GiH Community Members Offered 25% Discount on Betting on Sports Conference

SBC Events’ Betting on Sports Conference is set to take place on 12-15 September at the Olympia Conference Center in London. The conference will feature an impressive 165 speakers across 44 sessions and focuses on everything related to sports and betting, including leadership, legislation, marketing and sponsorship, innovation, and data.

Members of the GiH community are offered a 25% discount if they use the promotional code GIH25 when registering.

The conference agenda is available here.

Later this fall, GiH founder Willem van Oort will moderate a session on regulatory developments in the Netherlands at SIGMA’17, Malta’s largest iGaming show.

Gaming in Holland and Leaseweb also invite SIGMA’17 attendees to join us for drinks – including Dutch beers – on Thursday, 23 November 2017, starting at 7:30 pm. Places are limited, so please reserve your place today by registering here.

Conference registration for SIGMA’17 is open.


Large Amount of UK Gambling Advertising Could Lead to Public Health Crisis, Responsible Gaming Charity Warns

The UK gambling industry has spent GBP 1.4 billion on advertising since 2012, with online casinos doubling their marketing budgets over the past five years. As a result, minors are exposed to a flood of advertising, according to Gambleaware chairperson Kate Lampard:

“With the average age at which children start to watch post-watershed TV unsupervised being 11¾, restrictions based on a 9pm watershed may offer little protection. We need to balance the array of advertising with information about the risks […]

As a society, we should be concerned about the rising risk of harm from wider access and more regular participation in gambling on future generations, resulting in a possible public health crisis in gambling addiction.”


Catena Media Confirms Withdrawal from Dutch Market, Will Lose up to 150K/Month in Revenues

Following last week’s news that the Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued a cease and desist order to Catena Media, the lead generation company now has confirmed it has temporarily withdrawn from the Dutch market. The decision may negatively impact revenue by as much as €150,000 a month, the company said:

“Recently, the Dutch Gaming Authority, KSA, decided to take a stricter approach to iGaming sites that target Dutch players, and as a result Catena Media decided to temporarily withdraw from the Dutch market to fully comply with applicable law. Short term this will impact revenues negatively by approximately EUR 100-150 thousand per month, but longer term it puts us in a favorable position, if and when, the Dutch market re-regulates.”

The company also reported a 58% revenue growth in Q2 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year. Total quarterly revenues increased from €9.58 million to €15.10 million. EBITDA amounted to €6.27 million.

Despite the positive quarterly numbers, share prices of the Stockholm-listed company fell sharply.


Other News

The Dutch Ice Hockey Association is not happy with the Senate’s delay in adopting the remote gaming bill. As a result, a sponsor agreement with Betsson-owned subsidiary Kroon Casino has been put on hold.


Holland Casino released an online commercial featuring a streaker.


The Netherlands Gaming Authority is warning Dutch consumers of new forms of Ponzi schemes.


The Belgian Gaming Commission possesses insufficient resources to execute its tasks, a leaked internal document reveals.


After posting an impressive 60% revenue increase in Q2, mobile gaming company LeoVegas is aiming for further expansion in Germany and Denmark.


Kindred’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ebba Ljungerud, discussed the company’s multi-brand strategy, its recent name change, and creating conditions for further growth.


Despite a deadly terror attack, Barcelona is playing host to PokerStars’ largest live tournament ever.


Career website recently went live. The website also features a section specifically dedicated to gaming jobs on the island.


Swedish online affiliate company RakeTech has come under fire after reports emerged linking the company to a website featuring child-orientated content which refers viewers to online casinos.


NYX Gaming Group has reported a 73% year-on-year rise in Q2 revenues to C$61m, with the firm benefiting from the OpenBet acquisition and new casino customers.


Betway has agreed a deal to become the official betting partner of German Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen, while English Premier League football clubs Burnley and Leicester City have both secured new partnerships with Ladbrokes.


US-based daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is reportedly considering to enter the Irish market. The company already operates in North America, the UK, Germany, and Malta.


Registration for the Berlin Affiliate Conference is now open.


A recent tennis match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro was almost certainly fixed. This is what it looked like.


Two hedge funds argue that techniques imported from the investment world can help turn sports betting into an alternative asset class.


Convicted US state lottery fraudster Eddie Tipton has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.


Donald Trump’s bid to build Sydney’s first casino was rejected because of his “mafia connections.”