Next year, the iGaming Super Show, EiG and Amsterdam Affiliate Conference come together as iGB Live!, a consolidated three brand event. The first edition of iGB Live! will take place 17 – 20 July 2018 at The Amsterdam RAI.

Minister (without portfolio) for Public Security Sander Dekker (VVD) will also be responsible for gambling policy, while Ferdinand Grapperhaus (CDA) will head the Justice Department as Minister of Justice and Security.

Swedish gaming company LeoVegas has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Royal Panda for up to €120m.

LeoVegas also reported a 40% y-o-y rise in Q3 2017 revenues, driven by strong growth in Denmark and the acquisition of its Italy-facing Winga business.

Online live dealer casino technology supplier Evolution Gaming more than doubled its Q3 profit.

Portugal’s regulated online gambling market returned to growth in the third quarter after suffering its first ever sequential decline in Q2.

Professional poker player Phil Ivey lost his court bid to reclaim £7.7m in winnings from a London casino, as the UK Supreme Court ruled that Ivey’s use of the edge sorting technique amounted to cheating.

During the first nine months of 2017, the government of Macau has collected $8.54 billion in direct taxes from gaming, an increase of 17.5% year-on-year.