Lottovate, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEAL, is planning to launch a new lottery in the Netherlands later this year:

Lottovate is now planning to introduce an innovative social lottery for Dutch consumers by Q3 2017. This new lottery product will be mobile-first and will aim to connect customers to social communities and good causes. By combining jackpots and social aspects, ZEAL is confident that this unique product will reach a wider demographic than traditional lottery.

More details have emerged regarding the Netherlands Gaming Authority’s recent actions against online gambling advertising. Last month, the regulator imposed a penalty payment on a Dutch betting affiliate.

The Gaming Authority also published a formal guideline (summarized here) as to which advertising is allowed.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority joined the anti-match-fixing Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) of the International Olympic Committee. Match-fixing and sports integrity will also be major topics at the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo.

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced plans to set up a national betting exchange to help sportsbooks hedge positions and lay off liabilities in order to make the Mediterranean island more attractive to remote gaming operators.

The European Commission has endorsed a reform of the existing UK Horserace Betting Levy scheme as being in line with European Union (EU) state aid rules. The new regulations will place a 10% levy on profit for all bookmakers that take bets in British horse racing from punters in the UK.

Las Vegas Sands’ newest Macao casino, Parisian Macao, is grappling with a potentially dangerous outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Following a hospitalization due to a “unusual bacterial infection,” Elton John was forced to cancel eight Las Vegas shows.