The Ministry of Security and Justice has announced it will postpone answering questions from MP Mei Li Vos (PvdA) regarding class action claim foundation Loterijverlies.

Regulatory changes are forcing operators to become more selective in their international strategy, EGR Intel writes:

Some regulated markets such as Portugal, France and Poland are setting tax rates at such a punitive level that only those with a strong track record or local partner are willing to get involved. While others such as Spain or potentially the Netherlands are at a biting point where operators can only get involved if it’s a real market of focus.

If you are of the scale of bet365 or PPB then perhaps you can afford for every market to be one of focus, but for everyone else in the market it’s now time to be selective about where you apply your marketing and investment budget. This has been the case for some years now, but the last 12 months has brought this new reality into sharp focus.

The emergence of a more must-enter regulated markets in the mid-term from Germany and Sweden will likely only squeeze out some of the smaller markets such as Portugal, Spain and even the Netherlands as options for some. While the increasingly complex and tricky dot.com sector will likely see more regionally or even country specific focused operations emerge.

We’re entering a new period for online gambling, where the [global] dot.com approach is fading fast to be replaced by a more complex operating environment.

A “household name in the online gaming sector” is looking to hire a Dutch customer service advisor for its Gibraltar office.

In the opinion of European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, Gibraltar and the UK territory are a single Member State and European law regarding the freedom to provide services between Member States would therefore not be applicable to the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association’s (GBGA) challenge to the introduction of Point of Consumption (PoC) tax, and other regulations, in the UK in 2014.

The German land-based slot machine sector has started a campaign to warn punters against illegal and unregulated gambling.

888sport has become the latest gambling operator to join betting integrity body ESSA.

A total of 67 jurisdictions and sovereign states will be represented on the show floor of ICE 2017.

Legendary rock band Kiss is building its very own casino in the US state of Oklahoma.

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