Minors have participated in the games of chance offered by state-owned Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands Gaming Authority found. Nederlandse Loterij admitted to incomplete oversight and promised to take additional measures in order to prevent recurrence.
Fair Play Rotterdam has won the “Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017” award. The annual award is given out by Dutch casino community OneTime.nl. “We are tremendously proud that we have managed to win this award. There were multiple casinos nominated in the Rotterdam region. Thus, we are especially happy that we have managed to pull out the win,” Manager Fair Play Casino Richard Rikers said.
MPs Attie Kuiken (PvdA) and Michiel van Nispen (SP) have tabled parliamentary questions in order to pressure the government in facilitating the criminal prosecution of match-fixers.
Malta-based gaming industry stakeholders are monitoring the European Union’s potential proposal to introduce a “digital taxation framework,” aimed at consolidating taxes for digital enterprises with multi-national operations and commercial services.
The UK Gambling Commission has released its latest statistics covering the period between April 2016 and March 2017. While total gross gambling yield grew 1.8% to £13.7bn, online GGY increased 10.1% to £4.7bn.
Commission Executive Director Tim Miller said: “These latest figures show that the gambling market is continuing to grow, particularly in the online sector. However, with such growth comes a great responsibility for operators to prevent gambling-related harm to all consumers and the public. We would urge all gambling businesses to be acutely aware that as their market grows so too will our focus on ensuring that consumers are protected.”
The UK government has announced plans to ban gambling operators from taking bets on the EuroMillions in an effort to protect the amount of money going to good causes.
Lottery betting outfit Lottoland said it was “dismayed” by the UK government’s decision. “We believe that today’s decision is unjustified, and sets a dangerous precedent for policy-making on the basis of no evidence. It will do nothing but stifle innovation in the sector,” Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell stated.
Global online gaming company The Stars Group has announced that it has chosen to divest its entire stake in online bingo operator Jackpotjoy.
Affiliate portal Gambling.com announced it has completed a €16 million fundraising plan for its future growth strategy.