Tag Archives: Germany

Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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EGBA warns Germany not to follow the Niedersachsen ‘blocking order’

Brussels-based online gambling trade body, The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has warned Germany against implementing the payment processing blocking order sanctioned by the regional ministry of Lower Saxony. Last week, Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony’s minister for home affairs and sports, ordered a cease-and-desist order against a “large, international payment service provider from participating in payment transactions in connection with …

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German states back Schleswig-Holstein provisional framework

The parliament for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has confirmed that Germany’s sixteen federal Bundesland (provincial governments) have backed its proposed framework on regulating online gambling services by a majority. German states will back the adoption of the Schleswig-Holstein provisional framework, allowing operators to extend existing igaming licenses until June 30, 2021.  Proposed last March, the Schleswig-Holstein framework will allow …

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6 of the Best – Design Works Gaming’s Melanie Dunmar

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Melanie Dunmar, Chief Operating Officer at Design Works Gaming. This new edition encompasses a private island retreat, a penchant for frightening tales and a golfing passion. Best Holiday I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon on a private island in the Turks and Caicos called Parrot Cay. The island had white …

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Marketing active bet-at-home posts strong Q1 2019 opening

Frankfurt Xetra-listed online betting group bet-at-home AG has detailed a strong start to 2019 trading, with core corporate metrics ‘significantly above last year’s levels’. Publishing its first quarter 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), bet-at-home records a 12% increase in group revenues to €37.2 million (Q1 2018: €33.2m) as the bookmaker benefits from an increased wagering volume of €827 …

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Bundesrat moves forward on complex German licensing framework

Germany’s sixteen federal states have approved the mandate of the ‘third amended Interstate Treaty on Gambling’, paving the way for a new national licensing regime to be implemented. Agreeing on Bundesrat (Federal Council) directives, the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to continue it’s operating its state-sanctioned online gambling regulatory regime allowing a number of licensed incumbents to continue …

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Matt Harrod: Processing.com – Brexit… What are the industry’s divorce proceedings?

With Brexit factors and implications on the minds of all UK business stakeholders, Matt Harrod, VP of Europe at Processing.com examines whether interchange rates and PSD3 are the least of the gaming/betting industries worries… ___________________ Everyone should probably be aware by now that the UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29th March 2019, deal or …

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German-16 to vote on revamped interstate gambling treaty

Betting leadership eyes turn to Germany, as momentum appears to be gathering on the nation finally revamping its gambling framework. German news reports detail that the nation’s sixteen state assemblies have agreed to put forward the draft mandate of the ‘Third Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ – seeking to develop a federal framework/code on regulating wagering services. Central to the revamped …

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Swiss drama sees bet-at-home ‘peak performance’ unlikely to be matched in 2019

Led by an effective period of successful new customer acquisitions, combined with the reactivation of its existing player base, Frankfurt Xetra-listed bet-at-home AG declares a ‘historical PEAK EBITDA’ of €36.2 million (2017: €35.5m) publishing its full-year 2018 results. Updating investors bet-at-home records its highest-ever betting & gaming volume, breaking the €3 billion wagering mark supported by high-coverage advertising campaigns launched from …

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6 of the Best – FunFair Tech’s Geoff Scaplehorn

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Geoff Scaplehorn, Lead Games Producer at FunFair Technologies. Keep reading to discover which sport breaks physical inactivity, a love of Britpop, disdain for ‘staycation’ and a top ten of movie loves. Best Holiday That would have to be when I went on safari. Landing in Kenya, we drove to Tanzania to visit the Serengeti crater, …

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