Legal and Regulatory Update

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

On Wednesday, Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero announced that the government would release specifics on its “ambitious and useful” online gambling ad restrictions in the near future.

New Limits on Operator Penalties? – by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

New Limits on Operator Penalties? – by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

Both the remote gaming bill and casino reform bill live to fight another day. Following the general election for the House of Representatives on 15 March 2017 there was the danger that the bills would be declared controversial by the Senate, and parked until the new cabinet effectively takes up government. Whilst the two bills were amongst those on a[Read More…]

The Pre-ICE Casino Debate – by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

Shortly before the whirlwind of Kalff Katz & Franssen’s Annual Gaming Industry Event, at which Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart spoke, and the ICE in London, the House of Representatives passed the casino reform bill on 31 January 2017. As I noted in the last edition of this blog changes in the lottery sector have arisen, ahead of those[Read More…]

Remote Gaming Update: 2017 – Will it, won’t it? by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

Remote Gaming Update: 2017 – Will it, won’t it? by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

2017 should be the year that the remote gaming bill (finally) becomes law and licence applications can be submitted to the Gaming Authority (towards the end of the year). Several significant stages have to be cleared first (see December 2016’s contribution).  Yet change is already taking place in the Netherlands, licences for “non-incidental” lotteries are now available. In December 2016,[Read More…]

Remote gaming update: Q1  2017 should be highly informative– by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

Remote gaming update: Q1  2017 should be highly informative– by Dr Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam

  ”Until the new licensing regime is in place, it’ll be a game of cat and mouse, albeit one in slow motion”   As is widely known the Gaming Authority announced on 1 December 2016 that, as of 1 January 2017, it will amend its enforcement policy. Essentially, the news boils down to the fact that operators who are offering[Read More…]

HOW TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF SPORT – KEY POINTS FROM THE SPORT AND SPORTS BETTING INTEGRITY ACTION PLAN – LawInSport.com

HOW TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF SPORT – KEY POINTS FROM THE SPORT AND SPORTS BETTING INTEGRITY ACTION PLAN – LawInSport.com

Over recent years there has been a steady flow of cases involving match-fixing, spot-fixing and the misuse of inside information from across many sports and countries. These cases have drawn attention to the difficulties of protecting sport from betting corruption. The very nature of sports betting corruption means that it presents specific challenges for those charged with stopping it; often[Read More…]