London-listed Stride Gaming expects its results for the 2017 financial year to hit the upper end of market expectations following strong trading during the second half of its fiscal year.

Greek gaming and lottery operator Opap has reported a 1 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue to €688.5m for the first half of 2017, benefiting from the first contribution from its newly rolled out video lottery terminals (VLTs) business.

London-listed marketing firm XLMedia has reported a 33 per cent increase in revenue to a record US$67.9m for the first half of 2017, as the company continues to diversify away from gambling now representing less than two-thirds of the total.

London-listed Gaming Realms has reported a 5 per cent increase in revenue from continuing operations to £15.7m for the first half of 2017, with improved operational and marketing efficiency helping to reduce net loss for the period.