Dutch MP Ronald van Raak (SP) tabled a long list of written questions on the Netherlands’ responsibility for the offshore gambling industry on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten.

The next Slot Academy training course takes place 10-12 April in Leiden, The Netherlands. Download the course agenda here.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that certain terms in online gambling promotions and bonuses that are regularly employed by operators are likely in breach of consumer protection law:

As part of a major overhaul of how the gambling industry operates online, three leading operators – Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT Entertainment – have formally committed to change the way they offer bonus promotions to ensure players can always access and release their own money.

These landmark changes must now be adopted across the sector. Firms not doing so will face regulatory action from the Gambling Commission.

The CMA also released a document titled Online gambling promotions: do’s and don’ts aimed at UK-facing operators.

Paddy Power Betfair and 888 have continued to scale down their respective UK affiliate programs, with both operators cutting back more partnerships this week.

British Horseracing Association (BHA) chief executive Nick Rust said that cutting the top stake on fixed-odd betting terminals (FOBTs) will have a “significant” impact on the sport.

British Columbia’s provincially-run online gambling site has launched Canada’s first government-approved live-dealer casino offering. The live casino product is provided by live dealer technology provider Evolution Gaming, which opened a new studio in the Vancouver that currently employs fifty people.