Confusion continues to reign in Germany regarding the legality of the State Treaty on Gaming, where more than thirty appeal cases by private operators are currently before the Berlin courts alone.

In the past months the Berlin Administrative Court has questioned the lawfulness of the Treaty with respect to constitutional and European legislation, while last week the Higher Administrative Court said private operators should continue to be prohibited from offering their services, pending its final ruling on the matter.

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Stockholm-listed performance marketing specialist Catena Media has moved to strengthen its position in the sports betting sector with the acquisition of football news website and daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator Squawka.

This week has seen new slots released by Play’n GO, Betsoft Gaming and Microgaming, as well as an integration for Nolimit city and launch for Magnet Gaming.

Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), a Swiss body that help lotteries combat sports-related corruption, has announced a new cooperation with real-time betting odds provider TXODDS.

Online casino operator Videoslots has promoted Ali Atam and Daniel Hansen to its executive team to take on the roles of chief marketing officer and chief product officer respectively.

Sport and gaming have always been closely linked. Whether it is going to the races, watching a match on television or the advertising hoardings at live sport events, it is rarely far from the action.