Articles by: Gaming in Holland

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…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Throws Curve Balls during Gambling Reform Debate   …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Throws Curve Balls during Gambling Reform Debate …and More!

Netherlands Gaming Authority Chairman Makes First Public Appearance at KKF Annual Gaming Event René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, made his first public appearance since his appointment as executive chairman of the Dutch regulator at the fifteenth edition of the Annual Gaming Industry Event, organized as always by gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and his team at Kalff Katz[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: 1.8m Dutch Citizens Gambled Online in 2018  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: 1.8m Dutch Citizens Gambled Online in 2018 …and More!

The Dutch Are Coming… to ICE The 2018 edition of ICE London welcomed 33,536 visitors, with no fewer than 658 attendees hailing from the Netherlands – good for ninth place in the largest represented country ranking. In case you would like to connect with the Dutch gaming industry, meet us at: The Gaming in Holland Stand (N3-422), kindly shared by REAC and[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gaming Authority Opens Public Consultation on “Supervisory Agenda 2019” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gaming Authority Opens Public Consultation on “Supervisory Agenda 2019” …and More!

ZEAL Shareholders Approve Lotto24 Takeover ZEAL Network’s shareholders have voted to approve its takeover offer of Lotto24. Shareholders voted 60% in favor of the required capital increase. Dutch charity lottery Raffld is owned by ZEAL subsidiary Lottovate. Dr Helmut Becker, CEO, ZEAL, commented: “Our plan to reunite ZEAL and Lotto24 offers a fantastic opportunity for sustainable growth and creates significant value[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Join Us for Informal Update on Dutch Gaming Legislation @ICE 2019 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Join Us for Informal Update on Dutch Gaming Legislation @ICE 2019 …and More!

ZEAL Co-Founder Backs Lotto24 Takeover Ahead of a scheduled shareholder vote on the proposed Lotto24 takeover this Friday, ZEAL co-founder and active shareholder Marc Peters has declared his support for the acquisition. ZEAL Network also owns Dutch charity lottery Raffld. Peters who founded the company in 2000, alongside partner Jens Schumann, said: “Having reviewed the proposed transaction as well as the recent[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Save the Date: Dutch Industry to Meet at ICE 2019 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Save the Date: Dutch Industry to Meet at ICE 2019 …and More!

Happy 2019! Gaming in Holland wishes all our readers a wonderful, prosperous, and successful new year.   Appeals Court: PokerStars Players Exempt from Dutch Gambling Tax The Appeals Court of Den Bosch has ruled that operator PokerStars is based in the EU. As a result of this finding, PokerStars players are exempt from Dutch gambling taxes. The Dutch Revenue Service has[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Currently Scheduled to Receive Final Senate Vote in February …and More!

The Gaming in Holland team wishes you Happy Holidays and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. Please take note that this will be the last newsletter of the year. We’ll be back in January!   Netherlands Gaming Authority Hits William Hill with €300,000 Fine The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit William Hill with a €300,000 fine for offering online gambling in[Read More…]

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…]