- Gambling technology supplier Sportech said it was in negotiations about acquiring online lottery provider Systems.

The acquisition would be non-material in the context of the group, it added.

The pair had also formed a strategic alliance to provide their respective clients with a broader range of gaming opportunities.

'Our strategic alliance with will enhance our existing successful core lottery product and will help us to capitalise on the worldwide growth of lottery and lottery-style games and reach an ever-expanding digital audience,' executive chairman Richard McGuire said.

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