The Malta Gaming Authority is set to launch an investigation into all of its Italian online licensees as it attempts to root out connections between the island and illegal, Mafia-connected betting shops in Italy. The project is reportedly the first stage in a concerted crackdown on Italian gambling businesses based in Malta.

Following widespread criticism, Clarion, organizers of ICE Totally Gaming, have promised an action plan to tackle sexism on the show floor.

Scientific Games is to open a remote development center in Poland to support its new SG Digital division. The center will become SG Digital’s fourth major development hub in Europe, complementing existing facilities in London, Athens, and Stockholm.

Kindred Group is readying to shut the Stan James brand and move customers over to its primary Unibet brand.

Meanwhile, Kindred Group added a new brand to its portfolio through the launch of its first dedicated online casino brand “VladCazino” for the Romanian market.

Swedish operator Mr Green has increased its revenues 29% and doubled its earnings in 2017.

Novomatic has said that it expects to post a record €4.8bn in revenue for the 2017 fiscal year.

Several US hedge fund giants are reportedly considering a bid for Cirsa, Spain’s largest casino and bingo hall operator.

The French online gaming market generated €962m in revenue during 2017, an increase of 18% on the previous year.

Spain’s regulated online gambling market reported gains across all major verticals in Q4 2017.

Ladbrokes Coral Group could shed as many as 1,600 jobs as part of its proposed merger agreement with GVC Holdings.

LeoVegas is “open and looking” for further UK-facing acquisitions, according to CEO Gustaf Hagman.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) continue to press their demand for a 1% cut of legal sports betting handle.

New Hampshire’s lottery commission will ask a court to dismiss a complaint from a $559.7m Powerball jackpot winner asking for anonymity, arguing that releasing the person’s name and address is required by law, helps ensures transparency and doesn’t put the person’s safety at risk.

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