Yesterday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority celebrated its fifth anniversary. Unfortunately, we learned that all may not be well with the remote gaming bill.
Last night, Holland Casino Amsterdam welcomed its 25 millionth visitor, the company stated in a press release. The lucky visitor received €5,000 in store credit at the local Bijenkorf department store.
UK-listed online gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair is closing its Gibraltar office and surrendering its local online gaming license. A company spokesperson said all Gibraltar staffers would be offered relocation opportunities in London and Dublin. The office closure is reportedly not a result of the UK Brexit vote.
The UK Court of Appeals has affirmed the power of the UK Gambling Commission to reject license applications of operators even if they satisfy the criteria set by the commission.
Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that PokerStars was operating illegally in the country following a complaint from rival gaming operator Codere. The court noted that online gambling, and specifically the poker game offered on the defendants’ website, “was not a legal activity in Spain” at the time, but declined to grant Codere the compensation for damages it had requested.
A deal to share poker liquidity across four European markets (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal) is expected to be signed in June, according to the French gambling regulator ARJEL.
Vancouver-based B2B daily fantasy sports platform provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (GDFSI) has struck a deal to acquire European DFS operator Mondogoal.
Fortuna has sold its 98.4% stake in its Czech-facing instant lottery business to Czech lottery operator Sazka.