Articles by: Gaming in Holland

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…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Join us at the GiH Conference to Gain Instant Market Insights with the Gaming in Holland Monitor …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Join us at the GiH Conference to Gain Instant Market Insights with the Gaming in Holland Monitor …and More!

Update + Q&A with the Ministry of Justice and Security at the GiH Conference Mr Dennis van Breemen, who is responsible for overseeing gambling policy reform at the Ministry of Justice and Security, will give a presentation on the new remote gaming regulations at the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference, after which he will be available to answer audience questions.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Government Calls off Holland Casino Privatization …and More!

KSA Chairman to Deliver Presentation “Looking forward to KOA” at GiH Conference René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA), will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference, titled “Looking forward to KOA.” Mr Jansen will address the topics of licensing criteria, operator reliability, and the regulator’s preparations for a successful implementation of the Dutch Remote[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Gambling Taxes “Completely Arbitrary” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Gambling Taxes “Completely Arbitrary” …and More!

GiH Conference to Feature Charity Auction to Benefit Handicapped Sports On June 5, as part of the Gaming in Holland Awards Dinner, we will host a charity auction to benefit our partner Fonds Gehandicaptensport, a charitable fund for handicapped sports. Whether it’s amateur sports or Paralympics athletes, Fonds Gehandicaptensport supports them all! As we come together to celebrate excellence in[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Steps up Preparations for Dutch Market Opening …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Steps up Preparations for Dutch Market Opening …and More!

The Gaming in Holland Monitor: Brand Positioning in the Dutch market The Gaming in Holland Monitor, developed in cooperation with Sherloq Market Research & Insights, is the largest and most comprehensive brand monitor about online gambling in the Netherlands. It enables participating operators to track the development of the Dutch gambling market and the position of their brand within a[Read More…]