The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners.
Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
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 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.
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.
Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.
The UK's vote to leave the European Union has raised concerns over the impact this could have on UK companies working in EU gambling markets, notably Italy's, according to Giulio Coraggio, partner at law firm DLA Piper's Rome office.
The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has endorsed a publication by the European Commission (EC) of the recommendation for the protection of consumers partaking in online gambling within the European Union (EU).