The European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA) pan-European advertising code has secured a major endorsement from a non-industry body, with the European Association for TV and Radio Sales Houses (EGTA) throwing its weight behind the standardised best practice blueprint.
The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.
California tribes will have 90 more days to gather enough signatures to get their sports betting measure on the ballot in 2022 after a court granted an extension to the deadline by which it must secure sufficient public support.
British gambling trade organisation the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit out at the Scottish government for imposing strict restrictions on betting shops in the country, with chief executive Michael Dugher calling the measures “draconian”.
German gaming giant Gauselmann Group and Austria’s Novomatic Group reacted with dismay after authorities in Berlin implemented new restrictions on gaming halls, that will force the majority of the city’s 496 arcades to shut.
Kenyan Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani has claimed the government will look to reintroduce the controversial 20% excise tax on betting stakes within six months, after it was removed from the country’s 2020 budget.
The English Football League (EFL) has criticised proposals to introduce a ban on betting sponsorship in British sport, saying that the sector contributes more than £40m (€44.4m/$49.8m) each season to the organisation and its clubs.
Social games developer Zynga has completed its acquisition of Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for a total purchase price of $1.85bn (£1.48bn/€1.65bn).