Gaming and gambling are becoming increasingly intertwined, two new studies commissioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority show. One in two players of social (casino) games eventually moves from gaming into gambling.

Addiction care professional Dick de Bruin, author of one of the two above-mentioned studies, says that gaming and gambling should remain, contrary to current trends, strictly separated.

The Ministry of Justice and Security has responded to parliamentary questions on match-fixing in tennis.

Holland Casino CFO Ruud Bergervoet: “It is unsustainable to further delay regulating the online market.”

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Spain has become the first EU country to significantly lower its gaming tax rate in order to draw unlicensed remote operators to its regulated market. On Friday, the Spanish parliament adopted the government’s budget bill for 2018, which will reduce the most common (remote) gaming tax rate from 25% to 20% of players’ winnings.

Malta’s gambling sector contributed over €1.1b to the island’s economy in 2017, according to the Malta Gaming Authority’s annual report.

The UK’s People’s Postcode Lottery has welcomed the news that the UK government is set to increase the annual turnover limit for so-called “society lotteries” from £10 (€11.3m) to £100m but has called for “more ambition” with draw thresholds.

Playtech has issued its second profit warning in a year, blaming a squeeze from new competitors and “disappointing” Asian markets.

Italy’s proposed ban on all gambling advertising will not apply to existing contracts or national lottery operations.

Better Collective, the Danish-based affiliate in the European online gambling market, has become the “leader in German speaking markets” through the $42.15m acquisition of Bola Webinformation GmbH.

French operator Winamax has received approval from the Spanish online gaming regulator to offer online poker and sports betting in the country.

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