Slovakia’s parliament approved the Gambling Act drafted by the Ministry of Finance, which would open the country’s online gaming market to private operators.

Children who play computers games that offer randomized rewards (e.g., loot boxes) could be more likely to become problem gamblers in adulthood, the first study to show a link has found.

A clear majority of European gambling regulators see gambling in video gaming as their most important challenge. “Resistance is growing rapidly,” Peter Naessens, Director of the Belgian Gambling Commission says.

81% of the UK public agree with a whistle-to-whistle betting advertising ban. However, one in five punters have indicated they would stop betting on live sports events should an advertising ban during sports broadcasts be agreed, the same survey found.

An agreement on a voluntary ban on betting advertising during live sports broadcasts in the UK is expected later this week.

The most common reason for sticking with a bookmaker is its loyalty program, according to a new survey of over 1,000 punters. More than 46% of respondents chose loyalty program as the reason for using a bookie while 28% said a loyalty program persuaded them to choose a company initially.

Betsson is planning to move its London-based operations to Malta in 2019 as part of an ongoing effort to increase the efficiency of its UK operations

SBTech extended its sportsbook supply deal with the Czech Republic’s national lottery operator Sazka.

Gambling has brought Pennsylvania more than $385m during its first year since being legalized in the state.