The Belgian Gambling Commission sanctioned Ladbrokes by ordering the firm to close all its local betting offices for one day, as the operator was caught offering unlicensed virtual sports betting products to its Belgian customers.

The Italian parliament has given final approval to outlaw gambling advertising.

Italy’s gambling regulator AAMS has a new head after Benedetto Mineo was appointed to lead the department by the country’s new coalition government.

Paddy Power Betfair CEO Peter Jackson has hit out at proposals to introduce a blanket ban on gambling advertising in the Republic of Ireland.

The UK Gambling Commission is supporting new research exploring whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others.

Kindred Group has submitted a formal request for a gaming license with Sweden’s gambling authority.

Gambling apps are among the biggest blockchain moneymakers.

Apple has been accused of accidentally removing applications from its App store in a bid to reduce its gambling content.

Catena Media has seen its revenues rise 73% over the last year, aided by acquisitions that have allowed them to enter new markets and various verticals.

Scientific Games has vowed to appeal after it was ordered to pay $315m by a court in Chicago.

As US states debate sports betting, companies including stock exchange operator Nasdaq are jostling to supply integrity monitoring services that will clamp down on cheats and handle high volumes of wagers.

Popular US sports bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings is now eyeing a venture into the sports betting business.

In an effort to promote diversity and best practices in the global gaming industry, the European Casino Association (ECA), Clarion Gaming, and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) have partnered up with the UNLV International Gaming Institute
(IGI) and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies to offer the first-ever Clarion-ECA-AGEM EDP gender diversity scholarship.