A meeting of Germany’s heads of state in Berlin saw lawmakers approve gambling regulations to legalise online poker and casino from 1 July, 2021, as well as deciding on the location of the country’s new regulatory authority.
Following last week's news that the simmering dispute around data rights for English and Scottish football is now headed to the UK competition court, Scott Longley runs the rule over the main arguments set to be aired during proceedings
Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus has reported a year-on-year decline in both gross gaming revenue and profit for 2019, due in part to new social responsiblity measures implemented restrictions it imposed to protect customers gambling online.
Carolyn Harris MP has emerged as one of the industry’s fiercest critics, and a leading advocate of a more responsible, sustainable sector – though her approach and proposed stringent controls for operators make her a controversial figure. She tells Robin Harrison why the sector’s past public affairs failings have handed the initiative to those looking to reshape the industry
The Betting and Gaming Council has called on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to take action against unlicensed gambling sites and to increase the threshold for the small business rate relief.
The Italian government’s decision to effectively put the country into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has the potential to have a major impact on Italy’s retail gambling sector, industry observers have noted.
The GC's latest regulatory settlement with Mr Green followed hard on the heels of licence suspensions for MoPlay, Matchbook and Stakers and revealed that the William Hill-owned brand was allowed to operate in a non-compliant manner for four months. A more efficient review process would be beneficial to all stakeholders, argues Melanie Ellis
Mybet, the German-facing betting and gaming brand that relaunched last year, has been named the exclusive sportsbook partner of the country’s top ice hockey competition, the Deutsche Eishockeyliga (DEL).
Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry in which professional athletes compete against one another, just like in any other sport, says UltraPlay chief executive Mario Ovcharov. It’s about time the betting industry wakes up to its potential
The Gambling Research Centre of the German University of Hohenheim claims "major improvements" are required if the new state gambling regulator to be established under the country's new gambling regulations is to avoid being a “toothless tiger”.
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) and the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation Authority (eCOGRA) have teamed up to agree to a new dispute resolution procedure.