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Camelot Launches High Court Bid to Save National Lottery Contract

Camelot, the sole operator of the UK's National Lottery since 1994, is turning to England's highest court in an effort to save that very contract. The move comes one month after Camelot lost the contract to Allwyn, formerly the Sazka Group, in a process that Camelot says simply wasn't fair. Camelot's legal case for staying…

Will Ontario Be North America’s Biggest Online Gambling Market?

Will Ontario emerge as North America's largest online gambling market when it opens in 2022? That's the prediction affiliate Bonusfinder.com is making via its proprietary Bonus Index for determining the potential size of gaming markets. The report considered a number of factors including population, how many operators are looking to get a license in the…

Aussie Regulators Blocking Offshore Lottery Sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is issuing an order calling for local internet service providers (ISPs) to block several offshore lottery sites that have been illegally serving Australian customers. It's the first time that lottery operators have been targeted under the terms of the country's Interactive Gambling Act 2001. After a lengthy investigation,…

Camelot UK leads pandemic-fueled digital lottery surge

For online casino and lottery operators, 2020 presented a minefield of challenges and a pathway to real success. On the one hand, casino and lottery operators had to be very careful not to take advantage of locked down players who were desperate for entertainment options. On the other hand, the complete lack of land-based competitors…

Chinese lottery sales shrivel to almost nothing

Lottery ticket sales in China during the month of February amounted to almost nothing and March figures aren't looking much better. The COVID-19 quarantine and lockdown in the country kept the population far away from happy vices like the lottery and it's unclear when ticket sales might reach pre-COVID levels, if they ever do. The…

Rigged lottery losers eligible for refunds

The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has settled a lawsuit brought on by players who bought tickets for a series of drawings that were, essentially, rigged by its former IT director Eddie Tipton. Under the terms of the settlement, the MUSL has set aside $4.5 million to pay off the class-action suit that was filed after…

UK Lottery hacker grabs £5 and a 9 month prison sentence

When Daniel Thompson, 27, and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi, 21 hacked their way into the UK National Lottery, they no doubt dreamed of untold riches. In their heads, it was probably like Aladdin entering the Cave of Wonders with piles of treasure on all side. What the two hapless hackers got for their troubles was £13…

UK man convicted of lottery fraud

Edward Putnam didn't win £2.5 million in the UK National Lottery, his friend Giles Knibbs is dead, and now Putnam is likely heading to prison. Putnam's story of an ill-gotten lottery fortune will join the ranks of lottery frauds that have destroyed lives and generally added to the mystique of quick, and illegal, fortunes. Putnam's…

UK men sue Camelot after dubious £4 million lotto win

Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson thought their ship had arrived the day they purchased a UK lotto scratch ticket that paid off to the tune of £4 million ($4.88 million USD). UK lottery officials, however, said, "not so fast" when they discovered that the pair purchased the winning ticket with a debit card that didn't…