Tag Archives: Germany

Betway debuts cinematic series for Germany’s transformed marketplace 

Betway has launched ‘Evolution of Instinct’ – the first advert of its new cinematic campaign series, which aims to expand the international betting brand’s profile within Germany’s reformed online gambling marketplace.  Munich advertising agency David+Martin has led the development of Betway’s new advertising series – replacing the betting brand’s former German market campaign ‘Mr Instinct’ which ran for the past …

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Gauselmann expands in Norddeutschland by acquiring Bührmann arcade venues

Gauselmann Group has expanded its footprint across Northern Germany after acquiring the 35 arcade properties of Bührmann Group. Last Friday, the board of Gauselmann informed investors that it had concluded ‘protracted negotiations’ related to completing the acquisition of Bührmann Group’s arcade venues. Negotiations had stalled as the COVID-19 pandemic forced Bührmann Group to revise all strategic options related to the …

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FDJ Gaming Solutions to revamp LOTTO Bayern’s retail network 

Groupe FDJ has announced a major commercial development, as its FDJ Gaming Solutions B2B technology subsidiary has won the tender to redevelop the retail distribution network of LOTTO Bayern.  Working with retail technology partner Groupe Carrus, FDJ Gaming Solutions has been tasked with deploying +4,300 of its ELITE camera-based lottery terminals to upgrade LOTTO Bayern’s retail network The deal is …

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Slotegrator: On the threshold of new emerging markets

Operators looking to enter new and emerging markets must keep a closer eye on regulatory changes, which can happen considerably quicker than more mature markets.

Operators looking to enter new and emerging markets must keep a closer eye on regulatory changes, which can happen considerably quicker than more mature markets. That was the view of Vadim Potapenko, Head of Sales at Slotegrator, who explained how the company’s jurisdictional services can “get the licensing process squared away”, leaving the operator to focus on marketing and operation …

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bet-at-home records 3x EBITDA downturn as a result of German regime change 

bet-at-home AG has cited that tougher anticipated adjustments to German gambling’s new federal regime have resulted in the company recording a 9% decline in group revenues to €56.8 million (H1 2020: €62.3m).  Updating investors on its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), bet-at-home stated that its commercial performance had slowed against previous forecasts due to implementing numerous ‘core …

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Tipico and CVC enter William Hill offcut chase  

Tipico, Germany’s biggest betting firm, is reported to be ‘among the frontrunners’ vying to acquire William Hill’s UK and European offcuts, put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment. As reported by Sky News this afternoon, ‘City sources’ have disclosed that Tipico tabled a ‘credible offer to Caesars’ – who have priced William Hill’s surplus units at a combined value of …

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Saxony-Anhalt appoints Anne Poggemann as first officer of German Gambling’s supervisory unit 

The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed the appointment of Anne Poggemann as the first officer of ‘Glücksspielaufsicht’ – German gambling’s new supervisory authority.  Last year, the state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house German gambling’s first federal supervisory unit, upholding the licensing duties, market standards and compliance obligations of the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime. Germany’s re-regulated gambling …

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HooYu deepens customer verification in the German market 

HooYu has grown its offering to the German market, launching a complete KYC solution for the region.  Earlier in the year, HooYu achieved approval by the German age-verification regulator, KJM, with it now adding several new services to help gambling firms to comply with AML regulations.    The single solution orchestrates Schufa identity data checks, KJM-approved facial biometrics and ID document …

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German operators swallow tough adjustments of GlüNeuRStv regime change

There can be ‘no more transition’ as German gambling stakeholders are now ordered to accept the terms of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) that came into federal existence on 1 July 2021.  A German stakeholders panel at CasinoBeats Summit Malta dissected the bleak prospects of a maligned and unmerited ‘GlüNeuRStv Regime’ – which despite widespread protest remains unchanged …

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Imperva warns of 3x bot traffic targeting bookmakers during Euro 2020

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity solutions provider Imperva Inc has revealed the level of security threats faced by bookmakers from bot traffic and account takeover attacks during the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. New data from Imperva’s Research Labs finds that in the build-up to England team matches, UK sportsbooks recorded a two-to-three-fold increase in bot-related traffic. It underlined concerns as bot-traffic can be …

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