The body responsible for processing German online sports betting licence applications has once again stressed that operators must shut down any online casino or poker products if they are to operate legally in the market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A trio of international gaming operators have entered the race to secure online gambling licences in Argentina’s capital province of Buenos Aires. There are now 10 companies competing to secure one of seven operating licences.
The Gambling Commission of England, Scotland and Wales has set out a new framework designed to measure gambling harm among children and young people, while the regulator has also issued a reminder to operators that new rules for age and identity verification will come into force from next week.
The UK Gambling Commission and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published a joint letter calling for operators to pay closer attention to consumer protection law to help ensure players have access to a fair and transparent market.
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.