Tag Archives: Germany

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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6 of the Best – Betano & Stoiximan’s Panos Konstantopoulos

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Panos Konstantopoulos, Chief Marketing Officer at Betano and Stoiximan. Keep reading to discover the joys of a Madrid derby gracing the Champions League final, an oldie but a goodie of a movie choice and best bet difficulties. Best Holiday: It will have to be the very first holidays with our newborn twins, …

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Paddy Power Betfair challenges €55 million tax whammy

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed that it will appeal its €55 million European tax charge imposed by the authorities of Germany and Greece. The first charge of €40 million relates to Germany’s Hessen Fiscal Court rejecting PPB’s 2012 Betfair Exchange tax assessment. The Hessen Court supports the German tax authority’s backdated review of Betfair Exchange transactions …

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