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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority fines Curacao-based operator €600k over online gambling offenses …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority fines Curacao-based operator €600k over online gambling offenses …and more!

Dutch government extends lockdown: All casinos to remain closed  Due to high Covid-19 infection rates, the Dutch government has extended the country-wide lockdown until at least February 9. All casinos and arcade halls are to remain closed until that date.   5+1 gambling predictions for 2021  Making predictions for the new year is a time-honored January tradition. While we may have dropped the ball here, others have[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to waive test institute requirement as regulated market opening comes closer …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to waive test institute requirement as regulated market opening comes closer …and more!

Charity lottery operator Fairshare Nederland launches new anti-loneliness initiative, partners with leading elder care and service foundations Dutch health lottery Care-a-Lot, which is operated by Fairshare Nederland, has launched a new “action platform” to raise awareness of (structural) loneliness, as well as funds to help combat this social issue. Care-a-Lot has partnered with elder care foundations Nationale Ouderenfonds and Stichting[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Dutch Remote Gaming Act delayed by one month” …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Dutch Remote Gaming Act delayed by one month” …and more!

Dutch government will not tax illegal gambling operators On November 17, the Dutch Lower House adopted a motion requesting the government to ensure that all operators that are active in the Netherlands – whether licensed or not – will be subject to Dutch tax legislation from January 1, 2021 onward. Last week, State Secretary of Finance Hans Vijlbrief responded, saying[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority opens test environment for national exclusion register (CRUKS) …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority opens test environment for national exclusion register (CRUKS) …and more!

Dutch casinos to close until January 19 As part of an extensive lockdown aimed at lowering Covid-19 infection rates, all Dutch land-based casinos will remain closed until at least January 19. The current lockdown includes schools, non-essential stores and all hospitality facilities – with the single exception of hotels. Betway joins Dutch trade association NOGA As the entry into force[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – UK gov’t launches Gambling Act review …and more!

Holland Casino Amsterdam-West wins “Best Casino of 2020” award Casino review website OneTime has selected Holland Casino Amsterdam-West as “Best Casino of 2020.” “Pierre de Jonge Etten-Leur” and “Gran Casino Lelystad” completed the top 3. Typically for the year 2020, the professional jury was particularly impressed with the way mandatory Covid-19 measures were implemented. Erwin van Lambaart, CEO of Holland[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – VIDEO | GiH webinar “Creating a compliant tech infrastructure” …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – VIDEO | GiH webinar “Creating a compliant tech infrastructure” …and more!

Technical documentation on future-licensed operators’ IT systems In recent weeks, the Netherlands Gambling Authority has published technical documentation on the criteria that the IT systems of future-licensed remote operators must meet. This includes the draft framework for the inspection and certification of the gaming systems of future-licensed online operators, as well as the technical specifications of the Control Database. We[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House aims to tax all online casinos from January 1, 2021 …and more!

“Holland Casino to become betting partner of Dutch professional football leagues” The Netherlands largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, reported on Sunday that both Dutch professional leagues Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie would sign betting partnerships with state-owned Holland Casino, ahead of the opening of the country’s regulated online betting market on September 1, 2021. A Holland Casino spokesperson declined to confirm[Read More…]

GiH webinar | Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands

In the next GiH webinar “Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands,” we will explore the impact of the tech requirements on the preparations prospective licensees will need to make in order to become eligible for a Dutch remote license.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft framework for remote gaming system inspection …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft framework for remote gaming system inspection …and more!

Dutch administrative appeals court upholds Staatsloterij-De Lotto merger The Netherlands’ highest court for business and competition-related matters (College van beroep voor het bedrijfsleven) has rejected the appeal against the Dutch competition authority’s approval of the 2016 merger of the Dutch State Lottery and sports betting monopolist De Lotto. The court found that the merger would be unlikely to lead to[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft license application rules …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft license application rules …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority imposes penalty payments on EA over loot boxes A ruling by the District Court in The Hague that loot boxes in the popular FIFA video game constitute a form of unlicensed gambling has given the green light to the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) to impose an order subject to penalty paymentsof up to €5m against FIFA’s publisher[Read More…]