The Dutch State Loterij (now part of Nederlandse Loterij) has offered a settlement to players who have been victimized by the operator’s misleading advertising practices. The settlement, consisting of up to four free tickets to a special draw and €40 per individual player, has been accepted by class action claim foundation Stichting Staatsloterijschadeclaim (ca. 6,000 members), but rejected by the much larger Stichting Loterijverlies (ca. 160,000 members).

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has already given dispensation for the special draw. To some players, however, the offered settlement is entirely insufficient.

Negotiations between Holland Casino and several labor unions have reached a dead end. Strikes, perhaps as early as this weekend, now appear likely.

As of today, Holland Casino Rotterdam will be open 24/7.

Italy emerges as second largest European online betting market in 2016.

Sweden’s monopoly operators, including Svenska Spel and ATG, have announced the launch of a new trade association ahead of proposals to re-regulate the country’s gambling market.

Betsson AB announced that Abby Rachel Cosgrave has been appointed Vice President Legal for Betsson AB and General Counsel Betsson Malta.

Ukraine has promised the IMF it will launch legal gambling by 2018.

Online poker players left high and dry by the 2011 collapse of Absolute Poker could yet get their funds returned.

Asia-facing betting and gaming operator Vebet.com has entered into a regional partnership with Spanish La Liga football club Espanyol.

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