The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and poker has continued into the third quarter, with total revenue up 27.7% year-on-year.
PokerStars has become the first online poker brand to go live in Pennsylvania after it launched in the state in partnership with Fox Bet, the joint venture between its parent company The Stars Group and broadcaster Fox Sports.
The GB Gambling Commission has called for ongoing industry cooperation to continue to tackle underage gambling after a new report from the regulator highlighted a decline in the number of 11 to 16-year-olds taking part in gambling activities.
A solid casino performance and the second calendar month of action in Europe's major football leagues pushed the Italian igaming market to a return of €146.3m in revenues last month, representing an approximate 8% year-on-year improvement
Morgan Stanley’s downgrading of some of the leading businesses in online poker has prompted The Stars Group to take steps to explain to players the measures it has employed to ensure they can enjoy a fair game, says poker chief Severin Rasset.
888 Holdings has put a significant year-on-year decline in profit before tax in the first half down to higher spending, although the online gambling operator was able to post an increase in revenue for the period.
The summer’s lack of a major sports betting event slowed the growth of Spain’s regulated online gaming market, though the popularity of online slots ensured the market posted year-on-year growth during the second quarter.
Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.
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.