The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has spoken out over the introduction of Germany’s new draft State Treaty for Gambling, welcoming the regulation as a “positive development” for the country’s market, despite raising concerns about some of its proposed measures.
While the fact German state lawmakers have reached a consensus on the future regulatory model for gambling has been welcomed, iGamingBusiness.com can reveal that the proposed controls for online slots and casino could bring further pain for the industry.
The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has issued bans and fines to two gaming machine industry licence-holders for their roles in a gaming machine rebirthing racket in the Australian state.
The GB Gambling Commission has warned operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out plans to focus on tackling illegal land-based games of chance in 2020, with the aim of working with more local authorities to combat the issue.
Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has set out plans to bolster its responsible gambling measures in 2020, but warned that changes to its operating strategy could lead to a €50m (£42.5m/$56.7m) decline in earnings.
Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market saw handle grow beyond $300m for the first time in November, thanks to a soaring mobile contribution, while online casino benefitted from a leap in table games stakes.