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GiH News Roundup: bigger role for Dutch charity lotteries; FA should address “its own dependence on gambling companies”

GiH News Roundup: bigger role for Dutch charity lotteries; FA should address “its own dependence on gambling companies”

Dutch households are spending less on charitable giving, thus increasing the dependency of good causes on charity lotteries and increasing the need for innovative lottery products. Strikers at Holland Casino will only have to notify their employer of impending industry action one hour in advance. An unnamed software supplier to the betting industry is looking to hire a business development[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter: Ministry Official to Discuss Remote Gaming Regulation at Gaming in Holland Conference …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter: Ministry Official to Discuss Remote Gaming Regulation at Gaming in Holland Conference …and More!

Lottovate to Go Live in The Netherlands Lottovate, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEAL, is planning to introduce an innovative social lottery for Dutch consumers by Q3 2017. “This new lottery product will be mobile-first and will aim to connect customers to social communities and good causes. By combining jackpots and social aspects, ZEAL is confident that this unique product[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Lottovate to go live in the Netherlands; Netherlands Gaming Authority joins anti-match-fixing intelligence system

GiH News Roundup: Lottovate to go live in the Netherlands; Netherlands Gaming Authority joins anti-match-fixing intelligence system

Lottovate, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEAL, is planning to launch a new lottery in the Netherlands later this year: Lottovate is now planning to introduce an innovative social lottery for Dutch consumers by Q3 2017. This new lottery product will be mobile-first and will aim to connect customers to social communities and good causes. By combining jackpots and social[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes aim at online gambling ads; Holland Casino strikes continue, festivities canceled

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes aim at online gambling ads; Holland Casino strikes continue, festivities canceled

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has been taking explicit aim at websites carrying online gambling advertisements. Holland Casino employees are keeping up their ongoing series of strikes, as a court found on Saturday that strikers must announce labor action ahead of time. Because of the ongoing labor trouble, the operator’s festivities to celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 2 have been[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: a look behind the scenes at Holland Casino; NetEnt disappoints investors; Evolution Gaming posts 67% profit increase

GiH News Roundup: a look behind the scenes at Holland Casino; NetEnt disappoints investors; Evolution Gaming posts 67% profit increase

Tonight at 21:30, Dutch TV channel SBS6 will broadcast the first episode of “Holland Casino: de kaarten op tafel,” a documentary series about national casino chain Holland Casino. Show jumper Elmar van Hoorn suffered from gambling addiction for six years. Even though game developer NetEnt reported significant growth in Q1, the company still managed to disappoint investors. The company is[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: sponsors should relinquish their demands for industry exclusivity;  Lotteriinspektionen appoints new acting chief

GiH News Roundup: sponsors should relinquish their demands for industry exclusivity; Lotteriinspektionen appoints new acting chief

It is not in the best interest of Dutch sports as a whole to be forced to rely on a single sponsor from each industry (such as, for instance, De Lotto). Sponsors should therefore relinquish their demands for industry exclusivity, according to sponsoring guru Marcel Beerthuizen: With an umbrella proposition like TeamNL, industry-exclusive sponsorship is going to clash with the[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino Employees on Strike during Easter Weekend …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino Employees on Strike during Easter Weekend …and More!

Gaming in Holland Conference 2017: Book Today! Join us on June 13-14 in Amsterdam for the 2017 Gaming in Holland Conference: the annual get together for all gaming professionals who are involved with the Dutch market. Confirmed speakers include Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority; Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO; Erwin van Lambaart, CEO of Holland Casino;[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: strikes at Holland Casino; IGT sells social casino unit; problem gamblers lack flexibility in adjusting risk attitude

GiH News Roundup: strikes at Holland Casino; IGT sells social casino unit; problem gamblers lack flexibility in adjusting risk attitude

Holland Casino employees have been striking in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Breda. The strikers are demanding a 2.5% raise as part of an improved collective bargaining agreement. The Portuguese professional football player union has introduced an app for footballers to anonymously report match-fixing. International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to sell social casino unit Double Down Interactive to an[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: WSOP heading to Rotterdam; Easter strikes at Holland Casino?

GiH News Roundup: WSOP heading to Rotterdam; Easter strikes at Holland Casino?

This August, the World Series of Poker is coming to Rotterdam for the first time ever. Employees at Holland Casino could strike this Easter weekend. Restrictions on the transfer of data to other member states of the EU – including restrictions on the transfer of gambling data – threaten to prevent a true Single Digital Market from emerging. On April[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

Yesterday, the police raided an illegal casino in Amsterdam. Five gambling firms, Bet365, Lottoland, Smarkets, Kambi and Spreadex, were named among Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies in a new list compiled by the Financial Times. 888 Holdings has said that it could relocate its headquarters from Gibraltar to Malta, should the former be negatively impacted by the UK’s exit from the[Read More…]