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World’s biggest ever Scratchcard launched with a £20 million jackpot!

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World Leading online lotto operator Lottoland has launched two new record breaking scratchcards for its players, with top prizes of £15 million and £20 million on offer.

A world first for scratchcards, this is the largest lump-sum prize available through a single scratchcard, both online and in-store.

Both games offer players better odds than traditional scratchcards, with more than 1 in every 2 players winning a prize.

Unlike other scratchcards, players do not need to worry that the top prizes have already been paid out, as Lottoland allows for the same chances of winning on all prize tiers with every scratchcard sold.

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing another record-breaking jackpot opportunity to our players here in the UK. The response to our £10 Million scratchcard last year was phenomenal, and it certainly looks like the popularity of high jackpot scratchcards around the world is continuing to soar.

“We look forward to seeing how players get on with these new record-breaking prizes in the coming months and with any luck, we’ll be congratulating some new Lottoland multi-millionaires very soon!”

Lottoland is able to expand its portfolio with high prize scratchcard games thanks to its innovative “Random and insured Number Generator” (RiNG™).

RiNG™ allows game studios such as Glück Group to insure the jackpots and first prizes of their games – with the prizes being underwritten through Lottoland’s insurance infrastructure.

For more information, visit www.lottoland.co.uk.

Lottoland hits 10 million customers worldwide!

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Online lotto operator celebrates its sixth birthday

and hits the 10 million customer milestone

 

World leading online lotto provider Lottoland now has over 10 million customers worldwide, having increased its customer base by 67% in less than two years.

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland disrupted the lottery market by offering consumers the chance to win huge jackpots instantly. The company is now active in 15 markets, has over 350 employees and in 2019, it was ranked as the #1 lotto company in Europe and #2 ranked fastest growing gaming company.*

 

It is the first and only company in the gaming sector to have established its own insurance model and company – holding itself up to the highest standard with regards to industry best practice and transparency. This model has meant that Lottoland has been able to continuously disrupt the market with new products and offer record breaking jackpots continuously. Its “Random and insured Number Generator” (RiNG™) enables the company to insure against large payouts and fulfil jackpot wins instantly.

 

In 2017, it launched its own global lottery, WorldMillions, which was the world’s first global lottery, offering a twice-weekly jackpot. Then in 2018, it launched a range of instant lotto “GO!” jackpots , which offers customers a chance to win jackpots up to £160m every hour, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

 

As a result, Lottoland has its seen customers win huge jackpots and to date. In June 2018, it paid out €90 million to one lucky winner in Germany. This win was subsequently confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the largest online gambling payout.

 

Aside from its gaming products, Lottoland also launched its PARENT campaign in 2018. PARENT aims to help mitigate the risks posed by online gaming trends among young people today. The initiative supports parents, educators and youth representatives across the board to educate and empower young people to stay safe online.

 

Commenting on the milestone, Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell, said, “We’re so excited that 10 million customers are now using Lottoland. No matter what type of business you’re in, to reach over 10 million customers is a significant achievement – and we could not be more proud.

 

“As well as disrupting the market, we have been able to pay out huge sums to our jackpot winners and that’s an amazing thing to be able to do. We have lots of plans to keep innovating in this market and we hope to achieve a few more world records and business milestones in the future.

 

“Lottoland is an exciting business to be working in and we believe we have something new and innovative to offer our customers – and with 10 million already through the door, we think our customers must agree too.”

 

For more information, visit www.lottoland.co.uk.

LOTTOLAND GRANTED TWO LICENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA

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SOUTH AFRICANS NOW HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN LIFE CHANGING CASH PRIZES

www.lottoland.co.za

3rd April 2019

World leading online lotto operator Lottoland is pleased to announce that they have been granted two licences by the South African Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board: a bookmakers license to offer fixed odds betting contingencies to South African consumers, and a manufacturing license to develop and use our own software for business operations. Both licences are now in effect.

