Tag Archives: poland

Bwin explores Polish options, as competition exits market

Breaking industry trends, GVC Holdings (GVC) European online betting subsidiary Bwin is reported to be pursuing a new Polish operator license despite a severe 12% ‘betting turnover tax’ being implemented this month. Having refused to restructure its new Gambling Act, amid protest from European industry stakeholders, the Polish government has imposed its new online gambling regulatory provisions. In preparation for …

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Wyjście…William Hill withdraws all services from Poland

FTSE-listed William Hill has become the latest industry operator to fully withdraw its services from the newly regulated Polish online betting market. This week the bookmaker confirmed its market withdrawal to customers and media partners stating that it would shut down its Polish betting services on 1 April. The bookmaker has asked its marketing partners to stop all campaigns and …

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EnergyBet shares frustration over Polish market withdrawal

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EnergyBet has confirmed that it will be withdrawing from the Polish market as of 1 April, 2017. In line with many other online international gambling services, the operator will cease to direct any advertising or promotions towards the market. EnergyBet had been watching developments regarding regulations in Poland closely for some time, and had hoped that the Polish government would …

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Czech taxes & unfavourable sporting results impact Fortuna 2016 profits

Eastern European gambling operator Fortuna Entertainment is looking forward to a new business year, having closed a challenging 2016 for its operations. Releasing its ‘unaudited’ full-year 2016 financial results, Fortuna detailed that group wagering had reached €1 billion mark (FY 2015: €850 million), driven by higher sports betting player activity in all its key markets. The operator that services the …

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Pinnacle exits Slovenia market ahead of regulatory makeover

Updating its player base, Curacao and Malta-licensed online sports betting operator Pinnacle has informed that it has stopped its services for the market of Slovenia. As of the 3 March, the bookmaker has stopped processing wagers made by Slovenia players, and has moved to refund and close Slovenian customer accounts. Pinnacle has sent out a short communication of its decision to …

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Pinnacle exits Polish sports betting market

Curacao and Malta-licensed online sportsbook Pinnacle has confirmed that it has withdrawn its betting services from the Polish market. The bookmaker updated its customer base on the market withdrawal stating that it wished to comply with new Polish gambling laws approved in December 2016. As a result of its decision, Pinnacle will move to make all Polish registered accounts inactive …

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Betting Gods extends reach with European language versions

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Betting Gods has extended its reach in Europe after a successful move into the Maltese sports betting market highlighted a clear demand for expansion. Since launching in Malta in December, Betting Gods has seen a growth in business of 17.27%. The company, which was previously available in English only, has reacted by creating French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish …

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Fortuna extends shirt sponsorship with Legia Warsaw

Eastern European gambling operator Fortuna Entertainment continues to boost its coverage within football by confirming that it has extended its shirt sponsorship of Polish Ekstraklasa football club Legia Warsaw. Updating the market, Fortuna marketing revealed that following a review of its partnership and brand coverage with Legia, the operator will now extend its official shirt sponsorship for a further three …

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EnergyCasino launches new campaign for Polish market

EnergyCasino has announced the launch of a brand awareness and player acquisition campaign for the Polish market, featuring IFBB pro Robert Burneika. Simona Pinterova, PR Manager at EnergyCasino, explained: “Robert Burneika embodies so much of what the Energy brand is all about; he’s powerful, he’s capable, he delivers, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Most importantly, he’s genuine and …

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Core market gains see Olympic Entertainment post 21% group revenue uplift

Driven by growth in its markets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Tallinn-listed Eastern European gambling operator Olympic Entertainment Group AS (Olympic) expects a 21% uplift in group revenues for its Q3 2016 performance (period ending 30 September). Presenting its Q3 2016 ‘unaudited’ results Olympic governance reports expected group revenues of €45 million (Q3 2015: €37.4 million). The Eastern European gambling …

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