Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary ponders the Gambling Commission's position on loot boxes, mulls Nicky Morgan's appointment to the DCMS, considers the latest developments in Sweden and reminds you to vote for the most influential women.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.
While casinos may not yet exist in Japan, what does the gaming market look like now? Natalie Meyer, founder and chief executive of cultural insight agency Tokyoesque, provides a breakdown on the current size and perception of the country's gambling industry.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.
Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.
As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part two we hear from analysts and experts on technology and innovation and people
As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part one we hear from operators and suppliers, regulatory experts and marketers
The $4.8bn (€3.9bn) purchase of Playtika, agreed in 2016 between the social gaming developer’s owner and a Chinese consortium including Alibaba’s Jack Ma, has hit a regulatory hurdle according to a WSJ report
The UK regulator's recent prosecution of an unlicensed skins gambling site and its warning this week over children gambling on video games indicates a crackdown is on the cards. Taylor Wessing’s Neil Hawley investigates.
Zynga has reached a settlement worth approximately $23 million (€21 million) to end litigation accusing the social gaming company of defrauding shareholders about its business products before and after an initial public offering (IPO) in December 2011.
High 5 Games (H5G), a developer of land-based, online, social and mobile games, is reportedly suing International Game Technology (IGT) over a number of alleged violations regarding a licensing agreement between the two companies.
Mark Pincus, the founder of social gaming company Zynga, is to face a lawsuit alleging that he unfairly benefited by selling $192 million (€153.2 million) of stock in 2012 when other early investors were under a lockup agreement.