Rank Group confirmed it is in “advanced talks” to acquire UK online bingo and social gaming operator Stride Gaming for £114.5m.

Online gaming saw significant growth in the UK in the 12 months to September 2018. Gross gaming yield (GGY) for the remote betting, bingo and casino sector rose from £5.5bn to £5.6bn, making it by far the largest source of gambling income. Remote gaming is now responsible for 38.8% of the UK market, up 1.2% on the previous period.

Belgium’s licensed iGaming operators are facing a number of significant restrictions on how they may advertise their offerings, with a package of controls approved in October 2018 coming into force this Saturday (June 1).

Legislators in the Czech Republic have confirmed that taxation rates on lottery, bingo, live games and fixed odds sports betting will all increase from January 2020, as part of a wide-ranging tax reform.

Kenneth Alexander, chief executive of GVC Holdings, has agreed to take a pay cut of £150,000 following pressure from the operator’s shareholders.

Pariplay, an online gaming technology company out of Gibraltar, has agreed a deal with Svenska Spel to offer its entire library of online casino games.

A host of leading betting and gaming operators have struck partnerships with local operators in Buenos Aires as Argentina’s capital province moves towards the roll-out of online gambling.