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Betsson secures Peru top spot by completing $25m Inkabet takeover 

Betsson AB has completed its ‘strategically important’ acquisition of market-leading Peruvian operator Inkabet for $25 million.  This morning, the Stockholm-listed online gambling group confirmed that it had finalised all necessary requirements to acquire Inkabet’s B2C online business – bringing a close to a deal that had been brokered last August. Under the terms of the acquisition, Betsson has agreed to …

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Netherlands Lottery goes live with SG’s OpenGaming and OpenBet offerings

Netherlands Lottery goes live with SG’s OpenGaming and OpenBet offerings

Scientific Games has made its OpenGaming platform and OpenBet technology available across the Dutch market after launching with the Netherlands Lottery (NLO). Through the extension of its current partnership with the NLO, Scientific Games has optimised its sports betting and iGaming technology to meet the requirements of the newly-regulated European market, which officially opened on 1 October 2021. Andy Stubley, …

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Amy Howe takes leadership of FanDuel as new CEO

Flutter Entertainment Plc has confirmed the promotion of Amy Howe as Chief Executive of its flagship US subsidiary, FanDuel. Having previously served as the Global COO of Ticketmaster, Howe joined FanDuel in February 2021 as President where she was charged with leading the company’s commercial strategy across all core business segments and products. The appointment sees Flutter complete its three-month …

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Kindred to wait for KOA licence at cost of £12m per month

Kindred Group has confirmed that it will temporarily cease its Dutch market activities choosing to abide with the KOA regime’s new ‘cooling-off’ command as its business awaits licensing approval.  The Stockholm-listed operator was not featured amongst the 10 operators granted licences by regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), launching the Netherlands KOA regime this morning. Kindred accepted the decision but urged KSA to …

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The Netherlands begins its online gambling journey under KOA 

The Netherlands has formally launched its online gambling marketplace, which will operate under the rules and regulations of the ‘KOA’ Remote Gambling Act.  KOA’s ascent into law sees the Dutch Kamer complete a near decade-long journey to approve the Netherlands’ first online gambling framework. In 2016, the Dutch regulatory authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – had to halt the launch of …

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Kambi strengthens Dutch footprint with BetEnt deal

Kambi strengthens Dutch footprint with BetEnt deal

Ahead of the Dutch market opening on 1 October, Kambi Group has signed a multi-year partnership with BetEnt to support the launch of its BetCity.nl-branded online sportsbook. Through the agreement, BetCity.nl will benefit from access to Kambi’s technology and sports betting offer, as well as its experience with compliance and sports integrity.   Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi, said: “Kambi is …

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KOA applicants urge KSA to clarify cooling-off commands 

Entain Plc and Kindred Group have reaffirmed their intent to join the Netherlands KOA online gambling marketplace which is due to launch on 1 October.  Yesterday, KOA’s first 10 licenced applicants were disclosed by Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority. Presumed to be taking part in the KOA’s first licensing window, European igaming giants Entain and Kindred withdrew their …

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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will formally launch on 1 October. As anticipated, KOA licences have been granted to the domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online, the digital unit of Dutch lottery Nederlandse Loterij, and Dutch …

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