Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary wonders why this industry's job losses are being celebrated, questions the Swedish approach, considers the collateral damage in Ireland and ponders the lack of unity in the industry.
Casino games supplier NetEnt has put a year-on-year decline in revenue and operating profit in the first half of 2019 down to ongoing weak development in Nordic countries, again citing Sweden as a market of particular concern.
This month’s edition of the RP iGaming Index sees Regulus Partners’ Paul Leyland cautiously optimistic about an upswing in the performance of igaming stocks. Market consolidation, meanwhile, has boosted a number of constituent companies.
iGaming solutions giant Playtech has confirmed that Susan Ball is to step down from her role as a non-executive director. Ball only joined the board in August of last year, but will depart Playtech at the end of the month.
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, has signed up as a silver member of US advocacy body, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
New research into gambling marketing and advertising has suggested that operators could be doing more to ensure promotional material is socially responsible and does not appeal to minors, especially on social media.
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.
EveryMatrix teams up with new casino and sports betting brand BetWarrior to provide a selection of content through its CasinoEngine Direct solution, which gives access to the casino content library via a single integration.