Nederlandse Loterij posted revenues of €1,103m in 2016, while Holland Casino reported €608m in revenues, according to the Dutch government’s annual report detailing the results of all state holdings. Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands’ largest gaming company, contributed €91m in dividends to the state’s coffers; Holland Casino added €35m.

The exclusive Sushi Samba restaurant in Holland Casino Amsterdam has opened for business.

The Van der Valk Hotel in the city of Heerlen that is currently being rebuilt following a major fire, will get a new casino.

Sky Bet’s decision to close its affiliate hub has been the hot topic of the week in online betting and gaming and it’s one which will get great scrutiny at this week’s Betting on Sports Conference.

A former poker machine addict is suing slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat and James Packer’s Crown Resorts, Australia’s largest casino operator. The court case is focusing on the “misleading” design of a particular slot machine:

“Australia has strong consumer protection laws,” said Tim Costello, of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, supporting the lawsuit. […]

At the core of the case will be three key claims. The first is to do with the uneven spread of symbols on Dolphin Treasure’s five spinning reels.

On each reel there are many symbols. There are the standard 9s, and 10s; Jacks and Queens; Kings and Aces. Then there are turtles and treasure chests; octopuses and seahorses; and pictures of fish, starfish and sunrises.

While each of the reels appears to be the same size, the first four reels in fact have 30 symbols, while the fifth, and last reel to stop spinning, has 44 symbols, making it harder to win on the final reel.

This […] encourages the perception that gamblers have had “near misses” when they lose.

Additionally, the symbols in Dolphin Treasure are not evenly distributed across the five reels, so the symbols do not show up the same number of times on each reel.

Neither of these features, it will be argued in court, is made clear to punters.

Italy’s sports betting revenue nearly doubled in the month of August, with online betting growth handily outpacing that of its retail rival.

Betway has agreed a deal to become title sponsor of the new British Basketball All-Stars Championship.

Earlier today, online operator Mr Green’s presented its new predictive Green Gaming tool, which gives customers unique opportunities to gain insight into their risk behavior.

A pair of YouTubers will not face any fines for undisclosed promotion of a Counter-Strike: GO (CS: GO) gambling site they owned, as part of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission.

Betgenius partners with Sportcast for the game-changing “BetBuilder” product, which revolutionizes pre-match betting by enabling punters to instantly build accumulators made up of dozens of different player, team and event markets within the same game.

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