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Germany – Antitrust authorities approve the purchase of the NRW casinos by the Gauselmann Group

The award procedure of the WestSpiel Group in North Rhine-Westphalia, which ended in mid-July, has officially been concluded with all the responsible antitrust authorities approving the sale. On September 1, 2021, WestSpiel can be taken over by the East Westphalian Gauselmann Group. The purchase agreement between NRW.BANK and the Gauselmann Group for the takeover of…

Germany – Bremer Toto and Lotto GmbH confirmed as new owners of Bremer Spielbank

The Bremen Senate has confirmed that state-owned Bremer Toto and Lotto GmbH will take over the operations of the Bremer Spielbank in North Rhine-Westphalia, comprising of two casinos in Bremen and Bremerhaven, currently belonging to the Westspiel group. The rest of Westspiel’s casinos have recently been bought by the Gauselmann group. Bremen Senator for Finance…

Germany – City of Breman outlaws casino privatisation to prevent sale of its two casinos

The City of Breman in North Rhine-Westphalia has changed its casino ownerships laws so that the local government can takeover ownership of the two casinos in Bremen and Bremerhaven. The casinos are currently owned by Westspiel, the state-owned casino operator who has put the venues up for private sale. The City of Breman wants to…

Germany – Westspiel tender to take casino total to six

The four state-owned Westspiel casinos in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia are to be sold in a package with an option for an investor to open two more locations. The draft for the new casino law was adopted by the Cabinet this month. It now heads to an association hearing, marking the first step…

Germany –Duisburg casino the most attended in Germany

The Westspiel Group’s casino in Duisburg will celebrate 10 years of operation on February 23, having cemented its position as Germany’s most popular casino in terms of attendance. The venue, located in Duisburg’s CityPalais in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany, attracted over 400,000 guests in 2016, the first time it has done so in five…

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…