Annual review: UKGC reported more violations in 2021 than usual

Ein Gerichts-Holzhammer liegt neben einem hölzernen Euro.

2021 seems to have been the year of competitions: which gaming regulator has handed out the most penalties? According to a new report, the UKGC has handed out significantly more penalties this year than last year. But the Swedish gambling supervisory authority has also punished a relatively large number of violations. The UKGC has more than 30 million euros in fines in 2021… (read more)

Gauselmann determines new location for WestSpiel Casino

An einem Roulettetisch sitzen mehrere Spieler, die gerade ihren Einsatz tätigen.

The whirlwind surrounding the sale of WestSpiel Casinos lasted for many months, if not years. For a long time it was discussed whether WestSpiel should be sold at all. Originally it was said that the company did not make enough profit. Although this changed, the go-ahead was given for sales. Gauselmann did not unexpectedly have the bidding process… (read more)

Ireland: New gambling law provides for high penalties

Drei Spielfiguren-Männer stehen vor einer gefüllten Geldbörse. Ein Männlein zieht an einem 100-Euro-Schein.

In Ireland are online Casinos still not regulated. This means that online gambling is still illegal in this country. But that should change next year at the latest, as the current gambling law is being revised. Online casinos will also be included in the new law, but if they do not comply with the new regulations, they will be… (read more)

Sweden: Casino will be in Trotting track built

Eine leere Trabrennbahn.

In the end, sports betting and games of chance like roulette, poker and slots can be seen as competition to each other. On the other hand, there are many gambling fans who like to play all kinds of gambling games. Seen in this way, it seems logical that a casino should be built as a supplement to a trotting track in Sweden. The trotting course Aktiebolaget Trav… (read more)

Entain does not go to DraftKings

Ein leeres Fußballstadion, in dem weder Spieler noch Zuschauer vorhanden sind.

A few weeks ago the announcement was published that DraftKings would be interested in Entain. The former would have offered the second-named company several billion US dollars, which the group wanted to pay with both cash and shares. As surprising as the offer was made at the time, DraftKings withdrew its offer. The takeover negotiations between Entain and DraftKings are… (read more)

Sylt loses popular casino

Außenansicht des Casinos Westerland auf Sylt.

Sylt will be over in a few days a famous attraction poorer: The casino on Sylt will be closed at the end of October. The casino was originally supposed to close its doors at the end of the year. This marks the end of a 70-year era, which is not only regretted by casino fans. The hope of a casino somewhere else on… (read more)

Bally Wulff secures machine operators

Ein Spielautomat, der im Moment den Spieler mit einem Jackpot begeistert.

Many gambling fans know Bally Wulff and appreciate the games they create very much. However, this company is not only known for its online slots - it also makes slot machines that are placed in restaurants and arcades. Now the company has come up with something to protect its own customers: ABS. What it is… (read more)

Las Vegas: Casino is being built next to the airport

Ein Flugzeug im Landeanflug auf einen per Stacheldraht gesicherten Flughafen.

The heart of Las Vegas exists basically primarily from casinos. Therefore, it is surprising when new casinos are approved again and again. In the current case, however, it is an idea that could attract numerous guests: A casino is to be built next to the international airport. This, of course, raised some concerns. Clark County… (read more)

Belgium: No more gambling advertising

Auf einer Kreidetafel stehen die Worte Marketing Strategy.

More and more countries are taking strict action to combat gambling addiction impede. Gambling advertising is often seen as a risk of addiction, which is why many countries are reducing it drastically. Some European countries have already banned daytime advertising during the corona pandemic and the associated lockdowns. Belgium goes one step further and completely bans gambling advertising. This is… (read more)

Moon casino worth billions planned in Las Vegas

Las Vegas bei Nacht – im Vordergrund läuft ein Sprungbrunnen, im Hintergrund stehen die Casinos.

New casinos are constantly being built, including in Las Vegas. However, the plan that has now been published is something very special that eclipses everything that has gone before: A casino in the shape of the moon is to be built. We would now like to reveal who is behind this plan and what the new casino looks like in detail. For Las… (read more)

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