Tag: Europe

Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector

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

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

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

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

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.

Affiliate event series set to return to Europe

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The Affiliate Grand Slam (AGS) series is all about relationship-building in the best possible environment for deal-making handshakes. Great relationships are at the very centre of the affiliate sphere in iGaming. It is nigh on impossible…

Portugal boosts PokerStars’ player pool

Portugal has joined the European shared liquidity market, after signing an agreement in July 2017 with France, Spain and Italy to facilitate an international player pool. Portugal’s official inclusion, ahead of an anticipated active…

Portugal boosts PokerStars’ player pool

Portugal has joined the European shared liquidity market, after signing an agreement in July 2017 with France, Spain and Italy to facilitate an international player pool. Portugal’s official inclusion, ahead of an anticipated active involvement of Italy,

Austrian online market grows in face of government restrictions

Austria’s online gaming market has proved the fastest growing gambling sector in the country, gaining 11 percent from 2016, reaching E283m in 2017. However, the Austrian government has stated its intention to continue pushing through legislation begun…

Playtech strengthens its hand in Italy with B2C acquisition

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Playtech is upping its stake in Italy, now Europe’s largest gaming market, with the acquisition of local retail giant, Snaitech. The move would lift EBITDA by over a third, and push regulated sales up to 78 percent of the new group’s total. One of Italy’s…

World Gaming Executive Summit 2018

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Event Name World Gaming Executive Summit 2018 (WGES 2018) Date(s) 3-5 July 2018 Location W Hotel, Barcelona General Information Featuring over 100 separate sessions spread across 9 unique streams, the World Gaming Executive Summit is the industry’s most comprehensive event and covers everything you need to know to remain ahead of your competitors. This year we focus strongly on customer experience and loyalty, new customers, blockchain,...

Italy’s online market continues to grow

Italy reported another record set of figures for its internet gambling sectors in January, as the traditional retail market continues to shift to online and mobile.   Total sports betting revenues hit an all time high of E150m for the first four weeks of the year - up 15.5 percent - but with the bulk of that growth driven by increasing...

Sweden to open licensing window in July

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International operators will be able to apply for online gaming licences in Sweden from 1 July before the market officially launches on the first day of 2019. The Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen said there will be no limit to the number of licences available, but will only be awarded to those that meet the strict criteria as previously published by the...

BtoBet boss delivers forecasts for Italian market

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BtoBet’s chairman Alessandro Fried has warned bookmakers and operators about possible hidden dangers in the Italian market in his latest industry report.   After Italian legislators have launched the bidding process for the 120 gaming licenses made available as from January 2018, only around ten applications have been presented by February, with 40 operators looking to renew current licenses and a...

MGA criticise “senseless” Mafia claims

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The Malta Gaming Authority has refuted claims that Palermo Mafia organisations had attempted to enter the country’s gaming industry.   The MGA claimed a recent “speculative and senseless” article from the Times of Malta, detailing the allegations, was intended “solely to harm Malta’s reputation as a gaming jurisdiction of excellence.” The reported scheme, in which Mafia members allegedly sought a Malta-based operator...

Italy to award up to 120 online licences

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The Italian regulator is launching a massive public tender for up to 120 online gaming licences this year, for a wide range of products.   After some delay, the gaming authority - the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (AMD) - will be accepting applications for licences in sports betting, skill games with cash prizes, poker, casino and bingo, for three...

SG Digital in recruitment drive for Polish-based tech hub

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The SG Digital division of Scientific Games is set to open a remote development centre in Krakow, Poland, during the first quarter of 2018. The new development centre will drive the division’s growth as it leads the industry in digital gaming, lottery and sports, the company said in a statement. The office, to be staffed by over 100 new product-focused...

Betsoft announces deal for Snaitech for Italian market

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Betsoft Gaming is set to further expand into the Italian market with a content deal with SNAITECH, an Italian gaming operator. The agreement gives Snaitech access to Betsoft’s suite of AAMS certified games via the GAN platform. The portfolio of games includes Betsoft’s Slots3™ and ToGo™ series of HTML5 games developed on their SHIFT™ platform and certified for Italy’s...

