Four Dutch players who were suspected of being involved with match-fixing have been cleared by the Finnish football association.

Holland Casino is looking to hire a Senior Communications Advisor.

On Thursday, the UK Gambling Commission published the comprehensive survey Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2015.

Despite some alarmist messages in the UK media, problem and at-risk gambling rates had remained essentially flat (p. 52):

Looking at problem and at-risk gambling, rates were similar to those published in 2012. In 2015, approximately 0.8% of adults in Great Britain were estimated to be problem gamblers (according to either screen) and a further 3.9% were either low or moderate risk gamblers according to the PGSI. Taken together, this means that one in twenty adults (5%) experienced some difficulty with gambling in the past year; the same as observed in 2012.

Sportech, holder of the sole Dutch tote betting license, reported year-on-year growth across a number of key financials for the six months to June 30. “Following significant investment into our technology and licensing, Sportech has now established a strategic base to grow our business globally through our unique regulated gaming business based in North America together with our expanding presence in Asia,” CEO Ian Penrose said.

Worldwide gambling software services supplier Playtech has announced a higher-than-expected 25% rise in its year-on-year profits for the first six months of 2017. An earnings call transcript with Playtech CEO Mor Weizer is available here.

Both the Italian online betting and casino markets reported strong year-on-year growth in July 2017.

Cherry AB has reported a 241% jump in online revenues in Q2 to SEK437m, thanks largely to the acquisition of operator ComeOn in 2016, despite integration issues with the newly-acquired company.

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