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German rule change carves dent in Q2 revenues

German gambling treaty dents revenues
While Germany’s new interstate gambling treaty did not officially take effect until 1 July this summer, the requirement for incumbent operators to abide by rules ahead of time, the first signs of impact were glaring in the last round of financials.

EveryMatrix and bet-at-home enter new casino partnership

EveryMatrix bet at home partnership
iGaming supplier EveryMatrix is thrilled to announce its latest partnership with German-based operator bet-at-home. The new agreement will see bet-at-home revamp its casino product across several markets, including Germany and the U.K.

EveryMatrix grows its extensive casino library with German-based Hölle Games

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Leading iGaming Integration Platform CasinoEngine will further expand its casino library by integrating Hölle Games, an up-and-coming gaming studio from Germany.

EGT Interactive broadens reach in Germany through partnership with Löwen Play

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EGT Interactive announces expansion on the German iGaming market through a content deal with Löwen Play GmbH.

EGT Interactive strengthens its partnership with GVC Holdings in Germany

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EGT Interactive deepens its presence in the German iGaming market through its long-term partner GVC. This extension is an outstanding achievement, empowering the already productive collaboration in Belgium and Georgia.

Greentube-owned StarGames is preparing for German market entry

Greentube StarGames German licence
Greentube’s online gaming site StarGames, known in the industry as the first brand to offer the original Book of Ra title to online players in the German market, is set to apply for a nationwide licence in the country as new legislation comes into effect in July 2021.

EGT Interactive enters Schleswig-Holstein region through SkillOnNet

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EGT Interactive enters the regulated German region of Schleswig-Holstein through its long-term partner SkillOnNet.

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...

The German Lander reach a ‘cautious’ igaming consensus

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Germany’s draft online gambling legislation has been tepidly welcomed as long overdue. Yet experts warn that a careful sum of all its limitations suggests this new regime may more about effective restriction than open reform.

German Lander makes case for liberal federal igaming

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Having threatened to breakaway and implement its own regime this summer, the German province of Schleswig-Holstein is making its case for a uniform federal online gambling model - similar to that adopted elsewhere in Europe.   Politicians from the state recommended, to state heads and chancellors at a meeting in September, several regulatory objectives for the online sector that would create...

Apply for a new sportsbetting licence or face fines, say German authorities

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With a new interim sportsbetting law set to come into force by next year, the state of Hesse is calling on all operators to submit their applications for..

Schleswig-Holstein passes interim igaming bill

Schleswig-Holstein online gambling bill
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..

Germany breaks deadlock on sportsbetting regulation – for now

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At the latest Ministers’ Conference in Berlin this March, leaders of the German states voted to confirm the third version of the controversial Interstate..

Gauselmann annual report shows sales up 15.8%

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The Gauselmann Group in Germany has enjoyed a fantastic 60th anniversary year with its annual report showing a sales increase of 15.8 percent to €2.93bn. The increase in sales for the firm comes at a difficult time in its domestic market after a Federal Court…

Hesse president vents frustration over Germany’s delayed regulations

German Amusement Industry and the Hesse Coin-Op Association, Hessen state president Volker Bouffier called for a “sensible compromise” on online gaming that would boost business while protecting players. Success in business and customer protection…

Scout Gaming strikes deal with GML Interactive

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with GML Interactive to deliver the company's Daily Fantasy Sports platform. The agreement gives GML's brands, Stoiximan and Betano, full access to Scout Gaming's DFS platform enabling them to offer...

Scientific Games signs five-year contract with German lottery

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Scientific Games has won a new, five-year contract from Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH to provide lottery instant games and its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for instant game management in the southwest German state of four million residents.   Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and Scientific Games have grown the Lottery's instant product sales nearly 382 percent since the Cooperative Services Program launched 10 years ago....

SBGI 2018 Summit prepares to go live next week

After a robust start in planning the Sports Betting & Gaming India 2018 Summit, Eventus International is scheduled for the 27th and 28th of February 2018 at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa. Ahead of the summit, Yudi Soetjiptadi, the managing director of Eventus International has issued an advance vote of thanks to all the speakers and attendees who...

NOVOMATIC pulls online casino games from Germany amid continued uncertainty

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As debate rages on about the future of gaming regulations in Germany, NOVOMATIC becomes the second major supplier within a matter of months to withdraw its online casino content from the region. NOVOMATIC subsidiary Green- tube has confirmed reports that it has withdrawn its online casino games from Germany, and has called for state leaders to offer greater legal clarity...

Footballer Lukas Podolski becomes XTiP brand ambassador

  German professional footballer Lukas Podolski has begun his ambassadorship with XTiP at the start of the new year.   Podolski announced his collaboration with the company during the 60-year anniversary celebrations of the Gauselmann Group (of which XTiP is a subsidiary) in September 2017. In his greeting, he said: “I’m hugely looking forward to the coming year and to really going...

Bringing German Glück to the casual games sector

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As a fast emerging presence in the industry, Berlin and Gibraltar-based Glück Games have carved out such a strong niche in the soft gaming sector that they’ve even created their own genre: casual real-money gaming. Since ICE this year, with their fresh image and rapid fire product releases, the gaming content supplier has continued to disrupt the market -...

LeoVegas lands HBL partnership through Sportradar

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The German Handball Bundesliga (HBL) have started their 2017-2018 season with a new partner, Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas.com.   This multi-year partnership will see LeoVegas Sport branding appear across the HBL’s offline inventory, including courtside LED boards, floor stickers and interview backboards, but will also see the branding appear across the HBL’s digital assets, platforms and of course content solutions...

Betway partners with German football club Werder Bremen

 Already a betting partner of four Bundesliga 2 clubs – St. Pauli, Union Berlin, Eintracht Braunschweig, Dynamo Dresden - the leading online bookmaker is extending its involvement in the country by tying up a deal with four-time Bundesliga champions Werder. The new agreement is part of Betway’s commitment to driving brand awareness with major football teams on the continent, as...

German legislation to address online casino industry

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German leaders have begun to make necessary changes to the Interstate Treaty on Gambling in light of the country’s emerging online casino industry. On 1 November, 16 German state leaders met to decide on the best way to modernise their current gambling laws to accommodate the growing online sector. The country’s lawmakers have been forced take steps to address the issue...

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

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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...

Germany founds its first online casino trade body

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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’...

Game Lounge expands into Germany & UK through acquisition

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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,...