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The best sources about online gambling available in Spain

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The number of players in Spain grows every year. Only in 2020, there was an increase of over 15%, and the number of active players has almost reached 1.5 million people. All these gamblers need to have access to the latest and reliable information about online gambling. 

Where can they find it? In fact, there are several popular types of sources available on the web that can shed light on the gambling industry, its innovative solutions, updates, new releases, and many other important details. All of them can be divided into three major groups described below.

Blogs about gambling

One more popular source to consider is popular gambling blogs. Some keen Spanish players share their experiences and add news they find important to inform others. Such blogs are usually amateur ones, so you rely on the viewpoint of the author fully. Popular casino bloggers try to interest readers with funny interviews, changes in legislation, stories about new equipment, innovative technology, and many other topics. Gamblers can add comments to the content posted and find out even practical tips on how to achieve success in casino games from the articles.

The main goal of bloggers is to attract more readers, so there are high chances you may find lots of useful information on popular blogs. Furthermore, they don’t mind adding colorful illustrations, graphs, and videos as well as mentioning online casinos that should be avoided to protect vulnerable gamblers.

Casino guides

The most popular type of online source to increase your awareness in the sphere of casino games and sports betting are review and guide platforms. These sites serve as professional assistants to players looking for more details about an online casino and games offered there. Spanish gamblers can get access to reviews of the majority of online casinos in their native language and see every casino’s rating to find out the best one. However, not all online casino guides can be trusted. Some of them may add promotional content and make some casinos outstanding upon request, so it is important to find a site with trustworthy and unbiased reviews and ratings.

Fortunately for Spanish gamblers, there is a Spanish online gambling guide Casino HEX – a new and very perspective site aiming at providing only useful and reliable information. The main key to its success is true reviews based on the experience and research of their experts.

Players can find only legal casinos there, so there is a high guarantee of a pleasant gaming experience and winnings payout in them. Other reasons why CasinoHEX takes the top of the best review sites of Spanish casinos is a wide selection of high-quality games offered there and listing all payment methods supported by casinos for players to choose the most suitable one. It is important to mention that CasinoHEX promotes responsible gambling and tries to help every player to get a successful gaming experience at online casinos. No wonder it is considered one of the most informative source about online casinos.

Legal sources about gambling

In addition to online destinations that provide general information on gambling in Spain, there are documents and websites of the authorized organs that control this activity in the country. They can also be considered a source of important data and details about the gambling industry in Spain. It is worth paying attention to the Gambling Law 13/2011 and checking the website of the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling. Players may find lots of vital information there too.

It won’t take much effort to find a source of information about online gambling in Spain since the number of platforms is quite big, and they are various by type. However, can you trust all the information provided there? Unfortunately, it is impossible to check whether it is truthful, so you had better find one but a really reliable site like CasinoHEX to learn more about the world of gambling!

News websites

There are online gambling destinations that are devoted entirely to news and novelties in this sphere. For example, at ElPaís casino section readers can find the latest and most accurate gambling-related news. Such sites help people to stay updated, be the first to learn about some innovative solutions, and stay informed across a full spectrum of events, including those that are related to gambling. 

The main features of Spanish news sites devoted to online gambling are their relevance and close relation to the industry inside the country. Players can find out news on a variety of topics including software game providers and their new releases, gambling business, legality, crime, awards, highest winnings, and jackpots, etc. Such platforms usually have a team of professional writers who explore the world of gambling and deliver noteworthy news to players as fast as possible. 

News websites are usually launched by gambling connoisseurs who want to offer in-depth analysis of the gaming industry and provide only those details that really matter and have value to readers and viewers!

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Gaming Innovation Group – Mandatory notification of trade

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Mikael Riese Harstad, Chairman of the Board and primary insider of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.

(GiG), has today transferred 864,403 shares in GiG to a life insurance policy with SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC with himself as the sole policy holder.

In addition, Helena Riese Harstad, a close associate of Mikael Riese Harstad, has today transferred 477,733 shares in GiG to a life insurance policy with SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC with herself as the sole policy holder.

After these transactions, Harstad and close associates owns no shares directly, but hold 1,342,136 shares through life insurance policies with SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC.

For further information, contact:
Tore Formo, Group CFO, [email protected] +47 916 68 678

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

 

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Clarion Gaming and ExCeL London plan for the migration of iGB L!VE 2025 to the heart of igaming

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Clarion Gaming is advancing preparations for the migration of iGB L!VE to London in July 2025 establishing a roadmap of activities in partnership with the senior team at ExCeL London which will host the leading global event.

The latest meeting between the two organisations featured:

  • iGB L!VE Portfolio Director Naomi Barton,
  • Clarion Gaming Managing Director Stuart Hunter,
  • Head of Operations Richard Logan and
  • Head of Marketing Jody Frost with the senior team from ExCeL led by the venue’s
  • Chief Commercial Officer Simon Mills.

Expanding on the meeting Naomi Barton said: “This was the second senior level planning meeting that we have held with our colleagues at ExCeL London in order to move the home of the igaming community to a city which is the heart of the igaming industry in a country which is igaming’s largest market.

