The Netherlands Gaming Authority has reinstated the previous obligation of the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) to remit at least 15% of GGR to the Dutch state’s coffers.

“The new Italian government does not like gambling on a pretty visceral level and it intends to use legislation to reduce it – perhaps significantly. […] this makes a material position in Italy’s once burgeoning commercial gambling sector something more of a corporate gamble than may be comfortable,” gambling consultancy firm Regulus Partners observes.

Global online poker giant PokerStars has become the latest apparent victim of what could be a wider industry Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

Analysts have hailed The Stars Group’s “impressive momentum,” driven by mergers and acquisitions, after the company posted a 35% year-on-year increase in second-quarter revenue.

Giovanni Kessler has hit out at the decision by the Italian coalition government to remove him as head of national gambling regulator Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM).

Yggdrasil Gaming has entered the Czech Republic’s online gaming market through a new agreement with Tipsort.

Authentic Gaming will bring its suite of games and products to the UK market after being granted a license by the UK Gambling Commission.

German sports betting operator bwin has announced it will be the exclusive sports betting partner of FC Cologne from the 2018/19 season.

West Virginia Lottery has granted licenses to FanDuel and Penn National, allowing both to run sportsbooks in the state.