As the Dutch government recorded a budget surplus of €11bn in 2018, the temporary increase in the country’s gambling tax rate to cover the € 20m budget shortfall caused by the delays in implementing the Remote Gaming Bill was completely unnecessary and should be reversed as quickly as possible, says trade association VAN Kansspelen.

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has confiscated dozens of so-called “Cash Centers,” which are suspected to function as illegal betting terminals, across the country.

Holland Casino will once again support Maarten van der Weijden in his attempt to complete a 200km swim in order to raise funds for cancer research.

Compliance testing outfit Trisigma is looking to hire a Test Engineer.

German gambling regulation has a long way to go in order to catch up with the regulatory systems that are (about to be) implemented in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Meanwhile, a new report commissioned by German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has claimed that a turnover tax levied on betting shops by local authorities across the country contravenes federal law.

Sweden’s leading gambling trade associations Spelbranschens Riksförbund (SPER) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) have set out a new code of conduct for members to tackle concerns over excessive advertising in the newly-regulated market.

The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has added its voice to calls for a full legal definition of what constitutes “moderate” gambling advertising, ahead of a potential increase in advertising restrictions.

Betsson has developed a series of customer support chatbots in partnership with AI-powered provider, Ada, to streamline its customer service efforts.

Over the past couple of years, gambling addiction and problem gambling rates in Finland have continued to rise, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

The Stars Group has begun work on a new global sports betting platform it says will combine the best of the BetStars, Sky Bet and BetEasy platforms.

The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced William Hill US as its third official sports betting partner.