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Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy  …and More!

Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy …and More!

Svenska Spel Chair Steps Down over Social Responsibility Strategy Swedish politician and chairwoman of state-owned gaming monopoly Svenska Spel, Anitra Linnéa Steen, announced she would resign from her position over concerns that the company’s increased focus on profit will come at the expense of responsible gaming and social values. “For a social democracy it has always been important to have[Read More…]

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! …and More!

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! …and More!

GiH Conference Program Update: Book Today and Take Part in the Conversation! Now that the plenary debate on the Dutch remote gaming bill has been rescheduled to May 17, 18, or 19, this year’s edition of our annual Gaming in Holland Conference will take place in the immediate aftermath of the Lower House’s vote: on June 7-8, 2016 at the[Read More…]

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” …and More!

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” …and More!

Dutch Staatsloterij / Lotto Combination Will Offer “Every Variety of Game that the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill Allows” Following the finalization of the merger between Dutch lotteries Staatsloterij and De Lotto, as well as their recent deal with NYX Gaming Group to supply online gaming content, we wanted to find out more about the new operator’s future plans and reached[Read More…]

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door …and More!

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door …and More!

With 29% Gaming Tax Ahead, Dutch Affiliates Are Eying the Exit Door After going public at Nasdaq Stockholm earlier this year, Catena Media, a lead generating company with a strong focus on the Dutch iGaming market, recently acquired AskGamblers.com for €15 million. As AskGamblers.com has been mostly aiming at the UK market, Catena’s latest acquisition indicates it is shifting its[Read More…]

Exclusive Q&A with New Study’s Lead Author Robert Haffner on Gambling Taxation and Online Player Channeling Rate

Exclusive Q&A with New Study’s Lead Author Robert Haffner on Gambling Taxation and Online Player Channeling Rate

On Wednesday, we reported on the new study (download here) by noted economic research and consulting company Ecorys on the relationship between gaming tax and online player channeling rates. Based on a comprehensive review of existing literature, the study takes into account all relevant studies and reports on several countries, including the Netherlands, the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, and Norway.[Read 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 …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…]