Tag Archives: Austria

IBIA notifies EC of Lower Austria’s irrational betting restrictions

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has submitted its response to the European Commission (EC), in relation to the state of Lower Austria drafting its ‘Sports Betting Act’ which seeks an assessment on compatibility with European Union laws. Last August the executive of Lower Austria, published its draft legislative mandate seeking to comprehensively revamp its state wagering laws, that have …

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bet-at-home admits to €12m Austrian subsidiary tax charge

Issuing a market filing, Frankfurt Xetra-listed betting group bet-at-home AG has disclosed to corporate investors that it anticipates paying €11.9 million tax back charges sanctioned by Austria’s tax authority. The DACH region operator states that its tax demand is attached to its wholly-owned Austrian subsidiary ‘bet-at-home.com Entertainment, Linz, Austria’. The Frankfurt betting group attributes its demand to Austrian tax audits …

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Interwetten continues management refresh appointing Lukas Reichl as sponsorship lead

DACH region online betting group Interwetten Sports, continues its senior management restructure, announcing the appointment of Lukas Reichl as new Sponsorship & Public Relations lead. Reichl joins Interwetten leadership from Sportradar Austrian live sports streaming platform LAOLA1, where he formerly served as Head of Sponsorship for Austria, overseeing the management of key partnerships with Austrian ice hockey, basketball and handball …

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The attack of the killer B’s and the threat of player tracking!

SBC America’s Chris Murphy wonders whether the gaming industry will get on track with the latest proposals around machine play and social responsibility. We can only hope that anyone from the Category B gaming machine sector was seated when they read through the Gambling Commission’s latest missive this week, calling for evidence on said machines. The implied message is that …

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Sportradar launches OTT platform A1now for A1 in Austria

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Sportradar has launched A1now, an over-the-top (OTT) product to service users on A1 – a leading digital and telecoms provider A1 in Austria – with both live and on-demand sports content. The OTT service will provide users with Live and Video On Demand (VOD) content across sport, music and entertainment, including matches from the Austrian Football Bundesliga – for which …

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Novomatic appoints Felipe Ludeña as international sports betting lead

Gambling technology and systems provider Novomatic Group has confirmed the appointment of Felipe Ludeña as International Sports Betting Director. Ludeña joins Novomatic senior management team, from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he served in a number of executive positions, leading Codere’s new market initiatives for LATAM regions and further heading up the Spanish operator’s digital transformation projects. Novomatic has tasked …

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Better Collective unveils Austrian acquisitions

In its first acquisition since its recent IPO, Better Collective has completed the purchase of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Wettbasis.com. Bola Webinformation GmbH marks Better Collective’s largest acquisition and allows the firm to expand its already strong presence in German speaking markets. The purchase price has been agreed to €36.3m, of which €30.8m has been …

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Net Gaming Group sees DACH for the future

The potential of the Germany betting market has seen another affiliate firm try and position itself as a key gateway for player acquisition. Affiliate operator Net Gaming Europe AB has invested up to €3.5m euro with the ‘strategic acquisition’ of affiliate assets, primarily in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) from Webwiser Gmbh. Known for its comparison websites within …

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Danke… Tipico extends Austria Bundesliga title sponsorship

German-language sportsbook Tipico Sportswetten has extended its title sponsorship of the Austrian Bundesliga for a further two seasons. The bookmaker has agreed to continue its ‘Tipico Austria Bundesliga’ title sponsorship, which it has maintained since season 2014/15. Furthermore, Austrian news sources report that Tipico will be granted first rights by the Austria Bundesliga to further extend the sponsorship, past the …

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World Cup winner Matthäus leads football coverage on LeoVegas

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Lothar Matthäus, the most experienced player in FIFA World Cup history, has taken the football coverage on LeoVegas to a new level ahead of this summer’s tournament in Russia. The former midfielder, who captained West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup final in one of 25 appearances spread over five tournaments, has completed his first month as brand …

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