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2024 Gaming in Holland Conference announces agenda ...and more!

Netherlands Gambling Authority issues license to fantasy sports provider Scori PRO

The Dutch regulator has issued a remote sports betting license to Scori PRO, which aims to introduce fantasy sports betting to the Netherlands.


At present, it is unclear when Scori PRO will go live, although a launch is expected in the coming weeks.


MGM Resorts launches BetMGM in the Netherlands

MGM Resorts International has announced the launch of BetMGM, its iGaming and online sports betting brand, in the Netherlands.


Following a successful entry into the UK market last year, BetMGM has now also gone live in the Dutch market. BetMGM.nl will be operated under a remote license previously acquired by MGM subsidiary LeoVegas.


Gary Fritz, President of MGM Resorts International Interactive said: "The Dutch market offers an exciting opportunity and will be an important part of our international expansion efforts and strategy to become a global gaming leader."


Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO at LeoVegas Group, said: "Our launch in the UK was tremendously successful, and we eagerly anticipate bringing the golden Vegas experience to the Netherlands."


New responsible gambling policy rules to enter into force from June 3 in the Netherlands

The new responsible gambling policy rules previously announced by the Netherlands Gambling Authority will enter into force from June 3, the regulator announced.


However, the rules that specifically deal with operators’ new obligations to monitor player behavior and to intervene within one hour when “excessive” gambling behavior is detected, will only enter into force from October 1, 2024.


In addition to the regulator's new responsible gambling rules, the Ministry of Justice and Security is expected to introduce additional player protection measures in Q4 2024.


Netherlands Gambling Authority reprimands online licensees for violating role model ban

The Dutch gambling regulator has reprimanded two of its licensees for violating the ban on the use of role models in gambling advertising.


The first violation occurred when an unnamed betting provider offered players the chance to win a jersey of a well-known footballer from a Dutch Eredivisie club.


The second offense occurred when another operator used images of a well-known actor to advertise an online game of chance.


related (enforcement) news, a Curaçao-based online operator departed the Caribbean nation after receiving a cease-and-desist order from the Dutch gambling regulator. The operator's websites remain accessible, however. 


GLI acquires Trisigma

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has acquired testing and auditing laboratory Trisigma.


Despite its acquisition, Trisigma will continue to operate its network of testing laboratories independently while coordinating its efforts with GLI's larger sales, operations and back-office staff globally. The arrangement allows Trisigma to benefit from GLI's global network of laboratories and relationships with regulators worldwide.


Esther Ballart will continue to lead and manage both the Trisigma Geldermalsen Netherlands and Trisigma Barcelona Spain offices.


TonyBet joins Dutch KVA affiliate quality mark

TonyBet has joined the Dutch affiliate quality marker Keurmerk Verantwoorde Affiliates (KVA).


KVA is the original Dutch branch of Quality Mark Responsible Affiliates (QMRA), which works with a range of operators both in and outside of the Netherlands. Some of these include Tombola, Jacks.nl, Unibet, Bet365, and LeoVegas. 


Upcoming events

The following event(s) may be of interest to the GiH community.


  • The 2024 Gaming in Spain Conference returns to Madrid on May 6, 2024.


  • Dutch game supplier Eurocoin Gaming will hold open house on May 15-16 in Waalwijk.


  • Trade association VAN Kansspelen will hold its spring General Members’ Meeting on May 16 at the same location.


  • The 2024 Gaming in Holland Conference, which is scheduled for June 6, 2024, will feature Netherlands Gambling Authority Chair, René Jansen and Kindred CEO, Nils Andén as conference keynote speakers.


  • The trade show iGB L!ve returns to Amsterdam from July 16-19.


  • The 14th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, organized by the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG), will be held September 10-13, 2024, in Rome, Italy.


  • The 2024 Gaming in Germany Conference returns to Berlin on November 5, 2024. Save the date!


2024 Gaming in Holland Conference announces agenda

The 2024 Gaming in Holland Conference, which is scheduled to take place June 6, at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, has announced its agenda.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • René Jansen, Chair of the Netherlands Gambling Authority

  • Nils Andén, CEO of Kindred

  • Matevz Mazij, CEO, Bragg Gaming Group

  • Dinos Stranomitis, Director & COO of Altenar

  • Josh Hodgson, Senior Associate at H2 Gambling Capital

  • Frank Tolboom, Partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen

  • Dr. Mathias Spitz, Senior Partner, Melchers Law

  • Dr. Christian Rapani, Managing Partner, Rapani Rechtsanwälte

  • & many more!


This year's GiH Conference will feature sessions on the Netherlands’ highly volatile political climate (with regard to gambling policy), player claims and Malta's Bill 55, the possible end of the country's land-based gambling monopolies, the implementation of the KSA's new responsible gambling rules, and much more.


With a packed agenda full of highly relevant topics, the 2024 edition of the GiH Conference will certainly not be boring!


Don't miss it! Register today.


Other news

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has issued a sports betting license to Betnation in addition to the previously issued casino license.


Meanwhile, the Dutch regulator has started a pilot to encourage land-based problem gamblers to quit playing. The pilot's initial results are said to appear promising.


Mandatory credit checks of new players are currently impossible, ineffective, and largely pointless,” write KYV experts Martijn de Boer and Dion van Duijn.


888 has decided to withdraw a series of controversial adverts from London's public transport network.

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