Guest Blog

The changing face of identity and its importance to the Dutch and global gambling sector

The changing face of identity and its importance to the Dutch and global gambling sector

For over two decades, traditional KYC (Know Your Customer) has been the bedrock of compliance in the gambling sector. But the old methods is increasingly unfit for purpose.

Responsible gambling and AI – a quick-fix solution?

Responsible gambling and AI – a quick-fix solution?

AI is not a cure-all, unless it is applied intelligently and is supported by the knowledge and experience of domain experts.

Netherlands: gambling regulation – political micromanaging. Guest Blog by Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners.

Netherlands: gambling regulation – political micromanaging. Guest Blog by Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners.

The Dutch Senate has been asking some prima facie logical questions in the latest instalment of its tortured path to maybe getting domestic remote licensing. They wanted to know exactly how an illegal operator would be defined; how specifically will gambling advertising be restricted, and; what measures based upon administrative law can be used for blocking. These questions need written[Read More…]

How AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be used for Responsible Gaming – Guestblog by Dennis Hvam

How AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be used for Responsible Gaming – Guestblog by Dennis Hvam

Award-winning AI technology for early detection of problematic gambling behavior and individualized customer approach. With increasing availability of online gambling, more people are at risk of developing problem gambling behavior. They often neglect their problem and are unsusceptible to preventive measures offered by operators, including general information, prevention programs, voluntary self-exclusion and limit-setting. Some operators use machine learning to predict later[Read More…]

Just my Luck – The Trouble with Normal Wisdom. Guest Blog by Dan Waugh of Regulus Partners.

Just my Luck – The Trouble with Normal Wisdom. Guest Blog by Dan Waugh of Regulus Partners.

Normal – noun. Conforming to a standard; usual, typical or expected.” “Normalisation – noun. The process of bringing or returning of something to a normal condition or state.” I am not quite normal. I know this to be true because I have been told so repeatedly through my life – by family, friends, girlfriends, priests, colleagues, clients, doctors, witch doctors,[Read More…]

How to create an iGaming brand in a newly regulated market

How to create an iGaming brand in a newly regulated market

Two years ago, my 22-year-old son came home saying that he wanted to move to Malta because he had found a job with an iGaming firm. At that time, I knew a bit about social gaming, but the iGaming industry was then completely new to me. More than twenty trips to Malta later, having had long talks with people in[Read More…]

Guest blog by Michael Ellen – The adverse impact of fiscal pressure on player channelling

Guest blog by Michael Ellen – The adverse impact of fiscal pressure on player channelling

Michael Ellen is Principal Consultant at MGE Advisors. Higher gaming tax rates have a clear and adverse impact on the effectiveness of the regulatory regime, as measured by the percentage of players that is channelled toward licensed operators. The challenge faced by the Netherlands government, in legislating for its significant remote gambling sector, is one faced by many jurisdictions both[Read More…]

Forget the car, go for the elephant. A fresh look at casino marketing

Forget the car, go for the elephant. A fresh look at casino marketing

By Arjan Korstjens Win this car! Win this visit to Las Vegas! Win this city trip! Wherever I go – and I have seen quite a few casinos around the globe – the Grand Prize is… a car! Most of the time, of course, not just a regular car, but something special: a Ford Mustang, a Porsche, a Mercedes, etc.[Read More…]

Another Word on Compliance with EU Law – Justin Franssen & Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law

June 1st marks the point after which the Gaming Authority will follow a sharpened approach to enforcement whilst several voices claim that the decision of the CJEU in C-49/16 Unibet (22nd June), which revolves around the allocation of gambling licences, prevents the Gaming Authority from seeking enforcement measures against remote operators. As with many things in life, reality is more[Read More…]

Netherlands: remote  – an orange shade of grey. Guestblog by Michael Ellen, Partner at Regulus Partners

Netherlands: remote – an orange shade of grey. Guestblog by Michael Ellen, Partner at Regulus Partners

By Michael Ellen, Partner at Regulus Partners Netherlands: remote  – an orange shade of grey Within days of GB Gambling Commission’s clarification of its licensees’ responsibility for digital advertising placed on their behalf by others, the CEO of the Dutch regulator KSA has spoken on a parallel theme. One clear difference in the two underlying positions is that a regulated Dutch[Read More…]