The French government hopes to raise €1bn through an IPO of shares in state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux, starting on November 7.

Norwegian state gaming operator Norsk Tipping has confirmed that sports betting omnichannel platform supplier Optima has won the tender to supply the firm with a new sportsbook integral solution for potentially the next twelve years.

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has cleared four operators of any wrongdoing over allegations that they offered betting on sporting events where the majority of participants were under the age of 18.

The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has begun its legal challenge against Global Gaming subsidiary Elec Games over the marketing of the Ninja Casino brand in Sweden, with the aim of establishing a legal precedent as to what constitutes “moderate advertising.”

Betfred has sold its remaining 75% stake in the UK Tote to Alizeti Capital, which, following the acquisition, renamed itself the UK Tote Group.

Åland Islands-based Paf has joined forces with four other operators on a new initiative to strengthen their responsible gaming efforts in Latvia.