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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…]

GiH News Roundup: Paddy Power calls US elections; national regulators bring meeting forward; amaya forecasts growth

GiH News Roundup: Paddy Power calls US elections; national regulators bring meeting forward; amaya forecasts growth

Ahead of last night’s final debate between US presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, bookmaker Paddy Power already decided that Trump has no realistic shot at winning the election and has paid out Clinton to become the next US President. National regulators from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Portugal have reportedly brought forward to November a meeting[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – New Research Confirms that Online Gaming Tax Should Not Exceed 20% of GGR …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – New Research Confirms that Online Gaming Tax Should Not Exceed 20% of GGR …and More!

New Developments in Class Action Lawsuit against Dutch State Lottery A Dutch firm called Liesker Procesfinanciering is attempting to take over “Stichting Loterijverlies,” the foundation behind the class action lawsuit against the Dutch State Lottery (now: Nederlandse Loterij), as the foundation’s controversial founder, Ferdy Roet, was recently suspended as its director by a Dutch court. Meanwhile, a second foundation, “Stichting[Read More…]

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Netherlands Gaming Authority Claims Success in Fight Against Illegal Gambling Apps …and More!

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Netherlands Gaming Authority Claims Success in Fight Against Illegal Gambling Apps …and More!

Amaya (PokerStars) and William Hill in Merger Talks Late on Friday, Canadian gaming company Amaya and UK bookmaker William Hill confirmed in a joint statement they were discussing an all-share merger “consistent with the strategic objectives” of both companies. Through its brand PokerStars, Amaya owns ca. 70% of the global online poker market, with 100 million registered international users, while[Read More…]

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Dutch Land-Based Gaming Sector Grew 4,5% in 2015 …and More!

Newsletter Gaming in Holland: Dutch Land-Based Gaming Sector Grew 4,5% in 2015 …and More!

Holland Casino Celebrates 40th Anniversary Almost exactly forty years ago, on October 1, 1976, Holland Casino opened the first legal Dutch casino in the bathing resort of Zandvoort. Early on, the state-owned operator was running a far from professional operation, which – initially, at least, drew cheaters galore. Since opening its first branch, Holland Casino has opened thirteen more; and,[Read More…]

Holland Casino to Open Second Flagship Casino in Amsterdam …and More!

Holland Casino to Open Second Flagship Casino in Amsterdam …and More!

An End to Dutch Gambling Levies? In the wake of a recent advice by the Council of State stating that oversight serves a public purpose and should thus be paid from general funds, employers’ organizations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland are now calling on the Dutch government to cease passing on oversight costs to corporations. If their appeal ends up being successful[Read More…]

Online Gaming Spend to Approach Total Spend on All Digital Goods and Services by 2021 …and More!

Online Gaming Spend to Approach Total Spend on All Digital Goods and Services by 2021 …and More!

Dutch Slot Machine Operators Take Steps to Reduce Problem Gambling Recent decreases in the number of new problem gamblers in the Netherlands indicate that the sector is on the right track with regard to combating problem gambling, VAN, the trade association of Dutch slot machine operators, claims. “This development further demonstrates the desirability of strengthening existing preventive measures,” Frits Huffnagel,[Read More…]

Ministry Releases Baseline Measurement of Dutch Gambling Behavior …and More!

Ministry Releases Baseline Measurement of Dutch Gambling Behavior …and More!

The Netherlands: Gambling Paradise or Battlefield? What will the regulated Dutch online market look like? Ecommerce magazine Emerce took an in-depth look and expects the market to be dominated by large British and Scandinavian operators. But “eventually there will also be opportunities for smaller Dutch businesses.”   Holland Casino Appoints Two New Supervisory Directors Ahead of its expected sale and[Read More…]