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GiH News Roundup: more on Boudewijn Poelmann’s stock donation; Simone Kleinsma wins “Holland Casino Musical Oeuvre Award”

GiH News Roundup: more on Boudewijn Poelmann’s stock donation; Simone Kleinsma wins “Holland Casino Musical Oeuvre Award”

Dutch philanthropy-focused magazine De Dikke Blauwe weighs in on Boudewijn Poelmann’s donation of his Novamedia stock to a non-profit foundation. Holland Casino sponsored the “Holland Casino Musical Oeuvre Award” at the Dutch 2017 Musical Awards. Winner of this year’s oeuvre award is well-known Dutch musical actress Simone Kleinsma. An unnamed, Malta-based iGaming firm is looking to hire a Dutch-speaking Linux[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: VAN Kansspelen takes action against problem gambling; UKGC: “Don’t repeat these mistakes;” 2017’s sports betting trends

GiH News Roundup: VAN Kansspelen takes action against problem gambling; UKGC: “Don’t repeat these mistakes;” 2017’s sports betting trends

The Dutch trade association of land-based slot machine operators, VAN Kansspelen, has proactively taken steps to bolster prevention measures against problem gambling. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has advised other licensed operators they should learn from the mistakes made by Isle of Man-based operators TGP Europe Ltd and Fesuge Ltd. Playtech has opened a new live casino studio in the[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Former CEO of Sheriff Gaming Sues Dutch Government …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Former CEO of Sheriff Gaming Sues Dutch Government …and More!

RSVP Requested: GiH/Speel Verantwoord Lunch @ICE 2017 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…]

GiH News Roundup: former CEO of Sheriff Gaming sues Dutch government; ZEAL joins EGBA; William Hill announces lower-than-expected profits

GiH News Roundup: former CEO of Sheriff Gaming sues Dutch government; ZEAL joins EGBA; William Hill announces lower-than-expected profits

Stijn Flapper of 3D online slots developer Sheriff Gaming and parent company Bubble Group is suing the Dutch government for €75m, the former CEO revealed yesterday in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad. As you may recall, Flapper was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of illegal gambling, money laundering, and tax evasion. Last October, the District Court in Den Bosch[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: when will operators start offering licensed online services in the Netherlands? 91 first-time exhibitors @ICE 2017

GiH News Roundup: when will operators start offering licensed online services in the Netherlands? 91 first-time exhibitors @ICE 2017

Take our poll. When will operators start offering licensed online services in the Netherlands? International restaurant chain Sushisamba will soon come to Holland Casino Amsterdam. The restaurant of Holland Casino Eindhoven is in the running for “best restaurant in town.” ICE 2017 will feature 91 first-time exhibitors. None of these, however, are Dutch. Online slots supplier Pariplay has secured a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: a breakthrough study on gambling addiction? Finns: “Keep state gambling monopoly;” deadline for ICE challenges approaching

GiH News Roundup: a breakthrough study on gambling addiction? Finns: “Keep state gambling monopoly;” deadline for ICE challenges approaching

An international study into gambling addiction has found evidence to suggest that gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, paving the way for potential future treatments. The researchers discuss their findings in this short video. The full study can be accessed here. The Finnish state-run gambling monopoly should remain unchanged, according to 66% of respondents[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: registration period for Dutch tote betting license tender has ended; gaming operators among Sweden’s largest ad buyers

GiH News Roundup: registration period for Dutch tote betting license tender has ended; gaming operators among Sweden’s largest ad buyers

The registration period for the Dutch tote betting license tender has ended. The Netherlands Gaming Authority said it has moved on to the selection phase, but did reveal neither the number nor the identity of the applicants. Nine operators, including PokerStars, Bet365, GVC Holdings, and Paddy Power Betfair, have been forced to put their regulated Czech Republic entry on hold[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Founder of Postcode Loterij Donates Shares to Non-Profit Foundation …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Founder of Postcode Loterij Donates Shares to Non-Profit Foundation …and More!

Netherlands Gaming Authority Extends Sportech’s Tote Betting License until July 1, 2017 While awaiting the outcome of the ongoing tender for an exclusive five-year horse racing and harness racing totalizator betting license, the Netherlands Gaming Authority has extended the expiring license of current licensee Sportech until July 1, 2017. The extension, however, is in clear violation of EU law, gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

The results checker of Staatsloterij malfunctioned following the operator’s New Year’s Eve draw. Some players are claiming that threw away their winning tickets. According to gaming lawyer Frank Tolboom of Kalff Katz & Franssen, these players are out of luck, even though some form of legal settlement would not be entirely unthinkable. But only if these punters will somehow be[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

Staatsloterij (part of Nederlandse Loterij) received numerous complaints after its results checker malfunctioned following the lottery’s biggest-of-the-year New Year’s Eve draw. In response, the operator released this statement. Boudewijn Poelmann and Annemiek Hoogenboom, co-founders of Novamedia, the company owning the Postcode Lottery format, have donated their shares to a non-profit foundation in order to protect Novamedia as a “social enterprise.”[Read More…]