Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority René Jansen once again called for responsibility from the gaming sector in order to safeguard the industry’s reputation and to prevent the introduction of additional restrictions in the future.

Betsson has acquired Gaming Innovation Group’s (GiG) BC2 operations, including the brands Guts, Kaboo, Rizk and Thrills.

The sale of its B2C vertical is a result of GiG’s strategic review, the company said.

Betsson has reported year-on-year declines in full-year revenue and profit for 2019, after struggling in key markets such as Sweden and the Netherlands.

A Staatsloterij ad featuring hedgehog “Freddie” has won the “Gouden Loeki” award for best TV commercial of 2019.

Shares in London-listed online gambling companies fell sharply after UK Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur said he would consider imposing online stake limits from August.

Norwegian regulator Lotteritilsynet has rolled out a new responsible gambling campaign to highlight the risks of problem gambling and encourage players to only gamble with licensed operators.

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has announced a revenue increase of 9% year-on-year for 2019, to €1.96bn.

Svenska Spel generated Q4 2019 revenue of SEK 2.48bn, a rise of 4% year-on-year, but operating profit fell 46% due to the introduction of gaming tax in the re-regulated Swedish market.