Articles by: Jeroen Laemers

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House to Vote on new gambling restrictions on Tuesday; GiH Breakfast Briefing program extended

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House to Vote on new gambling restrictions on Tuesday; GiH Breakfast Briefing program extended

On Wednesday, the Dutch Lower House held a plenary debate on gambling policy. During the debate ten motions were tabled that – if adopted – could have an impact on future gambling regulation. The House will vote on these motions on Tuesday.

Dutch MPs table motions on gambling policy

Dutch MPs table motions on gambling policy

On Wedensday, the Dutch Lower House held a plenary debate on the General Consultation on gambling policy that took place on November 27. During the debate ten motions were tabled that – if adopted – could have an impact on future gambling regulation. The House will vote on these motions on Tuesday.

GiH News Roundup: winning odds of fairground games not skill-dependent and can be set by operators; only one operator paid Swedish fine in 2019

GiH News Roundup: winning odds of fairground games not skill-dependent and can be set by operators; only one operator paid Swedish fine in 2019

The odds of winning a price when playing so-called claw machines (“grijpmachines”) can be set by operators. Claw machines and related fairground games are nonetheless not regulated by Dutch gambling legislation, Dutch national broadcaster NOS recently revealed.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch prosecutors demand jail sentences against members of illegal gambling group; gambling participation drops in Sweden despite market liberalization

GiH News Roundup: Dutch prosecutors demand jail sentences against members of illegal gambling group; gambling participation drops in Sweden despite market liberalization

Dutch prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to thirty months against members of an illegal gambling syndicate that mainly operated in the The Hague area.

GiH News Roundup: Pain and opportunity “evenly matched” in future Dutch online market; William Hill warns affiliate partners against promoting unlicensed operators

GiH News Roundup: Pain and opportunity “evenly matched” in future Dutch online market; William Hill warns affiliate partners against promoting unlicensed operators

Gambling consultancy firm Regulus Partners expects the regulated Dutch online market to offer a combination of opportunity and strict regulation, the firm’s latest analysis shows.

Regulus Winning Post | Netherlands: online regulation – orange warning signals?

Regulus Winning Post | Netherlands: online regulation – orange warning signals?

The implementation of the Netherlands Remote Gaming Act faced more parliamentary scrutiny last week, with a theme of questioning from the Justice and Security Committee being ensuring tough protections and controls and the re-opening of the controversial two-year ‘cooling off’ period.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG team up to conduct problem gambling survey; Nederlandse Loterij launches campaign to highlight that lottery tickets are not suitable as holiday gifts to minors

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG team up to conduct problem gambling survey; Nederlandse Loterij launches campaign to highlight that lottery tickets are not suitable as holiday gifts to minors

The Netherlands Gambling Authority and Gamblers Anonymous (AGOG) jointly conducted a survey on problem gambling behavior.

Strong political support for gambling policy modernization as rearguard battles continue to be fought

Strong political support for gambling policy modernization as rearguard battles continue to be fought

On November 27, a General Consultation on gambling policy took place in the Dutch Lower House. Members of the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security questioned Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker on gambling policy, including the implementation of the Remote Gaming Act.

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord members guarantee strict age verification controls; Holland Casino introduces successful NXT concept to Scheveningen branch

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord members guarantee strict age verification controls; Holland Casino introduces successful NXT concept to Scheveningen branch

Members of Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch trade association of online gambling operators, are guaranteeing that they will maintain strict age verification controls to exclude underage players, the association said in a press release.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulated online market opening delayed until July 1, 2021; Netherlands Gambling Authority adds new condition to prioritization criteria

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulated online market opening delayed until July 1, 2021; Netherlands Gambling Authority adds new condition to prioritization criteria

The Dutch government now aims for the Remote Gaming Act to come into effect on January 1, 2020. This means that the regulated online market will open on July 1, 2021 instead of January 1 as originally anticipated.