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GiH News Roundup: UK operators exhibit “excessive reliance” on VIPs, report finds; Spain to impose “tobacco-like” restrictions on gambling advertising

GiH News Roundup: UK operators exhibit “excessive reliance” on VIPs, report finds; Spain to impose “tobacco-like” restrictions on gambling advertising

Several licensed UK gambling operators rely excessively on high-spending VIPs. In one instance, only 2% of customers accounted for no less than 83% of deposits made on an operator’s website.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House adopts motion on role models in gambling advertising;  only 11 days to comply with Dutch age verification requirements

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House adopts motion on role models in gambling advertising; only 11 days to comply with Dutch age verification requirements

As expected, the Dutch Lower House yesterday adopted two additional motions on gambling policy.

GiH News Roundup: Unibet drops appeal against KSA fine; Holland Casino CEO reappointed for second term

GiH News Roundup: Unibet drops appeal against KSA fine; Holland Casino CEO reappointed for second term

Unibet has withdrawn its appeal against the fine that was issued by the Netherlands Gambling Authority in August 2019.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House to Vote on new gambling restrictions on Tuesday; GiH Breakfast Briefing program extended

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House to Vote on new gambling restrictions on Tuesday; GiH Breakfast Briefing program extended

On Wednesday, the Dutch Lower House held a plenary debate on gambling policy. During the debate ten motions were tabled that – if adopted – could have an impact on future gambling regulation. The House will vote on these motions on Tuesday.

GiH News Roundup: winning odds of fairground games not skill-dependent and can be set by operators; only one operator paid Swedish fine in 2019

GiH News Roundup: winning odds of fairground games not skill-dependent and can be set by operators; only one operator paid Swedish fine in 2019

The odds of winning a price when playing so-called claw machines (“grijpmachines”) can be set by operators. Claw machines and related fairground games are nonetheless not regulated by Dutch gambling legislation, Dutch national broadcaster NOS recently revealed.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch prosecutors demand jail sentences against members of illegal gambling group; gambling participation drops in Sweden despite market liberalization

GiH News Roundup: Dutch prosecutors demand jail sentences against members of illegal gambling group; gambling participation drops in Sweden despite market liberalization

Dutch prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to thirty months against members of an illegal gambling syndicate that mainly operated in the The Hague area.

Gaming in Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG Conduct Problem Gambling Survey …and More!

Gaming in Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG Conduct Problem Gambling Survey …and More!

Playtech’s Chief Policy Officer to Speak at GiH Breakfast Briefing Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer at Playtech and former Head of Remote Gaming at the Italian gambling regulatory authority, will speak at the upcoming Gaming in Holland Breakfast Briefing on December 17 in Amsterdam. Mr Rodano will discuss, among other things, the steps that the industry can and should take[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Pain and opportunity “evenly matched” in future Dutch online market; William Hill warns affiliate partners against promoting unlicensed operators

GiH News Roundup: Pain and opportunity “evenly matched” in future Dutch online market; William Hill warns affiliate partners against promoting unlicensed operators

Gambling consultancy firm Regulus Partners expects the regulated Dutch online market to offer a combination of opportunity and strict regulation, the firm’s latest analysis shows.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG team up to conduct problem gambling survey; Nederlandse Loterij launches campaign to highlight that lottery tickets are not suitable as holiday gifts to minors

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gambling Authority and AGOG team up to conduct problem gambling survey; Nederlandse Loterij launches campaign to highlight that lottery tickets are not suitable as holiday gifts to minors

The Netherlands Gambling Authority and Gamblers Anonymous (AGOG) jointly conducted a survey on problem gambling behavior.

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord members guarantee strict age verification controls; Holland Casino introduces successful NXT concept to Scheveningen branch

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord members guarantee strict age verification controls; Holland Casino introduces successful NXT concept to Scheveningen branch

Members of Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch trade association of online gambling operators, are guaranteeing that they will maintain strict age verification controls to exclude underage players, the association said in a press release.