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 gaming. In addition, they will mutually exchange information and share local best practices to help build a healthy, reliable and secure online gambling market in the two countries.

NOGA managing director Peter-Paul de Goeij: “NOGA is very pleased with this official confirmation of the collaboration. For the past two years, Sweden has preceded the Netherlands in the regulation of the online gambling market. We can learn a lot from the experiences that BOS has gained during this period. Incidentally, the contact with BOS and other European sister organizations was already good and constructive, but with this formalization we hope to further boost European cooperation between sector organizations.”

Netherlands Gambling Authority and French regulator pursue cross-border cooperation

The Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) and its French counterpart, Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement between the ANJ and the KSA pursues cooperation between regulatory authorities which share a common view on online gambling regulation, including the promotion of cross-border cooperation and adoption of common principles guaranteeing a high level of protection for consumers, players, and minors.

The agreement, organized in respect of personal data protection rules, will enhance the efficiency of regulation carried out by both authorities in strategic regulatory areas such as:

  • The fight against money laundering and financing terrorism.
  • The management of player accounts.
  • The supervision of advertising.
  • The protection of consumers and prevention of problem gambling.

The KSA previously signed similar cooperation agreements with the Swedish and Maltese gambling regulators.

VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards to be streamed live tomorrow, Oct. 29

For the first time ever the prestigious VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards will be held virtually, live streaming globally on October 29, 2020, starting at 17:00 CET. Register here: https://bit.ly/3e18Fho

Accompanying the virtual event is a unique digital magazine. An abridged version is being shared ahead of the event to give readers a taste of what to expect. The full magazine will be made available to those who attend the live stream.

Upcoming events

Events

  • Betting on Sports America, the largest dedicated sports betting trade show in the world, returns as a virtual event from 1 – 3 December.
  • The World Gaming Executive Summit will return as a virtual event from 7 – 9 December. Key themes on the agenda include AI, the future of land–based gaming, CSR, sustainable marketing, regulation updates, fantasy sports, and emerging marketing opportunities.
  • SiGMA Europe has moved its November event to 16 – 18 February, 2021.
  • ICE London 2021 will now take place 29 June – July 1, 2021, with the co-located iGB Affiliate London taking place 1 – 2 July.
  • iGB Live 2021 has also been moved to 28 September – 1 October, 2021, but will still take place in Amsterdam!

Webinars

  • Join the iGaming Next Power Hour every Friday @3pm CET for a short, compact, educational and social weekly digital gathering with some of the brightest and most connected minds of the industry.
  • Tune in for the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) panel “Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Sector,” with Marie Antonette Quiogue, Muskan Sethi, Christina Thakor-Rankin, and Birgitte Sand, on November 11.

GiH Webinar | Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands

Soon, the Netherlands Gambling Authority will publish the technical requirements that the IT systems of future remote licensees must meet.

In the next Gaming in Holland webinar “Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands,” we will explore the impact of these requirements on the preparations prospective licensees will need to make in order to become eligible for a Dutch remote license.

The webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 14:00 CET. Register now: https://bit.ly/3e2EE0B

Confirmed speakers include Frank Tolboom, representing the Netherlands’ leading gaming law firm Kalff Katz & Franssen, and Martin Prantner, CEO of Finnplay, an independent iGaming platform technology and services provider.

Together, they will look at both the legal and technical side of the new provisions, explaining what legal conditions future-licensed operators must meet, and how these legal stipulations can be translated into compliant IT solutions.

If you are considering entering the regulated Dutch online market, this webinar is not to be missed. The official licensing period is expected to kick off on March 1, 2021. Be ready when it counts!

Other news

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has decided to strengthen its supervision of incidental lotteries that are organized by third parties at the behest of charities or good causes.

Current Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO is looking to hire an Online Casino Manager.

Talpa Gaming has launched a new campaign for its “Governor of Poker” social game, starring former “Oranje” international Rafael van der Vaart.

BILD, Germany’s highest-selling newspaper has confirmed that it has entered a strategic brand cooperation with bookmaker BetVictor to launch “BILDBet” for Germany’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace.

More than half of Danish gamblers played online during 2019, according to the latest data released by the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA).

Italy’s communications regulator has fined Google €100,000 over gambling advertising infractions.

Genius Sports Group is primed to become a public company via a $1.5bn merger with US-based technology investment firm dMY Technology Group II.

Kambi Group has agreed an exclusive multi-year deal to provide sports betting technology and services to the Belgian National Lottery.

Betsson Group has seen its revenue rise by 31% year-on-year for Q3 2020, attributing the growth to an increased demand for digital entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Live gaming supplier Evolution saw revenue of €140m for the third quarter of 2020, a rise of 48% year-on-year.

A recently proposed amendment to China’s criminal law creating a new crime against foreign casinos found to be organizing or soliciting Chinese citizens to gamble would see guilty parties jailed for between five and ten years.