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GiH News Roundup: PokerStars prepares VR poker; OPAP acquires stake in international online operator

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars prepares VR poker; OPAP acquires stake in international online operator

Holland Casino has agreed to sponsor Museumplein Polo Amsterdam, a unique polo tournament in the middle of Amsterdam.

GiH News Roundup: gender equality in iGaming industry remains elusive; Evolution Gaming opens new production hub in Georgia

GiH News Roundup: gender equality in iGaming industry remains elusive; Evolution Gaming opens new production hub in Georgia

The vast majority of UK iGaming companies have not disclosed their male to female ratios regarding employment and pay, indicating that the industry is far from diverse. One of the exceptions was Kindred Group, which – while doing better than the UK average – recognized it still needed to improve. Evolution Gaming has opened a new live casino production hub[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks. “The industry needs to get smart on diversity,” according to Jan Jones Blackhurst, the former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: KSA reports on Probity Screening Act meeting; new study on risks and benefits of remote gambling

GiH News Roundup: KSA reports on Probity Screening Act meeting; new study on risks and benefits of remote gambling

Dutch trade association VAN Kansspelen, in cooperation with the Netherlands Gaming Authority, held a public membership meeting to discuss the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob). “It was an excellent and informative meeting on a complicated subject,” Sanne Muijser, General Secretary of VAN Kansspelen, said. “We are very pleased with the cooperation offered by the Netherlands Gaming Authority and[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority unable to take action against ancient lottery; EGBA challenges Norwegian payment blocking

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority unable to take action against ancient lottery; EGBA challenges Norwegian payment blocking

A Dutch lottery, Lotisico, which has been founded in 1902 as an insurance company, has been failing to meet its obligations. The Netherlands Gaming Authority, however, is unable to take action as the regulator’s mandate does not cover lotteries that were founded before 1905. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be a speaker at the “Goed Geld Gala” of the Nationale Postcode[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t aims to privatize Holland Casino in 2020; Consumentenbond demands enforcement action against Postcode Loterij

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t aims to privatize Holland Casino in 2020; Consumentenbond demands enforcement action against Postcode Loterij

The Dutch government currently aims to privatize state-owned Holland Casino in 2020, said State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance. Consumentenbond, the most prominent Dutch consumer protection organization, has petitioned the Netherlands Gaming Authority to take enforcement action against De Nationale Postcode Loterij for sending out advertising mailers resembling payment reminders. The Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, has[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: demolition of Holland Casino Groningen starts; Betsson prepares launch of Spain-facing sportsbook

GiH News Roundup: demolition of Holland Casino Groningen starts; Betsson prepares launch of Spain-facing sportsbook

The demolition of the burned out Holland Casino branch in Groningen has started. In more upbeat news, Holland Casino is also sponsoring the Dutch bobsled team, as shown in this video. Betsson is planning to launch a Spain-facing sportsbook brand that will be powered by BetConstruct’s sports betting platform. PokerStars’ hybrid online poker game Power Up has returned to the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech board seeking corporate sale; Italy mulls higher betting taxes; MGA chairman pledges commitment to blockchain

GiH News Roundup: Sportech board seeking corporate sale; Italy mulls higher betting taxes; MGA chairman pledges commitment to blockchain

Betting systems provider Sportech Plc, holder of the Dutch tote betting license, has announced that it is seeking a corporate sale of its entire enterprise. Italy’s sports betting operators could face higher taxes on both land-based and online operations. According to preliminary proposals, land-based betting taxes would be raised one point, from 18% to 19%, while online betting tax would[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK Gambling Commission outlines commitment to protecting children; PokerStars rolls out poker-eSports hybrid

GiH News Roundup: UK Gambling Commission outlines commitment to protecting children; PokerStars rolls out poker-eSports hybrid

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to outline its commitment to protecting children from betting-related harm after The Sunday Times accused some major operators of deliberately targeting youngsters. Are customer bonuses becoming redundant? NYX Gaming Group has agreed to integrate OIA Services, an Italian operator that holds brands including Betaland and Enjoybet, to its NYX Open Gaming System (OGS).[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…]