The UK’s National Audit Office has launched an inquiry into whether the National Lottery operator Camelot is failing the good causes it was set up to fund. Camelot’s accounts show that lottery sales increased by 27%, between 2009-10 and 2016-17, while returns for good causes increased by only 2% as Camelot’s profit attributable to its shareholders increased by 122%.

SBTech has moved to enhance its range of in-play products with the launch of “Action Betting,” which creates instant notifications when a specific incident occurs in a match.

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has entered into an integrity partnership with Sportradar.

The long running A$11.3bn merger saga concerning Australia’s two biggest lottery operators, Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group looks to be coming to a close after the Supreme Court of Victoria approved the takeover schedule.

Macau Casinos are closing in on a first annual growth in three years, after posting a sixteenth consecutive month of revenue gains in November 2017.

Turkey’s top religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has issued a fatwa on games of chance, stating that purchasing national lottery tickets is considered gambling and that it is forbidden by Islam.