“It’s important to not let the states get away with it,” Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson said of his company’s decision to to ignore the “illegal” enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority.
Bengtsson also deemed the looming failure of Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure:”
The Dutch have been scrambling since 2012 to amend a gaming law from 1964 that everyone has deemed to be illegal.
Five years later they have still not managed to, and they are saying they will not manage it now going forward either.
The municipal council of the Dutch city of Assen is proposing to build a casino as part of a “recreational zone” near the TT motorcycle circuit.
By introducing new legislation, Malta is trying to lure gambling operators away from Gibraltar.
William Hill and Lottoland signed a B2B deal that allows the bookmaker’s customers to bet on the outcome of the world’s leading lottery draws. Similar deals were concluded earlier between Lottoland and the Kindred Group, as well as Lottoland and William Hill Australia.
German state lottery company LOTTO Berlin has agreed to extend its partnership with football club Hertha BSC, which competes in the country’s Bundesliga top division of club football.
A student from Northern Ireland has launched legal action against Bet365 after accusing the gambling operator of refusing to pay out a winning bet of just over £1m. According to Bet365, the student wagered with third-party money in violation of the operator’s terms & conditions.
The merger of Australian betting firms Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group could be on hold after the country’s competition watchdog filed to block the union.
A Chinese CS:GO team was punished for subbing its entire team in a contest that is being scrutinized for potential eSports match-fixing.