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GiH News Roundup: Rank Group looking to acquire Stride Gaming for £115m; Belgian online advertising restrictions to come into force on Saturday

GiH News Roundup: Rank Group looking to acquire Stride Gaming for £115m; Belgian online advertising restrictions to come into force on Saturday

Rank Group confirmed it is in “advanced talks” to acquire UK online bingo and social gaming operator Stride Gaming for £114.5m.

GiH News Roundup: KSA chairman: consultation on remote licensing process to open before summer; Swedish regulator issues three new licenses

GiH News Roundup: KSA chairman: consultation on remote licensing process to open before summer; Swedish regulator issues three new licenses

On Friday, René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, announced that – provided the Senate adopts the Remote Gaming Bill – a public consultation on the regulator’s licensing process for online operators can be expected to open before the summer.

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

On Wednesday, Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero announced that the government would release specifics on its “ambitious and useful” online gambling ad restrictions in the near future.

GiH News Roundup: FanDuel’s founders sue Paddy Power Betfair; US sports bettors eager to switch to legal offerings

GiH News Roundup: FanDuel’s founders sue Paddy Power Betfair; US sports bettors eager to switch to legal offerings

Holland Casino is looking to hire a Business Controller. Henri Krijnen, co-founder of arcade hall operator Krijco, which was sold to JVH gaming in 2015, and esteemed member of trade association VAN Kansspelen passed away. Four of FanDuel’s founders have launched legal action in a Scottish civil court after claiming that the daily fantasy sports operator was undervalued when it[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Ministry announces information session on secondary remote gaming legislation; Novomatic surpasses €2.5bn in annual sales

GiH News Roundup: Ministry announces information session on secondary remote gaming legislation; Novomatic surpasses €2.5bn in annual sales

SAVE THE DATE: on Thursday, May 31, 9:30 to 12:30, the Ministry of Security and Justice will organize an information session on the secondary legislation that is to accompany the Dutch remote gaming bill. Special attention will be given to technical and operational requirements. Official invitations will be sent out around May 10. The information session at the Ministry of[Read More…]

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: Sportech to supply digital platforms to Parx Racing; Paddy Power Betfair reports 2017 revenue increase

GiH News Roundup: Sportech to supply digital platforms to Parx Racing; Paddy Power Betfair reports 2017 revenue increase

Sportech Racing and Digital has agreed to provide new digital platforms for web and mobile betting on horse racing to Parx Racing at its racecourse in Pennsylvania, US, and associated off-track betting locations. Paddy Power Betfair has cited growth within its sports betting division as one of the main reasons behind an increase in revenue in 2017. Scientific Games has[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority asks fellow regulators for assistance; Merkur Sportwetten to enter the Belgian market

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority asks fellow regulators for assistance; Merkur Sportwetten to enter the Belgian market

In a letter to fellow European regulators, the Netherlands Gaming Authority has asked for assistance in enforcing the current prohibition on online gaming in the Netherlands. The request is based on the Cooperation Arrangement between the the regulatory authorities of the EEA Member States concerning online gambling services, Brussels 27 November 2015. Gauselmann’s Merkur Sportwetten will take a 50% share[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: Holland Casino publishes streaker ad; Swedish affiliate company caught targeting minors

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino publishes streaker ad; Swedish affiliate company caught targeting minors

Holland Casino released a new online commercial featuring a streaker. Kindred’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ebba Ljungerud, discussed the company’s multi-brand strategy, its recent name change, and creating conditions for further growth. In this interview, IGT CEO Walter Bugno discusses, among other things, his company’s European growth strategy: The European market is very stable and mature on the casino gaming side,[Read More…]