In the second part of iGaming Business' rundown of the year to date's most popular news stories, we see that viewers were particularly interested in US developments, while regulatory progress in Germany also attracted a lot of hits.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.
Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.
Victor Espinosa believes that his company’s self-service terminal, originally conceived as a lottery ticket vending machine, could become a widely used solution in markets with a low level of internet penetration. Here he explains how Loto Punto was established, and the obstacles it faces in its native Colombian market.
Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to CAD$2.83bn (£1.68bn/€1.89bn/US$2.12bn) for its 2018-19 financial year, with the contribution from its igaming offering growing to $105.4m.
A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has extended its agreement to provide management and operation services to La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS), Morocco's state-owned sports lottery body.
German online provider of state-run lotteries Lotto24 has confirmed Magnus von Zitzewitz will leave his role as chief financial officer, and his position on the Lotto24 executive board, by the end of the month.
Lottoland Australia has launched legal action against a ruling by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the lottery betting operator breached national law by offering prohibited interactive gambling services in the country.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for the first quarter, primarily due to ongoing growth within its video lottery terminals and KINO lottery businesses.
A New Hampshire District Court Judge has ruled in favour of the state in its legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) revised Wire Act opinion, stating that the 1961 act only applies to sports betting.