Post Tagged with: "lottoland"

GiH News Roundup: John de Mol to launch online platform for broadcasting amateur soccer; Lower House votes for temporary gaming tax increase

GiH News Roundup: John de Mol to launch online platform for broadcasting amateur soccer; Lower House votes for temporary gaming tax increase

Media entrepreneur John de Mol’s Talpa Network and the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) will launch an online platform, VoetbalTV, for broadcasting amateur soccer matches. Yesterday, the Dutch Lower House voted to approve a temporary gaming tax rate increase of 1.1%, increasing the Dutch gambling tax rate to 30.1%. The temporary increase is expected to last until 1 January 2019,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen “in compliance” with fire codes; Germany’s gray market set to continue as modernization fails

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen “in compliance” with fire codes; Germany’s gray market set to continue as modernization fails

The Holland Casino branch in the city of Groningen that was totally destroyed by fire in late August, was in full compliance with all fire safety regulations. Local inhabitants may be invited to help decide on the new temporary location in the city. The latest attempt to modernize Germany’s Interstate Treaty on Gambling has failed as the state of Schleswig-Holstein[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

Yesterday, Novomatic subsidiary Eurocoin Gaming launched its new Batman-themed slots cabinet. The District Court in Amsterdam ruled yesterday, in a court case that could potentially have an impact on gambling operators, that announced rules of play in the television show “Miljoenenjacht” may trump legal obligations and protections that are, in other circumstances, normal elements of commercial activity. The new Holland[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: data-driven sports betting as an asset class; UK gambling advertising could contribute to “possible public health crisis”

GiH News Roundup: data-driven sports betting as an asset class; UK gambling advertising could contribute to “possible public health crisis”

The Belgian Gaming Commission possesses insufficient resources to execute its tasks, a leaked internal document reveals. Two hedge funds argue that techniques imported from the investment world can help turn sports betting into an alternative asset class. The UK gambling industry has spent GBP 1.4 billion on advertising since 2012, with online casinos doubling their marketing budgets over the past[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

There have been persistent rumors that bookmaker William Hill has already reached a deal with AFC Ajax to become the football club’s main shirt sponsor starting in 2019 – if the Dutch Senate manages to approve the remote gaming bill before then. Dutch poker legend Marcel Luske was eliminated in 23rd place at the World Series of Poker Main Event.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

GiH News Roundup: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

New details regarding the soon-to-be-built Holland Casino branch in Utrecht have been announced. A short film titled “Bonne Chance,”, with a bit part for Dutch poker professional Mark Roovers, has been released last week. Regulators from four European countries – France, Italy, Spain, Portugal – have confirmed they will sign a poker liquidity sharing agreement later this week. Kindred Group’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JVH to be sold? Postcode Loterij awards prize to player without ticket; enforcement action against UK operators

GiH News Roundup: JVH to be sold? Postcode Loterij awards prize to player without ticket; enforcement action against UK operators

Investment company Waterland is reportedly looking to sell the JVH gaming & entertainment group, owner of the Netherlands’ largest land-based AWP chain Jack’s Casino. According to several unnamed insiders, the investment firm is targeting potential buyers who are interested in creating synergies by also acquiring the soon-to-be-privatized Holland Casino chain. After a Dutch lottery player told the Postcode Loterij he[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

Yesterday, the police raided an illegal casino in Amsterdam. Five gambling firms, Bet365, Lottoland, Smarkets, Kambi and Spreadex, were named among Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies in a new list compiled by the Financial Times. 888 Holdings has said that it could relocate its headquarters from Gibraltar to Malta, should the former be negatively impacted by the UK’s exit from the[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…]