Articles by: Gaming in Holland

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Announces Rebranding of Kroon and Oranje Casino  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Announces Rebranding of Kroon and Oranje Casino …and More!

Gaming in Holland Awards Returns to Recognize the Best of the Best! The Dutch industry’s only dedicated awards program is returning to recognize the operators and suppliers that have excelled in the areas of innovation, responsible gaming and commercial success in the past year. In a change from last year, the 2019 awards feature just three major categories: Responsible Gaming Initiative[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €450k Fine to Gibraltar-based Onisac Ltd …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €450k Fine to Gibraltar-based Onisac Ltd …and More!

Svenska Spel to Cease All Online Casino Advertising In an effort to curb problem gambling, Sweden’s state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has pledged to stop advertising its online casino offering for the rest of 2019, CEO Patrik Hofbauer confirmed. The decision was made by Svenska Spel’s executive team following “intensive internal discussions.” Pointing to recent Swedish public health statistics, Hofbauer[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €310k Fine to Malta-based Casumo Services Ltd …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €310k Fine to Malta-based Casumo Services Ltd …and More!

Dutch Anti-Fraud Agency Seizes €30m as part of Illegal Gambling and Money Laundering Investigation Following a series of raids in the village of Usquert in Groningen province, the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) has seized €30m worth of money and real estate as part of an investigation into illegal gambling and money laundering. According to regional broadcaster RTV Noord, the[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Match-Fixing Expert Declan Hill to Speak at the 2019 Gaming in Holland Conference …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Match-Fixing Expert Declan Hill to Speak at the 2019 Gaming in Holland Conference …and More!

German States Ratify New Interstate Treaty on Gambling The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended InterstateTreaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licenses in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime. Licenses will come into force from January 1, 2020 and run until[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator Rejects Betsson’s Appeal against €300k Fine …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator Rejects Betsson’s Appeal against €300k Fine …and More!

Council of State Orders Review of Dutch Lottery Monopolies Thanks to a ruling by the Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, the Netherlands Gambling Commission has to explain why having only single licenses for operating the State Lottery and De Lotto does not violate EU law. Depending on the outcome of this review, both monopolies, currently operated by Nederlandse[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – GiG Affiliate Subsidiary Sanctioned by Netherlands Gambling Authority …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – GiG Affiliate Subsidiary Sanctioned by Netherlands Gambling Authority …and More!

Dutch Financial Regulator Preparing Binary Options Ban The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is preparing to introduce a complete ban on binary options and to introduce restrictions on CFD trading. The measures being proposed by the AFM mirror last year’s decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to renew, for a second time, its temporary ban on[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 2-Year Cooling-Off Period for Online Operators to Start Before Market Opens …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 2-Year Cooling-Off Period for Online Operators to Start Before Market Opens …and More!

Bookmakers Blindsided by Stunning Ajax Win in Madrid Not very surprisingly, bookmakers considered Real Madrid the clear favorites in their match against AFC Ajax. On average, they gave a bet of 1.65 for a Real Madrid win, whereas the bet for Ajax winning the game was 5.50. Following their stunning upset, shares of AFC Ajax NV jumped 9.5% to 16.80 euros at[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Free Webinar | Ask YOUR Questions on the Future Regulated Dutch Online Market …and More!

Netherlands Gambling Authority Hits 1xBet with €400k Fine for Offering Unlicensed Gambling The Netherlands Gambling Authority has imposed a €400,000 fine on operator 1xBet for operating in the Netherlands without a license. More specifically, the fined has been issued to the two companies behind the Curacao-licensed 1xBet.com and Cyprus-based xbet-1.com sites, as well as 83 associated online domains. Both 1xbet.com and[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – With Adoption of Remote Gaming Bill, Dutch Senate Approves Biggest Regulatory Reform in Over 40 Years …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – With Adoption of Remote Gaming Bill, Dutch Senate Approves Biggest Regulatory Reform in Over 40 Years …and More!

Dutch Senate Adopts Remote Gaming Bill Yesterday afternoon, the Dutch Senate adopted the Remote Gaming Bill, two and a half years after the bill passed the Lower House. This means that the Dutch online market is now expected to open in late 2020 or early 2021. In addition, the Senate adopted several motions stating that: operators who in the past[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate to Vote on Remote Gaming Bill on Tuesday, February 19  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate to Vote on Remote Gaming Bill on Tuesday, February 19 …and More!

Dutch Video Game Industry Releases Statement on Loot Boxes In response to concerns expressed by the Netherlands Gambling Authority, the Dutch video game industry, through the Dutch Games Association (DGA), has released a statement on loot boxes or similar gambling-related mechanisms in video games: “We believe that the Netherlands Gambling Authority is right to be concerned about the   potential dangers[Read More…]