UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to establish an “urgent economic package” to support the casino sector after warning its latest novel coronavirus (Covid19) measures could lead to 50% of workers losing their jobs.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has warned that the racing industry in Great Britain faces a “severe threat” after the return of spectators to events was delayed due to an increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to investigate Evolution Gaming’s proposed acquisition of NetEnt, over concerns that the merger could lead to a reduction in competition in the British igaming market.
Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe.
The chief executives of a further seven Swedish licensees have signed a petition organised by operator association Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), protesting tightening restrictions imposed by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced initial approval for businesses and stakeholders in the country’s thoroughbred and harness racing sectors to return to work on 28 April.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) that means the two institutions will share data to tackle money laundering.
Betsson Group has secured approval from anti-trust regulators to proceed with its planned acquisition of Gaming Innovation Group’s (GiG) B2C assets, with the deal now set to go through by the middle of April.
The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written a letter to industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), in which it picks apart the measures set out in its new ten-point player protection plan.