Sweden’s gambling market posted modest growth in the first nine months of 2018 as locally licensed operators continued to lose market share to international operators.

Gaming in Holland founder Willem van Oort discusses the latest regulatory developments in Spain and the “mild chaos” holding back the Dutch industry in the latest issue of Trafficology (pp. 23-24).

The Spanish government has proposed a €100,000 fine for offering unlicensed online gambling.

UK Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur said he wants UK-licensed gambling businesses to collaborate and focus on three areas: 1) understanding the early signs which could indicate a customer is experiencing or developing problems; 2) interacting with those customers to ensure they can receive support and advice; and 3) rebuilding public trust by changing advertising strategies.

Italy’s sports betting market suffered a rare reversal in October, reporting declines in both online and land-based wagering revenue.

The Stars Group has reported a 74% year-on-year increase in Q3 revenue to $571.98m, mainly due to M&A activity.

Sky Betting & Gaming has posted a 31% decline in profits for the third quarter of 2018 after the operator was hit by poor football results and major marketing investments around the start of the new season.

Gaming solutions firm Scientific Games posted a $351.6-million loss for the third quarter, significantly higher than its $59.3-million loss during the same period last year.

NetEnt has agreed a deal with William Hill to offer a range of live casino games to the operator’s customers.

Sportech has seen its share price plummet by around 15% after its failure to secure international sales led to a profits warning.

Ladbrokes could be forced to pay out on hundreds of bets which were turned down by its trading team if the UK Independent Betting Arbitration Service (Ibas) finds against the firm in three near-identical disputes over bets which are currently being considered by its adjudicators.

Sportradar has agreed a deal to become the exclusive provider of sports betting data in the US for the MGM GVC Interactive joint venture.