Henceforth, the Netherlands Gambling Authority will issue larger fines for offering online gambling without a license, the regulator announced.

Fines start at €200,000, but can be increased depending on:

  • the number of websites;
  • the number of games offered;
  • whether live betting is offered;
  • the amount of prize money offered;
  • deposit/wager size;
  • the size of bonuses or the operator’s VIP program;
  • whether fees are being imposed on (temporarily) inactive players;
  • whether false or irrelevant claims are made with regard to oversight or licensing.

GVC Holdings and Playtech have entered into a partnership lasting until 2025. As part of the deal, Playtech will provide its products to all GVC brands in both existing and new markets.

GVC Holdings-owned PartyPoker has launched online operations in the Czech Republic, via a partnership with local casino operator King’s Resort.

The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has received over 200 complaints about the marketing practices of licensed egaming companies since the market opened on 1 January, the regulator has confirmed.

The Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) is seeking an agreement with Danish broadcasters to reduce the number of gambling adverts being aired on Danish TV.

ICE London 2019 has confirmed its status as the world’s most popular business-to-business gaming expo with attendance figures recorded at 36,092, an 8 percent increase on the 2018 figure.

Labour’s shadow culture secretary, Tom Watson, has promised his party will limit online betting stakes if it gains power in Britain.

William Hill announced a 2% fall in online adjusted operating profit for 2018 after the London-listed operator continued to feel the pinch of increased regulatory and compliance costs in the UK.

The PGA Tour has softened its stance on sponsorships with gambling companies and said it will now consider proposals from gambling firms seeking official partnership with all of its six tours, while tournaments and players may also sign such sponsorships.

Sportradar has moved to enhance its relationship with Major League Baseball (MLB) to become the organization’s official global data partner.