Andrew Wilkie, the Independent Australian Member of Parliament for Clark, Tasmania, has launched a push to have social casino games outlawed across Australia, in an effort to reduce gambling-related harm in the nation.
In the second part of iGaming Business' rundown of the year to date's most popular news stories, we see that viewers were particularly interested in US developments, while regulatory progress in Germany also attracted a lot of hits.
Strong growth in revenue failed to offset the impact of growing costs for Scientific Games in 2018, with the gaming solutions provider’s loss for the period growing to $352.4m (£269.3m/€310.1m). Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 was up 9.1% year-on-year, with a marginal decline in gaming revenue - down 0.7% to $1.8bn - offset by strong growth in the social and digital divisions.
In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.
Igaming platform and software provider GAN has said that it expects revenue for 2018 to come in ahead of market expectations after the business was boosted by a strong performance in the second half of the year.
Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations.