Tonight, the annual “Goed Geld Gala” takes place, during which lottery local operator Postcode Loterij will announce how much money it has contributed to good causes in the previous year. Special guests at this year’s edition are actor Leonardo DiCaprio and tennis star Rafael Nadal.

The municipality of Zoetermeer has awarded two new licenses to operate amusement arcades to Sir Winston and Jack’s Casino/Van der Valk, respectively.

“We are very much looking forward to putting together something wonderful with Van der Valk again,” Charlotte van Roosmalen, Marketing and Communications Manager of JVH gaming, owners of Jack’s Casino, said. “The combination of a four-star hotel and a casino is a first for the region.”

The Dutch Open Poker Championship is on schedule to attract more than 10,000 participants.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority announced the publication of dedicated piece of guidance on gambling advertising, setting new standards to ensure that ads remain responsible with a particular focus on mitigating potential harms associated with problem gambling.

Online gambling operator Kindred Group set revenue records in the final quarter of 2017 thanks to new acquisitions and the bad luck of sports bettors.

Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjarnstrom also discussed the company’s “hyper-local” casino strategy and revealed that the company is eyeing the US market.

Across the globe, digital wagers are expected to increase by 11.8% to $700bn in 2018 due to the introduction of new products and favorable online gambling laws in various countries.

Online payment specialist Easy Payment Gateway has agreed a partnership with SG Digital, the new business unveiled last week by Scientific Games.

Kambi Group has reported significant increases in key financial metrics for the final quarter of 2017.

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