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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 reopens table gaming in all its casinos

German casino group Westspiel has been offering the classic table games again in Aachen, Bad Oeynhausen and Bremen since June 14. The casinos in Dortmund and Duisburg opened their gaming tables to visitors on June 16. After the casino guests were able to challenge their luck in slot machines and semi-live games over the past…

Germany – Westspiel expands its hygiene and protection concept to include corona self-tests

With its motto ‘Health is not a matter of luck,’ the management of Germany’s Westspiel has campaigned for high health standards in the workplace even before the pandemic and in March launched free self-tests for all employees. In addition to the operational test options, extended home office regulations and a strict mask requirement in the…

Germany – Race to own Westspiel Group now down to three companies

The sale of the state-owned gaming group Westspiel is now down to three bidders who will now put forward their specific offers, according to the Ministry of Finance. The Europe-wide procurement procedure for the sale of the company shares in the WestSpiel Group was launched on December 18 under the management of Warth & Klein…

Germany – The sale of the WestSpiel Group is now underway

A Europe-wide procurement procedure for the sale of the company shares in the WestSpiel Group was launched on December 18 under the management of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft who will act as transaction advisor. As a state-licensed casino operator, the WestSpiel Group currently has 900 employees and four casino locations in Aachen,…

Germany – Westspiel relaunches its table games with protective screens

Traditional table games have made their comeback in the NRW casinos of Westspiel on June 19 with players in Aachen, Bad Oeynhausen, Dortmund and Duisburg once again able to play roulette, black jack and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Managing Director Jochen Braun said: “We have developed a far-reaching hygiene concept that guarantees a safe and exciting…

Germany – North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament green lights Westspiel casino sale

The North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament has cleared the way for the privatisation of the state-owned casino company Westspiel with The Gauselmann Group from Espelkamp believed to be interested. The MPs passed the new casino law on Thursday with the votes of the government factions of the CDU and FDP. This means that the four state-owned…

Germany – Privatisation could quadruple casino numbers in North Rhine-Westphalia

The planned privatisation of the state-owned casinos Westdeutschen Spielbank GmbH (WestSpiel) in North Rhine-Westphalia may lead to an increase from four to 16 casinos. The current national ban on online gaming may also then be subject to scrutiny. A new state gaming law would be required to enables these changes. At present, WestSpiel operates casinos…

Germany – Germany’s Westspiel-Casino group will be sold off

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has decided that it will sell off its Westspiel-Casino group, which runs four casinos in Aachen, Dortmund, Duisburg and Bad Oeynhausen and wants to open a fifth casino in Cologne. In 2016 the company’s GGR increased slightly to €80.4m in 2016 but the company still made a loss of…