This Saturday, Jack’s Casino will celebrate the opening of a new branch in the Van der Valk Hotel in Eemnes, close to Hilversum. “We are very pleased with the result. It turned out very beautiful. The casino exudes a luxurious, international ambiance,” Eric Older CEO of JVH gaming & entertainment said.

State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance has responded to parliamentary questions on the proposed temporary increase of the Dutch gambling tax. Snel simply reiterated the original reasoning behind the government’s proposal. Additional answers, however, are expected on Monday.

Dutch lottery operator De Lotto has introduced new rules which increase the likelihood of players winning a prize.

Most cases of match-fixing are unrelated to gambling. More often, matches are fixed for sports-related reasons, for instance to simply win a game.

The new gambling laws in Belgium will effectively outlaw the affiliate model in the gambling sector.

Playtech shed more than a fifth of its value on Thursday after issuing a profit warning. The software supplier announced it expects its full year profits to be 5% below the bottom end of market expectations.

Online casino and sportsbook LeoVegas has launched LeoSafePlay, a platform to promote responsible gaming.

LeoVegas also completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Panda.

Affiliate network Catena Media has announced the acquisition of online poker news and comparison site and its related assets for a fee of $350,000.

Online operator KB88 has struck a deal to become the official Asian betting partner of Serie A football club AS Roma. Earlier this year, the operator agreed a similar deal with Dutch side AFC Ajax.

Party Poker took preventive action after the operator found out that a number of players had been working in unison to cheat in buy-in tournaments.

Pre-registration for ICE 2018 is up 7% up year-on-year.