The three former heads of Bubble Group, an Eindhoven-based illegal online operator, have been given prison sentences of up to two years, after being convicted of illegal gambling, money laundering, tax evasion, and participation in a criminal organization.

The government of Curaçao announced it will increase its oversight of the large number of remote operators based on the island.

Minors are particularly susceptible to gambling addiction, endowed professor of addiction studies Anneke Goudriaan explains in this interview with The Netherlands Gaming Authority.

The amateur players of Dutch soccer side Odin ‘59, who managed to eliminate professional side FC Emmen from the country’s cup tournament, may have bet on their own matches, in violation of rules drawn up by the Dutch Football Association.

As many as 20 further licenses could be issued in Sweden before the launch of the re-regulated market on January 1 2019.

Italy’s gambling operators are protesting the government’s decision to hike gambling taxes and reduce land-based slots payouts to customers.

Tennis integrity body the Independent Review Panel has put forward several proposals to uphold the integrity of the sport, including a blanket ban on gambling companies sponsoring professional tennis events, restrictions on live streaming, and the collection scoring data of lower level competitions.

The first online casino licenses issued in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein are starting to expire. At present, it is unclear whether new licenses will be granted.

Malta-based Bethard has received a license to operate its online sportsbook in Ireland as part of its European expansion plan.

Norway’s gaming regulator Lotteritilsynet has been accused of going beyond its legal remit in a court case brought by Trannel, a subsidiary of Stockholm-listed Kindred Group:

The filing accuses Lotteritilsynet of imposing unfair restrictions on the operator, including the blocking of payments between its site and players, and sanctioning a ban on Kindred apps being listed in Apple App Store for Norway. This, Kindred claimed, went beyond its powers as a regulator.

GVC Holdings has signed a multi-year responsible gambling strategy agreement with independent gambling harm minimization consultancy EPIC Risk Management.