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Lottery Prices to Rise Following Government’s VAT Increase

January 27, 2020 |

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — The price of six weekly lotteries will be increased from Rs. 30 to Rs. 40. The price of Karunya lottery, priced at Rs. 50, will be brought down to Rs. 40. It has also been decided to […]

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Lottery Players May Have Mandatory Identification to Prevent Money Laundering

January 26, 2020 |

Lottery bets from Caixa Econômica Federal can now be identified with the bettor’s Individual Taxpayer Number (CPF). BRAZIL (January 23, 2020) — “It is no surprise that lottery prizes have been used as an instrument for money laundering in Brazil. This […]

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German Lottery Report Sports Betting Players Suspected of Money Laundering

January 26, 2020 |

SAXONY-ANHALT, Germany — Exceptionally high stakes in the sports betting Oddset in the Zerbst area have come to the attention of the Lotto investigation committee in the state parliament, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported Friday. According to DPA on Friday, the parliamentarians […]

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La Quiniela Chaqueña Celebrates 46 Years of Its First Edition

January 26, 2020 |

CHACO PROVINCE, Argentina — The Chaqueña Lottery Directory highlighted the validity of the Official Quiniela as the most popular product among the public of the entire province, while pondering the work done by the workers in the area and the […]

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Hawaiian State Senators Propose Bills to Legalized Gambling

January 26, 2020 |

HAWAII — According to local media reports a pair of state Senate bills hope to legalize gambling in Hawaii in order to provide funding for necessary programs state-wide. Senate Bill 850 — which was carried over from the 2019 legislative […]

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Legendary AFL Coach Has Called for a National Lottery for Bushfire Relief and Recovery

January 26, 2020 |

VICTORIA, Australia — According to local media reports legendary AFL coach Kevin Sheedy has called for a national lottery to supercharge fundraising efforts across Australia for bushfire relief and recovery. The proud Victorian is adamant a lottery is the most […]

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While the Definition of a Lottery is Being Reviewed in Court, Two Fantasy Sports Games May Continue to Operate

January 25, 2020 |

FINLAND — The Finnish gambling market is one of the most regulated in Europe; state-owned Veikkaus Oy has the exclusive right to provide gambling services in Finland. The Lotteries Act (1047/2001) stipulates that the definition of a lottery is fulfilled […]

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KY Lottery President and CEO Set to Retire

January 25, 2020 |

LOISVILE, Kentucky — In today’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6. Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May […]

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German Lotto and Totoblock Welcomes the Countries’ Agreement on the New State Treaty on Gaming

January 24, 2020 |

KOBLENZ, Germany – The 16 companies of the Der Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) welcome the agreement of the 16 countries on a new gaming treaty. “We see the new regulation as a further confirmation of the lottery monopoly in […]

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Member of Parliament Calls for Lottery Board to be Fired

January 24, 2020 |

SOUTH AFRICA — A call has been made for Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to place the National Lotteries Commission under administration, fire its board and suspend its Chief Operating Officer, in the light of ongoing revelations of […]

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Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection

January 24, 2020 |

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria is preparing legal amendments take control of lottery gaming, shutting out the current private operators in a bid to improve tax collection. Parliament’s budget committee on Thursday approved a draft bill banning existing lottery games within […]

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Czech Tax on Lotteries Discriminatory, EU Told

January 24, 2020 |

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A Czech lottery company has told the European Commission that new tax rules discriminate against lotteries compared with other gambling products in violation of the European Union’s state aid rules, according to leaked documents seen by […]

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Debit Card Lottery Purchases Included in the Governor’s Budget Filed Wednesday

January 24, 2020 |

BOSTON, Massachusetts (January 23, 2020) – According to local media reports Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has been pressing lawmakers for years to allow the cash-only Massachusetts Lottery to enter the modern age and shed its exclusive reliance on cash. Local […]

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WestLotto Managing Director Andreas Kötter Honoured

January 24, 2020 |

Junior Economists Award First Honorary Membership MUNSTER, Germany — The Wirtschaftsjunioren Nord Westfalen have appointed an honorary member for the first time. The award went to Andreas Kötter, spokesman for the management of Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co in Münster. With […]

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Tennessee Lottery’s Second Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More Than Five and a Quarter Billion Dollars

January 22, 2020 |

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (January 16, 2020) — The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) today announced its FY2020 second quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2019) transfer of $103,376,000 to the Lottery for Education Account, bringing the total raised for education since […]

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Mississippi Lottery Introduces $10 Scratch-Off Game

January 21, 2020 |

Four new scratch-off games available January 7 JACKSON, Mississippi (December 31, 2019) — The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced today four new scratch-off games will be available at all retailer locations Tuesday, January 7. MLC’s first $10 game will be […]

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New Game on the BINGO TV Show! – The Environmental Lottery

January 21, 2020 |

HANNOVER, Germany (December 30, 2019) — New year, new luck – with the beginning of the new year the TV show BINGO ! – The environmental lottery on NDR television presents a new program element with additional chances of winning. […]

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Scholarship Advocate Appointed To New Mexico Lottery Board

January 21, 2020 |

SANTA FE, New Mexico (December 24, 2019) — Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank that has advocated for New Mexico’s lottery-funded scholarship […]

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Consultation Begins on Increasing Limits of Society Lotteries

January 20, 2020 |

LONDON, U.K. — The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on long-awaited measures to increase the limits on society lotteries. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said in the summer that it planned to increase the maximum annual […]

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Government Annuls Possibility of Signing Agreement on Spreading State Lotteries

January 20, 2020 |

Instructs National Police, Fiscal Service to Check Licenses KYIV, Ukraine (December 21, 2019) –The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at an off-schedule meet ing on Friday passed a resolution on the abolishment of the provisions on lottery agents in the […]

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Proposal Seeks to Allow Credit Card Use for Some Lottery Ticket Purchases

January 20, 2020 |

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (December 30, 2019) – According to local media reports State Lottery Director John Myers said officials are going to make a proposal to state lawmakers in the upcoming regular legislative session that begins next month. Metro News report […]

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The Georgia Lottery Had Another Record Year of Profits in Fiscal Year 2019, Gross Tickets Sales Increased by $178.2 million, or 3.9 % as Compared to 2018

January 20, 2020 |

ATLANTA, Georgia (December 30, 2019) – According to local media reports the Georgia Lottery’s Mega Millions ticket sales soared 58% in 2019, driven by huge jackpots. During the state’s 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Georgia Lottery’s Mega-Millions […]

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The World Lottery Association Recertifies New Jersey Lottery for Level 4 Responsible Gaming Certification

January 18, 2020 |

TRENTON, NJ (Dec. 20, 2019) – In 2016, the New Jersey Lottery was only the third state lottery in the nation to be awarded a World Lottery Association Responsible Gaming Level Four Certification, the highest level of international recognition in […]

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BCLC Offers Free Player Health Program to North American Lottery Jurisdictions

January 15, 2020 |

VACOUVER, BC, Canada (January 14, 2020) — An industry leader in player health, BCLC is providing members of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) with the opportunity to license GameSense for free. GameSense is BCLC’s player-facing, […]

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