During a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House, MP Edgar Mulder (PVV) reiterated his position that the proposed temporary gaming tax rate increase should automatically end after one year. According to current proposals, the ending date of the tax increase will be dependent on the adoption of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch Senate.
MP Aukje de Vries (VVD) added that her group is considering to propose an amendment that would mandate the setting of a hard ending date for the temporary gaming tax increase.
Bet365’s full-year revenues soared 39% to £2.2bn.
Fintan Drury, former chair of Paddy Power, has said betting companies “should be taken out of sport sponsorship” to help tackle problems related to gambling addiction.
Meanwhile, Australian radio broadcaster Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) is mulling a ban on gambling advertisements between 5.00am and 8.30pm from five minutes before to five minutes after live sports events.
During Q3 2017, Catena Media recorded revenues of €17.26 million, an increase of 61 percent year-on-year.
Online gambling operator The Stars Group had a mixed week in the former Czechoslovakia, gaining a betting license in the Czech Republic while having its operations banned in Slovakia.
Betsson Group has become the first sportsbook operator to integrate the new Opta 3D football visualization product into its betting services. Data experts from Opta track the ball movement and players on the ball, which is then relayed to third parties, such as broadcasters, digital media outlets and clubs, to evaluate and help understand player performance.
Gaming solutions provider GAMING1 has signed an agreement with NYX Gaming Group that will see it integrate its games portfolio into NYX’ Open Gaming System. The deal will make GAMING1’s portfolio of HTML5 content available to more than 200 operators.
Online operator Mr Green has agreed a deal to become title sponsor of the Professional Darts Corporation’s (PDC) Players Championship Finals.
Sports betting and online casino operator Betway has announced the appointment of Anthony Werkman to the position of Chief Executive, replacing incumbent CEO Richard Akitt.