A Very Nice Christmas Gift: Plenary Debate on Dutch Remote Gaming Bill to Occur in 2016

Last week, the House committee for Security and Justice at last decided (p. 12, item #50) to submit the remote gaming bill for plenary discussion in the Lower House. Although as of yet no date has been set, it seems certain the debate will occur in 2016, which means the bill remains on schedule for implementation in 2017.


In related news, the bill which aims to modernize land-based casino regulation is also moving forward. The Council of State has recently presented its advice on this bill to the Council of Ministers, paving the way for the bill to be submitted for discussion (in committee) in the Lower House.


Four Key Takeaways on the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill

CalvinAyre.com, valued partner of our June conference, has a nice presentation (written by yours truly!) of the four key takeaways on the remote gaming bill.


Read it here to find out what several Dutch insiders have been saying about the bill.


Save the Date: Gaming in Holland Lunch @ ICE Totally Gaming

Regular visitors to ICE London will know that the exhibition is all about networking. Gaming in Holland and Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch trade association of online gaming operators, are happy to invite you for lunch on Wednesday, 3 February 2016.


You will have the opportunity to meet fellow iGaming professionals and policy makers. With regulated iGaming set to come to the Netherlands in 2017, this will be an essential part of your ICE program.


Last year, the Gaming in Holland lunch was the place to meet up with the who’s who of Dutch (online) gaming. Check out photos of last year’s event here!


We heartily recommend our readers to save the date. More details to follow.


Also, download ICE’s latest conference brochure here. Don’t forget: ICE Conferences’ early bird offer expires on 8 January. (But the rest of the show is free!)


Other News

Representative Jeroen van Wijngaarden, VVD spokesperson on gaming and games of chance,  offers his views on the remote gaming bill.


Netherlands Gaming Authority and Authority for Consumers and Markets sign a renewed cooperation agreement.


Following a number of domestic setbacks, US daily fantasy operator DraftKings will postpone its launch in the UK.


Las Vegas casino mogul and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson’s latest attempt to ban online gaming in the US has failed.


UK Competition and Markets Authority greenlights Betfair-Paddy Power merger.


Unibet has appointed a new CFO.