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Tag: Europe

Fempex lends its backing to Extremaduran IR bill

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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

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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

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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...

Merkur Gaming signals growth across Europe

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Merkur Gaming has reported growth in several markets. Last year, chief executive Athanasios ‘Sakis’ Isaakidis and his team succeeded in further strengthening the company’s position in a number of markets and also in tapping important new sales markets.   The company has since expanded its presence in major casino markets and was above all able to further consolidate its market position in...

CasinoFlex Systems signs major deal with PEJ in Spain

CasinoFlex Systems International has appointed PEJ (Productos Electronicos del Juego) from Barcelona, Spain, as its distribution and service partner in Spain representing a 'major breakthrough' in the Spanish gaming market.   This agreement enables CasinoFlex Systems to serve a further key gaming market and respond to the enquiries from Spanish gaming operators who wish to make use of the systems advantages...

Merkur Gaming bring innovation to Horecava

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Horecava, one of the largest gastronomy fairs in the Netherlands, saw a key presentation of the latest gaming machine innovations from Gauselmann Amsterdam. The Horecava fair takes place regularly in early January at the RAI’s large exhibition centre in Amsterdam and this year saw more than 60,000 visitors and around 600 exhibitors attended the show in nine exhibition halls showcasing...

Gaming Standards Association Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration at ICE 2018

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The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is marking 20 years of bringing vital standards to the gaming industry. In fact, companies that supply 70 percent of the global gaming marketplace are or have been involved in GSA, and the organization’s award-winning standards are in use around the world, driving the industry to innovation and growth.   Now GSA will be on stand...

Entertasia opens new studio in Latvia to mark 15-year anniversary

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Entertasia (EA) celebrates 15 years of outstanding success in the Live Dealer software industry and announces the opening of its new Live Dealer studio in Latvia, the first Asian-owned and -designed live dealer studio in Europe, the company claims.   A spokesperson for EA commented, “Over the past 15 years, our success has been built on three strong pillars, our passion...

Industry calls on Irish government to lay its regulatory cards on the table

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The gaming industry of Ireland is urgently in need of updated regulation contends GLAI director David Hickson, however another year has gone by with scant progress on the issue.   Another year has rolled round with little progress on Ireland’s new casino legislation, with the Gambling Control Bill 2013 left in political purgatory following repeated delays. The bill, drafted by Alan Shatter...

Dench eGaming Solutions enters Latvian market with Klondaika

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Dench eGaming Solutions, a B2B turnkey gaming platform, has entered the Latvian regulated online gaming market through a partnership with land-based casino operator Klondaika.   The group operates 29 slot rooms across the country and a casino in Riga. Under the agreement, Dench will supply Klondaika with its Dench Core gaming platform and the fully automated marketing instrument Giselle, with the offering...

Cirsa lodges two proposals in Andorra casino bid

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The Cirsa Group has announced it has put forward two bids for the casino licence now available in the Principality of Andorra.   The deadline to submit offers to manage the single Andorran casino ended on the 31 October and the bidding process is being organised by the Andorran Gaming Control Board (CRAJ). Cirsa stated: “For 15 years, and especially since the...

SUZOHAPP Bill-to-Bill™ and MFL® tested by European Central Bank

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Two products in the SUZOHAPP range were last month recognised for their security by the European Central Bank (ECB): the Bill-to-Bill™ banknote recycler and the MFL® banknote validator.   The ECB is focused on the fight against counterfeiting through law enforcement, technical analysis and judicial cooperation, stressing the importance of installing only acceptance and control systems certified annually on every piece...

SUZOHAPP Bill-to-Bill™ and MFL® tested by European Central Bank

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Two products in the SUZOHAPP range were last month recognised for their security by the European Central Bank (ECB): the Bill-to-Bill™ banknote recycler and the MFL® banknote validator.   The ECB is focused on the fight against counterfeiting through law enforcement, technical analysis and judicial cooperation, stressing the importance of installing only acceptance and control systems certified annually on every piece...

