The gambling sector, along with the rest of the world, is continuing to face unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. There has, however, been cause for hope. Some sectors have reopened with better-than-expected results. In the US, some new sectors have been legalised after states votes on the November ballot.
Betfair has matched more than £700 million on the winner US Presidential Election, making it probably the largest single betting event ever.
The Big Three bookmakers no longer have any pitches on UK racecourses, following the sale of Ladbrokes and Coral pitches in October 2020.
The transitional phase for the regulated i-gaming market in Germany began on 15 October 2020, having been agreed by the 16 individual Länder. It will run until the new Interstate Gambling Treaty comes into force in July 2021.