Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia/NRW) Minister of Finance Lutz Lienenkämper has responded to accusations that the state government altered the accounts of state-owned operator Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel) to facilitate the privatisation of the business.
The Spanish government has notified its proposed restrictions on advertising to the European Commission after amending the controls to remove an exception for advertising around live sport broadcast and to prohibit betting sponsorship for clubs.
Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised the government's decision not to introduce a short-term self-exclusion period in its online gambling regulations, in a new report on potential risks and problems it faces in overseeing the market.
The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has launched a consultation onto changes to the design of online slots to make them safer for the consumers, in which it proposes banning autoplay functionality and quick spin features.
GambleAware’s board of trustees has responded to recent calls for changes to the funding of gambling research, education and treatment (RET) after questions were raised over the independence of its approach.
Sander Dekker, the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, is to develop a framework to future-proof the Netherlands' lottery sector, following the publication of a new report on the industry by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The German Association of Telecommunications and Media (DVTM) has finalised a new self-regulatory framework for advertising by Schleswig-Holstein licensed operators on the country’s free-to-air TV channels.
Swedish former gambling monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has voiced support for the country's controversial online casino deposit limit following its implementation, though admitted that a loss limit would have been more effective.
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.
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”.