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GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

The Belgian Gambling Commission sanctioned Ladbrokes by ordering the firm to close all its local betting offices for one day, as the operator was caught offering unlicensed virtual sports betting products to its Belgian customers. The Italian parliament has given final approval to outlaw gambling advertising. Italy’s gambling regulator AAMS has a new head after Benedetto Mineo was appointed to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Denmark and the Czech Republic record online growth; gaming brands launch successful World Cup advertising campaigns

GiH News Roundup: Denmark and the Czech Republic record online growth; gaming brands launch successful World Cup advertising campaigns

Denmark’s regulated gambling market revenue grew nearly 9% in the first quarter of 2018, largely on the strength of its online casino licensees. In 2017, the Czech Republic’s regulated online gambling market shot up 56% year-on-year to CZK8.3b, representing slightly more than one-fifth of the overall market. Gambling brands have provided some of the most popular and effective UK advertising[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: “JVH gaming worth €500-750m;” Swedish regulator plans roll-out of national self-exclusion scheme

GiH News Roundup: “JVH gaming worth €500-750m;” Swedish regulator plans roll-out of national self-exclusion scheme

Only 19 days to go before the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Register today or check out the event’s agenda here. The investments of private equity fund Waterland in casino operator JVH gaming & entertainment have been paying off: both revenue and profitability have been growing strongly over the last few years. According[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

Holland Casino reported revenues of €639.2m in 2017, a 5.2% increase compared to the previous year. Holland Casino is planning to introduce gambling machines featuring skill-based elements in its Utrecht branch to attract a younger audience. An anonymous Dutch poker player won more than one million dollar in an online poker tournament. A coalition of Norwegian political parties has secured[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

Representatives of German political party CDU/CSU are calling on state governments to negotiate a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling in order to create “sustainable, transparent and non-discriminatory gambling regulation in Germany.” Malta’s first-ever anti-money laundering strategy was presented last week, in an attempt to “take all necessary action against financial crimes.” Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling and betting services[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Vote for the Live inaugural Gaming Awards; Netherlands Gaming Authority assists in raids in The Hague

GiH News Roundup: Vote for the Live inaugural Gaming Awards; Netherlands Gaming Authority assists in raids in The Hague

On April 26, as part of the second annual Live Gaming Summit, the best performing live gaming operators of the past year will be presented with the inaugural Live Gaming Awards. Winners will be determined by a public poll. All gaming and betting industry professionals are invited to cast their votes here. The Netherlands Gaming Authority assisted in a series[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks. “The industry needs to get smart on diversity,” according to Jan Jones Blackhurst, the former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch market entrant Raffld announces prize for first lottery draw; DJ Hardwell discusses creation of namesake slot game

GiH News Roundup: Dutch market entrant Raffld announces prize for first lottery draw; DJ Hardwell discusses creation of namesake slot game

ZEAL-owned “experience lottery” Raffld, which is imminently expected to go live in the Netherlands, announced that among the very first prizes it will hand out is a “mind-blowing” trip to Iceland. Holland Casino just published a new issue of its Favorites Magazine. Game developer and Novomatic subsidiary StakeLogic interviewed DJ Hardwell about the creation of his namesake slot game. Affiliate[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ECA elects new board; ICE organizers face criticism over sexism; Swedish operators ramp up marketing spend

GiH News Roundup: ECA elects new board; ICE organizers face criticism over sexism; Swedish operators ramp up marketing spend

The European Casino Association (ECA) has elected a new board. ECA’s members elected Janny Wierda, Corporate Vice President Security and Responsible Gaming at Holland Casino, as one of the new board members. Clarion Events, the organizers of ICE Totally Gaming, faced widespread criticism over the use of promotional girls by exhibitors and rampant sexism at last week’s conference. Swedish operators[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sweden to propose an online gambling tax rate of 18% of GGR; join us for the 2nd Annual Live Gaming Summit

GiH News Roundup: Sweden to propose an online gambling tax rate of 18% of GGR; join us for the 2nd Annual Live Gaming Summit

Additional details of the proposed future Swedish online gambling regulation, including a tax rate of 18% of GGR, have now been revealed. It’s better live! Join us for the 2nd Annual Live Gaming Summit @Casino Barcelona on 26 April, 2018: Since its modest and pioneering start ten years ago, live casino gaming has become a key income generator for the[Read More…]