The UK National Lottery removed its online £10 instant win games over fears they fuelled gambling addiction, according to a report by The Telegraph. The games were withdrawn following a UK Gambling Commission report last year which found a possible link with problem gambling.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined its new three-year corporate strategy which aims to continue to protect the public and players from harm, as well as its 2021 to 2022 business plan. The new strategy will be delivered through five priority areas; protecting...
This month’s SBC Digital Payments is set to be the only conference and exhibition to deliver an in-depth examination of the specific payments, identity verification, and compliance challenges faced by betting and gaming operators. The online event on 29 April will cover ground that...
OtherLevels, a customer engagement platform for lotteries, has signed an agreement with Vaix to provide operators with real-time personalisation and churn prevention, to enhance player retention and lifetime value for operators. Vaix, an AI solution for the igaming industry, has collected over 25 billion...
OPAP SA has expressed confidence in its growth strategy and future prospects, despite a tough end-of-year closing derailing its return towards financial stability, in its consolidated financial results for the period ended December 31, 2020. Publishing its full-year 2020 financial results, the Athens-listed...
The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has expressed concern in response to the news that UK National Lottery products will be rolled out at 900 Aldi stores from next month after it secured a deal with Camelot. Earlier this week, UK National Lottery...
A company’s mission is to make a profit for its owners. That is also the case for lotteries, although they do not fully follow the way standard business companies operate. Responsible gaming and the restrictions that arise from gaming play a significant impact. Ultimately, lotteries also strive...
The UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) Executive Director Tim Miller, who leads research and policy development, has outlined the regulator’s principal objectives which will spearhead its new corporate strategy. Miller, the first UKGC executive to speak following this month’s unexpected departure of...
Lottery umbrella organisation The European Lotteries recently conducted a webinar on the relationship between lotteries and artificial intelligence (AI), exploring the use of AI in lottery operations. With European Lotteries working closely with its Data and Research group, one of the outcomes of the...
The history and past contenders of the UK National Lottery Licence Competition are covered in the second edition of SBC Leaders for 2021. With the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition in process, SBC Leaders’ lottery section takes a look at the past competitions from...