|Africa||A-PAC||Europe||North America||Latin America|
|Aggregate growth: +13%||Aggregate growth: -3.5%||Aggregate growth: +4.9%||Aggregate growth: +15.7%||Aggregate growth: +3.5%|
|Morocco: +8.8%||Australia: +15.4%||Norway: +9%||California: +23.7%||Mexico: +5.8%|
|Ghana: +5.5%||China: -7%||France: +8.2%||Ontario: +15.2%||Brazil: No change from Q1 2015|
|Hong Kong: +13.9%||Italy: +6.6%||British Columbia: +10.5%||Chile: Shrinking QoQ growth for Q1-2016|
While lottery performance regionally in the rest of the world has largely been a mixed bag, Africa has shown a steady growth in lottery sales. Majority of operators in Africa reported positive revenue and profit growth in the period.
Good revenue growth of the operating segments is evident across the board which has contributed to improved profitability. Despite the losses and sharp contraction in revenues faced by Mauritian National Lottery, Africa at large has performed better than the rest of the world in many areas.
Revenue growth, cost management and savings have been prominent contributors to this sharp increase in profits in Africa. Large interest payments by most operators during the period too couldn’t act as a stumbling block in this growth. This enabled African lottery operators to further reduce their debt and improve their overall profile.