Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón believes the country’s efforts to tighten advertising laws puts it at the forefront of a trend likely to be adopted across Europe, and pledged further controls on the sector.
William Hill has confirmed that its board has received separate cash proposals to acquire the business from alternative investments giant Apollo Global Management and its US sports betting and igaming partner, Caesars Entertainment.
To talk of a one-size-fits-all solution for Africa ignores the nuances in each market. With so many differing economic climates and technological infrastructures, suppliers must prepare for a range of contrasting eventualities in different territories, Altenar chief operating officer Dinos Stranomitis tells iGB.
In this exclusive extract from the iGB Africa Report, sponsored by sportsbook technology provider Altenar, Scott Longley examines the brands that have carved out local market share, and the difficulties in establishing a pan-African presence.
Online gambling revenue in Great Britain declined across all verticals in July at a time when retail showed signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Gambling Commission’s ongoing tracking of customer activity during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
William Hill’s first full month of activity in the Washington D.C. market saw players stake $9.1m at the operator’s sportsbook in the city’s Capital One Arena, far outstripping handle for the DC Lottery’s Intralot-powered online offering.
Paddy Power and PokerStars owner Flutter Entertainment has appointed former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson as an advisor to the business, to help it develop new standards of safer gambling practices.
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 Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has reported declines in revenue and turnover for its 2019-20 fiscal year, though management hailed the business’ resilience after it managed to avoid race cancellations over the period.
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.
Bettors in Illinois will be able to sign up for an online sports betting account without travelling to a physical location after Governor J.B. Pritzker reinstated an executive order suspending in-person registration.
Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 19.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) slashed land-based gaming and sports betting’s contribution in the second quarter.
Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp says that the suspension of sporting events as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of 2020 benefitted its performance, as customer attention shifted to its core horse race betting product.
The European Commission has extended the standstill period in place for Germany’s revamped gambling legislation, while a number of stakeholders have flagged a range of concerns with the proposed regulatory framework.