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EGT Interactive Compliance Team make an impact at Prague Gaming Summit

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We are happy to announce that the EGT Interactive Compliance Team, took a part in the Prague Gaming Summit. Taking place on the 12th of March at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, the panel discussions touched base on many current industry-related topics which shape the important relationship between regulators, operators, and suppliers. As usual the forum hosted distinguished speakers and key...

BEGE 2019 – Meet the gaming industry of Europe

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After a successful start of the second decade of the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Exhibition (BEGE), the organisers of the event which unites the gaming industry in the region promise the most exclusive and exciting trade show of 2019. The 12th edition of the exhibition is scheduled for 20 - 21 November and it is going to set new standards...

STS expands to Europe by partnering with BetConstruct

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STS, the largest bookmaker in Poland, goes abroad backed with the award-winning products of BetConstruct. After dominating the Polish betting sector, STS has just started operating in the European markets with a number of BetConstruct products. The software developer provides STS with exciting sports betting and gaming content. From now on, our Sportsbook, Esports, Live and RNG Casinos, Virtual Sports,...

Four operators to take part in Tenerife casino tender

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Global Casino Technology Corporation, Pama e Hijos, Olympic Entertainment Group and Automáticos Canarias-Grupo Orenes have all applied to take part in the Tenerife tender. In Tenerife, the government has confirmed that four companies have applied to take part in the tender for the island’s three publicly-owned casinos, which reportedly has a starting price of €24.9m. Following the announcement in late November,...

GLI set to secure European presence at ICE 2019

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Following the 2017 acquisition of NMi Gaming, swelling GLI’s EMEA presence to eight offices supporting over 320 employees, the test lab will bring its expanded international capacity to ICE 2019, with certification of the burgeoning European iGaming market its primary focus. After becoming the first independent laboratory to be awarded testing and certification accreditation in Cyprus, alongside opening a new...

British government to introduce fixed-odds betting terminal stake cut in April 2019

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The British government will bring forward a planned cut to the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs or Category B2 gaming machines) by six months to April 2019, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) secretary Jeremy Wright confirmed on 14 November. While the majority of FOBTs - which offer both table and slot games - are found...

Andorran Government extends deadline to respond to tender appeals

EUROPE, ANDORRA
The government of Andorra has extended the deadline for its response to appeals put forward by five of the operators who were unsuccessful in the tender for the microstate’s sole casino licence. The Andorran Gaming Control Board (CRAJ) now has until 27 November to prepare its response which it is hoped will shed further light on its decision to award...

GeWeTe see in quarter of a century as Balkan market booms

GeWeTe, Balkan, europe, development
Hailing the “overwhelming customer response over the past two years,” GeWeTe will return to the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo this year, following a significant increase in Balkan market demand. From 21 to 22 November, the cash handling expert will display its extensive product portfolio, aimed at further solidifying its reputation in the growing customer base. “We have been receiving more...

New rumours of large-scale casino project in Extramadura

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Earlier this year, the local government in Extremadura passed a new bill which opened the door for the creation of integrated resorts in the autonomous community. On 28 August, the Official Bulletin for Extremadura published the text of Ley 7/2018 or the Extremaduran Law for Large Leisure Complexes (Ley Extremeña de Grandes Instalaciones de Ocio or Legio). “The law defines a...

Betsoft Gaming renews commitment to Europe with Royal Spinz content partnership

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Further expanding its presence in the European market, Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content partnership with multinational online operator Royal Spinz. Under the terms of the agreement, Royal Spinz gains access the full suite of Betsoft content: established favourites and exciting innovations from across the SLOTS3 series, and the provider’s slate of popular table games. A recent entrant to the...

Betsoft Gaming renews commitment to Europe with Royal Spinz content partnership

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Further expanding its presence in the European market, Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content partnership with multinational online operator Royal Spinz. Under the terms of the agreement, Royal Spinz gains access the full suite of Betsoft content: established favourites and exciting innovations from across the SLOTS3 series, and the provider’s slate of popular table games. A recent entrant to the...

Aruze Gaming Partners with Spirit Gaming

Aruze Gaming, Spirit Gaming, partnership, business, europe
Aruze Gaming partners with Spirit Gaming to be the exclusive distribution partner for Aruze in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Aruze Gaming has entered into a partnership with Spirit Gaming, an independent gaming distribution company based in Germany. Spirit Gaming will be the exclusive distribution partner for Aruze in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In these countries, Spirit Gaming is now...

Canadian pharmaceutical company to invest in European casino resort

Canada, Easton Pharmaceuticals, investment, europe, development
Canadian firm Easton Pharmaceuticals has officially submitted a Letter of Intent to become part of a project to develop a hotel and casino resort in Europe. At present, the property’s future location and other specifics remain a mystery, although further details are expected to be revealed in the coming months once negotiations have been finalised. The operator's project will reportedly feature...

British casino operators see fall in profits during 2017FY

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Operators in the UK saw profits fall during 2017 due to a number of different factors. The Ritz Hotel Casino in London chalked up an £11.7m loss in 2017 which cancelled out the previous year’s pre-tax profit of £8.9m. GGR dropped from £33m to £22.3m during the period, which the casino’s operators, the Barclay brothers, attributed to players’ success on the...

Galician government green lights new casino

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The regional government of Galicia has signed off on a new casino in the autonomous community which is expected to open by next April. To facilitate the development of the new property, the Galician government has amended the local gaming legislation, removing a clause which only permitted a single casino in each of the region’s four provinces. The government stated that...

