Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
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.
Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.
The UK's vote to leave the European Union has raised concerns over the impact this could have on UK companies working in EU gambling markets, notably Italy's, according to Giulio Coraggio, partner at law firm DLA Piper's Rome office.
The global gambling sector grew 4.9% in 2013 and generated €317.6bn in gross win, a figure that is set to rise to €332.4bn in 2014 and then on to €395bn by 2018, iGaming Business’s exclusive data partner H2 Gambling Capital has revealed in the second of the four data-led articles it is publishing this week.
Igaming generated a global gross win of €26.7bn in 2012, an increase of 7,2% on 2011 and is set to record a global gross win of €26.7bn in 2013, industry figures published by IGB data partner H2 Gambling Capital reveal.