EGB will take place on April 22-23, 2009 in Budapest
(Hungary).- For the fifth year running, the European Gambling Briefing 2009 (EGB), organized by Clarion Gaming, will provide a dedicated forum for gaming operators, lawyers, legal councils, governments and regulators.
Penalties will be from six months to three years
(Italy).- Italian government has included a series of points in the text of a community law on Internet gaming that aims to harden the existing regulations for casinos and online betting center, as well as for its users, which could end in prison if they enter to illegal sites.
Players are able to qualify online via the bwin site
(Italy).- WPT Enterprises informed this week that it will partner with bwin Interactive Entertainment to create the first ever WPT tournament in Italy.
The Director of Business Development was speaker in the conference
(Spain).- This week it took place in Hotel Intercontinental in Madrid the session Online Gambling in Spain-A regulatory update, a summit organized by Legal Link, Gaming Intelligence and Gambling Compliance, whose aim is to inform about the Spanish regulatory situation in the online gaming business.
"G4 Organic Sic-bo Dice" has been installed in Slovenian casinos
(Slovenia).- The Park, Casino & Hotel invites casino guests to play the popular sic-bo game – for the first time available in Slovenian arcades and gaming lounges.
There are currently 549 gambling establishments in the city
(Russia).- A ban on casino gambling in Moscow, effective of July 1, is forcing club owners to re-invent their businesses. Many are considering a switch to poker, which is classified as a sport in Russia.
Revenues were up 50 % for the period
(Italy).- Lottomatica’s 50 % year-over-year revenue spike in its fourth quarter provided a boost to its full year results. The Italian lottery and betting company posted full-year revenues of 2.06 billion euros - up more than 24 %.
G4 Organic Card Blackjack
(Slovenia).- The Kongo Hotel & Casino became the first arcade in Slovenia to install electromechanical blackjack, called G4 Organic Card Blackjack.
(Sweden).- Svenska Spel is now launching yet another tool to help players to pace themselves when playing poker at svenskaspel.se. Spelstatus shows players how much they have won or lost on total in poker since starting to play the game at the company’s website.
It reached nearly us$ 845 million
(Switzerland).- The gross gaming revenue for Swiss casinos went back under one billion francs in 2008, with us$ 845.1 million, dropping 2.7% as compared with the previous financial year.