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Belgium Gaming Regulation

Betfair, Hill’s and bwin blocked in Belgium

Industry Betfair, William Hill and bwin were among the dot.com gambling domains added to the Belgian Gaming Commission’s blacklist of illegal sites this week. Betsson, Bet-At-Home, BetClic, ...
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Crypto losses widen as Amaya takeover stalls

Industry InterCasino domain and licence owner CryptoLogic’s losses widened in the last quarter as Amaya struggled to complete a US$36m takeover of the business. Total revenue fell 11.5% year-on-year ...
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Rank calls for single UK tax rate; nears Gala Casinos buy

Industry UK land-based and online gaming group Rank has reiterated its call for a single tax rate for all UK gambling as the government continues its formal consultation into introducing a point-of-consumption ...
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Schleswig licences create costly dilemma for new government

Industry The final act of Schleswig-Holstein’s outgoing CDU-FDP coalition to issue three online gambling licences late last week may ultimately prevent Germany from replacing its ban ...
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Betfair receives German licence

Industry Betfair has become one of the first three companies to offer regulated online sports betting within Germany after being awarded a licence by the breakaway federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The ...
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Facebook casino trebles Caesars’ interactive business

Industry US casino giant Caesars has more than trebled the size of its interactive business through the acquisition of the company behind Facebook social casino Slotomania, it revealed this ...
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888 expects further delays in Spain

Industry 888 chief executive Brian Mattingley has cast doubt on the Spanish regulator’s assertion that the country’s regulated online gambling market will be open by this summer. Mattingley ...
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Poker breaks records for 888

Industry 888’s rejuvenated poker product helped the company record the highest ever monthly revenue in its history in March, the company’s CEO revealed in a trading update this morning. Revenue ...
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Deal Or No Deal and Red Or Black? avoid TV ban

Industry Hit gambling-themed TV gameshows Deal or No Deal and Red or Black? have for now avoided a ban by the UK gambling regulator, which has given their producers and broadcasters more time ...
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UK proposes criminal penalties for illegal operators

Industry The UK government is preparing new criminal penalties for online gambling operators should “the expected high degree of voluntary compliance” with its new tax regime fail to materialise. The ...
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Italian online market returns to growth

Industry The regulated online gambling market in Italy grew by 21% in February, boosted by a recovering fixed-odds sports betting market, according to new data from Italian regulator AAMS. Remote ...
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WSOP owner Caesars sells part of interactive business

Industry The owner of the WSOP.com, Caesars Casino and Caesars Bingo online brands has sold part of its interactive division to US land-based casino group Rock Gaming for an initial US$60.8m. US ...
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Spain extends licensing deadline to mid-June

Industry The online gambling regulator in Spain has confirmed that decisions on all 59 licence applications now may not be delivered until the middle of June. The general director for the general ...
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PartyPoker owner to enter social gaming space

Industry PartyPoker and bwin owner bwin.party digital entertainment is to launch a social gaming division, putting it in direct competition with Facebook game developers such as Zynga. The world’s ...
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888 appoints new boss

Industry Online casino business 888.com has appointed Brian Mattingley as permanent CEO, following the revival in the business’ fortunes since he took the job on an interim basis last April. The ...
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