Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.
Community, the trade union that represents betting shop workers, has called on the government to support William Hill staff who could lose their jobs as a result of the bookmaker closing 700 of its betting shops across the UK.
Latvia gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has announced details of a new initiative whereby consumers suffering with gambling-related problems can access state-funded psychologist support.
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.
Norwegian state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping has again tightened its responsible gambling controls, with players now shown an overview of their playing habits when they log into their online accounts.
Sportech has made a number of changes to the leadership of the betting technology provider’s B2B division, which sees a number of staff from the recently acquired ilottery business Lot.to take on key positions.