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Schleswig-Holstein government aims to block new licences

Industry The new coalition government in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is aiming to abolish the Gambling Act under which bet365, Betfair and bwin received sport betting licences ...
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bet365, 888, bwin.party and Sportingbet licensed in Spain

Industry bet365, 888, bwin.party and Sportingbet have confirmed receipt of online gaming licences in Spain, covering the offer of sports betting, poker, blackjack and roulette from 5 June. 888 ...
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Operators in Spain given until 15 June to transfer dot.com accounts

Industry The Spanish regulator has reiterated that operators will not be able to transfer Spanish player accounts and balances from dot.com to dot.es platforms when the regulated market goes ...
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bwin.party to invest US$50m in social gaming

Industry PartyPoker owner bwin.party is to invest US$50m over the next two years on establishing a standalone social gaming business. The social gaming unit, called Win, will be headed up by ...
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Microgaming launches Blaze Poker ‘fast fold’ software

News Microgaming has launched Blaze Poker across its poker network. The new ‘fast fold’ style game gives players the chance to play up to 300 hands per hour in cash games, with ...
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Spain to go live on 5 June

Industry The regulated Spanish market will now go live on the morning of 5 June after stakeholders requested the launch be pushed back beyond the weekend to ensure a smooth transition from dot.com ...
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Belgium defends blacklist; issues counterclaim against bwin

Industry Belgium has defended the legal right of its Gaming Commisson to blacklist and block pan-European operators, as it looks to deter other companies from joining bwin.party in taking legal ...
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888 pays up in Spain

Industry 888, the last of the London-listed operators with a significant Spanish-facing business, has paid €8.7m to settle its back-dated tax bill. The online casino and poker specialist has ...
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Bodog replaced as West Brom club sponsor

Industry Bodog has been dropped as shirt sponsor of English Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion after just one season. West Brom exercised its option to end the two-year deal 12 ...
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888, Hill’s,Tombola advance in Italy amid market decline

Industry 888, William Hill and Tombola all made further inroads into Italy’s regulated online casino and bingo markets during March and April, according to the latest dataset from Italian ...
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