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Topics: Casino & games Finance 6th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Nevada Caesars swings to Q3 loss after Rio sale despite revenue rise Caesars Entertainment reported a 2.3% revenue increase to $2.24bn for the third quarter of 2019, but the operator swung to a loss due to impairment costs from the company’s sale of the Rio All-Suites Resort & Casino for a lower fee than the company’s valuation.Revenue increased slightly in every vertical except one. Casino made up just over half of the company’s $2.24bn of revenue, at €1.13bn, 2.6% more than in 2018. Food and beverages were the next largest source of revenue at $411m, up 0.7%, with revenue from hotel rooms following closely behind with $409m, up 3.5%.Management fees contributed $15m to revenue, down 6.3%, while reimbursed management costs brought in $53m, up 3.9%. Other revenue increased 1.9% to $217m. Las Vegas venues brought in $973m for Caesars, up 6.9% from 2018.Venues in the rest of the US brought in $1.12bn, 0.5% less than in 2018, a decline the company attributed to increased competition in Atlantic City and Southern Indiana. Revenue from locations outside of the US fell 4% to $144m, which Caesars said was primarily due to lower gaming volumes in the UK.Read more on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Caesars Entertainment reported a 2.3% revenue increase to $2.24bn for the third quarter of 2019, but the operator swung to a loss due to impairment costs from the company’s sale of the Rio All-Suites Resort & Casino for a lower fee than the company’s valuation. Email Address
But with retail regulation handled by each of the 16 state governments, this means industry lobbyists are having to interact and work with 16 different coalition governments from across the political spectrum. 9 minutes read After Germany’s sports betting licensing stalemate was finally broken in October 2020, the process has once again ground to a halt. Furthermore, retail operators are facing a new challenge, as states look to impose strict minimum distance requirements between outlets. Robin Harrison explores the challenges facing the industry. Instead, he describes minimum distance requirements as “an example of symbolic policy making”. “There are clearly a number of problems, and they pertain to the progress of the licensing procedure,” Luka Andric, managing director of operator association the Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), says. Dr Bastian Scholz, a senior policy advisor to the DSWV, points out there is no scientific evidence to suggest these measures have a positive impact on player or youth protection. Ultimately, he adds, that’s the best case scenario for the industry: “We are fighting to ensure that the existing betting shops of reliable operators do not have to close due to minimum distances. At least 30 operators had filed applications by February 2020, with a further 20 telling the Regional Council they intended to apply before the process was halted by a legal challenge. This suggests that less than half of all applicants have secured a licence. “What we hear from our members who have received a licence is that they see a lot of their revenue shift to non-licensed operators,” Andric explains. “I cannot quantify that – we are actually discussing with our members how best to quantify that more precisely, but what we hear is consistent across the board. He says a small minority of Länder are using the GSK’s voting system to slow down decision-making by asking “minuscule and random” questions about legal interpretations to obstruct the licensing process. “The main concern is that the licensing process has sort of ground to a halt.” Dr Bastian Scholz, DSWV Crunch time in Germany The Glücksspielkollegium (GSK) has long been a controversial component of Germany’s regulatory framework for gambling. It has been ruled unconstitutional by state courts, offers little clarity into its decision-making process and has no real accountability. Constitutional questions Berlin, he says, is an “extreme” example, and one that will force the vast majority of land-based gambling facilities to close. However Rheinland-Pfalz is pursuing a similar move, aiming to impose a 500 metre minimum distance between venues, and prevent any from being located within 500 metres of schools or youth facilities. “The small amount of enforcement work the authorities are actually doing is spent on checking and double-checking licence holders rather than going for rogue operators who have not applied for a licence,” Andric points out. This means the market is being distorted in favour of the illegal operators, he continues. Offshore exodus “The GSK is a body consisting of 16 bureaucrats, and 11 have to agree to take a positive vote,” Andric explains. “That means if you have six Länder [states] who disagree on an issue you can block any process, and that’s what’s happening with the licence applications.” “There’s a considerable economic impact on those that already have licences, and they are concerned that unlicensed operators are stealing market share.” For these verticals, the DSWV has estimated that members’ turnover is down by an average of 54%, as players look to avoid measures such as a €1 per spin cap on slot stakes and a minimum five-second spin duration by shifting offshore. While 2020 hinted at a new dawn for Germany’s sports betting market, after almost a decade of false starts, the situation is once again looking horribly familiar. