On Thursday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority inspected eighteen gaming machine halls to check their compliance with statutory duty of care provisions. On Friday, the regulator inspected twelve more.

Dutch poker player Fedor Holz has won the Partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria High Roller event.

Dozens of police officers in the Belgian city of Antwerp used law enforcement information systems to commit identity theft in order to gamble online. Belgian police officers are normally not allowed to gamble or to participate in wagers.

The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has released a mobile app to help players keep track of their gambling behaviors.

Bet365 has written to its affiliate partners warning them of a new “zero tolerance” policy for any affiliates not sticking to the operator’s guidelines.

Global gaming technology heavyweight Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of Las Vegas blackjack games specialist Tech Art Inc for an undisclosed fee.

A new casino operational intelligence tool allows the collection of table game player data.

Romanian operator Superbet has taken a major step into the regulated Polish market after today securing a retail betting license ahead of a planned online launch next year.

Multi-license online gaming developer ALEA has confirmed its acquisition of ladylucks.co.uk from the IGT Group for an undisclosed fee.

UK betting operators are prepping the rollout of in-play horserace betting based on global positioning system (GPS) technology.

A campaign to persuade voters to approve a new casino in the US state of Maine paid over half a million dollars to the firm Goddard Gunster that helped persuade British voters to withdraw from the European Union.

After receiving approval in July from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the territory of Crimea has completed all preliminary work and is all set for the creation of a new gambling zone. The Russian government, however, also announced plans to gradually increase the country’s gambling tax rates tenfold.

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