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GiH News Roundup: Council of State upholds illegal gambling fines; Danish market shows growth; February is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

GiH News Roundup: Council of State upholds illegal gambling fines; Danish market shows growth; February is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The Dutch Council of State, which also functions as the country’s highest administrative court, has upheld fines issued by the Netherlands Gaming Authority to unlicensed online casino operators Bluemay Enterprises NV and Bluemay Enterprises Ltd. Holland Casino is looking to hire a Manager Cyber Security. Duindigt Racecourse has cancelled its first race of the season and may even stay closed[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate Committee to Discuss Way Forward on Remote Gaming Bill on March 7 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Senate Committee to Discuss Way Forward on Remote Gaming Bill on March 7 …and More!

Netherlands Gaming Authority Seeks to Protect Minors from Exposure to Gambling The Netherlands Gaming Authority is giving special attention to protecting minors from exposure to gambling and gambling advertising. Joop Pot, board member of the Gaming Authority recently gave a speech outlining some of the risks currently faced by minors.   Don’t Gamble with Your IT Security An upcoming webinar[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Kindred eying Danske Spil; Maltese iGaming executives want bigger salaries;  Ladbrokes hit with £70m tax bill

GiH News Roundup: Kindred eying Danske Spil; Maltese iGaming executives want bigger salaries; Ladbrokes hit with £70m tax bill

A week after announcing that it would acquire 32Red for £175.6m, Kindred Group, the parent company of Unibet and other online gambling brands, has expressed an interest in acquiring the online operations of Denmark’s former state monopoly Danske Spil for DKK 4bn ($571m). Maltese Gaming Minister Manuel Mallia reacted to findings of a recent survey among locally based iGaming executives[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

The Dutch Royal Cycling Union has received €1m from online operator Unibet without having to do anything in return. In sixteen days, the Netherlands will hold elections for the Lower House. How do participating political parties look upon gambling? Researchers have developed a new tool, The Positive Play Scale (PPS), to measure responsible gaming beliefs and behavior in their player-base:[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to increase oversight of affiliates; conflicting reports on William Hill’s CEO search as operator’s profit falls

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to increase oversight of affiliates; conflicting reports on William Hill’s CEO search as operator’s profit falls

The UK Gambling Commission will be holding operators responsible for the business practices of affiliates, UKGC CEO Sarah Harrison has told the industry: In recent months the [Information Commissioner’s Office] has launched a wide-ranging investigation targeting more than 400 affiliates associated with the gambling industry. We know that the gambling sector is one of the worst offenders when it comes[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ICE sets new attendance record; Kindred to acquire 32Red; LeoVegas expands into Italy

GiH News Roundup: ICE sets new attendance record; Kindred to acquire 32Red; LeoVegas expands into Italy

ICE 2017 has set a new attendance record with over 30,000 visitors. We have also uploaded more photos of the Gaming in Holland Lunch. Kindred Group has agreed a deal to acquire 32Red for £176m. Dutch customer ID verification company CDDN has earned a NIMA Marketing Integrity Certification. LeoVegas has completed the acquisition of Italian gaming operator Winga.it for €6.1[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – State Secretary Dijkhoff Responds to Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – State Secretary Dijkhoff Responds to Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

JVH Gaming Named “Best Managed Company” by Deloitte JVH gaming, best known for its premium brand Jack’s Casino, has been listed among the Netherlands’ best managed companies by consultancy firm Deloitte. JVH gaming, market leader in the land-based slot machine sector, is the first gaming company to earn this distinction. “This award is a recognition of years of strong growth,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch authorities to ban binary options advertising; Malta Gaming Authority under fire from Belgian Gaming Commission

GiH News Roundup: Dutch authorities to ban binary options advertising; Malta Gaming Authority under fire from Belgian Gaming Commission

The Netherlands is officially becoming the next EU member state to make good on its promise for stricter regulation of retail financial products as the Dutch AFM (Financial Markets Authority) is preparing a ban on the advertisement of binary options, FX, and CFDs. The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC), European Lotteries and two Belgian MEPs are demanding that the Malta Gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JVH gaming “best managed company;” Novamedia calls for lower charitable contributions; affiliates boycotting GVC

GiH News Roundup: JVH gaming “best managed company;” Novamedia calls for lower charitable contributions; affiliates boycotting GVC

JVH gaming has been named as one of the best managed companies of the Netherlands by consultancy firm Deloitte. Novamedia, owner of three major Dutch lottery brands, is actively lobbying for lower charitable contributions. The Dutch winner of a German lottery must pay an additional tax of €1m, the Appeals Court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden has decided. The local branch of political[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

Charity lotteries have now been designated Dutch “intangible cultural heritage.” The city council of The Hague has approved the coming of a Legoland to the beach resort of Scheveningen, with the result that two local casinos now will have to move. Controversially, one of these two casinos has been designated to be relocated to a poor neighborhood. Tuesday’s winner of[Read More…]