Lottoland’s South African website www.lottoland.co.za is now live, enabling South African players to bet on the outcome of over 30 lotteries from around the world. This will be the first time that South African citizens can win record jackpots as with the US Mega Millions and the US Powerball or the European jackpots.   

Lottoland’s manufacturing license will enable Lottoland’s B2B arm – Lottoland Solutions, to partner with licensed African bookmakers whom wish to offer similar international jackpots to their existing customer base and have them insured through Lottoland. Lottoland’s proprietary risk management, that recently paid out a Guinness World Records €90 million to one lucky player, enables more and more leading operators to benefitting from Lottoland Solutions unique and proven lotto betting solutions.

Lottoland’s CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are pleased to have been granted these licences in South Africa. Lottoland now hold twelve regulated licenses around the world – a great achievement for us and testament to us as a global brand and company. We strongly believe that Lottoland is uniquely placed in the South African market to be able to offer our portfolio of fixed odds lottery products and insurance related services giving South Africans the opportunity to win some of the largest jackpots in the world!”.

ROLL UP ROLL UP – LOTTOLAND SOLUTIONS BRINGS THE £100K NOW CHARITY GAME TO ICE

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  • MATCH ALL 6 NUMBERS TO WIN THE JACKPOT OF £100K
  • MATCH 5 NUMBERS OR LESS AND WE DONATE TO OUR CHARITY PARTNER YGAM
  • FREE TO ENTER FOR ALL ICE ATTENDEES

4th February 2019 – Lottoland Solutions is pleased to announce that they will be offering all attendees at ICE a free chance to win £100,000 on a specially designed charity game called £100K NOW. The game will be available at the Lottoland Solutions stand – N7-215.

Each player will have one chance to match all 6 numbers and win the jackpot of £100,000. If players fail to match all 6 numbers then Lottoland Solutions will donate money to its chosen charity partner YGAM, for example if a player matches 3 numbers then £3 will be donated to YGAM. The game is free to enter for all ICE attendees.

Lottoland Solutions has a huge portfolio of lottery-based products and a roadmap of innovation being implemented to further grow the genre. With jackpots guaranteed by Lottoland’s proprietary risk management, that recently paid out a Guinness World Records €90 million to one lucky player, more and more leading operators are benefitting from Lottoland Solutions unique and proven lotto betting solutions.

Lottoland Solutions Director Michael Bogie said: “We are thrilled to be at ICE again this year and are excited to see if anyone wins the jackpot on £100K NOW. We are also pleased to be able to support our charity Partner YGAM and the great work they do across the sector and in schools colleges and universities promoting safer gaming and gambling. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our stand (N7-215).”

LOTTOLAND SOLUTIONS ENTERS INTO A LOTTO PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING OPERATOR HERO GAMING

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31st January 2019 – Lottoland Solutions is pleased to announce that it has entered in to a lotto partnership with leading operator Hero Gaming. Lottoland Solutions will be integrating their instant and jackpot lottery betting games across Hero Gaming’s portfolio.

Customers at Hero Gaming will be able to place small stakes bets on the outcome of a huge range of instant and jackpot lottery betting games, for the chance to win massive prizes up to and including the jackpots, with all winnings guaranteed by Lottoland’s proprietary risk management including their unique Insurance Linked Security.

Lottoland Solutions has a huge portfolio of lottery-based products and a roadmap of innovation being implemented to further grow the genre. With jackpots guaranteed by Lottoland’s proprietary risk management, that recently paid out a Guinness World Records €90 million to one lucky player, more and more leading operators are benefitting from Lottoland Solutions unique and proven lotto betting solutions.

Lottoland Solutions Director Michael Bogie said: “We are delighted to make our huge range of instant and jackpot lottery betting games available to Hero Gaming customers. This is a fantastic collaboration and we appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in making this happen.”

FSB INTEGRATES LOTTOLAND’S JACKPOT PORTFOLIO FOR DEFINITIVE PRODUCT SUITE

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Award-winning platform provider ties up new deal with leading bet-on-lotteries operator

London, 29th January 2019 – Award-winning platform provider FSB has announced a new deal, partnering up with leading bet-on-lotteries operator Lottoland.

