Dutch consumer protection organization Consumentenbond has chided local lottery operator Postcode Loterij for making it excessively hard to cancel subscriptions. “Earlier pledges from the Postcode Loterij to make this process easier have been proven worthless,” Consumentenbond said.

Yesterday, the UK Competition and Markets Authority launched enforcement action against a number of online gambling firms in respect of practices that may place unfair obstacles in the way of people withdrawing their money (whether as part of a promotion or not).

The Malta Gaming Authority has responded to allegations that it retaliated against a whistleblower.

Poland’s national lottery operator Totalizator Sportowy has selected Playtech Plc as the lead systems supplier for its online casino platform and games portfolio.

Australian slot machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology has reported a 52.8% year-on-year fall in its net profits during the first half of financial year 2018, citing taxation issues.

Scientific Games has reported year-on-year financial growth across all business segments for the 12 months to December 31, 2017.

Danish monopoly operator Danske Spil has reported a 5% year-on-year fall in group EBITDA to DKK 2.1bn due to a rise in staff costs and major IT investments.

The Lisbon Affiliate Conference will take place on the 17th – 20th October 2018 and is expected to bring together the key stakeholders in the igaming affiliate industry.

The ongoing brexit chaos has seen Paddy Power Politics move to cut the odds of a 2018 UK General Election to 2/1 from 3/1. Paddy Power now also makes it more likely that May will be removed as Tory leader within the next month (3/1 from 4/1), and furthermore that the DUP will rescind its support for the Conservative government (5/2).

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