Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider CMC Markets has cited the impact of new regulatory measures across Europe as the primary reason behind year-on-year declines across income and profit in 2018.
Swedish operator Svenska Spel has joined forces with Swedish Elite Football, an organisation that represents the 32 clubs in the country’s top two division, to educate young footballers at this year’s Gothia Cup.
Spanish online gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has published its strategy for the period from 2019 to 2022, setting out plans to ensure the industry operates in a socially responsible manner and has a positive effect on society.
Louisiana looks set to miss out on sports betting this year after the state’s House of Representatives rejected amendments to a fantasy sports bill that would have given citizens a vote on legalising wagering.
The Kenyan National Assembly is considering a bill that would revamp the country’s regulatory framework for gambling, imposing significantly higher costs on licensed operators and establishing the country’s first national lottery.
Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
English Premier League football clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley have both agreed new shirt sponsorship deals with Asian online gambling operators, while Championship side Birmingham City has struck a deal with Boylesports.