Habanero enters Italian market with SKS365 deal

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Habanero has entered the Italian market after signing a deal to supply its certified games to SKS365, which operates the planetwin365 betting and gaming brand.   Under the deal, Habanero will make its catalogue of games available to the operator, giving players access to HTML5 titles such as Koi Gate, Bird of Thunder and the recently-launched 5 Mariachis. The move follows the...

Dench eGaming Solutions enters Latvian market with Klondaika

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  Dench eGaming Solutions, a B2B turnkey gaming platform, has entered the Latvian regulated online gaming market through a partnership with land-based casino operator Klondaika.   The group operates 29 slot rooms across the country and a casino in Riga. Under the agreement, Dench will supply Klondaika with its Dench Core gaming platform and the fully automated marketing instrument Giselle, with...

Poland’s STS and Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek strike first bookmaker-player sponsorship deal

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STS, a Polish bookmaker, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek – one of the most successful Polish eSport players.   The agreement is the first of its kind in Europe, with a bookmaker supporting an individual  player, and is binding until the end of 2018. “The beginning of cooperation with this key player constitutes continuation of actions that...

Karjala Kasino rebrands, launches Karelian language option

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  Karjala Kasino has announced that Swedish and Norwegian players as well as Karelian-speaking customers can now enjoy a “completely localised experience” at the online casino.   “Karjala Kasino was rebranded and given a completely new look and content in the start of November,” Karjala Kasino CEO Adnan Maslo said. “We have added local Karelian dialect and based on previous demand, we also...

Betsoft Gaming enters Italian market through deal with Sisal

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  Betsoft Gaming has signed a partnership deal with Italian operator Sisal.   Under the terms of the partnership, Sisal will be taking on Betsoft’s collection of AAMS-approved Slots3™ video slots, including such popular titles such as BOOMANJI, SUGARPOP! and ROOK’S REVENGE. Betsoft have been continuously adding Slots3™ favourites to their list of AAMS-sanctioned games. “Sisal is well known and highly familiar...

GameArt expands Jackpot Games Network across Asia, Latin America, and Europe

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GameArt has has expanded its progressive Jackpot games gaming content network for Latin America, Europe, and Asia.   The first five Jackpot games Dragon King, Gold of Ra, Dragon Lady, Cleopatra Jewels and Money Farm are also in the process of certification for the Italian market, one of the fast-growing in Europe. All Jackpot games are accessible on desktop and mobile....

EiG taxation and regulation panel asks what’s next for Europe?

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Delegates attending the forthcoming EiG (Arena Berlin: 30 October – 1 November) will be given direct access to a panel of gaming experts and regulators who will be providing their analysis of changes to the taxation and licensing landscape across key European jurisdictions including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Malta, Poland and Romania.   The influential EiG panel, moderated by...

KamaGames announces game upgrades, new titles and features

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  Belfast-based KamaGames Group has announced significant upgrades to its portfolio of social casino titles.   The upgrades will be focused on enhancing the competitive elements of the company’s Roulettist game, as well as giving players more opportunities to win chips, with the introduction of daily Player vs Player tournaments, which will allow players to compete in real-time on tournament leader boards, win trophies...

European regulators pave way for online poker liquidity

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Digital barriers that have separated major European online poker markets may soon be knocked down after France, Italy, Spain and Portugal signed an agreement on 6 July.   The accord signed by regulators of each country marks a huge step forward for online poker liquidity sharing in the EU - in other words, allowing licensed operators to combine player pools from...

How new data legislation will impact on European operators

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The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation due to come into effect next May - will undoubtedly be seen as yet another suffocating burden on operators in an already tight market. Yet experts suggest the new emphasis on data management could eventually provide the antidote to a number of other regulatory headaches. New EU data protection rules are due...

Estoril Sol launches new sportsbook with GAMING1

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A new sportsbook offering developed by Estoril Sol, ESCONLINE.pt, has gone live in Portugal with JV partner’s GAMING1 platform. Estoril Sol, Portugal’s biggest land-based gaming group and operator of the region’s first ever legal online casino, has expanded its online offering with the launch of a new sportsbook powered by platform provider GAMING1. The newly rebranded ESCONLINE.pt site has gone live...