The Stars Group has raised $622 million in a public offering of common shares to help fund its $4.7 billion purchase of Sky Betting & Gaming.

Games provider Pragmatic Play has acquired Novomatic’s live casino solutions firm Extreme Live Gaming for an undisclosed amount.

Gaming Realms has agreed a deal to sell a 70% stake in most of its UK online casino B2C business to River UK Casino Limited.

Italy’s new gambling advertising and sponsorship ban could take effect on January 1, 2019.

UK betting firms face a “relentless escalation” in financial penalties if they do not step up controls in areas such as money laundering and problem gamblers, UK Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur warns in a Financial Times interview.

Malta has postponed the introduction of its new Gaming Act until 1 August so it can review recommendations from the European Commission (EC) and comments from an EU member state about the new regulatory framework.

Pending regulatory approval, PokerStars is soon to add new game variants to the cash game and tournament offerings in France.

Microgaming has confirmed the appointment of John Coleman as its new chief executive.

German Bundesliga football club Hertha Berlin has renewed its partnership with state lottery company Lotto Berlin.

China’s esports market could generate around $1.5 billion in revenues annually by 2020, a new report estimates.