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Trustly Payments: Why Should EU Gamblers Switch to It?



Trustly Payments: Why Should EU Gamblers Switch to It?
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Top-notch casino companies aim to create a secure system through which punters can buy their bets. This is especially critical during this era of cybercrime when are conscious of the kind of channels that they send their money through. Due to the high online scams, many people want to conduct their transactions on a system that’s scam-proof. 

There are many payment models that punters can use to buy their bets. However, some of them may not provide an excellent service that may meet the expectations of players. One of the best payment methods through which you can channel your money from the bank account to your casino account is Trustly. Keep reading to discover what Trustly is, how it works, and its pros and cons.


Facts about Trustly Payments

Trustly is a secure and risk-free payment mode that enables you to make a payment from your bank account. Trustly system was created in 2008 and was initially called InstantBank. This payment method is available in found in Europe. 

Trustly works closely with other payment companies like PayPal to offer excellent client experience. Although various clients can use the technique, it mainly works well with online players.


How Does it Work?

Trustly is a unique mode of payment because, as a shopper, you don’t need to register with them to enjoy their services. This means that if the casino site supports Trustly, you don’t move out of the platform when making payments.

When you want to make payment through payment, you’ll see an electronic form where you indicate your bank and how much you want to pay. Having filled out the e-form, provide Trustly with your banking information that it verifies and avails the funds in your casino account.

Trustly works by ensuring that the bettor and the betting platform is are risk-free. Trustly is viewed as a payment mode as opposed to being a website. 

Before you utilize Trustly, it’s critical to check whether your financial institution approves it. Although Trustly is free, you need to find out the amount your lottery website charges when using such payment mode.


Benefits of Using Trustly

The gambling industry is evolving due to technology. Currently, you can log in and start playing your best lottery games because there are several gambling sites with no verification for UK and international players. When using such sites, a payment mode like Trustly becomes critical. Many benefits also accrue as a result of using Trustly. These include:


Secure online payment

In the past, some individuals used to avoid online gaming and shopping due to scams that used to happen when making payment. However, with the emergence of payment methods like Trustly, such fears are no longer there. Trustly is a secure method of making payment online. Just like all banks, Trustly is controlled by Swedish FSA and gamblers don’t have to fear when making their payments.

Security of Trustly is enhanced by the fact that the payment mode doesn’t save your bank details on their system or the casino one.


Quick and convenient payment method

Trustly is designed to provide fast payment with minimal hassles. You can easily transact with any currency at your bank account. Also, you don’t need to have an account with Trustly before you start making your payment through the system. The deposit method doesn’t require any AML procedure, downloading of apps or installation of specific software before you use it.

The method is mobile phone-friendly 

Nowadays, many people use their smartphones to conduct multiple businesses online. Most online gambling sites are also friendly to mobile phones. The good news is that Trustly is also mobile-friendly and bettors can make their payment while using their smartphones.

You can withdraw your prize through Trustly

In case you’ve won a lottery prize, you can withdraw the amount to your bank through Trustly. The system is safe and quick.

No charges

Trustly offers free of charge services. However, the online casino may charge you in case you use the Trustly method of payment.


The Downsides of Trustly

  • Not all banks support the payment mode – There are specific banks that don’t recommend this payment method. If you’ve got an account with such banks, you cannot enjoy the free services offered by Trustly.
  • Few countries have it – Trustly is available in some countries in Europe. It’s not a global payment method. You can’t enjoy the payment solution if you don’t come from such countries.


Alternatives to Trustly

In case you don’t access Trusty, there are other payment modes that you can use. These include: 


PayPal is a solution that enables you to make or receive payment online. You can start enjoying the service when you register your credit card and use your email address as your account. PayPal is secure and used to make transactions at a global level.


Sofort is a solution that enables consumers to make payment. This mode of payment is available in eight countries in Europe. You only need to verify the money that you want to send because other details are already provided. The method is secure as it’s compliant to bank safety regulations.


This is a payment method that enables a person to withdraw money from their bank account. The service is mainly available in Australia and New Zealand. The Poli method is secure as the system doesn’t take sensitive data from you.



There are multiple methods that you can use when buying bets online. The mode you apply depends on your location. This article offers you essential information on some of the payment methods.

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Azerion Announces Proposed Changes to its Supervisory Board



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Since the start of 2022, Azerion has seen a period of significant transformation and growth including its listing on Euronext Amsterdam, the completed sale of the Youda card games portfolio and the recently announced placement of EUR 165 million of senior secured floating rate bonds.

Following their successful stewardship throughout this period, Azerion now announced the decision of Peter Tordoir (Chairman) and Derk Haank to step down from Azerion’s Supervisory Board. Both decisions to step down are expected to take effect as from the date of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be convened as soon as is reasonably practicable to appoint the proposed new Supervisory Board members described below.

As Azerion prepares for the next stage of its growth plan and the business continues to scale into becoming one of Europe’s largest digital advertising and entertainment media platforms, Azerion welcomed Zafer Karataş and Wim de Pundert as proposed new Supervisory Board members. Further details relating to both proposed Supervisory Board members and the arrangements for the EGM are expected to be published shortly. A new Chairperson will be appointed by the Supervisory Board in due course.

Umut Akpinar, CEO of Azerion, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Tordoir and Derk Haank for their invaluable contribution to the success of Azerion and, in particular, during its initial phase as a listed company. We will be pleased to welcome Zafer Karataş and Wim de Pundert as new Supervisory Board members bringing additional commercial, industry and capital markets experience to the Board.”

