Genting appoints new interactive chief

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Genting appoints new interactive chief Tags: Online Gambling 3rd September 2018 | By contenteditor Ex-Betsson executive has been hired as company investigates opportunities in Europe Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Genting Casinos has appointed Jeremy Taylor as interactive managing director, with the ex-Betsson executive set to assess opportunities for the company across the European market.Formerly group marketing director at Betsson, Taylor will spearhead Genting’s plans for its interactive casino and sports brands from a new Malta headquarters.Genting Casinos UK is one of Britain’s largest casino operators and has bought, refurbished and built brand new premises to offer premium casino gaming and entertainment. The Genting Group launched its first online casino in 2008 while the Genting Bet sportsbook was launched in 2013.With a portfolio that includes the GentingCasino.com and GentingBet.com online and mobile gaming brands, Genting Casino is undergoing a site transformation to deliver a mobile-first product for UK – and soon to be European – casino customers.Concerning Genting’s plans for Europe, Taylor (pictured) told iGamingBusiness.com on his first day in his new role today (Monday): “I will be looking at each regulated market opportunity on a case-by-case basis.”Genting’s affiliate team will also be migrating to Malta to oversee the management of Genting Affiliates.Taylor added: “Malta is a tier-one gaming jurisdiction and on the island you’ll find some of the best European iGaming talent. It’s the best fit for Genting Interactive to grow our casino and sportsbook marketing and operations over the coming years.”Genting’s Live Dealer Casino operations include two live table feeds from its own Resorts World Birmingham and Manchester Casinos. From September, GentingCasino.com will be adding a live feed directly from the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, London.Mark Sergeant, group managing director of Genting Casinos UK, said in a statement: “We have seen the incremental value generated through our online casino and sportsbook brands and are now ready to push forward into the next phase of our evolutionary growth.“As retail casino experts, we needed a heavyweight online and mobile gaming executive to lead the interactive business. Jeremy is the ideal man for the job and we’re looking forward to seeing the business grow under his leadership from our new Maltese base.” Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Southern Europe Malta Topics: Casino & games Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

RP Darmstadt to halt online casino blocking orders

first_img Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body responsible for licensing and prohibition under the third State Treaty on Gambling, looks set to develop transitional regulations rather than pursuing enforcement action against online casino and poker operators.  Casino & games Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines 22nd June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Poker Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter RP Darmstadt to halt online casino blocking orders The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body responsible for licensing and prohibition under the third State Treaty on Gambling, looks set to develop transitional regulations rather than pursuing enforcement action against online casino and poker operators.This follows a test court case brought by an operator, challenging a prohibition order issued by the Regional Council.Proceedings were suspended at the request of both the Council and the plaintiff, with the suspension to be used to develop a transitional framework alongside private gaming operators, according to media association the Deutscher Verband für Telekommunikation und Medien (DVTM). During this suspension, no action may be taken against the operator involved in the case. This effectively sets a precedent for an end to efforts to force online casino and poker operators from the market, with both parties taking into account that licensed operators will be free to offer both products from 1 July, 2021. This was also cited in the operator’s defence by Dr Stefanie Fuchs of Hambach & Hambach, the leading legal specialist on gambling in Germany, who also highlighted concerns that prohibition orders contravene European Union law. A similar case heard in Baden-Württemberg in March this year also resulted in proceedings beting suspended, again largely down to the fact that these products would soon become legal.DVTM chairman Renatus Zilles argued the decision should prompt state authorities to begin work on developing a transitional plan to prepare for the fourth State Treaty on Gambling, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV). However, he added, authorities in states controlled by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) such as Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Brenden, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were actively hindering these efforts. He said these states were “always against an opening of the gambling monopoly, but could not assert themselves with their position, are now blocking the procedure with partly illegal means”. As a result, Zilles continued, a “completely senseless” battle between the industry and the authorities was developing.“This means that companies in the industry lack the necessary legal certainty to plan,” he explained.“We can no longer afford this permanent blockade, because it only helps illegal operators from Asia and the Caribbean, who are not interested in protecting children, consumer protection or addiction prevention and also pay no taxes. That cannot be the intention of politicians.”The Regional Council of Darmstadt announced its first prohibition orders in February this year, with all operators that had not applied for a sports betting licence liable to be targeted. Yet while the passage of the third amended State Treaty was due to see a regulatory framework first developed in 2012 finally come into force, a legal challenge derailed the opening of the sports betting market set out in that legislation. In April, the Darmstadt Administrative Court halted the process to award the country’s federal sports betting licences. The challenger Vierklee, an Austrian sportsbook operator, successfully argued that the licensing process was conducted with a lack of transparancy and discriminated against businesses not already active in the market.However, in May, the council said it would continue processing sportsbook licence applications, after announcing its intention to appeal the court ruling.While Germany’s online gambling market is set to be significantly expanded under the GlüNeuRStV, which was notified to the European Commission in May, operators will still be subject to a number of restrictions.The GlüNeuRStV will see in-play wagering limited to markets on final results and next goalscorer. Online slots, meanwhile, have stakes limited to €1 per spin, and states will have a veto over whether to offer online table games. They will also have the option to hand their lotteries a monopoly for the vertical. Email Addresslast_img read more