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Ukraine draft gambling laws continue to loosen

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Ukraine gambling act is becoming ever more liberal as it meanders through the machinations of the Rada - but increasingly bogged down by corruption concerns

European states begin lifting retail restrictions

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As infection rates in Europe begin to decline, member states are slowly lifting restrictions. Germany has permitted small retail spaces to open; Poland has made parks and forests accessible to the public again; children in Norway can return to kindergarten while open markets in the Czech Republic will be permitted to trade.

Letter of the law: Reviewing Germany’s online regime

As much as operators might hope, Germany’s draft legislation is unlikely to change between now and a formal vote in March, writes Dr Joerg Hofmann, gaming lawyer at Melchers Rechtsanwaelte - as he unpicks the myriad of restrictions built into the new regime.   IN-PLAY BETTING - Sports betting will continue to be licensed but with restrictions on in-play betting. Only...

Schleswig-Holstein passes interim igaming bill

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German Lander, Schleswig-Holstein, has passed a bill to reintroduce legal online gambling, that will allow operators to remain in the state while a federal..

EGT Interactive Compliance Team make an impact at Prague Gaming Summit

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We are happy to announce that the EGT Interactive Compliance team, took a part in the Prague Gaming Summit. Taking place on the 12th of March at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, the panel discussions touched base on many current industry-related topics which...

BEGE 2019 – Meet the gaming industry of Europe

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Specially selected accompanying events will further endorse your interest in 2019. BEGE Awards will come with more glamour and excitement than ever to honor individuals and companies for significant contribution and outstanding achievements…

Fines a failure for Dutch regulators

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The Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit has stated imposing fines on online operators has had a negligible effect on restricting illegal gambling activity. The admission came as the KSA submitted its 2019 agenda to the Dutch Senate…

STS expands to Europe by partnering with BetConstruct

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After dominating the Polish betting sector, STS has just started operating in the European markets with a number of BetConstruct products. The software developer provides STS with exciting sports betting and gaming content. From now on

EGBA in new push for European harmony

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Only one of the EU’s 25 member states, Denmark, has introduced the Commission’s guidelines on consumer protection, says the EGBA, as it calls for greater regulatory harmony across the bloc. A City University London study, “Consumer protection in EU…

Sweden’s re-regulated market: on the starting blocks

Ismail Vali, senior consultant at iGamingLeaders.com, talks through various changes stakeholders will face as re-regulation of the Swedish market kicks off on New Year’s day – and how the letter of these laws is still yet to be interpreted by the courts.

GLI set to secure European presence at ICE 2019

Following the 2017 acquisition of NMi Gaming, swelling GLI’s EMEA presence to eight offices sup- porting over 320 employees, the test lab will bring its expanded international capacity to ICE 2019, with certification of the burgeoning European iGaming market…

Bit8 reflects on 2018: “What a year. What a team. What a platform”

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Flying the Bit8 brand flag around Europe. Further enhancing already high-performing platforms. Growing their talent base. Launching new business development tools. 2018 was clearly a monumental year for this award-winning brand, in more ways than one.

Alderney regulator calls for collaboration in Europe and overseas

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Alderney eGambling boss Susan O’Leary has praised the co-operation between operators and regulators as the key to promoting a thriving and well-respected industry. The CEO of The Channel Islands regulatory body has spoken out in favour

Swedish regulator states case against unlicensed operators

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Ahead of a nationwide reregulation in January 2019, Lotteriinspektionen has warned that Swedish licensed firms are losing out to unlicensed competitors. The national regulator observed that though GGR for the first three quarters of this year rose...

Betsoft Gaming renews commitment to Europe with Royal Spinz content partnership

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Further expanding its presence in the European market, Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content partnership with multinational online operator Royal Spinz. Under the terms of the agreement, Royal Spinz gains access the full suite of Betsoft

Spanish operators to lose out in proposed advertising restrictions

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The Spanish government has outlined plans to limit gambling advertising as part of its 2019 Budget submission to the European Union. The document, compiled by prime minister Pedro Sánchez and members of the Podemos party, aims to place restrictions…

NSoft receives recognition from Deloitte

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NSoft has been ranked among the fastest growing companies in the region by Deloitte. The Deloitte programme ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies. NSoft has proudly registered its four years growth rate of 562%.

Betsoft Gaming surges ahead in Europe with Soft2Bet agreement

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Betsoft Gaming has further solidified its European presence, signing a comprehensive content agreement with multi-brand, multi-market operator and platform provider Soft2Bet. Under the terms of the agreement, Soft2Bet will directly integrate all Betsoft…

Dutch regulator gets tough with ‘bad actor’ blacklisting

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Firms taking bets from the Netherlands before the regulated market officially launches next year, could find themselves at the bottom of a very long list of licence applications. The Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit, is looking at blacklisting online…

ECA calls on national regulators to step up fight against illegal gambling

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The European Casino Association has called on regulatory bodies to increase action against unlicensed online gambling as part of the 12th annual Conference of the European Association of the Study of Gambling. The association’s vice chairman Dietmar Hoscher, …

Greek Ministry finally releases online gambling legislation

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The Greek Ministry of Finance has published new licensing guidelines, requiring operators to pay up to E5m for a five year approval period under new regulatory measures. Internet sports betting operators will be expected to submit an initial E500,000 deposit…

Novomatic posts double-digit revenue growth after US and Europe expansion

Following several noteworthy acquisitions and expansion into European regulated territory Novomatic has reported revenue for the first half of 2018 jumped 12.6 percent to $1.6bn. The gaming technology company stated earnings for the period rose…

SRIJ report revenue growth amid continued calls to alter tax rate

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Portuguese regulatory authority SRIJ has reported that second quarter revenue for online operators in the country rose 47 percent from Q217, reaching E20.5m. The national gambling body also stated that 130,000 new customer registrations across the…

Austrian Handball Leagues and Sportradar agree on long-term data partnership

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The two highest Austrian Handball Leagues, the spusu LIGA and spusu CHALLENGE, are proud to announce a landmark partnership with Sportradar today. Sportradar will become the leagues‘ official data partner ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 season…

Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector

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With several of the world’s core markets already grumbling about gambling adverts, Italy’s wholesale ban is a worrying precedent, analysts warn. Promising to restrict gambling adverts is becoming more popular, analysts warn, among politicians…

VELUX EHF Champions League signs BETANO as regional betting partner

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EHF Marketing GmbH has confirmed a new regional betting partner on the German market for the upcoming season. The partnership between EHF Marketing and BETANO was brokered by Sportradar. The European Handball Federation’s marketing arm…

Swiss voters back online restrictions in public referendum

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Swiss voters have endorsed a new gambling law blocking foreign online operators, after a referendum returned a results of 72.9 percent in favour. Organised by several political party youth groups, the referendum was designed to overturn the law…

Gaming Laboratories International to showcase iGaming Expertise at iGB Live! 2018

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Gaming Laboratories International(GLI) has announced it will showcase its years of industry-leading iGaming experience at its stand P4, at this year’s iGB Live! interactive gaming conference and exhibition, taking place in the Netherlands at the RAI Exhibition …

Catena Media resolves upon a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets in April 2018

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The board of directors of Catena Media plc has, under the authorisation in the articles of association of the Company resolved upon a directed new issue of 212,611 shares as payment of part of the purchase price for acquired assets in BrokerDeal.de as well as in …

Currency depreciation hits Codere despite European growth

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Codere has reported first quarter 2018 revenue of $458.4m, a 5.4 percent fall from $477.6m achieved during the same period last year. The Spanish casino and bingo operator attributed the drop in performance to a decline across Latin American operations.

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