Legal and Regulatory Update

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…]