Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority René Jansen has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF).

GVC Holdings expects the legalization of online casino gambling in Germany to occur by 2021, following what it called a “seismic shift” in local opinions concerning regulation.

“The industry must lower the marketing volume,” says Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS).

Stockholm-listed affiliate Net Gaming has seen its share price drop by 29% after reporting a Q1 revenue decline of 6% to €4.1m. Political uncertainty in Europe, particularly in Sweden and the Netherlands, was cited as one of the main factors behind the drop.

Richard Flint, Sky Bet’s outgoing Executive Chairman, says the industry has not done enough to look after problem gamblers and had in the past encouraged people to spend beyond their means.

The European Casino Association (ECA), representing the licensed land-based casino industry in Europe, is launching a campaign highlighting the positive impact of the licensed industry for economies and societies.

Bet365 has announced a “rationalization” of staff in its Gibraltar office as the sports betting giant continues to move its operations to Malta following Brexit.

GVC-owned Betdaq has donated its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland Football Club to the Children with Cancer UK charity.