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GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has reinstated the previous obligation of the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) to remit at least 15% of GGR to the Dutch state’s coffers. “The new Italian government does not like gambling on a pretty visceral level and it intends to use legislation to reduce it – perhaps significantly. […] this makes a material position in Italy’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

The 2018-19 World Series of Poker International Circuit will visit Holland Casino Rotterdam from August 31 through September 8, 2018. The Dutch state has withdrawn its appeal in cassation against an earlier decision by the Appeals Court in The Hague with regard to the specific height of the tax adjustments that were imposed on a Dutch online poker player. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK betting firms to face “relentless escalation” in financial penalties; Italy’s gambling ad ban scheduled for 2019

GiH News Roundup: UK betting firms to face “relentless escalation” in financial penalties; Italy’s gambling ad ban scheduled for 2019

The Stars Group has raised $622 million in a public offering of common shares to help fund its $4.7 billion purchase of Sky Betting & Gaming. Games provider Pragmatic Play has acquired Novomatic’s live casino solutions firm Extreme Live Gaming for an undisclosed amount. Gaming Realms has agreed a deal to sell a 70% stake in most of its UK[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…]

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Poker giant Stars Group Inc agreed to buy Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal valued at $4.7 billion, moving deeper into sports betting to create the biggest publicly listed online gambling company. Several different parties are independently bringing civil action for damages against the Dutch State Lottery for misleading advertising practices. The first court ruling are expected this spring.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler have been reappointed as chairman of the board and member of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority for a period of six months. Trade association VAN Kansspelen and GGZ Nederland, an organization of mental health and addiction care providers in the Netherlands, have updated the problem gambling awareness training courses offered to amusement arcade[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UEFA welcomes Greek court’s decision in match-fixing case; William Hill sells Australian business to CrownBet

GiH News Roundup: UEFA welcomes Greek court’s decision in match-fixing case; William Hill sells Australian business to CrownBet

UEFA has welcomed the recent decision of the Greek Court of Appeal to hand out prison sentences to several individuals involved in match-fixing in Greece in 2011, with punishments ranging from 30 months to ten years in jail. William Hill has agreed to sell its Australia-facing business to CrownBet – which was recently acquired by The Stars Group – for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: win a free ticket to exclusive DJ Hardwell show at ICE; Swedish gambling advertising increases despite crackdown

GiH News Roundup: win a free ticket to exclusive DJ Hardwell show at ICE; Swedish gambling advertising increases despite crackdown

Gaming in Holland will be giving away two tickets to an exclusive show by Dutch DJ phenomenon Hardwell at ICE 2018: Dutch DJ Hardwell and StakeLogic – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greentube and part of NOVOMATIC Interactive – will launch a DJ-themed online slot game at ICE Totally Gaming 2018. World-famous DJ Hardwell, who was voted the world’s no. 1[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

Dutch lottery operator Nationale Postcode Loterij has extended its cooperation with Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, an environmental protection society, for another five years. Under the agreement, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten will receive ca. €13.5m annually. The Stars Group is the first operator to be approved for cross-border poker liquidity sharing by the French regulator. After two years of patiently waiting, Novomatic AG’s acquisition of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino receives permission to roll out new game; the Stars Group could raise up to $2.5bn to fund acquisitions

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino receives permission to roll out new game; the Stars Group could raise up to $2.5bn to fund acquisitions

The Netherlands Gaming Authority decided last week that the casino dice game barbut, which was earlier rolled out on a trial basis in Holland Casino Venlo, may be offered in all other Holland Casino branches as well, Holland Casino Eindhoven is looking to hire an Assistant Manager Security & Responsible Gaming. PokerStars owner Stars Group could raise up to $2.50[Read More…]