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Newsletter – CJEU requires proportionality test on secondary legislation for EU gambling operators

Newsletter – CJEU requires proportionality test on secondary legislation for EU gambling operators

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the case Politano (C-225/15), concerning Italian secondary legislation that excludes operators from tender proceedings if they failed to provide a declaration from two different banks proving their financial capacity. The CJEU judgment follows the Advocate General’s opinion that the proportionality test is required to determine the necessity and[Read More…]

Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO …and More!

Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO …and More!

Daisycon Launches Dutch Lottery Comparison Tool Affiliate network Daisycon has launched a lottery comparison tool. The comparison tool provides an overview of the most important Dutch lotteries. Publishers can easily integrate the tool into their website, free of charge. For every visitor who uses the tool to buy tickets for a single draw or a subscription, the publisher receives a[Read More…]

Land-Based Operator Fair Play Casino Reports 3% Growth in Visitors …and More!

Land-Based Operator Fair Play Casino Reports 3% Growth in Visitors …and More!

Newly Merged Nederlandse Loterij Is Hiring Nederlandse Loterij, the new lottery brand of recently merged Staatsloterij and De Lotto, has been advertising a large number of job openings, mainly in their marketing department, suggesting that a new, aggressive approach with regard to advertising and customer acquisition will soon be launched.   The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) Issues[Read More…]

Holland Casino Posts 6% Turnover Growth in H1 2016 …and More!

Holland Casino Posts 6% Turnover Growth in H1 2016 …and More!

Staatsloterij “Shot Itself in the Foot” by “Secretly” Settling Individual Claim, Professors in Liability Law Say Last year, Dutch operator Staatsloterij secretly settled a claim from an individual customer who felt “misled” by the operator’s advertising for €4250. Could this news revitalize the ongoing class action lawsuit on account of misleading advertising practices against the Dutch state-owned lottery operator? Roughly[Read More…]

Dutch Government Seeking More Oversight of Curaçao-Based Online Operators …and More!

Dutch Government Seeking More Oversight of Curaçao-Based Online Operators …and More!

Upcoming Gaming Conferences This fall and winter, a number of noteworthy gaming conferences are taking place. First, there is the Live Gaming Summit, a conference dedicated to live dealer games and TV gaming, which will take place on September 27 in Barcelona, the iGaming capital of Europe. Speakers include Sam Brown, Head of Live Casino at NetEnt AB; Jonas Delin,[Read More…]

Fair Share Launches First Charity Lottery …and More!

Fair Share Launches First Charity Lottery …and More!

Holland Casino Main Sponsor of Classic TV Show “Wheel of Fortune” Starting August 22, the classic TV show “Wheel of Fortune” will return to Dutch television screens.  The show will be broadcasted daily by SBS6 and will be sponsored by Holland Casino. During the first month that the show airs, special promotions will be held at all Holland Casino branches.[Read More…]

Swedish Operator Betsson to Sponsor Dutch Ice Hockey Association …and More!

Swedish Operator Betsson to Sponsor Dutch Ice Hockey Association …and More!

UK Betting Firms Have Spent nearly £500m on TV Adverts since 2012 Spending on TV advertisements by UK gaming operators has been growing steadily since the country’s Gambling Act came into force in 2007, The Guardian reports: “Betting firms have spent nearly half a billion pounds on TV adverts since 2012, according to new figures that show a sustained increase[Read More…]

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination to Continue as “Nederlandse Loterij” …and More!

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination to Continue as “Nederlandse Loterij” …and More!

Dutch Lower House Passes Remote Gaming Bill Last week, the Dutch Lower House, with a large majority, passed a bill to regulate online gaming in the country for the first time. Before the bill was voted on, a large number of amendments was adopted, some of which were necessary to guarantee sufficient support for the draft law in the Senate.[Read More…]

Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

  Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill The Dutch Lower House adopted a large number of amendments and (formally) non-binding motions on the country’s long-awaited remote gaming bill, ahead of tomorrow’s vote on the bill itself. For those who have been following our earlier coverage, there were no big surprises. Again, the main takeaway[Read More…]

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday …and More!

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday …and More!

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday On Thursday June 30, starting at 10:15 am, the Dutch Lower House will continue its plenary debate on the country’s long-awaited remote gaming bill. In case you missed it, check out our recap of the first part of the debate: Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Heading for Senate Majority. Meanwhile, State Secretary Klaas[Read More…]