The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has imposed new B2C license requirements on affiliates and marketing firms. “Where the intermediary enters into contractual agreements with players, it is no longer an intermediary but, rather, requires a B2C license,” according to a recent MGA guidance notice.

Included under “contractual agreements” are player registration, as well as the handling player deposits and withdrawals.

MRG intends to use the company’s new membership of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) to support its efforts to expand into more regulated markets across the European Union.

Chief executive Per Norman named the Netherlands as one market where MRG is keen to acquire a license upon regulation, despite having been recently been fined by the Netherlands Gaming Authority.

However, remote operators that have been sanctioned by the Dutch regulator will not be able to acquire a license when the online market opens, Minister Sander Dekker recently said.

Clive Hawkswood, who has held the position for 14 years, is to step down from his position as chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).

Romania’s gambling regulator has temporarily suspended the gaming licenses of online gambling operator Sea-Bet Limited and fixed-odds betting licensee Bet Club Sistem SRL.

B2B gaming software supplier GAN has recorded a loss after tax of £2.9m for the six months ended 30 June.

Gaming profits in Nevada slipped to a yearly low of $913m in the month of August, with state regulators blaming a lack of major events.