Lottery innovator ZEAL Network SE, owner of Dutch charity lottery Raffld, today announced an all-share voluntary takeover offer for Germany’s largest private digital lottery broker, Lotto24 AG.

“My tagline is: ‘Never going to happen,’” said (at 1:58:57) Ian Ince, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech, about the long-awaited regulation of the Dutch online market. “Still pending. I’ve been waiting five years for that to happen. I don’t see it happening in the foreseeable future.”

Former MP Mei Li Vos, who helped guide (albeit reluctantly) the Remote Gaming Bill past the Dutch Lower House, will be the public face of PvdA’s upcoming Senate campaign.

Supplier SBTech is set to enter the French market at the beginning of 2019.

Sportech has announced plans to acquire iLottery solutions provider Lot.to Systems Limited as part of a strategic partnership aimed at broadening its offering.

Pennsylvania became the seventh US state to process a legal sports wager on Thursday when Penn National Gaming tested out its system with punters at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

As many as eight more US states could legalize sports betting before the start of the next NFL season in 2019, according to industry experts.

Fourteen Chinese officials are reportedly implicated in the embezzlement of 136 billion yuan ($20 billion) belonging to China’s Welfare Lottery.