With the bonus-obsessed, white label-fueled online bingo sector arguably having most to lose from the regulation and tax changes sweeping through the UK industry, Phil Blackwell looks at how it can restack the odds in its favour
New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new code for gambling adverts in the country, with a focus on protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.
The Rank Group has confirmed Alan Morgan will leave his role as managing director retail on July 31 this year in order to pursue other opportunities. Chief executive John O'Reilly will assume Morgan’s responsibilities upon his departure.
London-listed bingo operator Stride Gaming expects net gaming revenue for the six months to February 28, 2018, to be 5% lower than in the previous year due to fiscal and regulatory changes in its core UK market during the period.
State-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel’s lottery and gaming machine division has generated turnover of SEK906m (£74.6m/€86.9m/$97.6m) in the first two months of activity in Sweden’s newly regulated online gaming market.
International Game Technology (IGT) has launched a new bingo gaming platform with Canadian provincial lottery operator Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MBLL). The platform features live session bingo games along with a customised, 10-game content bundle.
The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has said that the 2016-19 National Responsible Gambling Strategy achieved a number of key milestones, but ultimately failed to make as much progress as hoped in tackling gambling-related harm in Great Britain.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported an 11.5% year-on-year rise in sports betting handle for February, though the state also saw gaming revenue across all verticals decline marginally for the month.
Sweden’s leading gambling trade associations Spelbranschens Riksförbund (SPER) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) have set out a new code of conduct for members to tackle concerns over excessive advertising in the newly-regulated market.
888 Holdings has promoted senior vice president and head of human resources Naama Kushnir to the role of chief operating officer. Kushnir takes on the role to replace Itai Pazner, who was named chief executive of the operator in January 2019.