Stijn Flapper of 3D online slots developer Sheriff Gaming and parent company Bubble Group is suing the Dutch government for €75m, the former CEO revealed yesterday in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad.

As you may recall, Flapper was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of illegal gambling, money laundering, and tax evasion. Last October, the District Court in Den Bosch “indefinitely” suspended the case last October due to procedural delays.

Public Prosecutor Josien Mooijen called Flapper’s court case “a joke,” pointing out that Flapper never paid a single penny of gambling tax, despite earning €105m in revenues. Several witnesses, moreover, accused Flapper of rigging his casino software.

Dutch addiction care services providers Jellinek and Victas have merged.

Online lottery operator ZEAL has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).

William Hill has announced lower-than-expected profits in 2016.

Banc de Binary, one of the leading binary options operators in the sector, is to halt all operations and wind down its business for good.

Portuguese state-run charity Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa will shortly start offering online gaming in addition to its land-based offering should it receive relevant licensing.

The predominant slots-playing demographic in North America consists of “senior female players, whereas in Europe it is younger males,” according to Mike Robinson, International Communications Manager at Novomatic Gaming Industries.

Las Vegas slot revenue is decreasing because the losses are greater than especially younger players are willing to tolerate over time, Nicholas Colon explains.

NMi has appointed a new Head of Penetration and Vulnerability Testing Services.