Several licensed UK gambling operators rely excessively on high-spending VIPs, The Guardian reports. In one instance, only 2% of customers accounted for no less than 83% of deposits made on an operator’s website.

In response, the UK Gambling Commission has vowed to take “even tougher” action against online gambling operators failing to protect players following a recent media investigation into the industry’s reliance on VIPs.

Spain’s new coalition government has said it will bring gambling advertising regulations in line with those imposed on the tobacco industry.

The Swedish government is looking to enforce tougher advertising and marketing restrictions upon licensed incumbents.

Belgium’s gambling operators are likely facing further advertising restrictions following a government survey that found gambling promos were “omnipresent” in professional football.

Authorities in the German state of Hesse will now accept applications for temporary sports betting licenses following the passing into law of the third amended Interstate Treaty on gambling. The Darmstadt Regional Council has said it aims to issue the first licenses in Q1 2020.

The Danish gaming authority has published a new guide on responsible gambling, including interpretations of how licensees should comply with responsible gambling rules.

Latvia’s self-exclusion scheme is now up and running, with citizens able to prohibit themselves from gambling for twelve months.

“Can boredom trigger gambling addiction?” renowned UK responsible gambling expert Liz Karter asks. Recently, Karter also spoke at the “Women and problem gambling” event co-hosted by Holland Casino and Gaming in Holland.

On January 22, Clarion Events will host a webinar titled “How to Beat Bonus Abusers at Their Own Game.”