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News 2018
September 15, 2018 Ondo State Government Pledges Better Atmosphere for Lottery, Sports Betting Operators
August 29, 2018 Lottotech to Launch Second Weekly Draw from September 5
August 28, 2018 SA Lotto as Popular as Ever – But How Does It Compare with the Biggest Lotteries of the World?
August 20, 2018 The Government Increased the Tax Rate on Gross Profits for Sports Betting Firms, Lotteries from 7.5 Per Cent to 35 Per Cent
August 17, 2018 Unfavourable Business Climate Killing Lottery Industry, Says Stakeholders
August 10, 2018 Lottery Agents Union Concerned at the Alarming Number of Firms Leaving the Industry
August 6, 2018 Communications Commission and National Lottery Sign Revised MoU on Electronic Lottery System
July 11, 2018 Lottery Brand Marks One Year Anniversary, Reiterates Commitment to Good Causes
July 6, 2018 Nigerian Instant-Win Lottery Company Produce More Winners
July 4, 2018 Federal Government to Diversify Economy Through Lottery – SGF
June 28, 2018 Online Gaming Company Launch ‘Super Lotto’ with a Promise to Ensure Players Win N9bn Every Year
June 26, 2018 Gaming Giant Rolls-Out New Game Changing Betting Product in Kenyan Market
June 25, 2018 Veteran’s Association Surrenders Control of VAG Lottery to National Lottery Authority
June 24, 2018 Lottotech Takes Over the Management of the Green Lottery
June 20, 2018 Mauritius National Lottery Operator Lottotech to Introduce First Online Lottery
June 14, 2018 Betting, Lottery and Gaming Firms Hit With Steep Penalties
June 11, 2018 LOT.TO Powers Gambia's First Nationwide Lottery
June 6, 2018 Nigeria Reduces Tax on Amusement Equipment Imports
June 5, 2018 Lotto Licence Feud Rages
June 1, 2018 Government Suspends the Import of Gambling Machines
June 1, 2018 Gaming Machine Operators Threaten Officials with Legal Action over Ongoing Crackdown
June 1, 2018 MPs Reject Proposal to Review Gaming Tax
May 29, 2018 Imperial Gaming to Launch Super Lotto, e-Games
May 29, 2018 Firm to Launch Online Super Lotto
April. 19, 2018 Government Pledges Support for Gaming Commission
April. 19, 2018 Lotto Marketing Companies Have a Role to Create Jobs: Super 4 Intelec Chairman
March 13, 2018 Conflict of Interest Raised in Awarding National Lotteries Authority Contracts
March 13, 2018 National Lottery Authority is Again Embroiled in Controversy
March 12, 2018 Lottery Agents Call For Increased Commission
February 22, 2018 Ghana Lotto Operators Association Lauds NLA For PPP Initiative
January 30, 2018 Ithubu Give Players A Hundred-and-Five Million Ways to Banish ‘JanuWorry’


News 2017
November 22, 2017 National Lottery Authority Embarks on Massive Reforms and Innovations
November 22, 2017 Government to Abolish Tax on Lotteries
October 5, 2017 Gaming Commission Engages Stakeholders on Best Ways to Harness the Industries’ Potential
August 30, 2017 National Lottery Authority to Wave Taxes on Lotto Wins
August 8, 2017 National Lottery Authority Calls on All Unlicensed Lotto Operators to Meet with the Authority to License Their Operations
July 25, 2017 National Lottery Authority to Scrap Lottery Tax
July 25, 2017 National Lottery Authority Says Taxes on Lotto to be Scrapped
July 21, 2017 Minister Appoints New Gaming Commission Board
July 12, 2017 Call to Establish Lotto Commission to Regulate Lotto Business
March 21, 2017 Member of Parliament Urges Strict Enforcement of Gaming Laws
March 21, 2017 Call for Ghana Olympic Committee President to Push for a Sports Lottery
March 8, 2017 The Gambling Authority Has Begun the Process Towards Selecting an Operator for the Botswana National Lottery
February 21, 2017 Tax from Betting Firms Tripled in Two Years
February 19, 2017 Betting Control and Licensing Board Rejects Tax Proposals in Bill
February 17, 2017 Gaming Operators Call on MPs to Defer Debate on Contentious Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Amendment Bill
February 16, 2017 Revenue Authority Targets Betting, Lottery, Gaming Firms to Raise Revenue
January 26, 2017 ‘Goma Lotto’ to Launch on Friday
January 23, 2017 Another International Betting Firm Showing Interest in the Kenyan Gambling Market
January 22, 2017 Kenya Stops the Importation of Gaming Equipment, Machines and Devices
January 18, 2017 Betting Firms Oppose Amendments to Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act
January 17, 2017 Lotto Marketing Companies Call for the Government to Formalise Operations of Illegal Lotto Operators
January 9, 2017 Betting, Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill Would Stifle Sports
January 4, 2017 Pambazuka Lottery Unveils Kenya’s Latest Millionaires


