Sweden's liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.
Sweden’s Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi has put forward an amended set of temporary restrictions on gambling in which he aims to make horse and sports betting exempt from an SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit.
The Elitloppet at Solvalla racecourse - the largest event on the Swedish harness racing calendar - is set to attract betting interest from a record 18 countries, former racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has said.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ Hard Rock Biloxi Casino in Mississippi reopened on May 21, joining other major casinos in the state in resuming activities following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19 lockdown).
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will cut 230 jobs, including 150 permanent staff, at the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) as a result of the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a data-sharing agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), while the regulator has also announced a partial reopening of gaming parlours on the island.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has released a provisional fixture schedule for June, July and August as courses prepare to resume activity from next week following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.
Chinese lottery sales continued their recovery into April, though with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic not allowing some provinces to resume sales until May, the monthly total was down 35.0% year-on-year.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), the former owner of social gaming studio Big Fish Games, and Aristocrat Leisure, its current owner, have entered into an agreement in principle to settle two class-action suits related to the business.
Danish gaming operator Danske Spil has reported a marginal year-over-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, with declines in its igaming and gaming machine arms mitigated by growth in its lottery business.