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GiH News Roundup: TV ad spend up 14% in Sweden; Spain’s online market showing signs of overheating

GiH News Roundup: TV ad spend up 14% in Sweden; Spain’s online market showing signs of overheating

TV gambling advertising in Sweden reached record numbers in January, growing 14% across local TV channels.

GiH News Roundup: 888 to wind down its UK affiliate program; Scientific Games receives royal visit

GiH News Roundup: 888 to wind down its UK affiliate program; Scientific Games receives royal visit

Online operator 888 will no longer accept new UK players from its affiliates. On January 30, at 14:00 CET, The i-Gaming Forum is offering a free webinar, featuring Morten Ronde from the Danish Online Gaming Association, on the proposed reforms of the Swedish gambling market. Future operators of the UK National Lottery could be handed a shorter license and face[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will investigate several bookmakers, including Skybet and Totesport, after it was revealed that their websites may be downloading software onto users’ computers without their permission. Hope isn’t the only reason that people around the world are attracted to lottery games. In order to better understand consumers’ needs and emotions, International Game Technology (IGT) has[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: looking Back at the KKF/IMGL Annual Gaming Industry Event; Appeals Court sides with Holland Casino; tube strike called off

GiH News Roundup: looking Back at the KKF/IMGL Annual Gaming Industry Event; Appeals Court sides with Holland Casino; tube strike called off

Last Friday, Kalff Katz & Franssen and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) co-hosted their Annual Gaming Industry Event. Check out our video footage of the event here. The Enterprise Division of the Appeals Court in Amsterdam has sided with the board of Holland Casino against the organization’s Works Council, allowing the casino operator to be transformed from a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Italian betting market grew 28% y-o-y; Oulala raises funding; world’s third-largest economy legalizes casinos

GiH News Roundup: Italian betting market grew 28% y-o-y; Oulala raises funding; world’s third-largest economy legalizes casinos

Malta-based daily fantasy operator Oulala (whose CEO spoke at this year’s Gaming in Holland Conference) has raised €1.35m in its latest funding round. The firm intends to use the funds to gain more traction in the B2B sector, as well as enhance its presence in the European DFS market. The Italian sports betting market grew an impressive 28% year-on-year in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

What’s next for the Dutch gaming market? EGR Intel, Gaming in Holland, and SBTech hosted a briefing on the latest regulatory developments in the Dutch gaming, betting, and lottery markets. State Secretary Eric Wiebes responded to questions by members of the Dutch Senate regarding appointments to the supervisory boards of Holland Casino and Nederlandse Loterij. Gaming test lab Trisigma will[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: the future of sports betting, UKGC publishes RTS proposals, bad news from Mybet, tennis dominates suspicious betting

GiH News Roundup: the future of sports betting, UKGC publishes RTS proposals, bad news from Mybet, tennis dominates suspicious betting

Sports broadcaster ESPN takes a look at the future of sports betting (there will be robots!): Some of the world’s largest tech companies are expected to emerge as bookmaking giants that will compete against established U.S. and international sportsbook operators, state lotteries, Native American gaming interests and fantasy sports sites for a share of the market. Stock market-like sports betting[Read More…]