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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch MPs submit questions on remote gaming General Administrative Order …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch MPs submit questions on remote gaming General Administrative Order …and more!

European gambling associations condemn corona-related gambling advertising Several European gambling industry associations, including Dutch online trade body Speel Verantwoord, have condemned the use of references to the current Covid-19 pandemic in gambling advertising. “During this particularly concerning time for citizens online gambling companies should act socially responsible and ensure that those Europeans who choose to gamble online can continue do[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes annual report and enforcement agenda …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes annual report and enforcement agenda …and more!

Global gaming revenues projected to fall 11% due to coronavirus According to H2 Gambling Capital, global gambling revenues are now on track to fall by 11% due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Depending on the global spread of the virus, the final revenue losses may be even higher. The expected decline in revenues would effectively bring the value of the[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Announces “Strict Action” against “Corona-Free” Illegal Online Gambling Offerings …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Announces “Strict Action” against “Corona-Free” Illegal Online Gambling Offerings …and More!

Coronavirus Outbreak Wreaks Havoc on Gambling Industry The global coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the global gambling industry. In the Netherlands, all hospitality businesses, including casinos and amusement centers, are faced with mandatory closures until at least April 6. Foreign casinos, for example in Las Vegas, are now being closed as well. The betting industry is hardly doing better[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Gov’t Extends Cooling-Off Period …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Gov’t Extends Cooling-Off Period …and More!

Save the Date: 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference The 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference has been scheduled to take place on June 18 at historical Nyenrode Castle, home of Nyenrode Business University. Conveniently located between Amsterdam and Utrecht, Nyenode Castle offers a relaxing and inspirational environment to discuss the latest regulatory and business developments, just six months before remote licensing[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Opens Public Consultation on National Problem Gambling Office …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Opens Public Consultation on National Problem Gambling Office …and More!

Study: Dutch Online Gambling Advertising Ban Has Little to No Impact on Regular and Heavy Players Former University of Amsterdam Economics student Marcel Wieting has won the Netherlands Gambling Authority’s 2019 Thesis Award with his master’s thesis Advertising in illegal markets. Evidence from online gambling in the Netherlands. Wieting found that a ban on the advertising of online gambling services[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority opens consultation on problem gambling helpline; German regulator prepares to block unlicensed operators

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority opens consultation on problem gambling helpline; German regulator prepares to block unlicensed operators

The Netherlands Gambling Authority is calling on stakeholders to share their thoughts on the proposed national problem gambling prevention office (Landelijk loket verslavingspreventie).

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to Hold Information Sessions on CRUKS …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority to Hold Information Sessions on CRUKS …and More!

EGBA Recommends Improvements to German Draft State Gambling Treaty The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has announced several recommendations for improvements to Germanys proposed online gambling regulations. While the new draft State Treaty on Gambling Regulation will be an important step forward, significant restrictions with regard to product offering, multi-product operations, and marketing remain. EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Spain announces Europe’s “strictest” gambling advertising measures; WHO and UNICEF highlight online gambling as risk to children’s well-being

GiH News Roundup: Spain announces Europe’s “strictest” gambling advertising measures; WHO and UNICEF highlight online gambling as risk to children’s well-being

Spain’s new gambling advertising restrictions will be the EU’s most far-reaching, Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón said during the announcement of the country’s new Royal Decree on Gambling Advertising.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority to hold information sessions on CRUKS; EGBA criticizes German online gambling proposals

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority to hold information sessions on CRUKS; EGBA criticizes German online gambling proposals

This March, the Netherlands Gambling Authority will host four information sessions for land-based operators on CRUKS, the Dutch exclusion register.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Acquires GiG’s B2C Operations as Netherlands Woes Continue …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Acquires GiG’s B2C Operations as Netherlands Woes Continue …and More!

Register Now: Gaming in Germany Conference to Address Regulation, Compliance, and Business Opportunities On March 5, the prime ministers of Germany’s sixteen federal states will meet to approve the new State Treaty on Gambling Regulation. The updated treaty will regulate both online sports betting and online casino games and is currently expected to come into force on July 1, 2021.[Read More…]