Tag: Europe

Dutch regulator opts for sticks over carrots in new igaming market

Betting Business Netherlands Kansspelautoriteit
Kansspelautoriteit increases penalties surrounding igaming market.   The Dutch gaming regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has heightened its stance on unlicensed online gaming operators, and will now issue hefty fines to offenders without prior warning. The KSA announced that as of January 2017, those operators breaching regulations will be “directly eligible for enforcement action” with fines of up to €820,000 for the most serious...

Austrian Association joins pan-European lobby effort

Austrian gaming
Due to a lack of certainty in its own online gaming market, the Austrian gaming trade body has joined forces with the EGBA to help realise a continent-wide regulatory regime.   The European Gaming and Betting Association has announced the induction of its newest member, the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG), to help drive for clarity in pan-European gaming...

NetEnt goes live in regulated Bulgarian market

Betting Business Bulgaria NetEnt
NetEnt has announced that its award-winning games are  available on the regulated online casino market in Bulgaria.   A selection of NetEnt’s games have been launched with the largest gaming operator in Bulgaria, National Lottery Bulgaria, marking another regulated market entry in Europe for the company. National Lottery Bulgaria has a strong position on the land-based gaming market, especially within scratch-cards,...

Beehive to supply CRM tools to Stanleybet

Betting Business, Beehive, CRM, Stanleybet, Adi Dagan, Gianluca Porzio strategic
A new agreement will see Beehive roll out its platform with Stanleybet across the UK, Romania, Italy, Croatia and Denmark markets.   Beehive, the leading CRM supplier, has confirmed a new agreement to provide its CRM tools online with Stanleybet. The new deal will see the Beehive platform integrated with iGaming operators across a number of European markets, including the UK, Romania,...

Marathon effort from INTRALOT raising money for KETHEA

Betting Business Intralot
INTRALOT have put their best foot forward in a bit to raise money for KETHEA by taking part in this year’s Athens Marathon.   INTRALOT participated in the 34th Athens Marathon raising money for KETHEA, the rehabilitation and social reintegration network which helps people suffering from major forms of addiction including gambling, drugs and alcohol. Mrs. Alina Papageorgiou, Group HR Director, stated:...

EEGS confirms its largest speaker agenda yet

Betting Business, EEGS
The Eastern European Gaming Summit has released its final agenda for the conference which features the biggest lineup of speakers in the event’s history. The organisers of the Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS), the Bulgarian Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry, has announced its final agenda for this year’s conference on 22 - 23 November. EEGS 2016 will feature the...

Sky’s the limit for telecom-backed betting brand

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British gaming group SkyBet is taking advantage of a route into the European market presented by its eponymous telecoms founder.   The British company Sky Betting and Gaming is looking to expand its operations overseas, following strong growth in its home grown market. The group, which was formed in 2001 as the betting arm of Sky telecommunications, is now targeting revenue streams...

BALLYWULFF’S Thor’s Hammer on the path to success

Betting Business, Ballywulff, Thor's Hammer
German manufacturer BALLYWULFF has confirmed its Thor’s Hammer game has become one of the most popular games in Italy following its launch during the summer.   BALLYWULFF, the Berlin based gaming machine manufacturer, is heralding the importance of smart game concepts aligned to an ability to tailor product for the cultural requirements of specific gaming territories. The analysis follows the launch of...

NYX Gaming Group inks long term agreement with Olympic Entertainment Group

Betting Business NYX Gaming
NYX Gaming Group signs agreement with Olympic Entertainment Group for digital and land-based offerings.   NYX Gaming Group, the digital gaming provider headquartered in Las Vegas, has signed a long term license agreement with International gaming corporation, Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG). The agreement complements OEG’s digital offering for their well-established business in the Baltic States and supports their expansion into new markets world-wide...

Berlin Affiliate Conference sets new attendance record

Betting Business delegates Berlin Affiliate Conference
Berlin Affiliate Conference sees record number of visitors in October with over 3,000 in attendance.   iGB Affiliate, has stated that October's Berlin Affiliate Conference was the best attended in its history.  The organisers claim a total of 3,056 delegates attended the four-day event in Berlin, including 1,695 affiliates and introducing brokers. This year’s Berlin Affiliate Conference was a record-breaking and resounding success,...

Germany founds its first online casino trade body

Betting Business Germany Glück
Despite the illegal status of online casino gaming in the country, a group of B2B suppliers and offshore operators have grouped together to found a trade body for the sector in Germany. A new trade body has been established in Germany to push for a “total rethink” on the legality and regulation of online casino gaming. The ‘Deutscher Online Casino Verband’...

Spanish Basketball Association select Genius Sports as official data partner

Betting Business Genius Sports
Sports data solutions provider Genius Sports has been selected by Spain’s Asociacion de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) to provide a full range of live data collection and administration services for the next three seasons. Founded in 1982, the ACB is the governing body of the top professional men’s basketball league in Spain, the Liga Endesa. Genius Sports will provide a...

