Industry News Round-up as 888 increases EU reach

Industry News Round-up as 888 increases EU reach

Following a busy few weeks in the online gambling industry, as is often the case at this time of the year, it has seen a number of interesting developments in various markets.


Arguably, the most notable has been 888 developing its partnership with Bragg Gaming, which will see both parties elevate their presence across the European market.


As a result, it means that the software provider, Bragg Gaming will be working with each of 888 Holding’s brands, including 888 itself, William Hill and Mr Green in numerous markets across Europe.


These include the UK, Italy, Sweden and Denmark as it looks to capitalise on what has been a positive year for the developer, while 888 will be hoping to take advantage of its expertise in these markets.


While the collaboration between both of the parties began last year, in the UK, Spanish and Canadian markets, 888 has seen fit to expand on the deal, after some very positive results.


It remains to be seen how Bragg Gaming will deal with the increased responsibility, however, it could well mean significant expansion for the company in order to keep up with demands.

Pennsylvania regulator issues more fines

Arguably one of the more robust markets in the ever-expanding US online gambling industry, the state of Pennsylvania, has witnessed steady growth over the last few years. However, with the market firmly regulated and considerable scrutiny placed on it, it has seen its regulator, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) crack down on a number of things.


As a result, three fines have been issued by the PGCB totalling $67,500, while it has also placed seven adults on a self-exclusion list as it looks to get a hold on its responsible gambling measures.


Meanwhile, land-based casino Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh received a fine of $10,000 for allowing someone under the age of 21 to enter its premises.

Michigan online gambling revenue decreases for June

The month of June has seen online gambling revenue in the state of Michigan slide once again, with the gambling commission revealing that its total was $169.3m, a decrease of 8.9 percent to the $185.8m that was recorded in May.


However, there is certainly no need to panic just yet. It is the time of year when most people take vacations and have less time to engage in online casino, while the sporting calendar is yet to get underway.


In August the NFL season starts in earnest, with the NBA season quickly following. Michigan is one market in the US that competes very well with the rest, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, so this is likely to be just a blip.




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