Under the terms of the agreement, all Lottoland’s games are now available to FSB’s partners, who can enjoy effortless access via the pioneering platform to Lottoland’s popular jackpot lottery products.

This partnership seamlessly integrates Lottoland’s instant-win and jackpot lottery betting-game client in order that FSB partners can take bets from players on jaw-dropping jackpots, while Lottoland underwrites the risk on any pay-outs. This leading solution gives operators the opportunity to harness the unique acquisition and retention qualities of the largest jackpots around.

FSB’s proprietary platform, which features real-time algorithmic pricing models for sportsbook, together with CRM tools for player segmentation and bonusing, also includes live casino and a full stack of casino games from the industry’s most trusted suppliers to further enhance the proposition.

Richard Thorp, FSB’s Business Development Director, said: “We’re thrilled to team up with a brand as renowned as Lottoland, one of the most innovative and progressive forces in online lotto. As the market evolves, it’s becoming increasingly critical to harness the ability to offer huge jackpots which enhance the playability of our games suite, and this partnership with Lottoland secures that future.

“Our platform is raising the bar for engaging product portfolios, driving the sector forward via creative features for online, mobile and retail. Needless to say, Lottoland’s games are a natural fit. We’re committed to providing the very best quick-strike games that entertain and engage players, and Lottoland’s flexibility and ramping jackpot limits set them apart in our book.”

Michael Bogie, Director at Lottoland Solutions, added: “As the world leaders in the online bet-on-lotteries, it’s important to partner with platforms whose elasticity and scope match our own ambitions, delivering our ever-expanding array of jackpot and instant-win games to the broadest audience. FSB’s pioneering software performs across all channels, as their track record attests, so it’s a great to be working with them.”

FSB was recently crowned Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the SBC Awards 2018.

LOTTOLAND GRANTED TWO LICENCES IN SWEDEN

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GIVING SWEDES THE CHOICE TO PLAY FOR LIFE CHANGING JACKPOTS WHEN LICENSING COMES INTO EFFECT ON JAN 1 2019

www.lottoland.se

 

2nd January 2018

 

World leading online lotto operator Lottoland is pleased to announce that they have been granted two licences by the Swedish Gambling Authority: an online gambling licence and an online betting licence, both of which are effective from the 1st January 2019 and are valid for five years.

 

Lottoland will operate www.lottoland.se, enabling Swedish players to bet on lotteries – including PowerBall and MegaMillions – and many more from Lottoland’s unique and innovative product portfolio.

 

Lottoland’s CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are delighted to have been granted these licences. Now taking us to 10 locally regulated licences around the world. We believe strongly that Lottoland is uniquely placed in the market to be able to offer a huge range of innovative products to the Swedes and give them the opportunity to win some of the largest jackpots in the world! This is another great achievement for Lottoland and is testament to us as a global brand and company”.

 

LOTTOLAND RESPONDS TO GAMBLING COMMISSION REPORT

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Online betting operator makes head start on addressing calls for stronger partnerships to protect children with launch of its P.A.R.E.N.T initiative

 
November 21st 2018

Lottoland has responded to a Gambling Commission report claiming stronger partnerships are needed to protect children following the launch of its own education initiative.

The online betting giant’s P.A.R.E.N.T scheme is being introduced to support parents, educators and youth representatives across the board in mitigating the risks posed to young people gaming online.

A report from the Gambling Commission published today shows that close to a million youngsters have been exposed to gambling through ‘loot boxes’ in computer games or on smartphone apps, and claims the number of problem gamblers aged 11 to 16 has quadrupled in two years to 55,000.

Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland, said: “Lottoland already felt strongly that we could and should be doing more in the countries we operate in, even before this report, and its publication coinciding with the launch of our own partnership initiative supporting all those touched by the issues involved has given us more impetus than ever to push forward with our plans.”

In its latest report, the Gambling Commission called for regulators and businesses across industries to work together, and also highlighted the important influence parents can have on children’s gambling behaviour.

