For the second year in a row, JVH gaming & entertainment, owner of Jack’s Casino amusement arcades, has been named one of the Netherlands’s best managed companies by Deloitte.

Portugal’s regulated online gambling market enjoyed record-high revenue in the final quarter of 2017, thanks to a surge in online sports betting.

Online bookmakers must make more affordability checks before upgrading customers to VIP status, the UK Gambling Commission has said.

The current head of the Malta Gaming Authority, Joseph Cuschieri, has been selected to become the new CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority. Cuschieri’s right hand man at the MGA, Heathcliff Farrugia, is expected to succeed his boss at the gaming regulator.

Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall said his company will be scaling back operations and marketing spend in the UK and is instead looking to Spain, Italy and Sweden to support growth.

Playtech is betting on geographical and product diversity to overcome regulatory headwinds.

Global online gaming company NetEnt has reported a 4.7% year-on-year rise in its revenue during the fourth quarter of 2017. Operating profits however, declined 3.9% compared to the same period in the previous year.

Scandinavian gaming firm Cherry AB has announced a 17% year-on-year rise in its group revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017.

In a deal with GVC, game developer Yggdrasil will now be able to enter the Spanish online gaming market later this year in Q2.

The developers of the successful mobile game Minecraft have started an online casino portfolio with Casumo investment.

Britain-based betting exchange operator Smarkets has revealed its latest $5 million investment to create a traditional sportsbook that will first be launched in its home market in coming months. “The main reason we’re building this is to go into the US. We estimate the US market could be worth $10 billion to $20 billion were it to be fully liberalized,” Smarkets CEO Jason Trost said.

The UK Supreme Court recently handed down its far-reaching judgment in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67, clarifying the test for dishonesty across all branches of the law.

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has linked up with Betradar in an effort to explore opportunities for sports betting and gaming in the Asian country.

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