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Minister Dekker: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening

Minister Dekker: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening

Earlier today (Thursday), the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Lower House met with Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker to discuss a series of topics related to gambling policy.

Breakthrough in Dutch remote gaming impasse

Breakthrough in Dutch remote gaming impasse

Today, the Ministry of Justice & Security clarified the establishment requirement, as well as other parts of the coalition agreement that concern remote gaming. As the Ministry letter (obviously) represents the official government position, the main roadblock to further legislative progress in the Senate has been removed. In other words, we’re back on track with regard to remote gaming in[Read More…]

“F’ck money. Make memories:” Lottovate Netherlands launches Raffld

“F’ck money. Make memories:” Lottovate Netherlands launches Raffld

For the first time in almost thirty years, the Dutch lottery market welcomes a new market entrant: Raffld. This new charity lottery revolves around winning “experiences” (traveling and attending events) rather than monetary prizes. Raffld officially launched today. A lottery for millennials “Raffld has been specifically designed to accommodate the wishes of 22-36-year-olds,” Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director at Raffld,[Read More…]

Fading boundaries and blurred lines – Marja Appelman on the need for international cooperation

Fading boundaries and blurred lines – Marja Appelman on the need for international cooperation

Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO and Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) Chairwoman Marja Appelman delivered a keynote speech at the 2018 annual EUROMAT meeting in Monte Carlo. In her speech, Appelman addressed the fading bundaries and increasingly blurred lines, for example between: countries gaming and gambling land-based and remote gambling     While some lines are blurring, each European country has[Read More…]

REPORT | More clarity needed on remote gaming secondary legislation

REPORT | More clarity needed on remote gaming secondary legislation

On 31 May, the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security held an information session at Hotel Babylon in The Hague on the secondary legislation that is to accompany the Remote Gaming Bill. Below, we will discuss the current state of affairs with regard to the Remote Gaming Bill, including some potential sticking points contained in the secondary legislation. The Remote[Read More…]

Entries open for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards

Entries open for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards

Nominations across 12 categories designed to reward outstanding achievement and innovation in the Dutch gaming sector – entry window closes midnight on 30th May The inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards is now open for entries. Designed to reward outstanding performance and responsible practice in the Dutch gaming sector, the Awards feature a broad range of categories for operators, service providers,[Read More…]

Registration for the 7th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference now open!

Registration for the 7th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference now open!

Join us this June in Amsterdam for the seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference. Apart from several instructive sessions and a product exposition, the 2018 edition of the GiH Conference will also feature the presentation of the very first Responsibility in Gaming Awards at an exclusive awards dinner. Don’t miss it! When & where June 19-20 in Amsterdam. Register now![Read More…]

Join Gaming in Holland for the Responsibility in Gaming Awards Dinner on June 19 in Amsterdam

Join Gaming in Holland for the Responsibility in Gaming Awards Dinner on June 19 in Amsterdam

As the Dutch market is slowly but surely opening up, it is becoming increasingly appropriate to recognize outstanding performers within the Dutch gaming industry. Gaming in Holland, in close cooperation with, and supported by a wide range of stakeholders, has therefore decided to introduce the Responsibility in Gaming Awards. The very first Responsibility in Gaming Awards will be presented on[Read More…]

Netherlands Gaming Authority ordered to revisit permissibility of numbers lottery (lotto) monopoly

Netherlands Gaming Authority ordered to revisit permissibility of numbers lottery (lotto) monopoly

The Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, has ordered the Netherlands Gaming Authority to revisit its earlier decision to grant only a single numbers lottery (lotto) license, while such a restriction does not apply to operators of (largely similar) charity lotteries. The Council of State’s ruling means that current license holder Lotto BV may lose its numbers lottery[Read More…]

As it prepares for privatization, Holland Casino reports solid revenue growth during FY2017

As it prepares for privatization, Holland Casino reports solid revenue growth during FY2017

Holland Casino’s latest annual figures revealed substantial growth. What does this mean for the company’s future privatization? On Wednesday, Holland Casino released its annual report, revealing revenues of €639.2m, a 5.2% increase compared to the previous year. Earnings before taxes increased 20.0% to €98m, mainly on account of a €19.9m insurance payment as a result of the fire that completely[Read More…]