Industry watcher Meneer Casino has taken a peek in its crystal ball and came up with these five predictions for 2019.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued a record €1.7m in fines to unlicensed operators in 2018.

Two former heads of Bubble Group, an Eindhoven-based illegal online operator, will appeal their prison sentences.

Sweden’s regulated online gaming market has opened for business, with sixty companies already licensed by the country’s gambling regulator

The German state of Hesse has vowed to go it alone on gambling legislation if a new federal pact can’t be reached by the end of 2019.

As of January 1, Italy-facing online operators will be hit with a raft of new taxes.

Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has claimed in a new report that it is succeeding in reducing the size of the country’s illegal gambling market.

Following the example of Barclays Bank, three of the UK’s biggest banking groups are considering introducing new tools for clients that would allow them to block debit card transactions to certain sectors, including gambling.

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched the first of its two-phase Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) within the gaming industry.

Slovakia’s president has vetoed his country’s new gambling regime, which would have opened up the online market to international operators for the first time.

Playtech has struck a €28m tax agreement with Israeli authorities in relation to certain activities carried out in Israel between 2008 and 2017.

The Romanian government has introduced an additional 2% monthly turnover tax for online gambling operators licensed in the country.

The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed an agreement for Caesars Entertainment to become the league’s first-ever Official Casino Sponsor.