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FORTUNA TO ACQUIRE GAMING SYSTEMS PROVIDER

24th February, 2017 at 15:41:24
Gambling operator has not revealed consideration agreed for acquisition of Hattrick Sports Group.

Central European online and land gambling group Fortuna Entertainment has announced an acquisition deal that will see it take over gaming systems provider Hattrick Sports for an undisclosed consideration.

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EGBA WELCOMES BETSSON

22nd February, 2017 at 13:00:55
As operator further expands in regulated markets across Europe.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed major European online gambling firm Betsson to its membership ranks as the operator expands further outside of the Nordics.

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ESSA BOOSTED BY BETSTARS MEMBERSHIP

22nd February, 2017 at 13:00:55
Membership grows to cover the majority of major brands operating in the European market.

European sports betting integrity body, ESSA, has partnered Amaya Inc.'s BetStars as its 25th regulated betting operator.

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GREENTUBE SELECTS KAMBI SPORTSBOOK

07th February, 2017 at 19:29:01
For brands operating in European markets.

Kambi will offer its sportsbook service to a number of Greentube's European markets - including Spain, Italy, UK, Germany and Romania, following the formalisation of a contract with Novomatic Interactive, this week.

Full Story: Greentube Selects Kambi Sportsbook »

NEKTAN TAKES COMPLETE OWNERSHIP OF RESPIN US

06th February, 2017 at 14:08:57
Realignment to International solutions provider strategy plays out.

B2B gaming solutions and services provider Nektan PLC has increased its share in Respin Inc. from 85 percent to take complete ownership of the US-focused, Class II mobile on-property mobile casino solution provider.

Full Story: Nektan Takes Complete Ownership Of Respin Us »

PAN-EUROPEAN TAX HARMONY 'DEAD IN THE WATER?"

27th January, 2017 at 04:28:03
Tax expert says European Court of Justice Attorney General's opinion on UK-Gibraltar litigation signals that EU courts are happy for individual member states to impose their own laws on online gambling.

The European Court of Justice Attorney General Maciej Szpunar's rejection of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association's arguments on the UK p.o.c. tax and his opinion that the UK and Gibraltar were one entity in these circumstances (see previous reports) could have major implications, opines an article published by Bloomberg business news this week.

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PAN-EUROPEAN TAX HARMONY 'DEAD IN THE WATER?"

23rd January, 2017 at 17:54:54
Tax expert says European Court of Justice Attorney General's opinion on UK-Gibraltar litigation signals that EU courts are happy for individual member states to impose their own laws on online gambling.

The European Court of Justice Attorney General Maciej Szpunar's rejection of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association's arguments on the UK p.o.c. tax and his opinion that the UK and Gibraltar were one entity in these circumstances (see previous reports) could have major implications, opines an article published by Bloomberg business news this week.

Full Story: Pan-european Tax Harmony 'dead In The Water?" »

GSA FOUND EUROPEAN DIVISION

23rd January, 2017 at 14:26:16
To be officially launched at ICE Expo.

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) will formerly launch its newly founded, Malta-based European division at the upcoming ICE expo.

Full Story: Gsa Found European Division »

PADDY POWER RELEASES POST-CLOSE TRADING UPDATE

23rd January, 2017 at 08:44:19
Company prevails despite adverse sports and US election results; Trump success cost the group GBP 5 million, whilst punter successes took another GBP 40 million in Q4-2016.

Ahead of its preliminary results on 7 March, on Monday Paddy Power Betfair plc published a post close trading update for the three month period ended 31 December 2016 (Q4 2016) and the year ended 31 December 2016 (FY2016).

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MOBILE CASINO TO PARTNER WITH LEICESTER TIGERS

20th January, 2017 at 15:21:02
LeoVegas sponsors UK rugby club.

Mobile casino operator LeoVegas has announced that it is to sponsor the highly successful UK rugby club, the Leicester Tigers.

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IT LOOKS AS IF GIBRALTAR MAY BE OUT OF LUCK IN ITS U.K. GAMING TAX CHALLENGE (Update)

19th January, 2017 at 15:47:39
European Judge Advocate's opinion is that Britain and Gibraltar must be classed as one EU member state.

Gibraltar's challenge to the UK 15 percent point-of-consumption tax on online gambling operator revenues has already failed in the UK High Court (see previous 2014 InfoPowa reports), and it looks as if it may be rejected by the European Court of Justice too.

Full Story: It Looks As If Gibraltar May Be Out Of Luck In Its U.k. Gaming Tax Challenge (update) »

NEW SURVEY GIVES EUROPEAN COMMISSION A BETTER VIEW OF EUROPE'S ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATIONS

18th January, 2017 at 08:48:32
Quinel and Avviza deliver their matrix of national online gambling regulations.

Regulatory certification and consulting firms Quinel and Avviza have concluded their extensive survey of European national online gambling technical regulatory requirements following a six month project to assemble an easy to reference matrix, commissioned last year by the European Commission's Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs directorate.

Full Story: New Survey Gives European Commission A Better View Of Europe's Online Gambling Regulations »

U.K. GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MANDATORY HORSE RACE BETTING LEVY (Update)

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Land and online bookmakers will be required to pay ten percent of their gross UK horseracing wager revenues to the industry.

The UK government has moved on the long-running horse racing levy dispute between UK bookies and the British Horseracing Authority, replacing the current and perennially contentious voluntary system with a mandatory contribution of 10 percent of revenues accrued from betting by UK punters.

Full Story: U.k. Government Introduces Mandatory Horse Race Betting Levy (update) »

G.L.I. THE FIRST TESTING AGENCY TO BE ACCREDITED IN CZECH REPUBLIC

26th December, 2016 at 05:57:45
Growing interest in the newly regulated market from operators.

Online gambling operators are showing growing interest in licensing in the newly regulated Czech Republic market scheduled to open January 1 2017, encouraging testing agencies to seek accreditation, and the first to be successful in this endeavour is Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

Full Story: G.l.i. The First Testing Agency To Be Accredited In Czech Republic »

CENTRAL EUROPEAN VIRTUAL SPORTS CONTRACT EXTENDED BY INSPIRED GAMING

21st December, 2016 at 07:03:38
Fortuna land and online gambling group signs up for popular product.

Virtual sports content provider Inspired Gaming has agreed an extended contract with Central Europe's largest land and online betting operator, Fortuna Group.

Full Story: Central European Virtual Sports Contract Extended By Inspired Gaming »



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