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.
London-listed online bingo and casino operator JPJ Group has credited efforts to diversify its geographic footprint with helping the business report record revenue and earnings in 2018. Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2018 was up 10% year-on-year at £319.6m (€373.5m/$424.0m), the highest full-year figure since the business was formed in 2014.
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.
Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has cited the popularity of sports betting in the country as the main reason behind a year-on-year jump in online gaming revenue during the first quarter of 2014.
PlaySpace, the Spain-based operator of the PlaySpace.com social gaming brand PlaySpace.com, has joined forces with Income Access, a provider of technology and affiliate iGaming management solutions, to launch an affiliate programme.