Post Tagged with: "novamedia"

GiH News Roundup: US Supreme Court opens door to legalized sports betting; Holland Casino Amsterdam West to open June 11

GiH News Roundup: US Supreme Court opens door to legalized sports betting; Holland Casino Amsterdam West to open June 11

On Monday, the US Supreme Court overturned PASPA, a 1992 law that prevented most states from legalizing sports betting. As a result, each state will be free to decide whether to regulate sports betting on its own. The suit was brought by the state of New Jersey. Other states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, New York, and West Virginia,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia posts 18% revenue increase; Sky Betting to launch in Germany; bored people more likely to gamble

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia posts 18% revenue increase; Sky Betting to launch in Germany; bored people more likely to gamble

Novamedia, owner of the Postcode Lottery format, has posted an 18% revenue increase in 2016, thanks to increased sales in both the Netherlands and the UK. Sky Betting & Gaming has kicked off a major recruitment drive for its Germany-facing business as the operator confirms it will launch in the market later this year. Playtech BGT Sports has renewed its[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: customer data of lottery operators compromised; Gaming Authority calls for swift enactment of remote gaming bill

GiH News Roundup: customer data of lottery operators compromised; Gaming Authority calls for swift enactment of remote gaming bill

Customer data of Dutch lottery operators Postcode Loterij, Vriendenloterij, and BankGiro Loterij has been compromised. Marja Appelman, CEO at the Netherlands Gaming Authority called on national radio for swift enactment of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch Senate, while PvdA Senator André Postema maintained that the regulator should put more energy in enforcing existing regulation. However, “only with the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JVH gaming “best managed company;” Novamedia calls for lower charitable contributions; affiliates boycotting GVC

GiH News Roundup: JVH gaming “best managed company;” Novamedia calls for lower charitable contributions; affiliates boycotting GVC

JVH gaming has been named as one of the best managed companies of the Netherlands by consultancy firm Deloitte. Novamedia, owner of three major Dutch lottery brands, is actively lobbying for lower charitable contributions. The Dutch winner of a German lottery must pay an additional tax of €1m, the Appeals Court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden has decided. The local branch of political[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia goes ahead with relocation; Kindred Group first operator to achieve EU recommendation; Italian betting surges

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia goes ahead with relocation; Kindred Group first operator to achieve EU recommendation; Italian betting surges

Novamedia has sold its current offices ahead of its move to the Zuidas business district. Kindred Group, owner of the Unibet brand, has become the first operator to successfully complete an external audit against the official 2014 EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection and Responsible Gambling. Transparency Market Research has issued a teaser on its latest international online gambling and betting[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

The results checker of Staatsloterij malfunctioned following the operator’s New Year’s Eve draw. Some players are claiming that threw away their winning tickets. According to gaming lawyer Frank Tolboom of Kalff Katz & Franssen, these players are out of luck, even though some form of legal settlement would not be entirely unthinkable. But only if these punters will somehow be[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

Staatsloterij (part of Nederlandse Loterij) received numerous complaints after its results checker malfunctioned following the lottery’s biggest-of-the-year New Year’s Eve draw. In response, the operator released this statement. Boudewijn Poelmann and Annemiek Hoogenboom, co-founders of Novamedia, the company owning the Postcode Lottery format, have donated their shares to a non-profit foundation in order to protect Novamedia as a “social enterprise.”[Read More…]