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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: Holland Casino receives permission to roll out new game; the Stars Group could raise up to $2.5bn to fund acquisitions

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino receives permission to roll out new game; the Stars Group could raise up to $2.5bn to fund acquisitions

The Netherlands Gaming Authority decided last week that the casino dice game barbut, which was earlier rolled out on a trial basis in Holland Casino Venlo, may be offered in all other Holland Casino branches as well, Holland Casino Eindhoven is looking to hire an Assistant Manager Security & Responsible Gaming. PokerStars owner Stars Group could raise up to $2.50[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

A “flurry of M&A deals is expected after the outcome of a UK regulatory review due this month,” the Financial Times writes. Companies reportedly drawing up plans include GVC, Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, The Stars Group (formerly Amaya), 888 Holdings, Rank Group, and Jackpotjoy. SKS365 Group’s Planetwin365 brand captured 14.9% of Italy’s online sports betting market in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: eSports increasingly attractive to match-fixers; Responsible Gaming Conference triples in size

GiH News Roundup: eSports increasingly attractive to match-fixers; Responsible Gaming Conference triples in size

Traditional sports still offer higher returns to fixers than eSports. But perhaps not for long, The Economist reports. “ESports betting is increasingly attractive to the kind of people that eSports does not want attracted to it,” says Ian Smith, Head of the eSports Integrity Coalition. The 2017 Responsible Gaming Conference, hosted by Kindred Group and Malta’s Foundation for Social Welfare[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new research report reviews policy options for Dutch lottery reform; multichannel customers twice as valuable

GiH News Roundup: new research report reviews policy options for Dutch lottery reform; multichannel customers twice as valuable

The Dutch government is currently exploring a number of specific scenarios to reform the Dutch lottery market. The effects of every scenario have been explored in a recently released research report. Hakim Zoufri has won the WSOP Rotterdam High Roller Event. The average lifetime value of multichannel customers is twice as high as that of non-multichannel customers, Ladbrokes Coral CEO[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: record fine for 888; burnt-down Holland Casino Groningen did not possess sprinklers; Grand Casino Brussels being shopped

GiH News Roundup: record fine for 888; burnt-down Holland Casino Groningen did not possess sprinklers; Grand Casino Brussels being shopped

888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8million as a result of serious failings in its handling of vulnerable customers, the UK Gambling Commission announced today. Surprisingly, the Holland Casino branch in Groningen that burnt down early last Sunday morning, did not possess any sprinklers that could have mitigated the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino branch completely destroyed by fire; Catena Media approved for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino branch completely destroyed by fire; Catena Media approved for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Early Sunday morning, a devastating fire completely destroyed the Holland Casino branch in the Dutch city of Groningen. “It is a black day for Holland Casino Groningen,” a company spokesperson said. “Fortunately, there were no casualties and all alarm systems worked as intended. Thanks to the quick response of the emergency services, more destruction was prevented.” The UK government’s prospective[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GVC fails in new takeover bid for Ladbrokes Coral; Austria proposes domain blocking; Betway to sponsor eSports league

GiH News Roundup: GVC fails in new takeover bid for Ladbrokes Coral; Austria proposes domain blocking; Betway to sponsor eSports league

Online gambling group GVC Holdings approached Ladbrokes Coral in recent weeks with a takeover offer worth as much as £3.6bn to create one of the world’s largest betting companies, The Financial Times reported yesterday. Although talks eventually broke down, the move signals that British gambling groups are preparing for a fresh round of consolidation as the industry braces itself for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports increased profits; Novomatic Netherlands acquires yet another arcade

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports increased profits; Novomatic Netherlands acquires yet another arcade

Holland Casino has released its 2016 annual report. The company’s after-tax income increased 4.7 percent to €74.1m, while the number of unique visitors grew more modestly by 1 percent. Visitors, however, spent 4 percent more per visit compared to 2015. Novomatic Netherlands added its nineteenth gaming arcade to its portfolio through the acquisition of the Five Stars Casino at ‘s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

Labor union FNV has lost its court case seeking to prevent Holland Casino from transforming itself from a foundation to a limited liability company. Live gaming software provider Medialive presented the first virtual reality live casino at an Italian trade show. The exodus from the Polish iGaming market continues, with Mr Green and Betfair being the latest operators to announce[Read More…]