The Ministry of Justice and Security said it intends to answer the latest round of written Senate questions on the remote gaming and casino reform bills “before the summer.” Answering these questions would potentially clear the last hurdle before the plenary debate and final vote on the bills in the Dutch Upper House.

Chairman Frits Huffnagel of trade association VAN Kansspelen calls on the Dutch government to quickly provide clarity on the remote gaming bill, as well as the temporary gaming tax increase which was introduced to offset a shortfall in tax revenue due to unexpected delays in passing the remote gaming bill.

In 2017, the Dutch state collected €470m in gambling taxes, €21m less than estimated.

Don’t forget: until May 30, you can nominate your Dutch-licensed gaming company for the Responsibility in Gaming Awards. It’s free!

Paddy Power Betfair confirmed it is in discussions to buy a majority stake in US DFS operator FanDuel.

The UK government has confirmed it will slash maximum FOBT stakes to £2. To cover any negative impact on the public finances, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators.

William Hill has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.

The leading gambling data business H2 Gambling Capital has forecast US sports betting gross win to outstrip that of the UK within five years after the US Supreme court lifted the long-standing ban this week.

US horse racing and gaming giant Churchill Downs Inc. has inked a partnership with SBTech to to support its entry into US real-money igaming and sports wagering markets.

The All-In Diversity Project has detailed its latest strategic partnership with The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) in the United States.