SHORT REVIEW OF WEEK: GAME INDUSTRY BREAKING NEWS!
13 federal states voted for a state treaty on Gambling of 2021 year. The way to a State Treaty on gambling in Germany seems paved, on this week the Saxon Parliament with Schleswig- Holstein approved a State Treaty on gambling. This means that on the 13th of the 16th federal states have decided a favor of the new law.
Decisions of the Federal states of North Rhine- Westphalia, Saarland and Saxony- Anhalt have not adopted yet.
After parliamentary debate on 1st of March, which was also attended by representatives of the gambing industry, some adjustments were made to the State Treaty on gambling.
Changes in the State Treaty on gambling caused the machines traders from Berlin and East Germany have exchanged ideas at a general meeting. They discussed, in particular a nationwide lockdown and new restrictions for gambling halls.
The employees of Arcade in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are worried about their work, not only of the restrictions related to isolation, but also of the strict rules of the new State Treaty on gambling. The minimal distance of 500 meters between individual objects could lead to the closure of many casinos.
Operators of slot machines should asap ask for juridical advice, as there is a chance to challenge the strict restrictions.
Since 2016, the number of slot machines in Berlin has decreased from 584 to 222. Industry representatives warn that the closure of regulated slot machines endangers the channel’s mandate, so players can turn to illegal gambling providers.
The amusement arcades in Saar will reopen soon.
Saar Prime Minister Tobias Hans announced the easing of isolation restrictions. Attractions in Saarland will also be open from April 6th. A negative PCR result is a required condition.
Matricide due the gambling addiction: Life imprisonment for a Paderbon woman.
On Monday, the Paderborn District court sentenced a woman from Borchen near Paderborn for life imprisonment. Reportedly that a 48 years old woman brutally killed her 76 years old mother due the inheritance. The woman needed money to pay off her gambling debts.
The German tech giant TeamViewer sponsors Manchester United.
The German software company TeamViewer will sponsor British Premier League club Manchester United this upcoming season. The stock market did not look earnestly as the share price fell by 8% after the announcement.
A new law project on gambling for Austria must be presented in the spring of this year. The new game law is confusing operators. Auraria is currently in the process of reforming its gaming legislation. So now the owners of tobacco shops and stalls also fear economic problems, because reforms in the gambling business should also include tax increases and new regulation of gambling in Austria could lead to a ban on advertising. The sport clubs are also concerned that this could rob them of sponsorship income.
Switzerland’s search engines warn against gambling advertisements.
After online gambling ads were allowed in 2019, there has been a dramatic increase, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Both the increase and the content of advertisements can pose a threat to addicted players.
United Kingdom: Bookmakers place recor bets at Cheltenham Festival 2021.
Even if fans could not attend the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, the bookies have had great success. According to Scientific Games information, the OpenSports platform saw a 53% increase in betting over the previous year.
The COVID-19 damage is unpaid: Caesars is suing insurance companies.
Gambling group Caesars Entertainment wants to sue several insurance companies. The company did not receive any payments for damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although insurance was issued for all risks.
2021 World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry meets Jimmy White in the qualifier.
Two old rivals Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry will compete against each other in the 2021 World Snooker Championship qualifiers at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
Research by French gambling regulator Autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ) shows that French people played more in online casinos during the pandemic, this is directly related to isolation.
Greece is using a gambling tax to subsidize professional sports.
The Greek Ministry of Finance has decided to channel part of the gambling tax on amateur and professional sports. It reports that the beneficiaries are football, basketball, volleyball, water polo and handball teams that are facing economic hardship due the pandemic.
Denmark blocks 55 illegal gambling sites.
The Denmark gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has blocked 55 websites. This was also confirmed by the court. Reportedly, Online casino operators offered sports betting and casino games without license.
Investment Giant Blackstone is offering 8 billion dollars to Crown Resorts.
The American investment group Blackstone wants to acquire Crown Resorts and has offered a purchase price in the amount of 8 billion australian dollars. The Crown’s leader has confirmed receipt of the proposal and now wants to familiarize with it.
The United Kingdom is weakening restrictions in Horse Racing.
British gaming giant Entain will acquire Swedish company Enlabs for approximately 363.9 million euros ( around 5.12 euro per one share ) . The deal is expected to be completed at the end of the month.
Betting and gambling council members ( BGC ) BetVictor, Kindred Group, 888 Holdings and Betway want to support British Greyhound Racing Fund ( BGRF ) with 1 million pounds. These funds will be sent to charitable and honest projects.
Netherlandish Gambling Authority is ready to license 35 online casinos.
The Netherlandish Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit ( KSA ) has announced that it intends to give license for 35 online gaming offerings this year.
YGAM: has started a new project against gambling addiction for ethnic minorities.
Spain: Real Madrid plans to open a casino at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Spanish football club Real Madrid wants to place a casino at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. It is planned that game object will bring the club an average of about 120 million euros per year.
The problem of sexism in competitive sports.
A poll by Suedwestrundfunk of 719 female athletes showed that there are still divisions between men and women in top-class sports. Women received lower salaries than their male colleagues. The training is also not adaptive to the needs of the athletes.
“Game House” in Rome as a meeting place for E-sportsmen.
A “ Gambling House” will open in Rome in a few weeks. The goal is to create a meeting place for professional players where they can train and share experiences together. The Italian company S-Sport Mkers is responsible for the opening.
Lottoland will be public?
According to reports Lottoland planning to enter the London stock exchange for strengthen its position in the market. Among other things, provider operates secondary lotteries which are prohibited in Germany.