“The roadmap is being created in order to anticipate industry needs, address pain points and to exceed the expectations of customers. The migration of what is already a top performing Tier One igaming event is set against the backdrop of iGB L!VE’s 5-year growth plan which is focused on delivering 35,000 visitors and over 550 exhibitors and sponsors by 2029.

“Our vision is to harness the tremendous momentum created by the iGB L!VE brand and to take the event to a whole new level in a new venue, and a new exceptionally well-connected global home in the city of London.

“ExCeL London has a fantastic track record of helping events to fulfil their potential, and all of the building blocks are in place for iGB L!VE and its customers to accelerate their businesses to new heights in London.

She added: “Placing our customers at the heart of everything that we do is central plank to the iGB L!VE growth strategy, and the roadmap for 2025 is underpinned by a clear customer-focused programme that will ensure maximum cost-effectiveness as well as global growth for all of our stakeholders.

“We will be using July’s edition of iGB L!VE not only to reflect and celebrate our time in Amsterdam and say thank you to our fantastic partners for many years RAI Amsterdam, but also enable our vendors and customers to secure their presence at ExCeL London in 2025.”

 

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Paf’s results for 2023

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The Nordic gaming company Paf’s annual report for 2023 shows that it has been a good year which means a good sum of Paf funds for society. Paf’s published customer segments show more sustainable revenue in the past year. The Paf board gets a new member.

The Paf Group’s revenue for 2023 increased from €165.7 million to €177.1 million, an increase of 7%. The growth in revenue results in an increase in profit from €44.8 million to €55.1 million, which is a record for Paf.

“We can be happy and proud with the past year. We have gained a larger customer base and the number of active customers has increased by 27%, which explains some of it, but we are also well aware that the temporarily low gaming taxes in Finland have helped the result,” says Christer Fahlstedt, CEO.

Paf’s result is the best result in Paf’s 57-year history and an increase of 23% compared to the previous year. However, gaming taxes in a number of countries will be increased in 2024, which will create different conditions going forward. In Finland, the temporary reduction of the lottery tax has increased from 5% to 12%, in Sweden the gambling tax will increase from 18% to 22%, in Estonia from 5% to 6% and in Latvia from 10% to 12%.

“The trend of increasing gaming taxes will continue, and we expect to see more much-needed demands for increased responsible gaming measures. The changes will result in reduced profitability and many operators will find it more difficult. But Paf is well prepared for the times ahead,” says Christer Fahlstedt.

31.4 million euros in Paf funds
The annual distribution of Paf funds will be €31.4 million. Paf funds are used for the benefit of society, including a number of third sector organisations that work to promote society in social activities, culture, youth work, sports, environmental activities and more.

“It’s undeniably great that Paf is achieving a great result, allowing us to distribute a total of €31.4 million in the form of Paf funds. The employees have done a phenomenal job over the past year, and the Board would like to thank all Paf employees who have made this possible,” says Jan-Mikael von Schantz, Chairman of the Paf Board.

Sustainable entertainment
In 2023, Paf chose to invest heavily in responsible gaming, and the loss limit for all customers was lowered to EUR 17,500 per year. In addition, in spring 2023, Paf introduced a specific loss limit for young players aged 18–19, €1,800 per year. In spring 2024, Paf chose to lower the loss limit for young people aged 20–24. Young people of that age already had a lower loss limit at Paf but it was further reduced from €10,000 to €8,000 per year.

“This is an important continuation of the direction we are striving to take at Paf for our responsible gaming. Now young customers can only gamble with us for sums that are at more sustainable levels and within the framework of the customer segment we have defined ourselves as the green segment,” says Christer Fahlstedt.

Paf’s customer segments 2017–2023
The published table shows the development of gaming in different customer segments from 2017 until 2023. The red segment for customers who have lost more than €30,000 in one year is at zero in recent years, as Paf’s loss limits stop large losses. The white segment shows the number of players who ended the year in profit.

“It is encouraging to see that we have once again increased the green revenues with more sustainable revenues by a full 7.6%. It is possible to change an outdated business model in the industry and we will continue our strive to be a gaming company that provides sustainable entertainment in everyday life,” says Christer Fahlstedt.

The figures for Paf’s customer segments have been reviewed by auditors as part of the audit of the financial statements.

“Our published and open customer segments show what our investments in responsible gaming measures have achieved over the years. The publication gives credibility to our efforts at a level that no other gaming company has been able to show,” says Christer Fahlstedt.

Daniela Forsgård new on the board
Paf gets a new board member when Daniela Forsgård takes a seat on the board. At the same time, Birgitta Eriksson is stepping down after many years on Paf’s board.

“I really want to thank Birgitta for the solid contribution she has made to Paf’s Board over the years.”

“Daniela Forsgård’s merit-based knowledge of finance, combined with the international experience she possesses, will fit in well with the Board. In addition, Daniela has personal experience of Paf as she previously worked at Paf,” says Jan-Mikael von Schantz.

The Paf Board now consists of Chairman Jan-Mikael von Schantz, Board members Gunnar Westerlund, Denise Johansson, Roger Nordlund and Daniela Forsgård.

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