Former Remote Gambling Association (RGA) chief executive Clive Hawkswood is seeking new members for Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) after being appointed as the chairman of the new trade association, which has been established by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post.
Tom Watson, deputy leader of the UK's Labour Party, has called for all online casino operators in the country to be forced to reapply for their licences in a letter to the Culture Secretary and Gambling Commission.
Unions have reacted positively to the news that the proposed privatisation of state-owned Holland Casino has been called off by Justice Minister Sander Dekker following political opposition to the plans from within the Senate.
The Danish delegation to the Council of Europe has called upon European Union member states to address contentious elements of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to ensure it can be implemented across the bloc.
The Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has warned that the Levy for the UK industry in 2018-19 is set to fall short of expectations by some distance, with forecasts placing the sum paid to the industry down by £17m (€9.4m/$21.7m) from the previous year.
Betfan has rolled out its gambling services in the Polish market, claiming to be the only with the online operator offering consumers in the country the chance to wager on a range of non-sporting events.
Irish Minister of State David Stanton has revealed that work on developing a new framework for regulating gambling in the country, including the establishment of a new authority to oversee and implement the legislation, will take up to 18 months.
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, is finally set to enter into force from September 1, though concerns remain over its definition of illegal sports betting.
Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkuas has reported marginal year-on-year increases in both gaming revenue and profit for the first quarter, with growth driven by a strong performance from its lottery vertical.
Åland Islands-based operator Paf has cited the introduction of mandatory customer loss limits for its online gaming services as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit for 2018.