The Swedish authorities may consider new restrictions on loot boxes, after the government submitted a report that warned of the video game feature's potential risks for children and the vulnerable to the country's Gaming Market Commission (Spelmarknadsutredningen).
The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on the UK Government to introduce tighter laws to help protect children when gaming online after a new report found some youngsters are spending hundreds of pounds on in-game purchases via so-called loot boxes.
Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has joined forces with digital family life specialist Parent Zone on a new initiative designed to educate families about potential risks faced by children when playing online video games.
Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2. The supplier posted a net loss of $10.7m for the period.
North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have joined forces with Highlight Games to develop the first virtual sports betting game based on the US league.
Gambling operator Stanleybet Group has appointed Christian Maglia as chief commercial officer of its B2B subsidiary, Magellan Robotech. Maglia has previously worked for the likes of Sportradar and BetGamesTV.
Washington State-based tribal casino operator the Quinault Indian Nation has accused Valve Corporation of facilitating illegal gambling on its online video games distribution platform Steam in a new lawsuit.
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has successfully petitioned the country’s telecommunications providers to block access to 25 unlicensed gaming websites, including 15 skin betting domains.
A bill from New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions.
The Labour Party is to demand mandatory limits on player spending, staking and speed of play for online gaming as part of a root-and-branch overhaul of igaming regulation in England, Scotland and Wales.