The gross gambling yield of the British gambling industry declined 0.3% year-on-year to £14.36bn in the year ending 31 March 2019, as remote gambling revenue fell 0.6% to £5.3bn despite higher stakes, according to new figures from the GB Gambling Commission.
Svenska Spel president and chief executive Patrik Hofbauer has called for a ban on the lottery betting industry in Sweden, describing the continued legality of the business model as “incomprehensible.”
Consumers in the Netherlands are more likely to encounter issues with problem gambling when playing gaming machines than other forms of gambling, according to a new joint report from the country’s regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and self-help organisation AGOG.
The gambling industry in Spain produced €7.77bn in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2018 with the online sector rising 22.5% to bring in GGR of €812.0m, according to new figures published by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the country’s gambling regulator.
TruNarrative, a platform solution for fraud detection, prevention, AML,KYC, behavioural monitoring and ID verification, has signed an agreement to provide part of the Gamesys group plc, with its player on-boarding solution.
Redbridge London Borough Council has become the UK’s first local authority to revoke a pub’s gaming machine licence, after finding that The George Public House, a branch of JD Wetherspoon, repeatedly failed to stop children playing the terminals.
The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has issued injunctions to William Hill-owned Mr Green and Karl Casino, a brand operated by L&L Europe Ltd, after ruling that they breached the country's Gaming Act by marketing to self-excluded consumers.
The GB Gambling Commission and the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) have announced details of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the two regulatory bodies.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has used its General Election manifesto to call on the UK government to treat problem gambling as a public health matter, and also urged for the introduction of new laws to help protect children online.
Gambling operator and content developer Gamesys will begin using the player on-boarding solution from TruNarrative, a specialist provider of fraud detection, know-your-customer and anti-money laundering tools.
In Part 2 of the iGaming Business Salary Survey, Pentasia’s regional specialists provide an overview of the trends and drivers of salaries in their respective territories, including the UK, Malta, Gibraltar and North America