Las Vegas has been rocked by a mass hooting, just hours ahead of the opening of the G2E Conference,

Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel is preparing the launch of an online casino as soon as new regulation comes into force in January 2019. The operator is anticipating huge growth once an open market is officially introduced in the country.

International betting integrity body ESSA is to engage in three new anti-match-fixing projects that have been granted funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program.

UK-based casino operator PlayOJO has launched in Denmark to expand its reach further into the Nordics. The operator has also increased its marketing spend in Sweden with an €8m TV ad campaign, alongside additional ads in local and national press and new sponsorships.

Derek Webb, a former professional poker player and casino game inventor, and Matt Zarb-Cousin, ex-gambling addict and former spin-doctor for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, are the unlikely duo behind the ongoing attack on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Some bookmaker executives believe that Mr Webb’s arguments are influenced by his links to the casino industry.

Meanwhile, Ladbrokes is being investigated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over an allegation that staff watched a gambling addict take out payday loans to fund hundreds of pounds of bets on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs)

Online bookmaker Unibet, have announced the agreement of a three-year sponsorship deal with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), a deal which will see the firm become the title sponsor of the PDC Premier League darts series.

In a recent study, the Deutsche Bundesbank found that cash money remains irreplaceable: “Use of cash effectively protects payment data, in particular the data of the payer.”

Sports betting platform provider SBTech has announced plans to open a new office in the US as part of an effort to strengthen its position in the country.

The World Poker Tour and ELC Gaming will host the very first poker and eSports collaborative event.

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