National Lottery expects internet sales boost

Legislation will be changed to make it easier to play the Lotto online, ahead of the 20-year contract being put out to tender, writes Samantha McCaughren.

4th May, 2013
Geri Maye and Marty Whelan, who present RTE's Lotto programme Winning Streak. Photo: MacInnes

The National Lottery, which will see its 20-year contract put out to tender shortly, is expected to get a significant boost from internet sales following a change to the legislation.

The expected growth in online business will be a key draw for bidders for the licence, which is expected to fetch around €400 million.

Up until now, online lottery play has been hindered by a lengthy registration process and accounted for only 3 per cent...

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