In The Spotlight
Mr Green chief executive officer Jesper Kärrbrink talks about the responsible gaming tool Green Gaming and its importance to building a sustainable business.
The biggest takeaway from the World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) in London last week (September 12th) was of an industry finally waking up and realising it is time to act.
The gambling industry in the United Kingdom has endured months of criticism, some fair, some unfair. This is metastasizing into the notion that gambling is a Very Bad Thing and must be banned or heavily restricted. Labour deputy leader Tom Watson now claims that it should be regulated on a par with cigarettes.
In its maiden results since the country’s three gaming operators were brought together, Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus has reported turnover of €2.11bn for the first eight months of 2017.
Online betting and gaming operator Tempobet has agreed a deal to showcase its brand around seven English Premier League football stadiums.
Betsson is set to begin promoting the use of deposit limits across all of its brands after its research found that players who set deposit limits have a higher lifetime revenue value and remain active customers for longer.
The ruling coalition government of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has said that it will only support the country's new State Treaty on Gambling if it provides effective protection to all gamblers, something which it views as impossible to achieve without legalising online poker and casino games.
Stockholm-listed performance marketing specialist Catena Media has strengthened its position in Asia with the acquisition of an unnamed Japanese affiliate for a total purchase price of US$5.5m.
Live dealer specialist Authentic Gaming has signed a deal to integrate its Authentic Roulette offering with Novomatic’s Greentube online platform.
The US state of Illinois has officially approved Camelot as the private manager of the Illinois Lottery.
London-listed bingo and casino operator Jackpotjoy has appointed former NYX Gaming Group executive David Flynn as the new CEO of its Vera&John division.