Tag Archives: Cyprus

Winning Post – Online regulation gets up and running in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: gambling duties – felice anno nuovo? The Italian government ended 2018 with further material tax rises for its commercial betting and gaming sectors. In the machine sector, AWP and VLT duties will …

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Greek OPAP makes 50m euro stake in Stoiximan & Betano brands

Athens-listed  Greek gambling group OPAP has swooped to acquire a 36.75% stake in the holding company of Stoiximan Group, TCB Holdings Ltd for a consideration of €50 million. TCB operates online gaming services under its Stoiximan brand in Greece and Cyprus, and uses its Betano brand in Romania and Germany. In 2017, Stoiximan Group had revenues of 136 million euro and …

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Betfair – Cyprus’ ‘fuego’ brings fire & fury to Eurovision 2018 trading

The final week of pre-event trading for Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon 12 May), has seen Betfair place Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ as 11/10 market favourite to win the 63rd edition of the Pan-European song contest. Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ has flipped-the-script on Eurovision 2018 trading, as the Cypriot entry was 100/1, just ten days ago. However, Betfair details that Eurovision punters have …

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Cyprus seeks EC clearance of reworked national gambling framework

The government of Cyprus has submitted its restructured national gambling regulatory framework, to be reviewed by the European Commission (EC). Cyprus is seeking to modernise its national gambling framework, allowing for new regulations and licensing for both retail and digital betting services. Cyprus had first submitted its ‘Betting Law 2017’ proposal last June to the Commission. The EU had requested …

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Nick Tofiluk departs UKGC to lead The Cyprus National Gaming Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has informed that Executive Director and Regulatory Operations lead Nick Tofiluk has departed the organisation to become the Chief Executive of Cyprus’ National Gaming & Casino Supervision Commission. As a UKGC executive, Tofiluk has led the UK governing body’s regulatory operations since 2007, overseeing the implementation of a number of industry-wide UK mandates, regulations and …

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Expansion seeking BtoBet makes its move in Hungary and Cyprus

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BtoBet has built on the success of its appearance at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) by preparing to present at two more Eastern European roadshows in Hungary and Cyprus. Having “tightened the link” with authorities in Romania such as the Association of Gambling Organisers ROMBET, the iGaming and sportsbook software provider is now targeting “farsighted local operators” at two more …

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‘Industry First’…SBTech moves into Cyprus with Winmasters betting platform partnership

Industry platform and software provider SBTech has announced an ‘industry first’ becoming the first sportsbook provisions supplier to enter the regulated Cypriot online betting market in partnership with licensed operator Winmasters. The partnership sees the launch of Winmasters.com.cy online betting portal in both Greek and English languages. SBTech secured its contract, to enter the Cypriot online betting six months ago …

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Melco & Hard Rock consortium wins first Cyprus casino resort project

Cypriot business news sources report that the city of Limassol will gain the country’s first casino resort to be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco International and Hard Rock Entertainment). The consortium expects to finalise contracts for a 30-year licensing agreement with the Cyprus National Gaming Board and Casino Supervision Commission this April. The Melco and Hard Rock …

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Stanleybet launches €12.5 million ‘virtual events’ claim against Cypriot government

European gambling operator Stanleybet is suing the government of Cyprus for breaching European Union trade and business policies. Filing a claim under Stanleybet Malta, the operator is seeking compensation in excess of €12.5 million for loss of operating profits, legal costs and restriction of services relating to the ‘2012 Betting Law’ which banned wagering on Virtual Sports terminals. Furthermore, Stanleybet …

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Clarion confirms 91 first time exhibitors for ICE 2017

Clarion Events has confirmed that a total of 91 gaming organisations from across 34 nations will be exhibiting at ICE for the first time in February 2017. Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion’s gaming division, has described the large number of first time exhibitors as the ‘X Factor’ in the success story of the industry’s biggest B2B gaming event. For first …

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