Articles by: Gaming in Holland

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Hits LeoVegas with €750k Fine …and More!

As we reported earlier, Peter Geertsen, the former Executive Secretary of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, is asking for donations to pay for the treatment of his son, Stephan, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). At present, Stephan is still approximately €30,000 short of the amount required for participation in a promising, new form of stem cell therapy. Please consider[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Minister Sander Dekker Clarifies Cooling-Off Period …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Minister Sander Dekker Clarifies Cooling-Off Period …and More!

Especially selected for you: the latest in Dutch and international gaming news. Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart to Give Introductory Speech at “Women and Gambling Addiction” Mini Event. Register Today! In most western countries, overall problem gambling rates have remained flat or fell slightly over the past few years. However, the number of women with severe gambling problems appears[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Eredivisie Football Club PSV Gauges Support for Online Gambling Partnership among Season Ticket Holders …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Eredivisie Football Club PSV Gauges Support for Online Gambling Partnership among Season Ticket Holders …and More!

Especially selected for you: the latest in Dutch and international gaming news. But first I would like to call your attention to the plight of Peter Geertsen, the former Executive Secretary of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, who is asking for donations to pay for the treatment of his son who is suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). Please consider donating if you[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Fines Kindred Group …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Fines Kindred Group …and More!

Registration for “Women and Gambling Addiction” Mini Event Now Open! In most western countries, overall problem gambling rates have remained flat or fell slightly over the past few years. However, the number of women with severe gambling problems appears to be sharply on the rise. In order to raise awareness of this growing problem and to indicate the way forward[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gov’t Opens Public Consultation on Dutch Online Gambling Regulations …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gov’t Opens Public Consultation on Dutch Online Gambling Regulations …and More!

Netherlands Gambling Authority Fines GVC’s Bwin Brand €350k The Netherlands Gambling Authority has issued a €350,000 fine to GVC-owned subsidiary bwin for offering online gambling services to Dutch customers. When employees of the Dutch regulator visited the operator’s website in August 2018 and January 2019, they found that players from the Netherlands, contrary to players from e.g. the US, Poland, and[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Policy Rule on “Cooling-Off Period” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Policy Rule on “Cooling-Off Period” …and More!

Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes AML Guideline The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published a new guideline outlining how operators can implement the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wwft). At present, only Holland Casino is subject to the Wwft. Land-based slot machine operators and lotteries are currently exempt. In the future, online operators will also be subject to the[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Duty of Care Guideline …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Duty of Care Guideline …and More!

Eight Operators Fined in Sweden for Offering Bets on Matches Involving Minors Eight online gambling operators 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. Gambling companies operating with a Swedish license must not offer wagers on events where the majority of participants[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 183 Companies Register Interest in Dutch Remote Gambling License …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 183 Companies Register Interest in Dutch Remote Gambling License …and More!

Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues Fines to Simbat Entertainment Systems and Spinity The Netherlands Gambling Authority has hit Simbat Entertainment Systems Ltd and associated affiliate Spinity with fines of €270,000 and €100,000, respectively, for offering and promoting online games of chance without a license. The Netherlands Gambling Authority already fined Simbat Entertainment Systems and Spinity in July 2017, but publication of[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 79 Operators Express Interest in Dutch Online Gambling License …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 79 Operators Express Interest in Dutch Online Gambling License …and More!

Global Gaming Loses Swedish Remote License over AML and Social Responsibility Failings Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate has revoked the license of Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB subsidiary SafeEnt with immediate effect over repeated anti-money laundering, social responsibility and bonus failings. SafeEnt operates the Ninja Casino and Spellandet.com brands. Spelinspektionen said that SafeEnt “appears to lack a basic understanding” of Sweden’s new online gambling[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Looking Back at the 2019 Gaming in Holland Conference …and More!

Looking Back at the 2019 Gaming in Holland Conference Another successful edition of the annual Gaming in Holland Conference concluded last week in Amsterdam. In a packed venue, expert speakers presented on a wide range of topics: from future regulation to responsible gaming; from business innovation to match-fixing. Regulated online market expected to open on January 1, 2021 The regulated[Read More…]