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GiH News Roundup: enmity between MP and Unibet; funding for Dutch Olympic sports  remains steady; KSA announces winner of thesis award

GiH News Roundup: enmity between MP and Unibet; funding for Dutch Olympic sports remains steady; KSA announces winner of thesis award

State Secretary of Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff answered questions from MP Madeleine van Toorenburg (CDA) regarding the removal of gambling apps from Dutch app stores. If there is one thing her questions make abundantly clear, it is that Van Toorenburg has it out for operator Unibet. Funding for Dutch Olympic Sports will remain steady, thanks to a slight uptick[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

What’s next for the Dutch gaming market? EGR Intel, Gaming in Holland, and SBTech hosted a briefing on the latest regulatory developments in the Dutch gaming, betting, and lottery markets. State Secretary Eric Wiebes responded to questions by members of the Dutch Senate regarding appointments to the supervisory boards of Holland Casino and Nederlandse Loterij. Gaming test lab Trisigma will[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced its new enforcement policy with regard to unlicensed online operators. Instead of first issuing a warning, operators will now be directly eligible for enforcement action. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff has responded to questions submitted by the permanent Committee of Security and Justice of the Lower House regarding the proposed privatization of Holland Casino. The board[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gaming Authority: “Foreign Fines Easier to Hand out Than to Collect” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Netherlands Gaming Authority: “Foreign Fines Easier to Hand out Than to Collect” …and More!

UK Online Gaming Overtakes Both National Lottery and Retail With revenues of £4.5bn, the UK online gaming sector made up 33% of the country’s entire gambling market in the period between April 2015 and March 2016, surpassing both the National Lottery (£3.4bn) and retail bookmakers (£3.3bn), according to figures released by the UK Gambling Commission. Within the online segment, online[Read More…]

GiH news Roundup: Responsible gaming and responsible advertising; investing in Amaya; Playtech’s new division; Cyprus blocks 2,500 sites

GiH news Roundup: Responsible gaming and responsible advertising; investing in Amaya; Playtech’s new division; Cyprus blocks 2,500 sites

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a new CAP eLearning module titled “Responsible Ads: Gambling Advertising” to provide gambling advertisers “with all of the tools they require to produce advertisements that comply with advertising codes.” The results of a new responsible gaming study, co-written by Mark D. Griffiths and former Gaming in Holland Conference speaker Michael M. Auer, support the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Hakim Zoufri wins MCOP; Ladbrokes Coral eying Tabcorp; Malta Gaming Authority’s costs have skyrocketed

GiH News Roundup: Hakim Zoufri wins MCOP; Ladbrokes Coral eying Tabcorp; Malta Gaming Authority’s costs have skyrocketed

Dutch national Hakim Zoufri has won the 2016 Master Classics of Poker tournament in Amsterdam, earning himself an impressive €275,608. Dutch lottery operator Postcodeloterij not only contributes to good causes, but also to “innovative” start-ups with limited commercial viability, according to Quote. Britain’s biggest bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral is reportedly planning a multi-billion pound bid for Australia’s largest betting company, Tabcorp,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

The Netherlands Gaming Authority filed a cease and desist order against a local slot machine operator whose gaming license had expired. Holland Casino and ROC Zadkine, a school offering intermediate vocational education, have jointly established the Holland Casino Academy. With revenues of £4.5bn, the UK online gaming sector made up 33% of the country’s entire gambling market, surpassing both the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

Following a competitive bid process, Sportech PLC’s Racing and Digital division has been awarded a five-year contract to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Tote Ireland. Sportech Racing currently also holds the Dutch totalizator betting license, which is set to expire on December 31, 2016. The Netherlands Gaming Authority recently announced that it will launch a “transparent” digital tender[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – For the First Time in Nearly 30 Years, Netherlands Gaming Authority Grants Charity Lottery License to New Market Entrant …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – For the First Time in Nearly 30 Years, Netherlands Gaming Authority Grants Charity Lottery License to New Market Entrant …and More!

Holland Casino Rotterdam to Host World Series of Poker Circuit Event in 2017 Next year, yet another major poker tournament will come to the Netherlands. In the fall of 2017, Holland Casino Rotterdam will host a World Series of Poker Circuit Event, as part of the build-up to the annual poker world championship tournament: the World Series of Poker in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij opens new HQ; Mr Green moves to Nasdaq Stockholm; PokerStars promotes casino vertical

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij opens new HQ; Mr Green moves to Nasdaq Stockholm; PokerStars promotes casino vertical

Yesterday, Nederlandse Loterij officially opened its new headquarters. Mr Green is expected to commence trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm from the end of November. PokerStars launched its very first TV ad for its casino vertical. Paddy Power Betfair is listed among the top 20 FTSE companies having the highest proportion of females at a senior management level. The firm acknowledged[Read More…]