GamblingCompliance has released a free report providing a brief overview of the fourteen European markets that face the most significant changes in online gambling regulation in 2017.
Kindred Group has launched a new internet casino brand directed towards high rollers in the Norwegian and Swedish market. “You will find high rollers within all national and international gambling companies. Instead of pretending as if this group of players does not exist, we have chosen to take their needs seriously, and are launching a safer gambling environment and a better reward system,” says Peter Alling, Head of Nordic Public Affairs in Kindred Group.
Observers of the eSports market speculated this week that UK and Australian-licensed eSports betting operator Unikrn may be eying Germany as its next market following news that the company has invested an unspecified amount in the German professional eSports player team BIG.
Merged Ladbrokes Coral has overtaken William Hill in profitability. Operating profit for 2016 is expected to come in between £275m-£285m, while William Hill’s operating profit will likely add up to around £260m.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed concern over certain aspects of free bet promotions. “We’re particularly concerned about information we’ve received suggesting that players may be placing sports bets, which according to the terms of a promotion qualify them for a free bet, only later to be told they’re not eligible for the promotion,” the CMA said.
Betway has enhanced its British horse racing sponsorship portfolio by agreeing to serve as the title sponsor of two major British horse racing events next month.