Due to “disappointing” market conditions in Asia, Playtech’s adjusted H1 net profit on a constant currency basis slumped by 38% to €83.3m, down from €125.5m during the same period in the previous year.

Playtech CEO Mor Weizer:

Playtech has identified key markets in Europe and Latin America which have the potential to increase their online penetration of gaming revenue […]

Looking towards 2019, licensing regimes are expected to be introduced in major European countries including the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and some commentators expect significant steps forward in Germany.

“Playtech already has an agreement in place with national operator Holland Casino in the Netherlands and remains in discussions with potential customers in others.

Holland Casino is looking to hire a Senior Loyalty Marketeer.

Sportech reported flat interim results as the company looks to expand in the US.

PlayAGS, a designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table games, and interactive products and services for the gaming industry, has agreed a partnership with PokerStars Play, the play-money and social gaming brand of The Stars Group.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert by lottery betting operator LottoGo.com for failing to make clear that players are betting on overseas lotteries.

The commercial gaming industry in the US brought in $40.28 billion in gaming revenue in 2017, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016, the American Gaming Association reveals in its annual industry survey.

Despite ongoing debates, it is unlikely that gambling will soon be legalized in mainland China, the South China Morning Post reports.