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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – European Regulators: Gambling in Video Gaming “Most Important Challenge” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – European Regulators: Gambling in Video Gaming “Most Important Challenge” …and More!

Slovakia’s Online Market to Open in July 2019 Slovakia’s online gambling market will open in July 2019. The decision by the parliament of the Slovak Republic leaves the Netherlands even more of an outlier in the EU. Online betting licenses and online casino licenses will be valid for ten years. For a combined land-based and online casino license, the maximum license[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

Slovakia’s parliament approved the Gambling Act drafted by the Ministry of Finance, which would open the country’s online gaming market to private operators.

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia’s online market to open in July 2019; Swedish regulator to rebrand when liberalized market opens on January 1

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia’s online market to open in July 2019; Swedish regulator to rebrand when liberalized market opens on January 1

Slovakia’s online gambling market will open in July 2019. The decision by the parliament of the Slovak Republic leaves the Netherlands even more of an outlier in the EU.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: The Netherlands Has Failed to Protect Consumers of Online Gambling  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Report: The Netherlands Has Failed to Protect Consumers of Online Gambling …and More!

Current Monopolist Svenska Spel Welcomes “Level Playing Field” in Sweden Sweden has issued its first 18 licenses for the re-regulated market that is to launch on January 1. The current list includes state-owned Svenska Spel and ATG, international giants Bet365 and Bwin, and Swedish operators Unibet, LeoVegas and Betsson. Current monopolist Svenska Spel is eager to debut its online casino after[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Land-based Gambling Market Grew 2.4% in 2017 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Land-based Gambling Market Grew 2.4% in 2017 …and More!

80% of UK Gambling Marketing Spending Now Online New financial analysis from respected gambling industry specialists Regulus Partners has estimated that the total spend by UK gambling companies on marketing has gone up by 56% since 2014, and has now hit £1.5bn. Most marketing activity is now on the internet, with companies spending five times more online than on television. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Nijmegen “best casino of the Netherlands;” Svenska Spel welcomes new level playing field in Sweden

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Nijmegen “best casino of the Netherlands;” Svenska Spel welcomes new level playing field in Sweden

Holland Casino Nijmegen has won OneTime’s 2018 Best Casino of the Netherlands Award.

GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

Sweden has issued its first 16 licenses for the re-regulated market that is to launch on January 1. State-owned Svenska Spel and ATG are both on the list, as are international giants Bet365 and Bwin, and Swedish operators Unibet, LeoVegas and Betsson.

GiH News Roundup: Ireland to review betting tax increase; Playtech founder sells off remaining stake; Codere faces bleak outlook

GiH News Roundup: Ireland to review betting tax increase; Playtech founder sells off remaining stake; Codere faces bleak outlook

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed a decision to review plans to double the country’s betting tax, after warnings from Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) that the move would lead to significant job losses.

GiH News Roundup: Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi; Holland Casino hosts 27th edition of Master Classics of Poker

GiH News Roundup: Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi; Holland Casino hosts 27th edition of Master Classics of Poker

Live casino provider Evolution Gaming has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Ezugi, a live dealer gaming provider, in an all cash deal with an initial consideration of $12 million.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burdens (ATR) Issues Warning over Secondary Legislation Accompanying Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burdens (ATR) Issues Warning over Secondary Legislation Accompanying Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Dutch Lower House Approves Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Increase The Dutch Lower House has approved the proposed land-based sports betting tax increase. The new bill changes the tax rate on land-based sports betting from 29% of awarded prize money (with prizes worth €449 or less being fully exempted) to 29% of gross gaming revenue (GGR). The change was put forward in[Read More…]