Don’t forget: tomorrow, the Dutch Senate will finally vote on the Remote Gaming Bill, starting at 13:35 CET.

“We will definitely apply for a license if the Remote Gaming Bill will be adopted tomorrow by the Senate,” says Jan Schiffelers, CEO of the Jahnsen-Hahnraths Group, in Dutch financial daily FD. “Compare it to the retail sector: if you do not have an online offering, you will miss a piece of the market.”

Now that passage of the bill appears very aal but certain, spokesman Martijn van Klaveren of Postcode Loterij maintains that his company has not lobbied against the bill; and that the lottery operator has not yet decided whether it will apply for a remote license.

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Norwegian regulator Lotteritilsynet revealed that it had ordered all Norwegian licensed banks to block payment transactions which could be identified for the purposes of online gambling.

Lotteritilsynet toughened directive targets six Malta-licensed operators directly – Betsson AB, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), Kindred Group, L&L Entertainment, Dino Gaming Ltd and Co-Gaming LTD.

The Swedish government has given licensed Swedish operators a month to show a “noticeable change” in their marketing practices or they could face tougher regulations.

Last week, the Malta Gaming Authority announced the suspension of the online licenses of two operators and a game developer.

France’s online gambling revenue grew by one-quarter in 2018 but the country’s regulator says improvements are needed to ensure these gains continue.

Slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat has launched a 7UP-branded gaming machine.

The president of the New Jersey State Senate has threatened to launch a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice’s recent reinterpretation of the Federal Wire Act.