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Poker Business News From Europe

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 01, 2010


Danish Gaming Monopoly Cancels PartyGaming Contract Danske Spil has been ordered to annul its recent agreement with PartyGaming, which would have seen the latter operate a state-owned online poker room in the country. The order came from the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement after rival network operator Playtech objected to the tender process, which it says, was not followed by Danske Spil when awarding the contract. The chief executive of Danske Spil, H.C. Madsen, said, “We have not in any way tried to bypass the rules. Since the contract was supposed to be entered by a newly formed subsidiary, which was supposed to compete on a partially liberalised gambling market, we assumed that we were not obliged to perform a tender process as such, but chose a quicker and more flexible tender-like process instead.” Bwin and PartyGaming Merger The much mooted merger between bwin and PartyGaming took a couple ...

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