Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, spoke at the International Casino Conference in London on February 6. “We will enforce legislation in a strict manner,” Appelman said.

Check out these ICE 2017 highlights – day two here.

Swedish-facing international online gambling operators continued to outpace domestic operators’ revenue growth in 2016.

Figures released this week by Spanish gaming regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) show healthy gains in the country’s online gambling market in the three months ending December 31, with overall turnover rising one-fifth to €2.9bn, while operator revenue rose nearly one-third to €125.6m.

Casino operator LVC Diamond has been granted approval to launch the first legal online gambling website in Hungary. Vegas.hu will feature content from developers such as Microgaming, iSoftBet, Play’n’Go and Greentube.

Betsson’s casino revenue increased 20% year-on-year during Q4 2016. Total full year revenue grew 11% y-o-y.

Zeal Investments has announced that it has invested £1 million in free to play online lottery platform the Free Postcode Lottery in return for a 10% stake.

Gaming platform software provider Bit8 has announced the launch of Lotto Hero, a new mobile-friendly lottery game. The game will be hosted on multiple operator sites, generating enough liquidity to hold a million-Euro draw 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

NetEnt is planning to launch an emoji-themed slot in Q3 2017.

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