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Swedish Operator Betsson to Sponsor Dutch Ice Hockey Association …and More!

Swedish Operator Betsson to Sponsor Dutch Ice Hockey Association …and More!

UK Betting Firms Have Spent nearly £500m on TV Adverts since 2012 Spending on TV advertisements by UK gaming operators has been growing steadily since the country’s Gambling Act came into force in 2007, The Guardian reports: “Betting firms have spent nearly half a billion pounds on TV adverts since 2012, according to new figures that show a sustained increase[Read More…]

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination to Continue as “Nederlandse Loterij” …and More!

Staatsloterij / De Lotto Combination to Continue as “Nederlandse Loterij” …and More!

Dutch Lower House Passes Remote Gaming Bill Last week, the Dutch Lower House, with a large majority, passed a bill to regulate online gaming in the country for the first time. Before the bill was voted on, a large number of amendments was adopted, some of which were necessary to guarantee sufficient support for the draft law in the Senate.[Read More…]

Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

  Dutch Lower House Adopts Amendments ahead of Vote on Remote Gaming Bill The Dutch Lower House adopted a large number of amendments and (formally) non-binding motions on the country’s long-awaited remote gaming bill, ahead of tomorrow’s vote on the bill itself. For those who have been following our earlier coverage, there were no big surprises. Again, the main takeaway[Read More…]

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday …and More!

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday …and More!

Remote Gaming Bill Debate to Continue on Thursday On Thursday June 30, starting at 10:15 am, the Dutch Lower House will continue its plenary debate on the country’s long-awaited remote gaming bill. In case you missed it, check out our recap of the first part of the debate: Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Heading for Senate Majority. Meanwhile, State Secretary Klaas[Read More…]

Four New Amendments to Dutch Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Four New Amendments to Dutch Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Four New Amendments to Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Tomorrow night, starting at 7 pm, the plenary debate in the Lower house on the Dutch remote gaming bill will finally commence. Yesterday, four new amendments to the bill were proposed. MP Mei Li Vos (PvdA) submitted two: one ensuring that all gambling-related advertising would contain a clearly visible warning regarding the[Read More…]

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…]