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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…]

GiH News Roundup: the importance of Malta’s gaming industry; William Hill rebuffed by prospective CEO’s; more on spread betting

GiH News Roundup: the importance of Malta’s gaming industry; William Hill rebuffed by prospective CEO’s; more on spread betting

The Malta-based gaming industry generated around €700 million in economic activity in 2015, which translates into around 10% of the Maltese economy. “William Hill has been rebuffed by several candidates approached to become its new chief executive, highlighting the UK bookmaker’s struggle to find a suitable figure willing to accept the challenge of turning around the business,” the Financial Times[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

German gambling firm Gauselmann AG has launched a Netherlands-facing social casino website: merkur24.nl. The social casino is also accessible through an iOS and Android-compatible app. Seven industry associations, including the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the Deutsche Sportwettenverband have lodged a complaint with European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly against the European Commission for not adequately tackling state betting monopolies[Read More…]