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Cities or local councils tend to treat betting shops in the same fashion as slot machine parlours,” he says. The association is therefore proposing an alternative that focuses on qualitative licensing, to drive the “dubious” and illegal providers out of business, but to retain those that can meet stringent requirements. ‘Symbolic policy making’ “In recent years, especially in the larger urban areas, people and local politicians have complained that too many arcades and betting shops have sprung up in city centre locations and that they are devaluing the cityscape,” Scholz explains. “In many places, this is a major issue in local politics, also among the population. At first glance, minimum distances promise a quick solution to this problem. And it does not look likely that 2021 will see a recovery – far from it. Not only are shops in all Länder still shuttered as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), but operators also face having their estates thinned out by legislation imposing minimum distant requirements between outlets. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting ICE365 Content Series Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting But securing these jobs, at a time when the German government is yet to announce a clear path out of lockdown, remains massively uncertain. And with the sports betting licensing process stalling, operators cannot offset their retail declines with online gains. By allowing players to self-exclude from all forms of gambling across all channels, Scholz points out that this fundamentally improves player protection measures in the retail market. 29th March 2021 By contenteditor “But those who advocate minimum distances are overlooking the legal issues associated with such massive interventions in the freedom of occupation and establishment,” he adds. “Furthermore, the channelisation mandate of licensed betting shops – to channel the demand in the population for gambling offers into the legal market – is ignored, too.” DSWV president Mathias Dahms has even warned of a “mass exodus” to the offshore market. For online slots and poker, currently subject to a transition period in which operators are expected to adhere to the terms set out in the Glücksspielneuregulierungsstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV) due to come into force from July 2021, the situation is worse. That legislation took a major step forward last week, after it was ratified by 13 state parliaments, which clears it to come into force in those Länder. “In the end, from a player protection perspective it is not important how many metres there are between two betting shops, but that first-class player and youth protection takes place in both,” Scholz says. Scholz also notes that some states are adding protective clauses for existing betting shops. Under these scenarios, the minimum distance requirements only affect new openings, rather than the existing market. “But […] the Regional Council cannot take a final decision alone – it has to present these applications to the Glücksspielkollegium,” he says, adding. “And that’s where the process got stuck.” Sportsbook turnover fell 16.1% from 2019’s record high of €9.3bn to €7.8bn in 2020 – which also saw the tax take decline 16.2% to €389m – and this has only exacerbated the financial pain for a sector already badly impacted by retail closures. Luka andric, DSWV Others in the licensing funnel – or those that have not applied for certification – have continued to operate unhindered by these controls. When the Regional Council of Darmstadt issued Germany’s first federal sports betting licences in October 2020, Hesse’s Minister of the Interior Peter Beuth hailed the development as ending “a long stalemate in Germany’s regulation of gambling”. “Going forward, the following applies: those who adhere to the important rules for the protection of players and minors can also offer legal sports betting,” Beuth said at the time. “Only with a strictly controlled offer can the goals of the State Treaty on Gaming be implemented and the illegal growth of the black market ended.” Andric adds that this is not the fault of the Regional Council, a body that despite eight years of delays and recriminations has escaped significant criticism from the industry. He points out the authority has pre-approved many of the operators that have submitted all their paperwork. “[State] parliaments should keep this in mind before shops are closed unnecessarily for symbolic reasons and jobs are cut,” he says. And while the 2012 Glücksspielstaatsvertrag, and the forthcoming GlüNeuRStV, do not directly regulate land-based betting shops, there is a requirement for retail operators to secure a licence to continue their activity in Germany. Furthermore, they are required to connect to the country’s centralised self-exclusion system, OASIS. This makes lobbying efforts “very small-scale, time-consuming and exhausting”, Scholz admits, and each government’s reaction to industry arguments differs widely. Larger states, such as Nordrhein-Westfalen and Hesse, have been more receptive to calls for qualitative, rather than quantitative, controls. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Germany “The approximately 5,000 to 6,000 betting shops of licensed operators are reliable and have created around 25,000 jobs,” Scholz says. “These jobs must be preserved and the economic existence of the operators must be secured.” For example, the Berliner Spielhallengesetz, in the country’s capital, states that gaming halls must be 500 metres apart, and that none can be within 200 metres of a school or youth facility. While the target is gaming halls, and the State Treaty prohibits offering both slots and betting in one facility, Andric says the controls have “spilled over” from one vertical to the other. Quality over quantity With land-based gambling the preserve of each state government, rather than managed federally as is the case online, operators already have to navigate a fragmented regulatory framework. But the minimum distance requirements are becoming increasingly problematic in an increasing number of states. Tags: Deutscher Sportwettenverband Fast forward to 2021, and the process has again stalled. After an initial flurry of approvals, the number of new licences being granted has slowed to a trickle. As of March 2021, a total of 28 licences have been issued, though this narrows to 22 once multiple certifications issued to one operator are taken out. And the vast majority were issued within one week in October last year. While this may have brought the licensing process to a standstill, it has not stopped sportsbooks from offering their services. This means that the 22 online licensees are subject to the stringent operating conditions, such as a ban on most in-play markets, a €1,000 spending cap for players and a halt on marketing. Email Address
