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The WEEK in REVIEW
Vol. 91 No.3 - Monday April 20, 2020


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60% of Global Gambling Restricted by Virus

 

CASTLETOWN, Isle of Man -- Gambling activities accounting for more than 60% of global gambling revenues have been subject to restriction or shutdown since the start of 2020, as part of measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

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According to research by the Isle of Man-based Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC), since  late January 2020, when the Chinese state lotteries were suspended beyond their usual Spring Festival shutdown, some 70 jurisdictions have taken steps to close down elements of their gambling sectors.

 

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IGT Awarded Instant Ticket Printing Contract Extension from Missouri Lottery

LONDON, UK -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), signed a one-year contract extension with the Missouri Lottery to continue providing instant ticket games and related services through June 30, 2021


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Tennessee Lottery Board of Directors Approves Sports Wagering Rules

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- The Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) Board of Directors today approved rules and processes to establish and support a responsible and competitive sports wagering program that protects customers in Tennessee.


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New Lotteries Laws to Further Support WA Community in COVID-19

PERTH, Western Australia -- New laws to support Lotterywest retailers, players and the community will be introduced into the State Parliament today as part of further State Government measures to buffer the COVID19 impact and inject more relief funding into the community.


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IGT PlaySports to Power Circa | Sports™ Mobile Betting App in Colorado

LONDON, U.K.-- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently signed an agreement with Circa Sports LLC, a Nevada limited liability company ("Circa Sports") to power the Circa Sports Colorado mobile sports betting app with the IGT PlaySports platform.


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Pandemic Brings About Change in Way KY Lottery Drawings Are Conducted

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Kentucky Lottery is planning a change to the way drawings are conducted for the daily Pick 3, Pick 4 and CashBall 225 games


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Kansas Lottery Offering Refunds for Qualifying Powerball, Mega Millions Multi-Draw Tickets Affected by Changes to Game

TOPEKA, Kansas -- The Powerball Product Group and the Mega Millions Consortium announced changes to the starting jackpots and guaranteed jackpot increase amounts for both Powerball and Mega Millions that were enacted this past week.


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Nevada Gaming Control Board Announce Approval to Offer Wagers on 2020 League of Legends European Championship

NEVADA -- On April 14, 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval to offer wagers on the 2020 League of Legends European Championship, pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 22.1201.


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Illinois Lottery Extends Prize Claim Period for all Lottery Prizes

CHICAGO, Illinois - The Illinois Lottery today announced it is extending the timeframe in which winners can claim prizes during the COVID-19 crisis.


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Lottery’s Third Quarter Proceeds Bring Total Raised for Education to More Than $5.38 Billion

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) today announced its FY2020 third quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2020) transfer of $102,146,000 to the Lottery for Education Account, bringing the total raised for education since January 20, 2004 to $5,384,575,000.


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Pollard Banknote Provides Business Update in Response to Covid-19 Uncertainty

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard"), like many organizations, has been confronted with an unprecedented challenge in managing the impact of the COVID -19 virus (“virus”) outbreak.


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INTRALOT Launches an Online Platform for the Public to Bet on Keno Minas Without Leaving Their Home

MINAS GERAIS, Brazil -- Keno Minas is a lottery game regulated by the Lottery of the State of Minas Gerais (LEMG) and, in the last year, paid more than R$73 million (US$14m) in prizes, only in the State of Minas Gerais. There are countless winning bettors and several retailers benefited by Keno Minas and INTRALOT’s games and LEMG.


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NJ Lottery Commission Public Meeting Rescheduled

TRENTON, N.J. – The monthly public meeting of the New Jersey Lottery Commission that was scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. has been changed to Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


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WyoLotto Player Participation Supports Wyoming Hunger Initiative

CHEYENNE, WY -- Hello WyoLotto Players, let’s take a minute together (virtually of course) to be thankful for the good surrounding us. The days have been long and filled with difficult news, and we wanted to step back for a minute, say thank you to our loyal players, and pay it forward.


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Svenska Spel Opens for Games via Bids

VISBY, Sweden -- People who cannot submit their games to a gaming agent themselves can now help to do so. Svenska Spel reopens the opportunity to play through bids.


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