RGA pushes for changes in Polish sports betting tax

Betting Business, RGA, Poland, Europe, legislation,
The Remote Gambling Association wants the Polish Government to tax profits rather than turnover.   The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has urged the Polish Government to change its online sports betting tax regime to one based on gross profits rather than turnover. The Polish Government adopted a Bill on 19 July to amend the existing online gambling law. Despite the stated objectives,...

French betting rides high following Euros and Olympics

Betting Business, Euros, Olympics, France, ARJEL, sports-betting
Figures released by France’s national gambling regulator ARJEL indicate that sports-betting revenues soared by 45 per cent in the three months ended June 30, reaching a record high of E91m.   The last three weeks of June saw France host the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament – which proved a substantial boon to French bookmakers. ARJEL claims that throughout the duration of the...

NetEnt and Relax awarded coveted Romanian licences

Betting Business Relax NetEnt Licence
Specialist supplier Relax Gaming and software giant NetEnt are among the first in a group of firms to be granted access to the fast expanding Romanian market.   Innovative platform provider Relax Gaming has become one of the first suppliers to be granted a licence in Romania. The B2B supplier licence allows the Malta-based company to supply its casino games through its...

Sportito brings a new style of daily fantasy sports to the UK

Betting Business Sportito DFS
Sportito is a new DFS operator which launched in August 2016 is already live in the UK and offers fantasy football contests across all major tournaments and leagues offering players the chance to access paid-for contests or compete in free competitions.   Having secured an official licence from the UK Gambling Commission, Sportito’s daily fantasy football games have launched in the...

Yggdrasil Gaming receives Romanian licences

Betting Business Yggdrasil Romania licences
The Malta-based online and mobile casino games provider is now approved for the hosting of gaming platforms and the distribution of gaming software in the newly regulated market.   Yggdrasil Gaming has been granted two licences by Romania’s National Gambling Office which permits the award-winning provider to supply licensed operators in the country with its portfolio of slots and promotional tools. “Gaining...

Better Collective crowned ‘National Champion’ at European Business Awards

Betting Business Better Collective
Tipster and information provider Better Collective has beaten more than 30,000 entrants from across Europe to secure the title of ‘National Champion’ at this year’s Business Awards.   Better Collective, a leading provider of betting tips, bookmaker information and gambling tools, has been awarded the title of ‘National Champion’ at the European Business Awards 2016/17. The awards, which include competing companies from...

Sportradar close to $250m NBA deal, say insiders

Betting Business, Sportradar, NBA
A source close to discussions between sports-data supplier Sportradar has confirmed that the company is homing in on a deal with the National Basketball Association, which would allow it to provide official league stats to bookmakers.   According to a report by Bloomberg, sports data company Sportradar is close to finalising a six-year, $250m (E221m) contract with the National Basketball Association...

Tain awarded Romanian gaming licence

Betting Business, Tain, Romania, licence
Software and solutions provider Tain has announced that it has attained a Class 2 licence from the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN).   Tain will now be able to supply its platform to all online gaming operators in Romania's recently regulated market. The licence is the first Tain has acquired in Eastern Europe, and comes as part of a wider strategy...

Game Lounge expands into Germany & UK through acquisition

Betting Business, Game Lounge, Cherry, Interclick
Game Lounge, owned by Cherry, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of the affiliate company Interclick Limited for a price of $1.5m (€1.3m). Interclick Limited has been active within the German and UK markets for the past 14 years and Game Lounge acquires more than 40 domains and affiliate accounts through the acquisition.   In addition to incremental earnings,...

Brexit: what now for UK gambling?

Betting Business, Brexit gambling Lorien Pilling
As the dust begins to settle after a stormy month in British politics, Lorien Pilling, director of Global Gaming and Betting Consultants (GBGC), assesses the potential consequences of the ‘Brexit’ vote for the UK’s booming gaming industry.   The referendum is over but the political and economic fallout is only just beginning. So what has happened in the weeks after the...

Betfred shells out £800,000 to good causes following GC report

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Under a settlement reached in conjunction with the UK’s Gambling Commission, Betfred will donate £800,000 to socially responsible causes as well as undertaking an extensive audit of its anti-money laundering procedures and customer care policies   Betfred has opted to pay £800,000 to the victims of crime and selected socially responsible causes after the Gambling Commission reported that the bookmaker had...

Anti-money laundering directive slammed as a “missed opportunity”

Anti-money laundering directive
Peter Howitt, CEO of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, criticised the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive for its potential impact on cross-border competitiveness, but said there was still time for amendments to be made. Prominent industry figures have hit out at what they describe as the “missed opportunity” of the 4th Anti- Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), a European initiative that...

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