Betsson has reported a 5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, which it blamed on struggles in the Nordic region and the Netherlands. For the first half of the year, revenue was up 2% to SEK2.6bn, though increased expenses saw profit for the period decline too.
Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.
A new survey commissioned by Novomatic Group subsidiary Löwen Entertainment claims that more that 70% of the German public supports the roll-out of a uniform regulatory framework for all forms of gambling.
Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has been issued with a financial penalty of AU$14,000 (£7,832/€8,726/US$9,846) after being found guilty of running an illegal gambling inducement in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
The Indiana Gaming Commission has launched a public consultation on the state’s sports betting regulations, with stakeholders and members of the public able to submit comments on the proposed framework until August 1.
Norwegian state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping has again tightened its responsible gambling controls, with players now shown an overview of their playing habits when they log into their online accounts.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.