As IGB Live! 2019 kicked off on 17 July, much of the discussion centred around how affiliates can adapt to rising compliance pressures. Elsewhere, operators explored how to best take advantage of new opportunities in blockchain and esports.
Global Gaming is poised to recommence operations in the Swedish market after revealing it will launch a new online casino in the country through its partnership with igaming technology and platform provider Finnplay Group.
The English Football Association (FA) has contacted Huddersfield Town over the Championship club’s new partnership with Paddy Power, amid concerns that the shirt sponsorship element of the deal breaches its regulations.
Pariplay, the igaming platform and content developer, has secured a Class II gaming licence in Romania. The permit will allow Pariplay to supply its range of online casino games to the country’s regulated market.
Asia Gaming Brief is delighted to confirm that the Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State, H.E. Nguon Sokha, will give the opening address at the much-anticipated Mekong Gaming Summit in September.
Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has finalised the sale of its Bear Group B2C subsidiary to River iGaming. The deal, first announced in February, is worth a total consideration of £11.5m (€12.7m/$14.3m).
GVC Holdings has cited growth within its online gambling business as the main reason behind a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue during the six months to June 30, 2019, despite a decline in revenue within the operator’s UK retail arm.
The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady has become the first licensed venue in New York to accept legal sports bets, six years to the month after land-based sports wagering was legalised in the state.
The Federal Court of Australia has set a new date of September 4 for the first case management hearing over an intellectual property rights infringement dispute between rivals Aristocrat Technologies and Ainsworth Game Technology.
Gambling group Codere has appointed Luis Sánchez Serrano as its new corporate director of technology and digitalisation. Sánchez Serrano will report directly to group chief executive Vicente Di Loreto.
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has seen the number of alerts for suspicious wagering activity fall 17% year-on-year for the three months to June 30, 2019. Tennis continues to account for the bulk of alerts generated.