Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman called for closer cooperation among regulators in order to facilitate problem gambling prevention at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) in Johannesburg. The IAGR conference also addressed blockchain technology in relation to the future of real-money wagering.

French tote operator PMU has hailed a return to growth for the first three quarters of 2017, with GGR up 0.8% to €1.8bn in the period.

Malta-based slots supplier Tom Horn Gaming has been granted a UK Gambling Commission license.

Australia’s Crown Casino deliberately tampered with poker machines to encourage more bets and to reduce mandatory payouts, according to three ex-employees of the company. Following the revelations, shares in Crown Resorts were down nearly 8%, during mid-afternoon trading.

Asian-focused operator F66.com has agreed a regional partnership with Italian Serie A football club Juventus.

A newly created Brazilian lobby group will push for the regulation of the country’s gambling market.

BBC Radio 4 has started broadcasting a three-part series about the connection between risk and creativity. The first episode discusses modern painter Lucian Freud, who, among other things, placed staggering and catastrophic bets on horses throughout his life.