Consumers in the US placed legal sports bets totalling $13bn in 2019, almost double the $6.6bn that was wagered in the previous year, according to data released by the American Gaming Association (AGA).
Online gambling revenue in Portugal amounted to €65.4m (£55.6m/$72.3m) in the fourth quarter of 2019, with national gambling regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) noting growth across all areas of the market.
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a warning to consumers over participating in ‘dipping’ lottery games on Facebook, saying that such activities are not legal in the country.
Playtech has entered into a new digital sports betting partnership with Greek operator OPAP, while the gambling technology giant has also signed an extension to its long-term agreement with online gaming operator Mansion.
Former Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson painted an optimistic picture of the industry’s future in his keynote speech at ICE London, provided operators and executives were prepared to engage and compromise when it came to new controls and restrictions.