Lottoland’s P.A.R.E.N.T initiative focuses on six key behaviours essential for responsible gaming, and is designed to help all those involved in youth gaming ‘stay on their game’ following initial consultation with teachers, NGOs and other stakeholders.

These six key areas are:

P – Parent

A – Awareness

R – Responsibility

E – Environment

N – Nurture

T – Trust

Research conducted by the online betting giant also shows almost half the nation’s children aged 7-16 enjoy unlimited time online each day, and 1 in 5 have access to online games without any restrictions in place at all*.

Its P.A.R.E.N.T campaign otherwise comes after Lottoland researchers also found:

  • Almost half the nation’s children enjoy unlimited time online each day – and 1 in 5 have access to online games without any restrictions in place at all.
  • Children’s online gaming habits cost the average UK parent £31 in charges – a third of whom are unaware of the costs due to them until it is time to pay
  • Almost one in five (18%) parents with children aged 7-16 in the UK do not know you can play games with other users live over the internet.
  • More than a quarter of UK parents with children aged 16 or younger admit to knowing ‘none’, ‘very few’ or only ‘some’ of their online friends.  
  • Half of all UK youngsters spend up to four hours a day online in the school holidays – and almost twice the amount of time on average that they do in term time.

Mr Birrell said: “This latest report from the gambling regulator, as well as our own research, goes to show that the need to equip parents, teachers and others involved in the education of young people today with the awareness they need to successfully navigate today’s online gaming environment is more pressing than ever.”

“The scheme already been well received after focus group discussions held at the University of Gibraltar with various stakeholders led to the launch of P.A.R.E.N.T in conjunction with Gibraltar’s Department for Education,” Mr Birrell added.

“As such, P.A.R.E.N.T scheme training sessions are now being planned for delivery in conjunction with primary and secondary teachers across countries covered by the European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA), of which Lottoland is a founding member.”

“The time to come together and provide young people today with the resources they need to ensure they are ‘switched on’ enough to enjoy all that online gaming has to offer with the self-awareness required to stay safe and sound at all times is here.”

 

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* The study was conducted by OnePoll between 19thand 28thof September, 2018 and polled 2000 parents of children aged 7-16. Participants were recruited online and were paid to participate.

 

For any media enquiries, please contact:

For more information contact Jess Childs or Bethan Rees at Front Door Communications on 02920 020360 or email [email protected], or Laura Pearson, Head of Corporate Affairs at Lottoland by emailing [email protected] or [email protected].

 

About Lottoland

Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto. Innovation, coupled with the freedom to offer players a unique and enhanced lottery experience, has been key to the company’s success. In June 2018, Lottoland paid out €90 million to one lucky winner in Germany – this win has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the Largest online gambling payout. This is also the biggest payout for Lottoland to date.

 

The Gibraltar-based business is active in 13 markets, has over 350 employees, and more than 8 million customers worldwide. Lottoland is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy and the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission in Australia.

 

SPORTCALLER LAUNCHES ALL-NEW £1M ‘JUNGLE JACKPOT‘ GAME WITH LOTTOLAND FOR NEW SERIES OF HIT SHOW

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FTP specialist releases £1m Jungle Jackpot, an innovative new free-to-play game with Lottoland, to connect with a fresh mainstream audience

 

15th November, 2018 – SportCaller, the free-to-play (FTP) game specialist, has broken new ground by partnering with leading bet-on-lotteries operator Lottoland for the launch of Jungle Jackpot, another fresh concept in its ever-expanding portfolio of products and clients.

The £1m jackpot FTP game is set to roll out for the upcoming series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’, hosted by Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby.

Jungle Jackpotoffers players the opportunity to win £1m if they can correctly forecast the final placings of the celebrities in the smash-hit ITV programme, by predicting the order in which they will leave the jungle. A secondary daily prediction game, once the evictions start, will also provide players with the chance to win smaller rewards and cash prizes, based on their following of the show and what’s happening day-to-day in the camp.

