There seems to be a general perception among lottery companies that the lottery business is fundamentally a responsible activity and, in every way, better than any other gambling business.  If you only thought of gambling products, then slow-rhythm lottery games are certainly less problematic...
The lottery industry is an ever changing landscape, with new regulations being put in place in countries like Germany, to some part of the world fully embracing the potential of the sector. At SBC Digital Summit Africa a panel of experts delved into the...
The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have quite similar systems and legislation in many areas. That has been the case also in gambling business until the beginning of 2010’s when Denmark decided to move from a monopoly to a license-based system in 2011. 
In my previous columns I have presented my thoughts on the most important success factors of 2020’s lottery business. I have written about digitalization of the lottery business and the need for new gambling verticals to be added to product portfolios. These are topics that every self-respecting lottery...
The world is changing, and cycles of change are constantly accelerating in all areas of living. This is also the case in gambling business and the change will continue. The digitalization of gambling has been talked about to the point of fatigue, but despite this, for example,...
In publishing its latest report, ‘Gambling Harm - Time for Action’, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has laid what some might regard as a curate’s egg. What sets out as a well-intended raft of recommendations on...
In the second edition of his new monthly comment column, Jari Vähänen of The Finnish Gambling Consultants discusses how lottery operators can distance themselves from those in the commercial gambling sector. Marketing, ‘know your customer’ and a responsible approach figure prominently.  The background of...
Jason Lisiecki, VP of North America at IWG, spoke exclusively with Lottery Daily this week about the firm’s ongoing US activities, product innovation and a collaborative strategy that will help the firm keep lockstep with its lottery partners.  Lottery Daily: You recently announced new...
This is my first column for this great new website and as such I’ll keep it positive! I know that coronavirus has caused many deaths and dramatic business problems for many companies, also for lotteries. But I believe that there have been some positive consequences too, at...
The industry and the world are in the midst of dealing with exceptional and unforeseen circumstances as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis. As a result changes have had to be made regarding the day-to-day operations of industry organisations with the question remaining as...