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GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will investigate several bookmakers, including Skybet and Totesport, after it was revealed that their websites may be downloading software onto users’ computers without their permission. Hope isn’t the only reason that people around the world are attracted to lottery games. In order to better understand consumers’ needs and emotions, International Game Technology (IGT) has[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia posts 18% revenue increase; Sky Betting to launch in Germany; bored people more likely to gamble

GiH News Roundup: Novamedia posts 18% revenue increase; Sky Betting to launch in Germany; bored people more likely to gamble

Novamedia, owner of the Postcode Lottery format, has posted an 18% revenue increase in 2016, thanks to increased sales in both the Netherlands and the UK. Sky Betting & Gaming has kicked off a major recruitment drive for its Germany-facing business as the operator confirms it will launch in the market later this year. Playtech BGT Sports has renewed its[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate Declines to Declare Pending Gaming Bills “Controversial” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate Declines to Declare Pending Gaming Bills “Controversial” …and More!

Netherlands Gaming Authority Releases Study on Social Gaming and Gambling The people at the Netherlands Gaming Authority have had a busy week. Not only did the regulator publish its annual report on the past year, but it also released the study Gambling and Digital Games in the Netherlands, conducted by the US-based research firm SuperData, showing that many players of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: NYX signs deal with Nederlandse Loterij; Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders against Novamedia brands

GiH News Roundup: NYX signs deal with Nederlandse Loterij; Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders against Novamedia brands

NYX Gaming Group has signed a new long-term partnership with Nederlandse Loterij. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued cease and desist orders against Novamedia-owned lottery operators Postcode Loterij, Vriendenloterij, and BankGiro Loterij for failing to fulfill their legal obligation to mention both place and date of their draws in their promotional materials. Although the use of artificial intelligence could potentially[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: customer data of lottery operators compromised; Gaming Authority calls for swift enactment of remote gaming bill

GiH News Roundup: customer data of lottery operators compromised; Gaming Authority calls for swift enactment of remote gaming bill

Customer data of Dutch lottery operators Postcode Loterij, Vriendenloterij, and BankGiro Loterij has been compromised. Marja Appelman, CEO at the Netherlands Gaming Authority called on national radio for swift enactment of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch Senate, while PvdA Senator André Postema maintained that the regulator should put more energy in enforcing existing regulation. However, “only with the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: busy week for the Netherlands Gaming Authority; VAN reappoints board members; Sweden moves to scrap gambling monopoly

GiH News Roundup: busy week for the Netherlands Gaming Authority; VAN reappoints board members; Sweden moves to scrap gambling monopoly

The people at the Netherlands Gaming Authority had a busy week. Not only did the regulator publish its annual report on the past year, but it also released the study Gambling and Digital Games in the Netherlands, conducted by the US-based research firm SuperData, on the possible risks of social (casino) gaming. Additionally, the regulator released an information sheet on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

Labor union FNV has lost its court case seeking to prevent Holland Casino from transforming itself from a foundation to a limited liability company. Live gaming software provider Medialive presented the first virtual reality live casino at an Italian trade show. The exodus from the Polish iGaming market continues, with Mr Green and Betfair being the latest operators to announce[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 2017 Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo Program Preview…and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – 2017 Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo Program Preview…and More!

Reminder: Join Us TOMORROW to Discuss the Impact of the Dutch Election Results As both the remote gaming bill and the casino reform bill are still under consideration by the Senate, the outcome of the recent Lower House election could have a major impact on the future of gaming in the Netherlands. Tomorrow, Gaming in Holland will organize a meeting[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Novomatic Netherlands buys arcades; AI and problem gambling detection; NMi opens Madrid office

GiH News Roundup: Novomatic Netherlands buys arcades; AI and problem gambling detection; NMi opens Madrid office

Novomatic Netherlands has bought the seven SuperGame arcades owned by Ron and Marcel Traarbach, all of which are located in the Limburg region. The Netherlands Gaming Authority is training municipal inspectors to detect illegal gambling in the food and beverage industry. Can AI spot problem gambling earlier? The answer is “maybe:” However […] every player has a different profile and[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: state secretary responds to inquiry on motions related to remote gaming bill; AFM seeks to ban binary options advertising

GiH News Roundup: state secretary responds to inquiry on motions related to remote gaming bill; AFM seeks to ban binary options advertising

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice has replied to questions from MP’s regarding the government’s response to several motions adopted by the Lower House in relation to the remote gambling bill. The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has informed the Dutch government of its legislative wishes for 2017, including a prohibition on advertising for “harmful financial[Read More…]