Over the course of five years, the director of a Dutch care organization stole and subsequently gambled away €1.5m at Holland Casino Enschede.

The UK Gambling Commission has launched the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, a three-year strategy which will drive and coordinate work to bring a lasting impact on reducing gambling harms.

Global sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings, the owner of Ladbrokes and Coral, has called for an end to all UK sports-betting broadcast advertising on live and repeated sporting events, with the exception of horse racing.

Sweden’s government is considering banning online casino advertising as it looks to tackle rises in problem gambling.

Swedish gaming operator Svenska Spel has reported a 5.9% decline in net gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2019, with growth in the new Sport & Casino igaming division offset by struggles in its lottery and land-based gaming units.

Nordic countries accounted for “almost the entire slowdown,” as NetEnt suffered a year-on-year fall in both revenue and profit for Q1.

Unibet operator Kindred Group has reported an 8.0% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though has seen earnings impacted by costs associated with its launch in Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market.

Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming has posted double-digit growth across both revenue (54%) and operating profit (64%) in the first quarter, as it felt the benefit of higher commission income from existing customers.

French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has pledged to dedicate 10% of its TV advertising spend to responsible gambling-led messaging.

Europe’s 37 best dealers – coming from 20 European countries – will face each other in four days at Olympic Park Casino Tallinn during the European Dealer Championship 2019.