Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
Catena Media has cited the impact of regulations on its operator partners as the main reason it failed to hit revenue targets for the first quarter of 2019, while rising costs also hit the affiliate giant's profits for the period.
Norwegian state gambling operator Norsk Tipping has declared its support for a proposed ban on television betting advertising in the country after reporting a sharp rise in the number of at risk and problem players accessing its online games.
Betfred has extended its sponsorship of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021. The bookmaker has been title sponsor of each event since 2015, having also supported the tournament from 2009 to 2012.
Spain’s leading gaming trade association the Consejo Empresarial del Juego (CEJUEGO) has been incorporated into the country’s umbrella body for industry groups, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE). The country's gambling industry is likely to face higher taxes and new advertising restrictions following the victory of the Socialist Workers' Party in the country's third general election in less than four years.
Italy’s advertising and communications regulator Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) has finally set out exactly how it plans to enforce the country’s ban on gambling advertising. The watchdog will permit information about odds or jackpots to be reported by Italian media, while land-based operators will be allowed to display branding in shop windows.
iGamingBusiness.com has partnered with innovative marketing platform First Look Games as it looks to provide greater exposure for games developers in an intensely competitive market. Tom Galanis introduces the new cooperation with an exploration of the role of the affiliate in game release cycles
Marketing platform provider First Look Games has formed a strategic partnership with iGaming Business, the publishing division of igaming events giant Clarion Gaming, to help increase exposure for games developers.
A new investigation into gambling advertising in Sweden will consider a number of new controls to halt what lawmakers consider to be overly aggressive marketing practices by the country’s licensed igaming operators, including a blanket ban on advertising.