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Portugal, Latvia restrict online gambling through lockdown

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In Portugal, Bill-326, proposes to establish “partial or total limitations on access to online gaming platforms” after noting a double-digit spike since residents have been in lockdown.

EGBA joins calls for Portuguese tax overhaul

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on the Portuguese government to rethink its “discriminatory” sliding tax for online gambling..

Play’n Go enters Portuguese market

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Play’n GO has secured certification to provide its content to Portuguese operators, after receiving approval from the country’s regulator IGJ.

Greentube expands into Portuguese market

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Casino Solverde players are in for a treat as Greentube broadens its portfolio to include the Portuguese market. Through this latest partnership, Casino Solverde’s customers will be able to enjoy the market-leading Greentube and NOVOMATIC slots online...

Portugal mulls tax with committee appointment

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With a multi-ministry government committee given until 27 February to deliver its findings on the prohibitive Portuguese online sports betting tax, gaming lawyer Joao Alfredo Afonso predicts change, although opposition within the committee itself may be the…

Portuguese tax rates still hamper regulated play

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With the very first Portuguese online licences awarded now coming to the end of their three year duration, the industry has experienced significant growth. But with the government still viewing the sector as “a necessary evil,” how much further can expansion…

Sportingtech won the Best Customer Service Award 2018

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Sportingtech, the gaming platform provider won the Best Customer Service Award for 2018. The Starlet Awards ceremony was organised by 5 Star Media. Founded only in 2017, Sportingtech gathers a team with more than 10 years of experience in the gaming industry.

World Cup still provides kick for European market as unity deliver results

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Three key European regulated markets of Italy, Portugal and Spain have posted revenue figures that prove the enduring power of the World Cup to boost market interest. Despite both the Portuguese and Spanish teams going home in the knockout stages.

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…

Portugal boosts PokerStars’ player pool

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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,

Pragmatic Play goes live in Spain and Portugal

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  Pragmatic Play is now certified in both Spain and Portugal, continuing its expansion into European markets.    The Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) and Portuguese Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ) both approved the games for distribution in their respective online markets. Yossi Barzely, head of business development at Pragmatic Play, said: “We’re very proud to have been...

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...

Portugal’s punitive tax policy pays off, for now

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Portugal has surprised observers by creating an E82m online gaming market in only the first ten months, and despite having set an industry uncompetitive tax rate.   The state issued its first licences less than a year ago, while demanding 15 percent of igaming revenues for the first E5m. The tax rises by three percent for every extra E1m, before hitting a...

Zitro lays new ground with first ever video bingo machines in Portugal

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Zitro introduces video bingo machines to Portugal for first time at Casino Espinho. The video bingo supplier, Zitro, has confirmed the launch of its machines in Portugal for the first time. Zitro has installed its video bingo machines at the Solverde Group’s Casino Espinho. The company has already gauged success with the Portuguese market with its Big Bang game and Blackwave cabinet...

NetEnt go live in Portugal with online operator Betclic

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NetEnt has launched its award-winning games in the regulated online casino market in Portugal. A selection of NetEnt’s games are now live and available with online gaming operator Betclic in Portugal. Betclic is an existing NetEnt customer and started to offer online games in Portugal earlier this year, being the first operator to go live in the newly regulated market. Betclic has...

Teething problems linger as Portugal grants first licences

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July saw the Portuguese government granting the first of its long-awaited online sportsbetting and iGaming licences, but take-up remains slow amid ongoing controversy over the country’s punitive tax system. Imogen Goodman reports.   Bet.pt, Betclic Everest and casino operator Estoril Sol have become the first online gaming businesses to secure licences in Portugal, but attracting operators to the country could be...

Solverde to expand online operations in partnership with NYX

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NYX, a leading gaming content supplier, has signed a deal with Portugese casino operator Solverde for the integration of digital gaming content and player account management via NYX’s Open Platform System (OPS). Solverde is one of two major landbased casino operators in Portugal, with five physical casinos across the country. The signed agreement with NYX outlines their intention to expand...

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