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GiH News Roundup: new appointments to Holland Casino’s supervisory board: Dutch court: “poker still a game of chance”

GiH News Roundup: new appointments to Holland Casino’s supervisory board: Dutch court: “poker still a game of chance”

Willem Brӧcker, member of Holland Casino’s supervisory board since August this year, has been appointed as the board’s chairman by the Minister of Finance. Brӧcker replaces Aat Schouwenaar whose term concluded. The Appeals Court in Amsterdam has once more confirmed poker’s legal classification as a game of chance. BBC radio show You & Yours took an in-depth look at the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Kansspelautoriteit grants new lottery licenses; Four Lusketeers a man short; problem gambling among Irish athletes

GiH News Roundup: Kansspelautoriteit grants new lottery licenses; Four Lusketeers a man short; problem gambling among Irish athletes

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has granted new five-year charity lottery licenses, valid through 2021, to the following five operators: Nationale Postcode Loterij N.V.; VriendenLoterij N.V.; BankGiro Loterij N.V.; Lottovate Nederland B.V.; Stichting Samenwerkende Non-profit Loterijen (Nationale Stichting Grote Clubactie, Vereniging Scouting Nederland, Nationale Vereniging De Zonnebloem en Stichting Nationale Jeugd Fonds Jantje Beton). Professional poker team “The Four Lusketeers,” led[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord seeks to contribute in fight against match-fixing; Sweden gets pizza-themed online casino

GiH News Roundup: Speel Verantwoord seeks to contribute in fight against match-fixing; Sweden gets pizza-themed online casino

Speel Verantwoord, the Dutch trade association of online operators, wants to get officially inolved in the fight against match-fixing. “It is in our best interest,” Speel Verantwoord Director Rutger-Jan Hebben said. The draw for Spain’s famous Christmas lottery “El Gordo” (“The Fat One”) took place yesterday. Almost 15,000 people shared over €2bn in prizes. Photographs of the draw and the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: technology against match-fixing; a good week for EveryMatrix; Playtech completes share buyback program

GiH News Roundup: technology against match-fixing; a good week for EveryMatrix; Playtech completes share buyback program

When it comes to tackling betting-related corruption, the role of technology is becoming increasingly important. Steven Burton, Director of Integrity, Governance & Sports Partnerships at Genius Sports, discusses the key developing technology trends in sport integrity and governance. Tracking customers’ movements indoors could potentially increase revenues, for instance for casino and slot machine arcade operators. Playtech has completed its previously[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Toto Scraps Payout Commission …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Toto Scraps Payout Commission …and More!

Happy Holidays from Gaming in Holland! During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have. We very much appreciate your interest in our newsletter and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success. We wish you all the best as you embark on 2017 and hope to engage with[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino invents “tram roulette;” MP inquires into Loterijverlies; why limited gambling monopolies no longer work

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino invents “tram roulette;” MP inquires into Loterijverlies; why limited gambling monopolies no longer work

According to Holland Casino, there is “a player in everyone.” To illustrate that point, the casino chain has been organizing roulette with trams at the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam. The Utrecht branch of Holland Casino has finally set its sights on a new location. MP Mei Li Vos (PvdA) has been inquiring into the legality of the business practices of Loterijverlies[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: opening of lottery market shakes up Dutch philanthropy; more M&As expected; Canada-based Gaming Nation expands into Europe

GiH News Roundup: opening of lottery market shakes up Dutch philanthropy; more M&As expected; Canada-based Gaming Nation expands into Europe

Magazine De Dikke Blauwe listed the eight most remarkable trends in Dutch philanthropy of 2016. Trend #7: thanks to the opening of the Dutch charity lottery market to new entrants, more charities and good causes will have recourse to lottery funding. Staatsloterij, currently part of Nederlandse Loterij, is looking for the owner of a winning lottery ticket that is about[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Will Dutch gaming legislation be EU proof? Swiss ICT org warns: no IP blocking; Bet365 “not operating illegally” in China

GiH News Roundup: Will Dutch gaming legislation be EU proof? Swiss ICT org warns: no IP blocking; Bet365 “not operating illegally” in China

Will Dutch gambling legislation be “EU proof” if the long-awaited remote gaming bill will be enacted? The differential treatment of online and offline gaming (lotteries and land-based betting) casts doubt on that ambition. Centrum voor Verantwoord Spelen (“Center for Responsible Gaming”) has released its annual report. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a customer service agent for its Toto game.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Italian betting market grew 28% y-o-y; Oulala raises funding; world’s third-largest economy legalizes casinos

GiH News Roundup: Italian betting market grew 28% y-o-y; Oulala raises funding; world’s third-largest economy legalizes casinos

Malta-based daily fantasy operator Oulala (whose CEO spoke at this year’s Gaming in Holland Conference) has raised €1.35m in its latest funding round. The firm intends to use the funds to gain more traction in the B2B sector, as well as enhance its presence in the European DFS market. The Italian sports betting market grew an impressive 28% year-on-year in[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Government Reacts to Remote Gaming Bill Motions …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Government Reacts to Remote Gaming Bill Motions …and More!

Save the Date: GiH/Speel Verantwoord Lunch @ICE 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. Every year, professionals from all industry sectors, land-based, online, and lotteries, meet up in London against the backdrop of Europe’s premier gaming conference to discuss the[Read More…]