Weekend Conversation Corner – 7th of October, 2023

Hello dear readers,

Welcome to the latest edition of our Focus Gaming News Weekend Conversation Corner, a concise exploration of the week’s major headlines that have held the world’s attention.

As we distil the whirlwind of events into a clear and focused summary, we will cover the pivotal stories that have shaped the narrative, influenced policies, and ignited discussions. Join us as we sift through the noise and present a condensed overview of the week’s critical developments, bringing you up to speed on what truly matters in today’s rapidly evolving world.

Stay informed, stay inspired, and keep gaming on. And have a wonderful weekend ahead! 🙂

Fernando Saffores – Founder and CEO at Focus Gaming News

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German gambling regulator launches public information campaign

The German federal gambling regulator, the GGL, has launched a public awareness campaign on online gambling safeguards. The campaign, which was launched on Germany’s national day of action against gambling addiction on September 27, aims to promote information on player protection measures included in the 2021 interstate gambling treaty.

European & North American news

KSA report suggests the Dutch online gambling market is reaching maturity

The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit has reported that the growth of the Netherlands’ regulated online market, which opened in October 2021, is levelling off. The number of active licences to operate on the market has grown from an initial 10 on its launch to 27, following the launch of LeoVegas.

Nevada gaming revenue reaches $1.21bn in August

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that the state’s casinos generated $1.21bn in gaming revenue in August. That’s an increase of 0.07 per cent year-on-year, but 14.3 per cent lower than in July ($1.4bn).

UK advertising watchdog upholds complaints against Hutch Games

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld two complaints against the mobile games developer Hutch Games about the advertising of products that contain loot box mechanisms. Advertising rules require the presence of loot boxes to be flagged in advertising.

Harrah’s Las Vegas celebrates its 50th anniversary

Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel is to celebrate its 50th anniversary this month. The Las Vegas Strip property opened in 1973 as the Holiday Casino and became Harrah’s after casino William F. Harrah acquired it in 1992.

Romanian Parliament to vote on new gambling regulations

The Ministry of Finance has published its draft emergency ordinances including new rules and licence fees for regulated gambling. Licence fees have been revised for the entire sector, and a new rule will require licensees to have a domicile in Romania.