Allwyn UK, the new operator of the National Lottery, aims to revive the excitement of the 1990s by reintroducing the iconic National Lottery television program. CEO Andria Vidler expressed a desire to bring back the magic of the early days, with plans for new games and entertainment to attract more players and raise funds for National Lottery projects.
UK’s Post Office to halt lottery sales by default, citing low sales and religious concerns. Over 600 branches opted out. The transition aims to boost revenue for Postmasters but poses a risk of losses from unsold stock.
Scientific Games and Allwyn UK finalized the UK National Lottery’s fourth license transfer, focusing on responsible growth. They opened a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Warrington and plan to modernize lottery technology with SYMPHONY. Sustainability is a priority, and the partnership aims to enhance entertainment while supporting community development.
Allwyn also partnered with Instant Win Gaming Limited (IWG) to enhance its content offering. Allwyn’s investment in IWG aims to deliver a superior user experience to players across international markets and drive innovation in online instant win games. IWG, a leading supplier of online instant win games to lotteries worldwide, will retain its leadership team and continue its strategic operations. The investment is expected to close in the second half of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Living Lucky with Luke Combs Promotion, organized by Atlas Experiences and 19 North American lotteries, recently concluded with a grand musical celebration at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event featured a private concert by Luke Combs and awarded multiple $10,000 cash prizes alongside a $500,000 grand prize. The event showcased the strong connection between music and lottery, highlighting the potential for future collaborations.
The South Dakota Senate has approved legislation allowing lottery winners to decline the use of their personal information in state lottery ads and promotions. The bill now awaits Governor Kristi Noem’s signature. Originally, the bill aimed to keep winners anonymous, but the House version, accepted by the Senate, maintains public disclosure of winners’ names while allowing them to opt out of promotional use of their information. The bill received unanimous support in both chambers.
The Maryland Lottery is teaming up with A Cup of Soup Or Bowl event on Crab Cake Row, offering scratch-off promotions such as the recently introduced “10X The Cash” game.
The West Virginia Lottery is offering a chance to win two tickets and VIP access to the Disturbed and Falling In Reverse concert on February 15 in Huntington, WV.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey backs gambling legislation for a statewide vote on a lottery and up to 10 casinos.
Rep. Kera Birkeland proposed legalizing the lottery in Utah to offset property taxes for seniors, but Senate and House leaders doubt its passage due to the state’s strong opposition to gambling. Governor Spencer Cox and others have expressed skepticism, citing religious and fiscal concerns.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed the class action complaint against Lottery.com. The court granted the motions to dismiss filed by Lottery.com, Inc. The court’s decision is based on the pleadings alone and does not determine the merits of the case. Plaintiffs have been given leave to amend their complaints within twenty-one days. Lottery.com reaffirms its commitment to transparency, integrity, and responsible corporate governance.
IGT extends its contract with UAB Perlas Network until 2035, providing upgrades to the Lottery’s central retail system. The enhancements aim to optimize lottery games and improve administrative functions. IGT’s longstanding partnership with Perlas dates back to 1994, demonstrating its commitment to delivering innovative solutions to the global lottery market.
Scientific Games’ SYMPHONY system powers Danske Spil, Denmark’s National Lottery, for omnichannel sales. It’s operational for two lotteries, with four more joining soon. The six-year contract includes providing terminals and support services. SYMPHONY facilitates various lottery games and adapts to evolving sales environments.