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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…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

Holland Casino employees are concerned that the operator’s proposed privatization will lead to more sober terms of employment and have taken formal steps to prevent, or at least delay, the transformation of the casino chain into a limited liability company. The Belgian National Lottery’s recent advertising campaign to convince customers to purchase a lottery subscription has been criticized as potentially[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: World Series of Poker to Rotterdam; the Netherlands’ best casino; a cash-filled suitcase; German gaming regulation

GiH News Roundup: World Series of Poker to Rotterdam; the Netherlands’ best casino; a cash-filled suitcase; German gaming regulation

Another major poker tournament will come to the Netherlands next year. 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 Las Vegas. Currently, the 25th edition of the Master Classics of Poker is underway[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

German gambling firm Gauselmann AG has launched a Netherlands-facing social casino website: merkur24.nl. The social casino is also accessible through an iOS and Android-compatible app. Seven industry associations, including the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the Deutsche Sportwettenverband have lodged a complaint with European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly against the European Commission for not adequately tackling state betting monopolies[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator to Launch “Transparent” Horse Racing License Tender …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator to Launch “Transparent” Horse Racing License Tender …and More!

Founder Offers to Take Amaya Private in $6.7bn Deal Amaya’s founder and former CEO David Baazov, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a US$6.7bn cash offer to the company’s current owners to take the publicly-listed firm private. Amaya’s foremost asset is the PokerStars brand, with which the company is market leader[Read More…]