The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in cooperation with local authorities, seized eight illegal gambling machines in The Hague.

The public consultation on the secondary legislation accompanying the Remote Gaming Bill closes tomorrow. So far, eight parties have responded.

Broadcaster Sky UK has confirmed that it will introduce new rules that will significantly reduce its output of betting/gambling related adverts across its digital TV network.

Commenting on the recently announced hike in UK remote gaming duty, Irena Busic, Communications Director at LeoVegas, said: “There is a clear correlation between channelization and tax rate. A high tax rate means a lower level of channelization. We believe a high channelization is very important in order to retain an attractive market for professional and sustainable operators, and one in which player protection is high up on their agenda.”

Cherry is planning to launch its B2C arm, ComeOn, into the US market, CEO Gunnar Lind said this week.

Scientific Games has completed its deal to acquire Don Best Sports Corporation and DBS Canada Corporation. The deal will add to Scientific Games’ existing sports betting business with OpenBet.

Esports, sports betting, and gambling are converging, VentureBeat writes.

Australia has seen 33 “prominent” offshore wagering sites withdraw from the market in the year since tough new penalties were imposed.

However, H2 Gambling Capital suggested that the Australian Communications and Media Authority should expect only a modest 7% reduction in Australian spending at internationally licensed sites, and that even after this reduction, such websites will still account for over 40% of Australia’s online gambling expenditure.