The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced its new enforcement policy with regard to unlicensed online operators. Instead of first issuing a warning, operators will now be directly eligible for enforcement action.

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff has responded to questions submitted by the permanent Committee of Security and Justice of the Lower House regarding the proposed privatization of Holland Casino.

The board of Holland Casino has now issued a formal statement in response to their employees’ efforts to prevent, or at least delay, the transformation of the casino chain into a limited liability company.

Although the Netherlands Gaming Authority has launched a transparent digital tender for an exclusive five-year horse racing and harness racing totalizator betting license, current license holder Sportech “will be the only realistic candidate,” according to gaming lawyer Justin Franssen.

Visitors of OneTime.nl have picked Jack’s Casino in Oostzaan-Amsterdam as the best casino of the Netherlands.

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning after a new study showed that 450,000 children are gambling in England and Wales each week. Three-quarters of kids reported seeing gambling ads on TV, while 63% saw the ads via social media and 57% viewed ads on other websites.

Meanwhile, the UK gaming industry is working on implementing industry-wide responsible gaming measures.

The upcoming Barcelona-Real Madrid football match will generate €25m in bets in Spain alone.

Police in Spain have arrested 34 people, including six players, in connection with a suspected match-fixing ring in both Spain and Portugal.