According to José Angel Biel, VP of the government
(Spain).- The plenary session of the Government of Aragon will approve the Law of Leisure Centers of High Capacity, which will launch Gran Scala’s project, on June 25, said in a press conference VP of the Government, José Angel Biel.
Parliament overrode presidential veto of bill to temporarily ban gambling
(Ukraine) - Ukrainian lawmakers have passed a law that would ban all gambling until special zones for casinos are set up. The bill was initially adopted last month after a gambling-hall fire killed nine people. It called on the government to set up special areas where gambling could take place.
Its CEO said that the threat of cut off had been exaggerated by the media
(Italy).- Microgame has dismissed recent media speculation that the company was to be removed from the Italian regulatory network after successfully appealing against a decision by the country’s regulatory authority, AAMS (Administrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato).
Which has been signing up licencees in large numbers in recent years
(Malta).- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission is about to change its licensing cost structure for companies licensed in the jurisdiction. The AGCC currently operates a 70,000 euros annual flat rate for operators and suppliers licensed on the island.
It paid 27.2 million euros for the controlling stake in Sportsbet
(Ireland / Australia).- Irish online gaming provider Paddy Power has agreed to buy Australian International All Sports Limited after acquiring a 51 % stake in one of the nation’s largest corporate bookmakers, Sportsbet Party Limited, last month.
Until December 31, 2011 it will not be granted any operating license
(Spain).- The Governing Council of Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha at its meeting held on last May 19, has adopted an agreement that allows the planning of operating licenses for gaming machines type B (AWP machines).
As none of the four zones are ready to start operating next July 1
(Russia).- The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has prepared a letter to Prime Minister Putin with a request to reconsider the law on the creation of separate gambling zones in the country as none of the four zones are ready to start operating on July 1, as the law stipulates.
Scheduled for September 10 to 13
(Hungary).- Leading industry publisher iGaming Business has signed a deal with PartyGaming Group that will see the online casino operator serve as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Budapest Affiliate Conference.
At their annual vendor assessment
(Switzerland).- Grand Casino Bern recently announced its decision to award Eurocoin top marks at their annual vendor assessment. Nathalie Redon, Divisional Sales Manager for Eurocoin is the account director for The Grand Casino Bern and was delighted with the recognition Eurocoin had received.
The firm will unveil its new brand at the European Lotteries Congress
(Turkey).- In order to capitalise on the convergence of lottery and online gaming industries across the world, Lottomatica subsidiary Gtech has re-branded its New Media & Sports Betting division and officially launched G2, the new name for its interactive gaming and sports betting services.