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LOTTOLAND AWARDED A 20 YEAR KENO LICENSE BY THE VICTORIA STATE GOVERNMENT

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Lottoland Australia welcomes the decision by the Victoria State Government to award it a 20-year license to provide Keno games services online and in retail settings in Victoria.

 

The license is effective from 15 April 2022 and is the first dual license to be awarded by any Australian state.

Lottoland is a world leader in the fast-growing digitalisation of gaming offerings and will launch KenoGo in the coming months.

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland said: “We are thrilled to have been granted a Keno license by the Victoria State Government and look forward to launching KenoGo in 2022.

I would like to personally thank the Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Melissa Horne, and the Victorian State Government for awarding the first dual license in Australia.

Most importantly, this license means that consumers in Victoria will be able to enjoy Keno online on their smartphone or computer for the first time ever, with new gaming experiences and greater choice through Lottoland.”

LOTTOLAND DONATE £10,000 TO THE EV FOUNDATION

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World-leading online betting operator, Lottoland, has donated £10,000 to help support individuals and families in poverty through the EV Foundation.

 

The EV Foundation, which has been running since 2013 and became a registered charity in 2021, is based in Gibraltar and has a mission of assisting local families whose household income is insufficient to afford basic necessities. Lottoland’s donation will help these families in a number of ways, from providing everyday essentials to educational opportunities.

From humble beginnings, the EV Foundation has grown to support a wide community of families struggling on the breadline. Nicole Jones, founder of the charity, said: “In our recent Christmas appeal, we gave food hampers worth £400-£500 to 93 families based locally and across the border. Not only this, but we gave each family numerous food and gift vouchers, and supplied Christmas gifts for approximately 300 children. I started off with 4 families and look at how it has expanded.”

“My help to these families is a daily commitment and we don’t only provide food, clothing, electro domestics, homeware, furniture and bills, but most importantly we build them up as a family or as individuals. I am in constant contact with Government agencies, schools and with Social Services. We have regular meetings in which we discuss the ways in which each family or person can be helped and be pushed to lead a normal life and succeed.”

On the decision to support the charity, Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “The EV Foundation does incredible work helping disadvantaged families here in Gibraltar, where Lottoland is based, as well as nearby Spain. Their mission is a reminder that we shouldn’t take anything for granted, and that for some families, a little support can be lifechanging.”

Nigel added: “From purchasing school uniforms and funding after-school activities to helping with utility bills, the EV Foundation make a daily difference to families in poverty. We are pleased to support their amazing work.”

LOTTOLAND DONATES £5,000 TO SAVE GIBRALTAR STREET CATS CHARITY

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World-leading online betting operator, Lottoland, is donating £5,000 to help protect and care for Gibraltar’s street cat population, through the charity, Save Gibraltar Street Cats.

 

The charity, founded in 2014, cares for Gibraltar’s street cats in several ways, from funding veterinary treatment and supplying food, to educating the public about cat welfare. The Save Gibraltar Street Cats charity has rehomed approximately 500 kittens so far, while also successfully putting over 95% of Gibraltar’s street cat population through their T.N.R.M (Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return, Manage) program.

On the decision to support the charity, Lottoland CFO Jon Hale said: “As a pet loving, Gibraltar-based company, Lottoland is particularly touched by the Save Gibraltar Street Cats mission and seeing the difference they make has tugged at our heartstrings.”

Jon added: “The charity has achieved some amazing milestones so far, from successfully lobbying the Government to improve the protections offered by the Animal Welfare Act, to feeding and caring for much of Gibraltar’s street cat population. Our donation will help support the amazing work of the small but dedicated team behind Save Gibraltar Street Cats.”

A spokesperson for Save Gibraltar Street Cats commented: “’Save Gibraltar Street Cats are thrilled to have Lottoland’s support and generosity. Through their donation we will be able to accomplish and continue working to ensure the best care for our street cats. This will make a huge difference and we are extremely grateful’

The £5,000 donation was presented today and will help support the charity’s activities, from setting up new feeding stations to paying for veterinary treatment.

LOTTOLAND BECOMES CARBON NEUTRAL AND SIGNS THE CLIMATE PLEDGE

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The first gambling operator to achieve carbon neutral status and sign the climate pledge

 

Leading online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has recently made the transition to become a fully carbon neutral company and has also signed The Climate Pledge. Working with Tunley Engineering, a global climate reduction consultancy Lottoland has taken the necessary steps in measuring, reporting, and offsetting their carbon footprint. Lottoland is the first Gambling operator to achieve a carbon neutral status and to sign The Climate Pledge.

Tunley Engineering provided a Carbon Assessment that allowed Lottoland to fully comprehend and visualise their carbon footprint in annual tonnes of Carbon Equlivance. With Lottolands greater understanding of the Carbon Cost attached to Energy Use, Business Travel and Water Use they can make informed decisions in how to continue to make tangible reductions to their carbon footprint which by extension makes them a greener and more ethical company.

