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William Hill Captures In-Play Football Leadership | GamblingCompliance

William Hill is the new in-play leader in football events, while bet365 remains top of the pile in terms of the breadth of its overall in-play betting offering, according to a new GamblingData report.
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William Hill is the new in-play leader in football events, while bet365 remains top of the pile in terms of the breadth of its overall in-play betting offering, according to a new GamblingData report.

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Berlin: The next Silicon Valley?

Berlin: The next Silicon Valley? | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Berlin's cheap rents and bright, ambitious people are helping Berlin to create a hi-tech start-up hub which could eventually rival California's Silicon Valley.
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A city that actively continues to reinvent itself

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Casino operator Krijco to launch Dutch iGaming offering with Tain

Casino operator Krijco to launch Dutch iGaming offering with Tain | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Casino operator Krijco to launch Dutch iGaming offering with Tain
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Great to see this sort of strategic positioning in advance of the opening of the regulated iGaming market in the Netherlands!

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Belgian Model A ‘Success’ As Online Revenue Set To Top €100m | GamblingCompliance

Belgian Model A ‘Success’ As Online Revenue Set To Top €100m | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The Belgian Gaming Commission has hailed the “success” of its contentious online gambling model, as new figures suggest licensed online operators could generate as much as €120m in revenue this year.
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Synot wins Latvian i-gaming approval | News | i-Gaming | InterGame

Synot wins Latvian i-gaming approval | News | i-Gaming | InterGame | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
InterGame - Easit, part of the Czech-based Synot group, has received a licence to offer online gaming in Latvia.
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New American Gaming Association President to join influencers at EiG | Casinolifemagazine

New American Gaming Association President to join influencers at EiG | Casinolifemagazine | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
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Really exciting to be welcoming Geoff to EiG this year! eigexpo.com  

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German Casinos, Bookmakers Join Online Operators to Press Government | GamblingCompliance

German Casinos, Bookmakers Join Online Operators to Press Government | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
German land-based gambling operators agreed last week that they need to start working together with the online gambling industry for the first time to counter the effect of a tax regime that hurts both sides of the industry.
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Are Mobile Payments Money-Laundering Machines?

Are Mobile Payments Money-Laundering Machines? | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, U.S. prosecutors took down the largest online money laundering operation in history -- the "bank of choice for the criminal underworld."
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What do you think?

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Spain Lottery Loan May Be Stepping Stone To IPO, Say Experts | GamblingCompliance

Spain Lottery Loan May Be Stepping Stone To IPO, Say Experts | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Nineteen of Europe’s biggest banks, including Barclays and BBVA, have bid to be part of a €1.5bn loan to Spain’s national lottery, but experts say the real prize is a role in any future privatisation of the monopoly.
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William Hill Captures In-Play Football Leadership | GamblingCompliance

William Hill is the new in-play leader in football events, while bet365 remains top of the pile in terms of the breadth of its overall in-play betting offering, according to a new GamblingData report.
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Vasileios Volikakis's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:20 AM

William Hill is the new in-play leader in football events, while bet365 remains top of the pile in terms of the breadth of its overall in-play betting offering, according to a new GamblingData report.

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Emma Delta Last Bidder Standing In OPAP Sale | GamblingCompliance

Emma Delta Last Bidder Standing In OPAP Sale | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Greece's privatisation fund is waiting for Czech-Greek investment group Emma Delta to improve an offer understood to be less than €630m for a majority stake in betting monopoly OPAP.
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Mathaios Tsoukaris's comment, May 5, 2013 4:39 PM
the whole situation it is not completely clear but we are going well i think..
Konstantinos Karydis's comment, May 6, 2013 4:30 AM
mellisanidis RULES!!!!!!
Vasileios Volikakis's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:23 AM
OPAP, which is one of the most valuable Greek assets up for sale, made net profit of €496m last year on turnover of almost €4bn.

 

Greece's government has since introduced a 30 percent tax on OPAP's gross gaming revenue which the monopoly's management team predicted will slash profit 77 percent to €116m this year.

But the rights to 35,000 video lottery terminals and a soon-to-be dominant position in online betting will help to return profits to 2012 levels by 2021, management forecasted in a long-term business plan for the privatisation.

