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GiH webinar | Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands

In the next GiH webinar “Creating a compliant infrastructure: Tech requirements for remote gaming in the Netherlands,” we will explore the impact of the tech requirements on the preparations prospective licensees will need to make in order to become eligible for a Dutch remote license.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft framework for remote gaming system inspection …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft framework for remote gaming system inspection …and more!

Dutch administrative appeals court upholds Staatsloterij-De Lotto merger The Netherlands’ highest court for business and competition-related matters (College van beroep voor het bedrijfsleven) has rejected the appeal against the Dutch competition authority’s approval of the 2016 merger of the Dutch State Lottery and sports betting monopolist De Lotto. The court found that the merger would be unlikely to lead to[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft license application rules …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes draft license application rules …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority imposes penalty payments on EA over loot boxes A ruling by the District Court in The Hague that loot boxes in the popular FIFA video game constitute a form of unlicensed gambling has given the green light to the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) to impose an order subject to penalty paymentsof up to €5m against FIFA’s publisher[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – GiH webinar | Creating a compliant tech infrastructure …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – GiH webinar | Creating a compliant tech infrastructure …and more!

  Nederlandse Online Gambling Associatie (NOGA) and Swedish counterpart BOS sign cooperation agreement The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) and the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote further cooperation between the two trade associations. Specifically, BOS and NOGA agreed to work more closely together in jointly promoting market channelization and responsible[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority opens consultation on responsible gaming policy rule …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority opens consultation on responsible gaming policy rule …and more!

VIDEO | Looking back at the 2020 GiH Conference: Responsible advertising & best practices  In case you missed the recent Gaming in Holland Conference, we have made available two more video recordings of noteworthy sessions.    In a thought-provoking session that was explicitly referenced by Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman in a recently published personal blog post, international gambling consultant Mauro de Fabritiis discussed responsible advertising from an Italian and pan-European perspective. Watch[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Ministry of Justice announces entry into force of Remote Gaming Act on March 1, 2021 as political wrangling continues …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Ministry of Justice announces entry into force of Remote Gaming Act on March 1, 2021 as political wrangling continues …and more!

22 Sept. Gaming in Holland Conference live stream now available for international visitors For international visitors who are unable to travel to Amsterdam on September 22, we offer a full conference live stream, covering all speakers and topics, for half the regular conference fee. Remote participants will still be able to ask questions of our speakers through the Slido online[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – TOTO concludes sponsorship agreements with Dutch top league football clubs …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – TOTO concludes sponsorship agreements with Dutch top league football clubs …and more!

Janshen-Hahnraths Group to focus on land-based and online casino activities Janshen-Hahnraths Group, owner of the Fair Play Casino amusement arcade chain, has divested its business unit responsible for operating gaming machines in the catering industry. The business unit Janshen-Hahnraths Exploitatie BV has been transferred to RW Horeca Exploitatie BV. As reason for the divestment, the Janshen-Hahnraths group cited its strategic[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO agrees betting partnerships with 5 domestic premier league clubs …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch sports betting monopolist TOTO agrees betting partnerships with 5 domestic premier league clubs …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority rolls out market vision for future Dutch gaming market The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published its view on the future structure of the regulated Dutch gambling market. In its vision document, the Dutch regulator argues for the gradual abolishment of all current monopolies and state participations. This includes the (partial) lottery, land-based casino, and land-based betting monopolies.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch government releases report on future lottery system …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch government releases report on future lottery system …and more!

Dutch land-based GGR grew 4.7% in 2018, Netherlands Gambling Authority reports Gross gaming revenue (GGR) of licensed Dutch land-based gambling operators increased to €2.63bn in 2018, up 4.7% compared to the previous year, figures released by the Netherlands Gambling Authority show. Lotteries (47%) are the largest vertical, followed by slot machines (41.5%), casino table games (10%), and sports betting (1.5%).[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State backs online operators’ objections to totalizator licensing procedure …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State backs online operators’ objections to totalizator licensing procedure …and more!

Dutch casinos to reopen today We are very happy to note that, after being closed for almost four months due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Dutch land-based casinos will finally be allowed to reopen today. Both Holland Casino and land-based amusement arcades have implemented extensive protocols to guarantee the safety of both visitors and employees. Of course, Gaming in Holland is[Read More…]