Articles by: Jeroen Laemers

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority fines Kindred Group; Holland Casino Nijmegen considers future relocation

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority fines Kindred Group; Holland Casino Nijmegen considers future relocation

Kindred Group has today been issued a penalty of €470,000 by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) for accepting bets from Dutch customers.

GiH News Roundup: German online sports betting market facing tough restrictions; Veikkaus ramps up player protection controls

GiH News Roundup: German online sports betting market facing tough restrictions; Veikkaus ramps up player protection controls

The German state of Hesse is gearing up to begin the process to award the country’s sports betting licenses, with analysts warning that operators could see up to 70% of revenue disappear as a result of the restrictive operating model.

GiH News Roundup: GLMS reports 64 instances of suspicious betting activity in H1 2019; SBTech wins Veikkaus tender

GiH News Roundup: GLMS reports 64 instances of suspicious betting activity in H1 2019; SBTech wins Veikkaus tender

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the sports betting integrity body for the lottery industry, reported 64 matches to its partners in the first half of 2019 as a result of suspicious betting activity.

Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on “cooling-off period”

Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on “cooling-off period”

In February, the Dutch Senate adopted a motion stating that online operators who “actively” targeted the Dutch market in the past will be subject to a two-year cooling-off period before they will be eligible to receive a license. Today, the Netherlands Gambling Authority published a provisional policy rule outlining the specific provisions regarding this cooling-off period.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on cooling-off period and AML guideline

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on cooling-off period and AML guideline

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published a provisional policy rule outlining the specific provisions regarding the “cooling-off period” for prospective licensees who actively targeted the Dutch market in the past.

GiH News Roundup: Charity lotteries’ mandatory remittance to be lowered to 40%; public prosecutors demand suspended sentences against illegal lottery facilitators

GiH News Roundup: Charity lotteries’ mandatory remittance to be lowered to 40%; public prosecutors demand suspended sentences against illegal lottery facilitators

Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection announced that the Dutch government intends to decrease the mandatory remittance for Dutch charity lotteries from 50% to 40% of revenues, starting from January 1, 2020.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

Since 2015, the Dutch gambling sector has grown slightly faster (9%) than the overall economy (7.7%). In 2018, Dutch consumers spent €2.5b on gambling-related products and services.

GiH News Roundup: Swedish regulator fines 8 online operators over underage gambling; bwin to become main sponsor of Valencia FC

GiH News Roundup: Swedish regulator fines 8 online operators over underage gambling; bwin to become main sponsor of Valencia FC

Eight online gambling operators, including Bet365 and GVC Holdings, have been hit with penalty fees totaling SEK41.2m (€3.9m) by Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen for offering betting on sporting events involving players under the age of 18.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t to create more clarity on lottery reform; DraftKings “on the cusp” of acquiring SBTech

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t to create more clarity on lottery reform; DraftKings “on the cusp” of acquiring SBTech

The Dutch government has promised to send its views on the future of the Dutch lottery system to the Lower House before summer recess (July 5).

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij to roll out new retail terminal system; EGBA condemns German payment blocking efforts

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij to roll out new retail terminal system; EGBA condemns German payment blocking efforts

Nederlandse Loterij is about to roll out a single terminal system through which it intends to sell all its retail games.