The New Zealand government has launched a public consultation to gauge public support for regulating new forms of online gambling. Members of the public and industry stakeholders are invited to submit comment on four potential regulatory models, as well as harm prevention measures, by September 30.
Rebecca Pow has been reappointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), with responsibility for gambling, lotteries and horse racing.
French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 5.5% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of the year, with chief executive Stéphane Pallez crediting the FDJ 2020 digital transformation strategy as driving growth.
iGaming solutions giant Playtech has expanded its relationship with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to provide the organisation with its BetBuddy gambling data analytics technology for use on its igaming platform.
Lottery solutions provider AGTech Holdings has strenghtened its position in the Chinese lottery market by winning contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in three provinces and two municipalities.
The GB Gambling Commission has appointed a pair of executives to oversee the tender process to award the fourth National Lottery licence, with investment bank Rothschild & Co also named lead financial advisor.
Swedish state-owned gaming business Svenska Spel has seen profits hit by increased regulatory costs in the first half of the year, though the operator noted that customer growth and revenue had recovered during the second quarter.