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GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner When it comes to the distribution of scarce licenses, all potential candidates should be given equal opportunity by the distributing authority to compete for such a license in a transparent procedure, the Council of State (Raad van State), the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, ruled yesterday. The[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Unibet Expects to Go Live in the Netherlands in 2018 …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Unibet Expects to Go Live in the Netherlands in 2018 …and More!

Newspaper and Magazine Vendors Increasingly Rely on Gambling-Related Products Physical retail outlets are likely to remain important for gambling, two recent news reports confirm. In 2015, newspaper and magazine vendors in Belgium achieved 44% of their total revenue from selling gambling related products, an increase of 10% year-on-year. As the sale of lottery tickets remains stable, the revenue increase is[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: the future of eSports; customized betting; iGaming in numbers; digital currencies in Italy; daily fantasy merger imminent

GiH News Roundup: the future of eSports; customized betting; iGaming in numbers; digital currencies in Italy; daily fantasy merger imminent

“The way we watch football now is how we will be watching eSports in five years time,” according to the Netherlands’ most prominent video gaming entrepreneur Adriaan de Jongh. If his prediction were to come true, betting on eSports could easily be as big a moneymaker as sports betting is right now. Digital Sports Tech has signed a deal to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports  improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

Last Friday. the prime ministers of the sixteen German federal states (Länder) reached broad agreement on the outline of a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling to replace the current treaty that has been widely criticized by the courts and the European Commission. The previous treaty’s restriction on issuing no more than twenty sports betting licenses will be scrapped, to be[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: the future of sports betting, UKGC publishes RTS proposals, bad news from Mybet, tennis dominates suspicious betting

GiH News Roundup: the future of sports betting, UKGC publishes RTS proposals, bad news from Mybet, tennis dominates suspicious betting

Sports broadcaster ESPN takes a look at the future of sports betting (there will be robots!): Some of the world’s largest tech companies are expected to emerge as bookmaking giants that will compete against established U.S. and international sportsbook operators, state lotteries, Native American gaming interests and fantasy sports sites for a share of the market. Stock market-like sports betting[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: the need for an industry vision; the remote gaming bill revisited; free drinks in Vegas; more live dealer games in Italy

GiH News Roundup: the need for an industry vision; the remote gaming bill revisited; free drinks in Vegas; more live dealer games in Italy

Gaming consultant Daniel Waugh at Regulus Partners comments on the latest proposals by the UK Government to enforce strict regulation: “[…] it is not actually the role of government to articulate a more positive vision for gambling. It is up to the industry itself – and in recent years it has not done a particularly effective job of this. […][Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter -Dutch Senate Commences Preliminary Discussions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter -Dutch Senate Commences Preliminary Discussions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Launches Daily News Updates Henceforth, Gaming in Holland will provide our readers with daily news updates. You can check these out on our website under the heading “Today’s News.” Every morning of every weekday – with the exception of Wednesday, when we send out our weekly newsletter – we will post a brief overview of the most[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate discusses remote gaming; Holland Casino is hiring; Nederlandse Loterij agrees sponsorship deal

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate discusses remote gaming; Holland Casino is hiring; Nederlandse Loterij agrees sponsorship deal

Later today, the Committee for Security and Justice of the Dutch Senate will commence preliminary discussions on the remote gaming bill in preparation of a plenary debate which is expected to take place sometime during the coming months. Holland Casino is looking to hire a campaign developer. Lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij (formerly Staatsloterij and De Lotto) has entered a new[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: EiG 2016 concludes; Belgian advertising standards; NYX and Endemol Shine agree licensing deal; Betsson revenue rebounds

GiH News Roundup: EiG 2016 concludes; Belgian advertising standards; NYX and Endemol Shine agree licensing deal; Betsson revenue rebounds

Last week, another successful Excellence in Gaming conference concluded in Berlin. Watch video recaps of day 1, day 2, and day 3. Holland Casino’s latest online advertising campaign has been nominated to win “Campaign of the Month” honors at Webshowcase. Belgium’s six foremost private gaming operators have committed themselves to “ethical and responsible” advertising standards. NYX Gaming Group and Endemol[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues record fine; Holland Casino privatization moves forward; punters’ rights defended

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues record fine; Holland Casino privatization moves forward; punters’ rights defended

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit an illegal betting shop in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city, with a fine of more than €370,000. The shop owners were fined €123,750 for operating fifteen illegal gambling terminals, as well as another €250,000 for falsely pretending to carry a Gaming Authority license. The fine is the highest ever handed out to a land-based[Read More…]