Henk Kesler, chairman of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, reportedly said at the ESSA conference “Integrity in sports betting: what’s at stake?” that the Dutch remote market will open on 1 January 2019. Furthermore, new legislation, currently under consideration by the Dutch Senate, will increase the regulator’s ability to fight match-fixing.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority published a report on the public health risks of various forms of gambling. As a next step, the regulator will discuss the findings of the report with local operators.

The Permanent Committee of Finance of the Dutch Lower House has asked the government a number of questions (p. 9) regarding the desirability of the proposed temporary increase of the gambling tax rate from 29% to 30.1%.

Primera, the largest retail lottery seller of the Netherlands has opened its 500th store.

International Game Technology is the first gaming supplier to achieve responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4).

The UK Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has launched Responsible Gambling Week, a national, cross-industry initiative aimed at promoting responsible gambling

The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has restructured its internal operations. Staff have been split into four new offices dedicated to: lottery and monopoly; slot machines and responsible gambling; finance, policy and market analysis; and remote gambling.

Online gaming group GVC Holdings has revealed that its group gaming revenues increased by 10% year-on-year for the third quarter of 2017.

Platform provider and white label supplier Nektan has reported an 88% rise in Q1 2018 revenues.

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