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Sheriff Gaming Certificate Suspended By Alderney 11 Sep, 2013

Alderney’s gambling regulators have suspended the certificate of Dutch online casino supplier Sheriff Gaming, weeks after it was linked to a multi-million euro money laundering ring in the Netherlands.

Deutsche Telekom Betting Deal A ‘Good Fit’ 10 Sep, 2013
The chief executive of Austrian bookmaker Tipp3 said its potential stake sale to T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom to expand into German sports betting would be a “really good fit” for both companies.
Battle Of The Brands As William Hill Takes Sportingbet In Spain 05 Sep, 2013

William Hill faces a tough task to win market share from bet365 and Bwin.Party in Spain after the bookmaker opted to absorb Sportingbet’s Spanish business, but drop the well-known Miapuesta brand, according to experts.

Novomatic’s UK, Italian Acquisitions Boost Sales But Dent Profits 03 Sep, 2013

Novomatic’s buying spree in the UK and Italy swelled revenues to €818m in the first half of 2013 but also contributed to a 40 percent plunge in net income.

At the Brink, Codere Battles To Avoid Bankruptcy 27 Aug, 2013

Spanish gaming firm Codere has less than three weeks left to strike a deal with bondholders as it seeks to avoid bankruptcy and the loss of key Mexican and Italian gaming licences.

Betting Tie-Ups Become A Football Fixture 23 Aug, 2013

The rush of deals as transfer deadline approaches was matched in the football and betting sponsorship arena as both Paddy Power and SBOBet inked further tie-ups for the new English Premiership season.

Greek Officials Have ‘Underperformed’ On VLTs, Online Gambling 22 Aug, 2013

Greece’s government and gambling regulator have failed OPAP by taking so long to clarify rules for video lottery terminals (VLTs) and online gambling, according to a former Greek privatisation secretary.

UK Treasury’s £300m Tax Plans Leave Operators With Tough Battle 16 Aug, 2013

Operators face an “uphill battle” to persuade Chancellor George Osborne to lower his planned 15 percent levy on online gambling after the government released proposals to raise £300m in tax from the industry.

In Hot Weather Rank Snaps Up Cold Casino Licences 16 Aug, 2013

Rank Group has moved to tighten its grip on the UK casino market after its London casinos and newly-acquired Gala estate helped it beat analyst expectations for full-year profits.

German Tax, Uncertainty Squeezes Mybet Earnings 15 Aug, 2013

Germany’s Mybet is slashing costs and tearing up its forecast of any positive earnings this year amid the regulatory turmoil in Germany.