The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced the appointment, as of October 1, of René Jansen as the regulator’s new chairman of the board.

Bernadette van Buchem has been appointed vice chair of the Gaming Authority’s board.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has published its decision to fine Betsson’s the Netherlands-facing subsidiary €300,000. As detailed on Friday, the Gaming Authority’s decision will almost certainly impact Betsson’s ability to acquire a Dutch license.

Following the Netherlands Gaming Authority’s recent ruling on video game loot boxes, game developer 2K has decided to make changes in some of its games for the Dutch market.

The legal battle against the construction of a new leisure complex, including a casino, in the Dutch municipality of Waalwijk has concluded because opponents of the complex did not manage to pay their court fees on time.

Switzerland suffered a decline in lottery and sports betting turnover in 2017, while the use of virtual private networks (VPN) has soared since the government passed its restrictive new online gambling law.

Playtech CEO Mor Weizer has pledged to take advantage of Italy’s blanket ban on gambling advertising by grabbing market share with Snaitech from online-only operators in the country.

Belarus will regulate online gambling from the start of April next year, the eastern European country’s tax ministry has confirmed.

Leading US land-based gaming companies, including MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn, have seen their stocks fall since a Supreme Court decision in May opened the door for legal sports betting in the country.

A new player has emerged in the US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market with the launch of Daily Number, a company co-founded by entrepreneur Tom McAuley and NFL American football star Richard Sherman.