Nederlandse Online Gambling Associatie (NOGA) and Swedish counterpart BOS sign cooperation agreement The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) and the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote further cooperation between the two trade associations. Specifically, BOS and NOGA agreed to work more closely together in jointly promoting market channelization and responsible[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority opens consultation on responsible gaming policy rule …and more!
VIDEO | Looking back at the 2020 GiH Conference: Responsible advertising & best practices In case you missed the recent Gaming in Holland Conference, we have made available two more video recordings of noteworthy sessions. In a thought-provoking session that was explicitly referenced by Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman in a recently published personal blog post, international gambling consultant Mauro de Fabritiis discussed responsible advertising from an Italian and pan-European perspective. Watch[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Ministry of Justice announces entry into force of Remote Gaming Act on March 1, 2021 as political wrangling continues …and more!
22 Sept. Gaming in Holland Conference live stream now available for international visitors For international visitors who are unable to travel to Amsterdam on September 22, we offer a full conference live stream, covering all speakers and topics, for half the regular conference fee. Remote participants will still be able to ask questions of our speakers through the Slido online[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – TOTO concludes sponsorship agreements with Dutch top league football clubs …and more!
Janshen-Hahnraths Group to focus on land-based and online casino activities Janshen-Hahnraths Group, owner of the Fair Play Casino amusement arcade chain, has divested its business unit responsible for operating gaming machines in the catering industry. The business unit Janshen-Hahnraths Exploitatie BV has been transferred to RW Horeca Exploitatie BV. As reason for the divestment, the Janshen-Hahnraths group cited its strategic[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO agrees betting partnerships with 5 domestic premier league clubs …and more!
Netherlands Gambling Authority rolls out market vision for future Dutch gaming market The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published its view on the future structure of the regulated Dutch gambling market. In its vision document, the Dutch regulator argues for the gradual abolishment of all current monopolies and state participations. This includes the (partial) lottery, land-based casino, and land-based betting monopolies.[Read More…]
Dutch land-based GGR grew 4.7% in 2018, Netherlands Gambling Authority reports Gross gaming revenue (GGR) of licensed Dutch land-based gambling operators increased to €2.63bn in 2018, up 4.7% compared to the previous year, figures released by the Netherlands Gambling Authority show. Lotteries (47%) are the largest vertical, followed by slot machines (41.5%), casino table games (10%), and sports betting (1.5%).[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State backs online operators’ objections to totalizator licensing procedure …and more!
Dutch casinos to reopen today We are very happy to note that, after being closed for almost four months due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Dutch land-based casinos will finally be allowed to reopen today. Both Holland Casino and land-based amusement arcades have implemented extensive protocols to guarantee the safety of both visitors and employees. Of course, Gaming in Holland is[Read More…]
Netherlands Gambling Authority issues technical requirements on CRUKS national exclusion register The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published the technical requirements for connecting to the Dutch national exclusion register CRUKS. From July 13, a test version of CRUKS will be available for land-based operators, so that they may work on integrating the exclusion register before it becomes mandatory for all licensees.[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House to debate secondary legislation Remote Gaming Act …and more!
Netherlands Gambling Authority to assist municipalities in checking slot machine compliance in catering venues The Netherlands Gambling Authority has developed a new approach to assist municipalities in ensuring that slot machines in catering facilities comply with regulations to protect minors. Slot machines in venues that also cater to minors must be clearly separated from the remainder of the establishment’s interior.[Read More…]
Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to publish CRUKS connection protocol by mid-June …and more!
Nederlandse Loterij objects to postponement of Dutch online market opening Nederlandse Loterij strongly opposes any further delay in the implementation of the Remote Gaming Act, the operator’s CEO Niels Onkenhout says in Dutch daily De Telegraaf. According to Onkenhout, swift implementation of the Act is necessary to protect Dutch consumers who gamble online during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Netherlands Gambling[Read More…]