A new survey commissioned by Novomatic Group subsidiary Löwen Entertainment claims that more that 70% of the German public supports the roll-out of a uniform regulatory framework for all forms of gambling.
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has suspended the sportsbooks on its Rizk and Guts in-house brands in Sweden, arguing that a lack of clarity on the country's igaming regulations has put the business in "an impossible position".
Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.
Grand Casino Baden has become the first gambling venue in Switzerland to roll out an online casino service. The venue’s Jackpots.ch website is being powered by platform provider Gamanza and features content from Evolution Gaming.
Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.
While Ireland proved a positive test case for the lottery betting sector’s collective approach to lobbying, its highest profile exponent has found the going far from easy in other territories following product bans in the UK and Australia. But this is no reason for Lottoland to deviate from its core markets strategy, chief executive Nigel Birrell tells Joanne Christie.
Australia’s Aristocrat Technologies has launched legal action against rival Ainsworth Game Technology, accusing the gaming machines and content provider of infringing on its intellectual property rights.
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 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.
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.