This Thursday, the Holland Casino branch in Venlo will introduce a newly-designed table game “barbut,” which is derived from a traditional dice game that is played in the Eastern Mediterranean. If the game becomes sufficiently popular, it will be introduced in other Holland Casino branches as well.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has forcibly removed slot machines from several locations after the owner continued to put these to use, despite losing his license earlier this year.

Starting on January 1, 2017, Malta will hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU. One of the Maltese government’s priorities will be to:

Mak[e] progress towards ensuring that consumers seeking to buy products and services in another EU country, be it online or in person, are not discriminated against based on nationality or country of residence in terms of access to prices, sales or payment conditions (geoblocking).

A Gibraltar-based online gaming company is looking to hire a Dutch CS Conversion & Sales Agent.

A Dutch ten-year-old has been organizing his own, fully-licensed lottery.

GVC, the company behind the bwin.party and PartyPoker brands, has been linked with a potential reverse takeover of Ladbrokes Coral, but talks may have already collapsed.

Eric Olders, CEO of JVH Gaming and Entertainment Group, has been helping to identify pertinent topics for discussion at the 2017 World Executive Gaming Summit. Download the event’s early agenda here.

Cherry has exercised an option to acquire the remaining 51% of shares in ComeOn Malta. ComeOn was fined €180,000 in late 2014 by the Netherlands Gaming Authority.

Playtech has launched a £250,000 casino promotion that will run across its entire network for 21 days over the Christmas period. Watch the promotion’s trailer here.

Last year, Australians spent $17.5 billion on gambling, or about $949 per adult. These per capita losses are among the highest in the world.