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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: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders to Holland Casino, Staatsloterij, Postcode Loterij, and others

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders to Holland Casino, Staatsloterij, Postcode Loterij, and others

The Netherlands Gaming Authority found that several licensed operators, including Holland Casino, Staatsloterij, De Lotto, Nationale Postcodeloterij, BankGiro Loterij, and VriendenLoterij, have allowed web ads to appear on websites aimed at minors, such as Donaldduck.nl, Scholieren.com, and Spelletjes.nl. The regulator has issued cease and desist orders and imposed penalty payments of up to €100,000 in case the operators are found[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

Yesterday, Betsson and the Netherlands Gaming Authority squared off at the preliminary injunction court in The Hague, as the Malta-based online operator sought to prevent the Dutch gaming authority from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the regulator’s recently tightened enforcement policy. Read our full report here. The Czech government has imposed curbs[Read More…]

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: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

Last year, Holland Casino banned fifty visitors from its premises on suspicion of money laundering, a stark increase compared to 2014 when “only” 21 visitors received such a ban. Bettingpro.com-owner Caledonian Publishing has launched a new political betting website, BetOnPolitics.co.uk, as the firm looks to capitalize on next month’s UK General Election. Online poker operator PartyPoker has announced that it[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

The Dutch Royal Cycling Union has received €1m from online operator Unibet without having to do anything in return. In sixteen days, the Netherlands will hold elections for the Lower House. How do participating political parties look upon gambling? Researchers have developed a new tool, The Positive Play Scale (PPS), to measure responsible gaming beliefs and behavior in their player-base:[Read More…]