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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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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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Lottoland launches ‘P.A.R.E.N.T’

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An Educational ‘Youth Gaming’ Awareness Program for Teachers, Parents and Children

Department for Education, teachers, parents and more stand united for new campaign

 

A new campaign devised by Lottoland, in conjunction with Government education officials in Gibraltar, has been launched to help mitigate the risks posed by online gaming trends among young people today.

 

Lottoland’s P.A.R.E.N.T initiative will support parents, educators and youth representatives across the board to educate, inspire and empower young people to not only stay safe online but also strike a balance between ‘online’ and ‘offline’ following its official launch in Gibraltar this week.

 

Designed to help all those involved in youth gaming ‘stay on their game’ with regards to online risks, the scheme is being rolled out in conjunction with Gibraltar’s Department for Education following initial consultation with teachers, NGOs and other stakeholders based locally.

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland, said: “Focus group discussions held at the University in Gibraltar helped us create a forum of people crucial in bringing this scheme to life, and the response we have had has been incredibly positive.

 

“Together, we will provide young people today with the resources they need to ensure they are empowered to ‘switch off’ when they need to, and ‘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.”

 

Focusing on six key behaviours essential for responsible gaming, discussions held ahead of the campaign’s launch during Responsible Gaming Week (Nov 1 – 7) have led to plans for teachers to work with parents and help them get their children to ‘Switch off to Switch on’.

 

These six key areas are:

 

P – Parent

A – Awareness

R – Responsibility

E – Environment

N – Nurture

T – Trust

 

As such, PARENT scheme training sessions, delivered by Young Gamblers Education Trust, for primary and secondary teachers will begin in early 2019, subject to further conversation with Government education officials.

 

Evidence from programmes rolled out in Gibraltar will then also be used to launch PARENT in other countries through the European Lotto Betting Association, of which Lottoland is a founding member.

 

The 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.

 

Lee Willows, Chief Executive, YGAM says ‘It is a pleasure to be working alongside Lottoland to deliver this important new campaign. The insight from OnePoll paints a similar picture to what parents tell us in England and in response, YGAM has now developed a suite of resources aimed specifically at teachers and parents. In line with the message from the UK Gambling Commission, we believe empowering both with timely and relevant material so they can have conversations with their children around gaming is important. This launch is timely during Responsible Gambling Week and we are looking forward to working with Lottoland and the Department for Education to create awareness year round and take this important campaign to other jurisdictions.’

 

Although not directly involved in the delivery of social gaming, Lottoland’s commitment to the promotion of responsible behaviour online is one the company takes extremely seriously. As a leading online betting site based in Gibraltar, introduction of the PARENT scheme is just one of many ways in which the company seeks to provide ongoing support to the community around it.

 

Nigel Birrell added: “Industry operators often focus inside our businesses when it comes to helping and supporting our customers, and rightly so – we have to tick all the right boxes and above all be responsible operators.”

 

“Research shows that issues can start from a much younger age than amongst those players simply aged 18 or older, however, and Lottoland felt strongly that we could and should be doing more in the countries we operate in.”

 

“PARENT is a pioneering venture which will equip parents, teachers and others involved in the care and education of young people today with the awareness, control and responsibility they need to successfully navigate today’s online gaming environment, both in Gibraltar and hopefully worldwide too,” he said.

 

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* The study was conducted by OnePoll between 19th and 28th of 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.

 

LOTTOLAND ACHIEVES GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE: €90 Million EuroJackpot Pay-out secures Lottoland a World Record

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Guinness World Records confirms Lottoland achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest online gambling pay-out

 

On June 1 a lucky winner from Germany scooped the EuroJackpot top prize of €90 million (£79m) at Lottoland – now Guinness World Records have confirmed the jackpot is the Largest online gambling pay-out in history. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate was officially handed to Lottoland yesterday.

The company secured the title of “Largest Online Gambling Pay-out” after Christina, a 36-year old cleaner from Berlin, had placed a bet on the Eurojackpot lottery via her mobile on www.lottoland.com. Her mother chose the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which matched and brought her this record-breaking win.

Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to achieve a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. It’s such an accolade to find ourselves in this hall of fame. This title is a confirmation of our business model, it proves that we are able to even break world records thanks to our sophisticated insurance model.”