The main jackpot will see Lottoland partner with some of the UK’s biggest digital properties to promote the game and reach a broad and highly social target audience, opening up the opportunity to introduce them to the value and innovation provided across Lottoland’s lottery betting and wider gaming products.

Having cornered the market for free-to-play sporting games, SportCaller MD Cillian Barry said the launch was the provider’s first foray into mass-media events in order to engage a new and truly mainstream audience.

Barry noted:“It’s a real coup to be collaborating with Lottoland on a jackpot product which speaks to a broader demographic, over and above the sports betting community that is our usual focus. Our combined ability to deliver presents a genuine test case for FTP flourishing outside its original sporting-betting domain by bringing to market a game that will appeal to the wider general public. Jungle Jackpotis a genuine industry-first for such a popular TV show.”

“Novelty betting has been around for years with Paddy Power et al, but this game is now redefining novelty appeal for non-gambling-focussed users. Jungle Jackpotsets a new standard for the next generation of online media consumers – it’s fun, fast, accessible and instantly immersive. In a typically standardised market for sign-up promotions and bonuses, SportCaller offers a third way to market. With our jackpot prediction games, we empower operators and media owners by converting traffic into transactional customer accounts, delivering trackable levels of increased player-activity and loyalty, which means clear, measurable payback.”

Nigel Birrell, CEO for Lottoland added:“The ability of SportCaller’s games to organically harness player engagement around sports events made them the perfect fit for this partnership. We’ve no doubt Jungle Jackpotwill provide a real and immediate boost to both our acquisition and the cross-selling of Lottoland’s array of popular products.

“The social elements of this game can also deliver significant potential for growth. The main £1m Jungle Jackpotgame gives every adult fan of the show the chance to win a lottery-level prize from a simple prediction mechanic. After all, who doesn’t have an opinion on what will happen each year when this rag-tag group of celebs heads into the jungle? The daily prediction games also represent a very accessible way to make a prediction on who will leave the jungle next, giving viewers a chance to test their opinions for rewards, and ultimately a share of a £10,000 cash prize, if proving to be the ultimate jungle judge!”

All games are fully compliant with global regulations, and are available across mobile and desktop channels on http://junglejackpot.sportcaller.com. The Jungle Jackpotmicrosite hosting the games is geolocated to UK & Ireland players only, via SportCaller’s geo-restricting tech.

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For more information, please contact:

Square in the Air Communications
Romilly Evans, Consultant, 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB | +44 (0) 20 3586 8267 | [email protected]

 

Editor’s notes

About SportCaller:
SportCaller is the leading free-to-play sporting game provider, whose platform allows fans to connect and compete across a variety of sports. It provides free-to-play and jackpot games for operators and media owners, generating new accounts allied to trackable levels of increased player-activity and loyalty. SportCaller works with clients in UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America, ranking William Hill, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, The Sun, Oddschecker, MoPlay and Lottoland amongst its expanding client-base.

About Lottoland:
Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto betting. Innovation, coupled with the freedom to offer players a unique and enhanced lottery-themed experience, has been key to the company’s success. In June 2018, Lottoland paid out €90 million to one lucky winner in Germany – this win has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the Largest online gambling payout. This is also the biggest payout for Lottoland to date. The Gibraltar-based business is active in 13 markets, has over 350 employees, and more than 8 million customers worldwide. Lottoland is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy and the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission in Australia.

MAJOR NEW REPORT REVEALS THAT ONLINE BETTING PROVIDES NO THREAT TO NATIONAL LOTTERY GOOD CAUSES FUNDING

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New report from leading economist Jim Power highlights the €43 million drop in good causes funding in last decade and the ongoing risk from the National Lottery’s monopoly position and lack of competition

Report outlines that, based on 2017 data from leading licensed lottery betting brands, there is no evidence to suggest that online lottery betting presents any meaningful threat to good causes funding from the National Lottery

Key report finding is that competition in the digital channel plus good regulation are critical in order to ensure long term sustainability of good causes funding in Ireland

Overall, report identifies new regulatory and licensing framework including all operators as the prime opportunity to align Irish market with other EU jurisdictions in terms of best practice standards

A report by leading economic analyst Jim Power, published earlier today, has highlighted a decline of €43 million or 16% in good causes funding from the National Lottery in the last decade (€268m in 2008 to €225m in 2017).

