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21 Gaming Professionals: “Regulate Dutch Remote Gaming Now” …and More!

21 Gaming Professionals: “Regulate Dutch Remote Gaming Now” …and More!

21 Gaming Professionals: “Regulate Dutch Remote Gaming Now” During last week’s Gaming in Holland Conference, 21 prominent gaming professionals, including Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority and Erwin van Lambaart, CEO of Holland Casino, voiced strong appeals to Dutch Parliament to make the utmost haste with regard to regulating the Dutch remote gaming market and passing the long-pending[Read More…]

Holland Casino CEO to Headline Opening Session of GiH Conference …and More!

Holland Casino CEO to Headline Opening Session of GiH Conference …and More!

Holland Casino CEO to Headline Opening Session of GiH Conference Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart has agreed to headline the opening session at day 1 (June 7) of next week’s Gaming in Holland Conference. As the Dutch government recently decided to go ahead with the privatization of the state-owned casino chain (which is expected for 2017), Mr. Van Lambaart’s[Read More…]

New Responsible Gaming App for Dutch Players …and More!

New Responsible Gaming App for Dutch Players …and More!

New Responsible Gaming App for Dutch Players Nearly one million Dutch players already wager, bet, or gamble online. These punters may now use a new, free mobile app Bet.ter in order to prevent problem gambling and to better understand their playing behavior. The app, the first of its kind in the Netherlands, focuses on recreational players. Users can preset playing[Read More…]

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Privatization of Holland Casino Could Earn the Netherlands up to 1 Billion Euros …and More!

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Privatization of Holland Casino Could Earn the Netherlands up to 1 Billion Euros …and More!

Privatization of Holland Casino Could Earn the Netherlands up to 1 Billion Euros Last week, the Dutch government sent a bill to Parliament containing a proposal to sell state-owned Holland Casino. Subsequently, the Council of State published its (mandatory) advice on the bill. The sale of Holland Casino will probably be concluded by late 2017. But how much should prospective[Read More…]

“Long-Term Financial Health of Dutch Sports at Risk” …and More!

“Long-Term Financial Health of Dutch Sports at Risk” …and More!

“Long-Term Financial Health of Dutch Sports at Risk” “Sports associations will have to adapt to changing market conditions,” NOC*NSF, the overall coordinating Dutch sports organization recently warned. Yet, NOC*NSF itself is insisting on adhering to a model of sports funding that is based on the (declining) revenues of a single lottery. On Monday, the general meeting of the NOC*NSF approved[Read More…]

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination Looking to Exclude Competitors from Sponsoring Sports Associations …and More!

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination Looking to Exclude Competitors from Sponsoring Sports Associations …and More!

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination Looking to Exclude Competitors from Sponsoring Sports Associations Recently merged lotteries Staatsloterij and De Lotto will continue as “Nederlandse Loterij,” Dutch daily NRC reported this morning. Shareholders of De Nederlandse Loterij are the Dutch state, as well as NOC*NSF and Stichting Aanwending Loterijgelden Nederland (formerly owners of De Lotto). In an important twist, NOC*NSF, the[Read More…]

Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy  …and More!

Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy …and More!

Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy Swedish politician and chairwoman of state-owned gaming monopoly Svenska Spel, Anitra Linnéa Steen, announced she would resign from her position over concerns that the company’s increased focus on profit will come at the expense of responsible gaming and social values. “For a social democracy it has always been important to have[Read More…]

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! …and More!

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! …and More!

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! Now that the plenary debate on the Dutch remote gaming bill has been rescheduled to May 17, 18, or 19, this year’s edition of our annual Gaming in Holland Conference will take place in the immediate aftermath of the Lower House’s vote: on June 7-8, 2016 at the[Read More…]

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” …and More!

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” …and More!

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” Following the finalization of the merger between Dutch lotteries Staatsloterij and De Lotto, as well as their recent deal with NYX Gaming Group to supply online gaming content, we wanted to find out more about the new operator’s future plans and reached[Read More…]

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door …and More!

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door …and More!

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door After going public at Nasdaq Stockholm earlier this year, Catena Media, a lead generating company with a strong focus on the Dutch iGaming market, recently acquired AskGamblers.com for €15 million. As AskGamblers.com has been mostly aiming at the UK market, Catena’s latest acquisition indicates it is shifting its[Read More…]