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Spain To License Online Slots, Betting Exchanges | GamblingCompliance

Spain To License Online Slots, Betting Exchanges | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Spain has announced it will license online slot games and betting exchanges to help cut down on the black market in both products.
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American Gaming Association selects new president

American Gaming Association selects new president | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The American Gaming Association on Wednesday named just its second president to lead the nearly 20-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization that serves as the industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.
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CVC Fund Says It’s Considering Betfair Takeover Bid | GamblingCompliance

One of the world’s leading private equity groups confirmed this morning it is considering a takeover bid for online betting exchange Betfair.
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Betfred Introduces 1-Tap Payments with Skrill | Mobile Marketing Magazine

Betfred Introduces 1-Tap Payments with Skrill | Mobile Marketing Magazine | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Skrill's own mobile payments app Gambling operator Betfred has integrated Skrill's 1-Tap payment method into its mobile sportsbook offering. Once they've
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a definite step forward on the smoothness of the user experience

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Personnel Moves – October 2013 | GamblingCompliance

Personnel Moves – October 2013 | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The departure of Mybet founder and chief executive Mathias Dahms after 15 years with the German gambling operator is one of the key personnel moves from the past four weeks.
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Online sports betting set for China

Online sports betting set for China | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Land-Based, Online, Mobile and Social Gaming
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In-running betting: Interview with Lee Richardson (CEO of Gaming Economics) | Bookmakers Review

In-running betting: Interview with Lee Richardson (CEO of Gaming Economics) | Bookmakers Review | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Lee Richardson, CEO of Gaming Economics, talks to BMR about the state of in-running betting in today's market in anticipation of a EiG workshop where he will present his forecasts for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as future trends and predictions...
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We're proud to be welcoming Lee as our in-play sportsbetting expert speaker on the EiG Workshops stream. Search for more at www.eigexpo.com

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German Court Ruling Ends Application Process | GamblingCompliance

German Court Ruling Ends Application Process | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
A German court ruling has ended any hope for operators to be invited to a crucial interview process to receive one of Germany’s 20 gambling licences, making legal challenges likely from disgruntled operators once the licensing procedure is complete.
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Greece may be struggling for bailout money, but venture capital is pouring in

Greece may be struggling for bailout money, but venture capital is pouring in | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Greece hasn't had an easy time convincing Europe to dole out bailout funds. But in a country with a shrinking job pool, harsh tax laws and feeble growth, some ambitious young Greeks are turning to a new kind of money.
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Hesse Builds Defences Against Disgruntled Betting Bidders | GamblingCompliance

Hesse Builds Defences Against Disgruntled Betting Bidders | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The Hesse Interior Ministry, in charge of issuing Germany’s 20 federal betting licences, is searching for a law firm to help fend off an expected deluge of court cases from as many as 80 unsuccessful applicants.
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In need of clarification on what you can expect in Germany over the coming 18 months? Meet all the relevant stakeholders and compare industry opinions on the situation on 27th June in Frankfurt at WrB Germany www.wrbriefing.com/germany

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Bwin.Party Cuts Back In 18 Countries | GamblingCompliance

Greece, Cyprus and Poland are on a list of 18 countries where Bwin.Party will no longer accept new players from affiliates.
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Betfair’s Suitors May Look Back To ‘Star Business’ Strategy | GamblingCompliance

A CVC-led offer for Betfair is forcing the UK betting exchange to reveal its turnaround strategy, and may give clues about whether it sees its future as the “star business” investors bought at its 2010 initial public offering.
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Belgium’s Blacklist Adds Five New Names | GamblingCompliance

Belgium’s Blacklist Adds Five New Names | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
Belgium’s gambling watchdog has added another five names to its growing blacklist of illegal online operators, including UK-based 3D poker operator PKR.
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Nikolaos Volikakis's comment, May 5, 2013 4:43 PM
What about greek's legal context? it is still unclear..
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Belgium’s gambling watchdog has added another five names to its growing blacklist of illegal online operators, including UK-based 3D poker operator PKR.

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Danish Black Market Exceeds Regulator Estimates, Operators Say | GamblingCompliance

Danish Black Market Exceeds Regulator Estimates, Operators Say | GamblingCompliance | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
The illegal gambling market in Denmark is much larger than the regulator’s estimates and may account for as much as 35 percent of the total online market, according to operators.
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Betfred Launch New Mobile Product Developed at Sharp Project Manchester - WSJ.com

Betfred Launch New Mobile Product Developed at Sharp Project Manchester - WSJ.com | i-Gaming and Gambling | Scoop.it
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