Eight online gambling operators, including Bet365 and GVC Holdings, have been hit with penalty fees totaling SEK41.2m (€3.9m) by Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen for offering betting on sporting events involving players under the age of 18.

In related news, Spelinspektionen also warned Multi Lotto for offering betting on lotteries without the permission of the lottery operator.

Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global has agreed a deal to acquire GMS Entertainment Limited, the parent company of the B2B supplier Pariplay, for a fee of €13.1m.

Online gaming operator bwin has agreed a deal to become the main sponsor of Spanish LaLiga football club Valencia.

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has agreed a new partnership with Genius Sports that it claims will revamp how it captures, controls and distributes live data.

The state of Illinois has now officially legalized sports betting, as California lawmakers also proposed a new sports betting bill.