The arrival of Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as president of France’s gambling regulator the Autorité nationale des jeux embodies the change the country’s industry has undergone in the past 12 months. She speaks to Jake Pollard about ANJ’s key projects, guidelines and what the sector can expect in the next 12 months.
The significant expansion and diversification of Flutter Entertainment’s operations through its acquisition of The Stars Group helped the operator mitigate the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of the year.
More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.
France’s igaming market showed little signs of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first quarter of 2020, with L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) warning that the full impact would be seen in subsequent quarters.
Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that raised £812.6m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.
While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has said that the current restrictions enforced in the country due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are costing the association up to PHP6bn (£95.1m/€107.4m/$117.8m) a month.
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.