Last night, Holland Casino employees in Utrecht went on strike; for the twelfth time since April. Today, employees in the Holland Casino branches in Breda, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Scheveningen will go on strike as well.

Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has lost its court case in which it sought to prevent the Dutch State Lottery from offering a free draw to compensate past participants for the operator’s misleading advertising practices.

International betting integrity body ESSA has elected a new chairperson and expanded its board. GVC’s Heike Mayer succeeds outgoing ESSA Chair, Mike O’Kane, while Betway’s Jon Russell and David Foster of Paddy Power Betfair have joined the organization’s board of directors.

Figures released this week by Spanish gaming regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) show total online revenue of €122.7m in the three months ending March 31, nearly 20% higher than the same period last year but a 2.4% decrease from Q4 2016’s total.

Eastern European betting and lottery operator Fortuna Entertainment Group enjoyed strong growth in its online betting operations in Q1 while retail betting declined.

Punters in the UK have lost more than £11 billion (€13.1 billion) on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) since 2008, according to new research by Landman Economics.

The British Horseracing Authority, the governing body of UK horseracing, have confirmed the creation of the role of Head of Integrity Assurance and appointed Chris Watts to the new post.

Following the earlier examples of NetEnt’s staff motivation program and Kindred’s option program, Malta-based operator Betsson has also created two new incentive programs to reward senior executives and key employees, indicating that personnel retention is high on the agenda of Malta’s gaming industry.

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