Unibet has integrated the electronic authentication system BankID into its Sweden-facing Unibet and MariaCasino sites, in an effort to speed up the customer identification process. The Swedish BankID system, which is used regularly by 6.5 million people, provides customers with a digital, legally binding signature. “We are looking at local solutions in other markets like Finland and the Netherlands,” a Unibet spokesperson said.

Amaya’s founder and former CEO David Baazov, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a US$6.7bn cash offer to the company’s current owners to take the publicly-listed firm private. Amaya’s foremost asset is the PokerStars brand, with which the company is market leader in many local markets, including the Netherlands.

William Hill has said it remains on track to hit forecast in 2016 thanks to mobile-led improvements to its online division’s performance. For the seventeen weeks from June 29 to October 25, group net revenue was up by 6% year-on-year, with online revenue climbing 8.4% and retail remaining level.

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Swedish gambling group Betsson is looking to raise additional capital to facilitate the group’s acquisition strategy, refinancing debt and general corporate purposes.

Playtech has moved to strengthen its B2B Financials division by closing a deal to acquire technology company Consolidated Financial Holdings.

Two Spanish police officers were caught while gambling with counterfeit casino chips.