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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – UK Gambling Commission Launches New National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – UK Gambling Commission Launches New National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms …and More!

“Traditional KYC increasingly unfit for purpose” For over two decades, traditional KYC (Know Your Customer) has been the bedrock of compliance in the gambling sector. But the old methods are increasingly unfit for purpose, says Peter Murray, Director of Alexem Services Ltd: “The system is broken, we need to fix it and what’s more there are solutions available to   enable[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Swiss casinos apply for online licenses; Novomatic sees profits slip despite 10% revenue increase

GiH News Roundup: Swiss casinos apply for online licenses; Novomatic sees profits slip despite 10% revenue increase

The Swiss Federal Gaming Board (ESBK) had received four online casino license applications from the operators of land-based venues Grand Casino Baden, Grand Casino Davos, Grand Casino Lucerne and Casino Zurichsee.

GiH News Roundup: UKGC launches new strategy to reduce gambling harms; Sweden to consider ban on online casino advertising

GiH News Roundup: UKGC launches new strategy to reduce gambling harms; Sweden to consider ban on online casino advertising

The UK Gambling Commission has launched the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, a three-year strategy which will drive and coordinate work to bring a lasting impact on reducing gambling harms.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Announces Rebranding of Kroon and Oranje Casino  …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Betsson Announces Rebranding of Kroon and Oranje Casino …and More!

Gaming in Holland Awards Returns to Recognize the Best of the Best! The Dutch industry’s only dedicated awards program is returning to recognize the operators and suppliers that have excelled in the areas of innovation, responsible gaming and commercial success in the past year. In a change from last year, the 2019 awards feature just three major categories: Responsible Gaming Initiative[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Minister Dekker answers questions on illegal betting terminals; Sweden’s iGaming market dominated by ATG and Svenska Spel

GiH News Roundup: Minister Dekker answers questions on illegal betting terminals; Sweden’s iGaming market dominated by ATG and Svenska Spel

Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has responded to parliamentary questions on illegal betting terminals tabled by MP Stieneke van der Graaf (CU).

GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

The proposed new speed skating competition “Icederby,” a mix of short track and long track ice speed skating, will be dependent on sports betting income, says Frank Kolsteeg, director of Icederby Europe.

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports revenue increase as number of visits drops; Finnish health authority calls for gambling advertising restrictions

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports revenue increase as number of visits drops; Finnish health authority calls for gambling advertising restrictions

Holland Casino reported a 2.7% year-on-year revenue increase in 2018.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €450k Fine to Gibraltar-based Onisac Ltd …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues €450k Fine to Gibraltar-based Onisac Ltd …and More!

Svenska Spel to Cease All Online Casino Advertising In an effort to curb problem gambling, Sweden’s state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has pledged to stop advertising its online casino offering for the rest of 2019, CEO Patrik Hofbauer confirmed. The decision was made by Svenska Spel’s executive team following “intensive internal discussions.” Pointing to recent Swedish public health statistics, Hofbauer[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Svenska Spel leads the way in re-regulated Swedish market; Greek government submits gambling reforms to European Commission

GiH News Roundup: Svenska Spel leads the way in re-regulated Swedish market; Greek government submits gambling reforms to European Commission

State-owned Svenska Spel has remained the largest operator by turnover in the re-regulated Swedish market during the first two months of 2019.

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

A clear majority of the German population believes that online gambling should be regulated rather than prohibited, a new survey shows.