Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.
With other operators struggling in Sweden, former horse racing monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) bucked the trend to report a 12.6% increase in net gaming revenue for the third quarter of 2019 to SEK1.17bn, setting a new company record.
New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Winston Peters, has outlined his expectations for the country’s new Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), saying that he anticipates the body leading the national horse racing industry to sustainable growth.
Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.
Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market has reported a 61.5% month-on-month decline in revenue for July. However, mobile betting may soon launch in the state, with a roll out planned for the start of the National Football League season.
Swedish operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 2% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for the first half of 2019, but admitted that increased competition around horse racing had proved a challenge during the period.
Sportech will continue to focus on reducing costs and continuing its “digital transformation” in the second half of the year after its pre-tax loss widened on the back of flat sales in the six months through to the end of June.
The first 16 days of legal wagering in New York have seen revenue of $349,468 generated across two licensed venues. The bulk of revenue was generated from the Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort, which opened its sportsbook on 16 July.