Europe

Sportradar and KNVB to snuff out match-fixing in Dutch football

Switzerland-headquartered sporting analytics company Sportradar has teamed up with the KNVB, which oversees football in the Netherlands.  Together, the duo will plan to fight against match-fixing in football across the country using several tools.  Details of the deal  Sportradar already has an existing partnership with the KNVB. On top of that, it works closely with …

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Germany’s DSWV rejects calls to ban gambling advertising

The German operator association, the Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), has rejected calls from a state minister to ban gambling advertising in the country. This comes after the State Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) came into force in July, legalizing online casino gaming in the country. In Germany, gambling operators can legally offer poker and slot games via …

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Entain considering $1bn acquisition of Olympic Entertainment to become market leader in the Baltics

The UK-based gambling giant Entain Plc is reportedly preparing for a $1bn (£747.4m/  €890m) takeover of the Estonian operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG). News of Entain’s plans came as Entain announced plans to team up with NBA legend Charles Oakley for a charity initiative last week. Entain reportedly considering an OEG buyout News of Entain’s …

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KSA to monitor 25 sites to make sure Dutch customers are blocked

The Dutch gambling regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced it will monitor 25 gambling websites as part of a new enforcement approach that requires all unlicensed gambling operators to block Dutch customers. This comes after the regulated online Dutch gambling market went live on 1 October. KSA to monitor 25 sites Yesterday, the Dutch regulator …

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Vivaro Wins Sweden Licensing Case

BetConstruct-owned sportsbook and online casino Vivaro has won its appeal against its revoked Swedish gaming licence.  The country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen had chosen to remove the operator’s permit, but the decision was reversed in court.  Why was Vivaro’s licence suspended?  In June 2020, Vivaro received permits to offer sports betting and casino services in Scandinavia’s …

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