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Germany – Spielbank Berlin again awarded for youth and player protection measures

Two years after the successful initial G4 certification, Spielbank Berlin has again received the certificate awarded by the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), which in particular confirms the self-imposed obligation to comply with the highest standards in the implementation of youth and player protection measures. During the pandemic-related closure, the Spielbank Berlin’s player protection team,…

Germany – Spielbank Berlin welcomes guests to its new Kurfürstendamm location

With German operator Spielbank Berlin finally able to reopen some if its casinos, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz and Spandau all reopened on June 14, the operator has also been able to launch its new location on Kurfürstendamm. Spielbank Berlin has extensively converted the former BMW house in an exposed and prime location for the new casino…

Germany – Spielbank Berlin celebrates its 45th birthday

Spielbank Berlin is celebrating its 45th birthday. The roulette ball rolled in the Spielbank Berlin for the first time, thrown by actress Loni Heuser, on October 1, 1975, marking the start of a long success story and a sustainable partnership between the casino and the city of Berlin. At that time, the casino opened its…

Germany – Gauselmann slams ‘senseless demise of Berlin’s arcades’

The announcement by the Berlin Senate Administration for the Economy, Energy and Operations (Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe) to close four out of five arcades has met with incomprehension by the Gauselmann Group, Germany’s largest slot machine manufacturer and arcade operator. Of the 500 arcades for which a gaming permit was applied for in…

Germany – Berlin’s arcade industry to fall from 496 to 120 following Berlin Arcade Act

The Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations has announced that out of the 496 existing arcades that applied for permission to continue operating in 2016, only 120 arcades will be allowed in the future. All other existing arcades would have to close. Georg Stecker, spokesman for the board of the Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft…

Germany – Spielbank Berlin to reopen on June 2 after corona lockdown

Following corona-closures for almost three months, the casino locations of Spielbank Berlin will reopen on June 2 with their own hygiene and security concept. It will open branches at Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, Los-Angeles-Platz and Ellipse Spandau. Managing Director Gerhard Wilhelm said: “Health protection for our guests and employees is a top priority. With our hygiene…

Germany – Spielbank Berlin secures Potsdamer Platz location until 2036

Spielbank Berlin at Potsdamer Platz has successfully completed its lease renewal with Brookfield Properties Germany, asset manager of Potsdamer Platz, which now runs until December 2036. Gerhard Wilhelm , Managing Director of Spielbank Berlin, said: “The main building of Spielbank Berlin has been based here for more than 20 years at Potsdamer Platz. It is…

Germany – Berlin slot halls fall from 584 to 385 following tough laws

Following the introduction of what some believe to be the strictest gaming legislation in Germany, the number of arcades in Berlin has fallen from 584 to 385 by the end of 2018. Last year, around 100 arcades in Berlin had to shut up shop. All the ‘old’ licences for existing halls have now expired, but…

Germany – Bally Wulff to relocate to two new premises in Berlin

Berlin-based Bally Wulff will be relocating to two new sites in Berlin over the next two months. The company has achieved significant growth in recent years on both the German and international markets. This has created a need for additional space to accommodate the ever-growing number of team members based at the company’s headquarters in…