Post Tagged with: "Amaya"

GiH News Roundup: Czech regulated market fails to live up to expectations; Amaya/PokerStars shareholders go all in on “Stars” brand

GiH News Roundup: Czech regulated market fails to live up to expectations; Amaya/PokerStars shareholders go all in on “Stars” brand

The Czech Republic’s regulated iGaming market has not had the response the authorities were hoping for, the country’s regulator said. Amaya shareholders have approved the proposal to change its corporate name to Stars Group, in order to better reflect the relation with its flagship PokerStars brand. More than half the Maltese adult population spent money on gambling in 2015, with[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…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino works council applies for interim court order; foreign operators ignore fines; Amaya seeks name change

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino works council applies for interim court order; foreign operators ignore fines; Amaya seeks name change

The works council of Holland Casino has applied for an interim court order to stop the casino’s board from changing the operator’s legal form until the High Court of the Netherlands has heard the council’s pending appeal. Following earlier reports by both State Secretary Dijkhoff and the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Dutch daily De Telegraaf has now also published the fact[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Amaya posts record revenue; Irish casinos not obligated to pay out winnings; another withdrawal from Polish market

GiH News Roundup: Amaya posts record revenue; Irish casinos not obligated to pay out winnings; another withdrawal from Polish market

Amaya Gaming has posted record results for FY 2016. Total revenue came in at $1.15 billion, an increase of 8% on the $1.07 billion posted in the previous year. While online poker remained the company’s top earner, its casino and sports betting verticals are contributing an increasing share to revenues. As the company is moving away from its poker roots,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court ends account preservation order against Staatsloterij; deadline for Senate questions extended

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court ends account preservation order against Staatsloterij; deadline for Senate questions extended

On Friday, a Dutch court ended the account preservation order which class action claimant Loterijverlies had obtained against the Staatsloterij (now part of Nederlandse Loterij). The order caused €121m in assets to be temporarily frozen. Loterijverlies is claiming compensation on behalf of thousands of lottery players for misleading advertising practices by the Dutch lottery operator. The permanent committee for Security[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Lower House Committees debate privatization of Holland Casino; a North American trade association comes to Europe

GiH News Roundup: Lower House Committees debate privatization of Holland Casino; a North American trade association comes to Europe

This afternoon, the permanent committees of Security and Justice and Finance of the Dutch Lower House will debate the proposal to privatize Holland Casino. Although a majority of the Lower House is in favor, there is opposition as well. The debate, which will start at 14:00, can be followed live through this link. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff responded to questions[Read More…]

GiH news Roundup: Responsible gaming and responsible advertising; investing in Amaya; Playtech’s new division; Cyprus blocks 2,500 sites

GiH news Roundup: Responsible gaming and responsible advertising; investing in Amaya; Playtech’s new division; Cyprus blocks 2,500 sites

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a new CAP eLearning module titled “Responsible Ads: Gambling Advertising” to provide gambling advertisers “with all of the tools they require to produce advertisements that comply with advertising codes.” The results of a new responsible gaming study, co-written by Mark D. Griffiths and former Gaming in Holland Conference speaker Michael M. Auer, support the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

Following a competitive bid process, Sportech PLC’s Racing and Digital division has been awarded a five-year contract to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Tote Ireland. Sportech Racing currently also holds the Dutch totalizator betting license, which is set to expire on December 31, 2016. The Netherlands Gaming Authority recently announced that it will launch a “transparent” digital tender[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

Unibet has integrated the electronic authentication system BankID into its Sweden-facing Unibet and MariaCasino sites, in an effort to speed up the customer identification process. The Swedish BankID system, which is used regularly by 6.5 million people, provides customers with a digital, legally binding signature. “We are looking at local solutions in other markets like Finland and the Netherlands,” a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Paddy Power calls US elections; national regulators bring meeting forward; amaya forecasts growth

GiH News Roundup: Paddy Power calls US elections; national regulators bring meeting forward; amaya forecasts growth

Ahead of last night’s final debate between US presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, bookmaker Paddy Power already decided that Trump has no realistic shot at winning the election and has paid out Clinton to become the next US President. National regulators from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Portugal have reportedly brought forward to November a meeting[Read More…]