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GiH News Roundup: Swiss casinos apply for online licenses; Novomatic sees profits slip despite 10% revenue increase

GiH News Roundup: Swiss casinos apply for online licenses; Novomatic sees profits slip despite 10% revenue increase

The Swiss Federal Gaming Board (ESBK) had received four online casino license applications from the operators of land-based venues Grand Casino Baden, Grand Casino Davos, Grand Casino Lucerne and Casino Zurichsee.

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

A clear majority of the German population believes that online gambling should be regulated rather than prohibited, a new survey shows.

GiH News Roundup: temporary increase in Dutch gambling rate “unnecessary;” Netherlands Gambling Authority confiscates dozens of illegal betting terminals

GiH News Roundup: temporary increase in Dutch gambling rate “unnecessary;” Netherlands Gambling Authority confiscates dozens of illegal betting terminals

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has confiscated dozens of so-called “Cash Centers,” which are suspected to function as illegal betting terminals, across the country.

GiH News Roundup: German States ratify new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; MGA mulls implementation of unified self-exclusion system

GiH News Roundup: German States ratify new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; MGA mulls implementation of unified self-exclusion system

The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended Interstate Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licenses in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issued record €1.7m in fines in 2018; Swedish re-regulated market open for business

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issued record €1.7m in fines in 2018; Swedish re-regulated market open for business

Industry watcher Meneer Casino has taken a peek in its crystal ball and came up with these five predictions for 2019.

GiH News Roundup: former heads of Dutch illegal gambling operator given prison sentences; Curaçao to increase online gambling oversight

GiH News Roundup: former heads of Dutch illegal gambling operator given prison sentences; Curaçao to increase online gambling oversight

The three former heads of Bubble Group, an Eindhoven-based illegal online operator, have been given prison sentences of up to two years, after being convicted of illegal gambling, money laundering, tax evasion, and participation in a criminal organization.

GiH News Roundup: Responsibility in Gaming Awards shortlist announced; Italian gov’t proposes complete ban on gambling advertising

GiH News Roundup: Responsibility in Gaming Awards shortlist announced; Italian gov’t proposes complete ban on gambling advertising

Only 4 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 shortlist for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards has been announced. Find out who the winners will be at the exclusive awards dinner taking place next week at the Gaming in[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: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

The French Government will begin privatizing the country’s national lottery provider by selling an estimated 50% share in Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), according to reports in a local journal. UK-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings says it will file a constitutional appeal to a German Federal Administrative Court ruling barring online casino operators from dealing with German customers. A Swiss[Read More…]