The GB Gambling Commission has called for ongoing industry cooperation to continue to tackle underage gambling after a new report from the regulator highlighted a decline in the number of 11 to 16-year-olds taking part in gambling activities.
888 Holdings has put a significant year-on-year decline in profit before tax in the first half down to higher spending, although the online gambling operator was able to post an increase in revenue for the period.
The Swiss canton of Glarus has launched a public consultation on a series of changes to its gambling laws, following the implementation of the Federal Act on Real-Money Gaming (Bundesgesetz über Geldspiele) in January 2019.
Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.
GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.
Gambling revenue in the regulated Latvian market climbed 14.7% year-on-year to €154.5m (£142.0m/$172.1m) in the first half of 2019, with national regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) citing growth across all verticals.
Portugal’s regulated online gambling market has broken its revenue record for the second consecutive quarter, with licenced operators generating a collective total of €48.3m (£44.0m/$53.3m) in the three months to June 30.
Operators looking to secure a sports betting licence for the federal German market must commit to cease offering all illegal forms of gambling, such as online casino, according to a new directive from the body responsible for processing applications.