The Nigerian Federal Government has revealed that it has lost ‘billions of Naira’ from 2015 onwards due to unpaid revenue from the lottery sector, with efforts now being made to recover the funds from operators. Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental...
Botswana’s Gambling Authority (GA) has started negotiations with Grow Mine, the winning bidder to run the country’s first lottery licence, around the terms that will dictate the company’s contribution to the National Lottery Fund, which in turn is designed to benefit the broader economy.
In an attempt to better serve the growing lottery industry in Nigeria, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has introduced further measures which aim to deter money laundering, financing of terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other predicate offences. As revealed by...
Intralot has published its financial results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020, showing a marked decline in fortunes for the international lottery and gaming solutions provider.  Reported consolidated revenue for H1 2020 was €168.2m (-55.5% H1 2019). Lottery games provided the biggest...
Lottery and gaming operator Tenlot has announced it is teaming up with the Kenyan National Olympic Committee to launch a range of Olympic-themed Lotto scratchcard games which will also aim to benefit the country’s athletes. Following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games...
Lottery operators in Lagos are facing the prospect of a NGN200m licence fee as part of an executive bill currently being considered by the Lagos House of Assembly. As reported by Lagos’ Premium Times the fee is expected to cover a five-year period and is aimed at...
As reported by the Ghanain Times, Ghana's National Lottery Authority has announced there will be delays regarding the paying out of winning tickets, citing both COVID-19 and an increase in fraud as the main factors. The delay follows an internal decision made by the...
Promotional lottery operator Sponge Nigeria Limited has come under fire from the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) due to its failure to redeem winnings totalling Thirty-Eight Million Naira.  The NLRC, which has also fined the operator ten million Naira for violating the Operational Terms...
A historic partnership agreement has been struck that gives the National Lottery Authority (NLA) sole regulation, managerial and supervisory powers over the operations of the Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG) lottery. The collaborative agreement between both organisations has seen the NLA, under Act 844, grant...
Quanta, the Isle of Man based Blockchain Lottery operator, has officially unveiled the appointment of Frank Schuengel who is set to take up the role of Chief Operating Officer at the organisation's Nigerian subsidiaries. Schuengel’s appointment is in line with Quanta’s current focus which...