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GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

The French Government will begin privatizing the country’s national lottery provider by selling an estimated 50% share in Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), according to reports in a local journal. UK-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings says it will file a constitutional appeal to a German Federal Administrative Court ruling barring online casino operators from dealing with German customers. A Swiss[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

A “flurry of M&A deals is expected after the outcome of a UK regulatory review due this month,” the Financial Times writes. Companies reportedly drawing up plans include GVC, Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, The Stars Group (formerly Amaya), 888 Holdings, Rank Group, and Jackpotjoy. SKS365 Group’s Planetwin365 brand captured 14.9% of Italy’s online sports betting market in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Gamestate CEO responds to “children’s casino” accusation; UK betting industry continues to draw fire

GiH News Roundup: Gamestate CEO responds to “children’s casino” accusation; UK betting industry continues to draw fire

The CEO of Dutch amusement arcade operator Gamestate, which earlier this year had been accused of running so-called “children’s casinos,” said that his games were not addictive in addition to unveiling plans for ongoing expansion. In related news, the mayor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city, declined to take action against a local branch of the arcade chain after being[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

The fall edition of the Online Gaming Quarterly has just been released and includes a closer look at affiliates, the general Q3/2017 business climate, and comparative financial analyses of industry members’ performance during Q2 and H1 2017. EGBA, the European Gaming and Betting Association, has been taking a closer look at how to successfully channel customers to a regulated offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

The first attempt to form a new government in the Netherlands has failed. VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks could not reach agreement on a number of topics, including immigration. It is not clear which political groups will attempt to form a new government next. Eventually, negotiations between the aforementioned groups could even be restarted if other options fail. “There are[Read More…]