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GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

Holland Casino officially opened its newest branch in Amsterdam West.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority unable to take action against ancient lottery; EGBA challenges Norwegian payment blocking

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority unable to take action against ancient lottery; EGBA challenges Norwegian payment blocking

A Dutch lottery, Lotisico, which has been founded in 1902 as an insurance company, has been failing to meet its obligations. The Netherlands Gaming Authority, however, is unable to take action as the regulator’s mandate does not cover lotteries that were founded before 1905. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be a speaker at the “Goed Geld Gala” of the Nationale Postcode[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: EC drops all gambling infringement proceedings: impact on the Netherlands limited EGBA says

GiH News Roundup: EC drops all gambling infringement proceedings: impact on the Netherlands limited EGBA says

As was already widely expected, the European Commission (EC) has decided to close all infringement procedures and complaints in the gambling sector: “In line with its political commitment to be more strategic in enforcing EU law, the European Commission has today decided to close its infringement procedures and the treatment of complaints in the area of gambling,” the Commission’s press[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator announces public consultation on game evaluation framework; GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator announces public consultation on game evaluation framework; GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has announced the start of a public consultation on its evaluation framework that determines whether a specific game qualifies as a game of chance. Holland Casino employs so-called “millennial hosts” in order to be more attractive to a younger audience. GVC and Ladbrokes Coral Group have today (Thursday) revealed that they have held “detailed discussions” over[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: 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: UKGC releases position paper on virtual currencies, social casino gaming; EGBA addresses the regulation of gambling ads

GiH News Roundup: UKGC releases position paper on virtual currencies, social casino gaming; EGBA addresses the regulation of gambling ads

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a position paper on virtual currencies, eSports, and social casino gaming. The European Betting & Gaming Association (EGBA) focuses in its latest newsletter on the regulation of gambling advertisements. The Finnish and Austrian gaming brands Veikkaus and win2day have joined forces to launch a joint poker network using liquidity from both player bases.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German Court allows EU-licensed operators in NRW; elusive customer loyalty; Ruud Gullit joins sports data seminar

GiH News Roundup: German Court allows EU-licensed operators in NRW; elusive customer loyalty; Ruud Gullit joins sports data seminar

According to the Supreme Administrative Court of the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sports betting operators who are licensed in a EU member state do not require a local license to offer their services. Today’s typical digital gamer harbors little loyalty towards one operator. Operators must therefore make the most of the punter’s first visit. Ruud Gullit has joined the lineup[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia goes ahead with relocation; Kindred Group first operator to achieve EU recommendation; Italian betting surges

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia goes ahead with relocation; Kindred Group first operator to achieve EU recommendation; Italian betting surges

Novamedia has sold its current offices ahead of its move to the Zuidas business district. Kindred Group, owner of the Unibet brand, has become the first operator to successfully complete an external audit against the official 2014 EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection and Responsible Gambling. Transparency Market Research has issued a teaser on its latest international online gambling and betting[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: former CEO of Sheriff Gaming sues Dutch government; ZEAL joins EGBA; William Hill announces lower-than-expected profits

GiH News Roundup: former CEO of Sheriff Gaming sues Dutch government; ZEAL joins EGBA; William Hill announces lower-than-expected profits

Stijn Flapper of 3D online slots developer Sheriff Gaming and parent company Bubble Group is suing the Dutch government for €75m, the former CEO revealed yesterday in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad. As you may recall, Flapper was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of illegal gambling, money laundering, and tax evasion. Last October, the District Court in Den Bosch[Read More…]