The Netherlands Gaming Authority has imposed a penalty payment on a Dutch betting affiliate (full details here). The regulator has been experiencing significant difficulties collecting administrative fines imposed directly on foreign online operators, as there exists no international legal framework to collect such fines, according to State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice. Dijkhoff promised, however, to further study the possibilities of collecting administrative fines abroad.

The District Court of Alkmaar is currently hearing a case on the composition of the board of controversial class action foundation Loterijverlies. Reporter Bart Mos of Dutch daily De Telegraaf is live tweeting the court session.

The casino game “Dice Ball” has been officially added to the list of approved casino games in the Netherlands.

US daily fantasy operator DraftKings has launched a German-language website. In related news, there are signs that the announced merger between DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel may not go ahead.

Swedish operator Cherry is to pool its online gaming assets including its Cherry iGaming division under the ComeOn! brand.

UK-listed online gambling operator GVC Holdings enjoyed “the most significant year in the group’s history” in 2016 after acquiring and reforming Bwin.party’s betting and gaming brands, posting a 9% increase in pro forma net gaming revenue.

Should the iGaming industry fear “Tinderization” – the changing shifts in consumer behavior that undermine every loyalty program ever created?

People who bought products in mobile video games last year spent an average of $87 on their “free-to-play” games.

An international syndicate of Russian hackers that cashed out millions from slots in US casinos over the years is focusing its efforts on South America and Europe after busts in Missouri and Singapore.

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