News Archive for CY2016
December 10, 2016 Government Orders Lottery Firms to Deposit Advertised Jackpot Amount in Bank
December 9, 2016 State Lotteries Board to Get New Framework: CEO
October 10, 2016 1960Bet Set to Revolutionize Sports Betting
October 4, 2016 Minister Releases National Gambling Amendment Bill for Discussion
September 20, 2016 Gidani Loses Bid to Appeal Lotto Case
August 29, 2016 Gidani in Renewed Bid to Wrest Lottery Licence from Ithuba
July 26, 2016 Kenya’s SportPesa Sign Sponsorship Deal with Hull City
July 14, 2016 Commission Attributes Negative Sentiments About Lottery to Ignorance
July 11, 2016 Kingdom Lottery Launch Sports Pool Betting
July 1, 2016 National Lottery Authority Introduce ‘Machine Numbers Game’
June 29, 2016 National Lotteries Sponsorship a Boost for Team SA
June 29, 2016 State Government Sign MoU with Digital Gaming Systems to Launch Lotto Company
June 28, 2016 Legal Framework of Lottery Business in Nigeria
June 21, 2016 Provincial Licensing Board Issue First Two Online Gambling Licences
June 8, 2016 Kenyans Face a Steep Rise in Lottery and Gambling Taxes to Finance the Country’s Widening Budget Deficit
June 7, 2016 Smart Devices Enlarge Lotto Customer Base
June 5, 2016 Leading Nigerian Lotto Company Launch Online Application for Players
June 2, 2016 Senate Looks to Amending the National Lottery Act 2005 to Bring in More Revenue
May 31, 2016 New Tax on Lotto Winnings
May 30, 2016 Betway Group Offering the Ghanaian Market a New and Innovative Mobile/Web Based Betting for Sports Fans
May 20, 2016 Council Introduces Tax on Sports Betting
May 20, 2016 Lottery Ticket Price to Increase as of Next Week
May 20, 2016 Nigeria to Revitalize Lottery Industry: Vice-President
May 17, 2016 Gidani Does Not Accept Pretoria High Court Lottery Judgment, "Very Likely" to Appeal
May 17, 2016 South Africa: Minister on Third National Lottery Licence Court Judgment
May 16, 2016 Gaming Board of Zimbabwe is Expected to Release Updated Regulations Within the Next Few Months
May 16, 2016 National Lottery Operator Announce Modified Lotto Game Is All About Winning More
May 13, 2016 Lottery Commission Says Court Victory Frees it to Focus on the Public Good
May 13, 2016 Pretoria High Court Dismisses Gidani’s Licence Application
April 20, 2016 National Lottery Commission Moves Against Illegal Operators
April 10, 2016 Stakeholders in Nigerian Lottery Industry Chart New Course
April 8, 2016 Namibia Ponders Establishing a State Lottery to Tackle Poverty
April 5, 2016 Namibian President Outlines Plan to Investigate the Establishment of a State Lottery
April 5, 2016 Gambling Operators Confused by New Regulations
April 5, 2016 South Africa Release Final National Gambling Policy
March 13, 2016 Province Ponders New Gambling Tax Levy for Casinos
March 7, 2016 Gidani Loses Its Battle to Regain the Lottery
February 1, 2016 Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Angola's Betting and Gambling Industry


News Archive for CY2015
December 15, 2015 Premierbet Launch Online Sports Betting Website
December 10, 2015 South Africa's Gambling Revenues Projected to Rise to R30 Billion in 2019: PwC Report
December 6, 2015 Government Losing Revenue as Lottery Commission Shuns Sports Betting
December 4, 2015 Powerball Gets a Boost
December 1, 2015 Trade Lotteries, Media Attacks, Unjustified Litigation Are all Taking Their Toll on the Country’s Robust Lottery Industry
November 26, 2015 National Lotteries Commission Pleads with Government to Protect Its Mandated Monopoly from Illegal Lotteries
November 24, 2015 National Lotteries Commission (NLC) to Announce Beneficiaries
November 10, 2015 State Government Puts Illegal Lottery Operators on Notice
October 31, 2015 Ten Year Anniversary of Lottery Regulation in Nigeria
October 9, 2015 Court Dismisses LCCI Suit Against Lottery Agencies
October 7, 2015 SA Lottery Offers Retailers Paperless Option
October 1, 2015 Revenue Authority to Introduce Lottery to Increase Tax Compliance
September 30, 2015 Soccabet Launch Officially in Ghana
September 22, 2015 Zimbabwe Experiencing Transformation of Gambling Industry
September 17, 2015 Lotto Company Offers Credit to Entice Players
September 14, 2015 Patrons to Pay 17.5% VAT on Betting Services
September 11, 2015 Gidani Vows to Continue Appeal for Lottery Licence
September 10, 2015 NLRC Grants Licence To Indigenous Lottery Firm
September 8, 2015 National Lottery Licence Battle Nears End in Court
September 4, 2015 Egypt's Finance Ministry to Issue Receipt Lottery
August 19, 2015 Battle for South Africa National Lottery Licence Continues
August 17, 2015 Regulators Bullish about Reintroduction of National Lottery

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