The proposed new speed skating competition “Icederby,” a mix of short track and long track ice speed skating, will be dependent on sports betting income, says Frank Kolsteeg, director of Icederby Europe. “Our business model is based on it.”

The first Icederby is currently scheduled for March 2020 at the Thialf ice skating rink in Heerenveen.

On April 9-10, Nederlandse Loterij faced a cyberattack, as hackers attempted to access a large number of player accounts using stolen login credentials.

iGaming operator Mr Green has developed a unique in-house jackpot product, “Personal Jackpot” for their Club Royale members in Sweden.

A new survey claims that a plurality of Finnish citizens are in favor of abolishing the country’s current regulatory framework for gambling, which gives Veikkaus a monopoly over the market.

Norwegian state gambling operator Norsk Tipping has introduced a new limit setting that will automatically stop customers from gambling with winnings of over NOK20,000 (€2,080) per month.

Norsk Tipping also announced the launch of a tender process to update its sports betting platform.

More women are in danger of becoming addicted to gambling as online betting grows, leading Irish gambling addiction expert Austin Prior warns.

The UK Gambling Commission is investigating claims that the online casino company LeoVegas accepted £20,000 from a problem gambler who had stolen the money from his mother, and then bombarded him with emails encouraging him to keep betting.

Ian Paisley declined to comment after news broke that the Member of UK Parliament had accepted a £1,000 gift from operator William Hill. Paisley, having previously called the gambling industry “a plague on many families,” was issued with two Premier League football tickets alongside hospitality.