France's online sports betting operators post their best year-on-year turnover growth since the regulated market launched in 2010.
Denmark's regulated gambling market reports double-digit growth in Q2, as betting surges on World Cup excitement and new animal-based racing markets.
Greece's 24 'transitional' licensed online sports betting operators report turnover up 24% and revenue up 30% in first half of 2018.
China's lottery sales jump more than three-fifths in July as second half of FIFA World Cup more than doubles sports lottery business.
Spain's online gambling revenue jumps 40% in Q2 on World Cup strength, but online poker suffers sequential decline despite new liquidity sharing options.
Colombian gaming regulator Coljuegos says the country's licensed online gambling operators handled nearly $63m in 2018 FIFA World Cup wagers.
Interpol trumpets successful collaboration with Asian enforcement agencies in combatting illegal betting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
France's online sports bettors wagered over €1b in Q2, driven by interest in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and operators doubling their bonus offers.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship series provided some financial assistance to Taiwan as its sports lottery saw a serious boost in sales in June.
Sports betting technology supplier Kambi reports solid Q2 performance on World Cup activity, while warning that US betting rollout will be slow process.