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EGBA supports common e-ID verification approach 

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has given its support to the European Commission’s proposal for member states to adopt a ‘European electronic identity wallets’, e-ID.  Reforming the EU’s current ‘eIDAS’ regulation, the EC has proposed that EU public and private sector organisations should offer EU citizens the right to verify their identity through a common e-ID system. Recognising …

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VBet secures Ukraine casino and poker licences

VBet, the flagship B2C brand of BetConstruct, has secured licence approval to operate online casino and poker verticals for Ukraine’s newly regulated gambling marketplace. BetConstruct confirmed that VBet had received its formal licensing approval from KRAIL, Ukraine’s Gambling and Lotteries Commission, which approved the brand as Ukraine’s first licensed online poker room. Welcoming KRAIL’s approval, BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen …

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MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle joins iGaming speaker line-up for SBC Digital North America

Bill Hornbuckle at SBC Digital North America

MGM Resorts International CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle, has joined the senior executive speaker line-up for the Leaders in iGaming track at June’s SBC Digital North America conference and trade show. Set for June 10, day two of the online event, the Leaders in iGaming track will feature an in-depth examination of the future of this exciting new segment of …

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Kristoffer Ottosson joins Internet Vikings as Head of Hosting Services

Kristoffer Ottosson joins Internet Vikings as Head of Hosting Services

Kristoffer Ottosson will help Internet Vikings to extend its iGaming hosting capabilities, following his selection as the company’s new Head of Hosting Services. Ottosson joins Internet Vikings from Evolution (formerly NetEnt) where he served as the Director of IT & Infrastructure Engineering.  Celebrating his new role, Ottosson said: ”Internet Vikings provides one of the best hosting solutions in the iGaming …

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EGBA orders EC complaint against Bundesrat discriminative tax

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has disclosed its formal complaint submitted to the European Commission (EC) in relation to the German Bundesrat (federal council) proposing to set a 5.3% tax on online poker and slots stakes.  The Brussels-based trade association had previously warned the Bundesrat to terminate its proposed tax charge, which has been deemed to be non-compliant …

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NOGA expands domestic reach with LeoVegas integration

The Netherlands Online Gaming Association (NOGA) has made another step towards achieving its goal of representing the majority of online gaming operators in the upcoming Dutch market, having integrated casino platform LeoVegas.  Stockholm-registered LeoVegas joins NOGA ahead of the opening of the licensing window for prospective operators vying to enter the Dutch gambling sector on 1 October. NOGA underscored the …

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EC probe demands Germany justify its online gambling tax regime

An intervention by the European Commission may force Germany’s Bundesrat (federal council) to delay its final vote on approving its proposed 5.3% tax charge on player stakes, to be enforced on online slots and poker verticals. The controversial tax charge, remains the outstanding issue for Germany’s Bundesländer (state governments) to resolve in order for all provisions of the Fourth Interstate …

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MGA streamlines RTP % to allow licensees more flexibility servicing European markets.

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced that it will streamline all return-to-player % (RTP %) across online and land-based games offered by licensed operators.  The decision will see the MGA lower its existing RTP percentage from 92% to 85% – the regulator’s established threshold for land-based gambling premises.  The MGA stated that its new RTP ratio requirement had been …

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Refocused Playtech plans for strongest H2 comeback 

Playtech Plc has delivered on its strategy to simplify the company and focus on ‘core B2B’ growth by divesting its final non-core business asset ahead of a critical second half of 2021. This morning, Playtech confirmed that it had reached definitive terms to sell financial trading division Finalto to Barinboim Group – a private consortium led by Leumi Partners and Menora …

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Internet Vikings to support key Malta initiatives through iGEN

iGEN

Internet Vikings has joined the iGaming European Network (iGEN), a not-for-profit organisation set up to represent leading iGaming companies with a presence in Malta, operating in European and international markets. iGEN has a number of initiatives underway in Malta, such as lobbying local government and financial institutions on key matters and hosting responsible gaming initiatives. Internet Vikings, meanwhile, brings to …

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