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Germany – Confusion in Cologne over stalled Westspiel project

Politicians in Cologne are asking German operator Westspiel what its plans are for its as-of-yet undeveloped casino licence in the city. The operator is believed to be looking for a new location for the planned casino following unforeseen problems with the subsoil. Westspiel is believed to have uncovered a subway shaft and an old Prussian…

Germany – Announcement nearing on location of Cologne’s first casino

The Westspiel-Gruppe is close to revealing the location for Cologne’s first casino, which is likely to open sometime in 2017. The group, a subsidiary of NRW Bank, is likely to name its chosen site after a shareholders’ meeting in late March with a location at a multi-storey car park at the Cäcilienstraße, directly opposite the…

Germany – North Rhine-Westphalia update

The state politicians of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, have enacted the Interstate Gambling Treaty, allowing for a new, fifth casino in the state. Four locations have already applied, including Münster. The state Minister for the Interior, Mr. Jäger, confirmed the process is underway. Mr. Jäger is to make his suggestions to the state cabinet in January,…

Germany – New licence to launch in North Rhine-Westphalia

Cologne and Dusseldorf look set to go head to head over the award of a fifth land-based, casino licence to be awarded in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the west of the country. Dusseldorf, the capital of NRW, and Cologne, its biggest city, are both front runners with officials in both keen to…