The registration period for the Dutch tote betting license tender has ended. The Netherlands Gaming Authority said it has moved on to the selection phase, but did reveal neither the number nor the identity of the applicants.
Nine operators, including PokerStars, Bet365, GVC Holdings, and Paddy Power Betfair, have been forced to put their regulated Czech Republic entry on hold after the country’s Ministry of Finance failed to complete the licensing procedure in time for the January 1 deadline.
Several operators, in particular Unibet and Svenska Spel, made the top ten of largest ad buyers in a variety of Swedish media types.
Casino Polonia-Wrocław, the Polish subsidiary of European casino operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), has submitted a bankruptcy petition to court.
William Hill has agreed to sponsor UK commercial broadcast ITV’s horse racing programming. “The new format on ITV is set to attract millions more viewers to the sport and we’re excited to have this opportunity to engage with this new audience on a weekly basis,” William Hill chief customer officer Cem Miralay said.
Speaking of William Hill, the operator has reversed its decision to operate a single brand in the Australian wagering market after today reviving the previously shuttered Centrebet brand just months after migrating its players to William Hill.
Government officials in the US state of Mississippi are worried that a state lottery might eat into the state’s casino revenue. But has it ever been proven that cannibalization across the lottery and casino product verticals (or vice versa) even occurs?
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says his shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino is not for sale. “We are not looking to sell it, not at today’s prices,” Icahn said. “I made my fortune buying things cheap.”