Online gambling revenue in Great Britain declined across all verticals in July at a time when retail showed signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Gambling Commission’s ongoing tracking of customer activity during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched a new training programme on gambling addictions for healthcare professionals, including general practicioners, in conjunction with Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK.
Paddy Power and PokerStars owner Flutter Entertainment has appointed former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson as an advisor to the business, to help it develop new standards of safer gambling practices.
Online gambling solutions provider Aspire Global has appointed Antoine Bonello, formerly of William Hill and Flutter Entertainment, as its new chief operating officer and managing director of its Malta business.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested a local prosecutor and policeman in the Smila Raion region of the country, after they were discovered to have accepted bribes from an illegal gambling business.
Liseberg, an amusement park in the Swedish capital Gothenburg, has been hit with an SEK20,000 (£1,762/€1,932/$2,282) fine by the country’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) after it allowed minors to play claw machines on the premises.
Tobias Palmborg has left his role as NetEnt’s chief technology officer, with director of game platform and managing director of NetEnt India Aditya Bhushan taking over the role as of Friday (4 September).
The arrival of Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as president of France’s gambling regulator the Autorité nationale des jeux embodies the change the country’s industry has undergone in the past 12 months. She speaks to Jake Pollard about ANJ’s key projects, guidelines and what the sector can expect in the next 12 months.