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Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (1) Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the Iraq crisis.During the interview, the archbishop said there is “a sense of near despair at the fact that we’ve got to this point, and a longing to be able to do something because that’s always our instinct”.He added: “I was noting this morning when I was praying about that sense of helplessness and looking at one of the Psalms speaking about, the Psalmist saying to God: ‘Where are you? What are you doing?’”The archbishop repeated his backing for the call made by three Church of England bishops last week for the U.K. government to offer refuge to Iraqi Christians.“France, as we know, has opened its doors, and I think that is something we could do, we have the resources to do. It’s a humanitarian thing, to recognize people in the extremes of despair and helplessness and to provide a beacon of hope. We’ve done that throughout our history; it’s a good thing if we go on doing it,” he said.Asked if he had concerns about the possible implications of the Iraq crisis for Christian-Muslim relations around the world, the Archbishop said he was concerned but stressed that Muslim leaders throughout the United Kingdom have been condemning the atrocities in northern Iraq.“This is an incredibly complex conflict, and it is a particular group that is carrying out the attacks that many Muslim leaders deny has any real theological validity. I mean, the great trial and challenge to Christians is Jesus saying to us ‘forgive your enemies, love your enemies.’ That may not solve problems, but in the end it changes the world. It may not be a quick fix, but it is the right thing in the end.“Clearly ISIS, IS, are an enemy. How do we deal with them? It’s very, very hard to say. 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A witness said the attack was premeditated. Two people waited for Kashin at the door of his apartment building. When he arrived, they beat him with a blunt object without taking his money, documents, iPhone or any other personal effects. Under interior minister Rashid Nurgalyev’s control, the Moscow prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into attempted murder. News Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed to learn that two other journalists were the victims of physical attacks this past weekend, in addition to Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin, who was very badly injured in an assault outside his Moscow apartment. Sergei Mikhailov, the editor of the local newspaper Saratovsky Reporters, was beaten by unidentified assailants on 5 November in the southern city of Saratov. His attackers fled at the approach of passers-by and he was not badly hurt. Anatoly Adamchuk, a reporter for the local newspaper Zhukovskiye Vesti, was assaulted near his office in the south Moscow suburb of Zhukovsky on the night of 7 November and was hospitalized with concussion and bruising. Like Kashin, who had recently written about opposition to plans to route the new Moscow – St. Petersburg freeway through Khimky forest, Adamchuk had covered protests against a planned freeway through Tsagovsky Forest.The attack on Kashin has prompted a large number of Russian news media to jointly urge the government to guarantee the safety of journalists and ensure that Kashin’s assailants are arrested and brought to justice. An open letter to President Dmitry Medvedev posted on the Openspace.ru website has been signed by more than 2,000 people.President Medvedev yesterday pledged that those responsible for the assault on Kashin would be punished regardless of their status or position in society. He also said the Russian state would henceforth pay more attention to journalists. The United States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union have all urged the Russian authorities to make good on these promises.Reporters Without Borders hails President Medvedev’s statements and joins all those who are pressing the authorities to protect journalists and bring their attackers to justice. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more “By saying ‘the criminals must be found and punished,’ President Medvedev seems to be taking the matter seriously,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We hold him to his word and we urge the authorities to put all the necessary conditions in place for the police and judicial authorities to be able to work independently and get results.” Julliard added: “The culture of impunity has prevailed for too long. No crime of violence against journalists has been solved since the start of the past decade. A month ago, we marked the fourth anniversary of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and we sadly noted that the investigation has gone nowhere. We hope the president’s statement will be transformed into action. News November 9, 2010 – Updated on November 6, 2018 Two other journalists attacked, Medvedev promises to protect journalists RussiaEurope – Central Asia Kommersant editor Mikhail Mikhailin said the attack was without doubt linked to Kashin’s work as a journalist. Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of the prosecutor’s office investigating commission, confirmed that this would be the working hypothesis. May 5, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown 7.11.10 – Famous Kommersant reporter brutally attacked outside his Moscow home Russia is ranked 140th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News “We are awaiting signs of a real political will on the part of the Russian authorities to defend and ensure respect for the independent press. They should begin by bringing those responsible for acts of violence against the press to justice. They should begin by respecting the rule of law. Kashin is clearly one of his generation’s most brilliant and courageous journalists. Our thoughts are with him and his family.” to go further Reporters Without Borders is horrified and appalled by a brutal attack on leading journalist Oleg Kashin outside his Moscow home on the night of 5 November, in which he sustained fractures to the jaw, legs and fingers, and concussion. Kashin, who works for the Moscow-based daily Kommersant, underwent emergency surgery and was placed in an artificial coma. Kashin was recently threatened by the pro-Kremlin youth movement Molodaya Gvardia, whose website called for him to be “punished” for interviewing one of the young men involved in ransacking the Khimki municipal administrative building in July. After the attack on Kashin, Molodaya Gvardia voiced support for him. Mikhail Beketov, editor of the Khimki-based newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda and outspoken critic of local municipal corruption and the irregularities surrounding the Khimki forest freeway project, was himself attacked and severely beaten outside his home in 2008. He lost a leg and the use of his hands and has irreversible neurological damage. June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia RSF_en Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News One of Kommersant’s most influential journalists, Kashin has written a many articles about politics and social issues, taking a particular interest in opposition movements such as Oborona and NBP and the pro-Kremlin youth movements Nashi and Molodaya Gvardia. He recently covered the dispute between environmentalists and officials who want to build a freeway through Khimki forest on the Moscow outskirts. An environmental activist was beaten with a baseball bat in Khimki last week. RussiaEurope – Central Asia
Receive email alerts News Central African RepublicAfrica RSF_en The state prosecutor attached to the Bangui appeals court, Sylvain N’Zas, accused the independent media on 9 July of making “offensive statements” about the country’s leaders and threatened to apply “the full force the law.” April 6, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News News Help by sharing this information May 13, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of Central African Republic newspaper editor Maka Gbossokotto, who appeared in court on 16 July accused of libelling a former state official. The prosecution has demanded a year-long prison sentence and a fine.The arrest and trial of Gbossokotto, who edits the independent daily Le Citoyen and is also the worldwide press freedom organisation’s local correspondent, showed that the promise to decriminalise press offences made when the present government took power in March 2003 was “very far from being fulfilled,” Reporters Without Borders said. It called for the charges against him of libel and “public insults” to be dropped. “The prosecutor’s call for harsh punishment is totally against press freedom and makes the government of President François Bozizé one of the most repressive regimes in Africa towards the media,” it said.”It is quite unacceptable that this journalist, arrested on 8 July, should be held in custody for a month until the court announces its verdict on 9 August, when he might be released. Only his immediate release and the dropping of all charges against him can put an end to this scandalous matter.”Gbossokotto is being sued by Jean-Serge Wafio, the former head of the state electricity company Enerca, for writing that he had stolen company funds. Wafio was sacked by Bozizé last month for bad management.Judge Trinité M’Bango-Sangafio refused to release the journalist on bail when he appeared before him in Bamako on 16 July. Gbossokotto’s lawyers, including Nicolas Tiangaye, head of the country’s provisional parliament, the National Transition Council (CNT), called for his release and said the case was technically flawed. RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites Follow the news on Central African Republic July 19, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for immediate release of Maka Gbossokotto Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of Central African Republic newspaper editor Maka Gbossokotto, who appeared in court on 16 July accused of libelling a former state official. The prosecution has demanded a year-long prison sentence and a fine. to go further December 13, 2019 Find out more A hundred or so people attended the trial and a large crowd also gathered outside the court building. Gbossokotto was arrested on 8 July and then formally charged and jailed on 12 July amid many protests, including by the country’s association of privately-owned and independent media editors, Geppic, which immediately suspended publication of all their titles when he was jailed.Communications minister Lt. Col. Parfait Mbay threatened the independent media on 7 July in two official statements. The first condemned “recent serious excesses by independent newspapers, some of which are being used by certain Central African citizens to misinform and manipulate people and discredit top government officials and other citizens.” Editors should “tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, while remembering that not every truth should be told.” In the second statement, he threatened the same editors that he would close their newspapers if they did not comply by 15 July with press law rules for permission to publish. Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Central African RepublicAfrica CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says