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GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

Slovakia’s parliament approved the Gambling Act drafted by the Ministry of Finance, which would open the country’s online gaming market to private operators.

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL announces takeover bid for Lotto24; Playtech official doesn’t expect Dutch market regulation in foreseeable future

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL announces takeover bid for Lotto24; Playtech official doesn’t expect Dutch market regulation in foreseeable future

Lottery innovator ZEAL Network SE, owner of Dutch charity lottery Raffld, today announced an all-share voluntary takeover offer for Germany’s largest private digital lottery broker, Lotto24 AG.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

The Dutch Lower House has approved the proposed land-based sports betting tax increase.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch punters betting significantly more than during previous World Cup; Senate Committee to address Ministry letter

GiH News Roundup: Dutch punters betting significantly more than during previous World Cup; Senate Committee to address Ministry letter

Tomorrow, the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate will briefly address the letter sent by Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection clarifying the proposed establishment requirement, as well as other parts of the coalition agreement that concern remote gaming. Compared to the previous World Cup, Dutch punters are betting considerably more – both with licensed operator[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: register now for the GiH Lunch @ICE; Belgium the “Wild West” of online gambling; 42% of UK eSports bettors are women

GiH News Roundup: register now for the GiH Lunch @ICE; Belgium the “Wild West” of online gambling; 42% of UK eSports bettors are women

Registration for the Gaming in Holland Lunch at ICE 2018 is now open. The GiH Lunch will take place on Wednesday, February 7, starting at noon. Every year, professionals from all industry sectors, land-based, online, and lotteries, meet up in London against the backdrop of Europe’s premier gaming conference to discuss the latest developments in Dutch gaming. If you are[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK’s National Audit Office to investigate Camelot; Tabcorp-Tatts merger saga coming to a close

GiH News Roundup: UK’s National Audit Office to investigate Camelot; Tabcorp-Tatts merger saga coming to a close

The UK’s National Audit Office has launched an inquiry into whether the National Lottery operator Camelot is failing the good causes it was set up to fund. Camelot’s accounts show that lottery sales increased by 27%, between 2009-10 and 2016-17, while returns for good causes increased by only 2% as Camelot’s profit attributable to its shareholders increased by 122%. SBTech[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

Las Vegas has been rocked by a mass hooting, just hours ahead of the opening of the G2E Conference, Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel is preparing the launch of an online casino as soon as new regulation comes into force in January 2019. The operator is anticipating huge growth once an open market is officially introduced in the country. International[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Portugal issues 8th online license; PokerStars parent reports soaring casino revenues; Metal Casino targets hard rock fans

GiH News Roundup: Portugal issues 8th online license; PokerStars parent reports soaring casino revenues; Metal Casino targets hard rock fans

Portugal has announced the issuance of its eighth online gambling license to Estoril Sol to offer online sports betting services. The operator was already in possession of a Portuguese online casino license. PokerStars parent company The Stars Group reported a 7.9% constant currency rise in Q2 revenues to $303.5m, with soaring casino revenues overcoming a significant decline in poker revenues.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

Last night, the Dutch Postcode Loterij distributed €341m among 110 different charities and good causes at the “Goed Geld Gala.” Online magazine De Correspondent took an in-depth look at how that money is being apportioned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority aims to be strict. Reliable operators, however, will be given as much room as possible to develop an attractive product offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GVC releases upbeat trading update; Betsson acquires NetPlay TV; Lottoland in trouble with Advertising Standards Authority

GiH News Roundup: GVC releases upbeat trading update; Betsson acquires NetPlay TV; Lottoland in trouble with Advertising Standards Authority

Visitors to ICE will have unrivaled access to London’s foremost gaming venues. GVC, owner of Bwin, PartyPoker, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo, reported that in the three months to December 2016 its net gaming revenue (NGR) was up 7% year-on-year to €2.51 million per day. Betsson Group is back on the acquisition trail after reaching an agreement to buy interactive TV[Read More…]