Articles by: Gaming in Holland

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – European Regulators: Gambling in Video Gaming “Most Important Challenge” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – European Regulators: Gambling in Video Gaming “Most Important Challenge” …and More!

Slovakia’s Online Market to Open in July 2019 Slovakia’s online gambling market will open in July 2019. The decision by the parliament of the Slovak Republic leaves the Netherlands even more of an outlier in the EU. Online betting licenses and online casino licenses will be valid for ten years. For a combined land-based and online casino license, the maximum license[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: The Netherlands Has Failed to Protect Consumers of Online Gambling  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: The Netherlands Has Failed to Protect Consumers of Online Gambling …and More!

Current Monopolist Svenska Spel Welcomes “Level Playing Field” in Sweden Sweden has issued its first 18 licenses for the re-regulated market that is to launch on January 1. The current list includes state-owned Svenska Spel and ATG, international giants Bet365 and Bwin, and Swedish operators Unibet, LeoVegas and Betsson. Current monopolist Svenska Spel is eager to debut its online casino after[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Land-based Gambling Market Grew 2.4% in 2017 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Land-based Gambling Market Grew 2.4% in 2017 …and More!

80% of UK Gambling Marketing Spending Now Online New financial analysis from respected gambling industry specialists Regulus Partners has estimated that the total spend by UK gambling companies on marketing has gone up by 56% since 2014, and has now hit £1.5bn. Most marketing activity is now on the internet, with companies spending five times more online than on television. The[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burdens (ATR) Issues Warning over Secondary Legislation Accompanying Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burdens (ATR) Issues Warning over Secondary Legislation Accompanying Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Dutch Lower House Approves Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Increase The Dutch Lower House has approved the proposed land-based sports betting tax increase. The new bill changes the tax rate on land-based sports betting from 29% of awarded prize money (with prizes worth €449 or less being fully exempted) to 29% of gross gaming revenue (GGR). The change was put forward in[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Will Have No Impact on Remittances to Sports and Good Causes” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Will Have No Impact on Remittances to Sports and Good Causes” …and More!

Belgian Government Introduces Severe Restrictions on Gambling Advertising The Belgian government has banned the advertising of online gaming in the country while also imposing severe restrictions on sports betting advertising, EGR Intel reports: “Online casino operators are now limited to advertising on their own website. […] advertising of online sports betting during live sporting events has been entirely banned, while[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee Tables Last Round of Written Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee Tables Last Round of Written Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Nederlandse Loterij Objects to Proposed Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Nederlandse Loterij has started a public lobby against the bill to increase the gambling tax rate for land-based sports betting to 29% of GGR – the same rate as for online sports betting. Currently, only winnings of €450 or more are taxed at 29%. The proposed tax increase will[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Poll: 10% of Dutch Consumers Have Participated in Online Gambling …and More!

Spanish Gov’t: No Plans for “Absolute Prohibition” of Gambling Advertising Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero announced that the government would soon release specific details on its announced online gambling advertising restrictions. Montero also claimed that the government had no plans to impose an “absolute prohibition of publicity” like the kind recently imposed in Italy, as gambling is “a legal activity[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Outgoing KSA Chairman: Failure to Regulate Remote Gaming an “Embarrassment”  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Outgoing KSA Chairman: Failure to Regulate Remote Gaming an “Embarrassment” …and More!

Netherlands Gaming Authority Facilitates Gaming Machine Innovation After consulting with trade association VAN Kansspelen, the Netherlands Gaming Authority has decided to facilitate innovation in the land-based gaming sector. Henceforth, it will be easier for gaming machine manufacturers to add games to, or change existing games on slot machines that are already licensed. According to the Netherlands Gaming Authority, the change will[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – MRG to Pursue Dutch License despite Fine  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – MRG to Pursue Dutch License despite Fine …and More!

Holland Casino Festively Opens Newest Branch on Memorable Night On Thursday, Holland Casino celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch in Amsterdam West. The opening festivities featured an impressive light show, live music, and performances by well-known artists such as Fedde Le Grand, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, and Jan Versteegh. The 1,500 guests, including many Dutch celebrities, were treated to[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State Upholds Fines to Unlicensed Operators  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State Upholds Fines to Unlicensed Operators …and More!

UK Labour Party Promises to Tighten up Gambling Regulations If Labour wins the next general election, the UK government will introduce a number of policies that would significantly tighten up gambling regulations. Additional measures are necessary in order to tackle the ongoing “addiction epidemic,” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson said. The proposals include: a £100m-a-year levy on gambling firms to fund[Read More…]