Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch trade association of online operators, wants to get officially inolved in the fight against match-fixing. “It is in our best interest,” Speel Verantwoord Director Rutger-Jan Hebben said.

The draw for Spain’s famous Christmas lottery “El Gordo” (“The Fat One”) took place yesterday. Almost 15,000 people shared over €2bn in prizes. Photographs of the draw and the lucky winners can be seen here; and interactive map showing the locations of the winners here.

UK-licensed online gambling operators face a new fee structure in 2017, with most operators seeing a discount, although a select few will see their fees rise.

The managing director of Ladbrokes Coral’s Belgium-facing operation has quit the firm in order to take up a CEO position at local rival betFIRST.

Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that he would order the closure of all online gambling firms, sending internet gaming stocks on the local exchange reeling. However, as more details emerged, it appears that Asia-facing online operators will still be welcome to operate under the Philippine Offshore Gambling Operator (POGO) regime.

A successful Swedish pizzeria businessman has opened a Sweden-facing, pizza-themed online casino: CasinoCalzone.com.