“At Lottoland, we are in the business of making dreams come true. Therefore, we are always thrilled that we just completely changed the life of one of our players completely. We pride ourselves on paying out even the biggest wins within record time and are more than happy to help Christina and her mum to fulfil their dreams.”

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator Sofia Greenacre said: “I’m pleased to confirm that Lottoland did indeed manage to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the
Largest online gambling pay-out, which now stands at an incredible €90,000,000. My congratulations go out to all those who took part, you are OFFICIALLY AMAZING.”

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has created over 350 jobs, has over eight million customers, and is active across four continents. The primary aim of the company is to offer its customers a broad choice of high jackpot games – at Lottoland, it’s possible to bet on over 30 lotteries from around the world or to play jackpot games drawn hourly. To-date Lottoland players have won more than €1 billion on its website.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is the ultimate global authority on record-breaking, approving 6,000 records annually and claiming more than 52,000 records on its worldwide database to date.

 

 

For any media enquiries, please contact:

For more information contact 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].

If you wish to speak to the Guinness World Records press office, please contact [email protected].

About Lottoland Solutions:

Lottoland Solutions offers operators the chance to integrate regular, high-frequency and instant lottery betting products to their portfolio, containing the biggest jackpots in gaming.. Lotto betting appeals to a huge player base, existing and new. Lottoland Solutions’ offers a turnkey service that can be tailored and easily integrated to any platform. Contact us today for more information to unlock the potential of lotto betting. It’s time to let your players dream bigger!

 

For information about Lottoland Solutions please contact:

Lottoland Solutions partnership team at [email protected]

 

LOTTOLAND SOLUTIONS WINS ONLINE LOTTERY SUPPLIER

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Lottoland Solutions is pleased to announce that it won Online Lottery Supplier at the EGR B2B Awards in London last night. Lottoland Solutions beat off some strong competition in the category to take home the prestigious award.

As a supplier, Lottoland Solutions’ has revolutionised lottery betting for operators and their customers, creating a new vertical for operators to deploy containing a huge mix of low stakes high jackpot lottery products, including the new NOW range of high jackpot instant lotteries.

Lottoland Solutions Director Michael Bogie said: “We are thrilled to have won this award and I would like to thank the team for all their hard work. Our range of products is increasingly being tailored for sports and casino operators, all backed by the world’s leading lottery risk management infrastructure that guarantees these massive pay-outs. As the proud winner of EGR Online Lottery Supplier 2018, we look forward to working with our existing and new partners to grow their lottery business.”

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For any media enquiries, please contact Laura Pearson, Head of Corporate Affairs at Lottoland at [email protected] or on 00 44 7818110616

 

Notes to editors:

 

About Lottoland Solutions:

Lottoland Solutions offers operators the chance to integrate regular, high-frequency and instant lottery betting products to their portfolio, containing the biggest jackpots in gaming.. Lotto betting appeals to a huge player base, existing and new. Lottoland Solutions’ offers a turnkey service that can be tailored and easily integrated to any platform. Contact us today for more information to unlock the potential of lotto betting. It’s time to let your players dream bigger!

 

For information about Lottoland Solutions please contact:

Lottoland Solutions partnership team at [email protected]

 

LOTTOLAND PAYS OUT WORLD RECORD €90 MILLION THROUGH ITS INDUSTRY LEADING INSURANCE MODEL

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  • This is the biggest online win to have ever been paid by a gaming company
  • Lottoland pays out major wins through its insurance company Fortuna Insurance
  • Lottoland is the first and only company in the gaming sector to have established its own insurance company

Leading online lotto operator, Lottoland, has announced that a lucky winner in Germany scooped Friday’s (1st June 2018) EuroJackpot top prize of €90 million, which is the equivalent to £79 million.

This win is the largest prize pay-out for any online gambling company in the world, and the biggest pay-out for Lottoland in its five-year history.

The prize funds will be paid out through Lottoland’s industry leading insurance model, where its subsidiary, Fortuna PCC, uses a series of financial instruments including Insurance Linked Securities and collateralised re-insurance to guarantee top prizes.

Fortuna was established in September last year, and is regulated by Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Gibraltar and EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority).

