Apple has granted developers an extra six months in which to ensure their apps are updated to be fully native to iOS. This follows its announcement in June that gambling apps built with a native wrapper holding an HTML5 product would no longer be hosted in its App Store.
Gambling operator Genting has opted to bring its online product range together under a single brand, with its online casino, live casino and sportsbook offering now available under the GentingBet name.
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.
The company paid €42.8m in distribution expenses, up 69.2% from last year. Gaming duties increased from €2.1 to €2.4m, while administrative expenses increased from €6.4m to €7m, bringing total expenses to €52.1m, up 54.4% year-on-year.
Increased regulation in Sweden and the termination of a large customer contract led to a decline in revenue for Gaming Innovation Group, as the company reported H1 2019 revenue of €63.4m (£58.7m/$70.1m) and a net loss of €9m, up 152% from last year’s net loss of €3.6m.
Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2. The supplier posted a net loss of $10.7m for the period.