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GiH News Roundup: Charity lotteries’ mandatory remittance to be lowered to 40%; public prosecutors demand suspended sentences against illegal lottery facilitators

GiH News Roundup: Charity lotteries’ mandatory remittance to be lowered to 40%; public prosecutors demand suspended sentences against illegal lottery facilitators

Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection announced that the Dutch government intends to decrease the mandatory remittance for Dutch charity lotteries from 50% to 40% of revenues, starting from January 1, 2020.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

Since 2015, the Dutch gambling sector has grown slightly faster (9%) than the overall economy (7.7%). In 2018, Dutch consumers spent €2.5b on gambling-related products and services.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Duty of Care Guideline …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gambling Authority Publishes Duty of Care Guideline …and More!

Eight Operators Fined in Sweden for Offering Bets on Matches Involving Minors Eight online gambling operators have been hit with penalty fees totaling SEK41.2m (€3.9m) by Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen for offering betting on sporting events involving players under the age of 18. Gambling companies operating with a Swedish license must not offer wagers on events where the majority of participants[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Swedish regulator fines 8 online operators over underage gambling; bwin to become main sponsor of Valencia FC

GiH News Roundup: Swedish regulator fines 8 online operators over underage gambling; bwin to become main sponsor of Valencia FC

Eight online gambling operators, including Bet365 and GVC Holdings, have been hit with penalty fees totaling SEK41.2m (€3.9m) by Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen for offering betting on sporting events involving players under the age of 18.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t to create more clarity on lottery reform; DraftKings “on the cusp” of acquiring SBTech

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t to create more clarity on lottery reform; DraftKings “on the cusp” of acquiring SBTech

The Dutch government has promised to send its views on the future of the Dutch lottery system to the Lower House before summer recess (July 5).

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 183 Companies Register Interest in Dutch Remote Gambling License …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 183 Companies Register Interest in Dutch Remote Gambling License …and More!

Netherlands Gambling Authority Issues Fines to Simbat Entertainment Systems and Spinity The Netherlands Gambling Authority has hit Simbat Entertainment Systems Ltd and associated affiliate Spinity with fines of €270,000 and €100,000, respectively, for offering and promoting online games of chance without a license. The Netherlands Gambling Authority already fined Simbat Entertainment Systems and Spinity in July 2017, but publication of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij to roll out new retail terminal system; EGBA condemns German payment blocking efforts

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij to roll out new retail terminal system; EGBA condemns German payment blocking efforts

Nederlandse Loterij is about to roll out a single terminal system through which it intends to sell all its retail games.

GiH News Roundup: 125 expressions of interest for Dutch remote gambling license; Spaniards see gambling as socially acceptable pastime

GiH News Roundup: 125 expressions of interest for Dutch remote gambling license; Spaniards see gambling as socially acceptable pastime

No fewer than 125 companies have formally expressed their interest to the Netherlands Gambling Authority in acquiring a remote gaming license once the Dutch online market officially opens.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 79 Operators Express Interest in Dutch Online Gambling License …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 79 Operators Express Interest in Dutch Online Gambling License …and More!

Global Gaming Loses Swedish Remote License over AML and Social Responsibility Failings Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate has revoked the license of Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB subsidiary SafeEnt with immediate effect over repeated anti-money laundering, social responsibility and bonus failings. SafeEnt operates the Ninja Casino and Spellandet.com brands. Spelinspektionen said that SafeEnt “appears to lack a basic understanding” of Sweden’s new online gambling[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JPJ Group strikes “conditional agreement” to acquire non-sports betting assets of Gamesys; Paf to become technical partner of Grand Casino Luzern

GiH News Roundup: JPJ Group strikes “conditional agreement” to acquire non-sports betting assets of Gamesys; Paf to become technical partner of Grand Casino Luzern

JPJ Group has announced a “conditional agreement” to acquire the non-sports betting and gaming assets of Gamesys in a £490m deal.