Post Tagged with: "scientific games"

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

Sweden’s gambling market posted modest growth in the first nine months of 2018 as locally licensed operators continued to lose market share to international operators.

GiH News Roundup: KSA seizes illegal gambling machines; LeoVegas points to relation between tax rate and channelization

GiH News Roundup: KSA seizes illegal gambling machines; LeoVegas points to relation between tax rate and channelization

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in cooperation with local authorities, seized eight illegal gambling machines in The Hague.

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

The Belgian Gambling Commission sanctioned Ladbrokes by ordering the firm to close all its local betting offices for one day, as the operator was caught offering unlicensed virtual sports betting products to its Belgian customers. The Italian parliament has given final approval to outlaw gambling advertising. Italy’s gambling regulator AAMS has a new head after Benedetto Mineo was appointed to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Stockholm is Europe’s betting capital; Stars Group triggers public share offering to fund Sky Bet acquisition

GiH News Roundup: Stockholm is Europe’s betting capital; Stars Group triggers public share offering to fund Sky Bet acquisition

Today, the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Spanish company Metronia has supplied three separate Holland Casino branches with live bingo games: Amsterdam, Amsterdam West, and Utrecht. Stockholm has emerged as the European betting capital, with more listed iGaming companies than any other stock exchange in Europe. Global online gambling firm Betway is predicting[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

Yesterday, the Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, upheld De Lotto’s current monopolies on sports betting and instant lotteries. The operator’s monopoly on numbers lotteries, however, is to be reconsidered by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Niels Onkenhout, CEO of Nederlandse Loterij (which owns the Lotto brand) largely welcomed the ruling of the Council of State. Although Onkenhout expressed[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: 4 out of 10 loot boxes violate Dutch Gambling Act; Danish online market accounts for over half of all gambling revenue

GiH News Roundup: 4 out of 10 loot boxes violate Dutch Gambling Act; Danish online market accounts for over half of all gambling revenue

Four out of ten video games containing loot boxes that were investigated by the Netherlands Gaming Authority contravene the Dutch Gambling Act. Game publishers who remain in violation of the Gambling Act after June 20, 2018, may face enforcement action by the Dutch regulator. Denmark’s licensed online gambling operators now account for over half of all market revenue, according to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority releases annual report; Dutch gov’t informs Lower House of match-fixing strategy

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority releases annual report; Dutch gov’t informs Lower House of match-fixing strategy

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has released its 2017 annual report. Chairman Jan Suyver notes that the regulator currently has only limited powers to fight illegal online gambling and calls on the Dutch government and legislature to make haste with enacting the remote gaming bill. The Dutch government has officially informed the Lower House regarding its latest efforts and proposals to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL’s “experience lottery” Raffld will soon launch early access version; UKGC recommends £30/£2 FOBT stake limits

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL’s “experience lottery” Raffld will soon launch early access version; UKGC recommends £30/£2 FOBT stake limits

ZEAL’s Dutch-licensed “experience lottery” Raffld will go live with an early access version “in a couple of weeks.” The UK Gambling Commission is recommending that the stake levels on FOBT gaming machines be cut to £2 for slots-based games and £30 for non-slots games such as roulette. A small number of online player accounts with the UK National Lottery have[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: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

GiH News Roundup: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

Dutch consumer protection organization Consumentenbond has chided local lottery operator Postcode Loterij for making it excessively hard to cancel subscriptions. “Earlier pledges from the Postcode Loterij to make this process easier have been proven worthless,” Consumentenbond said. Yesterday, the UK Competition and Markets Authority launched enforcement action against a number of online gambling firms in respect of practices that may[Read More…]