The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the newly formed trade association for the UK gambling industry, has appointed former Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher as its new chief executive.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the US organisation for people affected by problem gambling and addiction, as announced a new advisory board, featuring a number of executives and senior personnel from across the industry.
888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position.
iGaming content developer and aggregation platform provider Relax Gaming has named former Kindred Group executive Tommi Maijala as its new chief executive, with his predecessor Daniel Eskola shifting to a new role as chief commercial officer.
Online gambling participation rates in Lithuania almost doubled between 2017 and 2019 according to new research commissioned by the Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority, but the overall number of people gambling in the country declined.
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.
Centrist political party the Liberal Democrats has waded into the ongoing debate on responsible gambling in the UK, calling for a complete overhaul of the gaming sector’s approach to tackling responsible gambling.
Codere has launched an investigation into inconsistencies in the financial reports of some of its Latin American subsidiaries for the first half of the year, which the operator has warned may reduce its full-year earnings by up to €20m.
NetEnt chief operating officer Björn Krantz has left the slot specialist after more than ten years, iGamingBusiness.com has learned. Following his departure, the company is to restructure its commercial teams into a single unit.