Lottoland is the only gaming company to have established its own insurance company – holding itself up to the highest standard with regards to industry best practice and transparency.

Lottoland’s tried and tested risk management structure has already made several multi-millionaires, but this record breaking win eclipses them all.

The winner Christina, a 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin, had put a bet on the EuroJackpot jackpot via her mobile. Her mother chose the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which matched and bagged her this record breaking win.

She must be one of the luckiest Lottoland players on record as she only registered on her mobile two weeks ago, won €8.60 on her first bet and then the life changing jackpot the following week.

On her big win, she said “I’ve always wanted to travel and visit new countries and places – the USA has always been at the top of my list and now I can plan a trip from the East to the West coast in a camper van. I can’t wait!”

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell called the win a ‘landmark’ moment for the online gaming industry: “More and more players from around the world are waking up to the fact that they can bet on the biggest jackpots the world has to offer at Lottoland.”

“This record €90 million win is a break-through moment both for our business and the industry as a whole, as it is the largest jackpot pay-out ever across the online gaming and lotto industry. We look forward to breaking more records in the future.”

Lottoland allows players to bet on the world’s biggest lotteries, with the opportunity to win the same prizes – including the jackpot. Major draws available at Lottoland include US PowerBall and US MegaMillions, EuroMillionaire, Spain’s El Gordo and many more from Europe and across the globe.

Other gaming operators can also benefit from Lottoland’s unique lottery insurance solution thanks to Lottoland’s B2B arm Lottoland Solutions. Lottoland Solutions, which guarantees pay outs on all winnings while also offering a lottery betting interface that is easy to integrate into existing websites.

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For any media enquiries, please contact:

Laura Pearson, Head of Corporate Affairs at [email protected] or Front Door Communications on [email protected]

 

Notes to editors:

 

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.

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.

 

About EuroJackpot

The EuroJackpot is Europe’s second most popular lottery draw, with odds much better than EuroMillions or most national lottery’s draws. It takes place every Friday night in Helsinki and you can bet on the outcome of the draw with Lottoland. Choose 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 further numbers from 1-10.

 

Lottoland in record £79m pay-out to German player

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The Gibraltar Chronicle

http://chronicle.gi/2018/06/lottoland-in-record-79m-pay-out-to-german-player/

 

Gibraltar-based Lottoland has paid out £79m to a winner in Germany, in what it described as “the biggest pay-out ever” by an online gaming company.

The winner took the EuroJackpot top prize of 90 million euros.

“This win is the largest prize pay-out for any online gaming company in the world, and the biggest pay-out for Lottoland to date,” the company said in a statement.

The winner, Christina, a 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin, had put a bet on the EuroJackpot jackpot via her mobile.

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Her mother chose the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which matched and bagged her record breaking win.

“She must be one of the luckiest Lottoland players on record as she only signed up to Lotto-land two weeks ago via her mobile, she won EURO8.60 on her first bet and then the life changing jackpot the following week,” Lottoland said.

The Berliner found out she had won while working on her late cleaning shift.

She is now going to quit her job, allow her mother to retire and hire a motor-home which she will drive from the East to West coast of America.

The trip will culminate in a Backstreet Boys concert, although she has to get her driving licence before she does that which is something she hasn’t been able to afford to do before.

“I’ve always wanted to travel and visit new countries and places the USA has always been at the top of my list and now I can plan a trip from the East to the West coast in a camper van,” Christina said of her win.
“I can’t wait!”

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell called the win a ‘landmark’ moment for the online gaming industry.

“This record EURO90 million win is a break-through moment both for our business and the indus-try as a whole, as it is the largest jackpot pay-out ever across the online gaming and lotto industry,” he said.

Lottoland allows players to bet on the world’s biggest lotteries, with the opportunity to win all the same prizes including the jackpot.

 

 

LOTTOLAND PAYS OUT €90 MILLION WORLD RECORD ONLINE WIN

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  • The biggest pay-out ever from any online gaming company in the world
  • 36-year-old cleaner wins £79 million on second bet with Lottoland

Leading online lotto operator, Lottoland has today announced that a lucky winner in Germany scooped Friday’s (1st of June 2018) EuroJackpot top prize of €90 million (£79 million).

