OneTime has announced the Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award. Eight different casinos have been nominated.

Ben Bensimoun has won the WSOP Circuit Rotterdam Main Event.

Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has resigned his position effective immediately following a disagreement with the board over the company’s strategic priorities.

“According to a number of sources, the fallout was prompted primarily by a difference in opinion on the future of Betsson’s Turkey-facing business, as well as disagreement over the pace of its acquisition strategy,” EGR Intel reported. The company is currently also involved in legal proceedings against the Netherlands Gaming Authority.

UK operator Sky Bet has closed its UK-facing affiliate program. Appearing to anticipate new rules in the currently unregulated affiliate sector, Sky Bet released the following statement:

The regulatory landscape in which the industry operates is developing and maturing and operators are experiencing increased obligations regarding their regulatory responsibilities and level of compliance.

In order to operate in a compliant manner, we feel that operating the [affiliate] programme is no longer viable and that managing the output of affiliates presents a significant risk to our business from a regulatory perspective.

Affiliate marketing firm Better Collective has announced the agreement of a deal to acquire German sports portal WettPortal.com for an undisclosed fee.

ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has officially responded to the Malta Gaming Authority’s regulatory framework consultation.

The gaming company owned by the Swedish social democrat party, Kombilotteriet, has sold lottery tickets on credit to punters with problematic debts.

German regional lottery operator LOTTO Bayern has extended its partnership with FC Augsburg, which plays in the country’s Bundesliga top-tier club football competition.

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