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 European Commission has launched an investigation into the Belgian Gaming Commission’s decision to allow GVC Holdings’ Ladbrokes brand to offer virtual sports in the country, while refusing similar requests from other licensees.
DraftKings has brokered a deal to become the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, while the operator has also opened a second retail sportsbook in New Hampshire.
Creditors of stricken South African horse racing operator Phumelela have voted to accept a business rescue deal from Mary Oppenheimer Daughters (MOD), effectively rejecting a takeover bid from British operator Betfred.
New Zealand Minister for Racing Winston Peters has set out his expectations for TAB NZ, saying that the new organisation should focus on helping the domestic industry recover from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
France’s online gambling market reported a 5.6% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter after the sports betting vertical saw stakes and revenue plummet as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).