French gambling giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has struck a deal to acquire Sporting Group, the parent company of spread betting operator Sporting Index and sports betting technology and trading service provider Sporting Solutions.
Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) has reported Svenska Spel and national free-to-air television network TV4 to the country’s consumer ombudsman for failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting Triss instant win products.
North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have joined forces with Highlight Games to develop the first virtual sports betting game based on the US league.
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.
A Swedish Administrative Court has rejected a request from Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming to have the decision to revoke its operating licence suspended while it appeals the decision taken by the country’s gambling regulator.
The Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019, Ireland’s placeholder legislation for the country’s betting and gaming sector, has progressed to the committee stage in the Dáil Éireann. Meanwhile Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that work on an alternative tax system for independent bookmakers to replace the 2% turnover tax is ongoing.
Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.