The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has handed former apprentice jockey Matthew Hopkins a three-year ban after it was revealed that he placed almost 1,000 bets on racing in the space of just one year.
Eric Olders, chief executive of JVH Gaming, one of Holland's leading operators of land-based gaming machines, talks to iGB about the country's igaming legislation and his plans for turning retail brand presence into online market share.
Does the recent spate of share buybacks and special dividends reveal a lack of ambition or a lack of M&A opportunities? And where does it leave R&D and innovation? Scott Longley goes through the figures.
A potential merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral would provide both companies' online divisions with significant scale. But questions related to competition, debt and a potential role for Playtech all come into play in what will be a lengthy process.
Online betting is major business in Australia and while operators are worried at the idea of the authorities reviewing the tax set up, some key aspects mean new entrants, even the likes of Bet365, find it hard to dislodge the leading operators.