Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has revealed that the shut-down of its retail gaming network and significantly reduced sports betting options, both due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has cut revenue by around 40.6%.
The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has commenced a review of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005 to establish what changes may be needed to ensure the laws are relevant to the technical and social developments since its conception.
Flutter Entertainment reported a 16% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, though growth slowed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic suspending sports and closing of venues.
The GB Gambling Commission's ban on using credit cards to fund gambling has come into effect today (14 April), with the regulator hailing its implementation as particularly timely as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.
American Gaming Association (AGA) president and chief executive Bill Miller has written directly to US President Donald Trump, urging him to amend the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include gaming businesses.
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has attacked the Greek government’s plans to set a 35% gross gaming revenue tax rate for operators, and queried the decision to restrict online play to those aged 21 and above.
French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced that is it to furlough more than 700 of its staff until 30 June as part of its strategy to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
GVC Holdings has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter, despite business slowing down due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic, but has chosen to cancel a planned dividend payment due to ongoing uncertainty over the outbreak.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a 4.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, though the shut-down of its retail network in the country looks set to have a significant impact on revenue and earnings in 2020.