Italy’s Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has denied newspaper reports that Czech gaming and lottery giant Sazka Group is in pole position to win a tender to operate the SuperEnalotto national lottery.
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.
Enlabs launches Optibet-branded sportsbook in EstoniaEntertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) has launched an online sportsbook for its Optibet brand in the regulated Lithuanian market, as well as rolling out an Evolution Gaming-powered live casino offering in Estonia.
Community, the trade union that represents betting shop workers, has called on the government to support William Hill staff who could lose their jobs as a result of the bookmaker closing 700 of its betting shops across the UK.
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.
Latvia gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has announced details of a new initiative whereby consumers suffering with gambling-related problems can access state-funded psychologist support.
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).
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.