This win is the largest prize pay-out for any online gaming company in the world, and the biggest pay-out for Lottoland to date.

The winner, Christina, a 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin, had put a bet on the EuroJackpot jackpot via her mobile. Her mother chose the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which matched and bagged her record breaking win.

She must be one of the luckiest Lottoland players on record as she only signed up to Lottoland two weeks ago via her mobile, she won €8.60 on her first bet and then the life changing jackpot the following week.

The Berliner found out she had won while working on her late cleaning shift. She is now going to quit her job, allow her mother to retire and hire a motor-home which she will drive from the East to West coast of America.

The trip will culminate in a Backstreet Boys concert, although she has to get her driving licence before she does that – which is something she hasn’t been able to afford to do before.

On her big win, she said “I’ve always wanted to travel and visit new countries and places – the USA has always been at the top of my list and now I can plan a trip from the East to the West coast in a camper van. I can’t wait!”

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell called the win a ‘landmark’ moment for the online gaming industry: “More and more players from around the world are waking up to the fact that they can bet on the biggest jackpots the world has to offer at Lottoland.”

“This record €90 million win is a break-through moment both for our business and the industry as a whole, as it is the largest jackpot pay-out ever across the online gaming and lotto industry. We look forward to breaking more records in the future.”

Lottoland allows players to bet on the world’s biggest lotteries, with the opportunity to win all the same prizes – including the jackpot. Major draws available at Lottoland include US PowerBall and US MegaMillions, EuroMillionaire, Spain’s El Gordo and many more from Europe and across the globe.

Lottoland is able to offer its customers access to these huge jackpots thanks to its own insurance infrastructure, which is regulated by the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) in accordance with EU insurance legislation. Lottoland is the first and only company in the gaming sector to have established its own insurance company – holding itself up to the highest standards with regards to industry best practice and transparency.

Lottoland’s risk management structure has already proven its reliability by making several multi millionaires already, but this record breaking win eclipses them all.

Other operators can also benefit from Lottoland’s unique lottery insurance solution thanks to Lottoland’s B2B arm Lottoland Solutions. Lottoland Solutions guarantees pay outs on all winnings and offers a lottery betting interface that is easy to integrate into existing websites.

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Laura Pearson, Head of Corporate Affairs at [email protected], or Front Door Communications on [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.

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.

 

About EuroJackpot

The EuroJackpot is Europe’s second most popular lottery draw, with odds much better than EuroMillions or most national lottery’s draws. It takes place every Friday night in Helsinki and you can bet on the outcome of the draw with Lottoland. Choose 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 further numbers from 1-10.

 

LOTTOLAND ACQUIRES MAJORITY IN GIOCHI24 AND LAUNCHES IN ITALY

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Giving Italians the choice to play for life changing jackpots across a range of lotteries, scratchcards and instant win games.

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8th May 2018

Leading online lotto operator Lottoland is pleased to announce that they have bought a majority stake in Giochi24. Giochi24 is one of the most popular sites in Italy in regards to lotto and online games, it has been operational since 2008 and was one of the first companies to get approval by the Italian regulator – Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli. This partnership will combine both companies expertise in the online sector.

Lottoland have also launched their own site www.lottoland.it, enabling players based within Italy to buy a ticket and play lotteries; including SuperEnalotto, 10e Lotto, scratchcards, instant win games, bingo and casino games.

With the acquisition of Giochi24 and its license for the Italian market, Lottoland adds its 8th national gambling licence to its portfolio, after the UK (3 licenses), Ireland, Australia and Gibraltar (2 licenses).

Lottoland’s CEO Nigel Birrell said, “We are delighted to have partnered with Giochi24 and to enter into the regulated Italian market. Italy is a vibrant, growing market with huge potential and we are very confident there is a strong appetite for our jackpot offering.”

Paolo Di Feo, CEO of Giochi24 added; “We are very excited to have partnered with Lottoland and the opportunities that will bring to both businesses. We are also thrilled to be able to provide Italian players with two sites, Giochi24.it and Lottoland.it. We are now in a great position to fulfil our mission – to have the most complete offering of games of luck and lotteries that are approved by the regulator and available to players in a simple and easy format.”

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For any media enquiries, please contact:

Laura Pearson, at [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.

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.