Tag Archives: Nigel Birrell

Lottoland granted licences to launch in South Africa

Online lottery operator Lottoland has been granted two licences by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in South Africa. One of the licences is a bookmakers licence that enables the operator to offer fixed odds betting contingencies to South African customers. The second is a manufacturing licence, allowing Lottoland to develop and use the company’s own software for its …

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Lottoland ‘disappointed’ by the ‘value destroying’ Zeal-Lotto24 deal

The two-week public spat between Lottoland and Zeal Network appears to have come to an end with the news that Zeal shareholders have approved the proposed deal to buy Lotto24. In a statement, Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, expressed his disappointment in today’s decision, and has reiterated his opinion that the transaction is ‘value destroying’ for the company. He said: …

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Zeal counters Lottoland criticism of Lotto24 takeover

The governance of Zeal Network has responded to yesterday’s open letter published by Lottoland CEO, Nigel Birrell urging Zeal shareholders to reject the firm’s approved takeover of German competitor Lotto24 AG. Representing Lottoland as a shareholder of Zeal, Birrell questioned the valuation, legitimacy, management and due diligence of a Lotto24 takeover, stating that should the transaction be processed it would …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Remember this November as the month that changed gambling

November 2018 what a month! So let’s start with some good news – This year’s Responsible Gambling Week represented the biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling. Involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland and supported by the two biggest gambling charities, it was rounded off with the encouraging news that, even before its official launch, 38,000 …

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Nigel Birrell: Lottoland – High Court has missed the opportunity to help innovators

Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, has published an official statement following the High Court of England & Wales’ rejection of the combined ‘EuroMillions appeal’ against DCMS and its interested parties – the UKGC and National Lottery operator Camelot UK. This week, Lord Justice Green and Justice Gross rejected Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK’s February High Court appeal seeking to annul DCMS approved ‘Gambling …

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Lottoland becomes first lottery customer for MuchBetter

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Lottoland has diversified the payments services made available to its players and targeted new markets after striking a deal with MuchBetter. As MuchBetter’s first lottery customer, this deal also represents an expansion into a new market for the iGaming payments company. Lottoland has chosen MuchBetter as an up-and-coming alternative to traditional e-wallets, after looking for a mobile first wallet solution …

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Lottoland expands affiliate scope with Income Access deal

Lottoland, the online lottery brand allowing players to wager on a range of international jackpots, has expanded its partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. To support Lottoland’s recent expansion into Canada and growth in new markets as well as its relaunch in existing markets, the brand’s Income Access-powered affiliate programme will now also be managed by …

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Lottoland expands into the Italian market

Online lotto operator Lottoland has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in one of the most popular lotto and online games sites in Italy, Giochi24. The Italian site has been operational since 2008 and was one of the first companies to get approval by the Italian regulator – Dogane e dei Monopoli. This partnership will combine both companies expertise …

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Lottoland Nigel Birrell slams DCMS for ‘judgement with no evidence’ on EuroMillions betting

Nigel Birrell the Chief Executive of online lottery operator Lottoland has slammed the UK government’s decision to ban betting on non-UK EuroMillions’ games.  “We believe that today’s decision is unjustified, and sets a dangerous precedent for policy-making on the basis of no evidence”. Birrell stated, “It will do nothing but stifle innovation in the sector”. Yesterday, remote lottery operators were …

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Lottoland announces new agreement with ILS jackpot insurance

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Online lotto betting operator Lottoland has announced a third long-term agreement for its Insurance Linked Security (ILS) jackpot insurance. The new insurance deal provides €120m of ILS coverage, €20m more than the previous agreement. Lottoland’s advanced risk management system is now providing total cover in the hundreds of millions and over 50% more than last year. Lottoland’s risk management structure …

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