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Danske Spil’s H1 Revenue Declines



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Danske Spil, the state-controlled gaming operator in Denmark, has witnessed a moderate reduction in its year-on-year gross gaming income in the first half of the year – mainly because of its move to divest its stake in CEGO, a games development studio proved pivotal. The mounting costs also played a part in the decline of the net profit.

The company recorded a revenue for gross gaming for the 6 months to the 30th of June, 2019 totaled DKK2.49 billion (£301.3 million/ €333.9 million/ $367.6 million), down from DKK2.54 million last year.

The company spokesperson said this was because they sold their stake in CEGO to the original owner of the studio and the private equity fund through Equity III. The sale happened towards the end of June, with the company selling off a whopping 60% of the stake they bought in 2014 for a sum that was never disclosed.

With regards to the ongoing operations, income from the lottery division of Danske Lotteri Spil also dropped from DKK1.37 billion to DKK1.24 billion. This is still the company’s major source of income as it what’s been keeping them afloat.

Revenue from the online gaming division of Danske Licens Spil rose from DKK977 million to DKK1.06 billion. However, slot manufacturer business and the gaming hall Elite Gaming offered an extra DKK188.9 million in income, flat year-on-year.

On the other hand, the operator saw their income from Swush fantasy sports business reduce from DKK8.5 million to DKK3.9 million.

Talking about the results, Susanne Mørch Koch, Danske Spil’s chief executive, was of the opinion that the results were okay and expressed satisfaction with the performance in the first quarter. She added that the company was fully committed to improving its digital offering.

Koch specifically mentioned the acquisition of Tivoli Casino, the online casino that is named after the amusement park in Copenhagen, as an important highlight in the time.

“We have succeeded in maintaining the healthy operation of the company and at the same time continuing and intensifying our digital development, which further strengthens Danske Spil’s position with our customers and helps to grow Danske Spil’s market share,” Koch said.

“At the same time, we have completed two large transactions and thus strengthened our core business. Danske Spil took over Tivoli Casino and sold its share of CEGO; a sale that took place on terms that were very satisfactory for Danske Spil and our owners.”

The expenditure at Danke Spil also saw a reduction from DKK1.78 billion in 6 months of 2018 to DKK1.67 billion in 2019. Staff costs increased from DKK136.7 million to DKK148.9 million, while write-downs and depreciation rose from DKK81.5 million to DKK126.1 million

Danske Spil was able to save cost in other areas, with other external expenditure cut from DKK399.7 million to DKK359.9 million.

However, in spite of reduced overall spending, profit before tax reduced from DKK1.16 bilion to DKK1.05 billion, while net profit for that period dropped from DKK928.0 million to DKK872.8 million.

Peter Gæmelke, the operator’s chairman said the results were quite satisfactory.

“We have succeeded in having a solid operation while also making significant changes in the way we do things in Danske Spil,” he went on to explain. “We on the board would like to emphasise that the business has continued its digital transformation, while at the same time focusing on our core business, and remaining the best and most available gaming company in Denmark.”

“I am pleased that we have also taken significant steps in 2019 to ensure that we live up to these goals.”

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EGT Interactive is circling back to Budapest with a special participation at CEEGC



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EGT Interactive is thrilled to announce its consecutive appearance at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards (CEEGC). Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Legal & Compliance at the company, will be once again joining the discussions as one of the speakers at this special event. He will participate in the panel titled “Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions” focusing on the evolution of clearly regulated markets. The targeted jurisdictions are Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia.

Georgi Dimitrov has started his career in EGT Interactive as a legal counsel, with a focus on legal, regulatory and technical compliance matters related to the iGaming industry. He specializes in international gambling regulation and provides guidance on licensing and certification frameworks, policy drafting, and compliance processes. His line of work involves communication with focal stakeholders in the business such as testing labs, regulators and operators. He has background in company structuring, M&A, business and corporate development and extensive expertise in competition law. Recently he became Head of the “Legal and Compliance” department at EGT Interactive.


The event will take place on the 24th of September at Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary.

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Week 38 slot games releases



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Have a look at this week’s latest slot releases!

We begin with another release from Play’n Go, the fun-filled game Mission Cash. The game has its roots in the spy films and TV series of the ‘50s and ‘60s, taking inspiration from classics such as The James Bond Series and The Man from U.N.C.L.E, but also newer titles like Austin Powers and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Realistic Games has added a new 3-reel version of its popular title Fireworks to its ever-growing portfolio of games. Fun Size Fireworks retains the featurewhich has been a proven success with players of the 5-reel version, with a bonus round that is reached when a player gets stacked symbols on each of the 3 reels. A reel will then be randomlyselected and a win of one or more win lines will be achievedoffering the player a maximum jackpot ofx250 their starting stake.

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Yggdrasil is under starter’s orders to release its latest slot, Racing Lovers, with players invited to saddle up for their biggest thrill ride yet as they chase the championship trophy for huge rewards. Ladies and gents, hold onto your hats as the starting gates open and the racing begins in this new immersive slot set in the fastest course of them all.

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Microgaming has launched its latest online slot Tweethearts, developed exclusively by Just For The Win. Set in a colourful paradise, nesting love birds bring their feathered mystique to this exciting five-reel, 17-payline slot. Players entering the beautiful jungle of paired-up parrots will find the Double Lucky Line, present throughout the game, perched on the middle row across all five reels. When double symbols land on the Double Lucky Line, they are counted as two symbols for any winning combinations or free spin symbols.

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Stick ‘Em, a 5×4 video-slot follows Canny the Can on an adventure which includes features such as sticky win spins, free spins with high paying symbols and an exciting bonus wheel with three levels of progression! Marcus Codes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming commented:“We’re delighted to release our very first slot today after being exclusive with Leo Vegas for the past 2 weeks. We have seen fantastic numbers and feel Stick Em will be a great hit within the industry. There is more to come from Hacksaw, this is just the beginning.”

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Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has announced the Swedish release of its Viking Glory online slot via an exclusive partnership with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

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Kindred Group has partnered with Play’n GO in an exclusive release of Troll Hunters 2, the sequel to the record-breaking first chapter of the Troll Hunters saga. “Kindred has recently invested heavily in the quality of their exclusive games. We believe that product quality is ultimately what customers will recognize and value. This is what will set us apart from the competition and lead the way forward in casino,” Ale Rallo, Games Development Manager of Kindred Group said.

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Sports Betting Bill of Michigan Moves Forward



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A sports betting bill would allow organised sports betting in Michigan casinos and online was passed out of a state house committee. State Representative Brandt Iden of Kalamazoo is sponsoring the legislation.

“Because this is already going on in the market place so we can protect those people who want to play and want to play legally, and we can, you know, make the state a little bit of money, which I think is also a positive,” Iden said.

Iden hopes the bill continues to make its way through the legislature and onto Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk before Superbowl season.

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