One of the most frequently rolled out justifications for state gambling monopolies - that these are good for sports funding - has been put under the comparative spotlight by a new survey commissioned by the European Gaming and Betting Association and published this week.
The feisty move by Swedish online gambling company Betsson to challenge Swedish monopolistic practice by opening a land betting shop in Stockholm as reported previously continues to generate headlines.
Mangas Capital Gaming, which owns 75 percent of the UK online betting firm Betclick, will be half owned by Monaco hotel and land casino group Société des Bains de Mer soon following a deal involving Euro 100 million
A long running Irish civil dispute over shares in a lotto syndicate is currently playing out in the courts, and may serve as a warning to the many informal syndicates that share decisions should be documented and reviewed regularly.
Australia's federal government continued to take flak this week in the growing row over its attempts to muzzle the Internet by selective ISP and enforcement actions against sites it deems unacceptable, which include online gambling.
Paul Leggett, the COO of Tokwiro Enterprises, was busy midweek briefing employees on the upcoming Sixty Minutes television expose of the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet scandals and the online poker industry in general.