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$50-million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. And no winning tickets were sold for the two MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each that were up for grabs. The jackpot for the next Friday`s draw will remain at $50-million, but there will be 12 MaxMillions prizes available. ---

Nevada's biggest casinos lose a combined $1.35B in 2013, marking 5th straight year of losses

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's largest casinos, still climbing out of the recession, suffered a combined net loss of $1.35 billion in 2013, marking the fifth straight year without an overall profit, state regulators reported Friday. But there was some positive news in the annual abstract report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which looks at the total revenue of casinos that gross more than $1 million in gambling revenue.

Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils sign sponsorship deal with online poker

NEWARK, N.J. - The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have become the first major U.S.-based professional teams to sign a sponsorship deal with an online gambling company. Scott O'Neil, the chief executive of the Josh Harris-owned teams, and Norbert Teufelberger, the chief executive of bwin.party digital entertainment that operates partypoker, confirmed the multiyear agreement in a statement Wednesday night. A news conference was scheduled for Thursday at the Prudential Center to formally announce the deal.

Spanish, French Euromillions winners share 130 million euros

A Spanish and a French punter on Tuesday shared more than 130 million euros ($177 million) in the EuroMillions draw, with the jackpot swelled after 10 consecutive draws without a winner. Organisers La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) said the lucky pair would pocket more than 65 million euros each. The new millionaires have 60 days to claim their haul. The EuroMillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

Spanish, French Euromillions winners share 130 million euros

A Spanish and a French punter on Tuesday shared more than 130 million euros ($177 million) in the EuroMillions draw, with the jackpot swelled after 10 consecutive draws without a winner. Organisers La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) said the lucky pair would pocket more than 65 million euros each. The new millionaires have 60 days to claim their haul. The EuroMillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

Gambling technology and sports betting company Cantor Gaming changing name to CG Technology

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Gambling technology and sports betting company Cantor Gaming is getting a new name. The company announced Monday that it will change its name to CG Technology, and will pursue an initial public offering at some point. The company says the new name represents its commitment to developing excellent technology for the gambling industry.

Gambling technology and sports betting company Cantor Gaming changing name to CG Technology

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Gambling technology and sports betting company Cantor Gaming is getting a new name. The company announced Monday that it will change its name to CG Technology, and will pursue an initial public offering at some point. The company says the new name represents its commitment to developing excellent technology for the gambling industry.

Delivery man is missing US Mega Millions winner

A delivery truck driver has come forward to claim his half of a $648 million jackpot, the second largest in US history, lottery officials said Friday. Steve Tran bought five tickets in San Jose, California, ahead of the hotly anticipated December 17 Mega Millions sweepstakes -- but then promptly forgot about them. Until, that is, he woke up in the middle of the night on Monday and checked his stash to discover he had become a multi-millionaire. The winning numbers were eight, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Mega Ball seven.

Catalonia stages festive lottery to rival Spain's

The Spanish region of Catalonia, where leaders are pushing for independence from Spain, awarded millions of euros Tuesday in its first New Year lottery, defying the country's national prize draw. The new lottery was dubbed "La Grossa" in Catalan, a nod to "El Gordo", or "The Fat One", the top prize in Spain's traditional Christmas draw which recorded falling sales this year despite its popularity. The Catalan draw was organised by the regional government, whose leader Artur Mas has called for a referendum in 2014 on breaking away from Spain.

Celebrities get suspended terms for illegal sports gambling

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Yonahp) -- Three celebrities, including TV personalities and a former K-pop singer, received suspended prison sentences Friday for betting on illegal sports gambling websites. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced comedian Lee Soo-geun, singer Tak Jae-hoon and Tony An, a former member of the popular 1990s boy band HOT, to six months in prison, suspended for one year.
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