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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


News Archive for CY2016
December 26, 2016 State Government Launch Digital Lottery Schemes in a Bid to Boost Cashless Transactions
December 20, 2016 Vietnamese Lottery Chief Held
December 19, 2016 Nagaland State Lotteries Issues India’s First Online Skill Games License
December 19, 2016 New-Look Lottery Tickets To Hit Stands Soon
December 17, 2016 New Anti-Commercial Gambling Department Will Monitor Gambling Activities
December 13, 2016 Subjecting Lotteries to GST Could Cost the State Rs.4,000 Core Annually
December 8, 2016 Four Lottery Distributors Short-Change Mizoram Government of Rs 11,808 Crore Revenue
November 15, 2016 Government Suspends the Printing of Lottery Tickets
November 11, 2016 Lottery Sellers Hit by Withdrawal of Higher Denomination Currency Notes
November 7, 2016 State Lotteries Post Robust Growth
November 6, 2016 Probe Ordered Into Forgery of Kerala Lottery Tickets
October 25, 2015 South Korea's Nanum Lotto in Talks to Export Its Lottery System.
October 25, 2016 Maharashtra Government Takes Action to Collect Nearly Rs 1,000 Crore from Six Lottery Firms for Alleged Tax Default
October 21, 2016 Allegation: National Lottery Winning Numbers Being Manipulated
October 22, 2016 Task Force to Probe Illegal 3 Digit Number Lottery Scam in Kerala
October 20, 2016 Betting Company Fortuna Becomes New Partner of Czech FA
October 20, 2016 Petition Filed Against Single-Digit Lottery
October 18, 2016 Illegal Three Digit Lottery is Reported to be Rampant in Kerala
September 20, 2016 Maharashtra Government Responds to High Court Order in Online Lottery Case
September 11, 2016 National Lotteries Board Suspends Ticket Printing Contract
October 10, 2016 Ministry of Finance Announce Tender for License to Organize the Georgia National Lottery
September 9, 2016 High Court Instructs Maharashtra Government to Either Reply to Public Interest Litigation or Close Online Lotteries
August 31, 2016 Korean Lottery Sales Rise 6.9% On-Year in H1
August 25, 2016 Fortuna‘s Amounts Staked Grew 24.2% to EUR 511.6 Million in the First Half of 2016
August 25, 2016 Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. Sign Playtech Contract
August 24, 2016 Lottery Conglomerate Launch New Technology Arm in Noida
August 7, 2016 Senior Police Officers Called to Appear Before CBI Inquiry Into Lottery Scandal
August 4, 2016 All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) to Address the Needs of the Gaming Sector
July 22, 2016 Vietnam’s First-Ever Computerized ‘Mega 6/45’ Lotto Game was Launched on Monday
July 18, 2016 Berjaya Corp Joint Venture Launch Mega 6/45 Lotto Jackpot Game in Vietnam
July 18, 2016 Malaysia’s Berjaya Corp’s Lottery, Gaming Business Expanding at a Rapid Pace
July 6, 2016 Cyprus Appoints Experts to Advise on Possible State Lottery Privatisation
July 4, 2016 Lottery Promotor Asks High Court to Declare Invalid Enforcement Directorate’s Decision to Seize Asserts
June 27, 2016 State to Allocate KGS10 Million for Promotional Lottery
June 27, 2016 Tax Revenue from Gambling Sector Gains 4% in 2015
June 18, 2016 Audit Report Indicates Anomalies in Sport Lottery Scheme
June 15, 2016 Allegation That Congress-NCP Neglected to Act on Confidential Report Detailing Illegal Lottery Racket
June 14, 2016 Claim the Congress-NCP Government Flouted Central Guidelines for Lottery Operations
June 8, 2016 Printing Error Leaves Winning Scratch-Card Holders Without Prize Money
May 24, 2016 Listed Gaming Firm Sets P100-M Capex for Expansion of Lotto and Keno-Network Outlets
May 4, 2016 Fortuna Accepted Bets of EUR 251.7 Million Up 26.3% in the First Quarter of 2016
May 23, 2016 Maharashtra Government Contemplating Legalizing Casinos
May 22, 2016 State Government Appoint Panel to Consider Legalising Offshore Gambling
May 22, 2016 Lottery Agent Files Official Complaint Against former Chief Minister
May 18, 2016 Telecom Company Launch New Online Khmer Lottery
May 18, 2016 Telecom Company Launch New Online Khmer Lottery
May 17, 2016 Minister Says Ministry Not Burdened By Online Gambling Issue
May 15, 2016 President-elect Vows to Rid the Country of Illegal Lotteries and Other Forms of Illegal Gambling
May 8, 2016 Public-Interest Litigation Filed for Banning Online Lotteries
May 7, 2016 Vietnam Cracks Down on Gaming Sector; Ministry to Review and Closely Control Online Gaming Services
May 4, 2016 Parliament Proposes Tougher Penalties for Holding Unlicensed Lotteries
April 28, 2016 Azerbaijan’s State Lottery Monopoly Remains Profitable, Despite Difficult Economic Conditions of 2015
April 21, 2016 Major Horse Racing Operator is Calling on the Government to Reduce Taxes
April 20, 2016 Nagaland is the First State in India to Legalise Online Gaming Websites
April 9, 2016 Enforcement Directorate Claim Lottery Conspiracy Cost State Government Rs. 4,500 Crore in Lost Revenue
April 9, 2016 Bhutan Lottery is to be Re-launched as a State Owned Enterprise
April 2, 2016 Government Seeks to Ban Online Lottery Firms from Outside the State Selling Tickets in Maharashtra
April 1, 2016 Legislative Assembly to Legalise Online Betting; Wagering on Poker, Rummy and Virtual Sports
March 27, 2016 Lotteries, the One Confirmed Source of Finance for the State
March 21, 2016 Government Lottery Sales Tipped to Reach Nearly $1 Billion in FY2015-16
March 19, 2016 Legislative Assembly Pass Bill Regulating Online Games of Skill
March 17, 2016 Government Takes Credit for Increase in Kerala Lottery Tickets Sales
March 17, 2016 Chief Minister Refutes Allegations That Lottery Ticket Printing was Being Handed Over to Private Companies
March 13, 2016 State Lotteries Defends New Ticket Printing Contract
March 12, 2016 Opposition Leader Calls for State Lottery Ticket Printing Contract to be Cancelled
March 9, 2016 Fortuna Entertainment Group (FEG) Announce Preliminary Unaudited Financial Results for 2015
March 4, 2016 Gambling Control Transferred to Newly-Established Financial Market Control Chamber
March 1, 2016 Taxes from Gaming and Lottery Winnings Remain Untouched in Finance Bill
February 27, 2016 Government Approves Additional Lottery Draws
February 18, 2016 China Vanguard Report Significant Decline in Revenue Contributions from the Group’s Lottery-Related Operations
February 16, 2016 Cambodia Approves Gaming Legislation to Attract MSAR Investors
February 5, 2016 Draft Decree Provides for Establishing a State Lottery Company in the Republic
February 4, 2016 South Korea's Lottery Sales Hit 12-Year High in 2015
January 27, 2016 Fortuna Entertainment Group Release Pre-Close Trading Update 2015
January 20, 2016 More Than Half of S. Koreans Buy Lottery Tickets: poll
January 20, 2016 Berjaya Group Secures US$210 Million Lottery Contract in Vietnam
January 5, 2016 Panel Recommends Legalising Betting with Strong Safeguards and Criminalising Match and Spot Fixing
January 4, 2016 China LotSynergy Launch  Cambodian Welfare Lottery Instant Scratch Card Logistics Management and Price Claim System

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