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GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in consultation with the Ministries of Justice and Finance, has decided to abolish several provisions that currently determine the minimum extent of the Dutch State Lottery’s mandatory remittance to the state’s coffers, in order to allow greater financial flexibility ahead of the operator’s possible privatization. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is pushing back against local media[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

Disney has acquired the Endemol Shine Group and Sky plc as part of larger deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. Both Endemol Shine and Sky have interests in the gaming sector, which – considering Disney’s attitude to gambling – they are now likely to divest from. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a CRM Acquisition Marketeer. The Dutch municipality of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

GiH News Roundup: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

Belgian punters wagered €616 million in 2015. Investigations into Malta’s gaming sector could soon be stepped up in the wake of an anti-Mafia probe, which uncovered a €2 billion money-laundering operation, and European Union-wide legislative changes. PlayWSOP.com, a social poker app with no real-money companion product, signed a sponsorship deal with Spain’s La Liga football club Sevilla FC, worth “several[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: record fine for 888; burnt-down Holland Casino Groningen did not possess sprinklers; Grand Casino Brussels being shopped

GiH News Roundup: record fine for 888; burnt-down Holland Casino Groningen did not possess sprinklers; Grand Casino Brussels being shopped

888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8million as a result of serious failings in its handling of vulnerable customers, the UK Gambling Commission announced today. Surprisingly, the Holland Casino branch in Groningen that burnt down early last Sunday morning, did not possess any sprinklers that could have mitigated the[Read More…]