The European Casino Association’s vice-president for diversity and education (and Holland Casino’s director of security), Janny Wierda, discusses the need for gender diversity in the land-based gaming sector.

Holland Casino is looking to hire a Manager Partnerships & Events.

Betway has announced plans to spend €100m on marketing in 2019, to support its growth into new international markets.

Mobile casino operator LeoVegas has launched an awareness campaign aimed at pushing back against Italy’s new ban on gambling advertising.

LeoVegas has also revealed plans to pursue a license in Spain after submitting an application for a new license in Sweden.

Marathonbet agreed a fixed short-term sponsorship with Serie A side Lazio, which will terminate in January 2019 as the Italian government imposes its blanket ban on gambling advertising and sponsorships.

Superbet, a major player in the Romanian market, is to downsize its Gibraltar operations as the operator reconsiders its strategic focus. “The things we expected to be doing haven’t materialized,” an anonymous source told EGR Intel.

Bede Gaming Ltd. founder Michael Brady attributes innovation of the lottery sector to the emergence of lottery offerings within the regulated markets, as regulations and compliance limitations are pushing lottery operators and game technology providers to innovate their products.

Kindred Group has sponsored the developmentof a free gambling therapy app for the Nordic Region.

Kindred Group has signed an agreement with Hard Rock to enter the New Jersey sports betting market.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), one of two companies that tests and certifies gambling products and technology for casinos worldwide, recently became the first independent testing lab ever disciplined by Nevada gaming authorities.

Evolution Gaming has become the first company to open a purpose-built live casino production studio in the US as part of its ongoing growth plans in the wider North American market.

William Hill USA and SBTech were awarded licenses to manufacture and distribute sports betting platforms in Mississippi, according to the US state’s gaming regulator.

Industry rifts appear to be hampering the progress of Australia developing a national self-exclusion policy for betting consumers.

Police in China’s Jiangsu Province have busted an illegal online gambling syndicate, worth a reported $1.1bn.