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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…]

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

Unibet has integrated the electronic authentication system BankID into its Sweden-facing Unibet and MariaCasino sites, in an effort to speed up the customer identification process. The Swedish BankID system, which is used regularly by 6.5 million people, provides customers with a digital, legally binding signature. “We are looking at local solutions in other markets like Finland and the Netherlands,” a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

The French parliament has approved a binary options, FX and CFD advertisement ban. A similar ban is currently being worked on in the Netherlands as well. Sportech PLC, holder of the sole Dutch horse racing betting license, has released a trading update for the period from 24 August to 9 November 2016. Playtech, tech supplier to Holland Casino, has launched[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on German sports betting licenses; Sweden’s Postcode Lottery’s online revenue down; UK affiliates scrutinized

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on German sports betting licenses; Sweden’s Postcode Lottery’s online revenue down; UK affiliates scrutinized

Germany is set to grant temporary licenses to all 35 operators that fulfilled minimum requirements in the controversial 2012 sports-betting tender. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a Head of Online Gaming. While the Swedish online market is booming, the online revenue of the country’s Postcode Lottery took a 37% dive. Slots content from Dutch company StakeLogic will be offered[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Successful networking event; Holland Casino bets on social involvement; Donald Trump spells end of online gaming in the US

GiH News Roundup: Successful networking event; Holland Casino bets on social involvement; Donald Trump spells end of online gaming in the US

Last night, we were happy to welcome some new as well as many familiar faces at the well-attended Gaming in Holland business drinks and networking event. Discussions were lively and, we hope, informative. It was good to catch up. We hope to see you again soon! The Holland Casino branch in Eindhoven has joined “Samen voor Eindhoven,” an organization dedicated[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner …and More!

Dutch Retail Chain Reports 7% Sales Increase in Lottery-Related Products Further illustrating that retail is not dead yet, Dutch store chain Primera, which specializes in tobacco products and magazines, has reported a 7% increase in sales of lottery-related products through October of this year. Its total market share as a retail outlet for lottery-related products is between 25% and 30%.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Senate questions & industry reactions; US presidential election; Sky Betting makes international debut; a happy tax man

GiH News Roundup: Senate questions & industry reactions; US presidential election; Sky Betting makes international debut; a happy tax man

In case you missed it yesterday: we took an in-depth look at the questions regarding the remote gaming bill that were submitted by the Senate Committee for Security and Justice late last month. We also asked several industry insiders to share their insights with regard to this latest legislative development. The 2016 US presidential election, which will conclude later this[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee’s Questions on Remote Gaming Bill Released

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee’s Questions on Remote Gaming Bill Released

On Friday, the written questions regarding the remote gaming bill, which were submitted to the government on October 25 by the Senate Committee for Security and Justice, were finally published. What do these questions tell us? Will the bill pass? Before discussing the submitted questions themselves, let us take a brief look at the legislative process that remains before the[Read More…]

Industry Reacts to Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill

Industry Reacts to Senate Questions on Remote Gaming Bill

In addition to our own reporting on the recently-published Senate questions on the remote gaming bill, we have decided to also publish the reactions of various industry insiders. We will update this post as more reactions become available. Gaming Lawyer Justin Franssen, Partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen: Although some concerns were expressed, it appears that a majority of Senate[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch senators ask questions about remote gaming bill; some remarkable Q3 results; a regulator “beyond redemption”

GiH News Roundup: Dutch senators ask questions about remote gaming bill; some remarkable Q3 results; a regulator “beyond redemption”

Later today, we will publish our report on the first round of Senate questions with regard to the Dutch remote gaming bill. Stay tuned! Gaming in Holland is offering several marketing opportunities to global and local companies looking to operate in the Dutch gaming market. Last call: join us this Wednesday for drinks at our networking event. Please send an[Read More…]