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Book Review | Practical tips for betting on football

Book Review | Practical tips for betting on football

To help the serious bettor along, the team behind the Netherlands’s largest online betting community voetbalwedden.net, has published a Dutch-language guide in paperback format for the aspiring punter, titled Wedden op voetbal, geluk of wijsheid?

What you need to know and what you need to do (in the next 11 days!) to comply with age verification requirements in the Netherlands.

What you need to know and what you need to do (in the next 11 days!) to comply with age verification requirements in the Netherlands.

The new regulatory regime may not be live until 2021 (it will be a two stage process) but in order to be in a position to apply and obtain a licence then the KSA is mandating your processes for age verification are in place or updated by January 2020. So as we write you have 11 days to comply. No pressure there then!

Regulus Winning Post | Netherlands: online regulation – orange warning signals?

Regulus Winning Post | Netherlands: online regulation – orange warning signals?

The implementation of the Netherlands Remote Gaming Act faced more parliamentary scrutiny last week, with a theme of questioning from the Justice and Security Committee being ensuring tough protections and controls and the re-opening of the controversial two-year ‘cooling off’ period.

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…]