Exclusive data from H2 Gambling Capital lays bare the decline in British betting and gaming gross win as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), though iGB's principal data partner suggests the igaming sector should help the sector rebound.
US casino giant Las Vegas Sands has abruptly withdrawn from the process to secure one of Japan’s integrated resorts (IR) licences, saying that the regulatory framework in place meant the project was not viable.
Dutch licensees will be required to start from scratch when they launch in the country’s regulated igaming market, with the use of customer data gathered from any activity in the unregulated market prohibited.
Online gambling rates in Denmark have declined during a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to data from the country’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden).
Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech has said that despite experiencing a 76.6% year-on-year decline in profit during the first quarter of 2020, it was a “stable” period of trading for the business.
The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the government for its decision to extend the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) furlough scheme through to October, saying this will help to protect thousands of workers in the gambling sector.
British Horseracing's Executive Committee are working on plans to restart racing in the country on 1 June, after new government guidelines confirmed this as the earliest date from which sporting events may be held.
Swedish operator Svenska Spel has extended its partnership with the Swedish Sports Federation until the end of 2020, in a deal that will see a further SEK17m (£1.4m/€1.6m/$1.7m) distributed to organisations across the country.
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has ordered Bingo.dk operator Winteq to conduct a risk assessment for money laundering and terrorism financing after discovering its current processes had not been updated.
Admiral Sportwetten, a brand operated by Novomatic subsidiary Löwen Entertainment, has announced that it will withdraw from the German retail betting market, blaming years of regulatory stasis for the move.
The Swedish government’s consultation on proposals to set deposit and bonus limits for online casino during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have prompted a largely negative reaction from the gaming industry.
More people in the UK have stopped gambling under lockdown than started or increased play, according to new data from the British Gambling Commission, though the regulator warned that evidence suggested session length for existing customers had risen.