The Lottery Holiday Campaign is a corporate social responsibility program designed for lotteries and spearheaded by Washington, D.C.-based National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at Canada’s McGill University in Montreal.
Lausanne, June 12, 2017 – At the recent General Meeting (GM) of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), which took place on Thursday 8 June in Krakow, Poland, the new GLMS Executive Committee took office.
Lotteries make modest start to 2017; growth in Asia Pacific / Latin America offset by lower sales in North America.
Lotteries worldwide got off to a modest start to 2017, with reporting lotteries eking out a first-quarter on first-quarter aggregate increase in sales of 0.9%. Solid performances in the Asia Pacific and Latin American markets were counterbalanced by a marked decrease in sales in North America, where, in comparison to the first quarter of 2016 – which saw the record-breaking USD 1.6 billion Powerball draw of January 2016 – the absence of a strong driver of growth was missed.
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