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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Ministry of Justice: Customer database purge expected of previously unlicensed online operators …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Ministry of Justice: Customer database purge expected of previously unlicensed online operators …and more!

Free whitepaper: “How to check CRUKS correctly” CRUKS (“Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen”) is the Dutch national player exclusion database. As a licensed operator, it will be your responsibility to ensure that players registered in CRUKS are prevented from accessing your game offering. Download this JanusID whitepaper to find out what you should do to make sure that you comply with[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch casinos to re-open on September 1, Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen “disappointed” …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch casinos to re-open on September 1, Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen “disappointed” …and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority issues warning over rogue online bingo operators The Netherlands Gambling Authority has noted a large increase in unlicensed online bingo offerings during the Covid-19 crisis. While the regulator promised leniency towards idealistic initiatives meant to ease social isolation during the lockdown, malicious or for-profit operators will face enforcement measures, the gambling authority warned. The regulator also warned[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Nederlandse Loterij reports 12% y-o-y revenue increase …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Nederlandse Loterij reports 12% y-o-y revenue increase …and more!

Get ready for the Remote Gaming Act: Tune in for the GiH webinar on April 29! On Wednesday, April 29 at 15:00 Gaming in Holland will launch its new webinar series. The topic of the first webcast will be: “Next steps: The what & when of preparing for the regulated Dutch online market.” Learn what YOU can do to prepare[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino reports revenue and profit growth in 2019 …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino reports revenue and profit growth in 2019 …and more!

GiH webinar on Remote Gaming Act timetable: register now! The first edition of GiH’s new webinar series will take place on Wednesday, April 29 at 15:00. Register now! The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security is currently expected to answer the latest batch of Parliamentary questions on the secondary legislation accompanying the Remote Gaming Act on or before April 24.[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gaming in Holland launches new webinar series …and more!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gaming in Holland launches new webinar series …and more!

Appeals court sides with player against Dutch State Lottery over misleading advertising practices The Appeals Court of Den Bosch has sided with a lottery player who demanded compensation from the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) over misleading advertising practices that occurred between 2000 and 2008. In 2015, the Dutch Supreme Court found that the state-owned lottery operator had misled consumers by[Read More…]

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…]