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GiH News Roundup: CEOs of KSA and UKGC seek to protect minors from gambling; Italy to open bidding process for online licenses

GiH News Roundup: CEOs of KSA and UKGC seek to protect minors from gambling; Italy to open bidding process for online licenses

The CEOs of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Marja Appelman, and the UK Gambling Commission, Sarah Harrison, discussed the need to protect minors from gambling, as well as the importance of international cooperation. Dutch lottery operator Nationale Postcode Loterij has drawn the ire of a number of consumers by sending out advertising materials resembling payment reminders. Italian legislators have launched a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen eyeing two new locations; UKGC weighs in on loot boxes; Portugal proposes new regulation

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen eyeing two new locations; UKGC weighs in on loot boxes; Portugal proposes new regulation

Holland Casino Groningen has narrowed its search for a new location down to two options. Despite troublesome regulation, Western Europe, including the Netherlands, is a major earner for the Kindred Group, EGR Intel reports: Belgium, France and the Netherlands are all major components of its revenue mix. All three have proved to be fiercely protectionist in the past and with[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GVC sells Turkey-facing business, clears way for new merger talks; Paddy Power Betfair’s online revenue falls 3%

GiH News Roundup: GVC sells Turkey-facing business, clears way for new merger talks; Paddy Power Betfair’s online revenue falls 3%

GVC Holdings is to sell its Turkey-facing business for up to €150m to a Malta-based company. GVC’s Turkish operations are believed to have been a major reason behind the failure of the operator’s company’s merger talks with Ladbrokes Coral. Following completion of the deal, approximately 75% of GVC’s group net gaming revenue will be from regulated or locally-taxed markets. On[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson admits failure in attempts to re-open infringement proceedings; UK regulators ban cartoon ads

GiH News Roundup: Betsson admits failure in attempts to re-open infringement proceedings; UK regulators ban cartoon ads

In its latest trading update, Malta-based operator Betsson admits defeat in its attempts to have the European Commission re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands. The company also commented on its recent court case against the Netherlands Gaming Authority: In July, Betsson filed an official complaint to the European Commission requesting the re-opening of infringement proceedings against the Netherlands that were[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: ICE 2018 registration opens; UK bookies voice anger at Paddy Power Betfair for supporting lower FOBT stakes limit

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2018 registration opens; UK bookies voice anger at Paddy Power Betfair for supporting lower FOBT stakes limit

Registration for ICE 2018, which is to take place 6-8 February 2018 at ExCeL London, goes live. As always, there will be a Gaming in Holland Lunch – on 7 February – at next year’s foremost gathering of gaming professionals in the world. UK bookmakers have accused rival Paddy Power Betfair of a “cynical” commercial strategy and “naked opportunism” after[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

The fall edition of the Online Gaming Quarterly has just been released and includes a closer look at affiliates, the general Q3/2017 business climate, and comparative financial analyses of industry members’ performance during Q2 and H1 2017. EGBA, the European Gaming and Betting Association, has been taking a closer look at how to successfully channel customers to a regulated offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino releases WSOP announcement video; how the UK’s online gambling industry came to dominate the world

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino releases WSOP announcement video; how the UK’s online gambling industry came to dominate the world

Holland Casino has released an official video to announce the World Series of Poker’s circuit stop in Rotterdam. The Financial Times explains how the UK online betting industry came to dominate globally as well as in its home market. In the same Financial Times article, Paddy Power Betfair’s outgoing CEO Breon Corcoran remarked that his company has no intention to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

Last year, Holland Casino banned fifty visitors from its premises on suspicion of money laundering, a stark increase compared to 2014 when “only” 21 visitors received such a ban. Bettingpro.com-owner Caledonian Publishing has launched a new political betting website, BetOnPolitics.co.uk, as the firm looks to capitalize on next month’s UK General Election. Online poker operator PartyPoker has announced that it[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate releases questions on casino reform bill; bwin eyes German market with Borussia Dortmund deal

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate releases questions on casino reform bill; bwin eyes German market with Borussia Dortmund deal

Yesterday, the Dutch Senate publicly released its written questions regarding the casino reform bill. Somewhat surprisingly, Senators from the PvdA signal they may not necessarily support the bill. The Dutch municipality of Dordrecht will be the country’s first to deploy enforcement officials who have been trained by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Johan Styren, CEO of the Malta subsidiary of LeoVegas,[Read More…]