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BREAKING: New Study Confirms that Gaming Tax Rate Higher than 20% is Counterproductive …and More!

BREAKING: New Study Confirms that Gaming Tax Rate Higher than 20% is Counterproductive …and More!

BREAKING: New Study Confirms that Gaming Tax Rate Higher than 20% is Counterproductive   A new study, of which GiH received an exclusive preview and which was published only moments ago, finds that in case of a gaming tax rate of 20%, a player channelling degree of 80% is on the upper limit of the expected range. Higher tax rates[Read More…]

Exclusive Q&A with Jan Schiffelers on Fair Play’s Online Malta Expansion …and More!

Exclusive Q&A with Jan Schiffelers on Fair Play’s Online Malta Expansion …and More!

Exclusive Q&A with Jan Schiffelers on Fair Play’s Online Malta Expansion Dutch land-based casino chain Fair Play, owned by Janshen-Hahnraths Group, will launch a Malta-licensed online casino, ahead of this year’s expected enactment of the Dutch remote gaming bill. Fair Play Online, which will be developed by Mediatech Solutions, is scheduled to launch this summer. Naturally, we asked Jan Schiffelers,[Read More…]

Plenary Debate on Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week of April 4 …and More!

Plenary Debate on Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week of April 4 …and More!

Plenary Debate on Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week of April 4 The plenary debate on the Dutch remote gaming bill has been rescheduled to the week of April 4. As the ruling coalition parties, through a series of amendments (1, 2, 3) proposed by Representatives Jeroen van Wijngaarden (VVD) and Mei Li Vos (PvdA), already reached an agreement, it[Read More…]

Save the Date! 5th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference, June 7-8, 2016, Amsterdam …and More!

Save the Date! 5th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference, June 7-8, 2016, Amsterdam …and More!

Save the Date: 5th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference, June 7-8, 2016, Amsterdam At long last, the Dutch remote gaming bill is moving forward. New lottery regulation is next. State-owned Holland Casino is set to be sold in 2017. The fifth edition of the annual Gaming in Holland Conference promises to be the biggest and most important yet. We will[Read More…]

The Netherlands Gaming Authority Releases Advertising Guideline …and More!

The Netherlands Gaming Authority Releases Advertising Guideline …and More!

The Netherlands Gaming Authority Releases Advertising Guideline The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) released a comprehensive advertising guideline this week. The guideline reiterates that only licensed operators may advertise and that consumer advertising must lead to a legal offer. As online gaming currently remains illegal, no advertising whatsoever may take place. This blanket prohibition, the Kansspelautoriteit said, extends to “touting of[Read More…]

“Dutch Lotteries Will Have Unfair Advantage when Online Gaming Comes to the Netherlands” …and More!

“Dutch Lotteries Will Have Unfair Advantage when Online Gaming Comes to the Netherlands” …and More!

“Dutch Lotteries Will Have Unfair Advantage when Online Gaming Comes to the Netherlands” “Bookmakers are already concerned that Dutch state-owned lotteries will have a head start when licensed online sports betting begins, with lower taxes on their retail operations plus a database of existing customers to solicit for business,” GamblingCompliance reports. In contrast to all other games of chance, lottery[Read More…]

Plenary Debate on Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week 13 …and More!

Plenary Debate on Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week 13 …and More!

Plenary Debate on Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Scheduled for Week 13 The Lower House has, at long last, scheduled a plenary debate on the remote gaming bill. The debate – likely to be followed by an immediate vote – is set to be held during week 13, on March 29, 30, or 31.   Holland Casino Appoints New CEO The[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland at ICE …and More!

Gaming in Holland at ICE …and More!

Gaming in Holland at ICE Yesterday, Gaming in Holland, together with Speel Verantwoord, held its now traditional lunch at ICE London. The event was a huge success, bringing together the Who’s Who of the Dutch gaming industry – operators, consultants, affiliates, and press –  for a two-hour lunch at the Excel Centre. Check out our photos of the event here.[Read More…]

Looking Back at the Kalff Katz & Franssen / IMGL Annual Gaming Industry Event

Looking Back at the Kalff Katz & Franssen / IMGL Annual Gaming Industry Event

In today’s newsletter we will be mainly looking back at last week’s Annual Gaming Industry Event organized by Kalff Katz & Franssen, co-hosted this year with the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). An obvious hot topic was the recently tabled amendment to the remote gaming bill to implement a uniform tax rate of 29% of GGR.   Holland Casino[Read More…]

“Dutch Remote Gaming Bill into Effect on July 1, 2017 at the Earliest” …and More!

“Dutch Remote Gaming Bill into Effect on July 1, 2017 at the Earliest” …and More!

“Dutch Remote Gaming Bill into Effect on July 1, 2017 at the Earliest” VAN, the trade organization of Dutch slot machine operators, reported in its latest newsletter that  the long-awaited remote gaming bill could come into effect on July 1, 2017 at the earliest: “The planning of the proposed legislation is such that the remote gaming bill will be discussed[Read More…]