The report entitled ‘An assessment of the Online Gambling Market in Ireland and its impact on good causes funding by the National Lottery’, commissioned by the Irish-licensed operators Lottoland and myLotto24, also found no evidence that lottery betting, either online or via retail betting shops, is undermining good causes funding currently or threatens it long term. In the Irish market, there are currently six lottery betting providers holding Remote Bookmakers licenses including European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA) members myLotto24, Lottoland and MultiLotto.

The report, which provides an overview analysis of the entire Irish gambling market, assesses global economic opportunities, and explores means to protect the good causes funding associated with the National Lottery, was commissioned by the European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA) members Lottoland and myLotto24.

Mr. Power, an economist and University College Dublin lecturer, said, “It is factually incorrect to argue, or indeed lobby, on the premise that online lottery betting, which is fully licensed in this jurisdiction, presents any threat to the good causes funding generated by National Lottery sales each year. In fact, based on 2017 figures provided by the three leading ELBA members licensed and active in Ireland, their total combined draw-based betting turnover was only €1.4 million, 0.25% of the €559 million draw based sales turnover achieved by Premier Lotteries Ireland in the same period.”

“Contrary to previous media coverage, rather than damaging good causes funding, the long-term presence of these operators should actually have a beneficial impact by creating more competition, choice and innovation in what might otherwise be effectively a monopolised market.”

“Moreover, increased competition in the digital channel is an essential aspect in achieving long term sustainability for good causes funding. It is reasonable to expect that the holder of a national license, no matter the market, would provide product offerings in line with changing consumer trends but what is prevalent with the National Lottery license in Ireland since it was awarded nearly five years ago is an operator with a sales strategy massively at odds with such trends. Based on 2017 figures shared at Oireachtas Committee hearings, the digital channel only accounted for 6.5% of National Lottery sales in Ireland compared to 19.5% in the UK. With a 56% or greater increase in retail footprint for the National Lottery since 2014, this strategy clearly puts the long-term position of the National Lottery and the associated good causes funding at real risk. The question is why is this being allowed to happen?”.

The report also highlighted the ongoing issue around unclaimed prizes and the lack of transparency over what happens to these funds, how much they amount to annually and why the position in Ireland sees these largely retail-based funds return to the license holder whilst in the UK they are ring fenced for the funding of good causes.

Meanwhile, the report highlighted the ongoing support from ELBA members and the wider cohort of regulated gambling operators for a new and effective regulatory infrastructure for the industry, with the conclusion that the outdated nature of the current regulatory regime for gambling in Ireland having resulted in a sizeable historic loss to the Irish Exchequer in additional taxation and licensing income, not to mention the heightened concerns around problem gambling.

Power commented; “The modern Irish gambling industry is a multi-billion Euro industry, providing significant employment and tax revenues to the Exchequer. Tax receipts from betting in 2017 were €52.2 million in 2017, a 3% increase year on year, according to the latest data published by the Tax Working Group. However, the size of the retail and remote betting industry in Ireland can be estimated at about €5.07 billion.

“If the Government and the relevant Departments were to take a long-term view on the global opportunities offered by this sector, much in the way that they have viewed the wider tech sector, they would see that the short term move to double betting taxes on an already besieged, largely domestic market is not the way to best deliver a sustainable return to the Exchequer. Instead, by delivering the long overdue new regulatory framework with one Regulator for all licensed gambling operators, a competitive Gross Profits Tax based approach as is the case in other leading EU markets and setting up a task force to focus on foreign direct investment in the sector, the Government could deliver a long term strategy that would not only deliver economic benefits but would also help to effectively address issues like problem gambling.”

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