Mainland China lottery sales in April totalled CNY38.2 billion (US$5.5 billion), representing a rise of 9.6 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Ministry of Finance.

Mohaleap Lotto, a subsidiary of Cambodia’s Royal Group officially entered Cambodia’s lottery market this month.

The controlling shareholder of lottery service provider Melcolot Ltd is reportedly in talks for the possible sale of its stake in the company, a filing from MelcoLot states.

Mizoram’s main Opposition party Mizo National Front has intensified its calls for an investigation into the lottery scandal which allegedly led to Rs 11,808.8 crore (US$1.7 billion) in tax losses from 2012 to 2015.

Philippine-listed holding company Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) saw a decline in net income in the first three months of 2017, due mainly to decreases in income of its various gaming businesses.

Australian lottery giant Tatts Group Ltd has acquired a 15 percent stake in internet lotteries business Jumbo Interactive Ltd for A$15.7 million, according to a filing from Tatts last week to the Australian Stock Exchange.

Lottery service provider AGTech Holdings posted a sixteen-fold widened loss for the three months ending March 31, 2017.

Lottery service provider 500.com Ltd posted a narrower loss in 17Q1, due mainly to an increase in mobile gaming and sports information services revenue.

Lottery revenues increased 9 percent year-on-year in South Korea in 2016 driven in part by changing player perceptions, but remain low when compared with other OECD countries, signaling room for further growth.

Lottery service provider MelcoLot Ltd. recorded a narrowed loss of HK$2.2 million (US$282,600) for the three month period ended March 2017, compared to a loss of HK$5.2 million for the same quarter in 2016.

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