EnergyBet backs out of Polish market

EnergyBet has become the latest online gambling operator to withdraw from Poland. The company will officially halt operations in the country on April 1, with all EnergyBet affiliate partners instructed to remove advertising and promotions focused on the national market before this date. EnergyBet will shut down accounts for Polish residents and return any balances,…

Inspired adds Polish with Fortuna

Inspired has agreed an extended contract with Central European betting operator Fortuna and, as a result, is to commence virtual sports deployment in Poland with its full suite of virtuals in 2017. In a deal that extends to 2019, Fortuna will deploy Inspired’s virtual sports content to more than 200 Polish retail venues and online.…

The gambling market in Poland in 2015

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance has published its annual report  on the gambling law and how it is enforced. The report provides information on the situation of Poland’s gambling market and the legislative and controlling measures taken by the government in order to regulate the market. It also contains…

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Proffesional poker player demanded almost 8 million pounds

The British Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by professional poker player Phil Ivey, who has demanded £ 7.7 million of winnings from the Crockfords casino. Court representatives found that the player’s use of the “edge-sorting” technique during a game of baccarat constitutes fraud. According to Bloomberg.com, Judge Mary Arden said that the player had achieved…

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[Poland] Illegal slot machines to be mapped

The Ministry of Finance has new ideas for clamping down on slot machines: a system allowing citizens to tip off customs officials about machines’ whereabouts, more inspections and social campaigns at petrol networks. On November 16, Chrzanów police, accompanied by customs officials from Krakow, uncovered and secured ten low-stakes slot machines from two outlets in…

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Vietnam would legalize some forms of sports betting

As it works through the process of legalizing specific types of gambling, the government for Vietnam has announced plans to trial some forms of online and land-based sports betting while permitting wagering on horse and dog races. According to a report from the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper, the revelations came as part of the second…

Intralot sells majority state in Peru business

Intralot has sold an 80% stake in its Peru operations to NG Entertainment Peru S.A.C. for $68.7 million (€64.6 million). The company will retain a 20% stake in the business and continue to provide technological services and solutions to its operations. Intralot operates numerical games and sports betting in Peru through a network of 3,700…

[Poland] Work on gambling law to be extended

The Ministry of Finance informed the press that Malta has given a detailed opinion on the planned amendment to the Polish Gambling Act as part of the European Commission notification process. As a result, the suspension of the legislative work on this project has been postponed to November 30, said the ministry. The original term…

I’m not in favour of a state monopoly on gambling

Iwo Bulski spoke to Adam Lamentowicz, CEO of Totolotek S.A, about the current and future situation of the Polish bookmaking market and about directing two companies – in Poland and the Netherlands. Iwo Bulski: TOTOLOTEK was founded over 20 years ago and it is currently one of the biggest bookmaking brands in Poland. You own…

IGT reports Q3 revenue growth, up USD 1.27B

“Strong lottery performance across the world, a larger global installed base, and increased sales of gaming machines drove another quarter of solid revenue and profit expansion,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT (pictured). “IGT’s leadership positions in lottery and gaming machines were evident at the recent gaming and lottery trade shows. The engaging player experiences…

Online gambling leads the way in UK market

Online gambling now accounts for 33% of all betting and gaming in the UK, according to new data from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Between April 2015 and March 2016, online gaming operators generated a gross gambling yield (GGY) of £4.5 billion (€5.3 billion/$5.6 billion). In comparison, the UK National Lottery collected £3.4 billion in…

[Poland] Winnings from bookies to be taxed

The taxation of winnings depends on whether or not the games are organized and conducted by an authorized entity operating within the gambling regulations of a member state of the EU/EEA. Gambing and betting on sports for entertainment is nothing new. In ancient times bets were made at gladiator fights or chariot races. Betting on…

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