With the assessment and reduction completed in accordance with ISO 14064, Lottoland have now signed the Climate Pledge alongside over 200 other companies globally, further cementing their commitment to a greener future, and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 or sooner.

“We’re excited to continue to welcome companies to The Climate Pledge,” said Sally Fouts, global lead at Amazon for The Climate Pledge. “Businesses have played a role in contributing to climate change, but deep cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases can stabilize increasing temperatures. This is why urgent, collaborative action by companies around the world is needed. Pledge signatories are uniquely positioned to rise to the challenge of addressing climate change and helping to create the low-carbon economy of the future. I look forward to seeing all we can accomplish over the next two decades, together.”

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are thrilled to have a achieve carbon neutral status and to have signed the Climate Pledge. At Lottoland we are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible not just for our customers but for our employees too. We are proud to be taking a leadership position in climate change.”

LOTTOLAND LAUNCHES £50K CHARITY SCRATCHCARD

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The new Win-Win Charity Scratchcard will support UK charities

 

Leading online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has launched a scratchcard to support its aligned charities, Hospice UK, Blue Cross for Pets and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) UK. The scratchcard has a top prize available of £50,000 and 20p of every £1 staked will go these good causes.

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care, working to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.
Animal charity Blue Cross for Pets have been helping sick, injured and homeless pets since 1897. The money raised by Lottoland will help with caring for sick, injured and abandoned pets through free veterinary services, rehoming of dogs, cats, small pets and horses, and supporting those who have lost their beloved pets.
Finally, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK, supports those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births, through every step of their lives.

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are working with some truly fantastic charities this year and each of these causes is so vital for our communities – we’re delighted to be able to help them in any way we can.

As a business, we are always looking for ways to offer our customers more choice through our games and lottos, and this scratchcard is another great example of offering something more than just prizes. We know that many of our customers want to give back and do something positive with their lotto play and so having the opportunity to support a great cause as well as be in with a chance to win money is a huge bonus.”

For more information about the new scratchcard in partnership with Hospice UK, Blue Cross for Pets and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) UK, please visit:
Lottoland UK Win-Win Charity Scratch.

LOTTOLAND EXPANDS UK PORTFOLIO WITH SPORTSBOOK

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Sports Betting launched in time for the Euros

 

World leading online lotto betting operator Lottoland, has today announced that it has expanded its UK portfolio with Sportsbook in time for the Euros. The UK is the latest market that Lottoland has successfully launched its Sportsbook product into.

Lottoland continues to grow its product portfolio in the UK, having launched Bingo late last year. Customers can now enjoy a truly unified experience across it’s multi product platform which includes Lotto betting, Instant Win Games, Scratchcards, Casino, Bingo and now Sportsbook.

Altenar will be providing the fully managed sports betting platform for Lottoland –providing UK customers with a competitive sports product and pricing across all major sporting events across the globe. Altenar are also Lottoland’s sportsbook partner in the ten other territories.

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, said: “We are thrilled to be incorporating a sportsbook platform into our product offering for Lottoland’s UK players. Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and for that reason we are very pleased to be providing a one stop shop for lottery betting, gaming and sports.

Continuing to partner with Altenar means that we can truly focus on customer experience, with competitive pricing, ease of use, market variety and a frictionless user journeys all being incorporated into the design. We are very pleased to see the finished product live on our site ahead of the Euros.”

JON HALE JOINS LOTTOLAND AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Jon is the former CFO of 32Red plc

 

World Leading online lotto betting operator Lottoland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Hale as Chief Financial Officer.

Jon was the Chief Financial Officer for over eleven years at Gibraltar-based 32Red plc where he was instrumental in several corporate transactions, culminating in the £176m sale to the Kindred Group Plc in June 2017. Prior to his time at 32Red plc, Jon qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, before joining Capital Corporation plc, an operator of high roller land-based casinos. Jon has also co-founded Property Internet Plc and served as Finance Director of the Sports Café Group Ltd; overseeing significant growth in the group’s portfolio and its admission to AIM in December 2001.

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Jon as our new Chief Financial Officer. Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and deliver on our strategy.”

Jon Hale commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Lottoland team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get settled in. Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve seen first-hand how Lottoland has developed and grown, and I really admire how they have done so in such a short space of time. I look forward to working with Nigel and the team as the Group continues on its growth journey.”

Jon joins Lottoland with immediate effect and will report into Nigel Birrell.

LOTTOLAND JOINS ALL-IN DIVERSITY PROJECT AS ITS LATEST FOUNDING MEMBER

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Steering group now represents every aspect of the industry

Providing more perspective as we drive forward and grow

 

13th MAY 2021

World leading online Lotto Betting Operator Lottoland announces decision to join the All-In Diversity project – an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion for the global betting and gaming sector.

