GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.
Unibet operator Kindred Group has reported an 8.0% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though has seen earnings impacted by costs associated with its launch in Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market.
Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market has generated total turnover of SEK3.29bn (£271.3m/€313.8m/$352.8m) in the first quarter of the year, with former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) dominating the channel. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and ATG accounted for 50% of online market turnover over the three month period.
France’s online gaming market reported year-on-year growth across all three legal verticals in 2018, with the sports betting vertical the standout performer. However ARJEL has suggested that with growth in other verticals still slow, a shift to a revenue-based tax regime may be key to safeguarding the industry in the long-term.
The Danish igaming market is small but almost perfectly formed, with its business-friendly approach driving a high number of consumers to use licensed operators, the latest research from the iGaming Business Market Monitor reveals.
Amaya has suffered a heavy drop in its share price after it was revealed that chief executive David Baazov will face five charges of insider trading in regards to the company’s acquisition of Oldford Group, the owner of PokerStars.