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Belgium blacklists another 10; Greece demands more money for lottery; MyPok.fr relaunches

TAGs: arjel, Belgian Gaming Commission, Belgium, France, greece, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, Lottomatica, MyPok.fr, OPAP

Flag of European Union10 sites have been added to Belgium’s online gambling blacklist with WMS-owned Jackpot Party being granted a licence at the same time. The Belgian Gaming Commission’s monthly report card showed that Casino van Knokke, WMS’s land-based partner, was awarded the sixth A+ licence in the country’s short iGaming history. As for the sites added to the blacklist, they were as follows: leaderbet.com, comeon.com, 21grandcasino.com, winner.com, spigo.be, spelpunt.nl, jetbull.com, eurogrand.com, casinotropez.com, and casinoclub.com. They join the likes of Betfair, William Hill and of course bwin.party on the infamous list and the newcomers might be best advised to go away quietly or find themselves at the mercy of the Belgian 5-0.

Greece’s privatization agency wants a higher price for the country’s State Lotteries business. The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) made the request yesterday after meeting to discuss the bid that was put forward by a conotrium made up of OPAP, Lottomatica, Intralot and Scientific Games. The HRADF Board of Directors, in a meeting with the Council of Experts, decided ti reauest a higher amount during a meeting and they’re expecting to discuss a new offer in the HRADF’s next meeting on Dec. 12. The bidding process relates to the granting of a concession to operate the country’s state lotteries for a period of 12 years. Money from the sale will go towards clearing the European country’s huge debt.

French-licensed poker site MyPok.fr has relauched on Partouche’s network after a period out of the game. The ARJEL licensed site decided to leave the joint Microgaming and 888 network when it merged with PokerXtrem in July. Poker.fr report the site will hold satellites for the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT), which take place at Wembley next summer.

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