 

Nigel Birrell CEO says: “Lottoland is really pleased to join the All-in Diversity project as a Founding Member. As a global employer – employing people from 29 nationalities and speaking between us 30 different languages, Lottoland is committed to providing a fun, safe and fully inclusive culture where our people feel like they are truly part of the Lottoland family. We are a multicultural business that celebrates, values and respects individual differences, no matter what your sexuality, gender, gender identity, age, ability, race, religion or beliefs are, all of our employees have a voice, and we provide an environment to ensure everyone can do their best work. We are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our ways of working and we look forward to working with our partners to make our industry a more inclusive environment.”

“Over the past year, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion has taken a much bigger stage within our businesses and across our industry. It has become imperative that we work together across all products, departments, jurisdictions and roles to improve how we do business and how we value our people. Lottery is a significant sector of the industry and having this perspective as we drive forward will benefit all businesses involved. Having Lottoland supporting the Project is incredibly important as it means that we now have a Steering Group that is representative of absolutely every aspect of the industry, including lottery – not only the most popular and widely acceptable face of the gaming industry across the world but also a product which embodies diversity, equality and inclusion like no other. We are very proud to welcome them aboard,” says Christina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project.

The All-in Diversity Project is a non-profit dedicated to helping businesses and industry improve Diversity, Equality & Inclusion. All-in is a central resource for data and tools that help businesses make DEI a successful business strategy. Our Founding Members provide guidance and support sharing best practices and resources. Lottoland joins the likes of Entain, Microgaming, IGT, SiS, Caesars, Betsson, Scientific Games, Flutter, Gaming Innovation Group, and Kindred Group.

LOTTOLAND APP APPROVED FOR GOOGLE PLAY STORES IN SWEDEN AND AUSTRALIA

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Lottoland’s Android app is now available to download from the Google Play Store in four regions.

As of the 7th April, the Lottoland app is now also available in the Google Play Store for users in Sweden and Australia following Google’s decision earlier in March 2021 to adjust its access guidelines to allow gambling apps in additional jurisdictions.

Sweden is the most active market for Android downloads with an average of five downloads per smartphone user per month, according to mobile market research group research2guidance.

App users can bet on the outcome of draws, get the latest results and, if theirs are winning bets, win real money with the chance of becoming a jackpot millionaire.

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are very excited that the Lottoland app is becoming more readily available to Android users and anyone using the Google Play Store. A significant percentage of the population own Android smartphones and a huge 85% of the app market is maintained by Android, so this is definitely a reason to celebrate.

We know that a large portion of Lottoland users find and communicate with us via mobile devices and we can’t wait to see how these new audiences in Sweden and Australia get on.”

 

Google’s Play Store celebrated 28 billion downloads globally in 2020, a figure that has increased year on year as the popularity of apps continues to rise and consumers rely more heavily on smartphones for their daily life.

 

LOTTOLAND ADDS TWO NEW UK CHARITY PARTNERS TO WIN-WIN CHARITY LOTTO

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Prader-Willi Foundation and Blue Cross pet charity join the lotto betting game

 

Leading online lotto betting operator Lottoland, has added two new charity partners, The Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Association UK and Blue Cross  to its Win-Win Charity Lotto in the UK, where 20p of every pound bet is donated to its chosen UK charities.

 

Each bet on the Win-Win Charity Lotto costs £1 and the jackpot is fixed at £250,000 for every draw. The game format and results are based on the popular French Lotto, with draws taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Five balls are drawn out of a total of 49, with 10 bonus balls up for grabs.

 

As a result of its success in 2020, Lottoland hopes to continue building on the Win-Win Lotto in support of the two new charities.

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are delighted to welcome the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK and Blue Cross for Pets as partners for our Win-Win Charity Lotto. The PWS Association is a charity close to my heart and I have long been a supporter of the amazing work they do and as a devoted dog owner, it’s great to be able to support a charity that goes above and beyond to help sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets. With the support of our players, we hope to be able to make a real difference to these amazing causes.”

 

Susan Passmore, CEO, at Prader-Willi Syndrome Association said; “Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births. It causes low muscle tone, a learning difficulty, an emotional and social immaturity and an insatiable chronic appetite usually develops which can lead to life threatening obesity. The Association supports families to overcome the challenges that those with Prader-Willi syndrome face. With the help of Lottoland, we can continue our vital work to find strategies and treatments to help those with PWS.”

 

Natalie Paweleck, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Blue Cross noted that; “The money raised by Lottoland will be a big help with our work caring for sick, injured and abandoned pets through our veterinary services and rehoming homeless dogs, cats, small pets and horses and also supporting those who have lost their beloved pets.”

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has grown rapidly to become the world leading online lotto betting provider, allowing people to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world – it has a range of jackpots on offer at any one time so that people can pick and choose how they want to bet. In May 2020, Lottoland launched its first charity focuses Lottery – Win Win Charity Lottery. For more information, please visit https://www.lottoland.co.uk/winwin-charity-lotto