Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has revealed that the shut-down of its retail gaming network and significantly reduced sports betting options, both due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has cut revenue by around 40.6%.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a 4.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, though the shut-down of its retail network in the country looks set to have a significant impact on revenue and earnings in 2020.
French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has set out plans to ramp up corporate social responsiblity (CSR) efforts as part of a wider effort to clamp down on issues such as underage gambling, fraud and money laundering.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot is to launch a cost reduction plan after reporting declines in turnover for all key operating segments in its 2018 results, with its struggles blamed on foreign exchange losses and the failure to secure new supply contracts during the year.
GambleAware, the charity previously known as the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), has published a new five-year strategy in order to reinforce its commitment to people suffering from gambling-related harm.
Gavin Isaacs, president and chief executive of Scientific Games, said that the firm was able to make “significant progress” during the three months through to June 30, 2015, with the company posting growth across key financials.
Interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire gaming products designer and manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) for $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) in cash and stock.