The Tennessee Education Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee has conditionally approved sports betting licences for a trio of high-profile operators, as the state moves closer to the November 1 launch date for the vertical.
The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NRA) has officially taken over responsibility for the regulation of gambling, after lawmakers voted to abolish the country’s dedicated authority, the State Commission on Gambling (SCG).
The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.
Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised the government's decision not to introduce a short-term self-exclusion period in its online gambling regulations, in a new report on potential risks and problems it faces in overseeing the market.
Sander Dekker, the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, is to develop a framework to future-proof the Netherlands' lottery sector, following the publication of a new report on the industry by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.
A report from the UK’s House of Lords has set out a wide-ranging series of proposals to strengthen the gambling regulatory framework in Great Britain, including stake limits and a ban on gambling sports sponsorship.
France’s latest nationwide public health survey has revealed that while overall gambling participation has dropped since 2014’s edition, there has been a notable uptick in at-risk and problem gamblers in the country.
Revenue from gambling organised by Swiss lotteries came to just over CHF1bn (£857.3m/€939.0m/$1.05bn) in 2019, according to the latest annual report from the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot), which said the numbers show licensed oeprators were regaining market share from offshore competitors.
Svenska Spel included revenues from licensed resellers and couriers in the global figures it quoted as attributable to “shadow gaming” companies when it launched its recent attack on the lottery betting industry, iGB has learned.
Colombian regulator Coljuegos has updated its gaming regulation to help the sector weather the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, allowing for the operation of scratchcards and video bingo games.
Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.
Sweden’s consumer ombudsman has ruled that Trisskrapet, a regular TV spot broadcast on free-to-air channel TV4 in which guests play Svenska Spel scratchcards, is a form of advertising, and must therefore include responsible gaming information.