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Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on “cooling-off period”

Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes policy rule on “cooling-off period”

In February, the Dutch Senate adopted a motion stating that online operators who “actively” targeted the Dutch market in the past will be subject to a two-year cooling-off period before they will be eligible to receive a license. Today, the Netherlands Gambling Authority published a provisional policy rule outlining the specific provisions regarding this cooling-off period.

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Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman: public consultation on remote licensing process to open before summer

On Friday February 1, the fifteenth edition of the Annual Gaming Industry Event, organized by gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and his team at Kalff Katz & Franssen and co-hosted with the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), took place at the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam.

3 questions on the upcoming Senate vote on the Dutch remote gaming and casino reform bills

3 questions on the upcoming Senate vote on the Dutch remote gaming and casino reform bills

1. The Dutch Senate is currently scheduled to debate both the remote gaming bill and casino reform bill on February 5. A final vote on the two bills is expected a week later on February 12. What can we expect? As the remote gaming bill and casino reform bill have already been adopted by the Dutch Lower House – in[Read More…]

Ministry Responds to – Presumably – Final Round of Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill

Ministry Responds to – Presumably – Final Round of Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill

Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has responded to what is presumably the final round of written questions tabled by the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate.

INFOGRAPHIC | Online operators contribute €325m to European sports, sustain 33,000 EU jobs across 14 member states

INFOGRAPHIC | Online operators contribute €325m to European sports, sustain 33,000 EU jobs across 14 member states

European online gambling operators are contributing €325m to sports and employing 33,000 workers across the European Union, according to new data released by industry group European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).

Gaming innovation and scarce licenses important topics at VAN Kansspelen product exhibition

Gaming innovation and scarce licenses important topics at VAN Kansspelen product exhibition

Last week, VAN Kansspelen, the Dutch trade association which mainly represents land-based arcade hall operators, held its annual members’ meeting, followed by a product exhibition, as well as two informational sessions on video game wagering and scarce licenses.

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…]