On Friday, René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, announced that – provided the Senate adopts the Remote Gaming Bill – a public consultation on the regulator’s licensing process for online operators can be expected to open before the summer.

Jansen made his first public appearance since his appointment as executive chairman of the Dutch regulator at the fifteenth edition of the Annual Gaming Industry Event, organized as always by gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and his team at Kalff Katz & Franssen and co-hosted with the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued three new remote licenses to Bell Casino, FT Diva Casino and Premiergaming.

Sweden may also be the next country to impose a ban on gambling ads during live sports broadcasts, according to a government minister.

The exposure of children to gambling ads in the UK fell by 19% since 2008, according to a new report by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

BTM Entertainment Group, the gambling operator behind the Roy Richie casino brand, has been ordered to shut down operations after having its license suspended by the Maltese gambling regulator.

As anticipated, the Italian Lega-5Star coalition government has turned up the heat on illegal gambling enterprises and black-market actors, moving to introduce the country’s hardest stance on unlicensed gambling activities.

Paddy Power Betfair has moved into the online betting market in the Republic of Georgia, acquiring Adjarabet.

Rank Group has said it will look to expand its successful YoBingo! business into Portugal following a better-than-expected performance of the brand in the Spanish market.

Total gaming revenue in Nevada rose 3% year-on-year to $11.92bn for 2018.