Remote operators that have been sanctioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority for offering unlicensed games of chance to Dutch consumers will be blocked from acquiring a license when the online market opens, Minister Sander Dekker confirmed yesterday.

Greentube, part of Novomatic Interactive, has sold Netherlands-based game studio StakeLogic to a financial investor for an undisclosed amount.

Global sports data, content and media rights distributor Perform Group has picked Amsterdam as the innovation center for its DAZN sports streaming service.

The Belgian government is conducting a criminal investigation into Electronic Arts (EA) because it continues to offer loot boxes in its video games FIFA 18 and 19.

Italy’s online sports betting market enjoyed double-digit growth in August, with revenues rising by 27.8% year-on-year and topping €50m.

GVC Holdings has hailed “significant progress” during the first half of 2018, with the company seeing profits increase by 17% following the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral.

The LeoVegas Group has acquired 51% of shares in esports betting operator Pixel Holding Group Ltd, for €1.5m.

Greek betting and lottery operator OPAP saw its profits jump nearly one-third in the first half of 2018.

The UK government has announced plans to prohibit gambling company sponsorship at Wembley Stadium, following its proposed £600m sale.