Greek government aims to vote on casino reforms in January

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Athens is looking to vote on new gambling reforms this January but will they be a game changer in terms of spurring investment?   The Greek government is expected to vote on new reforms to the country's gambling legislation this January, with initial reports suggesting that the casino bill has the necessary political support required for passage. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos...

Summit Ascent hits back against new legislation

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Tigre de Cristal’s operator, Summit Ascent, has reportedly expressed reservations about its future in the Primorye region given Russia’s increasingly heavy-handed approach to taxation.   In late November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation that doubled taxes on Russian gaming operators, with further tax hikes on the cards until 2020, by which time rates will have risen tenfold. On 4 December, Russian...

Eurocoin Group celebrates opening of 11th European office in Athens

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Eurocoin has expanded its already extensive European footprint with the opening of a new Greek E-Service office in Athens.   Situated in Athens, the technical service and support operation raises the total number of offices which operate under the Eurocoin Group umbrella to 11, underlining the company’s commitment to provide a fully integrated support service which meets the demands and nuances...

Karjala Kasino rebrands, launches Karelian language option

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  Karjala Kasino has announced that Swedish and Norwegian players as well as Karelian-speaking customers can now enjoy a “completely localised experience” at the online casino.   “Karjala Kasino was rebranded and given a completely new look and content in the start of November,” Karjala Kasino CEO Adnan Maslo said. “We have added local Karelian dialect and based on previous demand, we...

NOVOMATIC opens the Grand Casino ADMIRAL Zagreb in Croatia

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In the Croatian capital, the NOVOMATIC Group has opened the Grand Casino ADMIRAL Zagreb.   The modern Las Vegas-style complex comprises the ADMIRAL Hotel, Grand Casino ADMIRAL and Sports Bar, as well as a restaurant and café. During the opening celebrations on 13 October, NOVOMATIC brand ambassador and triple F1 Champion Niki Lauda cut the ribbon in front of a...

Interblock announces 20-Seat Diamond Stadium at Merit Royal Hotel & Casino

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Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader Interblock has made a placement of a Diamond Stadium at Merit Royal Hotel & Casino in Cyprus.   The deal is an extension of Interblock’s current Organic Roulette product offerings on the casino floor bringing the casino’s Interblock footprint to 41 seats. Mr. Bojan Dreven, regional sales manager for Interblock EU,...

Storm International set to bring luxury brand to Latvia

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Russian casino operator Storm International is to open a branch of its Shangri La Casinos in Riga in October, becoming the fourth casino in the Latvian capital.   The new opening, also the fourth in the company’s Shangri La stable, will be located in the Kempinski Riga Hotel in the centre of the city, close to Riga International airport. Targeting a high-end...

Tom Horn Gaming to showcase slots at Riga Gaming Congress as a sponsor

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Tom Horn Gaming is set to showcase its slots at the forthcoming Riga Gaming Congress, taking place at the Bellevue Park Hotel on 12 October.   The supplier is also a silver sponsor of the event, which hopes to highlight the very best the gambling industry has to offer, including online and land-based casinos, bookmaking, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and...

EiG taxation and regulation panel asks what’s next for Europe?

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Delegates attending the forthcoming EiG (Arena Berlin: 30 October – 1 November) will be given direct access to a panel of gaming experts and regulators who will be providing their analysis of changes to the taxation and licensing landscape across key European jurisdictions including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Malta, Poland and Romania.   The influential EiG panel, moderated by...

Europe Round-Up

A glance at the Dutch crackdown on international operators, a new smoking slot room in France and an upcoming resort in Cyprus.
In the Netherlands, legislators have upheld the gaming regulator, Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA), right to impose significant fines on foreign online gambling providers that offer their services and products to players in the country without possessing a local licence. On 13 July, the District Court in The Hague ruled that the KSA possesses the legal authority to levy fines against international...

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