Magazine De Dikke Blauwe listed the eight most remarkable trends in Dutch philanthropy of 2016. Trend #7: thanks to the opening of the Dutch charity lottery market to new entrants, more charities and good causes will have recourse to lottery funding.

Staatsloterij, currently part of Nederlandse Loterij, is looking for the owner of a winning lottery ticket that is about to expire. If the ticket owner is not found within two weeks, he or she will miss out on a brand new car.

Former CEO of William Hill Ralph Topping expects the UK gambling market to be dominated in the near to mid-term by three or four huge and predominantly digitally focused organizations.

Other insiders also predict further industry consolidation.

North-American gaming and betting firm Gaming Nation has entered into an agreement to acquire BD Sport Group Ltd., the market leader for stadium betting services in the UK. Gaming Nation is already present in the UK and Belgium and is said to have scouted out the soon-to-be-liberalized sports betting market in the Netherlands.

EveryMatrix will provide its CasinoEngine platform to Norsk Tipping after the Norwegian monopoly awarded the supplier a minimum six-year contract.

A petition signed by more than 325,000 UK betting shop staff and customers has been presented to the country’s prime minister as the beleaguered UK betting industry fights back against its portrayal in the media.

The World Gaming Executive Summit 2017 has released its early agenda.