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Looking Back at the Kalff Katz & Franssen / IMGL Annual Gaming Industry Event

Last Friday, Kalff Katz & Franssen and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) co-hosted their Annual Gaming Industry Event at the Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam. Featured speakers were Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director of Lottovate, and Erwin van Lambaart, CEO of Holland Casino.   In case you missed it, or[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GVC releases upbeat trading update; Betsson acquires NetPlay TV; Lottoland in trouble with Advertising Standards Authority

GiH News Roundup: GVC releases upbeat trading update; Betsson acquires NetPlay TV; Lottoland in trouble with Advertising Standards Authority

Visitors to ICE will have unrivaled access to London’s foremost gaming venues. GVC, owner of Bwin, PartyPoker, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo, reported that in the three months to December 2016 its net gaming revenue (NGR) was up 7% year-on-year to €2.51 million per day. Betsson Group is back on the acquisition trail after reaching an agreement to buy interactive TV[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: possible tube strikes during ICE; big data helps prevent gambling addiction; live gaming on the rise

GiH News Roundup: possible tube strikes during ICE; big data helps prevent gambling addiction; live gaming on the rise

Visitors to ICE 2017 may have to deal with tube strikes. Holland Casino is looking to hire a senior spokesperson / communications adviser. Veikkaus, one of the leading money gaming companies in Europe is using big data analytics to create a 360-degree view of customers, which, among other things, helps to identify those customers who show signs of gambling addiction.[Read More…]

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…]