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GiH News Roundup: Sweden’s unregulated online market up 13%; Finnish gambling monopoly to offer virtual sports; Ceasars looking to expand

GiH News Roundup: Sweden’s unregulated online market up 13%; Finnish gambling monopoly to offer virtual sports; Ceasars looking to expand

Sweden’s unregulated online gambling market recorded a 13% year-on-year increase in revenues last quarter, according to the country’s gambling regulator. Inspired Entertainment will supply a range of virtual sports products to Veikkaus land-based sports betting locations and the agency’s website Swedish online betting operator Cherry AB has temporarily deferred its plan for a Nasdaq Stockholm listing as it finalizes its[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino asks to restart negotiations; Playtech warns of industry risks of new EU data protection regulations

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino asks to restart negotiations; Playtech warns of industry risks of new EU data protection regulations

Holland Casino has invited labor unions to restart negotiations. The casino operator also promised concessions on “a number of important issues.” RTV Dordrecht broadcasted a brief item on the municipality’s efforts to combat illegal gambling. UK problem gambling charity GambleAware is calling for a statutory levy on betting operators. The Melco-Hard Rock casino consortium has been given the green light[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate releases questions on casino reform bill; bwin eyes German market with Borussia Dortmund deal

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate releases questions on casino reform bill; bwin eyes German market with Borussia Dortmund deal

Yesterday, the Dutch Senate publicly released its written questions regarding the casino reform bill. Somewhat surprisingly, Senators from the PvdA signal they may not necessarily support the bill. The Dutch municipality of Dordrecht will be the country’s first to deploy enforcement officials who have been trained by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Johan Styren, CEO of the Malta subsidiary of LeoVegas,[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gaming Authority CEO to Discuss Licensing Details at Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Gaming Authority CEO to Discuss Licensing Details at Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo …and More!

Dutch Senate Releases Second Set of Questions on Remote Gaming Bill Last week, the Dutch Senate publicly released the second round of written questions regarding the remote gaming bill. The only political groups submitting questions were CDA, SP (both declared opponents of the bill) and PvdA. Almost all questions were submitted by CDA and – since there is a clear[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

The first attempt to form a new government in the Netherlands has failed. VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks could not reach agreement on a number of topics, including immigration. It is not clear which political groups will attempt to form a new government next. Eventually, negotiations between the aforementioned groups could even be restarted if other options fail. “There are[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino works council applies for interim court order; foreign operators ignore fines; Amaya seeks name change

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino works council applies for interim court order; foreign operators ignore fines; Amaya seeks name change

The works council of Holland Casino has applied for an interim court order to stop the casino’s board from changing the operator’s legal form until the High Court of the Netherlands has heard the council’s pending appeal. Following earlier reports by both State Secretary Dijkhoff and the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Dutch daily De Telegraaf has now also published the fact[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

Last night, Holland Casino employees in Utrecht went on strike; for the twelfth time since April. Today, employees in the Holland Casino branches in Breda, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Scheveningen will go on strike as well. Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has lost its court case in which it sought to prevent the Dutch State Lottery from offering a free draw[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate publishes second round of questions on remote gaming bill; Paddy Power Betfair enters DFS market

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate publishes second round of questions on remote gaming bill; Paddy Power Betfair enters DFS market

Yesterday, the Dutch Senate publicly released the second round of written questions regarding the remote gaming bill. The only political groups submitting questions were CDA and SP (declared opponents of the bill), as well as PvdA. Almost all questions were submitted by CDA and – since there is a clear Senate majority in favor of the bill – are not[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino Reports 4.7% Rise in Profits …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Holland Casino Reports 4.7% Rise in Profits …and More!

Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo Welcomes US Social Casino Data Expert Gaming in Holland is proud to announce that Carter Rogers, Research Manager at SuperData Research, has agreed to speak at the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo. SuperData is the leading provider of market intelligence and insights covering games, VR, AR, eSports, and gaming video content. Earlier[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: French elections were second biggest political betting event ever; online gambling operators vulnerable to DDoS attacks

GiH News Roundup: French elections were second biggest political betting event ever; online gambling operators vulnerable to DDoS attacks

This is what the new Holland Casino location in Venlo will look like. In the wake of the Joey Barton betting scandal, the English Football Association (FA) has promised to investigate whether it is appropriate for the FA to have official relationships with betting operators. Sunday’s French presidential elections surpassed Brexit to become the second biggest political betting event ever.[Read More…]