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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…]

GiH News Roundup: join us at our networking event; the Dutch Revenue Service is watching; honest cheating; strawberry-scented scratchcards

GiH News Roundup: join us at our networking event; the Dutch Revenue Service is watching; honest cheating; strawberry-scented scratchcards

Reminder: join us for drinks at Gaming in Holland’s networking event on Wednesday, November 9 at the World Trade Center in Amsterdam. Please send an email to RSVP@Gaminginholland.com to confirm your attendance. A Dutch card player, who did not declare his online poker winnings to the Dutch Revenue Service, revealed his PokerStars alias in a YouTube video, which subsequently allowed[Read More…]

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…]