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Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO ...and More!

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

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 fee.

With the growing importance of digital communication, affiliates have become an important tool for lottery operators to acquire new customers.

Daisycon built its comparison tool in anticipation of new lotteries entering the regulated Dutch market, which is expected to happen in 2017. “Naturally, consumers will want to compare the new entrants to the long-established operators. With our new comparison tool, players can easily select a lottery that suits them best, based on factors such as jackpot size and charity contributions,” a spokesperson for the company said.

Live Gaming Set for Major Expansion in Regulated Dutch Market

With the opening of the regulated Dutch online market looming, remote gaming is set for a major above-ground expansion in the country.

Data from H2 Gambling Capital show that 29.6% of online casino revenues come from live gaming. If you don’t have live casino integrated in your slots, sportsbook, bingo, or poker offering, you are missing out on a big – and rapidly growing – segment of today’s remote gaming market.

Can you afford to miss out? The newly-regulated Romanian market almost immediately welcomed its first live casino, while NetEnt launched a live casino service that enables customers to play games anywhere and everywhere via mobile devices.

To learn more, join us at the Live Gaming Summit on 27 September in Barcelona.

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Hesse to Offer Temporary Online Betting Licenses

The German state of Hesse has announced it will allow betting operators to apply for temporary licenses that would permit them to offer both land-based and online betting.

The announcement of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior comes in the wake of several high-profile court cases that deemed German gambling legislation in violation of EU law, as well as the subsequent refusal of other German federal states to move forward with meaningful regulatory reform.

However, the permits will only be valid in Hesse, leaving operators on uncertain legal footing if they accept bets from customers located in other German states.

UK Gambling Commission Addresses Concerns over In-Play Betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published a paper on Monday in which it outlined its position regarding in-play betting (also known as live betting).

According to the UKCG, this form of gambling does not represent a “significant risk” to its licensing objectives more than other wagering activities. “There is limited evidence to show that the risks are greater than those associated with pre-event betting,” the commission said.

“We do not consider it necessary to prevent some bettors using technology to gain an advantage, for example, from computer software programs or faster online connectivity speeds, provided it is made clear to all bettors that this is possible,” the report added.

Paysafe Acquires Affiliate Technology Provider Income Access

Paysafe has agreed to acquire Income Access for C$40 million (€27.4 million/US$30.5 million).

Under the agreement, Paysafe subsidiaries will purchase the Income Access business from EcomAccess, IA Digital Marketing and its shareholders, as well as certain software and related intellectual property from Share Results.

In related news, Income Access recently released a helpful infographic outlining expansion opportunities for iGaming operators in emerging markets.

Nederlandse Loterij Appoints New CEO

Nederlandse Loterij, the successor to recently-merged Staatsloterij and De Lotto, has appointed Niels Onkenhout, former boss of supermarket chain Jumbo as its new CEO.

Previously, Onkenhout has overseen the integration of supermarket chain Super de Boer with Jumbo, in the wake of the former’s acquisition by the latter.

Although setting up a successful online brand will probably be the biggest challenge Nederlandse Loterij will face ahead of the imminent regulation of remote gaming in the Netherlands, Onkenhout appears to possess no particular affinity or experience related to the online segment.

Other News

Around 80% of the funds raised by Stichting Loterijverlies to fund its class action lawsuit against the Staatsloterij has been funneled to companies connected to Loterijverlies founder Ferdy Roet, according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf.

The Netherlands Gaming Authority is looking to hire a coordinating consultant to keep tabs on the product offering of regulated operators.

Betting with virtual currency may be a bigger thing than you think.

According to investment platform Seeking Alpha, gaming and technology supplier Scientific Games is well positioned to dominate the global gaming industry.

Kroon Casino has launched its first skill-based games. Dutch casino reviewer Meneer Casino appears, as of yet, not particularly impressed.

Binary option brokers are feeling the regulatory pinch.

French operators have set new online sports betting records.

Italy-facing Microgame Group and Mondogoal have launched a daily fantasy sports (DFS) network in the country.

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