Online gambling operator 888 has launched its 888poker brand in the regulated Portuguese market. Customers will be able to compete against players in Spain via a shared liquidity network agreement between the two countries.
William Hill has entered into a consultation process over plans to close around 700 of its shops across the UK, as it seeks to rearrange its business following the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.
Portugal’s regulated online gambling market achieved a new record quarterly revenue of €47.3m (£42.4m/$53.4m) during the first three months of the year, primarily due to year-on-year growth across sports betting and casino.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has been issued with a financial penalty of AU$14,000 (£7,832/€8,726/US$9,846) after being found guilty of running an illegal gambling inducement in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
The Indiana Gaming Commission has launched a public consultation on the state’s sports betting regulations, with stakeholders and members of the public able to submit comments on the proposed framework until August 1.
Online gaming affiliate Rise Project has rebranded as Atemi and revealed plans to pursue strategic acquisitions, with a view to listing on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in the coming months.
Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming has secured a new a content deal with Italian-facing sports betting operator Planetwin365, describing the agreement as a “key customer win” in the country.
Norwegian state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping has again tightened its responsible gambling controls, with players now shown an overview of their playing habits when they log into their online accounts.
Gamesys-owned Virgin Bet has become the latest online sportsbook operator to sign up as a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), the sports betting integrity monitoring body previously known as ESSA.
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.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, said the UK government could introduce a mandatory levy if the gambling sector's voluntary funding plans do not raise enough cash to support the treatment and prevention of gambling harm.
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort has become the first venue to launch sports betting in Arkansas, the ninth state to begin taking bets since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down.