European News

  • Gauselmann buys WestSpiel Group

    By Casino International on July 22, 2021
    Following the Europe-wide tender procedure for the sale of the corresponding company shares, Gauselmann Spielbanken Beteiligungs GmbH has been awarded the contract for the acquisition of WestSpiel Group. On July 20, 2021, Gauselmann Spielbanken GmbH and NRW.BANK signed the company purchase agreement for the acquisition and sale of WestSpiel Group. The shares in WestSpiel Group have so far been held […]
  • Caesars UK bought by new gaming entity

    By Casino International on July 22, 2021
    In a surprise move, Caesars UK has been bought by two private equity firms, it is emerging. Sources have revealed to Casino International that the purchase – the details of which are still sketchy – was completed on July 16th, to a newly-formed entity called Metropolitan Gaming. The new company was formed by US investment firms Silverpoint Capital and Lancer […]
  • UK BGC welcomes Snapchat gambling ad opt-out option

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    The Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the news that the ability to opt out of gambling advertising is now available to Snapchat users in the United Kingdom. The BGC and Snap have been working closely over the past year and, with this move, Snap hopes to give consumers more control over the advertisements they see. This is in addition […]
  • Superbet to acquire Belgium’s Napoleon Sports & Casino

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    Superbet, a pan-European betting and gaming business, has agreed to acquire Belgium’s Napoleon Sports & Casino, subject to closing. The acquisition will see the purchase of 100% shares of Napoleon Sports & Casino to augment Superbet Group’s recent growth and global ambitions. The acquisition offers a compelling strategic and financial rationale for Superbet as the company expands across Europe and […]
  • FSB and Rubik team up in new initiative

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    FSB Technology and Rubik Talent have formed a partnership to develop technology skills and promote the careers of graduates from underrepresented groups within the iGaming industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Rubik will build a technology graduate programme to attract a diverse workforce through the Rubik Academy. Education will focus on iGaming fundamentals including Sportsbook & Online Casino Management. […]
  • iGB Live! registrations rise to 109% of 2019 figure

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    Support for September’s co-located iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam continues to grow, with the latest data released by organisers Clarion Gaming confirming that registration numbers are tracking 109% ahead of figures for the same stage in the 2019 campaign. The data, which covers the period up to Friday, 9 July (some 11 weeks ahead of the doors opening at […]
  • SG celebrates entrance into Ukraine

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    Scientific Games has launched its industry-leading products into the Ukraine market, with an extensive and world-renowned product set including Electronic Gaming Machines (EGM’s), Tables and Progressive Jackpot Products. Scientific Games has deployed products to some of the country’s most high-profile casinos including Slots City, Storm Ukraine and Billionaire Casino, with more on the horizon. Its entry to the market brings […]
  • Grosvenor in ‘upskill’ employee drive

    By Casino International on July 16, 2021
    The Grosvenor Casinos Gaming Academy is a six-week programme that teaches non-gaming team members how to deal some of the most popular casino games including Blackjack, Poker and Roulette. As part of Grosvenor’s commitment to safer gambling, the Academy seeks to educate team members about the importance of ensuring that guests are playing responsibly at all times. Safer gambling is […]
  • BGC condemns Scots government casino curfew blow

    By Casino International on July 14, 2021
    UK industry body The Betting and Gaming Council has expressed its dismay at the Scottish Government’s 11th-hour decision to impose a midnight curfew on the country’s casinos. In an unexpected development, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the move as she confirmed Scotland was moving to Level 0 Covid restrictions from July 19. Under the new regime, all of Scotland’s hospitality […]
  • Casino ADMIRAL Helmond opens in the Netherlands

    By Casino International on July 14, 2021
    Casino ADMIRAL Helmond is the 7th Casino ADMIRAL venue in the Netherlands since Casino ADMIRAL Hoofddorp premiered in 2015. At full capacity, the casino is able to host guests at 190 player positions, making it the largest casino in the region. Currently though, due to COVID-19 restrictions and strict safeguarding protocols, capacities are limited to allow for the necessary social […]