Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.
Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.
Swedish operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 2% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for the first half of 2019, but admitted that increased competition around horse racing had proved a challenge during the period.
Australia’s Tabcorp has reported revenue of AUD$5.5bn (£3.08bn/€3.32bn/$3.71bn) for its financial year ended 30 June, 2019, strong growth in lottery revenue offsetting a decline in revenue from its Wagering & Media division over the year.
West Virginia’s sports betting market has reported revenue of $704,475.03 for the first five weeks of the state’s fiscal year, with Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races maintaining its leadership of the market.
Sports betting solutions provider Kambi has reported a 25.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019, with the business boosted by its customers launching in Pennsylvania’s online wagering market.
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.
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.
Sportech has made a number of changes to the leadership of the betting technology provider’s B2B division, which sees a number of staff from the recently acquired ilottery business Lot.to take on key positions.