Articles by: Jeroen Laemers

Responsible gambling and AI – a quick-fix solution?

Responsible gambling and AI – a quick-fix solution?

AI is not a cure-all, unless it is applied intelligently and is supported by the knowledge and experience of domain experts.

GiH News Roundup: Minister Dekker answers questions on illegal betting terminals; Sweden’s iGaming market dominated by ATG and Svenska Spel

GiH News Roundup: Minister Dekker answers questions on illegal betting terminals; Sweden’s iGaming market dominated by ATG and Svenska Spel

Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has responded to parliamentary questions on illegal betting terminals tabled by MP Stieneke van der Graaf (CU).

GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

The proposed new speed skating competition “Icederby,” a mix of short track and long track ice speed skating, will be dependent on sports betting income, says Frank Kolsteeg, director of Icederby Europe.

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports revenue increase as number of visits drops; Finnish health authority calls for gambling advertising restrictions

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports revenue increase as number of visits drops; Finnish health authority calls for gambling advertising restrictions

Holland Casino reported a 2.7% year-on-year revenue increase in 2018.

GiH News Roundup: Svenska Spel leads the way in re-regulated Swedish market; Greek government submits gambling reforms to European Commission

GiH News Roundup: Svenska Spel leads the way in re-regulated Swedish market; Greek government submits gambling reforms to European Commission

State-owned Svenska Spel has remained the largest operator by turnover in the re-regulated Swedish market during the first two months of 2019.

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

A clear majority of the German population believes that online gambling should be regulated rather than prohibited, a new survey shows.

GiH News Roundup: Remote Gaming Bill officially signed into law; platform provider GAN “open to the possibility of a sale”

GiH News Roundup: Remote Gaming Bill officially signed into law; platform provider GAN “open to the possibility of a sale”

After being signed by the King and responsible minister, the full text of the Remote Gaming Act has now been published, thus enacting the former bill into law.

GiH News Roundup: temporary increase in Dutch gambling rate “unnecessary;” Netherlands Gambling Authority confiscates dozens of illegal betting terminals

GiH News Roundup: temporary increase in Dutch gambling rate “unnecessary;” Netherlands Gambling Authority confiscates dozens of illegal betting terminals

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has confiscated dozens of so-called “Cash Centers,” which are suspected to function as illegal betting terminals, across the country.

GiH News Roundup: EGBA urges better enforcement of EU Single Market rules; Swedish regulator fines operators over self-exclusion failings

GiH News Roundup: EGBA urges better enforcement of EU Single Market rules; Swedish regulator fines operators over self-exclusion failings

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) urges the incoming European Commission and Parliament to focus on ensuring the Single Market rules are better implemented and enforced to benefit European consumers, particularly in the online environment.

GiH News Roundup: German States ratify new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; MGA mulls implementation of unified self-exclusion system

GiH News Roundup: German States ratify new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; MGA mulls implementation of unified self-exclusion system

The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended Interstate Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licenses in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime.