Marcelo Ruiz, Director of New Businesses at Egasa XXI
(Spain).- Marcelo Ruiz, Director of New Businesses at Egasa XXI, a company dedicated to entertainment through recreational slots, bingo halls and casinos in several countries, showed his confidence in the future of the Spanish gaming sector. "In Spain we are accustomed to gaming: we have had lotteries since 1700 and we have always made bets.”
According to the Secretary of State for Finance
(Spain).- The data from the two latest quarters of 2012, released by the Secretary of State for Finance, Miguel Ferre, states that online gaming gained in Spain more than us$ 4 billion euros. It is estimated that the global amount of the business that took up this sector was around us$ 4 and us$ 5 billion euros.
The firm offers a portfolio of 60 games and services
(Italy).- Intralot Italia, a subsidiary of Intralot Group in Italy, anounces the launch of its new i-Bingo Platform in the country as part of its strategy to further improve the players’ interactive gaming experience.
Next June 5-6 in Moscow
(Russia).- SLP Services will present its brand new Universal Bookmaker System Wezzet at the main event in the gambling business in Russia and the CIS – RGWeek 2013 in Moscow. This year the exhibition will be devoted to the bookmaking business, which is the only allowed on the entire territory of Russia.
The state to receive substantial payment from the licensee
(Ireland).- Legislation that will allow the sale of the Irish National Lottery licence for an extended 20-year period was passed by the Dáil Éireann. The National Lottery Bill was passed by 90 votes to 42 with Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and a number of Independent TDs opposing the sale of the license.
Around 2% of the population has developed addictive habits
(Sweden).- Sweden is finding itself under increasing pressure from the European Commission and the gambling industry to end its long standing policy of monopolizing gambling and to open up its market to competition from private sector operators.
To strengthen fight against illegal activities
(Spain).- The Spanish regulatory authority Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) said it has studied the arguments posed during the open consultation process with regard to the regulation of exchange betting and online casino games, deciding it is prudent to regulate the forms of play in an effort to strengthen its fight against illegal gambling and money laundering.
It renews company logo, increasing visibility
(Spain).- The Codere Group announced the decision to update and revitalize the corporate brand through a fresh and dynamic image that evolves, bringing the visual identity of Codere close to the new stage that international gaming in going through, while retaining its essence and authenticity. The new design will be phased in during 2013.
Intergame is a key player in the Romanian market
(Romania).- Intergame selects APEX gaming as key gaming machine partner in Romania. Intergame is the Romanian company of Ritzo International that itself operates over 200 gaming clubs across Europe. The company focuses on high quality retail chain operations with strong and consistent branding, customer service and internal controls.
The fund raising initiative takes place from April to September
(Italy).- Intralot Italia, in line with its mission to enhance the quality of life in the community where it operates, will once again support the Telethon Foundation by participating for the second consecutive year in the fund raising initiative “Walk of Life”, which will take place in six Italian cities from April 21st until September 29th.