While the fact German state lawmakers have reached a consensus on the future regulatory model for gambling has been welcomed, iGamingBusiness.com can reveal that the proposed controls for online slots and casino could bring further pain for the industry.
Schleswig-Holstein claims that Germany’s 16 federal states have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a new State Treaty on Gambling, describing the agreed model as a “really good result” for all jurisdictions.
The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a quarter-on-quarter increase in online gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September, but saw a decline in overall market revenue for the period.
Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.
The number of people gambling in Macau dipped to a record low in 2019, according to a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Bureau, with the number of people identifying as problem gamblers also falling sharply.
The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.
Atlantic Lottery reported a net profit of CAD$422.2m, up 0.7% year-on-year and ahead of the company’s target of CAD$419.4m for the fiscal year ending 31 March, 2019, thanks to a high level of rollover MaxMillions jackpots.
The average number of people frequently gambling in Switzerland fell again in 2017, with research commissioned by the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission and the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission showing just 16.4% of respondents gambled at least once a month.
A trio of associations representing French land-based casino operators and their staff have called on the country’s government to confirm that La Française des Jeux (FDJ) will remain prohibited from offering casino games once privatised.