Declan Harkin of Gtech: the Italian-owned company, which employs 70 staff at its Dublin office, already supplies An Post with the network of ticket terminals in shops

Gtech, the world’s largest lottery and gaming business, has confirmed it will bid for the State’s next lottery licence. (...)

Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)