The final part of iGamingBusiness.com's run down of the proposals put forward by the UK’s main political parties concludes with the Scottish National Party - potentially a key power broker in a hung parliament - and the Liberal Democrats.
In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's examination of the manifesto pledges being put forward by the UK’s leading political parties, the proposals from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour are scrutinised by our industry panel.
Ireland’s parliament has passed an amended version of the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019 after protests against the maximum amount of money bingo operators could pay out in the initial version of the bill.
Peter Hannibal, chief executive of UK industry organisation the Gambling Business Group (GBG), has called on the market to begin preparations for what he said is now an ‘inevitable’ overhaul of national legislation.
Spanish igaming operator association JDigital has proposed a series of changes to the code of conduct that governs gambling advertising in the market, including an outright ban on betting adverts during live televised sports events, which are due to come into force in January 2020.
The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.
Norway’s gambling regulator Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet (Lottstift) has removed 211 voluntary organisations from its register of operators approved to operate lottery and bingo games for charitable purposes after they failed to meet a deadline to report their accounts.
Rank Group has taken a step closer to completing its acquisition of online casino and bingo operator Stride Gaming after a court sanctioned the agreement. Rank has agreed to pay £115.3m to purchase Stride’s entire fully diluted share capital.
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Aspire Global has been granted a bingo license by the GB Gambling Commission, which the company hopes will allow it to increase market share in the UK by broadening the B2B offering to additional fields within igaming, in line with its long-term growth plan.
Norway’s Ministry of Finance has given its backing to a proposal from Lotteritilsynet, the national lottery authority, to make lottery and organisers of bingo tournament exempt from new anti-money laundering regulations.
GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.
In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Denmark, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands are among those updated for this edition
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.