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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…]

Newsletter – CJEU requires proportionality test on secondary legislation for EU gambling operators

Newsletter – CJEU requires proportionality test on secondary legislation for EU gambling operators

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the case Politano (C-225/15), concerning Italian secondary legislation that excludes operators from tender proceedings if they failed to provide a declaration from two different banks proving their financial capacity. The CJEU judgment follows the Advocate General’s opinion that the proportionality test is required to determine the necessity and[Read More…]

Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO …and More!

Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO …and More!

Daisycon Launches Dutch Lottery Comparison Tool Affiliate network Daisycon has launched a lottery comparison tool. The comparison tool provides an overview of the most important Dutch lotteries. Publishers can easily integrate the tool into their website, free of charge. For every visitor who uses the tool to buy tickets for a single draw or a subscription, the publisher receives a[Read More…]

Land-Based Operator Fair Play Casino Reports 3% Growth in Visitors …and More!

Land-Based Operator Fair Play Casino Reports 3% Growth in Visitors …and More!

Newly Merged Nederlandse Loterij Is Hiring Nederlandse Loterij, the new lottery brand of recently merged Staatsloterij and De Lotto, has been advertising a large number of job openings, mainly in their marketing department, suggesting that a new, aggressive approach with regard to advertising and customer acquisition will soon be launched.   The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) Issues[Read More…]

Holland Casino Posts 6% Turnover Growth in H1 2016 …and More!

Holland Casino Posts 6% Turnover Growth in H1 2016 …and More!

Staatsloterij “Shot Itself in the Foot” by “Secretly” Settling Individual Claim, Professors in Liability Law Say Last year, Dutch operator Staatsloterij secretly settled a claim from an individual customer who felt “misled” by the operator’s advertising for €4250. Could this news revitalize the ongoing class action lawsuit on account of misleading advertising practices against the Dutch state-owned lottery operator? Roughly[Read More…]

Dutch Government Seeking More Oversight of Curaçao-Based Online Operators …and More!

Dutch Government Seeking More Oversight of Curaçao-Based Online Operators …and More!

Upcoming Gaming Conferences This fall and winter, a number of noteworthy gaming conferences are taking place. First, there is the Live Gaming Summit, a conference dedicated to live dealer games and TV gaming, which will take place on September 27 in Barcelona, the iGaming capital of Europe. Speakers include Sam Brown, Head of Live Casino at NetEnt AB; Jonas Delin,[Read More…]

Fair Share Launches First Charity Lottery …and More!

Fair Share Launches First Charity Lottery …and More!

Holland Casino Main Sponsor of Classic TV Show “Wheel of Fortune” Starting August 22, the classic TV show “Wheel of Fortune” will return to Dutch television screens.  The show will be broadcasted daily by SBS6 and will be sponsored by Holland Casino. During the first month that the show airs, special promotions will be held at all Holland Casino branches.[Read More…]

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…]