Background on Proposed New Supervisory Board Members

Zafer Karataş brings extensive experience in Business Management, M&A, Reorganizations and Financial Audit. He is currently Chairman of the Board of technology company MeritGrup and a Supervisory board member of DVA Bilisim and Most Teknoloji.

Wim de Pundert has been active as an investor and entrepreneur since the early 1990s, including through the use of buy and build and market consolidation strategies. De Pundert founded HTP Investments, a shareholder of Azerion, together with Klaas Meertens. He is also a member of the supervisory board of Knaus Tabbert AG, a European manufacturer of caravans and mobile homes listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Entain Provides Update on Current Trading and FY23 Guidance



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Entain plc has provided an update on current trading and FY 2023 guidance, as well as plans to update shareholders on the progress of ongoing actions to accelerate operational performance and drive shareholder value.

Current Trading

Post the summer, Online Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) has been mixed across the Group, but in aggregate, softer than anticipated. Q3 Online NGR growth is now expected to be up high single-digit percent, and down high single digit percent on a proforma basis. Key drivers include:

  • Adverse sporting results impacting sports margins during September
  • Group wide implementation of industry leading safer gambling measures and ongoing regulatory headwinds persisting longer than expected, particularly in the UK
  • Slower growth than expected in Australia and Italy
  • Good underlying Online growth (ex-regulatory impacts) as evidenced by further strong proforma growth in active customers across the quarter
  • Strong performance from recent acquisitions, particularly SuperSport in Croatia
  • Robust performance across Retail

BetMGM in the US continuing to perform well: on track to deliver positive EBITDA in the second half of 2023; FY2023 NGR at the upper end of $1.8-$2.0bn guidance; and the successful rollout of Single Account Single Wallet, as well as online sportsbook enhancements supporting strong start to the NFL season.

Entain now expect Group Online NGR for FY2023 to be up low double-digit percent with proforma NGR down low single digit percent. The company reiterate their expectations for FY2023 EBITDA to be in the range of £1.00bn-£1.05bn supported by robust operational controls.

Actions to Accelerate Operational Strategy and Performance

Over the last three years Entain has undergone a significant strategic transformation, improving the quality of earnings and aligning operations to ensure the Group is positioned as strongly as possible to deliver long term shareholder value.

Alongside the Q3 trading update on 2 November 2023, management will share more detail on how these actions are being implemented to accelerate performance and delivery, including:

  • A comprehensive market review focusing on long-term sustainable organic growth
  • The simplification of Group structures and operations to improve operational leverage and reduce costs
  • A plan for the migration of acquired businesses on to the Group’s industry leading technology platform
  • Optimising our capital allocation priorities
  • Progress on delivery of the Group’s Online EBITDA margin target of 30%

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, said: “We continue to see good underlying growth in our online business and are reiterating our EBITDA guidance for the year despite softer than expected revenue growth in Q3 and the ongoing roll-out of industry-leading safer gambling measures. We continue to attract more customers than ever before to enjoy our products and services. BetMGM remains on track to deliver positive EBITDA in H2 and a full year NGR performance at the top end of our expectations, and we are particularly excited about the product improvements that we are rolling out over the NFL season.

“We have made significant changes to the Group over the last three years. Our focus now is on accelerating the actions we are taking to drive sustainable organic growth, expand our margins, capitalise on the US opportunity and deliver long-term returns for our shareholders. We remain confident in our ability to deliver on the vast opportunities ahead of us, and look forward to sharing more detail about the changes that we are making alongside our Q3 trading update in November.”

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Holland Casino Identifies New Groningen Casino Site



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Holland Casino has chosen Business Park Ter Borch as the new location for its Groningen casino. Holland Casino selected the location at the gateway to Groningen for its accessibility and construction opportunities. Business park Ter Borch, on the edge of the municipality of Tynaarlo, offers Holland Casino the best opportunities to build a casino that meets the company’s architectural and sustainability requirements. Moreover, the location at the gateway to Groningen is easily accessible for guests and there is ample parking.

CEO Petra de Ruiter said: “We are happy that the decision has now been made. If the Tynaarlo municipal council is as enthusiastic as the board of Holland Casino, we can enter the period of planning and construction. I’m looking forward to that and especially to the moment when the new Holland Casino Groningen is open. That is not only good news for our guests, but also for our employees.

“They will soon be able to optimally welcome guests from a new building and offer the hospitality that can be expected from us.”

Spatial planning councilor Jurryt Vellinga of the municipality of Tynaarlo said: “The location makes sense because of the good accessibility and the space that the business park offers. For us it is a sign that the municipality of Tynaarlo and the region are still popular for companies. This location offers employment opportunities and is a great boost for tourism in our municipality.”

Attention has also been paid to the former Holland Casino location on Gedempte Kattendiep in Groningen. The casino was destroyed in a fire in 2017, with Holland Casino operating a temporary facility since 2018.

“Holland Casino offers the municipality of Groningen every cooperation to ensure that something beautiful comes back to the city center. We are grateful to everyone involved for all the cooperation and support we have received in recent years. We are very grateful to Groningen and Tynaarlo for the efforts made to find a suitable location,” Ms. de Ruiter said.

The new branch of Holland Casino, Holland Casino Groningen, is expected to open in 2027.

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