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Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House Okays Holland Casino Privatization …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Lower House Okays Holland Casino Privatization …and More!

“Gaming Industry Needs to Improve Self-Regulation or Face Regulators’ Wrath” If the online gambling industry does not improve its responsible gaming and player protection efforts, it can expect some heavy-handed interference from regulators, EGR Intel observes: “The Netherlands will open its regulated market in the next 12 months and Sweden is likely to follow suit in near course. These are[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson enters partnership with Juventus FC; DraftKings announces Germany launch; UK bookies in uproar

GiH News Roundup: Betsson enters partnership with Juventus FC; DraftKings announces Germany launch; UK bookies in uproar

Later this afternoon at 15:00, the Dutch Lower House will vote on a bill arranging the privatization of Holland Casino. Betsson’s Italian-facing online gaming brand StarCasino.it has been named as an official betting partner of current Serie A champions Juventus FC. Will we see similar partnerships in the Dutch Eredivisie? For instance between Betsson-owned Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino and[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German Court allows EU-licensed operators in NRW; elusive customer loyalty; Ruud Gullit joins sports data seminar

GiH News Roundup: German Court allows EU-licensed operators in NRW; elusive customer loyalty; Ruud Gullit joins sports data seminar

According to the Supreme Administrative Court of the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sports betting operators who are licensed in a EU member state do not require a local license to offer their services. Today’s typical digital gamer harbors little loyalty towards one operator. Operators must therefore make the most of the punter’s first visit. Ruud Gullit has joined the lineup[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: “Gambling needs to self-regulate or face heavy-handed interference from regulators”

GiH News Roundup: “Gambling needs to self-regulate or face heavy-handed interference from regulators”

If the online gambling industry does not improve its responsible gaming and player protection efforts, it can expect some heavy-handed interference from regulators, EGR Intel observes: The Netherlands will open its regulated market in the next 12 months and Sweden is likely to follow suit in near course. These are both hugely important countries to the industry, and both have[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Luske loses complaint against PokerStars; Eredivisie launches eLeague; Bwin operator unilaterally cuts affiliate contract

GiH News Roundup: Luske loses complaint against PokerStars; Eredivisie launches eLeague; Bwin operator unilaterally cuts affiliate contract

Well-noted poker Dutch professional Marcel Luske has initially lost his copyright complaint against PokerStars over claimed use of his International Rules of Poker. The Dutch Eredivisie has followed the example set by France and Spain by setting up an eighteen team eLeague that will mirror the nation’s premier football league over the course of seventeen rounds of FIFA17. Holland Casino[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Lower House to Vote on Privatization of Holland Casino on January 31 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Lower House to Vote on Privatization of Holland Casino on January 31 …and More!

Last Chance: GiH/Speel Verantwoord Lunch @ICE 2017 On Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 pm to 14:00 pm, Gaming in Holland and Speel Verantwoord will organize their traditional lunch at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference. ICE is a unique gathering place for all gaming professionals, including operators, suppliers, consultants, and regulators, allowing you to build your contacts, arrange meetings and forge[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sued; desktop still has benefits; Paddy Power Betfair reports 3% drop in Q4 online revenues

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sued; desktop still has benefits; Paddy Power Betfair reports 3% drop in Q4 online revenues

Dutch labor union FNV is suing Holland Casino in order to preserve its employees’ job security. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice has officially informed the Dutch Lower House on the granting of various lottery and land-based sports betting licenses by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Mobile is devouring desktop traffic around the world, but bet365 discovered that desktop[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Lower House Committees debate privatization of Holland Casino; a North American trade association comes to Europe

GiH News Roundup: Lower House Committees debate privatization of Holland Casino; a North American trade association comes to Europe

This afternoon, the permanent committees of Security and Justice and Finance of the Dutch Lower House will debate the proposal to privatize Holland Casino. Although a majority of the Lower House is in favor, there is opposition as well. The debate, which will start at 14:00, can be followed live through this link. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff responded to questions[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: will regulatory pressure keep online operators out of Dutch market? AG opinion: Gibraltar and UK “a single member state”

GiH News Roundup: will regulatory pressure keep online operators out of Dutch market? AG opinion: Gibraltar and UK “a single member state”

The Ministry of Security and Justice has announced it will postpone answering questions from MP Mei Li Vos (PvdA) regarding class action claim foundation Loterijverlies. Regulatory changes are forcing operators to become more selective in their international strategy, EGR Intel writes: Some regulated markets such as Portugal, France and Poland are setting tax rates at such a punitive level that[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: European online gambling regulation update; Kindred launches high roller casino brand; eSports betting to Germany?

GiH News Roundup: European online gambling regulation update; Kindred launches high roller casino brand; eSports betting to Germany?

GamblingCompliance has released a free report providing a brief overview of the fourteen European markets that face the most significant changes in online gambling regulation in 2017. Kindred Group has launched a new internet casino brand directed towards high rollers in the Norwegian and Swedish market. “You will find high rollers within all national and international gambling companies. Instead of[Read More…]