European news round up: Ireland to open Hard Rock while Greece caught between rock and hard place

Dublin
In Ireland, Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new 120-room boutique hotel in central Dublin, in partnership with local hotel operator Tifco. The venue will occupy two existing structures which are due to be extensively remodelled, while the firm aims to open the four-star Hard Rock Hotel Dublin by the end of 2020. “This is an exciting opportunity...

Konami’s Smash Smash Festival provides cause to celebrate in Slovenia

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The Park Casino and Hotel has reported Konami’s Smash Smash Festival, first introduced in the Nova Gorica venue in October 2017, has performed “above and beyond expectations.” Originally marking the first installation by Konami of the linked progressive title in Slovenia, the ten months following the launch have seen significant performance increases for the HIT Group hotel and casino. “We’re focused...

Novomatic posts double-digit revenue growth after US and Europe expansion

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Following several noteworthy acquisitions and expansion into European regulated territory Novomatic has reported revenue for the first half of 2018 jumped 12.6 percent to $1.6bn. The gaming technology company stated earnings for the period rose 11.6 percent to $369.6m after six months of focused company growth. “This pleasing result confirms our strategy of consolidating our market leadership in existing markets and...

Casino licence tender for Hellinikon IR finally ready for takeoff

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A number of major operators are reported to be interested in the licence to develop a casino as part of the €8bn Hellinikon project in Athens. Five major gaming operators have expressed interest in the casino licence at the former site of the Ellinikon International Airport in Athens following pre-tender consultations with potential investors by the national regulator. The Hellenic Gaming...

Five operators appeal Andorran licence tender

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The operators have launched individual appeals to challenge the Andorran Gaming Control Board's decision to award Andorran firm Jocs SA the licence for the microstate’s first casino. Five of the operators which participated the tender for Andorra's first casino licence have launched an appeal against the outcome. Andorra-based Jocs SA won the tender to build and operate the principality's first casino,...

Fempex lends its backing to Extremaduran IR bill

Extremadura
The Extremaduran Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Fempex) has lent its backing to a new bill which could open the door for the creation of integrated resorts in the autonomous community. Speaking before Commission of Economy, Infrastructure, Tourism, Industry, and Energy, Francisco Buenavista, president of Fempex stated that the Extremaduran Law for Large Leisure Complexes (Ley Extremeña de Grandes Instalaciones...

Land-based casino industry engages with key topics for future development in Europe at annual forum in Monaco

Monaco
Promoting equal career opportunities and tackling money laundering were the key issues at the annual industry forum organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer at the Casino de Monte-Carlo and Hôtel Hermitage…

Aruze Gaming expands gaming licenses to Cyprus and Greece

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Aruze Gaming America, Inc. has announced that on May 15th, 2018, the Cyprus National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission granted the firm a certificate to operate and supply gaming machines in the Republic of Cyprus Integrated Casino Resort and its subsidiaries. Additionally, on April 27th, 2018, Hellenic Gaming Commission approved Aruze to operate as a gaming related contractor in...

Jocs SA receives approval for Andorra casino

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Jocs SA has beaten Genting to Andorra’s first land-based casino, despite the local firm’s bid coming almost $150m under that of its multinational rival. Jocs SA will build and operate Andorra’s new casino following a bidding process which saw the disqualification of international operator Genting’s rival $164.6m bid. The successful $17.5m, four-storey, 4000 sq mt proposal from the local gambling information...

Currency depreciation hits Codere despite European growth

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Codere has reported first quarter 2018 revenue of $458.4m, a 5.4 percent fall from $477.6m achieved during the same period last year. The Spanish casino and bingo operator attributed the drop in performance to a decline across Latin American operations. The figures were “driven by an adverse evolution of most local currencies and the US dollar versus the euro,” said a...

Casino Campione reaffirms commitment to SC Advance

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With nearly all 816 slots at Casino Campione utilising SC Advance, the venue has recently signed a long-term Preferred Partnership Agreement with CPI. Italy's Casino Campione has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to CPI's SC Advance by signing a Preferred Partnership Agreement with the company. “This agreement means a great deal to CPI, and I’d like to thank the entire team at...

Smash Smash Festival ‘top hit’ at Casinò Campione d’Italia

Casino Smash Smash Festival
Europe’s largest casino is celebrating the popularity surrounding Konami’s Smash Smash Festival linked games, launched at the lakeside venue last December. “The Smash Smash Festival games have been a big success from day one,” said Roberto Bernasconi, head of slot & tables technicians at Casinò Campione d'Italia. “In fact, performance volume on the machines is far and beyond average for...

Scientific Games signs five-year contract with German lottery

Scientific Games signs five-year contract with German lottery
Scientific Games has won a new five-year contract from Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH to provide lottery instant games and its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for instant game management in the southwest German state of four million residents.   Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and Scientific Games have grown the Lottery's instant product sales nearly 382 percent since the Cooperative Services Program launched 10 years ago....

SG Digital in recruitment drive for Polish-based tech hub

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The SG Digital division of Scientific Games is set to open a remote development centre in Krakow, Poland, during the first quarter of 2018. The new development centre will drive the division’s growth as it leads the industry in digital gaming, lottery and sports, the company said in a statement. The office, to be staffed by over 100 new product-focused...

Casino di Campione looks to ward off forced bankruptcy

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With municipal-owned Casino Campione d’Italia facing an involuntary bankruptcy petition, the municipality’s mayor is proposing to cut municipal staff salaries in a last ditch attempt to stave off closure.   The municipal casino posted a deficit of CHF8m ($8.3m) for the first time in 2012, and since then its losses have increased to more than CHF39m. The property’s 2016 balance sheet showed...

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