As expected, the Dutch Lower House yesterday adopted two additional motions on gambling policy. The first motion calls for a ban of role models in gambling advertising who are younger than 25 or who have a significant following among this age group. This motion is also a delayed rebuke against the successful “Koning Toto” advertising campaign featuring rapper Donnie.

The second motion would give organizing sports associations a strengthened right of consultation on which sports events licensed operators are allowed to offer bets on, with the Netherlands Gambling Authority having a final say over which bets would be permitted.

Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection has shared two research studies on lottery reform with the Dutch Lower House. The first study outlines preferences of Dutch lottery players; the second details the financial consequences of reforming the current Dutch lottery system.

In order to be in a position to apply for a Dutch remote gambling license when the market opens, the Netherlands Gambling Authority is mandating that processes for age verification are in place or updated by January 2020. This is what operators must do in the next eleven days, Peter Murray explains. Mr Murray also moderated the customer ID verification workshop during Tuesday’s Gaming in Holland Breakfast Briefing.

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has set out plans to strengthen its efforts against illegal land-based gambling in 2020.

Among the most gambling-intense players, those who had voluntarily set limits gambled significantly less money a year later compared with those who had not, a new research paper found.

The Spanish gambling regulator (DGOJ) has decided to consider problem gambling as a mental disorder.

SAZKA Group has confirmed that gambling conglomerate will launch an official 2020 bid to win the UK’s fourth National Lottery contract starting in 2023.

Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus will suffer a €50m impact on earnings next year after pledging to invest heavily in a new corporate responsibility strategy.