Tag Archives: Germany

GlüNeuRStv withdrawal sees Catena Media hit with €50m writedowns 

Catena Media Plc has informed that its Q3 trading results will be negatively impacted by the writedown of its German sports betting assets.  The Stockholm-listed publisher issued a preliminary Q3 update, informing investors that it had allocated €42.8 million for the writedown of German sports betting assets acquired between 2016 and 2018. The decision follows an assessment of the assets …

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bet-at-home forecasts 2021 losses due to Austrian casino judgement 

bet-at-home AG has temporarily discontinued its online casino from Austria as the DACH markets operator faces legal challenges from Austrian customers demanding reimbursement for their online casino taxes.   The decision has been taken as bet-at-home continues to challenge Austria’s national gambling regime that dictates that online casino and poker be controlled by the government’s appointed concession of Casinos Austria.  Notifying …

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Scientific Games extends Lotto Hessen partnership and begins modernising

Scientific Games has announced it has penned fresh terms with its long-term partner Lotto Hessen to introduce new gaming systems technology to the German lottery. Named Symphony, the gaming system technology is designed to modernise the lottery’s operations, replacing and migrating the old Ageis system. The Symphony system supports new game entertainment and new distribution channels with a secure, open interface that easily …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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Saxony-Anhalt sees no interest for GlüNeuRStv casino and poker licences


The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has published its ‘whitelist’ of operators that have been approved licences in accordance with the laws of GlüNeuRStv – Germany’s fourth interstate treaty on gambling.  Saxony-Anhalt has been appointed to serve as the Bundesländer that will house German gambling’s new federal regulatory agency – Glücksspielbehörde. The GlüNeuRStv regime was formally launched on 1 July, though Germany’s …

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Clever Advertising: The ‘lean’ buying method to maximise CIS opportunity


Our job is to actively listen to the market and act on it, said Marcos Oliveira, CCO at Clever Advertising – a ‘lean’ performance media agency with a balanced business model helping sportsbook and casino operators to identify the best affiliate sites to maximise their media investment, including for emerging markets across the CIS region. SBC: First of all, can …

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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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