GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino posts 12% increase in H1 revenue; Malta Gaming Authority establishes new sports integrity unit
Holland Casino posted a 12% revenue increase in H1 2019 compared to the same period in the previous year.
Gambling advertising spending is at a five-year peak in Germany, despite many of the promoted products being viewed as illegal by the local government.
The German state of Hesse is gearing up to begin the process to award the country’s sports betting licenses, with analysts warning that operators could see up to 70% of revenue disappear as a result of the restrictive operating model.
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.
A clear majority of the German population believes that online gambling should be regulated rather than prohibited, a new survey shows.
The Netherlands Gambling Authority has confiscated dozens of so-called “Cash Centers,” which are suspected to function as illegal betting terminals, across the country.
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.