Dutch national Hakim Zoufri has won the 2016 Master Classics of Poker tournament in Amsterdam, earning himself an impressive €275,608.

Dutch lottery operator Postcodeloterij not only contributes to good causes, but also to “innovative” start-ups with limited commercial viability, according to Quote.

Britain’s biggest bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral is reportedly planning a multi-billion pound bid for Australia’s largest betting company, Tabcorp, as Australian state governments have been considering stricter control of online gaming.

Malta Gaming Authority’s costs have risen much faster than the sector’s growth. Administration expenses related to the running of the gaming regulator have more than doubled in the past three years.

While the UK’s National Lottery draw will no longer be shown live on BBC One from next year and National Lottery operator Camelot is considering a Facebook streaming initiative, the Spanish State Lottery (Loterías y Apuestas del Estados) has launched a tender for the production and televised broadcast of its draws, worth €26.8m per year.

SBTech has agreed to provide its sports betting platform to Spanish online and retail betting operator Luckia.

The growing popularity of eSports has led to an increase in effort to combat match-fixing and eDoping.

A Chinese court is currently hearing a case against one of the ringleaders of an organization that ran a massive illegal online gambling operation which has generated wagers of around US$60bn.