partner on Technology for Lottery Sales in Retail Check-Out Lanes

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces a partnership with Abacus Solutions International Group ("Abacus") on a secure solution for shoppers to purchase lottery draw and instant games in retail checkout lanes.

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Svenska Spel Group is Implementing Measures in Response to the Corona Virus

VISBY, Sweden -- Svenska Spel implements measures due to the corona virus's effects on parts of the group. The measures include short-term work within Svenska Spel Sport & Casino AB, where canceled games and sporting events have had a major impact on the range of sports games

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New Jersey Lottery Walk-in Claims Desk Remains Temporarily Closed due to Public Health Emergency

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Lottery’s front office remains temporarily closed for the collection of walk-in claims. The front office will remain closed through at least April 17 while we review and revise our protocols for paying claims.

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Georgia Lottery Provides Operational Update

ATLANTA, Georgia -- Georgia Lottery officials today provided an operational update, including information on how to claim prizes and how to play during this period.

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Online Gaming Booms as Virus Lockdowns Keep Millions at Home

FRANCE -- When two Spanish footballers took to the controls of “FIFA 20” after the coronavirus pandemic saw their La Liga match cancelled, a stadium-sized virtual audience watched online

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N.C. Education Lottery to Extend Temporary Closing of Its Claim Centers

RALEIGH, NC – To help protect the safety of lottery players, employees and the public during the coronavirus outbreak and per the Governor’s Executive Order 121, the N.C. Education Lottery is extending the temporary closing of its Claim Centers until further notice.

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iGaming Provides the Silver Lining

GURUGRAM, India -- We all are passing through a phase that has no precedence in modern history involving all countries and industries. It has generated a lot of uncertainty and dampened the spirit of the players, operators and technology providers

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Sportradar Unveils Simulated Reality Product Range as AI Technology Drives New Sports Betting Offering

LONDON, UK- In the ongoing absence of live sports, Sportradar, a global provider of sports content and intelligence, today has announced the launch of Simulated Reality, an AI-driven product for professional sports matches, which will be made available to customers within its existing portfolio of events.

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El Salvador National Lottery Signs Agreement with University

El Salvador -- A letter of understanding was signed at the Engineering Library of the University of El Salvador (UES) between the National Lottery of Charity of El Salvador and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the UES.

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European Gambling Associations Issue Guidance on Safer Online Gambling and Responsible Advertising

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- With increasing global concern about the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health, safety and well-being of the general public is of utmost concern.

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WestLotto CEO's Contract Extended for Another Five Years

MÜNSTER, Germany - In its meeting today, the supervisory board of the North Rhine-Westphalian lottery company WestLotto decided to prematurely extend the contract of managing director Christiane Jansen by five years.

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CAIXA Announces Changes to Lottery Draws

BRAZIL-- CAIXA reported this week that due to restrictions adopted throughout Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be changes in some drawings of its lotteries

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