The Malta-based gaming industry generated around €700 million in economic activity in 2015, which translates into around 10% of the Maltese economy.

William Hill has been rebuffed by several candidates approached to become its new chief executive, highlighting the UK bookmaker’s struggle to find a suitable figure willing to accept the challenge of turning around the business,” the Financial Times reports.

As we reported yesterday, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stepped in to protect customers from heavy spread-betting losses. UK newspaper The Guardian helpfully explains what spread betting is, why the industry has been advertising heavily, and how bettors can lose more money than they wagered.

In related news, more than £1bn has been wiped off the stock market value of the spread-betting industry after the FCA announced its clampdown

Why the media are always wrong about Britain’s “soaring” gambling problem: there are not enough problem gamblers for surveys to estimate the number with any precision.

The Österreichische Vereinigung für Wetten und Glücksspiel (OVWG) has joined EGBA as an affiliate member.

Former professional gambler Cat Hulbert explains why women are innately better at poker than men.

Australian online betting operators have launched a new industry body Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA). The association’s founding members are Bet365, Betfair, CrownBet, Sportsbet and Unibet.