In a recent report, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) argued that it would “not be unreasonable” to give the government a role in deciding the allocation of the remittances of licensed charity lotteries to specific good causes.

The Belgian government has banned the advertising of online gaming in the country while also imposing severe restrictions on sports betting advertising:

Online casino operators are now limited to advertising on their own website.

[…] advertising of online sports betting during live sporting events has been entirely banned, while all other sports betting advertising can only take place after the 8pm watershed. […]

All gambling adverts must now also include warnings about problem gambling, with authorities now being given powers to fine operators for failing to comply. Operators are banned from using athletes or celebrities as part of their marketing materials and from targeting platforms or media accessible by minors. […]

Finally, a new cap on bonuses has been introduced, limiting operators to offering bonuses of a maximum of £240 a month. Players are likewise limited to depositing a maximum of £436 each week on operator sites, with no credit card-based deposits being allowed.

Kindred Group has warned the Belgian authorities that the new rules restricting gambling advertising risk pushing punters towards unregulated operators.

Formula One’s first official betting partner could be announced soon after the motorsports championship began talks with major global brands for the packages, which are tipped to be worth $100m.

Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) has launched a new non-gambling app called Scrabit, designed to help young people manage their mobile phone usage.

Europol assisted Portuguese authorities in taking down an illegal cross-border online gambling operation.