The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is preparing to introduce a complete ban on binary options and to introduce restrictions on CFD trading.

The Netherlands Gambling Authority issued a cease and desist order to affiliate marketeer Innovation Labs Limited, a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), for specifically targeting the Dutch market. The original order was issued in November 2017, but only made public on Wednesday.

An as of yet unknown entrepreneur is looking to start a casino in the city of Leiden. This, however, would require a modification of municipal regulations.

The Stars Group saw total revenue rise 55% to $2.02bn for 2018, following the acquisitions of Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK and BetEasy in Australia.

The Stars Group is planning to shut the existing Sky Bet Germany site in H2 and migrate customers across to the BetStars site which will then be rebranded to Sky Bet, the operator said yesterday.

German telecom regulators are clamping down on online casino advertising.

LeoVegas has become the latest operator to be reviewed by the Swedish Consumer Agency following complaints from players over their advertising practices.

The Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has rejected claims that lottery betting could harm the country’s national lottery.

Legendary AC Milan and Italy central defender Franco Baresi has been confirmed as the star name to open this month’s Betting on Football conference.

Red Earth has recently purchased the domain name Online.Casino for the record-breaking sum of $510,000. To date, this is the most expensive publicly-disclosed sale of a new gTLD domain name.

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is proving to be a key customer acquisition source for regulated US sports betting operators.