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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Confirmed: 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference to take place in September …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Confirmed: 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference to take place in September …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority issues 14 warnings over Covid-19 advertising The Netherlands Gambling Authority has issued 14 warnings in relation to Covid-19-themed marketing from online gambling operators. The regulator took action after discovering marketing campaigns featuring terms like “corona-free gambling” to promote illegal online gaming sites. After discovering the advertisements, the Gambling Authority threatened to impose penalty payments, after which all[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – TOTO concludes sponsorship agreements with Dutch top league football clubs …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – TOTO concludes sponsorship agreements with Dutch top league football clubs …and more!

Janshen-Hahnraths Group to focus on land-based and online casino activities Janshen-Hahnraths Group, owner of the Fair Play Casino amusement arcade chain, has divested its business unit responsible for operating gaming machines in the catering industry. The business unit Janshen-Hahnraths Exploitatie BV has been transferred to RW Horeca Exploitatie BV. As reason for the divestment, the Janshen-Hahnraths group cited its strategic[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO agrees betting partnerships with 5 domestic premier league clubs …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO agrees betting partnerships with 5 domestic premier league clubs …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority rolls out market vision for future Dutch gaming market The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published its view on the future structure of the regulated Dutch gambling market. In its vision document, the Dutch regulator argues for the gradual abolishment of all current monopolies and state participations. This includes the (partial) lottery, land-based casino, and land-based betting monopolies.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch government releases report on future lottery system …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch government releases report on future lottery system …and more!

Dutch land-based GGR grew 4.7% in 2018, Netherlands Gambling Authority reports Gross gaming revenue (GGR) of licensed Dutch land-based gambling operators increased to €2.63bn in 2018, up 4.7% compared to the previous year, figures released by the Netherlands Gambling Authority show. Lotteries (47%) are the largest vertical, followed by slot machines (41.5%), casino table games (10%), and sports betting (1.5%).[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State backs online operators’ objections to totalizator licensing procedure …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State backs online operators’ objections to totalizator licensing procedure …and more!

Dutch casinos to reopen today We are very happy to note that, after being closed for almost four months due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Dutch land-based casinos will finally be allowed to reopen today. Both Holland Casino and land-based amusement arcades have implemented extensive protocols to guarantee the safety of both visitors and employees. Of course, Gaming in Holland is[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Remote Gaming Act may face delay of several months …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Remote Gaming Act may face delay of several months …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority issues technical requirements on CRUKS national exclusion register The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published the technical requirements for connecting to the Dutch national exclusion register CRUKS. From July 13, a test version of CRUKS will be available for land-based operators, so that they may work on integrating the exclusion register before it becomes mandatory for all licensees.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House to debate secondary legislation Remote Gaming Act …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House to debate secondary legislation Remote Gaming Act …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority to assist municipalities in checking slot machine compliance in catering venues The Netherlands Gambling Authority has developed a new approach to assist municipalities in ensuring that slot machines in catering facilities comply with regulations to protect minors. Slot machines in venues that also cater to minors must be clearly separated from the remainder of the establishment’s interior.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to publish CRUKS connection protocol by mid-June …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to publish CRUKS connection protocol by mid-June …and more!

Nederlandse Loterij objects to postponement of Dutch online market opening Nederlandse Loterij strongly opposes any further delay in the implementation of the Remote Gaming Act, the operator’s CEO Niels Onkenhout says in Dutch daily De Telegraaf. According to Onkenhout, swift implementation of the Act is necessary to protect Dutch consumers who gamble online during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Netherlands Gambling[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – KSA technical CRUKS specialist to participate in GiH webinar Q&A session TOMORROW …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – KSA technical CRUKS specialist to participate in GiH webinar Q&A session TOMORROW …and more!

VAN Kansspelen members adopt Covid-19 protocol, re-appoint Frits Huffnagel as chairman During last week’s digital general members’ meeting, the members of trade association VAN Kansspelen have adopted the Covid-19 protocol that has been developed by the association’s central office and a members’ taskforce. The Dutch government will mandate implementation of this protocol as a precondition for allowing the reopening of[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen launch joint PR offensive against continued casino closings …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen launch joint PR offensive against continued casino closings …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman to speak at 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference Join us on September 22, 2020 in Amsterdam for a “corona-proof” Gaming in Holland Conference. Save the date! René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) has agreed to deliver the Conference’s keynote speech. As a bonus, the 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference will take place one[Read More…]