Sports betting company Sportech has announced the intended sale of its Netherlands-based business Sportech Racing BV to RBP Luxembourg for a fee of €3.25m. The transaction is expected to close in H2 2018.

The Dutch government has finally responded to three policy recommendations which were proposed by the Netherlands Gaming Authority in March 2017 on the topics of 1) gaming machine regulations; 2) promotional games of chance; and 3) the coming into force of the remote gaming bill and casino reform bill.

In its response, the government pledged to enter further discussions with the Gaming Authority on these topics.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority did not find any abuses in arcade halls that are offering non-gambling, skill-based games. Current regulations that govern such arcade hall games are, however, in urgent need of modernization, the regulator also notes.

Dutch MP Stieneke van der Graaf has tabled further parliamentary questions on the issue of video game loot boxes.

Danish politicians have revealed plans to impose a 1000 kroner (€ 134) limit on online gambling sign-up bonuses in a bid to curb problem gambling in the country.

France’s Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has posted profit of €793m for the year 2017.

The Malta Gaming Authority has appointed Heathcliff Farrugia as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Maris Bonello to the newly created role of Head of Player Sustainability, Research & Integrity.

UK problem gambling charity GambleAware calls on UK lotteries to increase their GambleAware contributions.

Leading online lotto operator Lottoland has launched a revolutionary new range of lotto jackpots called “GO!” – offering players a chance to win huge jackpots every hour.

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has taken the lead in developing the Responsible Gaming Collaborative, a policy platform to address issues related to responsible gaming.