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The WEEK in REVIEW
Vol. 94 No.6- Monday February 8, 2021


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CAIXA Lotteries Raise R$17.1 Billion in 2020

BRAZIL (January 29, 2021) -- The CAIXA Lotteries registered record numbers in 2020, with a collection of R$17.1 billion in bets. The result is the best ever recorded in history and represents a growth of 2.35% in relation to sales in 2019, when the collection was R $ 16.7 billion, a previous record.

 

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The year 2020 was also the year in which the most prizes were distributed, breaking the record of prizes offered in 2019 by 5%: more than R$5.9 billion in prizes to more than 300.8 million winning bets, in all the award ranges and in all lottery modalities.

 

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IGT Adds Engaging iLottery Games to Kentucky Lottery Corporation's Portfolio via Four-Year Contract Extension

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021 -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a four-year contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to continue providing its iLottery platform and mobile app, and add engaging new IGT PlayLottery content to the Lottery's existing digital games portfolio.


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Svenska Spel Sport & Casino Launches New Sports Book

VISBY, Sweden (February 2, 2021) -- Svenska Spel Sport & Casino launched its new sports book on Tuesday morning in collaboration with Draftkings. The new betting platform means that Svenska Spel Sport & Casino will offer its customers an expanded range of sports betting, a better customer experience and new features such as betbuilder and cash out.


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Second Quarter Louisiana Lottery Transfers Up $13.2 Million From Last Year

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (February 1, 2021) – For the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred nearly $47 million to the state treasury, bringing total year-to-date contributions to over $94.7 million. This represents an increase of more than $13.2 million from the first two quarters of fiscal year 2020 and exceeds budgeted transfers by more than $15.6 million.


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A Bonus Play Worth Up To $50,000!

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Lottery announces the limited-time Florida Jackpots Bonus Play Promotion, where players can enter to win cash prizes from $1,000 to $50,000 with the purchase of FLORIDA LOTTO® and JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY™ tickets during the month of February!


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BCLC Supports Legalization of Single-Event Sports Betting

B.C. Canada (February 1, 2021) -- BCLC is urging Ottawa to pass proposed legislation, known as Bill C-13, to allow Canadians to make single-event sports bets.


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$1.05B Mega Millions Jackpot Raises $33.5M for Education in Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia (January 26, 2021) -- Georgia Lottery officials announced Monday that the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot generated more than $33.5 million in proceeds for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs.


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Exclusive Microgaming and PearFiction Studios Partnership Bears Fruit

ISLE OF MAN (January 27, 2020) – Microgaming has announced an exclusive agreement with PearFiction Studios which will see the highly creative Montreal-based games designer supply content to the Microgaming platform.


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ONCE: The Impact of Advertising in Relation to Gambling

SPAIN (January 29, 2021) -- In recent years, ONCE has adopted a new biennial competition format to fulfil the “Research” requirement for responsible gaming certification through the European Lotteries.


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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO, ON (January 31, 2921) – Following an extensive recruitment process, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announces Pinder Basi as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


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Loto-Québec Launches a Lottery Ticket Made from 100% Recycled Materials

MONTRÉAL, Quebec (January 22, 2021) — Loto-Québec has just launched the first-ever lottery ticket printed on entirely recycled materials. With its Évasion scratch ticket, it becomes the first lottery corporation in the world to implement an environmental initiative of this kind.


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Comeon Group Affirms Cooperation with Synot Games

BRNO, Czech Republic (February 2, 2021) -- The Malta based giant ComeOn Group has sealed a partnership to onboard SYNOT Games’ full portfolio suite. We are ecstatic to have the largest privately-owned operator in Sweden that is also a colossal player in several other markets, set their eyes on our content.


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GLI Reaffirms Its Commitment to Innovation and the Needs of the Gaming Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (January 26, 2021) -- "Seeing this video of the 2019 Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable, makes us long for the moment when we hope to be together again in the not-too-distant future," says the Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) team in a recent statement.


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Governor Kemp: Georgia Lottery Raises over $731M for HOPE, Pre-K with Record First Half

ATLANTA, Georgia (January 28, 2021) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the Georgia Lottery Corp.’s most profitable first half since its inception in 1993. The Georgia Lottery generated more than $731,281,000 in profits for the first half of fiscal year 2021, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account to more than $23 billion.


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Pollard Banknote Awarded Contract Extension from Loto-Québec

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 1, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce an extension to its instant ticket games and related services contract with Loto-Québec (“Lottery”). The original contract term started on February 1, 2014, and under this extension Pollard Banknote will continue to serve Loto-Québec as the primary supplier of instant ticket games through January 31, 2022.


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